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–Cafe Rosa Luna in Delray Beach has faced criticism after one of its owners refused service to a family of a type 1 diabetic woman who tried to bring in her service dog.
-Upon refusing service, the owner said that while he wouldn’t allow their trained service dog inside, he would allow it if it was working with a blind person.
-That has set off a debate about the future of service animals and whether more rules are needed to prevent these type of incidents.
-The family at the center of the viral video have called for a national registry to help standardize the service dog industry.
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I am a defender of you and your trashy ways most of the time. But sometimes you folks just suck.
This is one of those sucky times.
Enter this snarky headline: Hillary Clinton Offers Student Debt Deferral to Those Who Need it Most: Startup-Launching Americans
Gawker seems to find fault in a new policy proposal rolled out by Hillary Clinton to give start-up founders and entrepreneurs a leg up by offering them three years of student debt deferral while they work to build their businesses.
Their article offers little in the way of substance other than just hating on start up culture and making fun of failed companies.
The plan by the Democratic frontrunner also calls for the same deferrals to apply to the first 10 to 20 employees at a start-up company.
As the Clinton campaign notes, many young people want to be entrepreneurs: “more than half of America’s millennials say they want to start a business—but barriers like student debt and a lack of access to credit are holding young people back.”
The government should do everything it can to encourage small business development and to help young people get the space to build great things. The economy is rapidly shifting and the jobs of tomorrow will be created by the young minds of today.
Gone are the days of straight line career paths and ladders that go only up.
Clinton’s plan is a good one for a number of reasons.
First, it recognizes that the economy is changing faster than we can even imagine and creates a real solution to a problem facing many young entrepreneurs.
Secondly, it seeks to level the playing field for the heavily white, male dominated start up culture (that is largely centered around one geographic location in California).
From the Clinton plan: “Additionally, for young innovators who decide to launch either new businesses that operate in distressed communities, or social enterprises that provide measurable social impact and benefit, she will offer forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their student loans after five years.”
As a young start up founder with a whole bunch of student loans, I totally understand why this is important.
Would it really do the economy a long term benefit for all young people with an entrepreneurial sense to be forced to work for companies that may not exist in five years just because of the burden of their student loans? How does that really do anything to help?
The reality is that many young people out of college are basically free of most costs.
They can afford to live very cheaply, typically have few real responsibilities (like children or a mortgage, for example) and are therefore perfectly positioned to take risks.
Those risks can help diversity the economy and move the country forward.
I’m not a defender of traditional start up culture but Clinton’s plan will actually help diversity what that culture is like in America by allowing more people to participate in it.
It will act as both an economic and social policy.
Of course, the way Gawker looks at things, you would think Clinton is trying to put a foosball table in every home.
From Gawker: “Student debt forgiveness is an essential piece of the puzzle for getting Americans who dropped out after watching The Social Network sophomore year back on their feet, and Clinton should be applauded for embracing it.”
Frankly it is much less risky starting your own business than drawing a paycheck from such a risky endeavor such as Gawker.
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This piece was originally published by our partner MIAbites.com and is produced by them.
Each week, MIAbites features upcoming food happening and events in Miami. All listings are subject to change so always check ahead to confirm details.
November 18-22nd- SEED Food & Wine Festival, presented by Whole Foods Market and held in Wynwood and Miami Beach is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the country. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, while raising health awareness. Five days of events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. Individual tickets for all events including for 5K, Farm to Table dinner and Miami Botanical Garden brunch and Saturday November 21 all day Tasting Village are priced accordingly and on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-plant-based-food-and-wine-festival-tickets-18407085087?aff=eac2
Thursday November 19th– PAMM presents another of its Third Thursdays from 6-10 pmfeaturing new exhibit opening of artist Nari Ward – Sun Splashed and Happy Hour cocktails and bites from Verde. Enjoy a live performance by Stone Love, Jamaica’s most popular sound system, presented by Rhythm Foundation. Purchase happy hour drink and food specials or make reservations at Verde restaurant, and partake in art-making for prizes. Also explore Nari Ward: Sun Splashed on the eve of the exhibition’s opening. Members free, or $16 with admission. Perez Art Museum- 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL
Saturday November 20th– Join Chef Aaron Brooks of EDGE Steak & Bar at The Four Seasons Hotel for an intimate and interactive Holiday cooking class, Join Chef Aaron for an afternoon that will have you feeling confident in the kitchen, and ready for the upcoming Holiday season. Gain some libation inspiration as you learn to craft a seasonal cocktail. After, try your hand in the kitchen, as Chef Aaron provides a hands-on cooking demonstration. He’ll teach you how to prepare an approachable, yet gourmet three-course meal, which you’ll enjoy at the conclusion of the class. Tickets are $206 per person or $375 for two, plus a processing feeTickets on Eventbrite. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-entertaining-101-cooking-class-with-chef-aaron-brooks-tickets-19405729058?aff=es2 . EDGE Steak + Bar at The Four Seasons 1435 Brickell Ave. Miami FL.
Sunday November 21– Fooq’s, in the Performing Arts District, presents Fooq’s & riends, a series of one-of-a-kind dinners that will host some of Miami’s most talented chefs. To kick off the series, Fooq’s will host Chef Alex Chang of Vagabond Restaurant & Bar this Sunday, November 22nd, for a néo-bistrot tyle -course dinner($65 pp) with an optional wine pairing optio (+$35 pp). Tickets available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fooqs-friends-featuring-chef-alex-chang-tickets-19477647167?aff=es2
Wednesday November 25th- RESCHEDULED DATE– What better way to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend than celebrating at the Wynwood Yard Grand Opening Garden Party. The Wynwood Yard , a hub for Miami’s most talented food and beverage entrepreneurs to introduce innovative culinary concepts to the community, Located on Lots 56, 64, AND 70 NW 29th Street, take a promenade through the home-grown garden with hand-made flower crowns on-site, delight in the on-site food concepts featuring: Myumi & Della’s Test Kitchen featuring live chef demos, as you sip the craft cocktails and resident drafts brews at the eco-friendly bar concept created by Chef and beverage guru, Ken Lyon. Enjoy a special live performance by Elastic Bond and intimate moments of multi-sensory pleasure with Alma Dance Theater. Tickets are FREE and on Eventbrite and pre-registration is encouraged to insure admittance.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wynwood-yard-garden-party-grand-opening-tickets-19192255553
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Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne Miami has launched a new daily Oyster Hour. From 6pm – 7pm seven-days-a-week, guests can enjoy a rotating selection of artisanal farmed oysters for only $1 each, in the restaurant’s inviting Bar & Lounge. Pair the briny pearls of the ocean with a glass of Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Brut for $9. Other cocktails Draught & bottled beer, wine and additional happy hour bites from Chef Jason Pringle are also available. db Bistro Moderne in the JW Marriott 255 Biscayne Blvd Way. Miami FL.
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