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COCONUT CAPITALISM – Isidro Carrazana is an 80 year old man who works 7 days a week cutting down coconuts from people’s properties with a 30 foot pole around the Miami area.
For the record, yes he does ask for permission first from the homeowner.
He is from Cuba and moved to South Florida 27 years ago.
He lives near North Shore Hospital and sells his coconuts to various vendors around town.
He told us that he makes $50 to $75 a day.
The work certainly hasn’t made him rich, but it has allowed him to pursue the American dream.
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Absolut’s handcrafted luxury vodka, Elyx, and non-profit organization Water For People, are celebrating their five year partnership on the opening night of Art Basel at the exclusive art-deco Delano Hotel in South Beach (1685 Collins Avenue) on Thursday, December 3rd from 7 to 10 p.m.
The charity event is limited to VIPs, but we’ve scored a pair of tickets exclusive to Rise News readers. To enter, follow @RiseNewsNow on Twitter and Retweet our original Tweet and share our Art Basel First Timer’s Guide on your feed to enter.
— Rise News (@RiseNewsNow) December 2, 2015
We will notify one lucky winner on the evening of Wednesday, December 2nd.
Pioneering gallerist – Sean Kelly, world-renowned art curator – Jérôme Sans, Paddle8 cofounder and art-world disrupter – Alexander Gilkes, international marketer and Absolut Elyx CEO – Jonas Tåhlin and Water For People’s CEO – Eleanor Allen will co-host the outdoor gala, featuring a barbecue and bespoke cocktails.
During the event, guests will have the opportunity to view a sculpture created by artist Antony Gormley, which will be sold to raise funds for Water for People by online auction house Paddle8.
Widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space, Antony Gormley is a world-renowned artist.
The auction of Gormley’s sculpture will begin on Tuesday, November 24 and conclude on Wednesday, December 9. Two experiential lots – a private group tour of the Sean Kelly Gallery and a cocktail class at the new brand home, the Elyx House, in New York – will also be up for auction.
The celebration is part of a five-year partnership between Absolut Elyx and Water For People to provide safe water to more than 100,000 people worldwide. Proceeds from the auction could provide over 10,000 people with access to safe water for generations to come.
The event will also feature an exciting music line-up with a DJ set from Jasmine Solano and a live performance by Elliphant.
Jasmine Solano’s solid track record includes soundtracks for New York Fashion Week runway shows and the MTV World’s Scratch the Surface show that she produced and hosted. Swedish buzzworthy artist Elliphant has already amassed an impressive 40 million+ Spotify plays, 28 million+ video plays and an incredible 55k+ Shazam tags.
She has worked with Grammy Award nominees and winners Skrillex, Dr. Luke, Diplo, Major Lazer and Joel Little, the man responsible for producing Lorde’s critically acclaimed debut album.
“We are thrilled to partner with a host of luminaries for the benefit at Art Basel to raise awareness of the global water issue,” said Jonas Tåhlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx. “Through art, we hope to inspire others participate in this global dialogue in putting an end to water poverty within our lifetime. Our partnership with Water for People, Sean Kelly, Antony Gormley, and Jérôme Sans will shine a spotlight on the campaign while raising money to affect real change.”
The philanthropy partnership with Water For People launched in September. For every bottle of vodka sold, Elyx will provide access to one week of safe water (140 liters) to someone in need through Water For People’s work; for every copper pineapple drinking vessel sold, access to one month of water (560 liters) will be provided. Elyx’s new pop-up water truck and copper pineapple boutique will conclude its three city tour in Miami following stops in New York and Los Angeles during Art Basel.
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UPDATE – NOV 30 3:58 PM: Planned Parenthood shooter appears in court.
UPDATE – NOV, 29TH – The two victims of the attack in Colorado Springs were identified Sunday as an Army veteran and a mother.
UPDATE – NOV, 28TH: The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said “no more baby parts” while he was being arrested, NBC News and other media reported on Saturday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources according to Reuters.
UPDATED: 9:07 PM EST
A gunman who shot multiple people in and around a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO is in custody according to local media and the local police department.
The gunman killed at least three people- two civilians and one police officer during the assault.
— City of Colo Springs (@springsgov) November 28, 2015
115 police officers from various local agencies participated in the event.
The shooter was held up in the Planned Parenthood and brought with him a number of “items” with him according to a police spokesperson. Bomb squad units
According to The Gazette the Planed Parenthood office is located at 3480 Centennial Blvd in Colorado Springs.
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Reports of propane tanks set up in the parking lot of the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. — Chris Morriss (@Chris7NEWS) November 27, 2015
CSPD PIO responding to call if active shooter in Centennial Bl. The area is NOT secure. Media do not stage in area!
— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) November 27, 2015
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By John Massey
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s National Congress, Zhang Dejiang spent three days in Hong Kong, between May 17th and May 19th.
Zhang is a member of the Chinese Politburo (the central governing organization of the CCP and therefore the country), and chief official in affairs related to both Macau and Hong Kong.
Zhang was met with some resistance from democracy advocates, including the youth led organization Demosistō.
Activists took actions to voice their displeasure with Zhang, such as displaying large banners with pro democratic messages.
Large scale protests were largely foiled by the impressive security measures taken, which ranged from utilizing divers and scores of police, to confiscating yellow towels and umbrellas; symbols of the 2014 Occupy Movement that gripped Hong Kong.
The most dramatic of these protests was a premeditated “ambush” of Zhang’s convoy outside his hotel.
Several Demosistō members took part in the attempt, standing on the side of the highway or in the median. The police response was swift.
— Joshua Wong Chi-fung (@joshuawongcf) May 17, 2016
The activists were detained for a short while, reportedly receiving further abuse, as shown below.
They brought Wong (who earlier told me they were trying to stage ‘HK’s Tank Man’) to the ground after this pic.twitter.com/TRSlJDUXH8
— Nash Jenkins (@pnashjenkins) May 19, 2016
Though all the activists were released today, the trouble seems to have not ended in relation to this incident.
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Demosistō’s Facebook page reports that five activists related to this display had their residences raided by police.
Zhang has been described as a rising star of the CCP by the Brookings Institute, having studied at Kim Il-Sung University, and been integral in Chinese policy towards that country in the early 1990s.
During Zhang’s visit, he made claims that the CCP was not attempting to subvert Hong Kong’s unique identity, or the principle of “one country, two systems”.
Despite these reassurances to the group of banquet invitees, security officials do not seem to think these arguments are compelling to a significant number of Hong Kongers, due to the significant police presence, and the gluing of bricks to the sidewalk to prevent their use as improvised weapons.
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