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–Miami Waterkeeper Rachel Silverstein has built her non-profit into a legit force in the South Florida political and legal world.
-They’ve entered the scene at the perfect time to give our waters a fighting chance.
-From pollution to ecosystem crushing algae blooms to sea level rise and a nuclear power plant that could end up being swallowed by the sea- there’s a lot at stake right now.
–Silverstein leads a team of five lawyers and scientists who advocate for ecological protections and smart public policy through advocacy and scientific research.
–They also sue polluters. And they threaten people who are trashing Miami’s waters with lawsuits. They do that a lot.
–In 2014, Miami Waterkeeper sued Miami-Dade county to protect coral reefs that were impacted by the Port Miami dredging project. The county settled with Miami Waterkeeper and paid over $400,000 to relocate the corals to a University of Miami lab.
–Silverstein is concerned about the future of FPL’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. She thinks that the plant will be submerged by the impacts of sea level rise by 2040. FPL wants to continue to use the site until at least 2052.
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RISE Reporter “Bumps” Into Unexpected Demonstration At Thai Consulate in Admiralty After Wong’s DeportationBy Contributor
By Raphael Blet
Around a hundred protesters marched to the Thai consulate, prompting the Thai government to explain Joshua Wong’s deportation.
On Wednesday afternoon, about one-hundred protesters marched to Fairmont House in Admiralty, where the Thai consulate is located.
The protesters attempted to enter the office building to reach the consulate but were blocked by the police and security guards who cordoned the building’s main lobby.
Protesters demanded Thailand’s government some explanations on Joshua Wong’s detention and removal from the country.
Amongst the protesters were Demosistō members, legislators Leung Kwok-hung (Long Hair), Raymond Chan, Fernando Cheung and the newly elected Eddie Chu.
Protesters were later able to handle petitions to representatives from the delegation.
Joshua Wong was due to give a speech at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He was invited by local students activists to commemorate the the fortieth anniversary of the Thammasat University massacre.
After spending hours being detained at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, Wong arrived in Hong Kong during the evening.
While it is too early to determine the official reason behind Wong’s detention, a Thai immigration officer reportedly said that Wong was blacklisted ‘on Beijing’s request’. However, the Thai government denied the officer’s allegations.
Before departing for Bangkok where he is due to head a delegation promoting Hong Kong’s legal profession, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen promised to use this opportunity get more information from the Thai authorities and Chinese government.
Speaking to the press, Wong said that he was prepared to such a situation. Last year, Wong was barred from entering Malaysia and returned to Hong Kong on the same plane.
Hong Kong citizens visiting Thailand are not required to hold visas prior to their arrivals.
Hong Kong residents who need consular help abroad can contact the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents 24-Hour Hotline (+852) 1868.
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-Miami entrepreneur Taylor Cohen invented a new food product that is spreading fast throughout the Magic City.
-The product is a lentil based alternative to tofu called Adashah.
-Cohen and her brother Brandon started a business around the product in 2015. They now make over 600 pounds of it a week and distribute to over 15 South Florida restaurants.
-della test kitchen in Wynwood swears by the product, and it is a huge hit with customers.
Taylor Cohen was just your typical food justice warrior and outdoor educator a few years back.
Nothing typical about her.
Now Cohen, a native of Surfside, has taken her passion for making change to the business world.
Along with her brother Brandon, Taylor is poised to change the way South Florida looks at meat alternatives.
Her product is called Adashah and it is a unique lentil based food that is most similar to tofu.
She invented the product in the years following her diagnosis of Colitis.
Doctors gave her a strict nutritional regime but few of those foods spoke to her.
“I started eating more of a plant-based diet and eliminating animal proteins from my diet,” Cohen told RISE NEWS. “I was focusing on the vegan meat alternatives that are on the market right now. But what I saw was that pretty much everything either had soy or gluten or I read the ingredients and they were full of chemicals that I didn’t understand.”
Cohen said that she wanted to create something similar to tofu in how it picks up flavors, but also something that would taste great on its own.
She seems to have made just that.
In just over two years, Cohen has scaled up to servicing over 15 restaurants from Boca Raton to Doral.
She said that she creates over 600 pounds of the stuff each week.
The product is a trade secret but Cohen said that it is 100 percent organic and preservative free.
Luis Garcia, the manager of della test kitchen in Wynwood loves Adashah.
He told RISE NEWS that his customers can’t get enough of the stuff and that he likes it much more than tofu.
To learn more about how to get Adashah, visit their website: https://adashah.com
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There are few constants in sports. The dominance of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The annual collapse of Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. The solid play of Tim Duncan. The low payroll of the Miami Marlins. The weird fetish that Nick Saban is destined to ditch Alabama for another NFL job.
Yep the rumors have returned after Pro Football Talk relayed a conversation had on Mad Dog Talk Radio that claimed that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay may try to lure Saban away from the Crimson Tide.
Saban is without a doubt, the greatest coach in the college ranks right now (although Urban Meyer is not far behind) and is seemingly the desire of most NFL owners.
Bob Kravitz, a highly respected Indianapolis journalist said that he has heard that Irsay wants to make a big change at the head coaching position.
“Jim Irsay does not believe that Chuck Pagano is the guy who can take him to where he wants to go,” Kravitz said in the interview with Mad Dog Radio. “He’s talking about not just one Super Bowl, but multiple Super Bowls in the Andrew Luck era.”
Kravitz also said that Irsay would be willing to fire the Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson in order to offer Saban a high level of ultimate power over the team’s on the field product.
“Jim Irsay is going to make the next coaching hire,” Kravitz said in the radio interview. “If he brings in a guy who demands full power like say, a Nick Saban, who I think he’s going to go after, if he brings in a Nick Saban, he’s going to have full power and that means that Ryan Grigson will either be kicked to the curb or he’ll have a different role in the organization.”
Saban was an NFL head coach for two season with the Miami Dolphins where he posted a disappointing 15-17 record. His tenure was marked by a decision to take Daunte Culpepper over Drew Brees, a decision that has had great impact on the NFL landscape.
Saban has been with Alabama since 2007 where he has won three national titles in six seasons and posted a 99-18 record.
Saban was also rumored to be considering going to coach the Texas Longhorns two seasons ago. He didn’t go even after seriously considering it– in part because the Alabama boosters helped make Saban the highest paid coach in all of college football. He now makes nearly $2 million more than the average NFL coach.
Alabama is currently ranked #2 in the college football playoff rankings and has control over their destiny to play in the SEC championship game. The Colts are 4-5 at the halfway point of the season.
For Saban at age 64, the real question is whether he wants to start over again especially at the pro level.
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