People power in Puerto Rico: how a canal community escaped gentrification

How do you improve a neighbourhood without causing land prices to rise? Residents along a polluted waterway in San Juan set up a community land trust to help save their homes, as well as the environment For years a graffiti message has appeared throughout San Juan, Puerto Ricos capital, as an urgent demand: Dragado ya!…

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Take Notice, Hollywood. Latinos Are Part Of The New Mainstream.

Watching the Golden Globes last Sunday night, I recalled the story Diego Luna shared on Twitter of an older Hispanic man who cried after watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and for the first time being able to relate to a hero (Luna) in a blockbuster movie, a character who looked and sounded like…

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Meet Dina Powell, Ivanka Trump’s woman in the White House

Washington (CNN)Goldman Sachs executive Dina Habib Powell is joining the Trump administration in a senior role focused on entrepreneurship, economic growth and the empowerment of women. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition Team announced the position for Powell, 43, who previously served in the Bush White House and State Department, confirmed the new position to CNN Wednesday,…

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‘We’ve shown that we can’: Obama’s last letter to the American people full text

The outgoing US president reflects on the state of the nation after eight years of progress while looking ahead to what can be accomplished in the future A letter from Barack Obama to the American people, written to accompany sharing them with you. And I hope youll share them with others, and do your part…

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The business of free: How to boost your chance of getting a freebie – BBC News

It is a deliberate move by the company to target the so-called trendsetters and influencers, in the hope that they will speak positively about the product, giving it a word-of-mouth buzz. Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times operates an up-selling free model “With cross-selling, the company tries to gain new…

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Live by Night: how the gangster film went from top of the world to sleeping with the fishes

Mobster movies were once the pinnacle of film-making. Ben Afflecks homage to the classics could sound the genres death knell It is rarely a good sign to find yourself yowling with laughter while watching a film thats supposed to lull you into solemn contemplation. There are a few such moments in Dennis Lehanes novel (Affleck…

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The former drug addict who found God and built a successful business – BBC News

Thankfully for Ryan, everything changed when he was 20, and he has not touched drugs ever since. While the cynical may raise their eyebrows, Ryan, now 37, says he discovered God and quit overnight. Without the drugs, he was able to get his life back, and aged 24 he launched a catering company called Regis…

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The 7 Steps To Starting Your Own Business After Age 50

The New Retirement Thinking of starting a business? You’re not alone. According to The Kauffman Foundation, an organization that studies entrepreneurship, the age group starting the greatest number of new businesses? Those 55 to 64.  “When you look at the wealth of experience people over 50 have garnered over the length of their careers, it sets…

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Sun, surf and low rents: why Lisbon could be the next tech capital

As 50,000 people arrive for the Web Summit, Portugal hopes its capital can lead a national resurgence as the latest rival to Silicon Valley Lisbons 25 April bridge, a naggingly familiar span of red metal suspended between the Tagus and a bright blue October sky, has long borne a symbolic weight to rival the tonnage…

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Inside the impossible life of a New York street vendor

Street vendors find themselves in a war for the right to be ambitious in New York City and with its massive police presence, Times Square is a frontline Selling on the streets is hard. It doesnt matter if one is slinging handbags or doughnuts, shish kebab or art vending is for those who are tough.…

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