News archive from 30 December 2013

May the New Year bring new hope and opportunities to those who need them the most

May the New Year bring new hope and opportunities to those who need them the most

New York City will ring in 2014 in three days and, like every new year, this is — or should be — a hopeful and optimistic occasion. This is also the time for my annual “Wishes for the New Year” column, but as I sit down to write it, a feeling of déjà...

 
Cops hunt three men in terrifying Kips Bay robbery

Cops hunt three men in terrifying Kips Bay robbery

Police are searching for three men who forced their way into a Kips Bay apartment and tied up two sisters, one of them a 14-year-old, before stealing cash and electronics. Surveillance photos show the three suspects entering the apartment building on...

 

Race to the Top spending hasn't translated to most classrooms

The state has used most of the $400 million federal Race to the Top education grant it won three years ago to upgrade technology, revamp teacher training, and change teacher and principal evaluations. As the Race to the Top grant period ends...

 

Panthers rookie Melvin White turns film study into 6 points

ATLANTA Kids, if you want to grow up to make game-changing football plays, like Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback Melvin White did Sunday, here's the first step: Get your homework in on time. It might not be sexy, but it was worth an interception...

 
Listless Lions turn their attention to Schwartz

Listless Lions turn their attention to Schwartz

MINNEAPOLIS -- After his Detroit Lions delivered their final disappointing performance in a season full of them, coach Jim Schwartz lobbied for another chance. The outcome is out of his control now, and all he can do is wait to hear his fate. Rookie...

 

No. 10 Wichita State beats Davidson 81-70

WICHITA, Kan. -- Davidson coach Bob McKillop looked at a stat sheet after his team lost 81-70 to No. 10 Wichita State on Sunday. He didn't dwell on it. To him, the Shockers aren't undefeated and highly ranked because of something you can see...

 
Giants win despite Manning injury; Coughlin proud

Giants win despite Manning injury; Coughlin proud

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning, the New York Giants' iron man, finally crumbled. The durable quarterback who started his 151st straight game was knocked out with a high ankle sprain in his left foot late in the first half of a 20-6 victory over...

 
South Florida's top business stories in 2013

South Florida's top business stories in 2013

In South Florida, a central question helped frame some of 2013's business news: Have we seen this story before? Housing prices zoomed skyward in 2013, largely driven by Latin American investors scooping up condo contracts along the Miami waterfront....

 
Raul Rodriguez, principal of Rodriguez & Quiroga Architects, shares how his firm has endured and thrived.

Raul Rodriguez, principal of Rodriguez & Quiroga Architects, shares how his firm has endured and thrived.

The firm of Rodriguez & Quiroga Architects, which is marking its 30th year, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Miami's premier studios for its versatility and its technical and design chops. The firm's architects are now tackling what...

 
Big Bus Tours gives visitors a view of Miami

Big Bus Tours gives visitors a view of Miami

Less than three years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find a double-decker bus in Miami. Now they run more frequently than metro buses in some locations and look a lot like a mini-United Nations on wheels, with tourists from around the globe. Big...

 
Startup spotlight

Startup spotlight

Appsbar Headquarters: Deerfield Beach Concept: Appsbar is a free platform that allows anyone to build a mobile application from their smartphone, tablet or personal computer. No special technical knowledge or training is needed. Story: With millions...

 

A look back at 5 reasons why tech ecosystem is showing green shoots

Growing an entrepreneurial ecosystem takes time, but looking back on the year, I saw at least five significant green shoots that have the potential to nurture South Florida's growing tech hub in a big way in 2014. Mentorship and acceleration: The...

 
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Datebook • CIVIC HACKING: Join developers, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and others wanting to code for the public good at Code for Miami, 7 p.m., Monday, at The LAB Miami. • GETTING STARTED: Thinking of Owning a Business? A free introductory...

 

Women's work

We all know that life is unfair, but there is one particularly galling inequity that really shouldn't exist any longer. But exist it does, to the shame of the corporate and government employers of this country. That would be the gender pay gap. Women...

 

U.S. media indifferent to Cuban's plight

Re the Dec. 23 story Soledad O'Brien works it: It's interesting that, despite Al-Jazeera correspondent Soledad O'Brien's myriad interests and projects, none had anything remotely related to assisting her fellow Cubans living in Communist Cuba. She is...

 

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