BoiBrazil Steakhouse-We Recommend!


BoiBrazil is located right in the heart of International Drive, in Orlando, The Steakhouse has a full Rodizio style service, that allows you to try all different meats, cooked with original Brazilian recipes and spices, resulting in an incredible meal. Continue reading

City of Orlando Multicultural Events


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City of Orlando Multicultural Events
  • Final Days for Residents to Enroll in Affordable Care Act Coverage
    • The deadline to enroll in coverage plans for Affordable Care Act coverage is Monday, March 31, 2014. In the final days of open enrollment, residents can still get one-on-one assistance from licensed navigators at the following City of Orlando locations on the following dates and times:
      • Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Dover Shores Community Center (1400 Gaston Foster Road)
      • Sunday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Northwest Community Center (3955 WD Judge Road)
      • Monday, March 31, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
        • James R Smith Community Center (1723 Bruton Boulevard)
    • An appointment is not necessary. For more information about the Affordable Care Act, please call 800.318.2596 or visit healthcare.gov.
  • Celebrate the Orlando Magic 25th Anniversary Season with ‘Noche Latina’
    • This Friday, March 28 
      • 5 p.m. – Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce Business After-Hour
      • 7 p.m. – Game
      • Post game concert with the Puerto Rican tropical singer Manny Manuel
      • Information: Carlos Velez – CVelez@orlandomagic.com
  • Spring Fiesta in the Park

    • April 5 & 6 at Lake Eola Park
    • Come to this family and pet-friendly event that will feature more than 200 artists and crafters booths. Great food and huge children’s play areas.
  • Seminar for Hispanic businesses in District 1

    • Wednesday, April 9 – District 1 City Commissioner Jim Gray will host the seminar ‘Successful Strategies for New Businesses’ from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Valencia Community College, Lake Nona Campus. The workshop will be presented by the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) and conducted in Spanish. Entrance is free-of-charge. 
    • RSVP: jpulido@hbifflorida.org 
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 2014 State of the City 
    • Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Church Street, Downtown Orlando (outside) – The annual address gives Mayor Dyer the opportunity to share the City’s current and future plans with the community. 
  • Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo
    • April 11-13 at the Orange County Convention Center – The Expo provides an environment to strengthen the economic development and community integration between businesses and the Hispanic community in the region. The City will have a booth. 
  • Ventana Al Jazz
    • April 12 at Lake Eola Park Amphitheater from 5:30-10 p.m. – Come with your family and friends to enjoy the beautiful sunset while enjoying the best Jazz Latino. Entrance free-of-charge.  
  • HOLA 10th Anniversary Event (New Date!)
    • Wednesday, April 16 - Join Mayor Dyer at the Open House to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HOLA from 3-7 p.m. at the Primrose Community Center Gym (595 N. Primrose Drive).
      • 3-7 p.m. – HOLA Community Partners Fair
      • 5:30 p.m. – Program with the participation of Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Tony Ortiz
      • Information: Alicia Ramirez -alicia.ramirez@cityoforlando.net
  • SunRail Soft Opening Events
    • Please mark your calendars to attend one of more of the City of Orlando station’s soft openings. You will have an opportunity to tour the train and stations and learn more about SunRail’s service, schedule and prices. The City of Orlando’s soft openings are the following dates and times.
      • Florida Hospital Station (500 East Rollins Street) – April 3 – 6:30 to 9:45 a.m.
      • LYNX Central Station (101 West Livingston Street) – April 4 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Church Street Station (99 West South Street) – April 10 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Orlando Health/Amtrak Station (250 Columbia Street) – April 9 – 6:30 to 9 a.m. 
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 Eventos Multiculturales de la Ciudad de Orlando
  • Últimos Días para que Residentes se Inscriban en la Cobertura de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible
    • La fecha límite para inscribirse en uno de los planes de cobertura médica que ofrece la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible es el lunes 31 de marzo de 2014. Durante los días finales de inscripción abierta, los residentes todavía pueden recibir asistencia de persona a persona por parte de navegadores licenciados en las siguientes localidades de la ciudad de Orlando:
      • Sábado 29 de marzo, 11 a.m. a 8 p.m.
        • Centro Comunitario Dover Shoresr (1400 Gaston Foster Road)
      • Domingo, 30 de marzo, 11 a.m. a 8 p.m.
        • Centro Comunitario Northwest (3955 WD Judge Road)
      • Lunes 31 de marzo, 8 a.m. a 11 p.m.
        • Centro Comunitario James R Smith (1723 Bruton Boulevard)
    • No es necesario hacer una cita. Para más información sobre la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible, por favor llame al 800.318.2596 o visitewww.cuidadodesalud.gov.
  • Ven a celebrar el 25º Aniversario de los Orlando Magic con la ‘Noche Latina’
    • Este viernes, 28 de marzo
      • 5 p.m. – Compartir entre socios e invitados de la Cámara de Comercio de Kissimmee
      • 7 p.m. – Juego
      • Concierto luego de culminar el juego con el cantante puertorriqueño de música tropical Manny Manuel
      • Información: Carlos Vélez – CVelez@orlandomagic.com
  • Spring Fiesta in the Park
    • 5 & 6 de abril en el parque del Lago Eola
    • Asista a este evento familiar y amistoso para sus mascotas que contará con más de 200 exhibidores de artistas y manualidades. Exquisita comida y áreas de juego para niños.
  • Seminario para negocios hispanos en el Distrito 1 
    • Miércoles, 9 de abril – El comisionado del Distrito 1 Jim Gray será anfitrión del seminario ‘Estrategias Exitosas para Nuevos Negocios’ de 6-7:30 p.m. en el Valencia Community College, Lake Nona Campus. El taller será presentado por el Fondo de Iniciativa para Negocios Hispanos (HBIF, por sus siglas en inglés) y será ofrecido en español. Entrada libre de costo.
    • Reservaciones: jpulido@hbifflorida.org
  • Discurso del Estado de la Ciudad del Alcalde Buddy Dyer
    • Jueves, 10 de abril a las 10:30 a.m. en la Church Street del Downtown Orlando (exteriores). El reporte anual del alcalde Dyer le brinda la oportunidad de compartir con la comunidad los actuales y futuros planes de la ciudad.
  • Feria de Negocios y Consumidores Hispanos  
    • 11-13 de abril en el Centro de Convenciones del Condado Orange – La feria provee el mejor ambiente para fortalecer el desarrollo económico y la integración de la comunidad entre negocios y la comunidad hispana de la región. El Municipio de Orlando tendrá su exhibidor.
    • Información: http://www.hbcexpo.com.
  • Ventana Al Jazz
    • April 12 en el anfiteatro del Lago Eola de 5:30-10 p.m. – Ven con su familia y amigos para disfrutar del hermoso atardecer mientras se deleita del mejor Jazz Latino. Entrada libre de costo.
  • 10º Aniversario de la Oficina de HOLA (¡Nueva fecha!)
    • Miércoles, 16 de abril – Acompañe al alcalde Dyer a nuestra ‘Casa Abierta’ para celebrar el décimo aniversario de la Oficina de HOLA de 3-7 p.m. en la cancha bajo techo del Centro Comunitario Primrose (595 N. Primrose Drive), en donde ubican las oficinas de HOLA.
      • 3-7 p.m. – Feria con las organizaciones comunitarias que tienen alianzas con HOLA
      • 5:30 p.m. – Programa con la participación del alcalde Buddy Dyer y el comisionado Tony Ortiz
      • Información: Alicia Ramírez – alicia.ramirez@cityoforlando.net
  • SunRail Soft Opening Events
    • Por favor anote en su calendario para asistir a uno o más eventos que se llevarán a cabo en las estaciones ubicadas en la ciudad de Orlando. Usted tendrá la oportunidad de montarse en el tren y aprender más sobre el servicio, calendario y precios del SunRail. Los eventos que se llevarán a cabo en la ciudad de Orlando son los siguientes:
      • Estación Florida Hospital (500 East Rollins Street) – April 3 – 6:30 a 9:45 a.m.
      • Estación LYNX Central (101 West Livingston Street) – April 4 – 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.
      • Estación Church Street (99 West South Street) – April 10 – 10 a.m. a 1 p.m.
      • Estación Orlando Health/Amtrak (250 Columbia Street) – April 9 – 6:30 a 9 a.m.

ICYMI: RUBIO: KEEP THE INTERNET FREE


 

Keep the Internet Free

By Senator Marco Rubio

FoxNews.com

March 28, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/28/keep-internet-free/

Official PortraitSince its inception the Internet has transformed the world and flourished with minimal government intervention, and it has made education easier and more accessible, opened businesses to tens of millions of new customers, and revolutionized the spread of news and information.  

It has given a new voice to the yearning desire for freedom all over the world and provided the infrastructure necessary to give rise to powerful pro-democratic revolutions and economic prosperity.

The United States must vocally and vehemently oppose any attempt to allow the Internet to fall under the control of foreign governments or international organizations like the United Nations.

For these reasons and so many more, the Internet has become one of humanity’s greatest treasures. It must now be protected as such. 

For, while the Internet has given much to people all over the world, it has also posed a great threat to those governments that seek to subjugate and control their people. Many of these governments – 42 to be exact – have already taken action to limit or restrict their people’s access to the Internet. Many of them have demonstrated a desire to take this a step further by exercising control over the way the Internet is governed internationally.

The United States must vocally and vehemently oppose any attempt to allow the Internet to fall under the control of foreign governments or international organizations like the United Nations.

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Will You Honor Your Mother Tonight?


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Please Honor it!

Originally posted on Walking with the Alligators:

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What began in Sydney,  Australia in 2007,  has now expanded and grown to become a Global Cultural Event and celebration, with countless Countries,  Nations, People, Organizations and Businesses involved,   each in their own way,  showing  their love and respect for our Planet, for our Mother Earth.

Tonight at 8:30 PM once again,  the entire Planet will have the chance to show its respect and love for this place that we all call home, Mother Earth.

Each corner of the Planet will observe this hour of lights out,  at their own local time.

By  collectively turning off our power, we can all demonstrate that we do care for this place that gives us all that we need to live, survive and thrive as a species.

She gives her all to us,  can we say the same?

So, won’t you please join with the millions of concerned others just like you and turn off your…

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Earth Hour – 29 March 2014


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Today, Saturday 29th March 2014, billions of peoplein over one hundred and fifty countries (that means over seven thousand cities) will turn out the lights. A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative, dating back to 2007, has once again united the world in an effort to bring attention to energy consumption, sustainability and climate change issues.

This remarkable annual global occurrence takes place between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm (YOUR) local time.  Starting in New Zealand and ending in Tahiti, lights of some of the world’s most iconic monuments, landmarks and skylines will be switched off. Many will also turn off their televisions, computers, Xboxes and PlayStations, and any other power-driven gadgets they have.  

This is undoubtedly the largest ever collaboration to help safeguard the planet, and numbers of participants are growing every year. The hour has, in many places, evolved into something much longer. Environmental projects are taking…

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