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In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Interesting May 21st Swedish TV story on boat dumping in South Florida

Meant to post this when I first saw it about three weeks
ago, as I have not seen anyone in South Florida TV do
this topic yet, which has elements of the economy
+ environment + public safety, esp. for night navigation.

It's the sort of news story which, with the proper amount
of time and research, could cause people to say when
they see it, "You know the economy is bad when..."

Eva Elmsäter reports for SVT from Marathon Key
on some dreams that have come a cropper,
Length: 02:26

Båtar dumpas i krisens kölvatten

The SVT website, http://svt.se/ is truly amazing,
in that it is colorful but not overwhelming, and has
good graphics that don't assault your senses.

Their main news homepage is here, http://svtplay.se/c/96255/nyheter
which also includes Rapport, the evening news,
along with the various dayparts and regional versions
for local news, weather and sports.

Obviously, without commercials, they have more
stories to run in their alloted 28 minutes.

Presentation-wise, the website as a whole is just
like the stores of Swedish retailer H&M in that
respect -first two in FL is opening in Orlando-
cool and very inviting and you want to wander
around and see what's what.

See my previous post on H&M from May 12th:

It's also very intuitive over time, since I watch
the SVT news pretty much every night, and
if I miss a day or two, I'm able to catch-up with
stories over the weekend and can see what their
editorial choices were regarding story placement.

Since they are also listed in the order of
presentation, I can not only see which stories
they felt were the most important, but also skip
the ones I'm not interested in.

I'd love to see local Miami TV stations offer
that chron order on a webpage, since presently,
when you go to their webpage, you are presented
with recent news stories but don't have any idea
of where they ran during the particular newscast?
Just a thought.

I should also mention that the quality of the
video is great over my computer, frankly,
as good as if not better than most of the video
I watch on websites of U.S. nets.

They use Meta, their so-called 'secret weapon'.

Tonight's top news story is that a letter of intent
has been signed that will give a viable future to
Saab, following negotiations that involved
Norwegian investors and will result in Swedish
luxury car manufacturer Koenigsegg buying
Saab from General Motors, beating out two
other bidders.

Nothing like having access to the primary
source for every other report on this subject!

For reasons that I'll explain here some time in
the future, I'm very partial to both Saab and
Volvo, in the latter's case, the XC90, which
is only the most comfortable and safest car
I've ever driven.

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio looks like, up close, plus the Amazon area of Brazil that Esther grew up near in Manaus, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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A floresta Amazônica tem um papel fundamental no equilíbrio do clima na Terra e, portanto, na vida de cada um de nós. Nos últimos anos a proteção diminuiu e o desmatamento aumentou drasticamente. E o que já era ruim, pode ficar ainda pior. Se as medidas que o governo vem tomando não forem vetadas, nosso futuro estará ameaçado. Diga NÃO à diminuição da proteção da Floresta do Jamanxim! Diga NÃO à exploração de minério no coração da floresta! #TodosPelaAmazônia #342Amazonia #TodosPelaAmazonia Assine a petição: link na bio. ������✨���� The Amazon Rainforest plays a key role in balancing the climate on the Earth and therefore in each of our lives. In recent years, protection has decreased and deforestation has increased sharply. And what was already bad can get even worse. If the measures that the government has been taking are not vetoed, our future will be threatened. Say NO to the reduction of the Jamanxim Forest´s protection! Say NO to ore mining in the heart of the Forest! #togetherfortheAmazon

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