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City of Doral elected officials joined more than 100 city residents, visitors and businesses for the spectacular launch of Doral Social Fridays on August 6, 2010. The launch event took place at theDoral Park Country Club, and then the Doral Trolley took riders on a tour of restaurants, galleries and other entertainment venues in the City of Doral, showcasing the vibrant nightlife enjoyed in the city.

"The success of the Doral Social Fridays launch shows that our city is an exciting place to live, work, learn and play," said Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. "The Doral Social Fridays service is a great addition to our already popular Doral Trolley route during the day. I invite all Doral businesses, residents and visitors to ride the Doral Trolley for Social Fridays!"

The Miami-Dade County Elections Department is ready to start welcoming voters to the polls for the Primary Election with Early Voting beginning Monday, August 9 and running through Sunday, August 22. For 14 days, including weekends, registered voters may cast their ballot at the location most convenient for them. Hours are flexible too, with sites opening as early as 7:00 a.m. and closing as late as 7:00 p.m.

Hundreds of Jamaican nationals and friends united in worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale yesterday (Aug. 1) to celebrate Jamaicas anniversary of Emancipation and Independence at the Ecumenical service of thanksgiving. The Service was organized by the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami.

Guest preacher, Dr. Samuel Vassel, Pastor of the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene in New York, told his congregation of more than 1,200 persons that prayer was not an option as Jamaicans and friends of the Diaspora gathered to celebrate the nations 48th anniversary of Independence.

Entrepreneurs are needed now more than ever – especially in these challenging economic times. That is why the Launch Pad, the University of Miami's interdisciplinary entrepreneurship resource center based at the Toppel Career Center, will once again celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with several events November 15-19.

Exciting lectures, workshops and networking events will aim to expose students, alumni, and the entire South Florida community to information that will help with their goals. Last year's festivities brought noted author and business journalist Suzy Welch and Brazilian artist Romero Britto among others.

The Launch Pad was the top-ranked U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Week partner in 2008 and again received the Campus Award for top programming in 2009. Some of this year's highlights include an "Elevator Pitch" contest and themed days for Arts & Entertainment, Women in Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Science &Technology, and A Taste of Entrepreneurship.

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