Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Wrap-Up

With Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 now in the books, what better time to go over some of our most highlight-worthy elements of the highly-lauded show. Taking place every December in (you guessed it) Miami, Florida, Art Basel Miami Beach is a personal favorite for those of us here at Rush Hour Daily, we count down the days every year! This year’s edition stretched from December 7th to the 10th at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and it just never ceases to amaze us the sheer breadth of unique and differing…

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Irma pummels the Caribbean, Florida and Georgia under threat

Hurricane Irma is currently making its way through the Caribbean on its path towards Florida’s east coast. Following a report released by the New York Times and regularly updates by NPR, here’s a look at some of the known damage so far, as well as the increased threat to the U.S.’ southern states. Miami-Dade County is under hurricane watch, w/ tropical storm winds forecast by Sat. Additional evacuations ordered. https://t.co/hZLbmLdwMz — NPR (@NPR) September 7, 2017 Barbuda Barbuda officials declared a state of emergency on Thursday. The prime minister of Antigua and…

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Irma plows through Caribbean, U.S. braces for impact

Following a few weeks after Harvey, the world now watches Hurricane Irma as it approaches the southeastern shores of the United States. The historic storm has sustained Category 5 hurricane conditions for more than a day as it barrels through the Caribbean on a path towards Florida and the U.S.’s southeast region, The Washington Post reports. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Irma’s eye passed directly over the islands of Barbuda and Saint Martin. Tied for the second-strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, Irma is now the strongest hurricane…

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Stanton crushes 42nd home run of season, 250th of career

Earlier this past week it was announced Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had finally reached an agreement to sell the franchise after years of skeletal pay rolls and profiteering without quality. One of the few things Loria ever willingly invested in was signing star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a massive 13-year, 325-million dollar extension in 2014. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound slugger has now tied the franchise’s single-season home run mark. Stanton did so against the Marlins expansion cousin the Colorado Rockies, who also began play in the 1993 season when German…

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