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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 07, 2019 ( 64 items )  

197 Akerman Lawyers Across the United States Named to 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, July 2 -- Akerman, a law firm, issued the following news release: Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that 197 lawyers were named to the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, including 71 Rising Stars. In Florida, Partners Karen Buesing and Katherine Giddings were named to the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers and Top 50 Florida Women Super Lawyers lists. Partner David Ackerman was also named to the Top 100 Florida Super La  more

Broward County Public Schools: State Releases Results for Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course Exams
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, June 28 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Today, Thursday, June 28, 2019, the Florida Department of Education released results for the Spring 2019 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4-10), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8). In addition, the state released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics. The 2019 results   more

Broward County Public Schools: Wingate Oaks Center Volunteer Named Florida's 2019 Senior Volunteer of the Year
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 3 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Volunteer Ora Lee Greene for being named Florida's 2019 Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year for the South Florida Region. Ora Lee Greene began volunteering in 1994 at Wingate Oaks Center with students who have multiple disabilities, including significant cognitive impairments, physical disabilities, and hearing or vision loss. Student  more

Campus Police Records Should Be Open for Public Inspection, University of Florida-Brechner Center for Freedom of Information-Led Coalition Tells State Supreme Court
GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 2 -- The University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued the following news: Police who exercise arrest powers at private universities should abide by the same transparency standards as all other law-enforcement agencies, a coalition of open-government advocates argues in a brief filed with the Utah Supreme Court. In a brief filed Friday, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and nine other media and open-government organizations encou  more

Carnival Vista's Propulsion System To Be Repaired Using First-Of-Its-Kind 'Floating Dry Dock'
MIAMI, Florida, July 2 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: * * * - Popular Ship to Resume Caribbean Cruises from Galveston July 27 * * * Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Netherlands-based Boskalis, a worldwide leader in marine solutions, will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind "floating dry dock" facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista's two azipods, the ship's main propulsion system. The procedure will entail loading t  more

Chiquita Launches Fitness Stickers to Boost Health and Wellness
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 5 -- Chiquita, a distributor of bananas, issued the following news: Beginning today, more than 200 million Chiquita bananas will be sporting a collection of 10 fitness stickers with simple and quick exercise challenges to help promote a healthy diet and lifestyle. This new sticker series is a reminder that fitness can be fun and easy, and a Chiquita banana can serve as a complement to a healthy routine. For the whole month of July, the iconic Blue Stickers will c  more

City of Miami Releases FY 2019-20 Proposed Budget
MIAMI, Florida, July 5 -- The city of Miami issued the following news, dated July 3: The City of Miami today released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20. The $1.130 billion Proposed Operating Budget is balanced and includes a property tax rate reduction, puts more law enforcement officers on patrol and includes a new groundskeeping crew to further maintain and beautify the City's parks. "This proposed budget reflects our ongoing efforts to enhance our residents' lives," said Miami Ma  more

Dr. Pamela Richardson Wilks Appointed Chief of Staff, Assistant to President for Strategic Initiatives at Edward Waters College
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 1 -- Edward Waters College issued the following news: Having earned a distinguished reputation as an inimitable academician and higher education leader and administrator, Dr. Pamela Richardson Wilks has accepted an appointment as the new Chief of Staff & Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives at Edward Waters College (EWC). Dr. Wilks will begin her tenure, effective July 15, 2019 as a key member of the President's Executive Cabinet and the College's sen  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Achieves Highest Level of Rigorous Aviation Safety Standard
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, July 3 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: By passing the third and highest stage of a particularly challenging international safety-audit process - something no other university flight operation has done - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has served its students well, said rising senior Tyler Rispoli. "This new registration is a way of telling students, prospective students and their parents what Embry-Riddle is all about," said Rispo  more

Escambia County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
PENSACOLA, Florida, July 2 -- Escambia County issued the following news: Escambia County's Office of Management and Budget's 2018/19 Fiscal Year Budget has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Escambia County has been honored to be recognized with the award every year since 1995. According to the GFOA, the award represents a significant achievement, reflecting the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest princ  more

Florida A&M University Announces AME Church Senior Bishop Adam Richardson Jr., Will Be Summer Commencement Speaker
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Newly elevated African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Senior Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr., will address Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduates as the Summer Commencement speaker on Aug. 2. The commencement ceremony for graduates from all schools and colleges will be held at 6 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, 180  more

Florida A.G. Moody: Florida Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Human Trafficking Case
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 2 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody's Office of Statewide Prosecution secured an eight-year prison sentence for a Florida man convicted of human trafficking. In May, a jury found Claude Ramsey guilty on counts of human trafficking of a minor, online solicitation, traveling to meet a minor and unlawful use of a two-way communications device. A sting operation captured Ramsey responding to an advert  more

Florida A.G. Moody: One Week Left to File Claims for Rental Car Fee Refunds
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is reminding drivers that the deadline to submit claims for refunds in connection to the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. settlement is approaching. Attorney General Moody is encouraging anyone who may have been improperly charged toll-related and PlatePass fees to file a refund claim this week. The claims process stems from a court enforceable settlement a  more

Florida Atlantic University: Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers' Language Skills
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 4 [TNSresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains, including language skills. They also are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other behavioral problems. Presc  more

Florida Atlantic University: Scientists Discover World's Largest Seaweed Bloom
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 6 [TNSresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: In just the right amounts, Sargassum - a floating tropical brown seaweed - is essential for marine life. Too much, however, can be disastrous, causing serious environmental, ecological and economic problems. Frequent beaching events have been seen in Florida and the Caribbean since 2011, and these unusually thick mats of seaweed are   more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on July 5
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 5 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: This week, registration opened for our 2019 Human Trafficking Summit. The annual Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of human trafficking. Bringing together leaders in this important fight to share ideas and discuss innovative interdiction strategies is vital to advancing our mission of ending this atrocious crime in our state. Summit   more

Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers Announces 2019-2020 Board Leadership
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 2 -- Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers issued the following news release: The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) 2019-2020 Board of Directors was installed last week during the organization's annual summer conference, this year held at the Omni Championsgate. Led by the incoming President, Polk County Clerk of Courts and County Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, board members will serve one-year terms. The terms for all officers and board members began  more

Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers Names Florida Sheriffs 'Partner of the Year'
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers issued the following news release: The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) awarded its Partner of the Year Award to the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) last week during the organization's annual summer conference. Columbia County Sheriff and FSA President Mark Hunter was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of Florida Sheriffs. The conference was held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Osceola Co  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $40 Million Available Through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: * * * - DEO and EFI Now Accepting Economic Development Project Proposals * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. $40 million is available to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that suppor  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Acquires Vital Acres Along Ichetucknee Trace
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has purchased an additional 160 acres in Columbia County within the Ichetucknee Trace Florida Forever project. The property is along a dry valley known as the Ichetucknee Trace, which marks the route of a major underground conduit supplying the first-magnitude Ichetucknee Springs with clear water. Ownership of this property wil  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection and The Nature Conservancy Connect Plank Road State Forest to Aucilla Wildlife Management Area
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 2 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - The Fanlew Preserve timberland tract buffers and connects diverse habitats in Jefferson and Leon counties * * * The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces the addition of 611 acres to Plank Road State Forest. The Nature Conservancy partnered with DEP to acquire the parcel, which forms a corridor to conservation lands to the east and west. The tract h  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Announces Support to Help Communities Prepare for Sea Level Rise
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Resilient Coastlines Program announces that nearly $1.6 million in grant funding has been awarded for fiscal year 2019-20 to strengthen resilience initiatives for 30 coastal communities in 17 coastal counties in Florida. "These grants are incredibly important to the sustainability and protection of our natural resourc  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Florida Celebrates July As National Recreation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: In recognition of Florida's state parks, Governor DeSantis has proclaimed July as Recreation and Parks Month in Florida. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to spend time outside this month enjoying the recreational opportunities throughout Florida State Parks. "Florida's award-winning state parks and other  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Florida Celebrates July as National Recreation and Parks Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: In recognition of Florida's state parks, Governor DeSantis has proclaimed July as Recreation and Parks Month in Florida. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to spend time outside this month enjoying the recreational opportunities throughout Florida State Parks. "Florida's award-winning state parks and other  more

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Launches New Crash Records Portal
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: * * * - Customers can visit FloridaCrashPortal.gov to purchase a crash report, self-report a crash and view crash data. * * * The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has launched a new crash records portal at FloridaCrashPortal.gov. The new Florida Crash Portal provides comprehensive information about purchasing a crash report, reporting   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $240,000 in Competitive Florida Partnership Grants to Six Rural Florida Communities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 5 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $240,000 in Competitive Florida Partnership grant awards, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to six rural communities across the state. These awards establish a partnership with DEO and provide funding assistance to small rural areas to begin the strategic economic development planning process. "Rural communities across the st  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $40 Million Available Through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - DEO and EFI Now Accepting Economic Development Project Proposals * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. $40 million is available to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that support growth   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces 66 Appointments and Reappointments to Florida's Judicial Nominating Commissions
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following appointments and reappointments to Florida's Judicial Nominating Commissions: Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Jeanne T. Tate, of Tampa, is the principal of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. She received her bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Tate is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florid  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs HB 385 and Appoints Three to the Greater Miami Expressway Agency
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/CS/CS/HB 385: Transportation, which eliminates the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority (MDX) and replaces it with the Greater Miami Expressway Agency. The bill transfers MDX's liabilities and assets, including its toll facilities, to the Greater Miami Expressway Authority. It also prohibits the new Agency from increasing toll rates until 2029, unless under   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis: Florida Division of Emergency Management Has Awarded More Than $600 Million for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that since January 8, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded more than $600 million in recovery funding for hurricanes Michael, Irma, Matthew and Hermine. This announcement follows new policies and procedures implemented at FDEM to accelerate funding to communities impacted by these storms. "On my first day in office, I went to Northwe  more

Florida Institute of Technology Again 'Golden Age' University With 2019 Ranking
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 3 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Times Higher Education Selects Best Universities Founded Between 1945 And 1967 * * * Times Higher Education (THE), the respected, London-based provider of data and analytics on higher education, has recognized Florida Tech for the second consecutive year in its Golden Age University Rankings. The 2019 list features 271 top global institutions founded between 1945 and 1967, reflecting what THE de  more

Florida International University: New Engineering Degree Programs Seek to Develop Next Generation of Diverse STEM Leaders
MIAMI, Florida, July 3 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - BOG approves bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary engineering and doctoral degree in engineering and computing education * * * Two new degree programs at FIU aim to develop students as leaders in engineering, computing and education, by preparing them to tackle local, national and global challenges. FIU's School of Universal Computing, Cons  more

Florida International University: Ph.D. Student Designs Wearable Antennas for Medically Underserved Communities
MIAMI, Florida, July 5 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Clothing is embroidered with designs and logos using a sewing machine and threads. Dieff Vital, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, is using the same sewing machine and conductive threads to embroider antennas and electronic circuits on regular clothing. Why? Vital, a survivor of the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake, is working on  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for July 1-5
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20180049-EI DATE FILED: 07/01/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0263-CFO-EI Order PSC-2019-0263-CFO-EI granting joint motion for admission of excerpts of Exh HWS-3 and request for confidential classification of (DN 05204-2019). DOCKET TITLE: Evaluation of storm restoration costs for Florida Power & Light Company related to Hurricane Irma.   more

Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Designates Orlando Main Streets as Florida Main Street Program of the Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Orlando Main Streets program has been designated the July 2019 Florida Main Street Program of the Month. Programs are selected based on their development achievements and participation in the national Main Street America program. "The districts that make up Orlando Main Streets are recognized due to their diversity and community i  more

Florida Southern College: Barnett School Achieves Extension of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accreditation
LAKELAND, Florida, July 1 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news: The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College is pleased to announce that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has extended the accreditation of the College's business degree programs. The Barnett School received its initial AACSB business accreditation in 2013 and has a long history of achievement, most recently having been recognized in The Pri  more

Florida State University College of Education Dean Receives Distinguished Service Award
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- Florida State University issued the following news: Damon Andrew, dean of the Florida State University College of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of University Administrators. "AAUA is an amazing organization that has played a significant role in my professional development over the years," Andrew said. "It has been a true joy to serve AAUA's membership over time, and I look forward to continued service in th  more

Four Seasons Resort Maui Offers 10 Additional Experiences for Couples This Fall
HAWAII, Florida, July 2 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: * * * - Calendar of Meaningful Activities, Many of Them Complimentary, Will Delight Guests of Resort's 7th Annual Couples Season, September 1 - November 23, 2019 * * * Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has created more compelling reasons for a couples getaway during its popular Couples Season this fall. Set for September 1 through November 23, 2019, a lineup of thoughtfully tailored programming wil  more

Greenberg Traurig's Meredith Singer Chosen for Urban Land Institute Leadership Institute
MIAMI, Florida, July 3 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Meredith Singer, a shareholder in the Miami Real Estate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been selected to participate in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Leadership Institute Class of 2020. ULI's Leadership Institute is a program that educates and prepares emerging leaders with the tools to solve southeast Florida and the Caribbean's most critical real estate and land use issues. P  more

Hazen & Sawyer: 2019 WEF Residuals and Biosolids Presentations
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, July 2 -- Hazen and Sawyer, a provider of water quality research, issued the following news: Hazen and Sawyer staff will conduct 15 presentations and workshops at the upcoming Biosolids and Residuals Conference, to be held May 7-10, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our presentations and workshops will include: Nutrient Recovery - Mature and Ready for the Big Stage Integrated Biosolids and Energy Management Planning - Energy Self-Sufficiency for Small Utilities Leveraging Exi  more

Hillsborough County Honors First Responders Who Saved Lives of Residents, Colleague
TAMPA, Florida, July 2 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized five Fire Rescue staff during the June Quarterly Awards, praising their lifesaving work and courage. Driver Engineer Michael Davis was named Firefighter of the 1st Quarter for helping several families who were left homeless after a mobile home fire, while Lt. Ryan Anusbigian was awarded as Lifesaver of the 1st Quarter for saving the life of a Tampa Fire Resc  more

Ice Age Peccaries Had Babies in Spring, Spent, Winter in Caves
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, July 6 [TNSresearch] -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news: Thanks to an abundance of fossils in Bat Cave, Missouri, paleontologists have been able to interpret seasonal social habits in the extinct flat-headed peccary, which lived tens of thousands of years ago during the Late Pleistocene Epoch. The research, published in the journal PeerJ, was conducted by Aaron Woodruff, a graduate of the East Tennessee State University master's degree program  more

Lee Health 2019 Nursing Excellence Awards Celebrate Caregivers
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 2 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: * * * - Nineteen Winners Represent Compassionate, Patient-Centered Care * * * For those who choose it, nursing is a vocation that requires a sincere dedication to patients, fellow nurses and other clinicians. To honor those who go above and beyond in this calling, Lee Health is proud to honor 19 nurses with its 2019 Commitment to Nursing Excellence Award. The Commitment to Nursing Excellence Award recognizes regis  more

Lee Health's Dave Cato Joins Special Olympics Florida Board of Directors
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 2 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: * * * - Chief Administrative Officer of Outpatient Services for Lee Health and longtime Special Olympics Florida volunteer continues his service to the organization * * * Special Olympics Florida announced today Dave Cato, Chief Administrative Officer of Outpatient Services for Lee Health, will join its Board of Directors. Cato not only brings his highly respected leadership skills and strategic business knowledge,  more

Lee Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 2 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: * * * - "It's All About You" * * * Lee Health's Lee Health Solutions, in partnership with many local community agencies and supported in part initially by a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, is offering "It's All About You" - a research based Chronic Disease Self-Management program originally developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. The program is designed for people   more

Lee Health: Free Autism Screening for Young Children
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 2 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be held on July 26, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers. It is esti  more

Lee Health: Summer Heat Poses Danger to Kids in Cars
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 2 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: * * * Just 15 Minutes in the Sun can be Fatal * * * The summer season is in full swing across Southwest Florida, which means the sun is shining and temperatures are on the rise. This extra sunlight and heat can make cars left outside into death traps in just a few minutes. Temperatures inside a vehicle can soar to 175 degrees under Florida's blistering sun and a child can experience a debilitating heatstroke or wor  more

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez and Florida Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees Confirm CDC to Partner in Hepatitis A Outbreak Response
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: At Governor Ron DeSantis' direction, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez and Florida Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) are partnering to control the current rise in Hepatitis A cases throughout the state. The new partnership with the CDC demonstrates a commitment to expanding the robust resp  more

Memorial Health System: Broward-Based Healthcare Providers to Explore Solid Organ Transplant Partnership
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, July 1 -- Memorial Health System issued the following news release: In what would be a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the North Broward and South Broward Hospital Districts have agreed to explore the possibility of cooperating on organ transplant services. The potential partnership would involve the existing liver transplant program at North Broward's Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and the kidney transplant program at South Broward's Memorial Regional Hos  more

Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez Issues Staement on State's Takeover of Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
MIAMI, Florida, July 5 -- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez issued the following statement on the state's takeover of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority: "Today Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 385, which would terminate the existence of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), and replace it with a new agency created and controlled by politicians in Tallahassee. This does absolutely nothing to help Miami-Dade County residents who drive on MDX roads. In fact, drivers on state-run  more

New University of North Florida Health Administration Master's Offers Online Format
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 3 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: * * * - Program Allows Working Professionals to Earn Advanced Degree * * * The University of North Florida's Department of Health Administration will launch a new Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) graduate program in August. The program is designed for working health care professionals and utilizes a mostly online delivery format that allows mid-career managers, administrators,  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: Changing Perceptions of Orlando as More Than a Place to Vacation
ORLANDO, Florida, July 2 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: Along with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orlando Economic Partnership took the message of our regional business branding campaign, "Orlando. You don't know the half of it.(R)" to major media outlets in New York City. Over the course of almost two days, Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani and the Mayors met with journalists at Bloomberg, The New York Tim  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: How RIP-IT Used Business Model Canvas to Win Big
ORLANDO, Florida, July 3 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - When RIP-IT found itself losing money on a new product launch, the company turned to the Business Model Canvas methodology to better understand its customers, deliver valuable products and increase its bottom line. * * * RIP-IT (https://www.ripit.com/), a sports equipment manufacturing company based in Orlando, found itself losing money on a new product launch. But through the use of the B  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: Investor Profile - Next Horizon
ORLANDO, Florida, July 1 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: The Orlando Economic Partnership welcomes web design and online marketing company Next Horizon, headquartered in Sanford, Florida, and VP of Operations Davia Moss to the Small Business level of investment. With its recent expansion into new corporate headquarters, the company will create 20 new full-time jobs for application developers, quality assurance professionals, and project managers. Taking   more

Orlando International Airport Celebrates America's 243rd Birthday
ORLANDO, Florida, July 1 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: Liberty Weekend 2019 reminded travelers and guests at Orlando International Airport about America's remarkable gift of freedom. For the 19th straight year, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra concert filled the airport's Atrium area with soaring tunes and provided a distinctive musical experience for hundreds of travelers, visitors and members of the community. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, under   more

Palm Beach County First in Florida to Adopt Ordinance for Sterile Needle and Syringe Exchange Program
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 2 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Palm Beach County became the first county in the state of Florida to adopt an Infectious Disease Elimination Program ordinance that allows the establishment a Syringe Exchange Program within its geographic boundaries. The Board of County Commissioners adopted the ordinance pursuant to legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis establishing the Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA). "Research shows tha  more

Palm Beach County: Okeeheelee Park to Host 2019 GOODE Water Ski National Championships
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 1 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: More than 600 top water ski athletes, ages 6 to 90, will compete at the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches inside Okeeheelee Park on August 6-10 during the 77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. Admission for spectators is free for this event, which will begin at 8 a.m. each day. Athletes will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two open divisio  more

St. Lucie County Office of Management & Budget Earns National Award for 21st Year
FORT PIERCE, Florida, July 3 -- St. Lucie County issued the following news: * * * - Budget Workshops Take Place July 8-10 for 2019-2020 Budget * * * The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently announced that St. Lucie County has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget for the 21st consecutive year. In addition to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the St. Lucie County Office of Management   more

Sufi Offers Auto Financing in Minutes With FICO Software
MIAMI, Florida, July 1 -- Fair Isaac Corp., a data analytics company, issued the following news release: Sufi, a Colombian financing firm that is part of Grupo Bancolombia, is completing the loan application process within minutes using software from FICO, a leading analytics software company. By offering faster financing decisions based on FICO technology, Sufi, which specializes in consumer loans through third-party channels, has achieved exponential growth, increasing the number of loans it   more

Tampa Electric Ranks High in Brand Trust With Business Customers
TAMPA, Florida, July 2 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: * * * - Local Businesses Say Utility Is a Trusted Business Partner * * * Thanks to strong relationships with local businesses, Tampa Electric was named a 2019 Trusted Business Partner, according to the Cogent Syndicated annual Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Business study. "It's a privilege to provide our business customers with safe, reliable, affordable and clean electricity," said Monica Whiting, vi  more

The Greenhouse Launches Goal Accountability Project for St. Pete Business Owners
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 1 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: Today, The Greenhouse announced the launch of the Goal Accountability Project (GAP) - the newest resource for business owners. The Goal Accountability Project (GAP) brings together a select group of business owners for an 8-week / 4-meeting series starting on July 23. Participants will learn effective goal setting skills and will be teamed up with accountability partners to provide reinforcement, en  more

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg: First Research Team to Film Elusive Giant Squid in U.S. Waters Includes USFSP Professor
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 24 -- The University of South Florida's St. Petersburg Campus issued the following news release: Sleep comes at a premium on a research cruise - you take it when you can get it - but some things are worth waking up for. When USF St. Petersburg Marine Biology Professor Heather Judkins was awoken last week aboard the Research Vessel Point Sur to news that her colleagues had possibly caught a giant squid on camera, Judkins was up faster than you can say the scientif  more

Verisk Analytics: Puroclean Announces Companywide Adoption of Xactware's Restoration Manager
TAMARAC, Florida, July 2 -- Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: At its 2019 international convention, PuroClean announced its companywide implementation of Xactware's Restoration ManagerTM solution. Across the United States and Canada, the PuroClean Network will now have access to the Restoration Manager enhanced suite of third-party administrator (TPA) compliance and project-planning tools. Xactware is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. Restoration Ma  more

Wine Spectator Announces Award of Excellence for Florie's at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
PALM BEACH, Florida, July 3 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: * * * - In its First Year, Florie's Wine Program by Sommelier Jessica Altieri Garners Prestigious Industry Recognition * * * This week, Wine Spectator announced the winners of the magazine's 2019 Restaurant Awards, honouring Florie's, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach's restaurant in partnership with three Michelin-starred, World's Best chef Mauro Colagreco with an Award of Excellence. "It's an ho  more