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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday June 30, 2019 ( 105 items )  

'Toy Story 4' Stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Share Thoughts on Toy Story Land as It Celebrates First Anniversary at Disney's Hollywood Studios
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, June 28 -- Disney World issued the following news release: Happy one-year anniversary Toy Story Land! On June 30, 2018, Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., reached a milestone in its multi-year transformation with the opening of this immersive new land. Inspired by Pixar Animation Studios' Toy Story films and sprawling over 11 acres, Toy Story Land makes guests feel like "honorary toys," where they play with Woody, Buzz Li  more

A.G. Moody Hosts Mental Health and Criminal Justice Round Table Discussion in West Palm Beach
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody hosted part two of the Attorney General's Mental Health and Criminal Justice Round Table Summer Series today in West Palm Beach. The series focuses on mental health issues facing Florida's criminal justice system and best practices and ideas for improvement in our state. Part two of the series centered on how to make a difference in reducing recidivism and stre  more

Apple News Launches Candidate Guide Ahead of 2020 Democratic Debates
CUPERTINO, California, June 26 -- Apple issued the following news release: * * * - A Comprehensive Guide to the Democratic Presidential Candidates This Election Season * * * Apple today introduced a new candidate guide in Apple News, providing a timely, trusted and comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. The candidate guide offers readers one convenient place to find i  more

Attorney General Moody and FTC Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is once again cracking down on illegal robocalls in a new joint effort with the Federal Trade Commission and 25 other federal, state and local agencies. The crackdown targets illegal operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls pitching a variety of products and services, including credit card interest rate reduction services, money  more

BH Management and ADT Announce Partnership to Integrate Smart Technology in Multifamily Units
BOCA RATON, Florida, June 24 -- ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, issued the following news release: * * * - Innovative Automation Solutions to Provide Enhanced Tenant Services and Aid in Property Management * * * Today, ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT), a leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced a new partnership with BH Management Services, LLC, a leading mult  more

Butler University's Oldest Study Abroad Trip Watches Climate Change Through Coral
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 28 [TNSresearch] -- Butler University issued the following news: Back in 1969, they met at Butler University, loaded up five cars with camping gear, and were off to the Florida Keys for the inaugural Tropical Field Biology Coral Reef study abroad trip. Nearly everyone took a turn at the wheel--including students and the chairs of the Chemistry and Zoology Departments at the time--and they made it to Cordele, Georgia, the first night. Then, on to the Keys. Before hit  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, June 26 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: In accordance with Carnival Corporation & plc's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) previously announced Share Repurchase Programme, Carnival Corporation & plc announces that Carnival plc has purchased: Shares purchased: Carnival plc ordinary USD 1.66 shares Date of purchase: 25 June 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3436.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Citrus County Commissioner Smith Recognized as a Florida Association of Counties Presidential Advocate
INVERNESS, Florida, June 24 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recognized Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith as a Presidential Advocate for their work during the 2019 Legislative Session. Commissioner Smith received the designation during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County, Florida. "As an elected official, specifically a commissioner, I feel it is our duty to connect with other leaders, lear  more

City Furniture Recognized With Florida PSC's Triple E Award for Energy Efficiency Efforts
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: City Furniture's vision is "to change the way people live with beautiful home furnishings at incredible values." The company also has an energy conservation vision that is helping it succeed by keeping costs down for customers. This month, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing City Furniture with its Triple E Award--for the company's outstanding energy efficiency effor  more

City of Miami and Code for America Announce Partnership
MIAMI, Florida, June 24 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: The City of Miami and Code for America today announced an innovative partnership to connect residents with affordable housings options through a 2019 fellowship program. The program pairs local Code for America Brigade technologists with local government, using technology and the principles of delivery-driven government to create long-lasting change that will transform the way government serves the public from the inside ou  more

City of Miami Beach Appoints New Police Chief and Deputy Chief
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, June 26 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Selecting Deputy Chief Richard M. Clements to Serve as Top Cop * * * Today, the City Commission unanimously appointed Richard M. Clements as the 20th police chief of the Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD). Chief Clements has been with the department for the entirety of his law enforcement career that began in 1990, last serving in the capacity of Deputy Chief for the past three years. "I've  more

City of Miami: Resident Survey Hitting Mailboxes Now - Help Us Serve You Better!
MIAMI, Florida, June 24 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: Our aim at the City of Miami is to continually improve the public services we provide our residents, so resident feedback and input is vital. This week, the City is mailing satisfaction surveys to Miamians to gather resident feedback. Please help us serve you better by completing the satisfaction survey if you receive one in the mail. It only takes a few minutes and is completely anonymous. Plus, a postage-paid return en  more

City of St. Petersburg's Summer Camps and The Dal Museum Introduces Youth to the Arts
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 25 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: The City of St. Petersburg's Parks and Recreation Department and The Dali Museum celebrate 22 years of partnership. Since 1997, the Museum has collaborated with the department's neighboring recreation centers for the Recreation Center Summer Workshop to inspire youth through art. "Our summer camps are an opportunity for youth to play, learn and explore. It's our mission to provide youth with a pos  more

City of Tallahassee Takes Next Steps Toward Five-Year Strategic Plan
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - Additional Citizen Input Opportunities Available * * * As Tallahassee's bicentennial anniversary approaches in 2024, the City of Tallahassee is taking steps to create a comprehensive strategic plan that will guide its operations and help shape the future of the community. The five-year strategic plan aims to address the community's highest priorities of public safety, infrastructure investment  more

City of Tallahassee: Community-Centered Approach to Fighting Crime Produces Results
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the latest Community Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which shows that overall crime in Tallahassee / Leon County is down by 7.6 percent compared to last year. The report shows a 6.6 percent decrease in violent crime and a 7.8 percent decrease in property crime. This decline reflects a five-year low in the local crime rate and marks the second lowest   more

City of Tallahassee: Labor of Love
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - City Builds Three More Habitat for Humanity Homes for Local Families * * * For City of Tallahassee employees, building three homes in the Griffin Heights neighborhood over the past three months has been a labor of love, made possible by a partnership between the City and Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. Leaders with both organizations will officially present keys to the new homeowners and their   more

Crowley Honors U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Benjamin Starr With Company's Maritime Security Enhancement Award
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 26 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Maritime Corp. recently honored U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipman Benjamin Starr with the 2019 Crowley Maritime Security Enhancement Award. Devon Pound, representative, marine recruiting for Crowley, presented the award during the USMMA Awards Convocation on June 14 in Kings Point, N.Y. Starr, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., wil  more

Crowley Promotes Sal Menoyo, Patrick Collins to Key Supply Chain Services Roles
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 28 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Logistics has promoted two of its veteran leaders, Sal Menoyo and Patrick Collins, to continue advancing the efficiency and growth of its integrated supply chain services in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands. Menoyo has been named vice president, Caribbean logistics, responsible for the strategic direction of sales, marketing, a  more

Deterring Crime Through Preventative Measures: Upcoming Topic at Orange County Community Conference
ORLANDO, Florida, June 28 -- Orange County issued the following news release: For Jason Reynolds in the Orange County Neighborhood Services Division, the concept of reducing crime through environmental design has always been fascinating. While receiving his master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida, Reynolds took a class in crime prevention that opened his eyes to the simple things people do not consider when building and designing communities. "I started to a  more

Florida A&M University Joins Seven Organizations in Signing Tallahassee-Leon County Sign Sustainability Compact
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) joined seven of the largest organizations in Leon County in signing a pledge to collectively confront key issues such as energy, transportation and waste that affect the environment. Member organizations signed the Capital Area Sustainability Compact during a ceremony at Domi Station in Railroad Square on Wednesday, June 26.   more

Florida A.G. Moody and Uber Announce Human Trafficking Interdiction Training Ahead of 2020 Super Bowl
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody and Uber today announced efforts to stop human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LIV. The National Football League's championship game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Feb. 2, 2020. Major sporting events attract thousands of visitors from around the world, including human traffickers. While these events can also create illegal markets, human t  more

Florida A.G. Moody Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Signing Bill to Support Opioid Litigation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following statement: Attorney General Ashley Moody today released the following statement on Governor Ron DeSantis signing HB 1253 into law. This new law will allow the Attorney General's Office to access limited information from Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Database to be used under protective order in the state's ongoing opioid litigation: "I want to thank Governor DeSantis for signing this important   more

Florida A.G. Moody: New Skimming Spoofing Stealing Scam Reported in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert following growing reports of a new multilayered scam involving skimming, spoofing and stealing financial information. The scam works like this: a scammer uses a skimmer to steal credit or debit card information, then uses spoofing technology to pose as the representative of a financial institution. Once the scammer reaches the target  more

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mayhew Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis' Budget Signing
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued the following statement by Secretary Mary Mayhew in response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of the state budget: "Our Agency oversees Florida's $28 billion Medicaid Program that serves close to four million recipients each month and is responsible for covering over 60 percent of child births in the state. "With an increasing portion of taxpayer dollars devoted to this effort, it is critical we pr  more

Florida Atlantic University Receives $1.5 Million HRSA Nursing Grant for Military Veterans
BOCA RATON, Florida, June 26 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida is home to approximately 1.5 million military veterans and has the third largest veteran population in the United States. Now, veterans will care for other veterans with a project designed to train veteran nursing students to provide primary care services to veterans in rural and underserved communities. Researchers from Florida Atlantic  more

Florida Atlantic University: Female and Minority Entrepreneurs Left Behind in Equity Crowdfunding
BOCA RATON, Florida, June 27 [TNSresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: A new study published in Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal by faculty at Florida Atlantic University College of Business and the University of Bergamo in Italy suggests equity crowdfunding has boosted opportunities for younger entrepreneurs, while helping to bridge the distance between startup companies and their  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on June 28
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 28 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Robocalls are a growing problem nationwide. Not only are they annoying, the calls are often part of a scam designed to trick consumers into parting with their hard-earned cash. My office is working diligently with our federal partners to stop these illegal calls, and this week, we joined the Federal Trade Commission in an effort to block one billion robocalls nationwide as part of Operat  more

Florida Auditor General Issues Report on Palm Beach County District School Board
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- The office of the Florida Auditor General released the following report: This operational audit of the Palm Beach County School District (District) focused on selected processes and administrative activities and included a follow-up on findings noted in our report Nos. 2017-149 and 2017-042. Our operational audit disclosed the following: Finding 1: The District continued to lack appropriate timelines for administering the school bus driver disciplinary process.  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Patronis Honors Holocaust Survivors for 10th Anniversary of the Terezin Declaration
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 28 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following news release: In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Terezin Declaration, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is honoring Holocaust survivors by continuing efforts to reunite survivors and their heirs with compensation and restitution for financial assets and property stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Through CFO Patronis' Division of Consumer Services, surv  more

Florida Democratic Party Congratulates Our Presidential Hopefuls for Two Great Nights of Ideas
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: The Florida Democratic Party congratulates all of the presidential hopefuls that took part in the DNC's first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate and show Florida all the wonderful and diverse ideas the Democratic Party has to offer. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "It was wonderful listening to all of our candidates discuss their ideas, their stories, and how they would ha  more

Florida Democratic Party Welcomes Our Presidential Hopefuls to the Second Night of the Miami Debate
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On the second day of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on NBC, the Florida Democratic Party welcomes the second group of presidential hopefuls to our beautiful city to discuss the issues that matter to Floridians. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: "Today is the second night of the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate and I welcome tonight's presidential hopefuls  more

Florida Democratic Party: Ahead of Trump's Latino Campaign Relaunch, Florida Latinos Condemn Trump's Toxic Agenda and Broken Promises
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: As Donald Trump prepares his latest effort to try to distract the Latino community from his record, leaders representing the various diverse Latino communities in Florida held a news conference on Monday highlighting Trump's toxic agenda and broken promises. At the event, community leaders spoke about the ways in which Trump and the Republicans' policies have specifically hurt Florida Latinos -- including   more

Florida Democratic Party: What They Are Saying - Florida Latinos 'Slammed' Trump's Record
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: As Donald Trump prepares his latest effort to try to distract the Latino community, news outlets across South Florida highlighted how Florida Latinos "slammed" his broken promises and toxic agenda. This morning, POLITICO Florida also detailed why Vice President Pence is the wrong choice to lead the Trump campaign's Hispanic outreach -- "Pence has wrongly stated that 10 terrorists a day get arrested at the   more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Fried Hosts Final Hemp Rulemaking Workshop in North Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials to host the third public hemp rulemaking workshop at the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee. Today's workshop was the third and final in a series of three events which took place in South, Central, and North Florida designed to ensure anyone interested i  more

Florida Department of Agriculture Issues Statement on State Hemp Legislation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on Florida hemp legislation (S.B. 1020): "Tonight's hemp bill signing marks a transformation in Florida, and a critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future, and expanding access to safe, quality CBD products. "For months, our Department has been developi  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Governor Ron DeSantis Signs CS/HB 7071
MERRITT ISLAND, Florida, June 24 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 7071: Workforce Education at the Space Florida offices in Merritt Island. The bill promotes career readiness and workforce opportunities for students and working adults, ensuring alignment between Florida's education and workforce needs. "By investing in workforce education and apprenticeship programs, our students will have new opportunities a  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Partners With Duke Energy for 'Park Power Days' Volunteer Event at Crystal River Preserve State Park
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service partnered with Duke Energy for a "Park Power Days" volunteer work day at Crystal River Preserve State Park. Nearly 50 Duke Energy employees and alumni joined park staff to aid with cleanup and improvement projects, including conducting trail maintenance to improve visitor experience with hiking,   more

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: Texting and Driving a Primary Offense Starting July 1
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 28 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: * * * - Florida motorists can be stopped and cited for texting and driving. * * * The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida's Put It Down: Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state's new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone to never drive distra  more

Florida Department of Lottery Secretary Poppell Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis' 2020 Budget
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- The Florida Department of Lottery issued the following statement by Secretary Jim Poppell on the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' 2020 budget: "The Florida Lottery applauds Governor DeSantis for his education budget for fiscal year 2019-20. "This budget reflects Governor DeSantis' unwavering dedication to ensuring every student in the sunshine state receives the best education possible. "Our core mission at the Florida Lottery is to maximize revenues for the enhan  more

Florida Department of State Announces Events & Opportunities to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: On July 20, 1969, the United States of America accomplished a feat of impossibilities by landing the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle on the moon. Florida played a key role in this achievement by serving as the Apollo 11 mission's physical launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. The Department will be offering a variety of opportunities to recognize and celebrate Florida's role in this his  more

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs: Gov. DeSantis Signs Two Bills to Support Florida's Veterans
TAMPA, Florida, June 26 -- The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs issued the following news: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed CS/CS/HB 501: Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans and CS/CS/HB 427: Honor and Remember Flag, at the University of South Florida's Office of Veteran Success, June 26. "Here in Florida, we take great pride in being the most veteran-friendly state in the nation and I am proud to sign these two bills today to support our veterans," said Governor DeSantis. "With more tha  more

Florida First Lady DeSantis Highlights $8 Million to Expand Critical Child Welfare and Family Support Services
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, who also serves as Chair of Florida's Children and Youth Cabinet, hosted a listening session on mental health and substance abuse at Tampa General Hospital with elected officials and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. During the visit, on behalf of the Governor, the First Lady highlighted that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be dep  more

Florida First Lady DeSantis Highlights Major Announcements to Assist Northwest Florida Residents and Provide Mental Health Support Services
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- First Lady Casey DeSantis, R-Florida, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Yesterday, on behalf of Governor Ron DeSantis, First Lady Casey DeSantis toured sites in Northwest Florida and highlighted major announcements being implemented by state agencies and federal partners to assist Northwest Florida residents and provide mental health support services to communities impacted by the trauma of Hurricane Michael. During the visit, the First Lady highligh  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Extension of Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Agricultural Producers Impacted By Hurricane Michael
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 28 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the extension of the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to July 12, 2019. The $25 million program will help agricultural producers in designated disaster areas prepare for the upcoming growing seasons, as part of ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael. Designated disaster areas include Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Highlights Workforce Education at Pre-Apprenticeship Program Graduation in Miami
MIAMI, Florida, June 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed parents, students and faculty at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Pre-Apprenticeship Program 2019 Graduates Recognition Ceremony. Earlier in the day, the Governor signed CS/HB 7071: Workforce Education at the Space Florida offices in Merritt Island. The bill promotes career readiness and workforce opportunities for students and working adults, ensuring alignment  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Community Leaders to Dedicate Habitat for Humanity Homes in Pompano Beach
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined elected officials, community leaders and homeowners for the dedication of the first seven of more than 70 Habitat for Humanity homes in Pompano Beach. The new housing project was dedicated and named A Rick Case Habitat Community. The Governor was joined by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Former United States Senator George LeMieux, State Represent  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Oversees Deployment of the 125th Fighter Wing of Florida Air Guard
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received a briefing and helped oversee the deployment mission of the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard on a Central Command (CENTCOM) deployment in Southwest Asia. The Governor was joined by Florida National Guard Adjutant General James O. Eifert, Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing Commander Paul Reedy, Florida Air National Guard Assistant  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs 15 Bills
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: * CS/CS/SB 366 - Infectious Disease Elimination Programs * CS/CS/SB 620 - Military-friendly Initiatives * CS/CS/HB 427 - Honor and Remember Flag * CS/CS/HB 441 - E911 Systems * CS/CS/HB 449 - Alzheimer's Disease * CS/CS/HB 501 - Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans * CS/CS/HB 725 - Commercial Motor Vehicles * CS/HB 807 - Civics   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs CS/HB 7071
MERRITT ISLAND, Florida, June 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 7071: Workforce Education at the Space Florida offices in Merritt Island. The bill promotes career readiness and workforce opportunities for students and working adults, ensuring alignment between Florida's education and workforce needs. "By investing in workforce education and apprenticeship programs, our students will have new opportunities and career  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Four Bills and Vetoes Two Bills
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 27 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: * CS/CS/HB 369 - Substance Abuse Services * CS/CS/CS/SB 796 - Public Utility Storm Protection Plans * CS/CS/CS/HB 1033 - Continuing Care Contracts * HB 5303 - Child Support Enforcement Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed the following bills: * HB 7067 - Registration Fees * HB 7073 - Permit and Inspection Fees For PDF copies of the transmitta  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Seven Bills and Vetoes One Bill
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 28 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: * CS/HB 9 - Community Redevelopment Agencies * CS/CS/HB 437 - Community Development Districts * CS/SB 7066 - Election Administration * CS/CS/HB 7103 - Community Development and Housing * CS/HB 7107 - Controlled Substances * CS/HB 7125 - Administration of Justice * HB 7127 - Corporate Income Tax Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed the followi  more

Florida Gov. Desantis' 'Bold Vision for a Brighter Future' Budget Provides $10.8 Billion in Florida DOT Funding
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: Governor Ron DeSantis announced today the signing of his "Bold Vision for a Brighter Future" budget which will provide $10.8 billion in funding for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), including $9.7 billion in the Department's Work Program. This funding allows FDOT to make critical investments in Florida's transportation system. Governor DeSantis said, "By signing the Bold   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis, State Fire Marshall Patronis, Commissioner Fried, Emergency Management Director Moskowitz Urge Fire Safety This Summer
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is joining CFO and State Fire Marshall Jimmy Patronis, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, and Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Jared Moskowitz in urging Florida residents and visitors to practice fire safety as dangerous fire conditions are possible throughout Florida this summer. "Especially as we near the Fourth of July holiday and famil  more

Florida Insurance Commissioner Altmaier Issues Statement on Florida FY 2020 Budget
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued the following statement by Commissioner David Altmaier on the Florida fiscal 2020 budget: "The Office of Insurance Regulation oversees one of the largest, most complex insurance industries in the world and Governor DeSantis continues to show he remains committed to fostering insurance markets where reliable insurance products remain available across our state at more affordable prices for all Floridians. "I look  more

Florida International University: Related Group Foundation Makes $1M Naming Gift to Metropolitan Center
MIAMI, Florida, June 24 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU's Metropolitan Center announced today a $1 million endowment gift from the Related Philanthropic Foundation. The gift will help bolster the center's world-renowned applied research and job-training initiatives, as well as its ongoing efforts to provide policy solutions to organizations throughout South Florida. In recognition of this generous donati  more

Florida International University: Scientists Capture First-Ever Video of Giant Squid in U.S. Waters
MIAMI, Florida, June 25 [TNSresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom and Lori Schweikert were among a team of researchers gathered around a monitor when the tentacle first came into view. It floated in and out of the darkness offering no hint of what was on the other end. Then, in an elegant explosion of arms and tentacles, the creature revealed itself -- the ph  more

Florida International University: Stempel College Receives $6.6M to Study Parkinson's Disease
MIAMI, Florida, June 25 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded Kim Tieu--professor and interim chair of the department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work--a $6.6 million grant to study how brain cells die in Parkinson's disease and to develop effective drug therapies for this brain condi  more

Florida Museum of Natural Histor: Even Stranger Things - What's Next for Demogorgon? Scientists Weigh In
GAINESVILLE, Florida, June 29 [TNSresearch] -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: In the Netflix series "Stranger Things," the Demogorgon - a humanlike predatory creature whose face opens like a flower to reveal rows of menacing teeth - is a force to be reckoned with. The creature gradually destroys the town of Hawkins one building, crop and person at a time. Though the Demogorgon is a mythical creature from the "Upside Down," a shadowy alternate dimensio  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for June 24-28
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190110-EI DATE FILED: 06/24/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0239-PCO-EI Order PSC-2019-0239-PCO-EI acknowledging intervention by OPC; parties shall furnish copies of all testimony, exhs, pleadings, and other documents filed in this docket to OPC/Kelly and Rehwinkel. DOCKET TITLE: Petition for limited proceeding for recovery of increme  more

Florida PSC Reports Consumer Renewables Increased by More Than 50 Percent Last Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Customer-owned renewable generation installations increased 57 percent in 2018, according to utility reports filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). Renewable system interconnections totaled 37,862, up from 24,157 in 2017. Statewide, electric generation capacity from customer-owned renewable systems increased 54 percent, reaching 317,462 kilowatts (kW). Solar photovoltaic   more

Florida Secretary of State Lee Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Signing Budget
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 21 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following statement regarding Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of the budget: "I applaud Governor Ron DeSantis for signing the 2019-2020 budget, which includes $2.8 million for election security. Governor DeSantis has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to ensuring Florida's elections are protected, and this additional funding will help address any areas of critical need in our elections systems prior to the   more

Florida Secretary of State: Florida History Day Students Excel at National History Day
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 24 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee is pleased to announce that Florida students excelled at the National History Day (NHD) competition in College Park, Maryland, winning five national awards and recognitions. From June 9-13, 60 students and 21 teachers represented the Sunshine State by attending the national competition at the University of Maryland. "At the Florida History Day state cont  more

Florida State University-National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: Tropical Soil Disturbance Could Be Hidden Source of Carbon Dioxide
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 26 [TNSresearch] -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Using powerful instruments at the National MagLab, scientists discovered that older dissolved organics from deforested areas were more energy-rich, and potentially more harmful to the planet. * * * Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the   more

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Nine Bills From the Florida Legislature
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until July 10th, 2019 to act on these bills. * CS/HB 21 - Hospital Licensure * CS/CS/HB 23 - Telehealth * CS/HB 629 - Lottery Games * CS/HB 807 - Civics Education * CS/HB 843 - Health Care * HB 983 - Ratification of Rules of the Department of Financial Services * CS/HB 1159 - Private Prop  more

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs H.B. 5301
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 5301: Information Technology Reorganization. The bill consolidates the Agency for State Technology (AST) into the Department of Management Services (DMS). This will increase efficiency by streamlining the state's technology and telecommunications functions. The bill also modernizes the state's strategy for data storage by adopting a cloud-first data policy  more

Greenberg Traurig's Danielle Gonzalez Appointed To United Way of Miami Dade's Women United Executive Committee
MIAMI, Florida, June 27 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Danielle Gonzalez, a Real Estate shareholder in the Miami office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been appointed to the United Way of Miami-Dade's Women United Executive Committee. Women United is connected to United Way Worldwide's growing, global movement representing more than 70,000 women in 165 communities across six countries. The organization's membership represents a diverse and   more

Hillsborough County: Fire Rescue Paramedics Embed With SWAT Team in High-Risk Situations
TAMPA, Florida, June 28 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - MERT paramedics receive extensive law enforcement training * * * An elite group of Fire Rescue paramedics works side-by-side with the County sheriff's SWAT team in potentially volatile situations - defusing hostage standoffs, confronting armed and barricaded suspects, and rounding up people accused of felonies. Hillsborough County's Medical Emergency Response Technicians (MERT) squad is attached to the Hillsbo  more

Holland & Knight Advises Brightstar Capital Partners in Acquisition of Gateway Bobcat
MIAMI, Florida, June 24 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight represented Brightstar Capital Partners in its acquisition of Gateway Bobcat, LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri-based provider of industrial equipment. The transaction is the first through Brightstar's newly-formed company, InfraServ US, LLC, which will serve as an industrial equipment dealership and services platform. The deal was announced on June 19. Brightstar is a private equity firm t  more

Hot Enough For Ya? Tampa Electric Customers Break Energy-use Record This Week
TAMPA, Florida, June 28 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: * * * - Extreme Heat and Humidity Spur Record-Breaking Energy Use for Summer * * * Extreme heat pushed Tampa Electric customers to use record amounts of energy this week. At 4:49 p.m. Tuesday, customers set a new record for summer electricity use - the highest amount of electricity used at any one moment - with 4,428 megawatts (MW). That surpassed the previous hourly record of 4,373 MW, which was set July 5, 2016.   more

IHeartRadio Expands The PRIDE Radio Footprint With the Addition of 12 HD Stations Across the Country
NEW YORK, Texas, June 26 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release: * * * - Chappy Signs on As First Official Sponsor of PRIDE Radio - YouTube Sensation Alex Aiono To Join the iHeartRadio Float for NYC WorldPride * * * iHeartMedia announced today that PRIDE Radio, The Pulse of LGBTQ America, has expanded its footprint with the addition of 12 HD radio stations to debut immediately. iHeartRadio's PRIDE Radio brings the best of music and programming to the LGBTQ+ community and its allie  more

Lee Health, Cancer Specialists Bring Cancer Survivors Together to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day With the Fort Myers Miracle
FORT MYERS, Florida, June 24 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: Cancer survivors and their caregivers recently celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day(R) and a Celebration of Life at CenturyLink Sports Complex. At the event, held June 8, the survivors and their caregivers were recognized by their doctors and health care staff from Lee Health, Lee Physician Group and the Regional Cancer Center, including team members from Florida Cancer Specialists, Florida Gynecologic Oncology   more

Lee Health: Gulf Coast Medical Center Receives Patient Safety Excellence Award
FORT MYERS, Florida, June 24 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: * * * - Healthgrades Award Recognizes Top Hospitals for Prevention of Adverse Safety Incidents * * * 'Lee Health's Gulf Coast Medical Center was named one of the recipients of the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This marks the second consecutive year the hospital has received this honor. This award recognizes the top 10  more

Marion County's 911 Communications Center Among World's Elite
OCALA, Florida, June 24 -- Marion County issued the following news: Marion County Public Safety Communications recently earned fire and medical re-accreditations from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED). While many dispatch centers are accredited in fire or medical call-taking procedures, Marion County's Communications Center, 696 NW 30th Ave., Ocala, is recognized by IAED as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE), one of only 21, dual-certified centers around the globe.  more

McGlinchey Stafford's Manuel Farach Honored With Lawyer of the Year, Hall of Fame Distinctions
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, June 28 -- McGlinchey Stafford, a law firm, issued the following news release: McGlinchey Stafford proudly announces that Member Manuel Farach has received recognition by his peers in two distinguished categories announced this week. The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education will honor Manny with the 2019 Judge Anstead Award for Board Certified Lawyer of the Year at a reception tonight, June 27, in Boca Raton. The award honors a single attorney who is   more

Memorial Health System: Taking Hospital Transparency to the Next Level
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, June 25 -- Memorial Health System issued the following news release: * * * - Memorial's Online Tool Deliver Consumers Individualized Pricing and Quality Information * * * Whether a consumer has insurance or is self-paying for medical services, the most asked question is, "What will my out-of-pocket cost be?" Now, thanks to the evolution of Memorial Healthcare System's healthcare price website, the answer is just a few keystrokes away. Memorial's online transparency tool  more

Miami City Commission Approves Funding for Affordable, Workforce Housing
MIAMI, Florida, June 27 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: The City of Miami Commission approved the use of $7.15 million of the Miami Forever Bond today to fund five planned affordable/workforce housing rental developments. The funds are part of the initial $58.7 million tranche of Miami Forever Bond and will be complemented by a roughly $180 million private investment by housing developers. Collectively, the funding will facilitate development of more than 500 new affordable/work  more

Miami City Commission Approves New Liberty City Trolley Route
MIAMI, Florida, June 27 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: The City of Miami Commission today unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by District 5 City Commissioner Keon Hardemon to add a new Miami Trolley route, expanding the popular service into the Liberty City community. "I'm thrilled to bring new Miami Trolley Service to all who live and work in the Liberty City community and I appreciate the support of my Commission colleagues and the administration in moving this forwa  more

Miami Dade College Receives Nearly $2 Million From Department of Labor to Boost Apprenticeship Opportunities
MIAMI, Florida, June 26 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies Grant worth nearly $2 million to expand and create new apprenticeship opportunities in Florida. In collaboration with Polk State College, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Kaseya software company, and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), MDC will use the funds to develop t  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Announces Unparalleled Assessment Results
MIAMI, Florida, June 28 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released results today from the Spring 2019 administration of the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, the Statewide Science Assessment, and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. "Miami-Dade County Public Schools' students continue to demonstrate exceptional academ  more

NASA Chooses Bechtel Team for Design/Build of Second Mobile Launcher for Next US Heavy-Lift Rocket
RESTON, Virginia, June 27 -- Bechtel issued the following news release: * * * - Space Launch System designed to carry payloads and astronauts to Moon, Mars * * * Bechtel announced today it has been selected to return to the Space Coast in Florida and the space and launch infrastructure market. NASA has chosen Bechtel National Inc., along with teaming subcontractors, to design, build, test, and commission Mobile Launcher 2, the ground structure that will be used to assemble and launch the nex  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Milestone Relocation Solutions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-100): In the Matter of Milestone Relocation Solutions, Inc., 801 94th Avenue N., Suite 203, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702 - Termination of Liability Insurance BY THE COMMISSION: The Commission has been advised by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles that they have received notification from ICC Insurance Companies that your liability coverage will be canceled as of July  more

Orange County: Virgin Trains USA Breaks Ground on Central Florida Expansion
ORLANDO, Florida, June 25 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, broke ground on Monday, June 24, 2019, for the nation's largest privately funded infrastructure project to expand its passenger rail service to Orlando - connecting the region to South Florida. The event, held at the new South Terminal at Orlando International Airport, is part of the company's Phase 2 expansion into Central Florida. The terminal will also serve as a transportat  more

Orlando International Airport Anticipates Record-Setting Fourth of July Travel
ORLANDO, Florida, June 27 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: More than 1.5 million travelers are estimated to pass through Florida's busiest airport during the Fourth of July travel period, the 11-day travel period between June 28 and July 8. The estimated total, which includes anticipated arrivals and departures, would be a 4.2 percent increase over the same holiday travel period in 2018. "With Orlando being named the top Fourth of July travel destination by   more

Orlando International Airport Celebrates Fourth of July
ORLANDO, Florida, June 26 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: In celebration of Independence Day, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority with the Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport will honor America's history with a patriotic concert by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra called Liberty Weekend. This year's theme, "Freedom - The Sound of America", will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29, during the annual Fourth of July spectacular. Airport leaders i  more

Orlando International Airport: Aerolineas Argentinas Announces New Nonstop Service to Buenos Aires
ORLANDO, Florida, June 25 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: Time to celebrate starting this December with a new seasonal non-stop flight between Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport and Orlando International Airport. Argentinean travelers will be enjoying Orlando's theme parks while Central Floridians tango their way around Buenos Aires, the most visited city in South America. "The arrival of Aerolineas Argentinas allows us to better serve travelers look  more

Orlando Utilities Commission Aids Artificial Reef Project Off Coast of St. Lucie County
ORLANDO, Florida, June 25 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: * * * - Utility's Donation of 200 Tons of Concrete Blocks Helps Create Marine Habitat - Video & Photos of Ship Sinking Are Available at https://we.tl/t-PKNGezVPm * * * OUC's contribution to an artificial reef project - more than 400,000 pounds of concrete blocks - now rests in 100 feet of water off the coast of St. Lucie County. The 200 tons of concrete were used to stabilize the 180-foot cargo ship Voi  more

Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department Publishes Annual Water Quality Reports
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 26 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: PBC Water Utilities Department logoThe Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) announced the publication of its 2018 Annual Water Quality Reports for both the eastern and western communities on Wednesday, June 26. The reports, which can be accessed online at PBCWater.com by clicking on the "Water Quality" tab at the top of the page, feature results from more than 80,000 laboratory tests of P  more

Palm Beach County: Mayor Bernard Earns Advanced County Commissioner Designation
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 25 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: The Florida Counties Foundation (FCF) presented Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the foundation. Mayor Bernard received the recognition along with 22 other county commissioners throughout the state during an awards ceremony held at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) annual c  more

President Galvano Names Senator Broxson Chair of the Florida Defense Support Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 28 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today named Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola) as Chair of the Florida Defense Support Task Force. Originally appointed to the Task Force by Senate President Joe Negron, Senator Broxson will begin a one-year term as Chair on July 1, 2019. "I am pleased to appoint Senator Broxson as the Chair of the Florida Defense Support Task Force. Senator Broxson has always been  more

Raymond James Expands Investment Banking Practice, Hires Veteran Paper & Packaging Sector Banker
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 27 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James is expanding the capabilities of its Diversified Industrials Investment Banking practice with the hiring of Brent Cunningham as managing director and sector head of paper & packaging. Cunningham has nearly 20 years of sector, M&A and capital markets experience working with corporate and private equity clients globally. "It's our goal to expand the scope of coverage for Diversified Indus  more

Raymond James Investment Banking Professionals Recognized as Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 28 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: The M&A Advisor named Raymond James investment bankers Scott Green and Japhet Wuensch to its 10th Annual Emerging Leaders list1. On September 17th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie awards gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce Green, Wuensch, and the other Emerging Leaders Award winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. In the last 12 months, Green  more

Raymond James Investment Banking Wins Three International Deal of the Year Awards From The M&A Advisor
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 26 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with three honors at The M&A Advisor's 11th annual International M&A Awards Gala1 held June 5 at the New York Athletic Club. This year, Raymond James took home three deal-of-the-year awards for its role in two advisory transactions. * M&A Deal of the Year (Over $500MM To $1B) for the acquisition of a majority stake in Amann Girrbach AG by Capvis Equity  more

Ripley Entertainment: Bruce Campbell's Encounter With the Unexplained
ORLANDO, Florida, June 26 -- Ripley Entertainment issued the following news: Travel Channel has brought Ripley's Believe It or Not! back to television with veteran actor, Bruce Campbell, introducing viewers to the strange, bizarre, and unusual every Sunday night at 9pm|8c. This week on the Ripley's Believe It or Notcast, hosts Brent Donaldson and Ryan Clark talk to Bruce about the show, asking him what it's like in the world-famous Ripley Warehouse. Bruce's Believe It or Not! instincts are a  more

Roper Technologies Issues Financials for Second Quarter of 2019
SARASOTA, Florida, June 28 -- Roper Technologies, a software designer and developer, issued the following news: Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced that its financial results for the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30, 2019, will be released before the market opens on Thursday, July 25, 2019. A conference call to discuss these results has been scheduled for 8:00 AM ET on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing +1 888-204-4368 (US/Canada) or +1  more

Sam's Club and Instacart 'Cheers' to Introduction of Alcohol Delivery
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, June 24 -- Sam's Club issued the following news release: * * * - For the first-time-ever, Sam's Club introduces same-day alcohol delivery via Instacart * * * Just in time for summer, Sam's Club shoppers using Instacart can now get same-day alcohol delivery, alongside their groceries and household essentials. Sam's Club alcohol delivery is currently available in select markets across multiple states including Florida, California and Missouri, to name a few. Alcohol deli  more

Sarasota County: Fire Department Receives American Heart Association Award for Third Year
SARASOTA, Florida, June 26 -- Sarasota County issued the following news: * * * - Sarasota County Fire Department receives American Heart Association award for third year * * * The Sarasota County Fire Department has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for the third year in a row, which highlights quality improvement measures for treating patients who experience severe heart attacks. Sarasota County Fire Department has over 500 emergency medical s  more

School District of Indian River County: Tuttle Law Recognized at the Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards
VERO BEACH, Florida, June 25 -- The School District of Indian River County has issued the following news: Mr. Tuttle is a local attorney in Vero Beach, Florida. In the early 90's, Mr. Tuttle worked in a law firm in Brevard county, and heard of the need for programs and contests specifically for students with disabilities. After running the holiday card contest for 6 years in Brevard county, he moved to Indian River County in 2002, opened his own firm, and carried on the contest, officially nami  more

South Florida Water Management District Partners With State, Local Agencies to Evaluate Stormwater Treatment for the C-43 Storage Reservoir
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 28 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - At the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis, the District is working to expedite this study as well as two dozen priority Everglades restoration projects. * * * The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has joined with the Florida Department of Environmental (DEP) protection and several local governments to form a working group to address a crucial component of res  more

Tampa Convention Center Welcomes Wounded Warriors From Across the Globe for the Warrior Games
TAMPA, Florida, June 25 -- The Tampa Convention Center issued the following news: Get ready to #BeInspired! The Warrior Games have officially begun and the Tampa Convention Center is proud to host a number of sporting events at our facility. The Warrior Games are a Paralympic-style competition that highlights the impressive athleticism, perseverance, and fight spirit of wounded warriors across the globe. This year, USSOCOM (based out of MacDill Air Force Base) is hosting this competition, bri  more

Tampa Electric Launches Innovative Shared Solar Program - No Roof Required
TAMPA, Florida, June 26 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: * * * - Sun Select Program Allows Customers to Choose to Get All Their Energy From the Sun * * * Tampa Electric customers can now choose to receive some - or all - of their electricity from the sun. Sun Select, the utility's new shared solar program, starts today. It allows residential and small-business customers to subscribe to receive 25 percent, 50 percent or 100 percent of their power from solar energy. Larger  more

University of Florida: Moving Beyond 'Woke'
GAINESVILLE, Florida, June 25 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Florida issued the following news: * * * - Turning awareness into action to support LGBTQ+ people of color * * * There's room for everyone in the fight against oppression, says University of Florida researcher Della Mosley. Mosley studies the wellness of marginalized communities, particularly LGBTQ+ people of color, who face disproportionate levels of violence. (In 2018, killings of transgender people surpassed 2017'  more

University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Rescue Reef Program Teams Up With NFL, Others to Build Coral Restoration Site Off Miami
MIAMI, Florida, June 27 -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: By Diana Udel Scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School's Rescue a Reef program suited up with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee (MSBHC), NFL Green, FORCE BLUE, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, and Verizon Wireless to build the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Reef. Divers harvested 100 staghorn corals from UM's Experimental Hatcher  more

University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science: One-of-a-Kind Floating Laboratories Track Marine Environmental Change
MIAMI, Florida, June 29 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - UM Rosenstiel School-led OceanScope project aboard Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships provides unprecedented information on oceans, climate * * * By Annie Reisewitz When scientists said bon voyage to their first oceanographic instruments aboard a cruise ship 20 years ago, they could only imagine the depth of knowledge it wou  more

University of Minnesota: Research Brief - Scope of Training for Those Providing Unproven Stem Cell Interventions in the U.S.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, June 26 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release: New research from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, Albany Medical College, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations shows some U.S. facilities selling unlicensed and unproven stem cell interventions are employing physicians and other clinicians who are practicing outside their professional scope of training. In a research letter published   more

VerdeGo Aero, SeaMax to Join Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Applied Aviation, Engineering Research Hangar
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, June 28 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: * * * - Innovative Firms to Bring More Jobs to Volusia County. * * * With the addition of two innovative businesses - VerdeGo(TM) Aero, a hybrid-electric aerospace powertrain firm, and light-sport aircraft maker SeaMax(TM) - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Applied Aviation and Engineering Research (AAER) Hangar has reached capacity and is primed to expand employment in Volusia County. E  more