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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 85 items )  

A.T. Still University-KCOM Associate Dean Presents at National Osteopathic Medical Conferences
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, July 11 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news: Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME, was invited to give national presentations at both the United States Osteopathic Regulatory Summit in Naples, Florida and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)'s Annual Education Conference in Orlando, Florida this year. Dr. LaBaere, an associate dean of postgraduate training at A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (A  more

Aware of Plastic's Downside, Florida Institute of Technology Researching Steel Mesh Oyster Mats
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 13 [TNSresearch] -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Moving Beyond Traditional Plastic, Which Creates Environmental Concerns * * * Oyster reefs are essential for healthy coastal ecosystems, filtering large volumes of water and improving water clarity and quality. In the Indian River Lagoon, where oyster populations have decreased as a result of overharvesting and habitat degradation, human-made oyster mats are a helpful tool in the f  more

Bradley Attorney Eliot Peace Appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida's Second District Court of Appeal
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 8 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Eliot B. Peace, an attorney in the firm's Tampa office, has been appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second District Court of Appeal. "Eliot is an outstanding choice by Governor DeSantis to serve on the state's Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second District Court of Appeal, and we congratulate hi  more

Bryan Cave: Firm Represents Worldwide Terminals Fernandina LLC in $28 Million Reorganization and Expansion of Florida Port
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 9 -- Bryan Cave, a law firm, issued the following news release: The international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP represented Worldwide Terminals Fernandina LLC (WTF), parent of the operator of the Port of Fernandina in northeastern Florida, in connection with its recent corporate reorganization and the issuance of approximately $28 million of port revenue bonds by the Ocean Highway and Port Authority. Proceeds will be used to refinance WTF's acquisition of th  more

Carnival Cruise Line Launches Redesigned 'GoCCL Navigator' Booking Tool for Travel Advisors
MIAMI, Florida, July 9 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: * * * - Based on Agent Feedback, Revamped Booking Engine Features Many Top-Requested Features to Make Site More User-Friendly and Efficient * * * Carnival Cruise Line has launched "GoCCL Navigator," a redesigned and renamed cruise booking tool for travel advisors. The result of a year of research and design, the release of Phase 1 today represents the first major overhaul of Carnival's booking   more

Chamber of Shipping of America Honors 104 Crowley Vessels for Safe Operations
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 11 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) honored 104 vessels owned and/or managed by Crowley Maritime Corporation with annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their combined 737 years of incident-free service in safe operations through 2018. Of the 104 vessels awarded, 27 have gone without an incident for 10 or more years, including the f  more

Cisco Webex Brings the Apollo Team Back Together to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Historic Lunar Landing
ORLANDO, Florida, July 12 -- Cisco Systems issued the following news release: * * * - And You Can Tune in Too * * * Fifty years ago next week, a Saturn V rocket launched the Apollo 11 and the world was never the same. To mark the momentous occasion that led to man's first steps on the moon, the Apollo 50th Gala will take place on July 16 at the iconic Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Most of us remember the names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but it t  more

Dinsmore Atlanta Office Grows With Addition of Tucker C. Motta
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 11 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes Tucker C. Motta as an associate to the firm's Atlanta office, adding to the employment group. Motta spent the beginning of his legal career in Florida. Most recently, he clerked for the Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell where he handled a wide variety of civil and criminal matters at the trial court level. Before that, he worked as a civil litigation associate at a larg  more

Disney Cruise Line Celebrates 'Day of the Seafarer' With Students From the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps
ORLANDO, Florida, July 12 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: As part of Disney Cruise Line's commitment to inspire the next generation of maritime professionals, Disney Dream shipboard officers hosted a group of students onboard from the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) while the ship was docked in Nassau. The International Maritime Organization's "Day of the Seafarer" is celebrated annually on June 25 and recognizes the unique contributions made by seafarers from  more

Disney Cruise Line Wins Top Ocean Cruise Line in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
ORLANDO, Florida, July 10 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Travel + Leisure readers have chosen Disney Cruise Line as the No. 1 Ocean Cruise Line among those carrying 2,200 passengers or more. As part of the publication's World's Best Awards, readers were asked to rate cruise lines on their service, staterooms, food, destinations, excursions and value. "This award is an honor for our team," said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line. "It certainly is a testam  more

EL AL Launches Non-Stop Air Service Between Orlando, Tel Aviv This Summer
ORLANDO, Florida, July 9 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: Travelers looking to spend summer exploring new destinations rich with history and culture now have direct access to Tel Aviv, Israel, with all-new air service from EL AL Israel Airlines. The connection will offer business and economy class service every Tuesday through August 20. "As the most-visited destination in the United States, Orlando is honored to be added to the summer flight schedule for EL  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Eagle Named National Army ROTC Recruiter of the Year
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, July 11 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Retired Lt. Col. Oakland McCulloch, recruiting operations officer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, has been selected by United States Army Cadet Command (USACC) as 2019's Recruiter of the Year. A 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army, McCulloch transitioned to Embry-Riddle in 2011 and has served as a recruiting officer for the past four years. The secret to his success,   more

Entergy is Closely Monitoring Disturbance in the Gulf
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 10 -- Entergy issued the following news release: Entergy crews are working throughout the day Wednesday as a line of severe weather caused power outages across southeast Louisiana. Crews are expected to work into the evening safely restoring power to customers affected by the winds, lightning, heavy rain and flooding associated with Wednesday's weather event. In addition, company officials and crews continue to monitor the disturbance located off the coast of Flori  more

Entergy Louisiana Is Closely Monitoring Disturbance in the Gulf
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 10 -- Entergy issued the following news release: Entergy Louisiana continues to monitor the disturbance located off the coast of Florida as it moves toward the central Gulf of Mexico. Though the storm is currently poorly organized, Entergy Louisiana is prepared for the possibility that this weather system could bring severe thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, higher tides and coastal flooding to the state. While the system's strength upon landfall and exact p  more

Florida A.G. Moody Hosts Mental Health and Criminal Justice Round Table in Bay County
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 10 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today hosted part three of the Attorney General's Mental Health and Criminal Justice Round Table Summer Series. The discussion, held at the Bay County Sheriff's Office, focused on best practices for addressing mental health issues among those individuals awaiting trial, serving time and released after completing jail sentences--with a focus on preventing crime.  more

Florida A.G. Moody Launches Patriot Protection Week Campaign
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 8 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is launching the Patriot Protection Week Campaign in recognition of National Military Consumer Protection Month. As part of the new campaign, Attorney General Moody will be offering tips and resources directly to Florida service members and veterans on Twitter. Attorney General Moody is also releasing her new Military Consumer Protection Guide full of informatio  more

Florida A.G. Moody Names 2019 School Resource Officer of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 9 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers recognized Deputy Cullen Coraine of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office as the 2019 School Resource Officer of the Year. Deputy Coraine received the award at the 40th annual FASRO Conference in Doral. More than 600 law enforcement officers from around the state celebrated Deputy Corraine's positive influen  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on July 12
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Our military members risk their lives in service to our country. Sadly, while they are deployed overseas, and even after they retire from service, scammers may target them to try to make a dishonest dollar. July is Military Consumer Protection Month, and in recognition of the month, I launched our Patriot Protection Week Campaign. This initiative aims to help Florida's service members an  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Issues Statement on 9-Month Anniversary of Hurricane Michael Landfall in Florida Panhandle
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the nine-month anniversary of Hurricane Michael making landfall in the Florida Panhandle: "Nine months ago today, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a massive Category 5 storm, changing these communities and my hometown of Panama City forever. "While we've made great strides in recovery, there is still so much more work to be done. There are currently more  more

Florida Democrats Condemn Trump's Continued Attacks on Immigrants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, Congressman Darren Soto, State Senator Bobby Powell and State Representative Cindy Polo held a press call to denounce Trump's attacks on the immigrant community, after the announcement of expected raids targeting migrant families to begin on Sunday in 10 cities across the United States, including Miami. In the last week, President Trump has embarked on a new set of attacks to immigrant communities,   more

Florida Democrats Slam Trump's Latest Attempt to Roll Back the Affordable Care Act
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 9 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On July 9, Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo held a press call to denounce the Trump administration's attempt to have the courts declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and place the health care of millions of Americans at risk. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz "I think that it's important for us to say at the o  more

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Issues Statement on Major Ruling in Florida Medical Marijuana Program Case
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 9 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole Fried: Today, the First District Court of Appeals issued a ruling (https://www.1dca.org/content/download/531452/5898355/file/184471_1284_07092019_11432110_i.pdf) that upholds portions of an injunction against the state's medical marijuana program. "Today's major ruling is a victory for openness and the future of medical marijuana in Florida. When 71  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried & Florida Forest Service Approves Over $500,000 for Volunteer Fire Departments Impacted by Hurricane Michael
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and the Florida Forest Service announced more than $500,000 approved for volunteer fire departments in counties impacted by Hurricane Michael. The funding comes through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program, a program that provides federal financial, technical and other assistance to State Foresters to organize, train and   more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Panhandle to Highlight Florida Aquaculture
YOUNGSTOWN, Florida, July 11 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited Bay County to highlight the community's aquaculture industry. Commissioner Fried toured the shellfish processing facility at Webb's Seafood Inc. in Youngstown, and spoke about the Panhandle's growing aquaculture industry. Aquaculture/Seafood Fa  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Panhandle to Highlight Food Insecurity
PANAMA CITY, Florida, July 11 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited Bay County to raise awareness of local food insecurity. Commissioner Fried spent time at a Summer BreakSpot children's meal event at Oscar Patterson Elementary School in Panama City, a partnership between FDACS, Mercy Chefs, and Feeding the Gul  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $240,000 in Competitive Florida Partnership Grants to Six Rural Florida Communities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 10 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: 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 acr  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $2.9 Million to Communities for Continued Work With Military Installations Through Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.9 million in funding for military-related programs through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program and the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations. "As a vet  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Participates in 2019 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Trade Show
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - Exhibit highlighted the importance of environmental stewardship and Florida's natural resources * * * This week, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection exhibited at the 2019 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) trade show, highlighting the importance of environmental stewardship and awareness of Florida's natural resources when f  more

Florida Department of State Approves Election Security Grant Applications for 55 Counties Totaling More Than $2.3 Million
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 8 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Following Governor DeSantis' recent announcement of the redistribution of unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to enhance election security, Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee today announced the Florida Department of State has approved election security grant applications totaling $2,343,395 for all 55 counties that applied. Please find a list of approved applications and funding a  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces More Than $2.9 Million to Communities for Continued Work With Military Installations Through Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.9 million in funding for military-related programs through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program and the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations. "As a veteran, I k  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Nonstop Air Service Between Tel Aviv and Orlando
ORLANDO, Florida, July 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced new, nonstop seasonal El Al air service between Tel Aviv and Orlando. The new flights, operating during the months of July and August, will offer a direct link between Israel's second most populous city and one of Florida's most popular destinations. "I'm happy to announce this new nonstop flight between Orlando and Tel Aviv which will provide Floridians and Israe  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Construction Industry Licensing Board
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Mario Famada and the reappointment of Donald Cesarone, Jr. to the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Mario Famada Famada, of Miami, is the owner of City Roofing and Construction, Inc. He is the founder of Raise the Roof, a non-profit organization that provides free roofs for families in need in Miami-Dade County. Famada is an active De  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Katherine San Pedro and the reappointment of Jesse Biter to the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. Katherine San Pedro San Pedro, of Miami, is a partner at Ballard Partners, Inc. San Pedro has extensive public relations and legislative experience. She is the former Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T Florida. San Pedro was a  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Commission on Ethics
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Grant and the reappointment of William Meggs to the Florida Commission on Ethics. William Meggs Meggs, of Tallahassee, is a retired State Attorney for the State of Florida, 2nd Circuit. Meggs served as a police officer for the Tallahassee Police Department for 18 years and was a Leon County Deputy for three years. He received his bach  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Governor's Mansion Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Linda Stoch and Danielle Payne to the Governor's Mansion Commission. Linda Stoch Stoch, of Palm Beach Gardens, is a retired business owner of Innovative Interiors by Linda. She worked in the interior design field for over 20 years, creating aesthetically pleasing homes for her clients. Stoch received her bachelor's degree in technical edu  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Stacy Youmans to the Fifth Circuit Court and Jeffrey Hendriks to the St. Lucie County Court. Stacy Youmans Youmans, of Ocala, has been a partner at Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland since 2008. She previously served as a prosecutor for the Fifth Circuit State Attorney's Office. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of G  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Officially Requests Replacement of Florida Statue in National Statuary Hall
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 10 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's statue will represent the first African American to have a state-commissioned statue in National Statuary Hall * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to the Architect of the U.S. Capitol officially requesting the replacement of the General Edmund Kirby Smith statue in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol with Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Dr  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Reappoints Joel Schleicher to the Southwest Florida Water Management District
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Joel Schleicher to the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Joel Schleicher Schleicher, of Sarasota, is an entrepreneur and operator of technology companies selling enterprise solutions. He has served on the Southwest Florida Water Management District since 2017. Currently, Schleicher is the executive chairman of Focal Point Data  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Speaks at the 2019 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 10 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered remarks and participated in the 2019 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando. The Governor also issued a proclamation designating July as Keep Florida Fishing Month. "The protection of our vital water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state, and it is one that our state's over-four million licensed angle  more

Florida PSC Authorizes Hurricane Michael Surcharge for Peoples Gas System
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 9 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved an interim storm restoration recovery charge that will allow Peoples Gas System (Peoples) to recover costs for Hurricane Michael and replenish its storm reserve. Peoples reported recoverable costs of $3.4 million, which depleted its pre-storm reserve balance of $79,125. With Commission approval, a Peoples' residential bill for a cus  more

Florida PSC Protects Florida Power & Light Company Customer Rates in Hurricane Irma Cost Review
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 9 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today kept rates stable for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) customers, approving an agreement recognizing $1.375 billion in Hurricane Irma restoration costs. To help keep future restoration costs in check, the PSC also approved the use of new technology to track utility storm expenses. The agreement--between FPL, the Office of Public Counsel (  more

Florida PSC Supports Duke Energy's Three New Solar Projects
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 9 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved cost recovery for Duke Energy Florida, LLC's (DEF) development of three more solar projects. These projects generate clean energy, diversify the utility's fuel mix, and save customers an estimated $105 million. "Duke Energy's solar projects will help the utility provide clean, cost-effective energy now and in the future to benefit F  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Appoints Senators Benacquisto and Stewart to the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointments of Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Ft. Myers) and Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) to the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. "I am honored to have Senators Benacquisto and Stewart representing the Senate in this important endeavor," said President Galvano. "As we commemorate this historic milestone, the commission will work to   more

Florida Southern College: Development Center Focuses on Health, STEM Fields
LAKELAND, Florida, July 12 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news: Undergraduate students with career aspirations in the health professions or science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields, regardless of their majors, will find a wide range of support services through Florida Southern College's Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center. FSC's decentralized approach to career and internship counseling makes it possible to provide more focused assistance  more

Florida State University Launches Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 11 -- Florida State University issued the following news: Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a professional certification in trauma and resilience. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development. "This training addresses a gap in the knowledge base of  more

Florida State University-National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: Physicists' Finding Could Revolutionize Information Transmission
RIVERSIDE, California, July 11 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: A research team working in part at the National MagLab and led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside, has observed, characterized, and controlled dark trions in a semiconductor -- ultraclean single-layer tungsten diselenide (WSe2) -- a feat that could increase the capacity and alter the form of information transmission.   more

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak at Florida Chamber Foundation's 33rd Annual Environmental Summer School
MIAMI, Florida, July 11 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Six Greenberg Traurig attorneys from the firm's Environmental Practice will speak at the Florida Chamber Foundation's 33rd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School to be held from July 16-19 in Marco Island, Florida. The annual event aims to keep Florida Chamber members and organizations informed of environmental and growth management laws and regulations affecting Florida. It is the largest event  more

Greenberg Traurig Continues California Expansion, Adds Energy Attorney Tom Brill in OC
MIAMI, Florida, July 10 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP expanded its California roster and Energy Practice with the addition of energy attorney Thomas R. Brill as of counsel in the firm's Orange County office. Brill joins the firm from Sempra Energy, where he was Special Counsel and Director of Regulatory and Legislative Policy. "A highly regarded energy attorney, Tom has been involved in practically every electricity   more

Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club of Citrus County Donates $2,000 to Meals on Wheels
INVERNESS, Florida, July 10 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: The Gulf to Lake Pilot Club is part of a global organization called Pilot International. Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club was chartered in December 1997 in Citrus County, Florida. They sponsor projects to help meet the needs of our community. It is their mission to: "Prepare youth and young adults for service, encouraging brain safety & health, and support those who care for others." Pilot International is an organization o  more

Hillsborough County Emphasizes Importance of Self-Sufficiency Through Grant
TAMPA, Florida, July 8 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Community Services Block Grant's empowering programs help residents on the path to self-sufficiency * * * For more than 50 years, Hillsborough County has helped thousands of residents moving towards a more stable life through empowerment programs funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). CSBG, a federal, anti-poverty block grant, is administered to organizations, like Hillsborough County Social Servi  more

Historic Agreement to Provide Seamless Path From Polk State College to Florida Polytechnic University
WINTER HAVEN, Florida, July 11 -- Polk State College issued the following news: Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti and Florida Polytechnic University President Randy Avent will sign an articulation agreement establishing the first seamless pathway for students from Polk County's state college to the leading institution of engineering and applied sciences. The event will be held Tuesday, July 16, at 11:30 a.m. in LLC 2188 on the Polk State Lakeland Campus, located at 3425 Win  more

Holland & Knight Welcomes Yusuf Z. Zakir as Director of Diversity and Inclusion
MIAMI, Florida, July 10 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight has hired its first Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Yusuf Z. Zakir. He will reside in the firm's Los Angeles office. Mr. Zakir previously managed diversity recruiting and engagement at Latham & Watkins. He began his career as a securities litigator and also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of  more

ITT Completes Acquisition of Matrix Composites
WHITE PLAINS, New York, July 8 -- ITT Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Strategic Acquisition Expands ITT's Portfolio of Aerospace Composites Products and Technologies * * * ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) announced today that it has acquired Matrix Composites, Inc., a specialty aerospace component manufacturer located on the Florida Space Coast with over two decades of experience specializing in the manufacture of precision composite components for next generation, high growth aircraft   more

Lee Health: Cape Coral Hospital and Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Awarded for Emergency Care
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 12 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: Southwest Florida patients in need of emergency care can rest easy knowing that two Lee Health emergency departments have been recognized among the nation's elite in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The emergency departments at Cape Coral Hospital and Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida have each earned the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award. "We are be  more

Lee Health: Diabetes Prevention Program
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 12 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: Have you been told that you have Prediabetes? Would you like to learn about a variety of tools that have been proven to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes? Lee Health is pleased to announce a free program designed to help you make modest lifestyle changes and cut your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by more than half. This year-long program with weekly meetings for the first six months, then once or twice a month  more

Lee Health: Local Family Medicine Residents Celebrate Graduation
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 12 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: Lee Health recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019 of The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency program, based at Lee Memorial Hospital, was created to address an expected national shortage of primary care physicians. This issue is compounded locally by a rapidly growing aging population. "Southwest Florida is one of the fastest growing regions   more

Lorida State University-National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: Researchers Team Up to Make Better Batteries
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 13 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers see promise in a cheaper, safer alternative to lithium batteries. * * * A Florida State University and Cornell University research team found that batteries built from inexpensive and safe components can deliver three to four times the punch of batteries built with today's state-of-the-art lithium ion technology. The   more

Lt. Gov. Nunez and Florida Surgeon General Rivkees Meet With Martin County Stakeholders and Community Leaders to Discuss Hepatitis A Outbreak
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 12 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees meet with Martin County elected officials and community stakeholders on Wednesday, July 10th to address the Hepatitis A outbreak that has impacted Martin County and other communities across Florida. In attendance were state legislators, local government officials, the sheriff's office and health care and other commu  more

Marvin Flynn Retires After 45 Years of Service to the City of Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 11 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: Today the Melbourne Police Department celebrated the career of Officer, Reserve Officer, and VCOP/Volunteer Marvin Flynn. A retirement ceremony was held at the Melbourne Police Department earlier this morning to honor Mr. Flynn's extraordinary 45 years of service with the Melbourne Police Department (MPD). Mr. Flynn began his career with the MPD in June 1974 as a reserve officer. He was certified in the first St  more

Melbourne: Council Approves Changing Name of 'Airport Boulevard' to 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard'
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 10 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: The Melbourne City Council gave final approval on July 9 to change the name of Airport Boulevard to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. * The name change is effective immediately. * The United States Postal Service will continue to recognize both names for the next 18 months. * Brevard County agencies, including the Brevard County Property Appraiser's office, will honor both addresses for one year. Council   more

Miami Achieves Pet-Friendly Certification
MIAMI, Florida, July 9 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: Today, the City of Miami received official recognition and certification as a BETTER CITY FOR PETS(TM) from Mars Petcare, showcasing the Magic City's commitment to creating a pet-friendly community. More people than ever view pets as members of the family, and with 85 million pet-households in the United States, Miami is on the forefront of creating a vibrant community where pets are not only welcome, but thrive. "Initiativ  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Extends Historic Achievements Named A-Rated School District for Second Consecutive Year
MIAMI, Florida, July 11 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released the 2018-19 school grades today, and for the second time in the history of the Florida School Performance Grades, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has received a district-wide grade of "A." For the third year in a row there are no "F"-rated traditional schools at M-DCPS. Forty-seven percent of Miami-Dade schools received "A" ratings in 2019  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools: Miami Lakes Educational Center Receives Highest Honor for Career Academies in the Nation
MIAMI, Florida, July 12 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Miami Lakes Educational Center- Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) was awarded the Sanford I. Weill Award for Excellence at the NAF NEXT CONFERENCE held this week in Detroit. M-DCPS holds the honor of having the most Sandy Weill winners since the award's inception in 2013. The selection of a national recipient is a rigorous process that includes an analysis of academy data such as assessment s  more

Moffitt Cancer Center: Therapeutic Strategies Based on Evolutionary Principles May Be Key to Improving Patient Outcomes
TAMPA, Florida, July 9 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: For over a century, cancer treatment research has primarily focused on developing new and better drugs. The introduction of new drugs, particularly in the past 20 years, has significantly improved patient outcomes when the tumor is localized to one region of the body. Unfortunately, many patients with wide-spread metastatic disease still succumb to their cancer. The problem is not that the new drugs are ineffecti  more

Moffitt Researchers Identify Effective Drug Combination Against Uveal Melanoma in Preclinical Studies
TAMPA, Florida, July 8 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Uveal melanoma is a very aggressive type of melanoma that affects the eye. It is a rare disorder, affecting an estimated 2,500 people in the United States each year. However, nearly half of uveal melanoma patients will develop metastatic disease that migrates to other part of the body, primarily the liver. The prognosis for patients with metastatic uveal melanoma is very poor, with median survival of only 17 to 2  more

New Gran Destino Tower Anchors Dramatic Re-Imagining of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, July 8 -- Disney World issued the following news release: Celebrating the rich cultures and vibrant landscapes of Spain, Mexico and the American Southwest through contemporary design and Old World traditions, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort shines with renewed luster. On July 9, 2019, the resort will complete a multiyear re-imagining focused on today's travelers, marking the official debut of a new tower, new restaurants and a new arrival experience. The new Gran De  more

Nonprofit and Tax Law Attorney Kelly Hellmuth Joins Holland & Knight in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 8 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Experienced nonprofit and tax law attorney Kelly Hellmuth has joined Holland & Knight as a senior counsel in Jacksonville. She is also a member of the firm's nationally recognized Private Wealth Services Group. Ms. Hellmuth was previously counsel with McGuireWoods. Ms. Hellmuth advises clients on charitable and nonprofit issues. She represents public charities, private foundations, trustees of c  more

Northrop Grumman: Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Receives Air Force Association Innovation Award
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, July 8 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN), developed, operated and maintained by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the U.S. Air Force, has been honored as an innovative mission-enabling system by the Air Force Association (AFA). AFA's Martin H. Harris Chapter presented the Innovative Solution Enabling Airmen and their Worldwide Mission award during AFA's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando,   more

Ocala: 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Survey!
OCALA, Florida, July 8 -- The city of Ocala issued the following news: The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive planning document that looks at addressing the transportation needs throughout Marion County over the next 25 years. TPO staff is currently in the process of updating our LRTP and would like your feedback. Please visit our website at www.ocalamarion2045.com and participate in our survey by clicking the "Take Our Survey" button on the home screen. The survey will  more

Orange County Environmental Protection Division Works With Local Businesses to Go Green and Stay Green
ORLANDO, Florida, July 10 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Corporate sustainability has become synonymous with social and environmental responsibility. One Apopka-based company, Bloem LLC, which manufactures innovative outdoor garden products, took the initiative to upgrade older manufacturing equipment in an effort to drive sustainability and reduce operational costs. It also upgraded to an LED lighting system and made several other eco-friendly changes. The result has been  more

Orlando Utilities Commission Honored for Support of Employees Serving in Military
ORLANDO, Florida, July 12 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: * * * - Defense Department awards recognize utility's unwavering commitment to Citizen Warriors * * * OUC--The Reliable One was recently honored by the U.S. Department of Defense for its continued support of employees serving in the armed forces. On July 9, Clint Bullock, OUC General Manager & CEO, was presented with the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award while six memb  more

Palm Beach County: Palm Beach International Airport Named 8th Best Domestic Airport by 'Travel Plus Leisure'
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 11 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Each year, "Travel + Leisure" magazine asks readers to vote for their favorite travel experiences in the T+L World's Best Awards survey. After holding ninth place for the past two years in the Best Domestic Airports category, Palm Beach International Airport moved up to eighth place in 2019. Passengers rated their favorite airports based on factors such as accessibility, check-in/security, comfort, cleanl  more

Polsinelli Shareholders Assume Leadership Roles With the Florida Bar's Health Law Section
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 10 -- Polsinelli, a law firm, issued the following news release: Shareholders J. Everett Wilson and Michael Gennett, of Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli, have been named to leadership roles with The Florida Bar's Health Law Section. Wilson will serve as Chair for the 2019-2020 term, and Gennett assumes the position on the Executive Council of the Health Law Section. As members of Polsinelli's national Health Care Department and new Miami office, Wilson and Gennett both ha  more

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes New Asia Container Service
TAMPA, Florida, July 8 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: Port Tampa Bay is pleased to share the news that three leading global container shipping companies - ZIM, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Maersk have announced they will launch a new joint direct service from Asia to the US Gulf to include weekly calls at Port Tampa Bay. The new service will deploy 10 ships of 4500 TEU capacity on the following rotation: Xiamen - Yantian - Busan- (Panama Canal transit) - Houston - Mobile -  more

Raymond James Continues California Expansion, Adds Jose Vera to Local Government Finance Practice
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 9 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James is continuing to expand its public finance capabilities in California by hiring local government banker Jose Vera. Vera will open Raymond James' fifth public finance office in the state - more than any other underwriting firm - and the firm's second public finance office in Los Angeles County. Based in Pasadena, Vera has 20 years of experience in municipal finance and will cover cities an  more

Senator Randolph Bracy Paves Way for Consideration of Racial & Ethnic Impact Data in Florida Senate
ORLANDO, Florida, July 11 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: State Senator Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee), with the support of Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), is pleased to announce a partnership between the Florida Senate and Florida State University's College of Criminology & Criminal Justice to analyze racial and ethnic impacts of proposed legislation. The new partnership will enable Senators vetting proposed legislation to consider evidence-based racial and ethn  more

South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Continues Efforts to Preserve the Everglades Headwaters of Shingle Creek
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 11 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today approved another land purchase to help preserve the Shingle Creek Management Area in Orange and Osceola counties, which serves as the headwaters for Florida's Everglades. "Preserving Shingle Creek is critical to preserving the Everglades and all of South Florida's water resources," said SFWMD Governing Boar  more

South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Encourages Public to Attend Workshop on St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 8 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - Forum part of ongoing initiative to increase engagement with the public and stakeholders on issues impacting South Florida's water resources and environment * * * The South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Governing Board is encouraging the public to attend the agency's workshop on Wednesday, July 10, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The workshop, which will be held at SFWMD Hea  more

St. Petersburg: Albert Whitted Airport Holds Master Plan Public Open House
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 12 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: The City of St. Petersburg is in the process of preparing a master plan for the Albert Whitted Airport and will be creating a new 20-year airport development program to maintain a safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious airport facility. Join us any time during this open house to hear information about the airport, the progress of the master plan study, and to provide input. No formal pres  more

Symbio Signs Five-Year Agreement for OmniComm's TrialMaster EDC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 9 -- OmniComm Systems issued the following news release: Symbio LLC, a client-focused, full-service clinical research organization (CRO), has signed a five-year contract with OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: OMCM), a leading global provider of clinical data management technology. Under the agreement, Symbio will use OmniComm's TrialMaster version 5 to develop and manage clinical study databases. "With TrialMaster, we have the ability to build customized clinical st  more

Unique New Restaurants Offer Dining Delights, Spectacular Views at the Re-Imagined Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, July 8 -- Disney World issued the following news release: With two restaurants and a stylish rooftop lounge leading the way, new food and beverage experiences share the spotlight as Disney's Coronado Springs Resort emerges fresh from a multi-year, resort-wide re-imagining. The two new restaurants extend the wide variety of palate-pleasing dining options found throughout the resort. The new Gran Destino Tower is home to an unforgettable new dining experience, Toledo -  more

University of Florida: They Called It Stupid Toy. Now It Makes Billions, Saves Babies
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 13 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Florida issued the following news: Warm the heel. Wipe with pad. Prick the skin. Massage the foot. Squeeze one drop -- only one drop. Fill all five circles on the page with blood. After collecting the sample, nurses send the newborn screening form to be tested for up to 100 different targeted disorders, including phenylketonuria, an inherited disease that can cause permanent intellectual disability when not diagnosed ear  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: Two Researchers With the Sylvester Pancreatic Research Institute Awarded Grants
MIAMI, July 11 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Cigarette smoking is one of the major risk factors for pancreatic cancer and a focus of study for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers Vikas Dudeja, M.D., and Sulagna Banerjee, Ph.D. Their individual research projects, recently awarded state funding, examine different tobacco-related mechanisms that promote or drive this aggressive cancer. The Florida Department of Health's James and E  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: UHealth Launches New Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Epilepsy
MIAMI, July 10 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: A clinical team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Department of Neurosurgery recently performed Florida's second deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with intractable epilepsy. The new treatment, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018, offers a new therapeutic strategy for pat  more

Vote That Created the Present-Day City of Melbourne Reaches 50-Year Milestone
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 11 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: During this week's City Council meeting, Mayor Meehan recognized the 50th anniversary of the vote to create the City of Melbourne in a proclamation encouraging residents to learn about the history of Eau Gallie and Melbourne and to celebrate this important milestone. On July 15, 1969, residents from the cities and towns of Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Indialantic, Melbourne Beach, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm  more