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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 91 items )  

Broward County Public Schools and the Community Foundation of Broward Mark First Year Success in Transforming the Middle School Learning Experience
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 23 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward (Foundation), has made great progress, marking the first year of transforming the middle school learning experience. Thanks to the generous support of the Foundation, the District prepares to enter the second year of the Reimagining Middle Grades School is Cool initiative, relaunched in the 2018/19 sch  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, July 24 -- 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: 23 July 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3575.0 pence Lowest price paid per share:   more

City of Ocala Reports a Spill of Public Access Reuse Water
OCALA, Florida, July 25 -- The city of Ocala issued the following news: Thursday, July 25th, the City of Ocala Water Resources Department experienced a spill of public access reuse water, which has been contained. This spill occurred at the City of Ocala Groundwater Recharge Wetland Park, 2201 NW 21st St., and involved approximately 1.0 million gallons of public access reuse water. The water involved in the spill has been treated and presents no danger to the public or surrounding area. "This  more

City of Ocala Reports Spill of Public Access Reuse Water
OCALA, Florida, July 22 -- The city of Ocala issued the following news: Saturday, July 20th, the City of Ocala Water Resources Department experienced a spill of public access reuse water, which has been contained. This spill occurred at the City of Ocala Groundwater Wetland Recharge Park, 2201 NW 21st St., and involved approximately 1.5 million gallons of public access reuse water. The water involved in the spill has been treated and presents no danger to the public or surrounding area. Acco  more

Cleveland State University Names Dennis Gates New Men's Basketball Head Coach
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 26 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Former FSU assistant helped lead Seminoles to back-to-back Sweet 16s * * * Cleveland State University Director of Athletics Scott Garrett is excited to name Florida State University men's basketball assistant coach Dennis Gates as the Vikings' head men's basketball coach. Gates, one of the most highly regarded young assistants in college basketball, brings to CSU a track-record of highly accompl  more

Duke Energy Florida's Transfer of Customers to Peace River Electric Cooperative Nears Completion
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 22 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Final Outreach Underway to 3,000 Duke Energy Customers - Transferring Customers Reminded to Complete PRECO's Online Membership Application by Tuesday, July 30 * * * The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a new territorial agreement affecting Duke Energy accounts in Hardee County and a small area of Polk County, north of Bowling Green. As a result, Peace River Electric Cooperative (PR  more

Duke Energy Foundation Provides More Than $500,000 in Grants to Support Community Resiliency in Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 25 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Projects to Strengthen Communities By Addressing Economic And Quality of Life Issues, As Well As Storm Preparation - Includes Victories For Veterans Program, A Unique Partnership With The Tampa Bay Rays And City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project * * * The Duke Energy Foundation is powering the vitality of Florida communities by awarding nearly $515,000 in grant funding to support community resilienc  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to Replenish Its Flight-Training Fleet With Aircraft From Textron Aviation, Diamond Aircraft Industries
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, July 25 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's leading aviation and aerospace institution, plans to replace many of its existing aircraft with at least 60 new Cessna Skyhawks from Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, as well as four new Diamond DA42-VI aircraft from Diamond Aircraft Industries, school leadership said today. The fleet replenishment, confirmed on July 24 at   more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Intelligent Ground Vehicle Team Scores Big at International Competition
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, July 24 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Students from the Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle took first place in Design and second overall in the Self-Drive Challenges. Over 50 teams of university students from across the globe gathered at Oakland University's campus in Rochester, Michigan for the 27th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), sponsored by the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), RoboNation and  more

Escambia County Youth Employment Program Prepares Future Workforce
PENSACOLA, Florida, July 26 -- Escambia County issued the following news: Escambia County's Youth Employment Program gave 89 local youth the opportunity to gain paid work experience over the summer in various county departments. The Youth Employment Program gave 16 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to get paid work experience in various county departments, including Public Works, Public Safety, Escambia County Area Transit, West Florida Public Libraries and more. Through the program, youth wo  more

Experienced Educator, Composer, Band Director Chandler Wilson Named Director of Eastern Michigan University Marching Band
YPSILANTI, Michigan, July 24 -- Eastern Michigan University issued the following news: Chandler L. Wilson, who has an extensive background in teaching, composing and arranging music and leading young musicians, has been named associate director of bands and director of the Eastern Michigan University Marching Band. Wilson comes to Ypsilanti from Florida State University, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in music education, with an emphasis in conducting. In addition to directing the EMU M  more

Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Florida Cares Release Statement on Florida Florida Department of Corrections Arrests
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- Families Against Mandatory Minimums issued the following news release: * * * - Both groups urged swift action following leaked video of prisoner beating * * * FAMM and the advocacy group Florida Cares have issued a statement praising the swift action of the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), after three officers involved in the beating of a prisoner have been fired and charged with crimes. Previously, both groups sent a letter to DOC Secretary Mark Inc  more

Florida A.G. Moody Announces Historic $600 Million Settlement With Equifax
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced an agreement reached with Equifax over failed security measures in a massive 2017 data breach that affected nearly half of the U.S. population. The agreement includes a Consumer Restitution Fund of up to $425 million, a $175 million payment to the states and injunctive relief. This represents the highest payment for a multistate data breach inve  more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes Two Jacksonville Police Officers for Saving Woman's Life
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a Back the Blue Award to two Jacksonville Sheriff Police Officers for saving a woman from a burning vehicle. Officer Kathleen James and Officer Chelsea McCullom witnessed a vehicle crash on the on-ramp of Interstate 10 that quickly erupted into fire. The officers heard screams coming from the vehicle and instantly began to rescue the driver. Bot  more

Florida Agriculture & Consumer Services Department Issues Statement on Cuts to Food Stamp Eligibility
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 23 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole Fried: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new proposed rules that would end food stamp eligibility for 3 million Americans. Following last week's 20-stop, 7-day tour around Florida highlighting hunger and food insecurity. "While 2.8 million Floridians struggle with food insecurity, including 850,000 children, reducing federal nutritio  more

Florida Atlantic University Medicine, Florida Blue Team Up to Offer Free Wellness Programs
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 25 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine and Florida Blue, the state's Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, have teamed up to offer free community wellness programs and activities as part of an initiative - the "FAU Medicine Wellness Hub" - which just launched in Boca Raton. Because FAU Medicine Wellness Hub activities are free and   more

Florida Atlantic University: Accidental Infant Deaths in Bed Tripled From 1999 to 2016 In The U.S.
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: While the number of babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been on the decline, a study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators shows that infant deaths from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed have more than tripled between 1999 and 2016 i  more

Florida Atlantic University: Connecting Patients With Community Could Transform Healthcare
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Engaging a wider range of resources to connect patients with organizations within their community can help transform healthcare and improve overall well-being, according to new research published in the Journal of Business Research by faculty at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business. The article, "Transforming Co  more

Florida Atlantic University: Hispanics' Consumer Confidence Drops for Second Straight Quarter
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 26 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. dropped slightly for the second consecutive quarter of 2019 as concerns for the economic outlook for the U.S. worsened, according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) in FAU  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on July 26
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Supporting law enforcement is very important to me and I have made it one of my office's top priorities. I always enjoy working with deputies and officers and learning about recent cases or just parts of their everyday life. I want our law enforcement partners to know that our state fully supports them, so that is why I initiated the Back the Blue Campaign shortly after taking office. B  more

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo after the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello: "Last night, Puerto Ricans showed us the power of the people by organizing and mobilizing to hold their elected leaders accountable. "The resignation of Governor Rossello must now be followed by a fair and democratic process to determine the best future for Puerto Ricans. "We stand with and applaud our brothers and siste  more

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 24 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo after the Republicans blocked the Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act in the House: "Republicans like to talk a good game when it comes to standing up for Venezuelans fleeing Maduro's dictatorship, but when it comes time to take real action they have refused to take it. "It is shameful they have put their own interests above providing relief to thousands of Venezuelans in the  more

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo after the passage of the Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act in the House: "Today, the Venezuelan community is a step closer to being protected in the United States. "Hundreds of Venezuelans have been deported and detained under the Trump Administration's inaction to grant them Temporary Protected Status. "We are proud of our Democrats in Congress for their efforts to resol  more

Florida Democratic Party: Pence's Visit to Florida Lays Bare Trump Administration's Hypocrisy
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Pence's visit to ex-felons job training center while the GOP is actively working to suppress former inmates' right to vote exposes the Trump administration's hypocrisy. On July 26, Vice President Mike Pence visited the non-profit former inmate training center, Operation New Hope. His visit is a reminder that the Republican Party is working to create barriers to voting rights to ex-felons. Jacksonville's S  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: 2019-20 Guidelines Announced for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals and Milk
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced the guidelines for free and reduced-price meals or free milk for students unable to afford the full price for meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. Children from households that meet the federal guidelines on household size a  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Members of New Hemp Advisory Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried announced the members of her new Hemp Advisory Committee, which will help guide the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' hemp rulemaking process and the state's emerging hemp industry development. Commissioner Fried is committed to Florida becoming a national leader on industrial hemp production. The appoint  more

Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Fried Letter to Florida Cabinet
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried sent a letter to her fellow members of the Florida Cabinet highlighting the need for transparency in selecting an Interim Commissioner for the Office of Financial Regulation. The letter to Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis comes following the Cabinet's vote yesterda  more

Florida Department of Agriculture Issues Statement on Climate Change Crisis
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried on climate change and energy issues: "I've said it before and I'll say it again -- we are facing a climate change crisis that will impact our state for generations to come. No state in America -- and few places on Earth -- are as vulnerable to the effects of climate change as is Florida. "We know, with near-absolute certainty, that bur  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Florida Businesses to Recruit and Employ Veterans
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) celebrate national Hire a Veteran Day by encouraging Florida businesses to recruit and employ veterans. Florida businesses can benefit from the education, leadership experience and dedication veterans have cultivated in their military service. "We're proud to celebrate Hire a Veteran Day in Florida as we  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Governor and Cabinet Approve Acquisition in the Wakulla Springs Protection Zone
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the acquisition of an additional 717 acres within the Wakulla Springs Protection Zone Florida Forever project. The acquisition of this property represents a successful multi-agency public and nonprofit partnership between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Forest Service, Florida Forest Service   more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Governor and Cabinet Approve Acquisition on Historically Rich Fish Island
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the acquisition of 57 acres on Fish Island within the Northeast Florida Blueway Florida Forever project. The property is one of the last remaining undeveloped waterfront properties in the City of St. Augustine. Preservation of this important ecologically and historically rich parcel is vital for the protection of co  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: Setting the Record Straight
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 24 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Today, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) sets the record straight on the misinformation and outrageously false narratives being parroted by Rubin's associates regarding CFO Jimmy Patronis and the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). MYTH: Michael Tein Letter to the Florida Cabinet, July 23, 2019, "Contrary to the IG's conclusions, simply being informal or unpolished or eve  more

Florida Department Statement on Vote to Terminate Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Rubin
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole Fried after the vote of the Florida Cabinet to terminate the employment of Ronald Rubin, commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation, a vote in which Commissioner Fried did not participate due to transparency and Sunshine concerns: "I have refrained from saying much about this entire situation publicly, because I felt we as the Florida Cabinet  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and Space Florida Congratulate OneWeb Satellites on Opening of New Production Facility
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez and Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello congratulated OneWeb Satellites on the opening of a high-volume, high-speed advanced satellite production facility in Exploration Park, Florida. This new facility is positioned to establish transformative internet connectivity and make technology more accessible. "The opening of OneWe  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $16.2 Million in Awards to Improve Infrastructure in 24 Small and Rural Florida Communities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 23 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $16.2 million in awards for 24 small and rural communities across the state through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), helps communities fund infrastructure improvements and housing rehabilitation. The Florida Small Cities Community Devel  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Plan for Expansion of Florida's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a plan to significantly expand Florida's electric vehicle infrastructure by increasing the number of charging stations along major thoroughfares throughout the state. "As electric cars become more prevalent on our roads and highways, the development of these charging stations is essential to the success of our ever-evolving transportation system," said Govern  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Applauds U.S. Department of Transportation Funding of Nearly $100 Million for Two Major Projects in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for awarding nearly $100 million in funding for two major projects in Florida through the Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant program. Space Florida will be awarded $90 million to replace the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Indian River Bridge with new twin high-level bridges. The bridges will serve as a   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Michael McElroy as the Gilchrist County Tax Collector
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michael McElroy as the Gilchrist County Tax Collector. Michael McElroy McElroy, of Trenton, is the City President and Branch Manager of Ameris Bank. He has served as president and treasurer of the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years. In 2018, he received the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Richard Burke to Florida Transportation Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Richard Burke to the Florida Transportation Commission. Richard Burke Burke, of Ponte Vedra Beach, is the chief executive officer of Advanced Disposal, a solid waste management company. He joined Advanced Disposal following the acquisition of Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste in November 2012, where he was president and CEO of Veol  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Encourages Florida Businesses to Recruit and Employ Veterans on Hire a Veteran Day
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) celebrate national Hire a Veteran Day by encouraging Florida businesses to recruit and employ veterans. Florida businesses can benefit from the education, leadership experience and dedication veterans have cultivated in their military service. "We're proud to celebrate Hire a Veteran Day in Florida as we continue  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform and Re-Entry
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Vice President Mike Pence and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to discuss criminal justice reform at Jacksonville's Operation New Hope, an organization that provides support and job skills training for people with a history in the criminal justice system and places them in employment that offers a sustainable quality of life. Governor DeSantis, Vice Preside  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Makes Four Judicial Appointments
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Craig DeThomasis to the Eighth Circuit Court, Jason Nimeth to the Lake County Court, Heather Doyle to the Manatee County Court and Lori Ann Winstead to the Polk County Court. DeThomasis, 60, of Gainesville, Florida, has been a Partner at DeThomasis and Buchanan P.A. for 29 years. During that time, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at t  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Presides Over Naval Station Mayport Change of Command Ceremony
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis presided over Naval Station Mayport's Change of Command Ceremony. The ceremony represents the formal transition of authority and command from outgoing Commander, Captain David Yoder, to incoming Commander, Captain Jason Canfield. "Captain Canfield brings a wealth of knowledge and experience including multiple tours abroad and has deployed in support of every numbered f  more

Florida International University: How Well Teens Respond to Psychological Interventions May Depend on Their Parents' Mental Health
MIAMI, Florida, July 26 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: A parent's level of psychological distress may influence how well adolescents in the juvenile justice system respond to mental health interventions for substance use and sexual risk, according to a researcher at FIU's Center for Children and Families. The study found that adolescents with highly distressed parents did better with  more

Florida International University: Inspiring Next Generation of Ocean Explorers
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Angela Rosenberg earned her 'sea legs' long before she took her first steps. In some of her earliest memories, she's sitting at the helm of her family's sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay. Boating brought her family closer together. Every hour on the water also brought her closer to her future career as a marine scientist. Now, Rosenbe  more

Florida International University: Questions Remain About Florida's New School-Based Mental Health Effort
MIAMI, Florida, July 27 [TNSeducationresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida is planning to reinvent school-based mental health awareness, but FIU psychologists are raising questions about the plan's implementation. The goal is to help students identify the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, how to get help for themselves and others and what to do or say to peers affected by a mental health d  more

Florida International University: Researchers Deploy New Tech to Explore Depths of Gulf of Mexico
MIAMI, Florida, July 27 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU marine scientist Kevin Boswell and a multi-institution research team will deploy experimental technology next week to explore the deep scattering layers of the ocean. They are looking for information about animals in the Gulf of Mexico that make up the scattering layers -- those that undergo daily vertical migrations of 100 to   more

Florida International University: While Drug Overdoses Are Down, Opioid Epidemic Is Still Public Health Crisis
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: The Centers for Disease Control recently released preliminary data finding that drug overdoses in the United States are down for the first time in nearly 30 years. A severe crisis that affects public health, along with social and economic welfare, drug overdoses hit an all-time high in 2017 with about 70,000 deaths. Currently, the   more

Florida Museum of Natural History: 'Gorillas in the Mist: Dian Fossey's Legacy' Gallery Exhibit Now Open
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 23 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news release: Florida Museum of Natural History visitors can take an up-close look at mountain gorillas in the new "Gorillas in the Mist: Dian Fossey's Legacy" exhibit. This gallery exhibition features 27 historic high-resolution images by renowned nature photographer Bob Campbell. Campbell captured the first images of peaceful human-gorilla contact with conservationist Fossey in 1970 and 1971,  more

Florida Museum of Natural History: 25,000 Moths From One Florida Backyard Show How Insects Change With Seasons
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 26 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: It may seem as though the same brown moths circle your porch light each night. But a two-year survey of moths from a single backyard highlights the exceptional diversity of these insects and how they ebb and flow with the seasons. The study (https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/museum-voices/andrei-sourakov/files/2019/06/Sourakov-and-Austin-2019-News-LepSoc-Niche-partitioning-phenology-Flori  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for July 22-26
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for July 22-26: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190136-EI DATE FILED: 07/22/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0289-PCO-EI Order PSC-2019-0289-PCO-EI granting intervention to FIPUG; parties shall furnish copies of all testimony, exhs, pleadings, and other documents filed in this docket to FIPUG/Moyle, Putnal, and Waldick. DOCKET TITLE: Petition for a limited proceeding   more

Florida Secretary Lee: Winners Announced for the Secretary of State's 2019 Florida Main Street Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today the winners of the 2019 Florida Main Street Awards. The annual awards program showcases the innovative practices and projects that contribute to the success of local Main Street programs. Two award categories were presented including the Honor Awards, which highlight the very "best of the best" Main Street communities, and the Merit Awards  more

Florida Secretary of State: First Phase of Investigation of 27 Anomalies Near the Dozier School for Boys Reveals No Human Remains
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 23 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Department of State (DOS) and the University of South Florida (USF) issued a joint statement announcing that the USF research team led by Dr. Erin Kimmerle concluded the first phase of its investigation of the 27 anomalies near the Dozier School for Boys and found no evidence of human remains. The first phase of the investigation of the anomalies revealed mostly evide  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Appoints Senator Diaz to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah Gardens) to represent the Senate on the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. "Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that impacts our families and communities throughout the state. Senator Diaz has worked tirelessly to implement legislation designed to protect, empower and p  more

Florida State University Police Wins Traffic Safety Award
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 23 -- Florida State University issued the following news: The Florida State University Police Department has been recognized for its commitment to traffic and pedestrian safety. FSUPD placed first in traffic safety in the University Police Division of the 2019 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge, a Florida Department of Transportation program rewarding agencies that are leaders in traffic safety. The challenge supports the goal of encouraging increased statewide enforc  more

Florida State University: Early Career Faculty Members Recognized With Prestigious NSF Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- Florida State University issued the following news: Five Florida State University assistant professors have received highly competitive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their significant early career accomplishments in research and education. The CAREER award, one of the most prestigious granted to junior faculty by the NSF, supports scholars in the early stages of their careers as they develop their long-term research programs. This year'  more

Gabriel Pent Named Superintendent of Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 23 -- The Virginia Cooperative Extension issued the following news: Gabriel Pent has been named superintendent of Virginia Tech's Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Raphine, Virginia. The Florida native has lived in Blacksburg for the past two years. Pent brings extensive knowledge of agricultural research and Extension programming, including expertise in reducing livestock heat stress through silvopasture and alternative forages, the use o  more

Greenberg Traurig Adds Shareholders in Miami Office
MIAMI, Florida, July 24 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has added Shareholders Michael G. Taylor and Michael E. Strauch in the firm's Miami office. Taylor rejoins the firm as a shareholder in the Corporate Practice, while Strauch is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Practice. "Our Miami office's legacy of maintaining a strong bench of top notch attorneys who can handle the most transformative and critical corpora  more

Greenberg Traurig: Nancy Lash Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Miami Children's Museum
MIAMI, Florida, July 22 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Miami Real Estate Shareholder Nancy B. Lash has been appointed to the board of directors of the Miami Children's Museum. She will serve a one-year term. Founded in 1983, Miami Children's Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children. The museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits as well as programs, classes, and learning materials related to arts, culture, co  more

Hillsborough County-Backed Co-Ops Make Solar Power Affordable
TAMPA, Florida, July 23 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Dozens of Hillsborough homeowners go solar with nonprofit group * * * Hillsborough County is helping residents power their homes with solar energy - to lower electric bills, sustain the environment, and spur the economy. Through participation in a nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN) co-op, dozens of residents leverage their buying power by collectively selecting a single contractor to install solar power sy  more

Holland & Knight Attorneys Ranked Among Top Private Wealth Advisers Globally by Chambers High Net Worth Guide
MIAMI, Florida, July 22 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Eighteen Holland & Knight attorneys have been named leading advisers to wealthy individuals and families in the Chambers High Net Worth 2019 guide. In addition, the firm's Private Wealth Services Group received a Band 1 ranking, the guide's highest, in California, Florida, Massachusetts and Oregon. Its private aircraft practice was ranked in Band 1 global-wide. Chambers High Net Worth ranks the top la  more

Holland & Knight Further Expands Tax Practice With Addition of Larry Kemm
TAMPA, Florida, July 23 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Tax Partner Larry Kemm has joined Holland & Knight's Tampa office as a member of the firm's Taxation Team. The addition of Mr. Kemm follows Holland & Knight's recent recruitment of several other tax attorneys, including partners Stewart Kasner and Seth Entin in Miami; partner Mark Melton in Dallas; partner Robert Lorndale and of counsel Alan Granwell in Washington, D.C.; and partners Bill Sharp and An  more

Last Chance! Catch Special Walt Disney World Resort Experiences This Summer Before Time Runs Out
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, July 22 -- Disney World issued the following news release: Summer is here, and now, more than ever, is the time to visit Walt Disney World Resort before the clock strikes midnight on limited-time magical moments across all four theme parks. But if fall is the fairest time of all for some, never fear - several recently opened experiences will extend their stays. Here's a look at what's happening over the next few months across the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks:  more

Lee County School District: Hundreds of New Teachers Welcomed to School District
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 26 -- The Lee County School District issued the following news: Hundreds of teachers about to begin their careers with the School District of Lee County attended new teacher orientation this past week. Sessions included curriculum, teaching techniques, technology and more. "The Human Resources team is very excited to welcome new teachers to our district family," says Dr. Helen Martin, Assistant Director of Professional Development. "We are certain these new teachers w  more

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Tax Management Associates Help Six Florida Counties Uncover More Than $16 Million in New Revenue and Place Over $140 Million Back on Tax Rolls
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- LexisNexis issued the following news release: * * * - Brevard County and Duval County Join a Growing List of Florida Counties Whose Homestead Exemption Program Returned Revenue Dollars Back to Tax Rolls to be Used to Fund Local Schools, Utilities and More * * * WASHINGTON, DC and CHARLOTTE, NC -- LexisNexis(R) Risk Solutions today announced that two Florida counties--Brevard County and Duval County--have joined four other Florida counties that have used the company's   more

Mayor Kriseman Introduces 10-Year Plan to Address Housing Affordability in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 24 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: On July 24, Mayor Kriseman announced the City's comprehensive 10-year plan to address housing affordability by expanding existing programs and introducing new solutions. The plan will begin in 2020 and will be funded through various public and private sources. The plan will impact approximately 7,000 households, improving life for 19,000 community members across the city. Said Mayor Kriseman: "If   more

Miami International Airport: Frontier to Quadruple Its Miami Flight Schedule This Fall
MIAMI, Florida, July 23 -- Miami International Airport issued the following news release: * * * - Low-cost carrier will add 28 weekly flights and six more routes in November * * * Low-cost carrier Frontier announced today that in November it will expand its schedule at Miami International Airport by a total of 28 weekly flights and six additional routes, bringing its total weekly departures to 57. Its new Miami schedule will include three weekly flights to Hartford/Springfield and three week  more

Miami-Dade School Board Approves Contracts for Two General Obligation Bond Projects Valued at $24.2 Million
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and a construction award related to two General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $24.2 million yesterday, during its regular monthly meeting. Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The fol  more

Miami-Dade School Board Approves First Reading of 2019-2020 Tentative Budget
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Miami-Dade School Board tentatively approved the school district's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 budget yesterday, during its July budget public hearing. Once again, taxpayers will see a decrease in the millage for non-referendum (voted) revenue from 6.504 to 6.275. Although voters overwhelmingly approved an assessment in November solely to be used for teacher salaries and school security, taxpayers   more

Moffitt Research of Selinexor for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Facilitates Recent FDA Approval
TAMPA, Florida, July 24 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: A first-in-class drug recently granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adult patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma has been the subject of study at Moffitt Cancer Center for years. Now, selinexor (XPOVIO, Karyopharm Therapeutics) used in combination with the corticosteroid dexamethasone will offer another option for patients with multiple myeloma who have exhau  more

New Geographic Information System Lab at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Florida, July 23 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news: Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is a standard research tool for studying relationships among organisms within their habitats. The technology allows for the collection and analysis of sophisticated data for authentic, original research projects. While the faculty at FSC have been able to incorporate some aspects of GIS with students, funding was not available to purchase the equipment, software and c  more

Northwest Florida Water Management District: District Names The Nature Conservancy in Florida as 2019 Partner of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The Northwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The Governing Board for the Northwest Florida Water Management District named The Nature Conservancy in Florida as its 2019 "Partner of the Year." "The Nature Conservancy in Florida shares the District's and Governor DeSantis' passion for being good stewards of this area's precious natural resources," District Governing Board Chairman George Roberts said. "Our work together has m  more

Orlando Economic Partnership Announces New Vice President of Innovation
ORLANDO, Florida, July 25 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - Sheena Fowler leads a new team focusing on innovation with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and technology * * * The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) proudly named Sheena Fowler as Vice President of Innovation. In this new role, Fowler will oversee the Partnership's efforts toward expanding the regional innovation economy. Since joining the Partnership in 2009, Fowler has el  more

Raymond James Announces New Northern Division Director
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 25 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James announced today that Patrick O'Connor, CFA(R), has been promoted to Northern Division director of Raymond James & Associates' (RJA) - the firm's employee advisor broker/dealer, according to RJA President and CEO Tash Elwyn. O'Connor has been with the firm for 18 years, serving most recently as Florida regional director in the Eastern Division. He joined Raymond James in 2001 to lead pro  more

Raymond James Financial Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2019 Results
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 24 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) today reported net revenues of $1.93 billion and net income of $259 million, or $1.80 per diluted share, for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2019. Net revenue growth of 5% over the prior year's fiscal third quarter was largely attributable to higher Private Client Group assets in fee-based accounts and higher net interest income, primarily at Raymond J  more

Researchers Unveil First of Four Reports on Racial Disparities in Prosecutor Behavior
MIAMI, Florida, July 24 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - MacArthur Foundation-funded project analyzed two years of data for black, white and Hispanic defendants in Hillsborough County, Florida * * * To promote fairness and transparency in the criminal justice system, researchers at FIU and Loyola University Chicago have partnered with prosecutors in Tampa, Chicago, Jacksonvil  more

Roper Technologies Issues Financials for Second Quarter of 2019
SARASOTA, Florida, July 25 -- Roper Technologies, a software designer and developer, issued the following news: Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Second quarter GAAP and adjusted revenue increased 3% to $1.33 billion. GAAP gross margin expanded 80 basis points to 63.9% and adjusted gross margin expanded 90 basis points to 64.0%. GAAP diluted earnings per share ("DEPS") was $2.38  more

Sarasota: Wellness Study Published in Occupational Medical Journal
SARASOTA, Florida, July 23 -- Sarasota County issued the following news: * * * - Sarasota County wellness study published in Occupational Medical Journal * * * A study conducted by the Sarasota County Health and Benefits staff was recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), chronicling the results of a six week process that looked at how positivity practices impacted an individual's health. The study included 63 county employees, who worked with the  more

Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 25 -- Self-Help Credit Union issued the following news release: Twenty-nine students from across the southeast each received a $1,000 scholarship from Self-Help Credit Union (Self-Help), a financial organization that works nationwide to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. Self-Help branches in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia awarded scholarships to students who demonstrated a proven commitment to community service thr  more

Tallahassee Police Department Hosts 'Pack the Patrol Car'
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: The Tallahassee Police Department has teamed up this year with Target, the Tallahassee Fire Department, Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Leon County EMS, Tallahassee Kiwanis Club and NOBLE (National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives) for its annual "Pack the Patrol Car" event this Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tallahassee Police Department personnel w  more

Tampa Electric Receives Final Approval to Modernize Big Bend Power Station
TAMPA, Florida, July 25 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: * * * - Project Will Improve The Land, Air And Water Emissions - While Saving Customers Money * * * Tampa Electric today received final state approval to modernize the Big Bend Power Station, reducing its reliance on coal. The company expects to begin construction in August. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet, sitting as the Power Plant Siting Board, today approved the company's Site Certification Applicatio  more

Trusts & Estates Attorney Shaina Kamen Joins Holland & Knight in Miami
MIAMI, Florida, July 22 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Trusts and estates attorney Shaina Kamen has joined Holland & Knight as a senior counsel in Miami and a member of the firm's nationally recognized Private Wealth Services Group. Ms. Kamen was previously an associate with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York. Ms. Kamen concentrates her practice on sophisticated trusts and estates matters for individuals and families. She advises clients on all aspects  more

Two Florida State University-National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Scientists Recognized With Prestigious NSF Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Physicist Christianne Beekman and chemist Yan-Yan Hu have been recognized as outstanding early-career researchers by the National Science Foundation. * * * Two National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) scientists have received highly competitive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their significant early career accom  more

University of Florida-Brechner Center for Freedom of Information: Frank LoMonte Comments on Denied Public Records Requests
GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 24 -- The University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued the following news: Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in "NC State and Highway Patrol Withhold Report on Trooper Promotions" published in The Charlotte Observer on July 24. The article features a decision by North Carolina State University (NCSU) to deny access to a report on what w  more

University of Florida: Proving Einstein Wrong By Proving Him Right
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Florida issued the following news: Not many people can say they have worked on a math problem for nine months. Even fewer can say that they got it right. But Clifford Will can, and now he has a medal to prove it. Will, a distinguished professor in the physics department at the University of Florida, received the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal this summer from the Albert Einstein Society in Bern, Switzerland. The award is given  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: Greater Greenness in Communities Could Help Treat or Prevent Depression in Older Adults
MIAMI, July 23 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: The greener the better. That's the main message from new research by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine that found South Florida residents 65 years and older who live on a block with more vegetation are less likely to experience depression. Compared with blocks with the lowest one-third of greenness, people living on blocks with medium greenness were 36 percent l  more

University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science: Shark Hotspots Under Worldwide Threat From Overfishing
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - A global study finds that even the remotest parts of the open ocean offer sharks little refuge from industrialized fishing * * * By Diana Udel In a groundbreaking new study published in the journal Nature, an international team of over 150 scientists from 26 countries combined movement data from nearly 2,000 sharks tracked with sate  more

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg: English Professor Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Grant to Teach in Mexico
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 24 -- The University of South Florida's St. Petersburg Campus issued the following news release: As an English professor, Thomas Hallock is always looking for opportunities to use communication to build bridges between cultures and foster more collaboration between students and faculty. This upcoming fall semester, Hallock will help create a connection between students from USF St. Petersburg and those from Cholula, Mexico when he assumes the role of Garcia Robles  more

Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University Researchers Are Studying Marijuana Use and Immune System
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 23 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Virginia Commonwealth University issued the following news: While working with HIV-positive patients at an infectious diseases clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Larry Keen, Ph.D., met many people who used marijuana to treat pain. "They would roll a joint while on pain medication," Keen said. "I was like, 'You never worry about how the marijuana and pain meds are interacting?' And they looked at me and were like, 'Why?'" The question seemed obv  more

Volusia County: Airport Generates $2.1 Billion in Economic Impact
DELAND, Florida, July 25 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: When you think of the Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), you probably think of a convenient option to catch a flight. But the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) 2019 economic impact study concluded that, in addition to stress-free traveling, the airport generates $2.1 billion in economic impact for the region annually. To reach the figure, FDOT took into consideration both direct and indirect econo  more

Volusia County: Hope Place Library Expands Kids' Programs
DELAND, Florida, July 24 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Children can take part in two new storytime series at Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach. Baby Tales will be offered for children up to 18 months at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday beginning Aug. 7. Program highlights include books, music, puppets, and interaction between children and their caregivers. Children of all ages can take part in Twilight Tales, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the second  more