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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 107 items )  

Akerman Represents Green Growth Brands Inc. in Two High-Profile Cannabis Transactions Valued at $364 Million
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Aug. 2 -- Akerman, a law firm, issued the following news release: Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, represented Green Growth Brands Inc. (GGB) in two high-profile transactions in the cannabis industry announced within the last month. In the most recent deal, which closed on July 31, Akerman represented GGB in the $54 million acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Spring Oaks Greenhouses, Inc. (Spring Oaks)  more

Alexandria Police Lieutenant Graduates From Southern Police Institute Command Officer's Development Course
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 2 -- The city of Alexandria issued the following news release: Alexandria Police Lieutenant Matthew S. Weinert graduated from the 84th session of the Southern Police Institute's Command Officer's Development Course (SPI CODC) on July 26, 2019. The SPI CODC is a professional course of study for mid to upper level law enforcement managers. The course is 10 weeks long and the 84th session was hosted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. SPI is a part of the University of Louisvil  more

As 2020 Democrats Debate, Republican Governors Association Releases New Video Detailing Dem Governors' Leftward Lurch
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: The Republican Governors Association (RGA) released a new video today to coincide with the second round of the 2020 Democratic primary debates, held in Detroit, Michigan this week. Titled "Too Left," the video highlights extreme policy positions embraced by Democrat governors and gubernatorial candidates. The video features Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Minnesota G  more

Board of County Commissioners Proclaims Breastfeeding Support Month in Citrus County
INVERNESS, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on July 23, 2019 proclaiming the month of August 2019 as Breastfeeding Support Month. Breastfeeding is recognized by the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Task Force, the Florida Department of Health, Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, and major medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American  more

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chicago Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 3 -- The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of hospitals and outpatient care centers, issued the following news release, dated July 30: Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R) (CTCA) Chicago has been named a High Performing Hospital in Lung Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The recognition was announced in the publication's 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings, released on July 30, to help patients make more informed health care decisions. The ranki  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, July 29 -- 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: 26 July 2019 Number of shares purchased: 89,497 shares Highest price paid per share: 3619.0 pence Lowest price paid per share: 3  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, July 30 -- 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: 29 July 2019 Number of shares purchased: 9,918 shares Highest price paid per share: 3640.0 pence Lowest price paid per share: 36  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 2 -- 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: 01 August 2019 Number of shares purchased: 3,621 shares Highest price paid per share: 3721.0 pence Lowest price paid per share: 3  more

Comcast: Universal Orlando Resort Announces Ambitious New Theme Park
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Comcast, a cable television company, issued the following news release: * * * - 'Universal's Epic Universe' Will Bring Experiences Beyond Your Wildest Imagination to Life. * * * Universal Orlando Resort is building a new, fourth, theme park to be called Universal's Epic Universe. The vision: create an entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment. Universal's Epic Universe will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand  more

Community College of Rhode Island Math Professor Earns Publication in Prestigious Economics Journal
WARWICK, Rhode Island, Aug. 1 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The Community College of Rhode Island issued the following news: A recent case study by Community College of Rhode Island Adjunct Math Professor and East Providence, RI, native Andrew Bechard on the economic effects of red tide in Southern Florida will be published in the October edition of the Journal of the Academy in Business and Economics (JABE). Bechard's project, which he also submitted for his doctoral program at the University of   more

Cynthia J. Aldrich Endows Two Scholarships at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas, July 26 -- Arkansas State University at Mountain Home issued the following news release: Cynthia J. Aldrich (C.J.) of The Villages in central Florida has endowed two scholarships at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH). Aldrich, originally from Gainesville, Missouri, has designated these scholarships for women and for veterans. The scholarship for veterans, endowed at more than $100,000, is for current or former members of the armed services. The women's scho  more

Eastern Florida State College Playing Critical Role in First-Of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program
COCOA, Florida, July 29 -- Eastern Florida State College issued the following news release: Eastern Florida State College's key role in a unique high-tech apprenticeship program was in the spotlight Monday during a kick-off ceremony for the program with Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program - an industry-driven effort led by several advanced manufacturing companies in Brevard County - is spearheading the effort. It welcomed its first nine students into the progr  more

Eckerd Professor Awarded Luce Funding to Document Sexual Abuse in American Buddhism
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 25 -- Eckerd College issued the following news: With the help of a $550,000 grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, Eckerd College Associate Professor of Religious Studies Amy Langenberg, Ph.D., and a cohort of scholars will spend the next five years delving into the issues surrounding the alarming phenomenon of sexual abuse in religious communities. The Religion and Sexual Abuse Project is one of 31 new grantees selected by the Luce Foundation, which awarded jus  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Partners With Industry to Bring Veterans Into Aviation Workforce
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: As an MV-22 Osprey crew chief and mechanic in the U.S. Marines, Chris Porter was able to do two things he had always loved: work with his hands and solve mechanical problems. Now transitioning into civilian life, he has an opportunity to transform his experience and skill into a high-prestige career, thanks to a program offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. "My true passion for working   more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Microsoft Partner to Expand IT Program to Schofield Barracks
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, July 31 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Active-duty military and veterans are transforming their lives as they learn their way toward new careers in information technology by joining the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) program, now offered at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's campus at Schofield Barracks in Hawai'i. "Education has opened doors for me throughout my life," said U.S. Marine Corps Major General Chris Corte  more

Escambia County Offers Free After School Program
PENSACOLA, Florida, July 29 -- Escambia County issued the following news: Escambia County is offering a free after school program for youth starting this fall at the Ebonwood Community Center, providing a stimulating environment for students five days a week. The Youth Connection provides youth ages 6-18 the opportunity to participate in educational, cultural, sports, and community enrichment programs; to build confidence and self-esteem; to encourage our youth to say "NO" to gangs, drugs, and  more

Escambia County Offers Free After School Program
PENSACOLA, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Escambia County issued the following news: Escambia County is offering a free after school program for youth starting this fall at the Ebonwood Community Center, providing a stimulating environment for students five days a week. The Youth Connection provides youth ages 6-18 the opportunity to participate in educational, cultural, sports, and community enrichment programs; to build confidence and self-esteem; to encourage our youth to say "NO" to gangs, drugs, and   more

Excitement and Emotion as Florida Tech Holds Summer Commencement
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 22 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: It was a short walk across the Clemente Center stage on Saturday for hundreds of Florida Tech students, a stroll that concluded with them clutching their diplomas and looking ahead to the next stage of their lives. More than 300 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world participated in the university's summer commencement Saturday, cheered with each step by a packed   more

Fla. Gov. DeSantis Thanks HUD for Breaking Deadlock Regarding Release of Funds for Hurricane Affected Communities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for clearing the issues surrounding the release of up to $633 million in funding for mitigation efforts for communities impacted by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma. The funding will come to the state through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. "I thank Se  more

Florida A&M University Obtains First Two Hemp Planting Permits, Signs Contracts With Three Firms
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) has obtained its first two planting permits as part of its public-private partnerships with Sunshine Hemp and Green Earth Cannaceuticals, two of three companies with which the University has signed contracts for the research of industrial hemp. The move comes as the University has finalized a contract with Future Farm Technol  more

Florida A.G. Moody Announces Appointees to Direct Support Organization for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 31 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced the appointment of three individuals to the Direct Support Organization for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. Dr. Philip Toal, Savannah Parvu and Sara Mahoney will serve as the Attorney General's appointees on the DSO board. House Bill 851 gave the Attorney General the authority to appoint three members to the DSO for the Statewide Co  more

Florida A.G. Moody Encourages an Increase in Law Enforcement Mentorships
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a joint partnership with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and Big Brothers Big Sisters to encourage law enforcement to join the Bigs in Blue mentorship program. Attorney General Moody, FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen and FLHSMV Executive Director Terry Rhodes each sent a memo t  more

Florida A.G. Moody Secures Millions in Multistate Settlement
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in a multistate lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc. concerning security surveillance system software sold in Florida. The multistate investigation began after a whistleblower came forward under the False Claims Act to assert that Cisco's software had major flaws rendering the system vulnerable to hackers. Despite   more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Nikki Fried & Florida Farmers Organize to Protect Local Agriculture From Mexican Imports
LAKE CITY, Florida, July 30 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nicole "Nikki" Fried led a gathering of Southeastern produce growers to discuss strategies to protect farmers from illegally-subsidized Mexican produce imports. At the meeting, organized by Jubilee Orchards owner Lawton "Bud" Chiles, Fried was joined by Florida Blueberry Growers Association president Brittany Lee, Georgia Blueb  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Nikki Fried, State & Local Leaders Call on State to Drop Appeal to Firearm Preemption Case
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 31 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Following the notice of appeal (https://www.dropbox.com/s/64fvmbfc6p7j5we/Notice%20Of%20Appeal%20To%20Dca_Fsc%20-%20%24100%20Fee.pdf?dl=0) filed last night by the Attorney General and Governor seeking to overturn last week's court ruling (https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/07/27/leon-circuit-judge-sides-local-governments-gun-law/1845917001/) that the state g  more

Florida Agriculture Department Issues Statement on State's Gun Preemption Law
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 31 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried: Last night, the Attorney General filed a notice of appeal seeking to overturn the state's loss in Weston v. DeSantis, in which courts ruled that Florida's gun preemption law's punitive provisions are unconstitutional. As the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services had been named in the case dating back to the prior adm  more

Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute Meets in Orange County
ORLANDO, Florida, July 29 -- Orange County issued the following news release: This year's Florida Association of Community Corrections (https://www.facc-net.org/) Annual Training Institute recently met in Orange County to discuss best practices, as well as how data-driven strategies and solutions can help offenders and enhance public safety. The Institute's agenda included sessions on the opioid epidemic, human trafficking and exploitation of children, and active shooter situations. Attendees   more

Florida Atlantic University: Palm Beach County Housing Market Approaching Peak in Cycle
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 1 [TNSresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Palm Beach County appears to be approaching the peak of its current housing market cycle, according to a market analysis of Palm Beach County housing from faculty at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. The current Housing Price Index (HPI) score for the county is 311.32, which is slightly below the pea  more

Florida Atlantic University: Parents' Mental Illness, Suicide Risk in Adults With Tinnitus
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 1 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Patients who suffer from tinnitus, a perceived noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise, could be at heightened risk for thoughts of suicide and self-harm because of their childhood history of parental mental illness. A new study, published in the American Journal of Audiology , is the firs  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Aug. 2
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: In recent years, we have seen increased efforts to try to demonize our law enforcement heroes. These disingenuous attacks can influence our youth and create a chasm between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn an oath to protect. It is vital to our state that we do everything in our power to build trust and respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Th  more

Florida CFO Appoints Retired Army Brigadier General Maney to Veterans' Hall of Fame Council
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July. 31 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the appointment of retired Army Brigadier General T. Patterson Maney to the Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame Council. He served nearly 30 years as an Okaloosa County Judge, received numerous awards and honors for his time of service in the United States Army, and retired as a Brigadier General in 2007. CFO Jimmy Patronis s  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Issues Statement on President Trump Signing 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 29 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's signing the extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund into law: "Thank you, President Trump, for taking action today to protect our brave first responders and those impacted by 9/11. "On this horrific day, terrorists brutally and deliberately attacked our nation, and brave men and women ran toward great danger without hesitation. "While w  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis Appoints Tasha Carter as Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 1 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Tasha Carter, long-time Director of the Florida Department of Financial Services' (DFS) Division of Consumer Services, as the state's Insurance Consumer Advocate effective August 1. The Insurance Consumer Advocate (ICA) works independently from DFS and serves Floridians by actively engaging with consumers   more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis Hosts Be Scam Smart Workshop in Gadsden County
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July. 31 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis hosted a Be Scam Smart Workshop today at the Gadsden County Senior Services in Chattahoochee to educate seniors on how to avoid fraud and scams. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Every day we hear of new scams and fraud tactics targeting Floridians, especially our seniors. Anyone can fall victim to fraud and identity theft, but seniors are often  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis: Take Advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 1 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is reminding Floridians to take advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starting Friday, August 2, 2019 and running through Tuesday, August 6, 2019. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Nationally, the average family shopping for K-12 students is expected to reach nearly $700. As we near the start of a new school year in the Sunshine S  more

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo after the Republicans in the Senate blocked the Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act: "It is outrageous the way Republicans in the Senate have blocked the TPS for Venezuelans -- and even worse, our own Florida Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have not done anything to urge Senator McConnell to bring this bill to the Senate. "The real story is that Republicans are paying   more

Florida Democratic Party: Commissioner Fried, Congressman Soto Blast Trump's Trade War - Kicks Floridians When They Are Down
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 29 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, the Florida Democratic Party held a press call with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Congressman Darren Soto, and Joseph Pennisi, president of Agora Policy Innovation, that blasted Trump's trade policies for hurting Florida farmers and businesses. Commissioner Fried described how timber, citrus, and seafood exports to China have dropped, saying, "Maybe the president thinks he is helping  more

Florida DOT Announces Members of the Multi-Use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Task Forces
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce the members of the three Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) corridor task forces. Senate Bill 7068 required FDOT Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. to make the appointments which include state and local officials, environmental stakeholders and members of the community. Each task force will  more

Florida DOT Announces Website for Florida Multi-Use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 31 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is announcing a new website for citizen engagement with the Florida Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) program, www.FloridaMCores.com. The M-CORES program has multiple goals, including job creation, revitalizing rural communities, and to provide regional connectivity using technology to help enhance quality of   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Appointments to the Red Tide Task Force
ENGLEWOOD, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of 11 expert researchers and leading scientists to the recently re-organized Red Tide Task Force. The Governor was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Eric Sutton. For over 15 years, this Task Force had been inactive  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Chad Harrod to the Tampa Port Authority
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Chad Harrod to the Tampa Port Authority. Chad Harrod Harrod, of Tampa, is the chief executive officer of Harrod Properties, Inc. and its affiliated companies. As a group, the Harrod companies have developed over 17 million square feet of office, industrial and medical properties in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and the Carolinas. He joined the  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Four to the Restoration of Voting Rights Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Chris Anderson, Vikki Cannon, JD Peacock and Doug Chorvat to the Restoration of Voting Rights Task Force. Chris Anderson Anderson, of Orlando, is the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections, a role he was appointed to by Governor DeSantis in January 2019. Prior to serving as Supervisor of Elections, Chris was the Chief Investigative Office  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee. Michelle Branham Branham, of Jacksonville Beach, is vice president of public policy for the Alzheimer's Association. She currently serves as co-chair of the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Priority 9 and the Trust for America's Health Advisory Council. Previously, she wa  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Randall Howard to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Randall Howard to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees. Randall Howard Howard, of New Smyrna Beach, is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He served as the vice president of business affairs and treasurer of Ball State University from 2006-2014. In 2006, Howard re  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Raymond Sandelli to the Lee County Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Raymond Sandelli to the Lee County Commission. "Today I named Raymond Sandelli, of Bonita Springs, to serve on the vacant seat of the Lee County Commission," said Governor DeSantis. "Although he did not seek this position, he has graciously accepted the call to serve. Raymond's great business and military background will be of benefit to the  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Therisa Meadows as Holmes County Supervisor of Elections
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 31 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Therisa Meadows as Holmes County Supervisor of Elections. Therisa Meadows Meadows, of Bonifay, has been the Assistant Holmes County Supervisor of Elections since 2007. Previously, she served as the Deputy Holmes County Supervisor of Elections from 2000-2007 and as a deputy clerk at the Holmes County Clerk of Circuit Court from 1996-1999.  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida Defense Support Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Major General James O. Eifert, Captain Keith Hoskins and Rear Admiral Stanley Bozin to the Florida Defense Support Task Force. Major General James O. Eifert Major General James O. Eifert is assigned as The Adjutant General, Florida. He is the senior military advisor to the Governor and is responsible for the overall management, readiness,   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 31 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Jonathan Martin and Danny Nix and the appointment of David Ciccarello to the Florida Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees. Jonathan Martin Martin, of Fort Myers, is an attorney at Parvey & Frankel Attorneys, P.A. His practice specializes in a variety of areas including personal injury, neglect and malpractice. He is the  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Thomas Kidwell and the reappointment of Deveron Gibbons to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees. Thomas Kidwell Kidwell, of St. Petersburg, is a financial adviser with UBS Financial Services, Inc. Previously, he was a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch from 2006-2012. He currently serves on the board of the St. Petersbur  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Universal Orlando to Announce New Theme Park: Universal's Epic Universe
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Universal Orlando to announce their brand-new theme park attraction named Universal's Epic Universe. The Governor was joined by Universal Parks CEO Tom Williams, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Universal Orlando currently contains just two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. "Tourism is a major  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Speaks at the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 29 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program's inaugural student class hosted by OneWeb. The Governor was joined by Frank DiBello, CEO and President of Space Florida to highlight the accomplishments of students in the program. "I'm proud to be here to celebrate with the first graduating class of the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program," said Go  more

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department Recognizes August as Child Safety Awareness Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 1 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: * * * - Motorists are reminded to drive safely as children go back to school * * * The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) recognizes August as Child Safety Awareness Month and reminds motorists to drive safely on Florida roads as children go back to school. FLHSMV is educating the public on all aspects of child safety in and around vehic  more

Florida International University on Shark Week
MIAMI, Florida, July 30 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Assistant professors Yannis Papastamatiou and Jeremy Kiszka will be on Discovery's Shark Week. Kiszka will join a team of shark scientists on "Return to Shark Island," which airs 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Located in the Indian Ocean, La Reunion has seen a shark spike in shark attacks in recent years. Now, the researchers will work   more

Florida Museum of Natural History: 'A Celebration of the Life of Alexander Von Humboldt' to Be Held Oct. 6 at Phillips Center
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July. 31 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news release: The Florida Museum of Natural History is hosting "A Celebration of the Life of Alexander von Humboldt" Oct. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the naturalist's 250th birthday. This free event features a special performance by the Gainesville Master Chorale and a talk by best-selling author Andrea Wulf followed by Q&A and a book  more

Florida PSC Commission Conference on Tuesday
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Commission Conference on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Items scheduled for consideration can be found here. Public comment may be taken on any item noticed for public participation. The Commission Conference is scheduled for the following time and location: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. Betty Easley Conference Center Jo  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for July 29-Aug. 2
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 29 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for July 29-Aug. 2: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190018-EG DATE FILED: 07/29/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0300-CFO-EG Order PSC-2019-0300-CFO-EG granting Duke Energy's request for confidential classification (of DN 04684-2019) for a period of 18 months from the date of this order. DOCKET TITLE: Commission review of numeric conservation goals (Duke Energy Florid  more

Florida PSC Telecom Report Shows Consumers Continue to Adopt New Technology
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 1 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: As more Florida consumers choose cutting edge communications technologies, landline phones continue to disappear, according to the Florida Public Service Commission's (PSC) annual Report on the Status of Competition in the Telecommunications Industry. "Many Florida consumers now live in wireless only homes and use wireless and broadband services," said PSC Chairman Art Graham. "As the pace   more

Florida Secretary of State Lee Designates Main Street Fort Pierce as Program of Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that Main Street Fort Pierce has been designated the August 2019 Florida Main Street Program of the Month. Programs are selected based on their development achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street program. "Main Street Fort Pierce has been a part of the Florida Main Street program for more than thirty years," said Secretar  more

Florida Secretary of State: Capital City Country Club Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that Capital City Country Club located in the city of Tallahassee in Leon County has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of August. "We are pleased to feature Capital City Country Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail," said Secretary Lee. "The beautiful rolling hills and large  more

Florida Senate: Sen. Linda Stewart Re-Files Legislation Requiring Child Care Transport Vehicle Alarms
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 2 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) today received an official bill number for re-filed legislation on alarms for child care vehicles. The bill, Child Care Facilities, will also be known as Senate Bill 88. This will be the fourth time Senator Stewart has filed this bill in the Senate. "My top priority this year is to pass SB 88 on child care facilities, which would require vehicles that transport children, be equip  more

Florida Senate: Sen. Linda Strewart Calls for Stop to Exploratory Assessment of Central Florida for Migrant Children Shelters
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 2 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) in a letter called upon Governor Ron DeSantis to halt the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement's exploratory assessment of Central Florida properties. Senator Stewart requested that the Governor use his influence and authority to steer away another immigration facility from the state. "This practice of separating children from th  more

Florida State College at Jacksonville BlueWave Teams Earn National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Honors
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 25 -- Florida State College at Jacksonville issued the following news release: Florida State College at Jacksonville's (FSCJ) BlueWave Baseball and Men's Cross Country Teams earned recognition in 2018-19 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Teams of the Year. Out of 27 rostered student athletes on the baseball team, 23 players earned a 3.0 GPA or higher this past academic year, with a team average of 3.51, putting them in third place among a  more

Florida State College at Jacksonville Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Advanced Manufacturing Programs
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 23 -- Florida State College at Jacksonville issued the following news release: Florida State College at Jacksonville's (FSCJ) was recently awarded a $555,507 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of the Industry 4.0 Technicians in Advanced Manufacturing (Industry 4.0 Tech) project. In partnership with the College of Lake County (CLC) in Illinois, as well as businesses and industry associations representing 300 employers, Industry 4.0 Tech will work to  more

Florida State University - College of Business: 25th Annual Real Estate TRENDS Conference Draws Host of Distinguished Speakers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 1 -- The Florida State University's College of Business issued the following news: Two of the real estate investment industry's top executives have signed on to participate at the FSU Real Estate Center's upcoming Real Estate TRENDS Conference at Florida State University. David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group and Dan Quayle, former vice president of the United States, now with Cerberus Global Investments, will be among an impressive slate of speakers. More than 700 al  more

For This University of Rhode Island Professor, It's About Shark Conservation
KINGSTON, Rhode Island, July 29 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news: * * * - Brad Wetherbee works with URI undergrads, high school kids to do research, spread the word * * * When the National Marine Fisheries Service began encouraging fishermen to target sharks as an "underutilized resource" in the 1980s, little was known about the animals' biology and ecology. But when shark populations soon plummeted, it spawned an abundance of research and moni  more

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Celebrates the Launch of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Guests can discover a whole new land where a galaxy far, far away unfolds, as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens on August 29, 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the launch of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge with an array of special experiences to heighten guests' engagement and excitement for the new experience. "We're looking forward to w  more

Global Biopharmaceutical Company Signs Five-Year Agreement to Use Technology Suite From OmniComm Systems for Rare Disease Studies
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 31 -- OmniComm Systems issued the following news release: Treatments for rare diseases represent approximately one-third of the drugs now under development globally, according to a new academic study. OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: OMCM), a leading global provider of clinical data management technology, continues to expand its role in that therapeutic area with a new agreement. An international biopharmaceutical company focused on rare diseases has signed a five-y  more

Hillsborough County: New Trails Lead to Future of Transportation Options
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Ruskin trail gap among County transportation initiatives offering alternative to single-occupancy vehicles * * * There are many trails in Hillsborough County. But most were designed primarily for recreation and exercise, not as transportation options. A shared-use path the County is building beside a college campus, homes, and a conservation area in Ruskin is part of a network of sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and t  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Issues Financials for Second Quarter of 2019
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 2 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) ("HGV" or "the Company") today reports its second-quarter 2019 results. Highlights include: KEY HIGHLIGHTS Second-Quarter 2019 Results/1 * Total revenues for the second quarter were $454 million compared to $563 million for the same period in 2018. * Affected by a deferral of $34 million in the current period and a recognition of $91  more

Holland & Knight Advises on $87 Million Sale of Universidad Interamericana De Panama
MIAMI, Florida, July 31 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight advised Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) on its agreement with Knowledge Systems Inc. and Global Education Services Inc. for the sale of Laureate's Universidad Interamericana de Panama (UIP), a higher education institution in the Republic of Panama. The deal, which was announced on July 26, is valued at $86.75 million and includes the sale of certain campus real estate. The tran  more

Holland & Knight Sponsors New Miami Chapter of Legal Hackers
MIAMI, Florida, July 29 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight is pleased to announce its role in establishing a Miami chapter of Legal Hackers, a global movement of lawyers, designers, entrepreneurs, policy advocates, researchers, students, teachers and technologists who explore and develop creative solutions to issues at the intersection of law and technology. The group will be led by Holland & Knight associate Samir Patel, David James Knight of  more

International, Domestic Traffic Surge at Orlando International Airport as Summer Travel Season Starts in May
ORLANDO, Florida, July 29 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: More than 4.3 million passengers traveled through Orlando International Airport (MCO) this May as the region's summer travel season launched with a long holiday weekend and international traffic continued to rise. For the seventh consecutive month, international traffic at Orlando International increased by double digits with a nearly 15 percent spike in year-over-year statistics. In total, almost 615  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes $29.4M Sale and $20.4M Financing of Fountain Square II
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Rare Class A Turnkey Office Property in Tampa, Florida * * * JLL announces that it has closed the $29.4 million sale and $20.4 million financing of Fountain Square II, a Class A office building totaling 133,887 square feet in the Westshore Office submarket of Tampa, Florida JLL represented the seller, Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., and procured the buyer, a joint venture of Owens Realty Capital and Galium  more

Lagoon Understanding is Florida Tech's Only Interest
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 23 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: Knowledge begins with discovery--any good researcher will tell you that. The best researchers know that discovery involves studying situations from all possible angles. This means asking questions--even unpopular questions--to ensure good data are gathered so problems may be fully analyzed and evaluated. That's exactly what Florida Tech researchers will do in their upcoming study of the Indian River Lagoon  more

Maine Senate President Jackson Issues Statement on Prescription Drug Importation Program
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 31 -- The Maine Senate Democrats issued the following statement by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash: Following the passage of a new Maine law, sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to lower the cost of prescription drugs by developing a wholesale prescription drug importation program with Canada, the federal government announced that it would adopt rules that would allow states to implement wholesale importation programs. Other states that have pa  more

Melbourne: National Night Out - August 6
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 29 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: Neighborhoods throughout Melbourne are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that   more

Miami Beach Continues to Grow Its Urban Tree Canopy
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 31 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - As a Result of Receiving $40,000 Grant on Behalf of Neat Streets Miami * * * Known for its unique urban tree canopy, the City of Miami Beach will soon be welcoming more trees into its green lush environment. Awarded a $40,000 grant from Neat Streets Miami, the city is exercising its deeply-rooted love for trees by putting forth reforestation efforts in the Normandy Isles neighborhoods and Brit  more

Miami Beach: Pininfarina Wins Red Dot Award for Design Concept of 2019
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 31 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - The Program Honors Pininfarina Bus Shelters for The City of Miami Beach, in the Category of Highest Design Quality * * * Internationally-renowned Italian design studio Pininfarina has received the Red Dot Award for Design Concept of 2019 with their Pininfarina Bus Shelter for the City of Miami Beach. Seeking to enhance the transit experience and improve the quality of existing architecture and  more

Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez Issues Statement on Kendall Parkway Travel Time Benefits
MIAMI, Florida, July 31 -- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez issued the following statement on Kendall Parkway travel time benefits for commuters: "Erroneous reporting on a hearing intended to shed light on the facts about the Kendall Parkway's consistency with the County's Comprehensive Plan has instead served to spread more misinformation in our community and, worse, trivialize the very real traffic relief that the project will bring to the residents of West Kendall. "The initial re  more

MicaPlex Tenant Supports 'Beyond Visual Line of Sight' Drone Survey
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, July 29 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Advanced unmanned aerial systems recently scanned more than 51 miles of hurricane-ravaged power lines - beyond the drone operator's line of sight - in only six hours, thanks to technology developed by Censys Technologies Corporation, a high-tech tenant in Embry-Riddle's Research Park. The assessment, conducted by Censys Technologies' client Soaring Eagle Imaging, revealed the extent of damage to  more

Michigan A.G. Nessel Files Suit Against Out-Of-State Company for Fraudulent Practices
LANSING, Michigan, July 30 -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following news release: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today announced her office has filed a lawsuit against St. Petersburg, Florida-based CA Certificate Service, doing business as MI Certificate Service, for allegedly deceptive solicitations targeting new Michigan businesses. The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division started receiving complaints from small business owners earlier this year. Accord  more

Moffitt Once Again a Top 10 Cancer Hospital Based on U.S. News & World Report
TAMPA, Florida, July 30 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center is No. 8 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals for Cancer rankings released today. The ranking solidifies Moffitt as the best cancer hospital in Florida and top ranked in the Southeast. Moffitt has been included in the annual Best Hospitals list for 20 years in a row. "Moffitt has come quite far since we opened in 1986. To be named one of the nation's top 10 Best Hospitals for Canc  more

National University of Health Sciences: Students Volunteer to Support Autism Research
LOMBARD, Illinois, July 29 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news: Attending Clinician Sarah Kelly, DC, and National University of Health Sciences - Florida student volunteers provided medical support for the "Surfers for Autism" fundraising event in Pinellas Park on July 13. The event raises money for "unlocking the potential of children and adults with autism through advocacy and support of scientific research, while educating the public and uniting communities th  more

NBCUniversal: Telemundo's La Reina Del Sur Crowned The Queen of Primetime
MIAMI, Florida, July 30 -- Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBC Universal, issued the following news release: The grand finale of the highly anticipated return of Telemundo's La Reina del Sur starring Kate del Castillo as Teresa Mendoza, reigned as the #1 program at 10pm in America, regardless of language, averaging 1.14M Adults 18-49 and 463K Adults 18-34, according to Nielsen. Fueled by last night's finale of La Reina del Sur, Telemundo's M-F 8-11pm prime average surpassed the combined de  more

NBCUniversal: Universal Orlando Resort Announces Ambitious New Theme Park
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 1 -- Universal Orlando Resort, a division of NBC Universal, issued the following news release: Universal Orlando Resort is building a new, fourth, theme park to be called Universal's Epic Universe. The vision: create an entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment. Universal's Epic Universe will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands - and where that journey is as much a part of their adventure as the ul  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving MREF III Indian Trail
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 31 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2824): In the Matter of Application by MREF III Indian Trail, LLC, et al., 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 400, Miami, Florida 33131, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Provenza at Indian Trail Apartments in Union County, North Carolina Order Granting Certificate Of Authority And Approving Rates BY THE COMMISSION: On July 1, 2019, MREF   more

North Port-Based Company Named One of 50 Florida Companies to Watch
NORTH PORT, Florida, July 31 -- The city of North Port issued the following news release: GrowFL announced North Port's EarthBalance(R) is one of 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. EarthBalance is one of 500 companies nominated for the Florida Companies to Watch (SM), a statewide program managed by the economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. "This is important for the City of North Port as it shows w  more

Northwest Florida Water Management District Grant Helps City of Marianna, Chipola College Protect Chipola River
HAVANA, Florida, July 30 -- The Northwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: A grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District helped the City of Marianna construct a stormwater treatment system that will provide re-used water for irrigation needs on the Chipola College campus while also protecting the Chipola River. The District's grant of $671,340 helped pay to construct a 6.75-acre stormwater pond at the north end of the campus. The pond will ret  more

NSF Awards Florida International University $1 Million to Train Policy Professionals in Cyberinfrastructure
MIAMI, Florida, July 31 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - Highly trained professionals needed as policy decisions become more data-driven * * * The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded FIU a $1 million grant to train policy scientists in cyberinfrastructure to help meet the demand for professionals with an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. "This is a g  more

Open-Government Expert Miranda Spivack Joins University of Florida-Brechner Center for Freedom of Information to Lead Student Investigative Reporting Projects
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 2 -- The University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued the following news: Veteran Washington Post journalist Miranda Spivack is joining UF's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information on a year-long fellowship to work with journalism students on investigative reporting projects spotlighting issues of government secrecy. Spivack began work Aug. 1 in a newly created fellowship position that also will include creating research papers for the UF  more

Orange County Launches Electronic Master Building Permit Program
ORLANDO, Florida, July 31 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Orange County Division of Building Safety has launched a Master Building Permit Program, also known as the Masterfile review process, for residential single-family, two-family and townhome construction. The program takes advantage of the electronic plan review process, with the goal of increasing the efficiency and speed by which construction plans can be reviewed and approved for new construction. Additionally, the p  more

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Works Along With Parking Staff to Install First Meterless Parking Signs and Launch Pilot Program
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 2 -- The city of Orlando issued the following news release: What: The first phase of Creative Village and the new UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown will open in just a few weeks, bringing 8,000 students, faculty and staff to downtown Orlando. In recognition of the needs of downtown visitors, residents and workers, the city is adding nearly 200 on-street meterless paid parking spaces in Creative Village. The meterless spaces will allow users to pay for - and find  more

PAInT Center at University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee Enjoys Productive Year
SARASOTA, Florida, July 30 -- The University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee Campus issued the following news: From collaborating with educators statewide to partnering with arts groups on important community events, the Florida Center for the Partnership for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) experienced its most productive academic year in 2018-19 since its creation three years ago. Florida lawmakers approved legislation to create the statewide PAInT center at the University of South Flori  more

Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard Joins National Economic Mobility Leadership Network
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 31 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard announced that he is among the 20 leaders from across the nation who have been invited to participate in the Economic Mobility Leadership Network, a new program that brings together diverse and bipartisan county leaders to explore the role counties can play to positively affect economic mobility. The network is run by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is f  more

Raymond James Introduces Renee Baker as Head of Expanded Advisor Inclusion Networks
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 30 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James announced today that it is consolidating Advisor Inclusion Networks corporate leadership under Renee Baker, currently chief marketing officer at subsidiary Carillon Tower Advisers, effective Sept. 1, 2019. Michelle Lynch, who previously led the Network for Women Advisors, has moved to Raymond James & Associates' Eastern Division as sales manager. In its new configuration, the Network f  more

Sarasota: Department of Health Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month
SARASOTA, Florida, July 31 -- Sarasota County issued the following news: * * * - Florida Department of Health In Sarasota Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month * * * The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month this August. The department works to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity, and encourages breastfeeding-friendly hospitals, child care facilities, work places and communities. How to feed a new baby is one of the first  more

South Florida Water Management District Preparing Regional Flood Control System for Forecasted Rainfall From Tropical Wave
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 31 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - District lowering canals, coordinating with local drainage districts to ensure flood protection for 8.7 million residents as storm approaches * * * The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is preparing the regional flood control system to handle heavy local rainfall expected from a tropical wave approaching South Florida this week. "We are always working yea  more

Tallahassee, Home to Best in the Nation Public Gas Utility
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - APGA Recognizes City of Tallahassee with its 2019 Public Gas Achievement Award * * * Today, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented the City of Tallahassee with its 2019 Public Gas Achievement Award. The Public Gas Achievement Award is the highest recognition that APGA awards to one deserving utility provider out of over 1,000 publicly-owned natural gas systems nationwide. The awa  more

Tampa Convention Center Prepares to Welcome 60,000 Attendees for Tampa Bay Comic Con
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 1 -- The Tampa Convention Center issued the following news: Tampa Bay Comic Con is returning to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend in true superhero fashion! An estimated 60,000 attendees will visit the Tampa Convention Center over the weekend to share their love of all things comic and pop culture. The event--which will feature celebrity meet & greets, cosplay contests, comic book vendors, and more--takes place August 2nd through 4th and will bring together fans and   more

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces $85 Million Available Through Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 30 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $85 million is now available to local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. Grant funding can be used by local governments to restore and improve infrastructure in areas damaged by Hurricane Irma or as match funding for other federal programs to c  more

University of Central Florida Researcher's Artificial Intelligence Tutoring Tool Targets Improving Student Studying Skills
ORLANDO, Florida, July 31 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Central Florida issued the following news: * * * - The tutoring tool developed by a UCF researcher uses artificial intelligence to help students learn more effectively by monitoring their learning activities, facial expressions, eye movements and interactions with avatars. * * * By Robert Wells Effective studying is a skill, but it's one students sometimes don't learn despite years of schooling. A University of Central Flo  more

University of Florida: Middle School Summer Camp 'Girls With Nerve' Empowers the Pursuit of Neuroscience
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 31 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: UF Researchers Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., and Rachael Seidler, Ph.D., teamed up to bring more than 20 middle school students to campus this summer for a free, week-long summer camp aimed at empowering girls to explore neuroscience. Held July 8-12 in the Florida Gym, the camp brought sixth, seventh and eighth graders together for hands-on activities, field trips to multiple neuroscience labs and to hear from leadin  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Earns Prestigious National Cancer Institute Designation
MIAMI, July 29 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, has received the prestigious NCI designation from the National Cancer Institute. The NCI designation recognizes Sylvester as among the top cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester joins a highly select group as one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida, and   more

University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science: African Smoke Is Fertilizing Amazon Rainforest and Oceans
MIAMI, Florida, July 29 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - Research has important implications to better understand Earth's climate * * * By Diana Udel A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the most important source of a key nutrient--phosphorus--that acts as a fertili  more

University of South Dakota Anthropologist Awarded Grants to Study Past Human Response to Ecological Change, to Provide Human Activities Timeline
VERMILLION, South Dakota, July 29 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news: A University of South Dakota anthropologist's expertise in chronological modeling using radiocarbon dating has earned him a spot as a researcher on two grants supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the first grant, Tony Krus, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology, serves as a principal investigator, along with colleagues from the Chickasaw Nation, the University of Florida and th  more

University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee Campus: U.S. News and World Report Ranks Florida #1 in Higher Education for Third Consecutive Year
SARASOTA, Florida, July 30 -- The University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee Campus issued the following news: Governor Ron DeSantis announced that U.S. News & World Report has named Florida the top state in the country for higher education. This is the third year in a row Florida's higher education system has earned the top ranking, reflecting the emphasis that elected leaders have placed on student success and affordability. "It is no surprise that U.S. News & World Report has again name  more

Volusia County: Boaters Urged to Watch for Manatees
DELAND, Florida, July 29 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: The number of manatees killed by boat strikes is on the rise in Florida. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 93 manatee deaths, including 10 in Volusia County, were caused by watercraft collisions from Jan. 1 through July 19. The staff of Volusia County's Manatee Protection Program urges boaters to be on the lookout for manatees as they travel in the St. Johns River and Halifax/Indian River. When s  more