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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 75 items )  

334 Holland & Knight Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2020 19 of the Firm's Attorneys Named 'Lawyers of the Year'
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 334 of the firm's attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020. In addition, 19 of the attorneys were named "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective practices. Attorneys on The Best Lawyers in America list are grouped by geographic region and practice area. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of pr  more

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to West Palm Beach and More Flights to Florida With Fares As Low As $49
HEBRON, Kentucky, Aug. 13 -- The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport issued the following news: Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to West Palm Beach, Florida beginning November 25, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $49./* "We're excited to add another sensational destination to our service in Cincinnati with this new service Palm Beach International,  more

Asheville Regional Airport Welcomes Nonstop to West Palm Beach on Allegiant
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Aug. 13 -- The Asheville Regional Airport issued the following news: Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new service from Asheville to West Palm Beach, Florida beginning November 25, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $54./* "We're incredibly excited to grow again in Asheville with this new route," said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. "We're certain that area travelers will love havi  more

City of Ocala Completes Three Public Art Projects
OCALA, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The city of Ocala issued the following news: The City of Ocala announces the completion of three public art projects. The projects were completed during summer 2019 and include the restoration of the Ocala Black History Mural, Bridging the Divide in Tuscawilla Park and Retro Reel at the Marion Theatre. On Aug. 2, in conjunction with the closing of the 2019 Ocala Levitt AMP Music Series, the City and the College of Central Florida (CF) celebrated the completion of the  more

Commitment to Changemaking Earns Recognition for Florida International University
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU, a member of the Ashoka University Changemaker Campus consortium, was recognized for its commitment to accelerate changemaking. The recognition comes from Ashoka U as part of its global #MillionsofChangemakers campaign. Ashoka U is the higher education initiative of Ashoka, the world's largest community of changemakers. As part of the campaign, FI  more

Creation of the New Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The city of Gainesville issued the following news: The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will soon transition into a city department -- the Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA). Much like the CRA, this new city department will be tasked with addressing some of the community's most pressing infrastructure and development challenges over the next 10 years. During its Aug. 15 and Sept. 5 commission meetings, the Gainesville City Commission  more

Crowley Solutions Partners With Small Business Carriers to Support U.S. Warfighters
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Two years ago, Kevin Bissonnette, president of Biss Transport in Duncannon, Pa., was running a one tractor-trailer operation. Then in late 2017, he met the Crowley Solutions team and signed up to operate as a small business providing contract carrier services for Crowley's Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) program. In doing so, Biss   more

Disney Cruise Line Inspires Future Generations of Seafarers at LJM Maritime Academy's Summer Camp Program
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: As part of its dedication to inspiring future maritime professionals, Disney Cruise Line sponsored this year's summer camp program at the LJM Maritime Academy in Nassau. More than 40 students, ranging in ages from 12 to 16 years old, were given the chance to learn more about the local and global maritime industry and gain a better understanding of its career opportunities. During the two-week camp, students  more

EDGE, Steak & Bar's Sunday Brunch Artisanal Series and Seasonal Menus at Four Seasons Hotel Miami
TORONTO, Canada, Aug. 16 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: EDGE, Steak & Bar, the modern steakhouse at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, enhances its award-winning Sunday Brunch with an Artisanal Series, and introduce new dishes and cocktails for diners to enjoy. The restaurant's inspiration behind the enhancement is driven by Miami's cultural melting pot and seasonal flavours, and an abundance of talented local vendors, which is showcased throughout the menus. As he  more

Escambia County Receives $21.8 Million in Funding for New Jail
PENSACOLA, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Escambia County issued the following news: Escambia County will receive $21.8 million from the Florida Division of Emergency Management through Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement, which will go directly toward the county's $145 million correctional facility project. "On behalf of the board of commissioners, I'd like to thank the Escambia County legislative delegation chairman, Sen. Doug Broxson, and Rep. Alex Andrade, for their continued support of  more

Escambia County: Commission Adopts Resolution to Increase Fee Schedule for Building Services
PENSACOLA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- Escambia County issued the following news: The Escambia County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday, June 6 to increase the fee schedule for Building Services application and inspection fees. The standard application fee will go from $27 to $34, the residential inspection fee will go from $27 to $34, and the commercial inspection fee will go from $34 to $41.The fee schedule increase will support a three-tiered system that is being implemented to attract qualifie  more

ESPN Wins Eight NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Aug. 13 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - ESPN The Magazine and The Undefeated Collaborate to Win Four Awards - The Undefeated Senior Entertainment Writer Kelley Carter Receives NABJ President's Award * * * ESPN was honored with an industry-leading eight NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards on Saturday night at the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair in South Florida. ESPN awards at the pr  more

Fall Sports Coverage on ACC Network Kicks Off August 25
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Aug. 15 -- ACC Network, a part of ESPN, issued the following news release: ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, will kick off its fall sports coverage on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. ET, when reigning NCAA women's soccer champion Florida State hosts Wisconsin at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla. ACCN will showcase the ACC's men's and women's soccer, volleyball and field hockey programs with unprecedented national televisio  more

Festive Frights for Up to 35 Nights! New Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass Is Perfect for Happy Haunting This Year at Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Disney World issued the following news release: For the 2019 not-so-spooky season, Walt Disney World Resort is introducing the new Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass, giving families the opportunity to experience Mickey's-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park for up to 35 nights. For these passholders, this means more of everything they love about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - more nights, more special attractions and enterta  more

Fla. Department of Financial Services Chief Financial Officer Patronis: Student Loans - How Much Are You Really Borrowing?
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: With the start of a new school year at Florida universities and colleges fast approaching, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis encourages students and their families to evaluate the impact student loans will have on their future and long-term goals. According to a recent report, student loan debt in the U.S. reached another all-time high of approximately $1.4 trillion in the  more

Fla. State Sen. Galvano: Senate Democrats Call for Inclusion of Gun Reform Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: Seeking to ensure that the weapons capable of killing scores of innocent people in less than 60 seconds are part of the upcoming Senate committee discussions on mass murder and white supremacy, Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson on Wednesday requested that three key gun reform measures be included in the Senate President's call for action. "Despite prominent attempts by some to equate   more

Florida A&M University to Host South Florida Medical Marijuana Community Forums
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) today announced two South Florida public forums as part of its goal to educate and inform the state's diverse communities about medical marijuana and the dangers of illegal marijuana use. The community events, scheduled for Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 7 and Miami Garde  more

Florida A&M University: Happening on the 'Hill' - Alumna Named Everett Community College's Next President
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - FAMU Alumna Named Everett Community College's Next President * * * Daria J. Willis, Ph.D., who earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Florida A&M University (FAMU), has been named president of Everett Community College (EvCC) in Everett, Washington. Willis, who received a Ph.D. in history from Florida State University, will lead an institution  more

Florida A.G. Moody Encourages Parents to Talk to Students About Drug Use as #BacktoSchoolOAG Campaign Continues
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: As millions of Florida students head back to school this week, Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of drug use. As part of the #BacktoSchoolOAG campaign, Attorney General Moody is sharing tips and resources to help get the conversation started. Drug use among minors continues to be a concern exacerbated by the opioid crisis. The i  more

Florida A.G. Moody Fights Teen Vaping as Students Head Back to School
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: As the #BacktoSchoolOAG campaign continues, Attorney General Ashley Moody is taking action to stop teen vaping and asking parents to talk to their children about e-cigarettes. Attorney General Moody, along with 42 other state attorneys general, is urging leading-streaming companies to limit tobacco imagery content on their platforms. The attorneys general are encouraging leaders in this new  more

Florida A.G. Moody Launches #BackToSchoolOAG Campaign as Students Begin the 2019-2020 Academic Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: As millions of Florida children begin a new school year, Attorney General Ashley Moody is reaching out directly to students and parents with tips and resources. The weeklong #BackToSchoolOAG campaign will provide information about internet safety, the dangers of drug use, risks associated with vaping and more. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, "This week, millions of children and teens i  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Fried Highlights Agenda for 2019 Florida Energy & Climate Summit
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried highlighted the full agenda for the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit (http://floridaenergysummit.com/), to be held September 4-6, in Tampa, Florida at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Florida's first state-level conference to address climate change since 2008 under then-Governor Charlie Crist, the summit is a multi-day conferen  more

Florida Atlantic University, USDA Partner to Boost Domestic Production of Farm-Raised Fish
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 14 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The United States is the largest importer of seafood products in the world - importing 5.9 billion pounds of seafood in 2017 alone, resulting in about $14 billion of the U.S. trade deficit. More than 50 percent of seafood consumed comes from aquaculture. Yet, less than 1 percent is produced in the U.S. While the U.S. has the   more

Florida Atlantic University: Sleep Interrupted - What's Keeping Us Up at Night?
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Between 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Sleepless nights are associated with a number of adverse health outcomes including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers. Evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine are believed to sabotage sleep. Yet, studies examining their effects on s  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Aug. 16
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: This week, millions of Florida students headed back to school. The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. To help families start the school year on the right track, we launched our #BacktoSchoolOAG campaign. This week-long campaign is providing information directly to parents and students about internet safety, risks associated  more

Florida Democratic Party Launches Voter Protection Hotline
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today we announce the launch of our 24-hour Voter Protection Hotline, nearly 15 months before the 2020 election. The hotline is a part of the Florida Democratic Party's new year-round Voter Protection Program that was launched in May as an effort to tackle the growing threat to Floridians right to vote. The hotline will be staffed with a mix of paid staff and trained volunteers from across the state and wi  more

Florida Democrats Chair Greets Gadsden County Democrats
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: As part of the Florida Democratic Party's statewide Rural Tour, Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, was excited to visit Gadsden County to energize the local party and talk about the Florida Democratic Party's voter registration efforts and the party's voter protection hotline. On August 14, Congressman Al Lawson, Rep. Loranne Ausley, County Commissioner Brenda Holt, and Florida Democratic  more

Florida DOT Announces Nicola Liquori as New Florida Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. today announced the appointment of Nicola Liquori as the next Executive Director of the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), effective immediately. Nicola brings more than 17 years of experience in the transportation industry along with eight years in public accounting in both auditing and tax. Nicola previously   more

Florida Environmental Protection Department Hosts 2019 Resilient Florida: Planning, Policy and Practice Workshop
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release, dated Aug. 10: * * * - DEP and stakeholders gather to discuss preparation tactics for sea level rise * * * DEP, in conjunction with the University of South Florida, Florida Sea Grant and the Florida Climate Institute, hosted the inaugural 2019 Resilient Florida: Planning, Policy and Practice Workshop in Tampa this week. The two-day workshop, held Aug. 8-9, 2019, brought toge  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces All-Time Record Six-Month Visitation for Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 68.9 million travelers from January through June of 2019, the highest number of visitors during any six months in Florida's history. This record number represents a 5.6 percent increase over the same period in 2018 and includes 61.2 million domestic visitors, 5.2 million overseas visitors and 2.4 million Canadian visitors. "Florida's eco  more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Davis to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Davis to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees. John Davis Davis, of Orlando, is the executive vice president of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as president and led the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida where he significantly expanded the Chamber's membership by focusing  more

Florida Museum of Natural History: Extinct Caribbean Bird Yields DNA After 2,500 Years in Watery Grave
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton's caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Studies of ancient DNA from tropical birds have faced two formidable obstacles. Organic material quickly degrades when exposed to heat, light and oxygen. And birds' lightweight, hollow bon  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Aug. 12-16
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Aug. 12-16: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190016-EG DATE FILED: 08/12/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0330-CFO-EG Order PSC-2019-0330-CFO-EG granting GPC's request for confidential classification (of DN 06062-2019) for a period of 18 months from the date of this order. DOCKET TITLE: Commission review of numeric conservation goals (Gulf Power Company). DOCKET N  more

Florida State Sen. Galvano: Gulf County Resident Matt Terry Appointed to Triumph Gulf Coast Board of Directors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment Mr. James Matthew "Matt" Terry, SRA of Port St. Joe to the Board of Directors of Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. Mr. Terry is the owner of Appraisal Group of North Florida, LLC. "Matt Terry is a lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle with deep roots in Gulf County. As a business owner and community leader, he will be   more

Florida State University Designated Purple Heart University
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida State University issued the following news: President John Thrasher signed and accepted a proclamation Aug. 15 that designates Florida State University as a Purple Heart University. The proclamation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart was presented to Thrasher by the commander of its Tallahassee chapter Rick Stanford. "Florida State's goal is to empower veterans and become a national beacon of veteran support and success, and we are deeply hono  more

Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida's Number of Employed Floridians Now Exceeds 10 Million With a Low Unemployment Rate of 3.3%
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the number of employed Floridians has increased to more than 10 million in July 2019. Over the year, 128,000 people entered the labor force at an annual growth rate of 1.3 percent. Florida's residents are benefiting from a strong economy, businesses are expanding and Floridians are confident about entering the workforce. Positive economic indicators for the m  more

Greenberg Traurig Global Immigration Team Adds Jay Ruby in Atlanta
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is expanding its Immigration & Compliance Practice with the addition of Jay Ruby as a shareholder in the Atlanta office. Ruby joins the firm from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP. Ruby focuses his practice on representing U.S. and international business clients across a broad spectrum of immigration matters relating to temporary and permanent work visa solut  more

HDR Selected to Guide Florida's Statewide Connected and Automated Vehicle Efforts
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 13 -- HDR, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm, issued the following news release: HDR has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation to help ensure Florida remains a leader in the integration of connected and automated vehicles. As general engineering consultant, HDR will develop, implement, deploy and evaluate a statewide investment in connected and automated vehicle technology that's among the most robust in the nation. The work continues F  more

Hillsborough County Honors Florida Teacher of the Year
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: Music is more than a profession for Dr. Dakeyan Graham; it is a life-long passion. While attending C. Leon King High School, he was a member of the Marching Lions band, where he became the first student to win the Louis Armstrong and John Philip Sousa awards, the top honors for high school musicianship. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in music education at the University of Florida, and he was involved in th  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Completes $300 Million Term Securitization
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 13 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces today the completion of a $300 million securitization of vacation ownership loans through Hilton Grand Vacations Trust 2019-A ("the Trust"). Three classes of Notes were issued by the Trust, including approximately $215 million of Class A Notes, approximately $50 million of Class B Notes and approximately $34 million of Class C  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Named a Top Company to Work for in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces it ranked fourth in the "Top Large Workplaces" category on Orlando Sentinel's "Top Workplaces" list, which recognized 80 outstanding companies to work for in Central Florida. This is HGV's second consecutive year on the Orlando Sentinel's prestigious list since becoming an independent, public company in January 2017. In total  more

Idea Center at Miami Dade College, in Partnership With CISNEROS, to Launch FOCUS: Mujeres Emprendedoras
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 5 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) is partnering with CISNEROS to launch FOCUS: Mujeres Emprendedoras, a 12-week program designed for Venezuelan women entrepreneurs who are based in South Florida and are looking to validate the scalability of their early-stage ventures. FOCUS will be taught in English to allow participants to strengthen their communication skills, ease the transition into the local entrepr  more

Insight Global Relocates Jacksonville Office
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 14 -- Insight Global, a staffing services company, issued the following news: Insight Global, LLC, a staffing and services company, has relocated to a new office in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville team officially started operating in the space on August 12, 2019. Address of the new Jacksonville office: Town Center One 5555 Gate Parkway, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32256 The new Insight Global branded space features six conference rooms (including a Skype room)  more

June Brings Double Digit Increase in International Traffic at Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: International passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) saw double-digit growth in June, marking eight consecutive months of such an increase. With a 12.81 percent increase in year-over-year statistics, more than 600,000 international travelers arrived to or departed from Orlando International in June. In total, more than 4.2 million passengers traveled through Orlando International in   more

MDC's President Padron to Receive Certificate of Stock From Greater Miami Chamber
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 6 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College's (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padron will receive the prestigious Certificate of Stock from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his stellar career and outstanding service to the community. The recognition will be presented during the Chamber of Commerce's Trustee Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Jungle Island. An American by choice, Eduardo Padron arrived in the United Sta  more

Melbourne: MLB Named Florida's Commercial Service Airport of the Year
MELBOURNE, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: This past week, Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) was named the state's top commercial airport by Florida's Department of Transportation (FDOT). The award for 2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year was announced at the FDOT Annual Aviation Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Florida Airports Council 50th Anniversary Annual Conference. "Being named Commercial Service Airport of the Year is   more

Memorial Health System: Newest Group of Medical Resident Presented At White Coat Ceremony
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Memorial Health System issued the following news release: Memorial Healthcare System's Graduate Medical Education (GME) program presented its newest group of residents at a white coat ceremony in Pembroke Pines. The offering of the lab coat signifies entry to the next phase of medical training and recipients also recited the Hippocratic oath, a traditional statement of a doctor's obligations and conduct. 47 physicians joined the program and will train in seven d  more

Memorial Health System: Officers Elected For South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Memorial Health System issued the following news release: The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners, which oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System, elected its officers at the recent July board meeting. Vic Narang was elected Chairman, Laura Raybin Miller was elected Vice-Chair, and Karen L. Harrington was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The board members serving alongside the officers are Jose Basulto, Hobel Florido and Douglas A. Harris  more

Memorial Sports Medicine Center to Provide Services for Broward College
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Memorial Health System issued the following news release: The Memorial Sports Medicine Center has been selected by Broward College to provide medical support services and athletic trainers for its sports programs. As part of the agreement, student athletes will also receive pre-participation physicals from Memorial's multi-disciplinary team of physicians. The school currently has eight team sports and nearly 150 athletes that will be covered by the Center. Two c  more

Miami Dade College Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine's 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 9 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: * * * - National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) * * * Miami Dade College's (MDC) received the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award h  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Offers Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Cutting-Edge Police Command Center
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas and Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD) Chief Edwin Lopez presented a new cutting-edge security and surveillance system dubbed the Police Command Center (PCC) to media this morning at M-DSPD headquarters. The PCC serves as the nucleus of the police department's intelligence-led policing strategy, and g  more

Moody's Gives Miami-Dade County Public Schools Very Strong Rating in Meeting Financial Commitments
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Moody's Investors Service, considered one of the Big Three credit rating agencies, announced that its rating of Miami-Dade County Public Schools to meet its financial commitments went from Strong to Very Strong. The District's long-term debt is now considered High Grade debt with the rating for General Obligation Bond (GO) as Aa2, the third highest credit rating that Moody's assigns to fixed-income se  more

NBA Experience Grand Opening Is a Slam Dunk at Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger joined by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver along with NBA and WNBA players to officially unveil first-of-its-kind destination at Disney Springs * * * It was a championship-worthy celebration Monday morning at Disney Springs for the grand opening of NBA Experience. Amid cheering fans and celebrity guests, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the first-of-its-kind des  more

Newmark Knight Frank Inks Long-Term Lease Expansion for Hayes Medical Staffing Corporate Headquarters
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced today that it brokered a 77,105-square-foot lease expansion for Hayes Medical Staffing at Cypress Financial Center in Fort Lauderdale. Hayes Medical Staffing is one of the fastest growing companies in South Florida, and it expects to create an additional 250 jobs. The deal reflects continued leasing momentum buoyed by favorable economic conditions across  more

North Port: Utilities Assistant Director, Desrosiers, Elected Chair to Public Supply Advisory Committee
NORTH PORT, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The city of North Port issued the following news release: Jennifer Desrosiers has a long history addressing the issues of water in our area. For 17 years, she has served the community of North Port working within the City, and specifically, 14 years with the Utilities Department. Jennifer's knowledge of the resources available, the demand upon them, and the implications of current actions on future development are an asset to our area. With her experience and com  more

Pennsylvania A.G. Shapiro Announces Charges in Multi-State Human Trafficking Ring
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 16 -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Shapiro is announcing charges against a Florida business owner for operating a human trafficking ring under the guise of massage parlors in Pennsylvania, Florida and Virginia. David Williams, 41, of Pensacola, was arrested and charged with using interstate facilities for purposes of racketeering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and the harboring of ille  more

Polaris Slingshot Partners With the Florida Gators Offering Fans a Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Experience the 'Ultimate Joyride' During the Gator Walk
MEDINA, Minnesota, Aug. 15 -- Polaris Industries, a snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, midsize and heavyweight motorcycles manufacturer, issued the following news release, dated August 12: Polaris Slingshot, the three-wheeled, open-air roadster, has announced a partnership with the Florida Gators highlighted by a promotion to award fans with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to lead the iconic Gator Walk. The "Florida Gators Ultimate Joyride powered by Slingshot" sweepstakes will give six Gators Foot  more

Port Tampa Bay: From the Far East to the Eastern Caribbean - Celebrity Cruises Brings the Celebrity Revolution to Tampa
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: * * * - Starting in October 2020, Celebrity Constellation will call the booming metropolitan city home. * * * A revolutionary ship is coming to Port Tampa Bay, as Celebrity Cruises unveils a brand new homeport, expanding the brand's global vacation offerings with the redeployment of Celebrity Constellation. The newly "revolutionized" ship will offer guests more island time than ever before, with three unique alternating 10-  more

Raymond James Financial Announces $750 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: On August 15, 2019, the Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) Board of Directors authorized repurchase of the Company's shares of common stock in an aggregate amount of up to $750 million. The $750 million authorization replaces the previous repurchase authorization announced on March 4, 2019, under which approximately $212 million was remaining as of August 15, 2019. The repurchases may be ma  more

Reed Smith: Miami Lawyers Recommended by 2020 Chambers and Partners Latin America
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Reed Smith, a law firm, issued the following news release: Jose I. Astigarraga and M. Cristina Cardenas have earned rankings from Chambers and Partners for their international arbitration work in Latin America. In addition, Reed Smith's Latin America-wide International Arbitration practice earned a Band 2 - out of 5 - recommendation by Chambers and Partners Latin America. Astigarraga has "a global perspective on disputes and he knows how to resolve even the most co  more

Sarasota County to Host National Book Award Event
SARASOTA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- Sarasota County issued the following news: * * * - Sarasota County to Host National Book Award Event * * * Two National Book Award finalists will participate in a panel discussion titled "Ghosts of Our Past" at Selby Public Library on Aug. 17, as part of the National Book Foundation's (NBF) Summer with the National Book Awards program. Scheduled to appear at the free event are Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and Diana Khoi Nguyen. Sexton's debut novel "A Kind of Free  more

SEC Network Showcases Special Studio Presence Surrounding Camping World Kickoff
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Aug. 13 -- SEC Network, a part of ESPN, issued the following news release: SEC Nation Presented by Dr Pepper will originate from Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, August 24, as preseason No. 8 Florida readies to kick off the season as part of the Camping World Kickoff. In addition, SEC Network will air SEC Now Special: Miami vs. Florida Bonuscast to highlight a tent pole day of CFB150-themed programming across ESPN networks to commemorate college football's 150th anniversary. SE  more

Share Your Disney Vacation Knowledge: Apply for the 2020 Disney Parks Moms Panel
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 15 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Disney Destinations is looking for experienced Disney Parks guests to apply for the 2020 Disney Parks Moms Panel - an online question and answer forum for planning Disney vacations. Each year for the past decade, thousands of hopeful candidates apply to become part of this coveted panel to help future visitors plan their most magical Disney get-aways. This year the application window opens on Thursday, Septe  more

Southwest Airlines Announces New Seasonal Service From Cincinnati/Northern International Airport to Tampa and Fort Lauderdale
ERLANGER, Kentucky, Aug. 15 -- The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport issued the following news: Southwest Airlines announces new seasonal nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern International Airport (CVG) to Tampa, Florida (TPA) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL). The new flights will operate Saturdays January 11, 2020 through February 29, 2020. Tickets are available now at Southwest.com. The two destinations will complement Southwest's existing year-round and seasonal nonst  more

St. Lucie County Reels in New Aquaculture Company
FORT PIERCE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- St. Lucie County issued the following news: St. Lucie County will be home to one of the largest Florida pompano aquaculture facilities in the world once Aquaco Farms begins full operations north of Fort Pierce. The opening event celebration for Aquaco Farms was held today at the company's 20,000-square-foot facility on Rouse Road. Set on an 8-acre site, Aquaco Farms' $2.5 million investment will create six new jobs with an average wage of $47,000 and will ultim  more

United Launch Alliance: Vulcan Centaur Rocket on Schedule for First Flight in 2021
CENTENNIAL, Colorado, Aug. 12 -- The United Launch Alliance issued the following news release: At the United Launch Alliance (ULA) factory in Decatur, Alabama, production of the first Vulcan Centaur rocket continues, with shipment to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida scheduled for late next year for processing in preparation for its first launch in 2021. "Atlas and Delta rockets have been the backbone of national security space launch for decades, building on a pro  more

University of Florida: Professor, Author Ted Spiker Addresses Summer 2019 Graduates
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Aug. 14 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: Ted Spiker is a professor and chairman of the University of Florida's Department of Journalism in the College of Journalism and Communications. Spiker was named the 2016-17 UF's Teacher of the Year, and he is a two-time winner of Teacher of the Year in the UF College of Journalism and Communications. His speech is below: Thank you, President Fuchs. As a faculty member at UF for almost 20 years, I am honored   more

University of Miami's Miller School Education Expert Named to Legacy Magazine's '40 Under 40' List
MIAMI, Aug. 16 -- The University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Achieving significant career accomplishments before your 40th birthday can be notable on its own, but having peers nominate you for an award that highlights those achievements is even more noteworthy. That just happened to Adrian K. Reynolds, Ph.D., assistant professor of professional practice and director of academic enrichment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. As a result, Legac  more

University of Tennessee's Chattanooga: Honors College Signs Articulation Agreement With Florida School
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Aug. 8 -- The University of Tennessee's Chattanooga Campus issued the following news release: Honors students from a Florida college now will be able to transfer directly to the UTC Honors College and not pay out-of-state tuition. On Thursday, Aug. 8, an agreement was signed between UTC Honors College and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, guaranteeing that honors students from the Florida school can come immediately to UTC once they finish their associate's degre  more

University Provides Summary of Report Related to Florida A&M University's Use of Auxiliary Funds for Athletics
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: During the performance of routine audit follow-ups, Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Division of Audit initiated inquiries on April 5, 2019, regarding components of an implemented corrective action plan related to the payment of non-athletic Auxiliary fund transfers to Athletics. The Division learned additional non-athletic Auxiliary transfers to Athletics   more

Valencia College to Display Exhibit of Trent Tomengo's Work
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Valencia College issued the following news release: The Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College will display a collection of portraits by renowned Central Florida artist Trent Tomengo, Sept. 5 through Oct. 4. Tomengo, a Seminole State College professor of humanities, began his life's work as an artist after graduating high school in 1985 and enlisting in the U.S. Army. A graduate of Stetson University and Florida State University, Tomengo has already had a dist  more

Volusia County Corrections Division to Install New Video Visitation Equipment
DELAND, Florida, Aug. 12 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Volusia County's Division of Corrections is transitioning to a new video visitation vendor, ICSolutions, which will provide improved communications between inmates and their families. The transition will require that video visitation be suspended at the county's branch jail and correctional facility during installation of the new equipment. Inmate video visitation will be closed from Sept. 3 to 23, resuming on Sept.   more

Volusia County: Purchasing Division Honored
DELAND, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Volusia County's Purchasing and Contracts Division has received a 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute. The division has won this award 12 times, including the past six years in a row. The award, which was given to only 202 public and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Canada, recognizes innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procure  more

Who's a 'Good Boy?' Astro, Florida Atlantic University's Smart Robodog That's Who
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 15 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: What would you get if you combined Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa with Boston Dynamic's quadraped robots? You'd get "Astro," the four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog. Using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics La  more

With NSF Support, Colorado State University Team Tackles Post-Hurricane Grid Resiliency
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Aug. 14 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Colorado State University issued the following news: When Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle in 2018, it wiped out 90% of the city's electric power, causing loss of interconnection with a neighboring utility, and affecting 1.2 million people in the southeastern United States. In light of the human toll of hurricanes, a cross-disciplinary Colorado State University team is working to minimize those losses. With $194,000 in  more