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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 98 items )  

AMETEK to Acquire Gatan From Roper Technologies
SARASOTA, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Roper Technologies, a software designer and developer, issued the following news: AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gatan, a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes, from Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) in an all-cash transaction valued at $925 million. Gatan is a pioneer in direct detection technology for   more

Bank of America Hosts Better Money Habits Retreat in Miami
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 25 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Encourages Attendees to Explore Their Financial Priorities * * * Bank of America announced today that it will host 50 individuals at the company's Better Money Habits(R) Retreat in Miami, Florida, September 27-29. As part of Bank of America's commitment to make financial lives better, and through a partnership with BuzzFeed, the company issued a call for entries encoura  more

California A.G. Becerra Joins State Coalition in Urging Congress to Pass Ammunition Background Checks
SACRAMENTO, California, Sept. 23 -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following news release: * * * - AGs advocate for public safety and the passage of Jaime's Law * * * California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in urging Congress to enact Jaime's Law. The law would change federal law to require background checks for ammunition purchases and prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited individuals. Jaime's Law is named  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 27 -- 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 September 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3400.0 pence Lowest price paid per s  more

Carnival Cruise Line: Costa Group - 12.6 Billion Euros and Over 63,000 Jobs Generated In Europe
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 23 -- Carnival Cruise Line, a part of Carnival, issued the following news release: Cruises confirm their positive contribution to the European and Italian economy. In particular, the Costa Group, a leader in this sector, both in Europe and China, with 3.2 million guests, generated a total economic impact in 2018 of 12.6 billion euros in Europe, creating over 63,000 full-time equivalent jobs. These figures emerge from a study conducted by Deloitte & Touche, the Universit  more

Chickasaw Nation Baseball Player Lands Spot in 2019 USSSA All American Game
VIERA, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Chickasaw Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Chickasaw citizen Malikhi Chapman-Talton has a simple explanation for how he earned a coveted spot on the baseball diamond in the 2019 United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) All American Games in Viera, Florida. It's his Chickasaw heritage. "He says it is because he is an unconquerable Chickasaw," said his mother, Tashina Talton. Malikhi, originally f  more

City Commission Approves Balanced Budget
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - FY20 Focuses on Community's Highest Priorities * * * Today, the Tallahassee City Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget. The balanced budget focuses on the community's highest priorities of public safety, infrastructure investment, quality of life, the impact of poverty and economic development. Developed through a multi-stage process involving public participation and City C  more

City of Melbourne Hires New City Engineer
MELBOURNE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: The City of Melbourne has hired Vincent Peluso to serve as its new City Engineer. Peluso has more than 22 years of government experience. He most recently served as the Senior Engineer, Development Engineering Division, for Orange County Utilities Department. He has also worked for the City of Oviedo, South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental protection, and was an adjunct p  more

Coca-Cola: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Joins Members of the Florida Citrus Industry and Partners to Announce Major Grapefruit Planting
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 25 -- Coca-Cola issued the following news release: In recent years, the iconic Florida citrus industry has been faced with challenges from devastating citrus greening to major hurricanes pummeling the state's fruit groves. Today, members of the industry are doubling down on their commitment to ensure citrus and juice products remain synonymous with the Sunshine State with an announcement that Peace River Citrus Products and Scott Family Companies and its partners will in  more

College Football Week 5: ESPN's Networks to Feature Majority of Top 10 Teams
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Sept. 23 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - No. 1 Clemson, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 7 Auburn and No. 8 Wisconsin in Conference Play * * * ESPN's networks will feature the majority of the AP Top 10 teams during college football's week 5 slate, including ESPN's primetime game and in each of ABC's three game windows. In those games, No. 1 Clemson, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 7 Auburn, and No. 8 Wisconsin will be on upset alert, as they face   more

Community-Based Grant Awarded to Florida Southern College's School Of Physical Therapy
LAKELAND, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news: The Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) has awarded a Catherine E. Patla Community Awareness Grant of nearly $14,000 to Florida Southern College's new School of Physical Therapy. This grant is administered to reflect the commitment of the FPTA to assist Florida's physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in their relations with patients and the general public, and in support of community-base  more

CoxReps: Cox Media Group Names New Leadership in Orlando
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 27 -- CoxReps, a Cox Media Group station, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: CoxReps, a Cox Media Group (CMG) business and the top broadcast television advertising rep firm in the country, today announced the promotion of three leaders within the organization. KJ Anand has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer for CoxReps. In his new role, Anand will oversee the company's information and technology strategy. "KJ is an exem  more

Crowley Expands Government Supply Chain Services With New Cross-Dock Facility
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Solutions has expanded its supply chain services with the opening of a 30,000-square-foot cross-dock with warehousing capabilities in Camp Hill, Pa. The new cross-dock will increase the efficiency, lane density and volume of freight transportation serving government customers in the area, including Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribu  more

Crowley Mariners Rescue Three Fisherman Off Florida Coast
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Kudos to the crew of the Crowley-managed and operated tanker, American Pride, who recently rescued three fisherman from their sinking boat off the west coast of Florida. As the tanker was making its routine transit, delivering refined petroleum products between Texas and Florida, Chief Mate Brian Enose noticed orange smoke, as well as a parachut  more

Crowley Solutions Expands in Germany to Deliver Transportation, Technology Services
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Solutions has expanded its global footprint by opening a new office in Frankfurt, Germany, to provide supply chain, transportation management, technology and related services for government customers throughout Europe. Industry-leading services include inland, ocean and air transportation, warehousing, final-mile distribution as well as   more

Custom Molded Products Transforms Business With Citrix
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: In today's volatile and uncertain economy, organizational agility is imperative. Leading enterprises know it, and with increasing frequency, are reaching for networking solutions that can give them the performance and efficiency required not only to keep pace with change, but stay ahead of it. Take Custom Molded Products (CMP), a pr  more

Disney Cruise Line Announces Return to New Orleans, Popular Itineraries to Tropical Destinations in Early 2021
CELEBRATION, Florida, Sept. 26 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: In early 2021, Disney Cruise Line will return to New Orleans for a limited-time engagement with sailings to the Bahamas and Caribbean, including visits to Disney's private island paradise, Castaway Cay. A lineup of popular itineraries will continue across the Disney fleet with cruises to tropical destinations from Texas, California and Florida. Bookings open to the public on Oct. 3, 2019. More details   more

Eckerd College: Grant Funding Helps Professor Complete Tortoise Population Study
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Sept. 28 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- Eckerd College issued the following news: Assistant Professor of Biology Jeff Goessling might very well prove there is more than one accurate way to determine the population of a species, thanks to a $2,500 grant from the American Wildlife Conservation Foundation Inc. Goessling used the funds to purchase a burrow cam--a boxy, durable machine connected to a camera on the end of a long hose. He and his student researchers put the camera in  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Former Airbus Americas Executive Outlines Top Five Future Challenges
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: For Embry-Riddle students hoping to score plum aviation and aerospace positions, former Airbus Americas CEO and President Barry Eccleston shared a "shopping list of exciting things to work on" during his first-ever visit to the Daytona Beach Campus on Sept. 24. Topping Eccleston's list of future engineering challenges were urban air mobility, pilotless flight, more environmentally friendly aircr  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Prescott Campus Selected as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Sept. 23 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE CDE) through 2024. The goal of the 20-year old CAE program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure and defend U.S. government, business, and in  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Vibrating Vest Helps Combat Flight Deck Disorientation
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Sept. 26 [TNSmaterialsresearch] -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Four hours of training -- that's all it takes to attack the problem of spatial disorientation (SD) among pilots, and to save their lives, according to Dr. Braden McGrath, research professor in Embry-Riddle's Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology. Spatial disorientation in flight occurs when what pilots feel clashes with reality -- when they believe they'r  more

Fla. Department of Economic Opportunity: Florida Housing Board Approves Funding in Hurricane Irma Impacted Monroe County
ISLAMORADA, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) Board of Directors during today's board meeting unanimously approved funding for four developments in hurricane-impacted Monroe County. This past July, Florida Housing issued a request for application (RFA) offering $25 million of the Rebuild Florida Workforce Housing Program for the construction of workforce housing in Monroe Count  more

Fla. Gov. DeSantis: State Has Approved More Than $173 Million for Citrus Growers Recovering From Hurricane Irma
VERO BEACH, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - With today's announcement, payments have been approved for more than half of Florida's citrus recovery grant * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $173 million in payments to citrus growers impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Citrus Recovery Block Grant since January 2019. In total, Florida was awar  more

Florida A&M University President Robinson Heads to HBCU Sustainability Summit in Atlanta
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., is among about 80 university leaders scheduled to attend the 2019 National Summit for the Sustainability of HBCUs in Atlanta September 26-27. Robinson will serve as the moderator for a Friday panel on public-private partnerships featuring representatives from Microsoft, Duke Energy, Quest Diag  more

Florida A&M University Selects Experienced Washington Professional to Lead Legislative Efforts
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - Alumna Danielle McBeth worked in media relations in Tallahassee before her D.C public affairs career * * * Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has selected seasoned professional Danielle McBeth to spearhead the University's legislative affairs. McBeth will serve as special assistant to the president for Governmental R  more

Florida A&M University's Medical Marijuana Education, Research Initiative Advances Community Outreach Program, Launches Website
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- 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) advances its community initiatives with the launch of its website and public repository. Direct link to the MMERI repository: http://famu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/famu%3Aroot?page=1. Link to MMERI Website: http://mmeri.famu.edu. The website is designed t  more

Florida A.G. Moody Sponsors National Suicide Prevention Month Resolution
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a resolution at a Florida Cabinet Meeting to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Month in Florida. According to BlueHelp.org, 167 active and retired law enforcement officers nationwide committed suicide in 2018, more than those killed in the line of duty. Providing help and assistance to Florida law enforcement is one of Attorney  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried Issues Statement on Clemency Board Rules
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried on meeting of the Florida Cabinet as the Board of Executive Clemency: "Like many others, I am disappointed that Amendment 4 did not go far enough for those seeking restoration of the rights that they've earned. "However, clemency is an executive function - that's why it's long past time for us as the Clemency Board to adopt new rule  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Letter: Adopt New Clemency Rules at October Meeting
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 28 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried sent a letter to her fellow Florida Cabinet colleagues on the Executive Board of Clemency, strongly urging adoption of new clemency rules. The Florida Cabinet will next meet on October 8, after which the Cabinet could meet as the Executive Board of Clemency, should the Governor approve. The letter, which may be read here (http  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried: New Energy Efficiency Conversation Needed
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Last week, the Office of Energy in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services filed a brief required by the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA). Since 1980, FEECA has directed Florida utility companies to develop meaningful energy efficiency and conservation measures. Every five years, most major utilities are required to submit FEE  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Fried Issues Statement on Division of Administrative Hearings
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried after the Florida Cabinet considered candidates for Chief Judge and Executive Director of the Division of Administrative Hearings: "The Division of Administrative Hearings is a core, fundamental, and necessary part of our state government - and one that many Floridians might not know anything about. They've heard cases important to the  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Fried Issues Statement on SAFE Banking Act Passage
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 26 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried after the House voted 321-103 to approve the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595), which will provide businesses in the growing cannabis industry access to banking and financial services: "Today's House passage of the SAFE Banking Act is an important step in the right direction for our nation's farmers, cannabis industry, patients, and consum  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Fried Issues Statement on Tyndall Air Force Base Funding
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 26 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried: Today, the U.S. Senate voted 54-41 to terminate the national emergency President Trump declared in February to obtain border wall funding previously rejected by Congress. The emergency declaration diverted $3.6 billion in Department of Defense funding away from important military projects, including rebuilding Tyndall Air Force Base.  more

Florida Atlantic University: Protein Intake in Older Adults Differs Dramatically by Ethnicity/Race
BOCA RATON, Florida, Sept. 27 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: As the population of older adults in the United States continues to grow and becomes more diverse, health concerns increase in parallel. The loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function is one such concern and can begin to occur as early as age 40 and accelerates after age 60. A contributing factor to the age-related   more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Sept. 27
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 28 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Ending human trafficking is one of my highest priorities. It will take collaboration and efforts from leaders at the local, state and national levels to eradicate this horrific crime. As Florida's Attorney General and Chair of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, I am honored to be hosting my first Florida Human Trafficking Summit next Monday. Having these leaders in the same roo  more

Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo Issues Statement on Announcement of Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump: "Today Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the necessary step to safeguard our democracy from tyranny. A formal impeachment inquiry is a serious step, but President Donald Trump's blatant actions while in office have left the Speaker and the House of Representatives no choice.   more

Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo Issues Statement on Vote Against Restoring Funds to Tyndall AFB
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo: Florida's junior senator voted to uphold Donald Trump's theft of millions of dollars from Tyndall Air Force Base to build his border wall. On September 25, Sen. Rick Scott voted against terminating Trump's border wall emergency declaration. As part of Trump's emergency declaration, he cut $17 million from Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base that is still recovering from Hurricane M  more

Florida Democratic Party: Florida's Top Republicans Put Party Over Country Sticking With Trump
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: After the whistleblower report was released, Florida's Republican leaders have leapt to Donald Trump's defense. Governor Ron DeSantis launched a "Presidential Protection Fund," Senator Rick Scott went "full partisan" in his defense of Trump, while Senator Marco Rubio showed his full hypocrisy, saying he doesn't want to talk about the details, while also fundraising off of it. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Fl  more

Florida Democratic Party: Two Years After Trump Tax Plan Rolled Out, Florida Families Paying the Price
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today marks two years since Donald Trump and congressional Republicans introduced their tax bill -- promising to lift up Florida Families, but has instead helped millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations. FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement on Trump's record of Broken Promises to Florida Families: "Donald Trump promised Floridians they would see a decrease in taxes -- but ins  more

Florida Democrats Train Over 70 Democrats in Fort Walton Beach
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On Saturday, the Florida Democratic Party, in partnership with the National Democratic Training Committee, hosted a first-of-its-kind candidate training in Northwest Florida where over 70 Democrats were trained. Those trained included potential candidates, campaign staff, and party leaders from Bay, Okaloosa, Escambia, Gulf, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. The training, which is a part of FDP's Municipal   more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Announces Opportunities to Expand Water Quality Restoration Efforts
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - RFI for Lake Okeechobee projects issued, RFIs for St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee to follow * * * The Florida Department of Environmental protection announces new opportunities for all public and private parties to help expand the state's water quality restoration efforts. In light of the Executive Order signed by Governor DeSantis just 48 hours after taking office, wh  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: CFO Jimmy Patronis Reappoints Rita B. Craig to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 26 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the reappointment of Rita B. Craig, President of Top Tier Leadership to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Craig has an impressive career as a human resources consultant and public speaker. Prior to founding her company, she was a human resources executive for twenty-three years with the Florida Power & Light C  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $1.1 Million to Support Mexico Beach Fire Department and Law Enforcement Operations
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is awarding $1.1 million to Mexico Beach to support fire department and law enforcement operations as the city recovers from Hurricane Michael. This funding is part of the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program, a $25 million grant program administered by FDEM to support hurricane recovery in No  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $5 Million Available in Awards to Northwest Florida Region Through Rural Infrastructure Grant Fund
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor DeSantis announced $5 million in awards is available to a six-county region in Northwest Florida through the Rural Infrastructure Grant Fund. Local governments and municipalities in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties have until November 22, 2019 to apply for infrastructure project funding. "Nearly one year ago, Hurricane Michael tore through Northwe  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida Has Approved More Than $100 Million in Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Irma
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $100 million in mitigation grants for local governments impacted by Hurricane Irma through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This funding is used to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures, with the key purpose of reducing the risk of loss of life and pr  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida Park Service Has Been Awarded the 2019 Gold Medal Award in Parks and Recreation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service was awarded the 2019 National Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. This achievement makes Florida the only park system in the nat  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Eleven to the Florida Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez as chair of the Florida Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission and the appointments of Representative Ana Maria Rodriguez, Representative Kim Daniels, Judith Bense, Nancy Acevedo, Jennifer Houghton Canady, Sophia Eccleston, Rachel Saunders Plakon, Helen Aguirre Ferre, Senator Lauren Book and Julie Brown to  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Commends Fish and Wildlife Conservation Port Investigations Officers for Award and Continued Efforts
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis commended members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Port Investigations Team, who received the Conservation Law Enforcement Award from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. The team is Florida's first line of defense against illegally trafficked resources such as nonnative fish and wildlife, endangered and sensitive native species, l  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Issues Remarks at Joint Investiture Ceremony for Justices Luck, Muniz
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following remarks at the Joint Investiture Ceremony for Florida Supreme Court Justices Robert Luck and Carlos Muniz: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the Joint Investiture Ceremony for Justices Robert Luck and Carlos Muniz. Robert Luck is the first Orthodox Jewish Justice and Carlos Muniz is the first Nicaraguan American Justice to be appointed to the Florida Supreme Court. The Governor was joined at the ceremony by  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Alissa Ellison and Jared Smith to the Thirteenth Circuit Court. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court serves Hillsborough County. Alissa Ellison Ellison, 39, of Tampa, Florida, has served as a Hillsborough County Judge since April 2018 and previously served as a shareholder at GrayRobinson. She received her bachelor's degree from Florida  more

Florida PSC Commissioner Julie Brown Appointed to the Florida Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Commissioner Julie Brown to serve on the Florida Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission to ensure the statewide observance of the 2020 centennial of women's suffrage. Next year marks the 100_year anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote. The Florida Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission was established as an   more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Sept. 23-27
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Sept.23-27: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190007-EI DATE FILED: 09/23/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0393-CFO-EI Order PSC-2019-0393-CFO-EI granting FPL's request for extension of confidential classification (of DNs. 05418-2019 and 04981-2019) for a period of 18 months from the date of this order. DOCKET TITLE:Environmental cost recovery clause. DOCKET NO. 2  more

Florida State Sen. Stewart Pleased That Central Florida No Longer Considered for Detention Facilities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 28 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando: After learning of the United States Department of Health and Human Services decision to no longer consider Central Florida in its search, as a location for a new migrant children detention facility, Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando), was happy to hear the news. "I am thankful that our community will not be a part of the President's inhumane child dete  more

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise Announces Request for Information for SunPass System
OCOEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise is advertising a Request for Information (RFI) for services and solutions to support its SunPass system and replace its current back-office structure. The RFI is seeking module commercial-based solutions and services that will allow for future upgrades and outsourcing measures related to the processing of customer toll a  more

Fox Nation to Host Inaugural Patriot Awards Ceremony in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 6th
NEW YORK, Sept. 26 -- Fox News Channel, a cable and satellite television news channel, issued the following news release: FOX Nation, the on demand subscription-based streaming service, will host its first ever Patriot Awards, announced John Finley, Executive Vice President of the platform. The inaugural event will take place at the Duke Energy Center of Arts - Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7PM/ET and will be streamed live on FOX Nation with a l  more

Gainesville City Commission Selects Next City Manager
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The city of Gainesville issued the following news: The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Feldman to the position of Gainesville City Manager. Feldman succeeds former City Manager Anthony Lyons in the position, who resigned in December 2018. Feldman was selected by the City Commission this afternoon after a national recruitment effort. After the search, the City Commission narrowed the field of candidates and they interviewed a t  more

George Wickline Senior Center Named Florida PSC Helping Hand
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Within almost a shell's throw of beautiful Flagler Beach, the George Wickline Senior Center helps Flagler County seniors stay fit and informed. The Center recently helped the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) host a PSC National Lifeline Awareness Week event. For the Center's willingness to be an extra pair of hands, the PSC is awarding them this quarter's Helping Hand Award. Each   more

Goodwill Manasota Recognized With Florida PSC's Triple E Award for Energy Efficiency Efforts
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Goodwill Manasota, enriching so many lives in the Bradenton community, is expanding its good work to include energy efficiency. Recent lighting upgrades saved the organization more than $1,200 annually, earning them the Florida Public Service Commission's (PSC) Triple E Award--a quarterly recognition for outstanding energy efficiency efforts. Working closely with Florida Power & Light Com  more

Greenberg Traurig Named Law Firm of the Year by Latin Builders Association
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Greenberg Traurig Named Law Firm of the Year by Latin Builders Association * * * The Latin Builders Association (LBA), the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States, recognized global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. as its 2019 "Law Firm of the Year." Greenberg Traurig has been a recipient of this award three times -- previously being recognized in 2016 and 2017. The a  more

Happy Birthday Miss Chiquita!
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Chiquita, a distributor of bananas, issued the following news: Miss Chiquita is celebrating her 75th birthday at New York Advertising Week, the world's largest annual gathering of advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology leaders! Since 1944, Miss Chiquita has been an iconic symbol of Chiquita's bright yellow bananas, bringing smiles to fans' faces across the globe. Now, the world's foremost banana company is celebrating the "fi  more

Hillsborough County: Board Recognizes Medal of Honor Society Week
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Nonprofit organization saluted for celebrating legacy of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients * * * On Aug. 14, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation chartering the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which salutes the achievements of all recipients of the Medal of Honor, living and deceased. From Oct. 22 to Oct. 27, the society will host its 2019 convention at Tampa's Marriott Water Str  more

Holland & Knight Named Finalist for Six M&A Advisor Awards
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 23 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight is recognized as a finalist by The M&A Advisor for its role in six transactions that closed over the past year. The M&A Advisor is a network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals that honors achievement, presents thought leadership and facilitates connections. Winners will be announced at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in New York on Nov. 19. The following deals were selec  more

Holland Knight Advises AdventHealth on Strategic Partnership
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight advised AdventHealth on its multi-year strategic partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center to provide world-class cancer treatment and better access to cancer prevention, education, cancer screenings and early phase clinical trials. This phase of their strategic affiliation was formally announced on September 17. The two organizations plan to establish a clinical research facility and c  more

How Florida Democrats Will Celebrate National Voter Registration Day: Registering 1,000 New Voters
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: The Florida Democratic Party will kick off National Voter Registration Day with an army of hundreds of volunteers and party organizers registering Floridians to vote all across the Sunshine State. National Voter Registration Day is September 24. For the occasion, the Florida Democratic Party is planning to register over 1,000 voters in a day. The Florida Democratic Party has planned dozens of events acros  more

Indian River Lagoon Focus of Conference Sept. 27 at Florida Institute of Technology
MELBOURNE, Florida, Sept. 19 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Events Open To Public; Registration Required * * * Scientists and researchers from around Florida will discuss the latest efforts to heal the ailing Indian River Lagoon as Florida Institute of Technology's Indian River Lagoon Research Institute convenes its 5th annual Technical Conference on Coastal Water Quality Friday, Sept. 27. The conference is open to the public, but registration is requi  more

Leading Academic Daniel Sokol Joins White & Case as a Senior Advisor
NEW YORK, Sept. 25 -- White and Case, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm White & Case LLP continues to strengthen its Global Antitrust Practice with the appointment of University of Florida Professor of Law D. Daniel Sokol as a Senior Advisor. Sokol will be based in the Firm's Miami and Washington, DC offices. "A hallmark of our Global Antitrust Practice is handling at least one trial per year, and Professor Sokol is the right academic to give our clients a big pict  more

Lee County Port Authority: Southwest Florida International Airport Reports Record-Breaking August
FORT MYERS, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The Lee County Port Authority issued the following news release: During August, 526,519 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 5.1 percent compared to August 2018. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 8.4 percent compared to last year. The traffic leader in August was Delta Air Lines with 137,296 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were American (100,36  more

Lee County School District: Island Coast High School to Recognize Terry Thimlar, Athletic Director
FORT MYERS, Florida, Sept. 24 -- The Lee County School District issued the following news: Island Coast High School is set to celebrate Terry Thimlar's retirement as the school's Athletic Director on September 27th. Thimlar will be honored at halftime with a short ceremony at the Gators home football game against Fort Myers High school Friday night at 7:00pm. Island Coast High School Principal Dr. Michelle Cort-Mora says she is excited about the celebration and looking forward to the well-dese  more

Memorial Health System: Hospital Board Adopts Lowest Millage Rate Ever
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Memorial Health System issued the following news release: The Board of Commissioners of the South Broward Hospital District, which oversees the operations for Memorial Healthcare System, voted on a new millage rate during its September board meeting. The Board voted to adopt a millage rate of 0.1260. This is the ninth year in a row that the Board has voted to lower the overall millage rate for the District with 0.1260 resulting in the lowest rate in the history  more

Miller School of Medicine Pediatrician Awarded Research Grant to Study Sickle Cell Disease in Haitians
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 26 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: A pediatrician at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a comparative study of sickle cell disease in children born in Haiti and Miami. The study also supports expansion of a life-saving screening program for newborns in Haiti. "The new five-year study will evaluate the comparative  more

Miller School of Medicine: Dr. Maria Abreu Awarded Sherman Prize for Focusing on Critical Unmet Needs in IBD
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 25 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Maria T. Abreu, M.D., professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the Miami Miller School of Medicine, is receiving the 2019 Sherman Prize awarded by The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation to recognize outstanding achievements in the fight to overcome Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Dr.  more

Moffitt Cancer Center and Ringling College to Bring Virtual Reality to Cancer Patients
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Cancer treatment is becoming more complex than ever before, which can cause significant fear, anxiety, and stress for patients; but, virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize the health care industry by easing those fears and helping to train students and physicians. To tap into all virtual reality has to offer, Moffitt Cancer Center is teaming up with Ringling College of Art and Design. By combining   more

Newmark Knight Frank Brokers Lease for 157,400-Square-Foot Industrial Building in Miami, Florida
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced today it brokered the lease for an entire 157,400-square-foot industrial building at Eastview Commerce Center, a new 800,000-square-foot industrial park in Miami, Florida, being developed by Panattoni Development Company. Mr. Greens Produce, the largest privately-owned produce distributor in Florida, will fully occupy Building 1 within the Class A indus  more

North Port Earns National Accreditation in Parks & Recreation
NORTH PORT, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The city of North Port issued the following news release, dated Sept. 27: * * * - Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community * * * Today, North Port's Parks & Recreation Department joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). T  more

Northwest Florida Water Management District Names Wakulla Springs Alliance Its 2019 Springs Champion
HAVANA, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The Northwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The Governing Board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District named the Wakulla Springs Alliance the 2019 recipient of the "Springs Champion" award. The award is presented annually to recognize individuals or groups who make significant contributions toward the restoration and protection of the springs in northwest Florida. "The Wakulla Springs Alliance focuses its efforts   more

OmniComm Systems and SnapIoT to Showcase Virtual/Decentralized Trials Technology at Society of Clinical Data Management 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- OmniComm Systems issued the following news release: Virtual or decentralized clinical trials -- named one of the year's top trends in digital health technology by Forbes magazine -- will claim center stage at the annual conference of the Society of Clinical Data Management (SCDM), Sept. 29-Oct. 2, in Baltimore, MD. At the event, OmniComm Systems and snapIoT will demonstrate how their respective eClinical solutions enable virtual/decentralized trials. The tw  more

On National Voter Registration Day, Helpful Tips From FDP Voter Protection Team
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 24 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On National Voter Registration Day, the Florida Democrats voter protection team are reminding Floridians of how and what they need in order to register to vote. Today, the Florida Democratic Party is planning to register over 1,000 voters in a day. As part of the day's efforts, the Florida Democratic Party Voter Protection Department offers helpful tips for registering to vote: * Someone can register to   more

Orange County: Florida Simulation Summit - Four Key Takeaways at the Fifth Annual Tech Event
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Orange County issued the following news release: The 5th annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the Orlando Economic Partnership, was held on Sept. 26, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center. Mayor Jerry Demings kicked off the event by stating the importance of the modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) sector in the Central Florida region and beyond. The Summ  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: AllGen Financial Advisors
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 26 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: The "AllGen" in AllGen Financial Advisors' name stems directly from its mission to promote financial wisdom to all generations in the pursuit of financial freedom through sound advice. By simplifying complicated conversations about financial issues, the firm takes a holistically client-centric approach to offering its services. As an RIA, AllGen is staffed by a diverse team of skilled advisors who   more

Orlando International Airport Partners With British Consulate to Assist Thomas Cook Travelers
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 23 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: Two charter flights will depart Orlando International Airport (MCO) today returning passengers to the United Kingdom as recovery efforts begin from the closing of Thomas Cook Airlines. The first relief flight taking travelers back is Virgin Atlantic departing at 5:25 p.m. for Manchester, England. The second, with Atlas Air, leaves for Glasgow, Scotland, at 5:35 p.m. Repatriation flights will continu  more

Palm Beach County Selected for 2019 NACo Rural Impact County Challenge
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Palm Beach County has been selected as one of only 12 counties throughout the United States to participate in the National Association of Counties Rural Impact County Challenge Action Learning Cohort. This initiative will assist Palm Beach County with meeting challenges in our rural Glades communities such as affordable housing, health and equity. The cohort will provide counties from diverse locations a  more

Raymond James Financial Reports August 2019 Operating Data
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Sept. 25 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: In an effort to provide timely information to investors about general trends in our major business segments, we are releasing selected operating data for August 2019. Due to the limited nature of this data, a consistent correlation to earnings should not be assumed. Client assets under administration of $825.1 billion increased 5% over August 2018 and declined 1% compared to July 2019. Financial ass  more

Secretary Lee Announces the Designation of Two 'Florida Cracker' Houses on the National Register of Historic Places
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that Shell Hammock Landing in Polk County and the Henry C. Arpen House in Duval County have been listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. "Shell Hammock Landing and the Henry C. Arpen House are deserving additions to the National Register of Historic Places," said Secretary Lee. "These properties are ex  more

South Florida Water Management District: Public Encouraged to Provide Input for C-43 Storage Reservoir Water Quality Study
FORT MYERS, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - Join us as we identify opportunities to improve water quality with this reservoir now under construction, one of Gov. Ron DeSantis' priority restoration projects * * * The public is invited to provide input and ideas to improving water quality as part of the C-43 Reservoir Project. Members of the public can be a part of this important effort to evaluate water quality oppo  more

Special Offers Invite Canadian Residents to Enjoy Discount on Theme Park Tickets for Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort
ANAHEIM, California, Sept. 25 -- Disney World issued the following news release: ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - With a magical holiday season just around the corner and even more excitement planned for both resorts in 2020, this is a great time to visit Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. To make a visit even more magical, Canadian residents are now invited to take advantage of special ticket discounts. Starting today and continuing into February   more

Special Offers Invite Canadian Residents to Enjoy Discount on Theme Park Tickets for Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort
ANAHEIM, California, Sept. 25 -- Disneyland issued the following news release: ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - With a magical holiday season just around the corner and even more excitement planned for both resorts in 2020, this is a great time to visit Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. To make a visit even more magical, Canadian residents are now invited to take advantage of special ticket discounts. Starting today and continuing into February 20  more

Stanford University Researchers Discuss Changes to Endangered Species Act
STANFORD, California, Sept. 27 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Stanford University issued the following news release: * * * - America's signature legislation for saving species faces a major overhaul. Conservation and legal experts examine likely impacts of the new rules and legal options for challenging them. * * * On Sept. 26, the most powerful tool for protecting animals and plants in the U.S. will lose some teeth. That's when new rules will alter the Endangered Species Act - credited with res  more

Tallahassee International Airport to Receive $1.77 Million
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - Funds Will Support Design of International Processing Facility * * * Announced today by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in the amount of $1.77 million. The grant funds will be used for the design of an International Passenger Processing Facility (IPPF) and associated   more

Tenn. Department of Environment and Conservation: Tennessee State Parks Recognized Among Top Four State Park Systems
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 25 -- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued the following news: Tennessee State Parks was recognized Tuesday as one of four finalists for the award of top state park system in the nation at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in Baltimore, Md. The other finalists for the award were Florida State Parks, Maryland Park Service and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Florida State Parks won the award for  more

University of Central Florida: NEH Grant Help Faculty Learn to Explore, Document Digital Cultures, Their Impact on Society
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 25 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of Central Florida issued the following news: By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala While anthropologists might study society through artifacts from around the world, other researchers study the cultural shifts happening in real time in the virtual world. YouTubers and trolls on social media can teach us a lot about our culture and societal shifts that are coming or already underway. While anthropologists might study society through artif  more

University of Florida, UFPD Adding Four Blue Light Phones on Fraternity Row
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 27 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: The University of Florida and the UF Police Department are dedicated to the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of our campus. As such, we are proud to share that a total of four new emergency Blue Light Phones (BLPs) are being added to the Fraternity Row area. "We would like to thank the students who demonstrated the care and concern they share for the safety of our community by bringing to  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: UM Researchers Present Innovative Biomedical Strategies at NanoDay 2019
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Soft, watery hydrogels to carry therapeutics for bone infections, bioengineered stem cell tissues, and microcapsules to protect transplanted islet cells in patients with type 1 diabetes were among the innovative biomedical strategies presented at NanoDay 2019. Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Science  more

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee Professor Evaluates New Zealand Refugee Center as USFSM's Third Fulbright Awardee in 10 Months
SARASOTA, Florida, Sept. 28 -- The University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee Campus issued the following news: Countries that receive refugees should consider emulating the work being done at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Center in New Zealand, says University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee education professor Jody McBrien, PhD. McBrien recently received a Fulbright Specialist Award to evaluate the Refugee Education Center at the Mangere Refugee Reception Center, operated by the Auc  more

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Scientists Connected Fragments of Pine Savanna and Species Keep Showing Up
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 27 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison Campus issued the following news: By Kelly April Tyrrell Before Europeans arrived in America, longleaf pine savannas sprawled across 90 million acres from present-day Florida to Texas and Virginia. Today, thanks to human impacts, less than 3 percent of that acreage remains, and what's left exists in fragmented patches largely isolated from one another. Yet, hundreds of plant and animals species rely on   more

University of Wisconsin-Superior Students Compete in the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal EXPO Academic Challenge
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, Sept. 25 -- The University of Wisconsin's Superior Campus issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-Superior Transportation and Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management students, accompanied by Dr. Richard Stewart and Dr. Daniel Rust , traveled to Long Beach, California, to participate in the annual Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO.While there, a student team comprised of seniors Josh LaFlamme, Jacob Brenholt and junior Sarah Mont  more

Volusia County: JAG Funds Available for Nonprofits and Cities
DELAND, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Volusia County has received an award of $150,129 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations and local cities that do not receive a direct annual allocation of JAG funding. Eligible programs include law enforcement; crime labs and forensics; crime prevention; prosecution, indigen  more

Walmart Donates $10,000 to Support Tallahassee Community College's Food Insecurity Program
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 23 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news: Tallahassee Community College announced a gift that will be used to support students at the Sept. 16 District Board of Trustees (DBOT) meeting at the College's main campus. Heather Mitchell, Executive Director of the TCC Foundation announced that the gift from Walmart, a $10,000 investment to help address TCC's food insecurity issues for our students. "Food insecurity is one of three biggest issues for o  more

Wyndham Destinations Provides Update on Hurricane Dorian Impact
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Wyndham Destinations, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today provided an update of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Dorian on its operations. Twenty three of the company's vacation ownership resorts, as well as many RCI developer affiliates, across the Carolinas, Central Florida, South Florida and the Caribbean were either in the path of  more