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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 99 items )  

Bank of America Named Winner of Top Companies for Women Technologists Program
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - AnitaB.org Honors Bank for Second Consecutive Year * * * AnitaB.org has named Bank of America a 2019 Top Company for Women Technologists. This is the second consecutive year that Bank of America has been recognized. The award was presented at the annual AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Bank of America had the highest score in the technical workfor  more

Bank of America Named Winner of Top Companies for Women Technologists Program
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - AnitaB.org honors bank for second consecutive year * * * AnitaB.org has named Bank of America a 2019 Top Company for Women Technologists. This is the second consecutive year that Bank of America has been recognized. The award was presented at the annual AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Bank of America had the highest score in the technical workfor  more

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Hunton Andrews Kurth in 2020 Rankings
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 1 -- Hunton Andrews Kurth issued the following news: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP was recognized in the 2020 Benchmark Litigation Rankings, an annual guide to the USA's leading litigation firms and lawyers. The firm's litigation practice was recognized in the following locations: * Texas - Highly Recommended * Virginia - Highly Recommended * District of Columbia - Recommended * Florida - Recommended * North Carolina - Recommended In addition, 14 partners were recognized a  more

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Hunton Andrews Kurth's Labor and Employment Practice in 2019 Rankings
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 1 -- Hunton Andrews Kurth issued the following news: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP was recognized in Benchmark Litigation's 2019 Labor and Employment guide, which seeks to find law firms and partners who stand out in their labor and employment practices throughout the US. The firm's labor and employment practice was recognized in the following locations: * California - Recommended * District of Columbia - Recommended * Florida - Recommended * Texas - Recommended * Virginia   more

Broward County Government Partners with BCPS to Collect School Supplies for Displaced Students from Bahamas Due to Hurricane Dorian
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to partner with Broward County Government to help students displaced by Hurricane Dorian and who are now enrolled in BCPS, have what they need to be successful in school. Broward County Government launched a school supply drive, which began on October 1, 2019, and continues through October 30, 2019. Donations can be brought to the Broward County Go  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: In accordance with Carnival Corporation & plc's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) previously announced Share Repurchase Programme, Carnival Corporation & plc announces that Carnival plc has purchased: Shares purchased: Carnival plc ordinary USD 1.66 shares Date of purchase: 01 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3395.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

City of Tallahassee Strategic Plan Sets Framework for Tallahassee's Future
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: Today, the City of Tallahassee released its five-year strategic plan that will chart the progress toward achieving our collective aspirations for who we are as a community, while solidifying the City as the national leader in the delivery of public service. In January 2019, the City Commission directed the development of the plan that will guide the community to its 200th anniversary in 2024. The City Com  more

Corteva Agriscience Latin American President Honored for Executive Excellence
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 4 -- Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDuPont, issued the following news release: Alejandro Munoz, President, Corteva Agriscience Latin America, has been named the recipient of the Great Minds in STEM(TM) (GMiS) Executive Excellence award. Munoz was honored at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) on Sept. 28 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Great Minds in STEM(TM) is an organization that seeks to highlight and honor the achievements  more

Daily Business Review Names Walter Andrews A Florida Trailblazer
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 3 -- Hunton Andrews Kurth issued the following news: Daily Business Review named Miami partner Walter Andrews among the 2019 Florida Trailblazers. The list, in its inaugural year, spotlights 42 individuals across Florida who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements within their sector. Andrews is the head of the firm's insurance coverage practice where he offers clients more than 25 years of experience managing insurance-related iss  more

Daily Business Review Recognizes Squire Patton Boggs Team Among Inaugural List of Florida Trailblazers
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Squire Patton Boggs issued the following news: Florida legal publication Daily Business Review has selected a team of Squire Patton Boggs lawyers - Alvin B. Davis, Digna B. French and Rafael M. Langer-Osuna - to its 2019 list of Florida Trailblazers. The partners were recognized for their innovative litigation strategy in a decades-long legal saga that has spanned Miami and Ecuador. Mr. Davis, Ms. French and Mr. Langer-Osuna have been leading a Squire Patton Boggs t  more

Department of Environmental Protection's Division of State Lands Hosts 2019 Public Land Acquisition and Management Partnership Conference
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of State Lands hosted the 2019 Public Land Acquisition and Management Partnership Conference (PLAM) in St. Augustine, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2019. The three-day conference brought together nearly 250 land managers, public officials, engineers, surveyors, environmental partners and other stakeholders to discuss public land  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Big Data Method More Accurately Predicts Air Traveler Choices
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 1 [TNSmaterialsresearch] -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Imagine 100 would-be air travelers sitting at their computers, clicking on two different itineraries from Miami to Seattle. By the end of the day, 80 of those travelers have chosen the first itinerary. Is this because the first itinerary was more appealing to travelers based on fare, departure time, connection, airline reputation or other characteristics? Not necessarily. Em  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Practice Makes Perfect - National Science Foundation Funds Engineering Research
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 4 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Dr. Yan Tang, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, has been awarded a $105,043 grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a collaborative research effort exploring the role of practice in engineering education. While the importance of practice has long been established in studies of competitive sp  more

Florida A.G. Moody Hosts 2019 Human Trafficking Summit
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today kicked off the 2019 Annual Human Trafficking Summit in Orlando. Florida's Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working together to eradicate all forms of trafficking. Attendees participated in targeted breakout sessions covering legal/law enforcement, service delivery, policy and research, and medical/healthcare. Att  more

Florida A.G. Moody Joins DOJ in Supporting T-Mobile/Sprint Merger to Protect Consumers and Improve High-Speed Connectivity
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced that she is joining the U.S. Department of Justice along with 10 other states in support of the T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation merger. The merger will bring Florida into a new era of high-speed connectivity while protecting Florida consumers and jobs. Florida's support is part of an agreement reached earlier this week to address Florida  more

Florida A.G. Moody to Challenge Misleading Primaries Proposal
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a brief challenging a misleading ballot question that would give political parties - not voters - sole control over nominating party candidates for state office. The proposed amendment, All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet, does away with primaries as Floridians know them and allows political parties to nomina  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried Celebrates Grand Opening of New $11 Million State Laboratory
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and former Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson participated in the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory (BADDL). A state-of-the-art $11 million state facility, the Bronson Lab is Florida's only animal disease diagnostic laboratory fully accredited by the Americ  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried Unveils Major Energy & Climate Legislative Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried unveiled an ambitious legislative package of bills to address energy efficiency, climate change, resiliency, and clean energy research. Speaking at a press conference in Tampa alongside U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist, and State Representative Margaret Good, Fried highlighted the urgency with   more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Major Changes to Prescribed Burning
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 1 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried announced major changes and enhancements to the state's prescribed burning program, which is authorized by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Forest Service. Prescribed burning in Florida is a national model for successfully managing statewide forests and lands through safe, co  more

Florida Atlantic University: Chair Yoga More Effective Than Music in Adults With Advanced Dementia
BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct. 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: As dementia progresses, the ability to participate in exercise programs declines. Sticking to a program also becomes challenging because of impaired cognition, mobility issues or risk of falls and fractures - some exercise regimens are just too complicated or physically demanding. Although studies have shown the benefits of ph  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Oct. 4
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 5 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: To recognize this month as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I issued a Consumer Alert this week with tips for Floridians to protect themselves from scams on the internet. We have made significant strides in technology in the past few decades. The world is more connected now than ever before. Despite these leaps, there are villainous people who aim to take advantage of the speed an  more

Florida Democratic Party: NRA Was a 'Russian Foreign Asset' in the 2016 Elections
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 28 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Trump and GOP Should Donate Their NRA Money to Charity. In a detailed report presented by Senator Ron Wyden and the Senate Finance Committee, the National Rifle Association acted as a foreign asset of Russia during the 2016 election. In light of this information, the Florida Democratic Party calls on President Donald Trump and Florida's elected officials to give all donations connected to the NRA to char  more

Florida Department of State Celebrates American Archives Month With Tales From the Archives
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee is pleased to announce the State Archives of Florida is celebrating American Archives Month with Tales From the Archives which includes the Florida Urban Legends and Ghost Stories project, special presentations and extended research hours throughout October. "The State Archives of Florida has a variety of special activities planned this month arou  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and FWC Announce Additional Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Days
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. "Florida is the fishing capital of the world thanks to our pristine natural resources  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Early Termination of the Florida Crystals Lease on the STA Footprint of Lands Needed for Construction of the EAA Reservoir
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - Lease Termination is an Important Step in Meeting the Expedited Construction Schedule for the Reservoir Project * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the early termination of the Florida Crystals Lease for the stormwater treatment area (STA) component of the Everglades   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces First Florida Talent Development Council Meeting
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Talent Development Council is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019. Created in CS/HB 7071: Workforce Education, the Florida Talent Development Council will work to develop a coordinated, data-driven, statewide approach to meeting Florida's needs for a 21st-century workforce that employers and educators use as part of Flor  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces New Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse and Neonatal Syndrome
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - $58.8 Million Federal Grant will Improve Data Collection and Response to the Opioid Crisis * * * Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced an intensive acceleration in the fight against opioid addiction in Florida, including $58.8 million in new federal grant funding to enhance the tracking of and response to opioid abuse and the creation of a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Statewide Preve  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Three Local Workforce Development Boards to Receive Veterans Performance Incentive Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced three Local Workforce Development Boards are being awarded Veterans' Performance Incentive Awards for their diligent work of providing employment and training opportunities to thousands of veterans. The three Local Workforce Development Boards being recognized for this achievement are CareerSource Central Florida, CareerSource Flagler Volusia and CareerSource P  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Eight to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jeanette Nunez as chair to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force, as well as the appointments of Ben Miron, Linda Reid, Dr. Eman el-Sheikh, Jason Raymond, Bernard Kelly, Michael Delgado and Jeffrey Sturman to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force. The Florida Cybersecurity Task Force, as defined in s. 20.03(8), Florida Statutes, must review   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Judge Caroline Shepherd and Judge Renatha Francis to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court. The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit serves Palm Beach County. Caroline Shepherd Shepherd, of Palm Beach Gardens, has served as a Palm Beach County Court Judge since 2009. She previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 15th Circuit State Atto  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Renee Knight and Christinne Rudd to the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. The Commission is charged with ensuring the availability of efficient, cost-effective and quality transportation services for disadvantaged persons. Renee Knight Knight, of Middleburg, is the vice president of community services at ElderSourc  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Brunswick Boating Group to Announce Grand Opening of New Technology Center
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Brunswick Boating Group to announce the grand opening of their new technology center. The Governor joined Congressman Michael Waltz and Brunswick Boating Group Technology Center Vice President Lenn Schulz for the grand opening ceremony. "Today, we are here to celebrate a tremendous investment by one of the leading names in marine and boating innovation," said G  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Flagler Hospital and THE PLAYERS to Announce $1 Million for a New Mental Health Program in St. Johns County Schools
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined Flagler Hospital and THE PLAYERS to announce $1 million for a new mental health program in St. Johns County Schools. THE PLAYERS, of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament, donated the money to Flagler Health+ to launch Being Resilient and Voicing Emotions (BRAVE), a new program in partnership with the St. Johns County School District to encourage students  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Speaks at the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit. Hosted by Attorney General Ashley Moody, the Human Trafficking Summit is an annual event that brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. "Human trafficking, and those involved in its practices are a threat to the safety and security of all our communities," said Governor   more

Florida International University: Baby Sharks Know When to Run Away From Hurricanes
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 1 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: When a hurricane is coming, even baby sharks get out of the way. Bradley Strickland, a Ph.D. biology student, found juvenile bull sharks fled the safety of the Florida Everglades for the open ocean as Hurricane Irma approached in 2017. Bull sharks use the Shark River estuary in the Florida Everglades as a nursery for the first four  more

Florida International University: Czech Foreign Minister Joins Launch of Havel Project on Cuba
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek was only 8 years old when the Velvet Revolution of 1989 brought freedom to his country and an end to communist rule. Through his work as a diplomat - and as a student of international relations with three master's degrees and a doctorate in the field - Petricek said he is aware of how his country's long road to demo  more

Florida International University: Rare, Endangered Orchids Slip Across Porous Southern Chinese Border
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 2 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: The insatiable demand for orchids could be driving wild orchids to extinction in southern China. Hong Liu, a conservation ecologist at FIU's International Center for Tropical Botany at the Kampong, is on a mission to reverse this trend. In the first-ever study of the wild orchid trade in southern China, Liu and a team of research  more

Florida Museum of Natural History: Seagrass Meadows Harbor Wildlife for Centuries, Highlighting Need for Conservation
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: Seagrass meadows put down deep roots, persisting in the same spot for hundreds and possibly thousands of years, a new study shows. Seagrasses, crucial sources of shelter and food for thousands of species, are threatened globally by coastal development, pollution and climate change. While scientists have documented the health of seagrass meadows over several years or decades, assessing thes  more

Florida Museum Scientists Zoom In on DNA to Save Thorny Skates
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: With toothlike spines and barbs, thorny skates are just as sharp as their name suggests. But these shark relatives are far more mysterious than they first appear. Scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History are using new genetic sequencing technology to understand why current management efforts aren't reversing the species' dramatic decline. Supervised by Gavin Naylor, director   more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Sept. 30-Oct. 4
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Sept. 30-Oct.4: GENERIC DOCKETS DOCKET NO. 20180013-PU DATE FILED: 10/02/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0397-PCO-PU Order PSC-2019-0397-PCO-PU establishing procedure. DOCKET TITLE: Petition to establish a generic docket to investigate and adjust rates for 2018 tax savings, by Office of Public Counsel.  more

Florida PSC Proposes Storm Protection Rules to Benefit Customers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: New rules proposed today by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will facilitate strengthening electric utility infrastructure to better withstand severe storm impacts. The rules require utilities to create ten-year storm protection plans to reduce restoration costs and outage times associated with extreme weather events. Florida's investor owned utilities (IOUs) must submit their s  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Appoints Donna Flanagan to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 5 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Mrs. Donna Flanagan of Bradenton to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee. "With decades of practice as a Speech and Language Pathologist, Donna has firsthand experience helping our fellow Floridians face the challenge of Alzheimer's Disease. Donna and her husband, former Representative Mark Flanagan, are l  more

Florida State Sen. Berman and Representative Cindy Polo File Bills to Protect Children in Childcare Facilities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, dated Oct. 1: Seeking to protect the most vulnerable among us and stem the ongoing push to flood the state with more firearms, Lori Berman (D-Delray Beach) and Representative Cindy Polo (D-Hialeah) filed legislation to add childcare facilities to the list of public sanctuaries where firearms are prohibited. Concealed firearms and weapons are currentl  more

Florida State Sen. Bracy Files Retroactive Gain Time Measure Reducing Time-Served From 85% to 65%
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Ocoee: State Senator Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee), has filed SB 394, the Senate companion to HB 189 by Representative Dianne Hart (D-Tampa) & House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee (D-Cutler Bay). The bill would retroactively reduce the minimum term of imprisonment for non-violent offenders from 85% to 65% of their sentence. Currently, inmates in the custody of th  more

For the 10th Year, Panera Goes Pink for Moffitt
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Friday, Oct. 4, will be a historic day for Panera Bread and Moffitt Cancer Center. It marks the 10th consecutive year that the two organizations have teamed up locally to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for Moffitt's breast cancer mammography program. "Funding from Panera Goes Pink literally saves lives since it funds our outreach efforts to educate at-risk women throughout the greater Tampa Ba  more

Gainesville: Public Hearing on Affordable Housing Advisory Committee's Proposed Incentives & Recommendations Report
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 30 -- The city of Gainesville issued the following news: The City of Gainesville's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed recommendations for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. The hearing is in room 201 of Thomas Center "B," which is located at 306 NE Sixth Ave. Information about the proposed Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) will be presented, and the   more

Gift From Grateful Parents to Bring Innovative Pediatric Allergy Research to University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 2 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Justin and Sari Kaplan never dreamed something as simple as cashew butter could pose a threat to their son James' life -- and give them a new mission of their own. Last year, when James was just one year old, a few bites of cashew butter had a shocking effect. He immediately broke out in hives. "It was incredibly scary ... terrifying," said Sari Kaplan. They rushed him to an urgent care ce  more

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Represent Keystone Cement Company in Sale to Lehigh Hanson
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Keystone Cement Company, an indirect subsidiary of Elementia, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: ELEMENT/*), a Mexican manufacturer of building products for the construction industry, in connection with its agreement to sell its cement business and assets to Lehigh Hanson, Inc., a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement. The transaction, which is subject to reg  more

Greenberg Traurig: Jean E. Wilson Recognized at Inaugural ONYX Magazine Black Men Honors Awards
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Orlando office Co-Managing Shareholder Jean E. Wilson was named among the inaugural nominees of ONYX Magazine's Black Men Honors (BMH) event. According to the event website, the awards dinner, held on Sept. 19 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando, recognized men from across Florida who "exemplify leadership, achievement, integrity, and vision as they work to transform  more

Hillsborough County: Applying for Health Care Assistance Now Easier Than Ever
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Hillsborough County Health Care Services launches new online client portal that provides simpler process to residents * * * Applying for the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan (HCHCP) has gotten a lot easier for residents with the launch of the new HCHCP online client portal. With the new portal, residents can apply directly online for the innovative health care plan, have more control over their application,  more

Hillsborough County: Board Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Hispanic organizations recognized for their contributions to Hillsborough County * * * According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 410,000 Hispanic Americans live in Hillsborough County, which is over 29 percent of the county's population. Since Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1988, Americans have celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 the histories, cultures, and contributions of people whose ancestors ca  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Named Among the Nation's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces it ranked among the top 100 companies on Dave Thomas Foundation's "Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" list, which identifies organizations that strive to make adoption a supported option for every working parent. Additionally, HGV was named the second-best adoption-friendly workplace in the hotel and travel industry on the Foun  more

Holland & Knight Advises MRV Engenharia and AHS Residential in $200 Million Affordable Housing Deal
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight is advising the parties involved in MRV Engenharia E Participacoes S.A.'s recently announced $200 million investment in Miami-based real estate company AHS Residential. MRV, which is Brazil's largest real estate developer, announced its intention to acquire a 50 percent interest in AHS on September 4. The deal is expected to close near the end of the month. AHS Residential was founded   more

Holland & Knight Represents Boyne Capital on Sale of AmeriBest Home Care
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight represented Boyne Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm, in the sale of its portfolio company AmeriBest Home Care to TEAM Services Group, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors. The deal closed on September 20. AmeriBest, a Philadelphia-based home care business, is a top-five provider of home and community-based services for clients participating in the Medicaid and government-s  more

IAAPA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters in Orange County
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Orange County issued the following news release: IAAPA, the association for the attractions industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14 million, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art international headquarters in Orlando this week. The company relocated from the Washington, D.C. area, creating more than 40 new high-wage jobs. "I am thrilled that IAAPA is part of Orange County's vision of being not only a world-class location for visitors and residents,  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes Sale of Jiffy Lube Building in Fort Lauderdale
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 4 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of a brand new 3,051-square-foot Jiffy Lube on a 10-year ground lease in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Northbridge Investment Management. Roderick Enterprises purchased the asset. Construction on the Jiffy Lube Multicare location will be completed in 2019 for full occupancy by Jiffy Lube, a leading provider of automoti  more

Leavitt Partners Releases 'Florida Medicaid Expansion: Enrollment & Budget Forecasts' Report
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 30 -- Leavitt Partners, a health care consulting company, issued the following news release: Today, Leavitt Partners released a report entitled "Florida Medicaid Expansion: Enrollment & Budget Forecasts", illustrating what the five-year enrollment and budgetary projections for full Medicaid Expansion in Florida beginning in 2020 could look like. The projections are based on a robust analysis and microsimulation modeling conducted by Leavitt Partners utilizing publicl  more

Miami Dade College Receives Grant From Annie E. Casey Foundation to Expand Opportunities for Young Families
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to plan and create Mission North Star, a pilot learning program that groups community-based organizations to serve underprivileged parents 18 to 29 years-old, and their children, across Miami-Dade County. The premise of Mission North Star is to gather partnering organizations to assess the needs of the target population, i  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Approves Contracts for Three GOB Projects Valued at $19.8 Million
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and a construction award related to three General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $19.8 million yesterday, during its regular monthly meeting. Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The fo  more

Miller School of Medicine: CReATe Consortium Aims for ALS Breakthroughs With NIH Renewal Grant
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 5 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: An international research consortium led by investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has made significant progress in understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related diseases since its founding in 2014. Now the Clinical Research in ALS and Related Disorders for Therapeutic Development (CReATe) Consortium is aiming for new breakthro  more

Moffitt Cancer Center Launches Immunotherapy Contract Research Organization
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center announced today the launch of a first-of-its-kind contract research organization (CRO) focused on accelerating immunotherapy research. The subsidiary will provide a one-stop-shop for pharmaceutical and biotech companies to accelerate their immuno-oncology and cell therapy research through collaborative clinical trial support and administration. Immunotherapy is an emerging area in oncology,  more

Moffitt Cancer Center to Advance Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Research With $8.3 Million Grant From Department of Defense
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the announcement of a new grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to advance immunotherapy research for patients whose breast cancer has metastasized to the brain. The four-year, $8.3 million Breakthrough Award from the DoD's Breast Cancer Research Program will fund a phase 2 clinical trial led by Brian Czerniecki, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mo  more

Moffitt Researchers Identify Mechanism Controlling DNA Repair
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is the macromolecule that holds all hereditary and genetic information. Continuously under assault, alterations and damage to DNA can lead to many different health issues, including cancer. DNA is highly regulated within cells, where multiple mechanisms are at play to repair and protect its integrity. Scientists are still investigating these mechanisms to fully comprehend how these DN  more

National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor Joins Florida International University
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - Conservationist, television host launches science communications initiative * * * Mireya Mayor has joined FIU as director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. She is developing an innovative program that will help scientists effectively communicate complex topics in straightfor  more

New Nighttime Spectacular 'Epcot Forever' Celebrates the Past, Present and Future of the Beloved Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Disney World issued the following news release: Across the canvas of a darkened sky, the new "Epcot Forever" nighttime spectacular debuting today at Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the past, present and future of Epcot. The new show is a showcase of soaring fireworks, inspiring music, lasers and colorful glowing kites flying above and around the park's World Showcase Lagoon. As the dramatic curtain-closer to each theme park day, the show takes guests on  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Grand Reserve at Pavilions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2320, Sub 1): In the Matter of Notification by Grand Reserve at Pavilions, LP, 4890 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 240, Tampa, Florida 33609, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Grand Reserve at Pavilions Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 19, 2019, Grand Re  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Hamilton Florida Partners
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 30 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-841, Sub 8): In the Matter of Notification by Hamilton Florida Partners, LLC, 6017 Williams Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Hamilton Square Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 16, 2019, Hamilton Florida Partners,   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving RRPIII Lakeview Durham Resi
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2444, Sub 2): In the Matter of Notification by RRPIII Lakeview Durham Resi, LLC, 4801 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in The Exchange on Erwin Apartments in Durham County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 19, 2019, RRPIII Lakeview Durham   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Sterling Poe
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 2 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2769, Sub 1): In the Matter of Notification by Sterling Poe, LP, 4890 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 240, Tampa, Florida 33609, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Sterling Town Center Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 19, 2019, Sterling Poe, LP (Applicant), filed  more

Ohio State University: How Texas Puma Saved Florida Panther
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Uncovering the genetic details of a conservation success story * * * Scientists have pieced together the first complete picture of the Florida panther genome - work that could serve to protect that endangered population and other endangered species going forward. Florida panthers are the only documented population of pumas (Puma concolor) found east of the Mississippi River. In the mid-1  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: CardWorks Expands in Orlando Adding 500 New Jobs
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: CardWorks, a financial services company providing credit card, operational support and portfolio management to credit card issuers and installment lenders, is celebrating its expansion in Orlando with a new facility that will accommodate 500 new jobs over the next three years. CardWorks opened at 100 Colonial Center Parkway Suite 500, in Lake Mary in the summer of 2017 with the intent of adding 241 j  more

Orlando International Airport Reminds Travelers of Forthcoming REAL ID Requirements
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: In exactly one year, travelers will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the United States. The requirement could negatively affect as many as three in four Americans who are unprepared for the massive overhaul. The enhanced security effort is part of the REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, which complies with the 9/11  more

Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Earns FRPA Award for Excellence in Sports Tourism
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: The Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) honored Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation with the 2019 Excellence in Sports Tourism Award at the FRPA Annual Conference held in Orlando. This award recognizes the outstanding work done by the department to advance the park and recreation profession in the area of sports tourism. To be considered for this award, a department must be an FRPA member in goo  more

Palm Beach County: Financially Assisted Agencies Help the ARC Employ Special Needs Individuals
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: With support from the Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) program under the Department of Community Services, The ARC of Palm Beach County (ARC) has been able to place individuals with developmental disabilities in community-based employment, sometimes for the first time in their lives. One example of this is The ARC's partnership with the Otis Elevator Company (Otis). Currently, Otis employs 16 special   more

Pensacola State College Cybersecurity Program Gives Students Tools to Thwart Cyberattacks - Attacks Come From Everywhere, Even Your Car
PENSACOLA, Florida, Sept. 26 -- Pensacola State College issued the following news: Robert Pratten might be the scariest instructor at Pensacola State College. No, not that way. The PSC cybersecurity instructor is a super nice guy. Warm. Open. Plenty of great stories. But when the stories turn to cybersecurity and the dangers of cyberattacks to individuals, companies and governments, Pratten's dark stories can chill the bones of anyone who uses a cellphone, computer or even drives a car. "It'  more

Raymond James Adds Two Senior Strategists to Its Investment Strategy Team
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James Financial today announced the appointment of two strategists to its Private Client Group Investment Strategy team. Kevin Giddis transitions to a new role as chief fixed income strategist after leading the firm's Fixed Income division, and Scott Day joins as senior investment strategist. Giddis will continue to serve institutional clients and expand the Fixed Income expertise available to   more

Rejoice With a Festive Season Vacation Under the Sun at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: 'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays in a paradise, where boughs of holly are swapped for swaying palm trees illuminated in lights. A winter escape to Central Florida's only AAA Five Diamond resort features a five-acre (two hectare) water park with a winding lazy river and adult-only pool, out-of-this-world offerings in celebration of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, specia  more

Ryannon Frederick Named Chief Nursing Officer, Mayo Clinic
ROCHESTER, Minnesota, Oct. 2 -- Mayo Clinic issued the following news release: Ryannon Frederick has been named chief nursing officer, Mayo Clinic. Frederick brings 20 years of experience at Mayo Clinic to the role, including significant leadership experience. She has been chief nursing officer, Mayo Clinic in Florida, since 2016. She began her Mayo Clinic career as part of a nursing internship program in 1999 before joining Mayo as a nurse in 2000. Since then, she's held roles as a nurse educ  more

Sarasota County: 2020 'One Book' Selection, Author Visit Planned
SARASOTA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Sarasota County issued the following news: * * * - Sarasota County announces 2020 'One Book' selection, author visit * * * Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces the return of the popular One Book, One Community program for 2020 with the selection of Kate Moore's "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women." The book details the true story of unsafe and deadly workplace conditions for female workers during World War I who p  more

Secretary Lee Announces the Designation of Huggins-Stengel Field on the National Register of Historic Places
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that Huggins-Stengel Field in St. Petersburg has been listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. "I am pleased that Huggins Stengel Field has been designated on the National Register of Historic Places," said Secretary Lee. "Major League Baseball spring training has long been an indelible part of Florida's   more

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Designates Venice MainStreet as Florida Main Street Program of the Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Venice MainStreet program has been designated the October 2019 Florida Main Street Program of the Month. Programs are selected based on their development achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street program. "Venice MainStreet's impressive preservation efforts reflect their unwavering commitment to the Florida Main St  more

ServisFirst Bank Announces Addition to Commercial Banking Team
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept. 30 -- ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, issued the following news: ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), recently announced the addition of local banker, Marcus Moody, Vice President, Commercial Banking, for ServisFirst Bank's Southwest Florida market. "I am pleased to announce that Marcus has joined the ServisFirst Bank team. With his familiarity and knowledge of the Naples business community and indu  more

Striking a Chord in Malaysia: Hard Rock Brings Its Legendary Vibe to Desaru Coast
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 30 -- Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos issued the following news release: With a presence spanning 75 countries worldwide, Hard Rock International celebrated the grand opening of its second Malaysian property, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, on Saturday, September 28. The celebration kicked-off with the brand signature Hard Rock guitar smash and included star-studded musical performances and live acts. In addition, the destination offered exclusive access to the world-renowned E  more

The Florida Lottery's New Scratch-Off Partnership Set to Boost Education Funding
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 3 -- The Florida Department of Lottery issued the following news release: * * * - The new contract is estimated to generate $135 million to educationover the next seven-and-a-half years * * * The Florida Lottery has signed a new Scratch-Off contract with Scientific Games that is projected to generate $135 million to education over the next seven-and-a-half years. The company will continue to serve as the Lottery's primary Scratch-Off game provider through 2027, wit  more

Two Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Online Engineering Programs Accredited by ABET
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: In another boost for the growing slate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide engineering programs, the Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degrees have earned the prestigious ABET accreditation. "We're proud to see these two key programs accredited by ABET, which ensures they meet professional standards of quality in ev  more

University of California-Merced: Engineering Professor Working to Improve Strawberry Harvesting
MERCED, California, Oct. 4 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of California Merced campus issued the following news: Harvesting is said to be one of the most costly and labor-intensive operations in strawberry production. But a UC Merced engineering researcher is looking for ways to make it easier and cheaper. As part of a four-year project, Professor Reza Ehsani will explore the possibilities and benefits of people and robots picking the fruit together. The National Science Foundation's N  more

University of Florida: Thaddeus Bullard to Speak at Spring Commencement
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 2 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: University of Florida Hall of Famer Thaddeus Bullard, known across the globe as WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil and a widely recognized children's advocate and champion, will serve as UF's university-wide commencement speaker this spring in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. At UF, Bullard, who graduated with his bachelor's degree in 2000 and master's degree in 2001, was a standout defensive end, and he received three Goodw  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine Awarded Six NIH Grants for Innovative Strategies to End the HIV Epidemic
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 2 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Six University of Miami collaborative studies to test new HIV treatment and prevention strategies have received supplemental funding grants totaling $912,000 from the National Institutes of Health as part of the nationwide initiative "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America." The one-year supplemental awards were made to 17 institutions that participate in the NIH-fu  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: Speaker's Challenge - Ethical Grounding for Medical Education
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 1 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: As the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and other academic health centers work to transform medical education, it is critically important to consider everything through the lens of health equity, says Danielle Laraque-Arena, M.D., who has worked nationally and internationally on education and research addressing the needs of underserved populations. "What  more

University of North Florida Designated National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Florida's School of Computing as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2024. This is a prestigious national recognition for the School of Computing, where faculty worked diligently to complete an outstanding proposal, assessment and portfolio   more

University of North Florida Receives Sizeable NSF Grant to Enhance Local Computer Science Teacher Readiness
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 26 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: Dr. Brian Zoellner, a University of North Florida associate professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum within the College of Education and Human Services, and Dr. William Klostermeyer, a professor in the School of Computing and interim dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, were just awarded a grant totaling over $291,000 from the National Science   more

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Professor to Make Seventh Excursion With DEEPEND Team to Gather Data on Mexico Gulf
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 3 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of South Florida's St. Petersburg Campus issued the following news release: When thousands of gallons of oil a day began spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the scientific community rushed to measure the impact. Unfortunately, it became quickly apparent that little was known about the marine life that inhabited these waters. Now that's changed, thanks to the efforts of a group of research s  more

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg: Professor Honored As Influential Scholar at International Human Trafficking Conference
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Sept. 30 -- The University of South Florida's St. Petersburg Campus issued the following news release: Dr. Jill McCracken, USF St. Petersburg Professor of Rhetoric and Gender Studies, was honored with an Influential Scholar Award at the International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference in Toledo, Ohio this month. The award comes in the wake of a series of studies McCracken conducted as Fulbright Specialist in New Zealand and with women serving time in Florida  more

Valpak Joins Red Nose Day to Help End Child Poverty
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Valpak, a subsidiary of Platinum Equity, issued the following news release: Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Red Nose Day are partnering on a nationwide, multi-platform campaign to raise awareness and funds to help end child poverty. The partnership represents the coming together of two iconic symbols, the Valpak Blue Envelope(R) and Red Nose Day's Red Nose, and marks Valpak's third annual "Cause Month" envelope. Red Nose  more

Valpak Partners With Metro Goldwyn Mayer on 'Addams Family' Film Release
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Valpak, a subsidiary of Platinum Equity, issued the following news release: Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, has announced its first partnership with legendary media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) on a nationwide, multi-platform promotion for the upcoming animated film "The Addams Family," in theaters October 11. Timed perfectly with the release of the family-friendly movie, Valpak's iconic Blue Envelope will reach 36 mill  more

Walt Disney Imagineering Presents the Epcot Experience
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Oct. 1 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - Peek into a Bright Future for the Beloved Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park * * * At Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot continues the biggest transformation of any Disney theme park in history, developing groundbreaking attractions, magnificent new landscapes and unforgettable entertainment spectaculars. Guests are now invited to see an enticing glimpse into this bright future when they visit Walt Dis  more

West Virginia University Alumni Association Announces Homecoming Awards
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Sept. 30 -- West Virginia University issued the following story: The WVU Alumni Association celebrates the winners of the 2019 West Virginia University Homecoming and Alumni Service Awards, which recognize graduates who have embodied Mountaineer values throughout their lives and careers. Dr. Joshua Mali will serve as the Grand Marshal for the annual Homecoming parade scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. on High Street in Morgantown. Founder and CEO of Mali Enter  more

Wyndham Destinations Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 2 -- Wyndham Destinations, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND) announced today it will release third quarter 2019 financial results on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, before market open, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET. Michael D. Brown, president and chief executive officer, and Michael Hug, chief financial officer, will discuss the Company's financial performance and business outlook. Participants  more

Yardi to Support Milestone AHCA/NCAL Convention
SANTA BARBARA, California, Oct. 4 -- Yardi Systems, a provider of property management software and investment management solutions for real estate, issued the following news release: * * * - 70th annual national conference educates and honors providers in long term and post-acute care * * * Yardi(R) is again a sponsor for the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, which brings care providers and organizations together to focus on health care industry changes and standards. Set for October 13-16 in Orl  more