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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 107 items )  

AAR Launches Donecle Drone Technology Integration for MRO Aircraft Inspections
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 10 -- AAR, a global aftermarket solutions company, issued the following news release: AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has announced the integration of Donecle drone technology into its award-winning maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. AAR's Miami MRO facility is the first in its global network to use the fully automated drone technology to drive operational and cost efficiencies, where t  more

Akerman Grows Consumer Financial Services Practice
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Oct. 11 -- Akerman, a law firm, issued the following news release: Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the growth of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Practice Group with the following associates: Kimberly De La Cruz joined our Miami team in June. She received her J.D. from Florida International University College of Law and previously served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose Rodriguez, Eleventh Judicial   more

Akerman Once Again Earns Top Honors in Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Guide
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Oct. 7 -- Akerman, a law firm, issued the following news release: Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that it has once again earned top honors in Benchmark Litigation's 2020 guide, with its litigators named among the best in the United States. The firm was further recognized as "Highly Recommended" in Florida and "Recommended" in Virginia. Benchmark Litigation introduced a Labor & Employment category in its 2020 guide, lea  more

Bowie State University: Biology Student Takes Second Place in Research Competition
BOWIE, Maryland, Oct. 7 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Bowie State University issued the following news release: * * * - Whitney Okoe Shines Against Students from Institutions Around the Nation * * * A top Bowie State University undergraduate biology student took second place in a national student research competition with her presentation on research aimed to combat a menace to citrus plants at the 20th annual National Role Models Conference hosted by Minority Access, Inc. Whitney Okoe, a senior   more

Broward County Public Schools Elementary School Welcomes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 8 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Students and staff at Bayview Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale enjoyed a special visit today, Monday, October 7, 2019, from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Governor DeSantis was at the school to make a major announcement regarding teacher salaries. As part of the Governor's 2020 Legislative Budget Request, he is including a proposal to rais  more

Canon Check Scanner Solutions Combine Atris Teller Capture Process to Streamline Workflow for Citizens Bank of Florida
LAKE SUCCESS, New York, Oct. 9 -- Canon USA issued the following news release: To create new operational efficiencies for bank tellers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Atris Technology, a software development firm specializing in automation solutions in the financial services industry, today announced the successful deployment of Canon's imageFORMULA CR-120 check scanners across six offices of Citizens Bank of Florida (Oviedo, FL). The joint solution of Canon scan  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 8 -- 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: 07 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3143.0 pence Lowest price paid per sha  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 10 -- 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: 09 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3138.0 pence Lowest price paid per shar  more

Carnival Cruise Line to Resume Calls to Grand Bahama on Friday
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it will resume regular calls to Grand Bahama beginning this Friday, Oct. 11, when Carnival Pride will dock in Freeport. Carnival Elation will follow on Sunday, Oct. 13 and Carnival Freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Carnival Pride departed Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 6 on a week-long cruise with nearly 2,400 guests. All told between now and the end of the year, Car  more

Carnival: 2021 - First Fuel Cells for AIDAnova
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: As early as 2021, AIDA Cruises will be the world's first cruise company to test the use of fuel cells on a large passenger ship as part of the "Pa-X-ell2" research project on board of AIDAnova. In addition to AIDA Cruises (represented by Carnival Maritime GmbH), the Meyer Werft shipyard, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and other partners are involved in the joint project funded by the German Fede  more

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Frontier Airlines Begins 3 New Routes From Cincinnati to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota
HEBRON, Kentucky, Oct. 10 -- The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport issued the following news, dated Oct. 7: Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines this week begins new service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to three Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton. Additionally, Frontier will start new flights from CVG to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) on Nov. 15, 2019, expanding Frontier's service to 21   more

City of Miami Beach to Appeal Circuit Court's Ruling on Ordinances
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Oct. 8 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Maintains Stance that Ordinances are Properly Enacted Pursuant to Florida Law * * * Last night, the circuit court in Miami-Dade County issued an order granting summary judgment to Natalie Nichols, which invalidated the City of Miami Beach's short-term rental ordinances based upon a conflict with state law. "While we respectfully disagree with the court's ruling regarding this matter, the City   more

Colorado State University: By Storing 'Sketches' of Data, Computer Scientists Seek to Transform Urban Systems
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Oct. 9 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Colorado State University issued the following news: It's a problem all too familiar to modern researchers: They're drowning in data. Say a sociologist in South Florida wants to study how flood risk affects the area's vulnerable, low-income communities. That researcher would need to integrate reams of complicated data, from flood maps, to building stock, to income distribution by region. That's a tall order. Such data are collected by d  more

Daytona Beach International Airport Welcomes New Marketing and Customer Service Director
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 7 -- The Daytona Beach International Airport issued the following news release: Joanne Magley will join the Daytona Beach International Airport as the director of marketing and customer service. In assuming this position, she will serve as the primary media contact for the facility. Magley replaces Jay Cassens, who has accepted a position in airport relations and development with FedEX Express in Memphis, Tennessee. Cassens served as the director of business devel  more

Daytona Beach International Airport: Rolling 12-Month Passenger Traffic Remains Flat
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 8 -- The Daytona Beach International Airport issued the following news release: For the 12 months ending Aug. 30, total passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) remained flat, with 737,890 passengers traveling through the county-operated airport last year compared to 737,453 passengers this year. Passenger traffic at DAB decreased 13.4% for August in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month, 59,103 passengers flew in or out   more

Disney Cruise Line Gives Comfort to Hurricane Evacuees in the Bahamas
CELEBRATION, Florida, Oct. 5 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: As part of Disney's commitment to helping The Bahamas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, Disney Cruise Line Cast Members worked together to assemble more than 1,500 Clean the World personal hygiene kits. Clean the World is a global health organization committed to providing sustainable resources, programming and education focused on water, sanitation and hygiene to those impacted by natural  more

Disney Cruise Line Recognized as the No. 1 Cruise Line in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for the Eighth Consecutive Year
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 7 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Conde Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards with Disney Cruise Line recognized as the No. 1 Top Large Cruise Line in the World for the eighth consecutive year. This year, more than 600,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers from across the globe rated their travel experiences. In the cruise category, voters evaluated more than 400 cruise ships across a multitude of brands.   more

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast Fit for the Family at Le Sirenuse Miami at Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
SURFSIDE, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: With Thanksgiving approaching in November, Chef de Cuisine Antonio Mermolia dreamed up another menu layered with seasonal and inspired ingredients. This authentic Mediterranean culinary experience will instantly transport guests to the splashing shores of the Amalfi Coast with every delectable bite. Guests are invited to enjoy live music and live the dolce vita flair long associated with Italian tra  more

First Citrus Forecast Starts the Season on a Positive Note
BARTOW, Florida, Oct. 10 -- The Florida Department of Citrus issued the following news: In the first forecast of the 2019-20 season, the National Agriculture Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected increases in both the Florida Orange and Grapefruit crops over the previous season. In an announcement Thursday, the USDA predicted Florida Orange production at 74 million boxes and Florida Grapefruit production at 4.6 million boxes for the 2019-20 season. The numbers are   more

Fla. Department of Economic Opportunity: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces First Florida Talent Development Council Meeting
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: 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   more

Florida A.G. Moody Announces Lawsuit Against Air Conditioning Company Victimizing Seniors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a lawsuit against Air Time Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. and its principal Anthony Gonzalez. Air Time allegedly deceived many consumers, including seniors, with high-priced quotes for unnecessary service or unneeded replacement of air conditioning systems or parts. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, "It is outrageous that a company would s  more

Florida A.G. Moody Convenes First Meeting of the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chair of the Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse, today convened the first meeting of the 21-member group. The task force will examine the effects of the National Opioid Crisis in Florida and work to identify strategies to improve opioid treatment, prevention and law enforcement interdiction efforts. The task force convened for the first time this morning at   more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes Two Bloodhounds for Helping Law Enforcement Rescue Lost Boy
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented Back the Blue Awards to two bloodhounds from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. K9s Copper and Zinc recently helped find a three-year-old boy with autism who went missing in a wooded area. Copper and Zinc searched the area and located the boy 200 yards away. The K9s found the boy in less than 30 minutes with just a few scratches and no serio  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried Announces 2020 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2020. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair's Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet on Feb. 11, 2020. "Agriculture touches the lives of every Floridian and plays a monumental role in our eco  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried Issues Statement on 2019-20 Citrus Forecast
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried after Agriculture Department released the initial citrus crop forecast for the 2019-20 season: "Today's forecast reflects the resilience of Florida's citrus growers, dedication to the citrus industry, and commitment to innovation in the face of challenges. "Citrus is Florida's signature crop, and we're committed to supporting our citr  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried: Light Capitol Blue in Memory of Chris Connell
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 8 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried requested that the Florida Capitol light shine blue this weekend in the memory of Chris Connell, Director of Capitol Police, who passed away unexpectedly on October 4. The request, made to the Florida Department of Management Services, will illuminate the historic Capitol building blue from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, Octo  more

Florida Atlantic University: To Learn English, Bilingual Children Need Robust Vocabulary
BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct. 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The way a highly proficient speaker of English talks to a child is different from the way a less proficient speaker does. Even for two-year-olds, these differences matter in how they acquire and develop language skills. Early language exposure provides the foundation for children's language development. Therefore, the facto  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Highlights Fire Prevention Week
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 8 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: With studies showing adults over 50 have an elevated risk for injury or death in a fire, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis warns Floridians about the dangers of not having a fire escape plan during prevention week. Fire Prevention Week's theme this year--Not Every Hero Wears A Cape, Plan and Practice Your Escape(TM)--is aimed at educating the public o  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Bo Rivard as Chair of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today appointed Bo Rivard as the chair of the Citizens Board of Governors effective immediately. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "I am proud to appoint Bo as Chair of the Citizens Board and I know he will continue to serve our state well in this new role as he has extensive experience with statewide boards and commissions. As a Panama Cit  more

Florida DOT Statement on Release of NTSB FIU Pedestrian Bridge Docket
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: After the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge collapse on March 15, 2018, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) investigation was initiated immediately. At that time, the NTSB enforced a public records restriction on the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Today, the NTSB released the docket on their website, making all NTSB investigation records now publi  more

Florida Forest Service to Host Tree Distribution for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: The Florida Forest Service will host a tree distribution on Saturday, October 12 in Bristol. All area residents are invited and eligible to receive free ready-to-plant trees to replace those lost during Hurricane Michael. "As we reflect on the anniversary of Hurricane Michael, we must not forget the work ahead of us in the Florida Panhandle," said Agriculture Commissio  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran Celebrate the Family Empowerment Scholarship Reaching 18,000 Students
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that Florida's new scholarship program, the Family Empowerment Scholarship, has reached its first-year enrollment cap of 18,000 students. The Family Empowerment Scholarship is geared towards K-12 students from low-income and working-class families and allows students life-changing educational opportunities. This   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded $150.9 million to Bay County and $20 million to Mexico Beach to help the communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. Specifically, these funds will reimburse Mexico Beach for ongoing debris removal efforts and Bay County for the removal of wet and vegetative debris. With today's  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $28 Million for Northwest Florida
PANAMA CITY, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $28 million investment for Northwest Florida, one year after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a powerful Category 5 hurricane. Governor DeSantis is awarding nearly $3 million to Panama City through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund and requesting $25 million from the Florida Legislature to fund the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program for the 202  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces All 28 Florida Colleges Support the Last Mile College Completion Program
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida College System announced that all 28 Florida Colleges support the Last Mile College Completion Program and are voluntarily providing scholarships to eligible students using existing resources before receiving funding from the Legislature. The Last Mile College Completion Program helps students who left college with 12  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Bold Occupational Licensing Reform Agenda
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 8 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his new occupational licensing reform agenda to increase professional opportunity for Floridians. The Governor also highlighted the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's (DBPR) progress toward eliminating barriers to employment since the Governor's "Deregathon" event in January. The Governor was joined by Vatrice Clorie, Eva Locke and Pat Levenson  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces FDEM Has Awarded More Than $1 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has crossed the billion-dollar mark in hurricane recovery funding since January 8. This milestone comes as a direct result of major policy and procedure changes at FDEM to allow funding to be distributed as fast as possible. "As of today, we've paid out more than one billion dollars for hurricane recove  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Finalization of Plan to Strengthen Florida's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced another step in the state's effort to modernize public transit, provide accessible electric vehicle infrastructure and reduce harmful air pollutants caused by diesel emissions. Coordination amongst state agencies and private and public sector partners will be critical to the success of meeting the objectives of the state's recently submitted Beneficiary Mitiga  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Relaunch of 'Find It Florida!'
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the relaunch and expansion of Find It Florida!, Enterprise Florida's commercial property search tool. Find It Florida! is a robust, public database for viewing and uploading available commercial building and site properties across the state. The relaunch includes updates to the functionality of the site and a new layer featuring Opportunity Zones. "We are alwa  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Virginia Larrea as Florida's Featured Artist for Hispanic Heritage Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced Virginia Larrea as Florida's Featured Artist for Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15. "I am proud to highlight this beautiful art and the successful and inspiring woman behind it," said First Lady DeSantis. "Ms. Larrea is not only an award-winning painter whose work is collected around the world, but she is also a p  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Applauds Department of Homeland Security on Extraordinary Relief Granted to Eastern Shipbuilding Group
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Coast Guard for granting extraordinary relief to Panama City-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for four Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ships. The Governor spoke with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan this morning who informed him of this decision. ESG requested extraordinary re  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Holds Listening Session With NAS Experts, Tours UF Health Jacksonville Neonatal Unit
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis continued her efforts to bring health care and policy experts to the table in the fight against opioid abuse and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). As part of her Hope for Healing Florida initiative, First Lady DeSantis toured UF Health Jacksonville's neonatal intensive care unit and held a listening session on emerging NAS trends, challenges and best practices for   more

Florida International University: Medicines to Help Smokers Quit Only Fight Half the Battle
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: More than 90 percent of smokers who try to quit fail. The reason may be hiding in their brains. Many people who try to quit often turn to smoking cessation medications, including NicoDerm CQ or Chantix. In a study published this week, FIU Ph.D. psychology student Jessica Flannery and a team of scientists found one part of the brain  more

Florida International University: What You Need to Know About Flu Season This Year
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Flu season is once again upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year is expected to be a particularly bad flu season and experts are recommending the flu vaccine to prevent a serious outbreak. "In Miami, the flu season tends to come a little later as the warm weather sticks around longer, but it will eventually make   more

Florida Lottery Division of Security, Office of the Inspector General Receive Continued Reaccreditation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- The Florida Department of Lottery issued the following news release: * * * - Recognized by the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation ~ * * * The Florida Lottery Division of Security and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) received continued accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) for the following three years. CFA accreditation is a voluntary process and it is a highly esteemed recognition of law enforcem  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Oct. 7-11
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 7 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Oct. 7-11: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190001-EI DATE FILED: 10/07/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0400-PCO-EI Order PSC-2019-0400-PCO-EI establishing issues for prehearing statements. DOCKET TITLE: Fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause with generating performance incentive factor. DOCKET NO. 20180049-EI DATE FILED: 10/07/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPT  more

Florida State Sen. Book: Two Lawmakers File 'Jaime's Law', Requiring Background Checks on Sales of Ammo
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 8 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation: This week, Senator Lauren Book (D-Plantation) and Representative Dan Daley (D-Coral Springs) filed (HB 289/SB 460), otherwise known as 'Jaime's Law.' The bill is named in honor of 14 year old Jaime Guttenberg, who tragically lost her life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018. This legislation would require that a ba  more

Florida State Sen. Cruz Re-Filing Legislation to Inform Floridians of Potential Groundwater Contamination
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 10 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa: Amid reports that Florida military bases, including Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base, have been identified as sites with some of the nation's highest levels of PFAS contamination, Senator Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) has re-filed legislation (Senate Bill 492) to ensure Floridians with private wells are informed of potential threats to their water supply. PFAS (Per- and pol  more

Florida State University Faculty Members Receive NIH Grant to Study Long-Term Role of Character Traits in Heart Surgery Patients
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 12 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- Florida State University issued the following news: A team of Florida State University researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the resilience of older patients after undergoing open-heart surgery. The study, a first of its kind, will provide a comprehensive analysis of long-term survival benefits of psychological strengths, such as optimism and spirituality, in older adults with advanced heart disease  more

Florida State University Signs Memorandum of Understanding With South Korea's Kyonggi University
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Florida State University issued the following news: Florida State University welcomed a delegation from Kyonggi University in South Korea for a campus visit Friday, Oct. 4. President In Kyu Kim led Kyonggi's delegation. Kim is a long-time television news reporter and former head of the Korean Broadcasting System. During the visit, Kyonggi University representatives met with Provost Sally McRorie, faculty members, staff from the Center for Intensive English Stud  more

Florida Surgeon General Announces New Agency Leadership
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees today announced three appointments to the Department of Health's executive leadership team. Courtney Coppola has been promoted to Chief of Staff and will also serve as the Department's Marijuana Coordinator. Alberto Moscoso will serve as Communications Director, Emerson George as Deputy Communications Director and Andrew Love as Legislative Planning D  more

Florida's Lieutenant Governor Visits Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as MicaPlex Tenant Sensatek Hits $3.5 Million Mark
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: On Oct. 8, Embry-Riddle Research Park tenant Sensatek Propulsion Technology announced that its total funding had reached more than $3.5 million--on the same day that Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez visited campus to highlight the economic promise of aerospace enterprise. Nunez toured the University's Daytona Beach Campus to take part in a daylong series of workforce-related events, in  more

Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club Recognized as No. 1 Hotel in Florida, No. 5 Hotel in World
SURFSIDE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Conde Nast Traveler's 32nd Annual Readers' Choice Awards have been announced, recognizing Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club as the #1 Hotel in Florida, #3 Hotel in the US and #5 in the World. More than 600,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.   more

FSU: Race Effect - Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida State University issued the following news: Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a diverse pair of co-offenders. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology , examines crimes committed together by a black p  more

GEICO: Lakeland Associate Takes Pride in Helping Spanish-Speaking Customers
LAKELAND, Florida, Oct. 10 -- GEICO, the Government Employees Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, issued the following news release: Two years ago, Nahum "Emilio" Motino Vallecillo was looking for new, exciting career opportunities when he applied at GEICO. "I knew I wasn't using my skills to their fullest potential, and I wanted to work for a company that would allow me to do that," said Emilio, who was born in Honduras and grew up in Louisiana and Florida. Emilio works on the  more

Gov. Northam Announces 25 New Jobs in the City of Covington
RICHMOND, Virginia, Oct. 8 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Aeronyde Corporation, an industry leader in integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) into a safe and secure full-service commercial drone system, will invest $350,000 to establish a new drone operations command and control center in the City of Covington. Virginia successfully competed with California and Florida for the proje  more

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal to Increase Minimum Salary for Florida Teachers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers across the state. The Governor's proposed 2020 budget recommendation will include a pay raise for more than 101,000 teachers in Florida by raising the minimum salary to $47,500. According to the National Education Association, Florida ranks 26th in the nation for starting teacher pay at $37,636. With thi  more

Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Foreign Law Clerk Program Class of 2019-2020
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. welcomes four international lawyers to take part in the 2019-2020 Foreign Law Clerk Program (FLCP). The program, which the firm has offered since 1999, provides non-U.S. lawyers with meaningful U.S. legal experience within the firm's global practice. The four members of the 2019-2020 FLCP class hail from Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Brazil, where they worked at som  more

Growing Up Bilingual Has Benefited Molina in Her Career at GEICO
CHEVY CHASE, Maryland, Oct. 8 -- GEICO, the Government Employees Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, issued the following news release: Zulema Molina has been bilingual for as long as she can remember. While growing up in central Florida, Zulema's parents required her and her siblings to hold conversations in both English and Spanish. "My parents were big advocates of speaking both languages," she said. "They would often tell us how important that would be for our future." For  more

Healthy St. Petersburg Launches Healthier Together, Healthy St. Pete Ambassador Programs
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 11 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: On Tuesday, October 8, Healthy St. Pete will launch the Healthier Together and the Community Ambassador Program, giving voice to community leaders and providing a new way for community members to interact. Healthy St. Pete, working towards a culture of health, has created the Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together aims to begin conversations with local health and wellness experts as wel  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Announces Opening of Third Myrtle Beach Property, Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) celebrates today the grand opening of its third Myrtle Beach property, Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club. The property is also the third Myrtle Beach-based HGV resort developed by Strand Capital Group. "Ocean Enclave is a best-in-class, unique resort that offers owners and guests magnificent views of the beautiful Grand Stran  more

KAR Global: New General Managers at Two ADESA Auctions, in Texas and Florida
CARMEL, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- KAR Global issued the following news release: * * * - Appointments Show Deep Bench Strength Across KAR Global Business Units * * * ADESA, a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services, d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), announces new general managers at two U.S. auction locations: Angela Williams at ADESA Houston and Brad Yeager at ADESA Ocala in Florida. "Angela and Brad have proven themselves in past positions f  more

KVH Announces KVH Elite, Unlimited VSAT Streaming Service for Yachts
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island, Oct. 9 -- KVH Industries issued the following news release: * * * - Premium service features dedicated bandwidth to deliver unlimited HD-quality streaming onboard yachts * * * KVH Industries, Inc., ( Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it is introducing KVH Elite, a premium unlimited VSAT streaming service delivering HD-quality, dedicated bandwidth to yachts in selected geographic regions. The new KVH Elite streaming service is launching in November 2019 from Florid  more

LatinFinance Recognizes Holland & Knight for Role in Oil & Gas Financing of the Year
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight was recognized by LatinFinance magazine for its advisory role in the US$8.7 billion financing of Engie's acquisition of TAG, Brazil's largest gas pipeline company. The transaction was named the Oil & Gas Financing of the Year at LatinFinance's 2019 Project and Infrastructure Awards, held in New York on October 3. Winners were also announced in the magazine's Fall 2019 issue. LatinFina  more

Lockheed Martin: Sikorsky Ceremony Showcases New Combat Rescue Helicopter
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Lockheed Martin issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. Air Force: "We pick up heroes and they deserve every technology advantage we can give them." * * * Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), showcased the next generation Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) during a ceremony at its Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, this week. During the event, United States Air Force General James M. Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Com  more

Melanoma Variability at Single-Cell Level Predicts Treatment Responses, Say Moffitt Researchers
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 9 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Patients with advanced melanoma have been able to live longer because of several newly approved targeted treatment options, including BRAF and MEK inhibitors. However, patients will often have different responses to the same treatment due to genetic variability. Melanoma varies from patient to patient, but genetic variability is also prevalent among different cells from a single tumor. In a  more

Miami Dade College Receives Grants From Public Interest Technology University Network to Support Miami Budget App, Natural Disaster Risk Reduction
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 8 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: * * * - Awards are part of $3 million "Network Challenge" to grow the field of public interest technology * * * Miami Dade College (MDC) was the only college to have the prestigious honor of receiving two of the 27 grants awarded as part of Public Interest Technology University Network's (PIT-UN), inaugural "Network Challenge." The Challenge aims to support the development of new public intere  more

Miami-Dade Purchases 33 Proterra Catalyst E2 Electric Buses and Proterra Charging Systems
BURLINGAME, California, Oct. 7 -- Proterra, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electric transportation, issued the following news release: Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Miami-Dade has agreed to purchase 33, 40-foot Proterra Catalyst(R) E2 electric buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and up to 75 plug-in Proterra chargers. With 33 electric buses and charging systems, Miami-Dade represents the largest electric bus order on the East Coast  more

Miller School of Medicine: Great Sports Legends Dinner Honors Nick Buoniconti, Supports Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 8 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, paid an emotional posthumous tribute to its founder, the Hall of Fame football legend Nick Buoniconti, and bestowed honors upon a legendary group of Hall of Famers, Gold Medalists, and Olympians in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 supporte  more

Miller School of Medicine: Mailman Center for Child Development Unveils Tiffany M. Field, Ph.D. Suite for Innovation
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Throughout her 37-year career at the University of Miami, Tiffany M. Field, Ph.D., has been an innovative thinker whose studies on the power of touch have changed the delivery of care to premature babies and expanded understanding of the healing power of human contact to patients of all ages. Recognizing Dr. Field's many contributions to research, clinical care and teaching, more than 50 fa  more

Miller School of Medicine: Paradigm Shift for Hard-to-Treat Sarcomas
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Two recent studies by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are the first to suggest that immunotherapy plays a key role in treating sarcomas, namely angiosarcoma and alveolar soft-part sarcoma. The findings could change the treatment paradigm for sarcoma types that have few if any treatment options, according to an author on both studies, Jonathan C. Trent  more

Miller School of Medicine: Understanding Challenges of Reconnecting Neurons After Spinal Cord Injury
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 8 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Neuroscientists have been struggling for years to understand why neurons in the brain and spinal cord have so much difficulty re-growing connections after injury caused by trauma or disease. An intercontinental collaboration between the University of Miami and Imperial College London neuroscientists and computer scientists provides new insight into the epigenetic mechani  more

Moffitt Cancer Center Named One of HealthCare's Most Wired Organizations
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center was recently named one of HealthCare's Most Wired organizations for 2019 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This is the second year CHIME surveyed more than 16,000 health care organizations to identify and recognize those that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of technology. "I am thrilled that Moffitt has been recog  more

Monster Primetime Matchups of No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU, No. 10 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa Headline ESPN's College Football Week 7 Schedule
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Oct. 7 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: ESPN will televise two marquee primetime matchups on Saturday when No. 7 Florida travels to No. 5 LSU which airs alongside ABC's Saturday Night Football between No.10 Penn State and No. 17 Iowa. The signature action highlights a full slate - including No. 3 Georgia at noon ET and No. 2 Clemson at 3:30 p.m., both in home conference matchups. Overall, ESPN networks feature half of the top 10 teams and  more

National Organizations Grant Eckerd College Professor Funds to Study What Disturbs Birds
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 7 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- Eckerd College issued the following news: Eckerd College's Richard R. Hallin Professor in Natural Sciences Elizabeth Forys, Ph.D., received funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation and Audubon Florida to continue a study of what disturbs birds from foraging or causes them to fly off their nests. She will use the $4,000 in extension funds to hire and train student research assistants to follow the 50-page protocol of the Atlan  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving North Carolina Rental Parks Associates
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1070, Sub 9): In the Matter of Notification by North Carolina Rental Parks Associates, Limited, 15048 Southwest 16th Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park in Buncombe County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 23, 2019,   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Ridgeview MHP
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 7 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-712, Sub 11): In the Matter of Notification by Ridgeview MHP, LLC, Post Office Box 1168, Mount Dora, Florida 32756, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Ridgeview Mobile Home Park in Buncombe County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 23, 2019, Ridgeview MHP, LLC (Applicant), filed with the   more

Northeastern University: Can Nature Reduce Damage Caused by Hurricanes?
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 9 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Northeastern University issued the following news: On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle with winds that whipped up to 160 miles per hour, resulting in the deaths of more than 40 people and causing over $25 billion in damages. But coastal and upland green spaces, such as marshes and forests, may have prevented the storm from wreaking even more havoc. When we think of the first line of defense against hu  more

Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests AQS-24 Deep Tow
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Oct. 7 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully operated the AQS-24 minehunting sonar at depths greater than 400 feet during system testing off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Embarked on the M/V Richard Becker, the Northrop Grumman test team demonstrated reliable AQS-24 system operations with excellent sonar performance at all tested depths, while using the system to classify bottom objects of in  more

Ocean Center Awarded Readers' Choice Award From ConventionSouth Magazine
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Ocean Center issued the following news release: The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach has again received the Readers' Choice award from ConventionSouth, a national, multimedia resource for planning events in the South. This is the ninth year that the county-run convention center has received the award. Meeting professionals were asked to name the meeting sites they believe display exemplary service for group events. Nominations were received throughout the year, a  more

Ocean Center: Over 200 Athletes Battle for Title of World's Strongest
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Ocean Center issued the following news release: What does it take to fuel a strongman? For Nick Best, nine-time World's Strongest Man competitor and cast member on the History Channel's television show "The Strongest Man in History," it's between 6,000 and 8,000 calories each day! The public will have the chance to witness Best, along with over 200 of the world's strongest athletes from over 20 countries, battle it out for the title of World's Strongest at t  more

Office of Insurance Regulation Releases Hurricane Michael Analysis
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued the following news release: The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) today released an analysis entitled, "One Year Later: Hurricane Michael's Impact on Florida," providing a current narrative of the impact of Hurricane Michael on Florida. "As we mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael, OIR recognizes the tremendous work that still needs to be done to close insurance claims and allow Florida's  more

One Year Later: The Trump Administration Failed Hurricane Michael Victims
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: One year after the devastating Hurricane Michael destroyed communities in Florida and Georgia, many are still struggling to recover, no thanks in part to the Trump administration playing political games for months with disaster relief aid: Tallahassee Democrat: 'Collectively we've forgotten them': Hurricane Michael survivors hanging on one year later A year after Hurricane Michael struck North Florida,  more

Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Graduation of 87th Recruit Class and Promotion Ceremony
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Orange County Fire Rescue recently added 28 new firefighter recruits to its ranks. A formal graduation and badge-pinning ceremony was held September 20, 2019, and included appointments by Mayor Jerry L. Demings of the deputy fire chief and a division chief. "I am honored and proud to welcome the newest members of the Orange County family and congratulate those whose hard work has earned them deserving promotions," May  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: Q3 2019 Orlando Economic Update
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 11 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: The year began with heightened fears of recession. However, in the past 10 months those fears have settled-in to generate more economic angst than anything else, even as the United States economy continues to expand. Slow growth and increased uncertainty combined with a strong labor market suggest that the current expansion will not go out with a bang but will instead slowly dwindle into recession o  more

Orlando Utilities Commissioners Approve Plan to Add 149 Megawatts of Solar Power
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: * * * - Increased Solar Capacity Moves Orlando Closer to Renewable Energy Goal * * * The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC - The Reliable One) took a major step today in transitioning to renewable energy resources with the approval of a plan to add 149 megawatts of solar power to OUC's generation portfolio doubling the utility's current efforts. The additional solar capacity would provide enough energy to  more

Palm Beach County Community Services Department Launches Initiative to Increase Economic Mobility and Reduce Poverty
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: On Oct. 8, 2019, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (PBC BCC) declared October as Poverty Awareness Month to increase awareness of the issues related to low-income families in the community. The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) in partnership with the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Health and Human Services and the Birth-to-22 Alliance launched the Securing Our Futur  more

Palm Beach International Airport Announces New Service to Washington Dulles International
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Palm Beach International Airport is pleased to announce new, nonstop daily service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on United Airlines, to commence February 13, 2020. "We are thrilled to welcome new, nonstop service to United's hub at the Washington Dulles International Airport," said Director of Airports Laura Beebe. "In addition to providing our customers with new service to the Washingt  more

Port Tampa Bay Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: Port Tampa Bay President/CEO Paul Anderson announced today the hiring of David M. Delac as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Delac joins Port Tampa Bay with more than 20 years of experience in city and county government. He will start the position on Oct. 14, 2019. As CFO for Port Tampa Bay, Delac will be responsible for directing and managing the finance, risk management and procurement departments as well as guiding the  more

Ron DeSantis Should Return Money From Shady Fundraisers Arrested in Connection to Ukrainian Peddling
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On October 10, the Miami Herald reported that two Republican fundraisers with connections to Governor Ron DeSantis, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have been arrested on campaign finance charges. According to the Miami Herald, DeSantis received $50,000 from the pair by way of a company called Global Energy Producers. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, slammed DeSantis and demanded he donate   more

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science: New Study Analyzes FEMA-Funded Home Buyout Program
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - UM-led study provides insights to revise federally funded managed retreat program * * * An analysis of FEMA's 30-year-old property buyout program offers new insight into the growing debate on managed retreat--moving people and assets out of flood-prone areas. A research team led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosen  more

Saltmarsh Surpasses Community Service Goal for 75th Anniversary
PENSACOLA, Florida, Oct. 10 -- Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund, a provider of accounting, tax, audit and consulting services, issued the following news release: We are excited to honor our founding year, 1944, by contributing more than 1,944 community service hours! We've achieved this goal three months ahead of schedule in 2019 and can't wait to see how many hours we are able to contribute by the end of our 75th anniversary year. "We are in awe of the overall generosity shown in the communitie  more

Samsung, ESPN Present ESPN's First Live Native 4K Sports Telecasts
NEW YORK, Oct. 10 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - On October 12 ESPN begins Televising Select Regular Season Weekly College Football Games Live in Native 4K as part of the "Samsung QLED 4K Game of the Week" * * * Beginning this weekend on Oct. 12, ESPN will deliver select regular season college football games live in native 4K resolution as part of the "Samsung QLED 4K Game of the Week." This agreement with Samsung, who serves as production collabo  more

Senior Wealth Managers Maureen Raihle and John Ver Bockel Join First Republic
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Oct. 7 -- First Republic Bank issued the following news: First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Maureen Raihle and John Ver Bockel have joined First Republic Investment Management. Raihle and Ver Bockel were each named Managing Director and Wealth Manager. They will provide investment management, retirement planning, investment consulting and other wealth management services to individuals, families,  more

Snapshots of the Past Take Focus at Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
SURFSIDE, Florida, Oct. 8 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: With an illustrious history dating back to 1930, The Surf Club has entertained countless celebrities, including Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill - all captured in a series of classic vacation photographs. Now, guests can be part of the legacy and embrace Miami's old glamour from the 1930s with a vintage family portrait session   more

St. Lucie County: Fairwinds Renews Its Partnership With PGA Hope Program for Veterans
FORT PIERCE, Florida, Oct. 10 -- St. Lucie County issued the following news: For the second year in a row, Fairwinds Golf Course and St Lucie County are proud to be partnering with the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) to help disabled veterans through the game of golf. Beginning Friday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m., county staff at Fairwinds staff will work with 21 local veterans to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being through golf. Organized by the South Florida P  more

Two Broward County Public Schools JROTC Cadets Earn Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Outstanding Achievement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release, dated Oct. 8: Congratulations to JROTC Cadets Lincoln Le (Monarch High School, senior) and Laureen Pierre-Louis (Nova High School, senior) for being awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Outstanding Achievement. The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross is awarded to JROTC cadets who demonstrate outstanding performance, dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline and leader  more

U.S. News Unveils the 2020 Best Places to Retire
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. News and World Report, a digital news and information company, issued the following news release: U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the 2020 Best Places to Retire in the United States. The rankings offer a comprehensive evaluation of the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas - up from 100 last year - based on how well they meet Americans' expectations for retirement, with measures including housing af  more

U.S. Term Limits Praises Charlie Stone for Signing Pledge
MELBOURNE, Florida, Oct. 9 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from elected officials across Florida. Its mission is to advocate for term limits on all elected officials. House Rep. Charlie Stone (district 22), has committed to defend term limits in Florida by signing the term limits pledge. USTL President, Philip Blumel, commented on Stone's  more

University of Central Florida Adds 38 Degree Programs to Disney Aspire, Expands Offerings Nationally
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 9 -- The University of Central Florida issued the following news: * * * - Building on success of initial launch, UCF now offers 72 degree programs for 90,000 eligible Disney employees nationwide. * * * UCF is expanding its collaboration Disney Aspire, an education investment program by more than doubling the number of degree programs offered and extending the program to Disney employees nationwide. The program covers tuition, application fees, required books and course  more

University of Florida Brechner Center Study Documents Illegality of Commonplace Government Policies Restricting Employee Communications With Journalists
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued the following news: Government agencies throughout the country are enforcing broad policies forbidding public employees from speaking to the news media without approval, even though federal courts repeatedly have declared such policies unconstitutional, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information documents in a new report. The Brechner Center issue brief, "The Fi  more

University of West Florida, IHMC Announce Inaugural Cohort for State's First Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics
PENSACOLA, Florida, Oct. 7 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: This fall, the University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition welcomed the inaugural cohort of five students to the newly established intelligent systems and robotics doctoral program. The program centers on developing leading-edge software and hardware technology that combines human and machine elements to expl  more

Volusia County: Airport Welcomes New Marketing and Customer Service Director
DELAND, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Joanne Magley will join the Daytona Beach International Airport as the director of marketing and customer service. In assuming this position, she will serve as the primary media contact for the facility. Magley replaces Jay Cassens, who has accepted a position in airport relations and development with FedEX Express in Memphis, Tennessee. Cassens served as the director of business development and public information of  more

Volusia County: Deputy County Manager Retires After 40 Years
DELAND, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: It's a textbook story of success: Intern shines and rises to the top of her profession. For Donna de Peyster, Volusia County's deputy county manager and chief financial officer, the story is real. And it comes with a happy ending. De Peyster will retire Nov. 1 after 40 years of service to Volusia County Government, prompting accolades from her coworkers. "Donna leaves a legacy of integrity, strong leadership, busin  more

Volusia County: MSC Receives More Than 200 Baby Turtles
DELAND, Florida, Oct. 7 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: The Marine Science Center (MSC) in Ponce Inlet is awash in washbacks following strong winds and heavy surf that pushed the tiny sea turtles back onto shore, where they were found clinging to sargassum seaweed. More than 200 washback and hatchling sea turtles have been brought to the center's turtle hospital since Sunday. Washbacks are young sea turtles that made their way into the ocean and were literally "washed bac  more

Volusia County: Ocean Center Awarded Readers' Choice Award From ConventionSouth Magazine
DELAND, Florida, Oct. 9 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach has again received the Readers' Choice award from ConventionSouth, a national, multimedia resource for planning events in the South. This is the ninth year that the county-run convention center has received the award. Meeting professionals were asked to name the meeting sites they believe display exemplary service for group events. Nominations were received throughout the year, and th  more

Volusia County: Republican 'Census' Form Should Not Be Confused With Census Bureau Questionnaire
DELAND, Florida, Oct. 3 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: The Republican National Committee has mailed "2019 Congressional District Census" forms to local residents. The form mimics the look of the federal census form, but it has key differences. For example, it asks if the responder will support Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and if the Democratic Party is promoting "a Big-Government Socialist agenda for America." It also asks for a donation and credit card n  more