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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 104 items )  

2019 Orange County Community Conference Honors Community Advocates, Citizens of the Year
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Orange County issued the following news release: At the 2019 Community Conference, recently held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several deserving residents and organizations that continue to diligently to improve the quality of life in Orange County. Gislene "Gigi" Moorman was awarded the Mayor's 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. Moorman is the CEO of Raise Your Gla  more

American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 18 -- American Airlines issued the following news release: * * * - Miami's hometown airline contributes $21 billion annually to South Florida and continues to add service to Latin America * * * This month, American Airlines celebrates the 30th anniversary of its bold move to establish a hub at Miami International Airport (MIA). In October 1989, American operated just 19 flights a day to six cities from MIA. Today, Miami's hometown carrier operates more than 350 flights   more

August Traffic Brings Orlando International to 49.9 Million Annual Passengers
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: Orlando International Airport (MCO) continues to knock on the door of having 50 million passengers. In August, MCO registered a rolling 12-month total of 49.9 million passengers with an 8.43 percent increase in traffic for the month. "As the busiest airport in Florida we continue to track and closely monitor our growing passenger totals," says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando  more

Broward County Public Schools Afterschool Supper Programs Over 100 BCPS Schools Now Offer Nutritious Meals in Aftercare Programs
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include Rickards Middle School and Silver Lakes Middle School, for a total of 122 schools serving nutritious supper meals to students. The supper meals ensure that more than 14,500 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they ne  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 15 -- 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: 14 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 79,980 shares Highest price paid per share: 3125.0 pence Lowest price paid per shar  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 17 -- 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: 16 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3144.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 18 -- 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: 17 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 83,879 shares Highest price paid per share: 3083.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Cruise Line Brings Back AMP Up Commission Challenge in Time for 2020 Wave Season
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: For the third year in a row, Carnival Cruise Line is bringing back its popular AMP Up Commission Challenge just in time for the 2020 Wave Season. Starting today, travel advisors can register to earn higher commissions of 11% to 15% based on the number of bookings they make between Jan. 1 and March 30, 2020. To participate in the program, travel agencies must register during the opt-in period betwe  more

Carnival Cruise Line Debuts New Safety Briefing Video Starring CFO Shaquille O'Neal
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: * * * - As Chief Fun Officer, Shaq Drives Home the Message that 'Safety is Serious Fun' with Engaging Discussion of Onboard Safety Guidelines and Policies * * * Taking safety as seriously as it takes fun, Carnival Cruise Line is debuting an entertaining and creative new safety briefing video that outlines its onboard safety regulations. Produced with the important goals of getting and keeping g  more

Carnival Cruise Line Signs Three-Year Extension With City of Mobile
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: At a press conference held aboard Carnival Fantasy earlier today, Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile signed a three-year extension that will keep the ship sailing from Mobile through November 2022. With the agreement, Carnival Fantasy will continue its popular four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from the Alabama Cruise Terminal, bringing 170,000 guests to Mobile annually. Many guests ext  more

CFO Jimmy Patronis Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following news release: Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor has appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis to FEMA's National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "As a  more

CFO Jimmy Patronis' Hurricane Michael Insurance Village Assists Consumers With Over $1.4 Million in Claims
PANAMA CITY, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis hosted a Hurricane Michael Insurance Village at Florida State University Panama City on October 11 and 12. The event provided an opportunity for Panhandle residents having insurance issues to meet with their insurance company in person to work towards settling their claim. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "One year ago, the Florida Panhandle wa  more

Citrus County Awarded $1,000,000 to Assist Homeowners With Damage From Hurricane Hermine
INVERNESS, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: Citrus County has been awarded approximately $1,000,000 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) for demolition, home replacement with elevation activities under the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program related to Hurricane Hermine. These funds must benefit very low to low-to-moderate income persons within the County, including the City of Crystal River. Assistan  more

City of Gainesville, University of Florida Neighborhood Project Earns National Planning Award Recognition
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- The city of Gainesville issued the following news: The historic Porters neighborhood was the recent recipient of a 2019 American Planning Association Florida Project Award of Excellence for its "Neighborhoods as Community Assets" project. The award was the result of a collaboration between the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida's College of Design, Construction and Planning. The research initiative, one of seven jointly funded projects by the Cit  more

City of Tallahassee: Potential Sites for New TPD Headquarters Narrowed to Two
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: The Tallahassee City Commission took another step forward today in the site selection process for the new Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) headquarters, narrowing the list of proposed sites brought forth by the community from five to two. The two locations are City-owned properties, which will avoid any additional costs associated with land acquisition. The two locations are: * Lake Bradford Road Was  more

Crowley Wins Award for Leadership Development Program Supporting Employees
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Maritime Corp.'s innovative Leadership Development Program has earned a 2019 Silver Human Capital Management Excellence Award from the Brandon Hall Group business research and development firm. The Crowley Leadership Development Program provides a year-long, immersive experience for employees, who learn skills necessary for advancement an  more

DeSantis Acknowledged Knowing Giuliani's Associate, Questions Still Remain Unanswered
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - DeSantis admits Parnas is one of Trump and GOP Top Supporters in FL * * * A Miami Herald report today shows that Governor DeSantis knew Igor Parnas, contradicting what his spokesperson said earlier this week. DeSantis today said Parnas is a big donor to Florida Republicans. Governor DeSantis also revealed that Parnas was "viewed as one of the top supporters of the President in Florida," as we  more

Director of Florida Forest Service Named to Florida Foresters Hall of Fame
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: State Forester and Director of the Florida Forest Service Jim Karels has been named to the Florida Foresters Hall of Fame. Overseen by the Florida Division, Southeastern Society of American Foresters, the Hall of Fame honors foresters who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the forestry profession in Florida, other states, or internationally. "With  more

Don't Get Scammed: Tampa Electric Warns Customers to Be Vigilant
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: Law enforcement agencies are reporting a new twist on an old trick: Scammers have shown up in person at Tampa Electric customers' homes, and then burglarized the homes while the customers were distracted. Tampa Electric urges customers to be wary of anyone claiming to be from the utility, either in person or over the phone. Various versions of this scam have affected Tampa Electric - and utilities across the country -  more

Duke Energy Linemen to Compete at International Competition
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 15 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Oct. 19 event tests job-related skills; showcases talent, technique * * * Seventy-seven Duke Energy linemen from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky will compete in the International Lineman's Rodeo on Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, Kan. Now in its 35th year, the rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world. Participants travel from as far away as Australia. Mor  more

Fla. Department of Environmental Protection: Blue-Green Algae Task Force Comes to Consensus on First Set of Water Quality Improvement Recommendations
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: This week, the Blue-Green Algae Task Force met and approved its first set of recommendations to address water quality and harmful algal blooms. The Blue-Green Algae Task Force is an advisory body, appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis, to aid the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in fulfilling its mission to protect, conserve and manage the state's natural resources an  more

Fla. Department of Health: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez yesterday presented a proclamation by Governor Ron DeSantis recognizing Oct. 15, 2019 as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in Florida. She was joined at the event by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees, county health officers and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The event took place at the Florida Department o  more

Florida A.G. Moody Calls on DEA to Reexamine Opioid Prescription Quotas to Help Curb the Opioid Crisis
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined seven states in pushing federal regulators to consider more information as they set manufacturing limits on prescription painkillers in hopes that a more thorough review will lead to fewer overdose deaths as the fight against the opioid crisis continues. The coalition filed comments late Tuesday arguing Drug Enforcement Administration officials m  more

Florida A.G. Moody Launches Major Investigation Into More Than 20 Vaping Companies
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a major investigation into vaping companies doing business in Florida. The consumer protection action is the most comprehensive state vaping investigation publicly acknowledged to date--looking into the marketing and selling practices of e-cigarette products by more than 20 companies selling in Florida. The announcement comes after Attorney Gene  more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is recognizing October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by releasing information and resources for victims. Domestic violence affects thousands of Floridians every year, regardless of gender, race, religion, culture and status. The State of Florida, local governments and nonprofit organizations offers free resources for victims of domestic violence  more

Florida A.G. Moody Secures 60 Years in Prison for Opioid Trafficker
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody's Office of Statewide Prosecution secured a total of 60 years in prison for a man trafficking prescription opioid pills in Florida. OSP secured the latest sentence Thursday, for Costadaryll Hughley, an Orange County man. The 15-year sentence for trafficking in Oxycodone 25-100 grams and Sale and Delivery of Hydromorphone will run consecutively with the 45 years  more

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Fried Issues Testimony on Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following testimony by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried regarding the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, in advance of the committee's hearing on sustainable offshore aquaculture: In Florida, aquaculture is a $77 million industry, with over 700 aquaculture leases covering 2,700 submerged acres; the industry produces over 1,500 varieties of fish, plants, crustaceans, mollu  more

Florida Atlantic University: Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death?
BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct. 16 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: How dangerous is travel in the United States? It depends on how you frame the question. If it's risk per kilometer, the U.S. has 6.71 deaths per billion vehicle kilometers of travel compared to the United Kingdom, which has just 3.56 deaths per billion vehicle kilometers. This makes vehicular travel in the U.S. about 88.6 p  more

Florida Atlantic University: Society Is Rejecting Facts
BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct. 17 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - Medical Researchers Can Help * * * One study says coffee is good for you, while another study says that it's not. They're both right, within context. This dichotomy together with an environment of distrust spurred by anecdotes, fake news, and to a large extent, social media, has created a skeptical and misinformed   more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Oct. 18
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: This week, I announced the most expansive state vaping investigation known publicly to date. As many of you know, I spent the summer traveling the state to find out what was behind the dramatic increase in vaping among our youth. According to the Florida Department of Health, nearly one in four Florida high school students now admits to using e-cigarettes--students have said that rate is  more

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Arrest of Insurance Agent in $99,000 Senior Annuity Scam
WESTON, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the arrest of insurance agent Alberto Soulier for allegedly defrauding a Florida senior of approximately $99,000 in an annuity investment scam. Investigators allege that for several years Soulier created fake investment companies and pocketed the annuity premiums of a South Florida senior citizen. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Defr  more

Florida Democratic Party: Ross Spano Must Return Tainted Money He Took From 2018 Campaign Financiers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On Tuesday, embattled Congressman Ross Spano (FL-15) submitted his third quarter fundraising totals to the FEC and they weren't pretty. Spano raised less in Q3 than he did in Q2, which was less than he raised in Q1. Additionally, Spano's new report revealed that he's still holding onto thousands of dollars from the two individuals at the center of the scandal that's triggered a new bipartisan House Ethics   more

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 20-26, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: * * * - FLHSMV reminds teens, parents and educators to focus on driving to Arrive Alive. * * * The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) recognizes October 20 to 26 as National Teen Driver Safety Week in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). FLHSMV joins the Florida Department of Education, Florida De  more

Florida Division of Emergency Management Hires Abbott as State Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has hired Darcy Abbott as the first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator in Florida's history. The First Lady made the announcement at the Florida Behavioral Health Association's 'Behavioral Health Day' event at the Florida Capitol which strives to raise awareness for mental illness and substance abu  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and DJJ Secretary Simone Marstiller Announce Juvenile Arrests at Lowest Levels in 44 Years
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Simone Marstiller announced that the number of juvenile arrests declined eight percent in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 according to the latest delinquency report released by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Juvenile arrests are also down 27 percent in the last five years, marking the lowest juvenile arrest level in   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Student, Teacher Contest Winners
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Last night, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the Hispanic Heritage Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education Award recipients. This year's theme was "Celebrating Public Service" and the winners were honored during the Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony at the Florida Governor's Mansion. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year in Florida from September 15 through Oct  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida's Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.2%
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent, as labor force participation increases. Florida's economy continues to create new private-sector jobs, adding 215,000 private-sector jobs over the year. The professional and business services and financial sectors continue to grow and supply the need for a diverse, high-skilled workforce. "I can't say it eno  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 13,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in September, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Fort Lauderdale area were education and health services with 5,200 new jobs and professional and  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Legislation to Expedite Water Quality Improvements
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced proposed legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session that will expedite water quality improvements throughout Florida. The legislation incorporates recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force, which the Governor created shortly after taking office to aid the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in protecting, conserving and managing the state's  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Miami Area Created More Than 28,000 New Jobs, Second Highest in State
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 28,200 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Miami area's unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in September, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Miami area was education and health services with  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 54 Consecutive Months
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that September 2019 marked 54 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 45,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 2.8 percent in September, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Orlando area wa  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added 800 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in September, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area were education and health services and leisure and hospitality each with 900 new jobs. In September, the Pensac  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created More Than 16,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 5,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 11,000 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in September, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The indu  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created More Than 27,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 27,300 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in September, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Tampa area was professional and business serv  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created 10,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 10,000 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in September, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Jacksonville area was professional and business services with 4,000 new jobs. In September, Jacksonville was among the to  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds More Than 11,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 11,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area was professional and business services with 5,700 new jobs. In September, the West Palm Beach are  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Michelle Bedoya Barnett to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Bedoya Barnett to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. Michelle Bedoya Barnett Barnett, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and a founding shareholder with Alexander, DeGance, Barnett, P.A. Previously, she spent six years with the law firm of Holland & Knight. She has served on the Jacksonville Bar Association's Board of Governors si  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Launches Effort to Access More Than $633 Million in First-of-its-Kind Disaster Mitigation Funding
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of the state of Florida's coordinated effort to access more than $633 million in first-of-its-kind federal funding for disaster mitigation projects. These funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) newly created Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program formed in response to the 2  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Meets With Financial and Aviation Industry Leaders in New York
NEW YORK, Oct. 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: This week, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to New York to meet with leaders in the financial services and aviation industries to discuss Florida's business-friendly environment. Governor DeSantis was accompanied by Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI). "This week, I met with aviation and financial services industry leaders in New York to discuss Florida's abundant economic advantag  more

Florida International University Receives Grant to Build New Public Interest Technology Program
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - "Network Challenge" grant by the Public Interest Technology University Network to support development of new PIT initiatives through PantherX Fellows program * * * FIU has received a $180,000 "Network Challenge" grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) to grow the field of public interest technology (PIT) through   more

Florida International University: Researchers Evaluate HIV Prevention Intervention on Farmworker Communities, Find Positive Results
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Latina immigrants in farmworker communities are a vulnerable and understudied population who are at high risk for contracting HIV. Nationally, rates of new HIV infections among Latinas are more than four times that of non-Latina white women - and the rates are even higher for those in marginalized populations. Researchers from Robert Stempel College o  more

Florida Main Street's Hurricane Michael Impacted Communities Fight Back
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee joins in marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael's historic landfall in the Florida Panhandle by recognizing the recovery strides made by the Florida Main Street Program's impacted communities. "The resilience of these seven Florida Main Street programs, in the wake of Hurricane Michael's devastation, is commendable," said Secretary Lee. "T  more

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner Altmaier Issues Statement on Subcommittee of House Insurance, Banking Meeting
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued the following statement by Commissioner David Altmaier on the discussion during the subcommittee of House Insurance and Banking Meeting and the discussion at the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Meeting: "Over the last two days, I have participated in property insurance and hurricane claims discussions with members of both the House and Senate. My top priority is getting Hurricane Michael claims closed. "W  more

Florida PSC Approves Tampa Electric's Two New Solar Projects
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved cost recovery for the third phase of Tampa Electric Company's (TECO) solar plans, covering two solar projects that total 150 megawatts (MW). "TECO's expanded use of solar power continues to improve its fuel diversity and sustainability, which is good for the economy, as well as the environment," PSC Chairman Art Graham said. "Today  more

Florida PSC Customer Meeting for Lakeside Waterworks
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 14 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) invites customers of Lakeside Waterworks, Inc. (Lakeside) to a customer meeting on Wednesday, October 16, to discuss the utility's petition for a rate change. Customers can comment on Lakeside's proposed rates and any quality of service issues at the meeting. The last PSC staff-assisted rate case for this system occurred in 2017. Lakeside provid  more

Florida PSC Hearing on TECO Solar Rates Set for Thursday
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a hearing on Thursday, October 17, to consider a stipulation on Tampa Electric Company's (TECO) petition to approve its third solar base rate adjustment (SoBRA) as part of its 2017 Settlement Agreement. All parties have signed the stipulation, which would resolve all issues in the case. The hearing is scheduled for the following time an  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Oct. 14-18
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Oct. 14-18: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190136-EI DATE FILED: 10/15/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0412-CFO-EI Order PSC-2019-0412-CFO-EI granting TECO's request for confidential classification and motion for protective order (of DN 05265-2019) for a period of 18 months from the date of this order. DOCKET TITLE: Petition for a limited proceeding to approve t  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Announces Appointment of De La Fuente to Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research Scientific Advisory Council
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Dr. Macarena de la Fuente to the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research Scientific Advisory Council. "Dr. de la Fuente is a well-respected physician and clinical researcher who specializes in Neuro-Oncology, specifically addressing primary brain tumors in adults," said President Galvano. "I'm grateful that a p  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Appoints Byron Shinn to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 13 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Byron Shinn of Bradenton to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force. "Byron is a very well-respected Certified Public Accountant with a solid background in cybersecurity issues, particularly those dealing with federal tax fraud. An accountant for nearly 40 years, he also has experience running a small business, which will  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Appoints Sen. Albritton to the Southern States Energy Board
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Debbie Mayfield to serve as alternate Florida Member * * * Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Senator Ben Albritton (R-Wauchula), Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, as a Florida Member of the Southern States Energy Board. President Galvano appointed Senator Debbie Mayfield (R-Melbourne), chair of the Senate Ap  more

Florida State Sen. Perry Receives Unanimous Support for Booster Seat Safety
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville: Senator Keith Perry (R- Gainesville) received unanimous support in the Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee today for legislation which would extend the age that children are required to ride in booster seats through the age of six-years-old. "Seat belts are not designed for children, and extending the protection of booster seats is  more

Florida State Sen. Stewart Sets the Record Straight on Sunscreen
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando: A number of recent media reports have mischaracterized SB 318, relating to the Sale of Sunscreen by Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando), suggesting that the bill would place a burden on Floridians who want to protect themselves from the effects of sun exposure, while ignoring the environmental concerns and availability of alternatives. "My proposal does   more

From Crime Scene to Courtroom: Florida International University Center Examines Justice From All Angles
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - The Global Forensic and Justice Center is a collaborative research and education hub with more than $10 million in contracts and grants. * * * Every contact leaves a trace--it's the fundamental principle that guides forensic science. But the many types of evidence now available to investigators only reveals its value when a battery of trained  more

Fujifilm Sonosite Exhibits Portfolio of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Solutions at American Society of Anesthesiology 2019
BOTHELL, Washington, Oct. 17 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and part of the greater Fujifilm Healthcare portfolio, will exhibit numerous solutions designed to aid healthcare professionals in a variety of anesthetic procedures including ultrasound-guided needle placements and nerve blocks at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019, the American Society of Anesthesiology's annual meeting (ASA 2019) held Oct  more

Governor Murphy Addresses Florida Democratic Party Convention
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 15 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following press release: Governor Phil Murphy delivered an impassioned speech at the Florida Democratic Party's 2019 Convention on Saturday in Orlando, calling on the state's Democrats to rally together to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Serving as the keynote speaker at the convention's General Session, Governor Murphy also spoke to the many key issues common to both the Garden State and the Sunshine State, from red  more

Greenberg Traurig: Emily M. Wassermann Spoke at Induction Ceremony at Florida Supreme Court
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Miami Associate Emily M. Wassermann was honored as the inductee speaker at the ceremony for new attorneys held Oct. 2 at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee. The honor is reserved for inductees who received some of the highest scores on the most recent Florida Bar Examination, which was administered in July. "I was honored to be chosen to address my peers in front of Flori  more

Hillsborough County Supports Emerging, Established Local Artists
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 15 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Arts Council grant provides equipment, training to bolster artists' work * * * That's why Hillsborough County's backing of the Professional Development for Artists grant is essential to establishing and maintaining a thriving local arts scene. Shepherded by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County the annual grants support visual, literary, music, dance, theater, and film/media artists. The grants provide up to  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces it will report financial results for the third quarter of 2019 before the financial markets open on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, followed by a teleconference at 11 a.m. (EDT). To access the live teleconference, please dial 1-877-407-0784 in the U.S./Canada (or +1-201-689-8560 internationally) approximately 15 minutes prior to the  more

Holland & Knight Advises Castle Brands in $223 Million Acquisition by Pernod Ricard
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight represented Castle Brands Inc. (previously NYSE American: ROX) in its $223 million sale to a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, the global French wines and spirits producer (Euronext: RI), through a cash tender offer followed by a short-form cash merger. As a result of the tender offer and merger, Castle Brands became an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard and the common stock  more

James Funded By Trump Donors Who Support Attacks on Michiganders' Health Care, Restricting Reproductive Rights
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 16 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: All you have to do is follow the money to expose the positions that James has been hiding from Michigan: "2000%" Support for Trump: James took $8,400 from a member of President Trump's Finance team, Judson Sapp, and his family. The event was hosted by Sapp in Florida. James also accepted Trump's "100%" endorsement in a fundraising email. James has tried to hide his close ties to Trump from Michigan,   more

Jim Kennedy Signs Congressional Term Limits Pledge
MELBOURNE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: Today U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation's oldest and largest pro-term limits group, announced that 8th district congressional candidate Jim Kennedy has signed its congressional term limits pledge. In doing so, Kennedy - a Democrat -- pledges if elected to cosponsor a constitutional amendment limiting House members to three terms (six years) and senators to two terms (12 years). "We applaud Jim Kennedy for stan  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes $23.3M Sale of The Shoppes at Southside
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 15 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The Jacksonville retail center is anchored by Best Buy and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park * * * JLL announced today that it has closed the $23.3 million sale of The Shoppes at Southside, a 112,613-square-foot, fully leased retail center anchored by Best Buy and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in the Southside submarket in Jacksonville, Florida. JLL marketed the property on behalf of t  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes $47.1M Sale, $31.8 Financing for Tampa Portfolio
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Jones Lang LaSalle brokers sale and secures financing for 580 Corporate Center, an industrial and office portfolio in Florida's Tampa MSA. * * * JLL announced today that it has closed the $47.1 million sale of and arranged $31.8 million in acquisition financing for 580 Corporate Center, a six-building, multi-tenant industrial and office portfolio totaling 376,551 square feet in the Tampa-area community  more

Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez Issues Statement on 2020 G7 Summit
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez issued the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that the 2020 G7 Summit will take place in Miami-Dade County: "This afternoon, I received a call from The White House in advance of President Trump's announcement that the 2020 G7 Summit will take place in Miami-Dade County. "Miami-Dade has hosted major events for decades, and the G7 will be a welcome addition that will highlight to the world Greater Miam  more

Miller School of Medicine: Miller School Leads in Transradial Access for Neurological Interventions
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 16 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: In 2018, Theresa Keith Horne of Pascagoula, Mississippi, had a dangerous aneurysm in a brain artery that was causing serious vision problems. She started seeing double and had a bloodshot and swollen, bulging left eye. After several specialists were unable to determine the problem, Horne sought care at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - part of the University of Miami Miller  more

Miller School of Medicine: Nanoparticle Delivery System Could Offer Oral Drugs Safe Passage Through Gut Into Bloodstream
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 15 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Researchers have struggled with the challenge of getting oral medications past the treacherous environment of the gut intact and into the bloodstream where they can be most effective. But now Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers report success in accomplishing this breakthrough using nanotechnology. In a ne  more

Miller School to Launch Study of Multiple Stem Cell Injections for Mild Alzheimer's Disease
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 12 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: A series of stem cell treatments over time might be more effective than a single injection for a chronic and debilitating condition like Alzheimer's disease. That's the premise for the first clinical trial to evaluate multiple stem cell injections in people living with mild Alzheimer's disease. The unique study, led by Barry Baumel, M.D., assistant professor of neurolo  more

Motorola Solutions Foundation Hosts Corporate Day of Service Benefiting Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Motorola Solutions issued the following news release: The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, teamed up with the American Red Cross for a corporate day of service to renovate Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services' Miami Central Campus. "Motorola Solutions' global commitment to corporate responsibility is apparent in South Florida," stated Dr. Dorcas Wilcox, CEO of Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services. "After several interviews, Mia  more

NBCUniversal: Universal Orlando Resort to Debut the Bourne Stuntacular, an All-NEW, Cutting-Edge Live-Action Stunt Show, in Spring 2020
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 -- NBCUniversal issued the following news release: Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed that The Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida in spring 2020. This cutting-edge live-action stunt show based on Universal Pictures' blockbuster Bourne film franchise will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before. The Bourne Stuntacular will follow the character of Jason Bourne around the globe as sin  more

Newsweek Ranks Disney Cruise Line as No. 1 Brand for Customer Service
CELEBRATION, Florida, Oct. 14 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Today, Newsweek announced that Disney Cruise Line topped its list of brands that exemplify America's best customer service for the second year in a row. Customers ranked Disney Cruise Line as the no. 1 company overall, across a variety of industries, as well as in the cruise line operator category. "Great service is at the heart of everything we do," said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line. "If  more

Orange County Community Corrections Officer Wins National Award
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Senior Community Corrections Officer Robert Barnett was named winner of the 2019 #Catalyst4Change Award. Barnett was presented the award at the recent American Probation and Parole Association Annual Training Institute. As a member of the Orange County Corrections Department, Barnett was honored for his role as champion of the Inmate Construction Program. The program was developed to teach inmates employable skills a  more

Orlando International Recognizes Top-Performing Airport Employees
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: On the last day of National Customer Service Week, four Orlando International Airport (MCO) employees have been honored as Top Performers as part of the airport's ongoing customer service recognition program. Out of 25,000 employees, the top four Performers are named each quarter and earn the title by receiving the most customer and peer recognitions for excellent customer service. "As the main connec  more

Orlando Utilities Commission Unveils Avian Protection Exhibit at Audubon Site
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: * * * - Display showcases how OUC protects bald eagles, other raptors from power line interactions * * * The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC - The Reliable One), in partnership with the Florida Audubon Society, has unveiled an exhibit showcasing how it protects large birds, particularly bald eagles, from interactions with power lines. Located on the grounds of the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in M  more

PPS Modernizes Network With Citrix
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: The cloud is the place to be. Leading enterprises know it and are moving workloads there as users demand more SaaS applications and fast, secure and reliable access to them anywhere, anytime from any device. Take PPS, a leading South African financial and healthcare services company. With the help of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS  more

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture on Gulf of Mexico
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 13 -- Valencia College issued the following news release: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author, Jack E. Davis, will appear at Valencia College on Oct. 29 to speak about his award-winning book, "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea." Davis, a professor of history at the University of Florida, will be sharing insights from his study of the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia College's East Campus. His speech is free and o  more

Raymond James and Amegy Bank Form Strategic Alliance to Expand Lending, Investment Banking, and Capital Markets Capabilities to Energy Clients
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James and Amegy Bank (a division of Zions Bancorporation) announced the formation of a strategic alliance, which enables Amegy to offer enhanced services and product offerings to its energy-related clients through a referral and fee-sharing arrangement with Raymond James for all energy investment banking services. Amegy energy clients will have access to Raymond James' fully integrated Global   more

Regulators Approve Tampa Electric's Third Phase of Solar Projects
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: * * * - Tampa Electric will remain Florida's solar energy leader * * * The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved the cost-effectiveness of Tampa Electric's current phase of solar development, for two projects coming online in January. This approval is for the third of four phases of solar expansion, and it includes Little Manatee River and Wimauma solar projects, which total 149 MW and are currentl  more

Republican Caucus Selects Sen. Wilton Simpson as President-Designate
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby: * * * - Senator Simpson to Serve as Senate President for the 2020-22 Legislative Term * * * The Florida Senate Republican Caucus today unanimously selected Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) as the President-Designate for the 2020-22 Legislative Term. "Entering public service amid a long and successful career in the private sector, President-Designat  more

Rice University Finance Expert: When Stocks Are Up, Shareholders Vote for Incumbent
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 16 -- Rice University issued the following news release: The stock market has a measurable influence on how people who own shares vote -- potentially a big one -- according to a new study (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3460209) by finance experts at Rice University and the University of Pittsburgh. The study, which compared electoral preferences with levels of dividend income, suggests that had stocks rallied instead of plunging in 2008, then-presiden  more

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science: New Study Uncovers 'Magnetic' Memory of European Glass Eels
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 18 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - Researchers find first evidence of a fish capable of forming and retaining a magnetic memory of water currents * * * A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway found that European glass eels use their magnetic sen  more

Satcom Direct Bolsters IT Training for Business Aviation Sector
MELBOURNE, Florida, Oct. 15 -- Satcom Direct, a provider of computer programming services, issued the following news: In response to the growing demand for more qualified IT experts in the business aviation sector, Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation solutions provider, is strengthening its industry-focused training program. The second edition of aeroIT, SD's aviation IT certification, is now available with renewed content and an exam updated to reflect the changes; SD's training programs  more

Savills Completes Office Lease for Bolton Global Capital
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Savills Studley, a real estate firm, issued the following news: Savills has completed a new, 10-year lease for a 21,000-square-foot office space at the Four Seasons Tower on behalf of Bolton Global Capital in Miami. Savills Managing Director Steve Woodworth and Associate Director Tyler Wyant represented Bolton Global Capital in the transaction that brought the company to Florida's second-tallest building located in Miami's Brickell submarket. "Bolton Global Capital h  more

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival: Painting for a Purpose
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 18 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: This year the Shine St. Petersburg Mural Festival is partnering with Hawaii-based nonprofit PangeaSeed Foundation to produce Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans which will feature two ocean conservation themed murals. The project is funded by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA). This will be the federal agency's first public art project nationwide. "Without healthy oceans, life on land  more

SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival: Shining Bright at the Historic Royal Theater
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Oct. 18 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: Shining bright in the Deuces Live District, the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival will partner with the Boys & Girls Club at the Royal Theater to produce a mural on the side of the historic Quonset hut. Designed in collaboration with the surrounding community, local artist Brian McAllister and students from the Gibbs Mural Club will paint alongside participants of the Boys & Girls Club program. B  more

St. Lucie County: DEP Awards St. Lucie County $2.3 Million for Water Projects
FORT PIERCE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- St. Lucie County issued the following news: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced that St. Lucie County will receive more than $2.3 million in grants for several water-quality project. St. Lucie County is set to receive the following in grant funds: * $1 million for the Melville Road Phase 1 Stormwater Improvements; * $700,000 for the Richard E. Becker Preserve River Oxbow Restoration; * $600,000 for the Teague Hammock H  more

TCC Addresses Poverty in the Community
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 13 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news: Tallahassee Community College (TCC), in partnership with the College's Faculty Senate, will host Dr. Ruby Payne, internationally recognized author and speaker to discuss poverty research on Wednesday, October 23, 2:30-4 p.m. at the Turner Auditorium, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304. "We are committed to tackling the poverty needs of our college and community," said TCC President Jim Murdaugh. "  more

TCC Partners With Business to Offer Industry
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news: Tallahassee Community College is partnering with industry to bring additional apprenticeship opportunities to Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla counties and beyond. It's an effort to address the growing need of apprenticeships offerings on a state and national level in growth industries such as information technology, healthcare, manufacturing and welding. Apprenticeships are an industry-driven, high-quality career   more

Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine's Gaddy Wins Research Society's Award for Mentorship
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 18 -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: Dr. Dana Gaddy, a tenured professor in Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has been recognized with the 2019 Gideon A. Rodan Award for mentorship, presented by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). This award was presented during the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting at the Orange County Con  more

University of Arizona: Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains Boost?
TUCSON, Arizona, Oct. 16 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Arizona issued the following news release: With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona and University of Florida are investigating whether near-infrared light could help enhance cognition and reduce Alzheimer's disease risk in older adults. With the support of a   more

University of Florida: D'Andra Mull Named Vice President of Student Affairs
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: D'Andra Mull, associate vice president for student life and dean of students at The Ohio State University, has been named the new vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida. Mull has served as associate vice president for student life and dean of students at Ohio State since 2017, and before that was assistant vice president for student life from 2012 to 2017. In her role at UF, Mull wil  more

Univision's TUDN Presents UEFA Champions League: Drama on Deck in Matchday 3 With Top Contenders in Need of Wins
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Univision Communications, a media company serving Hispanic America, issued the following news release: * * * - Real Madrid Continues to Chase First Victory of the Competition - Juventus, Atletico Madrid Jockey for Position atop Group D * * * The 2019-2020 season of UEFA Champions League has already proven to be one of the most competitive in recent years. Univision's TUDN, the undisputed Home of Soccer in the U.S., will continue to bring fanaticos all the action a  more

Volusia County Council Confirms Ossowski as CFO
DELAND, Florida, Oct. 16 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: For nearly four years now, he's been responsible for everything from overseeing Volusia County's financial audits to making sure vendors were paid, employees received their paychecks, bills and invoices went out, and the comprehensive annual financial report was completed and passed audit. And now, Ryan Ossowski is Volusia County's new chief financial officer following his unanimous confirmation by the County Counci  more

What They Are Saying: Environmental Leaders Praise Florida Gov. DeSantis Legislation to Expedite Water Quality Improvements
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 17 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced proposed legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session that will expedite water quality improvements throughout Florida. The legislation incorporates recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force, which the Governor created shortly after taking office to aid the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in protecting, conserving and managing the s  more

Wyndham Destinations Becomes First Timeshare Company to Commit to ECPAT Code to End Human Trafficking
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 14 -- Wyndham Destinations, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today became the first timeshare company to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct with ECPAT-USA. The formal agreement solidifies the commitment Wyndham Destinations has previously made at its 225 managed vacation club resorts in North America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific to com  more