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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 84 items )  

2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Class to Go Trick-or-Treating Through Moffitt Cancer Center
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 28 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Rookie members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including Mike Edwards, Matt Gay, Scotty Miller and Sean Murphy-Bunting, are bringing the NFL experience to students from Redlands Christian Migrant Association Leadership Academy, Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy Middle School and Sligh Middle Magnet School on Oct. 29. Moffitt Cancer Center's lawn will transform into a makeshift football field where students from t  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 28 -- 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: 25 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3240.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 29 -- 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: 28 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3260.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 30 -- 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: 29 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3243.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 31 -- 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: 30 October 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3245.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Arrest in $500,000 Kissimmee Accident Clinic Fraud Scheme
KISSIMMEE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the arrest of Dr. Celestino Santi of Accident Care Center of Boggy Creek for allegedly defrauding nine auto insurance companies out of more than $500,000 in unlicensed medical billing. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Insurance fraud is estimated to cost Americans more than $40 billion a year and reports show this translates to an   more

CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Arrest of Unlicensed Doctor in Osceola County Insurance Fraud Bust
KISSIMMEE, Florida, Oct. 30 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the arrest of Ozioma Maduka of Osceola Injury Center, LLC for allegedly practicing as a health care professional without a license and fraudulent billing for unlicensed medical treatments. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Fraud in our state has reached epidemic proportions and we must work together to protect Floridians from these   more

Cisco Partners With Perch Security to Help MSPs Protect, Detect and Respond to an Increasing Threat Landscape
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 28 -- Cisco Systems issued the following news release: Cisco is partnering with Perch Security to deliver a new security solution for managed service providers (MSPs) who are challenged by an evolving threat landscape. MSPs are on front lines of protecting their clients against data breaches, malware, ransomware and other attacks for which they are often unprepared. To address these threats, Cisco is applying its security expertise and portfolio to MSPs in partnership wit  more

Citrix Systems: Remote Work Key to Winning Battle for Talent
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: The gap between jobs and skilled workers continues to grow. And it's killing productivity and growth at companies large and small. But there is a way to narrow it. According to a new study conducted by the Centre of Economics and Business Research (Cebr) with support from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), companies that leverage te  more

Collins Aerospace Kicks Off Redefining Futures Corporate Social Responsibility Program With $3.6 Million Commitment to FIRST
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 29 -- Collins Aerospace Systems issued the following news release: * * * - Enhanced approach to inspire youth, invest in workforce development and strengthen communities * * * As part of its new "Redefining Futures" Corporate Social Responsibility program, Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has committed $3.6 million over three years to FIRST, a global youth-serving nonprofit advancing Science, Technology, Engineering an  more

County Administrator and BOCC Recognize Employees at Service Award Breakfast
INVERNESS, Florida, Oct. 28 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: County Administrator Randy Oliver, Assistant County Commissioner Steve Lachnicht, Board of County Commission (BOCC) Chairman Jeff Kinnard and Commissioners Brian Coleman and Ron Kitchen recognized employees for years of service at a recent breakfast held at the Historic Old Courthouse in Inverness on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The following employees were honored for their service and dedication to Citrus County:   more

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Institute Students
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two seniors attending Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering. In making the award, the Webb scholarship selection committee honored Louis Bock of Pipersville, Pa., and Mara DuVernois, of Menomonie, Wisc., based   more

Disney Cruise Line Announces Three New Ships
CELEBRATION, Florida, Oct. 30 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Disney Cruise Line announced plans to build three additional cruise ships, each of them showcasing the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver. The company has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. "We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences we deliver to our guests each an  more

Disney Cruise Line to Provide Free Texting to Crew Members
CELEBRATION, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Today, Disney Cruise Line announced it will provide complimentary texting to crew members onboard its ships, making it easier for shipboard teams to stay connected to their loved ones while working away from home. "We recognize how important it is for our crew members to be able to stay in touch with their families and friends, and we're proud to provide this benefit," said Jeff Vahle, president of Disn  more

Driven by Data - Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Citrix Renew Partnership
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing today announced a renewal of their innovation partnership. A multi-year extension will see Citrix branding remain prominent on and off the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing car, while the Team will rely on Citrix's innovative digital workspace solutions as it adapts to For  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Calls for Innovative Solutions to Increase Ranks of Women in Aviation, STEM
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 28 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Increasing the ranks and stature of women across the aviation industry as well as all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields should be considered an urgent top priority requiring innovative solutions, including university initiatives with industry and private collaborators, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President P. Barry Butler wrote Oct. 23 in Aviation Week & Space  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Encroaching Drones Usually Go Unseen by Pilots, New Study Confirms
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Oct. 31 [TNSscientificresearch-International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace] -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Skilled pilots approaching a runway usually can't see small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) encroaching on their airspace, and they virtually never detect motionless drones, a newly published study shows. During an airborne human factors experiment, certificated pilots failed to see a common type of quadcopter d  more

End Users to Share Digital Transformation Success Stories at 2020 ARC Industry Forum
DEDHAM, Massachusetts, Oct. 28 -- The Arc Advisory Group issued the following news release: The digital transformation of industry, infrastructure, and municipalities is well under way. But many organizations still struggle to justify their related initiatives and/or scale up pilot projects in a meaningful manner. These and other challenges will be addressed at the upcoming 24rd annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 3-6, 2020. Keynote and session presenters from industry leaders s  more

Fla. Agriculture Commissioner Fried Welcomes Announcement of USDA Federal Hemp Program Rules
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its long-awaited Domestic Hemp Production Program [https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/AMS_SC_19_0042_IR.pdf] rules, following the reclassification of hemp as an agricultural commodity in the 2018 federal Farm Bill. Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried, who will oversee Florida's state   more

Fla. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: 2019 Florida Farm to School Annual Report - $144 Million Economic Impact
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, on the last day of National Farm to School Month, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried released the 2019 Florida Farm to School Annual Report[ application/pdf ], highlighting the impacts that partnerships between local agricultural producers and schools have on Florida's economy. "One of   more

Fla. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Launches Florida Agriculture History Award Essay Contest
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched the Florida Agriculture History Award essay contest. The competition encourages Florida elementary, middle, and high school students to learn about the achievements of women, African American, Hispanic, and Latinx leaders that have made notable i  more

Fla. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Tours Farm, Announces $500,000 Food Recovery Grant Legislation
DELRAY BEACH, Florida, Oct. 30 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried toured Pero Family Farms, a fifth-generation family farm and sustainable producer of fresh seasonal produce such as peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers, some of Florida's leading seasonal crops. Fried was joined by Pero Family Farms CEO Peter Pero and Executive Vice President Frank Pero, Feeding South Florida CEO Paco   more

Florida A&M University School of Business & Industry Faculty Member Recognized For Promoting Women in Business
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Gina Kinchlow, MBA, a long-time marketing instructor in the Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry (SBI) and a business consultant, was recently recognized for her efforts to promote women in business. Kinchlow received the Women's Business Council (WBC)'s Catalyst Award from the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (BBMC) for her   more

Florida Atlantic University: Machine-Learning Algorithms Track Tremors in Parkinson's Patients
BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct. 31 [TNSmedicalresearch-Sensors] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: One of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary movement disorder reduces quality of life by interrupting patients' activities such as writing and eating. Neurologists routinely measure tremors using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), which requires patients to perform   more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Nov. 1
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Reporting back to my bosses, the citizens of Florida, is important to me. Open government and transparency are vital components of any well-functioning democracy, and it is a duty I take seriously. This week, I had the opportunity to speak with news reporters and editors from around Florida who are tasked with the job of holding government accountable. This is the second time I have had   more

Florida Auditor General Issues Report on Seminole County District School Board
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 22 -- The office of the Florida Auditor General released the following report: SUMMARY This operational audit of Seminole County District School Board (District) focused on evaluating selected information technology (IT) controls applicable to the Oracle PeopleSoft Applications (PeopleSoft Applications) used to process and report its finance and human resource (HR) transactions and the Skyward Student Information System (Skyward) for the recording, processing, and re  more

Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo Issues Statement on House Impeachment Proceedings Vote
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo on the House impeachment proceedings vote: "Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have conducted this investigation with the highest standards for the rule of law. Meanwhile, Donald Trump and his Republican acolytes have conducted an obstruction and contempt for justice campaign. "From barging into secure briefings, hiding behind executive privilege, to disregarding subpoenas, Trump  more

Florida Democrats Request More Records After Arrested Giuliani Associates Spotted in VIP Section at DeSantis Inauguration
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 28 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Following a report highlighting Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman's VIP attendance at Ron DeSantis' Inauguration celebration in January, the Florida Democratic Party is expanding its public records request to start on November 7th and include any and all correspondence had between the duo and DeSantis when he was Governor-elect and Governor. The Tampa Bay Times reported Parnas and Fruman were both "V-V-I-P's" at   more

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Issues Remarks at Florida Associated Press Day
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following remarks by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried: Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried addressed reporters and editors at the annual Florida Associated Press Legislative Preview. Her remarks focused on the vision she established upon taking office in January, the priorities she has accomplished and made progress on since then, and the work that continues in the legislative session and year  more

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces $20 Million Available Through Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 28 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the opening of the application period for the $20 million Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program for local workforce development boards, educational institutions and technical centers in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma to train Floridians in the construction trades necessary to support disaster recove  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces FIS Will Build New World Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that FIS, a financial services technology company, will be building a new, expanded world headquarters in Jacksonville. This 12-story headquarters is expected to open by June 2022 and will allow FIS to hire an additional 500 employees, bringing their Jacksonville workforce to approximately 1,800 employees. "We are excited that FIS has chosen to expand its hea  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Applauds Upgraded Bond Rating for State University System
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - S&P Global Ratings Raises Bond Rating from AA to AA+ * * * Yesterday, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term and underlying (SPUR) ratings on the Florida Board of Governor's (BOG) university system improvement revenue bonds issued for the Florida State University System to 'AA+' from 'AA.' "This rating upgrade is great news for Florida's state university system, current and incoming st  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Carlos de la Cruz and Jason Barrett to the Children and Youth Cabinet. "I am honored that these two outstanding individuals have agreed to serve and contribute their expertise and experience to helping improve the lives of Florida's children," said First Lady Casey DeSantis, who serves as chair of the Cabinet. "Investing in Florida's future  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Reappoints Gary Lubi to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Gary Lubi to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees. Gary Lubi Lubi, of Palm Coast, is the senior vice president of commercial banking at CenterState Bank. Previously, he served as senior vice president of commercial banking with Ameris Bank. He earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Canisius College. Lubi   more

Florida Institute of Technology to Build $18M Health Sciences Research Center
MELBOURNE, Florida, Oct. 22 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Facility Will Play Key Role in Producing Grads for Growing Field * * * Florida Institute of Technology will break ground in spring 2020 on a 61,000-square-foot Health Sciences Research Center that will help fill the growing demand for jobs in biomedical engineering and science and allow students and faculty to conduct critical research in labs equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies,   more

Florida Institute of Technology: New Research Finds Ocean Warming Forces Reefs Into Cool-Water Refuges
MELBOURNE, Florida, Oct. 28 [TNSenvironmentresearch - Ecology] -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Climate Change Will Shift Geography of Coral Growth * * * New research from Florida Tech finds that global warming is shifting which environments off the Pacific coast of Panama will support coral reefs. Historically warmer areas that promoted fast coral growth are now becoming intolerably hot, and habitats that for thousands of years were too cold will offer s  more

Florida Museum of Natural History: Kaleidoscope of Monarchs - Marveling at One of Nature's Greatest Journeys
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: Our horses breathed deep but kept a steady pace as we ascended to 10,000 feet above sea level, scanning the greenery for the first glimpse of orange. The air was crisp, the February sun warm on our backs - perfect conditions for butterflies awakening from a chilly night's slumber. Every fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, travel nearly 3,000 miles across   more

Florida PSC Customer Meeting for Heather Hills Utilities, LLC
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) invites customers of Heather Hills Utilities, LLC (Heather Hills) to a customer meeting on Tuesday, November 5, to discuss the utility's petition for a rate change. Customers can comment on Heather Hills' proposed rates and any quality of service issues at the meeting. The last PSC staff-assisted rate case for this system occurred in 2010. Heather  more

Florida PSC Customer Meeting for Merritt Island Utility Company, Inc.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) invites customers of Merritt Island Utility Company, Inc. (Merritt Island) to a customer meeting on Monday, November 4, to discuss the utility's petition for a rate change. Customers can comment on Merritt Island's proposed rates and any quality of service issues at the meeting. The last PSC staff-assisted rate case for this system occurred in 200  more

Florida PSC: Commission Conference, Cost Recovery Clause Hearing Set for Tuesday
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Commission Conference on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Items scheduled for consideration can be found here. Public comment may be taken on any Item noticed for public participation. Following the Commission Conference and Internal Affairs Meeting, the PSC will hold its annual Cost Recovery Clause hearing. The hearing will d  more

Florida Secretary Lee Announces the Designation of the Hotel James on the National Register of Historic Places
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 30 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Hotel James in Palatka has been listed on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. "I am pleased that this local landmark has been added to the National Register of Historic Places," said Secretary Lee. "It is a well-deserved honor that recognizes the contributions of renowned architect Henry John Klutho   more

Florida State Sen. Berman, Rep. Eskamani Re-File Legislation to Keeps Guns Out of Hands of Domestic Abusers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach: * * * - The two legislators are committed to reducing gun violence in situations of domestic violence and ensuring women's voices are heard in the gun safety debate * * * Today Senator Lori Berman (D-Delray Beach) and Representative Anna V. Eskamani (D-Orlando) re-filed legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, saving   more

Florida State Sen. Mayfield Files Legislation to Combat Youth Vaping in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Indialantic: * * * - Bill bans flavored vaping products that target kids * * * Senator Debbie Mayfield (Indialantic - R) has filed Senate Bill 694 to combat the dangerous rise in e-cigarette use by minors. This legislation will amend the retail definition of Tobacco Products in Florida Statute to include all recreational nicotine products, including elect  more

Florida State Sen. Mayfield Files Legislation to Improve Rail Safety
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Indialantic: Senator Debbie Mayfield (Indialantic-R) and Representative Tyler Sirois (Merritt Island-R) have filed the Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act, Senate Bill 676 and House Bill 465, designed to promote and enhance the safe operation of high-speed passenger rail systems in Florida. The legislation incorporates recommendations identified in a  more

Florida State University Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Florida State University issued the following news: The Florida Board of Governors appointed business executives John Thiel and Bob Sasser to the Florida State University Board of Trustees during its Oct. 30 meeting. Their five-year terms will start Jan. 6, 2020. Thiel, who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from FSU in 1983, recently retired as vice chairman of Global Wealth and Investment Management at Merrill Lynch and is now a partner and senior adviso  more

For an Island Style Holiday, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is a Festive Fun and Winter Sun Destination
PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 29 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: 'Tis the season for a tropical twist on holiday cheer with a warm winter escape to the five-star, five diamond oceanfront Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. With a fully reimagined Resort experience, there is truly something for everyone here, from special entertainment throughout the intimate Resort to in-the-spirit culinary options and a wide range of sun-drenched activities on land and sea. Thank  more

Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Selected for Inclusion in The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 31 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Shareholders Jeffrey A. Chester, Antonio Pena, and Manuel Rajunov of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 "Private Practice Powerlist." The publication recognizes the leading U.S. based lawyers whose practice includes a specialist focus on Mexico. According to the organization's website, selection to the "Private Practice Powerlist" is based on an independ  more

Greenberg Traurig: Colin S. Baker Installed As President of the Federal Bar Association Orlando Chapter
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 28 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Colin S. Baker, a shareholder in the Orlando office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., was recently installed as president of the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association serves federal lawyers and members of the federal judiciary in the Orlando area, inclusive of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. Local c  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 31 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) ("HGV" or "the Company") today reports its third-quarter 2019 results. Highlights include: KEY HIGHLIGHTS Third Quarter 2019 Results/1 * Total revenues for the third quarter were $466 million compared to $427 million for the same period in 2018. * Total revenues were affected by a deferral of $15 million in the current period and a   more

Holland & Knight Named Admiralty & Maritime 'Law Firm of the Year' by U.S. News - Best Lawyers for Fourth Time
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight has been selected "Law Firm of the Year" in admiralty and maritime law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in its 2020 "Best Law Firms" listings, which were released today. The firm is a repeat winner, having also received this recognition for 2018, 2016 and 2014. U.S. News - Best Lawyers selects only one firm in each of the more than 70 nationally ranked practice areas to receive this prestig  more

Holland & Knight Named Banking & Finance Litigation 'Law Firm of the Year' by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight has been selected "Law Firm of the Year" in banking and finance litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in its 2020 "Best Law Firms" listings, which were released today. U.S. News - Best Lawyers selects only one firm in each of the more than 70 nationally ranked practice areas to receive this prestigious recognition. The rigorous evaluation process included the collection of client and   more

Holland & Knight Receives 230 First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' Guide
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight ranked as a national first-tier law firm in 34 practice areas, as well as "Law Firm of the Year" in admiralty and maritime law and banking and finance litigation, in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide. In addition, the firm achieved 196 metropolitan first-tier rankings across 21 of its U.S. offices. The "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigor  more

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Joins Six States in Letter Supporting Reduction in Opioid Production Quotas
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Oct. 29 -- Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that Kentucky joined six states in a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supporting the agency's strong efforts to reduce opioid production quotas and asking that that the agency consider additional factors, such as over-prescribing, when finalizing the 2020 production quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances, which includes opioids such   more

Lee County School District: Two Schools Chosen as 2018-2019 National Banner Unified Champions
FORT MYERS, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The Lee County School District issued the following news: The School District of Lee County is proud to announce Cypress Lake High School and North Fort Myers High School have both been chosen as a 2018-2019 National Banner Unified Champion School through the Special Olympics. Only 24 schools in Florida and 173 in the United States achieved this status. "Being named a National Banner Unified Champion School is an incredible honor and a tribute to the commitment   more

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Discussion Panel at Florida International University
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 29 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez visited Florida International University to host a Domestic Violence Awareness panel about the various types of domestic violence, its impact and prevention efforts. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that on average, nearly 20 people per minute, or 10 million a year, are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. "  more

MIA Adds Six More Celebrity Voices to Its Welcome Program
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 30 -- Miami International Airport issued the following news release: Six more South Florida celebrities can now be heard welcoming passengers to Miami International Airport, courtesy of the airport's growing Voices of MIA public address program. Following the program's launch in August with the voices of Miami Heat stars Alonzo Mourning and Udonis Haslem, Grammy-winning recording artist Willy Chirino, and singer and telenovela star Jencarlos Canela, the welcome campaign no  more

Miller School of Medicine: Dr. Jamie Barkin Receives Clinical Achievement Award From American College of Gastroenterology
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Jamie Barkin, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an internationally recognized gastroenterologist, is the 2019 Berk/Fise Career Clinical Achievement Awardee for his significant and distinguished contributions to clinical gastroenterology, particularly teaching and military medicine. This special award presented by the American College of Gas  more

Miller School of Medicine: Sylvester Research Identifies Novel Vulnerability in Acute Leukemia Cells
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 30 [TNSmedicalresearch-Nature Communications] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Researchers at the NCI-designated Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, working within several departments at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified another critical component of the AML1-ETO multi-protein complex that could point the way to more effective therapies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). AML1-ETO (AE) is a p  more

Miller School of Medicine: Transforming Thoughts to Movement Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: What if paralyzed limbs could move using only the power of one's thoughts? Borrowing a story line from the realm of science fiction, a team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis -- together with neurosurgeons and biomedical engineers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine -- are using a brain-machine interface to make this once seemingly impossible feat a rea  more

Missouri A.G. Schmitt Files Lawsuit Against Telemarketer Making Calls to Missouri Residents
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 30 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news release: Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has filed suit against a Florida-based business, Allied Health Supply LLC, and its President, Claudia Sullivan (a/k/a Claudia Ledesma), for violations of Missouri's No-Call Law and Missouri's Telemarketing Practices Law. The lawsuit alleges the Defendants violated Missouri law by calling Missouri residents who were on the Mi  more

Moffitt Researchers Identify a Mechanism Controlling Tumor Cell Recognition by Immune Cells
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Immunotherapy has become a standard treatment approach for several types of cancer, including melanoma. However, tumors can escape immune cell detection even with the use of immunotherapies. In a new study published in Cancer Immunology Research, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, describe a cellular mechanism that controls tumor cell reco  more

N.Y. PSC Issues Notice Involving High River Energy Center
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 29 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following notice (Case No. 17-F-0597) involving High River Energy Center: Application of High River Energy Center, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article 10 of the Public Service Law for Construction of a Solar Electric Generating Facility Located in the Town of Florida, Montgomery County. NOTICE REGARDING REQUESTS FOR PARTY STATUS On October 11, 2019, High Ri  more

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: Laura Greene Awarded 2019 Gold Medal Award
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 24 -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: The Tallahassee Scientific Society announces the award of their 2019 Gold Medal to Dr. Laura Greene, Chief Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The Society's Gold Medal, established in 2004, is bestowed annually on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or mathematics, and contribu  more

National University of Health Sciences Students Discuss Alternatives to Opioids With Florida Lawmakers
LOMBARD, Illinois, Oct. 29 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news: Together with Pinellas County Chiropractic Society (PCCS) members, several NUHS students gathered at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee as part of Chiropractic Day October 16. Students and PCCS members spent the day with various lawmakers lobbying about chiropractic rights and scope of practice. The group informed lawmakers about the large number of chiropractors in Florida-the Florida Chiropr  more

NBCUniversal: Telemundo Deportes Presents an Action-Packed Soccer Weekend Lineup With Fifa U-17 World Cup & Premier League
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 30 -- NBCUniversal issued the following news release: Telemundo Deportes presents an action-packed weekend soccer lineup with live, exclusive coverage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and Premier League on Telemundo, Universo and the Telemundo Deportes app. The FIFA U-17 World Cup group stage action continues tonight and wraps up Sunday as top teams seek their way into the round of 16. Leading into the weekend, Efrain Alvarez looks to lock down points, and advance Mexico to the   more

NEJM Phase 3 Study Shows Ustekinumab Helps People Suffering With Ulcerative Colitis
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 1 [TNSmedicalresearch-New England Journal of Medicine]-- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: The biologic drug ustekinumab effectively induced and maintained remission in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, according to a phase 3 study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The FDA approved ustekinumab, marketed as Stelara, for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severe  more

New Program Provides $50 Rebate Incentive to Encourage Composting in the City of Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- The city of Melbourne issued the following news: The City of Melbourne has launched a new program to encourage its residents to try composting. For a limited time, the city is offering customers who live within the city limits of Melbourne up to a $50 rebate for purchasing and installing a composter that has at least a 30-gallon capacity. "Composting has many benefits for the environment," said Jennifer Wilster, Environmental Community Outreach Manager. "Adding   more

New York Gov. Cuomo Issues Statement on Reports That President Trump Filed Residency Paperwork for Florida
ALBANY, New York, Oct. 31 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following statement: "The New York Times reports that President Trump has filed residency paperwork for Florida. "Good riddance. "It's not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway. "He's all yours, Florida."  more

Orange County Public Schools Inducts Fourth Hall of Fame Class
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 2 -- Orange County Public Schools issued the following news: Orange County Public Schools has named a fourth elite class of inductees to its OCPS Hall of Fame. Three are alumni, one is a community champion and one is a distinguished educator. Founded in 2014 to honor individuals who have earned distinction and recognition from their former classmates, teachers, community members, the world of business and the world at large, this fourth class will be inducted in a fittin  more

Orlando Utilities Commission Sponsors Tennis Programs for Vets, People With Disabilities
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: * * * - Offered by U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona, Free Clinics Promote Physical Activity * * * OUC--The Reliable One announced today that it is sponsoring the U.S. Tennis Association's free tennis programs for military veterans and people with disabilities. The USTA's military tennis program seeks to help active and former armed service members reconnect to recreational activities through weekly   more

Paul Hastings: Hotel Shilla to Acquire 44% Stake in 3Sixty Duty Free
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 29 -- Paul Hastings, a law firm, issued the following news: Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm is advising Korea-based Hotel Shilla on its proposed US$121 million acquisition of 44% stake in US-based retailer 3Sixty Duty Free, operated by Travel Retail Group Holdings, a Florida-based duty free operator. Hotel Shilla is the listed hospitality arm of Samsung Group and operates luxury hotels and duty-free shops in Korea and abroad.  more

Raymond James Adds James Kim to Health Care Investment Banking
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Nov. 1 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James has hired experienced finance professional James Kim as managing director in the firm's Health Care Investment Banking practice. Based in New York City, Kim will focus on the life sciences and biotechnology sectors. "James is a talented banker with deep expertise in the biotech sector," said Jim Bunn, president of Raymond James Global Equities and Investment Banking. "As we continue to g  more

Rhodes College Names Dr. Meghan Harte Weyant Vice President for Student Life
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Nov. 1 -- Rhodes College issued the following news: Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass announced today that Dr. Meghan Harte Weyant will join the college's senior leadership team as Vice President for Student Life beginning July 1, 2020. Weyant is currently Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. "Dr. Weyant will lead the college's efforts to build a robust residential experience at Rhodes. She has a   more

Squire Patton Boggs: Court of Appeal of The Hague Sets Aside ICC Award Issued Against Bariven on Grounds of Corruption
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 30 -- Squire Patton Boggs issued the following news: On October 22, 2019, the Court of Appeal of The Hague set aside an ICC award rendered against Bariven, S.A., a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), on grounds that the underlying contract was procured through corruption. The Court of Appeal found that, given the evidence of corruption put forward by Bariven, upholding the arbitral award in those circumstances "would be irreconcilable with public policy."   more

Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center Opens for Season Friday, Nov. 1
TAMPA, Florida, Oct. 29 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: * * * - Nearly 6 million visitors have come through the center since it opened in 1986 * * * Tampa Electric's award-winning Manatee Viewing Center opens Friday for its 34th season. As always, admission and parking at the Apollo Beach facility are free. And the Manatee Viewing Center's boardwalks are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act for our guests' convenience. "The Manatee Viewing Center proves t  more

TCC Marketing Department Receives Exemplary Practice Award
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 31 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news: The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) has announced that Tallahassee Community College (TCC) has been honored with 12 awards of excellence, including the highly regarded Exemplary Practice Award, in the 2019 annual marketing and communications competition among the 28 Florida colleges. The College received the AFC's only communications and marketing Exemplary Practice Award for its TCC2WORK integrated   more

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Honors Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Oct. 30 -- The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice awarded Amy Jacob with the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award during a ceremony in Orlando. The Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding educator who uses innovative and creative instructional strategies and who also promotes a positive school environment. Ms. Amy Jacob is a Spirited Girls teach  more

U-Haul Bringing Jobs, 700 Storage Rooms to Store Near Pensacola
MILTON, Florida, Oct. 28 -- U-Haul, a subsidiary of Amerco, issued the following news release: U-Haul(R) will soon present an impressive retail and self-storage facility in Milton thanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart(R) property at 6050 Hwy. 90. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Milton, located about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola, is currently operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, hitch sales and moving supplies. U-Haul acquire  more

University of Central Florida Names Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The University of Central Florida issued the following news: * * * - Theodorea Regina Berry, chair of the Department of African American Studies at San Jose State University, will join UCF Jan. 2. She will also serve as dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies. * * * UCF's next vice provost for Teaching and Learning and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies is an accomplished administrator, researcher and author. Theodorea Regina Berry joins UCF on Ja  more

University of Florida Contributes More Than $16 Billion to the State's Economy
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: The University of Florida and related entities contributed $16.91 billion to the state's economy in fiscal year 2017-2018, according to a newly released study on UF's economic contributions. These activities contributed $10.4 billion, or 1.1%, to the Gross State Product of Florida and supported 134,609 full- and part-time jobs, which amounts to 1.1% of the workforce in the state. "That 1.1% of the workforce   more

University of Florida Professor Wins Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Physics
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The University of Florida issued the following news: A University of Florida physics professor is the recipient of the 2020 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Physics from the American Physical Society. Pierre Sikivie is being honored for "his seminal work recognizing the potential visibility of the invisible axion, devising novel methods to detect it, and for theoretical investigations of its cosmological implications," according to the American Physical Socie  more

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense Named to Florida Women's Hall of Fame
PENSACOLA, Florida, Oct. 29 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense is a new member of the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women inducted Bense during a ceremony on Oct. 28, 2019, in Orlando. Gov. Ron DeSantis selected Bense and two others among recommendations presented by the commission. The Florida Women'  more

Univision Communications Inc. to Host Q3 2019 Conference Call on November 6, 2019
MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 30 -- Univision Communications, a media company serving Hispanic America, issued the following investor news release: Univision, the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., will conduct a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2019 financial results at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. A press release summarizing its third quarter 2019 financial results will be available on Univision's website at investors.univision.net/financial-reports/  more

Wyndham Destinations Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 30 -- Wyndham Destinations, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today reported third quarter 2019 financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2019. Highlights include: * Net revenue increased 4% to $1,105 million * Net VOI sales increased 5% to $528 million; gross VOI sales increased 4% to $663 million * Net income from continuing op  more