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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 83 items )  

29 Broward County Public Schools Schools Recognized as Five Star Schools
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Nov. 14 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce 29 District schools earned the Five Star School Award for the 2018/19 school year. The award is presented by the Florida Department of Education to schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. The Five Star School Award recognizes the importance of comm  more

69 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by 2019 South Florida Legal Guide
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced today that 69 attorneys from all four of its South Florida offices were listed as "Top Lawyers" and "Top Up and Comers" by practice area in the 2019 South Florida Legal Guide. Greenberg Traurig was also recognized as a top law firm. According to their website, the South Florida Legal Guide invites lawyers in South Florida to nominate their peers and pee  more

80% of B2B Buyers Have Switched From Suppliers That Are Unable to Align Their Services With Buyer Expectations, Accenture Interactive Research Finds
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Accenture, a global professional services company, issued the following news release: * * * - New Global Study Explores Untapped Opportunity for Growth in the B2B Market by Putting Customer Experiences First * * * A global study released today by Accenture Interactive at the annual B2B Online conference highlights urgency for B2B leaders to combine a human-centered approach to sales with investments in digital tools to improve the service experience for customers a  more

A Playground for Everyone: Orange County to Host Workshops to Create Future Inclusive Playgrounds
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Orange County will host a series of workshops designed to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on how to make parks and playgrounds more sensory friendly for children. In order for a playground to be sensory-friendly, it needs to take into account the environmental factors that can contribute to a sensory overload, especially for children with autism. "We sometimes get inquiries and requests fro  more

ACI-NA Recognizes the Winners of the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, & Customer Service Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Chicago Department of Aviation issued the following news: The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was recently awarded the 2019 Peggy G. Hereford Award for Overall Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Programs. This top honor is the "best in show" award for Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) Marketing and Communications awards programs. Deputy Commissioner Castalia Serna accepted the award on behalf of CDA d  more

ACI-NA Recognizes the Winners of the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, & Customer Service Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Chicago Department of Aviation issued the following news: The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was recently awarded the 2019 Peggy G. Hereford Award for Overall Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Programs. This top honor is the "best in show" award for Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) Marketing and Communications awards programs. Deputy Commissioner Castalia Serna accepted the award on behalf of CDA d  more

Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Completes Sale of Horizon Services
BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm, issued the following news: Sun Capital Partners, Inc. ("Sun Capital" or "Sun") a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has completed the sale of Horizon Group Holdings, LLC ("Horizon," or "the Company"), a premier residential provider of heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical services. Terms of the priva  more

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chicago Recognized for Achieving NAPBC Accreditation
BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 11 -- The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of hospitals and outpatient care centers, issued the following news release: The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R) (CTCA) Chicago in Zion, Illinois for the third consecutive time. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates   more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 11 -- 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: 08 November 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3265.0 pence Lowest price paid per shar  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 12 -- 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: 11 November 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3245.0 pence Lowest price paid per shar  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 14 -- 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: 13 November 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3224.0 pence Lowest price paid per sha  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 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 November 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3251.0 pence Lowest price paid per shar  more

Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates 25 Years Of Sailing From Tampa
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Carnival Cruise Line, a part of Carnival, issued the following news release: * * * - Line Originated Sailings from Tampa in 1994 and Has Increased Passenger Counts Nine-Fold * * * Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its 25th anniversary sailing from the Port of Tampa with a reception and luncheon aboard Carnival Legend highlighted by the presentation of a commemorative plaque from Carnival President Christine Duffy to Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson com  more

Carnival Legend to Offer Diverse European Cruise Schedule Then Begin Year-Round Sailings From Baltimore in 2021
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: In 2021, Carnival Cruise Line will operate its most extensive European season ever with a diverse schedule of voyages aboard Carnival Legend that includes visits to 58 stunning ports across 21 countries, including the line's first cruises to the Greek Isles and a return to Iceland, Norway and the Baltic. During these "bucket list" voyages, guests can explore ancient ruins, sample regional cuisines  more

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Florida's Fallen Firefighters
OCALA, Florida, Nov. 15 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis honored Florida firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala. CFO Patronis was joined by family members of fallen fire service personnel from across Florida to memorialize firefighters Barry Boulton, Sr. Lieutenant,   more

City of Gainesville, University of Florida Begins Groundbreaking Work on Roadway Safety Thanks to $2 Million NSF Grant
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Nov. 14 -- The city of Gainesville issued the following news: The City of Gainesville and the University of Florida were awarded a joint $2 million grant in April through the National Science Foundation's Smart and Connected Communities Program. Now, the city and UF researchers have begun their groundbreaking work to improve roadway safety. Watch a video overview of the project (https://vimeo.com/365798168/0ab3574022). The NSF grant provided the financial resources neede  more

Club Wyndham and Richard Petty Gear Up to Offer Custom Chevrolet Camaro
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Wyndham Destinations, a hospitality company, issued the following news release: Club Wyndham(R), the nation's largest vacation club, wants you to hit the road next summer and has teamed up with Richard Petty to provide the ultimate road trip ride -- the Club Wyndham 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS, custom built by Petty's Garage. Travelers can enter Richard Petty's Roadtrip Sweepstakes,in Partnership with Club Wyndham now through May 5, 2020, for a chance to win the custom  more

Crowley Adds 300 New Refrigerated Containers to Its Fleet Just in Time for Peak Reefer Cargo Season
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Logistics has added 300 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its industry-leading equipment fleet just in time for the peak perishables shipping season. The additional units, which are all 40-foot-long, high cubes built to Crowley's exacting standards, further demonstrates the company's focus on offering customers the most reliab  more

Deltek Insight 2019 to Provide Support for the Foundation of Hospital Art
HERNDON, Virginia, Nov. 12 -- Deltek, a provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, issued the following news release: Deltek, the leading global provider of software and information solutions for project-based businesses, is proud to announce that it will be supporting the Foundation for Hospital Art during Deltek Insight 2019, being held November 18-21 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Each year, Deltek partners w  more

Democrats' Statement on Major Ballot Order Victory in Florida
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: Today, Democrats won a major legal victory in Florida as a court overturned the state's law requiring that ballots list Republicans first, giving GOP candidates a documented and unfair advantage. Democrats are also challenging similar ballot order statutes in three other states. From the court's opinion: "Plaintiffs have proven--and this Court hereby finds--that candidates of the major parties in Florid  more

Democrats' Statement On Major Ballot Order Victory In Florida
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release: Today, Democrats won a major legal victory in Florida as a court overturned the state's law requiring that ballots list Republicans first, giving GOP candidates a documented and unfair advantage. Democrats are also challenging similar ballot order statutes in three other states. From the court's opinion: "Plaintiffs have proven--and this Court hereby finds--that candidates of the major partie  more

Disney Cruise Line Takes Top Spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Cruise Line Rankings
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 13 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: For the seventh consecutive year, Disney Cruise Line has earned top spots in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lines rankings, with first place awards in the Best Cruise Lines for Families and Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean categories. These prestigious rankings celebrate excellence in the cruise industry and identify the best cruise lines for a variety of traveler types in a range of regions.   more

Disney Teams Up With Disaster Relief Agencies to Support Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 13 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: As part of its commitment of more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas, Disney announced it has teamed up with three leading disaster relief and recovery organizations - the American Red Cross, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and All Hands and Hearts. "We know the road to recovery is long and diffi  more

Disney World: Ron Jon Surf Shop Celebrates New Location at Disney Springs
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Disney World issued the following news release: Ron Jon Surf Shop will celebrate the grand opening of its newest store November 15-17 with events, activities and giveaways. The 10,000-square-foot store, which marks Ron Jon Surf Shop's 12th location in the U.S., is situated in the Town Center at Disney Springs, the shopping, dining and entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort. Some of the activities planned for the opening celebration include an   more

First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins Volunteer Florida to Launch Official Volunteer Opportunities Platform
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 14 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram to announce that Florida's official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect, has launched to the public. As part of First Lady DeSantis' Hope for Healing Florida initiative, Volunteer Connect will provide a one-stop platform for Floridians to engage in community service with 501(c)(3) organizations and government  more

First Round of NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament Available on ESPN's Digital Networks, Nov. 15-17
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Nov. 15 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - Featured: No. 1 Seeds Florida State, North Carolina & Virginia - All Nine ACC Host Schools on ACC Network Extra; All Four SEC Host Schools on SEC Network+; Ivy and Select Big 12 Hosts on ESPN3 * * * Coverage of the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament begins Friday, Nov. 15, with 16 matches--including No. 1 seeds Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia--availa  more

FirstEnergy Supports Veterans' Transition to Civilian Work
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: Veterans Day is a time of reflection for many, specifically for those who have served in the military. Troy Rhoades, a 31-year veteran of the Air Force Reserves and Regional External Affairs Consultant at FirstEnergy, explained that a situation in Florida exemplified the true meaning of Veterans Day. "There was a recent news story about a veteran down in Florida who passed away, and his obituary said no siblings, no childr  more

Florida A.G. Moody Issues Statement on Victory in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Access Legal Battle
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following statement on Pasco County Judge Kimberly Sharpe Byrd's ruling in favor of the Attorney General's motion to access Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database in the state's ongoing efforts to hold the nation's largest opioid distributors, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis: "Today's ruling is another step forward in our fight to hold ac  more

Florida A.G. Moody Leads State Attorney General Efforts Urging Congress to Pass the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release, dated Nov. 13: Attorney General Ashley Moody is leading a bipartisan effort of 44 attorneys general in urging Congress to further support Veteran Treatment Courts by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. Veteran Treatment Courts are diversionary court processes, similar to drug and mental health courts, used for minor, non-violent offenses. These courts pair veterans  more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes Florida State Trooper for Rescuing a Potential Sex Trafficking Victim
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a Back the Blue Award to a Florida Highway Trooper for his persistent efforts to safeguard a potential sex trafficking victim. Sergeant Roger Thomas responded to a vehicle and pedestrian crash in Duval County where a 17-year-old female sustained critical injuries. Due to the victim's condition, authorities were unable to determine her identity;   more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Nov. 15
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Florida is litigating one of the most comprehensive state opioid cases in the country. Our case seeks to hold the nation's largest opioid distributors, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies responsible for their roles in fueling the opioid crisis. This week, a Pasco County judge ruled in favor of our motion to access Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database in this c  more

Florida Democrats Chair: 'We Stand With DREAMers'
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the decision from the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which puts thousands of Florida's young immigrants at risk of being deported. Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement in support of DREAMERs: "Donald Trump broke his promise by unlawfully ending DACA as a part o  more

Florida Dems and Environmental Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Act on the Climate Crisis
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF) joined State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez and State Representatives Evan Jenne and Anna V. Eskamani at a press conference to discuss the importance of passing legislation to protect Florida's environment and address the threat of climate change. During the press conference, the DECF called out Governor DeSantis' new initiatives for not going far   more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Celebrates Florida Recycles Day
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - DEP DeputySecretary John Truitt presents Recycling Recognition Awards * * * Yesterday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection joined the Florida Recycling Partnership and other stakeholders to celebrate Florida Recycles Week with a press conference and educational displays at the Florida Capitol. DEP Deputy Secretary John Truitt presented a Recycling Rec  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis & VISIT FLORIDA Launch New Website for Service Members and Their Families
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, in honor of Veteran's Day, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new military-friendly travel section on VISIT FLORIDA's website, www.visitflorida.com/military. The section is a consolidated source of Florida travel information for service members, veterans, and their families. The site includes information about discounts and experiences available to military members and their fa  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Eleven Appointments to Florida's Judicial Nominating Commissions
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following appointments to Florida's Judicial Nominating Commissions. Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Alexander Caballero, of Tampa, is a shareholder at Sessums Black Caballero Fiacarrotta, PA. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and his law degree from Florida State University. Caballero p  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 13,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, 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 3,800 new jobs and professional and b  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Nearly $4 Million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Award
MELBOURNE, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $4 million is being awarded to the Melbourne Airport Authority for infrastructure improvements at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are revie  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces New Florida Classroom Teacher and Florida School Principal Bonus Programs
VERO BEACH, Florida, Nov. 14 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal that would replace the Best and Brightest bonus program with the new Florida Classroom Teacher and Florida School Principal Bonus Programs to better reward teachers and principals for their hard work and dedication. The Governor was joined by Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. "This legislative session and in my forthcoming recom  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 55 Consecutive Months
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that October 2019 marked 55 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 40,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 2.7 percent in October, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Orlando area was pr  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added 700 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, down 0.3 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 1,100 new jobs. In October, the Pensacol  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created Nearly 16,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 4,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in October, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 11,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The industri  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created More Than 34,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 34,200 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in October, 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 servi  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created Nearly 21,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 20,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October, down 0.3 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 8,700 new jobs. In October, Jacksonville was among the top fi  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Three Reappointments and One Appointment to the Statewide Judges of Compensation Claims Judicial Nominating Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Wogan "Wogie" Badcock, Victor Marrero, and Jeffery Jontz and the appointment of William "Will" Spicola to the Statewide Judges of Compensation Claims Judicial Nominating Commission (JCC JNC). The JCC JNC nominates persons for appointment by the Governor to the Judge of Compensation Claims, they also review the performance of each Judge of   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Two Appointments to Florida's Judicial Qualifications Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Lawrence "Larry" Tyree and Susan D. Stafford to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is charged with investigating allegations of misconduct of justices and judges. The Governor must appoint non-attorneys to the fifteen-member commission. Lawrence "Larry" Tyree Tyree, of Orlando, was previously the  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds Nearly 9,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 8,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.0 percent in October, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area were government with 3,200 jobs, professional and business services with 2,400 new jobs and educati  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Dan Traver to the Fifth District Court of Appeal
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dan Traver to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. The Fifth District Court covers portions of East and Central Florida. Dan Traver Traver, of Orlando, is currently serving as a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. He previously served as a lawyer for GrayRobinson, P.A. and clerked for United States District Court Judge Kenda  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Randall Hunt as Secretary of the Florida Lottery
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Randall Hunt as secretary of the Florida Lottery. The appointment comes following the resignation of former Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. "I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Randall Hunt to lead our efforts at the Florida Lottery," said Governor DeSantis. "Randall's entrepreneurial skills and perseverance will serve him wel  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida Citrus Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Paul Meador, Steve Johnson and William "Bill" Poulton to the Florida Citrus Commission (FCC). The FCC is dedicated to overseeing and guiding the activities of the Florida Department of Citrus, conducting a variety of industry programs and regulating the quality standards of citrus grown in Florida. Paul Meador Meador, of Fort Denaud, is p  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Eastern Shipbuilding Group for the Launch of the SSG Michael H. Ollis
PANAMA CITY, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Eastern Shipbuilding Group for the launch of the SSG Michael H. Ollis. The SSG Michael H. Ollis is an Ollis Class double-ended 4,500 passenger ferry under construction for the City of New York Department of Transportation Staten Island Ferry Division. "Florida has long held a strong partnership with Eastern Shipbuilding Group which is one of the leading economic  more

Florida Lottery Education Contributions Reach $36 Billion
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- The Florida Department of Lottery issued the following news release: The Florida Lottery announced today its latest transfer to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) has brought its life-to-date education contributions to $36 billion over the past 31 years. Since the Lottery's inception, Florida's public schools have received more than $11.6 billion, while colleges and universities have received a combined total of more than $8.4 billion. More th  more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Nov. 11-15
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 12 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Nov. 11-15: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190136-EI DATE FILED: 11/12/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0477-FOF-EI Final Order PSC-2019-0477-FOF-EI approving TECO's third solar rate base adjustments; tariff revisions are approved, effective 1/1/20; docket to be closed. DOCKET TITLE: Petition for a limited proceeding to approve third SoBRA, by Tampa Electric Comp  more

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Hosts James Beard Foundation Dinner for 5th Year
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will host an incredible "Friends of James Beard" dinner benefiting the renowned James Beard Foundation for the fifth year in a row. The event will take place on December 6, 2019 at Ravello, the Resort's modern-Italian restaurant, and will feature Mediterranean-inspired courses by seven talented culinarians. The Resort's Executive Chef Fabrizio   more

Future Bound Miami Unique Children's Savings Account Program Launched for Miami-Dade County Public Schools Kindergarteners
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Future Bound Miami, a Children's Savings Account (CSA) program was launched at Santa Clara Elementary thanks to a collaboration among several partners. This initiative will be the first of its kind in the state of Florida and will eventually become the largest CSA program in the country. Research shows that children having even $1 in a college savings account are three times more likely to go to coll  more

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2019 Latin America Fashion Summit
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will sponsor the 2019 Latin America Fashion Summit (LAFS) set for Cartagena, Colombia, Nov. 12-15, 2019. LAFS seeks to elevate the regional fashion industry through this yearly meeting with various panels and workshops that bring together individuals involved in the industry. Greenberg Traurig shareholders Danielle N. Garno and Gennette E. Faust and associate Cate  more

Hillsborough County Honors Local Agricultural Heritage
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Farmers and ranchers strengthen the county's economic development and maintain environmental stewardship of its natural resources * * * During its Nov. 6 Board meeting, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners declared Nov. 20 through Nov. 27 as Farm-City Week in recognition of the farming industry in Hillsborough County. After accepting the proclamation, Dennis Carlton, Jr., president of the Hills  more

Holland & Knight Advises Sonnen Motorcars on Sale of Porsche, Audi and VW Dealerships to IndiGO Auto Group
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight represented Sonnen Motorcars in the sale of its Sonnen Porsche, Audi Marin and VW Marin dealerships to indiGO Auto Group. The deal closed on November 4. Sonnen Motorcars has been a dealer of Porsche, Audi and VW automobiles for many years in Marin County, California. The majority owner, Peter Sonnen, is retiring. indiGO Auto Group represents 14 franchised dealerships in five United S  more

Jones Lang LaSalle: New Prototype 7-Eleven Store Sold in the Sarasota MSA
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: JLL announced today that it has closed the $2.89 million sale of a 0.95-acre, single-tenant parcel that is ground leased to a new prototype 7-Eleven store within the Lakewood Ranch master-planned community in Bradenton, Florida. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a partnership between North American Development Group and Argosy Real Estate Partners. With more than 66,000 stores serving 17 countr  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Carvalho Reappointed to National Assessment Governing Board
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho has been reappointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to serve as a member of the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2023. Carvalho has served on the NAGB since 2015. He is the only Board member to have been reappointed. "The theory of action behind testing kids cannot be simpl  more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Exciting New Pilot Program Combines Team-Based Video Gaming, STEAM to Teach High-Demand Career Skills
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Developed by the North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), new high school curriculum teaches business and career skills using a national eSports environment. * * * Several Miami-Dade County public schools are piloting a thrilling, state-credentialed, high school curriculum recently developed by the NASEF, which leverages esports (team-based video gaming) to teach a variety of h  more

Miller School's Strategic Research Planning Session Aims at Creating Synergies for the Future
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 15 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Interdisciplinary collaboration, harnessing big data science, the promise of nanotechnology, and community outreach offer new opportunities to advance the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's research programs, according to the school's leaders. "Two years ago, we crafted a strategic plan that set the course for our research portfolio," said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and  more

Moffitt Partners With Two VA Hospitals to Expand Clinical Cancer Research
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center is looking to our nation's veterans to help study and develop new therapies to treat cancer. The cancer center has partnered with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital to expand its clinical research to include veterans being treated at the two Tampa Bay area VA facilities. The first study stemming from the partnership opened earlier this year. Moffitt expand  more

Mom With Metastatic Breast Cancer Raises Money for Cancer Research by Walking in Miles for Moffitt Presented by AutoNation
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 12 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Fitness has been a part of Jessica Purcell's life for as long as she can remember. She jumped out of airplanes in the Army, ran muddy obstacle races and even took part in a relay race that spanned more than 500 miles across several states, but bone and joint pain from cancer treatment left her struggling for strength to do anything strenuous. "Cancer is such a curse and a blessing at the same time," Purcell sai  more

New Study Shows Civil Unrest in Democratic Republic of Congo Worsening Ebola Outbreak: Texas A&M University
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal] -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: Civil unrest may have worsened the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new study on which Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) researcher Dr. Martial Ndeffo is an author. Published in the Proceedi  more

New Treatment Options at University of Miami Provide Relief for Migraine Sufferers
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 13 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: For nearly 10 years, Cherise Irons suffered migraines so intense she sometimes blacked out while driving her car. Ultimately, it affected her ability to continue in her role as assistant principal at a Maryland high school. "It's affecting my sleep. My appetite is gone, I'm starting to feel tingling in my fingers and toes," she said, recalling a low point in her battle against migraines. "  more

Orange County Jail Receives High Marks From Recent Inspection
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Orange County issued the following news release: An Inspection Team spent October 24, 2019 analyzing Orange County Corrections for the annual Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) audit. The team was comprised of 16 jail leaders from across the state. Inspectors spent all day visiting and checking on virtually every area of the jail. The Orange County Corrections Department had hundreds of standards they were assessed on including processing inmates, inmate medical c  more

Orlando Economic Partnership Announces New Board Leadership
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 13 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: Orlando Economic Partnership announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors officers, launching the organization into its new fiscal year on October 1, 2019. Lowndes CEO and President, Bill Dymond, assumed the position of Board Chair. Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth, is confirmed as Chair Elect and Tupperware Brand Corporation's Yolanda Londono, senior vice president of Global Social Responsi  more

Palm Beach County: PBIA Launches New Art Gallery With Call to Artists
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Palm Beach International Airport, in partnership with Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, announces the grand opening of its new Art Gallery. The new space boasts enhanced exhibition walls and lighting to better showcase artworks by 15 artists who call the Palm Beaches home. Centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green, the Art Gallery's pre-security location encourages passengers  more

Penn Team Discovers Epigenetic Pathway That Controls Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 13 [TNSbiologyresearch-Molecular Cell journal] -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Study reveals the behavior of Major ant "soldiers" can be successfully reprogrammed up to five days after they hatch; reprogramming was ineffective at the 10-day mark * * * Through early adulthood, exposure to new experiences--like learning to drive a car or memorizing information for an exam--triggers chang  more

Port Tampa Bay Exceeds One Million Cruise Ship Passengers for Second Time in a Row
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 14 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: Port Tampa Bay welcomed more than one million cruise ship passengers for the fiscal year 2019. This is the second time in a row that the Port topped one million passengers, since it first celebrated the milestone in 2018. Port Tampa Bay continued to build on the historic milestone and surpassed last year's mark of 1,043,329 passengers to reach a total of 1,149,289 who came through the Port in fiscal year 2019, a 10% increase  more

Raymond James Financial Board Announces Annual Shareholders Meeting Date
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: The Raymond James Financial Board of Directors today announced that the 2020 annual shareholders meeting will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. ET, at Raymond James Financial's headquarters in St. Petersburg. Shareholders of record as of December 23, 2019, will be entitled to notice of, and to attend and vote at, the annual meeting. Presentation slides will be posted on the day of t  more

Regular Use of Pain, Sleep Prescriptions Linked to High Frailty Risk: Florida Atlantic University
BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 15 [TNSmedicalresearch-Journal of the American Geriatric Society] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and/or sleep, and longitudinal risk of frailty in adults ages 65 and o  more

Study Reveals Urban Hotspots of High-Schoolers' Opioid Use: Johns Hopkins University
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Nov. 15 [TNSmedicalresearch-Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: * * * - Findings Highlight The Spread Of The Opioid Crisis To Adolescents * * * A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher  more

TD Bank Ranks No. 1 in SBA Lending in Its Maine-to-Florida Footprint
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Nov. 11 -- TD Bank, a financial services company, issued the following news release: TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(R), helped more than 2,900 businesses grow in 2019 through its U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lending program. TD Bank ranked No.1 for the third consecutive year in total number of approved loan units in its Maine-to-Florida footprint in the SBA's top two lending products: 7(a) and 504 loans. TD was also the top lender in total amount o  more

University of West Florida Names New Director of Recreation
PENSACOLA, Florida, Nov. 14 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The University of West Florida selected Brent Parmer as the new director of recreation. Parmer will lead the Department of Recreation beginning Jan. 6, 2020. "With student well-being, health and safety being a top priority at UWF, the director of recreation plays an important role in the holistic health of all students," said Dr. Michele Ma  more

Volusia County: Animal Services Officer Honored for Foiling Burglary
DELAND, Florida, Nov. 13 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: As is often the case, a pair of burglars was recently stopped in their tracks thanks to an alert civilian crime-fighter who not only spotted the suspicious activity, but then went above and beyond by calling it in and keeping a watchful eye on the suspects until deputies arrived to take them into custody. That observant guardian was no ordinary citizen: It was Animal Services Officer Norma Waterman, who was honored by  more

Volusia County: County Staff to Meet With IAEP, Local R5-077
DELAND, Florida, Nov. 11 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Staff from Volusia County's Human Resources Division will discuss collective bargaining with representatives of the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics, Local R5-077, which represents the county's Emergency Medical Services Division's emergency medical technicians and paramedics, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 14. The meeting will be in the Human Resources conference room, second floor, 230 N. Woodla  more

Volusia County: Edgewater Library Announces Programs
DELAND, Florida, Nov. 14 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Today's public libraries offer more than access to books. They enrich their communities by offering educational programs that bring adults and families together. The Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd., is no exception. Stop by the library and check out these free programs in December. * Chair yoga: 1 p.m. every Monday in December. This gentle form of yoga uses a chair for seated poses or for support  more

Volusia County: Mark Flowers Recertified
DELAND, Florida, Nov. 15 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Guiding Volusia County Corrections for the past three years with equal measure of passion, compassion and innovation, Director Mark Flowers has been officially recertified as a professional corrections executive. Flowers was recertified earlier this month as a certified corrections executive (CCE) by the American Correctional Association (ACA). To become recertified, Flowers was required to complete a minimum of 100   more

Wakulla Democrats Energized and Ready to Defeat Trump in 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 14 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On Wednesday, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo joined local Democratic leaders in Wakulla for an event as a part of the ongoing statewide Rural Tour. Rizzo focused on energizing and encouraging local Democrats to get involved to help elect Dems up and down the ballot in 2020. The Florida Democratic Party began its Rural Tour in 2018 to reach to voters across the state and talk about the issues t  more

Westwood One Presents: 'A Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration With Luke Combs'
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 -- Westwood One, a subsidiary of Cumulus Media, issued the following news release: CUMULUS MEDIA's Westwood One, America's largest audio network, is getting in the spirit of the season serving radio stations its annual A Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration, an incredible four-hour country special hosted by CMA and ACM award-winning, multi-platinum artist Luke Combs. Luke and his friends are going to talk food and traditions with a side of gratitude and a lot of music. Blake Shel  more

WSFL in Miami to Launch News in 2020, Bolstering Scripps' Strong Florida Coverage
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) will expand its commitment to Florida audiences next spring by adding original local news to its new television station WSFL in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. The introduction of a local news operation at WSFL builds on Scripps' strong presence across Florida: its six stations reach approximately 67 percent of the state's TV households. Scripps also owns WFTS   more