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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 35 items )  

Allegiant Starts New Nonstop Service to West Palm Beach and More Flights to Florida With Fares As Low As $43
HEBRON, Kentucky, Nov. 25 -- The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport issued the following news: Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today starts service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to West Palm Beach, Florida. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $43.* "We're excited to add another sensational destination to our service in Cincinnati with this new service Palm Beach International," said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 25 -- 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: 22 November 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3175.0 pence Lowest price paid per shar  more

Celebrate the Season in the Magic City at Four Seasons Hotel Miami
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 27 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: 'Tis the season to connect with family and friends and Four Seasons Hotel Miami has just the spirit - without the dreary weather. Escape to Brickell's finest urban resort for a memorable holiday with loved ones to indulge in spacious suites perfect for an intimate getaway or family retreat, exceptional food and beverage options, and fun-filled property activities, making this vacation a holiday to reme  more

CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Peter Penrod as New Chief of Staff
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Peter Penrod as Chief of Staff, effective immediately. Penrod currently serves as General Counsel for the CFO's Office. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "I am confident that with Peter Penrod as my chief of staff we will enhance our ability to serve our great state. His strong legal mind, solid track record of l  more

Commissioner Nikki Fried & Representative Javier Fernandez File Legislation to Close Concealed Weapons Licensing Loopholes
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 27 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Yesterday, Commissioner Nikki Fried and Representative Javier Fernandez (D- Miami) filed HB 809, which will close dangerous loopholes to help keep firearms out of the hands of bad actors and enhance standards to further improve the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service's Concealed Weapons Licensing Program. "Since taking office, we have fixed many of   more

Cubic Showcases High Fidelity LVC Multi-Domain Capabilities at Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference 2019
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 27 -- Cubic Global Defense, a business unit of Cubic Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Cubic's proven training technologies address multi-domain training challenges, creating the foundation for military readiness * * * Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced its Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division will showcase its advancements in multi-domain training solutions at the 2019 Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Con  more

DNC Issues Statement on 'Latinos for Trump' Event
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement by Hispanic Media Director Enrique Gutierrez on "Latinos for Trump" event: "Florida Latinos know firsthand of Trump's record of broken promises, vicious attacks and how his destructive policies have hurt them and their families - they're not buying his pathetic outreach efforts. "Venezuelans know he refuses to grant TPS to those seeking to escape Maduro's regime. Puerto Ricans know he held up disaster relie  more

Florida Atlantic University Awarded $1.3 Million From Florida Division of Emergency Management
BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 25 [TNSgrants-state] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $1,288,955 grant from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) for a pilot project to create a framework for their Watershed Planning Initiative. The project is funded in part by the federal government through FE  more

Florida Atlantic University Professor Appointed Member of Prestigious Academia Europaea
BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Borivoje "Borko" Furht, Ph.D., a professor at Florida Atlantic University's Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Center (CAKE) in FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, was recently appointed as a member of the prestigious Academia Europae  more

Florida Department of Citrus Receives Clean Audit From State Auditor General
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- The Florida Department of Citrus issued the following news: The State of Florida Auditor General issued a report with no findings on Florida Department of Citrus contract procurement and management processes following a recent audit of the Department's operations. This is the second consecutive time the state has had no findings to report on the Department. "I am proud of the work the FDOC staff does and their commitment to being good stewards of the budget," s  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Cedric L. Alexander to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Cedric Alexander to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. Cedric L. Alexander Alexander, of Pensacola, is a retired law enforcement executive. He began his career as a deputy with the Leon County Sheriff's Office in 1977. He served as a police officer and detective in Orlando and Miami, as deputy chief and chief of police of the Rochester  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Steve Berlin to the Pinellas County Court
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Steve Berlin to the Pinellas County Court. Pinellas County is located within the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Steve Berlin Berlin, of St. Petersburg, has been a litigator for Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell since 2017. Previously, he was an Army Judge Advocate while he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He received his bach  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 26 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Sandra Einhorn, Ryan Benson and Bill Gulliford to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. The Florida Housing Finance Corporation was created 35 years ago to assist in providing a range of affordable housing opportunities for Florida residents. Sandra Einhorn Einhorn, of Hollywood, is the executive director for the Coordinating Council o  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Calls on Florida Legislature to Pass an E-Verify Requirement in the 2020 Legislative Session
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Florida Legislature to pass an E-Verify requirement during the 2020 Legislative Session. E-Verify is a United States Department of Homeland Security Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees, both U.S. or foreign citizens, to work in the United States. The Governor was joined by Senator Joe Gruters and Rep  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Issues Two Executive Orders, Expands Early Voting in Bay and Gulf Counties
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-261 extending the State of Emergency for Hurricane Michael, as well as Executive Order 19-262, which expands early voting in Bay and Gulf counties. Executive Order 19-262 provides the supervisors of elections in Bay and Gulf counties the ability to designate one or more additional early voting sites, as well as the ability to relocate or conso  more

Florida International University School of Social Work Selected to Participate in Opioid Learning Collaborative
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 27 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: The School of Social Work, part of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been selected out of more than 100 universities nationwide to participate in The National Council for Behavioral Health's learning collaborative on the opioid epidemic. Opioid use has been a health crisis in the United States since the use of prescription   more

Florida PSC Issues Electric & Gas Industry Order Summary for Nov. 25-29
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following weekly summary of orders for Nov. 25 - 29: ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DOCKET NO. 20190002-EG DATE FILED: 11/25/2019 ORDER NO. AND DESCRIPTION: PSC-2019-0504-FOF-EG Final Order PSC-2019-0504-FOF-EG approving energy conservation cost recovery amounts and related tariffs and establishing energy conservation cost recovery factors for the period 1/20 through 12/20; docket to remain open. DOCKET TITLE: Energy cons  more

Florida Surgeon General Announces New Agency Leadership
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees today announced two appointments to the Department of Health's executive leadership team. Dr. Robert D. Karch will serve as the Deputy Secretary for Children's Medical Services and Dr. Shamarial Roberson will serve as Deputy Secretary for Health. Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez said, "The new appointments to the leadership team of the Department   more

Going Green and Diverse: Duke Energy Florida Completes Two Financings Totaling $900 Million
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Duke Energy Florida issues $700 million green bond to fund renewable energy investments - Partners with diversity firms for separate $200 million bond to cover Hurricane Dorian costs * * * Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), completed two debt issuances today, aligned with the company's focus on generating cleaner energy and advancing diversity and inclusion. The first tra  more

Greenberg Traurig Represented Capital Park in the Sale of Eurocentrum Office Complex in Warsaw
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 29 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig represented CP Retail BV, a Capital Park Group subsidiary, in the sale of shares in Dakota Investments sp. z o.o., the owner of Eurocentrum Office Complex in Warsaw. The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Partner Radomil Charzynski supported by Senior Associate Kamil Majewski, Associate Michal Niecko and Paralegal Michal Gruza. Local Partner Magdalena Zyczkowska-Jozwiak was responsible  more

Greenberg Traurig: Danielle Garno Speaks at DePaul University Social Media, Advertising and Fashion Law Panel
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Danielle N. Garno, a shareholder in the Miami office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., spoke at the "Social Media, Advertising, and Fashion in the Law" panel event at DePaul University's College of Law on Nov. 20, which was presented by the DePaul Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society, and the Woman's Bar Association. Panelists discussed legal issues regardin  more

Longtime University of West Florida Supporters Leave Transformational Legacy With $2 Million Gift
PENSACOLA, Florida, Nov. 25 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Throughout their lives, Valmae and Ron Besser were ardent advocates for the University of West Florida, supporters of the arts and committed to community improvements in Pensacola. Their longstanding history of generosity led to the establishment of three endowed scholarships at UWF. After a 27-year career with the U.S. Navy, Ron Besser enr  more

Lowndes CEO and President, William T. Dymond, Assumes Position of Orlando Economic Partnership Board Chair
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 26 -- Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed, a law firm, issued the following news: Lowndes is pleased to announce that the Orlando Economic Partnership (OEP) announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors officers, which includes Lowndes CEO and President, William T. Dymond, assuming the position of Board Chair. Having previously served on the OEP's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Dymond has also chaired the organization's Business Development Strategy Counci  more

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Awarded $120,000 to Implement Immersive Technologies
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 20 [TNSgrants-foundation] -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) was awarded a $120,000 grant to implement immersive technologies related to their upcoming exhibition, Forensic Architecture: True to Scale. Awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Microsoft, MOAD's proposal was selected among a pool of more than 500 applicants responding to the Knight Foundation/Microsoft immersive  more

Norfolk Southern CEO James A. Squires to Present at Credit Suisse 7th Annual Industrials Conference
NORFOLK, Virginia, Nov. 27 -- Norfolk Southern issued the following news release: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James A. Squires will make a presentation at: Credit Suisse 7th Annual Industrials Conference Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11:15 a.m. EST Eau Palm Beach Resort, Manalapan, Florida Webcast URL: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1302/32475 The presentation will be posted at www.norfolksouthern.com in the Investors section. * *  more

Nova Southeastern University Trustee, Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah, Appointed to National Heart, Lung & Blood Advisory Council
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Nov. 28 -- Nova Southeastern University issued the following news release: NSU Board of Trustee member, Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., was appointed to the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Advisory Council, NSU President Dr. George Hanbury announced today. The appointment was made by Alex Azar, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. "Dr. Zachariah has been a valued public servant who has lent himself to many worthy boards and cou  more

OmniComm Systems Releases IRTMaster Version 5.2, a Customizable Interactive Response Technology System for Streamlined Clinical Trial and Supply Management
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- OmniComm Systems issued the following news release: OmniComm Systems, Inc., an Anju Software Company and leading strategic software solutions provider to the life sciences industry, announced today its release of IRTMaster Version 5.2, an enhanced product offering to complement their comprehensive eClinical suite. IRTMaster is a fully configurable Interactive Responsive Technology (IRT) system that enables subject screening and randomization, clinical supply  more

Palm Beach County Water Utilities Celebrates 50 Years of Service
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) is celebrating 50 years of service this month. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner highlighted the occasion by presenting a proclamation declaring November 20, 2019, as Palm Beach County Water Utilities Day. PBCWUD was formed in the fall of 1969 when the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) realized the need to provide safe drinking water to the uni  more

Professor Studies Relationship Between Women in Labor Force, Happiness: Florida International University
MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Mihaela Pintea, associate professor of economics, recently published "Dynamics of female labor force participation and welfare with multiple social reference groups," which looks at the relationship between female labor force participation, the gender wage gap and happiness. Pintea has been interested in economics from a young age. Growing up in Commun  more

Raymond James Investment Banking Recognized With Three 'Deal of the Year' Awards by M&A Advisor
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Nov. 26 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with top honors in the 18th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony held during the 2019 M&A Advisor Summit on November 19 in New York. This year, the Raymond James Technology & Services and Real Estate teams were recognized with three deal of the year awards. * Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (OVER $5B): Merger of Pebbl  more

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Announces New Director
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 27 -- The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District issued the following news release: The City of San Antonio today announced the appointment of Dawn Emerick Ed.D as the new Director for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health). The search process began in September of this year and she will be replacing now Assistant City Manager Dr. Colleen Bridger, who served as the Metro Health Director from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Emerick brings over 20 years of experi  more

Savills Represents GrayRobinson in DC Headquarters Relocation
NEW YORK, Nov. 25 -- Savills Studley, a real estate firm, issued the following news: Savills Managing Director Ken Biberaj advised GrayRobinson in a recent real estate search as the firm moves operations to an 11-story boutique office building in the Washington, DC market. The full-service law and lobbying firm, with attorneys and government relations professionals throughout offices in Florida and DC, will lease 4,000 square-feet in the Class A building at 99 M Street, SE. "We were able to fi  more

Solai & Cameron Chooses Orlando as New Headquarters
ORLANDO, Florida, Nov. 25 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: Solai & Cameron Technologies and its subsidiary, Novatio Solutions, a software company that focuses on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) industry, is relocating its headquarters and training center operations from Chicago to the City of Orlando, creating 200 new high-wage jobs for the region. Solai & Cameron Technologies, along with Novatio Solutions, collaborate  more

Sun Capital Partners Affiliate Makes a Control Investment in National Tree, a Leading E-Commerce Wholesaler of Seasonal and Holiday Decor
BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm, issued the following news: Sun Capital Partners, Inc. ("Sun Capital"), a leading private investment firm focused on investing in market-leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of National Tree Company (or "The Company,") a leading e-commerce wholesaler of seasonal and holiday decor, with a particular focus on the Christmas holiday. Terms of the private transaction were not disclo  more

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club Introduces Dr Burgener Products and Services
SURFSIDE, Florida, Nov. 25 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: At the Spa, guests are encouraged to take time to relax while overlooking the crystal-clear ocean and lush gardens. Whether patrons choose to recover with a healing massage, experience deep-cleaning effects by way of facial remedies or simply unwind with numerous wellness services, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club serves as a tranquil escape. Dr. Marc Burgener, acclaimed for his under  more