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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 68 items )  

'White Hat' Hacking Challenge in Spain Illustrates Aviation Cybersecurity Threats: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Three aviation cybersecurity students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University showed off their expertise, demonstrated their troubleshooting skills and networked with industry professionals while staging a recent hacking competition for the Aviation Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Aviation ISAC) Annual Summit held in Barcelona, Spain. "The coordinators and mentors were really happy and i  more

Alston and Bird: Seacoast to Acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird client Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, holding company for Seacoast National Bank, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches. Headquartered in Stuart, FL, Seacoast is one of the largest community banks in the state, with 48 branches and approximately $6.9 billion in assets and $5.7 billion in deposits. When completed, the acquisition will expa  more

American Airlines Partners With Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express as Official Airline Partner
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 6 -- American Airlines issued the following news release: * * * - Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express will send more than 1,700 family members of fallen military on a memorable getaway * * * On Dec. 7, nearly 1,000 American Airlines team member volunteers will work with the Gary Sinise Foundation to bring more than 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers to Orlando, Florida, for five days of fun and fellowship at the 14th Annual Snowball Express. The event offers   more

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: Union Park Is Diverse With a Welcoming Atmosphere
ORLANDO, Florida, Dec. 5 -- Orange County issued the following news release: For Lisa Stewart, manager of the Chickasaw Branch of the Orange County Library System, Union Park is a place where residents are engaged and a strong sense of community exists. As someone who deals directly with residents on daily basis, she has learned it is a culturally diverse neighborhood where people have the opportunity to learn about and from one another. "I love the people here," she said. "Their diversity is   more

Antonio Gilliam Named Tallahassee Police Chief
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: City Manager Reese Goad today announced the appointment of Antonio Gilliam, one of Florida's most experienced and respected law enforcement professionals, to serve as the new Chief of Police for the City of Tallahassee. Gilliam, who has deep Tallahassee roots, was the first choice for the post among three qualified finalists after a lengthy search, interview, and selection process. "I have strong confide  more

Baker Donelson's Ralph A. DeMeo Recognized in 2019 Who's Who Legal
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Dec. 5 -- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ralph A. DeMeo of Baker Donelson has been recognized by Who's Who Legal, which recognizes the world's leading lawyers based on feedback from clients and peer attorneys. A shareholder in Baker Donelson's Tallahassee office, Mr. DeMeo has been recognized by Who's Who Legal in the area of environment. He is one of only nine lawyers in Florida to receive such recognition.   more

BCPS Announces Five Finalists for School-Related Employee of the Year Winner to Be Named at 2020 Caliber Awards Ceremony
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the five 2020 Caliber Awards School-Related Employee of the Year finalists. The award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to students and families across the District. This year's finalists include an office manager, administrative assistant, micro-technician and two information management   more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 2 -- 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 November 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3257.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 5 -- 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: 04 December 2019 Number of shares purchased: 50,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3131.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival Cruise Line Becomes First Cruise Operator Certified 'Sensory Inclusive' By Kulturecity
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Carnival Cruise Line, a part of Carnival, issued the following news release: Expanding its commitment to making a cruise vacation more accessible for everyone, Carnival Cruise Line has become the first cruise operator to be certified "sensory inclusive" by KultureCity, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accessibility and inclusion for individuals with sensory needs and invisible disabilities. The rollout of the program started in October and all of Carniva  more

Commissioner Altmaier Announces OIR Government Affairs Director
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued the following news release: Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Hess Sitte as Government Affairs Director for the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR), effective Monday, December 2, 2019. "Allison has skills and experience which will greatly benefit OIR and I look forward to working with her as we approach the 2020 Legislative Session," said Insurance Co  more

DEP Presents Recycling Recognition Award to North Florida Pharmacy of Madison
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection presented a Recycling Recognition Award to North Florida Pharmacy of Madison, recognizing the pharmacy's outstanding reuse efforts and commitment to Florida's environment and recycling goals. DEP Northeast District Director Greg Strong visited the pharmacy today to present the award and to commend the company's 74-percent  more

Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney Experiences Named 'Best for Families' in the Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards for the Fourth Consecutive Year
ORLANDO, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: Today, Cruise Critic announced the results of its annual Editors' Picks Awards with Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney named "Best for Families" in the ocean and river categories. This is the fourth consecutive year that Disney's cruise line and river cruise experiences have been recognized by Cruise Critic's global panel of experts. "The Disney brand is synonymous with family fun and entertainment,  more

Disneyland: Star Wars - Rise of Reistance Brings Even More Thrills to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort
ANAHEIM, California, Dec. 4 -- Disneyland issued the following news release: * * * - Groundbreaking attraction opening Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California is another jaw-dropping way for guests to live their own Star Wars adventures in the award-winning new land * * * The groundbreaking new Disney attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is set to make its global debut Dec. 5, 2019, at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Wa  more

EFI Global Acquires Destek Engineering
TAMPA, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Sedgwick, a provider of technology-enabled risk and benefit solutions, issued the following news release: EFI Global, Inc. - a subsidiary of Sedgwick and global provider of multidisciplinary engineering, forensic investigation and environmental consulting services to insurance carriers, corporations and public entities - announced today that it has acquired Destek Engineering, a regional provider of forensic engineering and investigation services to the property and ca  more

Escambia County Welcomes Four New Directors
PENSACOLA, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Escambia County issued the following news: Escambia County is pleased to welcome four new directors: * Laura Coale -- Director of Communications and Public Information * Tonya Ellis -- Director of Mass Transit * Bart Siders -- Director of Information Technology * Jana Still -- Director of Human Resources * Laura Coale, Director of Communications and Public Information Tuesday, Nov. 19 marked Coale's first day with the county as the director of communications   more

Executives to Share Insights on Digital Transformation at 2020 ARC Industry Forum
DEDHAM, Massachusetts, Dec. 2 -- The Arc Advisory Group issued the following news release: Globalization; workforce challenges; environmental mandates; and new, potentially disruptive technologies are changing the ways industrial organizations, infrastructure, and municipalities operate and engage with their customers. Future viability in this environment will require digital transformation. Digital transformation goes well beyond technology; it will require organizations to rethink their opera  more

FDOT Secretary Directs Unprecedented Rail Safety Measures, Launches Statewide Education Initiative
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: As part of its promise to ensure safety is the top priority across the state's rail corridors, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. today issued an immediate directive calling for the implementation of unprecedented rail safety measures and the launch of a statewide education initiative. The directive has the explicit goal of preventing additional   more

First Lady DeSantis Announces 'The Facts. Your Future.' Initiative to Heighten Youth Understanding on Effects of Substance Abuse
LAKE MARY, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced a new, multi-faceted initiative called "The Facts. Your Future." to heighten youth understanding of the toxic effects of substance abuse. First Lady DeSantis was joined by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell  more

Fla. Department of Environmental Protection: Governor, Cabinet Honor Resource Managers of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet honored Florida State Park Biologist Robin Rossmanith with the Jim Stevenson Resource Manager of the Year Award for his dedication to habitat restoration and stewardship of state lands. Robin "Rob" Rossmanith has dedicated 17 years of his career to the Park Service, working tirelessly to improve and protect the Florida D  more

Florida A&M University Hires Alan D. Robertson as New CFO
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 2 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., announced Alan D. Robertson, Ed.D., a certified public account (CPA) with more than 30 years of senior and professional leadership experience, will be the University's new CFO and vice president of Finance and Administration. Prior to accepting the job at FAMU, Robertson served as the senior vic  more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes St. Lucie Deputy for Finding Missing Seniors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a Back the Blue Award to a St. Lucie County Deputy for his dedication in tracking down missing individuals, many of whom are vulnerable citizens that have disabilities. Deputy Benjamin DeBlieck serves as co-manager of Project LOST--Locating Our Survivors Timely. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office recently started the program that works with la  more

Florida A.G. Moody Sponsors Silver Alert Resolution
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Moody today presented a resolution at a Florida Cabinet Meeting recognizing Florida's Silver Alert Program--a program designed to help law enforcement find older missing Floridians. The Governor and Florida Cabinet unanimously passed the resolution. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, "Protecting Florida's seniors is a major focus of my office. It is why I created a Senior   more

Florida Agriculture Services Issues Statement on Appointment of Weigel as Commissioner of Florida Office of Financial Regulation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 2 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement: Today, the Florida Cabinet voted to appoint Russell Weigel as the new Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried did not participate in the vote due to concerns over the search and candidate selection process and a lack of confidence in the finalists considered. Commissioner Fried offered the following statement: "I  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Dec. 6
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 6 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: The holiday shopping season is in full swing and this week we issued several alerts to help Floridians avoid scams as they buy gifts and give to charity in celebration of the season. It's important to give and to experience the joy and kindness that accompanies these holidays, but we want to make sure the good-hearted nature of Floridians is not exploited by scammers who use the season t  more

Florida Cabinet Recognizes Florida Forest Service Employee as Natural Resource Manager of Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and her fellow Cabinet members presented Roy "Wayne" Rushing, Jr. of the Florida Forest Service with the Jim Stevenson Resource Manager of the Year award, recognizing his outstanding leadership and dedication to protecting Florida's natural resources. "I am honored to recognize Wayne for his service and commitment to  more

Florida CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Team Up to Help Prevent Firefighter Cancer
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Today at a press conference, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced the receipt of a nearly $50,000 grant to CFO Patronis' Division of State Fire Marshal to help prevent cancer for Florida's firefighters. The grant will aid in the continuation of the Florida State Fire Marshal Cancer Exposu  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces $44 Million in Awards for Voluntary Home Buyouts in Irma-Impacted Communities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that more than $44 million in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding has been awarded to 11 Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program. "The recovery of Florida communities has been a priority since my first day in o  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces More Than $15 Million in Community Disaster Loans for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $15 million in low-interest Community Disaster Loans for the City of Mexico Beach, City of Panama City, City of Parker, Bay County School District and the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Association. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) worked alongside FEMA to secure the loans f  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces the Opening of Registration for the 2020 Python Challenge Python Bowl
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the opening of registration for the 2020 Python Challenge(TM) Python Bowl. The State of Florida has teamed up with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and other partners to support the Committee's Ocean to Everglades (O2E) initiative. The Python Bowl will begin January 10th and members of the public will sign up for training, then compete to remove as many snak  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Assesses Situation, Deploys State Resources to Naval Air Station Pensacola
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 6 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola following this morning's shooting to receive a briefing from leadership at NAS Pensacola, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, the Governor spoke with President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper r  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Thanks President Trump for Additional $326M for Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Michael, Irma
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - Northwest Florida to receive an additional $287 million for a total of $735 million - Irma-impacted areas to receive an additional $38.6 million for a total of $1.36 billion * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis thanked President Donald Trump and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson for allocating an additional $326 million in hurricane recovery dollar  more

Florida International University Biochemist Searches for Biomarkers to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 5 [TNSgrants-National Institute of General Medical Sciences] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded FIU's Biomolecular Sciences Institute $1.6 million to develop rapid diagnosis and improved treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. College of Arts, Sciences & Education biochemist Fran  more

Florida International University Researcher Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - Dr. Madhavan Nair has been awarded 14 U.S. patents during his career * * * FIU Distinguished Professor Madhavan Nair has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Nair, an internationally renowned expert in nanotechnology and HIV research, is the founding chair of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine'sDepartment of I  more

Florida PSC Announces Federal Lifeline Assistance Program Benefit Change
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 3 -- The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Lifeline Assistance program discount on stand-alone voice service is decreasing from $9.25 to $7.25 per month, effective December 1. The reduction stems from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) action in 2016. Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of home or wireless phone and broadband service for eligible customers. Lifeline makes communications services more   more

Florida State Sen. Cruz Files Legislation Addressing Bottled Water Extraction From Florida's Springs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 2 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa: In response to concerns surrounding Nestle Waters North America's permit request that would allow the bottled water company to pump 1.152 million gallons of water per day from Ginnie Springs, Senator Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) has filed legislation that would require the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to monitor consumptive use permits for all bottl  more

Florida State Sen. Stewart Files Bill to Protect Children From Obscene Acts
ORLANDO, Florida, Dec. 5 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando: Legislation that would protect children from obscene conduct, and improve prosecution of offenders, has been filed by Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando). SB 1150 - Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, clarifies that a person who performs certain acts in the vicinity of a child, whether the child is aware or not, commits an act of lewd and lascivious exhibition. A  more

Florida State Sen. Taddeo and Rep. Willhite File Legislation Aimed at Fighting Abuse of Florida's Water Supply
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami: House Representative Matt Willhite (D-Wellington) files HB 861 with Senate colleague, Senator Annette Taddeo (D -Miami) who filed SB 1112 in the Senate. This proposed legislation will impose fees on bottle water operators for extracting water from State waters, including water from our Florida Springs. The proceeds will be deposited in the Wastewater Trea  more

Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis Launches 'Babies Born Drug-Free' Community Initiative in Broward County
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 6 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - First Lady DeSantis also shares statement of support for military personnel, civilians and families impacted by today's tragic shooting at NAS Pensacola * * * Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that she has organized a "Babies Born Drug-Free" Community Initiative in Broward County to take a fresh, comprehensive look at existing resources and find better ways to identify women stru  more

Foley & Lardner Partners With Ronald McDonald House Charities in Florida on Home for the Holidays Campaign
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- Foley and Lardner, a law firm, issued the following news: Foley & Lardner is proud to support the Florida chapters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The firm has contributed over 600 hours of pro bono legal work and over $300,000 in financial contributions from attorneys and staff to RMHC across the state this year. This week the firm began partnering with RMHC chapters across the state in its annual Home for the Holidays campaign. The firm is seeking do  more

Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club Celebrates Art Basel in Style
SURFSIDE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: In 1970, gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner and Balz Hilt created an international art fair that proved to be a runaway success from the very start. More than 16,000 visitors were in attendance at the inaugural show and from there, Art Basel was born. The world-renowned art fair has since become a dominant force connecting collectors, galleries, and artists from around the world through their f  more

GOP Appointed OFR Commissioner Has Ties to Anti-LGBTQ Extremists
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Republican cabinet members voted to make Russell Weigel the new commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation without any discussion on Monday. A review of Weigel's resume shows his disturbing support of the Christian Family Coalition. While much still needs to be learned about why Weigel was tapped for the position, just a review of his resume showed his connection to an anti-LGBTQ group. On the fourt  more

Gov. DeSantis and Cabinet Recognize Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet passed a resolution recognizing Corporal Mithil Patel as the 2019 Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper of the Year. Trooper of the Year is awarded to a deserving member of the Florida Highway Patrol for their courage, service, and protection, to ensure the safety and welfare of Floridians and visitors. "I am proud to  more

Greenberg Traurig and Chambers Host Seventh Annual Diversity Summit
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 6 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Identifying solutions for increasing retention in the legal profession was the focus at the Seventh Annual Diversity Summit, hosted by global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Chambers Diversity. Held Nov. 22 at Greenberg Traurig's Miami office, the 2019 summit allowed attendees to share strategies, initiatives, and best practices for promoting diversity in the legal profession. "Much progress has be  more

Greenberg Traurig Expands Miami White Collar Practice With Former U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has expanded its Miami office White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice and Litigation Practice with the addition of Benjamin G. Greenberg, a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Greenberg spent nearly 20 years with the U.S. Attorney's office, and most recently served in the role of Senior Litigation Counsel. Greenberg is an expe  more

HDAC7 Gene Plays a Critical Role in Breast Cancer Stem Cells: University of Miami
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 5 [TNSmedicalresearch-Oncogene journal] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: In a study recently published in the journal Oncogene, a research team led by Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., described the mechanisms that help the gene histone deacetylase (HDAC) 7 control other genes, driving breast cancer and helping maintain cancer stem cells. In addition, the paper showed HDAC7 activity is downstream from other HDAC molecules, particularly   more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes $19.6M Sale, $13M Loan for South Florida Retail Center
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 2 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The shopping center is anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market * * * JLL announced today that it has closed the $19.6 million sale of and arranged $13 million in acquisition financing for Shoppes of Forest Hill, a 112,364-square-foot, retail center anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market in West Palm Beach, Florida. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Trinity Place Holdings Inc. (NYSE:  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes 883-Unit Sale of Tampa Condo Community
TAMPA, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The bulk condominium transaction is centrally located in the Carrollwood submarket * * * JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of 883 units within Grande Oasis at Carrollwood, a 1000-unit, garden-style condominium community centrally located in Tampa's Carrollwood submarket. JLL marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, Crescent Real Estate LLC. West Shore LLC purchased the ass  more

Leukemia, Lymphoma Squarely in Sights of New Class of Drugs: UT Health
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-Nature Medicine journal] -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: UT Health San Antonio researchers, working with collaborators at the University of Florida, have discovered a safe and potent next generation of drugs to fight multiple types of leukemia and lymphoma in adults and children. The journal Nature Medicine reported the findings Dec. 2. "This is a new class of drugs called PROTACs   more

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway to Open March 4, 2020, at Disney's Hollywood Studios
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Dec. 4 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - Additional details revealed about other projects in development across Walt Disney World Resort, including Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and new experiences at Epcot * * * In a special presentation Tuesday at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek announced Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway will open March 4, 2020, at Disney's Hollywood Studi  more

Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin for Treatment, Prevention
BOCA RATON, Florida, Dec. 4 [TNSmedicalresearch-American Journal of Medicine] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Migraine headache is the third most common disease in the world affecting about 1 in 7 people. More prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined, migraine headaches are among the most common and potentially debilitating disorders encountered by primary health care providers. Migraines also  more

Moffitt's Dave Summitt Named Chief Information Security Officer of the Year
TAMPA, Florida, Dec. 2 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Dave Summitt received one of the top honors in his field when he was named CISO of the Year by the International Council of e-Commerce Consultants. The award, available only to information security executives, recognizes an individual's outstanding contributions to the information security industry. "This award is not only an honor for me, but it   more

Oh, Snap - Bacteria, Fungus Combo Can Help Crops Fight Salty Conditions: Florida International University
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 7 [TNSbiologyresearch-Agronomy journal] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU researchers have found coating seeds with a fungus and a bacterium could help valuable crops block the one-two punch of saltier groundwater and soil. The salt-sensitive snap bean, which contributes more than $105 million to Florida's economy every year, is particularly at risk. It is grown in Miami-Dade and Palm  more

Polsinelli Shareholder Ghislaine G. Torres Bruner Named to Denver Business Journal '2019 Who's Who in Energy' List
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 4 -- Polsinelli, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ghislaine G. Torres Bruner, a shareholder and energy and environment litigator with Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli, has been recognized by Denver Business Journal on its "2019 Who's Who in Energy" list. The list highlights a prestigious group of industry leaders identified by Denver Business Journal who are the movers and shakers in metro Denver's fast-moving energy industry. Licensed in Colorado, Utah, Wyo  more

Raymond James Expands Financial Sponsors Investment Banking Practice
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Dec. 2 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James has hired experienced finance professional Edward Lee as managing director in the firm's Financial Sponsors Investment Banking practice. Based in New York City, Lee will primarily cover private equity relationships. "I am excited to join Raymond James' Financial Sponsors team," said Lee. "I look forward to bringing my nearly 20 years of experience to help the firm continue to expand and   more

Researchers Named to National Academy of Inventors: Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 5 -- Florida State University issued the following news: A Florida State University professor and the dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have been named to the National Academy of Inventors. Michael Blaber, a professor of Biomedical Sciences in the FSU College of Medicine, and Murray Gibson, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, have been named fellows of the academy, which highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in   more

Researchers Unravel How Brain Remembers: Florida International University
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 4 [TNSscientificresearch-Cell Reports journal] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU doctoral student Maanasa Jayachandran is working to unravel the mystery of how the brain recalls memories in the correct order. If she's successful, it might lead to a better understanding of how diseases like Alzheimer's affect memory and how to treat them. Recalling a memory in the correct order is a c  more

Strong Support in Florida's House District 105 for Congressional Term Limits
MELBOURNE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from elected officials across Florida. Its mission is to advocate for term limits on all elected officials. House candidate Pedro Barrios (district 105), has committed to defend term limits in Florida by signing the term limits pledge. Previously, candidate Maureen Porras and David   more

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando Introduces New, Results-Oriented Treatments
TORONTO, Canada, Dec. 3 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is Central Florida's premier spa offering both high-tech, innovative results-driven therapies, combined with traditional body and facial therapies, for the ultimate in rejuvenation and restoration. Exclusive in Central Florida to Four Seasons Orlando, The Spa now offers the Parisian line Biologique Recherche and its array of remarkably   more

University of Connecticut: Mighty Mice Head to Space on Important Health Mission
STORRS, Connecticut, Dec. 5 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news: On Thursday, Dec. 5, researchers from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), UConn Health, and Connecticut Children's sent genetically-engineered "Mighty Mice" to the International Space Station to learn about the effect of microgravity on muscle and bone loss. The mice were launched at 12:29 p.m. on SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Flor  more

University of Miami-Led Experiment Closes Critical Gap in Weather Forecasting
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 7 [TNSenvironmentresearch-Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society journal] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - SubX, a research-to-operations project, shows promise for improved monthly forecasts * * * Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this   more

University of Miami: 'Highly Cited Researchers' Recognized for Important Contributions to Their Fields
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 3 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Even though they hail from diverse departments across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - including neurology, human genetics and cell biology - they have something in common: Their research ranks among the most commonly cited work in their respective disciplines. Making the "Highly Cited Researchers" list means scientific peers frequently reference the investigator's work.   more

University of Miami: Clinical Trial Explores Effectiveness of New Treatment for Patients With Bladder Cancer
MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Urologic cancer experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are leading a clinical trial study for patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) that has failed previous therapy. The Phase 2 trial examines whether the drug ALT-803, when added to the standard of care, the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, can enhance t  more

University of West Florida and Jikei College Group Address Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage With New Partnership
PENSACOLA, Florida, Dec. 2 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The University of West Florida and the Jikei College Group in Japan announced a partnership that aims to enhance global cybersecurity workforce development, signing a memorandum of understanding on Monday, Dec. 2, at the UWF Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola. UWF and Jikei College Group established an educational partnership in   more

University of West Florida to Offer New Construction Management Degree
PENSACOLA, Florida, Dec. 5 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The University of West Florida is launching a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management beginning in Fall 2020, pending approval from the Florida Board of Governors. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the program at its quarterly meeting held on Dec. 5, 2019. The proposed program currently operates as a specialization in building constr  more

University of West Florida, UF Researchers to Study Issues Facing Northwest Florida Estuaries
PENSACOLA, Florida, Dec. 3 -- The University of West Florida, a component of public state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Researchers at the University of West Florida and the University of Florida will collaborate on a project that supplies new estuary programs throughout Northwest Florida with data. Dr. Jane Caffrey, professor in the UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, and Dr. Matthew Deitch, assistant professor at the UF-IFAS West Fl  more

Volusia County Introduces E-911 Nurse Triage Program
DELAND, Florida, Dec. 2 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Emergency medical service (EMS) systems are experiencing increased calls for ambulances for situations that are not true medical emergencies. These low-acuity calls unnecessarily occupy ambulances while burdening emergency departments with patients needing only urgent, but not emergent care. Volusia County EMS has engaged in a forward effort to implement the E-911 Redirect Nurse Triage program to better optimize resour  more

Volusia County: Community Assistance to Present Draft Report
DELAND, Florida, Dec. 3 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Employees from Volusia County's Community Assistance Division will discuss and accept comments on the county's 2018-19 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the meeting room at Hope Place building 10, 1340 Wright St., Daytona Beach. Staff will present a review of the county's 2018-19 Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency  more