October 14, 2019

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/9/2019

› UF employees recognized for superior accomplishments
Twelve members of the University of Florida Business Affairs Division were honored with Superior Accomplishment Awards, presented at a ceremony hosted by Kathy Porter, UF diversity relations chairperson, and Curtis Reynolds, vice-president of business affairs. Juan Segarra, chief executive officer and president of Foresight Construction, delivered a keynote speech at the ceremony, held recently at Emerson Hall.

› Another golf course will be renovated — with plans to turn it into an upscale resort
Of the golf courses being renovated across South Florida, one of them will get a 26-story luxury apartment building to turn it into a world-class resort. An SLS Residence building, under the same brand as SLS Hotels, will rise this year on the grounds of the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club in Hallandale Beach as part of a $220 million makeover.

› SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch pushed back to Wednesday
The first commercial launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, will apparently have to wait at least another day. The Titusville Police Department on Monday posted on social media that the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch that had been set for Tuesday night has been moved to 24 hours later.

› Monday brings slight relief from gas prices, but an uptick could be ahead
Gas prices finally broke over the past week, providing some relief from the high spring price tags. State prices dropping four cents to $2.71 per gallon Monday, while Tampa Bay prices sunk 6 cents to $2.68 a gallon, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group.

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Man in Florida paid off the lunch debt for more than 400 students. He hopes others follow suit
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Hundreds of Florida students in need were able to have their lunch debt paid off this week through a community group that banded together to set an example. “It has a lot of impacts if a child is happy and well-fed,” said Angie Vyas-Knight, who helps manage the Jupiter Mamas Facebook group.

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