Monday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp accept Marlins’ Triple-A invitation
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp announced Feb. 12 that the minor league baseball organization has accepted the Miami Marlins’ invitation to become its Triple-A affiliate. The Marlins extended the Triple-A offer to the Jumbo Shrimp in December under a new professional development licenses structure which stipulates all affiliation agreements between MLB and MiLB clubs are in effect for 10 years, according to the Jumbo Shrimp’s news release.
› Publix says it has given 250,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine in Florida
Publix has administered more than 250,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Florida so far. The Lakeland-based company released the figure Friday, saying it has used 100% of the more than 250,000 first doses of vaccine it was provided. Across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia, the company has given more than 300,000 vaccines. Publix began administering the Moderna vaccine in parts of Florida on Jan. 7.
› For some of Florida’s international students, remote learning comes with added burdens
Over 850 USF international students — about 20 percent of Florida’s international student population — are currently not on campus. As the state’s universities adapt to remote learning, some international students have faced additional challenges, including closed borders, different time zones and ever-changing U.S. immigration guidelines.
› As slice of old Seminole disappears, Longwood looks forward to new development
Back in its heyday more than four decades ago, tourists and locals would flock by the thousands to the Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club in Longwood for the thrill of watching greyhounds dash around a track and the chance of winning hundreds of dollars off a $2 wager. But in recent weeks, bulldozers, dump trucks and other heavy machinery have been tearing down what’s left of the three-story grandstand with ceiling to floor windows and razing the track to make way for hundreds of new apartments and eventually shops and restaurants on the nearly 30-acre property off Dog Track Road.
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