Wednesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› UCF Board of Trustees approves naming deal for football stadium
The “Bounce House” is once again just a nickname for the UCF football stadium. The UCF Board of Trustees approved a 10-year, $19.5 million deal between the UCF Athletics Association and FBC Mortgage that renames the football stadium to “FBC Mortgage Stadium” on Tuesday. With the approval, the deal goes into effect July 1.
› After five months, Consiglio out at Rayonier Advanced Materials
After just five months on the job, Vito Consiglio is out as president and CEO of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. The company said May 31 that Consiglio left with the mutual agreement of the board of directors but gave no other details. De Lyle W. Bloomquist, who had been serving as nonexecutive chairman of the board, was appointed to succeed Consiglio as president and chief executive.
› Work begins on fire-gutted Carnival Freedom funnel after passengers make it back to Port Canaveral
Carnival Cruise Line got to work on its Port Canaveral-based ship Carnival Freedom after fire gutted part of its funnel in a headline-grabbing incident in Grand Turk last week. The inferno destroyed the starboard side of the iconic red-white-and-blue funnel on board the ship that had been on a five-night sailing that had departed Port Canaveral on May 23. The more than 2,500 passengers were rescued from Grand Turk by the Carnival Conquest, which arrived alongside Saturday and returned the passengers two days later than expected.
› Gas prices over Memorial Day weekend the highest on record
Gas prices over the Memorial Day holiday were more than $1.71 higher than they were the year before. With average prices at $4.57 a gallon, Floridians were paying the highest at the pump over the holiday on record, according to the weekly briefing issued Tuesday from the AAA-The Auto Club Group. This year’s average price is well above the previous Memorial Day record of $3.98 set in 2008. The average cost to fill a 15-gallon tank is $68.
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