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‘Keep the pressure on the White House’: Florida still wants Space Force

This week at the Florida Chamber Military, Defense and Veterans Summit, the head of Space Florida discussed aerospace. That subject included the Space Force. While there is a persistent narrative that Florida is no longer in the running, Frank DiBello thinks Florida must continue to be at the center of American space activity. And the state must continue to fight for Space Force, odds notwithstanding More from Florida Politics.

Flight schools booming as job opportunities open for pilots

Enrollment is booming at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and other flight schools as pilots at major airlines are hitting retirement age. The school’s assistant dean Kenneth Byrnes tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal, “there’s jobs like there hasn’t been in a long, long time.” More from the AP.

General Counsel backs Jacksonville City Council’s power to squash sales tax vote

Duval County School Board Chairwoman Lori Hershey sat in her office Tuesday morning ahead of a workshop meeting with board members when she received an email from the Jacksonville General Counsel’s Office. It was about whether the Jacksonville City Council could reject the board’s request for a sales tax referendum. The answer, General Counsel Jason Gabriel said, is yes. More from the Florida Times-Union and WJCT.

Florida beef producers get media training

Beef producers from across Florida took part in a recent training session where they learned more about how to deal with the media. Dusty Holley, director of field services for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA), explains what this training session was all about. More from Southeast AgNet.

As PortMiami rides high, more development deals on horizon

PortMiami, the world’s busiest cruise port in passengers by industry figures, is on course to maintain that distinction for the foreseeable future. Throughputs at the port in 2018 rose 4.7% from the year prior to roughly 5.59 million passengers, according to the port’s annual financial report. More from Miami Today.

5 steps to avoiding litigation before a contract's signed

Corporate litigators take pride in effectively and successfully arguing their client’s case. But for many, the best success they can deliver is to help their client avoid costly litigation in the first place. The following steps can help avoid contractual conflicts… [Sponsored report]

Sports Business
Lack of season-ticket sales hurting Florida State’s bottom line

 Florida State season-ticket sales have seen a significant drop-off coming off last season’s 5-7 record, and that will have an adverse impact on the athletic department’s finances. As of Aug. 1, FSU has sold 24,636 of 40,000 available main bowl seats. For the more expensive Champions Club, which has been around since 2016, FSU has sold 2,951 of 6,000 seats.

» More from the Athletic.


South Florida’s largest home remodeling and décor expo returns to Wynwood

floridaThe Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returns Labor Day Weekend to Wynwood – Miami’s internationally recognized art, design, restaurant and nightlife hub. The event takes place August 30 – September 2nd at Mana Wynwood. Whether looking to decorate a new home, need touch-ups or a full-scale renovation, the Miami Home Show offers over 150,000 sf of exhibition space filled with thousands of selections and hundreds of exhibitors who will offer expert advice and show-exclusive savings.

» Read more from CBS Miami.