October 14, 2019

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FDEM has Awarded More Than $1 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8

Tallahassee, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has crossed the billion-dollar mark in hurricane recovery funding since January 8. This milestone comes as... Read more »
Published on 10/11/2019

Caribbean Bar Association Raises Funds for Scholarships, Hurricane Dorian Relief and Installs New Officers

MIAMI, FL – October 2019 – The Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) held its 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay,... Read more »
Published on 10/8/2019

CAE USA celebrates groundbreaking on new U.S. headquarters facility in Tampa

CAE USA, one of the leading training and simulation companies in the defense market, is today celebrating the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art U.S. headquarters facility to be located at... Read more »
Published on 10/8/2019

2019's Best Foodie Cities in America

With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising 3.2% between July 2018 and July 2019, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Foodie Cities... Read more »
Published on 10/7/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal to Increase Minimum Salary for Florida Teachers

Middleburg, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers across the state. The Governor’s proposed 2020 budget recommendation will include a pay raise... Read more »
Published on 10/7/2019

New Miami Brunches: Undiscovered + Local Favs

Undiscovered Brunch Locales: BALEENkitchen: What’s better than miles of uncrowded white-sand beaches? BRUNCH! From 12-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays for $49, Solé Miami’s on-site restaurant, BALEENkitchen brings an incredible, nomadic... Read more »
Published on 10/4/2019

Florida Lottery's New Scratch-Off Partnership Set to Boost Education Funding

The new contract is estimated to generate $135 million to education over the next seven-and-a-half years Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

Orlando Gateway developers win summary judgment over $13 million

[Orlando, FL]—An Orange County judge on Tuesday granted a summary judgment motion in a long-running legal dispute over membership interest in the prominent Orlando Gateway mixed-use development project, awarding developers... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

BDB Attracts $220M in Capital Investment and Thousands of Jobs to Palm Beach County

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) completed its fiscal year with the growth of 34 companies that have either relocated to or expanded... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Announces Organizational Changes at the Norwegian Cruise Line Brand

MIAMI, Oct. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) (the “Company”) today announced organizational changes at the Norwegian Cruise Line brand.  These changes include the planned departure of Andy... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES ADVISORY

Saint Augustine, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH-St. Johns County) advises residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity within some of the sentinel chicken... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

Attorney General Moody Joins DOJ in Supporting T-Mobile/Sprint Merger to Protect Consumers and Improve High-Speed Connectivity

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced that she is joining the U.S. Department of Justice along with 10 other states in support of the T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative

Law enforcement agencies throughout Sarasota County will participate in the Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) national event to properly dispose of turned-in prescription medications on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m.... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

UWF cybersecurity director appointed to Florida Cybersecurity Task Force

Pensacola, Fla. – Oct. 3, 2019 –Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, director of the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity, will serve on the newly established Florida Cybersecurity Task Force.  ... Read more »
Published on 10/3/2019

Florida is 2019's 3rd Least Vaccinated State

With vaccines being essential for preventing disease outbreaks, especially as we enter flu season, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States that Vaccinate the Most as well as accompanying... Read more »
Published on 10/2/2019

Florida Poly breaks ground on state-of-the-art research building

Florida Polytechnic University leaders and community and state officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Applied Research Center, a new iconic building on campus that will serve as a... Read more »
Published on 10/2/2019

Florida Department of Education Announces Florida Standards Listening Tour

Tallahassee, Fla., October 1, 2019 – Today, Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced the Florida Standards Listening Tour dates and locations. The department also released the second draft of the revised standards for... Read more »
Published on 10/2/2019

Florida First State in Nation to Teach K-12 Child Trafficking Prevention

Tallahassee, Fla., September 30, 2019 – The State Board of Education unanimously approved a new rule requiring instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. With this approval, Florida... Read more »
Published on 10/2/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis and FWC Announce Additional Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Days

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days. The season for private recreational anglers and... Read more »
Published on 10/1/2019

Federal Law Enforcement Action Involving Fraudulent Genetic Testing Results in Charges Against 35 Individuals Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in Losses in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Ever Charged

A federal law enforcement action involving fraudulent genetic cancer testing has resulted  in charges in five federal districts against 35 defendants associated with dozens of telemedicine companies and cancer genetic... Read more »
Published on 9/30/2019

USF Students Take on the Gators, Seminoles and Knights – in a Flu Shot Competition on Oct. 2

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Instead of battling it out on the football field or basketball court, the University of South Florida, University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central... Read more »
Published on 9/30/2019

Nicholson Student Makes TV Debut on Food Network's ‘Halloween Wars'

A UCF sophomore makes his debut this Sunday as the youngest-ever competitor on Food Network’s hit show “Halloween Wars.” The show pits six teams of three against each other to build spooky... Read more »
Published on 9/27/2019

Daytona State College Awarded Federal Grant for Southeast Museum of Photography Funding will improve the museum's ability to preserve and care for its collection

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2019) – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded one of its prestigious Preservation Assistance Grants to Daytona State College. The funding will... Read more »
Published on 9/26/2019

Loyal Source Acquires Medical Staffing Agency SonoTemps

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 24, 2019 – Loyal Source, an Orlando-based workforce solutions company providing contracting services worldwide, today announces its acquisition of SonoTemps, a medical staffing agency specializing in medical imaging services.... Read more »
Published on 9/26/2019

Nemours Children's Health System again honored with top national award among Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles

Jacksonville, Fla. (September 26, 2019) – For the second year in a row, Nemours Children’s Health System has been recognized for providing one of the country’s best workforce health and... Read more »
Published on 9/26/2019

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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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