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  • Disney's new Avatar expansion to create hundreds of new jobs (FL, 700 perm jobs, 800 construction)

    04/24/2017 9:08:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WOFL-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Disney executives emphasized the economic impact of the brand new attraction at Animal Kingdom called Pandora: World of Avatar. Not only has it created hundreds of new jobs but it would be more money that those new workers will put back into the local economy. “Walt Disney World has 73,000 cast members today, serves as the largest single employer in the United States,” said Senior Vice President of Walt Disney World Parks Jim MacPhee. “All of those cast members live, work, and play here in Central Florida. And so this ability to add incrementally...
  • Miami Worldcenter brings luxury real estate, new jobs (15,000 jobs in Florida)

    04/24/2017 8:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    MIAMI (WSVN) - Hundreds celebrated phase one of a groundbreaking change, Sunday night, in South Florida. The Miami Worldcenter was premiered, which is America’s second-largest luxury urban real estate development. According to Paramount Miami Worldcenter, phase one is a 60-story, $500 million skyscraper, which includes resort-style pools, a fitness center and spa, astronomy observatory, tennis courts, soccer field and a bar. Paramount CEO Daniel Kodsi said the whole project will be a “city within America’s city of the future.” “Paramount Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the skyline, but Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the city landscape,” Kodsi added. “Now, we’re...
  • Space X launch in Florida

    04/23/2017 10:09:38 PM PDT · by fastrock · 17 replies
    Would like to see a launch this summer. Any suggestions on where to stay and where to view launch. Not like I want to be close enough to see the paint peeling from launch tower, yet I don't want to be so far away that it looks like a magic mark w/ flames.
  • Video of Cop [fatally]Shooting Retired Librarian during “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” Training

    04/23/2017 5:46:19 PM PDT · by Ken H · 52 replies
    You Tube (WINK news) ^ | April 20, 2017 | n/a
    Happened last August. Video just released.Husband says he was not allowed to ride in ambulance with his wife, then directed to wrong hospital. The 73 year-old librarian died in the ambulance according to WINK.
  • Tattoo Yachts wants to create about 50 jobs in St. Lucie County (Florida)

    04/23/2017 2:25:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Treasure Coast Palm | April 21, 2017 | Keona Gardner
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  • Florida’s First Black State Attorney Received A Noose In The Mail

    04/23/2017 11:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2017 | Andy Campbell
    Aramis Ayala is no stranger to hate. As the first African-American elected to state attorney in Florida and a controversial prosecutor ― known for her refusal to seek the death penalty in an aggressive capital punishment state ― she’s had to field plenty of racist and ugly rhetoric from her neighbors. But Ayala, who serves Osceola and Orange counties, doesn’t back down when she’s the victim of a crime. In March, she received two racist letters over two weeks, one of which contained a noose made of twine, her office confirmed to The Huffington Post. Calling the package a hate...
  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 172 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • Drones creating thousands of new jobs in Florida

    04/20/2017 5:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Hollenbeck
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Thousands of new jobs are coming to every industry in Florida and it's all because of drones. “I can have fun and I can get paid wooh!” Shawn Morse typically gets that reaction when he sells drones to customers from his TB Drones and Hobby Store on Ulmerton Road. St. Petersburg College professors typically get that reaction too when they introduce students to careers with drones. Nearly every industry from emergency workers to realtors are turning to the high flying contraptions. “The industry is just going to blow up,” explained Program Coordinator Fred Tucker, who coordinates the...
  • Two Teen Suspects Arrested In Zephyrhills Gun Store Smash-And-Grab

    04/20/2017 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 6 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Fallon Silcox
    ZEPHYRHILLS -- Two suspects in a brazen Zephryhills gun store smash-and-grab burglary have been apprehended. Two suspects arrested in April 9 Zephyrhills gun store robbery Suspects drove truck into store, rushed in and stole guns and ammunition One suspect is still at large. Zephyrhills police said two suspects have been arrested in the April 9 smash-and-grab burglary at the Sunshine State Armory at 5406 Gall Boulevard. In surveillance video from the gun shop, a pickup truck can be seen smashing into the front of the store. Three masked men then ran in, smashed glass cases and took weapons and ammunition....
  • Actress Melts Down Over Dem Flop in Georgia: ‘I Want to Puke’

    04/20/2017 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 4/19/2017 | Edmond Kozak
    Despite spending millions of dollars and recruiting a bevy of celebrities to help his cause, Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff failed to snatch Georgia’s 6th District away from the GOP outright in a special election Tuesday, and will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff election most observers expect him to lose. Needless to say, several of Ossoff’s liberal celebrity backers did not take his failure to win outright well. “I want to puke,” tweeted Ossoff’s number-one celebrity cheerleader, actress Alyssa Milano. Later, she insisted to President Trump himself that Republicans should not count Ossoff's failure to win outright as a...
  • GOP senator: Trump should spend less time at Mar-a-Lago

    04/18/2017 12:22:11 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/18/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday that President Trump's frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida bother not only her, but other members of the Republican caucus. "I do wish he would spend more time in Washington, D.C.," Ernst said during a town hall meeting. "That's what we have the White House for." Since he took office, Trump has spent seven out of the last 13 weekends at his self-described "Southern White House" in Palm Beach. The visits have stirred controversy, in part because of the enormous costs associated with such frequent travel. One estimate of the weekend...
  • SunPass, E-ZPass compatibility remains in limbo

    04/17/2017 7:49:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 14, 2017 | Wayne K. Roustan
    Josh Kalin drives between Delray Beach and Delaware a couple times a year to visit his son and he has to have a SunPass and an E-ZPass account to pay the tolls. "It's a pain in the neck," said the 80-year-old retired opthalmologist. There's no end in sight. Although Congress required that all state toll systems be compatible by October 2016, the deadline passed and no new target date has been set. "We are unaware of any federal action as a result of the missed [deadline]," said Chad Huff, with Florida Turnpike Enterprise. Florida's SunPass, Georgia's Peach Pass, and North...
  • Florida’s Turnpike getting new lanes — but you’ll pay more to get in

    04/17/2017 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Kristina Webb
    As drivers approach the entrance for the express lanes, they will be given the option either to enter those lanes or stay in the so-called “general use” lanes.Express lane tolling is dynamic, meaning the price gets lower when traffic in the express lanes is light, and higher when congestion is worse.The turnpike express lane tolls will start at 25 cents above the regular toll price, said Chad Huff, turnpike spokesman.“There will be approach signs to alert drivers of the express lane price,” Huff said via email. “They will make a choice of which lane to use — the general toll...
  • Central Florida toll-road agency may kill planned toll hike

    04/17/2017 5:10:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2017 | Kevin Spear
    The region’s toll-road agency on Thursday will consider killing a big toll increase for drivers on its 109 miles of roads in the region. A 15 percent toll increase slated for July 1 was set in motion years ago when the Central Florida Expressway Authority was struggling financially. Axing the hike would hold down driving costs for both frequent and occasional travelers on toll roads in the Orlando area. Those using transponders and paying about $100 a month in tolls would be spared a total annual increase of nearly $200, according to the agency, while those who toss quarters into...
  • Bill calling for elimination of express lanes dies in subcommittee

    04/17/2017 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | eff Weinsier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposed bill to ban express lanes in Florida died Thursday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Despite causing an increase in crashes and confusion, express lanes, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, help move people faster, and that if they were eliminated the state would lose $1.5 billion over 10 years. All of that money is used to improve and fix roads. Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, filed SB 250 in January. It that would have allowed the express lanes to remain in operation only until tolls are collected to pay off the bonds that...
  • Comcast creates 600 jobs in Broward County (Florida)

    04/14/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The South Florida Journal ^ | April 13, 2017 | Emon Reiser, digital producer
    Comcast Corp. on Thursday announced 600 new jobs for its base in Miramar. The Philadelphia-based telecommunications giant (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said it aims to focus on improving its customer service by adding 5,500 customer service jobs across the country. A direct beneficiary of the plan, South Florida will be the base of Comcast's beefed up customer care team at 15800 S.W. 25th St. Among the hundreds of new sales and customer care jobs coming to Broward County, the Fortune 50 company will have 160 representatives dedicated to technical support for Comcast Business' small- and medium-business customers as well. "Today’s announcement shows...
  • Walt Disney World hiring 1,000 workers

    04/12/2017 12:58:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 11, 2017 | Sandra Pedicini
    Walt Disney World will hire more than 1,000 employees this spring. Disney is hoping to fill a variety of full-time and part-time positions at its theme parks, water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney Springs and more than 20 resort hotels. The company says it has openings in food and beverage, for bus drivers, lifeguards, and parking attendants. Candidates can apply online here....
  • Mana Wynwood Could Become Huge Latin American-Asian Financial Center (20K jobs in Miami, Florida)

    04/12/2017 12:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Jerry Iannelli
    Miami residents were already skeptical about mega-developer Moishe Mana's plans to pave over a huge portion of Wynwood and build a gleaming micro-city in its place. Mana, who splits his time between Manhattan and the Magic City, is the largest single landowner in Wynwood. For years, he's been fighting to turn his holdings into a gigantic,"arts-based" village complete with luxury shops and 24-story residential towers. But longtime Wynwood patrons have warned that the project would irrevocably change the low-lying warehouse neighborhood into another playground for the ultrarich. Those complaints came before Mana started comparing himself to Florida pioneer Henry Flagler,...
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

    04/11/2017 6:15:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2017 | By Alice Kantor, Ciara Bri'd Frisbie
    Not far from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida's coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn't real. The site of the hearing -- just four miles from Trump's weekend getaway in Palm Beach -- was clearly intended to send a signal: Much of Florida's coastline could one day be underwater, including some of the President's own prized properties. "Today we sit at ground zero of...