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2014-07-01 08:30:50

Powered by University Alliance, this 100% online for-credit certificate is designed to improve leadership skills and strengthen critical thinking to affect positive change at the local, state or national levels TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public safety and law enforcement professionals can prepare to climb the ranks or transition into new roles with the new For-Credit Graduate Certificate in Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership available 100% online from the...

2014-06-12 12:22:31

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to recognize an environmentally conscious Florida builder or developer, one whose projects prove that responsible growth and environmental protection can co-exist? Then remind builders to enter to win Florida Realtors® annual Environmental Award, popularly known as the ENVY, before the July 8, 2014, deadline. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110314/DC64568LOGO Florida Realtors introduced the ENVY Awards more than 20...

2014-05-30 23:05:14

The Village partners with University of Florida for ‘Health Vitality Mind’ Program, potential blueprint to advance senior living health services. Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Village retirement community announces a partnership with the University of Florida to house a team from the College of Public Health and Health Professions on The Village’s campus. The new program focuses on research and hands-on approaches to help improve the brain health of older adults. A...

2014-05-15 23:14:41

Youfit Health Clubs hits 70-Club milestone with newest gym in Tampa. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 South Florida-based Youfit Health Clubs has just achieved a major milestone – the opening of its 70th club nationwide. Youfit is now one of the fastest-growing fitness companies in America. Youfit (http://www.youfit.com) was started six years ago by Rick Berks, a successful entrepreneur (and South Florida native). The company hit the 70-club mark with its opening of a new club...

2014-04-29 23:03:50

Charitable project Pay It Forward, created by home security provider Protect America, won by University of Florida advertising team Optical Advertising. Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The University of Florida and home security giant Protect America have announced this year's winner of the charitable communications project "Pay It Forward" as student team Optical Advertising. The Pay It Forward Challenge tasks Advertising student groups with seeking local...

2014-04-29 08:47:09

Mr. Diener's Company is Revolutionizing How People Find Inexpensive Quality Hotels - Company's Business Model Relies on Flash Sale Promotions and Personal Call Center Service Offering Better Values. MIAMI, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Getaroom.com, a leading online discount hotel stay company, announced today its President and co-founder Bob Diener received the annual Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award this past Friday from the University of Florida's Warrington...

2014-04-14 12:35:42

The James M. Cox Foundation awards UF Health Shands Children's Hospital $100,000 to fund expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit. GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UF Health Shands Children's Hospital received a $100,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation to support the expansion of the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Construction is slated to begin in May and will be complete in one year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72976 The...

2014-04-11 23:25:17

Protect America and the University of Florida Empower Advertising Students to Help Bread of the Mighty Food Bank with Creative and Fundraising Needs Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 National home security company Protect America has announced its joint partnership with the University of Florida and participation in the charitable Pay It Forward program. The Company and University have joined together to help charities in Gainesville, Florida in a unique way. Pay It Forward spans the...

2014-04-04 12:21:34

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't wait to enter Florida Realtors® annual Environmental Award program, or you may be green with ENVY when the winner is chosen. Popularly known as the "ENVY" award, the honor goes to a development that best preserves Florida's natural quality of life. The award may be given in two categories: one for residential development and one for commercial development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110314/DC64568LOGO Summit...

2014-02-12 23:20:54

Prominent Florida business leaders bring industry knowledge and skills to the Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Florida MEP) Board. Celebration, Florida (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Florida MEP) is proud to announce the addition of two prominent business leaders to its board of directors. Professor W. Kinzy Jones and Paul Secor bring a wealth of industry knowledge to Florida MEP, a non-profit organization helping manufacturers gain...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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