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2014-08-29 04:20:57

First stylish companion smartwatch that successfully delivers simplicity, affordability and style ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality One Wireless, a global leader in wireless distribution, and Omate, a leader in telecom wearable software design, announced today a partnership whereby Quality One will bring Omate X companion smartwatch devices to market in North and Latin America. The Omate X follows the successful launch of the TrueSmart, a first-of-a-kind...

2014-08-28 23:15:57

September 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of SAMHSA’s Recovery Month. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 National Recovery Month is nearly here, when people across the nation gather to celebrate the power of recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Alcohol and drug rehab Florida treatment center, Destination Hope has begun preparations for the 25th year of the event, which is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This...

2014-08-28 23:14:11

Tampa Bay Water is offering $20,000 in mini-grants to help fund projects and events sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that help promote protection of the region’s drinking water sources. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Tampa Bay Water is offering $20,000 in mini-grants to help fund projects and events sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that help promote protection of the region’s...

2014-08-28 23:12:35

Media coverage of celebrity suicide can sometimes lead to an increase in suicidal acts. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 A leading Florida mental health program is raising awareness about the possibility of suicide contagion as a result of media coverage surrounding Robin Williams’ death. When celebrity suicides make headlines, there is an increased risk of ‘copycat suicides’ among the general public. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center stresses that the focus...

2014-08-28 23:06:00

Save On Medical, an e-commerce and price transparency website used to help patients shop for affordable medical procedures, has been accepted into the Healthbox Florida accelerator program. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Save On Medical (http://www.saveonmedical.com) has been accepted into the Healthbox tech accelerator program in Tampa. Healthbox Florida has teamed up with Florida Blue to help seven innovative healthcare companies grow and achieve their goals. Healthbox...

2014-08-28 16:25:39

Wallace B. Anderson, Jr., a lawyer in Tampa, Florida, whose practice areas include: federal taxation, planning and controversies; estate planning; probate administration and litigation; trust administration and litigation; and business law, planning and transactions, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for the fifteenth (15th) consecutive year. TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martindale-Hubbell(®) has confirmed that attorney Wallace...

2014-08-28 16:24:59

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brick Markers® USA, Inc. ("BMI") is proud to announce the release of its new fund raising video. Sharon Rieck, President of BMI says, "Fund raising is serious business and our new video puts a humorous twist on what can be an intimidating and stressful undertaking for many organizations. We hope that our video gets the attention of organizations that have been searching for a more successful approach for raising money and...

2014-08-28 16:22:39

LONGWOOD, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Pro has been named the fourth largest privately owned company in Central Florida, according to Orlando Business Journal's Golden 100 Companies with revenues of $510 million. The company has 2 million customers, 2,750 employees and more than 1,800 heavy trucks. Waste Pro's growth and increased market share in eight Southeastern states was also recently recognized as part of Waste 360's 21st edition of their Industry Ranking. In its...

2014-08-28 16:22:19

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) President and CEO Eric Silagy issued the following statement today regarding the Florida Supreme Court's affirmation of the Florida Public Service Commission's approval of FPL's 2012 base rate settlement agreement: "We're extremely pleased by the court's unanimous decision, which affirms an important rate agreement that was developed and supported by key customer advocacy groups and thoroughly...

2014-08-28 08:27:48

SUNRISE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, completed the final stages of implementation of the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program in 9 of 11 regions and the Child Welfare (Foster Care) program statewide on August 1(st). Additionally, Sunshine Health's Long-Term Care (LTC) program celebrates its first anniversary. LTC implementation began a year ago and was complete on March 1(st) for the 10 regions in Florida served by...


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Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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