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2014-04-15 12:33:32

Clinton Global Initiative "Commitment to Action" Creates Scholarship Matching Program. PENSACOLA, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), the world's first private, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Investments (SACS) accredited, online school district, today announced that the Brown Mackie College system of schools ("Brown Mackie College") has launched ed2go's Career Online High School...

2014-04-15 12:27:23

After Crushing the $5 Million Guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Will Return This August with a $10 Million Guaranteed Championship HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The televised WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship, which kicked off April 10 and continues through April 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, has drawn 1,795 entries, surpassing the $5 million guarantee and...

2014-04-15 12:21:31

Charging Stations Added to Offer Additional Amenities for Tenants, Employees and Customers BOWIE, Md., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SemaConnect, Inc. announced today that they were chosen by Southeast Financial Center in Miami, FL to install electric vehicle charging stations at their office building and plaza. The electric vehicle charging stations are part of a large renovation effort designed to make the building and plaza one of the most sought after locations in Downtown Miami. The...

2014-04-15 12:21:09

TAMPA, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA-based online car rental service provider, National Travel Deals (NTD), is open for business today at www.NationalTravelDeals.com. As an international car rental broker, NTD provides rentals in the United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Europe, Latin America, Australia and other worldwide locations. "With aggressive pricing, strong partnerships, and a keen executive management team, National Travel Deals will become a popular...

2014-04-15 08:29:52

LAKE MARY, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access MediQuip, the nation's largest and leading innovator in surgical and implant management solutions, today announced an agreement with Osler Health IPA/Osler Health Management to provide quality-driven surgical bundles and pay-for-performance programs. The surgical bundle will be coordinated via Osler's national primary-care driven independent practice association (IPA) and delivered to Osler's growing surgical network. Osler is...

2014-04-15 08:26:57

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When we want to cool off on a sweltering South Florida summer day, we just flip a switch and crisp, cold air floods our homes and workplaces. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73133 But in pre-air conditioning South Florida, people had to be a little bit more creative. Starting Saturday, May 2, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will present "Beating the Heat: Surviving Summer in South Florida" - at the H. Wayne...

2014-04-15 08:22:29

FLASH cites disturbing survey findings and offers new evacuation safety resources ORLANDO, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation. The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed. In...

2014-04-15 08:20:54

DMEautomotive study provides fresh evidence that dealership avoidance is a new car buying "normal" DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be the second most expensive purchase of most people's lives, but new research from DMEautomotive (DMEa) reveals that a growing number of Americans are bypassing test-drives - and making strikingly few visits to dealerships - in their car-buying process. The latest survey of roughly 2,000 automotive consumers(1) found that,...

2014-04-14 23:09:08

Tampa, Florida-based Healthesystems, a workers' compensation pharmacy and ancillary benefits management company, was named a Top Workplace for a second consecutive year based on employee surveys conducted by an independent research firm. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Healthesystems was named one of the best places to work in Tampa Bay for a second consecutive year. The designation as a Top Workplace was based on employee surveys conducted by an independent research firm on...

2014-04-14 23:01:07

US Federal Contractor Registration is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Florida. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 595 contracting opportunities in Florida. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Florida. Currently after reviewing the federal...


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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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