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2014-07-25 12:22:44

JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced the appointment of Naren Gursahaney to its board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110124/FL34682LOGO "We're extremely pleased to welcome Naren to the board of NextEra Energy," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "His strong leadership and extensive experience in driving growth through innovation, operational excellence and financial...

2014-07-25 12:22:16

JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of 72.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on Aug. 29, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110124/FL34682LOGO NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion,...

2014-07-25 12:20:45

Industry professionals can now prepare for a variety of non-flight aviation careers through the university's world-renowned College of Aeronautics. TAMPA, Fla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, regionally accredited Florida Tech is introducing the aviation industry's only Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management offered 100% online. Students earning this degree gain career-specific aviation and management knowledge...

2014-07-24 23:10:01

Empire Underwriters, with over 40 years of experience handling "Difficult to Place" risks, is now offering Workers Comp in the Northeast Region. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Empire Underwriters, a Managing General Agent, Program Manager and Excess and Surplus lines Broker now offers Workers Compensation Insurance programs to Agents and Brokers within the “Tough” “Hard to Place” or “Non-Standard” marketplace. Empire, with over 40 years experience in...

2014-07-24 23:09:18

The focus of the “Your Network Is Your Net Worth” panel is building potential cash flow by building relationships with influential individuals. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The 6th Annual Coast 2 Coast Convention, taking place Labor Day Weekend in Miami, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from a mixed panel of influential tastemakers at the "Your Network Is Your Net Worth" Panel. Panelist will include; Erik Mendelson (Co Founder of Digiwaxx and Manager for...

2014-07-24 23:08:04

The “Social Media Influence” Panel at the 6th Annual Coast 2 Coast Convention explains why the music scene is heavily influenced by social media. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The 6th Annual Coast 2 Coast Convention, taking place Labor Day Weekend in Miami, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from a mixed panel of influential hip hop blog owners and editors at the Social Media Influence Panel. Panelist include; DJ Z (Editor in Chief of DJBooth.net), Justin Hunte (Editor...

2014-07-24 23:05:26

Miami-based active Life & Water Sport Brand promises to reveal latest collection of fashionable and technical footwear for life, fitness, wellness and water sport. ZEM’s perfect blend of natural motion, protection and comfort will be on display at the largest outdoor retailer and watersport shows in Salt Lake City, Ut. and Orlando, Fla. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 This summer, ZEMgear's Active Life & Water Sport Collections will be unveiling its fashionable and technical...

2014-07-24 23:03:46

Dazzling Deals Tickets announces that Susan Boyle will be touring throughout North America in 2014. This popular ticket exchange is offering the customer appreciation promo code CHEAP for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 For the first time in her career, Susan Boyle will be touring across the United States. The Scottish singer first became a known musical commodity after appearing on the British television reality show, Britain’s Got Talent. Her first song on the show...

2014-07-24 08:23:33

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time events that were observed by several national delegations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129986 "The outstanding result is that we have demonstrated the full range of advanced network capabilities that only MEADS can...

2014-07-23 23:23:53

Ocean Breeze Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Pompano Beach, Florida, has achieved the prestigious gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission, an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits health care organizations throughout the United States. Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ocean Breeze Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Pompano Beach, Florida, has achieved the prestigious gold seal of approval from the Joint...


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

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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