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2014-09-11 08:25:55

TripleVMusic.com Levels Playing Field for Independent Artists Striving to Break Through to the Mainstream, Draw Attention of Record Labels, Music Investors, and Increasing Fan Base. TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In developing its innovative, interactive free mobile app, TripleVMusic.com has two goals: to build a strong community of music fans united in their love of new music, and to offer a new kind of opportunity for fledgling artists to engage with their core...

2014-09-10 23:02:22

Lorillard Tobacco Company has moved for leave to file a supplemental brief on jurisdiction after the Florida Supreme Court denied the company’s entitlement to a new trial; the motion relates to a settlement over a wrongful death tobacco lawsuit. The plaintiffs in the litigation are represented by Parker Waichman LLP; The Alvarez Law Firm; Gordon & Doner, P.A.; Law Office of Robert S. Glazier; Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP; and The Mills Firm, P.A. Port...

2014-09-10 23:02:07

Cannabis Career Institute joins forces with Spanish speaking CCI Español to provide Medical Marijuana training, in Spanish only, for Hispanic and Latino business enterprises in the cannabis industry. The class is designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to get involved in a variety of marijuana businesses in this newly forming industry. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The medical marijuana industry is coming to Florida. With Florida's ever growing Spanish...

2014-09-10 20:20:26

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun Trolley has announced the addition of new security cameras and display systems in all of the trolleys servicing its seven routes. These security and display systems offer several additional benefits for the approximately 40,000 passengers who utilize one or more of the Sun Trolley's routes per month. In addition to on-board security cameras, the trolleys will now sport exterior LED Screens that display route information,...

2014-09-10 16:23:41

Foo Foo Festival to Boost Fall Tourism PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For 12 days in November, visitors to Pensacola--known for the most beautiful beaches in the nation--can extend their enjoyment to Foo Foo Festival, with a dizzying schedule of events. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140910/145160 What is Foo Foo Fest? It is a celebration of new and established culturally creative happenings, events and experiences under one banner. Foo Foo Fest is big fun,...

2014-09-10 16:23:35

Elite Alumni Club Old School Event Supports Three Local Organizations - Includes Music from LoCash Cowboys, Charity Golf Tournament, and Massive Tailgate TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Internet radio and digital broadcast platform provider StationDigital Corporation (OTCQB: SDIG) today announced it is the Title Sponsor of the Old School Open, a September 18(th) to 20(th) charity auction, golf, football, and tailgating event for Florida State University (FSU) alumni. The...

2014-09-10 08:37:54

ORLANDO, Florida, DUBLIN and ATLANTA, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysnet Global Solutions today announced that ComplianceMaker, its PCI DSS compliance management solution, is now certifying to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.0. Sysnet(R) is a market leader in payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant retention solutions for acquiring organizations. The announcement was made today at...

2014-09-10 08:28:00

Florida, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York Lead as Top 5 States with Most Minutes Read in Summer 2014 NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children worldwide set a new world record for summer reading by logging 304,749,681 million minutes in the 8(th) annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge (between May 5, 2014 and September 5, 2014), breaking the 2013 world record of 176,438,473 reading minutes. This summer, 7,334 schools, from across all 50 states and 29 countries,...

2014-09-10 08:26:47

'Big Deal about Big Data' -- Special edition of Classified Intelligence Report ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Facebook does it. So do EBay and AutoTrader.com. Slando in Ukraine, SeLoger in France and Seek in Australia all do it. All of those companies, and dozens more, are using Big Data from their classified and marketplace services to increase revenue, improve engagement and strengthen their bottom lines. Logo -...

2014-09-10 08:21:39

Offsite airport parking company collects canned goods September 8 - September 30, matching $1 for every pound donated CINCINNATI, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Fast Park family of offsite airport parking companies launches its seventh annual Canned Food Drive from September 8 through September 30 in support of National Hunger Action Month. Local collections will take place in 13 markets across the United States including Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Cincinnati,...


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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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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