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2014-09-18 23:04:30

Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up to help local employers enhance the health of their employees while also helping to increase productivity. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast have teamed up to help local employers enhance the health of their employees while also helping to increase productivity. Baptist Health and the YMCA have developed a personalized, analytics-driven program called...

2014-09-18 16:27:26

TAMARAC, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, Gurkha Cigars, makers of the world's finest and most expensive cigars, have partnered with The Eric Trump Foundation to raise money and awareness for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year, they offered a special private label cigar specifically for the Eric Trump Foundation that sold at auction for $30,000, following the golf tournament and fundraising...

2014-09-18 12:24:05

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tampa Bay area's only vegetarian/vegan festival returns to downtown Tampa Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 5th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest is a free event featuring guest speakers; healthy living and eco-friendly vendors; a children's area; live music; animal adoptions; and delicious vegan food. Leashed companion animals are welcome. Speaking at Veg Fest 2014 will be: Chef AJ, who melds comedy, cooking...

2014-09-18 08:35:17

NetDirector has been chosen by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum for their innovative data and document exchange solutions TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetDirector has secured their place as one of three finalists for the Excellence in Service award by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. The winners will be announced at this year's awards gala on November 21(st) at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The other two Excellence in Service finalists are Peak10 and CareerSource. Photo -...

2014-09-18 08:29:20

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that its wholly-owned Florida subsidiary, Sunshine Health, was elevated to Commendable Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Medical Managed Assistance and Child Welfare programs. NCQA evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system - physicians, hospitals, other providers, and administrative services in order to continuously...

2014-09-18 08:26:40

Brownie Brittle Debuts Limited Edition Paddington Single Serving Six-Pack WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheila G's Brownie Brittle, the perfectly indulgent and chocolaty gourmet brownie snack, has formed a sweet partnership with The Weinstein Company to celebrate the release of its new film, Paddington. From the producer of the Harry Potter franchise, and starring Nicole Kidman, Paddington opens in theaters December 25. Now Mom can bring home the world's most...

2014-09-17 23:15:57

Mobility Freedom, one of Florida’s leading providers of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive driving equipment and subsidiary of HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: HASC), recently celebrated two successes of its We Deliver Freedom program. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Mobility Freedom, one of Florida’s leading providers of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive driving equipment and subsidiary of HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: HASC), recently celebrated two successes...

2014-09-17 23:15:44

William McCormick, CEO of Medivance Billing and Michael Myles, CEO of Active Internet Marketing, come together to give an inside look at revenue growth and management in the addiction treatment and behavioral health industry. They will present to attendees of the 2014 Moments of Change Conference on Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Venetian Ballroom at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from 1:30 - 3:00pm. Traverse City, Michigan (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 William McCormick, CEO of...

2014-09-17 23:13:54

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, First Choice Reporting & Video Services, one of the largest court reporting firms in Florida, has announced it has merged with Miami-based court reporting firm, Network Reporting. The two privately held companies officially completed the merger September 15th, 2014. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Founded in 1997 by Kirsty Schouweiler, RPR, First Choice Reporting & Video Services is currently a leading force in the court reporting...

2014-09-17 23:13:31

Telcan has now promised its customers the cheapest calling card to India from USA. With this card, you can now make international calls at as low as $0.011 per minute. Florida, USA. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Telcan is the leading VoIP and calling solutions service provider who for the last several years has been rendering quality services in more than 233 countries around the globe. The company has rolled several software and mobile applications to elevate the quality and comfort of...


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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'