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2012-03-20 23:01:29

David A. Knight tabbed to help launch new Cloud Commerce revenue streams for media companies looking to expand their digital offerings. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Savtira Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud Commerce solutions company dedicated to converging all commerce platforms and supporting them on all devices, today announced that David A. Knight, former executive director for digital media sales for the New York Times Company´s regional media group, has joined...

2011-05-27 06:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) announced today that it has sold 14.0 acres of Miami land, including the building housing its subsidiary The Miami Herald Media Company and an adjacent parking lot, for a purchase price of $236 million to Bayfront 2011 Property LLC, a subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad (Genting). The transaction closed today. The Miami Herald Media Company is the publisher of The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, related...

2009-08-31 16:00:11

Import and export businesses in South Florida saw a sharp decline in business in the first five months of the year, the Miami Customs District said. In Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, importers and exporters saw a decline of $6.4 billion in sales or 14.7 percent, January through May, compared to the same period in 2008, The Miami Herald said Monday. In South Florida, 850,000 jobs are linked to import and export businesses. The region includes 44,000 exporters, the newspaper...

2009-06-27 13:58:49

Puerto Rico's new non-profit print newspaper -- The Daily Sun -- could be a model for struggling newspapers elsewhere, its editors say. This really has the potential to be a successful business model, Managing Editor Angel Matos told The Miami Herald in a story published Saturday. The Sun's seven reporters, and others on the 85-member staff, came from the San Juan Daily Star, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that closed last summer after 40 years. The Sun is selling about 15,000 copies...

2009-06-07 14:13:58

A man in Miami Beach, Fla., says he's being fined $50 for keeping Mr. Clucky, a bike-riding rooster known among the city's residents, in violation of city code. Mark Buckley, who keeps Mr. Clucky in his apartment, said a code enforcement officer came to his home May 27 to hand-deliver the citation for illegally keeping farm animals, The Miami Herald reported Saturday. He said, 'Don't shoot the messenger. I love Mr. Clucky,' Buckley said of the officer. The citation requires Buckley to find a...

2009-05-23 21:38:09

Two teenagers are facing charges in Florida after allegedly pulling an elderly man from his wheelchair, roughing him up and robbing him, police say. Miami-Dade police said they arrested the 17-year-old and 13-year-old boys Friday and charged them with strong-arm robbery and battery of an elderly person, The Miami Herald reported Saturday. Police say one of the teens was videotaped running up behind Celedono Carrera, 66, as he rode his motorized wheelchair in a parking lot May 8. The youth can...

2008-12-30 19:29:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) announced today that it has extended the closing date of its agreement to sell 10 acres of land adjacent to The Miami Herald in order to allow the buyer additional time to arrange financing in this difficult credit environment. The purchase price remains unchanged at $190 million -- $10 million of which McClatchy has already received in the form of a nonrefundable deposit. With the...

2008-08-02 15:00:23

By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Aug. 2--Shantel Scott got what everybody needs at some point in life -- a break. "I was in Marathon selling drugs -- smoking drugs -- and I ended up catching a charge," Scott told the Keynoter. "The judge sentenced me to the program, and it's the best thing that ever happened to me." "The program" is Women in Transition, which partners with Samuel's House, Inc., the Care Center for Mental Health and the women's in-house substance abuse...

2008-08-02 12:00:42

By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Aug. 2--While county staff is looking for ways to pare more dollars off the proposed property taxes for the coming year, one small agency is crossing its fingers with the hope that $68,000 will be added back into the budget. "That funding is for the counselors," says Dixie Humelsine, chairwoman of the Keys Center for Girls Board of Directors. "And the counseling is what makes this program unique." The former PACE Center for girls has been...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.