Florida Gators Take 8th Spot in Coaches Poll

Capital One Orange Bowl University of Florida Gators vs. University of Virginia College Football in Miami Gardens, Florida, USA on December 30, 2019. Photo and Caption: Gregory Reed The Florida Gators have come out on top in the league of college sports. The Gators’ third football season under Coach Dan Mullen is starting right where

Florida Ranks 26 on List of Highest Makeup of Military Personnel Among the 50 States

Flag of the State of Florida on a military uniform. Photo and Caption: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock.com Florida may not be a place you think of when you hear of the military. But did you know that Florida has over 50 military bases, with more active military members that make up 317 out of every 100,000 people

Billion-Dollar Reservoir for Florida Everglades Thanks to Federal Contract

Image by emisoo2 from Pixabay  A federal bill worth $1.6B gives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority to begin planned water development projects, including a reservoir for the Everglades. The 10,100-acre, $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project would begin as planned under a bill adopted by the U.S. House. The Water Resources

Florida’s Maritime Industry Awaiting Federal Funding

Image by Matt O’Donnell from Pixabay  Seaports have not had much business since the COVID-19 pandemic.This is because Florida’s ports have been particularly shut down bringing the cruise and tourist industries to a halt. Furthermore, the decline in demand for steel and automobiles has added to the lack of port traffic.The American Association of Port

Where to Catch the 5 Best Sunsets in Florida

Image by David Frampton from Pixabay  St. George Island The St. George Lighthouse. Photo: www.floridasforgottencoast.com Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park is a beautiful 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Located just off North Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. George Island is one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled barrier islands

SEC Order Filed Against VALIC Financial Advisors for Not Disclosing Payments to Florida Educators

Image by Shannon Anderson from Pixabay The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has reached a $40 million settlement with VALIC Financial Advisors (VFA) over failing to disclose payments to promote services to Florida educators. The company made the announcement on July 28 via the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website. The SEC

Python Parasite is Wreaking Havoc on Florida’s Native Wildlife

Burmese python. Image by skeeze from Pixabay  A lung parasite is negatively affecting the Burmese python population of Florida as well as Florida’s native snakes and animals. New research out of the University of Florida shows the pythons spread a parasite also known as Raillietiella orientalis to Florida’s native snakes, and now the native snakes

Florida Breweries At Risk of Closing Indefinitely Unless Provided Aid

Image by cerdadebbie from Pixabay  Over 100 Florida breweries are in danger of closing permanently in the next two weeks unless the state government can provide much needed aid. After facing closures because of the coronavirus, many bars and breweries have found themselves in dire straits financially. Unless state or federal aid is provided, these

Republican National Convention to Return to North Carolina after Trump Cancels in Jacksonville

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It was just six weeks ago that Trump decided against holding the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte after clashing with Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper over what the president then deemed to be overly strict demands related to coronavirus. Trump and the Republican

The University of Florida Secures $70 Million Artificial Intelligence Partnership

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  The University of Florida (UF) has made a valuable investment in themselves.  The feat is thanks to a partnership with Silicon Valley-based technology company NVIDIA. UF and NVIDIA entered into a $70 million deal that UF officials say will make the school a leading educational institution for an artificial