Education

Nova Southeastern University Part of Tortuga Music Festival

By ak927 FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– March 28, 2014 – Getting together to enjoy good music and good friends in an awesome location is never a bad thing. Throw in the opportunity to learn about environmental conservation and what you can do to help only makes it better. That’s what the Tortuga Music Festival is all about. That’s why not only is it held on world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach, it also includes the Guy Harvey Conservation Village. This village will feature many organizations that are dedicated to not only helping and protecting our environment and natural resources, but also to educating and sharing information with the community. Some of those participating include NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI,) the university’s Oceanographic Center and its National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI). “This event is great because it allows us to share information with people in a fun location,” said Richard Dodge, Ph.D. dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center “People come for the music and the setting, and we’re able to provide them with some valuable information at the same time.” NSU is very excited to be part of this event, which is scheduled for Sat., April 12th and Sun., April 13th, as it provides a venue for researchers …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Local News

Ultra Music Festival starts Friday

Ultra Music Festival starts Friday and will impact traffic in downtown Miami. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday and Sunday. More than 165,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event at Bayfront Park. There will be traffic detours in effect during the festival. All southbound traffic along Biscayne Boulevard are detoured west at Northeast Fourth Street to Northeast Second Avenue and continues southbound to Northeast Second Avenue. Northbound traffic is reduced to two lanes and shifted to the southbound lanes of Southeast First Street and continues northbound until Northeast Fourth Street. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Religion

Israel may be cut out of Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land

By Michele Chabin JERUSALEM (RNS) Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal told journalists that Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Jordan and the Palestinian-ruled West Bank will take place, even if the Israeli foreign ministry strike continues. The post Israel may be cut out of Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Religion

Pope Francis summons ‘Bishop Bling’ to the Vatican for private talks

By Eric J. Lyman VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican sources confirmed Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst met with the pontiff at the Apostolic Palace but released no information about what the two men discussed. The post Pope Francis summons ‘Bishop Bling’ to the Vatican for private talks appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Local News

Miami Seaquarium being sold to Calif.-based company

The Miami Seaquarium is being sold to a California-based company that is a subsidiary of Spanish theme park operator Parques Reunidos. Palace Entertainment signed an agreement in the past month to buy the 38-acre park on Virginia Key. Owner Wometco Enterprises will close the deal after the Miami-Dade County Commission votes on a resolution approving the purchase in the next few months. The Seaquarium leases the land from the county and pays on a fluctuating scale based partly on revenues. President and general manager Andrew Hertz said talks had been underway for more than two years. He did not disclose terms of the deal but said Palace Entertainment initiated the sale. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Local News

Beach Place security guard sold marijuana to undercover officer, police say

A security guard at a beachfront entertainment plaza in Fort Lauderdale was arrested Thursday after he sold marijuana to an undercover police officer, police said. Jeffrey Mincy was arrested on one count of delivery of cannabis. According to a Fort Lauderdale police report, Mincy met with the undercover officer and agreed to sell him $20 worth of marijuana while he was working as a security guard at Beach Place. In December, the city deemed Beach Place a nuisance because of continued illegal activity on the property. One of the recommendations presented to the owners was to increase the number of uniformed security guards. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

#FAU presents B.o.B, Methodman and Redman hosted by DJ Skribble on April 1st at...

By Florida Atlantic University #FAU presents B.o.B, Methodman and Redman hosted by DJ Skribble on April 1st at the Boca Raton campus! Tickets are $40 for general public, but only $5 for students (and, no, that’s no joke)! *Get your tickets in advance at the Student Union & avoid the lines as this show is sure to sell out. …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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