Thursday, July 27, 2017

Disney workers unions seek wage hike as 'path out of poverty'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Disney labor unions representing 36,000 full-time and part-time Disney workers announced Wednesday that they will seek wage increases as a "path out of poverty" for its members. "Our wages here in Central Florida are some of the lowest in the country," says Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here Local 362....

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As summer attendance dips, Disney World reduces black-out periods for passholders

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Following a slight drop in summer attendance, Disney World passholders with black-out dates will now be allowed into the parks a bit earlier than expected. Disney sent out an email announcing that Silver-level passholders and anyone with a Weekday Select Pass can now enter all four Disney World parks as...

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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights this fall

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Have you seen a guy with a chainsaw hand? Well, now's your chance. Today, Universal Studios announced that the Starz show Ash vs. Evil Dead will get its own house at this year's Halloween Horror Nights 27. Ash vs Evil Dead is the third house to be announced for this year's...

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Florida greyhound trainer could face suspension after high levels of caffeine found in dogs

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:21 PM

An administrative law judge Wednesday ruled that a longtime trainer of racing greyhounds should face a fine and license suspension after caffeine and other substances were found in six dogs at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Judge F. Scott Boyd issued a recommended order that said trainer Robert G. Dawson...

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Kanye West tribute night announced for the Social next month

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM

This August inimitable party-throwers Talk Yo Shit will be throwing a tribute party to the equally inimitable Kanye West downtown. Helmed by DJs Fiona, B8ta, Grape and Yost, "The Return of Saint Pablo" will be an unofficial sequel to the night that the TYS promoters put together at Spacebar last...

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UCF Police release intense video on how to survive an active-shooter scenario

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:23 PM

In an effort to create an informed student body, the UCF Police Department released a video explaining what to do in the case of an active-shooter situation. The video, which was released Wednesday, July 26 starts with a man pulling out a long gun in a school building. Sgt. Adam Casebolt...

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Rick Scott pitches pay raises for Florida law enforcement

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:43 AM

As he eyes a run for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday unveiled the first piece of his pending election-year budget proposal: a $30 million pay raise for state law-enforcement officers. The initiative would provide the boost in the budget year that begins in July 2018. It would...

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State regulators grapple with Florida Power & Light nuclear plans

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:43 AM

With Florida Power & Light saying it expects to “pause” the project, state regulators next month will wade into a dispute about how to handle the utility's long-discussed plans to add two nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade County. The dispute, detailed in documents filed last week at the Florida Public Service...

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Brooklyn bedroom project Bellows prove to be much more onstage

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:10 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Bellows, Will’s Pub, July 25 Bellows, the vehicle for musician Oliver Kalb, is part of the Epoch, a Brooklyn arts alliance that includes some indie luminaries like Eskimeaux, Told Slant and Small Wonder. Unlike some loose collectives, members of the Epoch aren’t just affiliated in name...

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Voice Hoist blends aesthetics and activism at Stardust Video & Coffee this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Following in the footsteps of Charlemagne Palestine, the Cocteau Twins and Joan La Barbara, Voice Hoist (formerly of Sarasota), creates some of the most moving, ethereal music that we’ve had the pleasure of experiencing in a long time. Voice Hoist creates whole choirs, storms in heaven, from just one voice....

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