Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UCF president calls violence in Charlottesville 'repugnant'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 4:32 PM

University of Central Florida President John Hitt called the violence in Charlottesville after a white supremacist rally "repugnant" and "an anathema to the values Americans hold dear." In a letter to the UCF community, Hitt says it's disturbing that so much of the violence occurred at the University of Virginia. Three...

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New Italian restaurant Maria & Enzo's coming to Disney Springs

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:24 PM

A new Italian concept is coming to Disney Springs by early next year. The new concept, Maria & Enzo's, is the brainchild of the Patina Restaurant Group, who also operate Morimoto Asia, as well as Tutto Italia and Via Napoli in Epcot, and the soon-to-open Edison. Similar to the Edison, the new Italian outpost...

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Another killer whale dies at SeaWorld following struggle with lung disease

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Kasatka, one of SeaWorld's oldest killer whales, was euthanized Tuesday night following a 10-year struggle with a bacterial respiratory infection. One of SeaWorld's last killer whales from the wild, Kasatka died at SeaWorld San Diego at around 8:15 p.m., surrounded by members of her pod as well as veterinarians and caretakers. SeaWorld...

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Even Marco Rubio thinks Trump's response to Charlottesville was terrible

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Marco Rubio, a Florida senator with a long history of vocally standing up to Trump only to slink away when it actually matters, went to Twitter yesterday to denounce the President for failing to condemn the actions of neo-Nazis and white supremacists at Charlottesville. In a series of six...

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Florida Highway Patrol says they will not issue ticket quotas

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:52 PM

A prohibition on ticket quotas will become part of training for supervisors and higher-ups in the Florida Highway Patrol, a top highway-safety official told Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet on Wednesday. Terry Rhodes, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said the move is...

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Slowdive, Son Volt, Budos Band and more added to St. Petersburg's Et Cultura fest lineup

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:47 PM

The second annual Et Cultura music, film and art festival in St. Petersburg is going big this year, with adventurous additions to the musical lineup that places it squarely among the upper echelon of Florida music events. Recently added to this year's lineup are Slowdive, Son Volt, Waxachatchee, the Florida...

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30 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Wednesday, August 16 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Wes Morrison 8...

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Hawkers' new menu items drop today and they're (almost) all home runs

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Hawkers Asian Street Fare has established itself as a mainstay in the Mills 50 district, thanks to chef Allen Lo, whose Malay heritage blessed us with curry laksa and char kway teow. Thank you, chef. Today, Hawkers debuts some new menu items — some push the envelope and some are...

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UF refuses white supremacist Richard Spencer's request to speak on campus

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:58 AM

The University of Florida has refused a request by white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus on Sept. 12, citing "serious concerns for safety." UF President Kent Fuchs said the decision was made after the violent events in Charlottesville where three people died during a white supremacist rally last...

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Diplo, Kaskade, Green Velvet and more announced for EDC Orlando's 2017 lineup

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:09 AM

The lineup for the 2017 Electronic Daisy Carnival was released and it's a doozy. Heavy on mainstream EDM, the lineup is packed with big name DJs and producers like Diplo, Green Velvet, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, and more. EDC will be descending on Tinker Field, near Camping World Stadium, Nov....

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