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‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

By Mitch Perry, SaintPetersBlog.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com – June 18,2015 – While advocates for the U.S. liberalizing relations with Cuba have hailed President Obama‘s overture to the Castro-led government, they say there is still much more to be done, such as liberalizing travel restrictions that still exist. Today Engage Cuba, a group created to push for the end of the 53-year trade embargo, has a new ad that will begin airing on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC. “Since December, we’ve heard from Americans around the country who can’t believe […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Events, Featured, Government, News, Politics, Videos
Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Headlined Partisan Discussion For Potential Candidates

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 18, 2015 – In another stunning example of partisan behavior, Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Brenda Snipes headlined a Democrat panel for political candidates at a conference organized by her office’s attorney. Snipes was the part of the “Running for Office and Promoting Issue-Based Campaigns” session at the 2014 South Florida Women Of Color Empowerment Conference in Fort Lauderdale. As REDBROWARD reported last week, the group is the brainchild of Burnadette Norris Weeks, Snipes’ “right-hand” private contract […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Broward County, Featured, News, Politics
An illustration of saltwater intrusion. (Courtesy: floridaswater.com)

South Florida winning war against saltwater intrusion, but it’s not cheap

By Ann Henson Feltgen, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 18, 2015 – Saltwater intrusion leading to contaminated drinking water wells has long been feared in South Florida. But, billions spent on measures to protect our water supply — mostly paid for by utilities and their customers — have paid off so far. The invisible underground barrier separating salt and fresh water is holding saltwater back to the 1995 boundary or even farther east, scientists say. “This is a success,” said U.S. […]

Steamy With Maybe a Shower

Steamy With Maybe a Shower

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, June 18, 2015 – South Florida’s unusually dry June continues on Thursday with steamy conditions but just a chance of an early shower. Look for hot sun, clouds, and highs near 90 degrees. That pattern continues from Friday through Sunday, with 90 degree highs and just a few quick showers in spots. A few isolated afternoon storms are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, and highs will creep into the low 90s. Tropical Depression Bill […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Weather
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Rob Johnson looks on as Houston Astros' Chris Carter (L) hits a two-run homer off pitcher Jason Motte during the fifth inning of a MLB spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida in a March 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/files

Baseball’s Cardinals say committed to finding truth about data breach (Video)

By Steve Ginsburg in Washington (Reuters), June 17,2015 –  ­ The owner of the St. Louis Cardinals said on Wednesday he was committed to finding out if anyone in his organization hacked into the Houston Astros’ computers to steal team secrets and that any offenders “will be held accountable.” Federal authorities are investigating the Cardinals to determine who, if anyone connected with the baseball team, was involved in the data breach concerning Astros’ trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports. “These are serious allegations that don’t reflect who […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Sports
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Rob Johnson looks on as Houston Astros' Chris Carter (L) hits a two-run homer off pitcher Jason Motte during the fifth inning of a MLB spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida in a March 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/files

Cheating ingrained in baseball long before alleged Cardinals hack

By Steve Ginsburg, WASHINGTON (Reuters) ­June 17, 2015 –  Cheating in baseball has been a tradition since the days of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth ­ generations before Major League Baseball confirmed that the St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated for possibly hacking in to the computers of the Houston Astros. The practice has been romanticized because of the many uncomplicated ­ and often hilarious ­ ways to beat the system, whether by using a telescope from the center field stands to steal a catcher’s signs […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Sports, Technology
Chill at a Florida spring: This is Rock Spring Run at Kelly Park

Six cool outings for hot Florida weekend getaways

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 17, 2015 – It’s hot, but that doesn’t mean you have to seal yourself in air conditioning for the next five months. You can enjoy the natural and authentic Florida, even in the summer. Here are six weekend outings that are perfect for a hot, sunny summer weekend: 1. Bicycling. Try Jupiter Island. Why is it cool? The tree-shaded road on Jupiter Island gets ocean breezes. As long as you keep peddling, you stay […]

My Money Aha! Moment: 3 People on the Credit Wake-Up Call That Changed Their Lives

My Money Aha! Moment: 3 People on the Credit Wake-Up Call That Changed Their Lives

By Molly Triffin, LearnVest, June 17, 2015 – Ever had a wake-up call that, in an instant, changed the course of your life? Maybe you realized the person you were dating was The One, or it suddenly hit you that it was time to make a career 180 to pursue your true professional calling. We talked to three people who know the feeling—only their aha! moments had nothing to do with romance or work. Rather, their lightbulb moments helped them realize the […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Consumer, Featured
20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 17, 2015 – A nervous air passenger drives an off-duty pilot crazy with her worry about crashing, a Haitian immigrant wrestles with the cost of assimilation, a loving couple is depicted at two stages of their relationship – simultaneously, the new management of a previously buttoned down company seems to prefer employees who are puppets – literally. Intriguing premises are the jumping off points for the nine flights of theatrical whimsy in City […]

Mayo Expert Says New Cholesterol Drugs are Very Effective

Mayo Expert Says New Cholesterol Drugs are Very Effective

By Dennis Douda, Mayo Clinic.org, – June 17, 2015 – The FDA may approve the new medications for use later this year. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has recommended approval of the first drug in a new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, called PCSK9 inhibitors. PCSK9 is a protein that interferes with the liver’s ability to reduce levels of LDL, often called the bad cholesterol. A similar drug made by another company will be considered by the panel today. “The […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Featured, Health, MayoClinc.org, News
Feels Like July This Week

Feels Like July This Week

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, June 17, 2015 – South Florida feels more like July than mid June this week, with hot and sticky but mostly rain free conditions. On Wednesday and through the first half of the weekend, look for morning lows in the muggy upper 70s, a few clouds and maybe a quick early shower on the ocean breeze, and highs around 90 degrees. Shower chances go up a bit on Sunday and Monday, as the atmosphere moistens slightly, […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Weather
Avast ye lubbers! Pirate Festivals invade Florida

Avast ye lubbers! Pirate Festivals invade Florida

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 – Florida was strategically important for the protection of Spanish galleons that plied their way home with precious metals plundered from South America and the Caribbean. Heavily-laden vessels called the plate fleets sailed up the Gulf Stream through the straits that parallel Florida’s Keys, and pirates would prey on the fleets from their hidden sanctuaries in the Keys and along the Florida coast. Hurricanes created additional hazards, sometimes wrecking the ships on the […]