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Tampa Bay Business Journal
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Jane Castor will be Tampas next mayor.The former chief of police won with 73 percent of the vote, while her opponent David Straz fell short, garnering only 27 percent of the vote in Tuesdays runoff election. With 101 out of 103 precincts reporting before 8 p.m., Castor had a lead of about 24,500 votes with Castor leading 73.31 percent to Strazs 26.69 percent.The 59-year-old former police chief has been praised throughout the race for running a straightforward campaign, while Straz
The Current Hotel, opening soon in Rocky Point, will be the first of a wave of new hotels in Tampa Bay that cater as much to residents as they do tourists.
Visit Tampa Bay officials share insight on the challenges and opportunities with domestic and international tourism for the area.
MarineMax Inc. NYSE: HZO has acquired a Texas-based boat dealership with markets in the Austin and San Antonio areas. The Clearwater recreational boat and yacht retailer acquired all of Sail & Ski Centers assets. Its shareholders, who will remain as its operators, received an initial cash payment at closing and can earn additional payments, subject to certain future performance metrics. Further terms of the transaction were not disclosed. We have been longtime industry partners of MarineMax
T. Rowe Price NASDAQ: TROW, a global investment management firm, said it anticipates that 169 employees will lose their jobs by the end of June as it prepares to fully shut down operations in Tampa. The firm announced in May 2018 that it planned to close its operations center as consumers shift away from using the telephone to going online for customer service.About 400 employees worked in the office at Tampas Corporate Center II at International Plaza at the time of the announcement. T.
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By Rachael Ramchand In Florida, serious water quality issues have been occurring for quite some time. In the Tampa Bay Area, water goat devices are usedto capture garbage that flows out of storm water discharge areas, preventing debris from polluting and causing damage to the ecosystem. These devices strain the water, collecting hundreds of pounds of garbage, which would have ended up in the water if not blocked. The water goats are managed by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and adopted by Phi Theta Kappa a group that cleans the water goats monthly. There are 13 water goat devices in the area, and according to the Tampa Bay Times, in the month of May, these water goat devices each caught, on average, 142 pounds of garbage last year 73 percent of which were plastic bottles. This environmental issue that is threatening Floridas waters can be largely due to laws that were passed, stating that cities are not allowed to ban the use of plastic bags, containers nor plastic foam. Fortunately, there are ways to help combat this environmentally-threatening issue, and the local advocates in Tampa have already begun. The prevention of plastic pollution in the Tampa Bay Area initially began ...
By Paige Johnson Babe Ruth, one of the greatest and most well-known baseball players of all time once said, The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they dont play well together, the team wont be worth a dime. Team comradery has a lot to do with a teams long term success. Of course skill level still matters, but more often than not, the team with the most talent doesnt bring home the winning trophy. Skill is just one part of being great. Without the right mind set and having a sense of cohesiveness, teams will face a lot of adversity especially when they enter the more important parts of their seasons. Teams that consist of friends that trust each other and have spent time to build relationships with one another are more fun to be a part of. They have a better turn out at practices and games, which positively impacts the success in competition. As a senior on the UT womens lacrosse team, I couldnt agree more with this philosophy. So far, this season has been different than any other ...
By: Francisco Navarro The era of using fossil fuels as a major resource is over, and the planet is begging us to commit to renewable energy. The journey ahead will be one of extreme difficulties, but if we make the effort and start switching to easily accessible clean energy solutions, we can start making a difference. Solar energy is one of many vital solutions for reverting climate change. Especially in Florida, where solar heat is abundant, its an indispensable addition to our community. The St. Petersburg Pier project, expected to open this upcoming summer, has set in motion the installation of a solar panel canopy for the Piers parking lot. St. Petersburg leased the agreement with Duke Energy Florida, a leading company who provides renewable energy solutions across the U.S. The solar panel car canopy is estimated to cost $2 million. However, Duke will pay for the system in full and is solely responsible for its construction and maintenance through its duration. Although a million-dollar parking lot may be expensive, its an investment that is crucially needed. This new feature not only provides shaded parking from the hot Florida weather, but its sole purpose is to create a positive impact ...
By Travis Politakis With the increase in popularity of sports over the last century, came the increase and demand of bigger and better stadium venues. Stadiums such as Bostons Fenway Park, Chicagos Wrigley Field and Green Bays Lambeau Field are some of the most historic stadiums in all of sports that fans love to visit. But over the years, new stadiums have been built with nicer amenities, larger capacities and are also becoming more sustainable. Since 2014, five new stadiums have arisen across the United States in all four major professional sports. Stadiums use a large number of resources because they hold 50,000 plus people for over three hours. From food, cups, parking, restrooms, lights, groundwork and electricity, employees work tirelessly to provide fans with an intimate experience to watch their favorite teams and players perform. One stadium that offers this experience is Chase Field of the Arizona Diamondbacks. At the entrance of the stadium, Chase Field has the APS solar pavilion. The pavilion provides fans with shade while waiting in line in the grueling Arizona heat in the dog days of summer. The pavilion also generates clean energy for the grid as it is made out of over 20 ...
By Lindsay Price UTs Faculty Sustainability Committee is tasked with finding ways to conserve energy, protect the environment and pioneer a more sustainable future on campus. Members of the committee brainstorm proposals to improve UTs environmental footprint, as well as organizing events and initiatives to encourage students to get involved. The mission often overlaps with their personal life as well three members of the committee have installed solar arrays on their homes. Stephen Kucera, associate professor of biology, stresses the importance of committee members living by their environmental values. He identified greenhouse gas emissions as the most worrying concern for the committee going forward. So what can UT do to remedy this issue Set a goal of net zero carbon emissions, both by reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of renewable power, said Kucera. This includes renewable power generated on campus. UT already has a sizable portfolio of buildings and activities in the pursuit of a greener, more sustainable campus. Kucera has received funding from UT Student Government for three proposals he wrote to tackle this problem over the last five years. The cumulative amount received totals to $138,000 and the money has gone toward more sustainable buildings ...
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The Boston Red Sox swept a three-game series against the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend and look to be figuring things out.
The WNBA regular season begins May 24th, with CBS Sports Network to air its first game between the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky May 25th.
As a WWE brand ambassador, Dana Warrior keeps a busy outreach schedule, but has recently been crafting storylines with the creative team.
WWE, in the wake of WrestleMania, endures a spate of injuries, including Daniel Bryan and Sheamus, and RAW and SmackDown roster shakeups.
Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the RBC Heritage, welcomes a field that includes Masters contenders Dustin Johnson and Francesco Molinari.
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