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Pensacola airport director offered Melbourne job

Pensacola airport director offered Melbourne job

The Melbourne Airport Authority today offered the executive director's position to Pensacola International Airport Director Greg Donovan. Florida Today reports that he was the unanimous choice of the six authority members. The pay scale listed for the job is between $129,000 to $163,000 [...]

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to halt BP's payments of claims stemming from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In a one-sentence order issued today, the justices said they wouldn’t put a hold on lower court rulings that require the oil company to begin making the payments, part of a $9.2 [...]

Big Tobacco loses in court

Big Tobacco loses in court

U.S. SUPREME COURT TURNS DOWN TOBACCO CASES The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members. The Supreme Court did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the appeals, which were filed by [...]

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has found that the Deepwater Horizon explosion was due to a Blowout Preventer that failed due to an unrecognized pipe buckling phenomenon. In its two-volume draft investigation report that was release yesterday, CSB said, "The blowout preventer (BOP) that was [...]

See ‘Big Hex,’ IHMC running robot (video)

See ‘Big Hex,’ IHMC running robot (video)

This video documents IHMC's work on the HexRunner project. Designed and built in late 2013 to demonstrate key fast-running robotic balance and control principals at the heart of IHMC's FastRunner technology, the hexRunner robots have eclipsed a few robotic records. This video outlines the speed [...]

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

courtesy NorthEscambia.com The Town of Century is locked in a battle with Pensacola Energy Services, the city of Pensacola's gas utility. PES has been providing natural gas to businesses and schools inside Century's franchise area. NorthEscambia.com reports that Century Mayor Freddie McCall has [...]

ECAT seeks feedback

Representatives from Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) announced the start of the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), a study of the routes, schedules and amenities that ECAT provides. Designed to evaluate the system’s existing operations, the COA will also consider priorities for [...]

BP must continue to pay business claims

BP must continue to pay business claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected yesterday the BP's request to maintain a temporary halt on payments to businesses that can’t prove they were directly damaged by its 2010 oil spill. BP wanted the suspension of claims to continue while it appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In [...]

A.B.C. Beverage Tastings schedule set

A.B.C. Beverage Tastings schedule set

Press Release: Atlas Oyster House is proud to present our next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.). This semester we will be focusing on handcrafted beers as well as featured spirit brands and our newest addition - cocktails with Josh Goldman, our very own beverage director. In addition [...]

Credit unions join forces to finance another Innisfree hotel

Credit unions join forces to finance another Innisfree hotel

Press Release: Navy Federal Credit Union and Pen Air Federal Credit Union have announced their latest joint commercial loan project, the Holiday Inn Resort on Fort Walton Beach, Fla., owned and operated by Innisfree Hotels, Inc. This marks the credit unions’ second exclusive joint venture with [...]

Florida Chamber hands out grades for local lawmakers

The Florida Chamber of Commerce today released the actual grades earned by all members of the House and Senate on the Florida Chamber’s 2014 Legislative Report Card. For the Panhandle region, six legislators earned “A” grades: Senate President Don Gaetz Rep. Doug Broxson Rep. Marti [...]

BP says it will appeal to Supreme Court

BP says it will appeal to Supreme Court

Reuters is reporting that BP said today that it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a court ruling concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which forces the company to pay some businesses for economic damages without the businesses having to prove the spill caused their losses. On [...]

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