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BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court saying that the British oil giant had to pay business claims tied to the 2010 BP oil disaster, BP has closed its internal oil spill claims program. That program was the means for the more than 10,000 claimants who opted out of the BP’s settlement agreement or [...]

Baptist sells LifeFlight

Air Methods Corp. announced today that it has acquired the four bases of Baptist LifeFlight, owned by Baptist Health Care. According to press release, 43 clinical Baptist employees joined the Air Methods team as part of the acquisition. The change is effective immediately, with continued service to [...]

Donovan scores nice pay raise with Melbourne

Donovan scores nice pay raise with Melbourne

When Pensacola Airport Director Greg Donovan start work on August 1 with the Melbourne Airport Authority, he will earn over $25,000 more. The authority board voted this week to pay him $150,000 annually. His salary with the city of Pensacola was only $123,593. Apparently there is more upside in [...]

New downtown restaurant hiring

New downtown restaurant hiring

V. Paul's, the sister restaurant of Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grill, is opening soon in the heart of Downtown Pensacola. The Italian restaurant is in the final stages of construction and is ready to start the hiring process. If you, a family member, friend, or associate are interested in working at [...]

Studer Group leader Dan Collard address House committee

Studer Group leader Dan Collard address House committee

Studer Group Senior Leader Dan Collard testified yesterday before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs about the importance of reducing variance and creating a culture of consistency, alignment, and standardization. Collard testified that in Studer Group's experience with more than 900 [...]

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Greg Donovan, Director of the City-owned Pensacola International Airport (PNS), will leave to take a position as the Executive Director of the Melbourne Airport Authority / Melbourne International Airport (MLB), located in Melbourne, [...]

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 [...]

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