DEA issues warning of increase in fentanyl-related overdoses in Florida
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Miami Field Division on Saturday issued a Public Safety Alert warning Florida communities of an increase in mass-overdose events suspected to be related to drug supplies laced with a synthetic opioid.
How our community is getting active and helping to end lung disease, cancer
Here’s some great news for those who live and work in Orlando, Lakeland and Deltona: Your cities have tied for first place for the cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle solution, the American Lung Association reports.
How Orange County libraries are bringing back in-person events and all the fun
We all had to adjust to living in a “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some things are starting to go back to the way they were before, and that now includes in-person events at Orange County libraries.
Kremlin Leak Appears to Confirm Existence of Trump ‘Kompromat’
Reuters/Mikhail KlimentyevFor years, there have been whispers that the Russian government holds compromising materials on Donald Trump. Now, an alleged leak from the heart of the Kremlin appears to show them boasting about kompromat.The supposed leak obtained by The Guardian reportedly states that President Vladimir Putin personally approved a nefarious plan to throw Russia’s support behind Trump’s 2016 campaign. The document states that Putin, his spy chiefs, and top ministers agreed that a vicnews.yahoo.com
Live updates Biden to host virtual meeting of Western governors to discuss drought, heat and wildfires
On Capitol Hill, the House is expected to vote on a measure to establish a select committee to probe the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.washingtonpost.com
Orange County Convention Center is among venues leaning into virtual, hybrid events due to pandemic social distancing
In-person events will return once it's safe, but this year has shown the benefits of digital offerings. The space was designed specifically for hybrid events and can be used in collaboration with other OCCC venues, including the Linda W. Chapin Theatre and the Destination Lounge. The San Diego Convention Center has a section of its website dedicated to hybrid events where it promotes its numerous on-site options for hybrid and virtual events.Even smaller venues are adding new technology to allow for hybrid events. The shift to fully virtual events has had dramatic impacts on industries reliant on in-person events. When the events industry came to a standstill earlier this year, de Freitas quickly shifted to virtual and hybrid events.orlandoweekly.com
Trump has made double the number of campaign stops as Biden in race’s final three weeks
“He’s going around having events, big events — no masks, no protective gear, no precautions. Obama said of Trump during a drive-in rally with Biden on Saturday in Detroit. “That’s the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump right there. Trump cares about feeding his ego. Joe cares about keeping you safe and your family safe and getting this country moving again.”chicagotribune.com
Port Orange postpones Fourth of July event due to coronavirus pandemic
PORT ORANGE, Fla. Port Orange is the latest Central Florida city to call off its annual Fourth of July event in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made to postpone the event based on the reopening guidelines released by state and federal authorities, which wont allow for mass gatherings in the near future, a news release from city officials said. Florida is currently in full phase one of its three-phased plan to reopen the states economy. Details about when the event will take place were not immediately available but officials said they expect to hold it later this year. This was a tough decision to suspend our July 4th fireworks event at City Center," Mayor Don Burnette said.
UPDATE: Massive event planned at Orange County Convention Center postponed
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A large event that was set to take place at the Orange County Convention Center next month has been postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. [PREVIOUS: Orange County Convention Center could host big event as early as next month]Since 1888, the AAU has prided itself on providing quality event participation opportunities to millions of athletes in a safe environment, said AAU President & CEO Dr. Roger J. Goudy. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to move the AAU Volleyball event to start July 14. Prior to Fridays announcement, convention center officials were moving forward with a plan to safely put on the large event. The rescheduled AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships event will begin July 14, according to the news release.