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6 hrs ago | Limerick Today

Mayo Minister unhappy with decision to play replay in Limerick

The Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport says he disagrees with the GAA's decision to stage the All Ireland football semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo in Limerick.


Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Bradenton Times

Terri Wonder Appointed to UCF Research Advisory Board for Study of Combat Stress

Terri Wonder , candidate for Manatee County Commissioner-at-Large, District 6, has been appointed to the University of Central Florida RESTORES military advisory board for the study of combat stress.


Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Florida, US Military, US Army, us Travel, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Poised to pick up: Projects could boost slow pace of Volusia's economic recovery, economist says

DELAND Volusia County has lagged other Central Florida counties in recovering from the Great Recession, which ended in 2009, but that could soon change, thanks to several large projects either already underway or planned.


Related Topix: Deland, FL, Volusia County, FL, Debary, FL, Daytona Beach, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Mother to Islamic State: 'Please release my child'

The mother of a journalist held hostage by the Islamic State appealed to the leader of the militant group Wednesday, asking for her son's release.


Steven Sotloff's mother pleads for journalist's release

The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors.


Related Topix: Journalism, Iraq, World News, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Creative Loafing Tampa

Triumph & travesty: a primary election round-up

Unlike spirited Democratic Party gubernatorial encounters in 2002 and 2006, there was little suspense going into this week's primary election between Charlie Crist and Nan Rich, with the former Republican poised to easily defeat his sole challenger for his new party's nomination.


Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, US Politics, Jim Davis, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Bill Nelson

Click Orlando

Exclusive: Carjacking victim speaks out



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Penn State in Ireland: Nittany Lions leave HIA for Dublin

The cargo was packed Tuesday morning and then the Penn State football players went through practice and dinner before it was their turn.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Limerick Today

Kerry and Mayo clash set to provide boost for Limerick

LIMERICK is set for a multi-million euro windfall at the weekend as the Gaelic Grounds is set to host the All Ireland football semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo.


Los Angeles Dodgers

Top prospect Seager among four heading to AFL

Infielder Corey Seager is one of four Dodgers prospects named Tuesday to the Glendale Desert Dogs' roster for the upcoming Arizona Fall League.


Related Topix: Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Sports, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers

95.5 The Fish

Advice for New College Students

It's a big step that comes with tons of advice. Below is an excerpt from the website - Today Parents written by college student Sarah Bourassa.


Related Topix: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Temple University

Business Wire

UC Funds Structures and Funds a $9.65 Million Bridge Loan in Winter Springs, FL

GrandeVille at Town Center will be a 244 unit, class AAA apartment complex with first-rate amenities.


Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL, Orlando, FL

Business Journal

$70M Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center to break ground in March

Rick Weddle said the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center could create 20,000 direct jobs in 10 years time.


Business Journal

UCF earns an 'A' in Niche's first-ever best overall college rankings

The University of Central Florida ranked No. 106 out of more than 1,000 schools nationwide in Niche's first-ever best overall college rankings.


Mon Aug 25, 2014


British Intel ID Foley Killer as Former London Rapper

British intelligence officials have identified a London rapper who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist militants as the man who killed American journalist James Foley in a beheading video that surfaced last week, according to British news outlets.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear County, England,

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Report: Britain identifies man in video of Foley's death

British intelligence officials have identified the man who killed an American journalist in a brutal beheading video that surfaced last week, NBC News reported Sunday citing unnamed U.K. security sources.



5 Feel Good (Yet Random) Facts That Will Brighten Your Day

Hate speeders? So does Stockholm. Kevin Richardson proposed the idea of rewarding drivers traveling at or below the posted limit with a cash lottery, funded by the fines on speeding drivers.


Related Topix: Sweden, World News, Travel, Stockholm, Sweden Travel, Europe Travel, Sweden Travel, Lottery

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Elevate academics, top students will be as revered as athletes

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Related Topix: Orange County, FL, Orlando, FL, Astatula, FL, Eustis, FL


ISIS captive Sotloff's friends praise his talent, passion

When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Journalism, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 22, 2014


UCF student describes armed home invasion

A University of Central Florida student was attacked in an armed home invasion at a campus-affiliated housing complex, according to the UCF Police Department.