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Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Looking for Magic: Orlando returns home after split, Thunder and Pacers trying to get on track            [Author: AP]
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Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the county was targeted by the Russian intelligence service, known as the GRU. The hackers sent spearphishing emails to more than 120 email accounts used by county officials responsible for administering the election, the rep...
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Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of their first two […]
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U.S. News Names Sarasota No. 1 Place to Live in Florida and No. 18 in Nation

Sarasota ranks as one of the top places to live in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Florida city, according to a new list compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranked the 125 largest metropolitan areas and found that life’s good in Sarasota, placing the city at No. 18 overall and ahead of every other city in the Sunshine State. Austin was ranked at No. 1. U.S. News considered five main indexes (and graded them on a 10-point scale) in compiling the list: desirabi...
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Richard Branson’s new high-speed train links luxe condos in Florida

Virgin Trains USA — South Florida’s new express-train service, a collab between Brightline and Richard Branson’s Virgin Group — is reshaping development in Miami. A slew of new towers are popping up around those high-speed stations, allowing residents to dash to Palm Beach (and eventually Orlando) in a luxurious wink. “There was a lot of...
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Dear Evan Hansen At Dr. Phillips Center April 16-21

Dear Evan Hansen At Dr. Phillips Center April 16-21 | Written By: Lee The musical “Dear Evan Hansen” was a very pleasant surprise. I had no prior knowledge of this musical except what was described in the synopsis before attending the opening at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. I was not sure that this musical was going to be one that I would enjoy. I was mistaken. Dear Evan Hansen Is About Feelings Evan Hansen is a senior in high school who feels alone and not sure if he, as a person, r...
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Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city’s Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each winter. The Tampa […]
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1st International Conference on Smart Tourism and Enabling Technologies

Orlando, FL (April 17, 2019) As the worldwide economy moves towards smart digital technology, a collaborative effort is underway between academics, tourism industry experts, engineers and computer scientists, who will come together May 1-3, 2019, for the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies, referred to as The Smart Conference.
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Gemma Arterton & Elizabeth Debicki in UK Trailer for 'Vita & Virginia'

"Does she make you want to write or live?" "Both." Thunderbird Releasing has debuted an official UK trailer for a film titled Vita & Virginia, a romantic drama inspired by the letters written between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. "A daring celebration of an unconventional bond, and a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion, Vita & Virginia details the love story of two women - two writers - who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden...
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The Mazda CX – 9 is the perfect family car for travel

We just had the opportunity to test drive a 2019 Mazda CX-9 during spring break. As you know we spent the week in Orlando, FL. Driving a new car for the week was a great way to see if it is a fit for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Hilton Grand Vacations wins 12 ARDA Awards at annual conference

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) was honored with 12 awards at the annual American Resort Development Association (ARDA) conference in Orlando on April 10. In addition, HGV attained a company record with 50 team members, departments and projects selected as award finalists.
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Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had his team playing its best basketball at the end. The Magic, […]
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The Indispensable Summer Shoe Style That Will Elevate Your Look

Everlane has done it again. Another perfectly-calibrated staple landed on the direct-to-consumer brand’s website today: The Wedge. (Their capitalization; not ours.) The pared-down, butter-soft slide boasts a barely-there wedge heel and a subtle asymmetrical topline to keep it from being too predictable. The no-fuss design is everything we’ve come to expect from a brand with an uncanny knack for identifying wardrobe staples, synthesizing the most essential elements of its design, and delivering ...
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How Blueface’s Rap Hit ‘Thotiana’ Found Crossover Success

Blueface’s “Thotiana” is the latest rap hit to cross over into the pop format. While the track by the Los Angeles rapper first saw radio play in January, it’s steadily picked up spins in top market Top 40 stations like Los Angeles KIIS-FM, Miami’s WPOW and Orlando’s WPYO. While in the Rhythmic format, “Thotiana” overtook […]
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Theme Park Bits: Epcot Forever, Adventureland Sign Going Away, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular has an arrival date. The Adventureland entrance at Disneyland may be replaced for crowd control. A new restaurant is coming to Universal Studios CityWalk. And more! As you may already know, Epcot’s current nighttime show, the wonderful IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, is going away this year for good. Now, we know exactly when it’s leaving and when its replacement arrives. On September 30, IllumiNations will perform...
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I learned a new word yesterday: "rodomontade."

It means: "A vainglorious brag or boast; an extravagantly boastful, arrogant, or bombastic speech or piece of writing... Extravagant boasting or bragging; bravado; boastful or bombastic language" (OED). The word is based on the name Rodomonte — "a character in the Italian romantic epic poems Orlando innamorato by Matteo Maria Boiardo and Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto" (Wikipedia).Gustave Doré illustrates the character:It's a useful word — "rodomontade" — don't you think? It's also spelled...
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SeaWorld lays off undisclosed number of employees

SeaWorld has laid off an undisclosed number of employees around the country in a move its says is aimed toward improving efficiency.
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2019 Eastern Conference First Round Playoff Prediction

It’s that time of year and that’s the NBA playoffs. This has been a wonderful year and in the Eastern Conference, we’re going to crown a new champ. For the last 8 years, Lebron James have ruled but he’s in Los Angeles now. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of mine and everyone else’s MVP list as it seems it’ll come down between him and James Harden. Giannis have led the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the league and the path to the NBA Finals goes through them. The Toronto Raptors, Philadelph...
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Reasons to Rent a Vacation Home when you visit Orlando, FL

We are home from an amazing vacation in Orlando, FL. We spent the week visiting the theme parks for Spring Break. This trip was for our teens but ended up being the trip of a lifetime for our family. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Video: Florida train crashes with SUV; driver hospitalized

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police have shared surveillance video showing how a woman drove her SUV into the path of a Florida commuter train. Orlando police Sgt. Eduardo Bernal told news outlets the driver remained hospitalized Thursday in serious but stable condition. The SunRail struck her SUV during rush hour downtown. Bernal says her timing […]
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Gary Vaynerchuk drops some F bombs on Publicis Media

It wouldn’t be a Gary Vaynerchuk presentation without a few F-bombs. On Friday, he dropped a megaton or so on Publicis Media CEO Steve King and holding companies generally at the Association of National Advertisers Media Leadership Conference in Orlando, evoking audience laughter as he alleged Publicis and other holding company contracts keep clients bound to agencies against their will. This came in response to a question by moderator Benjamin Jankowski, Mastercard senior vice president for ...
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Get Cozy: Walls Are Closing in on Today’s Renters

Renters could have afforded a unit 225 square feet larger for the same monthly rent just five years ago – about the size of two more bedrooms Seattle, WA – April 11, 2019 (PRNewswire) It’s not just your imagination; renters are getting less bang for their buck these days. U.S. renters have to squeeze into homes 15 percent smaller than they would have five years ago to keep their monthly payment the same, according to a  . That’s 225 square feet less space – equivalent to losing a 1...
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Procter & Gamble makes the biggest ask yet of digital media — civility

Marc Pritchard has asked a lot from digital media the past two years, but his latest ask may be the hardest to get — civility. In a speech to the Association of National Advertisers Media Conference in Orlando on Thursday, Procter & Gamble Co.’s chief brand officer called for a “New Media Supply Chain” where his company, and he hopes marketers broadly, will direct dollars toward platforms that act more like publishers and broadcasters, with full control over content and comments. That include...
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This 20-year-old is raising her five younger siblings after their parents died. The sheriff's office just bought her a car

The young woman walked into a room filled with law enforcement officers. She had been invited to the suburban Orlando sheriff's office but was confused about why she was there.
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Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia proves successful

Pittcon 2019, the 70th annual conference and exposition for analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, saw an increase in attendance over last year’s Orlando event.
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Paradise Airsports launch incident

We didn't witness it. From speaking with pilots who did, the pilot had a good angle of attack on the cart and launched off the cart well. The pilot was a little above the tow plane, but this is fairly normal. I'm usually above the tug when I come off the cart. The pilot was flying straight then drifted off to the right. Then a wing came up and the pilot appeared to the tug pilot to be going into a lockout attitude. The tug pilot gave the hang glider pilot the line, at this point the hang gl...
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Get Last Minute Specials And Spend Pesach 2019 At The Hyatt Regency In Orlando!

Please note: This is a sponsored post. Passover Getaway has been providing our guests with unforgettable Passover experiences for more than a decade. More than a vacation, a Passover Getaway Pesach is a memorable holiday spent together with family and friends. Hosted at the magnificent Orlando Hyatt Regency, an AAA Four Diamond Awardee, guests will […]
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This 20-year-old is raising her five younger siblings after their parents died. The sheriff's office just bought her a car

The young woman walked into a room at the suburban Orlando sheriff's office but was confused about why she was there. Then a deputy ceremoniously unveiled a picture of a Nissan Versa. "It's yours," he said.
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Police Confirm Bodies Found in the Dominican Republic Belong to Missing New York Couple

After two bodies were found in the Dominican Republic near the site of a car crash where the missing New York couple would have been driving, authorities have confirmed that one of the bodies has been identified as the missing woman.According to the New York Daily News, police said 32-year-old Portia Ravenelle was found unconscious on March 27th on a road that leads to the international airport in Santo Domingo.Ravenelle was rushed to a local hospital, where she died on April 4th.The woman was i...
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Disney World Tips – What to Do and Not to Do

Do you want to save money while visiting Disney? My family and I have did visit to Disney World and here are some of the tips and tricks we learned. Visiting this magical park is an awesome experience, but the reality of it is that it can be expensive. So don’t wait until you get there to learn how to avoid paying extra. 6 Disney World Tips to Save You Money Top 3 Things TO DO Stay at one of their hotels Yes, they might look pricey but if you take into account that you won’t be paying add...
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