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Spotlight: Historic Athens Theater
The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. On January 5th, 1922, the eve of the theater's opening, the DeLand Daily News declared the Athens to be "Florida's Handsomest Theatre" and "a gem of architecture". The theatre's name was derived from the vision of DeLand's founder, Henry DeLand, who sought to create a city that would be the "Athens of Florida". Visit their website.

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For Thursday, January 20, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Record 633 manatees counted Tuesday at Blue Spring
Tuesday’s record tally follows a weekend manatee influx that yielded counts of 548 of the docile mammals on Monday, when long lines of cars filled with eager manatee fans also arrived at the park’s gate.

Surprise DeSantis Congress map would hurt Black, Hispanic voting power, experts say
DeSantis’ map, released in the middle of Dr. Martin Luther King Day weekend, would eliminate a North Florida seat long designed to have African American representation and could create a majority-white Democratic primary in the Orange County district held by outgoing U.S. Rep. Val Demings.

Three shootings, five victims in Apopka and Volusia County
One man died after a shooting in Apopka and a pair of shootings in Volusia County left four teenagers with wounds that were minor or not life threatening.

Mary McLeod Bethune statue’s Washington, D.C., unveiling will be delayed for a few months
The hope had been to formally present the masterfully chiseled white marble sculpture on Feb. 2 in the U.S. Capitol building’s National Statuary Hall.

Bethune-Cookman students evacuated after dorm dryer fire
Scores of students were evacuated out of a dorm hall at Bethune-Cookman University after an electrical fire caused by a dryer, according to university officials.


By the numbers: Year-over-year rent up nearly 19% across Central Florida
The median rent prices in Central Florida from December 2020 to November 2021 went up by 18.9%, according to data from RentHub released in early January.

Drug suspect uses 4-year-old boy as shield to avoid Taser, Volusia sheriff says
A fleeing drug suspect used a 4-year-old boy “as an apparent shield” to avoid an officer’s Taser before the man was arrested Thursday night near Daytona Beach, the Volusia Sheriff’s Office said.

Suspected Daytona Beach serial killer appears in court
A man suspected of killing four Florida women including three in Daytona Beach more than 15 years ago appeared in court Friday morning.

Officers kill mother bear that attacked woman walking near her and 3 yearlings in DeBary
Wildlife officials killed a mother black bear after it attacked a woman in DeBary who walked near the animal and her three yearlings.

Downtown Orlando Thai-sushi, Winter Park Japanese restaurants among 5 shutdowns last week
The latest round of restaurant closures included a Taco Bell with employees working in water “constantly coming up through the floor” with no way to shut it off. It had been an ongoing problem at the restaurant for three days.

US News
For Thursday, January 20, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a 'compassionate soul'
Michelle Alyssa Go, who was pushed to the her death in front of a Times Square subway train, is remembered as a compassionate woman who volunteered her time to help those less fortunate than her....

Texas wildfire forces residents to evacuate
A prescribed fire in Central Texas apparently "got out of its boundaries" Tuesday and swelled to hundreds of acres, forcing some residents to evacuate, local officials said....

University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement after sex abuse allegations against doctor
The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for about 1,050 people who say they were abused by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, a former university physician, UM announced Wednesday....

Missouri highway patrol blasts out 'Batman' cell phone alert by mistake
The Joker is not on the rampage in Missouri, but it looks like authorities there are ready for the "Batman" villain....

House passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, the first Black NHL player
The House has voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League....


Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are 'warm colleagues and friends' amid masking dustup
Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor issued an unusual statement Wednesday asserting there is no tension on the high court around masking and stressing that Sotomayor did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask while on the bench....

Biden administration in court to defend controversial Trump-era border policy
The Biden administration will be in court Wednesday defending the use of a controversial Trump-era policy that's resulted in more than 1 million expulsions of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border....

Congressional subpoena for Giuliani seeks info on his meetings, fees and fraud claims
Congressional investigators are demanding information from former President Donald Trump's onetime lawyer Rudy Giuliani about contacts with members of Congress and state election officials, his fee arrangements and any evidence to back up bogus and sometimes outlandish claims of voter fraud....

Taxing extreme wealth could lift 2.3 billion people out of poverty
The pandemic has shone a spotlight on how inequality kills. As inequalities in income, wealth and access to health care have accelerated, the world's most economically precarious people have suffered far more than their fair share of death and economic loss....

Coke is giving its cans a makeover
Coca-Cola is fighting for your attention. The company is unveiling a new look for flavored Coke products this month, and it has a new Coke variety coming in a few weeks. It's part of the company's renewed focus on its Coke brand, as it dumps niche products and tries to drum up excitement for its core beverages....

World News
For Thursday, January 20, 2022 (links are updated continually)

North Korea says it will reconsider its moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests
North Korea said it will bolster its defense against the United States and evaluate "restarting all temporally suspended activities," according to state media KCNA on Thursday....

Palestinian family home demolished in sensitive East Jerusalem neighborhood
A Palestinian family has been removed from their home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem in an overnight operation carried out by Israeli police....

Three children killed as temperatures plummet in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
Three Syrian children have died, with hundreds of thousands of people "at great risk" following heavy winter storms in Syria and neighboring countries, according to humanitarian organization CARE....

Tonga faces 'unprecedented disaster' as New Zealand warns of further eruptions
A massive volcanic eruption and tsunami near Tonga caused "an unprecedented disaster," the Pacific nation's leader said Tuesday, as New Zealand warned of further eruptions that may complicate the delivery of aid to remote islands where communications are down....

Why is 5G interfering with airplanes?
The attempt to roll out amped up mobile service across the United States has been a bit of a mess. The aviation industry and transportation regulators are worried about new 5G antennas interfering with a key type of aircraft altimeter that's essential for landing planes in bad weather. But wireless carriers and telecom regulators have said there's nothing to fear....


Europe rolled out 5G without disrupting flight schedules. Here's how
Major international airlines are canceling flights to the United States over aviation industry fears that 5G technology could interfere with crucial onboard instruments....

Tech stocks are hurtling toward a correction
Persistently high inflation has dealt investors a wake-up call this year, sending them scrambling to re-engineer their portfolios in anticipation of more aggressive action from the Federal Reserve....

Hong Kong's free press is being 'gutted.' Here's what the world loses
In the past year, two of Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy media outlets were toppled after enormous government pressure, a series of arrests and police raids on their newsrooms....

6,000 miles through 7 countries. Why companies are turning to long-haul trains
When the freight train pulled into view, it looked like many others at this rail hub in suburban Paris. But one thing made the train unusual: its journey started more than 6,000 miles away, in western China....

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study....

For Thursday, January 20, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Jack Nunge's big second half fuels Xavier's 68-67 victory against DePaul
The Xavier Musketeers picked up a big road win against the DePaul Blue Demons, with help from Jack Nunge's 23 points and six rebounds. Colby Jones pitched in with 13 points, six rebounds, and four assists in the victory.

Jack Nunge erupts for 23 points and six rebounds as Xavier survives DePaul, 68-67
Jack Nunge provided off a huge boost off the bench for the Xavier Musketeers by going off for 23 points and six rebounds in the victory. Nunge scored 15 out of his 23 points in the second-half.

DePaul's Nick Ongenda makes his defender look SILLY with impressive fake pass
Nick Ongenda got into his bag and embarrassed his defender with an impressive fake pass which led to a monster jam late in the second-half for the DePaul Blue Demons.

Geo Baker throws the alley and Clifford Omoruyi finishes the oop as Rutgers takes the lead
Geo Baker connected with Clifford Omoruyi on a nasty alley-oop as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights take a 42-41 lead over the Iowa Hawkeyes.

David Jones’ fast break 3-pointer leads to Yor Anei’s EMPHATIC rejection
The DePaul Blue Demons grabbed momentum late in the first-half against the Xavier Musketeers, thanks to David Jones' fast break 3-pointer and Yor Anei's emphatic rejection at the rim.


Marquette stuns No. 11 Villanova thanks to Justin Lewis’ clutch three-pointer
The Marquette Golden Eagles stun the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats thanks to Justin Lewis' clutch three-pointer.

Villanova retires Josh Hart's jersey
The Villanova Wildcats retired Josh Hart's jersey during their matchup against the Marquette Golden Eagles.

5 Reasons why Frank Vogel isn’t to blame for the Lakers messy season — Yaron Weitzman | NBA on FOX
Yaron Weitzman gives five reasons why Frank Vogel isn't to blame for the Los Angeles Lakers' messy season. Yaron explains how Vogel wasn't responsible for the decision to trade for Russell Westbrook and touches on Anthony Davis' injury.

Creighton shoots lights-out from three, blows out St. John’s in first home game in 33 days
28 points from Alex O'Connell and a career-high 20 points from Arthur Kaluma help the Creighton Bluejays shoot 52% from 3-point range and roll the St. John's Red Storm, 87-64

Alex O’Connell rips off 28 points to give Creighton a dominating win over St. John’s
The Creighton Bluejays easily get by the St. John's Red Storm thanks to a 28-point performance from Alex O'Connell on 6-for-9 shooting from three.

For Thursday, January 20, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Breuninger becomes president of the IADS
IADS - International Association of Department Stores Stuttgart, 8 December 2021 Holger Blecker, the CEO of the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger, has been elected as the new president of the International Association of Department Stores, IADS. This international association promotes a strong and future-oriented retail sector and is the oldest association of department stores worldwide, founded in 1928. The 62nd General Assembly of the IADS elected Breuninger CEO Holger Blecker as its new president... Source: RealWire

More than 2 in 5 Brits missed a delivery to home or work within the last year
London, 22 November 2021 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, has today announced the findings of a survey* into shopping behaviour and parcel delivery expectations, as consumers prepare for Black Friday and Christmas. The survey of 1,000 UK respondents conducted in October 2021, highlights the need for reliable incoming parcel management as delivery volumes continue to rise. Key findings of the research include:... Source: RealWire

Brits are more likely to shop online than in-store for Black Friday and Christmas, despite the re-opening of retail
London, 22 November 2021 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, today announces the results of a consumer survey* examining shopping intentions and parcel delivery challenges as we approach Black Friday and Christmas. The survey of 1,000 UK respondents conducted in October 2021, reveals that half of UK shoppers will do most of their Black Friday and Christmas shopping online for delivery or Click... Source: RealWire

Drinking coffee helps to improve mood as days get shorter
A pan-European consumer survey reveals increased sadness levels, heightened anxiety and reduced motivation to exercise when hours of daylight decrease [1] One in five adults in the survey say they drink coffee to improve their mood, with research suggesting that 75mg of caffeine every four hours can result in a pattern of sustained improvement of mood over the day [2] Lifestyle measures that contribute to improvements in mood and wellbeing include a good diet and... Source: RealWire

Breuninger expands to Poland
Internationalisation and online business After Austria (2017) and Switzerland (2019), Breuninger is now expanding to Poland in October 2021 and thereby delivering the beautiful things in life to a non-German speaking country for the first time. The planned launch of the new online shop www.breuninger.com/pl for Germany's neighbouring country is another fundamental step towards internationalisation and part of the ambitious growth strategy pursued by the fashion and lifestyle company. With several hundred million visitors per... Source: RealWire


A change in the Breuninger company management
Prof. Michael Cesarz succeeds Ulrich Wölfer as new Chief Real Estate Officer Stuttgart, 8 October 2021 A change in the company management of the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger: Starting 1 December 2021, Prof. Michael Cesarz has been appointed as the new Chief Real Estate Officer in the Breuninger company management. He will replace Ulrich Wölfer, who is leaving the company at his own request. With Prof. Michael Cesarz, who obtained his degree in architecture... Source: RealWire

Breuninger: Carsten Hendrich is named Chief Brand Officer
Strengthening the brand strategy Stuttgart, 28 September 2021 In the future, Breuninger will concentrate its brand expertise even more strongly. As Chief Brand Officer (CBO), Carsten Hendrich will be responsible for Breuninger's brand strategy starting 18 October 2021. He reports directly to Breuninger CEO Holger Blecker. In order to advance the marketing issues of brand strategy, creative content, emotional branding, cross-channel and digital brand marketing, Breuninger plans to more effectively bundle together its brand divisions... Source: RealWire

Breuninger presents the autumn/winter highlights for 2021
Virtual season opening with "Shop the Look" Stuttgart, 9 September 2021 - Last weekend, the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger launched the autumn/winter season 2021 in its flagship store in Düsseldorf featuring the latest fashion trends. The virtual season kick-off will follow with the second edition of the online format "Shop the Look" on Thursday, 9 September 2021. The venue for the digital shopping tour is the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. This digital event will... Source: RealWire

Breuninger appoints managing directors for the Munich and Luxembourg houses
Post-merger integration process moves forward Stuttgart, 1 September 2021 After a successful merger this July, the Stuttgart-based fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger launched the next steps of the integration process for KONEN Bekleidungshaus GmbH & Co. KG. Starting in autumn 2021, the two former KONEN fashion houses in Munich and Luxembourg will be led by newly appointed managing directors. The new team for the acquired houses, Konen Munich and Bram Luxembourg, is beginning to take... Source: RealWire

Pedal power! Drinking coffee can help cyclists achieve peak performance
Research shows how coffee may act as an aid to improve performance in endurance cycling Coffee and caffeine can help improve performance in timed cycling trials; results show significantly faster results than with decaffeinated alternatives With the rise in the popularity in cycling across Europe, a new summary of the latest published research by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the impact that consuming caffeine, through just a few cups of coffee, can... Source: RealWire

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