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Festivals of Speed Returns to the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club with 400+ Exotic Cars; Featured Marque is Ferrari Celebrating 70-Year Anniversary

2017-06-29

Festivals of Speed Returns to the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club with 400+ Exotic Cars; Featured Marque is Ferrari Celebrating 70-Year Anniversary The second annual Festivals of Speed is set to return to the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club on Sunday, November 12th. Automotive manufacturer Ferrari which is celebrating a 70-year anniversary will be featured. In addition, the Porsche 928 model which also has it’s 40-year anniversary will be spotlighted. Orlando, FL, June 29, 2017– March 12th, 1947 was the date that Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari started the engine of a 125 S, the first vehicle to bear his name. Seventy years later Festivals of Speed will be celebrating these and other achievements by organizing special displays featuring some of the world’s most powerful and elegant Ferrari sports cars. Both vintage and contemporary examples will be on display. Examples include but are not limited to Ferrari La Ferrari, Ferrari...

Gatorade® National Boys Track & Field Athlete Of The Year: Armand “Mondo” Duplantis

2017-06-29

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Mondo as the nation’s best high school boys track & field athlete. A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Mondo from nearly 580,000 boys track & field athletes nationwide. Duplantis is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a special ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July. The 5-foot-11, 147-pound junior continued to redefine the pole vault event this season, both in the high school realm and beyond. With a clearance of 19 feet, 4.25 inches at the Texas Relays this spring, he shattered the national high school record by nearly a foot. The jump also set a World Junior (Under-20) record and represented the highest clearance in the world in 2017—regardless of...

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

2017-06-24

Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe. Amid chaotic scenes, residents clutching children, pets and small amounts of clothing and food emerged from five tower blocks to sleep on air beds in a local sports center after hearing on the news that their buildings were being evacuated. Fire checks have been carried out on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after a fire ravaged a social tower block in west London last week, killing at least 79 people. “I know it’s difficult but Grenfell changes everything,” Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, said in a statement late on Friday. “I don’t believe we can take any risks with our residents’ safety.” Police investigating the cause of the deadly 24-storey Grenfell Tower blaze have said the fire started...

London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests

2017-06-24

Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes. British officials have conducted tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell social tower block in west London on June 14, killing at least 79 people in the capital’s most deadly blaze since World War Two. The Department for Communities said 34 apartment blocks had failed tests in 17 parts of the country, from London in the southeast to Manchester in the north and Plymouth on the southwest coast. Prime Minister Theresa May, who was forced to apologize for the government’s initial slow response to the tragedy, said the authorities were now racing to establish what needed to be done. “In some cases it’s possible to take mitigating action,” she told Sky news. “In others it’s been necessary...

UPDATE 8-Police consider manslaughter charges over deadly London tower block blaze

2017-06-23

British investigators said on Friday they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as hundreds of residents a few miles away were told to leave their homes due to fire danger. The outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, police said. They have already seized material from a number of undisclosed organizations. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said experts had now concluded the fire, the mostly deadly blaze in London since World War Two, had started in a fridge freezer. The blaze has provoked anger and heaped pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May, who is fighting for her political survival after her party lost its parliamentary majority in a snap election at a time when Britain is beginning divorce talks with the European Union. The speed at which the fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower raised questions about the external...

Festivals of Speed Set to Display Exotic Cars, Motorcycles & Luxury Brands at the Central Florida International Auto Show. Expands to 35,000 Sq. Ft. Display Area.

2017-06-12

Festivals of Speed Set to Display Exotic Cars, Motorcycles & Luxury Brands at the Central Florida International Auto Show. Expands to 35,000 Sq. Ft. Display Area. Festivals of Speed has announced it has doubled the size of its display space from 17,000 sq. ft. to 35,000 sq. ft. at the Central Florida International Auto Show. Dates for this year’s event are November 23-26. The location is the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Featured manufacturers vehicles set for display include Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and others. Orlando, FL, June 12, 2017– Festivals of Speed which for the last fourteen years has showcased the world’s most exotic automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, watercraft and luxury brands throughout Florida has had a display at the Central Florida International Auto Show for the last 4 years. Each year the space has grown in response to spectator...

OrthoAtlanta Executives Patricia Brewster and Kitchi Joyce Named to 2017-2018 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Leadership Team
OrthoAtlanta Executives Patricia Brewster and Kitchi Joyce Named to 2017-2018 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Leadership Team

2017-06-06

Brewster Serves Second Year as Annual Conference Committee Chair; Joyce Named AAOE Board Secretary Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2017 – OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists in Atlanta, Georgia, are proud to recognize the appointments of OrthoAtlanta and IntraHealth Group executives, Patricia Brewster and Kitchi Joyce, to leadership positions within the 2017-2018 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Board of Directors, its Council and Committee Chairs. The AAOE is the premier practice management association of the musculoskeletal industry, with more than 1,400 orthopedic practice executives, administrators, physicians, and their staff dedicated...

Festivals of Speed Returns to Ritz-Carlton Orlando; Featured Marque Will be Ferrari Celebrating 70 Year Anniversary & Porsche 928 Model Celebrating 40 Year Anniversary
Festivals of Speed Returns to Ritz-Carlton Orlando; Featured Marque Will be Ferrari Celebrating 70 Year Anniversary & Porsche 928 Model Celebrating 40 Year Anniversary

2017-06-06

Festivals of Speed Returns to Ritz-Carlton Orlando; Featured Marque Will be Ferrari Celebrating 70 Year Anniversary & Porsche 928 Model Celebrating 40 Year Anniversary The twelfth annual Festivals of Speed is set to return to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. Renowned automotive manufacturer Ferrari which is celebrating a 70-year anniversary will be featured. In addition, the Porsche 928 model which also has its 40-year anniversary will be spotlighted. Orlando, FL, June 06, 2017– March 12th, 1947 was the date that founder Enzo Ferrari started the engine of a 125 S, the first vehicle to bear his name. Seventy years later Festivals of Speed will be celebrating these and other achievements by organizing special displays featuring some of the world’s most powerful and elegant Ferrari sports cars. Both vintage and contemporary examples will be on display. Examples include but are not limited...

OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open
OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open

2017-06-02

OrthoAtlanta Serves as Official Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Provider to the Tournament for 8th Year Atlanta, GA, June 2, 2017 – ​​​OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event that runs Saturday, July 22 through Sunday, July 30 at Atlantic Station, in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The BB&T Atlanta Open has welcomed over 280,000 tennis fans to Atlantic Station over the past seven years, establishing itself as one of the top ATP Tour tennis events in the U.S. The nine-day event is a mix of young upstarts and former and current ATP World Tour top-20 players. This year, the BB&T Atlanta Open brings women’s championship-level tennis to the Atlanta...

Pole Enthusiasts Invade the ATL for June 1-4 International Pole Convention
Pole Enthusiasts Invade the ATL for June 1-4 International Pole Convention

2017-05-12

ATLANTA, May 12, 2017 — Pole dance and pole fitness enthusiasts — women and men of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and body shapes — invade Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-4, when they gather for the seventh annual International Pole Convention (PoleCon) at the city’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. Open to the public, the convention provides attendees with all-star performances; seminars; workshops with international stars; opportunities for instructor pole and twerk certifications; plenty of time for networking; and access to vendors representing the best products and services in pole, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and glamour apparel. “The entire pole industry is rapidly expanding from traditional pole dancing into the aerial, acrobatic, and circus arts,” PoleCon CEO Colleen Jolly noted. “The convention will celebrate the diversity of the industry — the sport side, fitness side, art side, theatrical side and, of course, the sexy side.” PoleCon offers events...

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