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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as Flybe, the UK’s number one domestic airline, reports that its new through check-in service tie up with Virgin Atlantic late last year is proving very popular with passengers who, travelling with a through ticket for Flybe and Virgin Atlantic sectors, can now have their boarding cards issued for both flights at the very start of their journey.

The through tagging of bags and issuing of all boarding passes at the Flybe regional airport of departure is a much sought after bonus for passengers not only for its sheer convenience but also as it dramatically reduces passenger transfer time at connecting airports. The service allows passengers to remain airside throughout their journey, removing the stress of having to check-in for a second time at connecting airports such as London Gatwick and Manchester when flying on transatlantic routes.

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer says: “Flybe is continually striving to improve our customer experience for the added convenience of our passengers. The introduction of this new service for connecting Virgin Atlantic passengers is yet another example of Flybe’s ongoing commitment to our customers and partners. Now people can, as an example, fly to and from Aberdeen to Las Vegas via Gatwick by only checking in once on departure.”

Edmond Rose, Director Commercial & Revenue Planning at Virgin Atlantic adds: “Virgin Atlantic is delighted to offer passengers travelling on Flybe smoother connections via Gatwick and Manchester to its destinations in the Caribbean as well as Orlando and Las Vegas. Passengers can book a Flybe connection at the same time as their Virgin Atlantic long-haul flights and enjoy all the benefits of through check-in with just one ticket.”

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as the 12th annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour continued its Formula Kart season opener at the brand new Orlando Kart Center in Orlando, Florida. Saturday’s rain and dark clouds gave way to clear skies and sunshine on Sunday. Cool temperatures weren’t enough to extinguish the thrilling afternoon of racing served up by the world class drivers participating in this year’s Florida Winter Tour.

During yesterdays awards ceremony FWT promoter Bill Wright doubled the weekend cash payout for both Pro Rotax and Pro IAME Senior as a way of showing gratitude to the pro class supporters, Needless to say, this was an extremely popular announcement with the Pro class drivers. The weekend’s total cash payout exceeded $10,000 for the two classes.

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as Amtrak’s top official said today the government operated passenger railroad is better positioned than potential foreign competitors to operate a proposed Tampa-Orlando high speed train.

“Our capability to operate high speed trains, to operate electrified trains…brings depth and knowledge on how to operate trains in a corridor,” president and chief executive Joseph Boardman said in response to a conference call question with the news media.

Amtrak operates Acela high speed trains between Boston, New York and Washington. It is the only high speed rail operator in North America.

“We do have foreign competitors,” Boardman said. “Many are beginning to raise their heads with the dollars available.”

If the Obama Administration approves Florida’s $2.6 billion request for high speed rail stimulus funds this winter, electric-powered trains operating up to 150 mph could travel between Tampa and Orlando beginning in 2014.

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as a rare 1913 U.S. coin once owned by an Egyptian king and later featured in a famous U.S. TV detective series was sold for more than $3.7 million (2.3 million pounds) in a public auction in Florida.

The so-called Liberty Head nickel, one of only five known of that specific date and design, was sold “in spirited bidding” to a private East Coast coin collector in Orlando late on Thursday, said Greg Rohan, president of Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions. The buyer wished to remain anonymous.

The $3,737,500 price for the five-cent coin included a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

“It is probably the most famous United States rare coin,” Rohan said in a statement.

Once part of the coin collection owned by Egypt’s King Farouk, who was deposed in 1952, the Liberty nickel changed hands several times and featured as part of the plot in a 1973 episode of the well-known CBS TV series “Hawaii Five-O.”

The value of the rare coin, which was made at the Philadelphia Mint with the Miss Liberty design, crossed the million dollar mark in 2003.

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area Orlando City Hall is gaga over Google. In a multimillion-dollar move being watched by government agencies across the country, Orlando this week became one of the first cities in America to switch all of its employees to Google e-mail.

The implications are vastly bigger than simply changing the icon that Orlando workers click on their computer desktops.

For city officials, it means cutting annual e-mail costs by two-thirds, saving taxpayers an estimated $262,500 a year.

For Google, the deal provides another toehold in the $20 billion-a-year market for office software. For years, that market has been dominated by Google’s archrival Microsoft and its Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Highgate Park : More local news andlocal events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport as Mickey Mouse will face some stiff competition this year. This spring, Universal Orlando is opening the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at its Islands of Adventure theme park.

The attraction is meant to immerse visitors in Harry’s world. Visitors will be able to visit Hogwarts and ride an attraction called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

The attraction also includes a twin roller-coaster featuring elements from the Triwizard Tournament. A smaller family coaster, called Flight of the Hippogriff, will carry visitors over the grounds of Hogwarts.

Visitors will be able to visit replicas of shops including Ollivanders, where Harry gets his first wand. They can eat in the Three Broomsticks and try butter beer, a wizard’s drink of choice.

Universal’s second theme park in Orlando is Universal Studios, which offers lots of movie and TV-themed attractions, such as the The Simpsons Ride and Revenge of the Mummy.

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Highgate Park : More local news and events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as Five Florida schools — including the University of Central Florida — were named to the top 60 list of best values in public higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

In its February issue, Kiplinger’s named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its No. 1 institution exemplifying excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum.

The University of Florida was No. 2. Other Florida schools were:

12. New College of Florida

17. Florida State University

36. University of Central Florida

60. University of South Florida

UCF, which moved up six spots from last year’s list, costs $13,990 annually for state residents to attend full time.

The Orlando university, which maintains a Daytona Beach campus, had been named a top 20 national university for students graduating with the least amount of debt, according to a U.S. News & World Report ranking.

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More signage news from around the world from Hants and Dorset Signs as the city of Longmont, Colorado is rolling out a couple of new programs this year to assist small-business owners. The new Business Start-Up Grant offers up to $2,000 to people who want to start a storefront business.

“It’s extremely meaningful, just because of all the hidden openings costs,” said Phil Bratty, who with his wife, Georgia, is opening The Simply Bulk Market at 418 Main St. in a couple weeks. Bratty was one of the first ones to apply for the start-up grant. “I don’t want to say they were all surprises, but when you think about things like setting up phone service, things like that, I just wasn’t prepared for some of those costs.”

The city put $30,000 into the 2009 budget for the start-up grant program, but that money wasn’t touched because the program’s guidelines have just become finalized, said Doug Bene, economic development manager for the city. Another $30,000 budgeted for this year creates a pool of $60,000 available to qualified start-ups.

Each grant is capped at $2,000, and business owners must meet certain criteria, according to Bene.

“The key components of the process are an approved training course and an acceptable business plan,” he said.

The program is open to any business that opened in 2009 or will open this year. The business must be located in a non-residential storefront — meaning no home-based businesses — and the business must be within the city limits.

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More signage news from in and around the UK from Hants and Dorset Signs as you could have been forgiven for thinking a recent drive into Warwick had morphed into a night out at a disco lit up by a shiny disco-ball-inspired McDonald’s road sign. But the rave was short lived due to safety concerns.

Warwick McDonald’s Restaurant owner Trevor Burton was “sad” the shimmer sign was taken down under instruction from Transport and Main Roads.

“It’s a few grand down the drain but it did what ads are meant to do: catch people’s eye,” Mr Burton said.

“And people sure were talking about it.

“I thought it was a great idea, brought a bit of bling to a country town.”

When questioned, Mr Burton said the glittery sign was “with its maker”.

A McDonald’s Restaurant head office spokeswoman said the controversial sign was removed at a request from TMR.

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More signage news from in and around the UK from Hants and Dorset Signs as the branch secretary of the Celtic League in Kernow has written a letter to the National Trust (NT) about their use of only using the English language on signs at properties they manage in Cornwall.

In his letter, Michael Chappell, argued that in view of the fact that Cornwall Council now has adopted a dual signage policy throughout Cornwall and that English Heritage, who administers many of the historical sites throughout Cornwall on behalf of the Duchy of Cornwall, also uses dual signage on many of its sites, the NT should also be considering adopting a similar policy.

Mr Chappell’s letter follows on from a letter written to the NT about the same issue by the previous branch secretary in November 2009. Iwan LeMoine pointed out in his letter that the NT in Wales uses the Welsh language on signs on its Welsh properties, so there was no reason why they couldn’t do the same in Cornwall.

Both branch secretaries highlighted the fact that by using the Cornish language on its signs would serve to enhance Cornwall’s diversity and richness of culture and that Cornwall Council would even support them by providing a free translation service. Mr Chappell and Mr LeMoine are still awaiting a reply to their letters.

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More signage news from around the world from Hants and Dorset Signs as in Port St. Lucie, Florida — Businesses across the city may get more opportunities to advertise on and around their buildings — but they’ll have to pay the price.

At his department’s weekly board meeting, city Planning and Zoning Director Daniel Holbrook presented proposed changes to the city’s sign code for businesses. The changes were unanimously approved by the seven-member sign code review committee after a seven-month review.

“We are not alone in this task,” said Holbrook, who noted the cities of Stuart and Wellington also are reviewing their sign codes because of the economic downtown.

At its February meeting, the board plans to approve a recommendation to the City Council, which then decides whether to pass the changes over the course of two meetings.

Among the proposed changes, businesses would be allowed to use 40 percent of their windows for signage but have to pay a $50 processing fee for window sign applications. Convenience stores still would be able to use only 20 percent of their windows as required by the state.

Holbrook said window signs, which previously were exempt from the sign permitting process, were added to have them registered and avoid violations. Four window signs would be allowed for each application.

But the proposed changes also include lowering the department’s review fees.

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More signage news from around the world from Hants and Dorset Signs as the town of Amhest, Nova Scotia is not going to allow a local businessman to cover the front of his property with advertising signage. Warren Chapman had requested an amendment to the town’s land-use bylaw that would have allowed him to cover the face of his building at 8 Croft St. (the former bridge workshop) with advertising.

The planning advisory committee considered the request, but recommended the town not give first reading to a bylaw amendment.

In his report to the planning advisory committee, planner Andrew Fisher said: “The land-use bylaw sign provisions are a balance between allowing businesses to effectively advertise the location of their operation, and maintaining a level of aesthetic control in the community.”
When he appeared before the committee, Chapman said the bylaw is not fair and is not being enforced evenly throughout the town.
He also said it’s in contravention of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms while pointing out his signs help many small businesses advertise at an affordable price.

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events fromin and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts says approximately 4 million people registered online for free theme-park tickets in 2009 as part of the company’s “Free on Your Birthday” marketing campaign.

It’s unclear exactly how many of those people actually picked up and used their tickets. But Disney said in September that the redemption rate was running around 30 percent.

That implies that Walt Disney World and Disneyland ultimately gave away about 1.2 million free tickets for the year.

The birthday promotion ended Dec. 31. Disney has replaced it this year with its “Give a Day, Get a Day” campaign, in which people who volunteer for a day of community service can get a free theme park ticket.

The “Give a Day” promotion will continue until 1 million free tickets have been distributed.

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Highgate Park : More local news and events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport as now that plans for a high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa are under way, communities are lobbying for a stop on the rail line.

Transportation officials said they have to limit the number of stops on the high-speed rail system. If there are too many stops, the average speed of the system won’t be fast enough to make the rail system worthwhile.

Lakeland Mayor-elect Gow Fields said he believes there will ultimately be only one stop in Polk County, and he wants it in his city.

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More signage news from in and around the UK from Hants and Dorset Signs as a charity shop has lost an appeal to keep its sign – and bosses are considering taking the matter to the High Court. St Richard’s Hospice staff were told by the borough council to remove the plastic sign from outside their shop in Tewkesbury High Street.

Council officers said the sign was not suitable for a grade II-listed building in the conservation area and described it as “harsh, shiny and alien”.

The charity disagreed, saying it felt its sign looked much smarter than many others in the High Street and lodged an appeal with the Bristol-based Planning Inspectorate.

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as from burglarized to bursting with generosity, it’s been a week to remember for members of a Clermont church. Burglars stole the gifts meant for needy children, “We were devastated about what had happened,” Pastor Danny Hartzog said. However, Sunday afternoon, the River Church passed out more presents than anyone could have imagined.

Pastor Hartzog says church volunteers, local companies and strangers teamed up trying to replace a few hundred stolen presents and by saturday the church was flooded with thousands of gifts and an amazing bounty of holiday generosity. “We’ve seen children come with unwrapped toys that were actually their gifts and say I want to see another child have this,” Hartzog said.

Sunday, The church passed out gifts to 500 struggling families, a few toys for each child, and a good meal for every family at the event to share. “The church giving us this it means the world to us,” one family said.

Tabatha Jones and her son Gavin live in Clermont. Mom just wasn’t in the position to buy gifts this year she’s so relieved that her son will smile on Christmas morning. “I just want to thank everybody because like I said, it was just overwhelming and it was great.” I want to say thank you for all the things they did and God bless them.”
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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as Universal Orlando’s CityWalk entertainment district is getting IMAX movie technology and a pair of new eateries. The resort announced this morning that it has installed an IMAX theater in CityWalk’s 20-screen cineplex. The changes included replacing an existing screen with a larger IMAX screen positioned closer to the audience, adding IMAX’s digital-project system and upgrading the sound system.

The revamped theater will open at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 18, coinciding with the premiere of the much-hyped 3-D movie “Avatar” by director James Cameron. “With the addition of the IMAX at AMC Universal Cineplex in CityWalk our guests now get the highest picture and sound quality in the industry — along with an incredible entertainment experience” Ric Florell, a Universal senior vice president and general manager of resort revenue operations, said in a written statement.

In addition, Universal said CityWalk is also adding two new quick-service restaurant concepts: Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar and a Fat Tuesday frozen-daiquiri bar. Fusion will open in January and Fat Tuesday will open in February.

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Highgate Park : More local news and local events from in and around the Highgate Park Davenport area as Natalie Cole tossed in a few seasonal songs when she took the stage Saturday at Universal Orlando’s Holiday Concert Series, but it’s no mere show-biz concession to the time of year.

After being diagnosed with hepatitis C and kidney disease in 2008, Cole had to stop performing to undergo a kidney transplant in May. On the same day of her operation, her sister, Carole “Cookie” Cole, died of lung cancer. After all that, the singer is thankful to be performing again — and for another Christmas.

“It’s gonna be a great holiday,” she says by phone from her home in Los Angeles. “I haven’t had a lot of time to really just understand everything, but I’m very grateful to be healthy, very happy that things have worked out the way that they have. I’m back to work, and that’s the most I could ask for.”

Despite her health problems, Cole didn’t stay on the sidelines for long. She pushed her doctors to allow her to return to work as soon as possible. She was back at work by fall, garnering a positive review from the Los Angeles Times for her September comeback show at the Hollywood Bowl.

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More signage news from around the world from Hants and Dorset Signs as resident concerns about what they call a dangerous curve around the White Pine Ditch have prompted Buffalo Grove to look into putting in a stop sign at the intersection of Bernard Drive and White Pine Road. At this week’s village board meeting, Village Manager William Brimm said the village would review the matter and return to the board with a report.

The village’s Traffic Management Committee has already recommended against installing a sign. The committee examined the matter after concerns were raised by Trustee Lisa Stone, on behalf of a resident living by the intersection.

At the village board meeting, village staff told trustees that the intersection doesn’t meet the criteria known as “warrants,” which are set by the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Deputy Village Manager Ghida Neukirch said the police department conducted a five-year review of the intersection and found no crashes. She said Village Engineer Dick Kuenkler reviewed the request and found it did not meet the warrants. The village examined such factors as line-of-sight and crash data, she said.

The speed limit along Bernard is 25 miles per hour. In the area of the curve, however, it is reduced to 20 miles per hour, and there are signs indicating pedestrians are crossing.
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More signage news from around the world – this time from Ireland from Hants and Dorset Signs as Courtown publican and Gorey Town Councillor Jimmy Fleming is all fired up over the antique enamel smoking signs in his pub following a visit from the EHO who instructed that they be taken down.

An Environmental Health Officer with the HSE had visited the pub before Christmas and told him he’d have to take down two decorative mirrors bearing the name ‘Players’ and an old enamel sign for Woodbines.

But Jimmy is prepared to go to court rather than take them down.

“The signs are up here for the last 30 years,” explained Jimmy, who runs Jimmy’z Pub in the Riverchapel area of Gorey town.

The signs are part of the traditional furniture of the pub and Jimmy believes that the EHO is going “way over the top” with this demand.

The brands referred to in the signage are for Wills Gold Flake and Players Navy Cut and have been part of the pub since the building was built.

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