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Focus On South Florida: Pastor Larry Thompson

Source: miami.cbslocal.com — Sunday, April 17, 2016
Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter Pastor Larry Thompson has just retired as the senior pastor at the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale. He was at the helm at First Baptist longer than any other, nearly a quarter century, But Pastor Thompson was much more than just the spiritual leader for thousands of South Floridians. We focus on his many contributions to the community over the years, and where he goes from here. Guests: Pastor Larry Thompson …

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Source: South Florida News

Facing South Florida: Most Dangerous Man In Politics?

Source: miami.cbslocal.com — Sunday, April 17, 2016
Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter For the past two weeks, Roger Stone has been accused of planting the story in the National Enquirer accusing Ted Cruz of having five mistresses, he has been banned from MSNBC and CNN for a series of vile Tweets, and has been attacked by both the left and the right for planning what some believe will be a week of violent protests in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. We offer the first in-depth TV profile of the man described as the “Processional Lord of Mischief” a “dashing, colorful artist of the underhanded” and a “street fighter” “skilled in the dark arts of politics.” …

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Source: South Florida News

South Florida Looks To Gain As U.S. Travel Industry Gets Set For Cuba Takeoff

Source: econintersect.com — Sunday, April 17, 2016
from the Atlanta Fed — this post authored by Karen Jacobs Decades have passed since commercial planes flew between the United States and Cuba, but warming diplomatic ties have cleared the runway for flights. Given the Southeast’s proximity to the island, airlines in Florida especially stand to benefit. Read more … …

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Source: South Florida News

Wounded vets get boost from local business

Source: npbc.blog.palmbeachpost.com — Sunday, April 17, 2016
Mike Durkee succeeded Howard Golin as executive director of Wounded Warriors of South Florida. A Lake Park not-for-profit that helps post-9/11 veterans across South Florida get back on their feet got a lift of its own last week. Document Storage Systems donated $3,600 to Wounded Warriors of South Florida in a small ceremony Tuesday at the company’s North Palm Beach office. The organization, which is not affiliated with the troubled Wounded Warrior Project in any way, gives prepaid debit cards to VA hospitals to hand off to veterans struggling to put gas in their car or buy groceries. When vets are in serious trouble – for instance, they’re about to be evicted – the nonprofit reviews the bills and pays the creditor directly. Mark Byers, president of Document Storage Systems, said the company’s efforts won’t stop with the donation. “We’re proud to partner with the Wounded Warriors of South Florida to expand reach throughout Florida and continue raising support for our nation’s veterans in the future,” he said in a news release. …

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Source: South Florida News

USF study: Not following career calling can lead to health consquences

Source: baynews9.com — Sunday, April 17, 2016
University of South Florida researcher Michele Gazic’s recent study on careers and personal health is generating buzz. Study finds those who don’t follow calling reported higher levels of physical, mental health issues Also finds those who haven’t found a calling fared as well as those following a calling Researcher offered coping mechanisms for those who are currently unable to pursue calling Specifically, her study examines the life, job, and health-related experiences of those who pursue their occupational calling in life compared to those who don’t. She also examined the lives of those who haven’t discovered their calling. Gazica’s study was published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. “Literature today shows that people with a calling have better outcomes, such as work well-being, as well as physical and mental well-being. There was no study to see what happens when people can’t pursue their calling, so that’s why I thought it was needed, “ explained Gazica. 378 professors nationwide completed the online survey. Gazica asked them questions about their health and well-being. She looked at those who had a calling and were following it, those who had a calling and didn’t go after it, and those …read more

Source: South Florida News