Latest News for: Florida straits


Blow-by-blow account of hurricane season 2023: Did we start the Cat 4 fire? | WeatherTiger

Tallahassee Democrat 29 Nov 2023
Though sea surface temperature anomalies rose further in the Atlantic and reached Jacuzzi-esque heights in the Florida Straits, July was quiet other than open-ocean Hurricane Don ... And as much of Florida smashed all-time monthly average temperature records, Idalia emerged from the Caribbean to convert 90°F Gulf waters into a furious major hurricane.

How ‘Nyad’ Screenwriter Julia Cox Captured the Marathon Swimmer’s ‘Extreme, Intense, Very Esoteric Dream’

The Wrap 21 Nov 2023
becoming the first person to swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, without a shark cage ... For one, the crew accompanying Nyad on her journey through the Straits of Florida in 2013 numbered about 40, not the handful that we see in the film (which trimmed the crew size for narrative purposes).

QinetiQ US Awarded $170M U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract for Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS)

Longview News-Journal 20 Nov 2023
To support national security missions along the southern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection awards TARS to Avantus Federal (now QinetiQ US). MCLEAN, Va., Nov ... borders ... QinetiQ US and its partners will operate eight TARS sites, with six over the U.S.-Mexico border, one over the Florida Straits, and another over the northern Caribbean area.

Popular Nashville band named headliner for 2024 Everglades City Seafood Festival

Naples Daily News 16 Nov 2023
A country band that has sold more than 10.5 million records will perform at the Everglades Seafood Festival in early 2024 ... The band is among one of the biggest acts ever booked for the annual festival, scheduled for Feb ... — Florida Straits ... Feb ... The sponsor for the upcoming festival is the Florida Stone Crabbers Association, a nonprofit founded in 2020.

How to watch SpaceX launch its Mars rocket Starship on Friday

The National 16 Nov 2023
SpaceX will attempt to launch its Mars rocket Starship on a test flight on Friday after US authorities approved a licence. A two-hour launch window opens at 7pm, UAE time, depending on weather conditions ... SpaceX will broadcast the launch on its website and social media channels ... Starship will continue flying between the Florida Straits ... Read more ... ....

Playful and profound, three film scores all help find the truth of the story

The Los Angeles Times 14 Nov 2023
... attempting to swim from Cuba to Florida ... Try not to double what I see on screen.” He didn’t, therefore, worry much about evoking the idea of water or the threat of sharks and lethal jellyfish, or the rise and crushing fall in Nyad's four attempts to cross the Straits of Florida.

Netflix viewers brand new true drama a

The Daily Mail 11 Nov 2023
... swim from Florida to Cuba - an accomplishment that has always evaded her ... Nyad wanted to make the swim across shark infested water of Florida Straits without a shark cage - dissimilar to Susie Maroney and Walter Poenisch, who made the journey in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

Opinion: ‘Nyad’ tells an incredible story, but for any Cuban American it brings pain

CNN 04 Nov 2023
But for any Cuban or Cuban American like me, the Cuba to Key West stretch of ocean, called the Florida Straits, will never be unemotional or apolitical ... Thousands have died in the Florida Straits trying to reach the US ... Between August 13 and September 13, 1994, the US Coast Guard detained 30,879 balseros attempting to cross the Florida Straits.

The Deeper Story Behind Netflix’s Nyad

Time Magazine 04 Nov 2023
While Nyad had initially said she wanted the swim recognized as an unassisted swim, since the suit and equipment she relied upon were essential for her safety and required for anyone attempting to swim the Florida Straits, she recently acknowledged that she would accept it being categorized as an assisted swim.

What's Happening: 'Rock of Ages,' 'Antarctic Dinosaurs,' Florida's Heritage Gardening

The Gainesville Sun 03 Nov 2023
Uncover the history of the world’s southernmost continent and the unique species that have called it home in this interactive, family friendly experience at the Florida Museum of Natural History ... A Pamplona Story” and, most recently, a noir mystery, “Murder on the Florida Straits.” Meet the author at 1.30 p.m.; the talk begins at 2 p.m.

TV tonight: comedians’ moving tribute to Dame Deborah James

The Observer 03 Nov 2023
Stand Up to Cancer. The Takeover. 7pm, Channel 4 ... They’ll be taking over the Francis Crick Institute (a hub of biomedical research) and paying tribute to the late Dame Deborah James. Ghosts. 8.30pm, BBC One ... Unwanted. 9pm, Sky Atlantic. Unwanted ... Warrior ... Now, having just turned 60, she takes it upon herself to try the 103-mile Straits of Florida swim again.

Netflix’s Diana Nyad biopic: What’s fact and what’s fiction?

The Los Angeles Times 03 Nov 2023
In the film, Nyad simply says she wants to do the swim without a shark cage because 'I don't want an asterisk next to my life's greatest achievement… I'll be the first.' In the film, Nyad is primarily shown crossing the Florida Straits accompanied by a single boat captained by John Bartlett (Rhys Ifans).

Netflix's Diana Nyad biopic: What's fact and what's fiction?

Hastings Tribune 03 Nov 2023
On Sept ... a visit to the White House, an Oprah Winfrey interview, a stint on "Dancing With the Stars." ... Nor does the film specifically note that Nyad was not, in fact, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida ... In the film, Nyad is primarily shown crossing the Florida Straits accompanied by a single boat captained by John Bartlett (Rhys Ifans) ... .

The 7 best new movies and shows to stream this weekend

Games Radar 03 Nov 2023
Another weekend means another batch of streaming recommendations. This week, it's pretty superhero-heavy, but our recommendations stretch the full breadth of the genre ... The movie tells the astonishing true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad who, at the age of 64, succeeded in crossing the Florida Straits, a 110-mile swim thought to be impossible.

Scene Calendar: Music at Holy Trinity, Steep Canyon Rangers, Piano and Vocal Recital, more

The Gainesville Sun 02 Nov 2023
Saturday, Florida Theatre, 128 E ... Tuesday, Florida Theatre, 128 E ... Sunday, Florida Theatre, 128 E ... Florida Gateway Fair and Livestock Show ... Sunday, Florida Gateway Fairgrounds, 438 SW SR 247, Lake City ... A Pamplona Story” and, most recently, a noir mystery, “Murder on the Florida Straits.” Meet the author at 1.30 p.m.; talk at 2 p.m.