His career didn’t exactly start here, but the Tampa Bay area was a key marker on lauded yacht designer Ron Holland’s long, successful journey. A visionary, an adventurer, a tireless innovator and the creator of a new generation of 100-foot-plus super yachts, Holland worked for a time at Pinellas-based Morgan Yachts, and it was in the Morgan shipyard that he built his first really, really famous sailing vessel. Like Holland himself, it’s the stuff of legend.
Holland will talk about those early days Friday night at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, and again Saturday afternoon at Haslam’s Books, where he’ll sign his just-published autobiography, All the Oceans: Designing by the Seat of My Pants.
- One of the big winners after Tuesday’s election was WellCare Health Plans Inc. The stock price of the Tampa-based managed healthcare company jumped 5.7 percent Wednesday to $275.21 a share, although the price fell back a bit in early trading Thursday.
- Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, the largest hospital in St. Pete, got a D on a newly released grade card from The Leapfrog Group.
- Plaza Construction has been selected as the builder for 357 on 5th, a luxury condominium tower under development in downtown St. Petersburg.
Taxes have been around for thousands of years. Governments want your money! But the relationship between taxes and representative government is particularly interesting. Today, The Indicator talks with financial historian William N. Goetzmann about the relationship between democracy and taxes.
Delta Munoz is the founder and CEO of Ascension Global Technology, a cybersecurity company in St. Petersburg. In a highly complex digital age, there are countless methods by which bad people can get your information. Ascension Global helps companies protect themselves from cyber flaws.
The Bank of Tampa started out in 1984 as a local, regional bank. Since then, it has blossomed into a resourceful community bank, offering not only the personal touch that one would expect from a smaller bank, but also the advanced resources of larger banks.
Florida's Senate and governor races tightened even more on Thursday, buoying Democratic hopes that Sen. Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum could eke out narrow wins and frustrating Republicans who saw the contests as all but decided.
Now in a new paper, published in Psychological Science, Martin Maier and Rasha Abdel Rahman at the Humboldt University of Berlin report that by affecting visual processing at an early stage, such linguistic differences can even determine whether someone will see a coloured shape – or they won’t.