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Spotlight: Historic Athens Theater
The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. On January 5th, 1922, the eve of the theater's opening, the DeLand Daily News declared the Athens to be "Florida's Handsomest Theatre" and "a gem of architecture". The theatre's name was derived from the vision of DeLand's founder, Henry DeLand, who sought to create a city that would be the "Athens of Florida". Visit their website.

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DeLand Area News
For Saturday, December 3, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Florida couple loses $25,000 in 'Grandparents Scam': What to watch out for
An elderly couple in Central Florida was scammed out of $25,000 in what deputies are calling an elaborate ‘Grandparents Scam.’

Florida man crushed to death by large tree limb in DeLand
A 71-year-old Florida man was crushed to death by a large tree limb while cutting trees on Covey Hill Way in DeLand Monday morning, according to the sheriff's office. 

DeLand Police start zero tolerance policy over traffic laws: Here's why
The DeLand Police Department has partnered up with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to crack down on crime. That new task force has stopped dozens of people in the past week alone.

21-year-old man dead, girlfriend injured in shooting in DeLand, police say
A man is dead and his girlfriend was injured in a double shooting in DeLand late Tuesday night.

18-year-old DeLand native will race in NASCAR Truck series
He's only 18 years old, but DeLand's Daniel Dye is already an accomplished race car driver.


18-year-old DeLand native moving up to NASCAR truck series
An 18-year-old from Florida will run in NASCAR in the craftsman Truck series next season

Florida man accused of pouring bleach into co-workers drink for being 'difficult to work with'
A Florida Dollar General employee has been arrested for allegedly pouring bleach into his co-worker's drink after an argument. 

Residents along St. John’s River in DeLand brace for more flooding
Residents in one DeLand neighborhood along the St. John’s River are bracing for more flooding as they anticipate the river to rise. 

More flooding expected in parts of Volusia County
Residents in DeLand brace for more flooding as St. Johns River continues to rise

Police: Person skydiving at Skydive DeLand killed after parachute failed to open
A skydiver in Central Florida has died after their parachute failed to open, according to the DeLand Police Department.

US News
For Saturday, December 3, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Back-to-back storms bring snow, rain to the West
The second of two back-to-back storms was moving across the West this weekend, bringing another round of snow, rain and blustery winds. Danya Bacchus has more.

Son's coach ID'd as Florida mom's killer decades after her murder
Joseph Mills, a coach and role model to the victim's youngest son, was sentenced to life in prison without parole 41 years after the rape and murder of Linda Slaten in her Lakeland home.

2-year-old girl attacked by coyote outside Los Angeles home
Jarring surveillance footage shows the coyote grab the girl and drag her several feet before her parents jumped into action and scared the animal off.

Warnock, Walker make final pleas to voters ahead of Georgia Senate runoff
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, are making their final pitches to voters this weekend as they near voting day for Georgia’s Senate runoff election. Nikole Killion has more.


Back-to-back storm fronts bring snow, rain to the West
The first system dumped 24 inches of snow on Thursday alone in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Air Force unveils B-21 Raider, new nuclear stealth bomber
After years of development, the Pentagon Friday unveiled America’s newest nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, in Palmdale, California.

U.S. unveils new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider
Six Raiders are in production. The Air Force plans to build 100 that can deploy either nuclear weapons or conventional bombs, and can be used with or without a human crew.

Strong job numbers report could signal additional rate hikes from Federal Reserve
With the Labor Department on Friday reporting stronger November job numbers than expected, the Federal Reserve could react with yet another interest rate hike in an effort to curb inflation. Skyler Henry has the details.

4 Navy sailors at same command appear to have died by suicide in under a month
All four were assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, in Norfolk, Va.

World News
For Saturday, December 3, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Soccer legend Pelé says he is "strong" and has "hope" amid cancer treatment
Pelé was hospitalized earlier this week in Sao Paulo.

Fierce fighting continues around liberated Kherson in Eastern Ukraine
While Ukrainian forces are still rejoicing at taking back Kherson from fleeing Russian troops, they must now prepare for a brutal winter, as Russian forces continue to shell the city. Imtiaz Tyab has the details.

French baguette granted special status by United Nations
The iconic French baguette has been officially recognized as a part of world cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Ian Lee has the details.

Iran begins construction on new nuclear power plant, state media says
The announcement comes less than two weeks after Iran said it had begun producing enriched uranium at 60% purity.

U.S. eliminated from World Cup after 3-1 loss to Netherlands
It was a disappointing end for a rebuilt U.S. team hoping to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 2002.


Concealed bundles, sophisticated tunnels: How fentanyl crosses the border
There are new battles at the U.S.-Mexico border over the most dangerous narcotic law enforcement has ever seen.

Biden meets Prince William amid royal drama
President Biden and Prince William met at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston on Friday. But Prince William and his wife Catherine's U.S. visit has been upstaged by controversies in both the U.S. and the U.K. Michael George has the details.

Russia rejects $60-per-barrel price cap and threatens oil supply cutoff
Russian authorities have rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine's Western supporters and are threatening to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it.

U.S. takes on Netherlands as knockout stage of World Cup begins
Star forward Christian Pulisic has been cleared to play after a pelvic injury.

U.S. weighs asylum limits as it braces for end of Title 42 border restrictions
Title 42, a policy that allows U.S. border officials to expel some migrants on public health grounds, is set to end on Dec. 21 because of a court order.

For Saturday, December 3, 2022 (links are updated continually)


For Saturday, December 3, 2022 (links are updated continually)

Allianz publishes manual to encourage more inclusive film productions
Munich, December 2nd, 2022 Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, Allianz has published a manual to help organizations understand how to create inclusive productions and drive accessibility in the media space. The manual contains learnings from the ‘Day 1 Done #MoveNow’ project and also includes behind the scenes documentation of their MoveNow Training Series. Having partnered with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2006, the introduction of the MoveNow... Source: RealWire

Inflation hits Cyber Weekend 2022 as the average selling price of North American goods rises 8.5% causing unit sales to slip -9.3% year-over-year
Despite a dip in unit sales, NA retailers’ overall dollar sales rose 14.7% (vs global sales +8.9%) and average order value 10.6% (vs global AOV 6.2%), leading to a healthy weekend performance, despite consumer spending constraints amid high inflation New York, December 1, 2022—Nosto, the leading Commerce Experience Platform (CXP), has released its annual Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) 2022 data. Analyzing more than 107 million website visits to 1,269 online stores during the BFCM... Source: RealWire

H&H Group achieves 13.4% total revenue increase on a reported basis for the nine months to 30 September 2022, boosted by a strong third quarter
Baby Nutrition & Care business saw strong recovery in the third quarter and the Group saw positive growth in mainland China, Australia & New Zealand and North America markets Wednesday, 16 November 2022. Leading global health and wellness company H&H Group has announced its unaudited operational statistics for the nine months ending 30 September 2022. The Group reported a positive overall result with its total revenue increasing by 13.4% year-on-year on a reported basis (7.8%... Source: RealWire

Allianz creates inclusive Training Series for young people with disabilities
Together with the International Paralympic Committee, the Training Series aims to encourage young people with disabilities to get involved in sports Inclusive training videos and workout plans by and with Paralympians offer a new accessible opportunity The Training Series is the latest of 24 initiatives from the insurer’s MoveNow program looking to move people of the next generation Munich, November 15th 2022. Together with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Allianz has developed an inclusive training... Source: RealWire

Climate Action Awareness Report 2022: Consumers are ready to take climate action and seek more transparency from company initiatives
Report unveils climate action readiness of almost 10,000 consumers in 10 countries Majority expect companies to take responsibility for the climate and are also willing to change their consumption habits Climate-friendly labels are key decision aids for consumption Munich, 18 October 2022. Climate action continues to be very important to consumers, despite current economic and political uncertainties. For 75%, climate change is still a high or top priority. Around 60% want to make their purchases... Source: RealWire


Tapestry's Strategy to Increase Equity and Diversity at All Employee Levels
By BOF STUDIO Originally Published by Business of Fashion The parent company of Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman seeks to expand diversity within its leadership teams and tackle gender and racial inequality in the workplace within its 2025 goals. BoF finds out more. Increased awareness around discrimination and bias in fashion in recent years has revealed a critical need for sustained diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work in businesses, from both a... Source: RealWire

Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony Initiative Marks 22 Years in the Fight Against Cancer
“When someone we love has cancer, we are all affected—husbands, wives, mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers and friends. This is our effort in the fight against cancer.” — Ralph Lauren NEW YORK – For more than two decades, Ralph Lauren has been a leader in the fight against cancer. The Pink Pony Initiative, the Company’s global philanthropic program dedicated to cancer care and prevention, supports programs for research, screenings, early diagnosis, treatment, education and patient... Source: RealWire

New Research: 61% of Fashion Shoppers Put Price Above Sustainability as Living Costs Rise
Consumers want online fashion retailers to address sustainability by offering slower deliveries, enabling apparel repairs and reducing product returns NEW YORK and LONDON (October 4, 2022) - New research suggests that 57%[1] of consumers want fashion to be more sustainable. But with living costs rising, 61% will prioritize price over sustainability when shopping for fashion. 55% agree that sustainable fashion is often too expensive. The findings come from a survey of just over 2,000 US... Source: RealWire

Breuninger launches an Online Shop for the Czech Republic
International Expansion of the Online Business STUTTGART, September, 29, 2022 - Breuninger is expanding its online segment internationally and tapping into a new market with the launch of Breuninger.com today in the Czech Republic. The fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger is introducing a new online shop for the Czech market. After launching in Poland one year ago, Breuninger has since expanded its online business to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain and Italy. "As a leading... Source: RealWire

Last chance to enter "BEAUTY FUTURES" – The DOUGLAS' start-up competition
Applications accepted until September 19 on www.douglasbeautyfutures.com Nominations in three categories: Beauty & Health Product Innovation, Beauty & Health Digital Solution, Sustainability Innovation The winners’ creations may be added to the DOUGLAS product range Highly respected jury members, including DOUGLAS Group CEO Tina Müller and leading experts a.o. Lea-Sophie Cramer, Sara Nuru, Tijen Onaran and Philipp Westermeyer Düsseldorf, 08. September 2022. The countdown is on: Start-ups in the beauty and health industry can still apply... Source: RealWire

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