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Gov. Ron DeSantis taps Tampa investment firm leader for university oversight board

Gov. Ron DeSantis this week appointed Ken Jones, the head of a Tampa investment firm, to the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system.



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Ken Jones, named this week to the Florida Board of Governors, speaks at a 2013 news conference about the economic impact of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Jones runs Third Lake Partners and is set to join the Board of Governors upon confirmation from the Florida Senate. He is a former practicing lawyer and served as the CEO of the host committee that brought the 2012 Republican National Convention to Tampa. He was recently named to the executive committee of the 2021 Super Bowl Host Committee.

The Board of Governors directs policy for Florida’s many public universities, including the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of South Florida. This year, members have

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Head of Full Sail university, private equity firm CEO appointed to help oversee Florida universities

Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed the CEOs of Full Sail University and a private equity firm to the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system.



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Edward Haddock of Winter Park, the co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of for-profit Full Sail University, and Ken Jones of Tampa, the CEO and founder of Third Lake Capital, are to join the board, the governor’s office said Tuesday. DeSantis’ appointments are subject to approval from the Florida Senate.

The Board of Governors, the policy-making body for Florida’s public universities, currently has 16 members, including Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Many are business executives or have political connections. They meet several times per year.

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How the 28-year-old son of one of hip hop’s biggest jewelers launched a $6 million education consulting firm with just $1,500 in startup capital



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  • Benjamin Arabov, 28, is the son of Jacob Arabo, nicknamed “Jacob the jeweler” for his work adorning the biggest names in hip hop including Diddy, Biggie, and Jay Z. 
  • But Arabov has forged his own path, launching Grow Enrollments, an education firm that helps connect people with online courses, training, and coding boot camps. 
  • The firm is on track for $6 million in revenue this year, per documents reviewed by Business Insider.
  • Arabov called Grow’s course offerings “disruptive learning” and said they’re the future of education. He warns that traditional four-year colleges must find ways to stay competitive in a digital marketplace. 
  • Here’s how he built the business to this point from the startup capital of just $1,500 he had in his savings account five years ago. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Benjamin Arabov could have gone

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Blowback against Trump campaign law firm targets clients, recruiting

(Reuters) – Jones Day, the go-to law firm for U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign, is under fire for representing Republicans in a lawsuit over Pennsylvania’s extended deadline to receive mail-in ballots, with law students threatening to boycott the firm and a prominent anti-Trump group targeting it online.

FILE PHOTO: The law firm of Jones Day is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

The firm defended its representation in a statement on Tuesday, saying the case raises important constitutional questions, pushing back on critic’s claims that its main goal is to sow distrust in the results of the election. A request by Republicans for the Supreme Court to hear the case is pending.

But Jones Day distanced itself from legal challenges filed by Republicans after Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency on Saturday, saying it is not “representing any entity in any litigation challenging or

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Rocket Report: SpaceX set for second crew launch, Chinese firm reaches orbit

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Enlarge / China’s new carrier rocket CERES-1, developed by the Beijing-based high-tech company Galactic Energy, blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on November 7, 2020.

Welcome to Edition 3.23 of the Rocket Report! After virtually no vacation during this year of years, the author of this report is going to try to take most of the next two weeks off (Starship hops permitting). Because of this, the Rocket Report will not return until December 3. Thank you for your patience.

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Relativity Space conducts full-duration engine test. Relativity Space said

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Copper Firm Told to Halt Work After Zambia Waste Spill

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Zambia’s environmental authority halted operations at a copper-processing plant after a waste dam at the facility burst, flooding a stream that flows into a major river and destroying crops and fish.

The plant operators, Rongxin Investments Ltd., were also instructed to clean up the affected area and submit a restoration report, the Zambia Environmental Management Agency said in an emailed statement Friday.

The spillage occurred on Thursday after an embankment at the dam collapsed, “discharging huge volumes of tailings into the Luela Stream,” ZEMA said. The stream flows into the Kafue River, the biggest tributary of the the country’s main river, the Zambezi.



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“ZEMA is working with other government agencies and departments to ensure that further regulatory action is taken,” the agency said.

More than 200 meters of land along the stream was polluted and crops belonging to several

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