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Hurricane Ian barrels towards Florida

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Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents to take all necessary precautions

The Florida National Guard is activating 2,500 troops across the state.

Meanwhile residents in many places across the Sunshine state are stocking up on essentials items leaving many store shelves bare.

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents to take all necessary precautions against what is expected to be the ‘storm of the century.’

Hurricane Ian is quickly barreling toward the Coast of Florida.

The governor’s update came as St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport said its terminal will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday due to mandatory evacuation orders remain closed until the evacuation order is removed.

Multiple Florida public schools will be used as shelters for residents exiting evacuation and flood zones.

“We know that this is going to have major impacts on Florida’s gulf coast. We’ve issued waivers of weight restrictions for commercial trucks to ensure we ample fuel and resources coming into Florida,” he added, “make sure you’re prepared there’s no need to panic by if you normally don’t drink a lot of water and you may not need to go on by 20 gallons of water right now so just do what you need to be prepared.”

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ian is currently a category 2 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of about 100 mph and is moving northwest at about 13 miles an hour.

The storm appears to be on track to turn and pass the Florida Keys on Tuesday evening before closing in on Florida’s western coast on Wednesday.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea

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Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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