Venice man seriously hurt in I-75 crash

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - A 50-year-old Venice man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol said. According to investigators, a pickup truck driven by a Fort Lauderdale man was following an SUV in the left lane northbound, just north of Laurel Road at about 8:15 a.m.
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Flooding Is Rapidly Becoming an ‘Everyday Occurrence’ in Venice

It’s long been obvious that art-filled Venice is getting increasingly vulnerable when it comes to global warming and rising sea levels, but now there’s new evidence to back this up: Venice received its second-worst flood ever in November of 2019, and subsequently got four other equally voluminous tides in the weeks following. According to a new study delivered by the European Geosciences Union, Venice could experience a staggering sea level rise of 120 centimeters by the end of the century. That almost certainly means that radical plans will have to be put into action in order to preserve the integrity of the city’s buildings and its art.
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Daily Journal of Commerce

Rising sea levels causing concern for Venice

VENICE, Italy – After Venice suffered the second-worst flood in its history in November 2019, it was inundated with four more exceptional tides within six weeks, shocking Venetians and triggering fears about the worsening impact of climate change. The repeated invasion of brackish lagoon water into St. Mark’s Basilica this...
Herald Tribune

PREP ROUNDUP: Venice wins 20th straight district volleyball title

It is two decades of district excellence and dominance for the Venice High volleyball team. Venice won its 20th straight district title with a 3-1 victory over Naples Gulf Coast 23-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-22 in a highly competitive match Thursday night at the Teepee. The victory assures Venice (20-7) of...

‘The Lost Daughter,’ ‘The Hand of God’ Bookend Venice Film Festival’s London Showcase – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL The Italian Cultural Institute in London, La Biennale di Venezia and Curzon have teamed for ‘From Venice to London,’ a season where seven films from Venezia 78 will be shown at Curzon cinemas across London from Nov. 18-22. “The Lost Daughter,” directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal will open the season and “The Hand of God,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, will close it. The other selections include “Qui rido io,” directed by Mario Martone; “La santa piccola, directed by Silvia Brunelli, “La ragazza ha volato, directed by Wilma Labate,” “Il buco,” directed by Michelangelo Frammartino; and “Ariaferma,” directed by Leonardo Di Costanzo. President of...

Meet the Man Who Predicts Floods in Paris

Given the rising waters of the Seine and the tendency toward flooding, the shorter the pants, the better. very year in the French capital, along with heavy rainfall comes the fear that the water in the River Seine will rise to dangerous levels and cause flooding throughout the city and surrounding regions. June 2016 resulted in one of the worst floods in recent years, triggered by the wettest May since 1959. With a level of almost 4.5 meters (15 feet) above average, the highest in nearly 35 years, even the Orsay and Louvre museums shuttered, the latter moving 250,000 artworks out of basement storage to safer, higher space above ground.

Venice faces an uncertain fate due to sea level rise

In November 2019, Venice experienced its second worst flood in its history, with waters reaching up to 1.87 meters and inundating over 80 percent of the city. Within six weeks, the famous city was flooded four more times, triggering increasing fears about the worsening impact of climate change. Although such...

Venice Film Festival & Curzon Tie Up For London Screenings Of Venice Movies

The Venice Film Festival, the Italian Cultural Institute in London, and exhibitor Curzon are tying up on London screening series From Venice To London (18 – 22 November). Seven films from Venezia 78 have been chosen to be shown in London with appearances by filmmakers and cast. The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, will be the opening night film on the 18 November and The Hand of God, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, will be closing the series on 22 November. The seven films that have been handpicked are the following: The Lost Daughter – Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal The Hand of God – Directed by Paolo Sorrentino Qui...

Venice Suffers From Off-Season Floods Triggered by Worsening Climate Change

Following the second-worst flood in history in November 2019, Venice was flooded with four more extreme tides in six weeks, startling Venetians and raising concerns about climate change's worsening impact. Flooding. This summer's frequent flooding of brackish lagoon water into St. Mark's Basilica serves as a gentle warning that the...

Single-member districts safe for now

VENICE — If Sarasota County commissioners want to repeal a single-member district provision from the county charter, they’ll have to do so themselves. In a surprise action Wednesday evening, the county’s charter review board unanimously declined to consider the idea any further and instead return the commission’s request to study the matter back to commissioners.
Sandusky Register

New school almost complete

SANDUSKY — The following updates come from this week’s Sandusky Schools board meeting:. Work at the new Sandusky Early Learning Academy, located at the former Hancock Elementary site, is going “phenomenally well,” owners representative John Feick said. The building’s exterior work is finished. Inside, floors are being waxed and new...
Herald Tribune

Venice Council candidates pose questions to opponents at VASI forum

VENICE – Candidates for seats 3 and 4 on the Venice City Council had a rare treat Wednesday night at the Venice Aviation Society candidate forum when moderator John Moeckel gave them an opportunity to ask their opponent one question. The majority of those questions involved either growth or environmental...