Developer buys Quay in Sarasota
SARASOTA -- GreenPointe Communities, a subsidiary of GreenPointe Holdings, has closed on the The Quay, encompassing nearly 15-acres along Sarasota Bay in downtown Sarasota.
GreenPointe Communities will pursue a phased development plan, which will include residential, commercial, retail and hospitality elements.
"This work will begin immediately." said Grady Miars, president of GreenPointe Communities. "We look forward to working with The City of Sarasota and other stakeholders to finalize a plan."
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For more information, go to greenpointellc.com/communities.
MTI, CareerSource to host open house, job fair
BRADENTON -- Manatee Technical Institute is hosting a job fair in partnership with CareerSource Suncoast.
More than 50 companies will be represented at the job fair 3-7 p.m. Dec. 10. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with hiring managers.
CareerSource Suncoast will host employment assistance presentations at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Staff also will be available to speak with individuals.
Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with instructors and career counselors, and get their questions answered about enrolling and financial aid. Students also will take guests on personalized tours of the 211,000-square-foot building, which will be decorated for the holidays. Braden River High's jazz band and orchestra will perform.
MTI offers 48 industry-certified career training programs. Continuing education is offered to those already employed. Dual enrollment is available tuition free to high school juniors and seniors.
Steve Jobs' 2011 video transfixes courtroom
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Three years after his death, legendary Apple Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs held a federal courtroom transfixed on Friday as attorneys played a video of his testimony in a class-action lawsuit that accuses Apple of inflating iPod prices by locking music lovers into using its players.
Jobs was pale and hoarse during the deposition that he gave a few months before his death in 2011, but spoke firmly in defense of Apple Inc.'s software, which blocked music from stores that competed with Apple's iTunes store.
"We were very scared" of the prospect that hackers might break Apple's security system, Jobs said, because that might jeopardize Apple's contracts with music recording companies that didn't want their songs to be pirated.
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