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Florida: Protection Of Church Property Bill Killed Again

Opinion by Marion Hammer Florida: Protection Of Church Property Bill Killed Again Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Once again the Florida Legislature has turned a deaf ear to the pleas of ministers, church administrators and church members. Churches have repeatedly – for over 3 years – prayed and urged the legislature to correct the provision in Florida law that usurps the right of churches to provide safety and security on their property. While the Florida House listened and passed legislation r...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Senate, House, Grant, Michael Bloomberg, David Smith, Senate Judiciary Committee, Legislature, USF, House Education Committee, House Judiciary Committee, Florida House, James Grant, Drew Wilson, Church Security


Watch what happens when vaccinations drop by 10%

Universities of South Florida and Pittsburgh publish an online immunization simulator. The simulator shows the stunning effect of even small drops in vaccination rates. It's not just anti-vaxxers threatening community health. There are economic and geographical factors as well. None While vaccinations are administered to individuals, the benefit they provide extends beyond the recipient to the entire community in which they reside. They strengthen community immunity, or "herd immunity," by mak...
Tags: Health, Florida, Education, Cdc, Public Health, Brooklyn, Innovation, MMR, Community, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Medicaid, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, USF


Yuengling-themed hotel coming

Pennsylvanians love their local Yuengling beer, but it’s not Pennsylvania that will be getting a Yuengling-themed hotel, it’s Florida. According to a Facebook post from United Residents for Better Neighborhoods Tampa Bay, “Yuengling Beer Company is moving forward with a large mixed-use development at 11111 North 30th Street just south of USF next to its main brewery. The project includes 200 hotel rooms, a microbrewery, a beer garden, a tasting room, 12,700 square feet of restaurant space, a ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, Hotels, Beer, Pennsylvania, Miami, Tampa, All, USF, Yuengling, WTSP, Beer Hotel, Wendy Yuengling


Australian point guard Ryan Rapp flips from USF to Washington State

PULLMAN – Washington State is returning to a familiar source for basketball talent. The Cougars and Kyle Smith have flipped Australian point guard Ryan Rapp two weeks after he signed a letter of intent with the University of San Francisco. Rapp announced that he’d be following Smith, the former USF coach, to Pullman on his […]
Tags: News, Sports, Washington State, Smith, Cougars, Cougar Basketball, Pullman, USF, Kyle Smith, Ryan Rapp, University of San, Francisco Rapp


Moms Demand Action Publicly Criticized for INACCURATE Testimony

Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director Ms. Shannon Guse, speaking on behalf of Moms Demand Action, made patently false statements in her testimony about HB-403. Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, two bills supported by NRA & USF were heard and overwhelmingly passed in the House Criminal Justice Committee. HB-403 Property & Guns Rights of Churches by Rep. Erin Grall (R) is a bill to restore the private property rights of religious institutions. It restores the right of ...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Committee, USF, Marion P. Hammer, Gun Rights News, Moms Demand Action, Michael Gottlieb, NRA USF, Byron Donalds, House Criminal Justice Committee, Shannon Guse, House Criminal Justice Committee HB, Erin Grall R, Rep Cord Byrd R Stops School, Ms Shannon Guse


Best Bets: College basketball conference tournaments take center stage

BEST OF THE WEEKCollege BasketballMarch 11-16Pac-12 Tournament, T-Mobile Arena, Las VegasWednesday, first roundUSC vs. Arizona, noon, Pac-12 networkColorado (19-11) vs. Cal (8-22), 2:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network.UCLA (16-15) vs. Stanford (15-15), 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network.Oregon (19-12) vs. Washington State (11-20), 8:30 p.m., Pac-12 NetworkTitle Game: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Baseball fans who chafe at the length of the regular season have nothing on college basketball fans. From the opening...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Boston, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Brooklyn, Wyoming, Arizona, Tiger Woods, San Diego, Long Beach


Walker, Collier lead UConn to rout of USF in AAC semifinals

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Megan Walker scored 24 points and Napheesa Collier added 23 to lead No. 2 UConn to an 81-45 rout of South Florida on Sunday and move Huskies into their sixth straight American Athletic Conference championship game. Crystal Dangerfield added 11 points and Christyn Williams chipped in 10 for Connecticut (30-2), which […]
Tags: News, Sports, Connecticut, UConn, Huskies, South Florida, AAC, USF, Conn AP, Napheesa Collier, Dangerfield, Uncasville, Megan Walker, Christyn Williams, Walker Collier


Williams leads 4th-quarter surge, UConn beats USF 57-47

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Christyn Williams scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter and second-ranked UConn finished the game on a 9-0 run to pull away to a 57-47 regular season-ending victory over South Florida on Monday night. The Huskies (28-2, 16-0), playing without injured star Katie Lou Samuelson, completed another perfect […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Williams, UConn, Huskies, South Florida, USF, Tampa Fla, Katie Lou Samuelson, Christyn Williams


Injured Samuelson sits out No. 2 UConn’s finale at USF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two-time All-American Katie Lou Samuelson will not play in second-ranked UConn’s regular-season finale against South Florida because of a back injury. The Huskies announced via their official Twitter account that the 6-foot-3 senior would not be available for Monday night’s game in Tampa, Florida. Samuelson sat out most of Saturday’s 83-61 […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, UConn, Huskies, USF, Tampa Fla, Tampa Florida, Katie Lou Samuelson, Samuelson


Jarreau, Davis lead No. 9 Houston to 71-59 win over USF

HOUSTON (AP) — DeJon Jarreau scored 17 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 15 and No. 9 Houston won its 11th straight with a 71-59 victory over South Florida on Saturday night. Houston (26-1, 13-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 48 percent and never trailed in its 33rd straight home victory. Davis was 4 of 9 on […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Davis, Houston, South Florida, USF, American Athletic Conference, Corey Davis Jr, DeJon Jarreau, Jarreau Davis


TV Best Bets of the Week: Baseball spring training begins

BASEBALL Saturday, Feb. 23Dodgers vs. White Sox, noon, SNLAGiants vs. Angels, noon, Fox Sports West Sunday, Feb. 24Angels vs. Dodgers, noon, SNLAReds vs. Angels, noon, Fox Sports West The sound of a fastball hitting a catcher’s mitt, the crack of a bat, the huzzah from fans, and the lyrical stylings of Rick Monday and Jose Mota means that baseball is back, in its toddler form of spring training. It’s premature to get excited for spring games since starters play six innings at most, and there wil...
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Collins scores 23, sparks South Florida past SMU 67-66

DALLAS (AP) — David Collins hit two key 3-pointers in the final 72 seconds, the second one lifting South Florida to a 67-66 victory over SMU on Thursday night. After a timeout with 17 seconds left, USF’s Laquincy Rideau penetrated from the right side and threw a skip pass to Collins near the left corner. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Dallas, Collins, South Florida, USF, SMU, David Collins, LaQuincy Rideau


Pineiro leads rally that carries USD to 67-63 win vs USF

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro, San Diego’s leading scorer and rebounder, had only six points and one rebound at halftime, when the Toreros looked to be in big trouble against the San Francisco Dons. Then eight minutes into the second half, it all turned around for the Pineiro and the Toreros. The senior forward […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, San Diego, USF, Pineiro, Toreros, Isaiah Pineiro, San Francisco Dons Then


Brady scores 13, No. 21 Houston holds out USF 69-60

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Breaon Brady scored 13 points and Armoni Brooks added 11 to lead No. 21 Houston over South Florida 69-60 on Saturday night. The Cougars (18-1, 5-1 American Athletic Conference) squandered most of a 16-point second-half lead before pulling away for good over the last 10 minutes. David Collins led South Florida […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Houston, Cougars, South Florida, Brady, USF, Tampa Fla, American Athletic Conference, David Collins, Armoni Brooks, Breaon Brady


Minlend scores 14, key free throw in USF’s win over Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Charles Minlend scored 14 points and made the first of two free throws with 3 seconds remaining and San Francisco defeated Pacific 53-52 on Thursday night. Minlend’s free throw gave the Dons their first lead of the final four minutes, a period in which Pacific did not make a basket, going […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific, USF, Stockton Calif, Charles Minlend, Minlend


Rideau has triple-double in USF’s overtime loss at Temple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nate Pierre-Louis scored 22 points, Shizz Alston Jr. had 20 points and nine assists and Temple beat South Florida 82-80 in overtime on Saturday despite LaQuincy Rideau’s triple-double for the Bulls. Rideau had 18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals to become the sixth Division I player in the last 20 seasons […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Philadelphia, Temple, Rideau, South Florida, USF, Shizz Alston Jr, LaQuincy Rideau, Nate Pierre Louis


TV Best Bet: College Football National Championship

COLLEGE FOOTBALLFBS National Championship, Monday, January 7, 5 p.m., ESPN Given ESPN’s reputation for self-promotion and indulging grandiose visions, it’s no surprise it is approaching tonight’s FBS National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson as if it was The Rapture. Let’s just say that ESPN can rival Marvel Studios for throwing everything and every character in its universe at an audience. But much-celebrated events can often be less than awesome. Consider the lineup for Coachella ...
Tags: Florida, Oregon, Cowboys, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Indianapolis, PA, Fox, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans


Memoir ... it's a story that resonates

Author's Note: Received this email from a reader a few days back (Dec. 29). This is further confirmation that this story is worth telling. It's a story that resonates with folks from all walks of life.Craig, First thanks for writing the book, November Ever After .  I just finished it this morning.  And though I've watched the movie, We Are Marshall , several times, it was great to read an insider's perspective as it provides insights that go beyond Hollywood.    I don't know why I ...
Tags: Hollywood, Boston, Sport, Marshall, USF, University of South Florida, Craig Greenlee, Craig First, Ed DiRocco


USF wins 7th straight by beating UConn 76-68

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley saw the Huskies go from a big lead to another second-half meltdown. Laquincy Rideau had 25 points, David Collins overcame foul trouble to add 17 key second-half points, and South Florida battled back from a double-digit deficit to beat UConn 76-68 Wednesday night in the American Athletic […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, UConn, Huskies, USF, Tampa Fla, American Athletic, David Collins, Dan Hurley, LaQuincy Rideau


USF wins 7th straight by beating UConn 76-68

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Laquincy Rideau had 25 points, David Collins overcame foul trouble to add 17 key second-half points, and South Florida battled back from a double-digit deficit to beat UConn 76-68 Wednesday night in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. USF (11-2, 1-0) also got 12 points from Alexis Yetna in […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, UConn, USF, Tampa Fla, Athletic Conference, David Collins, LaQuincy Rideau, Alexis Yetna


Former Florida State Quarterback Drew Weatherford Helped Launch Growing Tampa Non-Profit

TAMPA – An idea among friends, a former college football quarterback and a traveling musician, has grown into an organization that has become a recognizable presence in Tampa. That idea, riding bikes, and eventually building them, to benefit underprivileged children, blossomed into what has become Onbikes, a non-profit that had a hand in activities leading up to this year's Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Well, actually a couple of hundred hands. Anybody strolling a...
Tags: Florida, News, Tampa, Marshall, USF, Tampa Riverwalk, Raymond James Stadium Well


Marshall eyes strong finish against USF in Gasparilla Bowl

Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5), Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Eastern (ESPN) Line: Marshall by 2 1/2. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Most Read StoriesTornado touches down on Kitsap Peninsula, rips roofs off homes  WATCHScary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycledFacebook offered users privacy wall, then let tech giants […]
Tags: News, Sports, Marshall, South Florida, USF, Kitsap Peninsula


Rideau scores 18, USF holds off Appalachian State 76-69

Laquincy Rideau scored 18 points, Alexis Yetna pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds and added 13 points for his fourth double-double and USF held off a late surge to defeat Appalachian State 76-69            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Rideau, USF, Appalachian State, LaQuincy Rideau, Alexis Yetna


Jack Kerouac’s Last House, My First Pair of Warby Parker Glasses (& Tales from Tampa Bay)

Writer Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1969. On Monday I drove by the last house he lived and took a photo. Neither the photo or the house or anything special, but it was something that I felt compelled to do after receiving my master’s degree from USF, St. Petersburg the day before. […]
Tags: Florida, Miscellaneous, Filmmaking, Jack Kerouac, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, USF, St Petersburg Florida, USF St Petersburg, Warby Parker Glasses


Samson, Goliath, and some fish out of water in Belfast

They came from Silicon Valley and the home of the Bills Mafia, East Texas and the city where Giannis goes to work, the reed covered lodge by the little water place to the home state of Jed Bartlett, Brooklyn and a city Springfield elementary cancelled a trip to, all on the same Odyssey yet sort of on two separate ones…it’s a little confusing but we’ll clear it up. Emmet Ryan went to the SSE Arena to see 8 schools compete across two brackets in the 2018 Hall of Fame Belfast Classic The 7.35am to...
Tags: Google, Europe, Dane, Texas, London, Sweden, Milwaukee, US, America, San Francisco, Sport, Turkey, Features, Brooklyn, United States, Ireland


Eight USF faculty members named new AAAS Fellows

(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Eight University of South Florida professors whose research has set a global standard in a range of disciplines from environmental sciences to health and aging studies, and from chemistry to criminology, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society.
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Using data-science to evaluate whether Xi Jinping's anti-corruption sweeps were really about consolidating power

China-watchers observed the rise-and-rise of Chinese premier Xi Jinping with caution and sometimes alarm, but also held out some hope that despite his authoritarian tendencies and thin skin, Xi was genuinely committed to rooting out the rampant corruption that has plagued the country since its rapid industrialization under Deng Xiaoping: the creation of an untouchable elite and a hereditary princeling class immune to civil justice; looting by respected members of the business community; and a s...
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, China, Bitcoin, Xi Jinping, Scholarship, Chinese communist party, Nus, Trump, Bo Xilai, Mao, USF, Xi, Deng, Deng Xiaoping


Govan, Akinjo leads Georgetown to 76-73 OT win over USF

Jessie Govan scored 27 points, James Akinjo added 14 and Georgetown rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half before beating South Florida 76-73 in overtime Sunday in the Jamaica Classic            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Jamaica, South Florida, Georgetown, USF, James Akinjo, Govan Akinjo, Jessie Govan


Rideau makes late FTs, USF beats Austin Peay 74-70 in OT

LaQuincy Rideau made two free throws with 2.7 seconds left in overtime and scored 17 points, helping South Florida beat Austin Peay 74-70            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Rideau, South Florida, USF, Austin Peay, LaQuincy Rideau


Warren's 4 TDs lead No. 25 Cincinnati over USF 35-23

Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another, leading 25th-ranked Cincinnati to a 35-23 victory over South Florida that kept the Bearcats in the chase for the American Athletic title            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Cincinnati, South Florida, USF, Bearcats, Michael Warren II