Tag: Florida

Launch of spy satellite from Florida postponed again

Astronauts make round trip to space station from U.S. soil

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley (C) waves to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola to return him and NASA astronaut Robert Behnken home to Houston a few hours after the duo landed in their SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft off the coast of Pensacola, Fla,, on August 2, 2020. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA | License Photo

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George Maul, former Florida Tech department head, tsunami expert, had passions for the sea and science

The ocean always beckoned him, sometimes with foreboding.

George Maul, professor of oceanography, marine & environmental systems, is stepping down.

George Maul, professor of oceanography, marine & environmental systems, is stepping down.

George August Maul warned for years that a killer wave in Florida was inevitable. A powerful tsunami traveling as fast as a jetliner will strike our coast, the Virgin Islands, or elsewhere in the Caribbean. He was convinced: It’s just a matter of time.

He would not live to see the tragedy he often warned of and worked tirelessly to prevent. 

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Maul, an oceanographer and educator with “a disarming smile and limitless curiosity who made a profound impact on marine and environmental science programs at Florida Tech as a department head, advocate, fundraiser and speaker,” succumbed to cancer Wednesday, Florida Institute of Technology officials announced Thursday. 

He was 82.

Maul, of

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Is UCF really the best team in Florida? The numbers reveal the truth

Is UCF really the best college football team in the state of Florida? Well, they just may be.

There are a few certain things in life: death, taxes and UCF claiming they’re the best team in the state of Florida.

Starting the season off as the No. 14 team in the country, the Knights are once again out on a mission to make good on those boasts. Pounding ACC up-and-comer Georgia Tech is a good way to start off 2020. Following that win, quarterback Dillon Gabriel proclaimed UCF is the best team in the state. After seeing how explosive Josh Heupel‘s offense looked, he may be right.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, if both teams play on a neutral field with equal rest, the Knights would be a two-touchdown favorite over Florida State and a 12.8 point favorite over Miami. Even against Dan Mullen and mighty Florida, the Knights

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UCF’s Dillon Gabriel declares the Knights the ‘best team in Florida’ after win over Georgia Tech

Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel had a blunt message on Saturday for every school in the state after the Knights’ 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech.

Gabriel, a sophomore, had 417 passing yards and four touchdown passes in the big victory.


“You saw what happened last week, you can say we’re the best team in Florida,” Gabriel said, according to 24/7 Sports.

He added: “The team played really well … the offensive line, it all starts up front. They picked up a lot of pressures. The running backs did a hell of a job. Guys were making plays all over the field, so when that happens, you see what we can do.”


Gabriel became the third Knights player to win the Walter Camp Player of the Week award

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IBM, Oracle, ServiceNow, Amazon and Cisco salaries in Florida

  • Florida, the third most populous US state, is known mainly for its tourism and agriculture industries. But the Sunshine State has also become increasingly attractive to tech companies looking to expand their operations.
  • Tech giants, including IBM, Oracle and ServiceNow, have been hiring employees from overseas for their operations in Florida, where the cost of living is known to be more affordable compared to other major tech hubs in California and New York.
  • For example, Cisco hired a technical solutions architect with a salary of $198,000 to $254,000, while IBM hired a senior application developer with a salary of $79,000 to $120,000.
  • Here’s a survey of what IBM, Cisco, Oracle, IBM and ServiceNow pay new hires in Florida, based on disclosure data for permanent and temporary workers filed with the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification in 2020.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Florida is famous as a

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What Georgia Tech players said after the Central Florida game

“I just ran a little option route on the first touchdown. There was nobody in the zone. Or if it is was man, I was going to go right in there. Since it was zone, I just looked for an open space to get in and (Jeff Sims) threw it me. Luckily, I caught it and scored. The run touchdown, I had some great blocks. Shout out to (tight end Jack) Coco. I did the rest from there. Great blocks downfield from the receivers, too.”

Safety Juanyeh Thomas

On his interception:

“I was just doing my job in coverage. Props to our d-lineman who got the hands on the ball to make it go up and then I had the back and I just came through and scooped it up.”

On responding to the loss:

“We’re just going to get back to work tomorrow. Honestly, we haven’t been here before,

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Live updates of college football scores, news: Notre Dame blanks South Florida, Clemson cruising

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5:44 p.m.: No. 7 Notre Dame finished off a 52-0 win against South Florida. Ian Book was 12-for-19 passing for 143 yards and ran for three touchdowns to lead the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (2-0) is scheduled to hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to Wake Forest next week. Meanwhile, No. 1 Clemson leads The Citadel 49-0 at halftime.

5:14 p.m.: Georgia Tech got a much-needed score just before halftime. Quarterback Jeff Sims drove the Yellow Jackets down the field and hit Jahmyr Gibbs for a 9-yard touchdown with 1:14 left in the second quarter. No. 14 UCF leads 28-14 at halftime.

4:50 p.m.: Just a reminder that we’re going to keep this thing rolling all day. Matt Wenzel will take over shortly and guide you through the rest

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Sally gana fuerza y lleva aguaceros a Florida y Alabama


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AP Top 25 poll: Florida up to No. 5, Louisiana in first college football rankings since 1943

For the first time in roughly 77 years, Louisiana is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. The Ragin’ Cajuns find themselves ranked No. 19 in the latest media poll following Saturday’s surprising 31-14 win over Iowa State. The jump marks the first time the program has made the poll since being ranked 15th on Nov. 1, 1943. In what was the record for the team with the longest AP Top 25 drought, the Ragin’ Cajuns missed 1,109 consecutive polls, per Patrick Stevens of the Washington Post

Elsewhere, Florida jumped three spots from No. 8 to No. 5, passing No. 6 LSU in the process. It’s the Gators’ highest ranking since 2012. Though neither team will play their first game until Sept. 26, LSU has been hit hard by not only by offseason attrition, but opt outs from some of its best players. Additionally, Florida closed the gap on

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Florida State sits atop college football Misery Index after home loss


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


As the 2020 college football seasons cranks up in unusual intervals, with starts and stops and question marks abounding, the Misery Index can safely say that our time has come. 

Let’s face it, 2020 has not been kind to us for reasons we don’t really need to go into. We all understand the challenges we’ve had to face over the last six months. But with college football coming back, regardless of its quality or being played in mostly empty stadiums, Americans can at least wrap themselves in the comfortable blanket of hyperventilation and self-loathing every weekend when their favorite teams lose. Being able to complain about your coach’s terrible play call or a special teams meltdown or how the defense choked against an inferior opponent has never felt better.

With that in mind, these unprecedented

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