A Wekiva adventure

first_img November 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm Reply Oh come on now, Mr. Towne, if you remember, I had already promised to drop the subject of turkeys, in my posting above, before you even asked me to, you turkey…..lol Reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply charles towne Kristin Mama Mia November 21, 2017 at 8:33 am Thanks for reminding us that a beautiful, restful place exists that we may visit and recharge our hearts and souls if only we are willing to spend the small time it requires to visit nature, which I think of as God’s own theme park! charles towne Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Richard Sommerfeld November 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply George Reply November 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm Mama Mia, you are a hoot! When I was a boy we had turkeys on the old home place. They liked to roost in the trees overhanging the river with their tail feathers hanging in the water. One night it got real cold and when I got up in the morning several of the turkey’s tails were frozen fast. What to do? Well, being of a charitable frame of mind and feeling that I had to help the poor birds, I loaded up the twelve gauge shotgun, took aim and pulled the trigger. No, I did not shoot the turkeys, what kind of a guy do you think I am? I shot the ice UNDER the turkeys, liberating them sans tail feathers. As I remember we ate pheasant that year. Bless you and yours, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Chaz Reply Google: Turkeys staying at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC…..because I want you to look at those turkeys upon the beds of that $ 3,000 per night hotel room! OMG… They also watched NFL football, and are fans of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw music and the rock group Journey….uh uh uh….SMH !!! November 20, 2017 at 11:37 pm charles towne Reply Please enter your comment! Reply November 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Dear Mama Mia, let’s agree to let the turkeys rest for awhile, please? Speaking of turkeys, there are a lot of dem, excuse me, that was supposed to be THEM, goofy birds living in Washington, but we won’t say that ’cause it wouldn’t be politically correct. Sincerely yours, Chaz Reply charles towne TAGSWekiva River Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleAAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Thanksgiving weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply November 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm 19 COMMENTS Reply Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Ah Mr. Towne, you are making me laugh too much sir, you are so funny. Now you didn’t have to go to the trouble of posting one of those footnote disclaimers….LOL.. Thanks for your response and opinions, and I wish you a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Mama Mia Thank you for sharing your Wekiva bear experiences. I felt like I was there myself. It is amazing to think that bears enjoy the sunset and sing to themselves. But, why not? And that they are not only playful but can also be pranksters. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter November 21, 2017 at 8:03 am Boy, Kristin, you said it so well, Why not? It is my experience that we can learn so much from the animal world. Most people want to relegate the animal world to the role of, “Dumb animal” but in reality they can teach us so much. Thanks for your wisdom and understanding. Chaz November 21, 2017 at 4:32 pm The bears prowling around here in the City of Apopka are going to have a mighty fine Thanksgiving feast on Thursday night, Thanksgiving, because I see where the COA garbage trucks are not going to be scheduled for regular garbage pickup that day, until much later on…. We don’t have any bear-proof garbage cans, here in the COA, like in the county, and the bears are sure going to be happy campers after the turkey carcasses and leftovers are discarded, and left out for days in the garbage cans. Garbage is always a temptation to dogs, raccoons, o’possums, hungry humans, and bears. It seems that it is impossible to educate human beings to place their garbage cans curbside on the morning of pickup. Bears are very intelligent creatures of habit. If they have found food in a place once, they will invariably return. The state folks have tried to educate the poor, dumb people with information via t.v. and literature to little or no good effect. There are no bear PROOF garbage cans in the state, just bear RESISTANT. Keep the cans in the garage until pickup day. Sorry, no comment on the idiocy of the politicians that will put up a couple of turkeys in a three thousand dollar a night suite. THE DARNED TURKEYS DON’T WANT TO BE THERE! You have a nice turkey day dear, ChazDISCLAIMER= The two above comments are the opinion of Charles Towne only and everybody knows he doesn’t have the good sense the good Lord gave a goofy gopher. Reply Mama Mia I see where the annual turkey pardon, at the White House must have gone as planned, don’t know for sure, but they showed two huge big pretty white feathery turkeys and they said on tv, that these two turkeys are even getting their own special accommodations inside a swanky Washington Willard Hotel room overnight, and that normally the hotel room rate goes for $ 3,000 a night. Obviously everybody in DC must be losing their minds….who is going to want to pay $ 3,000 dollars for a hotel room full of ” turkey turds ” after those turkeys check out….LOL…..wheeeeeeee….!!! November 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm By Charles Towne/Columnist for The Apopka Voice My first great love was a river.From wading and swimming in the Fox River of Illinois in my childhood I learned her surprises, her secrets, her dangers, and her charms.  Yes, I was exposed to her unpredictable, intimate persona, and I learned that she, like a lover, was always changing, never the same.Here in Central Florida, I have discovered another river – the Wekiva.What marvels, what mysteries, what beauty awaits us as we explore the Wekiva!  This riverine habitat is home to a broad spectrum of wildlife. Here dwells the large, as well as the small.  From tiny rodents that make up the bottom of the food chain, to deer and bear.  I so appreciate that old man of the forest, the black bear.  As a naturalist observing the wildlife on the Wekiva River I have been rewarded so often by Blackie’s capricious nature.  I have learned by direct observation that bears are highly intelligent.One of the indicators of intelligence in any creature is its ability and willingness to play, and that is what I want to share with you today.  Black bears might appear clumsy, clownish, but they are never dull.   And cute?  Yeah, adorably cute when they are cubs.  As they age they tend to lose that early playfulness for the most part, but I have seen fully grown bears of both sexes play with other bears.  Once I watched a big male playing with of all things, a turtle.I am certain the turtle was an unwilling participant.The bear was slapping the turtle around something fierce.  The turtle would roll several feet and the bear would chase it, pounce on it, grab it in both front paws, then, clutch it to himself he would mouth it, slobbering and drooling on the poor turtle as if he were trying to turn it into a big wet spitball.
  The turtle was slapped again to go rolling a score of paces only to be pounced on again.  The reptile, a gopher tortoise common to Florida, was next clutched tightly to bruin’s chest, the bear rolled onto his back, juggling the toy, and then there was some more mouthing and slobbering.At any time the bear could have closed powerful jaws on his unwilling toy, killing it, but it was obvious that was not his intent.
  The worst thing that could have happened to that poor turtle was he could possibly drown in all of that foamy bear slobber.  
 Finally the bear dropped the turtle and walked off swinging his big bear behind in that humorous way of his kind.  
 Another time I watched a large male sitting on the bank of the Wekiva. The bear was sitting on his broad rump on the riverbank.At first I was puzzled.  What was the creature doing?  Then it struck me, the bear seemed to be enjoying the sunset.  Ever so quietly I let the canoe drift to within twenty feet of the bear where it washed up against a large raft of water hyacinth and stopped.  The bear, sitting there swaying forward and backward, was unaware of me, and not wanting to break the spell of the moment I sat still and watched and enjoyed, listening to the water murmur under the canoe.Truly it was one of those magical moments that you learn to look forward to if you spend enough time in wild places.  
Then it was that I heard something else.  At first I was uncertain as to just what I was hearing, a low murmuring; moaning sound.   And when I realized what was making the sound I was almost shocked, for that bear was crooning, singing a bear song if you will.  I sat there until the sunset was almost gone, and then, dark shadows finally swallowed the bear.I have seen Blackie play with a twig in the water. I have filmed a another bear push and pull at a log, lifting it, for no more reason than it was there, and needed to be pushed and pulled and lifted.  
I have watched adults go into mock wrestling bouts, only to break off the contest after a short time, to go their separate ways. 
 After witnessing these periods of whimsy, I can only conclude that though bears spend much time alone, they certainly like to play, and they enjoy the occasional company of another bear.   I will never forget the time I was videotaping a young bear.  I had laid my notepad down on the ground and was following the little guy as he led me in a huge circle through the woods adjacent to the Wekiva, and would you believe it, he ended up back at my notepad where he turned, looked at me, and I swear that little demon was grinning as he squatted and pooped on my notepad!  I got it on film folks.Go to the Wekiva, but go quietly.  Wet a line, catch a fish or three, and be prepared for the unexpected. Please enter your name here November 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm The turkeys will live out their days there and will join Tater and Tot, two other turkeys already there that former President Obama pardoned when he was president. President Trump stated that he had been reversing a lot of Obama’s executive orders and such as that, and Trump apparently was looking into reversing the pardons of Tater and Tot, who were Obama’s pardoned turkeys, but the White House authorities told Trump that could not be, as the pardons were not reversible….!!!! I swear, I am not making this up, it right on you tube/ Donald Trump pardons his first turkey, Drumstick….check it out. Umm..umm…ummm….SMH!!! Reply November 21, 2017 at 11:55 am Reply November 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm Mama Mia Reply I learned to love the Wekiva and its residents from my friend Charles. Thanks for the introduction and the memories Yea, we got the truck fixed and back out of the shop! I am thankful for that. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply Mr. Towne, I sure was upset when I heard about the news of the bear over in the Springs subdivision, off of 434 where a couple’s little 12 year old Yorkie dog was killed by a bear that had been hanging out around there, and had already killed another dog in that same subdivision only 2 weeks ago. What do you think that the FWC should do in this case about the bear? Do you think the bear should be relocated, left alone, or euthanized? I was just wondering what you think should be done about this bear. I remember not too long ago, maybe a year or two ago, a bear was hit by a car near this Springs subdivision, and was killed and was left lying by the shoulder of 434….. November 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm November 22, 2017 at 10:43 am Dear Mama Mia, I want you to know that I resemble that comment! Gobble, gobble, gobble! Chaz charles towne Okay I have found out more about the turkey that got pardoned today by President Trump, the one named Drumstick, the biggest one. The other turkey, Wishbone, is safe also, as both turkeys are heading to Gobbler Ranch, I think that is what they called it, an enclosed area of refuge at the Virginia Tech University…… November 20, 2017 at 10:43 pm Dear Mama Mia, I am not aware of all the circumstances concerning the dogs being killed so it is hard for me to comment. One thing that we do know is relocation does not work here in the sunshine state. The only thing that will keep a bear from traveling back to its home range is a large body of water or a mountain range and we have neither in this state. If in fact a bear killed two dogs I wonder why? Euthanasia is certainly a viable solution, but? Research will prove that bears are not usually dog killers, but there could be extenuating circumstances I suppose. Sad, very sad for the dogs, the folks that owned the dogs, and the bear. After the fact there are no winners in a situation like this. These are just some of my thoughts, sorry I can’t give a definitive answer dear lady. Your inquiry bring up a lot of questions that call for answers that the powers that be do not have. Other states have approached and solved the difficult problem more reasonably and more honestly, Washington state for instance. More another time. Chaz charles towne Mama Mia Lower Wekiva River Preserve November 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm November 21, 2017 at 6:27 pm Mama Mia Reply November 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm This entire turkey talk gets even more confusing, as on the internet, there are two more turkeys named Bow and Tie, which one website identifies those two turkeys as the ones on the beds at the Willard Hotel….I give up, trying to get the straight of this story, and promise to leave the turkey subject alone for awhile. It is making me want to go fix a shot or two of Wild Turkey……. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

How the Ford F-150 became king of vehicles

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSFord F-150the conversation.com Previous articleSteady rise in suicides will only drop if social ills are tackledNext articleLet not this difficulty pass from me Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom By M. Berk Talay, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Massachusetts Lowell and first published on theconversation.com.In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States.If all goes according to plan, 90 percent of Ford’s portfolio in North America will be trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Its F-150 – the most popular vehicle in America – is now poised to build on its stunning success.The model’s ascent is really part of a larger, decades-long trend of Americans’ eschewing sedans for trucks and SUVs.But why do Americans flock to the F-150 over the Tacoma or the Silverado?I study how innovation drives success in competitive markets, and Ford’s emphasis on original design – together with its frequent upgrades – have allowed the F-Series to gain an edge over its peers.A post-war truck boomBy the end of World War II, the car market in the United States, was, by and large, a seller’s market.From February 1942 to October 1945, the War Production Board froze automobile production for civilian use, which created pent-up demand for 5 to 9 million new cars by the time the war ended.In a race to cash in, U.S. automotive manufacturers capitalized on the expertise they had gained from manufacturing military trucks during the war and introduced trucks – in addition to cars – into the market.In the past, trucks had been marketed to farmers and business owners. These newer trucks, advertised as a more comfortable ride with larger cabins, were designed to also appeal to suburban buyers.In 1947 Chevrolet launched its Advance-Design trucks, while the now-defunct International Harvester launched its KB Series. The following year, Dodge released its B Series, and Ford introduced its F-Series.With its ‘Million Dollar Cab,’ Ford sought to gain an edge over its competitors. Ford Truck EnthusiastsWith design offerings that could appeal to a range of customers, the F-Series was an instant success. The F-Series line-up included eight models with varying sizes and cargo capacities, from the F-1, a light-truck with half-ton capacity, to the F-8, a 3-ton, heavy-duty truck.To appeal to a wider range of buyers, Ford designed a considerably more spacious and comfortable cabin. Dubbed the “Million Dollar Cab” to underscore the one million dollars the company spent on its design, this cab was wider, quieter and featured luxuries like a full interior trim, sun visors, an ashtray, and easy-to-read instrument panel.Staying ahead of the competitionSince the earliest days of the U.S. auto industry, innovation has been a critical element for sustained success. To keep up with the evolution of consumer demands and emergence of new technologies, automakers have to invest heavily on research and development. In 2017 alone, they spent more than $100 billion globally. Companies that fall behind in this innovation “arms race” tend to either go out of business or are acquired.Now in its 13th generation, the F-Series has been through more frequent upgrades and redesigns than its competitors and its innovation is a big reason for the line’s enduring popularity.We saw it in the early 1950s when Ford updated its Million Dollar Cab by designing a “Five Star Extra Cab,” which came with foam seat padding, twin horns, and improved soundproofing. We saw it in 1987 when the F-Series became the first pickup truck to introduce rear anti-lock brakes as a standard feature. And we saw this in 2014 when Ford invested US$3 billion to replace the truck’s steel body with an aluminum one, which shed, on average, 700 pounds and drastically improved the vehicle’s fuel economy.A 1987 print ad for the F-150 highlights the truck’s new anti-lock brakes. JOHN LLOYD, CC BYFor these cutting-edge upgrades, the company has been handsomely rewarded. In 2017, F-150 was the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. – a title it has held for the last 36 years. More than 40 million F-Series trucks have been sold since 1948, making it one of the best-selling vehicles in history.The bigger the car, the bigger the profitJust how important is the F-Series to Ford’s bottom line?While Ford doesn’t disclose model-level profit data, it is estimated that each F-150 earns the company an operating profit of around $10,000 and generates around 90 percent of Ford’s global profits. In fact, the line of trucks is thought to be worth more than the entire company.In general, pickup trucks, and their less-rugged siblings, SUVs, generate more profit per unit than passenger cars. According to Bloomberg, the average price of a full-size pickup truck is around $45,000, with a profit margin of roughly 25 percent; the average price of a mid-size sedan, on the other hand, is around $22,000 with a 10 percent profit margin.This might explain why other car companies are also getting cold feet about their passenger cars. Fiat Chrysler has phased out the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 and announced that it will retool its factories in Michigan and Ohio in order to build a new pickup truck and two new SUVs. General Motors also reportedly plans to cut production of some of its passenger cars.Car sales as a percentage of total light vehicles sales has been in steady decline since the early 1980s. In May 2018, car sales made up only 32.1 percent of all light vehicles sales in the U.S., down from a 40-year high of 83.2 percent in October 1980. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, people are switching to SUVs and pickups because these vehicles offer greater general utility and better on-road 4×4 capabilities and are safer.Meanwhile, low gas prices, increasing wages, ongoing economic expansion and soaring consumer confidence could mean more Americans are willing to shell out extra cash for a truck or SUV.Together, these trends indicate that the F-150’s reign as king of trucks won’t end anytime soon.last_img read more

Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth and the plight of a caregiver…

first_img Reply June 17, 2018 at 6:48 am Reply Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 June 18, 2018 at 7:29 am I’m still smiling…enjoyable read! Great way to start the day. Thank you Charles and have a blessed day! Reply charles towne Ohhhhhh, how sweet and precious that was to me! It reminded me of conversations my dear-departed husband and I have shared in the night. No matter the subject or even frustration because of wanting to sleep instead of talk, I will always remember them with a smile….and wish I could have more. Thanks Chuck!! God bless you and Nancy. I absolutely love this column and while the life of a caregiver is hard, I’ve found that these kind of conversations with my parents brings me humor and helps direct my attention away from what’s worrying me and puts my attention soley on making them happy. Great work Chuck, God Bless.– D.L Reply June 18, 2018 at 6:44 am Dear NH, perhaps it is a special relationship thing between husbands and wives that such things as this can bring a smile to our faces. God bless you dear friend. Chaz Thank you EJ! You take us to another level pal. Blessings and happy daddy’s day. Chaz Reply Don, blessings on you my friend. Chaz 16 COMMENTS Reply EJ Reply Reply June 18, 2018 at 8:02 am TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOut of focusNext articleWhat Mindfulness Has Taught Me About Father’s Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR June 17, 2018 at 9:09 am Thanks for the early morning chuckle. God bless you and Nancy. charles towne Reply June 18, 2018 at 8:22 am June 17, 2018 at 7:11 am Please enter your name here Reply June 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm I wish I could remember some of the conversations that Betty and I had. I know that she really enjoyed some of our walks around the pathways at FLNC. She especially liked our daily stop at one of the gazebos, where we would have our daily devotions. The last two times we stopped at our gazebo, we had to rush back to Betty’s room. She was too sick to stay away from her oxygen for very long. I remember on my birthday, Betty telling me “I don’t want to live any longer” and when I asked why, she mentioned the pain she was having. She mentioned it twice that day! I simply mentioned that she should pray to God about that, and He would understand! Three days later, Feb. 22, Betty told me twice “I want to go to Heaven!” and again I told her to pray about it. Sunday, Feb. 25th, while a Hospice Nurse was there, Betty called out loudly “DON!” and when I went over to her she simply said “I WANT TO DIE!” It was all related to the pain that Betty was feeling and from that time on they increased the pain meds they were giving her and she simply closed her eyes most of the time!March the 6th and Just before Midnight, the Hospice Nursed called me and said that Betty wasn’t expected to last the night. At that time I called my best friend, Charles “Chuck” Towne and asked if he would pray for me and Betty! Shortly after Midnight, March 7th “Chuck” surprised me by walking into Betty’s room and stayed with me until early in the morning. Betty passed away at 3:41am in the morning. When I looked at the devotion we normally read each day, the one for March 7th was from John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives.” I feel that Betty and God had spoken the words I needed to hear and remember! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here What a sweet story and thank you for sharing it. Blessings on you for your patience and kindness, even when you were tired and needed sleep! I love hearing about Nancy’s late night giggling and her sense of humor. It’s nice to read about your finding some precious moments in a very difficult situation. Understanding that the statute of limitations has ran its course I can discuss some of the things I wondered about as a kid…I can remember laying in bed at night and hearing whispered pillow talk, giggles and low laughter coming from my folk’s bedroom and wondering what’n the dickens was going on? It was only years later when I was married and had a family of my own that I was able to figure it out. O.K., so I was a slow learner! You take care pal, Chaz The Anatomy of Fear center_img CSG Richard charles towne Chuckle! “Chuckle” did you say? Was that meant as a pathetic and very sarcastic play on my name? See, there went any sense of logic I might have possessed! i am glad you liked it Mike, you have a blessed day. Many blessings pal on you and the family. Chaz InspirationBy Charles Towne Many times, just as we are crawling into bed after a long day of living and I have closed my eyes in anticipation of an exciting journey into the land of Nod my darling, my dear sweet Nanny wants to talk.I have at times been somewhat frustrated by these nocturnal excursions into the realm of communication, but they are important to her, and usually, if I listen, something insightful occurs. The following is an example:Nan: “Charles?”Me: “Uh huh.”Nan: “I love you.”Me: “I love you too sweetie.”(We cuddle.)Nan: “I really enjoyed that movie.”Me: “What movie?”Nan: “You know, the one with Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth.”Me: “Oh yah, that one.”Nan: “Charles?”Me: “Uh huh.”Nan: “Are you listening to me?”Me: “Yes honey, of coarse I’m listening to you.”Nan: “Is Clark Gable still alive?”Me: “No, He died quite a few years ago.”Nan: “No, he couldn’t have!”Me: “Yeah, I’m sure he did.”Nan: “He couldn’t have!”Me: “Why do you say that?”Nan: “Because I just saw him in that movie.”Me: “So?”Nan: “Well silly, if he was in the movie he must still be alive.”(I lay there staring into the darkness wondering when it is going to end.)Nan: “Charles?”Me: “Yes honey.”Nan: “Is Rita Hayworth still alive?”Me: “What do you think sweetie?”Nan: “She must still be alive “’cause she was in the movie too.”Me: “Oh sure, that makes sense.”Nan: “What makes sense?”Me: “That they are still alive.”Nan: “Who is still alive?”Me: “Clark Gable and Rita what’s her face.”Nan: “What about them?”(Oh my goodness, I have created a monster!  But then, after all, she is my monster.)Me: “What about who?”Nan: “You know, Clark Hayworth and Rita Gable.”Me: “Huh?”Nan: “Let’s go to sleep now.”Me: “O.K.”(I lay there staring into the darkness with unseeing eyes.  All I can envision is Rita Hayworth beating up on Clark Gable.  (Poor Clark) and I am wheezing from my C.O.P.D.)Nan: “Charles.”Me: “Uh huh?”Nan: “You are wheezing.”(She giggles.)Me: “What’s so funny?”Nan: “I was just thinking about what I am going to have written on your gravestone.”Me: “What are you going to have them write on my gravestone?”(More giggling.)Nan: “She took his breath away.”(Aint it the truth?)A HUSBAND’S AND A CAREGIVER’S PRAYERDear God, you are wonderful and gracious in your giving!  You have said that you would not withhold any good thing from them that love you so I guess that means that you will give good things to those that love you and you know that I love you so very much.  I thank you for my darling wife because through her I am learning of your great love for me.  Help me to always be ready to laugh.  Help me to be gracious in all things.  Again I say, thank you for my darling.  In Jesus’ holy name I declare it, AmenCharles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. June 17, 2018 at 4:08 am Don Young NH Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne June 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm June 24, 2018 at 12:07 pm Dear Kristin, when folks enjoy my nostalgic little excursions it brings me great joy. Yes though the journey is at times more than difficult it has its moments when all I can do is raise my voice and praise God for His great love as evidenced by His incredible mercies. May you be overwhelmed by His wondrous love. Chaz June 17, 2018 at 2:55 am It was my mother that had dementia, not my wife but even so, your words bring many memories not only of my mom, but of every lady I think I have known! Papa God seems to have given them a logic we males are forever barred from understanding! As my grandfather explained when he was teaching me about nature, it seems designed to insure that we just ” shut up and listen! ” God bless us all, each and every one! A persons Perseption is their Reality! And we must allow each other that Right even when we think it Wrong. Someone once said a long time ago. What is Truth? Love is Always the Always the Answer Kristin Reply Logic? Richard, you are talking about hooman beans here and you speak of logic? I have arrived at the conclusion that we are ALL a tad demented. AINT IT GLORIOUS? Now if by chance you were to ask some folks for their opinion, Mama Mia for instance, they would vehemently deny my “demented” comment but that just serves to prove my point. May Papa God Bless each and every one of us nut-cases. Chaz charles towne charles towne June 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate June 17, 2018 at 2:51 pm Reply June 23, 2018 at 8:53 am charles towne Mike McFadden June 17, 2018 at 2:46 pm Memories, O such sweet memories. Dear CSG, the great indescribable bliss that comes from remembering those bittersweet occasions of tender love you hold dear. Yes, bitter because they were so few, but sweet because they touch us so deeply. There are times, more frequent than I care to admit, that I wake in the night to silence… yearning to hear my Nancy’s sweet voice… Please forgive me for the brief sentimental journey. May Papa God hold you close, Chaz Don Lindsey Reply Reply Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply charles towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

First United Methodist Church annual Christmas Bazaar coming in November

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the First United Methodist Church of ApopkaThe First United Methodist Church Apopka Ladies are busy putting the final touches to all the creative handmade items to be sold at the annual Christmas Bazaar in the fellowship hall at the church, 201 S. Park Avenue, Apopka, FL on November 9th from 8:30 am to 3:00 p.m.  The ladies meet every Monday in the Bazaar room all day long, all year long.  Some ladies work at home and bring in exquisite, one of a kind items.Members of the church keep supplies of fabrics, ribbons, buttons, unused craft kits, etc. coming to the room.On Monday, some of the ladies were randomly asked “how they felt about the bazaar”.  Here are some of the comments:  “most fun classroom I’ve been in”, “it is a mood elevator”, “I enjoy the smell and the people”, “it is better therapy than tranquilizers, you get lost in the learning”, flabbergasted that such a small group of women can put on such a show year after year”, “during the last few days, it gets very busy and people can get cranky but the Lord always pulls us through”.You can start the day off with apple fritters and coffee.  Lunch will be served.  This year’s theme is “The Christmas Marketplace”.  What will you find in this special store-Christmas ornaments, scarves, blankets, tree skirts, jewelry, Blue Jean aprons, Santa’s shotgun shell angels, holiday towels, table arrangements, and wreaths to fit all your Christmas needs.The Silent Auction area will have a variety of items to bid on-on very special item is a beautiful dollhouse (decorated and furnished by the Susan Bornmann and her committee).An upscale Rummage area will have everything from furniture to children’s books.A handmade Queen/King Quilt, Beef O’Bradys’s gift certificates, gift baskets and a dish garden will be raffled.  Tickets are $1.00 each.  All monies from raffle will go to the Methodist children’s home.Stop by and find items to get your Christmas shopping off to a good start.  For further information, call 407-889-2628 or the church office 407-886-3421. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSChristmasChristmas BazaarFirst United Methodist Church of Apopka Previous articleFEMA Awards Central Florida Communities Nearly $5 Million For Hurricane Irma ExpensesNext articleMedicare Open Enrollment Period is Until December 7 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Here are 5 Reasons Behind Upsurge of Plant-based Meat

first_img Please enter your name here By Hubert DwightOffering a healthier and more sustainable alternative to meat, plant-based meat is gaining popularity by the day. It makes it easier for authentic meat-lovers to quit as plant-based meat mimics similar, if not the same, flavors, aromas, and textures.The growing environmental concerns are one of the main reasons why people are opting for plant-based meat. Every year, factory farms raise and kill millions of animals. With the advent of COVID-19, people are getting more conscious about climate change and antibiotic resistance. Vegetable burgers and hot dogs have been in the market for vegetarians for a long time, but these more recent plant-based meat products are meant to taste like meat and replace some of the customers’ meat purchases. Read below to find out what is causing an upsurge in plant-based meat.1. Health concernsResearch shows that beef or pigs slaughtered in small regional slaughterhouses lack meat hygiene standards and quality assurance. The meat processing sector has seen many outbreaks of COVID-19, and abattoir capacity issues have forced some to close down temporarily. When animals are raised in captivity and slaughtered for consumption, the hygiene concerns not only increase the number of organisms contaminating the slaughtered cattle but also pose a risk for the consumers. This makes plant-based meat products by companies like Future Farm a sustainable and safe option.2. Consumer interestMany restaurants and food manufacturers have become more interested in some great-tasting meat alternatives for consumers to choose from. Consumers’ interest in healthier eating, in general, has hiked up the need for innovations, and with that has come the mainstreaming of these types of foods. Publicity and advertisement are also breaking down some of the myths around plant-based meat, such as not tasting as good as conventional meat.3. Environmental concernsAlthough meat production is too small a market to impact land use, water use or climate change, livestock cultivation is one of the most green-house gas-intensive activities. Animal-based food technology has led our planet to the advanced stages of climate catastrophe. Plant-based meat, on the other hand, has a significantly lower carbon footprint and uses much less land and water. So there’s a potential for plant-based meat to make a huge difference in the environment. But as long as plant-based meat remains a small-scale industry, it’s too insignificant to matter and affect the climate.4. Cruelty and waste of factory farmingFactory farms don’t just confine large numbers of animals in a closed space but also pollute the environment and our drinking water. The food industries and factory farms are controlled by a handful of big players who force some small and local farmers to join in or get out. They leave the animals confined and bring them food to let them grow bigger. This becomes a boon to the factory farmers as overproduction means more revenue. The vast quantities of manure and waste exceed the soil’s ability to absorb it as fertilizer and this, in turn, becomes a nightmare for the environment.5. Unsafe workplace conditionsFactory farming exposes the workers to some harmful air pollutants, contaminated animal waste, and pathogens. Exposure to these for a long period of time can lead to some respiratory illnesses which are airborne. Crowded conditions make it easy for diseases to spread in people as well as animals.ConclusionWhen thousands of cattle are packed into feedlots full of manure, bacteria or pathogens can get into their hides and then into the entire slaughterhouse contaminating thousands of meat and animals. Increased line speeds make it impossible to inspect each animal. This makes plant-based meat a safer option for consumers and for the sustenance of all the beings on this planet. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSConsumer InterestCrueltyEnvironmentFarm FactorieshealthHealth ConcernsMeatPlant-based MeatReasonsWasteWorkplace Conditions Previous articleTop 5 Slot Machines Related to Sports GamesNext articleBeyond Meat vs. Impossible Foods, explained Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Jamie Cudmore suspended following punch and red card

first_imgSaturday Oct 10, 2009 Jamie Cudmore suspended following punch and red card Clermont lock Jamie Cudmore has been suspended for 20 days following his part in a scuffle that broke out when they played Perpignan a fortnight ago in the Top 14.A bruising late tackle took place as the Perpignan player cleared the ball. A bit of pushing and shoving seemed to ensue, before punches were thrown (but not landed) by two players.The burly Canadian Cudmore was shown the immediate red by referee Christof Berdos, with the man who came running in at him, Robins Watchou, only receiving a yellow.At first look during the match, it seemed as though it was a strange decision for Cudmore to get red and Watchou yellow, but if you view this clip all the way through, youll see that another angle (post match) reveals that Cudmore in fact struck first.Yesterday Cudmore was handed his 20 day punishment, meaning he missed their match with Italian side Viadana in the Heineken Cup today.It’s not the first time we’ve seen Cudmore on the wrong side of the law. In December he was involved in a huge brawl with Munster captain Paul O’Connell, resulting in a 5 week ban. :: Related Posts :: Jamie Cudmore suspended after fight with Paul O’Connell Time: 03:01ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 23 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 16 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Jamie Cudmore suspended following punch and red card | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Canterbury too good in classic Ranfurley Shield tussle with Southland

first_imgTuesday Oct 12, 2010 Canterbury too good in classic Ranfurley Shield tussle with Southland Southland failed to hang onto the Ranfurley Shield after a valiant effort in front of their home crowd at Invercargill on the weekend, as Canterbury proved too strong, taking the game 26-16 thanks in large part to great performances from Colin Slade and Sonny Bill Williams.The Southland Stags have hung onto the famous log of wood since claiming it from Canterbury a year ago, and despite showing incredible form this season and fighting all the way, struggled to hang onto it as the bigger union wretched it from their grasp.At halftime the gap was just three points, but Colin Slade came to the party as he scored a try and amassed 21 points in total. “You know the boys really dug deep and put on a fantastic performance, and its something the whole community can be proud of, and it’s a fantastic turnout,” sad Slade of the team performance.Williams on the other hand did what hes done all season as he showed touches of genuine class throughout the game, including setting up the first try for Telusa Veainu, playing a part in the Slade trys build up, and then making a 50m break which featured a massive hand off on a would-be Stag tackler.“I think we had the overlap and the bloke in front of me was drifting pretty hard. It was probably just instinct, you know,” Williams said.“I don’t have a really big boot on me, so I thought I would just tuck it and have a crack. It was another first and something I will look back upon with fond memories because we are taking that shield back home, brother.” The All Blacks touring squad will get picked on Sunday. Expect his name to be on that list.For Southland, heartbreak, but they had lived on the edge in recent times, only conceding three tries in their last six matches but also managing to score very few. The results were close, and with Canterbury coming into the match with the better pedigree and a few experienced All Blacks, they were always going to be the favourites.“It had to come to an end some day, and I’m pretty devastated today,” said an emotional Jamie MacKintosh, Southland captain. There was a nice touch afterwards as he handed over the shield.“But at the end of the day these memories are going to stick with me till I die.” Time: 06:24ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 1 WEEK AGO WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 22 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 3 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Canterbury too good in classic Ranfurley Shield tussle with Southland | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Late Toulouse try against Agen leads to post match chaos

first_imgTuesday Oct 4, 2011 Late Toulouse try against Agen leads to post match chaos Last weekend in the Top 14 there was a fair dose of drama and controversy as Toulouse came from behind to score an injury time try through flyhalf Luke McAlister, giving them a 24-23 win over Agen. Chaos ensued in the tunnel afterwards, with security having to protect the ref. While the whole of New Zealand attempts to get over the shock loss of Dan Carter for the All Blacks, Toulouse benefit from Graham Henry having shunned a possible replacement who appears to be in the form of his life. McAlister, who was a member of the 2007 squad that failed to make the semi finals, is loving his time in France, and it shows.He’s been a hero for Toulosue of late as he’s led them to wins over Lyon, Racing Metro, Biarritz, Agen, and most recently a few days back, over Clermont. As you’ll see in this game over Agen, he came up trumps again with the winning try, albeit after some very strange refereeing.Toulouse had led 14-3 at half time, but Agen came back nicely and actually took the lead following a try from Opeti Fonua and twelve points from flyhalf Conrad Barnard. With fulltime up, Toulosue appeared to have knocked on and the Agen coaches and support staff celebrated on the sideline, only to find out the game was not over. The visitors took a scrum, and McAlister crossed for a try, then casually slotted the conversion for the 24-23 win.We’ve included a subtitled video of what happened after the final whistle. The Agen coaching staff were furious with the ref. Security intervened, which resulted in some pretty ugly scenes. The second video will play after the first, or you can skip to it via the playlist controls. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

George North beats Alex Cuthbert to set up great Scarlets try

first_imgThursday Mar 29, 2012 George North beats Alex Cuthbert to set up great Scarlets try Star Welsh winger George North made his return to the Scarlets this past weekend and proved vital in their win over the Cardiff Blues, as he came on late in the match and showed more of his Six Nations form to set up a lovely try. North, still just 19 years old and already having racked up 21 Test caps, came off the bench and made his impact immediately. His strength and balance saw him burst through the tackle of Welsh wing team mate Alex Cuthbert, which allowed him to pop the ball to flying lock Dominic Day.It was 19-14 to the Scarlets at the time, so it proved to be a decisive try in their 26-14 win.Cuthbert had a mixed game as he made some awful mistakes, but then on occasion provided moments of magic, including an intercept try. North got the last laugh though, and one up on the lanky Blues winger with this strong run.North is a serious contender for the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia next year, and is arguably the most exciting young winger in world rugby right now. The Scarlets have done well to hang onto him, and earlier this week he stated that he’s not going anywhere.“I’m very happy down at the Scarlets at the moment,” he told the BBC.“I’m getting game time on the pitch and at my age that’s what you want to get, a bit more exposure and experience out there. I can’t see myself going elsewhere right now. I’m enjoying my rugby in Wales. I’m there for two years now. So happy days really.”This try may not be mindblowingly amazing as there was a straight missed tackle, but many of you will be keen to see the one-on-one between the two Welsh wingers, and of course more of North in action. The support play from second rower Day is nothing to be scoffed at either.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

England beat Argentina but frustrate fans ahead of next weekend

first_imgSunday Nov 10, 2013 England beat Argentina but frustrate fans ahead of next weekend England beat Argentina comfortably with a 31-12 win at Twickenham on Saturday, a week out from the much anticipated clash with New Zealand. Fans weren’t too happy with the second half showing however, after three tries were scored in the first. Joe Launchbury, Billy Twelvetrees and Chris Ashton scored in the first half as England turned pressure into points, and Twelvetrees redeemed himself after a poor showing last week.England led 24-6 at halftime but failed to pile on the points in the second. Ben Morgan gave the fans something to cheer about with a late try though, as Argentina slumped to their seventh loss this year, following a disappointing Rugby Championship.New Zealand will offer a different challenge altogether, and England coach Stuart Lancaster is fully aware of the task ahead of them, realising that they need to lift their game if they are to compete.“We know we have got to step up. To beat New Zealand you’ve got to hit that for 80 minutes,” he said. “While I’ll be working to improve, I’m not too disappointed with this performance. We know that in any day, in any game, there are momentum changes and momentum swings. “We’ve got a lot to build on and there are a lot of positives. We’ve now won eight of our last nine games and we are moving in the right direction with a young team,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more