People sure are interesting creatures

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Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Linda George TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleChildhood Cancer – How We Inspire HopeNext articleBounce back… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply A CAREGIVER’S PRAYERDear lord, please help me to be joyful in care-giving.  Help me to bring peace and love to everyone I meet.  Help me to see the flowers, to feel the sunshine, to revel in a spring shower, to skip and dance in the thrill and joy of life, and Lord, please help me to even enjoy a cookie or two now and then.  Praise you lord God, in Jesus’ holy name I ask this knowing that you will not withhold any good thing from your children.  Amen.Live fully,Love openly,Trust God, and make a difference, today.P.S.  And enjoy a pinwheel cookie on me.  Chaz Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 September 9, 2017 at 9:52 pm Thanks George, I am glad you liked it. Blessings to you and yours. Chaz Reply Yes, the joy of the LORD is our strength! I can’t get the picture you so apply painted out of my head! And every time I get crumbs on me I will be thinking of the cookie lady and the joy that God gives us in our lives! Thanks for the delightful picture of God’s love and care and how we should respond to Him! InspirationBy Charles TowneA chapter from my upcoming book, WHO CARES?  A collection of 101 sympathetic and at times humorous stories from a caregiver’s life.I’m sorry, but I like to watch people.  And no, I am not a peeping tom, but you know what I mean.  Say you are in a public place such as a shopping mall, or your local Wal-mart and you see somebody acting a tad squirrely…  How often have we seen people do weird, even screwball things?  Not long ago I was in my favorite grocery store, and as I entered the cookie isle; I was taking a shortcut to the produce section. (naturally I wasn’t there to buy cookies,) I couldn’t help but notice a very happy, middle-aged lady sitting on the floor.This in its own right was a tad peculiar, but what really got my attention was the fact that she had removed several boxes and packages of cookies from the shelf, and having opened each of the packages she was wolfing down the sweet little morsels like there was no tomorrow!    The lady, who I will now refer to as, “The Cookie Lady,” had packages of cookies scattered all around her on the floor.   Oh my, oh my, oh my, there were Keebler’s, Oreo’s, and Little Debbie’s; a box of Graham crackers, (personally I like my graham crackers dunked in milk.)There were Archway’s, Pinwheels, and Fig Newtons, as well as sugar cookies.   The Cookie Lady’s cheeks were all puffed out as she chewed, and she was eating those sweet little morsels like she was in a cookie-eating contest.  Melted chocolate was smeared on her face and she had cookie crumbs all over her blouse and in her lap.   Her eyes were half closed in a comatose state of cookie-induced euphoria.   As I walked past her she glanced up at me with an anxious expression and clutched a package of Oreos to her chest with one hand while jamming a fistful of Oreos into her mouth with the other.   I want you to know something; that dear soul was not going to share her cookies with anyone!After watching The Cookie Lady gorge, I continued on my way to the produce section.  Yeah, really!  I needed to see that dear soul as she got her sugar fix; it did me a lot of good, it was sort of a reality check.  I know some folks who spurn meat.  They wouldn’t, (to hear them tell it,) eat meat if they were starving, but that same person will eat a double banana split with a strawberry milk shake chaser and a side dish of chocolate sundae to top it off without a thought!   Yep, people are definitely interesting creatures.  And speaking of people, I am acquainted with some mighty miserable folks; yes sirree bob, miserable, and mean.  Look at them, and their faces are all screwed up like they were sucking on lemons.Scowling, unhappy, grumpy in their self righteousness like their crappy attitude toward life was going to make them, well, holy or something.  Better they eat a cookie don’t’cha know.  To my way of thinking Christians should be the happiest people on earth, but then, what do I know?  Whatever you do, do it for the joy of it.  Believe me, when you do something reluctantly, and are miserable in the doing, it will shorten your life,   therefore whatever you do, and this includes care giving, enjoy it.I would certainly say that the Cookie Lady was darned well enjoying those cookies, perhaps just a tad to excess, but she was happy; at least for the moment, but, any moment I expected to hear the store’s intercom declare that there was an emergency on the cookie isle.  Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God and be happy in the doing.   Now that’s living charles towne Please enter your comment! Great story,enjoyed it! Is it a subtle request for more of those cookies i gave you?center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Charles 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 adapted 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. September 3, 2017 at 6:11 pm September 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm Rick, what sort of guy do you think I am! For your information I couldn’t be that subtle even if I tried> Well, when are you going to bring some more of those delicious cookies? See, that is about as subtle as I can be. Chaz Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Reply September 3, 2017 at 9:59 pm charles towne LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Enjoyed the story September 8, 2017 at 8:29 am Please enter your name here Rick 5 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Apopka Startup added to Central Florida “Book of Lists”

first_img Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSUCF Business Incubator Previous articleHealthy Eating for Dogs: Raw vs. Kibble vs. WetNext articleStatewide fracking ban emerges at the Capitol Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CINQ Recruitment, an Apopka-based boutique IT and engineering staffing firm, has been included in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2016-2017 Book of Lists.  The OJB Book of Lists is an annual compilation  of the top companies and business leaders in Central Florida.The Book of Lists contains more than 70 lists from Advertising Agencies to Women-owned Businesses and everything in between.CINQ was listed as number 18 on the list of top Central Florida Staffing Companies.Michele Gibbons and Sam Bell are the co-founders of CINQ Recruitment.“We are excited to make it into the OJB Book of Lists,” said Gibbons. “We expect to move up on the list next year.”Cinq Recruitment is a client of the UCF Business Incubation Program in Apopka.About CINQ Recruitment, LLCCINQ provides quality Information Technology professionals, Engineering, and Professional recruitment services on a direct hire, temporary to hire, and temporary basis.  Services include workforce management consulting and assessments, and project management consulting and training.  The company specializes in finding passive candidates who are working but looking for their next career move. www.cinqrecruitment.comAbout the UCF Business Incubation Program:The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   www.incubator.ucf.edu The Anatomy of Fear 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

Vinnie Anderson big hit

first_imgWednesday Aug 23, 2006 Vinnie Anderson big hit Crazy hard hitter Vinnie Anderson absolutely nails this guy, then tells him all about it.Rugby league at it’s best. 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe 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 1 WEEK 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 1 DAY 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 1 WEEK 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. Blues secure Trans-Tasman final place despite not scoring in second half versus Force The Blues have secured their place in the inaugural Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final with a 31-21 victory over the Western Force in Auckland. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Vinnie Anderson big hit | 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. 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Interviews after Wales turn England over in their own patch

first_imgMonday Feb 4, 2008 Interviews after Wales turn England over in their own patch Perhaps not as spectacular as past Welsh/English encounters in terms of plentiful tries and bruising defense, this weekend’s match between these two fierce rivals was dramatic nonetheless.A game of two halves, if there ever was one. England 10 ahead at the break before letting Wales rush back in second forty with two quick fire tries. Despite holding out for the win, Warren Gaitlands men still have plenty to work on before next weekend’s clash with the Scots. England too will need to sort themselves out if they wish to avoid embarrassment against Italy in their next match in Rome. A string of injuries will surely set them back though unfortunately.A historic victory for the Welsh, as 1988 was the last time they’d won at Twickenham.Refreshing attitudes shown by both captain Ryan Jones and Man of the Match James Hook. Both staying focussed and grounded. After all, the Six Nations isn’t won in February. Stay tuned for the Pick of the Week which will feature all the tries from the weekends action. 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe 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 1 WEEK 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 1 DAY 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 1 WEEK 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. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. 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. Interviews after Wales turn England over in their own patch | 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. 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Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson

first_imgThursday Jun 17, 2010 Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson A few weeks back we posted a quick fire questions video with Jonny Wilkinson. Today we’ve got something similar, but this time around you stand to win great prizes with Gillette Fusion, who Wilkinson is an ambassador for.As England return to Sydney and the scene of their famous win over Australia in the 2003 World Cup final, coach Martin Johnson has chosen to leave Wilkinson on the bench for the second Test, opting instead for Toby Flood.This has come as a surprise for many, especially down under, as theyd have thought that the mental edge might have been with the now 31-years-old Wilkinson, who has beaten the Wallabies twice in Australia.Johnson, who lifted the trophy in 2003, was questioned by Robbie Deans and a few senior Wallaby players for the move, but hes happy with what hes decided on.“We’re very comfortable if Jonny Wilkinson starts a Test match for us obviously, but I think Toby’s played very, very well for us and it’s part of his experience gathering with playing down here in a big southern hemisphere Test match, and he’ll be better for it.”“There’s always rationale for playing Jonny Wilkinson, but we like what we’ve got with Toby and Jonny on the bench,” he said. The World Cup winning flyhalf will be looking for victory this Fathers Day weekend and thanks to Gillette, you can also win by entering Fathers Day promotion where all you need to do to enter is submit your best Daddisms. Check it out below this behind the scenes video. _____________________________________________________________________________ This post was sponsored by: Gillette Fusion With Fathers Day fast approaching Gillette are collecting your best Daddisms – those pearls of wisdom and embarrassing sayings all Dads have. Join in here and WIN a Fathers Day present like no other.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 RevealedDoctors 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 MarryNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyShe 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 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 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 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? Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson | 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

All Blacks power past the Springboks in Auckland

first_imgSaturday Jul 10, 2010 All Blacks power past the Springboks in Auckland The Springboks looked a shadow of their former selves as they were heavily beaten by a far hungrier and supremely physical All Black side in the opening match of this years Tri Nations in Auckland. Four unanswered tries left the score at 32-12 before the reigning champs could work out what hit them.The top two sides in the world wanted to get the early ascendency in the tournament and it was the All Blacks who showed greater guile and passion as they not only were more physical, but managed to disrupt the visitors’ set piece and pestered at the breakdown regularly.Bakkies Botha managed to get himself cited, as Jimmy Cowan pulled him back before Botha laid into the All Black scrumhalf with the head. The incident was replayed countless times, and Botha will no doubt be out for a few weeks following the disciplinary hearing in Auckland tomorrow.“I don’t approve of any of my players playing outside the rules and it was an ill-disciplined, very poor first half which meant we had no momentum. Only Bakkies can explain what goes on in his head,” captain John Smit said.Botha was yellow carded soon after for a first offence in the redzone, with the earlier incident perhaps playing on the mind of referee Alan Lewis, who missed it at the time.The momentum shifted and New Zealand got off to a flyer, eventually resulting in an impressive 20-3 lead at half time. The Springboks looked fresher in the second half, but couldnt claw their way back to a decent position as the home side continued to dominate.“The All Blacks were really good tonight but we just didn’t rock up, the lights were out tonight. A very poor, ill-disciplined first half killed any momentum, but we played better at the start of the second half.If we could have kept that pressure on, there was enough time for us to get back on even terms. But we were non-existent at the breakdowns, there was nothing going on on our side and we didn’t put up much of a contest,” Smit said.“Our minds just weren’t in the right place, there’s no need for over-analysis. It was totally out of character, normally physicality and bringing that attitude to the set-piece comes naturally for this team. But it’s nothing we can’t get back.“Our lineout has been good for a long time, but I have to take it on the chin, I’ve been poor all week in missing my jumpers. We should have done a lot more in the air and Victor will be frustrated with the kind of balls I threw to the guys,” he added.“There’s no need to panic, it’s nothing we can’t fix. It’s not a train smash, it’s only the first game of the Tri-Nations. Now we need to stop the momentum of a great team but our destiny is in our own hands,” De Villiers said.The Botha incident will be posted seperately soon, as will the Haka if anyone wants to see it. Time: 05:04ADVERTISEMENT 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 LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Bath and Gloucester get to know one another in mass brawl at the Rec

first_imgMonday Feb 20, 2012 Bath and Gloucester get to know one another in mass brawl at the Rec Gloucester beat Bath 14-11 in muddy conditions in what was a typically fiesty West Country Aviva Premiership derby at the Rec on Saturday. The tone was set early on, with two players being sent to the sin-bin to cool off after a mass brawl erupted. Young replacement flyhalf Ryan Mills kicked the winning penalty late in the game as Gloucester picked up an away win over their rivals. Played in rain and mud from the onset, this was always going to be an old school battle up front and that’s exactly how it started out, with the big guys sparking things off, then the rest of the players joining in.Gloucester’s lock Jim Hamilton and Bath’s lock Ryan Caldwell appeared to exchange words after the scrum, possibly about something that happened there that can’t be seen on camera. It resulted in Caldwell and his locking partner unleashing on Hamilton, and it went downhill from there.Punches were thrown from more than a handful of players, although it was difficult to see how many actually landed. In the end referee Wayne Barnes and his assistants agreed that yellow carding just Hamilton and Caldwell was the best way to deal with the altercation.On the way to the sideline it looked as though it could kick-off again, but common sense prevailed. Off the ball niggles continued throughout the game though, but this was biggest of them. Check out the related posts below the video for more mass brawls from the archiveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 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

Chiefs Prop Ben Tameifuna’s huge tackle on Michael Hooper

first_imgSaturday May 31, 2014 Chiefs Prop Ben Tameifuna’s huge tackle on Michael Hooper Ben Temeifuna made this cracking tackle in this morning’s Super Rugby round 16 match between the Chiefs and the Waratahs. The ‘Tahs won the game 33-17 in convincing fashion, but earlier in the match Big Ben made his mark with one of the biggest hits of the season.In recent season’s Tameifuna – weighing in at around 140kg’s – has been known to throw that formidable weight around, either with ball in hand or on defence. In this case he had Michael Hooper served to him on a plate, so he made no mistake in executing what was a crunching tackle.Tough as nails Hooper took it well though, hanging on to the ball as well as recycling possession. Both players hopped up, and the game continued. Fair play to both of them.View more of Tameifuna’s big hits in the Related Posts belowcredit: fox sportsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final

first_imgSaturday May 14, 2016 Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final Ben Botica had a nightmare ending to his Harlequins career as Montpellier won the European Challenge Cup Final 26-19 in Lyon on Friday night. Quins had mounted a comeback but with ball in hand and time up, Botica kicked it away, rather than keeping possession to go for the draw.Harlequins had fought their way back into the match after Jake White’s largerly South African Montpellier looked comfortable for the majority of the contest. Quins needed a try and conversion to take the game into extra time, but after wrestling back possession, it all ended rather suddenly.Botica, son of former dual code New Zealand international Frano Botica, joins Montpellier next season. In fact as of today, he is now a Montpellier player, part of the new defending champions.It added another dimension to the bizarre circumstances surrounding the brain explosion that left viewers, fans and teammates absolutely gobsmacked.Botica soon realised what he’d done, punching the turf and holding his head in his hands before being consoled by teammates, who to be fair, were equally in shock.Botica’s inexplicable clearance downfield sent twitter into overdrive, with a mix of shocked, angry, amusing and sympathetic tweets. Not too many of the latter, it must be said.Craig Chalmers, former Scottish and British & Irish Lions player was in shock, while Samoan prop James Johnston was a bit more understanding.I Understand the frustration 4 da @QuinsRugbyUnion fans bt players do make mistakes n the moment. Let’s gt behind the bro @ben_botica much??— James Johnston (@JayVJohnston) May 14, 2016ADVERTISEMENTToday Botica tweeted his apologies, and a bit of a farewell message to the club.Not the way I wanted to go out sorry to the Quinn’s family but I gave my best and will never forget what Quinn’s have done for me— ben botica (@ben_botica) May 14, 2016But as many fans have pointed out, adding to the misery, this isn’t the first time Botica has done this type of thing. In a Premiership match against Northampton Saints he kicked the ball away with time up, giving Saints possession that led to a Ben Foden winning try.Apparently our try by @ben_foden didn’t teach Botica any lessons!— Helen Mainprize (@helsbels1181) May 13, 2016Montpellier are an incredibly powerful unit who were deserving winners, so to be fair Botica should not be solely to blame for the loss, however fans were understandably dismayed with the way the match ended, just as Harlequins had momentum and a chance at glory.Congratulations to White and the whole Montpellier squad who are set to be a real force in the years to come, both in Europe and France’s Top 14. 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 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: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Looking back at that unbelievable attack on Ronan O’Gara, on a ‘bad day for rugby’

first_imgTuesday May 19, 2020 Looking back at that unbelievable attack on Ronan O’Gara, on a ‘bad day for rugby’ Very few punishments have created such a divide in opinion as Joe Marler’s ten-week ban handed to him in March. The England prop was at the centre of a lot of controversy during the Six Nations when he crossed the line with his buffoonery and made his now-infamous grab of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones’ genitals during play at Twickenham.ADVERTISEMENTThe reaction ranged from calls for a lifetime ban to dismissing it as a non-event, so the subsequent ban also proved to be contentious.This was only made worse by the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant he will not actually miss a game, as the suspension from the virus came into place the week he was banned, and will likely extend beyond the ban’s ending on June 7th.While these are unforeseen circumstances that have fortuitously worked out for Marler, it is certainly not the first time that this has happened.One such ban came after one of the most ill-tempered games in the modern era; the British and Irish Lions’ contest with the New South Waratahs on June 23rd, 2001.The match had not even passed five seconds before Waratahs lock Tom Bowman saw yellow for an elbow to Danny Grewcock, which ultimately set the tone for what Lions coach Graham Henry called a “bad day for rugby”.ADVERTISEMENTBut Bowman’s antic’s at the Sydney Football Ground paled into insignificance compared to what his teammate Duncan McRae was about to unleash upon Ronan O’Gara in the second half.Following the Irishman’s clearout of the fullback at a ruck, he was subject to an onslaught of eleven punches to the face while he lay defenceless on the floor. The referee Scott Young and the touch judge effectively had front row to this assault, making the decision to brandish the red card an easy one.The claret-faced flyhalf was ushered from the field with a swollen left eye and a gash underneath which required eight stitches.The image of the Munsterman’s mutilated face has been consigned to Lions folklore, and at the time led to accusations of a plot to provoke the tourists ahead of the first Test against the Wallabies a week later.ADVERTISEMENTThe Australian has since claimed that there had been a continuous back-and-forth between him and O’Gara throughout the match, and what he believed to be a swinging arm had incensed him. However, that does not come close to justifying what he did.The Lions went on to win 41-24 in a match that had at one point three Waratahs players off the field and two more of the tourists in the sin bin as well.McRae was handed a seven-week ban, something that did not sit well with his victim, who thought that was too lenient. The player’s remorse and public apology, although never personal, were factors in the ban’s length, as well as his previous good character- even Richard Hill, who was formerly a teammate of McRae’s at Saracens but was his opponent on this occasion, described this as out of character.But with the Super Rugby season already over, this ban meant the Waratahs player never missed a game in blue, and was ready to line up against the Chiefs in the first game of the 2002 season, which may have embittered some all the more.When comparing this to Marler’s ban 19 years later, the evolution of the game is undeniably illuminated. There is no escape from cameras these days, and with longer bans a violent salvo as seen in 2001 is seldom, if ever, seen in the professional game today. Further still, a seven-week ban would be met with far more dismay than it was at the beginning of the century.For better or for worse, the rise of social media has meant that players are scrutinised on a level that would have been unimaginable just over a decade ago. Reflecting on the incident in 2012 with the Sydney Morning Herald, McRae said how fortunate he was that it was in another era. He said: “I’m lucky there was no Twitter back then. I reckon I would have copped a lot of abuse.”Conversely, O’Gara vexed after the match at the lack of censure directed at McRae, saying to the Guardian: “If we’d done what McRae did, I’m quite sure what the headlines would be in Australia. If the shoe was on the other foot we would be reading about it for the next 12 years.”While it is dangerous territory to compare transgressions and punishments from a different time, this match in 2001 shows how much the game has changed. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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