first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka City Commission Seat 3Commissioner Doug BanksonElections Previous articleSelf-Help Credit Union, Apopka, invests in students who give back to our communityNext articleWhen our plans go awry Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Commissioner Doug BanksonFirst of all, I wanted to take an opportunity to thank all the citizens of Apopka for their vote of trust in electing me to serve them in my first term beginning in 2016. My desire to serve in the realm of our local government was inspired by what I saw as a need for steady and sound leadership amidst fast-paced change, growth, and expansion. I believe that it is the responsibility of every public servant on any level of government to govern according to core principles which serve as the bedrock of any stable and healthy municipality, county, state, and/ or nation. It has been by these principals that I have endeavored to serve my community over the past 4 years and hope to continue to serve all the citizens of Apopka.In 2016, I ran for office on a platform based on these key principles:• Sound Fiscal Policy• Economic Growth• Community Partnership• Enhanced Living• Safety/ Security/ Infrastructure AND• Bringing Apopka TogetherAs with any public servant, it is vital that the continued trust of the citizens whom they serve is deepened by the actions of that public servant while in office. That has been my goal and over the past 4 years, I have worked hard to maintain that trust by the following actions:• Sound Fiscal Policy◦ I have been a firm and unwavering voice to keep taxes low while providing needed services◦ I have been a lead proponent of Revenue Stream source funding to reduce debt and increase investment◦ I stood alone to make sure our reserves were not depleted and proposed a viable fiscal reserve policy• Economic Growth◦ I have supported our local businesses as a board member and partner with our Chamber of Commerce◦ I have been able to create the environment that has already produced jobs with more opportunities being developed◦ As part of the Economic Development Committee I have helped to create a “path to success” process for both business and individuals seeking employment◦ I have worked to ensure the success of our Kelly Park interchange and 429/441 infrastructure paving the path for dining and shopping◦ I have been the city representative to work with our local private airport to upgrade our air gateway and bring executive air travel for business development◦ I have been an avid proponent of Apopka’s downtown development from Central Ave and the Station Street promenade to the 6th St.corridor.• Community Partnership◦ I have endeavored to work with all our groups to solve our many needs as a community, and have made sure these organizations from youth sports, to civic clubs, to houses of worship are allowed to thrive and be recognized for their vital input. Government is best when smallest and closest to home. Working together we have been able to provide many programs that enhance their ability and effectiveness• Enhanced Living◦ Shopping and dining have been a key desire, as well as upgrading our community’s appeal, and these have been a key focus for me. This is why job growth has been a key part of my efforts which directly impacts these developments◦ Our town center project is almost ready, and will be a draw for further development◦ I led the presentation to bring St. John’s regional office to Apopka, and they will be a key partner in developing our emerging eco-tourism◦ I have been working on bringing a “facelift” to our downtown area through CRA development and TIF funding opportunities through six programs that will give an immediate upgrade through curb appeal and attractive growth• Safety/ Security/ Infrastructure◦ I have been a strong advocate for our first responders to have the resources they need to keep our community safe◦ I have kept a focus on our infrastructure needs, working with city staff to create a streets and sidewalks priority list, voting to fund those repairs, and making sure we are moving forward with our lighting needs◦ Our parks are a key part of our community, and I have been a strong voice for equity in our park amenities and services from our Northwest Recreation to our Alonzo Williams renovations. I advocated for our very successful splash pad to be centrally located for access to our entire community• Bringing Apopka Together◦ My long term desire is to bring Apopka together in ways that reflect our values, embrace our history, and focus on our future without losing who we are. We are better together, and our future has never been brighter.◦ I have governed all my affairs with an open heart and mind by welcoming collaboration and by having a willingness to hear all sides, answer any questions, and work together to produce results that benefit all equally◦ I have supported events and programs that foster fellowship and build unity◦ I have stood for and constantly affirmed values that promote Apopka as a great place to work, play, worship, live, and raise a familyMuch of the groundwork has been laid and now is an exciting time to continue building upon that which has already been established. If re-elected, here is what I will continue standing for:• Sound Fiscal Policy◦ I will continue the course to keep taxes low while maintaining the quality of life we desire◦ I will continue to maintain sustainable growth through creating business opportunity without obligating ourselves to spending on that which has no supporting revenue◦ I will continue to work with staff to implement our policies for not only reserves, but debt and investment as well• Economic Growth◦ I will continue working with the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and UCF incubator programs to support the entrepreneurial spirit◦ I will continue to work with local and international connections to bring job growth and cutting edge industry to our western opportunity zone◦ Jobs are the key to bring dining establishments through increased noon hour business as well as raising the standard of living for our rebuilding communities and I will continue to make this a focus◦ Economic growth is key to sustaining our infrastructure needs while giving our children a future, and I will be an advocate for wisely planned growth opportunities◦ As a pilot myself, I understand the needs of the private pilot community and the benefit it can bring to the local economy, and I will continue to protect the rights and proper development of our privately owned publicly used airport• Community Partnership◦ I will always be an advocate for partnering with the community through coordinating efforts and providing opportunities, making sure there is equity and fairness, and advocating for equal access to all our citizens. My desire has always been to work with all parts of our community to become one Apopka• Enhanced Living◦ Enhanced living has become a desire reflected by many residents, and I will give further focus to making sure our amenities and appearances match the upward move in Apopka’s attractiveness• Safety/ Security/ Infrastructure◦ I will continue to advocate for our first responders, with a focus on catching up our policing needs and maintaining our top rated police and fire departments◦ Infrastructure will continue to be a focus as we have raised our impacts to meet our future growth and keep it from the backs of the taxpayers◦ Our lighting needs will be a main priority as well, along with some resurfacing projects, so that we maintain not only a safe system, but something that is appealing as well◦ Our ecotourism industry opportunities will be a focus going forward as we enhance our recreational opportunities, biking trails, and health and wellness• Bringing Apopka Together◦ I will continue to represent the values of faith, family, and community, while helping to pilot us in a way that utilizes our many strengths and ensures we will be a safe, sound, and prosperous city for generations to comeOnce again, thank you to all the supporters who have entrusted me with their vote. If you would like to learn more about who I am and what I stand for, please feel free to visit our website at www.DougForApopka.com where you can also find voter information including links to locate your polling location. Let your voice be heard and join me in voting Tuesday, March 17th so we can keep moving forward together!Political advertisement paid for and approved by Doug Bankson, Non-Partisan, for Apopka City Council Seat 3. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGS#WeStandWithEssentialWorkersapopkaFarmworkersFarmworkers Association of FloridaHope CommUnity CenterImmigrants Previous articleA majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, a study suggests, and that could be a big problemNext articlePump prices to level out as Floridians return to the road; after 10 weeks of loss, crude oil prices rose Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Denise Badger-Connell, Publisher     International Workers’ Day took place a couple days ago, on May 1st. You may have missed it, not knowing it was a day different than any other. But in Apopka, last Friday stood out. It stood out because it was a day that brought more smiles and raised more hopes than usual for a lot of essential workers that didn’t know they were.     With the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating May 1 as International Worker’s Day became particularly important to those who work with the struggling labor force in our community, like the Farmworkers Association of Florida, Apopka (FWAF), and the Hope CommUnity Center (HCC). These two non-profits have witnessed first hand the huge shifts happen since March, with hundreds of local workers losing their jobs and livelihoods, and still others who have long been “essential” finding they are now even more so. They have seen these workers risking their health, their family’s health, and their lives to keep the rest of us safe and fed.     The list of essential workers is long. Many, like healthcare workers, first responders, military and law enforcement, have always been recognized as such. But there are others, such as supermarket employees, delivery workers, janitors, and farmworkers especially, who have not.     While those in this latter group have always been essential by the sheer nature of what they do, they have struggled to gain the same respect as the other sectors more commonly acknowledged. Many of these laborers toil in the shadows of an immigration system that drives them underground, even though they contribute economically through labor, consumption, and taxes paid.      While other essential workers around the United States, from companies such as Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Walmart, FedEx, Target, and Shipt threatened to walk off their jobs on May 1st and protest the lack of basic protections for continuing on the frontlines, and still others planned a rent strike that day that would be the largest in nearly a century, the FWAF, and HCC organized a more peaceful route of action.     Together they put a call out for neighbors to stand with these workers, form a caravan to visit them, and applaud and appreciate them in person. They decided on May 1st they would make sure all essential workers got the recognition they deserved, regardless of their background or their national origin.     Gathering together that Friday with signs and vehicles, careful to respect the CDC guidelines to wear face masks, use hand sanitizer, and maintain social distancing, they began the day with an informative and educational press conference at the Farmworkers Association building in Apopka.     Jeannie Economos, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator of the FWAF shared, “Farmworkers who harvest our food and health care workers who take care of us when we are sick have always been essential workers, but this new pandemic has brought them into the spotlight like never before. On May Day, International Workers Day, we stand in solidarity with the workers who risk their health and their lives every day while they hold the very fabric of our society together in this crisis.”      With spirits high and determined then, the lively group loaded up into cars and vans and started out, visiting nurseries and applauding workers there, and concluding with a visit of  appreciation to the health care workers at the hospital.     The volunteers and staff, neighbors and strangers who came together to say thank you, raised awareness of the disparity of concern and well-being of so many we depend on.     And they raised hope too.     They raised hope that one day #WeStandWithEssentialWorkers will truly be a day where one and all who labor in our community will be better known, recognized and appreciated for what they do and who they are, not just on May 1st, but every day, and not just in Apopka, but everywhere.     It’s a hope. And one that all of us together, with intentionality, can help make happen.     Visit the Farmworkers Association of Florida, Apopka and Hope CommUnity Center for more information and get involved.      For those in the shadows, incentive checks will never arrive, and they will never qualify for unemployment benefits, even though money is deducted from their wages before they are paid.     These are the forgotten ones.     Except they weren’t on May 1st, thanks to the FWAF and HCC. These two non-profits came together to do something about it, something different, something from and with the community so these invisible and underappreciated workers would know Apopka cared. The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

first_imgProtecting the environment and helping the poor brings faith leaders together while facing the coronavirusFrom Public News ServiceDespite all the losses, challenges and restrictions brought on by the coronavirus, some faith leaders are leaning in to help find solutions to common problems. In honor of Pope Francis’ historic papal document about the environment, Catholic and evangelical clergy have gathered online to discuss ways to overcome climate change and disease outbreaks. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, was published in June 2015. The document, aimed at spurring global citizens to adopt more sustainable practices, is still a subject of discussion today. (reenablack/Pixabay) TAGSCommunity resource NetworkCOVID-19Dr. Joel HunterEnvironmentFaith LeadersInfectious DiseaseJesusPoorPope FrancisPublic News Service Previous articleComing to Netflix in JuneNext articleHabitat for Humanity opening homeownership applications for Apopka, Orlando communities Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 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. In Florida, Dr. Joel Hunter is a retired senior pastor of megachurch “Northland, A Church Distributed” in Longwood. He participated in the forum organized by the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, and says he came away with some positive ideas.“This is challenging churches to become healthier, more hopeful, and to reengage the command of Jesus when he said, ‘Go ye into all the world,’” says Hunter. “So, they’re kind of exciting.”The pope’s encyclical called for dialogue among religions on protecting the environment and helping the poor. The virtual meeting, which also included an infectious disease specialist, focused on ways the Christian community can work together to reach those goals.Hunter is also the chairman of the Community Resource Network, an agency that helps homeless families, and says he’s thankful for those who’ve stepped up to help the vulnerable homeless population throughout the pandemic.“To provide for people who are coming in, there’s lots of churches doing community work now and they’ve kind-of redoubled their efforts of service,” says Hunter. “So, overall it really touches your heart, you know, at a time of national crisis how people come together.”Hunter adds many people are coming together online. He says he’s hearing from pastors trying to figure out how to sustain an uptick of potential new parishioners who are logging into church services being held online. He thinks by forcing people to think outside the box, the current crisis could lead to a lot of good in the future. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name herelast_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. $3 million dollars dedicated to the micro-grants for home-based businesses affected by the pandemicFrom the Orange County Government NewsroomOrange County Government is announcing an expansion of the CARES Act monies to include “micro-grants” to assist home-based businesses with three or less employees. The Orange CARES Micro-grant program is structured and designed to help support home-based business owners who were not previously eligible for the CARES Act Funding.The Board of County Commissioners dedicated $3 million dollars to the micro-grant program.  The $3 million dollars is in addition to the $65 million already allocated for the CARES Business Assistance program. Both programs will also include an increase to the payroll protection plan from $50,000 to $75,000.“The micro-grant program is another way to provide monies to the countless home businesses that have been affected by the pandemic.  The program is designed to help give some relief to these households,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.The micro-grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars.  In order to prepare for home-based businesses to apply for the micro-grants, the County’s portal will shut down Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.The portal will reopen on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to accept applications for the micro-grants.Please note there are many small business applications still in the portal that have only been partially completed. If the full application is not submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, the applications will be deleted.  Small business applicants will have to reapply on August 10, 2020.The CARES Act Funding supports business owners by bridging financial gaps that may have occurred due to lost revenue caused by the pandemic. The program criteria and information is now available online for home-based business owners at www.ocfl.net/OrangeCares.The County is recommending that home businesses owners review the eligibility criteria and prepare their documents now so they are ready to apply come August 10, 2020.For more information on eligibility criteria and required documents, visit ocfl.net/OrangeCares. If you are unable to access the Internet or have a language barrier, please call Orange County’s 3-1-1 call system for assistance. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSCARES Act FundingCOVID-19Home-Based BusinessesMicro-GrantsOrange County GovernmentPandemic Previous articleGroundbreaking technology allows ‘dead’ hearts to be transplanted; gives hope to nation’s organ shortageNext articleApopka Police Officer retires after 39 years, much to be celebrated in years of service Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide.last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 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. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img From the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka is ready to host next month’s 2021 Hometown Showcase, and the return of the the City’s BBQ Competition, or as noted on their website “Florida’s largest and best competition for professional and backyard cook teams.” These events take place back-to-back on April 9 and 10, so mark your calendars and get ready for some memory-making time with family, friends and neighbors!Apopka BBQ Showdown 2021Apopka’s BBQ Showdown runs April 9 and 10 at the Northwest Recreation Complex (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, 32712).April 9, 2021: Wings Competition at 6 PM. Cost is $25.April 10, 2021: People’s Choice Award from 3 PM to 5 PM with Awards at 5:30 PM.When you enter to compete in either the Professional or Backyard BBQ divisions, you’re signing up for a chance to win prize money for Barbecue!Visit the Apopka BBQ website for complete details and you can register online for the Backyard BBQ Division and Professional Division.2021 Hometown ShowcaseStarting Saturday, April 10 at 3pm, this free event at Apopka’s Amphitheater (3710 Jason Dwelley Pkwy, 32712) offers great music by a host of performers, and fun activities for you, your family and friends.Bailey CallahanContinuing the Saturday Sounds free concert series, the City of Apopka has designed this event to bring together several outstanding guests, such as Bailey Callahan, with Chad Cribb, Johnny and the Moon Dogs, and Bobby Sanders. Special Guest and Firefighter Jeremias Williams from the American Idol Audition will also be featured on this special day!When  you’re not sitting and enjoying the music, you’ll be able to try your hand at Ax Throwing, get some BBQ Food & Merchandise, compete in the Cornhole Tournament, drink up some Special Brew by Three Odd Guys, purchase T-Shirts for sale, enjoy the Wekiva High School Cooking Demo (featuring special BBQ Sauce for Sale), and more. And don’t forget to stay to the very end to be apart of the spectacular fireworks!Picnic baskets and coolers are permitted. Limited vendors will be available.Seating will be social distanced in both the Amphitheater and the lawn area. In the Amphitheater every other row will be blocked off, with two seats between groups. The lawn area is divided into squares with red lines to indicate where seating is unavailable.Please visit their Alert Center or Facebook page for weather updates. And for more information on this event, check out the City of Apopka’s Facebook Event Page. Please enter your name here Apopka Firefighter Jeremias Williams will be a special guest performer at Hometown Showcase 2021 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSActivitiesBarbecueBBQCity of ApopkaCompetitionConcertEventFamilyFireworksHometown ShowcasekidsPerformances Previous articleGov. DeSantis may open the door for a vaccine in April for ‘everyone who wants it’Next articleUpdating Breaking News: Fatal crash on SR-436 kills one, injures Apopka resident Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgThursday Feb 21, 2008 Friday Funnies – The Cory Jane charge down with the face Hurricanes fullback Cory Jane took one for the team with this attempted charge down on Kurtley Beale’s clearance kick in last weekends Hurricanes vs Waratahs clash.The clip has been circulating around the web, but we thought we’d save it for our Friday Funnies slot, for those of you who haven’t seen it, and for those who want to see it again. I’ve watched it a few times now and either cringe or giggle every time I see it.In all seriousness though, I don’t know how Jane managed to get up so quickly from taking a propelled rugby ball in the face. I think we’ve all been hit in the face from a pass at least once in our careers, and believe me it can be quick a shake up.I think in this case, it was probably adrenalin, embarrassment, or sheer shock, but the former Sevens star (who’s sporting a new hair do this season) shrugged it off with only a tiny dribble of blood from the nose and a bemused smile.A true Falcon if ever there was one, and Phil Kearns loves that stuff. 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. 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first_imgWednesday May 6, 2009 The School of Hard Knocks – Episode 3 Episode 3 of the interesting series of the School of Hard Knocks once again takes us into the lives of a group of young Welshmen who have been introduced to rugby as a means of getting out of the doom and gloom of their everyday lives. In the first two episodes we saw certain characters introduced as the boys learn about the ins and outs of rugby, with Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell at the helm. Episode 3 takes us to the Millennium Stadium with the boys, as they get a tour of the awesome ground, and then get to watch the Welsh players train before meeting them and getting autographs. They’re then taken through some gruelling physical training at an army camp and good old Ben makes himself popular once again.  :: Related Posts :: The School of Hard Knocks – Episodes 1 & 2 Time: 09:05 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error School of Hard Knocks Related Articles 384 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 4, The… 386 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 3 389 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 2 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 LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe 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. 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first_imgThursday Oct 3, 2013 The Best Tries in the Top 14 – All from the last Six Rounds There have been some outstanding tries scored in the Top 14 lately, with both the best of individual efforts and team tries being celebrated in Canal Plus’ compilations of the Top Ten Tries. Today we’ve got no less than six for you, a total of sixty tries for you.With so much on around the world of late, including Test rugby in the Rugby Championship, it’s been a bit of a challenge to get everything posted as it happens. The French Top 14 Top 10 tries in particular are something that, although they were queued up to post, were neglected a bit.It is a popular feature though so rather than not share them at all, today we’ve pumped a whole lot into one post so that you have the option of watching them all, a few randomly, or skipping ahead to the number one tries as we suspect you might do. Either way, sixty great tries is good value.In the latest round, Round 7, the number one try went to Metuisela Talebula and his superb effort against Racing Metro. Good power, perfectly balanced and with quick thinking, it’s a fantastic finish.There are many other great tries but have a look yourself by using the page numbers under the video, the  links below, or just click ‘View All’, which will place them all on one page. Enjoy.Round 6 | Round 5 | Round 4 | Round 3 | Round 2 | Round 1 (separate post)The Top Ten Tries from the Top 14 in Round 6The Top Ten Tries from the Top 14 in Round 5The Top Ten Tries from the Top 14 in Round 4The Top Ten Tries from the Top 14 in Round 3The Top Ten Tries from the Top 14 in Round 2ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Top 14 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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

first_imgMonday Mar 17, 2014 Honey Badger Nick Cummins gives one of the best post match interviews ever Force winger Nick Cummins gave another amusing interview after beating the Highlanders 31-29 in the fifth round of Super Rugby. The Honey Badger has had a few hilarious moments in the past, and this chat is right up there with the best.He starts with speaking about getting a bit of meat, which if you don’t know by now is short for a meat pie, which is rhyming slang for getting a try. He then went on to explain his nickname. “The badge? Long story short, basically there was a documentary on National Geographic or Animal Planet.. and I watched this thing and this honey badger was going toe to toe with a male lion and it was underneath him, the underdog obviously.“But he’s on his back, clawing away, one, two, and then bloody.. the big fella got his ‘canastas’ (testicles) clawed off and he trotted off round the corner and fell over and the badger gets back up and I thought ‘what an animal, it’s bloody, that’s impressive’.”Melodie Robinson, who is no stranger to live interviews – one shocker in particular comes to mind – clearly knew that Cummins has a bit of a way with words, so set him up nicely. She couldn’t help getting the giggles though, before Scotty Stevenson summed things up perfectly.More Cummins quotes:– “I bloody nearly ran up a drainpipe, one of them runs there”– “If I end up getting a gig I’ll be going off like a cut snake.”– “My old man woke me up in the morning. He was going off like a bag of cats.”– “I’ve been doing it a good five years now. Lucky for me every bugger fell over and I got a gig.”– “One of my old man’s sayings was if you want to make god laugh, you tell him your plans.”– “He was sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage when he got up after scoring that try.” – “We’re more focussed on tredding softly and carrying a big stick.”– “The flamboyant French? They look all right. They have a good style about them with their hairdos. I might take a few pointers and go to a stylist to sort myself out. A few of the boys tell me I look a bit ordinary at times.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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

first_imgTuesday Apr 12, 2016 Seven Brilliant Tries from the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens Fiji retained the Hong Kong Sevens title with a 21-7 Cup Final win over New Zealand, extending their lead at the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series table. There were some brilliant tries scored throughout the weekend, so here is a look at seven of the best, including two from the champs.South Africa, who scored a lovely try vs Australia, came 3rd overall, while England beat the USA to take the Plate, and Argentina beat Scotland in the Bowl, and Russia beat Canada to lift the Shield.MUST SEE: Morocco shock Tonga as tryscorer flies over advertising boards »HIGHLIGHTS: View all the knockout stage highlights from what was another great tournamentADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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