December fundraising slow for all Apopka candidates

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter  Nelson raised $1,100 in December, which brings his total fundraising tally up to $53,435, $585 more than Kilsheimer. He has spent $27,535.82 on his campaign effort, which gives his campaign $25,899.18 on hand – $654.29 ahead of Kilsheimer. In December, Nelson had six donors (four of them from Apopka) that gave contributions ranging from $50-$500. Four of his donors were individuals, while two were businesses.“We continue to get support from the community,” said Nelson. “I am excited that over 75% of my donors are from Apopka.”Suzanne Kidd, a candidate for the Seat #1 City Commission, maintained her fundraising lead over her three opponents with a $1,550 month. Kidd had 10 individuals and one business donate between $25 and $500. Kidd’s total donations now total $16,686. She has spent $4,373.98 on her campaign, which leaves her with $12,312.02 on hand. Seven of the 11 donors were from Apopka.“Many thanks to my Apopka supporters for your generosity during December!” Kidd said. “While this was a month primarily focused on your family and in helping those in need, your yearning for strong leadership in Apopka government impelled you to also invest a portion of your resources in me. Thank you for welcoming me into your homes as I’ve canvassed your neighborhoods. I hear your love for our City and will follow your wishes to keep Apopka moving forward in a positive, inclusive direction.” Alexander Smith, also running for Seat #1, raised $1,035 in December, which increases his total contributions to $7,056.15. He has spent 5,281.99 on his campaign and has $1,774.16 on hand. Smith had 10 donors last month, and six out of the ten were from Apopka, while eight were individuals and two were businesses. Their contributions ranged from $25-$200. “The month of December was an exciting month for the campaign,” Smith said. “Meeting one-on-one with the citizens of Apopka and listening to them express their love for our great city. Campaign giving is right in step with our budget. The team is committed to not allowing fundraising to be the driving force behind the campaign but the concerns of the citizens.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.  Apopka resident and Seat #1 candidate Gene Knight raised $100 in December from two individuals, both from Apopka. Their contributions were both $50. He has raised a total of $1,577.73 and has spent $1,047.53 on his campaign which leaves him $530.20 in his campaign account. My campaign is going great,” said Knight. “I’m meeting a lot of new people and putting up a lot of yard signs. As for fundraising, the money is coming in when needed. As I have said in the past I’m not looking to raise a lot of money just enough to buy what is needed.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  Theresa Mott, also running for Seat #1, raised $800 from two donors – both businesses. One of her donors was from Apopka. Mott’s donors gave her $300, and $500. She has total contributions of $3,625, has spent $233.37 on her campaign, and has $3,391.63 cash on hand.In the Seat #2 race, Commissioner Diane Velazquez loaned her campaign $2,000 but did not report any contributions in December.Apopka resident and Seat #2 challenger Leroy Bell raised $1,900 from 19 individuals and two businesses. Their contributions ranged from $25-$440. Fifteen out of the 21 donors were from Apopka. Bell has raised a total of $2,000 and spent $901.10 on his campaign which leaves him with $1,098.90.Alicia Koutsoulieris donated $100 to her own campaign and has yet to spend any funds.Alice Nolan, a surprise candidate who only entered the race a week ago did not file a fundraising report because she was not a candidate in December.Since the day of my announcement, I have received such an outpouring of support from citizens wanting to contribute not just financially but with their time,” said Nolan. “I couldn’t be more thankful and blessed.” Please enter your comment! TAGSFundraising Previous articleOrange County Mayor Jacobs speaks out on alleged remarks by President TrumpNext articleApopka mayoral debate set for this month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ugh. The VOICE of Apopka PoliticsThe past few weeks were noteworthy in Apopka politics because of the emergence of three new candidates into the Seat #2 election, but it did not crossover into fundraising. As is typically the case, December proved to be the slowest month of the election with no candidate exceeding $2,000 in donations.One thing that did not change, however, is the razor-thin margin between Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson in total contributions, and cash-on-hand. Kilsheimer raised $625 last month, which increased his total contributions to $52,850. He has spent $27,605.11 and has $25,244.89 in his campaign account. His three donations ranged from $25 to $500. All three of his donors were individuals, while seven two out of three donors were from Apopka.  “We feel great about our ability to communicate our message, which is Keep Apopka Moving Forward,” said Kilsheimer. “Apopka residents don’t want to go back to the days of handshake deals behind closed doors and complacency at City Hall.” Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 January 14, 2018 at 1:09 pm 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Peace Officers Memorial: Apopka Honor Guard pays tribute in DC

first_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentPeace Officers Memorial Day Previous articleTom Wolfe, ‘New Journalist’ and Novelist, Dies at 88Next articleApopka senior receives scholarship from Apopka City Commissioners Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 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 Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img For generations, the brave women and men of the Apopka Police Department have answered the call to serve and protect our community.  Enduring long shifts in dangerous and unpredictable circumstances, the APD embodies the courage and honor that represent the best that Apopka has to offer. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we express our gratitude for the selfless public servants who wear the badge and put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe, and we pay respect for those who lost their lives in the line of duty.In moments of danger and desperation, the first people we turn to are law enforcement officers.  These often unsung heroes risk their lives and sacrifice precious time with loved ones so their fellow citizens can live in peace and security.  But more than that, they are leaders in their communities, serving as mentors, coaches, friends, and neighbors — working tirelessly each day to ensure that the people they serve have the opportunities that should be afforded to everyone.  In honor of all they do, we must give these dedicated professionals the support and appreciation they deserve.This week the Apopka Police Honor Guard, made up of Sergeant Steve Harmon, Detective Mark Creaser, Detective Jim Maloney, and Officer John Giarratana, are in Washington DC for the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Police Week. The attached photos are from the candlelight service and the wreath vigil at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. The Honor guard was also present for a special wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery for the Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriffs Office, and Kissimmee Police Department. Those agencies have names of fallen officers who were killed in 2017. Their names were added to the wall at the Law Enforcement Memorial and were also read out loud during the Candlelight service along with hundreds of other Law Enforcement Officer’s names who were killed in 2017. The APD’s own Officer Denson L Hudson, who was shot and killed in 1941, had his name added to the wall in Washington in 2012. Currently there are more than 21,000 names on the wall. Sadly the number continues to grow. Please help by remembering our public servants who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the communities that they served.Editor’s Note – APD News contributed to this report. May 16, 2018 at 9:19 am Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Yesterday I went by the Apopka Post Office to mail a bill, and I noticed the flag was half way down the flagpole, and I remember asking my husband, why was the flag at half-mast (or is it half-staff) I can’t remember, the exact term? We were trying to think of what it was down for…..and we didn’t know. I started thinking about what has been in the news, and I happened to think of the new site of the embassy in Israel, which has been moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, then thinking about the 53 people killed, and 2400+ people who have been wounded there, while protesting the move of the embassy, thinking at first, maybe that was the reason of the flag half-mast, then I thought, no, of course not, as our government would not recognize that event, at all! I think Trump did a very bad move, he should have just left the embassy where it was, to avoid the chaos, and bloodshed that was going to be evident. He downplayed that there would be international protest, and condemnation of such a move, when informed that, that is what would happen, and disregarded his expert foreign policy advisor’s advice. Trump just wanted his name on the plague of the wall, at the new embassy site, that is all, it was just another “branding” of his name upon everything he can possibly stick his name upon, that is all it was, plus to cater to his son-in-law, and his son-in-law’s parents. Now, there are those infuriated, internationally, and are calling for terrorism against America, at a more intense renewed interest…..and there is talk of Trump getting the Nobel Peace Prize Award….please, there will be no peace, now, for sure! Finally, I see why the flag at the post office was at half-staff, and it was for National Law Enforcement Memorial and Police Week, at least, that is what I think, that the flag was lowered for to half-mast. If you do not agree with me, sorry about that, that is my opinion. 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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Men suffer about 70 percent of fireworks injuries – and other…

first_img I remember a year in the past that a guy lost his life over at Edgewater, Florida, when the authorities were putting on a fireworks show for the public. I may be wrong, but I think he was a fire department employee with the City of Edgewater, not a pyro guy from a fireworks company. I went one year to Edgewater, and participated in their craft show, and ate their bar b q dinners the fire department cooked, and stayed for the fireworks, but that was not the year the man got killed. It was tragic he was killed like that. By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State UniversityIn the eyes of many Americans, the Fourth of July is a day for parades, barbecues and, of course, fireworks.The tradition got its start at the beginning of our nation’s history after the Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia to write and sign the Declaration of Independence. A day after the Continental Congress adopted the declaration on July 4, 1776, John Adams – soon the second U.S. president – penned a letter to his wife Abigail, declaring that Independence Day“ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”One year later, Philadelphia celebrated the anniversary with fireworks – or “illuminations,” to Adams – plus a parade commemorating Independence Day.So with that in mind, here are four fascinating sets of facts about fireworks.Firework use is growingAmericans shoot off almost 1 pound of fireworks each year for every adult.And this figure has grown rapidly in recent years, from half a pound per adult in 2000. In 1976, the United States’ bicentennial, the figure was just one-sixth of a pound annually.A reason for the big increase is the steady reduction in state prohibitions against individuals using fireworks. Today only Massachusetts completely prohibits individuals from owning and using any type of fireworks. The other states all allow usage in some form.The most recent states to allow fireworks are New Jersey, Delaware and Iowa, whose new law legalizes fireworks around the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve only.Fireworks are also illegal in many urban areas, like New York City.Because states are now permitting individuals to purchase and possess fireworks, there has been a large shift from professional to amateur use. Back in 2000, roughly one-third of all fireworks were set off during professional displays, the kind that light the skies of cities around the world on holidays like New Year’s Eve and national celebrations. By 2017, professional displays comprised less than 10 percent.Sparklers cause a large share of fireworks-related injuries.Maria Symchych/Shutterstock.comFirework prices have fallenJust because more regular Americans have been shooting off fireworks doesn’t mean prices have surged. The vast majority of the fireworks shot off in the United States are manufactured overseas, mainly in China.Each shipment of fireworks brought into the U.S. includes a detailed invoice that shows the price the importer paid. These invoices show fireworks prices, after adjusting for inflation, are cheaper today than in the mid-1990s.In 1996 it cost about $1.37 in today’s terms to import 1 pound of fireworks. By 2017 the price had fallen to just $1.13 a pound. That means pound-for-pound fireworks are less than half the price of the hot dogs many people are grilling this 4th.Accidents and injuriesFireworks are dangerous – hence the reason so many states had banned them previously.And as we’ve exploded more bottle rockets, firecrackers and Roman candles, fireworks-related injuries have increased as well, though they are still far below the rates we saw back in the mid-1980s when cities and states began banning their usage.Back in 1986, fireworks injured about 6.6 out of every 100,000 people. Since 1986, injuries have steadily fallen as government regulations made them safer. In 2008, the rate was down to 2.3 people.But as states have relaxed restrictions, the injuries have started increasing again. The latest figures for 2017 show a rate of 4 people per 100,000.In addition, there’s also a big gender divide in who suffers the most injuries. Men experienced about 70 percent of fireworks-related injuries for the one-month period from June 18 to July 18, 2017.Beyond such statistics, however low, every year there are horrible stories of both children and adults being maimed and killed. So it’s always important to exercise caution when lighting what amounts to a low-yield missile.Fireworks now must meet higher standardsOne reason that injury rates have fallen in the first place is because of the federal government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission.This organization regulates fireworks under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. It banned the sale of the most dangerous fireworks, such as M-80s and cherry bombs, in the 1960s.Today, it is working to lower injury rates again by requiring manufacturers to adhere to higher standards. In February 2017, for instance, the commission passed several of what I believe are common sense regulations for firework manufacturers to make their products safer.For example, faulty fuses have caused many injuries, such as when some burned rapidly and ignite a rocket too quickly, preventing the holder from moving away in time. Other fuses actually take too long to ignite, leading people to investigate whether it needs to be relit just as the firework explodes in their face. So the commission now requires all fuses to ignite fireworks three to nine seconds after being lit.The commission also now requires fireworks to have bases that are wider and support more weight so they do not tip over after being ignited. This prevents fireworks from firing off horizontally, becoming missiles that bounce along the ground and potentially hit spectators.It also now bans hazardous materials like lead from the powder inside fireworks. This ensures people downwind from the explosions are not poisoned by breathing the smoke.Common senseAs more states loosen restrictions on fireworks this Fourth of July, millions more people will follow the exhortations of John Adams and celebrate by shooting off “illuminations.”But if you do plan to shoot off a few rockets or more advance fireworks, use some common sense, especially if children are around.Whether you are lighting fireworks, watching them explode above you or just hiding from the noise, try to have a fun and safe Independence Day.This is an updated version of an article originally published on June 29, 2017.Jay L. Zagorsky, Economist and Research Scientist, The Ohio State UniversityThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. June 29, 2019 at 5:43 pm Some people don’t respect other people when they fire them off days before the 4th, or days after the 4th, and even fire them off in the direction of your roofs of your homes, and with little kids sitting all around the streets to watch, then they leave the messes of spent fireworks out all over the streets for someone else to clean up. Fireworks….the one item I wouldn’t have a problem with having a humongous import tax on! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The I-Hop Restaurant is looking nice, and I just love those hot pink crape myrtle trees they are planting out front and along the retention pond. The other new building that is being built looks like something out of the Alamo, however…..lol, but that’s okay, I’m sure it will be nice also. Please enter your name here Mama Mia Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply They had a bad wreck around about 4:30 pm or so at Park Avenue and Votaw Road intersection. A newer looking burgundy truck with a bed rack was damaged badly in the front end, and they must have already removed another vehicle, but not sure there was another vehicle involved, but probably so….. Reply center_img June 29, 2019 at 5:26 pm June 29, 2019 at 5:21 pm Reply Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGS4th of JulyFireworksIndependence Day Previous articleAmazon Offers 48 Hours of Deals for Prime DayNext articleHabitat for Humanity participating in national Cost of Home campaign Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia June 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 4 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Hang on to your Tomatometers: Can algorithms direct movies?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSActorsAIArtificial IntelligenceBotsHollywoodmoviesScriptsTechnologyThe Hustle Previous articleOrange County Has ‘Got You Covered’ during COVID-19 PandemicNext articleAnonymous no more: Apopka police officer makes case with Council, attorney puts brakes on negotiations Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Say what? What u talkin’ ’bout Willis? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 We’re obsessed with GPT-3, the bot that can write music, pitch business ideas… and make Hustle writers sweat.The buzzy AI tool has enough creative chops that an article it wrote went viral last week.But if you want to know what’s next for AI art, OneZero has a crazier proposal: Can an algorithm write, direct, and star in a movie?Some aficionados are already trying itIn 2018, the BAFTA-nominated director Oscar Sharp teamed up with an AI expert to create the ~7-minute film Zone Out.The AI had to think up the props, dialogue, and stage direction.Our review? The final product isn’t terrible — but Ars Technica was right when it noted that it “teeters on the edge of inanity and emotion.”Bots can (sort of) handle some Hollywood gigsWriter: A neural network penned the script for the 2016 film Sunspring. Other bots have crafted scenes for “Batman” and “Seinfeld.”Director: The scientist David Carlson has twice taught computers to turn scripts into visual scenes. But he admitted to OneZero that bots aren’t so good at preserving that pesky “logical consistency.”Sound engineer: A program called AutoFoley can make noises — like glass shattering — so realistic that most humans think they’re real.Actor: A production team is giving a robot named Erica acting lessons — she’s set to star in a $70m sci-fi blockbuster.Dubber: Adobe is using AI to help humans sync their cartoons to dialogue.And bots are making movie trailersIn 2016, IBM supercomputer Watson stitched together a trailer for the sci-fi film Morgan.Researchers fed it 100 examples. The cuts of the movie’s bioengineered being totally creeped us out.Now Netflix wants in. Last July, the company started training bots to look for trailer-ready clips.Here’s hoping someone will hire GPT-3 to fix the worst part of the film industry: Awards speeches. TENITA REIDcenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate August 21, 2020 at 3:54 am Focus on Technology Please enter your comment! From The Hustle 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

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Tonderai Chavhanga blitzes the Chiefs

first_imgMonday Mar 17, 2008 Tonderai Chavhanga blitzes the Chiefs I’ve said it for a while now – Tonderai Chavhanga is quick. In fact he’s not just quick, he’s probably in the top three fastest professional players in the world. Bold statement, I know, but if you watch Chavhanga enough you’ll know that it’s probably true.Until now he’s underachieved on the international stage. Sure, he did score six tries on debut for the Springboks, a South African record, but that was against Uruguay who didn’t offer too much resistance. It was still a great achievement however, and a glimpse of what he was capable of in space.The Zimbabwean born and schooled flyer has always had the potential to light up a game with his mind blowing speed. A few years back, against the Blues in a classic Super 12 match in Auckland, Chavhanga scored a scorcher of a try when he chased a kick ahead and left the speedy Joe Rokocoko for dead.Injury worries have always been his downfall though unfortunately, with him having spent seasons off the field, thus hampering his progress.This season he’s looking good, with this sensational try against the Chiefs on the weekend being a great example of the man’s talent and his genuinely gifted running ability. His long strides and deceptive step blew the Chiefs’ defence to pieces. On another occasion in the match, he caught up with Sosene Anesi, who is himself widely regarded as a true speed merchant.Tonderai Chavhanga has arrived, and for rugby lovers around the world, we’re hoping he’s here to stay this time. 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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. Tonderai Chavhanga blitzes the Chiefs | 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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Reds vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby Round 3

first_imgFriday Mar 16, 2012 Reds vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby Round 3 Highlights of the 11-6 win for the Queensland Reds over the Melbourne RebelsYou can use the Super Rugby Extra category link for all Super Rugby highlights clips.Follow RD on Twitter and Facebook to get all the updatesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… 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 Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe 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

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Rugby World Cup Predictions and Key Players in Pools A and B

first_imgThursday Sep 10, 2015 Rugby World Cup Predictions and Key Players in Pools A and B Supersport pundits Xola Ntshinga and Kaunda Ntunja take a closer look at Pools A and B of the Rugby World Cup to discuss how they might pan out, and who the key players are. While Pool B should be fairly clear cut, Pool A’s group of death raises a lot of questions.They’ve also given predictions on Pools C and DHow do you think these two pools will finish at the end of the pool stages?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… 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 TodayNueeyGranny 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

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Eye Gouge denied by Brive’s Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage

first_imgTuesday Sep 13, 2016 Eye Gouge denied by Brive’s Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage Brive flyhalf Mathieu Ugalde has been cited for the alleged eye-gouge that was seen during the weekend’s ugly battle with Grenoble in the Top 14, the same match that saw three players red carded for fighting. Ugalde has since denied the committing the offence. As Grenoble scored a try in this controversial match, Ugalde fell on top of tryscorer Armand Battle and appeared to place his fingers over the eyes, albeit with a clenched fist.The footage and imagery has spread far and wide this week with plenty of condemnation, and rightly so, but the man himself feels that he had a closed first and did not commit an eyegouge. He said that he spoke to Battle about it after the match.He also said that he’s never been to a LNR disciplinary committee so he doesn’t know what happens there, and he “just hopes they aren’t influenced by social media..”.Battle, the player on the receiving end of it, said that Ugalde did indeed come up to him after the game, which he appreciated, but that he cannot condone any kind of eye-gouging. He also commented that on Monday morning he had a bit of a mark under his eye.Peter Kimlin meanwhile, the Australian Grenoble flanker who was in the thick of the fisty cuffs earlier in the match, has said that things are definitely a bit more tempered over in France, however he did not see the alleged eye-gouge himself.“I didn’t actually see it until after the game,” Kimlin told foxsports.com.au.“That’s unbelievable and there’s absolutely no need for that in the game, whatsoever. And you ask anyone in rugby and I’m sure they’d have exactly the same point of view. I definitely hope there will be some sort of sanction on the player.”As for the mass brawl, he said that it happens from time to time.“It wasn’t a good situation but if it happens to arise, no-one’s going to take a step back, you know, they’ll back their teammates. I don’t think anyone’s going to shy away from it.”If found guilty, Ugalde will face a punishment of anything between 12 and 208 weeks.ADVERTISEMENT 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 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

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Joint statement stresses commitment to new global competition, optimising men’s international calendar

first_imgWednesday Feb 3, 2021 Joint statement stresses commitment to new global competition, optimising men’s international calendar A joint statement by World Rugby, the nations and players has today been released following discussions on the future international rugby calendar. ADVERTISEMENTThe statement said that discussions have continued in a positive and consultative manner, after agreement was reached on a set of principles that will pave the way to explore new possible competition formats for men’s 15’s within the July and November windows.Full statement below: World Rugby has been facilitating discussions between major unions, international and domestic club competitions, and International Rugby Players with the joint ambition of exploring multiple options and seeking a solution that optimises player welfare, competition opportunities for emerging nations, and financial outcomes for both the international and professional club league environments.Three dedicated working groups – competition format, player welfare and financial impact evaluation – featuring player, international competition and professional club league representation have been examining the comparative merits of the current July and November international windows and a combined October/November window.This work has been supported by an independent and objective financial assessment of the international and club landscape and global fan surveys.The detailed evaluation, which has been endorsed by both the World Rugby Professional Game Committee and the Executive Committee, has determined that competition format change is the key to increasing interest and value, while retaining the existing July and November windows delivers the optimal environment for any new competition to be implemented from a player welfare, union and professional league financial, broadcasters and fans perspective.ADVERTISEMENTWith agreement reached on the direction of travel, the groups also agreed a set of principles to underpin the development of new competition formats within July and November windows:Any new competition format should also aim to improve player welfare when transitioning between club and country environments, optimising travel, rest and training load with further collaborative dialogue planned between international and domestic competitions to address thisAny new competition format should increase competitiveness of the global game, offering greater opportunities for emerging nations and develop new commercial revenuesAny new competition format would not operate in a men’s Rugby World Cup year and would be modified in a British and Irish Lions yearAny new competition would not launch before 2024World Rugby, The Nations and International Rugby Players will continue to explore and refine possible new international competition formats to optimise the July and November windows. This process has underlined the importance of partnership and consultation with the professional club game as key to achieving optimal outcomes for rugby as a wholeAll parties will continue dialogue guided by these principles to explore new competition formats that achieve the best-possible relationship between the international and club game on an annual basis that has the management of player welfare at the heart of decision-making.Strong progress is also being made on optimisation of the four-year women’s international calendar with the ambition of providing greater opportunities for teams, while supporting an expanded and more competitive Rugby World Cup.RELATED VIEWING:  ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 18 WEEKS AGO England ready for ‘fearless’ Russell while… 18 WEEKS AGO France cleared for Six Nations as it’s announced… 19 WEEKS AGO Monye strikes a chord as he speaks for vast… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Senatla suspended after horrific flip that nearly ended terribly

first_imgThursday May 6, 2021 Senatla suspended after horrific flip that nearly ended terribly Stormers winger Seabelo Senatla has been suspended following a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after he was red carded for a dangerous challenge on Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi in the PRO14 Rainbow Cup this past weekend. ADVERTISEMENTTwo of South Africa’s fastest men collided in what was the first of two red cards on the day.The collision was unfortunate and certainly not malicious, as Senatla appeared to misjudge the length of the kick and instead of competing for the ball, he ran straight into Fassi’s legs, flipping him for a full rotation that thankfully didn’t end in injury.The Sevens star was shown a straight red card by referee Jaco Peyper and has since been suspended for four weeks after transgressing Law 9.17: “A player must not tackle, charge, pull, push or grasp an opponent whose feet are off the ground.”In the hearing conducted by Judicial Officer Adv Tokkie van Zyl (SC), Senatla admitted that the red card was justified, and the abbreviated process was followed.The transgression was treated as a mid-range offence and the player is suspended up to and including Friday, 4 June, which equates to four matches. ADVERTISEMENTSenatla’s team-mate Willie Engelbrecht (No 8) is free to play after also receiving a red card in the same match.Engelbrecht was red carded in the 47th minute after receiving his second yellow card (the first was in the 14th minute), both incidents for dangerous tackling.However, Judicial Officer Adv Rob Stelzner (SC) found that the second yellow card was unwarranted and has been expunged from Engelbrecht’s record, which means that the red card (consequent upon the second yellow card) is also to be erased from the player’s record. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 7 WEEKS AGO Another red card for striking leaves Andre… 7 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Pure head-loss from Rebels star leads… 7 WEEKS AGO Brutal breakdown stamping in 2003 shows just… 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 ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

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