What is causing Florida’s algae crisis? 5 questions answered

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Karl Havens, Professor, Director of Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida and first published on theconversation.com.Editor’s note: Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast, one of the longest-lasting red tide outbreaks in the state’s history is affecting more than 100 miles of beaches. Meanwhile, discharges of polluted fresh water from Lake Okeechobee and polluted local runoff water from the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee watersheds have caused blooms of blue-green algae in downstream estuaries on both coasts. Karl Havens, a professor at the University of Florida and director of the Florida Sea Grant Program, explains what’s driving this two-pronged disaster.What’s the difference between red tide and blue-green algae?Both are photosynthetic microscopic organisms that live in water. Blue-green algae are properly called cyanobacteria. Some species of cyanobacteria occur in the ocean, but blooms – extremely high levels that create green surface scums of algae – happen mainly in lakes and rivers, where salinity is low.Red tides are caused by a type of algae called a dinoflagellate, which also is ubiquitous in lakes, rivers, estuaries and the oceans. But the particular species that causes red tide blooms, which can literally make the water look blood red, occur only in saltwater.Florida’s red tide outbreak as of Aug. 8, 2018. Florida FWCWhat causes these blooms?Blooms occur where lakes, rivers or near-shore waters have high concentrations of nutrients– in particular, nitrogen and phosphorus. Some lakes and rivers have naturally high nutrient concentrations. However, in Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, man-made nutrient pollution from their watersheds is causing the blooms. Very high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are washing into the water from agricultural lands, leaky septic systems and fertilizer runoff.Red tides form offshore, and it is not clear whether or to what extent they have become more frequent. When ocean currents carry a red tide to the shore it can intensify, especially where there are abundant nutrients to fuel algae growth. This year, after heavy spring rains and because of discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee, river runoff in southwest Florida brought a large amount of nutrients into near-shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which fueled the large red tide.Algae is clearly visible in this satellite image of southwestern Lake Okeechobee, taken July 15, 2018. NASA Earth ObservatoryThe red tide has killed thousands of fish and other aquatic life, and state agencies have issued public health advisories in connection with both blooms. How dangerous are they for humans and the environment?The public health advisories about red tide are related to respiratory irritation, which is a particular concern for people with asthma or other respiratory issues. But almost anyone, including me, who has walked a beach where there is a red tide will quickly experience watering eyes, a runny nose, and a scratchy throat. The algae that cause the red tide release a toxic chemical into the water that is easily transported into the air where waves break on the shore.Some people are allergic to cyanobacteria blooms and can have contact dermatitis (skin rash) on exposure. Several of my colleagues have developed rashes after submerging their hands to collect water samples. It is not advisable to purposely contact water with a cyanobacteria bloom. And if farm animals or pets drink water with an intense bloom, they can become seriously ill or die.The blooms are causing widespread fish kills and threatening Florida’s tourism industry.How can states prepare for these events?The onset of algae blooms is unpredictable. We know high levels of nutrients allow a lake or shoreline to have blooms. We even can predict with some certainty that a bloom is likely in a particular summer – for example, if in the preceding spring heavy rainfall and runoff from the land delivered large amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus into the water.But we can’t predict exactly when a bloom will begin and end, because that depends on things we can’t project. Why did the cyanobacteria bloom start in Lake Okeechobee this summer? Perhaps because there were several successive hot sunny days with little cloud cover and little wind. For some lakes in Florida and many others across the nation, we have loaded the surrounding land with so much phosphorus and nitrogen from agricultural and urban runoff that all it takes is the right weather to trigger a bloom: A rainy spring and then a few perfect sunny days in summer.We cannot control the weather, but we can control nutrient pollution, both by reducing it at its sources and by capturing and treating water running off of large land areas. Florida has many such projects underway as part of the greater Everglades restoration efforts, but they will take decades to complete.Nutrient pollution sources include decaying organic material; fertilizers applied to crops, lawns and golf courses; manure from fields or feedlots; atmospheric deposition; groundwater discharge; and municipal wastewater discharge. USGSOne key aspect of rehabilitating polluted lakes, rivers and estuaries is knowing whether actions are having a positive effect. This requires long-term environmental monitoring programs, which unfortunately have been scaled back in Florida and many other states due to budget cuts.Carefully designed monitoring could help us understand the factors affecting the kind of blooms that occur and what triggers them to start and stop at particular times and provide guidance on nutrient control strategies. We are not monitoring at that level now in Florida.Is climate change influencing the size or frequency of these outbreaks?Scientists have clearly shown that there is a positive and synergistic relationship between water temperature, nutrients, and algal blooms. In a warmer future, with the same level of nutrient pollution, blooms will become harder if not impossible to control. This means that it is urgent to control nutrient inputs to lakes, rivers, and estuaries now.Unfortunately, today the federal government is relaxing environmental regulations in the name of fostering increased development and job creation. But conservation and economic growth are not incompatible. In Florida, a healthy economy depends strongly on a healthy environment, including clean surface waters without these harmful blooms. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 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 name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAlgaeRed Tidetheconversation.com Previous articleEducation isn’t a commodity for laborNext articleBack to school safety tips from the Apopka Police Department Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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The psychology behind why your mom may be the mother of…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSMother’s Day 2019The Conversation Previous articleBlue Darter Alumni reunion coming in JuneNext articleWekiva grad serves aboard a floating airport at sea Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mother’s Day 2019 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Moms are indeed the mother of all heroes.Abraham Maslow organized what he believed were universal human needs into a pyramid.mayrum/Shutterstock.comMore than 60 years ago, psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed his famous hierarchy of human needs, spanning the most basic biological needs to the pinnacle of realizing one’s full potential. Mothers are masters at helping their children meet this full range of human needs: from providing physical nourishment and safety, love and affection, all the way up to supporting emotional and spiritual growth.Survey respondents report their mothers as heroic in helping them progress through the various stages of Maslow’s model – even if they don’t call it that. A good mother feeds you, protects you, loves you, helps you connect with others and encourages you to become your best self. She’s fulfilling what psychologists including me have identified as the four important functions of a hero: provide defense and protection; embody intelligence and wisdom; model moral behavior; and promote enhancement and inspiration.Here’s how moms do it.1. Mothers defend and protectAmazing stories abound of mothers doing whatever it takes to save their children, whether lifting astronomical weights or sacrificing their own lives. It is commonplace to see headlines about mothers saving and protecting their children in the most harrowing of circumstances.Respondents reminisced about their own ‘Mama Bears.’Holocene Eco Pros/Shutterstock.comThe protection function of heroes is seen in the comments of survey respondents about why their mothers are their heroes. Typical responses include, “My mother protected me from neighborhood bullies” and “My mother kept me safe from predators.” In her review of the psychological mechanisms of motherhood, Rebecca M. Fischer, a student researcher here at the University of Richmond, found that mothers are “biologically driven to protect, care for and motivate their children to succeed.”Other colleagues of mine at Richmond, neuroscientists Craig H. Kinsley and Kelly G. Lambert, have discovered that motherhood changes the brain in female rats, producing maternal behaviors directed toward protecting their young from danger. In human beings, too, women’s brains undergo significant remodeling that lasts more than two years after birth. These changes help women with the transition into motherhood and may include a readiness to protect and defend the baby.Human infants are among the most vulnerable of all primates. No wonder our species evolved to have mothers who risk it all to protect us when we are so small and fragile.2. Mothers provide intelligence and wisdomScientists are beginning to uncover evidence suggesting that intelligence is inherited more from mothers than from fathers.Beyond this genetic inheritance, mothers tend to be committed to passing on wisdom to their children. My own mother taught me that the most important things in life are intangible and cannot be bought – love, integrity, character and honesty.Many of Americans’ most cherished heroes credit their mothers for teaching them fundamental truths about life. George Washington apocryphally observed that “all I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” Famed musician Stevie Wonder has reportedly called his mother his “greatest teacher.”And mothers often impart intentional life lessons to their children. Former first lady Michelle Obama observed: “Life is practice and I tell my girls this every day. You are practicing who you are going to be. … Do you want to be dependable? Then you have to be dependable. If you want people to trust you then you have to be trustworthy.”Legendary tales of heroism almost always include mentors who possess enduring wisdom and are willing to share it. Mothers serve as mentors to their sons and daughters when they need guidance while growing up.3. Mothers are moral modelsA good mother tries to provide an example of high standards of human conduct.Moms do a lot by example.James Wheeler/Unsplash, CC BYIn his 2016 Presidential Proclamation of Mother’s Day, Barack Obama emphasized how mothers “shape America’s character.” He noted how many mothers “struggle to raise children while pursuing their careers or as single parents working to provide for their families” and how mothers lead “by powerful example and overcoming obstacles so their sons and daughters can reach their fullest potential.”As children, many people watch their mothers’ selflessness and daily sacrifices and learn that we’re all called to perform these acts of kindness for others. Heroes are beacons of hope who demonstrate how to behave virtuously. Sounds like a lot of moms.4. Mothers enhance and inspireThe respondents to my colleagues’ and my hero surveys never fail to mention how their mothers made them better people. Typical responses include, “My mother inspired me to become my best self” and “My mother motivated me to develop my fullest potential.”A good mother thinks the world of her children and wants what’s best for them. She encourages her kids to reach for the stars and maximize their fullest potential. As Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has said, her mother “raised me and my sister to believe that we could do anything, and we believed her.”My own research on heroism indicates that hero stories throughout the ages were designed to energize and motivate their audience to become better people – an important part of the job description for moms, too.The job of a mother doesn’t end at a certain age.De Visu/Shutterstock.comDespite any flaws, moms come out on topDo women instantly become saints when they have a child? Of course not. Certainly there are plenty of mothers out there who don’t fit these somewhat idealized descriptions.But of all the people to pick from as heroes – presidents, humanitarians, legends, coaches and family members – our survey respondents listed mothers as their number one hero. Mothers, we learned, meet people’s needs and mold them into their best selves more effectively than any other individual the respondents encountered.Mother’s Day far exceeds Father’s Day in terms of greeting card sales and gift expenditures and for good reason. Mothers come out on top in our poll of heroes because of the free offering of love that they provide. Good moms are there for you when you need emotional support. They hug you. They comfort you when you cry and let you sit on their laps. They kiss you on your cheeks before school and at bedtime at night.Yes, social norms are changing and fathers are taking on the role of nurturers more than in previous generations. But the emerging psychological science of heroism helps explain why many people reserve a special place in their hearts for their heroic mothers. Scott T. Allison is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  center_img The Anatomy of Fear By Scott T. Allison, University of RichmondEach May, the United States celebrates Mother’s Day, and for good reason. According to surveys I’ve conducted, over 25% of Americans cite their mother as their number one hero. Fathers come in a distant second at 16%. Moms are indeed the mother of all heroes.Abraham Maslow organized what he believed were universal human needs into a pyramid.mayrum/Shutterstock.comMore than 60 years ago, psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed his famous hierarchy of human needs, spanning the most basic biological needs to the pinnacle of realizing one’s full potential. Mothers are masters at helping their children meet this full range of human needs: from providing physical nourishment and safety, love and affection, all the way up to supporting emotional and spiritual growth.Survey respondents report their mothers as heroic in helping them progress through the various stages of Maslow’s model – even if they don’t call it that. A good mother feeds you, protects you, loves you, helps you connect with others and encourages you to become your best self. She’s fulfilling what psychologists including me have identified as the four important functions of a hero: provide defense and protection; embody intelligence and wisdom; model moral behavior; and promote enhancement and inspiration.Here’s how moms do it.1. Mothers defend and protectAmazing stories abound of mothers doing whatever it takes to save their children, whether lifting astronomical weights or sacrificing their own lives. It is commonplace to see headlines about mothers saving and protecting their children in the most harrowing of circumstances.Respondents reminisced about their own ‘Mama Bears.’Holocene Eco Pros/Shutterstock.comThe protection function of heroes is seen in the comments of survey respondents about why their mothers are their heroes. Typical responses include, “My mother protected me from neighborhood bullies” and “My mother kept me safe from predators.” In her review of the psychological mechanisms of motherhood, Rebecca M. Fischer, a student researcher here at the University of Richmond, found that mothers are “biologically driven to protect, care for and motivate their children to succeed.”Other colleagues of mine at Richmond, neuroscientists Craig H. Kinsley and Kelly G. Lambert, have discovered that motherhood changes the brain in female rats, producing maternal behaviors directed toward protecting their young from danger. In human beings, too, women’s brains undergo significant remodeling that lasts more than two years after birth. These changes help women with the transition into motherhood and may include a readiness to protect and defend the baby.Human infants are among the most vulnerable of all primates. No wonder our species evolved to have mothers who risk it all to protect us when we are so small and fragile.2. Mothers provide intelligence and wisdomScientists are beginning to uncover evidence suggesting that intelligence is inherited more from mothers than from fathers.Beyond this genetic inheritance, mothers tend to be committed to passing on wisdom to their children. My own mother taught me that the most important things in life are intangible and cannot be bought – love, integrity, character and honesty.Many of Americans’ most cherished heroes credit their mothers for teaching them fundamental truths about life. George Washington apocryphally observed that “all I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” Famed musician Stevie Wonder has reportedly called his mother his “greatest teacher.”And mothers often impart intentional life lessons to their children. Former first lady Michelle Obama observed: “Life is practice and I tell my girls this every day. You are practicing who you are going to be. … Do you want to be dependable? Then you have to be dependable. If you want people to trust you then you have to be trustworthy.”Legendary tales of heroism almost always include mentors who possess enduring wisdom and are willing to share it. Mothers serve as mentors to their sons and daughters when they need guidance while growing up.3. Mothers are moral modelsA good mother tries to provide an example of high standards of human conduct.Moms do a lot by example.James Wheeler/Unsplash, CC BYIn his 2016 Presidential Proclamation of Mother’s Day, Barack Obama emphasized how mothers “shape America’s character.” He noted how many mothers “struggle to raise children while pursuing their careers or as single parents working to provide for their families” and how mothers lead “by powerful example and overcoming obstacles so their sons and daughters can reach their fullest potential.”As children, many people watch their mothers’ selflessness and daily sacrifices and learn that we’re all called to perform these acts of kindness for others. Heroes are beacons of hope who demonstrate how to behave virtuously. Sounds like a lot of moms.4. Mothers enhance and inspireThe respondents to my colleagues’ and my hero surveys never fail to mention how their mothers made them better people. Typical responses include, “My mother inspired me to become my best self” and “My mother motivated me to develop my fullest potential.”A good mother thinks the world of her children and wants what’s best for them. She encourages her kids to reach for the stars and maximize their fullest potential. As Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has said, her mother “raised me and my sister to believe that we could do anything, and we believed her.”My own research on heroism indicates that hero stories throughout the ages were designed to energize and motivate their audience to become better people – an important part of the job description for moms, too.The job of a mother doesn’t end at a certain age.De Visu/Shutterstock.comDespite any flaws, moms come out on topDo women instantly become saints when they have a child? Of course not. Certainly there are plenty of mothers out there who don’t fit these somewhat idealized descriptions.But of all the people to pick from as heroes – presidents, humanitarians, legends, coaches and family members – our survey respondents listed mothers as their number one hero. Mothers, we learned, meet people’s needs and mold them into their best selves more effectively than any other individual the respondents encountered.Mother’s Day far exceeds Father’s Day in terms of greeting card sales and gift expenditures and for good reason. Mothers come out on top in our poll of heroes because of the free offering of love that they provide. Good moms are there for you when you need emotional support. They hug you. They comfort you when you cry and let you sit on their laps. They kiss you on your cheeks before school and at bedtime at night.Yes, social norms are changing and fathers are taking on the role of nurturers more than in previous generations. But the emerging psychological science of heroism helps explain why many people reserve a special place in their hearts for their heroic mothers. Scott T. Allison is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,By Scott T. Allison, University of RichmondEach May, the United States celebrates Mother’s Day, and for good reason. According to surveys I’ve conducted, over 25% of Americans cite their mother as their number one hero. Fathers come in a distant second at 16%. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Why Canadian Snowbirds Should Consider Apopka in Florida for Their Retirements

first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSapopkaCanadaCanadiansfloridaHomesReal EstateretirementTaxesTemperatureWinter Previous article7 Must-Do Things for Your Aquatic Plants to SurviveNext articleApopka gardeners can celebrate Plant of the Month: Crossandra Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Mackey WallaceCanadian snowbirds looking to flock south to escape Canada’s cold winters have traditionally chosen Florida and Arizona for their winter homes. Apopka, a suburb of Orlando that is less than 20 miles north of the city and surrounded by Lake Apopka and Wekiwa Springs State Park, is an increasingly attractive location for Canadians to spend their winter months.LocationWith U.S. Route 441 running through Apopka, along with many toll roads connecting you to Orlando, day trips are a great way to spend the winter months. Located in Central Florida, Apopka is a quick drive from major attractions and tourist destinations. With only a 30 minute drive to Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and Sea World Orlando, Apopka makes a great home base for any theme park fans. Cape Canaveral is also about an hour away.If you’re keen on enjoying Florida’s warm waters, Daytona Beach is a one hour drive away, while Tampa and Clearwater are just under two hours away. However, water temperatures do cool down over the winter, with an average water temperature of just over 18°C degrees (64°F) in January and February.HomesWhy choose a home in central inland Florida rather than on the coast? Coastal homes are much more expensive, while homes in Apopka remain affordable. You also won’t have to worry about storm surges, and inland areas are slightly less impacted by hurricanes compared to coastal areas.According to Redfin, the median home price in Apopka in 2021 was $325,000, lower than the national median home price of $370,000. This also makes Apopka a much more affordable alternative compared to other snowbird destinations, such as Phoenix, Arizona at $375,000 or Scottsdale, Arizona at $715,000.With the average price of a home in Canada approaching $700,000, and prices in Toronto and Vancouver both well north of $1 million, Apopka homes are a bargain in comparison. For Canadians looking to buy a house in Florida, they might even be able to use a home equity line of credit (HELOC) on their residence to help finance the purchase of a vacation property in Florida. Canadians can also get a mortgage from some Canadian banks, or can consider getting an U.S. mortgage for non-residents.If you’re not planning on staying in Florida for more than a few months each year, it might make more sense to rent a vacation rental rather than to purchase a home.TemperatureAverage daytime temperatures in Apopka during the winter are warm and relatively less rainy compared to Florida’s summer months. The average temperature of 21°C (70°F) in January and 22°C (71°F) in February makes Apopka a great escape for those looking to escape the snow and ice in Canada.Florida’s mild winters are also a great time to enjoy Florida’s attractions, compared to the summer months that can be particularly humid and rainy, with an average temperature of over 33°C (91°F).Ease of EntryCanadians can stay in the United States for up to six months per year, and they do not need to have a visitor or tourist visa to enter if they are a Canadian citizen and don’t intend on working in the US. This means that you can stay in your home in Florida from November to April without any visas required.A bill introduced in the Senate in 2019 would allow Canadian snowbirds to stay in the United States for up to 8 months, or 240 days. While that bill hasn’t been passed, it does show that there is political support and interest in allowing snowbirds to stay longer.Health CareOne thing that Canadians will have to consider is their provincial health care insurance coverage. Ontario residents need to be in Ontario for at least 153 days a year for them to keep their OHIP coverage. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Quebec require you to be located within the province for at least 183 days.While your provincial health insurance plan may cover some medical costs, you may still need to consider getting snowbird travel insurance to supplement your coverage.TaxesThere’s no state income tax in Florida, but it is partially offset by higher property taxes. Canadian retirees won’t be able to take advantage of income tax savings, but they will be paying higher property taxes.Apopka is located in Orange County, which has an average property tax rate of 0.96%. In comparison, the property tax rate in Toronto is just under 0.6%, while Vancouver has a property tax rate of 0.3%.Canadians will also have to pay U.S. income tax on any capital gains if they sell their home in the United States.If you’re bringing your personal car to Florida from Canada and do not pay duties, you can only have your car in the United States for one-year, and you cannot sell your car in the U.S. Officially importing your car at the border to keep it in the U.S. permanently will mean that you will have to pay duties. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! 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Adam Thomson starts and finishes an excellent Highlanders try

first_imgThursday May 8, 2008 Adam Thomson starts and finishes an excellent Highlanders try Last weekend saw the Cheetahs playing host to the Highlanders in a bottom half of the table Round 12 Super 14 game that ended with an extremely exciting 20 mins of rugby. The Highlanders edged out the hosts 31-28, after being reduced to 13 men during the closing stages of the game.One of the tries of the match though came early in the second half, when Highlanders flanker Adam Thomson started and finished off this flowing move that began deep inside Cheetahs territory.The turnover saw Thomson race upfield, get the ball out with a neat backflick to Paul Williams, who then returned the favour and sent the flanker over the try line to retake the lead for the Highlanders.Sevens specialist Thomson has been putting in a number of good, skillful performances this season, as seen in our Pick of the Week from Round 3.Pieces of skill like this make the game look so simple, and make coughed up turnover ball all the more costly. 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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. Adam Thomson starts and finishes an excellent Highlanders try | 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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Jason Robinson classic try against Italy in 2004

first_imgThursday Aug 5, 2010 Jason Robinson classic try against Italy in 2004 World Cup winner Jason Robinson recently announced that he is to come out of retirement to play rugby for Flyde, a team three tiers below the Premiership. Today we get a chance to relive the Robinson magic, as we take a look back at a great try from 2004. After retiring in 2007, Robinson had a stint at coaching with Sale last season, and within only three months of being head coach at the club, hes shocked the rugby world by announcing that hell be playing for Flyde, a team that compete in National League Two North. Robinson will be joining former England coach Brian Ashton, who himself has recently returned to the club as a coaching consultant. A star in both League and Union, 36 year old Robinson is keen to lace up the boots again and get out there. “This is not a publicity stunt for me,” he insisted. “If I wanted to I could have gone on and played in the Premiership. I know I am going to be a marked man and I am sure the opposition will be looking to see if they can put a big shot on me. That is all part of the game. My body is in good shape and if I didn’t think I could do anything, then I wouldn’t be wasting my time here. “I said I would never get into coaching and last season with Sale reaffirmed the reasons why. It was stressful and it opened my eyes to a lot of things. Some people you think you know and some people you are surprised with, but all in all it was a great experience. “But I don’t want to have certain pressures upon me and the role I am taking up now will be more about me and what I can deliver rather than other people.” Coach Ashton said stated that Fylde have signed ‘the best full-back in the country’. “Rugby is not a one-man game but if there is any player that I have ever dealt with who can galvanise a whole team then it is Jason Robinson,” Ashton said. “He is a freak of rugby because I don’t think anyone has played the game like him before and I don’t think anyone else will play it like him again.” Heres a great try from 2004 when Billy Whizz scored a hat trick against Italy, earning him the man of the match award on the day. He may never reach those heights again, but one thing is certain the attendances at Fylde home matches are sure to rise with Robinson on the park.Time: 0:59 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: 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 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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Jonathan Davies great solo effort against the Dragons

first_imgWednesday Sep 29, 2010 Jonathan Davies great solo effort against the Dragons The Scarlets sit near the top of the table in the Magners League after their 27-14 win over the Dragons in Newport on Friday. Scarlets scored three first half tries, with Jonathan Davies set up one and then scoring this solo effort shortly afterwards.Davies, sometimes referred to as Jon to avoid confusion with his commentating namesake, has shown this season that he isnt far away from making a very competent step up to being a regular international player.Still just 22, Davies has all the attributes and possesses incredible acceleration as well as brute strength. He is deceptively quick and is solid on defence. Hes now scored six tries in three games, and is many peoples teamsheets as the starting center for Wales while Jamie Roberts is sidelined.On Friday night he earned another Man of the Match award after he put in a great showing, setting up a nice try for young George North, then scoring this impressive individual try.He did pick up a slight ankle niggle, but looks to be okay for this upcoming weekends derby clash with local rivals Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday night. Time: 01:33ADVERTISEMENT 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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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. 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French Top 14 Semi Final highlights ahead of this weekend’s Final

first_imgThursday Jun 7, 2012 French Top 14 Semi Final highlights ahead of this weekend’s Final Toulouse and Toulon will meet in the Top 14 final this coming weekend after having got through their respective semi finals with wins over Castres and Clermont. While there weren’t many tries on show, there was still plenty to talk about. In the first of the two games Toulouse beat Castres 24-15 thanks in large to the boot of Luke McAlister, who kicked six penalties. Castres came close, as we saw in the video of Vincent Clercs trysaver on Max Evans earlier in the week, but Toulouse remain on course. They will be aiming to win back to back titles after the solid win, despite Castres throwing everything at them. There were plenty of physical exchanges with Chris Masoe in particular throwing his weight around, which included a knock out blow on Toulouse captain Thierry Dusautoir.In the second semi final, which was far less entertaining but just as tight, Toulon pipped Clermont Auvergne 15-12 with a penalty from Jonny Wilkinson three minutes from time. Morgan Parra had an opportunity to tie the game with time up, but his kick dropped short by a matter of inches.“It was a shame for Morgan Parra at the end. The penalty kick was right in front, but a little too long. It was a great match and an important result for us,” Wilkinson told L’Equipe.“Now we are in the final and we have to do everything we can to get the result that we want. Getting to the final is good, but if we win it, it would be phenomenal.“Toulouse have a very experienced and powerful set of players and it will be another big challenge. We will have to prepare very well during the week, and then do all we can to stay in contention till the end of the match. We know it will be a big challenge, but that is why we play rugby.”Kick off in Paris on Saturday is at 18:00 local time. View highlights of both semi finals below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like 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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Wallabies vs Wales 2012 – 1st Test – Full Match

first_imgTuesday Jun 12, 2012 Wallabies vs Wales 2012 – 1st Test – Full Match Watch the full Australia vs Wales 1st Test, from Brisbane. Highlights can be viewed here.Time: 01:48:24Credit: original capper & uploaderADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Full Matches Related Articles 52 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Umaga, Rokocoko, McAlister and… 54 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Lions upset world champion Springboks… 58 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Scotland and Samoa go down to… 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 LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ 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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The All Blacks win the series with convincing victory over France

first_imgSunday Jun 16, 2013 The All Blacks win the series with convincing victory over France The All Blacks kept France tryless as they sealed the Test series with an emphatic 30-0 victory in Christchurch on Saturday. It was the All Blacks’ 500th Test, and skipper Kieran Read’s 50th, leading to a special night for the 21 000 fans in attendance. The home side scored three tries as they claimed the Dave Gallaher Cup with one match to go in the series. It’s the first time they’ve ever kept France scoreless, so it was a deeply satisfying performance for coach Steve Hansen. “It was a performance that we expected. We felt at training we’d gone up about nine or 10 cogs. The accuracy was there, the sharpness was there and that’s just spending time together.”Flyhalf Aaron Cruden kicked 15 points while great tries were scored by Julian Savea, Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett. The last time France were kept scoreless was a 21-0 loss to Scotland in 1990.“It was a great standard for us to set,” said skipper Kieran Read. “Defence really shows the character of a side and your willingness to put your body on the line for each other.“We really stuck at it when they brought it to us around the rucks. We’ve got to build from that. It was certainly a great effort. It’s awesome to put in that effort and then get the reward at the end.”The two sides meet again next weekend in New Plymouth, where France will want to make things right, while the All Blacks will no doubt be looking for a clean sweep and win the series 3-0.Highlights and clips from the other games will be archived and shared soonADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks , Midyear Tours Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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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Mathieu Bastareaud announces retirement a day after missing out on RWC 2019 selection

first_imgWednesday Jun 19, 2019 Mathieu Bastareaud announces retirement a day after missing out on RWC 2019 selection After failing to make Jacques Brunel’s Rugby World Cup 2019 training squad yesterday, France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has retired from international rugby. ADVERTISEMENTThe Toulon star shared a post on Instagram announcing his retirement. “I am happy, grateful and proud to have achieved this kid’s dream… I wish good luck to my teammates for this beautiful event that awaits them!” he said, referring to the world cup that he will miss out on.The 20 stone centre also wrote that “the road has not always been easy”, which is certainly true, as he has had a turbulent career. Since making his debut for France in 2009, the 30-year-old has gone on to earn 54 caps, but has been in and out of the team.Disciplinary problems and poor form have stultified Bastareaud’s career ever since making his debut, but on his day he was one of the most destructive players in world rugby. He has won a Grand Slam with France in 2010, and was part of the Toulon team that won three European titles, including being named Man of the Match in the 2013 final. ADVERTISEMENTHe had a good 2018 Six Nations with France, including a stunning performance against England, and was vice-captain in the 2019 championship, however, Brunel cited fitness as an issue when he was assembling his squad for the World Cup.READ MORE: Thomas and Bastareaud omissions surprise many as France name RWC 2019 squadAlthough his omission has come as a surprise to many, Bastareaud has still wished good luck to his teammates who will head to Japan in September. Bastareaud’s exclusion from the France team has now left him in limbo for six months before he joins Major League Rugby outfit Rugby United New York in January. Of course, the plan would have been to play in the World Cup, then start his six month loan in the United States. ADVERTISEMENTThe question is now whether he returns to Toulon then before moving to New York, as this would not have been factored into his plans. Despite his international career ending in disappointing circumstances, he leaves a legacy in French rugby as one of the most powerful backs in modern times. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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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