Orange County Proposed Budget – $285 Million for Public Works

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! According to County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, “The Orange County Public Works Department does an amazing job with the infrastructure that most of us take for granted.”The Public Works Department of Orange County is responsible for an array of services including, building and maintaining the county’s roads, drainage, and stormwater networks. The work the Department does on a daily basis is crucial due to a growing population and the increased number of vehicles on the roads. More specifically, the department makes sure that roads and pedestrian walkways are efficient, effective, and safe for travel of all Orange County residents. In addition, the department works with the community, industry groups, and agencies to determine infrastructure needs. Public Works plays a major role in the mitigation of flooding due to storms by overseeing the county’s stormwater infrastructure and controlling stormwater runoff. The Public Works Department is made up of seven divisions all with a specific mission. These include the Development Engineering, Fiscal & Operational Support, Highway Construction, Public Works Engineering, Roads & Drainage, Stormwater Management, and Traffic Engineering divisions.County CommissionerBryan NelsonIn the past fiscal year Public Works has been successful in maintaining 2,835 miles of roadways, 1,772 retention ponds, 593 traffic signals, and 25, 616 traffic signs. It has also successfully installed 6.2 miles of new sidewalks, and resurfaced 175 miles of arterial, collector, and subdivision roads.There are nearly $99 million included in the proposed operating budget for Public Works as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2016-2017 budget. This funding will ensure all roads, traffic signals, and drainage systems are successfully maintained for all county residents. The major source of revenue for the Public Works comes from sales tax revenue. Traditionally a majority of revenue for the department came from the fuel tax, but with fuel efficiency technology advancing revenue from this funding source has decreased. Orange County has filled in this funding gap with $82 million from sales tax revenue.Public Works expenditures can be categorized into two categories, operating and non-operating expenditures. Personnel services are a major subcategory of operating expenditures. This includes employee salaries, and benefits including health care, stormwater structures, and facilities. Total personnel expenditure is $99 Million. Non-personnel expenditures include capital improvements. This includes funding for new and expanded roadways, repaving, pedestrian safety, strormwater, drainage, and traffic improvements. Total non-operating expenditures are $187 Million. Part of the budget also includes funding from the INVEST In Our Home for Life initiative.Use this link to see details of the operating and non-operating expenditures.The INVEST in Our Home for Life initiative is a $300 million initiative aimed at providing quality infrastructure, vibrant neighborhoods and quality housing, enhanced recreational opportunities, and new public safety facilities among others. As part of this initiative $200 million will be provided to complete funding of new roadways, improvement of current roadways, and current traffic congestion in several areas through the county. Ten projects have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners. There are also district specific projects including the pavement of Memorial Cemetery Road located in District 2. This project is budgeted at $45,000 and is pending construction approval.For more information regarding the INVEST in Our Home for Life initiative and the Public Works budget visit the initiative’s webpage found at http://orangecountyfl.net/. If you would like a more in-depth explanation of any of Orange County Government’s Financial Policies you can contact the Office of Management and Budget at (407) 836-7390 or see Orange County’s Administrative Regulations.You may also visit: http://www.ocfl.net/OpenGovernment/Budgets.aspx TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonOrange County Public Works Previous articleHow will Tractor Supply affect Apopka traffic?Next articleWater Managament District provides flooding info Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, read more

Central Florida Commission launches pilot program to house and employ homeless…

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Sadness of boy in the city Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Focus on Homelessness“Impact families” to address housing stability, employment, incomeFrom the CFF Staff The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness today announces the launch of Impact Families, a pilot program intended to test and evaluate a new system of care for families who find themselves homeless in our region.The demonstration pilot will focus on increasing housing stability for families through a strong focus on employment and education that aligns with the Housing First model. The pilot will first take place in Orange and Osceola counties.“Our community has challenged itself to find a better way to support our families in need of a stable place to live,” says Dick Batchelor, chair of the family committee of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. “Our committee has done the research and we’re ready to demonstrate how we can provide more targeted, client-focused support to our families who need it the most.”“Thanks to the work of Dick Batchelor and the Family Homelessness Committee of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, we’ve gained invaluable insight into the very complex issue of family homelessness,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Above all, we know that having a stable, safe and nurturing place to live can make a profound difference in the lives of our children and families.”According to research from the Commission’s Family Committee, more than 10,000 school-age children were homeless in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties during the 2016-2017 school year. The underlying issues of family homelessness in Central Florida are housing stability, employment and income. The pilot program will work with families to address these three key areas through a coordinated entry system. After an intake process, families will be assigned to a Rapid Rehousing program to meet their immediate needs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  “The beginning of this pilot program is the result of our community coming together to test strategies for solving the issue of family homelessness, a problem that affects us all. This will change the way that we help families in our community resulting in a culture shift that will lead to impactful results.”–Mark Brewer, president and CEO of Central Florida FoundationParticipants will then be matched with a jobs placement coordinator through Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, which has received a $355,000 grant from Central Florida Foundation to lead the employment piece of Impact Families. The organization will work with each individual to assess their skills and strengths, build an employment plan, and connect participants to employment, education and certification opportunities, or services for disabilities. This pilot will aim to place individuals in jobs in which they will excel, with the goal of increasing their income.“For many of our neighbors in need, getting a job or finding a better job is the missing link that empowers them to support themselves and their families,” said Bill Oakley, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. “We’re proud to partner with the Commission to extend new opportunities to those who are homeless.”Central Florida Foundation will manage and evaluate the grant-making for this pilot against criteria approved by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. The Foundation has managed the investments in the Housing First initiative with more than $7 million in contributions to the Homeless Impact Fund at the Foundation. The Housing First initiative has built a system for housing the community’s most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals.“The beginning of this pilot program is the result of our community coming together to test strategies for solving the issue of family homelessness, a problem that affects us all,” says Mark Brewer, president and CEO of Central Florida Foundation. “This will change the way that we help families in our community resulting in a culture shift that will lead to impactful results.”In addition to the efforts of Goodwill, Homeless Services Network and the Corporation for Supportive Housing will convene a cohort of nonprofit organizations and local governments. The cohort will gather case managers, employment specialists and other resource providers once a month over a one-year period. The partners will focus on a variety of topics relevant to their work, including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, resource mapping and case discussions. This effort will work to align service providers around the Housing First model as it relates to families.In addition to their decades long support of children and families read more

Study: Endangered Species Sensitive to Climate Change Lack Protection

first_imgBy Trimmel Gomes, Public News Service – FLTALLAHASSEE — A new study shows the federal government charged with protecting endangered species doesn’t have enough protection in place for those at greatest risk from climate change. TAGSClimate ChangeEndangered SpeciesPublic News Service – FL Previous articleThe Prohibition-era origins of the modern craft cocktail movementNext articleBrush Up On Your Pet Dental Knowledge With Pet Supermarket Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear The Roseate Spoonbill (pictured) is among the species listed as endangered. (via flickr/MyFWCmedia) 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 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The research published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change found 99.8% of the 459 U.S. animal species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act are at risk of having their populations further diminished by a changing climate. The study’s lead author Aimee Delach, senior policy analyst for climate adaptation with Defenders of Wildlife, said she examined the agencies in charge of managing conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service.“To see whether they are saying, yes, we should have some climate change actions to protect the species,” Delach said, “and we found that only 18% of species had those – had any of those kinds of actions planned.”The agencies have not yet responded to the study. Delach said Florida already had a large number of endangered species that have been impacted by climate change, well before her research.Defenders of Wildlife included a free interactive web application with data results from the study. Delach said anyone concerned can easily look up which species are in jeopardy and what’s being done to protect them.“We evaluated 47 species from Florida. We found that climate change was discussed as a threat for 25 of them, not mentioned in 22 of them. But only 10 of those species were actions described,” she said.Delach noted Florida is about average compared with other states. She said her team’s review looked through all available government documents relating to species up to the end of 2018. She added there have been updates with additional data and information for 2019 that could show improvements. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img

Moore announces funding for phase II septic-to-sewer project, helping residents and…

first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSDistrict 2 Orange County Commissioner Christine MooreEnvironmentFlorida Governor Ron DeSantisFundingGovernor Ron DeSantishomeHouseResidentialSeptic SystemsSewerWaterWekiva RiverWekiwa Springs Previous articleGoodwill hosts free webinar for job seekers on June 4Next articleThe 100 deadliest days for teen drivers have begun Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here From the Office of Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore, District 2Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Florida State budget into law today allocating $500,000 for the conversion of 154 residential septic systems to sewer in District 2. This money is part of a larger project which Orange County Commissioner District 2 Christine Moore started in early 2019 to remove aging septic systems, which contribute to pollution of nearby Wekiwa Springs and the Wekiva River.Phase II of the project is underway with design, surveying, and soil testing taking place. Phase I’s groundbreaking event takes place June 18, 2021 in the subdivision which sits closest to Wekiwa Springs – Sweetwater West. Neighboring Wekiwa Highlands is also included in this project. Between the two, 211 residential septic systems will be converted to sewer in a phased project.Commissioner Moore said, “I am grateful to state lawmakers for funding this critical process which will stop the closest source of nitrogen from entering our outstanding waterways in District 2.”The Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act requires a focus on reducing the nitrogen load on targeted lots of less than one acre, and where groundwater is the most vulnerable.  For Phase I, Orange County is responsible for one-quarter of the total cost. Additionally, St. Johns River Water Management, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and property owners themselves through a formal vote, share the remainder of the cost.For Phase II, the same entities are responsible for the conversion to sewer with a grant submission to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection still under consideration at this time. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img

Mathieu Bastareaud try after great step by Mark Gasnier

first_imgWednesday Feb 25, 2009 Mathieu Bastareaud try after great step by Mark Gasnier There was plenty of focus on the much anticipated Tana Umaga return on Friday night, but it was overshadowed slightly by a 22-13 win for Stade Francais over Umagas Toulon.Toulon scored two tries to Stades solo effort, but it was Lionel Beauxis who kept them in front.When the Parisians did score, it was a great try that involved a former Rugby League star and a young, up-and-coming Frenchman.Mark Gasnier, who is looking more and more comfortable in Union every time he plays, made this great break with a fantastic step that left Sonny Bill Williams and Tana Umaga in his dust.It was the tank-like twenty year old Mathieu Bastareaud, the cousin of Arsenal footballer William Gallas, who then collected the return pass and powered over the line.Bastareaud was a standout player in the IRB Junior World Championship, and has since been impressive with Stade Francais, earning him a crack at Wales this weekend in the Six Nations.French coach Mark Lievremont is giving him a chance to prove himself after his recent good form.“We had to choose between Mathieu Bastareaud and Damien Traille, but Traille is ill and only played an hour while Florian Fritz is still suspended,” Lievremont said.“Mathieu has the profile to come into this team and bring his determination and power. He has played well for Stade Francais”.France play Wales this Friday night, causing somewhat of a stir with the traditionalists. It promises to be a cracking game though in which young powerhouse Bastareaud will be giving his all. Time: 01:01ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It read more

Gloucester and Bath go toe to toe at Kingsholm

first_imgSaturday Mar 7, 2009 Gloucester and Bath go toe to toe at Kingsholm Last weekend in the Guinness Premiership we saw Bath take on league leaders Gloucester in a derby match that turned out to be somewhat of a classic. Gloucester won 36-27 at Kingsholm, outscoring Bath by four tries to three in the thriller.Winning coach Dean Ryan hailed both sides for their displays.“I thought it was an outstanding game and credit to everyone who took part in it. Of the games I’ve seen between Bath and Gloucester, that was right up there,” said Ryan.“There’s a Six Nations going on and that game went on underneath it. That’s a tremendous credit to both clubs. And I think both clubs showed they are where they deserve to be at the top end of the league.“There were quick minds out there from Bath as well as us and a lot of the things that happened came from sharp thinking.“When people think quickly, they find opportunities and I thought everyone out there was on that level.”The level of intensity in the match also added to the spectacle.“That was as big as the game here last year, it just had more points,” said Ryan.“For physicality, enterprise and ambition, I thought it had everything.”“That’s as well as we’ve played for a while and I thought Carlos Spencer really pulled the strings.” Time: 06:21 Note: We’ll have more Premiership action for you where possible.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 RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation read more

Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 10

first_imgSaturday Apr 25, 2009 Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 10 As Round 11 of the Super 14 comes to an end, we look back at some of the best tries of last weekends action, with our weekly Super 14 Pick of the Week, this time for Round 10.The Blues brushed aside the Highlanders in the same match that produced the Jimmy Cowan red card that we featured earlier in the week. Isaia Toeava scored one of the Blues better tries on the night after a nice run from wing Rudi Wulf.Jimmy Goperth, who was the victim of the Cowan hit, scored a great try himself as he spotted some space and dived over a pile of bodies to score a rather unique try.The Brumbies and the Bulls played out a classic match in Canberra as the home side snuck home, with impressive flyhalf Christian Lealiifano scoring at the death.Bryan Habana got himself another intercept try, but looked surprisingly sluggish as Brumbies wing Francis Fainifo caught up to him, but then received a hand in the face for his effort.Lions wing Henno Mentz seems to have found the form that he had when playing with the Sharks a few years back, as he scored a hatrick against the Reds in Brisbane.Mike Delaney beat a whole stack of hapless Cheetahs in Bloemfontein to score for the Chiefs, and in Durban the returning Richie McCaw scored for the Crusaders against the Sharks.There were some nice tries all in all, as another weekend of Super 14 rugby had us entertained thoroughly. Well have this weekends POW up soon. Time: 04:34 Music: Barracuda by HeartADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals read more

The Chiefs fade as the Bulls power on to win in Hamilton

first_imgMonday Apr 12, 2010 The Chiefs fade as the Bulls power on to win in Hamilton Last years Super 14 finalists, the Chiefs and the Bulls, met in Hamilton this weekend in what was a crucial game for both sides. The visitors came away with the 33-19 win after grounding down the Chiefs with a powerful forward performance that allowed gaps to open later in the contest.The Bulls bounced back well from their first defeat of the season to the Blues a week ago, picking up their first ever win in Hamilton and reclaiming the number one spot at the top of the table.The defending champions are now four points ahead of the Crusaders and Waratahs, who are one point ahed of the Stormers. It looks like thatll be the four that contend the semis, but there are still five rounds left and we could yet see a few surprises.Skipper Victor Matfield described the match as a great victory for the touring Bulls.“It’s always great to win in New Zealand. It’s the toughest place to tour in the world, so we’re happy with the performance tonight,” said Matfield. “The guys today showed a lot of character. They wanted to come back and they showed it out there. They just gave their all.”It was the fourth loss in five outings for the Chiefs, pushing them further down the table with a few big matches still ahead of them, namely against the Stormers, Cheetahs, Hurricanes, Waratahs, and Blues.“The boys were there mentally and physically. The Bulls are a class side and punished us in the end,” said captain Liam Messam said, admitting it had been a tough night for his injury ravaged team, despite them being competitive for a good 60 minutes. Time: 06:06ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 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 read more

Referee Nigel Owens takes a tumble at Soccer City

first_imgSunday Aug 22, 2010 Referee Nigel Owens takes a tumble at Soccer City Yesterdays Tri Nations clash was packed with intensity as the Springboks and All Blacks battled it out in front of 94 000 fans. No inch was given and poor old Nigel Owens found that out the hard way as he got bundled over in a nasty collision. As the second half approached, Jimmy Cowan made a dart off the back of a maul and as Bok flanker Juan Smith came across to close down the space, Owens got a shove in the back as he got in Smiths way. Unfortunately referee Owens ended up in the middle of the tackle, with Cowan and Schalk Burger landing on the Welshman in what looked like a pretty messy position. Luckily Owens was tough enough to get through it and his neck wasnt damaged, despite a short delay and needing to be attended to by a team medic. – In other news, its since been reported that Dan Carter will undergo ankle surgery and will be out for eight weeks. He has been carrying the injury throughout the tournament and has opted to have an operation now after he said it was affecting his ankle movement. – Francois Steyn looks likely to rejoin the Springbok team after he played a full eighty minutes for Racing Metro in the Top 14 last night. Steyn had been in South Africa but was supposedly injured, so went back to France. If there are any incidents that you’ve seen over the weekend that you’d like featured here on Rugbydump send an email . That includes Tri Nations, Top 14, ITM Cup, and Currie Cup rugby. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

Juan De Jongh’s big hit breaks Ben Tapuai’s collarbone

first_imgSunday Apr 22, 2012 Juan De Jongh’s big hit breaks Ben Tapuai’s collarbone The Reds’ nightmare injury toll continued this weekend as they lost another two backs during the 23-13 loss to the travelling Stormers. One of the injuries came from this great hit by Stormers center Juan De Jongh.The Stormers got their season back on track with another win, the first by a South African team in Brisbane for three years. While they themselves were missing Springboks Shalk Burger, Jean De Villiers, and Andries Bekker to injury, it’s the Reds that have been hit hardest this season.With Quade Cooper still out and a string of backup playmakers injured, the Reds were relying on young Sam Lane, from Cape Town and playing against some old school mates, to steer the ship.That plan went belly-up in the first few minutes of the game as he badly damaged his knee when attempting a jinking step. He is set to undergo his second knee reconstruction in a year.“Sam has done his anterior and lateral ligaments. It couldn’t get much worse for a knee,” said Reds caoch Ewen McKenzie. Five minutes later centre Ben Tapuai hobbled off after he was smashed by little Juan De Jongh, owing no favours to the proverbial hospital pass from Radike Samo.“You lose two backs in the first 10 minutes and it’s a challenge. We fought pretty hard and still had our moments but were not polished enough to take them,” added McKenzie, who said that they’ll have to go looking for players again, something they’ve become accustomed to this season.The good news is that Digby Ioane, who was out with suspension for a dangerous tackle, will be back next week. Lane however will be out for the rest of the season, and Tapuai out for 10 weeks with a broken collarbone, ruling him out of possible selection for the Wallaby’s midyear Tests.Highlights of this game, and others, will be archived soonADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: 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 PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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