Summer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 9


first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5Japan741526 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 9Team USA retains a comfortable lead over second-place China by adding 10 more medals in Day 9.Simone Biles became the first US women to win Gold in the Women’s vault.Usain Bolt added a gold for Jamaica in the 100-meters (his 3rd Gold in the event).   Great Britain’s count also increased with help from Andy Murray and Justin Rose. Rose won Gold in men’s golf.  This was the first time in 112 years that golf was included in the Olympic games.And Great Britain closed the gap on China and is now within 11 medals of becoming number 2 in the medal count.Here is a a list of all ten Day 8 U.S. medal winners:GoldSimone Biles, Women’s vault (gymnastics)Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Mixed doubles (tennis)SilverJustin Gatlin, Men’s 100-meter (track and field)Madison Kocian, Women’s uneven bars (gymnastics)Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, Mixed doubles (tennis)BronzeLaShawn Merritt, Men’s 400-meter (track and field)Nico Hernandez, Men’s light fly 49-kilogram (boxing)Alex Naddour, Men’s pommel horse (gymnastics)Matt Kuchar, Men’s golfSarah Robles, Women’s over 75-kilogram (weightlifting)The Top Ten countries at the end of Day 9 are: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSolympics Previous articleOn this day: Woodstock!Next articleEarly Voting Begins Today Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4Russia9111030 6France78722 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal 3Great Britain1516738 Please enter your name herecenter_img 10South Korea63514 1United States26212269 9Germany85417 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 8Italy78621 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7Australia67922 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2China15131745last_img read more

OCSO needs your help on a homicide investigation


first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Terrance Travon GivensFrom The Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeAt approximately 10:25PM on October 22nd, Orange County deputies responded to a shooting on Kingsland Avenue in Orlando. Two shooting victims were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Terrance Travon Givens was later pronounced deceased from the gunshot wound.If you have any information concerning this homicide, please call CRIMELINE. The confidential number is 407/423-TIPS. A reward of up to $5,000.00 is being offered. Givens, a 16-year-old, was standing on the front porch of his family’s home on Kingsland Ave, when he was mortally wounded. Mr. Givens was transported to ORMC in critical condition.OCSO Homicide detectives believe there were 50-60 individuals present outside the residence, as there was a gathering to celebrate the 17th birthday of Mr. Givens.Right now, there is no known motive for the fatal shooting. An 18-year-old female was shot in the foot during this incident, then treated and released from ORMC. October 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Home Depot to present first “HyDRIPonic” tower to Marine Corp VeteranNext articleThe Effects of Video Games and Children’s Behavior Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img This case breaks my heart that a young teenager would be gunned down on his birthday while celebrating at his own birthday party. It is just so sad. Also, I am very upset about the young teen boy beaten brain-dead, and of his death, after being removed from life support. No family should have to go through what these two families have had to endure. In the Winter Park case, I have to wonder if the family will ever get justice, as the authorities seem stand-offish about charging the attackers, as they know who they are. The question is why? Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

A timely play coming to Apopka


first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSA Walk in the WoodsAHA Players Previous articleCandidates take your markNext articleFriends of Lake Apopka host cycling event Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  “A Walk in the Woods, a play by Lee Blessing is as timely now as when it was presented on Broadway in 1988.It is directed by Liz Curtis and stars Patrick Joseph Ward and Rick Paulin.The place is a “pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva,” where two arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. The Russian, Botvinnik, a seasoned veteran who has mastered the Soviet “hard line,” is urbane and humorous but, at the same time, profoundly cynical about what the current sessions can accomplish. His younger American counterpart, a newcomer to the arms-control talks, is a bit stuffy and pedantic, but also fervently idealistic about what can — and must — be achieved through perseverance and honest bargaining.“A Walk in the Woods” is an important, brilliantly executed and strikingly original play which brings deep perception and unexpected humor to its probing examination of the continuing negotiations on nuclear disarmament. The play was a long-running Broadway success. “It is a marvelous piece of theater as well as a great treatise on the nature of mankind, and should take its place as a classic of dramatic literature.” — Drama-Logue. “…a work of passion and power with the ring of political truth. It is not only the best of the few dramas to reach Broadway this season, it is also the funniest comedy.” — Time Magazine. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here International intrigue takes a walk in the woodsThe AHA Players presents “A Walk in the Woods”, March 31 – April 9, 2017.Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m and will be held at the Apopka Community Center, 519 S. Central Avenue.Special Advance Ticket Sale price of $10 now though March 25th.Ticket prices will then return to the regular price of $15 on March 26th.For advance tickets, go here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Are you born to sell?


first_img Business group portrait taken from above. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! TAGSDigital Sales ExecutiveThe Apopka Voice Previous articleThe silence in Apopka is deafeningNext article3,000 stories published… and we’re just getting warmed-up Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Bring your digital sales savvy to our online news site The Apopka Voice is expanding.In just 17 months our innovative online news site has published over 3,000 articles, has almost 5,000 Facebook likes and over 30,000 readers visit our site and Facebook page every month.The Apopka Voice serves as the premier provider of daily local news in the Apopka community. Our content is timely and relevant and our online readers are engaged, loyal visitors.And now we are hiring digital sales executives who are reliable, responsible and want to expand with us in the area of advertising sales. We want you to build a business.Your role at The Apopka Voice will be to:Develop strategic solutions that meet the unique needs of each clientAct as a digital marketing consultant to local businessesBuilding and maintaining relationships with new and existing clientsMeet and exceed monthly sales goalsThe right person for this role will have:Strong and collaborative presence to work as a partner to any businessDemonstrated success in new business developmentThe ability to adapt to our unique product and digital strategiesA thorough understanding of digital advertising (display, rich media, push e-mail, native, SEM, SEO and social media, etc.).Preference is given to candidates with a thorough understanding of the Apopka business market and to digital ad sales experienceThis is a commission-based salary that can be a full or part-time position. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer. Come and grow with us. Call 407/437-5654 or email your resume to [email protected] to set up an interview.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sunscreen dispensers now offered at nine Orange County parks


first_img The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSKelly ParkOrange County Parks and Recreation Previous articleCity Center to break ground on hotel “relatively soon”Next articleImmunotherapy cures woman’s late-stage breast cancer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Residents advised to stay cool, hydrated and informed during hot summer monthsFrom the Orange County Public Information OfficeAs Central Florida celebrates summer, Orange County Parks and Recreation and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center with Seminole County Parks and Recreation, have announced that they are bringing sunscreen stations to 15 Central Florida parks.“Since installing the sunscreen dispensers in several parks, we have had positive feedback from visitors,” said Matt Suedmeyer, manager of Orange County Parks and Recreation. “Thanks to Orlando Health, guests can have a little extra sun protection.”Park attendees now have the opportunity to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays as part of an initiative to help prevent skin cancer and other effects of extended sunlight exposure. Nine Orange County parks now hold a total of 18 sunscreen stations:Barnett ParkCypress Grove ParkDowney ParkDr. P. Phillips Community ParkFort Gatlin Recreation ComplexGeorge Bailey ParkKelly Park (Rock Springs)Chapin Station (West Orange Trail)Moss ParkMost sunscreen products work by reflecting or scattering sunlight to protect the skin from UV rays. The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Be aware that sunburn and sun damage can occur even on cloudy days. Increased exposure to UV radiation increases during the summer months between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.Residents are encouraged to put on broad spectrum sunscreen before they go outside, even on slightly cloudy or cooler days. Don’t forget to put a thick layer on all parts of exposed skin. Serious burns are painful, and the skin may be red, tender, swollen, and blistered. These sunburns may be accompanied by fever, headache, itching, and malaise.According to the Centers for Disease Control, sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Cumulative overexposure to the sun leads to premature aging of the skin, including wrinkling and age spots and an increased risk for skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Repeated exposure to sunlight in the eyes can also result in cataracts and macular degeneration.During the hot summer months, residents are also advised to educate themselves on heatstroke and heat exhaustion, which is caused when your body overheats during prolonged exposure to the outdoors.According to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, extreme weakness or fatigue, dizziness and confusion, nausea, clammy and moist skin, pale or flushed complexion, muscle cramps, slightly elevated body temperature and fast or shallow breathing.Symptoms of heat stroke include extremely high body temperatures, hot and dry skin, profuse sweating, hallucinations, chills, throbbing headache, confusion or dizziness and slurred speech.For more tips on how to stay cool, hydrated and informed visit the Florida Department of Health’s website. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Florida gun sales so brisk ammunition being rationed


first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The agency said since the beginning of March, that pace has accelerated dramatically, averaging about 3,500 firearms background checks a day, peaking at more than 10,500 on March 18. HBs 183 and 1437 died on the House floor after passing three committees. SB 7028, which proposed to create a record-keeping system for private gun sales and also would have expanded the state’s red-flag laws, drew the most enmity from second amendment advocacy groups during the 2020 session, alarmed at some state Republicans’ apparent growing comfort with gun-control legislation.In the wake of the school shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, the Legislature adopted a quickly assembled $400 million bill that raised the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, imposed a three-day waiting period to buy firearms, banned bump stocks and granted greater authority to law enforcement to seize weapons under red-flag laws.National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer has been angry since. She mocked Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, for backing SB 7028, saying in a Saturday letter he “picked a fight with law-abiding Floridians who believe in and exercise their constitutional right to Keep and Bear Arms. He lost. The bill died when session ended last week.”Noting he received $500,000 in campaign donations in 2018 from Michael Bloomberg gun-control groups, Hammer said Galvano “set out to deliver the massive gun-control package to Bloomberg” but failed. Some firearms retailers are placing restrictions on the amount of ammunition people can buy as coronavirus-fueled gun sales surge in the “Gunshine State,” where more than 2 million residents have state-issued concealed weapons licenses.According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the National Crime Information Center (NCIS) processed more than 10,500 transactions Wednesday, a 300 percent increase over March 18, 2019.The FDLE said in February there were 116,238 NCIS background checks in Florida, with 21,258 filed for concealed weapons licenses and nearly 60,000 to purchase handguns. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center SquareFirst, toilet paper ran out. Now, bullets are being rationed in Florida. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm Tenita Reid 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Online ammunition retailer Ammo.com said it has experienced a dramatic spike in business since February. Ammo.com’s Florida sales were up 235 percent, it said, with sales of 9 mm ammunition up by 315 percent, 223-caliber rounds for rifles up by 368 percent and 5.56×45 rifle rounds up by 413 percent.Some local gun stores have been tending to customers in long lines, imposing restrictions on items such as ammunition, raising concerns about the robust economic activity amid social distancing and other shutdowns.Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Secretary Nikki Fried on Friday suspended renewal application fees and provided an additional 30 days to renew concealed weapons licenses set to expire.More than 100 gun-control bills and dozens of gun-rights bills were introduced by lawmakers before the 2020 legislative session began in January. Not one passed.Only three advanced into committee hearings:• Senate Bill 7028, sponsored by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, would have closed to the so-called gun-show loophole. It got through one committee.• House Bill 183, filed by Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Fort Walton Beach, would have allowed elected members of governing bodies with concealed weapons permits to carry at public meetings.• House Bill 1437, assembled by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, would have authorized religious institutions to allow concealed armed security on site. The Anatomy of Fear If the day comes when a government drone flys over my home and starts screaming at me to get inside, then yes, that is the day I might get a gun and ammo…LOL TAGSAmmunitionCoronavirusGun SalesRationingThe Center Square Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleThe YMCA of Central Florida launches free online services for all Central Florida residents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply last_img read more

While in Apopka, Governor announces more COVID-19 relief for property owners…


first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DeSantis approved $75 million coronavirus relief for homeowners and renters affected by the virus, $7.3 million allotted for Orange County residentsFrom the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Governor Ron DeSantis appearing in Apopka July 17, 2020, with Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings standing with him, right of photo. Please enter your name here Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday while visiting Apopka that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) Board of Directors unanimously approved the release of $75 million to local governments to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Governor DeSantis made available $250 million, of which $120 million will be sent to local governments to provide rental and mortgage assistance program. The $75 million approved Friday is the first release of the funding to local governments.“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruption to families throughout the state,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is my hope that these funds and the rest of the $250 million will provide some level of relief to individuals who—through no fault of their own—are now having difficulty making ends meet.”The $75 million includes allocations to many local governments in Florida, but the Governor traveled to the City of Apopka to highlight Orange County’s allocation of $7.3 million.For a full list of the allocations, click HERE.“As Floridians continue to struggle with the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, Florida Housing remains committed to providing renters and homeowners with housing assistance,” said Trey Price, Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation. “We are proud to stand with the Governor to ensure affordable housing remains a top priority, and that families have the necessary assistance to remain in their homes during these difficult times.”$120 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and RentersImpacted homeowners and renters can apply for the following assistance through a local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program housing office:Rental and mortgage assistance payments for persons who experienced a hardship that prevents them from making these payments;Emergency Repair; andRehabilitation and New Construction related specifically to a need caused by the COVID-19 emergency.Click here for more information on the program and how to start the process. Florida Housing encourages homeowners and renters impacted by the pandemic to visit the website.The toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters Information Line 1-888-362-7885 will be available starting Monday, July 20th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays for those who would like to speak with a representative. TAGSapopkaCOVID-19 ReliefGovernor Ron DeSantisOrange CountyProperty OwnersRenters Previous articleOCPS extends Summer Meals Program, plus free food for kids under 18 through Summer BreakSpot – many Apopka locationsNext articleLight and Airy Presets for Photos Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Famous win for Glasgow, upsetting Toulouse in France


first_imgThursday Jan 22, 2009 Famous win for Glasgow, upsetting Toulouse in France Glasgow Warriors achieved a famous victory in the Heineken Cup on the weekend as they took on French champions Toulouse in their own back yard. Winning 33-26, they shocked the home crowd and gained respect across the rugby world. Having not been beaten at Stade Ernest Wallon in two years and 15 matches, and with a quarter final in their sights, Toulouse were the odds on favourites. Glasgow were playing for nothing more than self-respect and the possibility of improving their seeding in future events. This was a true underdog story, and one that gives hope to those sides and players out there who lack the self belief to pull off the unimaginable. They came out firing with a sense of pride and passion rarely seen by the side that has struggled to achieve in the past. The final score is somewhat deceiving, as the visitors had a comfortable points cushion throughout. When Dan Parks kicked his first penalty, the crowd cheered, almost sympathetically. The reality of what was happening soon hit home though as the visitors scored two quick tries, and controlled the match right up until the last few minutes, when the French champions dramatically came back with a penalty try and a score from Vincent Clerc. Fourteen points of the lead was wiped away in two attacks. For a moment it looked as though the games greatest comeback could outdo one of its greatest shocks. But it was not to be, as Toulouses only consolation was the late penalty that gave them a losing bonus point. So it was victory for Glasgow, delighting coach Sean Lineen. “It makes you very proud of what the team did, very humble. “We’ve not been basking in the glow, but it’s always good now and then to stop and have a little look at what you’ve done. When you do something special you’ve got to be allowed to enjoy it.” Time: 08:09 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Glasgow Warriors Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO Dave Rennie to take over from Michael Cheika… 125 WEEKS AGO History made as both Scottish sides make… 312 WEEKS AGO Leone Nakarawa’s football pass during the… 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 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Wallabies once again too strong for Italy


first_imgSaturday Jun 20, 2009 Wallabies once again too strong for Italy The Wallabies were once again too strong for Italy as they beat them 34-12 to win their two match series, following on from their 31-8 victory in Canberra last weekend.Scoring five tries for the win, the hosts reached a 20-6 halftime lead, but needed another 30 minutes before rounding off the win with two late converted tries.“We couldn’t find our rhythm at times and that probably hurt us, especially after halftime where they are key minutes in games and we let them back into it through ill-discipline and poor direction,” Berrick Barnes said.“But overall it was a good finish to see us come through at the end.”Replacement Adam Ashley-Cooper scored twice, with hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, center Ryan Cross, and Lachlan Turner all crossing for tries.Hatrick hero from last week, James OConnor, had a quieter match this week, finishing with two conversions and a penalty.Coach Robbie Deans felt it was a good learning experience for some newer players, after he had fielded eight changes and three positional switches from last week.“They had to work hard to create shape and we left them out there toiling away at it and they’ll be much better for the experience,” Deans said.“You just can’t replicate that sort of preparation in training, the reality is that when the adrenaline starts genuinely pumping your thought process doesn’t get tested,” he said.Italy coach Nick Mallett said he was proud of his team’s performance on a dry pitch.“We were never going to win the game, but to stay in touch with 10 minutes to go I was really proud of the guys,” Mallet said.The Wallabies host France in Sydney next weekend, while Italy travel to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Percy Montgomery interview, tribute, and classic try from 1997


first_imgFriday Jul 9, 2010 Percy Montgomery interview, tribute, and classic try from 1997 South Africa’s highest ever points scorer, Percy Montgomery retired in 2008 after having held both Tri Nations and World Cup titles, as well as enjoying careers with Western Province, Newport, and Perpignan. I was able to catch up with Monty ahead of the this years Tri Nations. What exactly are you up to these days? Im the kicking coach with Boks and am loving being back in the mix. Am also bringing out a range of merchandise and a dvd… so watch this space. Is it a permanent position, and what has it been like working with Morne Steyn? Ja until the World Cup in NZ. Its a pleasure being part of the Boks. Morne has worked hard to get to his level. Hes a great chap. My job is to keep them sharp What do you normally say to the players when you run on as waterboy? Usually its “Are you thirsty?”. We do get messages from the coaches to pass on, but if I spot something, I sometimes pass it on. Your career was a bit of a rollercoaster ride, going from a situation where you were booed at Loftus, to being the highest ever points scorer for SA and a World Cup winner. Any regrets? Definitely no regrets. Life is a challenge on and off the field. Speaking of Loftus, does the try you scored against Australia in 1997 rank as one of your all time favourites? Spot on!! Did Springbok fullback Andre Joubert have a significant influence on your development, despite you playing centre at the time? He was indeed a legend and a good man. I just listened and was fortunate to have had a lot of seniors around to learn from. In your early days you started out as a 78kg centre, something that All Black Frank Bunce famously commented on. How challenging was it to transform yourself into a player with far greater muscle mass and explosive power? Definitely not 78kg, I was 84/85kg. It was seriously hard work. Talk us through the incident in the 2007 World Cup with Toby Flood pushing you over the advertising boards. What were your feelings at the time and did you expect him to get sent from the field? Toby should have had a yellow card as I think refs should just be fair. Another incident was during the Super 14 final Sharks v Stormers , Bryan should have got a card. How did you find your overseas stints at Newport and Perpignan respectively? Both places were very different in lifestyles but the people in both were really accommodating and amazingly friendly. When you were called back to South Africa by Jake White you had a much improved kicking technique and rate of success. What do you attribute that to? It was just practice, practice, practice. Where is your favourite place to visit, both within rugby and just for holiday? Argentina Did you do much surfing when you lived in Durban, and how does it compare to the icy waters in the Cape? I surfed all the time in Durbs. In Cape Town I wear a thick wetsuit and have to watch out for great whites. You were once into graphic design. Is it still a passion of yours? Yes but I hardly ever have time these days. How long did it take for your teammates do stop ribbing you over that Full Monty TV advert you did a while back? Ha Ha! They still do. Who, in your opinion, is the best fullback in world rugby at the moment? Gio Aplon, Frans Steyn and Mils Muliaina What are your predictions for the 2011 World Cup? The Boks of course!!! What do you think makes John Smit such a great captain and leader? His character!!! Hes Barney the friendly dinosaur. Tell us a bit about your website please? Its not just about my career, its a way of keeping in touch with the fans and giving them a glimpse of my life behind the scenes as well. I try and update it as often as possible by adding new pics and stuff about what Im up to, but am normally so busy its hard to keep up. And yes it is me answering the questions. I like hearing what the public have to say. Have you spent time on Rugbydump before? Not much before now but I have seen some wicked clips, so I will visit it more often. _________________________________ Check out this tribute video that has a bonus try on the end – the one he scored against the Wallabies in 1997 at Loftus Versfeld. You can also find out more about Percy below. As Percy mentioned, he has a website where he interacts with fans, posts blog entries, and has a whole bunch of photos from past and present. You can also read more about him and check up on some of the stats from his career. Take a look at Monty15.com ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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