Tired of walking through clouds of vape smoke while you are out? Well starting next summer you may see less vaping than normal. That is because Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will ban the usage of vapor-generating electronic devices or vaping in most workplace environments. The bill titled SB 7012 was signed Friday and will go into effect starting July 1st of next year. Those found in violation of the ban can face a maximum civil penalty of $25, may have to complete 50 hours of community service, or may be required to successfully complete a school-approved anti-tobacco “alternative to suspension” program. Vaping is not outlawed in all places, however, the bill still allows those who partake, to indulge at private residences that are not used for commercial purposes and places such as stand-alone bars, designated rooms in hotels, retail vape shops, and facilities owned or rented by membership association, smoking cessation programs, or for medical or scientific research according to our news partners at CBS12. While many people support vaping as a way to cut back on the cigarette consumption, the amendment drew support from more than 68.9 percent of voters in November, and was part of a constitutional amendment that also asked voters to ban oil and gas drilling off Florida’s shorelines. It is one of 10 new laws recently implemented by Gov. Ron DeSantis, including a law that makes it a second-degree, up from a third-degree felony, for anyone to kill or cause great bodily harm to police, fire, or search-and-rescue dogs or horses.
Ghana’s Black Maidens head Coach Evan Adotey has said in his radio interview that it is never true that his team collected bribe from their Canadian counterparts hence the 1-2 defeat they suffered to them.Ghana lost 2-1 to Canada in the last group ‘B’ game of the ongoing Under 17 female World Cup Tournament currently in Costa Rica.And even though the head Coach attributed his team’s defeat to complacency on the part of his girls, Ghanaian football fans have insisted that the team played poorly and lost because of the bribe coach Adotey collected from the Canadians ahead of the game. “It is never true that our last game was a fixed match because we took bribe from the Canadians I can never do that.“These are only rumours because I don’t think anybody has evidence to that. We lost to Canada and we must accept that because on the day we were a bit complacent.“These rumours could dampen the spirits of the girls so I will urge Ghanaian fans to stay away from it”.He said The Maidens will play Italy on Thurday in a quarter final clash.
“We have rocked this world… our Tongan fans are proud of us, and I am not just talking in Auckland and in Sydney, I am talking Australia, America, mate I have got family in Alaska going off.”While Fifita remained uncommitted on his international and State of Origin future, Sio Siua Taukeiaho appeared let slip details of a pact between himself and fellow defectors Jason Taumalolo, Manu Ma’u and Fifita, to stick with Tonga long term.”A few of the boys like Jase, Fifita and Manu Ma’u, all of them have said they’ll stay with Tonga and I’m willing to do the same,” Taukeiaho said.”I think it’s just all because we made it so far… I think we want to keep the same team together for the next World Cup or whatever games we have coming up.”I think I’ll stick with Tonga for my whole career now.”You’ll probably see me in a red and white jersey for my whole time that I play footy.”Tonga had come within a whisker of pulling off arguably the greatest comeback in Rugby League World Cup history on Saturday night, in front of a capacity Mount Smart Stadium crowd of 30,003.Trailing 20-0 with eight minutes to go, Tonga ran in tries to Tevita Pangai Junior, Siliva Havili, and Tuimoala Lolohea in the space of five minutes to claw back within two points, and had a chance to win the match when Fifita went over on the final play of the game, only to be called back for a knock on.Taumalolo reflected on the watershed tournament, which saw Tonga become the first tier-two side to beat a top-three nation when they defeated New Zealand 28-22 in pool play, while the island nation advanced to the play-offs at the World Cup for the first time in their history.”Obviously disappointing, but mostly proud, the way the boys carried themselves, I am proud of what they have done throughout this tournament,” Taumalolo said.”[The semi-final] will be up there with my [NRL] grand final memory from 2015, it’s a shame with how the result went, but just proud.”We managed to bring our country and our people together… that’s what it’s about, it’s things like that which hit me real deep.” One of a host of players to make an 11th-hour switch to represent Tonga, having originally been selected in Mal Meninga’s final Kangaroos squad only days earlier, Fifita said being part of Tonga’s historic run at the tournament left him with no room for regret.”No chance,” Fifita said following his side’s 20-18 semi-final exit at the hands of England in Auckland.”I’m proud of my decision, my parents, my grandfather, my family, the boys in there, that’s who I stand by.”There’s no regrets. I am proud of how far I have gone… at the end of the day I am happy.”My heart was saying ‘I think it’s time to go to Tonga’.