Eben Etzebeth banned for attempted headbutt on Nathan Sharpe

first_imgMonday Sep 10, 2012 Eben Etzebeth banned for attempted headbutt on Nathan Sharpe Young Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been suspended for two weeks for an attempted headbutt on veteran Wallaby Nathan Sharpe. The incident took place midway through the first half of the Perth Test match between the two sides. Etzebeth was cited following the match after he was alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking after he got in a minor scuffle with opposition second rower Sharpe.At the time it looked as though no contact was made, but replays showed that foreheads made slight contact, which earlier today resulted in a two week ban for Western Province lock Etzebeth.The citing commisioner deemed the incident to be worthy of a red card, and SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC suspended Etzebeth for two weeks after ruling the following:“I was satisfied that this was not an attempt just to push the opposing player away by using his head without contact being made. The player brought his forehead forward and downward with a degree of speed and force into the nose area of the opposing player making contact with that player. “This was a deliberate act done as a part of an episode of escalating “tit for tat” pushing and shoving between the two players. As to sanction, intentional striking with the head into the face of another is not to be countenanced under any circumstances.”Etzebeth, who made his Springbok debut against England a few months ago, will miss the Test against the All Blacks this coming Saturday. He will likely be replaced in the squad by 32 year-old Bakkies Botha, who has been playing with Toulon in France.“Bakkies is on stand-by,” explained coach Heyneke Meyer from Auckland on Monday. “We are in contact with Bakkies. We keep in touch with all the overseas-based players. The guys know who is on stand-by and exactly where they stand.”Do you think players should be suspended when there is intent involved, or only if they make significant contact? Let us know in the comments below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets 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 LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Legislative leaders announce priorities for second half of session

first_imgSpeaker Shap Smith and Senate President Peter Shumlin today announced their legislative priorities for the remainder of the 2009 session.  Speaker Smith and Senator Shumlin made a commitment to passing at least seven pieces of legislation that will create good paying jobs for Vermonters, encourage the development of clean renewable energy, reduce the Governor s proposed tax burden on businesses and grant equal marriage rights to all Vermonters. The legislative leaders highlighted seven pieces of legislation that they are committed to passing before the legislature adjourns in May. ●  An economic development and jobs creation bill that will include targeted money for venture capital. ●  The Speaker s $125 million bonding proposal that will fund a variety of transportation projects such as increased funding for state and local roads and bridges and capital projects to strengthen our public transit system. ●  A comprehensive green energy bill that will encourage the development of in state renewable energy generation.  This bill will encourage the development of solar, biomass and geothermal technology and will both allow and encourage wind development on state lands. ●  A decommissioning bill that will ensure that Vermonters will not have to cover the remaining costs of decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and that the plant s owners are held accountablefor the entire clean up costs.    ●  Balancing the Unemployment Insurance Fund without placing the entire burden on our struggling businesses.  The Speaker and Pro Tem will bring together a group of business leaders together to discuss what increases are appropriate and tolerable during this time of economic crisis as well as ways in which to improve enforcement.  Many states are facing the same challenges and we will also explore what assistance the federal government can provide. ●  A variety of bills regarding our election laws.  These include campaign finance reform and same day voter registration. ●  A marriage equality bill that will grant all Vermonters the equalright to marry.     We have devoted the first half of the session to finding ways for the legislature to help stimulate the economy and create jobs for Vermonters, said Senator Shumlin.  We will continue our focus on the economy by encouraging green energy development, targeting money toward venture capital and funding a variety of transportation projects.  We will also pass legislation to improve our election system and end the inequality in our civil marriage laws. I am proud of the work that the legislature has done in the first half of the session, said Speaker Smith.  We have proposed a balanced approach to the budget, initiatives to make our government more efficient and passed one of the toughest sex offender bills in the nation.  I look forward to continuing our work to make Vermont a more sustainable and prosperous state.Source: Speaker of the Houselast_img read more

5 tips for a more frugal fall

first_img 182SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Fall is here and with it comes cool, crisp weather, football, and changing leaves. For many, it is the best time of the year; for others it is the onset of a stressful, and often expensive, holiday season. Here are five tips for a more frugal fall:Don’t go to the gym – Yes, you read that correctly. Cancel that gym membership and exercise outdoors. Enjoy the cooler weather while you go for a run (or walk) around your neighborhood, plan a hike, or take a bike ride around town.Break out the crockpot – Spend time gathering ingredients for a hearty crockpot meal. Enjoy quality time at home with family and friends and chances are that crockpot will produce leftovers, which will save you even more in the end.Winterize your home – Make your home as energy efficient as possible in preparation for the colder months ahead. Seal off drafty windows or doors, shut vents in rooms that aren’t being used, and change the direction of your ceiling fan to draw cooler air up and force warm air down.Get outside – During hot summer months, indoor activities (such as going to the movie theater or shopping) are a must, which can often come at a steep price. As the weather cools down, do research on things to do outdoors in your community (many of which are free or for a small fee). Visit a pumpkin patch, check out a corn maze, or do some apple picking at a local farm.Start a holiday fund – Saving even a small amount for those upcoming holiday purchases can make a big difference. It can be quite stressful to think of the extra expenses on the horizon, but planning ahead can help ease that stress and help you enjoy all the fun that comes with these last months of the year.last_img read more