Adriaan Fondse’s red card punch on big tackling Delon Armitage

first_imgThursday Feb 23, 2012 Adriaan Fondse’s red card punch on big tackling Delon Armitage Newcastle’s South African lock Adriaan Fondse has been suspended for one week following a red card he received for punching Delon Armitage last weekend. Armitage himself wasn’t squeaky clean, as he made an ugly looking tackle later in the game. Fondse will miss Newcastle’s Aviva Premiership game against Leicester Tigers this weekend after he was sent off for a cheap shot jab in the face of a grinning Armitage. Unfortunately the camera angle we got to see didn’t show it too clearly, but it the touchjudge was right there.A disciplinary hearing was held last night and a one match ban was deemed sufficient.Armitage, who never seems to be far away from a news headline, caused a bit of a stir later in the game with a big shoulder shot on Newcastle center James Fitzpatrick. It looked quite high and Fitzpatrick took a while to get up, which the Falcons players clearly weren’t too pleased with.The London Irish fullback escaped punishment at the time, and appears to have not been cited for the incident, which looked fairly similar to the hit he made on Chris Paterson during the World Cup (see related posts below). That tackle earned him a one week suspension.You can view both the Fondse punch and the Armitage hit in the video below. Do you think the citing officers got this one correct, suspending Fondse for one week and ignoring the Armitage tackle? 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 RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyShe 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 read more

Ocean City High School Senior Accepted Into Juilliard

first_imgErik Larson Ocean City High School senior, Erik Larson, has been accepted into The Juilliard School. Larson started his long and rigorous process just like any of the other 200 undergraduate and graduate applicants; he sent in a prescreening video. Only half of those applicants were chosen to travel to New York City for a live audition where only three undergraduate trumpet players were accepted. Erik Larson was one of them.“To dedicate yourself to music you have to be willing to sacrifice more than you would expect. I have given up my weekends, all of my evenings, my summers, and all of my social life at school, but every moment has been worth it,” said Erik. “Through all of the sacrifice I have made life-long friends from all over the world and I know that all of this is leading towards my goal of making a living doing what I love.”Erik has been preparing for this moment since he was eleven-years-old. Soon after learning how to play, he started traveling for his talent. He joined the Rowan Youth Orchestra and later attended the Rutgers pre-college program. Currently he travels to Philadelphia three times a week to take private lessons, play principle trumpet in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and to play in the brass ensemble, Bravo Brass. During past two summers Erik attends the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Orchestra. To be able to attend a third time this summer he had to turn down a position in the National Youth Orchestra.“Erik has worked tirelessly to hone his craft as a musician and he is proof that hard work pays off,” said Dr. Kathleen Taylor Superintedent of Ocean City School District. “As he starts his journey in Juilliard, I am confident that Erik will thrive as he expands his musical knowledge. Erik is an outstanding representative of the Ocean City School District. I’m so very proud of him.”The road to The Julliard School hasn’t been an easy one. Two years ago Erik encountered a lip injury that took his ability to play away, but after a lot of patience and perseverance he went back to the trumpet better than ever.“Looking back on Erik’s setbacks it seemed like a major mountain to climb, however, looking ahead the world is now just a giant open canvas waiting for him.” Said Ocean City High School Instrumental Music Director, Donna Schwartz. “I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him and I can’t wait to see where his career will take him.”Erik will continue his trumpet career along with learning basic piano at The Juilliard School.last_img read more

US sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trumpon Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air andmissile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities,which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. The Pentagon said the deployment wouldinvolve a moderate number of troops – not numbering thousands – and would beprimarily defensive in nature. It also detailed plans to expedite delivery ofmilitary equipment to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Reuters has previously reported that thePentagon was considering sending anti-missile batteries, drones and morefighter jets. The United States is also considering keeping an aircraft carrierin the region indefinitely. (Reuters)last_img read more

Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice honors local businessman, volunteer

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice declared Monday, November 12 “Leon J. Pulskamp Day.” He was recognized by city officials for his selfless work to mow and maintain a park area off of State Road 46 on the east side of town.Pulskamp maintained the unofficial park for about 40 years and never received compensation from the city or was ever asked to do the work, he did it because he cared about his community.  The city honored him on October 12, prior to his passing.Pulskamp was also a successful businessman and served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971 and was awarded the Bronze Star.last_img read more