Jacques Potgieter fined $20,000 for homophobic comments against the Brumbies

first_imgMonday Mar 23, 2015 Jacques Potgieter fined $20,000 for homophobic comments against the Brumbies NSW Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter has been fined $20,000 (with $10,000 suspended) after an investigation into alleged homophobic slurs resulted in the former Bulls player being found guilty of the offence against the Brumbies. Brumbies flanker David Pocock first approach referee Craig Joubert to bring attention to it on Sunday, but at the time nothing was done as even Pocock himself didn’t know who said what.Potgieter later admitted to making comments contrary to the Australian Rugby Union’s Inclusion Policy. He expressed remorse over the incident, and apologised for any harm caused by his remarks.“I’m very sorry for any offence caused by what I said on the field during a heated encounter. It was an offhand remark made without thought for the hurt it could cause to those around me,” he said.As well as the fine, he will be required to undergo additional educational and awareness training.  ARU CEO Bill Pulver said: “We take the issue of homophobia in sport seriously and want to provide a positive environment for everyone involved in Rugby. Comments of this nature cannot be tolerated.”The incident follows the endorsement of an ARU Inclusion Policy in August 2014, which is designed to stamp out all forms of discrimination and homophobia in Rugby. Potgieter’s penalty relates to a breach of the ARU Code of Conduct, which prohibits homophobic or racist comments.Waratahs Rugby CEO Greg Harris said the incident was unfortunate, given the efforts of the sport to be an inclusive environment.“Jacques made an error in judgement, despite having completed the ARU’s Integrity Training, which includes the Member Protection Policy around Inclusion and Racism,” Harris said.“Our players have been educated around the importance of respect and integrity on the field, and this incident was directly in conflict to these values.“There is no place for homophobia or any form of discrimination in our game and we have endeavoured as a club to embody these values on and off the field. We pride ourselves on a strong culture, and this incident is by no means definitive of our collective identity as a football club.”credit: foxsports ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Brumbies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 311 WEEKS AGO Henry Speight banned for five weeks for dangerous… 312 WEEKS AGO A fascinating look, and listen, at Christian… 318 WEEKS AGO David Pocock dislocates his finger while… 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 TodayNueeyGranny 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 PurposeNueeyThe 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

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‘Mass Layoffs’ Today at Two Biggest Coal Mines in U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Benjamin Storrow for the (Casper) Star Tribune:The two largest coal mines in America announced massive layoffs Thursday morning.Peabody Energy cut 235 people at North Antelope Rochelle, or 15 percent of the workforce at America’s largest mine south of Gillette. Arch Coal said it was cutting 15 percent of its workforce at its Black Thunder Mine near Wright.The news comes in the face of an extended downturn in the coal markets and rising environmental regulations. It also marks a new chapter for Wyoming’s coal industry, which has largely avoided the massive cutbacks seen in Appalachia and elsewhere.The layoffs are also notable as they come at what are generally reckoned to be the largest and most cost effective mines in the country. North Antelope Rochelle and Black Thunder generally mine around 100 million tons of coal annually.Full article: Mass layoffs announced at Black Thunder and North Antelope Rochelle ‘Mass Layoffs’ Today at Two Biggest Coal Mines in U.S.last_img read more

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