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first_imgPhoto-Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort – winners of theIGTOA 2013 Golf Resort of the Year.L-R: Minister for Tourism Michael Ring,John Casey, Andrew McLaughlin, ShaneO’Donoghue & Frank Casey Jnr.Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort has scooped the prestigious title of 2013 Golf Resort of the Year awarded by the Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA). The award ceremony took place last night at the Gala Irish Golf Awards in The Europe Hotel, Killarney where a panel of highly respected industry peers selected Rosapenna to receive the prestigious accolade for the unrivalled golfing amenities available at the Co. Donegal luxury resort.John Casey, Director at Rosapenna “ The Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association is the most prestigious organization for the recognition of Irish golf at home and internationally. “Receiving the accolade of Irish Golf Resort of the Year 2013 is a tremendous honour for all at Rosapenna as we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard in championship links golf & accommodation to rival anywhere in the world for everyone that visits our resort.”Rosapenna – which features the Old Tom Morris Links, the Sandy Hills Links, the No. 3 Links, No. 4 Links and the Coastguard Nine – has a long illustrious golfing history dating to 1891 when Lord Leitrim brought Old Tom Morris of St Andrews to design the first links.The Old Links opened for play in 1893 and a timber structured hotel was also built soon afterwards, accommodating golfers from all over Europe and making Rosapenna the oldest golf resort in the country.In 1906 professional golfers Harry Vardon and James Braid both travelled to play at Rosapenna and they made some alterations to the course, adding length and more detailed bunkering. The three golfers have 16 Major Championship titles between them with Old Tom winning four Open Championships), Braid five Opens and Vardon six Opens and one US Open.The back nine of the original layout crossed the main road on a number of occasions and on September 1st 2009 the Strand Nine opened as the new front nine to link in with the original holes 2-10 (Valley Nine) which are now played as the back nine of the Old Tom Morris Links finishing at the new Golf Pavilion (clubhouse) which opened on May 1st 2005. This pure links layout is now ranked No. 34 in Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Course List.Rosapenna’s newer championship course, the Sandy Hills Links was designed by Pat Ruddy and opened for play on the 25th of June 2003.It has steadily risen up the many ranking polls since and was ranked No. 42 in Great Britain & Ireland’s Top 100 List by Golf Monthly Magazine 2012, with only nine Irish courses above Rosapenna’s Sandy Hills Links in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 in GB&I it is effectively ranked 10th in Ireland.Rosapenna has been owned and operated by the Casey family since 1981 and has seen the resort grow from one 18 hole golf course with a 40-bedroom hotel to the resort as it is today, boasting a four-star, 66-bedroom hotel, a leisure centre, Golf Pavilion and now 81 links holes with the successful acquisition of the neighboring St Patrick’s Golf Links (No.3 Links & No.4 Links) in November 2012 as well as the practice facility with its own 12-hole, Par-3 course. “We are very excited that we can now extend golf at Rosapenna beyond what we know as ‘the top of the Valley’ along the shores of Tramore Beach,” said Frank Casey Snr on the St Patrick’s purchase, resort owner and operator for the last 31 years.“The dunescape is some of the finest in the world and very similar to what we already have. It is essentially one piece of dune land that is ideally suited to championship links golf and the views of Sheephaven Bay are spectacular.”Rosapenna’s continued investment in links golf in Ireland is welcomed at a difficult time for the golf industry and represents a continued commitment to the local area by the Casey Family.DONEGAL GOLF CLUB WINS GOLF RESORT OF THE YEAR was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FRANK CASEYGOLF RESORT OF THE YEARROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB RESORTlast_img read more

first_imgBakiika hands Kasule his nomination form last week. Courtesy.The FUFA Electoral Committee has locked the door to the forthcoming presidential election in Mujib Kasule’s face.During a brief media conference the FUFA Electoral Committee chairman Samuel Bakiika, flanked by his deputy Yusuf Awuye and committee members Habib Aluma, Geofrey Kintu, Michael Igole and Stanley Kinene, said they had arrived at the decision after scrutinising the nomination documents submitted by the aspirant.Mujib Kasule, a former Fufa vice-president and current Proline director and coach, picked nomination forms after returning the Shs3 million paid bank slips to the office of the Electoral Commission on Tuesday last week. He was booked for return of the nomination forms at 2.30pm on Friday, but drama ensued later when his entourage was allegedly blocked from reaching Mengo.Fufa electoral committee announces the decision on Mujib KasuleIn a statement, the electoral committee said whereas the said Kasule was required to return the nomination documents to the Committee at 2:30pm on Friday, he only appeared before the committee at about 4.30pm shortly before the close of business.“Nonetheless, the committee was compelled to adjourn and reconvene on the next working day, being Monday (today).The committee said that on Monday, it further scrutinised the nomination documents submitted by Mujib and found that he did not comply with the mandatory requirements.The decision means only incumbent Moses Magogo has duly complied with the rules and will likely be declared unopposed if Kasule does not successfully challenge the directive.Below is the Fufa electoral committee statement in full:IN THE MATTER OF NOMINATION OF KASULE MUJIBDECISION OF FUFA ELECTORAL COMMITTEEFriday 16th June 2017 was the final day for returning nomination documents in accordance with the FUFA Statutes, FUFA Electoral Code 2012, and FUFA Electoral Guidelines, on that day the FUFA Electoral Committee (herein referred to as the Committee) received Nomination forms from a one Kasule Mujib an aspiring candidate for FUFA President and FUFA Executive Committee.The Committee would like to point out that whereas the said aspiring candidate was required to return the nomination documents to the Committee at 2:30pm on Friday 16th June 2017, to enable the Committee ample time to scrutinize the returned documents, the said aspiring candidate only appeared before the Committee at about 4.30pm shortly before the close of business.Nonetheless the Committee was compelled to adjourn and reconvene on the next working day, being Monday 19th June 2017.On this Monday 19th June 2017 the Committee has further scrutinized the nomination documents submitted by Kasule Mujib and found that the said aspiring candidate did not comply with the mandatory requirements stipulated in the FUFA Statutes, FUFA Electoral Code and FUFA Electoral Guidelines for candidature of the FUFA President and FUFA Executive Committee.The Committee noted that Mr. Kasule Mujib failed to comply with the following articles of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012:Article 10 (5) Nominations of candidates shall be made by both the Chairman and Secretary of fully subscribed members. Where members are individuals, nominations will be done by fully subscribed members; andArticle 10 (6) Subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility prerequisites, a candidate to the office of the FUFA President shall only be valid if supported by any three members of FUFA where one such member is from the FUFA Super League Clubs or FUFA Big League, the other member being from Special interest groups as defined in article 10 (1) (d-1) of the FUFA Statutes and the other member being a Regional Football Association.In addition, Mr Mujib Kasule did not also comply with Article 39 (4) of the FUFA Statutes –Only Members of FUFA may propose candidates for the office of President. Members shall notify the general secretariat in writing of the name of a candidate for the presidency of FUFA at least two months before the date General Assembly.Finally, Article 11 (2) of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012 states Candidatures will be registered by the EC, scrutinised by the EC for compliance with this code, the FIFA, CAF, FUFA and/or respective statutes of the organization for whom elections are being conducted and declared eligible for election after payment of the respective fees as stipulated in this code.Based on the above reasons the Committee unanimously found that Mr. Mujib Kasule failed to fulfill the mandatory requirements and is therefore ineligible for nomination as a candidate for FUFA President.Commentslast_img read more

first_imgFrank Landman Startups are starting to launch without a central headquarters, or any designated office building, in an attempt to create “fully remote” businesses. The premise is simple; operate with all your leaders and employees working remotely, sometimes all over the world, to cut costs and broaden your potential employee pool.To conventional businesses, the notion seems absurd; they rely on in-house collaboration and the reputational allure of a headquarters. So how, exactly, are these fully remote startups succeeding, and is it reasonable to prioritize it over having an established location?The Benefits of Fully Remote BusinessesMost startups are attracted to the fully remote model because of one or a combination of the following benefits:Cost savings. First and foremost, offices are expensive. Smart city technology may one day make commercial space more appealing and less expensive, but for now, the average entrepreneur can expect to shell out thousands of dollars a month for leasing even a small office space, and even more money to keep the lights on. Eliminating the need for a physical office space means thousands of dollars of savings every month, which can then be spent on more important assets and improvements, like research and development or marketing and advertising.Management reduction. Keeping up with an office isn’t just a matter of money; it’s also a matter of time. Most businesses have a designated office manager, or some other combination of roles to ensure the facilities are clean, organized, and conducive to a productive work space. Fully remote models also reduce the need for this time expenditure, sometimes cutting out the cost of a full-time salary and other times freeing up more hours for productive work.Commute elimination. The average commute in the United States is something like 30 minutes each way, resulting in an hour a day, or 5 hours a week of lost time. On top of that, many workers come into the office in a bad mood because they got stuck in traffic, or end up with less family time than they’d like because they get home so late. Fully remote models completely eliminate the need for commuting, or at least greatly reduce it.Flexibility for workers. Working from home (or from another place of your choosing) gives workers a tremendous amount of flexibility. They can set up and customize a home office of their very own, or work from a local café or coworking space. They can wear a suit if it helps them get in a “work” mindset, or something typically inappropriate for a workspace, like pajamas and custom gold grillz. Workers can choose the environments that suit them best, which means they’ll work better and be happier at the same time. That means higher team productivity and higher morale.Branding potential. Some startups get clever with their branding, showing off their fully remote model to improve their brand reputation. For example, you could claim that you’re doing it to positively impact the environment, reducing the carbon emissions previously associated with vehicular commutes.Wider hiring options. Companies that operate fully remotely don’t need to restrict their hiring options to any one local area. Instead, they can hire people all over the world, broadening their employee pool. This could be beneficial because it allows you to hire people in other areas of the world for lower costs, or simply because the number of potential applicants you can consider skyrockets.Productivity. There’s significant evidence to suggest that people who work from home are more productive than their office-bound counterparts, though it’s not entirely understood why this is the case. It might be because workers have more flexibility, so they can work in a style that best suits their needs. It could be because working from home makes people happier, or because they’re less distracted by office conversations. It could also be that remote workers are eager to preserve their benefits, so they want to prove that they work harder under these circumstances. Regardless of the motivations, the benefits are real.The Drawbacks of Fully Remote StartupsHowever, some startups inevitably fail when trying to capture these advantages, because of the strength of these downsides:Communication issues. Communication issues can kill productivity, and when you’re working with people exclusively through digital communication channels, it’s inevitable that communication issues will arise. People will miss messages or not respond to them fast enough, and people will misinterpret the subtle tone of another coworker’s email. It may also be hard to tell who’s working on what project, resulting in redundant effort or missed deadlines.Client impressions and meetings. Open workspaces and excessive meetings can be annoying, but they are incredibly valuable for making good client impressions and settling matters as a team. Without a central office location, startups need to find some other way to meet with clients in person, or else resolve to merely communicate over the phone, or through digital messaging.Brand visibility. Having a designated office building in a high-traffic area results in better brand visibility. For some startups, this is crucial for attracting new customers and improving their reputation. For others, the loss of this brand visibility is no big deal.Team camaraderie. Teams of employees usually work best when everyone feels like they’re a part of something bigger, and when individuals have the chance to bond with one another. Because there will be fewer opportunities to talk face to face or bond with others, team camaraderie usually takes a hit in fully remote models.Work-life balance. Work-life balance is key to a team’s overall morale and productivity, and you might think that working remotely can actually improve this balance; after all, people are often working from home, closer to their families. But in reality, working from home tends to blur the lines between work life and home life, which can result in psychological distress, and a feeling like work is never really over.Technical issues. Fully remote models are possible thanks to fantastic advancements in technology, but what happens when those technological tools aren’t working? If your project management app goes down or your email servers aren’t working, it could derail the entire day. Plus, if an individual is in need of tech support, there’s no in-house IT department to pay them a visit and fix things up.The Startup AdvantagesStartups have some extra advantages that established businesses don’t, which is why they’re the typical proponents and progenitors of fully remote setups:Agility. Startups run leaner, with few employees and flexible business models. They don’t have existing assets to worry about, and don’t need to stay bound to a given formula. This allows them to make drastic changes on the fly, or adopt a business model that might not otherwise work.Limited budgets. Startups typically have lower budgets than their big business counterparts. Ordinarily, this is a weakness, but it provides a strong incentive to adopt a fully remote model. Not only does it cut down on operating costs, it also enables them to seek employees and contractors from other areas, who might be cheaper to employ.Employee options. Finding a talented core team is challenging for startups, so the extra breadth of the employee pool is valuable. Getting to select candidates from all over the world is much better than only relying on people in your immediate vicinity.Entrepreneurial VisionEven with all the advantages offered by the fully remote business model, there’s still no guarantee of success. The startups that have grown into large-scale businesses using a fully remote foundation have done so because they’ve established a workplace that recognizes and compensates for the possible disadvantages. Taking advantage of the benefits and putting new procedures, tools, and staff in place to minimize the impact of the downsides is the key to making a startup tech company succeed without a headquarters. Follow the Puck How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Related Posts center_img Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. 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first_imgThe 2005 All Nations tournament is just 3 and a bit months away so we’ve updated the team lists and info for you after several withdrawals due to injury and so forth. WOMENS OPEN: Bo de la Cruz (NSW) Sharlene Harriman- NSW Rachael Holden- NSW Amanda Judd- NSW Kristy Judd- NSW Stacey Lapham- NSW Shelley Matcham- WA Melissa Pitfield- NSW Peta Rogerson- Qld Sharyn Williams- Qld Claire Winchester- NSW Louise Winchester- NSW Roxy Winder- Qld Kelly Woods- NSW Coach: Kerry Norman Assistant Coach: Dean Russell Manager: Renee Murphy MENS OPEN: Matt Curran- ACT Drumayne Dayberg-Muir- Qld Ash Farrow- Qld Chris Farrow- Qld Philip Gyemore- Qld Scott Mitchell- NSW Ben Roberts- Qld Ben Robinson- Qld Gavin Shuker- Qld Garry Sonda- NSW Jason Stanton- NSW Peter Stoddart- Qld Jamie Stowe- NSW Anthony Ziade- NSW Coach: Tony Trad Assistant Coach: Wayne Bambury Manager: Gary Rose MIXED OPEN: Riki Best- Qld Amy Fong- Qld Belinda Grech- NSW Dominique Maher- NSW Ben McCullen- Qld Teena McIlveen- Qld Justin Mitchell- Qld Stephanie Sorrensen- NSW Mary Steele- Qld Matthew Tope- NSW Dean Wilbow- NSW Daniel Rushworth- NSW Nathan Jones- Qld Jarod Tump- Qld Coach: Gary Madders Assistant Coach: Bernie Morrison Manager: Andrea Walters Mens 30’s: Milad Almaoui- NSW Matt Barclay- Qld Chris Benfield- NSW Scott Danswan- NSW Tony Eltakchi- NSW Michael Farhat- NSW Phil Jarrett- NSW Graham Knights- NSW Troy Morgan- Qld Gerard O’Keefe- Qld Dave Roberts- NSW Jason Scharenguivel- NSW Dean Taylor- ACT Jason Yee- NSW Coach: David Collins Assistant Coach: Charles Borg Manager: Mark Collins Mens 35’s: Dave Elliot- NSW Greg English- NSW John Georgiou- NSW Troy Hastie- Qld Tony Iannella- NSW Pule Latoa- NSW Mark Leonard- NSW Corey McLeod- NSW John Moujalli- NSW Craig Nicholls- NSW George Ornelas- NSW Lennie Ryan- NSW Sean Slinger- Qld Robert Weatherill- NSW Coach: Michael McDonald Assistant Coach: Barry Jackson Manager: TBA Mens 40’s: Danny Carulli- Qld David Cheung- NSW Michael Cheung- NSW Brian Fitzroy- WA Michael Hardgrave- NSW Robert Hatfield- NSW Tim Kitchingham- NSW Mark Koch- NSW Michael Mack- NSW John Samin- ACT Trevor Strachan- Qld Ashley Taylor- Qld Peter Velo- NSW Peter Wandl- NSW Coach: Dennis Coffey Assistant Coach: John Singh Manager: Ashley Synott Mens 45’s: Ray Bastian- NSW Bob Behnke- NSW Wayne Brennan- NSW Jeff Cheung- NSW Alan Davis- NSW Barry Draws- NSW Kevin Flett- Qld Peter Hawes- NSW Jeff McGhie- NSW Bill McLean- Qld Mick Pearsall- NSW Michael Prowse- NSW Gary Simmons- NSW Greg Snook- NSW Coach: Harry Appo Assistant Coach: Ricky Luland Manager: Marcus Cato Mixed 30’s: Suzy Barrett- Vic Michael Carter- NSW Belinda Chesell- NSW Sophie Perry- NSW Lawrence Fisher- Qld Wayne Gleeson- NSW Wayne Grant- Qld Craig Green- NT Craig Morrow- Qld Jacky Patrick- NSW Jason Powell- Qld Deborah Steinhardt- NSW Kerry Wardle- NSW Allen Watts- NSW Coach: Phil Dawson Assistant Coach: Peter Shefford Manager: Moses Choy Womens 30’s: Judy Collins- NSW Silvana Corti- NSW Maree Curran- ACT Jodie English- NSW Mary-Anne Fisher- Qld Sharon Gray- SA Cristy Hornery- NSW Lisa Mahoney- SA Kim Melville- NSW Cathy Ring- NSW Athanasia Savvoudis- SA Renee Sealey- NSW Kylie Small- NSW Maria Sonda- NSW Coach: John Collins Assistant Coach: Michael Lovett Manager: Jo Adams Womens 35’s: Kylie Crossley- NSW Alison Daskalovski Allison Day- NSW Heather Desbois- Qld Karen Hegedus- Qld Tammy House- Qld Kirsty Inglis- NSW Terri Kronk- Qld Sheralee Langbridge- NSW Lisa Miller- Qld Annette Mounsey- NSW Debbie Potts- NSW Anne Maree Shipman- NSW Julie Styles- Qld Coach: Suzanne Salter Assistant Coach: Greg Jones Manager: Peter Graham Tour staff- Peter Delmonte (Tour Leader) Jon Pratt (Tour Leader) Michael Broadbent (Sporting Images Photographer) Glen Eaton (Sporting Images Photographer) Louise Eddy (Medical) Steve Cunningham (Medical) Kara Roffey (Medical) Darryl Madge (Medical) Craig Wisdom (Medical) Laurie Atkins (Medical) Shane Townsend (Medical) Dr Bruce Watts (Medical) Cathy Gray (Elite Programs Director) Ian Stanley (National Performance) For all media enquiries please contact Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgBy @JulianTFAMountfort Park, Manurewa, New Zealand Tune in to the live streaming courtesy of Maori Television and follow the scores and news online and via TFA’s social media channels.Keep up-to-date with all of the action from the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus “I am very happy with the start as I’m sure all coaches and players are here,” Maguire said in the break of play between the 18’s and 20’s fixtures.“It’s always great to get the first games underway and good to get those wins early, naturally. Particularly against some very good opposition with the New Zealand youth sides who have improved significantly,” he said. The Australian Under 18’s Mixed team got the ball rolling early in a close encounter prevailing 7-5, followed by wins to both the girls and boys 18’s teams 7-3 and 4-1 respectively.In relative new surrounds for most of the Australian contingent, Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire is particularly pleased and in admiration of the performances thus far of the teams away from home.center_img “You could see the anticipation on the (Australian) players faces prior to these opening matches,” he said “it means a lot to them playing away from home and it showed in the opening performances.“Really looking forward now to the 20’s matches and tomorrow of course for games two across each of the divisions. In warm conditions at Mountfort Park, South Auckland in New Zealand, it was an emphatic straight sets start to the Australian campaign at this year’s Youth Trans-Tasman Series; winners in all three of the ‘junior’ divisions on the opening morning.last_img read more

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick was delighted with his winning goal against Everton.Hendrick made it two goals in four games as he volleyed the Clarets to a 1-0 victory over the Toffees at a joyous Turf Moor.“We had to dig deep,” Hendrick said. “The sending off did help is a little bit and that’s when we had to be patient, keep the ball and try to wear them out. We looked to set pieces and thankfully I got the goal.“We came back after the last international break and there were four good games there for us.“There are no easy ones and we have to take each one at a time. But we looked at them and thought we could put some vital points on the board, and we’ve done that. We have stepped on and put some great points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTavien Feaster commits to Clemson.Tavien FeasterVerbal commitments don’t mean a ton in the college football recruiting world these days, so it’s expected for fans to worry about their top prospects before they’ve been signed. Clemson fans don’t have to worry about Tavien Feaster. The 2016 five-star running back, ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, recently visited Tennessee. Shortly after his visit, he posted the following tweet. I’m committed to Clemson— FeastMode (@Fast_lane28) July 28, 2015Clemson’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a very good one. The Tigers have 11 commitments and their class is ranked the No. 15 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Kanehsatake Mohawk nation will be back voting for a new council Saturday.Accountability, transparency and integrity is what is expected from a band council.But for the three candidates running for grand chief, something else is needed.APTN’s Danielle Rochette reports.last_img