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Return to Bangpra

Return to Bangpra

first_imgPattana was our venue for Thursday, with the opening tee shot on B1 being arguably the most intimidating in the area.  The B & C nines were the test of the day and the course was in tip top shape under any examination.  The combination was playing at around 6,600 yards from the whites, as one of the par 5s is currently undergoing some bridge repairs.Jeff & Jonathan cruising the fairway.Jeff again showed some fine form to sign for 39 points, again ahead of Jonathan, who let a spectacular round slip over the last few holes, cough, cough!Near pins were spread around between Jeff, Martin & Sam.Note:  Siam Country Resort, Restaurant & Bar is located just off Siam Country Club Rd, after going under the arch past the 7/11, turn right after 50 metres, with the venue on the left another 200 metres along.  Golf from here is generally played on Tuesday & Thursday, with the Resort hosting prompt presentations on both days.As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including ladies & seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option.  Call 089 094 1841 for scheduling or enquiries.  Hope to see you there, cheers & good golfing! PSC golf from Siam Country ResortTuesday, April 8, Bangpra – StablefordTuesday saw us return to Bangpra for the first time since last year’s low season.  The course, the oldest in the area, and at just a little less than 6500 yards from the white tees, always provides a good test.  And so it proved on this day, with the fairways good, and while the greens were probably as slow as they have ever been, they still provided a few flutters when above the hole. Jeff Wylie (H/cap 7) led the way home with 34 points, ahead of Jonathan Pratt (11) on 32, while Trev & Sam just missed the top two spots.Both near pins went to Jeff on the front 9, while Jonathan & Neil split the back 9 pins.Thursday, April 10, Pattana – Stablefordlast_img read more

Pattaya Mail, Heineken to sponsor Multihull Festival – Pattaya’s first

Pattaya Mail, Heineken to sponsor Multihull Festival – Pattaya’s first

first_imgThe Pattaya Mail, voted the best English- language newspaper in the region for the past 12 years, has agreed to sponsor the Pattaya Mail PC Classic Challenge, Race Day on Sunday, 5 February, as a highlight of the week-long Multihull Festival. The Race Day itself will feature two races, exhibiting these “flying machines” at their best.  All are welcome to join the excitement at the Royal Varuna beach-front for the day and evening.  Don’t miss the unique Happy Hour sunset at Varuna’s seaside sala.Heineken, for its part, is renowned for sponsorship of a huge number of sporting events world-wide and this coming week will be providing a daily “Happy Hour Sundowner” beer to thirsty sailors, race managers, supporters and spectators gathered at Royal Varuna’s water-front bar.According to the principal organizer, Pattaya-based catamaran builder, John Higham, this inaugural event is to be held annually and, says John, “Will become Asia’s largest multihull regatta by next year”.  The aim, apart from promoting this visually-exciting form of yacht racing, is also to create a high profile of Pattaya as a prime venue for water-based activities and marine sports for the City-by-the-Sea.The regatta, in effect, will showcase the fastest sail-driven craft in the world, thereby emphasizing the superb marine environment and sailing conditions which mark the Pattaya-Jomtien area as one of the world’s best.  “This event will, no doubt, become one of the largest beach- based sailing spectaculars in the world in future.” added John.Yacht-racing in the Kingdom is forging ahead, with a junior world champion and many other Thais in top contention.  And, now, with events like the Catamaran fest and the many regattas held up and down the country during the year, Thailand’s water-ways are the most desirable venues in the world.  This is the collective opinion of many sailors who come back year after year, especially after such annual regattas as the Phuket King’s Cup.The Royal Varuna Yacht Club, founded in South Pattaya, Thailand, in 1957, has been the guardian, over these past 55 years of the sailing, yacht racing and cruising scene in Thailand, with the Royal Patron, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej himself, a Gold Medal dinghy sailor.During these almost six decades of stewardship, Royal Varuna has managed and hosted countless world championships, international, regional and local events, produced Olympic sailors and fostered the region’s biggest and best regattas.Ensconced on a beautiful sea-front property facing the world-renowned Pattaya sunset, the Club this weekend takes a quantum leap into the future.  While formerly catering almost solely to dinghy classes, more recently multihulls and catamarans with ever-increasing levels of sophistication are plying the waters and racing off south Pattaya.The 1st Pattaya International Multihull Festival will witness the largest group of fast, modern catamarans to ever race together in SE Asia.  Featuring classes such as F20 carbons with their curved foiling blades propelling the boats clear of the water, capable of speeds of 60km/h, there will be a display of the fastest one design beach launched catamarans in existence.There will be much focus on the F16 class due to the expectation by many that an F16 will be chosen as the new Olympic class in 2016, and already top sailors with an eye on Olympic glory are pushing the limits in their quest for success.The 1st Pattaya International Catamaran Multihull Festival starts this weekend and runs until Feb. 10.In fact the F16 will be the most competitive of all the classes racing and is first open F16 class (sailed mainly with a mixed team, i.e. one man, one woman as crew) ever to race in Asia.  F16 competitors such as Coen de Koning from Holland, a double World champion in the Formula 18 class, Carolijn Brouwer, also from Holland, who is a three times Olympic competitor and Tornado world champion, Gunnar Larsen from Holland, Jason Waterhouse, Bret Goodall from Australia and Chris Sproat from the UK also feature as top 10 finishers from previous F18 worlds.A total of 23 entries for the F18 class, mostly from Holland and Varuna sailors make it the largest class with also 11 Bangkok/Pattaya entries and sailors of the caliber of Australia’s Greg Goodall.There will be 11 very high-level entries in the Dart 18 Class including Gareth Owen, a Royal Varuna -based sailor who is a former world Dart 18 champion, as well as Ian and Fiona Kernick, reigning world champions from South Africa.Although not as fast as the modern craft, the classic Hobie Cat 16 class, with a huge fleet in Thailand, also has strong following and will feature local Thai sailors such as Damrongsak Vongtim, an Asian Games gold medalist and one of the world’s leading Hobie Cat 16 helmsmen, as well as many Royal Varuna sailors.Multihull sailing has evolved tremendously over the last decade, so much so that the World’s oldest trophy and most prestigious sailing event, the “Americas Cup” decisively switched to a multihull event some years ago and ever since the sailing world has seen an explosion of interest and development in multihull sailing.Witness some spectacular multihull racing from the foreshore of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in south Pattaya.Thus, sailing in Thailand is keeping pace with these developments and the “1st Pattaya International Multihull Festival”, has attracted 60 plus entries from 14 different nations with numerous world class and Olympic level athletes competing.All are welcome during the week, to view the action from Royal Varuna Yacht Club foreshore.The Monday long-distance race, will be known as the 3K Challenge, a course which will take the participants around many of the local islands and more scenic coastal areas, revealing the beauties of the Pattaya-Jomtien environs.  This 3K course will be identical each year allowing a record to be set and open to all contestants.As to Pattaya itself, of course, the excitement and success of the event will depend upon the wind conditions.  The past weeks have seen the traditional north-easterly thermals giving way to weak south-westerlies, a little too early, many of the old salts feel, with cloudy skies and some rain.Nevertheless, by mid-week, skies started to clear and westerliers appeared.  It will be “All Go” for this coming weekend! Both Pattaya Mail and Heineken will be joined by others to underwrite the 1st Pattaya International Catamaran Multihull Festival, to be sailed on the waters off the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, from 4–10 February, 2012.last_img read more

Toni Kroos tired but Carlo Ancelotti says he will play for Real Madrid anyway

Toni Kroos tired but Carlo Ancelotti says he will play for Real Madrid anyway

first_img Kroos won the World Cup in the summer with his country and has not had a proper rest.  “I do not see the team as tired. It is a team who has recovered very well. We need to rotate when the players are tired. “I just see Kroos a little tired, and we will use the Copa del Rey week to give him a rest. Isco is happy to be coming back to Malaga. Bale is fine and wants to help the team.” Upd. at 20:03 He said: “This year I played all the second half of the season [at Bayern], then all the World Cup, then the European Super Cup and Spanish Supercopa with Real Madrid, and now I am not missing any games.  “I have never played more games in my life. I am starting to get tired. On top of that, in Spain there is no break in January, as there is in Germany. So you must keep going. I suppose I will get a rest at some point.” Real Madrid star Toni Kroos says he is tired, but his manager Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of resting the German midfielder. But his coach, Ancelotti, said:”[Kroos] will play. We need him. We will see about next week. We also have Illarramendi, who is coming back from injury although he played very well against Basel. CET 29/11/2014 Sport EN Real Madrid take on Malaga at La Rosaleda on Saturday night.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo got injured attempting an overhead kick

Cristiano Ronaldo got injured attempting an overhead kick

first_img The Portuguese forward suffered an injury towards the end of the game and went off, without being replaced as Madrid had used all three substitutes. CEST Ronaldo walked down the tunnel without consulting referee Clos Gomez or his coach Zinedine Zidane. Sport EN 21/04/2016 It is believed Cristiano was injured by an attempted over-head kick when he fought for a cross against defender Eric Bailly.  Cristiano Ronaldo was in the wars during the final stages of Real Madrid’s game against Villarreal, which they won 3-0.  Upd. at 02:49 Zidane was asked about the striker in his post-match press conference, saying: “For now I can’t tell you anything. It’s more of a scare than anything serious. I’m calmer now.”last_img read more

A man of

A man of

first_imgOn 1 June 2004, the Member for Narracan Ian Maxfield told State Parliament about George Nicholson. “No-one has driven an…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sunderland sack Johnson after sex scandal

Sunderland sack Johnson after sex scandal

first_imgSunderland released a brief club statement on Thursday evening, which read: ‘In light of Adam Johnson’s guilty pleas, the club has today terminated his contract with immediate effect. The club will make no further comment.’Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce confirmed earlier on Thursday that Johnson – who was on a £50,000-a-week at the Stadium of Light – would not play in the Premier League against Manchester United on Saturday, but the situation quickly escalated and senior club officials took the decision to terminate his contract on Thursday night.The news came hours after sports manufacturer adidas terminated their boot sponsorship with Johnson, saying in a statement: ‘Adidas can confirm that it has terminated its contract with footballer Adam Johnson with immediate effect. This follows his guilty pleas entered earlier this week.’Sportsmail understands that adidas’ deal to supply Sunderland’s kit is not affected as Johnson’s £10,000-a-year boot contract was a separate endorsement.The club’s main sponsors are also declining to comment until the conclusion of his trial.Allardyce said last week that the 28-year-old would feature for the first team throughout his trial, but at the time believed the player would plead not guilty to all four charges.Johnson now faces the prospect of a prison term with guidelines on sentencing for the grooming offence giving a maximum of two years and six months.Sunderland-born Johnson emerged from the academy set-up at Middlesbrough as a teenager, earning a £7million move to City in February 2010.However, he lasted just two-and-a-half years in the blue half of Manchester as he found himself surplus to requirements, and then Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill felt he had staged something of a coup in luring him back to Wearside with a £10million bid during the summer of 2012.The winger’s early form for the Black Cats saw him return to the England squad, although he has found the going tougher in recent years.In all, he made 141 appearances for the club, 29 of them as a substitute, and scored 22 goals, the last of them his side’s first in a 2-2 league draw at Liverpool on Saturday.-Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson after the winger pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a child under 16 years.PHOTO/COURTESYLONDON, February 12 – Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a child under 16 years this week.The 28-year-old winger shocked club officials on Wednesday when he admitted one count of grooming and one of sexual activity with a 15-year-old schoolgirl. His trial at Bradford Crown Court on two further counts of sexual activity begins on Friday morning.last_img read more

Landlord training explains laws

Landlord training explains laws

first_imgPALMDALE – Landlord training classes will be conducted by the city’s office of public safety to explain laws and regulations on property management for apartment owners and managers. The classes will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the administration training room at Palmdale City Hall, 38300 Sierra Highway. Attendance at both evening classes is mandatory to complete the training program. Landlord training classes are open to anyone who owns or manages a rental property. Participants need not be a resident or own property in Palmdale to attend. The classes are a required component for owners or managers of Palmdale buildings wishing to acquire certification under the city of Palmdale’s Partners Against Crime program. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe class fee is $25 for the first person from an organization and $10 for each additional person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for class attendance. For more information or to register, contact Community Relations Specialist Kelly Long at (661) 267-5172. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Justice blesses phone merger

Justice blesses phone merger

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Justice Department gave its unconditional approval to AT&T Inc.’s buyout of BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday, a coast-to-coast behemoth that would be the largest U.S. provider of telephone, wireless and broadband Internet services. The decision cheered company executives, but outraged consumer advocates and two members of the Federal Communications Commission. The five members scheduled a vote today on whether the $78.5 billion deal should go forward, but that could be pushed back and one commissioner may sit out because of a conflict of interest. Despite the scale of the purchase, the Justice Department found no potentially adverse effects on competition. The decision was immediately criticized by FCC member Jonathan S. Adelstein, a Democrat who called it “a reckless abandonment of DOJ’s responsibility to protect competition and consumers.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsMichael Copps, the commission’s other Democrat, said the “Justice Department has packed its bags and walked out on consumers and small businesses by refusing to impose even a single condition in the largest telecom merger the nation has ever seen.” If the deal wins final government approval, the merger would give San Antonio-based AT&T Inc. total control over the nation’s largest cellular provider, Cingular Wireless, a joint venture of the two companies that serves 57.3 million customers. “After thoroughly investigating AT&T’s proposed acquisition of BellSouth, the antitrust division determined that the proposed transaction is not likely to reduce competition substantially,” said Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett. He heads the section that examines proposed mergers. The department’s approval “underscores the competitive nature of our industry and the pro-competitive benefits of this merger,” AT&T General Counsel James D. Ellis said in a statement. “AT&T is focused on bringing more video choices and next-generation broadband services to as many consumers as possible, and our merger with BellSouth will help deliver these benefits to more consumers, more quickly,” Ellis said. BellSouth said in a statement that it looks forward to FCC approval “in the very near future.” Consumer advocates and some lawmakers claim the government is well on its way to reconstituting the old Ma Bell monopoly, which was broken up in 1984 after a lengthy court battle. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and other members of Congress had asked that the deal be held up until a federal judge decided whether two previous telecommunications company mergers, which were challenged by the Justice Department, were in the public interest. A message left at Sensenbrenner’s office was not immediately returned on Wednesday. When Verizon Communications Inc. bought MCI Inc. and SBC Communications Inc. bought the old incarnation of AT&T, which kept the name, the Justice Department sued to block the mergers, but entered settlement agreements with the companies the same day. The agreements, called consent decrees, required the companies to sell off some of their assets in certain regions. A federal judge is mulling whether the decrees are in the best interest of the public. In the AT&T-BellSouth merger, the department avoided judicial review altogether. The FCC’s Adelstein said by taking that course, “it appears DoJ took a dive on one of the largest mergers in history just to avoid further court scrutiny.” A coalition of consumer groups said the approval was “a move likely to leave consumers with fewer choices and inflated prices for a host of services.” Barnett said Justice Department lawyers looked at all areas where AT&T and BellSouth currently compete, including local and long-distance phone and Internet service for residential and business customers. The department also examined the merger’s impact on future competition for wireless broadband service. He said the lawyers cited competition in the marketplace, changing regulatory rules and emerging technology in finding that the merger was unlikely to hurt consumers. Instead, it “would likely result in cost savings and other efficiencies that should benefit consumers,” Barnett said. With the action moving to the FCC, a number of scenarios may play out. The FCC’s chairman, Republican Kevin Martin, has circulated an order recommending approval. He probably will get support from commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, also a Republican. With Adelstein and Copps so critical of the merger, all eyes will be on Robert McDowell, the third Republican on the commission. McDowell’s last job was as vice president and assistant general counsel for a trade association that has fought legislative and regulatory battles with AT&T and other major carriers. McDowell’s office reaffirmed Wednesday that he continues to proceed under the assumption that he will not participate in the vote. McDowell could be urged to vote on the deal if he were cleared to do so by the FCC’s general counsel, Sam Feder. Feder declined comment. FCC spokesman David Fiske said he is not aware whether an opinion on McDowell’s withdrawal has been requested or filed. Today’s meeting may be delayed, but complicating matters is a planned trip by Martin to China beginning next week. Despite the strong language from Adelstein and Copps, there may be a way to come up with conditions to win their support for the merger. The combination of San Antonio-based AT&T and Atlanta-based BellSouth would have operations in 22 states. AT&T estimates that about 10,000 jobs would be phased out over three years. Combined, the companies generate $117 billion in revenue and operate 68.7 million local phone lines stretching coast to coast across the southern United States and up through the Midwest. The merged company would employ 309,000 people before any job cuts. AT&T shares rose 19 cents, or 0.6 percent, to close Wednesday at $32.96 on the New York Stock Exchange. BellSouth shares rose 24 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $43.44.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Missing area teenage girl found in North Hollywood

Missing area teenage girl found in North Hollywood

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Natali Franco, a 14-year-old Canyon Country girl who went missing Halloween night, was found safe Thursday afternoon by a family member. Franco, who sheriff’s deputies believe ran away, was found in North Hollywood. She was not harmed. The family was contacted by a Daily News reader who saw a story Tuesday about the missing girl and told them where to find her. Neighbors had told her mother they had seen the girl Oct. 31 talking with two men near the swimming pool of their mobile-home park. Several area businesses had put up “missing” posters with the girl’s picture and description. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’last_img read more

How Will You Lead When the Big Crisis Hits?

How Will You Lead When the Big Crisis Hits?

first_imgAs an HR leader, how will you respond when a “rogue wave” hits? In their new book, Navigating an Organizational Crisis: When Leadership Matters Most (Praeger, 2016), authors Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson define a rogue wave as “a massive organizational crisis that is spontaneous, sudden and significant.” It’s also the kind of tsunami that every leader these days can expect to face. With crisis becoming the “new normal,” even experienced leaders need guidance on managing through turbulence.Hutson and Johnson are leadership coaches with decades of experience as executives in the public and private sectors. Drawing from a variety of social science research, interviews and personal experience, they explore the humanistic and personal challenges of crisis leadership in their book.“Crisis demands much from a leader but not necessarily from one’s known bank account of skills and competences. It is a humbling thing to be, in a very public way, in charge but unable to be in control, and when logistic, operational, and reactive muscles cannot pull the weight,” Hutson and Johnson write.Their book details how leaders under intense pressure reach deep down into themselves in order to find a way forward. Each chapter shares stories and case studies ranging from directors at small nonprofits dealing with tragedy to corporate executives being suddenly thrust into the spotlight (a Louisiana business post-Hurricane Katrina, for example). The authors cull revelations and identify patterns of how leaders can recognize and best apply their internal strengths.“In light of current crisis events, even experienced, practiced leaders can easily get in their own way. When they override their values and higher selves in urgency or even panic, they make things worse. That’s where we can help,” Hutson says.Among the lessons the book shares:– Faced with a rogue wave, leaders must promptly name it and face it. Any stalling undermines their leadership.– Resilience can be improved, but it is leaders’ “pre-resilience” that truly buttresses their effectiveness.– “Helpful help” is hard for leaders who are focused on self-control to grasp, but it is essential in recovery and support.– A leader’s skills and willingness to create meaning through storytelling is crucial in setting the organization up for the future.– The journey from organizational crisis to leadership maturity follows a pattern: Respond, Reflect, Reach, Restore, Renew.“Leaders we interviewed told organizational disaster stories as if they happened yesterday. No one needed a calendar to puzzle together the details of the events. They became self-reflective. … Organizational crisis had intensified their awareness, shifted their assumptions about themselves, and uncovered deeper questions,” the authors write.Harry Hutson, Ph.D., is an independent consultant who coaches leaders, designs and delivers leadership development initiatives, and writes about leadership. Martha Johnson, MBA, @marthanjohnson on Twitter, is an author, speaker and consultant with a 35-year career in public and private organizations.Originally posted on the SHRM Book Blog.last_img read more

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