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Breaking: Ronaldinho released from Paraguay prison

first_imgRonaldinho has been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest following his fake passport scandal. Ronaldinho The Brazil legend, 40, was thrown behind bars for allegedly trying to enter the South American nation with forged documentation. But he has now been allowed to leave prison on the condition he stays within the boundaries of the hotel he will be forced to stay in. Ronaldinho will be placed under house arrest at the Hotel Palmaroga, in Paraguayan capital city, Asuncion. The former Barcelona star, along with his brother, was released from prison after just 32 days of what was meant to be a six-month sentence. Reports claim the pair were only released after paying a £1.3million bond. They had met with Judge Gustavo Amarillo earlier on Tuesday for a sentencing review hearing.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces? It was there Ronaldinho and his brother were informed of their house arrest. On March 6, the pair were held in Paraguay on suspicion of entering the country with a false passport. Both he and his 49-year-old sibling Roberto deny entering the country with doctored documents. Notorious party-boy Ronaldinho spent his 40th birthday behind bars, although he did get to celebrate with a huge BBQ. Unsurprisingly, the Samba star continues to play football alongside fellow prisoners and officers – and has even dabbled in carpentry. read also:Xavi: Ronaldinho among Barcelona greats Ronaldinho even showed off a new bearded look on the day of his release as he recorded a short video for his prison team-mate’s family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Bovine Tuberculosis update offered by state officials

first_imgLaurel, In. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) will hold a public meeting to update area landowners, cattle farmers, hunters, and any other interested parties about the status of local bovine tuberculosis (bTB) management. The meeting will be held at the Laurel Public Library on January 15 at 6 p.m.Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease that affects primarily cattle, but can be transmitted to any mammal. The disease can result in significant negative economic impact.DNR staff will present future plans for continued bTB eradication efforts. BOAH staff will provide an update on the current status of bTB management in cattle in the area.Landowners, hunters and cattle farmers are recommended to attend.last_img

FA Cup: Wolves, Man U settle for third round draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will have to do it all again in the FA Cup after the Premier League pair played out a goalless draw at Molineux. There were changes aplenty following a hectic festive period for both clubs and neither could get a foothold in a fairly drab first-half. Sergio Romero produced one fine save to deny Matt Doherty but that was the only event of note. The second period saw chances for both sides, with Juan Mata first seeing a free-kick fly just inches wide before second-half substitute Marcus Rashford hitting the bar with a deflected effort. Doherty had a goal disallowed for handball, while Raúl Jiménez hit the post as the game drew to a conclusion. The replay will suit neither manager, as both are already having to juggle their squads due to Europa League commitments and United are in League Cup action on Tuesday, but neither side can feel unlucky not to win following what wasn’t a great advertisement for the competition.Tags: FA CupJuan MataManchester UnitedMatt DohertyRaul JimenezWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Struggling Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger backed by Germany boss

first_img United manager Louis van Gaal suggested Schweinsteiger under-performed during his side’s Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg on Tuesday evening, and that is why he was substituted. “I have changed him and I don’t change players for nothing, (it’s because) I think I can do better with other players, but we are all human beings and also Bastian Schweinsteiger is a human being,” Van Gaal said after the game. Joachim Low has backed Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger by promising his role as Germany captain is safe. “He wants to play at the highest level and certainly in Germany to show his qualities, but I cannot say that he was the Schweinsteiger from my period in Munich today.” Germany head coach Low has no doubts about Schweinsteiger, and insists he will continue to pick him, while trusting him to step up his performances at club level. “We at the German Football Association know what we are getting with Bastian,” Low told the Bild newspaper. “He’s still a world-class player and undisputedly our captain.” According to Low, the 31-year-old former Bayern Munich midfielder still needs time to get used to a different style of play, and a different league having spent all of his career up until the summer in the Bundesliga. “You’ve got to give even an experienced player like him time to adapt to a new league,” Low said. “I am sure that Manchester United are still going to get a lot of joy out of Schweinsteiger.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

WLAX : Syracuse enters NCAA tournament as No. 4 seed, will host Dartmouth in 1st round

first_img Published on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite a 16-3 record, a Big East regular season championship and being ranked No. 2 in the nation for much of the season, Syracuse earned just the No. 4 seed in the 2012 NCAA tournament with an at-large bid.Florida, Northwestern and Maryland are the tournament’s one, two and three seeds, respectively. The Orange beat both the Gators and Terrapins on the road during a 15-game winning streak this season and lost to the Wildcats in the third game of the regular season.SU will open the tournament Sunday at 4 p.m. with a rematch against Dartmouth in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse blew out the Big Green 22-4 on April 9 in the Dome behind four goals from attack Alyssa Murray, and fellow attack Michelle Tumolo finished with a career-high eight points.The Orange appeared to be on track for a top-two seed heading into the Big East tournament, but a 13-7 loss to Loyola (Md.) on Saturday coupled with a 14-7 victory by Florida over Northwestern caused SU to fall to the No. 4 seed.Maryland captured the ACC championship with a 14-10 victory over North Carolina in Durham, N.C on April 23 before beating Georgetown 19-10 on April 25 in College Park, Md. to help the Terrapins leapfrog Syracuse for the No. 3 seed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShould the Orange defeat Dartmouth, SU would host the winner of the game between No. 5 seed North Carolina and Navy the following weekend.One more victory after that would send Syracuse to the Final Four for the second time in three years after missing the NCAA tournament last season.dbwilson@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Faces of a new era: Lane Kiffin

first_imgDon’t judge a book by its cover.There might not be a more over-used cliché in the English language. Yet as the topsy-turvy story of Lane Kiffin — a football lifer turned high-profile coach — reaches its next chapter on the steps of the Coliseum, one look at his past doesn’t really tell you where this opportunist is headed.Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationIt’s easy to label USC’s newest household name as an unproven and somewhat browbeaten coaching caricature. His career path has come full circle but has been anything but the status quo — defined not by playoff appearances and BCS bowl games, but by allegations, press conference antics and recruiting methodologies that would make a tabloid writer or gossip columnist blush.During his initial sojourn at USC from 2001-2006, Kiffin, in his best jack-of-all trades role — as the wide receivers coach, passing coordinator and eventual offensive coordinator — helped build the foundation for the most prolific offense college football witnessed over the past decade. Although Heisman Trophies and BCS National Championships made for thrilling bullet points to add to his quickly evolving résumé, Kiffin benefitted greatly from the experience of growing under Carroll, while also proving that he represented more than a beneficiary of Carroll’s namesake. Kiffin’s influence became etched in the development of NFL talents like Steve Smith, Dwayne Jarrett, Mike Williams and Dominique Byrd.“As an assistant coach the experience in my mind matched the extremely high level of success I had set out for,” Kiffin said. “My first NFL job I got to work around Tom Coughlin. And then being here for so long with Coach [Pete] Carroll — it was very exciting going through all of those championship runs.”If the book on Kiffin had closed after his time at USC, the literature might not have been top-dollar, but enjoyable enough for a quick read. The same could not be said for his brief time in Oakland.From the day Al Davis made him the youngest head coach in NFL history at age 31 by introducing him as “Lance,” to the underwhelming 5-15 record he accumulated, to his painfully awkward pink slip in September 2008, to the still-ongoing battle regarding his buyout plan, the NFL proved to be an experience unworthy of too much ink in the 35-year-old’s coaching memoirs.“There were so many things going on there, not only being so young and a head coach in the NFL, but being in such a unique place that has a lot of battles you have to go through,” Kiffin said. “It really has prepared me for when things don’t go right or when you have to deal with adversity.”And if Kiffin’s book ever needed a consistent theme, adversity would be a fitting place to start.In 2009, when the Fresno State alumnus accepted the job to become the 21st football coach at the University of Tennessee, unbeknownst to the Rocky Top Faithful, the university’s selection to replace longtime fixture Phil Fulmer would not only fail to live up to the image of his predecessor, but would become one of the most hated men in university history.On the surface, a 7-6 record in a powerhouse conference like the SEC, with a team as undisciplined and green as the Volunteers were last season, would normally be applauded by boosters and alumnus. But when a barely .500 team is led by a man who in 365 days quickly transformed from a play-caller to a nightly news headliner to a potential NCAA rule breaker, anxiety in Knoxville grew.There was the back-and-forth banter with Florida coach Urban Meyer, the late-night arrests of key members of his team and accusations he made derogatory comments to a recruit about a rival school — and the list goes on. Kiffin was no longer perceived as a top-notch leader but as an arrogant rebel rouser — and that was before the night of Jan. 12.We all remember the scene as Kiffin made the cross-country leap to become USC’s replacement after the surprising departure of Pete Carroll.In Knoxville, there was the abrupt statement, the getaway car and the ensuing madness. Riots were started, mattresses were burned, rocks were defaced and the ugliness of fanaticism boiled over on the streets of the stunned and heartbroken town.More than eight months have passed since then, and the Minnesota native is certain he made the right decision. He also says he is proud of the time he spent as Tennessee’s coach.“I think your job as a head coach when you come in is to improve your roster and make sure your players are doing a great job academically and we did both of those, so I feel good about that,” Kiffin said. “I don’t feel good about the timing, but I couldn’t really control that. When your dream job becomes available and is offered to you, sometimes everything doesn’t turn out perfectly.”While even the most cynical of Kiffin’s doubters would have a hard time criticizing why he made the move from Tennessee to Los Angeles, the newest chapter in what has become a can’t-put-the-book-down type of read hasn’t been all California dreaming.Throw in a NCAA-instituted two-year bowl ban and the loss of potentially 30 scholarships for institutional instability during the reign of Mike Garrett, and the “dream job” Kiffin took amid mass hysteria suddenly becomes a challenge of unforeseen proportions for a man who has a meager 12-21 lifetime coaching record.But though media pundits and talking heads portray the coach as a cocky and conceited self-promoter, Kiffin barely bats an eye at the criticism, believing that this job presents him with a career-defining opportunity.“This is a completely different job than I have had before, and if you study it or pay attention to it, you will see a very different approach,” Kiffin said. “We need to graduate players and coach our players really well and recruit really well, and that’s it. We don’t need to do anything outside of that.”While Kiffin has made news outside of this self-imposed realm of simplicity in recent weeks — both for the nature in which he recruited former Tennessee Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola for the team’s offensive coordinator position, and for reports that the NCAA will increase its probe regarding recruiting violations that took place during his time with the Volunteers — USC’s coach seems unmoved by the hoopla.Write what you want about him, convict him in the court of public opinion or publish editorials bashing him for why he does what he does. Just don’t expect a reaction.“People ask me all the time, ‘How you deal with this’, or ‘This just happened, aren’t you just consumed by it all, aren’t you overwhelmed?’” Kiffin said. “And I’m really not. I take it one day at a time, and just do what I do, which is coach. I just go to work, and have always enjoyed my job. And obviously when you are at your dream place for the profession that you love, you enjoy it even more. I love every second of every day, and every day walking in here regardless of what is going on.”Although the initial chapters in his story might depict a brazen figure that seems comfortable masking his inabilities with trash talk and unconventional ideology, Kiffin is undoubtedly comfortable in his own skin, and doesn’t believe his past will threaten a program looking to regain its glory.“Kids since the fourth grade have watched USC play in BCS games every single year until last year, which is better than any marketing any person or coach could dream up,” Kiffin said.For those out there hoping Kiffin’s final pages will be full of angst and more tumultuous turns, don’t go looking for that lame-duck status to be thrust upon him just yet. Although former USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett might have been the hand that plucked him from Knoxville, USC’s coach has supporters in all the right places.“I know from multiple conversations with both of them [Athletic Director Pat Haden and President C.L. Max Nikias], they are extremely behind our program and our staff,” Kiffin said. “Usually for a head coach, when an athletic director changes or a new president comes in who didn’t hire him, it can be a scary situation. But this is very unique, because Max having been here for years and Pat being involved for years and not coming from another A.D. job where maybe he has his own guy, I have already felt their support.”Although support has poured in from the upstairs corridors of Heritage Hall, for this story to go from nightmarish to Hollywood-esque, it will take uncommon undertakings on the part of Kiffin in his first year: specifically, the task of motivating high-caliber athletes to compete, despite the fact there is no holy grail to obtain.But again, Kiffin isn’t hitting the panic button as the season closes in on the Trojans.“I just don’t think [USC football players] go to practice or to a seven-on-seven and say, ‘Boy if I do well today I am going to get to the Rose Bowl,’” Kiffin said. “Maybe some other places where players are motivated differently, that could be more of an issue. I don’t foresee that here.”For now, the uncertainty of the days that lie ahead will surely captivate a university, a community and a nation of naysayers who question whether this man is the right fit for one of the most sought-after positions in sports — a position that the coach believes the last 1,000 days has more than aptly prepared him for.“I don’t feel there is a job in America in this profession that I would feel too much weight on,” Kiffin said. “Think about the last three years and what I have been through.”Where will the next three years take this whirlwind tale?Keep reading. Regardless of what you think you know about Lane Kiffin based on his cover, the chapters soon to come will surely surprise you.last_img read more

Tennessee football 2019: Schedule, roster, recruiting and three questions for Volunteers

first_imgMORE: SN’s pre-preseason rankings for 2019When it comes to new coaching regimes, the largest and most notable improvements are often made in Year 2. Will that be the case for Pruitt in 2019? The schedule is manageable early and late in the season, with a considerably tough stretch from Sept. 21 through Oct. 19. If the Vols win the games they’re supposed to — and maybe steal a win or two — they’ll be in good position as Pruitt continues building Tennessee back into an SEC power.Tennessee is unranked in Sporting News’ pre-preseason top 25 for 2019, but the Vols are an intriguing team worth watching this season. Taking a deeper look at this team heading into the 2019 season:Tennessee football schedule 2019DateOpponentLocationAug. 29Georgia StateKnoxville, Tenn.Sept. 7BYUKnoxville, Tenn.Sept. 14ChattanoogaKnoxville, Tenn.Sept. 21at No. 9 FloridaGainesville, Fla.Sept. 28ByeOffOct. 5No. 3 GeorgiaKnoxville, Tenn.Oct. 12Mississippi StateKnoxville, Tenn.Oct. 19at No. 1 AlabamaTuscaloosa, Ala.Oct. 26South CarolinaKnoxville, Tenn.Nov. 2UABKnoxville, Tenn.Nov. 9at KentuckyLexington, Ky.Nov. 16ByeOffNov. 23at MissouriColumbia, Mo.Nov. 30VanderbiltKnoxville, Tenn.Dec. 7SEC championshipAtlantaBold denotes SEC gameMORE: SEC 2019 primerTennessee football recruiting 2019Tennessee’s 2019 recruiting class showcased one of the main reasons the Volunteers choose Pruitt — the 2012 national recruiter of the year — to lead their team. The Vols ranked 12th nationally and seventh in the SEC according to 247Sports’ Composite team rankings. The highlights of the class are five-star offensive tackles Darnell Wright, the No. 2 player at his position (No. 10 overall), and Wanya Martin (No. 6 OT, No. 28 overall). The Volunteers also secured athlete Quavaris Crouch, who had offers from the likes of Alabama, Clemson and Michigan, among others. He figures to play at linebacker in Knoxville. Speaking of linebacker, perhaps the biggest coup of the 2019 class was Henry To’oto’o, who was considered a lock to sign with Alabama but flipped his commitment to the Vols on National Signing Day.Tennessee football roster 2019Tennessee’s football roster will be updated in the spring and fall here.MORE: Early predictions for 2019 seasonWhat to watch from Tennessee in 20191. AlabamaTennessee didn’t hire Pruitt just for his defensive and recruitinig acumen. It hired him because of his association with Alabama’s Nick Saban, under whom he worked from 2007-12 and again in 2016 and ’17, helping him win four national titles. This isn’t just another case of an SEC team hiring away a Saban staffer: Pruitt has seen firsthand what it takes to establish and maintain extended success. The Vols will want to see that put in place this year, and they will want to be competitive against the Tide, a team they haven’t beaten since Saban first arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007. It might be a tall order in 2019, but Tennessee, a traditional SEC power, won’t ever make headway in the rivalry by meekly accepting Saban’s continued dominance.2. The offensive line The 2018 season featured some growing pains for — and some major victories — for Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt.The Vols went 5-7 in his first season, extending the number of consecutive sub-.500 seasons to two. They lost to all four of their rivals in Alabama, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Florida. But they also broke their winless SEC streak by upending ranked opponents in Auburn and Kentucky. And, despite the record, Tennessee made strides on the field and on the recruiting trail. Tennessee’s offensive line in 2018 was … not good. The starting five did not get any push up front, resulting in the Volunteers rushing for a paltry 129.1 yards per game, good for 113th nationally and last in the SEC. They also surrendered 23 sacks on quarterback Jarrett Guarantano. Offensive line coach Will Friend is back, as are returning starters Jahmir Johnson and Jerome Carvi, but the fact Pruitt brought in five offensive linemen in his latest class shows he wants to address the issue of the O-line right away. Tennessee has shuffled its line throughout the spring, so don’t be surprised if some newcomers — including Wright and Martin — get a chance to break in early.3. The defensive lineThis group, one of the team’s strongest position groups in 2018, lost key contributors in Alexis Johnson Jr., Shy Tuttle and Kyle Phillips. That trio combined for 16.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks in 2018. Senior Emmit Gooden is back, as are a host of linebackers and defensive backs behind him, but it will be imperative the Volunteers maintain a strong defensive front in the always-tough SEC. It will be a tough task for first-year defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley. In that endeavor, look for Savion Williams, the top-ranked defensive tackle prospect from the JUCO ranks, to step in and contribute.last_img read more

Updated: Conway Springs teacher will return to the classroom Monday

first_imgTom Leahy(Updated Sunday) Sumner Newscow report — Conway Springs teacher Tom Leahy, who was on leave for two weeks after showing a controversial anti-bullying film, will return to his teaching position Monday, district officials said.In a written statement, officials said he “will be allowed back in the classroom with some safeguards in place to make sure the students in the classroom are okay which is our number one concern.” Superintendent Clay Murphy would not provide details on the safeguards or elaborate on the written release.The one-page statement, sent to Conway Springs parents and media Friday, was issued on behalf of the district and Leahy, Murphy said, and would be “our final statements on this issue.”“We will have no further comment on the topic,” it says.Leahy confirmed by phone to the Wichita Eagle Friday that he did not plan to comment further.“The fact is that the vast majority of complaints were about the graphic suicide scene and some of the comments made after the film had ended,” the statement said.Leahy said he no longer plans to speak to Conway Springs school board members at their regular meeting Monday night. It was unclear Friday whether board members would address the topic.Thursday, Leahy reversed a previous decision that he would tender his resignation to the Conway Springs School Board (see story here).Leahy was asked to leave after he showed his eighth-grade history students “Love is all you need,” a short film that depicts a fictional town in which heterosexual children are bullied by homosexual classmates. The film was shown as a teaching tool about tolerance, Leahy said.Leahy said he showed the film after a history lesson took a disturbing turn. He directed students last month to create their own colonies, like early American settlers, and several students declared that homosexuals would not be allowed in their colonies, Leahy said. Other students created colonies where everyone was welcome, which led to heated debates and hard feelings.He and Superintendent Clay Murphy were scheduled to address the community at a joint news conference on Thursday, but the event was canceled shortly after noon at Leahy’s request, Murphy said.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +26 Vote up Vote down Nancy · 248 weeks ago Good for him! Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down big D · 248 weeks ago Now, if the school board will do their part and use logic , not personal feelings and bias to make a decision. Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down learn more · 248 weeks ago I understand the teacher had the students work on a project about colonies, but how did keeping homosexuals out of them even become an issue? Schools are not the place for social issues such as homosexuality. I think every school should focus more on “reading, writing and arithmetic.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Revealed – the secrets of retaining golf club members

first_img Tags: Customer, Customer Service, Research, Retention 9 Oct 2017 Revealed – the secrets of retaining golf club members The secrets of keeping golf club members happy, contented and loyal are revealed in new report commissioned by England Golf: Valuing Your Customers.The findings, from Manchester Metropolitan University, will be used to help golf clubs strengthen their business by retaining their members.They’ll be shared by England Golf’s club support network, together with a specially produced video and other resources which will help clubs identify and provide the golfing experience their members want.The report makes the point that it costs less to retain a member than to attract a new one and it highlights six ways to keep members happy:– Offer enjoyment and engagement– Provide a unique ethos and atmosphere– Create a great customer experience from the car park to the bar– A warm welcome which extends far beyond a ‘meet and greet’– Participation options for all, from novice to experienced player– Ways to keep members involved long-termIt also offers ideas for clubs to consider which will customise their approach to members. These could include becoming a female-friendly club or offering alternative formats which could be welcomed by beginners, older players and those who are short of time.Report author Dr Chris Mackintosh said: “Members are the lifeblood of any club and retention really matters. The evidence says that if golf clubs can be more diverse, more open and embrace a friendly culture more people will stay in the game and we will grow the sport.”Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, added: “We want to show clubs how to understand and to value their customers and build a healthy base of loyal members.”She added: “There’s another great benefit because we find that clubs which have an excellent relationship with existing members, will improve their reputation and find it easier to recruit new players.”England Golf is now working in partnership with MMU on a three-year research project to better understand volunteers in clubs and the critical role they play in retention.CASE STUDYKettering Golf Club in Northamptonshire is where Charley Hull learned her golf and is now an honorary member.  It recognised its strength was as a members’ club and made this a priority, offering relaxed enjoyment and companionship.The club has worked on retention programmes with David Davis, the England Golf Club Support Officer in Northamptonshire, and they’ve been so successful that they remain financially secure, have enhanced their reputation and grown their membership by over 8% in two years, lowering the overall age of the membership in the process.Club Chairman Graham Althorpe commented: “New members are important, but for us, our best recruiting sergeant is retaining existing members who are pleased with and want to be part of the whole Kettering Golf Club experience.”CASE STUDYNorthamptonshire County Golf Club has also worked with David Davis and, after considering the demographic of its ageing membership, has put in place a long-term strategy for retention and recruitment. This has included halving the joining fee which helped to increase membership by almost 6% from 2015-2017.Club Manager Elaine McBride commented: “We ensure that we are constantly being proactive by engaging with existing members and increasing our PR presence in the local golfing community.“For example, we can now analyse members’ bar spending and this means we can engage with members who have not have used the facilities recently. It’s a good way to gain a better understanding of factors that impact on people visiting and using the club.”The new retention guidance has been produced as part of England Golf’s strategy, Growing the Game of Golf in England, which has the customer at its heart.Click here for further informationlast_img read more

From nursery to Champions rivals

first_imgValencia is the second club with the most operations (19) with Getafe since its debut in Primera (2004). 15 players took from Mestalla towards the Coliseum (seven ceded, five after rescission agreement and only three transfer, including the most expensive of the Madrid club, Maksimovic) and four were the players who made the way in reverse (all via transfer : Soldier, Parejo, Alexis and Pablo). Mestalla-Coliseum transfer dataPlayers who have passed from Valencia to Getafe since 2004Maksimovic 10 million3 million hawkMoyà 2 millionJason AssignmentGuaita Libre *Alcácer AssignmentMíchel AssignmentFree Miku *Robert Ibáñez Libre *Pallardó Libre *Albiol AssignmentPablo Hernández Libre *Total: 15 Million Euros Three of the six highest sales in the history of Barcelona went to Valencia: Soldier, Parejo and Alexis Valencia found for years in Getafe a nursery for the formation of their promises (Albiol, Pablo or Alcácer) and the Azulón conjuno, a “quarry” in Mestalla from which to feed at low cost and with which to forge your project. Thus, in addition to those mentioned, Guaita (113 games), Gavilán (204), Moyà (96) or, among others, Miku (108) made a career there.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JasonJESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA (DIARIO AS) In fact, Valencia is the club that has invested the most money in Getafe (24M.) And Soldier, the highest blue sale (10M.). In fact, three of the highest sales in the history of Getafe closed them with Valencia (Soldier, Parejo and Alexis).Only with Real Madrid has Angel Torres negotiated more times, 23 (balance of 18.7M. In sales and 27M. In signings). center_img * Valencia agreed to terminate contracts in exchange for a percentage of a future transferPlayers who passed from Getafe to Valencia since 200410 million soldierDani Parejo 7 millionAlexis 6 millionPablo Hernández 1 millionThey will measure *TOTAL 24 Million euros * Belonged to Real MadridRanking of clubs that have most paid to Getafe by players1st Valencia 24 million (Soldier, Parejo, Alexis and Pablo)2nd Real Madrid 18.7 million (Pedro León, De la Red, Barn)3rd Espanyol 14 (Cabrera, Albín and Álvaro)Ranking of clubs to which Getafe has paid the most for players1st Real Madrid 27 million (Soldier, Pedro León, Barn, De la Red, Parejo and Miguel Torres, Sarabia and Álvaro Jiménez)2nd Valencia 15 million (Maksimovic, Gavilán and Moyà)3rd Lift 9 million (Cabaco and Xavi Torres)Higher transfers of the History of Getafe1st Soldier € 10M ValenciaPedro Leon € 10M R. Madrid3rd Cabrera € 9M Espanyol4th Barred € 8.50M Al-Jazira5th Equal € 7M Valencia6th Alexis € 6M ValenciaMestalla-Coliseum transfer detailsRaúl Albiol. The central was the first footballer who made the Mestalla-Coliseum transfer. Albiol militated a season in Getafe, in which, due to a health problem, he could only play 17 games.AS.COM ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Raúl Albiol celebrates the goal he scored in his time with Getafe.AS.COM The Getafe competes today with the aristocracy of Spanish football, Atlético, Sevilla and Valencia. By the hand of Bordalás, the club azulón, after its last ascent (2017), has been installed in the high zone of the classification (8th, 5th and currently 3rd). Getafe, who has held Champions positions in 13 of the last 60 days (21.6%), will defend his status tomorrow against Valencia, a club that for years boosted sports and financially – also benefiting the entity ché of that commercial relationship. but that now he sees him as a direct rival, even with tense coexistence chapters in the wake of the Cup qualifier last year. Quique Sánchez Flores. The ‘commercial’ relationship between Valencia and Getafe has not only had players as protagonists, also coaches. So Quique Sánchez Flores arrived in Mestalla after passing through the club azulón.‘Indirect’ revenue. El Getafe, in addition to making direct cash in the transfers of Soldier (10), Parejo (7), Alexis (6) and in the option of repurchase that Valencia exercised on Pablo Hernández (although in the case of Soldier and Parejo they had to give a percentage to Real Madrid), also took ‘slice’ by Moyà (who signed for two and transferred for three million), for Miku (arrived free and sold it to Al-Gharafa for 1.5 million) and Robert Ibáñez ( arrived free and transferred for 2 million).Álvaro Medrán. The midfielder is the last player who went from playing in Getafe to doing so in Valencia. But the signing of Medrán is not counted as an operation between both clubs because, although García Pitarch signed him for his performance in the Coliseum, the negotiation was carried out with Real Madrid (1.5 million euros), which was the club that He had his rights, since he played at Getafe as a loan.Maksimovic / Jason. The Serbian and Galician starred in the last two operations between Valencia and Getafe. Maksimovic stood at the Coliseum, first as a loan and then after paying 10 million euros (the most expensive signing in its history), while Jason is on loan for a season.last_img read more