Sarah Breunerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-breuner/ Sarah Breuner is a senior journalism major from Portland, Oregon. She is working as copy chief for tcu360.com as well as interning with Fox Sports Southwest. Sarah Breunerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-breuner/ Sarah Breuner Twitter Record-setting duo heads to Atlanta as national award finalists TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Previous articleSevere thunderstorms roll through Fort Worth, cause floodingNext articleSGA to offer Thanksgiving shuttles to DFW, Love Field Sarah Breuner RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks George W. Bush comes to town: Trivia with students Photo from gofrogs.com printFriday’s women’s soccer game against Baylor scheduled for 7 p.m. will be postponed until Tuesday night at the same time because of severe weather.Fort Worth has experienced thunderstorms and heavy rainfall throughout the day Friday.TCU (8-7, 2-3 Big 12 Conference) will face Oklahoma on Sunday at 1 p.m., as originally planned. The Frogs will then host Baylor Tuesday at 7 p.m.Anyone who had a ticket for Friday’s game may use it at either the Sunday or Tuesday games. Sarah Breunerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-breuner/ Frogs, Ducks both have San Antonio connections Sarah Breunerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-breuner/ Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Slideshow: TCU overcomes 31-point deficit to beat Oregon in Alamo Bowl Twitter ReddIt
Help by sharing this information News Journalists must be respected during Moldova’s political crisis May 6, 2011 Find out more MoldovaEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Police yesterday evicted journalists who had been occupying the state-owned radio and TV broadcaster TeleRadio Moldova in protest against a wave of dismissals said to have been politically motivated. This dispute has come at an already difficult time for Moldova’s news media. June 14, 2019 Find out more MoldovaEurope – Central Asia Moldovan reporters harassed by Russian soldiers on border with Transnistria News Expressing its concern about the deteriorating situation, Reporters Without Borders said, “The change in status of Moldova state radio and television passed last December should not in any way be used as a pretext to recruit journalists according to their political compliance.” Sentence against the weekly TimpulThe Chisinau appeal court on 22 July confirmed sentence against opposition weekly Timpul ordering it to pay damages of around 130,000 Euros for defamation to the firm Daac-Hermes. The Buiucani district court, Chisinau, had on 28 April 2004 sentenced the newspaper for defamation after it carried an article on 16 January 2004 headlined, “Luxury in a land of poverty”, that revealed the existence of a deal between the state chancellery and Daac-Hermes on the sale of luxury cars.On 23 June, thugs brutally beat Alina Anghel, who wrote the article, when she was due to appear in court in connection with the case the following day. She has also received numerous phone threats since the article appeared.Editor of Moldavskie Vedomosti still denied accreditationThe Chisinau administrative appeal court on 20 July rejected a complaint made by Dmitri Ciubascenco, editor of the bi-weekly Moldavskie Vedomosti, against the presidential administration. The journalist, one of the most prominent in the country, has thus been deprived of accreditation since the start of the year.The newspaper’s bank accounts were frozen on 8 June as a result of a defamation case brought against it by a businessman. Follow the news on Moldova Organisation July 23, 2020 Find out more Journalists occupying the conference room in the state-owned radio and TV broadcaster TeleRadio Moldova since 27 July were made to leave by police at 11 p.m. yesterday on the grounds that there had been a bomb alert. Nonetheless, neither the fire brigade nor the bomb-disposal squad was ever summoned, protesters said.Unlike all of Moldova’s other news media, TeleRadio Moldova has made no mention of the dispute between its management and many of its journalists, and the discussion programme “Arena,” in which two communist parliamentarians were due to take part, was replaced yesterday by a music programme.About 500 people including politicians, journalists and human rights activists, as well as regular viewers and listeners, took part in a demonstration today outside TeleRadio Moldova to protest against the management’s position. The journalists announced that they would press on with the protest until their demands were met.A scuffle broke out between police and demonstrators at about 3 p.m., and four persons were detained.—–30.07.04 – Reporters Without Borders concerned about press freedom violationsReporters Without Borders expressed concern about a steep decline in press freedom in Moldova as some 30 journalists continued a sit-in begun 27 July at the state broadcasting company with around 100 police and military surrounding the building.The journalists were protesting about staff selection – after a shake-up of the company’s legal status – which they claimed was based on political rather than professional criteria.Elsewhere a Chisinau appeal court on 22 July upheld an order to pay damages for defamation against opposition weekly Timpul that risks bankrupting the newspaper.And on 20 July an administrative appeal court in Chisinau upheld a decision to refuse accreditation to Dmitri Ciubascenco, editor of the bi-weekly Moldavskie Vedomosti.Continuing demonstration at Moldova state television and radio Conflict between staff and management at the state broadcaster began in November 2003 following a legal amendment breaking up the existing company and creating a new public service, with a one-third cut in staffing levels. The journalists at the time voiced their fears about the company’s independence.The law however set up a 15-member monitoring committee, but this committee only consolidated the power of those already in control. The director, Ilie Telescu, along with a large majority of the monitoring committee are in fact pro-communist.The journalists on 27 July called for the resignation of their bosses and for all recent decisions to be reversed, in particular recruitment of staff following the change of status.They then demonstrated in front of the building before starting an occupation of the meeting room in which the staff recruitment board was sitting. They complained that recruitment was based on political and not professional criteria.They pointed to the fact that members of the ‘anti-censorship committee’ set up by the journalists at the state broadcaster in May 2003 to combat management pressure, had not been selected.The journalists’ sit-in began as 70 salaried staff announced the creation of a “committee for the defence of professional and human values”. Nineteen journalists were suspended after the announcement.The management then blocked journalists from entering the offices and around 100 armed police and military surrounded the building and seized tents from journalists who arrived to demonstrate their solidarity. August 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police evict journalists from state TV and radio broadcaster Receive email alerts to go further Transnistrian journalist gets presidential pardon in return for televised confession News
Facebook Healthcare Ventures Has Launched a Venture Capital Fund, Dedicated to Digital Health By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 7, 2021– As a specialist digital health fund, Sydney based Healthcare Ventures will invest in early stage and growth companies transforming healthcare via digital health technologies. The investment strategy focuses primarily on Australian companies going global, led by visionary founders, that are redefining how healthcare is provided and consumed whilst delivering better outcomes for all. The Healthcare Ventures team brings investment, medical and digital health expertise to the table. All are entrepreneurs in their own rights: Partnership and Fund Manager BoardRoger Allen AM – Chairman and pioneer of Australia’s venture capital industry is a renowned active early-stage investor and director. Roger has had heavy involvement in several very successful ASX listed digital health companies, including Volpara Health and the recently listed, Doctor Care Anywhere.Dr Louise Schaper – Australia’s pre-eminent digital health evangelist and CEO of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.Darren Heathcote – Experienced adviser and investor in healthcare.Dr Bronwyn King AO – Radiation Oncologist and founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios. They are joined by an esteemed Advisory Board:Grahame Grieve – the ‘Father of FHIR’, advisor to governments, vendors and care providers globally, head of the global FHIR community and is on the list of 15 Health IT Standards and Interoperability Rockstars to Know.Dr Amandeep Hansra – General Practitioner, angel investor, advisor and strategist, Ex CEO Telstra Readycare and founder of Creative Careers in Medicine, a community of over 10,000 doctors and co-founder of Australian Medical Angels with over 300 active health tech angel investors.Adj A/Prof David Rowlands – One of Australia’s most senior health informaticians with extensive international experience.Dr Arran Schlosberg – Medical doctor, software engineer, and co-founding CTO with deep technical expertise and international experience in the healthcare industry, including at HealthMatch, Google, and DeepMind. “The digitally enabled transformation of healthcare across the globe is happening at a phenomenal pace, accelerated by COVID19 and the resulting focus on data and technologies for advanced individual and population health. We see this as providing significant opportunity for a specialist fund and specialist team focussed on digital health investment,” said Dr Schaper. “In 2020, digital health start-ups in the USA attracted a record US$14 billion of investment capital, in the largest funding year on record. Australia is rich with brilliant innovators and yet funding is only starting to see traction. Healthcare Ventures aims to rectify that.” Launching the fund, Allen said “I have been working with and invested in a number of talented health professionals and am seeing continuous deal-flow of innovations coming from the medical community. This shouldn’t come as a great surprise given our best and brightest have been going into medicine but what has changed is a strong entrepreneurship mindset and the ability to transform practises through digitisation. I believe the best way to handle this dealflow is to have a dedicated team and specialist fund led by health professionals supported by strong investment and technical capabilities. The fund will be a relatively small fund and will seek to partner and co invest with many more generalised VC funds both in Australia and overseas. Focussing on technology, Healthcare Ventures will pay close attention to innovations in fields such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, large scale data, advanced diagnostics, health IOT and telehealth,” said Allen. “We acknowledge that investing in healthcare is challenging, as you need to have intimate knowledge of workplace practises and that means being able to both understand and navigate the many nuanced challenges these health professionals face every day,” said Darren Heathcote. “We took great care, over a considerable amount of time, to build a partnership and advisory board that would provide us with the necessary expertise, such that today, we have a dedicated, specialist team of medical and digital health led professionals and investment experts, able to assist our portfolio companies to execute on the opportunities,” said Heathcote. “Healthcare Ventures aim to commercialise innovation from the health sector, advance the growth of local industry and the export of Australian innovation and entrepreneurship to the world. Worldwide, we see in increasing demand for digital transformation in healthcare. Australia’s technical expertise has long established itself as an influential and effective provider of innovative solutions for many sectors and we believe Australia’s reputation for high standards and rigorous regulatory oversight sets us apart,” said Dr Schaper. Healthcare Ventures’ initial raising activities have already attracted attention from investors globally. The fund first closing is expected in the first half of 2021. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210207005001/en/ For further comments or information please contact Darren Heathcote, Managing Partner, Healthcare Ventures on +61 418 256 951 e:[email protected] KEYWORD: AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA AUSTRALIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Healthcare Ventures Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Tickets are $13 for adults, seniors, juniors and military are $10, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free. A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) sells for $35. VIP skybox seating is $25 and pit passes are $30. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway gets the new race season started on Saturday, April 20 with and has a special Easter Eggstavaganza (featuring over 2,000 eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny at intermission) planned during the night. By Ben Deatherage Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the front gate opens at 3:30 p.m., time trials are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is scheduled to kick off at approximately 6 p.m. IMCA Modifieds are on the evening card.
Wilshere is likely to miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley at the Emirates Stadium due to a knee problem and is also a doubt to face Anderlecht in midweek. But France striker Giroud, who fractured his foot against Everton in late August, is on course to rejoin training next month despite having initially been ruled out until the New Year. “He’s eager to play, but that is always the period when the patience of the player is tested. “They feel ready and want to play. Usually they realise only much later they are not completely ready. “I know Theo very well. He’s an intelligent player so he knows as well that he’s not completely there yet.” Arsenal are targeting a third successive victory when they host Burnley with a three-point haul potentially lifting them into the top four. A nine-point gap has opened up on Premier League leaders Chelsea and while Wenger refuses to concede the title race, he knows it will take a sustained assault to make up the ground on Jose Mourinho’s team. “I don’t write us off, let other people do that, but Chelsea are in a strong position at the moment,” Wenger said. “I believe it would not be realistic to just think now that we’ll catch Chelsea very quickly. “We have to get consistent results to have a chance of coming back. “I’m more focused on the quality of our games and on the consistency of our results before we think about coming back on Chelsea.” Burnley have yet to win in nine Premier League starts this season and Wenger is ready for them to adopt defensive tactics at the Emirates Stadium. “It’s absolutely normal that other teams try to stop us from playing our game. I can understand that completely,” Wenger said. “We want to be good enough to get around that and not allow other teams to stop us playing. “We are good enough, but we know the quality of our passing and our decisions must be better.” Press Association Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal’s lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud “miles ahead of schedule” in the coming weeks. “Olivier is miles ahead of schedule. He’s doing very well,” Wenger said. “He’s three weeks ahead of schedule and he will join normal training after the international break. Of course it’s a big boost.” Arsenal have lost Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, David Ospina, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Debuchy to a variety of ailments and now Wilshere has joined their ranks. Wenger insists the problem is minor and has penciled in the England midfielder to return against Swansea on Sunday week. “There is a slight problem with Wilshere. I don’t think he’ll be available against Burnley,” Wenger said. “It’s very, very short term. He got a kick on his knee. I don’t know if Anderlecht on Tuesday will be too early or not. He’s not training at the moment. Certainly Swansea, yes.” England winger Theo Walcott has been sidelined since January with a serious knee problem, but Wenger will not rush him back against Burnley despite having made his comeback in the reserves. “Theo is not ready yet. He’s been out for too long to start the game. If I can give him some competition I’m happy to do it,” Wenger said.
Published on April 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Syracuse trailed Binghamton by a goal early in the third quarter. The Bearcats had won 9-of-14 faceoffs to that point, and led the Orange 6-5.But with one flick of the wrist, everything changed. Nicky Galasso’s goal with 9:17 left in the third quarter tied the score at six. Syracuse faceoff specialist Chris Daddio won three straight faceoffs, and SU went from trailing 6-5 to leading 9-6.It was that small burst that led No. 7 Syracuse (6-3, 1-3 ACC) to a 10-8 victory over Binghamton (3-6, 1-0 America East) on Wednesday night in front of 1,847 at the Carrier Dome. Both Syracuse head coach John Desko and Binghamton head coach Scott Nelson said that the game’s flow went as faceoff flow went.“It was a pretty poor start on my part,” Daddio said. “It kept them in the game. I mean, they stayed in the game the entire time. And then toward the middle of the game I got in a little bit of a rhythm there, winning some, and we started pulling away.”After winning 15-of-24 draws in Syracuse’s 11-10 win last Saturday against Notre Dame, Daddio was inconsistent at the X on Wednesday night, winning just 10-of-22. The senior lost the game’s first for draws against Alex Doerflein, and the Bearcats took early 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3 leads.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it could have easily gone much worse for Syracuse. Doerflein pulled his hamstring midway through the first quarter and didn’t play for the rest of the night.Doerflein was replaced by freshman Dan Mazurek, who finished the night 8-of-18.“The first five or six just got out of hand and got away from me,” Daddio said. “I just kind of came off after that and calmed myself down a little bit and just tried to go out there confident, like it never happened.”Daddio earned his first win after Mazurek was called for an illegal-procedure penalty to start the second quarter. Though he won three of last four faceoffs of the half, Syracuse didn’t gain any momentum. There was an eight minute gap — from 9:04 to 1:25 — with no faceoffs.Against Notre Dame, Daddio took advantage of drawing the ball back to wings Peter Macartney and Matt Harris. Although Macartney finished Wednesday with three groundballs — second only to Daddio’s seven — they all came in different quarters.Nothing was continuous for Syracuse until the Galasso goal.That’s when Daddio won three straight draws — which Mazurek credited to Daddio doing a good job timing the referee’s whistle — and Syracuse scored four straight goals over a five-minute span.“I thought the six-minute spurt in the third quarter really hurt us when they got up by three,” Nelson said.Scott Loy fired a shot past Bearcats keeper Tanner Cosens to give the Orange the lead. In a man-advantage situation, Dylan Donahue gave the Orange its biggest lead of the night– a two-goal lead at 8-6.Randy Staats completed the stretch with a goal to extend the lead to 9-6.In the fourth quarter Daddio did just enough, winning half of the draws.For Daddio, it was the second game in a row he’s taken all of the team’s faceoffs. While the player taking the draws is consistent, the results have been anything but.But for one key stretch, Daddio was, and it propelled Syracuse to a win.Said Desko: “It seemed like when we got the faceoffs and Chris got it out, I think he relaxed and started to get it down. That helped us at the offensive end of the field.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
“I don’t resent a man for finding work, but I will fight to make sure those same opportunities are available to everyone, on and off the ice, regardless of race or ethnicity.”Over the last 24 hours I’ve received a lot of requests to comment on the news of Bill Peters being hired by a KHL Team. I thought this would be the best way to share my thoughts.. pic.twitter.com/qLwaeevKbm— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) April 16, 2020In November, Peters resigned as coach of the Flames after Aliu revealed on Twitter that he “dropped the N-bomb several times towards me in the dressing room.” It then surfaced that the ex-NHL coach was physically abusive; former Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan, whom Peters coached from 2014-16 in Carolina, accused Peters of kicking him during an unspecified game.MORE: Bill Peters’ resigns as Flames head coachNot very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock. Apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree, same sort of deal with his protege in YYC. Dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music. First one to— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) November 26, 2019admit I rebelled against him. Wouldn’t you? And instead of remedying the situation, he wrote a letter to John McDonough and Stan Bowman to have me sent down to the ECHL. 20 year old on pace for 20 goals in his first pro year with zero PP/PK time was off to a great start in his— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) November 26, 2019Pro career— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) November 26, 2019Peters claimed the Aliu incident was an “isolated event” in a letter he wrote before his resignation, adding: “I have regretted the (Aliu) incident since it happened, and I now also apologize to anyone negatively affected by my words. I am aware that there is no excuse for language that is offensive. I meant no disrespect in what I said, and it was not directed at anyone in particular. But, that doesn’t matter; it was hurtful and demeaning. I am truly sorry.”Aliu called Peters’ apology at the time “misleading, insincere and concerning.”On a call Wednesday with reporters Peters said, “I think as time goes on, we all grow and improve and become better versions of ourselves, and I’m no different than that. You learn from all the experiences that you’re in, and you become better.”Both Flames interim coach Geoff Ward, who was an assistant under Peters, and general manager Brad Treliving noted it was good to see him getting a second chance.“Billy is a good coach. He made a mistake, but he’s an awful good man, in spite of the fact the mistake did happen,” Ward told TSN’s Jermain Franklin, adding, “I think he’s done some things to atone for what occurred. … Seeing that and people recognizing that, I think are important. So, now the fact that he’s getting another opportunity to go and do what he loves, and that’s coach, it’s nice to see. As I said, I’m sure he will be successful there.” Treliving told reporters on Thursday, “I’m a big believer in second chances for anyone and everyone. Bill made a mistake, he said he made a mistake. I know he’s making amends to make up for that. He’s a good coach. Bill’s a good man. He made an error. … Not everything we do is something right and we just hope people have grace for us, and we wish him well there.”Aliu also added on Twitter that he is still waiting for the outcome of the NHL’s investigation. He met with commissioner Gary Bettman in December to discuss changes he would like to see the sport make to be more diverse, safer and accountable.”Only with the past behind us can we focus on the future,” Aliu’s tweet on Thursday said. “That means bringing hockey to the underprivileged youth in order to make the game more diverse, affordable and accessible to all regardless of race, gender and economic background. Stay Tuned #TimeToDream” Despite everything, Akim Aliu still believes in second chances and forgiveness for his former coach Bill Peters, who used a racial slur directed at him when they were with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.”Hockey is for all,” Aliu tweeted Thursday morning in response to the news that Peters signed a two-year deal with the KHL’s Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist. “I believe in second chances for everyone, that we can all find forgiveness in our heart, and that real, positive change is coming if we continue to push forward together.
“I really want you to remember that moment and hold on to it because that’s what’s going to power us to many more championships. Never let that energy drop… I tell you, that propels me.“These past six years have been epic and iconic. We are now legends. Just remember that. When you go home, when you look in the mirror, when you wake up, say ‘I’m a legend’. You’ve got to say that to yourself… ‘I’m a legend’.”By common consent, Hamilton has also become a legend of F1 with an error-free season providing the foundations for the team’s double success.Technical director James Allison pin-pointed him as the key factor in Mercedes’ victory in both championships after a fiercely-fought duel with rivals Ferrari.“You’ve got to say that Lewis this year has just made the difference for us,” he said. “He keeps putting it on pole. And whenever its wet, he’s always at the front. In the races, we can make mistakes and he’ll recover it by doing something unlikely on the track that no-one sees coming.“And he spends a whole year not making mistakes. He’s just the consummate racing driver.”Amid the celebrations, team chief Toto Wolff reminded of their need to avoid complacency and next season bid for an outright record sixth title double, moving them clear of Ferrari.“The job is going to get more difficult every year. We are setting the benchmark at the moment and our competition will get more energised and motivated by us…“All points start at zero next year. We will have forgotten about the five and will fight hard to be in contention for the sixth. Whether we achieve it or not, we will see next year.”Share on: WhatsApp Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Lewis Hamilton hailed his Mercedes team as legends on Monday and described his championship-clinching victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix as the best moment in five triumphant seasons.His dramatic success confirmed Mercedes’ record-equalling fifth consecutive double of drivers’ and teams’ championships.It was his 10th victory this season, signalling that he has won 60 per cent of the team’s points, the 72nd of his career and his 50th in the 99 races held in the V6 turbo hybrid era since 2014.“It was an emotional afternoon,” he said.“And, I think, that might be the best moment I’ve had with this team… I’ve never seen the guys so happy.“We’ve been together a long time and the guys are usually happy, but reserved about it. So I was hoping that when I got back the guys could feel what I was feeling. I saw it and I’ll remember that moment for the rest of my life.”The 33-year-old Briton, who plans to celebrate with the team back at their Brackley base on Tuesday, added: “It’s hard to contemplate what’s happened in these last six years. It’s been such an incredible journey and by no means has it been easy for anybody.“It’s just the greatest team effort that I can remember. It’s really awesome.”In a show of emotional gratitude in the garage after Sunday’s victory, he told the race team: “It’s an incredible honour to work with all of you… Seeing you guys after the race, seeing that energy that you guys all had, that happiness can fill a lifetime.
A local pharmacy owner is in trouble with the law, after police say he created fake prescriptions to save money on medications for his dogs.According to the police report, Boynton Beach resident Casey Kelleher created fake labels for amoxicillin and carprovet using his dogs’ veterinarian’s name to save a trip to the vet.The report adds that Kelleher last brought his dogs to the vet in December of last year, which is the last time he was issued a prescription.This time around, Kelleher went to Dog Activity World to have the staff administer the prescriptions. Instead, the staff alerted police when they noticed the dogs had different medications listed in the company’s database.The man is facing fraud charges.
Golfers in the United Kingdom spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014, accounting for 14% of all consumer spending on sport, and golf paid £990 million in taxes to the government.More than half of consumer spending on golf, £2.2 billion, was channelled through the UK’s near 3,000 golf clubs, of which almost two-thirds are in England.Golf equipment and clothing accounted for £939 million of consumer expenditure and golf related tourism, events and accommodation a further £775m.The figure are contained in an independent report published this week by Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC).The report was funded by The R&A and the organisation’s Chief Executive, Martin Slumbers, said: “Golf is the first sport in the UK to evaluate its contribution to economic development in line with the government’s ‘Sporting Future’ strategy and these findings give us an important economic baseline for the golf industry against which we can measure future growth.“There is plenty of room for optimism that golf can maintain and develop its position as one of the most popular sports in the UK, particularly in the year when it makes its return to the Olympic Games in Rio.”Nick Pink, Chief Executive of England Golf, has welcomed the report and commented: “This demonstrates the economic value of golf for the UK and is very positive news for the game, proving that it is one of sport’s big players.“It underlines the importance of our strategy to get more people playing more golf and joining clubs as members. What’s good for golf is good for the country and more players and more members will mean more people taking advantage of the sporting, social and health benefits of the game and making a direct contribution to the economy.”The report highlights that the golf industry in the UK employs 74,480 people with a third employed directly by golf clubs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Golf’s Gross Value Added (GVA), the wages and profits measure of economic activity, is calculated at £2 billion or 7% of GVA attributed to all sport in the United Kingdom.After accounting for indirect and induced economic impact effects, the turnover of the UK golf industry is estimated at £10.3 billion for 2014.Professor Simon Shibli, the Head of SIRC and author of the report, said: “The positive physiological and mental health benefits of golf are already well understood. Golf is also remarkably valuable to the economy as our figures for consumer spending, GVA and employment demonstrate.”The report provides an analysis of golf’s regular and occasional participation base, estimating there are 1.5 million adult golfers in the UK who play at least once every four weeks, including just over 1 million in England. In the UK as a whole it identifies 3.9 million adult golfers who play at least once a year, including 2.7 million in England.The role of volunteering in UK golf is also highlighted in the SIRC report with an estimated 178,000 volunteers contributing 2.1million volunteer days, a benefit to the sport worth £137 million annually.The report was launched at a reception in the Palace of Westminster hosted by the recently formed All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, chaired by Karl McCartney JP MP. The Group brings together Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons to support the sport of golf.Image © Leaderboard Photography. 23 Mar 2016 UK golfers spend £4bn a year and the golf industry pays £1bn in tax