BURLINGTON, Vt.–Vaughn A. Carney, director of legal services at Bombardier Aerospace Structured Finance in Colchester, and Michael Metz, president of Michael Metz & Associates in Charlotte, have been named to the Board of Trustees of Champlain College.Carney, a resident of Essex, Vt., is a member of the Vermont, Washington and District of Columbia Bar Associations. He is on the board of directors of E-One Holdings, Cathedral Square Corp. and the Vermont Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He is also a lector at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Carney earned a bachelor’s degree at Colgate University and a law degree at Harvard Law School.Metz, a resident of Charlotte, Vt., is a business development consultant. He serves on the boards of Magic Hat Brewing Co. and MRA Labs. Hes also on the board of Burlington City Arts and the Burlington City Arts Foundation. Metz earned a bachelors degree at Middlebury College and an MBA at Columbia University.Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by a liberal arts foundation. The College offers masters, bachelors and associates degrees and professional certificates in 29 fields of study.# # #
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York People are buzzing about the upcoming show that some are calling “the greatest folk concert Long Island has seen in decades!”On Nov. 20, the Hillwood Recital Hall at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the Brookville campus of LIU Post will host “David Amram’s 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger.”Not only is it a birthday bash for a world-renowned artist and a musical celebration of perhaps one of the world’s most influential folk artists, it’s also a benefit for the nonprofit Gold Coast Arts Center, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach—something that Amram has done throughout his own long career.Topping the bill is the octogenarian birthday boy himself, David Amram, and his quintet, featuring Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Robbie Winterhawk and Adam Amram. Also scheduled to appear are Amram’s close compatriots who’ve also shared the stage over the years with the late, great Pete Seeger, including Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame), Tom Chapin, Holly Near, Guy Davis, Garland Jeffreys, Kim & Reggie Harris, Joel Rafael, The Amigos, The Chapin Sisters, Bethany & Rufus and the Connecticut State Troubadour Kristen Graves.“This family of musicians feels honored to mark David Amram’s 84th birthday with a celebration of the life of our mutual friend, Pete Seeger,” said Rafael on his website, adding that they still feel Seeger’s presence today.Seeger was 94 when he died in January of this year.“We credit Pete as a great organizer and musician who blazed a path for so many by indelibly linking his music and activism,” said Rafael. “We thank him for bringing songs like ‘Guantanamera’ and ‘Wimoweh’ to the United States; for turning the traditional song, ‘I Will Overcome,’ into ‘We Shall Overcome,’ and teaching it to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pete Seeger brought American Folk Music into the homes of millions of Americans and those in countless countries around the world.”David Amram (left) performing with the late, great Pete Seeger (Photo courtesy of Econosmith.com)David Amram is another trailblazer, whose musical journey as a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author has bridged classical, jazz and world music. He’s performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Leonard Bernstein, Tito Puente, Odetta, Allen Ginsberg, Nina Simone, Betty Carter and even Jack Kerouac, to name a few of the diverse talents with whom he’s performed for seven decades and counting.Read about Jeck Kerouac’s time on Long IslandWho but Amram can claim Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Aaron Copland, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning as some of the influential mentors that helped him find his unique path? He continues to travel the world as a composer, conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar and narrator fluent in five languages. But on Nov. 20, he’ll be coming to Long Island’s North Shore: 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, to be exact. The tantalizing evening kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. It promises to be a truly legendary night of great music.The Gold Coast Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For more than 20 years, they have been bringing the arts to tens of thousands of people in our area free of charge. They also sponsor artist-in-residencies at schools, after-school art programs, special assemblies, teacher-training workshops, as well as parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region. An affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art, the Gold Coast Arts Center has also sponsored the Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its fourth year, which has furthered their outreach.Tickets went on sale Oct. 2, for $55 in advance, and can be purchased by visiting movementmusicrecords.com. For an additional $45, concertgoers can meet and greet the performers at a special VIP event backstage.Hillwood Recital Hall at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University at CW Post (aka LIU Post), 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville. 516-299-2752. For more information about this legendary gig, visit tillescenter.org. To learn more about the Gold Coast Arts Center, go to goldcoastarts.org.
87SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Welcome to episode 59 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward.Do you know how vital the defense credit unions are to military personnel and their families? Listen in as Anthony Hernandez and I speak about what they do and how they are different from other financial institutions. Tony is the President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council, before joining the credit union movement he spent 25 years in the Air Force. As you can imagine, he has some significant leadership knowledge and will share that with us along with what makes the DCUC so unique in the work they are doing for our service members.Tony speaks about the specific issues they oversee and what he believes all credit unions need to change to stay relevant in today’s financial market. Tony shares why he took the position as President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council and what he hopes to accomplish in the next year.What is his leadership style? Tony says that it is a consensus style, but he is also highly adaptive so his style can change depending on which style he needs. He chats about what young leaders need to do better, some of his mentors all through his life, and whom he thinks about when he hears the word success. Tony gives a different perspective on credit unions and how they work with the military. Listen to this conversation, and you might learn something that you didn’t know before. You don’t want to miss this episode.Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Tony:Anthony Hernandez, President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union CouncilCEO@DCUC.ORGwww.DCUC.orgLinkedIn | Twitter Show notes from this episode:Shout-out: to our friends at CO-OP Financial Services, our first sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the work Anthony and his team at DCUC are doing in D.C here.Interested in an upcoming DCUC event? Find out more here.Tony has some great Community posts that you can find here including his article “The Defense Credit Union Difference.”Want to watch the new video Tony talked about? Here you go: DCUC – Why We Do What We DoCheck out the Jauruary Defense Credit Union Alert here.Article mentioned: Generation X: America’s neglected middle childArticle mentioned: Emerging Technology and Military ConsiderationsShout-out: Filene Research InstituteShout-out: Jennifer Hernandez – Tony’s wife who introduced him to credit unions and DCUC.Shout-out: the DCUC Board of DirectorsShout-out: Jill Nowacki (I love being your +1)Shout-out: Maria MartinezBook Mentioned: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreeneShout-out: Arnulfo and Mary Hernandez (dad and mom) and Don and Joyce Powers (the in-laws)Shout-out: Three teachers from high school: Warren Cupp, Donna McCoskey and Judi McKenzieShout-out: Mentors from the military: Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Ingalls, Bob Belchic, Brigadier General Sandra Gregory, General Robin Rand, Colonel Mike Phelps, Maj General Wayne Schatz, Lt General Jerry Martinez, Lt General William Rew, General William FraserShout-out: Dan BergerCheck out The Berger Leadership Blog here.Shout-out: John SpenceAnother guest who swears by PelotonShout-out: Tansley StearnsMovie mentioned: Neat – The Story of BourbonAlbum mentioned: Mannheim Steamroller Fresh AireBook mentioned: Leadershock by Greg HicksBook mentioned: Lions Don’t Need to Roar by D.A BentonPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37), Maria Martinez, Dan Berger, John Spence, Tansley Stearns, Randy SmithYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:56] – Tony, welcome to the show![02:48] – Tony shares what the Defense Credit Union Council is and how they help our military personnel.[03:45] – He explains the two primary reasons the DCUC is different from other credit unions.[05:43] – Tony reads a script that he found that describes what the DCUC does for military families and veterans.[08:09] – Tony, are there issues specific to defense credit unions that your organization prioritizes?[11:36] – They speak about the things that need to fundamentally change in the credit unions to keep them relevant in the financial industry.[14:49] – A year from now, what will you be proud that you accomplished with your organization?[16:47] – He shares with Randy about the new biometric identification he is excited to announce.[19:15] – Tony describes why he took the position with the DCUC once he retired from the Air Force.[22:57] – Did the inspiration for the job change once you transitioned from COO to CEO with the DCUC?[25:18] – Tony shares his leadership style and tells us it hasn’t changed since he became a civilian.[28:21] – He believes that the credit union landscape will change exponentially with the Gen X generation taking over.[28:45] – What do you say all the time that your team can repeat word for word?[31:26] – Tony says that young leaders need to find the one thing that is important to them and achieve that main thing, and narrow your focus.[33:53] – Tony speaks about having many mentors along the way and gives some examples of what they taught him.[37:02] – What does a typical day at work look like for Tony? What do you like to do when you have a day off?[40:11] – Do you remember the first time you got in memorable trouble?[42:28] – Tony wanted to be a politician when he was young but then took the military path.[43:36] – If he doesn’t work out in the morning, his whole day feels off.[44:10] – Tony states that he doesn’t have any apps that he uses daily.[45:29] – What is your favorite album of all time?[47:27] – What book do you think everyone should read?[52:06] – Tony shares that when he hears the word success, he thinks of his parents and his children.[53:42] – Tony, do you have any final thoughts or asks for our listeners?
“We have no plan, and the City should have it. For an organized size such as a city or county or state, and in the age in which we live, a development plan must exist. If it does not exist, then it is irresponsible behavior towards the city, citizens and the state. The development program must be made for a minimum of eight and a maximum of 10 years, because every incoming city council should have an inherited plan.”, Said Miličić and added that he believes that citizens should have insight into it, as well as the right to express their views on it. He also stressed that Split must develop elite tourism, and not, as he put it, “Zimmer frei” tourism. As part of the seminar, a panel was held on the topic “On the edge: Does Split exist after tourism” with the participation of Jakša Miličić, former mayor of Split, during whose mandate the city experienced great demographic expansion and realized several major projects important for the city Babić, art historian, former rector of the University of Split and the initiator of numerous public and cultural initiatives. The GradOdrasta initiative was created after a group of architects and urban planners, at the invitation of the Zagreb Architecture Salon, made a detailed analysis of the state of space in Split for presentation at the 53rd Zagreb Architecture Salon in 2018. The analysis resulted in a map called Disaster map, which is a set of data on communal, spatial and urban facts about the city of Split, and which was presented at the seminar City on the brink of disaster 2018. A three-day seminar for architects, urban planners and activists “City on the brink of disaster 19” was held in Split this weekend, organized to network active citizens and professionals and exchange knowledge and experiences related to the healthy development of the city, Slobodna Dalmacija reports. The interlocutors discussed contemporary social developments and the long-term consequences that unplanned and devastating aspects of tourism will have on the city. With the experience of another season that brought chaos in traffic, social and economic form, the panel raised the question of whether there is an option in which Split will survive everything that has happened to it in recent years. Referring to the degradation of urban space and the environment of the city in which we live, work and create, the initiative through various activities seeks to make citizens aware of the right (and necessity) to be involved in spatial planning processes, equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to respond in a timely manner. “Split pushes the boundaries of what is conceivable, real, legal and surreal in its spatial development on an almost daily basis. Our starting point is to problematize the complete dependence of Split on the growth of tourism, as well as a kind of decadence in which the city falls, completely leaving the quality of life to the urban element, “she said. on behalf of the organizer Antonija Kuzmanić. Source / photo: Free Dalmatia; A city on the brink of disaster 19
Penthouse living is proving popular and it’s easy to see why with some of the luxury listings available on the Gold Coast.PENTHOUSES on the Gold Coast are perfectly primed for luxury, laid-back living with some of the most incredible ocean views. Demand for opulent skyhomes is on the rise as buyers opt for low-maintenance luxury in cental locations without compromising style or space. Here are three glamorous tower toppers on the market. MORE NEWS: Battle of the twins: villa knocks neighbour off top spot MORE NEWS: Rugby league legend tackles property market More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The Marquis on Main penthouse has one incredible rooftop pool.
Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the possible absence of Steve Smith and David Warner in the Australia team for the series against India would be a “huge factor” as it’s like India not having Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in their ranks.The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) had made a submission to Cricket Australia at the start of the month to lift the ban on Australian captain Smith and vice-captain Warner.But indications are that they are not ready to bring the trio (Cameron Bancroft included) back to international cricket early.Therefore, there seems little hope they will play Test cricket before March 29 when the ban on them ends.“It’s a huge factor. This is like the Indian team not having Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of health drink Complan’s programme of which he is the brand ambassador.Complan had launched ‘Aro Sapno-Aro Bere Otho (Dream More, Grow More) contest last month, of which the winners were announced here at a plush hotel to celebrate the aspirations of children on Children’s Day.The contest was held across 100 schools in the city and children were asked to bring their dreams to life through creative expression. Students from classes 2-6 participated in the challenge.Ganguly went through the created artworks and selected ten winners of the contest. The winners took home Rs 1 lakh prize money each.Ganguly further said that this is India’s best chance to win a test series in Australia, keeping in mind their bowling attack.“It’s a great moment for Indian cricket. This is their best opportunity to beat Australia. India are a good side and have good bowling attack. I have seen in England that they (bowlers) have taken 20 wickets in every test,” Ganguly said.“But you also have to keep in mind that Australia in Australia are a different kettle of fish. Many feel that they are a weak outfit but I don’t think so,” the 46-year old added.India play four Tests starting December 6 at Adelaide Oval. India’s best result Down Under was 1-1 in 2003-04 series under Ganguly. Asked about Kohli’s ‘leave India’ comment to a fan, Ganguly said, “I would not like to comment on that. It’s not necessary to react to each and every comment.”Meanwhile, Ganguly also hinted that India pacer Mohammed Shami has expressed his desire to play for Bengal in the next Ranji Trophy game against Kerala.“Shami has wanted to play. If he plays it’s good for the Bengal side. We had written a letter before the first match as well to play him but he had few fitness issues for which he had to go to rehabilitation. If he plays, it’s great.” (IANS) Also Read: Sports News
Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Super Falcons home jersey has been voted the best women’s national team jersey at the last FIFA Women’s World Cup held last year in France.The nine times African champions featured at their eighth tournament in France in that breezy green and white outfit designed by NIKE shortly before the country’s senior male team featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The jersey sold out in just few hours after it was launched in London two years ago. It was also one of the most sought-after jersey in Russia despite the fact that the Super Eagles failed to progress beyond the group stage.This perhaps explains why when the Super Falcons filed out for the Mundial in France, it became an instant hit with the fans and got nominated on Sunday amongst the four jerseys shortlisted for votings. It was the only African team jersey that made the list.The other countries jerseys listed for the poll include England, Germany and Australia.In the voting which ended yesterday, it was little surprise that the Super Falcons jersey polled over 50 per cent of the entire 2,348 votes cast.Australia’s Women’s team jersey finished a distant second behind Falcons, polling 21 per cent while England (15) and Germany (15) placed third and fourth respectively.Those who believe the hood does not make the monk were however right at the tournament in France as the Super Falcons with their beautiful jersey did not record more than just one victory- the 2-0 defeat of South Korea in the group game. They however lost out of the tournament in the Round of 16 to Germany just like they did at the 1999 edition hosted by USA.Interestingly, the men’s version of the jersey was voted amongst 20 iconic World Cup jerseys of all time last April.In the final poll conducted in 24-hours by BBC Sports, the Super Eagles’ 2018 kit was voted fifth among the iconic football shirts worldwide across all generations.The shirt was beaten by those of Brazil (1970); Netherlands (1988); West Germany (1990) and England (1966) in the top four places.The Nigerian shirt had nine per cent of total votes cast whereas the winning shirt, that of Brazil, had 14%. England in the fourth place had 10%, just one to pip Nigeria to the fourth place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Syracuse opened its game against Manhattan in man-to-man defense and stayed in it for nearly the first seven minutes of action. After Jaspers guard George Beamon scored on the team’s first possession, the Orange’s man defense contained the Manhattan attack.Manhattan repeatedly tried to drive to the basket, but Syracuse’s help defense combined with the team’s athleticism stifled the Jaspers.Orange center Fab Melo recorded two emphatic blocks helping off of his man underneath, and Brandon Triche got another when Kidani Brutus tried to send a soft floater over the SU guard in the first half.‘If their guys pass by my guards, I just go and help,’ Melo said. ‘We have a good rotation because if a guy passes by me, you have the other post guy on help, too. We all trust in each other, so that’s a good thing for the team.’No. 5 Syracuse used a combination of that man-to-man defense and its vaunted 2-3 zone in its 92-56 win over Manhattan on Monday in the Carrier Dome. After playing only zone in its first game of the year Saturday, the Orange (2-0) played man off and on against the Jaspers (1-1) for about half of the first 20 minutes. Though SU head coach Jim Boeheim and his players felt the zone was a little more effective, they liked having the ability to switch seamlessly in and out of man-to-man.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re known for our zone, and we love playing zone defense here at Syracuse,’ fifth-year senior Scoop Jardine said. ‘That’s our main thing. But it doesn’t hurt to have good man-to-man, too.’After the first seven minutes, Syracuse played the 2-3 zone for about eight minutes. The Orange went back to the man defense again with about five minutes left in the first half. And the Jaspers once again struggled to score against the Orange, managing just six more points before halftime.That success changing defenses gives SU’s opponents something very new to game plan for when they battle the Orange this season. For years, teams have come to the Carrier Dome with the intention of breaking down Boeheim’s 2-3 zone.But this year might be a little different.‘I feel like it’s a good way to switch it up because the offense won’t get too comfortable with us being in the zone all the time,’ junior James Southerland said. ‘I noticed that when we’re in the zone all the time, teams start to relax. When we switch it up to man-to-man, we’re going to force more turnovers.’And Syracuse forced plenty of turnovers with both its defenses against Manhattan. The Jaspers coughed the ball up 28 times in the game and shot just 31.6 percent from the field.Against mostly the man defense in the first half, they only registered four assists on nine made baskets as they tried to drive to the rim to no avail.‘I think all of us are capable of playing man just because we’re athletically gifted,’ senior Kris Joseph said. ‘We have length and we have size to play man-to-man. Our big men are going to change shots down low. Our guards are going to pressure the ball as they should. The wings are going to do what they can to help us play great man defense.’The Orange played more zone in the second half with the game well in hand, occasionally switching to man for a couple of possessions.Boeheim said he hasn’t decided just how much Syracuse will go away from the 2-3 zone moving forward. He also added that he thought the zone was much better than the man defense Monday, but he wanted to look at the film to make sure that was accurate.And as for the players, they feel the zone will once again be SU’s strength on the defensive end.But it won’t hurt to have a little man-to-man sprinkled in here and there.‘Our zone is great,’ Jardine said. ‘Our zone is really good. We force a lot of turnovers out of it. Our man is getting better. That’s what we want.’email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm
The USC women’s golf team is holding its own at a talent-heavy Pac-10 championships at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.The Women of Troy sit just one stroke back after the first day of play after getting strong performances from their entire roster.USC is matched up against five of the top 20 teams in the nation this week, including No. 1 Arizona State and No. 2 UCLA. Another, Oregon, is playing in its own hometown. But make no mistake: the Women of Troy intend to win.Curtain call · Senior Belen Mozo, playing in her final Pac-10 event, shot a opening-round 72, good enough to tie her for ninth overall. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information “I think we’re ready to bring another championship home,” said two-time All-American junior Lizette Salas.Leading the team into the postseason is sophomore Jennifer Song, the No. 2 golfer in the country.Song, who shot a first round of two-under-par 70, leads the nation in scoring average at 70.63 strokes per round and already has two victories as an individual this year.If she maintains that average, she will break the school season scoring record that she already holds by .92 strokes. Song will leave USC at the end of the season to turn pro and wants to end her final season as an amateur with an NCAA championship, something she has not yet achieved.Salas, a junior, was on the NCAA championship-winning team in 2008. That team won its last four events, including all three postseason tournaments.Salas shot a team-best 3 under par on Monday.“We expect to play better than we did at [the ASU/PING Invitational], because we left a lot of shots out there,” Salas said “I think we took the wrong approach to certain shots, and we need to be more alert to the type of shot we have to make.”Salas finished tied for sixth place at ASU and won an individual title at the Turtle Bay classic in Hawaii in November.Three-time All-American senior Belen Mozo is looking to become the first four-time All-American in USC history. Finally healthy after battling injuries throughout the fall, Mozo shot even par during the first round.Rounding out USC’s first day was senior Caroline Kim (4-over-par 76) and freshman Cyna Rodriguez (1-over-par 73).Kim’s final season with the team has been highlighted by a 30th-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship in September. Rodriguez’s best tournament was the Bruin Wave, where she finished 15th. Both have fought for a roster spot all season with senior Stefanie Endstrasser and sophomore Inah Park and look to make the most of this postseason opportunity.The Women of Troy said they are well aware of the expectations that come with their program. The team has finished in the top-seven at the NCAA championships nine times in the last 12 years, including victories in 2003 and 2008.USC is confident they can continue the tradition of success in Eugene and beyond.“We all know the course really well,” Salas said. “We’re all really excited about this.”
From left, Julian Marley, representing Alacran Foundation, Ewan Peebles, Golf Director at Tryall, Peter Chin and Carlene Moore from the Jamaica Tourist Board pose with the winning trophy for the championship at the Jamaican Open launch event. KINGSTON, Jamaica – President of the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Peter Chin said there is significant international interest in the 52nd Jamaica Open to be held from December 11 to 14 at the Tryall Course in Montego Bay, adding that they have received entries from all over the world of golf to participate in the event, along with Jamaican golfers. He was speaking at last week’s press launch of the event. “The tournament will be truly an international event,” said Chin.As reported by the Jamaica Observer, Chin said the 54-hole tournament that will be played on the newly renovated par-72 course, and offers a first prize of US$100,000.Chin said to date there were over 55 entries and “considering the field will be no more than 105-110, we are more than halfway to go [and] we are expected to be fully subscribed.”He said it was the first time that the tournament ever had such a high level of interest weeks before the tournament.Entries have been received from Latin America, North America, South America, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. The entries include 10 players from the PGA LatinoAmérica tour and others from the McKenzie Tour in Canada.Chin said the Jamaica Open, which is the “oldest running open in the Caribbean” has always attracted world-class players and also they were experiencing “growth both in terms of sponsorship and the caliber of players that have been attracted to the event.”Ewan Peebles, director of golf at Tryall, said they were happy to be hosting the event and hoped it would not be the last time, adding that the timing was perfect.“We are particularly excited to host the Jamaica Open this year because we have just completed a three-year renovation project of the golf course…over three painstaking years we have completely renovated all our the greens, the greens complexes, our bunkers and we have put in a new irrigation system,” he said.“Tryall Club has a history of championship golf that is unrivaled anywhere in the Caribbean, this will be the first time we will host the Jamaica Open here but we hope it won’t be the last,” he said.