GAA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleWarm welcome to the news that Portlaoise Mail Centre is here to stayNext articleOur guide to what’s on this sunny June weekend Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp GAA GAA Home Sport GAA Six Laois football teams set to go for All-Ireland Feile glory in… SportGAA Twitter Six Laois football teams set to go for All-Ireland Feile glory in Connacht WhatsApp TAGSFeile football Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By Alan Hartnett – 27th June 2019 Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Pinterest This year six Laois teams – four in football and two in ladies football – will be heading to Connacht for the Feile na nGael.Portarlington, Ballyroan-Abbey, The Harps, O’Dempsey’s in football and St Conleth’s and Ballyfin in ladies football camogie are all representing Laois in their respective codes and divisions.The weekend begins on Friday the each team playing two matches in the evening.On Saturday morning they play the remaining team in their group, which will decide if they reach the Shield or Cup competitions.Quarter-finals in both the Shield and Cup take place on Saturday afternoon with different venues hosting the semi-final and finals on Sunday.Here is a run down on each of the teams:Portarlington – FootballDivision 2 Group APortarlington claimed their first ever Laois Feile title following an eight point victory over Portlaoise in the LOETB Centre of Excellence in April. Captain Corey Geoghegan led a second half comeback which saw him score a brilliant goal and set up another as Portarlington turned a four point deficit around.Portarlington’s achievement is made all the more remarkable by the fact that they went through the entire weekend with just 15 players.They defeated Stradbally Parish Gaels, Killeshin and Ballylinan on their way to the final with the minimum amount of players as a rugby trip to England took away a number of players who would have been available to them otherwise.PORTARLINGTON: Patrick Bennett, Kian Barry, Ben McEvoy, Jack Murphy, Fionn Ryan, Sean Michael Bracken, Hugo Emerson, Corey Geogheon Lyons, Conor Weldon, Daniel Stanfanov, Jordan Downey, Sean Bennett, Eoin McEvoy, Luke McEvoy, Kailyn Flood, Matthew O Sullivan, Ben McCann, Conor Maher, Tom Corcoran, Sean Michael Ward, Fionn LyonsManagement: Dermot Weldon,Damien Ryan, Mick Murphy and Mick MurphyPortarlington Feile 2019 winnersFIXTURES: FRIDAY:Portarlington v Ballinasloe (Mayo) 5.30pm in BallinasloePortarlington v Four Masters (Donegal) 7pm in BallinasloeSATURDAY: Portarlington v St Michael’s (Galway) 10.45am in WestsideBallyroan-AbbeyDivision 5 Group BBallyroan-AbbeyBallyroan-Abbey defeated The Harps by a single point in the LOETB Centre of Excellence to claim the B title back in April.There was little or nothing between these two teams at the end of the game as The Harps came back from a seven point deficit at half-time to come up just one shy by the final whistle.It was the second weekend in a row that The Harps have experienced final heartache after losing the hurling decider to Camross seven days previous.This was the first silverware this particular group of players from Ballyroan-Abbey have ever won and they will look to add an All-Ireland title this weekendBALLYROAN-ABBEY: Jake Keane, Rian O’Mahoney, Daniel Cass, Luke Byrne; Tommy Ward, Tom O’Keeffe, Cormac Byrne; Darren Mulhall, Kyle Mullen, Jack Finlay, Fionn Delaney, Eli Quinn; Kallum Fitzpatrick, Ted Whelan, Stephen O’Donnell, Lee Palmer, Adam Jones, Ben Meredith, Ethan Robinson, Eoin Prendergast, James Walker, Tommy Ward, Colin Scully, Billy O’Sullivan, Cormac ByrneFIXTURESFRIDAY:Ballyroan-Abbey v Clifden (Galway) at 5.30pm in IslandeadyBallyroan-Abbey v Castlemitchel (Kildare) 7.30pm in IslandeadySATURDAY:Ballyroan-Abbey v Crossmalina Deel Rovers (Mayo) 10.30am in CrossmalinaThe HarpsDivision 10 Group BThe Harps are one of two boys teams that have received invites to compete in the competition this year.After being beaten in both the hurling ‘A’ and football ‘B’ deciders, this is some reward for the players who competed valiantly in both finals.THE HARPS: Lochlan Curran, Rory Walsh, Mark Downey , Donal Deegan, Will Duggan, Liam Kirby, Eoghan Murphy, Neil Stanley, Ciarán Flynn, Cole Brennan, Darragh Townsend, Jack Dunphy, Cormac Dunne, Bobby Murphy, Justin Duggan, Martin Drennan, Shane Shortall, Aaron Holohan, Simon Comerford, Tom Kennedy, Ross Deegan, Ciarán Walsh, Ethan Lafferty, Ross DeeganFIXTURESFRIDAY:The Harps v Stokestown (Roscommon) in Strokestown at 4.45pmThe Harps v St Joseph’s (Cavan) in Strokestown at 7pmSATURDAY: The Harps v Kilglass/St Barry’s in Tarmonbarry at 10.45amO’Dempsey’s Division 13 Group DO’Dempsey’sThe second of the invited teams are O’Dempsey’s who will play in Division 13.Their host team are Moycullen GFC which is 12km outside Galway city. There are a total of 21 players traveling to the Feile with a good mixture of 13 and 14 year olds that have played with each other up through the years.The players are really looking forward to the whole Feile experience and to making new friends and new memories.The club would also like to wish Portarlington Gracefield and St. Conleths the best of luck in the Feile over the coming weekend.O’DEMPSEY’S: Diarmaid Fallon, Conor Kearney, Eimhin O’Neill, Lorcan Coleman, Alex Craig, Daragh Fox, Adam O’Leary, Sean Gutierrez, Eddie Bale, Ryan Phelan, Joe Finn, Seanan Fitzpatrick, Cian Byrne, Owen Bale, Darren Keogh, Nathan Duffy, Daniel Donoher, Eoin Garry, Aaron Costello, James Byrne, Dan PunchMANAGEMENT TEAM: Eamonn Fitzpatrick, Paul Byrne and Tommy FallonFIXTURESFRIDAY:O’Dempsey’s v Claregalway (Galway) in Moycullen 5.30pmO’Dempsey’s v Clashmore/Kinsalebeg (Waterford) in Moycullen 7pmSATURDAY:O’Dempsey’s v Moycullen B (Galway) in Moycullen 10.15amSt Conleth’s – Ladies FootballDivision 2 Group CIf there was ever a club making huge strides at underage level, it’s St Conleth’s. Their progress and focus on underage football has shown to have reaped rewards of seeds long sewn. One particular group of skilled St Conleth’s players is their U14 panel. St Conleth’s defeated Portlaoise in the Laois ‘A’ Feile final this year, 1-4 to 0-4. On their path to that final St Conleth’s came up against a determined St Brigid’s side but showed great character to win out by two points.Portlaoise fought until the very end but sheer resilence and only allowing The Town kick two points in the opening half meant St Conleth’s saw this final out as Feile winners for the second year in a row.This wasn’t the only trophy this young St Conleth’s side picked up this year. In a second meeting of the Feile finalists, St Conleth’s emerged on top of the Town – 3-9 to 2-5. They are now placed in group C of division two against teams from Galway and Wicklow. ST CONLETHS: Eibhinn Hodgins, Aoibhe Hoary, Siofra Dillon, Hayley Murray, Ciara Doyle, Aoibhe McMahon, Alice Kerins, Mellissa Donnelly, Sarah Hynes, Holly Hanway, Neala Byrne, Aoibhe Byron, Aoife Cummins, Rachel Donagher, Megan Murray, Ava Luttrell, Sarah Hyland, Saoirse Booth, Laoise Cooper Keogh, Orlaith Cooper Keogh, Aoife Donohoe, Susannah Hoey Moore, Eimear Gildrea, Sinead Slevin, Niamh Fenlon. Management: Stephen Hoary, Pat Cummins, Siobhan Hanway, Tyrone Murray, Lisa Doran, Brian Donagher.FIXTURESFRIDAY:Glenamaddy Williamstown (Galway) v St Conleth’s 5.30pm in GlenamaddySt Conleth’s v Tinahely (Wicklow) 7pm in GlenamaddySATURDAY:Annaghdown (Galway) v St Conleth’s 10am in Annaghdown Ballyfin – Ladies FootballDivision 7 Group B BallyfinBallyfin emerged victors in a very exciting affair against Mountrath in Laois ‘B’ final.Both Ballyfin and Mountrath played very tough semi finals, with Ballyfin defeating Killeshin in the semi-final to emerge to the grand finale.Both teams left it all on the field but it Ballyfin who finished victors on a scoreline of 5-4 to 3-1.BALLYFIN: Aoife Brennan, Kacey Hogan, Ella Ryan, Eva Timmons, Blathin Smyth, Chloe Bergin, Deirbhile C-Fennell, Sally Horgan, Emer Dunne, Cara Goode, Hannah McEvoy, Ciara Meade, Ella Dunphy, Alannah Culbertson, Erinn Feighery, Kim Fitzpatrick, Abigail Culleton, Kelly Lalor, Niamh Goode, Sophie Culinan, Niamh Heffernan, Amy Moore, Isabel Conroy.Management: Fergal Feighery, Anne-Marie Lloyd, Damien Cullinan, Kirsten Dunphy ClasseonFIXTURESFRIDAY: Claregalway B (Galway) v Ballyfin 4.45pm in Kilconly (Galway)St Kevin’s (Louth) v Ballyfin 7pm in KilconlySATURDAY:Kilconly v Ballyfin 10am in KilconlySEE ALSO – Laois hurler who won a Leinster football title in Croke Park hoping to emulate success this weekend 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin
For 2012 and 2013, it says the province expects real GDP in both years to rise close to 4.0%, and employment to rise more than 2.0% each year as the unemployment rate falls to 4.9% in 2012 and 4.6% in 2013. S&P says that the chief risks to the Alberta economy are softening commodity prices due to a weak U.S. recovery, recession in the eurozone, and slowing growth in emerging economies. “Alberta’s liquidity levels are very positive, in our opinion,” added S&P credit analyst, Stephen Ogilvie, noting that the province has very large holdings of cash and temporary investments, totaling $38 billion at fiscal year-end. After factoring in equity and bond holdings, it estimates that Alberta had free cash and liquid assets of about $25 billion at that time, which represents more than 5x projected fiscal 2013 debt service costs. S&P says that the stable outlook reflects its expectations that the province’s tax-supported debt burden will remain moderate (below 60% of operating revenues) in the next two years and that cash and temporary investment holdings will remain very strong after a modest decline in fiscal 2013. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed its AAA ratings on the province of Alberta, with a stable outlook. The rating agency says that Alberta has almost fully recovered from the recession. It reports that real GDP rose about 3.5% in 2011, outpacing the national rate of 2.5%, returning to prerecession levels, and employment surpassed its prerecession peak too. Related news Alberta’s economy ‘stuck in low gear’ Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial James Langton Alberta hopes higher oil prices will power recovery Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Alberta Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 21, 2007 Saturn’s largest and most dense ring is composed of tightly packed clumps of particles separated by nearly empty gaps, according to new findings from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The clumps in Saturn’s B ring are neatly organized and constantly colliding, which surprised scientists. “The rings are different from the picture we had in our minds,” said University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Larry Esposito, principal investigator for the Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph. “We originally thought we would see a uniform cloud of particles. Instead we find that the particles are clumped together with empty spaces in between,” he said. “If you were flying under Saturn’s rings in an airplane, you would see these flashes of sunlight come through the gaps, followed by dark and so forth,” said Esposito, a professor at CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. “This is different from flying under a uniform cloud of particles.” Because previous interpretations assumed the ring particles were distributed uniformly, scientists underestimated the total mass of Saturn’s rings. The mass may actually be two or more times previous estimates, said the scientists. “These results will help us understand the overall question of the age and hence the origin of Saturn’s rings,” said Josh Colwell, assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, and a team member of the Cassini ultraviolet imaging spectrograph. A paper outlining the results appears in the journal Icarus. Scientists observed the brightness of a star as the rings passed in front of the star on multiple occasions. The technique provided a measurement of the amount of ring material between the spacecraft and the star, according to the team. “Combining many of these occultations at different viewing geometries is like doing a CAT scan of the rings,” said Colwell, a former research associate at CU-Boulder’s LASP. “By studying the brightness of stars as the rings pass in front of them, we are able to map the ring structure in 3-D and learn more about the shape, spacing and orientation of clusters of particles.” The observations confirm that the gravitational attraction of ring particles to each other creates clumps, or “self-gravity wakes,” he said. If the clumps were farther from Saturn, they might continue to grow into a moon. But because they are so close to Saturn, their different speeds around the planet counteract the gravitational attraction so that the clumps get stretched like taffy and pulled apart. The clumps are constantly forming and coming apart once they reach about 30 meters to 50 meters, or about 100 feet to 160 feet across, according to the researchers. “At any given time, most particles are going to be in one of the clumps, but the particles keep moving from clump to clump as clumps are destroyed and new ones are formed,” said Colwell. In the dense B ring, the classic cloud model of the rings predicted that particles collide about twice per hour on average, he said. “Our results show that the particles in the B ring spend most of their time in almost continuous contact with other particles,” said Colwell. The clumps may act like super-sized particles, changing the way the rings spread due to collisions. The clumps are seen in all regions of the B ring that are not opaque, said the researchers. One surprising aspect of the measurements is that the clumps in the B ring are broad and very flat, like big sheets of particles. The clumps are roughly 10 times to 50 times wider than they are thick, according to the study. Scientists also are surprised that the B ring clumps are flatter and have smaller spaces between them than those found in the neighboring A ring. A picture of the rings based on these results is available on the Web at: www.nasa.gov/cassini, saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and at lasp.colorado.edu/cassini/whats_new/ . The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The ultraviolet imaging spectrograph was built, and the team is based, at CU-Boulder.
Verizon shuffles executives Tags Verizon named Ericsson and Samsung as initial vendors providing equipment for construction of its C-Band network, pressing ahead with its plans despite the initial spectrum not due to be cleared until the end of the year.The US operator, which committed almost $53 billion to the C-Band spectrum including the purchase price and clearing costs, said it has begun deployments of radios, antennas and baseband equipment made by Ericsson and Samsung.Verizon previously detailed a goal of covering 100 million customers in 46 markets with a 5G service using the spectrum within a year: CTO Kyle Malady explained appointing Ericsson and Samsung advanced a goal to have “everything in place” by the time the spectrum is cleared.Ericsson is providing its Antenna-Integrated Radio unit with Massive MIMO capabilities. By integrating the radio and the antenna into a single enclosure, Ericsson’s equipment is meant to save precious space on towers.Samsung’s contribution comprises its Massive MIMO radios with beamforming and its virtualised RAN (vRAN) technology, which enables carriers to run baseband functions in software.Verizon said since it has already deployed vRAN with Samsung, the new C-Band radios can be commissioned relatively quickly via software.ProgressCrown Castle and SBA Communications are the two tower partners Verizon announced so far. The carrier said both will “provide for process improvements including standardising and reducing forms and minimising legal reviews”.Verizon secured an average of 161MHz of C-Band spectrum nationwide during a recent auction: it explained its contiguous spectrum bands should streamline deployment across the US.The Federal Communications Commission’s C-Band auction was pivotal for Verizon, which was previously viewed as the operator with the weakest spectrum position vis-a-vis 5G. The mid-band spectrum acquired puts Verizon on a much more even footing with rivals AT&T and T-Mobile US, which secured a trove of mid-band spectrum through its merger with Sprint. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back EricssonSamsungVerizon KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Author Related Home Ericsson, Samsung support Verizon C-Band deployment Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Freelance tech journalist Martha DeGrasse is delighted to be contributing to Mobile World Live. Martha has written for a number of telecom and wireless publications, and was a writer, editor and video producer at RCR Wireless News for almost seven… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 20 APR 2021 Martha DeGrasse Previous ArticleGlobe Telecom beats network targetsNext ArticleRootMetrics flags Verizon 5G challenges
Email Address* From left: Erica Grossman, Michaela Keszler, Maggie Keats, Margaret Harrington and Maria Babaev (Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman)Award ceremonies may look different this year, but for agents in the tristate area, there was much to celebrate.From the Hamptons to Westchester, homes were flying off the shelves in 2020. And although Douglas Elliman held its annual Ellie Awards without a gala — even a virtual one — it still celebrated agents’ accomplishments. Nationally, the brokerage closed $29.6 billion sales — over 46,303 sales and rental transactions — in 2020.In the Hamptons, Elliman closed $2.9 billion in sales, $1.5 billion more than in the previous year. That included 3,425 sales and rentals, up from 1,992.Read moreNYC’s biggest producers, top sellers in 2020 heralded quietlyBay Street Theater buys Sag Harbor shops for new homeDouglas Elliman reports $14M profit, 50% revenue jump in quarter Elliman claimed two of the region’s top five residential sales including the $50 million sale of 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton by Erica Grossman and the $45 million sale of 26 & 32 Windmill Lane in East Hampton by Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen. Elliman also closed on the East End’s biggest commercial deal of 2020, with Enzo Morabito and Adam Rothman handling the sale of the Water Street Shops in Sag Harbor.The top individual prize based on gross commission income was awarded to Michaela Keszler from the Southampton office, and the award for top team by GCI went to the Atlantic Team of the East Hampton office, led by Justin Agnello, Hara Kang and James Keogh.Justin Agnello, James Keogh and Hara Kang“Undoubtedly, we navigated uncharted waters in 2020 and experienced a market that we’ve never before seen in the Hamptons,” Todd Bourgard, Douglas Elliman’s senior executive regional manager of sales for the Hamptons, said in a statement.In the broader Long Island region, excluding the Hamptons, the brokerage sold 7,896 units amounting to $5.3 billion in sales.Taking home the top individual prize based on GCI for Long Island was Maggie Keats from the Port Washington office, while the award for top team by GCI went to the Maria Babaev Team from the Roslyn office.In Westchester, the firm was involved in two of the top three residential sales in Bedford, as well as the highest sale in Putnam County in the past five years with 15 Kings Dock Road.Margaret Harrington, who had the 15 Kings Dock Road transaction, was Elliman’s top agent by GCI in Westchester. In Westchester, the top team was the Strong Oestreich Elwell Team, while in Connecticut it was the Jennifer Leahy Team.The Strong Oestreich Elwell TeamThe Katonah office grew 35 percent in sales volume year-over-year while the Armonk office grew 72 percent in sales volume year-over-year. In Connecticut, Douglas Elliman’s Greenwich office closed deals on a record $282 million in real estate in 2020, a 34 percent increase in sales volume from 2019.“I am blown away by the talent we have across Westchester and Connecticut,” Michael Fitzgibbon, executive manager of sales for Douglas Elliman’s Westchester and Connecticut Divisions, said in a statement.Contact Sasha Jones Message* Full Name*
CANADA: Montréal commuter rail operator Agence Métropolitaine de Transport finally began revenue service on its 52 km Train de l’Est route from Montréal Central to Mascouche on December 1, around three years later than previously anticipated. Serving a region with around 700 000 inhabitants, the route had been expected to open during 2012. Out-turn cost is put at C$671m, against a previous estimate of C$435m.The route incorporates 9 km of AMT’s existing 25 kV 60 Hz electrified Deux-Montagnes line from Montréal Central through the Mount Royal tunnel, before diverging to the east. The trains then follow an existing CN freight line across the north of Montréal Island, paralleling the Rivière des Prairies through Anjou to Point-aux-Trembles. After crossing the river to Repentigny, the commuter trains use 11·6 km of new railway built along the median strip of Québec Route 640, before joining Genesee & Wyoming’s Quebec-Gatineau Railway on the approach to Mascouche.The line currently serves 11 stations, plus three existing stops on the Deux-Montagnes route. Feeder bus services connect with the trains at several stations, while the new stop at Ahuntsic adjoins Chabanel station on AMT’s St-Jérome commuter route. Two more stations are expected to open in the spring of 2015, at Pointe-aux-Trembles and at Sauvé, which will provide interchange to the Orange Line of the city’s metro network.The line is operated using five ALP-45 electro-diesel locomotives and 30 double-deck coaches drawn from a larger fleet supplied by Bombardier in 2010-12. AMT is initially providing eight trains each way per day, mainly at peak times. Offering an end-to-end journey time of 65 min, the service is expected to attract around 11 000 passengers per day.Train de l’Est initial serviceFrom MascoucheFrom Montréal Central05.4007.0406.1812.1507.0015.5807.3016.4308.4917.1613.3317.5717.1919.1220.3321.54Read more about the Train de l’Est project in the September 2010 issue of Metro Report International, available to subscribers in our digital archive.
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal next? Keylor Navas drops big Real Madrid exit hintby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas has dropped a big hint he is leaving Real Madrid this month – with Arsenal tipped to be his next destination.Navas has not been happy playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season at Real Madrid.And on his instagram page the keeper has posted a picture of him shaking hands with Real Madrid fans with the caption ‘thanks for everything’.Now Sport says he’s on the way to Arsenal in a £14m deal.The ‘goodbye’ picture was taken as 8,000 fans came out to watch the squad train at Valdebebas – with many believing it’s his farewell picture.
Chelsea youngster Gilmour full of pride for Cup winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was full of pride after his contribution for their 7-1 Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town.Deployed in a deep-lying central midfield role, Gilmour grew into the game, and in the second half was arguably the standout performer. “It was a really good feeling to make my full debut, and it was really good to get the win,” said Gilmour to chelseafc.com.”It was breathtaking. It was a great night to walk out in front of all the Chelsea fans. And the boys performed really well. You could see the attacking threat we had with the goals.”The gaffer has come in and wants to play the youth. It’s been really good experience for us and the we’re gaining confidence from it. I have worked hard for this so it wasn’t a shock, but I had to step up and show what I’m capable of. I think I played well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mason Greenwood pens new Man Utd dealby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Greenwood has signed a new deal with Manchester United until 2023.The striker also has the option of a further year.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Mason has progressed through our outstanding Academy and we are delighted with the progress he has made. At such a young age, he already has great pace and intelligence and he is such a natural finisher.“Since he came into the first team, he has really impressed everyone with his drive and attitude. He has all the attributes to become a top player. Mason is learning every day in training and, with his work ethic, there is no doubt that he has an excellent future ahead of him.”Greenwood has been at the club since the age of seven and has made nine appearances this season, scoring twice.He said: “Having grown up as a Manchester United fan, playing for the first team is a real dream come true. I know that, when I play for this club, I represent the whole Academy and I want to repay the faith that my coaches have shown in me with my performances on the pitch.“I am learning all the time from the manager and his coaching staff and I know that this is the perfect club to help me reach my potential.”