By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: July 29, 2018 at 9:06 pm | UPDATED: July 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm By DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business partially destroyed legally protected sand dunes in Scotland when it built a golf course north of Aberdeen, according to government reports released in response to a freedom of information request. Scottish Natural Heritage, which monitors the country’s sensitive and scientifically important sites, said that construction of Trump International Golf Links Scotland “led to the direct loss” of up to 168 acres of the Foveran Links site. The damaged and destroyed drifts, one of the best examples of moving sand dunes in Britain, developed over 4,000 years, according to the agency. “The construction has removed the vast majority of the geomorphological interest within the vicinity of the golf course,” Scottish Natural Heritage said in the documents. The documents were released … [Read more...] about Trump golf course damaged Scottish sand dunes, reports say
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Golf Town was founded in 1998 and is now the largest golf retailer in Canada with 32 stores across the country. OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension plans, with more than $48 billion in assets invested around the world.The OMERS Capital Partners legal team was led by its general counsel Chantal Thibault, who was assisted by Goodmans LLP. The Goodmans team included Neil Sheehy, Shevaun McGrath, Brad Ross and Greg Lemaich (corporate/securities); Jean Anderson, Vanessa Yeung, Lisa Mantello and Kyla Lamarche (banking); Carrie Smit (tax); Daniel Shapira (real estate); Joe Morrison (employment); Amalia Trister (intellectual property); and Richard Annan (competition). Daniel Hayhurst and Paul Dempsey of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP advised on matters relating to the Pensions Benefits Act and Evy Moskowitz of Moskowitz & Meredith LLP assisted on tax matters. Golf Town Income Fund was represented by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP with a team led by Alison Manzer and Jeffrey Roy … [Read more...] about OMERS Acquires Golf Town
"Trump has spent 123 days golfing, or 1/5 of his term, at a cost to taxpayers of $72,181,957 - and still hasn't visited troops in a war zone."- VoteVets, in a tweet, July 23, 2018 --- As a candidate, President Donald Trump was heavily critical of Barack Obama's golf habit and once told an audience that "I'm going to be working for you. I'm not going to have time to go play golf." So obviously that makes his own golf habit fair game for scrutiny.But our eyebrows went up when we saw this tweet by a liberal-leaning veterans group - retweeted or liked by more than 50,000 people - because it offered such a precise number, to the dollar: $72,181,957. We often warn readers about false precision and decided to examine how this was calculated.The Facts Doug Gordon, a spokesman for VoteVets, said the information came from a website called TrumpGolfCount.com, maintained by a self-described "data junkie" named Sophie Germain. The website tracks every trip to a golf club made by Trump and … [Read more...] about Have U.S. taxpayers spent $72 million on Trump’s golf outings? No.
On Sunday 12 February 2016, golf’s European Tour unveiled a ‘revolutionary and novel short form of the game’ which is designed to ‘embrace innovation and originality in professional golf’. The first GolfSixes event will take place in North West London on 6-7 May 2017 and will feature two-man teams from 16 European nations. The teams will compete in an initial group stage on the first day that is ‘similar to the UEFA Champions League football group stages’ followed by knock-out stages on the second day.Golf is a sport that is famous for respecting and protecting its origins; the current form of the game is believed to have originated from a game played in Scotland during the 15th Century. As a result, golf has become known for its long-standing (and sometimes peculiar) traditions, both on and off the greens. See, for example:Rule 23/10 of the R&A’s Rules of Golf & Golf Equipment which provides that if … [Read more...] about GolfSixes: Are Shorts and Selfies Soon Going to be Synonymous with Golf?
Immediately following completion of the Acquisition, Golf Town Canada Inc. (“Golf Town Canada”) and Golfsmith completed a private placement of 125,000,000 units (“Units”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $125,000,000 (the “Offering”), with each Unit consisting of (i) C$0.64 principal amount of 10.50 per cent senior second lien notes of Golf Town Canada due 2018, and (ii) $0.36 principal amount of 10.50 per cent senior second lien notes of Golfsmith due 2018. The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters comprising Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., as joint bookrunners, and HSBC Securi-ties (Canada) Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., as co-managers. The Units were issued pursuant to a trust indenture with BNY Trust Company of Canada, as Canadian co-trustee and Canadian co-collateral agent and The Bank of New York Mellon, as US co-trustee and US co-collateral agent.Following completion of the … [Read more...] about Golf Town and Golfsmith Complete Business Combination