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Trump angry as golf tournament is moved to Mexico

first_imgWhy has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?PGA Tour commissioner Timothy Finchem said Mr Trump’s current profile had made it “difficult” to attract sponsors.”It’s fundamentally a sponsorship issue,” said Mr Finchem.Luxury car maker Cadillac has reportedly not renewed its sponsorship deal.”Donald Trump is a brand, a big brand, and when you’re asking a company to invest millions of dollars in branding a tournament and they’re going to share that brand with the host, it’s a difficult decision,” he said.However, Mr Finchem insisted the decision to move the event to Mexico City from Florida, where it has been held for the past 55 years, was not political.”From a golf standpoint we have no issues with Donald Trump. From a political standpoint we are neutral. PGA Tour has never been involved or cares to be involved in presidential politics,” he added.The PGA Tour has signed new seven-year sponsorship deal with Grupo Salinas, and the first WGC-Mexico Championship will held in March next year.Mr Trump said the decision marked a “sad day for Miami, the US and the game of golf”.”This decision only further embodies the very reason I am running for president of the United States,” he said.The venue for the event has not been officially confirmed, but media reports say it will take place at the Club de Golf Chapultapec outside Mexico City.”I hope they have kidnapping insurance,” Mr Trump told Fox News.Mr Finchem said that a member of his staff had already confirmed that this was in place.”I haven’t inquired about the detail,” he said. “But I made the point that maybe that’s something we don’t want to advertise.” Mr Trump said the PGA had “put profit ahead of thousands of American jobs”.On the campaign trail, Mr Trump has portrayed Mexico as undermining the US economy.last_img read more

Buzz Meeting: Day 2 recap

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 5, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The second day of the MHTF Buzz meeting continued the conversation to cover topics like community interventions, addressing short-term fixes versus long-term system changes, and how to accelerate progress in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity.The morning included a discussion of community interventions to address maternal health that was introduced and moderated by Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Aga Khan University. Three presenters who are working on MHTF supported projects, Nick Pearson from Jacaranda Health, Kate Ramsey from IHI, and Kaosar Afsana from BRAC, had the opportunity to discuss their projects that each are examples of community level interventions that address maternal health.In the afternoon, the conversation turned to the future and how we can accelerate progress in reducing maternal mortality. Poonam Muttreja from the Population Foundation of India provided some context for the discussion. Similarly to day one, we may have asked more questions than we answered, but it’s an important step to ensure that we ask the right questions. Some of the questions that were raised include:Where is the “F” in family planning?Has the low-hanging fruit been picked?Is human/economic development the key to solving maternal health problems?Do we talk enough about gender? Too much?Share this:last_img read more