The AFL Commission is the official governing body of Australian rules football and the Australian Football League, the sport's elite national competition. Richard Goyder has been chairman since 4 April 2017; the AFL Commission is responsible for the administration of the competition of the same name, its constitution proclaims it as the "keeper of the code", the body universally responsible for the sport of Australian football. It was formed in 1985 as the VFL Commission, gained its current name in 1990; the AFL Commission took over the role of the Australian National Football Council in 1993, in 2005 replaced the International Australian Football Council. The eight commissioners are elected by the 18 AFL clubs, with each club entitled to make nominations; the Commission was formed to set policy and has directed the VFL/AFL as the game's most professional league since December 1985. In 1993, the AFL Commission assumed control of the AFL from the AFL Board of Directors. Subsequently, the Board of Directors voted itself out of existence, a new Memorandum and Articles of Association were adopted for the AFL.
It assumed national governance of the sport when it absorbed the ANFC. This was a significant change of power, as between 1985 and 1993, the Commission had required explicit approval by a 75% vote of the League for major items such as further expansion, mergers and major capital works; the AFL created an International Policy in 2005, absorbed the International Australian Football Council, thus gaining control of the sport worldwide. In its role as national and international governing body, the AFL Commission controls and delegates development funding for Australian state and international bodies and leagues; as most of this funding is sourced the revenue and activities associated with the AFL competition, much of the funding is directed to the competition's developing markets. Semi-professional state competitions are self-sufficient, receive a much lower percentage of the AFL's funding; the AFL Commission has a simple structure. There are formal corporate titles for members which consists of a chairman whose role is to oversee meetings and a Chief executive officer who also oversees the operations of the Australian Football League.
Commissioners are elected by the 18 AFL clubs. Should an election be necessary the membership is decided by a vote of the AFL clubs. Under the current constitution, member clubs have the power to veto commission decisions with a two thirds vote. Current membership of the Commission is: Gillon McLachlan Andrew Demetriou Wayne Jackson Ross Oakley Richard Goyder Mike Fitzpatrick Ron Evans John Kennedy, Sr. Ross Oakley Alan Schwab Gabrielle Trainor Andrew Newbold Simone Wilkie Jason Ball Kim Williams Paul Bassat Richard Goyder Linda Dessau Christopher Lynch Sam Mostyn Andrew Demetriou Mike Fitzpatrick Bob Hammond Graeme John Chris Langford Bill Kelty David Shaw Craig Kimberley Wayne Jackson Colin Carter Terry O’Connor John Kennedy, Sr. John Winneke Michael Carlile Albert Mantello Ross Oakley Graeme Samuel Peter Scanlon Peter Nixon Richard Seddon Colin Carter Graeme Samuel The AFL Commission has become involved in Australian Football League matters on occasion that the league causes on-field or off-field, sometimes in controversial circumstances.
2006 Aurora Stadium Siren Controversy – investigated the disputed finish to the St. Kilda vs. Fremantle match played at Aurora Stadium on 30 April 2006; the result was that the AFL commission overturned the drawn result to award Fremantle four premiership points instead of two. The five-match suspension handed to Greater Western Sydney forward Jeremy Cameron for his crude hit on Brisbane Lions fullback Harris Andrews in round 14 of the 2018 AFL season. Cameron became the first player in league history to be sent straight to the tribunal more than once in his career; the two-match suspension handed to Hawthorn captain Ben Stratton, one each for pinching Essendon's Orazio Fantasia and for stomping Shaun McKernan, in round 13 of the 2019 AFL season. The commission has become involved when players or a club bring the game into disrepute, including: 2007 investigation into the West Coast Eagles party in Las Vegas, United States, after the 2006 AFL Grand Final. During the Las Vegas parties, Ben Cousins rehabilitation from drug addiction, Daniel Kerr's criminal charges and the hospitalisation of Chad Fletcher after choking on his own vomit were part of the issues following the overseas trip.
2013 investigation into reports of the use of illegal supplements by the Essendon Football Club The AFL Commission has an ongoing role in undertaking assessments of expansion clubs and awarding new licences including: Gold Coast Football Club Greater Western Sydney Giants Tasmanian AFL Bid and the 2009 Senate of Australia enquiryThe Commission owns a stake in the Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney clubs. The AFL Commission manages a special fund called the Competitive Balance Fund since 2004 as a grant of up to $5 million per club to ensure that member clubs remain financially viable; the system was changed to the Annual Spec
Polsat Sport News was the first Polish TV station aimed at sports news. Polsat Sport News was launched on May 30, 2011, at 7:00. On October 25, 2010, the program appeared as an internal test channel on channel 146 of Cyfrowy Polsat. On May 25, 2011, the station began testing digital terrestrial television in the second multiplex. On May 30, 2011, regular broadcasting started at 7am, but was not available to digital satellite platform users. On August 11, 2011, the station was made available to the users of the Cyfrowy Polsat. On November 4, 2011, the channel was added to n and Telewizji na Kartę. On November 1, 2012, Polsat Sport News launched advertising; the channel starts at 7:00 and ends at 1:15. On January 2, 2017, Polsat Sport News was replaced by Super Polsat in the second digital terrestrial multiplex. Polsat Sport News started its broadcast in HD quality on the basis of a satellite concession, it will be available on satellite platforms as well as in cable and IPTV networks, its schedule will be a continuation of the program offer broadcast on the grounds of the Polsat Sport News.
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First World Hotel is a three-star hotel in Resorts World Genting, Malaysia. Featuring a total of 7,351 rooms, it has set the Guinness World Records for the largest hotel in the world. In 2006, it featured 6,118 rooms, making it the largest hotel until The Palazzo took the title, an expansion of The Venetian located on Las Vegas Strip, opened on 1 January 2008. In 2015, First World Hotel regained the title after an opening of a new block; the hotel has received 35.5 million guests since 2006. First World Hotel consists of Tower 1 and Tower 2 with 3,164 standard rooms, 292 deluxe rooms, 649 deluxe triple rooms, 480 superior deluxe rooms, 136 world club rooms, it is managed by First World Hotel and Resorts Sdn Bhd, one of two major companies operating at Resorts World Genting. In 2015, First World Hotel extended Tower 2 Annex which has altogether 1,233 rooms including new rooms named XYZ Deluxe and XYZ Triple; the average size of the rooms is 170.70 square feet. First World Hotel is the first hotel in Southeast Asia to launch E-Kiosk or Express Check-in and Check-out kiosks.
One floor above the lobby level of the hotel is a 500,000-square-foot plaza called the First World Plaza, housing retail and dining outlets and indoor theme park attractions. The hotel connects to the brand new shopping mall, SkyAvenue which house the Awana Skyway station that links to the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. First World Plaza Awana Skyway Resorts World Genting First World Hotel's official website First World Hotel's reservation website First World Hotel photos