Master builders roadshow heads to Townsville

first_imgCM Master Builders MBA genericUNDERSTANDING safety risks and how to manage them will be spotlighted as part of the Master Builders BUSSQ Roadshow 2017 which will traverse to Townsville this month.The Roadshow is a free event that travels Queensland to share important industry information and updates.This year, in addition to workplace health and safety, industry experts will discuss the state government’s Queensland Building Plan and how it will impact members.Topics to be discussed by our expert panel include nonconforming building products and recently-introduced on the spot fines for requirements such as safe work method statements, hazardous chemicals, asbestos and first aid. There will also be displays of new products and technology.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Master Builders executive director Grant Galvin said this year’s Roadshow was a great opportunity for local building industry participants to understand the outlook for the industry, and to discover what Master Builders is doing to support industry growth and activity.“The events will feature a guest panel of industry experts, and you will be able to capture one-on-one time with the people leading the industry in insurance, superannuation, housing, training and licensing,” Mr Galvin said.“Anyone who works in our industry will tell you the last five years have been tough and Master Builders is keen to provide a platform to identify and discuss important local issues, as well as key opportunities and projects.”The event is open to the building industry and will be of interest to both residential and commercial builders, tradies and manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to the guest panel, all attendees will have the opportunity to network with local industry professionals, members, business consultants and a local council representative. As well as the panel discussion, there will be a range of exhibitors on hand to showcase the latest information, new technology and products on the market.The Townsville event will be held at the Townsville RSL on March 29, from 4.30pm-8pm.For registration visit mbqld.com.au/roadshow.last_img read more

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Seaspan Adds First 11,000 TEU SAVER

first_imgHong Kong-based containership manager and owner Seaspan Corporation has taken delivery of MSC Shuba B, an 11,000 TEU containership, from Hanjin Subic shipyard in the Phillippines.As informed, the Neopanamax will commence a seventeen-year fixed-rate bareboat charter with Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Upon completion of the bareboat charter period, MSC is obligated to purchase the vessel for a predetermined amount.The MSC Shuba B is Seaspan’s first 11,000 TEU SAVER design containership in a series of five ships, all of which will be chartered out to MSC.The Madeira-flagged vessel, which has a length of 330 meters and a width of 48.2 meters, is currently worth USD 80.9 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Furthermore, the company said it has entered into fixed-rate time charter contracts with an unnamed liner for two 10,000 TEU newbuilding containerships currently under construction at Yangzijiang’s shipyards.The two vessels are currently scheduled to be handed over to the company in 2018 and, upon delivery, will commence three-year fixed-rate time charters with options for up to three additional years. Seaspan has entered into “advanced discussions” on financing these two newbuildings with an undisclosed Asian financial institution.In addition,  Seaspan has inked deals to sell four 4,250 TEU vessels – the Seaspan Alps, Seaspan Grouse, Seaspan Kenya, and Seaspan Mourne. The ships will be sold for USD 37 million, according to the company.Seaspan signed deals to buy the vessels during the fourth quarter of 2016 and, after taking into account closing costs and vessel improvements, expects to record a gain on sale of the vessels of approximately USD 14 million. The individual vessel sales are expected to close during the third and fourth quarters of 2017, the company added.Excluding the four 4250 TEU class vessels which are being sold, Seaspan’s managed fleet consists of 110 containerships representing a total capacity of approximately 900,000 TEU, including 8 newbuilding containerships on order. Seaspan’s current operating fleet of 86 vessels has an average age of approximately six years and average remaining lease period of approximately five years, on a TEU weighted basis.last_img read more

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PRO-6 has 10 high-value drug targets

first_imgBolivar was believed to be a minion of Prevendido and stepped up drug trafficking activities after his boss died in a shootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017 in Barangay Balabago, Jaro district here. Bolivar has a pending arrest warrant for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. A resident of Barangay Guinacas, Pototan, Iloilo, Bolivar has been in hiding since 2017. Fugitive drug suspect Ernesto Bolivar is one of the 10 targets, he revealed. He did not name the nine others. “They should not try to fight our personnel,” said Pamuspusan. Within that period, 5,728.06 grams of shabu and 446.66 grams of marijuana with a total value of P66.3 million were confiscated./PN Sources further told Panay News Bolivar has lots of money to buy protection from policemen and even businessmen. Bolivar, 41, became the region’s top drug target after the death in September 2017 of drug lord Richard Prevendido. “Bolivar is not here. He is hiding outside Region 6. But we will continue pursuing him,” Pamuspusan said. Unit commanders have been ordered to mobilize tracker teams, said Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, PRO-6 director. Since January this year, a total of 1,014 drug pushers have been arrested in 710 police operations, PRO-6 data showed. ILOILO City – Policemen are hunting down 10 high-value illegal drug suspects in Western Visayas despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). To avoid detection, sources said, Bolivar has tapped the services of personalities whom the police are not familiar with. PRO-6 aims to “clear” drug-affected areas in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), he added. Although he managed to escape from policemen trying to entrap him in a buy-bust operation at his house in Barangay Guinacas, Pototan on Nov. 9, 2016, he was charged.last_img read more

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Justin Roden Steps Down As Trojans Football Coach-Accepts Head Coaching Job At Noblesville

first_imgThe Justin Roden Era at East Central has apparently come to an end. The Football Coach has formally accepted the Head Varsity Football Coach at Noblesville High School, north of Indianapolis, pending board approval tomorrow night.During his five years at The Trojans Varsity Football Head Coach, Coach Roden posted a 47-20 record including winning The 4A State Championship last year, The 4A State Runner-up in 2015, and a Semi-State appearance in 2016. Two of his players, Connor Lynch and Jayden Williamson, won The Eskew Mental Attitude Award during The Trojans State Final appearances.Coach Roden thanks all for the coverage of East Central Trojan Football during his tenure and have always appreciated your support.The Sports Crew at WRBI wishes Coach Justin the absolute best in his future endeavors as well as thanking him for taking the time to do interviews and sending us EC Trojan Football information. A first class act indeed!last_img read more

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Pesticides Blamed for Bee Massacre in Italy

first_imgFarmers in northern Italy are reporting a mysterious massacre of bees.  Beekeeper Edoardo Mambelli’s hives have suddenly stopped buzzing due to an apparent bee genocide.Almost half of his 50 thousand bees died within the space of one night.  Some four million bees more than 140 bee families were wiped out in a small four mile stretch near the northern Italian national park of Quinzano d’Oglio.Mambelli and other producers suspect pesticides are the culprit, but won’t know until investigations are completeAccording to Italy Magazine, the widespread use of pesticides is decimating Italy’s honeybee population.Without bees agriculture suffers costing millions of euros in lost crops.The Union of Italian Beekeepers (UNAAPI) are calling the “silent epidemic” among Italian bees over the last year that could cost farmers 2.5 billion euros.UNAAPI said between 40% and 50% of Italy’s honeybees had vanished since the start of last year.”A group of comparatively new pesticides called neonicotinoids are killing the bees,” said UNAAPI President Francesco Panella. ”These substances were irresponsibly authorized by public powers that bowed to pressure from the chemical industry”.Italian farmers use over a third of all pesticides applied in Europe, to the detriment of bees which are extremely fragile.”They are excellent indicators of levels of toxicity in the environment. What they tell us should be taken on board with great concern for the survival of future generations”.UNAAPI accepts that drought and disease have also played a role in the mysterious die-off but insists that the key suspect is a seed treatment using neonicotinoids, an artificial form of nicotine.last_img read more

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Cato hits 90 before Leeward Islands Hurricanes fight back

first_imgST GEORGE, Grenada, (CMC) – Roland Cato failed to reach his maiden first-class hundred, as he led Windward Islands Volcanoes’ batting before Leeward Islands Hurricanes fought back with a cluster of late wickets in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Thursday.The former Windwards Under-19 captain hit 90 to anchor the Volcanoes to 220 for seven in their first innings at the close on the first day of the first round match at the National Cricket Stadium.Cato struck five fours and one six from 154 balls and shared two successive century stands that were at the heart of the home team’s batting.He shared 50 with discarded West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards for the third wicket, and followed up with a 105-run stand with Kavem Hodge for the fourth wicket before they were dismissed within four balls of each other.Familiarity bred success for Mervyn Matthew, the former Volcanoes fast-medium bowler, as he was the pick of the Hurricanes’ bowlers with 3-22 from 15 overs.Volcanoes suffered an early setback, when Devon Smith was caught behind of Jeremiah Louis for 16 inside the first hour.Just when it appeared they were inching to lunch without further loss, new Volcanoes captain Tyrone Theophile was run out for 23.After lunch, Matthew struck when he trapped Edwards lbw for 35, but Cato and Hodge brought stability to the innings, ensuring the Volcanoes did not lose another wicket before tea.After the break, Hodge and Cato carried the hosts past the 200-run mark before they were dismissed within quick succession.Gavin Tonge removed Hodge for 41, triggering a slide that also saw Cato, Gian Benjamin and Liam Sebastien dismissed cheaply, as the Volcanoes lost four wickets for five runs in the space off 26 balls.VOLCANOES 1st InningsD Smith c wkpr Thomas b Louis 16*T Theophile run out 23K Edwards lbw b Matthew 35R Cato c Carty b Matthew 90K Hodge c Taylor b Tonge 41L Sebastien lbw b Warde 3+G Benjamin c wkpr Thomas b Matthew 2S Shillingford not out 0A Alexander not out 2Extras (b3, lb2, nb3) 8TOTAL (7 wkts, 85 overs) 220S Lewis, D Johnson to batFall of wickets: 1-25, 2-58, 3-105, 4-213, 5-213, 6-217, 7-218Bowling: Matthew 15-5-22-3 (nb2); Louis 14-4-30-1 (nb1); Tonge 10-5-23-1; Campbell 15-3-35-0; Bonner 12-1-45-0; Taylor 11-0-35-0; Warde 8-1-24-1HURRICANES: N Bonner, J Campbell, K Carty, C Hughes, *+D Thomas, A Saunders, J Taylor, J Louis, M Matthew, G Tonge, T Wardelast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgFive-time season champion Scott Dixon took the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth win at the 1 ½-mile, high-banked oval. The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt’s record of 18 seasons with a win.Dixon sped off following a restart with three laps left. He surged ahead following a caution caused when young teammate Felix Rosenqvist crashed. Dixon finished 4.4 seconds ahead of Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh).Defending IndyCar champion and polesitter Josef Newgarden finished third.GYMNASTICS-OBIT-THOMASKurt Thomas dies “When you sit down and listen, you realize there’s a lot of injustices taking place across a broad spectrum. As a representative of our sport and just a citizen, it’s really time to listen.AMERICA PROTESTS-BRONCOSBroncos march for FloydUNDATED (AP) — Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in downtown Denver on Saturday.The players wore black shirts with the fist of power image and “Justice for George Floyd” emblazoned on the front. The words, “If you ain’t with us, you against us” were inscribed on the back. An analysis by The Associated Press has determined the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers would each save more than $100 million as part of management’s proposal when compared to the players’ plan.Set to earn $36 million each, Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would get $25.3 million under the union’s plan and $5.6 million under the teams’ proposal.The Yankees would pay players $155 million under the union’s plan and $48 million under management’s proposal.MLB has proposed a six-tier sliding scale of cuts starting at 10% and rising to 90% for the amounts of salaries above $10 million, followed by prorating based on an 82-game season. Players proposed prorating for a 114-game regular season schedule stretching through October without any further salary reductions.Players agreed on March 26 to accept prorated shares of their salaries during a shortened season, part of a deal that guaranteed $170 million in advances and service time even if the season is scrapped. NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George FloydHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The only African American driver in NASCAR’s Cup series is expressing frustration that so many drivers were reluctant to speak out concerning the outrage over the death of George Floyd.Bubba Wallace said on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast that “a few drivers — a very few — have given their opinion on the day’s matter” and said he appreciated that. Wallace added that “the silence from the top drivers in our sport is beyond frustrating” … saying, “everybody thinks redneck, Confederate flag, racists”, and that he hates it because he believes that NASCAR can be so much more.Wallace said he encouraged other drivers to take up the cause in a sport with a checkered racial history. Fans have an affinity for displaying Confederate flags, and driver Kyle Larson was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing two months ago for casually uttering a racial slur during a virtual race.Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson reached out to Wallace to ask what he could do, saying that’s a big question for him right now. In other news concerning the coronavirus pandemic:— Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were among the clubs who stepped up their preparations for the Premier League’s return by holding practice matches on Saturday. Man. U held an intrasquad match and Arsenal rolled past second-tier Charlton, 6-0. Clubs are attempting to build up players’ fitness before the league resumes on June 17 following a 100-day suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.— The pandemic caused a delay to the Spanish League season with 11 games remaining, but it also allowed Barcelona striker Luis Suárez to rejoin his team when the schedule resumes on June 13. Suárez had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 12 and hasn’t played since. The club said Saturday that he will be available for Barcelona’s first match in almost three months, at Mallorca.NBA-NEWSCoaches speak out on Floyd…More negotiations scheduled before season resumes All wore face masks in accordance with coronavirus mitigation efforts. Most of the players’ masks were black with the phrase “I can’t breathe” in white lettering.Safety Kareem Jackson was instrumental in organizing the team’s appearance at Civic Center Park on the 10th day of demonstrations sparked by the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-RACISM ALLEGATIONSIowa football assistant placed on leaveIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave after several black former players posted on social media about what they described as systemic racism in the program. UNDATED (AP) — The first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal has died.The family of Kurt Thomas says he died Friday at age 64. He had a stroke May 24, caused by a tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem.After competing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Thomas won the floor exercise in the 1978 world championships for the first U.S. men’s title. He successfully defended the floor exercise title and won the horizontal bar in the 1979 worlds.Thomas lost a chance for Olympic gold when the United States boycotted the 1980 Olympics. He then turned professional, starred in the 1985 movie “Gymkata” and worked as a television commentator. June 7, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEWSUNDATED (AP) — Some NFL players say they are scared about returning to practices and games during the coronavirus outbreak.But they also say they trust the health protocols the league’s medical staff is developing so that practices can resume, and games can return. Those safeguards will certainly include frequent tests for COVID-19.The offseason programs have all been conducted remotely since the NFL shuttered team facilities in March in response to the pandemic.Coaches have been allowed back into the buildings but players who aren’t recovering from injuries likely won’t be allowed back until training camps begin in July. The season is set to resume July 31, with playoffs starting in mid-August and leading up to an NBA Finals that could stretch until Oct. 12.The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures.Elsewhere in the NBA:— The Chicago Bulls’ new top basketball executive isn’t ready to make any announcements about the coaching staff. Arturas Karnisovas still has not met in person with head coach Jim Boylen. And that’s something he would like to do before going public with any decisions. Boylen’s future is the biggest issue hanging over the Bulls, whose season ended when the NBA’s Board of Governors approved a 22-team format to restart the pandemic-interrupted season next month in Orlando. The Bulls have missed the playoffs in four of the past five seasons. Boylen has a 39-84 record in just under two years.NASCAR-RACIAL TENSIONS UNDATED (AP) — A few-based NBA head coaches spoke out Saturday about their hopes the league visibility will be an asset again in the hope for actual social change following the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he’s “embarrassed as a white person” that Floyd could die in such a “nonchalant” manner. Popovich says the best teaching moment was the look on the officer’s face. He added that white people must help lead the charge for change.Miami’s Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL’-struh) says he doesn’t think anyone is ready to move on, and we shouldn’t. Said Spoelstra: “If anything, many times before, so tragically, there would be a similar incident of social injustice like this and then two weeks later people forget about it. This will be an opportunity for the entire association to land in one spot … to keep this conversation going and use our platform to make sure that this doesn’t go away.”Orlando coach Steve Clifford also seems convinced that the league’s players and coaches will take some sort of action when the season resumes. Clifford said he thinks everybody’s priority and hope right now is that they can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in the count. He added that, “We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way.”The Players Association voted unanimously Friday to approve a plan in which 22 teams move into the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida, next month. Those teams are currently sitting in a playoff slot or within six games of a postseason berth. Head coach Kirk Ferentz made the announcement Saturday night and called it “a defining moment” for Iowa’s football program in a video posted on the team’s Twitter account. Ferentz said he saw difficult and heartbreaking posts on social media and appreciated the former players’ candor. He added that he has been reaching out to many of them individually to hear more about their experiences in their program.Dozens of former players took to social media in the past few days to detail the troubling issues they allege they saw and experienced while playing at Iowa.INDYCAR RESUMESDixon wins IndyCar openerFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar was finally able to begin a schedule delayed three months by the coronavirus. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB PROPOSALAnalysis shows a lot of money at stakeNEW YORK (AP) — There’s a lot of money at stake as Major League Baseball and players continue to battle over plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season.last_img read more

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The Latest: Brazilian mayor suspends pro soccer matches

first_imgCrivella issued a decree on Saturday arguing that time is needed to adapt safety protocols for all teams. The suspension is valid for five days. On Thursday night, Flamengo beat Bangu 3-0 at Maracanã Stadium in the first professional soccer match in South America in nearly three months. The game marked the return of Brazil’s state leagues, but at a field hospital near a stadium gate doctors said two COVID-19 patients had died. So far, Rio state has counted more than 8,500 fatalities from the disease. Brazil officially topped 1 million cases of COVID-19 on Friday.___Kansas State has paused all voluntary workouts for football student-athletes for two weeks following the most recent COVID-19 test results. June 20, 2020 The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed. All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive.Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.Earlier this week, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facility after three players and two staff members tested positive.___ The second player was asymptomatic and has been in isolation since Wednesday, adhering with MLS health and safety protocols that require at least two positive tests to ensure the first result was not a false positive. The team conducted non-contact, individual training sessions on Friday and Saturday and will continue non-contact training on Monday. Mandatory COVID-19 testing will take place again Monday. If negative test results for all players and staff are received, the team will resume full team training on Tuesday.Since Atlanta United began individual player workouts on May 6, the club has followed MLS health and safety guidelines, including physical distancing and sanitizing during individual workouts, small group training sessions and full group training sessions. The club works in consultation with the CDC, local health authorities and MLS regarding testing and training guidelines.___Three members of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the- novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building. The Latest: Brazilian mayor suspends pro soccer matches Matthews had 47 goals and 33 assists in 70 games before the suspension of the season on March 12.Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed with Matthews in Arizona for the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Toronto Sun he tested negative for the novel coronavirus and is no longer in Arizona.Arizona has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,246 new positive cases of COVID-19, exceeding Thursday’s single-day high of 2,519 cases.The league said Friday that it has tested more than 200 players at club facilities during voluntary training since June 8, with 11 testing positive.___ Associated Press center_img French soccer authorities are allowing fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000.Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August.The federation’s executive committee will discuss the new measures and the specifics of the new calendar on Monday.The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.___ The Toronto Maple Leafs will not comment on reports that star player Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star report that the center tested positive. The Leafs say a player’s medical information is private.Toronto is deferring to the NHL’s policy on handling test results, with the league providing updates on testing totals and positive tests without disclosing the identities of affected clubs or players. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment.According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Matthews has self-quarantined in his Arizona home and hopes to be ready to play if the NHL season resumes. The NHL hopes to open training camps next month, and finish off the 2019-20 season later this summer. As of Friday, 14 student-athletes had tested positive for active COVID-19 following testing of more than 130 student-athletes. The school said those who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current guidelines. That includes self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer. Athletics director Gene Taylor said the university felt that temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to facilities was the best decision for everyone. ___Atlanta United confirmed a second positive result for a player following mandatory club testing on Friday. No additional positive results for players or staff were received Friday. The club announced its first positive result for a player on Thursday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella has suspended all professional soccer matches in the city only three days after play restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Men’s volleyball to keep momentum against Princeton

first_imgThis season, the Trojans are directing their efforts toward improvement. Ranked for the first time this season, No. 15 USC men’s volleyball will face Princeton at home Thursday night. Senior outside hitter Ryan Moss gets a kill against UC Irvine at Galen Center last Wednesday. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) Princeton’s junior opposite and middle blocker George Huhmann will be a player to watch. A preseason All-American with 65 kills and 17 blocks, he averages 3.3 kills and .9 blocks per game and boasts a .304 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter Parker Dixon is also an offensive force with 64 kills, and junior outside hitter Greg Luck leads the defense with 26 digs and 16 blocks. Princeton holds a 1-5 record on the season but has already faced challenging top-ranked teams this season including No. 6 Pepperdine, No. 5 UCLA and No. 4 UC Irvine. Head coach Sam Schweisky notched his 100th win for the Tigers as they took down Erskine earlier this month in their only win of the season. “Our team spends a lot of time together outside of the gym, and I think that’s really important,” Moss said. “It helps our chemistry, and it makes it more fun when we get into the gym and work hard together.” Moss and senior outside hitter Jack Wyett have been leading the offense this season with 97 and 95 kills and hitting percentages of .388 and .293, respectively. Both with 37 digs, Moss and senior libero Matt Douglas also lead the defense. Senior outside hitter Ryan Moss was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week after totaling 30 kills and hitting .439 in the Trojans’ two matches last week against No. 3 UC Irvine and No. 1 Long Beach State. “I’ve been on teams here in years past where we’ve taken down No. 3 Long Beach or No. 3 UCLA,” Moss said. “We’ve had big wins, but we haven’t backed it up, so whether we’re playing Princeton or UCI next week … I think we can do a great job of just preparing for every match the same way and bringing the same intensity, consistency and level of play. That’s how we’re going to get better and keep pushing forward.”center_img The Trojans will have to rely on their chemistry — an ongoing goal for USC this season, both on and off the court. The Princeton Tigers will make the most of their time out west with three games throughout the week, facing UC San Diego on Tuesday before they face USC on Thursday. The Tigers will finish their trip with a game against Cal State Northridge on Friday. “Our strength coach this year, Kurtis Schultz, has been an absolute privilege to work out for, and he’s pushed us in every aspect, especially physically, but mentally and emotionally too,” Moss said. “He’s just been such a big boost for our team, so whenever we have off-days before games when we get in the weight room with him, it’s always a treat.” “As a team, we can improve in every facet of the game,” Moss said. “I think we all know what we’re capable of, and we see it at times, but I still think we … can be more consistent with our play.” After upsetting UC Irvine 3-1 and falling to Long Beach State last week, the Trojans are looking to keep up the momentum they had against the Anteaters and prove that more strong wins are in store for this season. Moss also credits spending time in the gym as a key to the Trojans’ early success this season. USC will host Princeton at 7 p.m. Thursday at Galen Center.last_img read more

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Injury forces early halt to Clonmel – Kilfeacle clash

first_imgYesterday’s all-Tipperary clash in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League between Clonmel and Kilfeacle couldn’t be played to a conclusion due to a knee injury suffered by the referee.Clonmel led 20-3 when the match was stopped after 72 minutes.The other top flight side from the Premier – Clanwilliam – beat Muskerry 26-12 in Tipp Town.last_img

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