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

Spurs move for Pochettino

first_img The former Argentina international’s stock has risen markedly since his controversial appointment at St Mary’s in January 2013. Having arrived in English football a relative unknown, former Espanyol boss Pochettino’s possession-based, attacking game and focus on home-grown talent has impressed, as have his on-field results. “In Mauricio I believe we have a head coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our club,” Levy said. “He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality. “We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season.” Pochettino’s Southampton future has been in doubt since the January departure of divisive executive chairman Nicola Cortese, having last summer claimed he would follow the Italian out of the club should he leave. The former defender did stay on at Saints after Cortese exited but only for a matter of months, with the club concluding negotiations with Spurs on Tuesday after accepting his resignation. Malky Mackay, Steve McClaren, Murat Yakin and Michael Laudrup are amongst the early frontrunners to replace Pochettino, while the departure will see speculation intensify over the future of Southampton’s players. Highly-rated teenager Luke Shaw and playmaker Adam Lallana have attracted interest from Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, while Dejan Lovren, Calum Chambers and Jay Rodriguez have also been linked with a move away. Last month executive director Les Reed said the club’s intention was to keep their star players but Pochettino’s exit will make that harder, while also heaping the pressure on the recently-formed board, headed by chairman Ralph Krueger, to make a statement. “The club has been on a constant path of growth since the arrival of Markus Liebherr in 2009,” Kruger said in a statement on www.saintsfc.co.uk. “This growth took place before Mauricio came, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season. “The board’s job is to find opportunity in this challenge and to continue to move the club forward. “We have begun the search for a new high-calibre manager. We will be looking for a manager that shares our values, our principles and our philosophy. “A manager who can continue to grow the first-team and build on our strong foundation – a foundation led by an ambitious vision and plan that continues to build on our world-class academy, our amazing 129-year heritage and our excellent staff, and rewards our loyal and passionate fan base.” Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed Tottenham head coach, leaving Southampton to pen a five-year deal at White Hart Lane. Press Association Saints managed their best-ever Barclays Premier League finish last season but, after months of speculation, will be now looking for a new manager after Pochettino signed a deal until 2019 to succeed Tim Sherwood in north London. “This is a club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its head coach,” Pochettino told Tottenham’s official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com. “There is an abundance of top-class talent at the club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad. “Tottenham Hotspur has a huge following across the world and I have great admiration for the passion the fans show for this team. “We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve.” Pochettino had a year remaining on his deal at St Mary’s and has taken with him assistant manager Jesus Perez, first-team coach Miguel D’Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez. It is unclear what those appointments mean for Spurs’ existing backroom team, while there have been reports questioning the future of technical director Franco Baldini. What is certain, though, is that Pochettino will be charged with securing Spurs a top-four finish by ambitious chairman Daniel Levy after a disappointing campaign, in which a flurry of summer signings failed to gel. last_img read more

EVENING JEWEL STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, SNEAKING OUT, WINNER: “She bobbled right at the start, but she picked it up.  I loved my position early.  The track is deep, so I didn’t want to go to fast early.  I let those two fillies go and gave her a tap at the 3/8ths and she just took off.  We eased up nearing the wire.  I think she has a lot more left in the tank.” FLAVIEN PRAT, DR WYSONG, SECOND: “She ran a good race. She finished great at the rail, but when I got her behind other horses, she kind of stepped on the brakes a bit. But then, after that, she opened up and made a good move at the end.”TRAINER QUOTESJERRY HOLLENDORFER, SNEAKING OUT, WINNER: “That was good. It was text book. She sat perfect and it was a good ride by Drayden (Van Dyke).”OWNER QUOTESKEVIN NISH, SNEAKING OUT, WINNER: “We were there when this one was born and we helped towel her off, to have her run as good as this, it’s hard to say. We’re normally racing up at Golden Gate and coming down here with a filly that is good enough to win a stakes that’s a special day for everybody.“We just love this horse she loves to run she loves race you can see her in the paddock she is all puffed up and full of herself on her toes telling everyone else stay out of my way I’ve got this handled.”NOTES: The winning owner is KMN Racing, LLC.last_img read more