CM 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.
Tia Azore, Morvin Hamilton take 10K Road Race titleDISTRICT 5’s (West Coast Berbice) Morvin Hamilton and District 10’s Tia Azore were the first athletes to cross the line in the Male and Female 10K Road Race yesterday, as the 59th National School’s Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championship officially started at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.Following a posh opening ceremony where Minister with responsibility for Sports, Dr George Norton, boasted of the events vast improvement over the last four years, the two athletes entered the stadium to thunderous applause from the audience.Azore clocked 45 minutes, 57.27 seconds (45:57.27) to win the female category, doing so ahead of District 9’s Judy Lannis (46:14.50) and Odiessa George of District 6 (50:20.68).In the male category, Hamilton cruised to a time of 34 minutes, 51.63 seconds, to finish ahead of Calvin Williams of District 15 (36:03.24) and District 9’s Evander Seceendino (36:33.43)Deshana Skeete of District 10, one of the outstanding athletes at the National School Championship, lighting the Game’s torch.Meanwhile, Norton, during his address to declare the games open, told the audience of athletes, officials and dignitaries, that his government has ensured that the games represent the birth of the participants dreams of qualifying for the Olympics.Norton said much emphasis has been placed on leveling the playing field for athletes from the Hinterland regions with their counterparts on the mainlands, and he also said that is the collaborative efforts between the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education.And GTU president Mark Lyte lauded the work done by the stakeholders of the games, more so those from the corporate community.Lyte spoke profoundly of the role the games play in helping athletes to realise their dreams in the various disciplines, especially those who would go on to represent Guyana at the Carifta Games.The Championship will conclude on November 22. Upper Demera/Kwakwani (District 10) is the most decorated district in the history of the games, and is currently the title holder.