Chamber of Shipping of America Honors 104 Crowley Vessels for Safe…

first_imgMV Guardian and tug Attentive, each with 15 years; Valdez Star, 28 years; MV Kavik River, Tanerliq and tug Endurance, each with 12 years; Gus E, MV Chief, MV Guide, Roger E, each with 20 years; MV Aku, MV Veteran, and MV Vigilant, each with 19 years; USNS Impeccable and tug Bulwark, each with 16 years; “It is only fitting that an industry so focused on safety publicly recognizes the skills and dedication of the women and men who have enabled these many years of safe operations and who are responsible for actions in keeping with the highest traditions of the sea – aid to those in peril,” she said. Devlin Award Certificates are awarded to all manned merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crew member losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. This award acknowledges the commitment that crew members have invested into safe vessel operations. CSA has honored Crowley with Devlin Awards every year since 2005. MV Master and MV Response, each with 13 years; MV Pt. Thompson, MV Toolik River, MV Valor, Sea Voyager and ATB Gulf Reliance/ 650-2, each with 11 years; Of the 104 vessels awarded, 27 have gone without an incident for 10 or more years, including the following vessels: MV Goliah, MV Scout and ATB Courage/ 650-5, each with 10 years. “Crowley’s mariners are committed to safe operations, and it’s a credit to the dedication of these men and women that 104 Crowley vessels receive this award,” said Boren Chambers, director of marine operations, who attended the award reception on June 18. “This recognition reflects our No. 1 core value of safety. Without the skill and dedication of the women and men to work safely, this could not have been achieved.” “CSA’s members are committed to safe operations and CSA’s involvement in safety is longstanding with our ongoing commitment to represent the industry, domestically and internationally, on safety issues encompassing every facet of ship operations,” said CSA President Kathy Metcalf. Tug Aware, 14 years; The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) honored 104 vessels owned and/or managed by Crowley Maritime Corporation with annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their combined 737 years of incident-free service through 2018. Author: Baibhav Mishra Sea News, July 12last_img read more

Aklanons win Cadiz kiteboarding titles

first_img[av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]FILIPINO-Norwegian Christian Tio and Duque delos Santos bested their foes to dominate the opening leg of the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Season 5 in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.Competing for Red Bull, Tio – who traced his roots from Boracay – defeated Abdul Maotaouakil of Morocco and Filipino Dong Manuel to keep the men’s Freestyle title.The 18-year-old, who recently qualified for the Men’s Elite League 2018, will join the entire tour this season, with next stops in Bantayan Island, Cebu (Jan. 5 to 7), Boracay (Feb. 9 to 11), and Cagbalete Island, Quezon (March 2 to 4).The first leg was held from Dec. 1 to 3 in Lakawon Island.Just like Tio, the Malay, Aklan native delos Santos also defended the men’s Twin Tip Racing, beating Julius Non of Caliraya and Mark Jae Cahilig, also a native of Boracay.Delos Santos represented the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Team.Meanwhile, Bong Fernando of Boracay also bested Atte Kappel from Sweden in men’s Master’s Class (aged 40 above) of Twin Tip Slalom Race. Jay Ortiz placed third overall.Remel Rentillo, also from Boracay, topped the Twin Tip Racing Youth Group besting Frean Yetyet and Mark Magliquian.The top player after the four legs in this category can earn a slot in the Asian qualifiers for the Olympics in March in Thailand.In the novice division, Jack Alvarez, Luigi Abiva and Tony Baysa composed the top three in the men’s category.Mariska Wildenberg (Netherlands), JingJing Gajisan (Philippines) and Kara Leongson (Philippines) topped the distaff side./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Aklanons win Cadiz kiteboarding titles ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading]last_img read more

42 Technology Tawarkan Konsep Integrasi Kabin Penumpang dan Bagasi di Gerbong

first_imgsumber: 42 Technology Sebuah firma asal Inggris, 42 Technology menjadi salah satu dari tiga pemenang dalam sebuah kompetisi ‘Tomorrow’s Train Design Today’ yang diadakan pada tahun 2015 silam. Sesuai dengan namanya, kompetisi tersebut membuka kesempatan bagi para pesertanya untuk mendesain sebuah kereta yang belum pernah ada sebelumnya, tentu saja dengan kelebihannya masing-masing. 42 Technology menetaskan sebuah ide dimana penumpang dapat berada di dalam satu gerbong bersama dengan barang bawaan mereka sendiri yang biasanya di simpan di bagasi. Kini, hanya tinggal menunggu waktu agar dapat merasakan kelebihan dari ide tersebut.Baca Juga: Jerman Siap Operasikan Kereta Penumpang Tanpa Emisi Pada 2018Ialah Zane van Romunde dari 42 Technology yang mulai memperkenalkan sistem tempat duduk baru di kereta. Pameran Railtex 2017 yang diadakan pada tanggal 9-11 Mei 2017 di Birmingham, Inggris tersebut seolah menjadi saksi pengenalan tempat duduk baru tersebut. Dalam kesempatan tersebut, Zane mengutarakan ide ini tercetus ketika pihak 42 Technology ditugaskan untuk menghabiskan dana senilai 2,2 juta Euro dari pihak penyelenggara untuk membuat sebuah  desain yang nantinya akan dipertimbangkan untuk menjadi masa depan perkereta-apian. Pagelaran tersebut diadakan oleh tim FutureRailway dari Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Inggris.Zane van Romunde. Sumber: 42Technology Zane mengungkapkan ide tersebut berupa pembuatan gerbong yang bisa dikonfigurasi untuk membawa penumpang atau barang secara berbarengan ketika dibutuhkan. Tujuan utama dibalik ide ini adalah untuk mengurangi emisi yang ditimbulkan dari moda darat berbasis massa seperti kereta api. Sistem dengan nama Adaptable Carriage ini bekerja dengan membiarkan kursi dan meja disimpan secara otomatis untuk menciptakan ruang yang bisa digunakan untuk menyimpan barang.Baca Juga: Ikuti Perkembangan Jaman, Kereta-Kereta Ini Pasang Teknologi TeranyarZane mengatakan dengan mengadaptasi sistem ini memungkinkan gerbong dapat mengangkut penumpang yang lebih signifikan, terutama pada layanan off-peak. “Membawa barang ke kereta bukanlah ide baru, namun memiliki ruang fleksibel yang bisa dikonfigurasi untuk membawa penumpang atau barang merupakan gagasan pertama yang ada di dunia,” tukas Zane percaya diri. Pihak 42 Technology mengatakan membutuhkan waktu sekitar dua hingga tiga menit untuk merubah mode tempat duduk menjadi ruang untuk menyimpan barang, dan semuanya dilakukan tanpa tenaga manusia alias otomatis.Sumber: 42TechnologyKursi dan meja yang terdapat di gerbong ini saling terhubung satu sama lain dan menempel pada bagian dinding gerbong. Terdapat juga sebuah mesin otomatis yang berada di balik dinding gerbong yang digunakan untuk memindahkan rangkaian kursi dan meja tersebut. Zane mengingatkan bahwa konfigurasi tersebut hanya berfungsi untuk membawa penumpang atau barang, tidak untuk keduanya dalam waktu yang bersamaan.Namun, dibalik titel pemenang yang disandang oleh 42 Technology dengan temuannya ini, bukan berarti mereka bebas dari kendala di masa yang akan datang. “Menemukan cara untuk menambahkan mekanisme yang diperlukan tanpa mengubah struktur atau tata letak gerbong, serta memastikan sistem tersebut memenuhi prosedur peraturan dan keselamatan,” terang Zane.Baca Juga: Peuyeum Dilarang Masuk Kabin Kereta?Pertanyaan muncul ketika sistem ini dikhawatirkan akan mengurangi jumlah bangku normal pada sebuah gerbong kereta. “Sistem ini telah dirancang secara khusus sebagai sistem modular yang fleksibel, sehingga tidak berdampak pada tata letak kereta saat ini dan dapat mengakomodasi jumlah meja atau format tempat duduk yang dibutuhkan oleh operator kereta api,” jawabnya. “Kami (42 Technology) memperkirakan sistem ini dapat mulai diadaptasi pada tiga tahun mendatang.” Tutup Zane.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat29/04/2018In “Darat”Sudah Berbenah Menjadi Nyaman, Tapi Masih Rindu dengan Kereta Api Masa Lalu?05/08/2019In “Darat”Kereta Api Mutiara Malam 4 Kali Berubah Rangkaian Sejak 197014/07/2019In “Darat”last_img read more

Inilah Penjelasan Lion Air Seputar ‘Tingginya’ Harga Tiket Multiple Flight

first_imgPenerbangan transit merupakan layanan dari maskapai sendiri atau kombinasi (multiple flight) bersama maskapai lain. Hal ini secara otomatis akan memunculkan harga jual total tiket dari keseluruhan sektor transit menjadi satu informasi harga tiket yang harus dibeli/ dibayar oleh pemesan.Lion Air “menjual harga jual tiket pesawat masih berada di bawah koridor tarif batas atas atau tidak menjual yang melebihi batas atas” menurut layanan kelas ekonomi domestik. Besaran tarif harga jual telah sesuai aturan regulator no PM 20 Tahun 2019 tentang tata cara dan formulasi perhitungan tarif batas atas penumpang pelayanan kelas ekonomi angkutan udara niaga berjaldwal dalam negeri dan Keputusan Menteri Perhubungan no. KM 106 tahun 2019 tentang Tarif Batas Atas Penumpang Pelayanan Kelas Ekonomi Angkutan Udara Niaga Berjadwal Dalam Negeri.Dalam menentukan harga jual tiket pesawat untuk penumpang pelayanan kelas ekonomi domestik, Lion Air Group sudah menghitung dan memberlakukan secara bijak berdasarkan kelompok layanan yaitu layanan standar minimum (no frills) diberikan oleh Lion Air dengan pesawat jet dan Wings Air menawarkan terbang menggunakan propeller (maksimal 85 persen) sedangkan Batik Air menyediakan konsep layanan premium/ maksimum (full service airlines) dengan pesawat jet (diperbolehkan menjual 100 persen).Menurut aturan tersebut, penetapan tarif batas atas pada tiket pesawat merupakan harga tertinggi/ maksimum yang telah mendapat izin untuk diberlakukan dan dihitung berdasarkan komponen tarif jarak. Untuk harga jual tiket penerbangan yang dijual merupakan implementasi penggabungan beberapa komponen menjadi kesatuan harga tiket pesawat.Baca juga: Tarif Tiket Pesawat Naik, Bus AKAP Diburu Masyarakat Pulau Sumatera Biaya tiket sekali jalan (one way) untuk penerbangan langsung terdiri dari komponen:· Tarif dasar (basic fare) tiket pesawat menurut jarak,· Pajak (government tax) dengan kisaran 10% dari harga dasar (basic fare) tiket pesawat,· Iuran wajib asuransi yang disingkat IWJR (Iuran Wajib Jasa Raharja),· Passenger Service Charge (PSC) atau airport tax dimasukkan langsung dalam biaya tiket pesawat. Besarnya berbeda-beda sesuai dengan bandar udara di masing-masing kota.· Biaya lain (tuslah), seperti asuransi tambahan.Sejak 1 Maret 2018, pelayanan jasa penumpang pesawat udara (PJP2U) atau PSC terbaru sudah termasuk ke dalam komponen harga tiket. Dengan demikian, jika ada perubahan pada tarif PSC akan mempengaruhi nominal pada harga tiket.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLion Air Bersiap Turunkan Harga Jual Tiket Penerbangan Domestik21/06/2019In “Domestik”Disebut Punya Utang Rp614 Triliun, Berikut ini Klarifikasi dari Lion Air13/06/2019In “Domestik”Kabar Tiket Lion Air Jakarta-Pekanbaru Tembus Rp6 Jutaan, Ternyata Ada Bias Informasi di Medsos29/05/2019In “Bandara” Sumber: istimewa Dalam beberapa hari belakangan, pemberitaan dan topik bahasan di media sosial diramaikan seputar harga tiket yang fantastis dari layanan maskapai penerbangan di rute domestik. Lion Air Group, selaku grup maskapai penerbangan terbesar di Indonesia, memberikan penjelasan detail seputar fenomena di atas.Baca juga: Ikutan Menjerit Karena Harga Tiket Pesawat Mahal? Cek Dulu Penyebabnya! Danang Mandala Prihantoro, Corporate Communications Strategic dalam catatan tertulis menyebutkan bahwa pihak Lion air lewat website www.lionair.co.id dan agen perjalanan (online dan korporasi), akan memberikan informasi detail penerbangan. Apabila kursi (seat) untuk penerbangan langsung N/A (not available atau tidak tersedia) dan Sold Out (terjual habis), maka sistem pada mesin akan mencari rute dengan menawarkan alternatif agar pemesan bisa sampai di tujuan (melalui transit).last_img read more

NSL set to kick off on January 26

first_imgWith the deadline of Expression of Interest today, the 2018-2019 National Soccer League season will start on January 26 for the southern NSL conference and the Northern (Momase) NSL conference. The New Guinea Islands NSL conference and the Highlands NSL conference is expected to start the following week. The NSL competition format structure is divided into four regions that include Southern, Northern (Momase), New Guinea Islands and Highlands conferences. The Southern NSL conference will have eight teams competing. They are Southern Strikers FC, Hekari United FC, Eastern Stars FC, Port Moresby United FC, Star Mountain FC, PRK Gulf Komara FC, Central United FC and FC Bougainville. The Northern NSL conference will also have eight teams that include Toti City FC, Morobe United FC, FC Morobe Wawens, Besta PNG United FC, Lahi FC, Markham FC, Tusbab Stallions FC and Laiwaden FC. For the New Guinea Islands NSL conference, there will be six teams competing. They are West Tribe FC, Chebu AROB FC, Talasea FC, FC Radazz and NBPOL Greengold Liners FC while the Highlands NSL conference will also six teams participating that include Aporro Mai FC, Enga Laima FC, Kagua Erave FC, Blue Kumuls FC, Mt Hagen FC and Simbu FC. The PNGFA National Soccer League office has confirmed that most teams have submitted their expression of interest and have paid their K5,000 fee. There are a few that have not paid their EoI fees. The outstanding payments are mainly from the NGI and Highlands NSL conferences. The NSL office will continue following up through the four regional coordinators for more information.last_img read more

22 teams register to participate in Special Olympics PNG Unified football

first_imgUNIFIED FOOTBALL Special Olympics Papua New Guinea’s Unified football saw its second round of competition on Sunday. Twenty-two teams both male and female have registered for the competition which saw its first round held last weekend at the Sir John Guise Stadium sports precinct. The variant of the global sport specifically for children with special needs has seven players in a side and play each way for 10 minutes. The sport has its following from within and outside Port Moresby and has proven popular for kids and parents and their families. Competition manager Willie Vaira said competition is picking up well with a few technical issues that will be resolved as the competition progresses. Vaira made the comments after forfeiting the opening men’s match between Vabukori Team One and Phillip Aravure Primary School. A player not listed in Vabukori Team One team sheet scored a goal leading to Vaira forfeiting Vabukori’s win. Despite winning by a margin of 5-0 Vaira forfeited the match in favor of PAPS citing Vabukori’s failure to satisfy match day requirements. In the women’s, Barakau got back in the winner’s circle after going down to defending champions Gereka last week. Coach Ralph Henao was excited with his team’s performance as they hitched two goals through Samantha Maiasa and Evangeline Loa. Maiasa was the standout player in the match making sure they had an edge over Wildlife Disability Association winning 2-1 at the final whistle. Henao said the girls are slowly improving and hopes the team can improve as the competition goes on. “We will go back and assess what we achieved today (Sunday). “I am satisfied with the win and hope we can do that next week as well,” Henao said. Vaira added that the competition will go for a further two weeks before the finals on September 7. “Early favorites in the women’s are Gereka while in the men’s Red Cross are looking good.” Vaira said. He also reminded club executives to be vigilant on their player’s medical checks before allowing them to play. Meanwhile, Vaira added that a total of 15 athletes from the football competition were scouted by AFL PNG to participate in an invitational AFL match in Brisbane in October. The Unified Football Competition is in its fourth year running and is conducted in partnership with PNG Sports Foundation’s Ability Sports Program and Special Olympics Papua New Guinea.last_img read more

Kiwis crumble under Pakistani pace

first_img(REUTERS) – PAKISTAN’S bowlers showed controlled aggression and intelligence to skittle out New Zealand for 153 on day one of the first Test in Abu Dhabi yesterday.The Kiwis struggled to score on a dry pitch after winning the toss, and lost their last seven wickets for just 42 runs in the afternoon session, with skipper Kane Williamson’s 27th Test half-century reduced to a footnote.New Zealand removed openers Imam-ul-Haq (6) and Mohammad Hafeez (20) before the close, but the day belonged to Pakistan who will resume on 59 for two, trailing by 94 runs with eight wickets in hand.New Zealand’s openers Jeet Raval and Tom Latham survived the opening 10 overs before in-form pace bowler Mohammad Abbas had Raval edging to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed for seven runs.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, introduced in the 15th over, struck right away as Latham chipped one to Hafeez at mid-wicket.Latham was soon joined in the dressing room by Ross Taylor after another sharp turning delivery from Shah had him caught behind for two.Williamson and Henry Nicholls stitched together a cautious 42-run stand to ensure there were no more hiccups as they reached lunch at 81 for three.Abbas, who picked up 17 wickets in two Tests against Australia last month, removed Nicholls, tempting him to edge a half-volley to the wicketkeeper.It only got worse for the visitors as Hasan Ali came to the party with the old ball, claiming two wickets in two balls.While Williamson gloved a short delivery down the leg side, Colin de Grandhomme was trapped leg-before by some scorching reverse-swing.Williamson’s 112-ball 63 included five boundaries and he added 72 for the fourth wicket with Nicholls, who made 28.Both Ish Sodhi and BJ Watling fell to left-arm spinner Haris Sohail before Shah wrapped up the innings with the wicket of Ajaz Patel, who made six on debut.Shah finished as the pick of the bowlers with 3-54, while Abbas, Ali and Sohail finished with two wickets apiece.New Zealand returned to the field and their new ball pairing of de Grandhomme and Trent Boult snatched a wicket each to remove Pakistan openers Imam-ul-Haq and Hafeez.But Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail ground out the final hour to take them to stumps.SCOREBOARD NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsJeet Raval c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 7Tom Latham c Mohammad Hafeez b Yasir Shah 13Kane Williamson c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 63Ross Taylor c Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 2Henry Nicholls c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 28BJ Watling lbw Haris Sohail 10Colin de Grandhomme lbw Hasan Ali 0Ish Sodhi lbw Haris Sohail 4Neil Wagner c Asad Shafiq b Bilal Asif 12Ajaz Patel lbw Yasir Shah 6Trent Boult not out 4Extras: (lb-4) 4Total: (all out, 66.3 overs) 153Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-35, 3-39, 4-111, 5-123, 6-123, 7-128, 8-133, 9-149.Bowling: Mohammad Abbas 12-7-13-2, Hasan Ali 16-6-38-2, Bilal Asif 13-1-33-1, Yasir Shah 16.3-2-54-3, Haris Sohail 8-2-11-2, Mohammad Hafeez 1-1-0-0.PAKISTAN 1st inningsImam ul-Haq c Kane Williamson b Colin de Grandhomme 6Mohammad Hafeez c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult 20Azhar Ali not out 10Haris Sohail not out 22Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (2 wkts, 23.0 overs) 59Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-27.Bowling: Trent Boult 6-2-20-1, Colin de Grandhomme 8-4-17-1, Ajaz Patel 6-2-13-0, Neil Wagner 3-0-8-0.last_img read more

Agent fee unpaid for outgoing West Ham transfer, causing issues for…

first_imgAccording to a claim in the Turkish media the agent of Sofiane Feghouli has yet to be paid his fee for taking the attacker from West Ham United to Galatasaray in 2017. The Algerian international signed for the Turkish champions for €4.5m, following a forgettable spell with the Hammers.Milliyet today report on the latest developments with regards to Habib Antar not being paid his fee when his client left West Ham for Galatasaray. It’s reported during the talks Feghouli convinced Antar to lower his demands, so he could force a move away from the Premier League side.It’s claimed Antar finally agreed to a fee in the region of €1.9m, but after previous reports he instantly received this when the transfer was completed it now transpires he’s still not been paid by the Istanbul club.Embed from Getty ImagesThis has reportedly caused a ‘crisis’ at Galatasaray as they want to offload the player but can’t because they still owe money to his agent. The Super Lig side this summer were hit with a massive fine by UEFA due to FFP implications.This now leaves Feghouli’s future with the club in limbo as he isn’t seen as being in the plans of Faith Terim but a move doesn’t seem possible in the next window unless the agent situation is resolved.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndolast_img read more

A new low? MSU falls to lowly Arkansas State

first_imgSTARKVILLE – There have been a lot of low points in Rick Ray’s two-plus years as Mississippi State’s coach.Among them: the Bulldogs have lost 19 straight road games; they’ve lost 13-straight in back-to-back seasons; and at times, they barely have had enough scholarship players to field a viable team.But Wednesday’s 69-55 loss to Arkansas State was among, Ray admitted, the lowest of the lows.“This is about as disappointing a loss we had since we’ve been here,” Ray said.The Red Wolves (3-4) entered Humphrey Coliseum having one win against a Division I opponent — 0-8 Central Arkansas. Their RPI of 339 reflected that. Arkansas State is playing this year with 10 new players.None of it matter against Mississippi State, who struggled to score all night.Roquez Johnson was the only player to reach double figures with 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting. The rest of the team shot 13 of 54 (24 percent). I.J. Ready was the only other player to score more than five points. He finished with eight but needed 14 shots.Mississippi State’s starters, consisting of four players who have been in the program three years, scored 15 points. They shot 5 of 28 (17.8 percent). Arkansas State’s starters outscored MSU’s 65-15.“We’ve got to start giving a return on the investment,” Ray said. “The administration, everybody’s invested in this program. We have to start giving a return on that investment.”The loss handed the Bulldogs their fourth straight defeat. It’s the first time since 1996 that MSU has lost four non-conference games in a row.The Bulldogs played their last home game 23 days ago to improve to 4-0. Since then they are 1-4.“If you look at the score and our losses, yes (we’ve regressed),” Ray said. “Before this, we had our two best practices that we’ve had the whole season. That’s why this is such a disappointment.”MSU heads back on the road on Saturday to play a home game away from the Hump in Jackson against South Carolina Upstate.“We’ve got to make sure we stop the bleeding now,” Ray said. “We had an opportunity here to come to the Hump after being on the road and neutral courts to stop the bleeding. That’s what you expected. But it didn’t happen.”Contact Michael Bonner at (601) 961-7289 or mbonner@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

Montague pulls away to win the Battle for the Bell 29-8, clinches state playoff spot

first_img Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive (35309) Share Inappropriate / Offensive Shop Now ENDS IN (32825) × By Dave TomczakLocalSportsJournal.comWHITEHALL – The 113th Battle for the Bell took a quarter to really get going, and when it did, Montague rolled.The Wildcats won their fifth straight game in the neighborhood rivalry against Whitehall, earning a 29-8 West Michigan Conference victory on Friday.Montague improved to 6-2 on the season, 5-2 in the conference, and clinched a spot in the state playoffs.“We’re still working on executing on offense,” Wildcats coach Pat Collins said. “But we were making a lot of mistakes two weeks ago and now we are making a little less.”With the loss, the Vikings fell to 3-5, and 3-4, and will miss out on postseason play.With the game scoreless after the opening quarter, Montague found the end zone 14 seconds into the second when Drew Collins found Brennan Schwarz for a 65-yard TD pass. After the extra point hit the upright, the Wildcats had a 6-0 lead.Montague’s No. 62 Dakota Croff clashes with Whitehall’s Mario Moore. Photo/Leo ValdezThe lead lasted 15 seconds before the Vikings’ Mario Moore returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. A poor snap resulted in a failed PAT kick and the game was tied at 6-6.The next time Whitehall had the ball, it moved to the Wildcat 43 before being stopped on a fake punt attempt. That gave Montague a short field to work with in the final 2:43 of the first half.In resulted in an eight-play drive that ended with Collins scoring from five yards out with 33 seconds left, giving Montague a 13-6 halftime lead.“We wanted to be aggressive, to play aggressive,” Whitehall coach Tony Sigmon said. “I felt we couldn’t sit around and wait, we had to leave it all out on the field.”Montague opened the second half with its longest drive of the game, an 11-play, 58-yard drive that ended with Andrew Kooi’s 28-yard field goal for a 16-6 lead with 8:13 left.The Wildcats’ next drive started at their own one-yard line, and resulted in a safety that made the score 16-8 with 4:14 left in the third.The Vikings were still within striking distance to start the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats put the win on ice on its next two possessions.Collins hit Johnny Monette with a 46-yard TD pass 20 seconds into the fourth quarter for a 23-8 lead, and Collins added a four-yard scoring run eight minutes later.“Our offense got better tempo in the second quarter, and we are better when we get going up-tempo,” Collins said. “Our defense has been playing great all year, that’s been our mainstay.”Montague finished with a 353-148 advantage in total yardage.Collins finished 17-for-23 through the air for 224 yards. 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