Containerships in Milestone LNG Bunkering Op

first_imgContainerships, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, has performed its first simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) bunkering.The operations allows for the concomitant bunkering of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and execution of loading and unloading procedures.The SIMOPS bunkering was undertaken on the company’s LNG-powered Containerships Nord vessel in the Port of Rotterdam on July 4, 2019. The vessel thus became the first container carrier performing SIMOPS in Europe by means of “ship-to-ship” bunkering, according to CMA CGM.To ensure a safe ship-to-ship bunkering, Containerships worked closely together with Shell, its bunker supplier, with the Port of Rotterdam and with the RST Terminal.The boxship received approximately 200 tons of LNG.The SIMOPS helps reduce the ship’s stay in the port and avoid operational delays, therefore, reducing transit times.last_img read more

One injured in Ripley County crash

first_imgRipley County, In. — A two-vehicle accident injured a Holton man on August 29.A report from the sheriff’s department says a car driven by Michael Prince, 33, of Holton, was westbound on U.S. 50 near Old Michigan Road when another car driven by Amy Hobbs, 30, of Versailles entered the intersection from Old Michigan Road. Prince was unable to avoid a collision and struck Hobbs.Hobbs was not injured. Prince was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.A witness told police he saw Hobbs roll through the intersection without stopping. The accident remains under investigation.last_img read more

Dzeko delighted with new deal

first_img Dzeko dazzled in his side’s win at Newcastle in their season opener last weekend, after which boss Manuel Pellegrini made no secret of the player’s importance to the team. After agreeing a deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2018, Dzeko said it had never crossed his mind to angle for a big-money move elsewhere. Dzeko told City’s official website: “I’m really happy here at City – it’s a second home to me so it was an easy decision to stay for the long-term. “I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time – I can’t see any place better than here. “I’m settled perfectly to life here, I know my team-mates, the club, the team, very well and I feel like I can improve even more. “Over the last three-and-a-half years we’ve made history together but I feel like we are only at the start of something really special. “There are still so many objectives and goals that I want to reach from my career in the game and I believe I am in the perfect place to achieve them all.” The 28-year-old Dzeko has made a big impression at City since his £27million move from Wolfsburg in January 2011. He has scored 66 goals for City and none more vital than the equaliser against QPR on the last day of the 2011/12 season which paved the way for Sergio Aguero to make history with an injury-time title-winning goal. Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign with Bosnia, Dzeko scored the winner in the final group game against Iran. And he got City’s season up and running on Sunday with a superb back-heel to set up the opener for David Silva at St James’ Park. Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has capped a dream start to the new Barclays Premier League season by signing a new four-year contract with the club.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Senior LPGA Championship off because of virus

first_imgThe league held a call with all 20 soccer clubs but provided no specifics about its plan to resume. The competition was suspended more than a month ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league only says it discussed “possible scheduling models” and that “it remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.”The league says it will only restart “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.”Liverpool holds a 25-point lead at the top of the standings with nine games remaining.___ The Scottish Open was scheduled to be played from July 9-12. Discussions on a rescheduled date are ongoing.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 17, 2020 The NBA and WNBA say they plan to sell cloth face coverings bearing team and league logos and that all proceeds generated by the league will go to charity.The proceeds will go to Feeding America in the U.S. and Second Harvest in Canada. Both of those organizations work to assist the hungry.Face-covering manufacturers FOCO and Industry Rag will also be amping up charity efforts through sales. They will donate one face covering for every one purchased to the benefiting charities.NBA social responsibility and player programs president Kathy Behrens says the masks will help fans adhere to CDC safety guidelines “while joining in the league’s efforts to aid those who have been directly affected by COVID-19.”___ The panel has its first meeting next week and plans to work with advisers from industry, sponsors and the media. Aims include guidance on risk assessment and how sports can “plan a return to normal activities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak or similar future situations.”___Former Leeds defender Norman Hunter has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 76.Leeds says Hunter was admitted to the hospital last week and died on Friday.Hunter made 726 appearances for Leeds and also played 28 times for England. He was part of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad and earned the nickname “Bites Yer Legs” because of his tough tackling. The Latest: Senior LPGA Championship off because of virus Associated Press center_img The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana.The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.___The Premier League says it still wants to complete its season. The fourth edition of the Laver Cup exhibition event founded by Roger Federer’s management company is being postponed a year because of changes to the tennis calendar caused by the coronavirus pandemic.It now will be at TD Garden in Boston from Sept. 24-26, 2021.The original dates were Sept. 25-27 this year.But the French Open moved its start from May to Sept. 20 a month ago. That means the Grand Slam tournament would have overlapped with the Laver Cup. The exhibition tournament has attracted some of the top players in men’s tennis in the past.Federer called the announcement of the Laver Cup date change “unfortunate” and “disappointing” but also “the right thing to do for everyone concerned.” Tickets already purchased will be valid in 2021 or can be refunded.___The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.They will get input from a member of the World Health Organization’s coronavirus mass gatherings expert group. Hunter also won two league titles and the FA Cup with Leeds.___The BMW International Open in Germany and the Open de France golf tournaments have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Scottish Open has been postponed.The BMW International Open was to be played in Munich from June 25-28 and the Open de France was scheduled to take place a week later.German Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned large public gatherings in the country through August 31 and the French government has done the same until mid-July. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Women’s golf has lost another senior major because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Domestic Sports Need a Trigger, Like Nigerian Music Got Tu Face…

first_imgThose who do not believe our local sports industry can be the next big thing should look back at the developments in our entertainment industry, especially music and comedy. In the early 1990s your party or event had to be ‘local’ for the DJ to play Nigerian pop music. Today, if the DJ does not play Nigerian songs at least 80% of the time, your party, however highbrow it is, would not rock. Same can be said of Nigerian comedy which was only fit for ‘un-international’ people, but now thrills audiences around the world. Back then musicians and comedians commanded insignificant wages, while brand endorsement deals were a rarity. Today, domestic sports have little appeal, but are there disruptors out there that can change that?​:H aving played in the marketing communications industry since the early 90s I have had direct dealings with some of the game changers. I will tell you two stories to illustrate why I believe that the sentiments towards domestic sports can change dramatically in the coming years and why the early runners: businessmen and sponsors who get in now, may profit immensely.In late 1995 I was returning from Ibadan where I was responsible for marketing the Ibadan Polo Tournament, when I met the legendary comedian Ali Baba standing by the Mobil Filling Station in Maryland waiting for a cab. I was in a chartered cab and I offered him a ride. I had known him casually for a few months because a brand I was managing was involved in sponsoring the Bisi Olatilo Show on AIT. Ali Baba was a fresh, shy support act on the show. On this day he appeared almost embarrassed that I was giving him a ride, perhaps, because unknown to me, he was already a rising star.He quickly launched into how well he was doing and how he had a couple of end-of-year shows lined up that would pay him about N40,000 and N50,000 respectively. I thought he was bragging about his fortunes, as at that time, a good second car – which was the rave for guys our level – was about N40,000-N50,000. Who would pay a comedian that amount I thought. I was badly mistaken. He refused to be priced cheaply and got his way. Just a few months later he had become a genuine star. I remember reading in one of the tabloids that he had bought two cars. Ali Baba had basically pioneered the era of comedy as a lucrative career and business.About the same time the popular musician Lagbaja was soaring into orbit. His Motherland hangout in Opebi had become the place to be seen. The guy was raking in millions weekly, we were told. Three years earlier, while working in Vigeo Limited, I had paid the same guy N30,000 for a birthday gig. As part of his crew then was a young singer called Sunny Nneji, anyone remember him? But the music story I want to tell is that of Tu Face and the Plantashun Boyz.In 2001 I sold an advertising campaign idea to one of my clients looking to relaunch their once popular analgesic brand. Our strategy was to utilize the Plantashun Boyz. The youngster had had a first wave of success, but their brand had cooled a bit. Still there was some marketing potential there. They did four amazing jingles for us, but the brand handlers, not having a real advertising culture, shied away from the cost of radio advertising. However we ran the print and outdoor ads sparingly and also used them for a calendar. For the entire campaign we paid the group one million naira. I remember them coming to our offices in a beat-up minivan that I recall had problems once or twice.Not long after that music moguls Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo Adeneye took over the management of Tu Face – and from what I recall of the stories, bought him a decent second-hand jeep, rented an apartment for him in the more upscale Festac town, released African Queen, and fame and the millions rolled in. Local musicians have not looked back since.So can the same happen in sports? Can there be a spark that transforms the industry into one that packs millions of paying fans into our stadiums across the country every year; a development likely to explode investments in the industry? I believe so. Very much.Maybe football will finally live up to its top billing, maybe some other sport will come along and wake everybody up, but the ingredients are there, waiting; waiting for a moment of inspiration. We are a sporting people, we have great numbers, we have extremely strong economic potential, we have an amazing country with great topography; we have everything as a country to attract the world and sponsors. We just need a trigger.Nigeria needs this because of how big sports can be. Today most of our sponsorship naira goes into entertainment, but that goes against global norms. IEG, the leading global authority on sponsorship, says sports events hold the largest market share of sponsorship dollars in the world, accounting for a whopping 66%. Following sports is entertainment and attractions which accounts for a mere 11%.We don’t need the entire population to change things, we don’t even need government to lead the process. All our sports need is a game changer like Ali Baba or Tu Face and the rest will be history. I am myself involved in a tennis project with a few forward-thinking partners. We want to rip up the rules. So maybe in 2018 history would be made. 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LinkedIn creates new application for college students

first_imgThe professional networking site LinkedIn now has a new program that allows college students to explore career options as they enter the job market.LinkedIn and PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. collaborated to create Career Explorer, a program that finds job positions within a student’s field of choice, charts a plan to achieve such positions based on the career paths of other LinkedIn users and lets students network with others in that specific field.PwC is a company that is the largest employer of college graduates and works to help them develop their careers.“We are dedicated to helping students find the right career path and build successful careers,” said Paula Loop, U.S. and global talent leader for PwC. “In that effort, obviously social media is important and so we actually reached out to LinkedIn and started having this dialogue on how we can work jointly to come to the shared vision of helping students prepare for their future careers.”PwC is working with 60 schools, including USC, to incorporate the Career Explorer program. Since its release, the Career Explorer function has gotten a fair amount of attention, Loop said.“Students like it. They can really see what it can show them about their career and career options. I think it’s getting a lot of good buzz,” Loop said.In addition to connecting students with professionals in their field through LinkedIn’s network, the Career Explorer program helps to develop realistic expectations and goals by giving accurate descriptions and salaries of current jobs and by showing successful career paths of users, she said.“It gives students an idea of what’s out there and how they should go about it; how they should be thinking about their career,” Loop said.Although Career Explorer is especially targeted to college students’ needs, the program can be used by people of all ages who are researching potential jobs.“It’s not specific to those in the business world. It’s for anybody,” Loop said. “From a broader scale, I think it would [be] a benefit to not only people that are considering what their major might be, so what university they might go to, [that has] to have that major and also certainly parents that want to help advise their children.”Leigh Schneider, a freshman majoring in theatre, said the Career Explorer function seemed like a good tool for students.“You got to get yourself out there, and as a theatre major, we’re told to go on different websites to network,” Schneider said.Because LinkedIn memberships are free, Schneider said she thought the Career Explorer program would be an easy way to advance career connections.However, many other networks are available to students that might be better suited for particular fields, Schneider said. For her major, she has been referred to multiple other sites. As such, the new program might not have a dramatic effect across campus with other networking  opportunities already in play.“It’s one way to get yourself out there, but it’s not going to replace other ways,” Schneider said.PwC and LinkedIn are hosting an event on campus today to acquaint students with the new Career Explorer program and to help students with their career development in the Ballroom of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at 11 a.m..last_img read more

Wisconsin wins 3rd straight

first_imgThe No. 24 University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team continued its successful weekend Sunday, defeating Michigan State 6-1 at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.Now 13-5 overall, the Badger men have won three straight matches and have extended their home win streak to five in a row after defeating Michigan on Saturday afternoon to cap an undefeated weekend.Wisconsin men’s tennis head coach Greg Van Emburgh felt good about his team’s chances going into the matches today.“We felt very confident coming into today,” he said. “We came out strong and overall had a pretty good weekend. It was great for us to come out and beat Michigan on Saturday because they’re always a struggle for us.”The Badgers’ success began with junior Moritz Baumann and sophomore Marek Michalicka defeating Michigan State senior John Allare and junior Jason Norville in the No. 1 doubles competition 8-4.Michalicka and Baumann’s doubles success has earned them the No. 17 national ranking in doubles.The Badgers then secured the doubles point with an 8-2 win as freshman Patrick Pohlmann and sophomore Peter Marrack defeated Michigan State sophomore Clark Richardson and junior Brendan Kinkopf at No. 3 doubles.Wisconsin swept doubles play as the junior pair of Michael Muskievicz and Luke Rassow-Kantor defeated the duo of sophomore John Stratton and senior Alex Forger at No. 2 doubles.The team’s success carried into singles matches as the Badgers won five of six to record an easy 6-1 victory.Baumann and Michalicka again delivered huge performances as they both recorded victories this weekend to add to their recent success.Baumann, who is ranked at No. 47, extended his singles match win streak to 18 after defeating Michigan State senior Alex Forger in No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-3.“I just wanted to play my game and dictate my play,” Baumann said. “I have been playing my style of tennis my last 18-matches, and I knew if I continued playing that way I would hopefully win.”His victory Sunday afternoon keeps Baumann undefeated on the season at 18-0 and gives him a lot of confidence going into Big Ten play.“My confidence rises all the time, and I have been feeling really comfortable on the court as of late,” Baumann said. “Knowing that I have been doing so well recently really helps me out a lot in pressure situations.”Michalicka also recorded a huge victory over senior John Allare in No. 2 singles winning a 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 super tiebreaker. Michalicka struggled early in the first set, digging himself into an early hole, but quickly found his stroke in the second and third sets.“I had to change my state of mind — that was my biggest problem,” Michalicka said. “I tried to change my game somewhat and play more balls, and in the end it worked for me. I wanted to beat him in every aspect, and I also tried to stay focused. Unfortunately it didn’t go too well during the first set.”Michalicka quickly recovered to win the last two sets to continue his recent individual success, which has earned him a No. 37 ranking in the latest ITA rankings.The Badgers went on to record victories at No. 3, No. 5, and No. 6 singles with Pohlmann, Muskievicz and Marrack all winning their individual matches. Wisconsin’s sole loss came in No. 4 singles as junior Michael Dierberger was defeated by Michigan State freshman Ronnie Hulewicz 6-2, 6-4, 10-8 in a super tiebreaker. The Badger’s now are 2-2 in Big Ten play and have some momentum going into their next few Big Ten matches.“We really felt good about how things went today. We knew we were favored in a lot of spots and we really built off of the tough win yesterday against Michigan,” Van Emburgh said. “Our guys came out and played loose and relaxed today. We were able to build a lot of momentum for our match Friday against a tough Northwestern team.”last_img read more

VB : Syracuse cruises to 3 weekend wins in Big Orange Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Down two sets to one against an upstart Youngstown State team, sophomore outside hitter Lindsay McCabe provided Syracuse with the spark it needed.The Orange, in danger of losing for the first time in 2011, trailed deep into the fourth set when McCabe blocked YSU outside hitter Missy Hundelt’s spike attempt. The block set off a celebration as Orange players screamed in excitement, coming together around McCabe on the floor.‘It’s always a game changer when you can get points and amp your teammates up,’ McCabe said. ‘I’m just glad I got my teammates riled up.’The newfound energy keyed a comeback in SU’s second game of the 2011 Big Orange Tournament over the weekend. With victories over Sacred Heart, YSU and Siena at the Women’s Building, the Orange (3-0, 0-0 Big East) extended its nonconference winning streak to 21 straight matches and captured its home tournament.The team started fast and looked dominating in three-set sweeps of Sacred Heart — an NCAA tournament team in 2010 (25-14, 28-26, 25-22) — and Siena (25-15, 25-17, 25-19).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the opener Friday, SU fought off late runs by Sacred Heart in the second and third sets. But the Pioneers couldn’t match the presence of junior middle blocker Samantha Hinz, who tallied seven blocks in the match.Senior outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre had a game-high 16 kills to go with nine digs and three blocks, and junior setter Laura Homann recorded 31 assists in the win.Hinz said finally playing a game was a welcome change from summer practices. And Homann said it was a relief to win the first matchup.‘Great to get the first win out of the way, especially against a team as skilled as they (Sacred Heart) are,’ Homann said.But the greatest weekend test for the Orange didn’t come from a tournament-tested opponent. SU fell behind against YSU Saturday, losing the first two sets by a combined four points.SU looked frustrated as it struggled to land serves and volleys in bounds. Homann said the team’s struggles were due to poor hitting.‘We had some things to smooth out (against Youngstown State) before we could win, that’s for sure,’ Homann said. ‘I kept telling everyone to keep their shots down — it seemed like all our hits were going out of bounds.’Despite the poor hitting, assistant coach Kelly Morrisroe wasn’t worried about an upset.‘We knew that if we played our game, settled down and placed our shots, we could still win,’ Morrisroe said. ‘What we were doing was self-inflicted.’Morrisroe was right. The Orange fixed their problems, and McCabe’s momentum-shifting block started a streak of wins in six straight sets over the final two matches en route to the tournament title.In SU’s final game against Siena, freshman outside hitter Ying Shen provided a similar spark to McCabe, recording 17 digs and 14 kills. Behind Shen’s complete performance, the Orange never trailed in the first two sets and easily won the match.McCabe said winning its first three games is a good start. She was a part of the team last year that opened the season with an 18-game winning streak but missed the NCAA tournament.‘We started fast last season, but it’s a great feeling to start fast this season,’ McCabe said.After the fast start this season, McCabe thinks her team is ready to take on more challenges, starting with the Utah State Tournament this weekend. Despite being young and inexperienced, the sophomore is confident the Orange will build on that start moving forward.‘I like the way our team looks,’ said McCabe. ‘If we play at the high level we know we can play at, we’ll be fine.’nctoney@syr.educenter_img Published on August 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

Trojans end regular season with a bang

first_imgIf a USC football team can’t beat both, it must beat at least one of USC’s longtime rivals for its season to be considered a success in the eyes of some Trojan fans.Bouncing back · Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler responded to a lackluster performance against UCLA with an excellent effort against the Irish. Kessler threw for 372 yards and six touchdowns on Saturday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThough USC looked outmatched against crosstown foe UCLA in a 38-20 loss last week, the Trojans redeemed themselves to some degree with a dominating 49-14 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday. The highs and lows of the last two games are indicative of both the first season under head coach Steve Sarkisian and the careers of the seniors who played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the final time.“I’m happy for this [senior] class,” Sarkisian said. “Their last game in the Coliseum is something they’re obviously going to remember for a lifetime.”Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler threw six touchdowns to five different receivers, and the Trojan defense held a Fighting Irish offense that was previously averaging about 35 points per game to only two touchdowns.“All three phases were just tremendous,” Sarkisian said.The Trojans started the game on a 35-0 run. After punting on their first possession, the Trojans found the endzone on their next five. Kessler finished the day 32-40 with 372 yards and no interceptions. He at one point completed 16 passes in a row and set his career record for completions.Kessler said the team planned on running a particularly up-tempo style and that they executed the game plan excellently.“Today, it was obvious how tough it was for them to get lined up against us,” Kessler said of the fast pace. “It really played to our advantage.”Notre Dame did not advance the ball into USC territory until the second quarter. The Irish did not score until the 4:11 mark in the second half, after backup quarterback Malik Zaire had replaced starter Everett Golson.Golson finished the day 7-18 with 75 yards and one interception in the air. The dual-threat signal caller came into the game with 291 rushing yards on the season but left the game with a net -14 yards rushing after being sacked three times. The Trojans also forced one Golson fumble and finished the day with two caused turnovers.Senior linebacker Hayes Pullard said the key was for the linebackers to get pressure on Golson, something they didn’t do the week before against UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley.“We learned from last week, us linebackers weren’t going,” Pullard said. “We had to get after it and help our D-line. We prepared all week. [Defensive coordinator Justin] Wilcox had a great plan for us.”Trojan fans also got to see a backup in at quarterback for USC but under slightly different circumstances. Redshirt freshman Max Browne relieved Kessler with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter but did not record a passing attempt. On the Trojans’ final drive, senior Anthony Neyer, the fifth quarterback on USC’s depth chart, subbed into the game as the signal caller. He also did not record a passing attempt but did rush for five yards on two attempts.“It was awesome,” Neyer said. “It was such a blessing to be able to come into this Saturday against Notre Dame in my last game in the Coliseum and see everybody do so well.”At the final home game in the careers of the 12 seniors on the roster, the Trojans celebrated Senior Day by honoring each senior player before the game. The 12 seniors were announced individually coming out of the tunnel before the game and were met by family at midfield.The seniors honored included Neyer, Pullard, tight end/defensive end Teddy Baker, safety Gerald Bowman, center Giovanni Di Poalo, offensive tackle Nathan Guertler, kicker Andre Heidari, cornerback Josh Shaw, linebacker J.R. Tavai, tight end Randall Telfer, guard Aundrey Walker and tight end Chris Willson.Bowman recorded an interception and seven tackles, Pullard recorded three tackles — including one for a loss and a fumble recovery — Shaw recorded a tackle and Telfer caught Kessler’s sixth touchdown pass.The win concludes a tumultuous first regular season for Sarkisian as USC’s head coach. The Trojans were in contention for the Pac-12 South championship until losing to UCLA in their final conference game. In addition to a big defeat against UCLA, the Trojans lost decisively out of conference to an unranked Boston College team then lost on the final drive against both Arizona State and Utah.Sarkisian said the Arizona State loss stings particularly strongly, as the Sun Devils won the game on a miraculous “Hail Mary” pass as time expired, and Trojans would have made the Pac-12 title game if they had successfully defended that one play (with all else being equal over the season).“Those are some gut-wrenching losses,” Sarkisian said, looking back on the regular season. “It’s my job to figure that out so that doesn’t happen again.”One more win in their bowl game will leave the Trojans just short of 10 wins on the season, but Sarkisian said he would nonetheless be proud to see the 8-4 Trojans finish with nine wins. Though he said he was looking forward to next year, saying, the focus was on finishing off the season with a bowl win.“I’m proud of the way we played,” Sarkisian said. “I think it gives us a chance to head into bowl prep with a lot of confidence.”Quick HitsKessler was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Notre Dame. It is the third time he has won the award this season. Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III won the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week Award, and Utah punter Tom Hackett received the Special Teams Player of the Week Award.Redshirt junior linebacker Charles Burks and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Robby Kolanz received honorable mention All-Pac-12 Academic honors.It remains unclear which bowl game the Trojans will attend. This season, the Pac-12 is affiliated with the Alamo Bowl, National University Holiday Bowl, Foster Farms Bowl, Hyundai Sun Bowl, Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Based on the current conference standings, USC will likely land in either the Holiday or Las Vegas Bowl. The Trojans defeated Fresno State 45-20 in last season’s Las Vegas Bowl.Sarkisian said USC will resume practice on Friday.last_img read more