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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Pacific’s fastest man reigns in thrilling 200m final

first_imgAthletics The fastest man in the Pacific, Fiji’s Banuve Tabakaucoro, ran close to defeat in the men’s 200m final the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games yesterday, but edged past Samoa’s Jeremy Dodson by four hundredths of a second to retain his title. In a thrilling contest at Apia Park Stadium, Tabakaucoro was victorious in 20.87 seconds, inches ahead of Dodson who finished in 20.91 seconds. Papua New Guinea’s Theo Piniau snatched bronze in 21.70 seconds. Both Tabakaucoro and Dodson fell after crossing the finish line, sending the medics out onto the field. The Fijian admitted he was feeling very sore after the competition. “I expected to finish strong but not to fall over like that, but it just shows the level of competition here,” Tabakaucoro told the Pacific Games News Service. Dodson reflected positively on his performance. “It shows that I’m going in the right direction leading up to the world championships in Doha in September and October,” he said. “Doha is a lot hotter than this, a little dryer, so this was great preparation all around”. In the women’s 200m Papua New Guniea’s Toea Wisil won gold in 23.45 seconds, roughly half a second ahead of the silver medallist, Heleina Valetta Young of Fiji. Leonie Beu of PNG claimed bronze. Young admitted that she had anticipated a hotly contested race against Wisil. “Keeping up with her was quite hard, but I got a personal best, and for that I’m proud,” Young said. A victorious Wisil said she was hoping to sweep her races tomorrow, and will certainly be one to watch on the final day of competition.last_img read more

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Bosa says extension came together faster than he expected

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Associated Press Television News Joey Bosa isn’t known for displaying much emotion on or off the field but becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player has slightly taken him aback.“The best moment was when I got that call from my dad. A lot of screaming, a lot of colorful language but it was a great moment in the car,” the Los Angeles Chargers defensive end said Monday. “I was telling him to stop because he was making me cry driving home. I was scared I was going to crash.“It means the world. I had no real expectations on exactly where it was going to end up. It’s hard to even comprehend, you know, with all the amazing players that came before me and will come after me.”Bosa signed his five-year, $135 million extension over the weekend. The two sides agreed to terms last Tuesday when Chargers veterans reported to training camp for physicals. Bosa reported 10 minutes before the deadline because he was waiting in his car for the agreement to be reached.The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bosa acknowledged the extension came together faster than he expected because there weren’t many conversations during the offseason due to the uncertainty created by the pandemic. There were two huge factors in Bosa’s favor — the benchmark was established when Cleveland’s Myles Garrett signed his five-year, $125-million extension three weeks ago and there were concerns Bosa would hold out again.Bosa, who missed 31 days in 2016 after being the third overall pick out of Ohio State, remains one of the few first-round picks to hold out since the collective bargaining agreement established a rookie salary scale in 2011.The Chargers were also eager to avoid a holdout involving one of their top players for a second straight season. Running back Melvin Gordon didn’t report until the fourth week of the regular season last year. He didn’t receive an extension and signed with Denver during the offseason.“They know what I bring to the team and I know my own value,” Bosa said. “I think they have seen the body of work. Neither one of us wanted to butt heads and I certainly didn’t want to go anywhere else.”Bosa tied for second in the AFC last season with 11.5 sacks and he has had double-digit sacks in three of his four seasons. He was third among defensive ends and second in the AFC with 60 tackles, including 16 for loss, 25 quarterback hits and a forced fumble. He is averaging 0.78 sacks per game over his career (40 sacks in 51 games). That is third among players over the past four seasons with at least 40 games played.He now becomes the face of a franchise that is moving into SoFI Stadium in Inglewood and looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-11 campaign last year. Bosa and Melvin Ingram make up one of the best pass rushing duos in the league but got some help during the offseason with the signings of defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Chris Harris. The Chargers also traded into the first round of the draft to take linebacker Kenneth Murray.Los Angeles also has safety Derwin James, who missed the first 10 games last season due to a foot injury after he was an All-Pro selection as a rookie. The identity of the team might be more geared toward defense following Philip Rivers’ departure after 14 years as the starting quarterback.“We’re adding more pieces to the puzzle. I mean, I think it’s up to us to create that identity and we might not know what it is yet, but this is the year to do it,” Bosa said.Bosa doesn’t know how long he will remain at the top of the league’s pay chart among defensive players, but he has an idea that his brother, Nick, will surpass him in a couple years. Nick Bosa was the second overall pick by San Francisco last season and was an integral part of the 49ers team that reached the Super Bowl.“It’ll probably be a short-lived record, which is great because I’m happy to just set the bar and, you know, maybe my brother in a few years will surpass me,” Joey Bosa said. “If anybody can do it, I know he can.”Image credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 07:29 IST Bosa Says Extension Came Together Faster Than He Expected Joey Bosa isn’t known for displaying much emotion on or off the field but becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player has slightly taken him abackcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US First Published: 4th August, 2020 07:29 ISTlast_img read more

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NFL free agency rumors: Former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant to meet with Saints

first_imgDez Bryant could be moving closer to an NFL return.The 30-year-old wide receiver is set to visit with the Saints on Tuesday, according to a report from the NFL Network, which cites unidentified league sources. New Orleans will also work out veteran wideout Brandon Marshall and Kamar Aiken with Bryant, according to the report.   The #Saints are bringing in 3 wide receivers tomorrow to workout for the team among them Dez Bryant per sources informed.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 6, 2018Bryant has been out of the league since he was cut by the Cowboys in mid-April. He has previously met with the Browns and Ravens, but did not end up signing a contract with either team.His visit with the Browns was shown on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in late August. Related News A.J. Green injury update: Bengals WR reportedly expected to miss at least 2 games, won’t need surgery #HardKnocks takes us inside the meeting between @DezBryant and @Browns HC Hue Jackson.Hard Knocks re-airs Wednesday (11:30pm ET/PT) on @HBO. pic.twitter.com/zIA58uXd7g— NFL (@NFL) August 22, 2018Bryant was selected to the Pro Bowl three times during his eight seasons with Dallas and led the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014. Last season, Bryant had 838 receiving yards and six touchdowns.The Saints will face the Bengals in Week 10 action Sunday.last_img read more

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