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August construction contracts in Vermont up for month, down for year

first_imgNEW HAMPSHIREAn authority on the construction market, the firm produces Dodge Reports and Sweets Catalog Files. According to the Research and Analytics unit of McGraw-Hill Construction.New York, New York — McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill Construction today reported on August contracts for future construction in the state of Vermont. Contracts showed an increase of 68 percent over August 2010, but down 14 percent for the year to date. Meanwhile, New Hampshrie was down 27 percent for the month and 33 percent for the year. In both cases, commercial construction continued to be a drag on the industry. Residential building also struggled in Vermont, while all sectors in New Hampshire were down. These numbers do not reflect any Tropical Storm Irene data.VERMONTlast_img read more

The Bills We Need to Get to Gov. Wolf’s Desk to Curb the Opioid Epidemic

first_img By: Nate Spade, Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs and Meg Snead, Senior Policy Analyst September 29, 2016   SHARE  TWEET Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Videos Yesterday, Governor Wolf addressed a Joint Session of the General Assembly to outline our collective plan to lead the nation in combatting the opioid and heroin crisis facing Pennsylvania.Watch the supercut of Governor Wolf’s address to a Joint Session on Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis.In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk. During the governor’s address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Below are a number of specific pieces of legislation that would help to accomplish these goals:Strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramSB1202 (Yaw) HB1805 (Masser): The Governor’s Office has been working with the legislature to explore strengthening the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Database (PDMP) by amending Act 191 of 2014. This would likely be accomplished by amending one of these bills. The amendment would require prescribers to check the PDMP every time they prescribe an opioid and other controlled substances. Current law only requires prescribers to check the PDMP the first time they prescribe an opioid or other controlled substances or if they suspect a patient of suffering from the disease of addiction. In addition, the Administration’s amendment would require dispensers to input prescription data to the PDMP within 24 hours of dispensing. Current law gives dispensers (who are required to enter information into the PDMP when they dispense an opioid or other controlled substance) 72 hours to log in and enter information. The underlying bills require continuing education in pain management and dispensing and prescribing practices of opioids for prescribers and dispensers.Both bills have passed their respective chambers and are in committee in the House or Senate. One of these bills will be the vehicle for the Administration’s ABC-MAP amendment requiring the mandatory query of the PDMP.Improve and Increase EducationSB1368 (Killion): This bill requires that schools that educate opioid prescribers must implement a safe opioid prescribing curriculum in medical colleges and other medical training facilities offering or desiring to offer medical training. The curriculum must include: current, age-appropriate information relating to pain management; alternatives to opioid pain medications; instructions on safe prescribing methods in the event opioids must be prescribed; identification of patients who are at risk for addiction; and, training on managing substance use disorders as chronic diseases. This bill passed unanimously in the Senate on 9/28/16.SB 1212 (Wozniak), HB2333 (Gainey): Amend the Public School Code to require public and charter schools to offer a certain number of hours of education related to opioid abuse. SB1212 passed unanimously in the Senate on 9/28/16. HB 2333 is in the House Education Committee.Limit Opioid Prescriptions to Emergency Room Patients and MinorsHB1699 (Brown): This bill mandates that hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers may not prescribe opioids in quantities that last more than seven days and they may not refill prescriptions that have been lost, stolen, or destroyed. This bill passed the House (174-19) on 6/23/16 and has been referred to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.SB1367 (Yaw): This bill amends Title 35 (Health and Safety) to establish restrictions on a physicans’ ability to prescribe opioids to minors, including limiting prescriptions to seven days and requiring physicians to take a number of steps before issuing the first prescription in a single course of treatment. This bill passed unanimously in the Senate on 9/28/16.Insurance Coverage for Abuse Deterrent OpioidsHB1698 (Heffley) – This bill requires health insurance plans and carriers to provide access to abuse deterrent opioids. This bill passed the House (190-3) and has been referred to Senate Banking and Insurance.Establish a Voluntary DirectiveHB 2335 (Gainey): Require DOH to develop and publish a uniform voluntary non-opioid directive form, which could be used by a patient to deny or refuse the administration or prescribing of an opioid drug by a practitioner. This bill is in the House Health Committee. The Bills We Need to Get to Gov. Wolf’s Desk to Curb the Opioid Epidemic Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The Latest: Italian Cup semis to resume on June 12-13

first_imgAll funds raised will go to the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo and Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia.___German soccer club Schalke has apologized to fans for asking them to justify their refunds for games played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.Schalke had asked for evidence of financial hardship if fans wanted tickets refunded this year rather than waiting until 2022.Schalke says it used “impersonal formulations lacking empathy” and fans will no longer be asked to submit documentary evidence of their personal finances. But the club says the approach was legal under German law. June 4, 2020 The Latest: Italian Cup semis to resume on June 12-13 The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over compensation for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games.Olympic operations director Pierre Ducrey says there is “an open discussion” between the IOC and insurance brokers “to try and find the right level of compensation to help us bear the cost of having to wait another year.”The IOC pays for insurance against the cancellation of an Olympics but it is unclear if its policy covers a one-year postponement.Cancellation policies detailed in IOC accounts cost $14.4 million for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and $12.8 million for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.The IOC said last month it set aside $650 million to cover potential extra costs for the postponement. ___Premier League clubs have agreed to allow five substitutions in soccer matches.They will adopt the temporary law change when the league resumes on June 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic.There can still only be three pauses to bring on substitutes.Premier League clubs have also agreed to temporarily increase the number of substitute players from seven to nine. ___Valencia striker Rodrigo says the return match against Atalanta in the Champions League “perhaps shouldn’t have been played” because of the coronavirus outbreak.Rodrigo’s comments to Spanish television channel TVE come after the top health official in the Valencia region said Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini “lacked responsibility” for traveling to Spain with symptoms of the virus. He recently told Italian media he felt sick the day before the March 10 match in Valencia.Rodrigo says “this is in the past now … but it’s true that after the tests began many players tested positive” in the Valencia squad. The club said at the time that about 35% of people in the team had the virus.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media. The restart amid the coronavirus pandemic was set for June 19-21 in the top two divisions.The Swiss soccer federation now says Basel’s Swiss Cup quarterfinal match against Lausanne Sport will be played without fans on June 14 instead of the Aug. 5-6 dates for the other quarterfinal matches.Basel is scheduled to resume play in the Europa League in early August. It holds a 3-0 lead over Eintracht Frankfurt from the first leg of the round of 16.Basel also faces a potential clash with this season’s Europa League possibly overlapping with next season’s preliminary rounds.Basel is currently in third place in the Swiss league and the third-place team should enter the Europa League qualifying rounds in late July or early August. Badminton tournaments in Australia, India and South Korea have been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.The suspended Australian Open can’t find new dates. The Hyderabad Open in August and Korea Masters in November were part of the revamped calendar announced last month but have now been put off.The Korea Open in September is still on.The world tour is scheduled to resume at the end of August in Lingshui, China.___ The Bundesliga was suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and spectators have not been allowed to attend any of the games since the league restarted on May 16.Schalke has been hit hard financially by the pandemic. Executive board member Alexander Jobst said in March the club faced an existential threat.The team has also struggled on the field and hasn’t won a league game since January.___The Swiss soccer league will restart several days earlier than planned to help Europa League contender Basel cope with a backlog of matches in August. ___English soccer club Tottenham says it is expecting to lose more than $250 million in revenue with Premier League matches being played without fans and its stadium no longer being used for two NFL games this year.Tottenham’s stadium opened last year and can hold more than 60,000 people. It is unclear when spectators will be allowed into events again.Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says “it is imperative that we now all work together … to find a safe way to bring spectators back to sport and entertainment venues.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Italian soccer will resume with the second legs of the Italian Cup semifinals on June 12 and 13.center_img ___The Italian soccer federation is launching a fund of nearly $25 million to help clubs and their members following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The Save Soccer Foundation will need definitive approval at a federation meeting on Monday.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s an initiative which doesn’t have precedents and represents a great assumption of responsibility which the (federation) is taking in favor of the whole soccer system.”The fund consists of 21,700,000 euros ($24,500,000). It will give up to 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to each of the two divisions below Serie A as well as the same amount to support clubs from the amateur soccer league. Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora announced Thursday that the competition can resume one day earlier than previously scheduled.While league officials had not yet officially released the schedule, Juventus is expected to host AC Milan on June 12 followed by Napoli vs. Inter Milan a day later.Juventus and Milan drew 1-1 in the first leg while Napoli beat Inter 1-0.The final is scheduled for June 17.Serie A is scheduled to resume June 20, having being suspended since March 9. It will also give up to 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to soccer players and the same amount to coaches and their staff.The fund will also provide 700,000 euros ($800,000) to help women’s soccer clubs that are set to complete the season.___The European gymnastics championships have been moved to December after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The men’s event will run from Dec. 9-13 and the women’s championships from Dec. 17-20 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Baku was originally supposed to host only the men’s championships but France couldn’t reschedule the women’s event after missing its planned dates in Paris in April and May.European Gymnastics president Farid Gayibov says the body will review the coronavirus situation and react accordingly “should the situation at a later date not be considered safe enough any more.”The European championships for rhythmic gymnastics will stay in Kyiv, Ukraine, but are now set for Nov. 26-29. That is six months later than originally planned.All three championships were supposed to be tune-ups for the Tokyo Olympics but that event has been postponed to 2021.___ Pope Francis is promoting a charity auction of sports items and experiences in support of two of the hospitals hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Italy.The “We Run Together” auction includes a personalized bicycle given to Francis by world champion Peter Sagan, a team jersey and captain’s armband signed by former Roma forward Francesco Totti and a swim suit and hat from Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini.There are also experiences such as training sessions and dinners with various athletes.Francis says “the true values of sport are particularly important to face this period of pandemic and especially the difficult restart.”The auctions will take place on the site Charitystars.com starting Monday for two months. There will be a new one every week and each auction will last 10 days. Costs for organizers in Japan are expected to run to billions of dollars.___Borussia Dortmund has defended a group of players who were accused of breaking Bundesliga hygiene rules while getting haircuts.German newspaper Bild reports that some of the players were pictured without face masks during appointments at home with a celebrity barber. Forward Jadon Sancho was among the players.League rules during the coronavirus pandemic say players should minimize contact with people from outside their household. They have to wear masks for large parts of game days unless actually on the field. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he spoke with the players about their behavior and adds that they only removed their face masks to pose briefly for pictures. Zorc adds that the 20-year-old Sancho is still “very young.”___All referees in Italy’s top soccer league have tested negative for the coronavirus.The Serie A referees and some from the second division were tested at the Italian federation’s training headquarters on the outskirts of Florence.They will remain there until June 10 to have further tests and continue training and preparing for the resumption of Serie A on June 20. Associated Press ___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 6last_img read more

Pjanić reveals with whom he cooperates the best in Juventus

first_imgPlayer in the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina and midfielder of Juventus Miralem Pjanić stated that it is his pleasure to play next to two Argentinians in the shirt of the Old Lady, Paul Dybale and Gonzalo Higuain.Pjanić scored his first goal for the club from Torino during the match against Sassuolo on Saturday.“It is truly my pleasure to play next to Higuain and Dybala. All it takes is to look in their direction and realize where they want the ball. Same situation happens vice versa,” Pjanić said.As time goes by, Pjanić added, the understanding will develop more and more.“Apart from Higuain and Dybala, I work well with all strikers,” Pjanić added.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

Guardiola welcomes Man City trophy challenge despite fixture pile-up

first_img“I prefer it, definitely,” he said. “I like to be in the four competitions as far as possible. When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.”Guardiola revealed conversations are ongoing regarding the possibility of extending Vincent Kompany’s contract. The club captain’s existing deal expires in the summer, when the Belgian is also due a testimonial after more than a decade with the club.“We are considering it, we are talking about that,” Guardiola said of a possible new deal.“I would like it. He’s our captain. Eleven years here. We saw in the last two games the huge quality and personality he has to play. The only problem with Vincent is one — his injury problems.“One-against-one absolutely we are better with Vincent. Every central defender has his own quality but there’s no doubt Vincent has something special with his charisma, winning the duels. It’s incredible. He’s one of the best central defenders I’ve ever seen. The problem is whether he’s fit.” Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola says he welcomes Manchester City’s multi-pronged trophy assault, even though title rivals Liverpool have only the Premier League and Champions League to focus on.City face Burton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday, days after demolishing Rotherham 7-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.But Liverpool, who sit four points clear of City in the Premier League, have just two competitions left to worry about after a much-weakened side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves on Monday.“If everyone is fit and not injured we can cope with it,” Guardiola said.“The problem is if you have 10 injured players, it’s almost impossible. When everyone is fit, it’s better. Without that competition, if we had just one competition to play in, I could play with the same 11 or same 12.“Now everyone is involved. The players don’t know who will play against Burton. Then after four days we have another final at home to Wolves.”Guardiola said he would rather be fighting on multiple fronts as he believes momentum can apply across all competitions.center_img FILE PHOTO: Pep Guardiolalast_img read more

Fort Projects Adjust Timelines To Cope With Coronavirus-Related Delays

first_imgBut over the past month, several projects have sought extensions to completion dates as a result of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Two other substantial Oceanport parcels set for imminent release of RFOTPs will also experience delays – the 400 Area near the Little Silver train station, slated to become a transit-oriented village, and the McAfee Center, a 90,000-square- foot research and development building on 47 acres. Stead-man said it’s “hard to say how long” those delays will be. On April 15, FMERA held its second monthly meeting viateleconference. Members and staff participated from theirhomes instead of the authority’s offices in the fort’s formerlibrary, with officials taking actions to continue progress withnew timelines. “I have attended webinars and teleconferences in the last two weeks with business leaders and real estate investors/ owners,” Steadman said. “No one can predict what the next several months look like. Overall, these people have expressed hope and optimism about the end of this year and the beginning of next year. We want to wait to see what the demand looks like, which parcels may have more interest than others, and then respond accordingly with appropriate RFOTPs.” Prior to finalizing the purchase of a fort parcel, every developer undertakes a “due diligence” period during which the site is examined for structural and environmental concerns. Regional Development Group affiliate Barker Circle Partnership had been conducting its 90-day due diligence prior to completing the $4.85 million purchase of the 19.5-acre site off Oceanport Avenue. The firm intends to transform the parcel, located in the fort’s National Register Historic District, into the Barker Circle Complex, a mixed-use site with 75 residential units, a theater, office space and a restaurant. Based on the complexity and historic nature of the property, officials said, additional time is required to fully assess the site. Additionally, the effects of COVID-19 have delayed the process. FMERA members voted unanimously to extend the Barker Circle Complex due diligence period to June 4. FORT MONMOUTH – Almost a decade into the redevelopment of the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army base that spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls, 20 properties have been sold and another 16 are under contract or have contracts approved by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the public-private agency overseeing the fort’s rebirth. COURTESY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC Developers hope to open the Loft microbrewery and event space by late fall following approval-related delays. By Laura D.C. Kolnoski The expanded portions include the front entrance and lobby, offices and kitchen, which require additional approvals. According to FMERA documents, “the purchaser is still proceeding in good faith toward completion of the project,” but the approvals process has delayed the timeline. FMERA members voted unanimously to give the project a six-month completion extension to November 2020. When completed, The Loft will be a microbrewery, restaurant and entertainment complex with outdoor space. This article originally appeared in the April 23rd, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “We need agility; our developers are under a lot of pressure,” said Robert Lucky, Ph.D., of Fair Haven, FMERA interim chairman. “If developers want extensions for any other matters they must come before the board.” The Loft Brewery and event space being created by Regional Development Group, LLC in the former 1940s fort Dance Hall was expected to open this summer. Work has been ongoing for about two years, longer than originally projected because the developer expanded the scope of the project, adding 5,900 additional square feet and increasing its capital investment from approximately $1.5 million to $4.6 million. Ongoing are the planning and design of a water main extension along Route 537, (known as the Avenue of Memories through the fort), coordinating the creation of a clean sanitary corridor through portions of the Oceanport section scheduled for redevelopment, relocation of overhead electric lines, and future build-out of the electrical power grid. “We are getting our work done to the best of our abilityunder these circumstances,” said Bruce Steadman, FMERAexecutive director, adding operations including land surveys,closings, subcommittee meetings, infrastructure work andmore are ongoing despite some members of developmentteams being personally affected by the virus. BARKER CIRCLE, OCEANPORT FMERA members unanimously voted to give Steadmanthe authority to grant time extensions to certain projects forpandemic-related reasons only. Other actions taken April 15 included: “We maintain a presence on the fort, our maintenance team is working, and abiding by safe social distancing and guidelines,” said Kristy Dantes, FMERA’s director of facilities and infrastructure. “All the infrastructure projects are critical to future development. We also assist developers and development teams.” COURTESY FMERA The start of the highly-anticipated process for Fort Monmouth’s McAfee Center has been delayed due to the coronavirus. DANCE HALL, OCEANPORT In March, FMERA released the Request for Offers to Purchase (RFOTP) for the 31-acre Tinton Falls Commercial Parcel, intended for redevelopment into office, research and development, or alternative commercial purposes. The site includes the fort’s former Pulse Power Building, Pistol Range and a large administrative structure with a high bay garage. The deadline for submission of proposals has been changed from April 27 to May 11. The RFOTP can be viewed on FMERA’s website at fortmonmouthnj.com. CHANGES TO REQUESTS FOR OFFERS TO PURCHASE “Working remotely, getting items scheduled, reviewed, and answered takes a bit longer, but our experience with the boroughs and county and state agencies is that they are working through the logistics and still moving forward, albeit a little slower than normal due to the remote protocols,” Steadman said. “The one thing we have seen with all of the review boards and agencies is that their attitudes are good and positive, working through the current difficulties but optimistic about the future, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.” last_img read more

Boost for SA police investigative skills

first_img31 May 2012South Africa will dedicate more resources to improving police officers’ investigative skills so they can secure more convictions, Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu said on Tuesday.Addressing Parliament in Cape Town, Sotyu said efficient investigations would result in tougher sentences for people arrested and convicted for crimes against vulnerable groups such as women and children.In 2011/12, more than 18 000 police officers across the country were trained in the laws relating to victim empowerment, child justice, human rights, domestic violence and sexual offences.“We are happy to say that these topics are also covered in the newly introduced Basic Police Development Learning Programme and some managerial courses,” Sotyu said.“They are also featured as cross-cutting topics in all operational courses dealing with victims, complainants, suspects, colleagues, arrestees and use of force.”The ministry of police has budgeted R1.7-billion for this financial year for all forms of training, with a special focus on training for investigators of sexual offences.This is in keeping with the spirit of the theme for this year announced by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa during his budget vote speech earlier this month, making 2012 the “year of the detective”.Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe also recently announced that he has commissioned a report to look into whether to re-introduce special sexual offences courts.Sixty-two of these courts are already operating on a pilot basis, and have so far proven to be every effective in dealing with sexual offences.The Adopt-a-Cop and Safer Schools programmes are also making strides in fostering resilience and confidence among learners and youth.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Manure plot drag line research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 growing season was the 2nd year for a corn post-emergent drag hose study at the OARDC Northwest branch at Holtville. The purpose of this plot is to determine how far along in development the corn crop can be before the damage from a drag hose would rule out sidedressing emerged corn with livestock manure. A 15 foot long drag hose filled with water was used for this study.The six-inch diameter drag hose was pulled across each plot twice (going in opposite directions) at corn vegetative growth stages one through five (stage five was not completed in 2015 due to excessive rainfall). The tractor speed was approximately 4 miles per hour. The plot was replicated four times in a randomized block design.The 2014 plot experienced an unusually dry growing season, especially in the weeks following the drag hose treatments. Total precipitation received by this plot from planting until October 1st was 11.62 inches. The 2015 plot experienced an unusually wet growing season, especially in the weeks during the drag hose treatments. Total precipitation received by this plot from planting until October 1st was 22.12 inches. Corn stagePopulation2014Yield bu/ac2014Population 2015Yield bu/ac20152-year averageBu/acNo drag hose30,166145.131,850167.2156.2V129,660154.331,750166.1160.2V230,166157.932,000153.3155.6V328,933153.931,375172.3163.1V429,264149.723,500123.5136.7V515,366109.8——-—————-The results of this two-year research study suggests corn could be sidedressed with liquid livestock manure, using a drag hose, up to growth stage three (three leaf collars) without a statistically significant yield loss. This study will be repeated in next three seasons to establish a five-year data base.Drag hose corn sidedress from 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oze7YTO4mu4Drag hose corn sidedress 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyHmlpP4rB8Thanks to the Ohio Pork Producers, the Ohio Dairy Research Fund, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Environmental Educational Fund for supporting this research.last_img read more

Errol Spence eyes ‘pound-for-pound’ status in Mikey Garcia showdown

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), is in no doubt what a victory over Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) will mean for his career.READ: Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhereFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This win makes me pound-for-pound number one,” Spence said this week. “Mikey has a great record and a big fan base and I feel like winning this fight turns me into a star.“Everyone wants to take Floyd Mayweather’s place as the face of boxing, and this puts me on the right track to become the face of boxing and the best fighter in the world.” MOST READ “So even if (Garcia) looks good, they’ll say, ‘The smaller guy looked good, he just couldn’t hold up the weight.’”Garcia, who has held world titles in four different weight classes, is adamant that he has not bitten off more than he can chew against the naturally bigger Spence.“I have all the tools and all the skills needed to beat Errol Spence Jr,” Garcia said. When it comes to timing, speed, reflexes and defense, you name it, I’m better,” the 31-year-old added.Garcia’s best chance of victory may be to take the fight into the later rounds, hoping to score consistently by darting in and out of range of Spence’s heavier shots.The Californian revealed he had planned for a long fight, but is confident he can deliver an abrupt finish if needed.“We can go 12 rounds for sure,” Garcia said. “But, if I get a chance to hurt my opponent, I’m definitely going to jump on him and get the knockout.“Saturday night, Errol is going to find out why I picked this fight. All of my opponents say they don’t see anything special when they watch me, until they get into the ring.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The champion’s hyperbole, however, is not cutting ice with boxing’s cognoscenti, many of whom believe the 29-year-old is a heavy favorite to outmuscle Garcia, who is stepping up two weight classes to take on Spence.Retired former super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward believes Saturday’s bout will be a “classic case of a good big man beats the little good man.”“The added weight and sheer size and power of Spence will prove to be too much for a great fighter who just took too much of a risk,” Ward told ESPN.While Spence believes victory on Saturday puts him in the pound-for-pound conversation, he is preparing for negative reviews.“They’ll say he’s too small,” Spence said. “If I beat him up throughout the whole fight, they’ll say, ‘He has amazing heart for a little guy. Errol Spence is supposed to do that, he’s the bigger welterweight.’ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) Errol Spence Jr., lennox Lewis and Mikey Garcia attend FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions Press Conference Experience on November 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence Jr. believes he will deserve to be regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world if he successfully defends his IBF welterweight crown against Mikey Garcia in Texas on Saturday.Spence and Garcia face off at the AT&T Stadium Arlington in a battle of unbeaten fighters which sees the champion aiming to lay claim to being the best fighter in a division full of talent.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership: Ladder Update

first_imgHere are the NRL Touch Premiership Ladders, as they stand following the first two days of play. The Knights and Broncos, Men’s and Women’s, are yet to play.Interestingly, all four clubs that have played have one team at the top of a ladder.  Make sure you get to the next games, on 30th June 2018:Knights v Eels at McDonalds Jones Stadium Broncos v Cowboys at Suncorp Stadiumlast_img