Nebraska Makes Big Changes To Football Roster

first_img The four players looking to transfer are Caleb Lightbourn, Quayshon Alexander, Breon Dixon and Cam’ron Jones.Losing Dixon and Jones is brutal for the Cornhuskers considering they were both four-star recruits. As for Lightbourn and Alexander, they’re hoping to find more playing time with their next team.McKewon also revealed that several walk-ons will leave the program, cutting the roster down to 149 players.Nebraska’s APR scores are in: https://t.co/86nghpJTUU #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) May 8, 2019The belief is that Nebraska will add 24 walk-ons over the course of the summer.Either way, it’s clear that changes will continue to occur for the Cornhuskers as they prepare for their second season under head coach Scott Frost.[Omaha World-Herald] Shot of the Nebraska football program, led by Scott Frost.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)With the summer quickly approaching, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have made sizable changes to their roster. The program trimmed its roster earlier this week.The Cornhuskers will enter this upcoming season with the hope that they’ll recapture their success down the stretch in 2018. Obviously the team’s record didn’t indicate that it’s heading in the right direction, but winning four out of the last six games is certainly an improvement.Most signs point to things looking up for Nebraska, but it did receive its share of unfortunate news this week as well.Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald is reporting that four scholarship players for Nebraska have submitted their name into the NCAA transfer portal.last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral to speak at Georgetown conference on his legacy in Africa

Mr. Annan will give this year’s annual Oliver Tambo lecture. The following morning he will address a two-day conference, organized by the university’s African Studies Program that will bring together academics and Africa specialists to assess Secretary-General’s legacy in Africa, Stephane Dujarric told the noon news briefing.“With unprecedented vigour and resolve, its people are addressing the gravest challenges confronting their continent [and] today, they need the international community to work with them and invest in them, to ensure the better future that can and must be Africa’s,” Mr. Dujarric said, outlining Mr. Annan’s message.A Ghanaian, Mr. Annan has served 10 years as the UN’s seventh Secretary-General and is set to retire 31 December 2006. Oliver Tambo, a life-long leader in the African National Congress’s anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, died in 1993.The Georgetown lecture is expected to attract over 300 leading Africa experts. Past speakers for the Oliver Tambo Lecture Series have included the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. read more

Constant communication helps Ohio State mens lacrosse to 1st win of 2015

In the classroom, Evan Mulchrone studies marketing, but on the lacrosse field, the senior defenseman credits communication for building success. That communication helped lead the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team to its first win of the season at home against Robert Morris on Tuesday, defeating the Colonials 10-6.“Communication is our No. 1 standard on defense,” Mulchrone said. “Talking to each other, knowing who’s hot. Constant communication is key for a successful defense.”And successful he was.Named the player of the game, Mulchrone accepted every shift in the second half of the game, coach Nick Myers said.“He was a warrior out there,” Myers said. “He played 60 minutes of Buckeye lacrosse.”In company with Mulchrone and the defense, a cast of star players emerged from the offense to lead the Buckeyes to their four-goal win against the Colonials, a redemption following a 9-8 loss to Detroit on Saturday.Freshman attackman Colin Chell tallied his first two goals as a Buckeye during the first half, immersing himself with the team both seamlessly and selflessly, something senior midfielder David Planning said is crucial.“Colin fit right into our system from day one,” Planning said. “He runs all around the field, with or without the ball. The key to our offense now is that we’re all sharing the ball.”Junior attackman Ryan Hunter chipped in with three goals against the Colonials, bringing his two-game point total to five and setting the tone for the offense, Myers said.“Ryan’s doing his job,” Myers said. “His job is to put the ball in the back of the net. He’s a finisher. And when the ball hits his stick, that’s what he’s supposed to do.”While the team in part owes its first victory of the season to individual efforts, Myers credited a selfless, organized attitude, along with setting and achieving goals, sealing the win for the Buckeyes.“We knew Robert Morris was capable of scoring in bunches, so we wanted to sent a tempo early,” Myers said. “We organized well. We shared the ball very unselfishly.”And it was that team effort that revived “Buckeye lacrosse” and gave the team its win, but Myers said this is just the beginning.“It’s a step in the right direction,” Myers said. “This is a humble group. They know what they need to do to get better.”OSU is scheduled to return to the field for its third game of the season against Delaware on Sunday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. read more

Guidelines on the difficult but very doable task of working with smallscale

first_imgICMM has launched Working together a guidance note (of over 100 pages) for companies engaging with the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. This is a very important subject, particularly in Africa, Asia and South America. The document is the product of a fruitful partnership with Communities and Small-Scale Mining (CASM), the International Finance Corp’s Oil, Gas, and Mining Sustainable Community Development Fund (IFC CommDev) and ICMM. The interaction between large-scale mining companies and ASM operations has not always been positive, and encounters between the two sectors are increasing. There are a number of ASM sustainable development challenges – including security, human rights and relocation programs – that can require specific ASM consideration.For the first time, Working together brings together a number of approaches and tools for engaging with ASM operators. It is put forward as a pilot, so that further testing and gathering of good practices with companies can take place in the next phase.ASM uses techniques that have changed little since ancient times and continues to provide a source of direct or indirect employment to over 100 million people. ICMM says “there is no doubt that ASM has a legitimate and significant role to play in the social and economic development of many countries. “ASM and large-scale mining (LSM) often operate side by side. Large mining companies have been engaging with artisanal miners and their dependants through general community development programs for some time. However, the particular sustainable development challenges of ASM – including security, human rights and relocation programs – need specific consideration.“The fact that much of ASM activity occurs outside regulatory frameworks – whether illegal or not – can also present significant challenges for companies and regulators. There can be significant tension between ASM miners and their own governments – with companies caught in the middle. In recent years there has been increasing interaction between artisanal operators and companies that has not always been positive.“This document has evolved out of a growing sense that more mutually beneficial engagement between mining companies and ASM operators is needed. For this to happen, ‘good practices’ need further definition and further sharing across companies.“In this spirit, the ASM-LSM guidance note brings together for the first time a number of approaches and tools for companies to engage with ASM. It is put forward as a pilot, fully recognising that further testing and gathering of good practices with companies is needed – activities that will be taking place over the next 18 months. www.icmm.comlast_img read more