CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 24: A general view of fans of the Clemson Tigers against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The first Saturday of the 2018 college football season is set to start exactly three months from tomorrow. Saturday, Sept. 1 will be a great, great day.We’re still a long way out from that, unfortunately. Hopefully the next three months go quickly.A lot is going to happen in those three months, at least. Specifically – some major quarterback battles/situations are going to unfold.Here are latest predictions for some of the big ones.Alabama (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Will it be Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts? We’re going to go with a surprise prediction and say that Hurts will actually be the Week 1 starter.Clemson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Tigers are loaded with highly-touted recruits at the QB position and have brought in another five-star QB in 2018.Bryant has locked this job up for the time being, though.Florida (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)The Gators have a new coach in Dan Mullen who specializes in the QB position. Will he make a big change under center? We’ll go with Feleipe Franks holding onto the job in 2018.Georgia (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jake Fromm took the job from Jacob Eason after the former 5-star recruit went down with an injury. Will another five-star recruit, Justin Fields, so the same? Nope. Fromm is the man in Athens.NebraskaTrue freshman Adrian Martinez is looking really good, but reports out of Lincoln say that it’s probable that Tristan Gebbia will be the Week 1 starter.Ohio StateThis could have been the most-intense quarterback battle in the country, but Joe Burrow opted to transfer out. It’s Dwayne Haskins’ job. Tate Martell will play, though.OklahomaReplacing a Heisman Trophy winner is never easy. Who will earn the nod at Oklahoma in 2018? Kyler Murray, the former Texas A&M QB, was the Sooners’ backup in 2017. He’s in line to be that guy in 2018. The MLB might be calling, though. We’ll say Murray decides to stay put in Norman, Okla. for another season.Texas (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Will Sam Ehlinger, Texas’ starter at the end of the 2017 season, hold onto the job over Shane Buechele? We think so. He’s our pick for the man to lead the Longhorns in 2018.
25 August 2008United Nations reform, climate change and food security have topped the agenda during official talks today in Seoul between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and Han Seung-soo, the Republic of Korea’s Prime Minister. In his talks with Mr. Han, Mr. Kerim stressed the “need for more of the UN, and not less” in dealing with major global challenges such as climate change and the current crisis over soaring food prices in many parts of the world.Mr. Kerim also emphasized the importance of bringing in all stakeholders, including non-State actors, in devising ways to tackle global problems, according to the Assembly President’s spokesperson.During their discussions, Mr. Kerim and Mr. Han also conferred on the most recent developments concerning possible reform of the size and structure of the Security Council, and the Assembly President thanked the Republic of Korea for its supportive approach to the UN’s work.Later, Mr. Kerim delivered a lecture to the Graduate School of International Studies of the Korea University on the relevance of the UN in a globalized world, saying a new culture of international relations was needed to reflect the increasing interdependence in the world.“We need to capture the dynamism and fluidity of our changing world, where adaptability and sustainability are becoming the attributes of power and success,” he said.The Assembly President, who arrived in Seoul yesterday for a three-day visit, also held a working lunch with members of the UN Association of the Republic of Korea. Tomorrow he is expected to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and hold official meetings with President Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan.
It said the government must strive and expedite the construction of remaining houses in a time-bound manner.The report also said the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) University is yet to have its own campus, hostel and a standardized curriculum in place, library and books for issuance to students and urged the ministry to expeditiously work upon the construction so that the university can shift to its own campus. However the committee said it has been asking the ministry that all proposed projects including building of 50,000 houses should be completed within a specific timeline. “The Committee, however, has observed that no timeline is being followed in any of the proposed projects perhaps due to bureaucratic delays and lack of cooperation.” An Indian parliamentary panel has criticized the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) over its “slow progress” in the resettlement work in Sri Lanka.The Standing Committee on External Affairs, which presented its report on demands for grants of the ministry for 2012-13 in parliament on Tuesday, observed that the Indian government was spending a substantial amount on rehabilitation of internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka by way of constructing houses, schools, hospitals, roads etc. It recommended more funds for Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and expressed concern over “poor planning and slow progress” of the Nalanda University project.