Report: Michigan 4-Star Sophomore Is Transferring

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program is currently in the middle of Jim Harbaugh’s best season in Ann Arbor, but the Wolverines have suffered a loss tonight.Drew Singleton, a four-star sophomore linebacker, has opted to transfer out of the program.247Sports has confirmed news of the transfer with a Michigan spokesman.From the report:247Sports confirmed with Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf on Wednesday afternoon that second-year linebacker Drew Singleton has asked for and received a release from the program.Singleton, a Paramus (NJ) Catholic native, was once a Top100 recruit who committed to Michigan over a plethora of programs back in the 2017 recruiting cycle. He injured his knee his senior year at Paramus Catholic, but had worked his way back to full health this season and saw considerable time on special teams early on in the year.The former four-star’s transfer marks the fourth player to depart Michigan’s 2017 recruiting cycle, joining Corey Malone-Hatcher, Ja’Raymond Hall and Deron Irving-Bey.Singleton was ranked the No. 5 OLB and No. 79 overall recruit by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings coming out of high school in 2017.Michigan is set to play Michigan State on Saturday.last_img read more

40 States support resumed negotiations on climate change UN says

The support was voiced over the weekend at an informal meeting in New York called by Jan Pronk, chairman of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The encounter aimed to take stock of the political situation since the suspension of negotiations in The Hague last November.”All countries at the meeting overwhelmingly supported resumed negotiations in Bonn in July, and a more inclusive, open-ended meeting may be held within a month in Sweden,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said.The two-week meeting in Bonn will consist of the resumed sixth session of the Conference of the Parties as well as short, parallel meetings of the Convention’s two subsidiary bodies. Officials at the resumed climate talks will have the benefit of the newest five-year scientific and technical assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has confirmed that the evidence for humanity’s influence on the global climate is now stronger than ever before and has presented the most detailed picture to date of how global warming will affect various regions.Key issues that still must be resolved at the resumed talks include the establishment of an international emissions trading system and a “clean development mechanism and a package of financial support and technology transfer to help developing countries contribute to global action on climate change, including measures for adapting to climate change impacts. read more

Innu leader calls for end to Muskrat Falls protests as racism jobs

The construction site of the hydroelectric facility at Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador is seen on July 14, 2015. An Innu leader is asking that protests stop at the Muskrat Falls hydro construction site in Labrador while complaints about hiring and alleged racism are discussed. Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee said Monday the head of Crown corporation Nalcor Energy has apologized for an incident involving an Innu worker. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Innu leader calls for end to Muskrat Falls protests as racism, jobs discussed HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – An Innu leader is asking that protests stop at the Muskrat Falls hydro construction site in Labrador while complaints about hiring and alleged racism are discussed.Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee said Monday the head of Crown corporation Nalcor Energy has apologized for an incident involving an Innu worker.She said Nalcor President and CEO Ed Martin has also committed to followup talks “in coming days.” Discussions are to include dissatisfaction with aboriginal employment rates on the $8.6-billion project along with concerns about racially-motivated clashes among staff.“We’re certainly committed to moving forward and working on the issues that we need to address,” Qupee said in an interview. “We’ve requested that the protests should stop.”Nalcor Energy declined Monday to comment.Qupee said about 218 Innu Nation people are working at the dam and power plant being built on the lower Churchill River. But there are questions about whether Nalcor has lived up to the Impacts and Benefits Agreement reached as part of the development’s approval. Part of the deal’s intent is to help ensure qualified aboriginal people land jobs.Qupee said small protests last week at Muskrat Falls work sites followed reports that a non-Innu worker assaulted a young Innu man also employed on the project. She confirmed the accused employee has been fired after allegedly making racist comments and then retaliating when a formal complaint was filed.“That’s what we’ve been told. I’m glad that Mr. Ed Martin came in and apologized to this young man,” she said of the worker who was allegedly kicked in the head. He is now recovering and is expected to return to his job later this month.“I appreciate that he (Martin) went out to the site and spoke to the elders there,” she added. “We certainly don’t want anybody else to go through this.”RCMP say a 23-year-old Goose Bay man faces an assault charge in connection with an incident Aug. 9 at the Muskrat Falls site. He is to appear in provincial court Oct. 14 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.Qupee said members of the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation and Mushuau Innu First Nation were also present for meetings with Martin that lasted all day Sunday and well into the evening. She said the highest number of Innu workers employed at Muskrat Falls so far was about 278, and that leaders have heard of other racist incidents involving “non-Innu” employees.“We know for sure we need to improve things.”Muskrat Falls is expected to produce first power in late 2017. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 17, 2015 12:53 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more