ESPN Is Predicting These 2 Programs Will Miss Bowl Games In 2019

first_imgGeneral view of North Carolina's football stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – NOVEMBER 18: A general view as the sun sets during the game between the Western Carolina Catamounts and the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season is over and it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2019 season.ESPN is here for that, as the Worldwide Leader has released a series of “bold” predictions for college football’s next season.College football writer Mark Schlabach is predicting two major programs will miss bowl games next year.Those two programs: North Carolina and Kansas.The Tar Heels and the Jayhawks are now led by Mack Brown and Les Miles, respectively, but those two national title-winning head coaches won’t be going bowling in Year 1.ESPN.com explained why:Brown, who turns 68 four days before the Aug. 31 opener against South Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, inherits a team that went 2-9 in 2018. Seven of UNC’s nine losses were by 10 points or fewer, including two in overtime.Keep an eye on UNC’s home game against Miami. New Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz was Brown’s defensive coordinator at Texas, and things didn’t end particularly well.Kansas went 3-9 in coach David Beaty’s final season, and Dr Pepper commercials are about as close as Miles, 65, will get to another national championship trophy.You can view ESPN’s full series of predictions here.last_img read more

UN agencies seek funds to help malnourished refugees in Western Sahara

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said a lack of adequate aid coupled with delivery problems have hurt an estimated 165,000 refugees living in five windswept camps around the western Algerian desert town of Tindouf. Most have been there since leaving their disputed territory nearly three decades ago.In a briefing in Geneva, UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond said the refugees’ rate of acute malnutrition has remained above more than 10 per cent for years, much higher than the local community average. The rate of chronic malnutrition, which can leave victims stunted, is estimated to be more than 30 per cent.”Urgent crises elsewhere in the world all too frequently overshadow their food aid needs, making this literally a hand-to-mouth operation,” Mr. Redmond said.He said the agencies need donors to provide contributions and to help make sure food aid is delivered more quickly and effectively.Next month a joint UN assessment mission will visit the camps near Tindouf, while senior UN officials are holding meetings in the Moroccan city of Rabat today to discuss UNHCR proposals to allow certain refugees to have person-to-person contacts with their relatives across the border.The UN has had a peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara since 1991 after Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (Frente POLISARIO) agreed to a ceasefire in their dispute over Western Sahara’s status. read more