LSU 4-Star Reportedly Considering A Transfer

first_imgLSU Tigers huddle before gameBATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 13: LSU Tigers huddles up before a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)LSU cornerback Mannie Netherly has reportedly entered the transfer portal, according to 247Sports’ Shea Dixon. Netherly has spent the last two seasons with the Tigers.A four-star wide receiver recruit in the class of 2017, Netherly was the No. 36 wideout in that recruiting cycle. He only appeared in one game as a true freshman.Netherly then moved to the defensive side of the ball before the 2018 season. He appeared in 11 games in 2018, making three tackles in the Fiesta Bowl against UCF.Netherly is the second player to enter the portal in the last two days, joining tight end/linebacker Dantrieze Scott, according to Dixon.Defensive linemen Dominic Livingston and Davin Cotton already entered the portal earlier in the offseason.#LSU CB Mannie Netherly has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.Netherly is the second player in two days to do so, and fourth player from the defense to enter the portal. Tigers inching closer to 85-man limit.— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) March 12, 2019LSU finished 10-3 last season, including a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.The Tigers will open the 2019 season against Georgia Southern on August 31.last_img read more

Seven years of war in Syria has left colossal human tragedy in

“This seven-year war has left a colossal human tragedy in its wake. For the sake of the living, it is high time to end this devastating conflict,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi underscored.The conflict – which broke in the wake of massive anti- and pro-Government street protests across the country in 2011 – reaches “a depressing anniversary” this month.The High Commissioner painted a grim picture of the relentless suffering of Syrian civilians and denounced the ongoing brutality as a shameful failure of political will and a new low in Syria’s long-running conflict.“There are no clear winners in this senseless pursuit of a military solution. But the losers are plain to see – they are the people of Syria,” he added.With 69 per cent of civilians inside the country languishing in extreme poverty, conditions are worse than ever. Ninety per cent of families now spend more than half their annual income on food as prices are, on average, eight times higher than pre-crisis levels.Moreover, some 5.6 million people lack security or basic rights and require humanitarian assistance.While UNHCR and other humanitarian actors are making every effort to bring relief to hundreds of thousands of people in dire need inside Eastern Ghouta and other besieged parts of the country, access to these populations remains woefully inadequate.On 5 March, a humanitarian convoy delivering aid to besieged Eastern Ghouta was cut short amidst ongoing shelling and subsequent attempts have been thwarted.UNICEF/Amer Al ShamiIn December 2015, a mother loads preserved food supplies in a truck as the family prepares to move out of Nashabieh village to a neighbouring safer town within besieged East Ghouta, Syria. Almost 400,000 people are trapped in besieged locations.“Humanitarian access to those in need must be guaranteed. People must be allowed to leave to seek refuge and civilians and civilian infrastructure including hospitals and schools must be protected at all costs,” Mr. Grandi maintained.Meanwhile, the hopes of millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq who dream of returning home when conditions are safe are being dashed.“With fighting in parts of Syria as fierce as at any point during the conflict, refugees are understandably still too frightened to return,” Mr. Grandi continued, noting that UNHCR is preparing to assist in returns for when the security situation improves.As conditions for millions of Syrians in exile grow more desperate, the vast majority live below the poverty line and more than three-quarters sheltering in Jordan and Lebanon are unable to meet their basic food, shelter, health or education needs.Although host countries lay on second shifts to accommodate the refugees, 43 per cent of 1.7 million school-aged Syrian are out of school.“While the focus is on the devastation inside Syria, we should not forget the impact on the host communities in the neighbouring countries and the effect that so many years of exile has had on refugees,” Mr. Grandi reminded.Turning to an upcoming international conference in Brussels on supporting the future of Syria and the region, he asserted that it must result in a boost of financial and development assistance.“As long as there is no political solution to the conflict, the international community must step up its investment in the host countries,” the High Commissioner concluded. read more