Ohio State Unveils Major Upgrade To Ohio Stadium For 2019

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Changes are coming for Ohio State this upcoming season, and no, we’re not just talking about the coaching staff. While the Buckeyes will be playing under a different regime for this fall, the university is making a few modifications to its football stadium.Ohio Stadium is undeniably one of the toughest places to play in college football. The crowd makes it a hostile environment for any program that has to visit them.There aren’t any issues with the overall structure of the stadium, but it’s getting a nice upgrade for this season.For this upcoming season, The Shoe will have WiFi installed around the stadium for fans to use. It’s a solid addition for those sitting in the stands on Saturdays. WiFi is being installed in 🏟 The Shoe! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/NaX49qy5Oa— gene smith (@OSU_AD) July 23, 2019As for the football team, the roster and coaching staff underwent a few key changes in the offseason.Urban Meyer’s days of coaching the program are over, as Ryan Day prepares for his first season as the head coach.The Buckeyes are also being led by a different quarterback. With Dwayne Haskins officially part of the Washington Redskins, the projected starter for this year is Justin Fields.Ohio State starts its season with a home contest against Florida Atlantic.last_img read more

Security Council pledges help to implement southern Sudan peace accord

“Members of the Security Council will expeditiously consider appropriate UN support for implementation of the peace agreement, including deployment of a peace support operation, and look to the international community, once implementation begins, to provide assistance for its implementation, as well as for the reconstruction and rehabilitation process,” the President of the 15-member body, Ambassador César Mayoral of Argentina, said in a press statement.The Council also stressed its “continued determination” to monitor Sudan’s other major conflict in the western Darfur region, where 1.65 million people have been displaced, and Janjaweed and pro-government militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers in what the UN has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.The Council underscored the obligation of all parties to the Darfur conflict to maintain an already violated ceasefire that was signed in April and to work towards a peaceful settlement.Welcoming the southern Sudan agreement signed in Nairobi, Kenya, the statement praised the perseverance of Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Chairman John Garang of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) who negotiated the deal.”Members of the Security Council express their hope and conviction that the signature of this agreement will mark a watershed in the history of the Sudan, look forward to its implementation, and call on the emerging Government of National Unity to work expeditiously to consolidate peace throughout the country,” it said.It called on the new Government to “commit itself fully and actively to ending the violence in Darfur.”Meanwhile, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) reported that a planned polio immunization campaign got off to a flying start today with apparently no security incidents, as teams of vaccinators fanned out across the north of the country, including Darfur where it is hoped to reach more than 1 million children.A similar campaign in southern Sudan is due to start on 17 January. The UN has called for “Days of Tranquillity” across Africa’s largest country to allow the immunization to proceed unhindered by military activity, saying such a pause will build a momentum towards peace. read more