Former Alabama 5-Star Eyabi Anoma May Have Found Transfer Destination

first_img has learned from two sources that Alabama transfer Eyabi Anoma is expected to sign with the Houston Cougars in the coming days. Anoma is an outside linebacker that entered the transfer portal last Sunday.Anoma is just a sophomore. He appeared in all 12 games last season and was named to the All-Freshman Team in the SEC.If he does indeed wind up at Houston, he’ll likely have to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules.We’ll keep you updated on where Anoma lands. Eyabi Anoma at Alabama football's spring game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 13: Eyabi Anoma #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the team’s A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma, who was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, will be transferring from the university in the coming days. Multiple reports suggest he could land at Houston.Anoma put his name in the transfer portal back in February, but eventually returned to Alabama. This past Sunday, his name was back in the portal.Alabama head coach Nick Saban confirmed on Saturday that Anoma was dismissed from the program. He did not specify as to the reasoning.Both and 247 Sports are reporting that it’s looking like Anoma will sign with the Cougars in the next few days.last_img read more

UN chief welcomes formation of new Government in Lebanon

“The Secretary-General believes that the formation today of a new cabinet in Lebanon, following months of consultations under the auspices of President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, is an important step toward establishing a functional, executive Government in Lebanon,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.Mr. Ban said he hoped the new Government will enable Lebanon to address the economic, political and security challenges facing the country and underlined the importance for Lebanese leaders to maintain a spirit of national dialogue and cooperation.“The Secretary-General looks forward to the finalization, as soon as possible, of the new Government’s platform. He expects the Government of Lebanon to reiterate its commitment to the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 and to all of Lebanon’s international obligations,” the statement added.The terms of Security Council resolution 1701 ended a month-long war between Israel and Hizbollah in 2006. It also calls for respect for the Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon, the disarming of all militias in Lebanon, and an end to arms smuggling in the area.Earlier, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Michael Williams, congratulated Mr. Mikati and expressed hope that the new administration will tackle Lebanon’s many challenges. He said the new Government will “enable the country to address the manifold challenges facing the country, whether economic, political or security.”Mr. Mikati’s nomination followed the collapse of the government led by Saad Hariri after 11 Hizbollah and allied ministers resigned, reportedly over its refusal to cease cooperation with the UN-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of Mr. Hariri’s father Rafiq and 22 others, amid reports that the tribunal was about to indict Hizbollah members for the murders. 13 June 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the formation of a new Government after nearly five months of disagreement between the country’s various political groups, saying the move was an important step towards establishing a functional administration. read more

UN health agency spotlights stalled effort to close health divide across Europe

In the first-ever report of its kind, The Health Equity Status Report, authors share that in many of the 53 countries in the WHO European Region, the status of health equity has either gone unchanged, or worsened, despite government efforts to address avoidable disparities.  These challenges could be overcome “even within the lifetime of a national government of four years” said Dr. Zsuzanna Jakaba, WHO Europe’s Regional Director.“For the first time, the Health Equity Status Report provides governments with the data and tools they need to tackle health inequities and produce visible results in a relatively short period of time,” she explained in a press statement.Health equity, which the healthy agency defines as “the absence of unfair, avoidable differences among groups of people”, implies that ideally everyone should have an opportunity to attain their full health potential.The Report also highlights new and emerging groups at risk of falling into health inequality, and breaks down drivers of health inequality into five factors:Income insecurity, accounting for 35 percent of the burden of inequity.Poor living conditions, contributing 29 percent.Around 19 percent can be attributed to social factors including feelings of isolation and resistance to ask for help.Access to good quality service, accounts for 10 per cent.And seven per cent is down to employment insecurity.Dr. Jakaba said the Report explains how to achieve health equity and bring “positive change” to the European region.,“Through this effort we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 10 on reducing inequity—the only goal which is not improving in our region,” he maintained.On 23 September, kicking off the General Debate among UN Member States in New York, a high-level meeting on universal health care (UHC) will be held at the UN General Assembly. Heads of State, political and health leaders, policy-makers and UHC champions will come together to advocate for health for all. Key findings on current health trends across the region depict a serious health divide:· Life expectancy for both men and women had increased by 2016, yet social disparities can cut a woman’s life expectancy up to 7 years, and a man’s up to 15, if they are in the most disadvantaged groups.· In the least affluent 20 per cent of the population, nearly twice as many women and men report illnesses that limit daily activities than those in the most affluent 20 per cent.· In 45 of 48 countries providing data, women with fewest years of education, report higher rates of poor health compared to the most educated.· Accumulated poor health status of those with fewer resources, predicts a higher risk of poverty, social inclusion, loss of independence and more rapidly declining health.· A full list of emerging patterns is available here. read more