FAU Lands Sons Of Terrell Owens, Warren Sapp On National Signing Day

first_img Lane Kiffin announced the new signings on Wednesday morning.FAU FOOTBALL: Terrell Owens’ son Terique Joins Warren Sapp II – https://t.co/8stIvvyQFo https://t.co/FUjdBAr5FX— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) February 6, 2019Owens revealed why he chose FAU: “I feel like they have my best interest at heart. They have a great coaching staff. I feel like the coaches, they are going to help me improve and get better. I really trust them.”He made the switch from basketball to football as a sophomore in high school before going the junior college route.Terique Owens tallied over 500 yards and caught four touchdowns at Contra Costa Community College before announcing his commitment to FAU as a preferred walk-on. lane kiffin looks onto the fieldBOCA RATON, FL – NOVEMBER 3: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls looks on during third quarter action against the Marshall Thundering Herd at FAU Stadium on November 3, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)On Wednesday morning National Signing Day for college football kicked off. A majority of the top players in the nation took advantage of the Earlier Signing Period and announced their commitments in December.There are plenty of other recruits who are announcing their decisions today.That list includes the sons of former NFL stars Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp. Both decided to take their talents to FAU and play for Lane Kiffin.According to a release from the school, Terique Owens and Warren Sapp II will join the team as preferred walk-ons. Terique and Warren II are reportedly planning to “blueshirt” during the 2019 season, meaning they’ll be eligible for scholarships next season.last_img read more

UN expert hails Thailands pledge to help injecting drug users avoid AIDS

The Thai Government’s pledge at the recent XV International AIDS Conference held in Bangkok was hailed by Special Rapporteur Paul Hunt. The expert, who monitors “On the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health,” issued a statement in Geneva saluting the Government’s promise to support and collaborate with the Thai Drug User Network and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and its recognition of injecting drug users in Thailand as a group extremely vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. In a statement released in Geneva, Mr. Hunt praised the Government’s commitment to ensuring access to anti-retroviral treatment for all who require it and to supporting neighbouring countries in this effort. “This is an important step toward realizing the right to health for people living with HIV/AIDS,” he said. At the same time, Mr. Hunt remained cautious in the face of reports of an alarming number of people living with HIV/AIDS who lack access to counselling and who suffer discrimination. Voicing his concerns to the Government late last week, Mr. Hunt also cited reports that Thailand’s policies had “generated a climate of fear that has driven drug users deeper underground and forced them beyond the reach of both prevention and treatment efforts.” “I am concerned that the Anti-Narcotics Campaign, coupled with limited access to harm reduction services, has inadvertently created the conditions for a more extensive spread of the virus in Thailand,” said Mr. Hunt, encouraging the authorities to act swiftly on recent policy initiatives in order to remedy the situation. The expert pointed to data showing that the number of injecting drug users who are seeking treatment has declined considerably in the period 2003-2004, while HIV prevalence rates among injecting drug users has remained unacceptably high at 50 per cent. read more