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

EPAs unprecedented water permit policy threatens economic recovery warn multiple industries

first_imgA new policy proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poses a threat to thousands of jobs and a sustainable economic recovery, warned a dozen industries in joint comments filed June 4 with the agency.  EPA wants to reverse gears on an existing Clean Water Act discharge permit – halting work not only at the coal mine that filed the permit, but also creating an unprecedented threat for other industries from agriculture to home building. Organizations representing these and other industries protested the far-reaching implications of the agency’s unprecedented plans to “withdraw or restrict” an existing permit.Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association, one of the organizations responding to EPA’s proposal: “Pulling a valid permit out from under a company destroys not only the basis of that project and the jobs its supports, but also the trust businesses must have for future investments in everything from home building and road construction to farming and ranching – all of which require Clean Water Act permits,”. EPA announced on April 2 its plans to veto the Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine claiming authority under the federal Clean Water Act’s Section 404 provisions for regulating “waters of the United States.”In their comments to EPA, the organizations underscored the harm to jobs and the economy from this first-ever veto of an existing permit for an on-going operation. “Businesses regularly invest millions of dollars on property, technology, personnel and machinery on the assumption that their activities can continue unabated so long as they dutifully comply with the terms of the 404 permit,” they said. The permit had been approved by multiple federal and state environmental agencies and was accompanied by a comprehensive environmental impact statement. The organizations also questioned the legality of EPA’s proposed action, doubting Section 404 gives EPA any authority over existing permits.Among the industries at risk from EPA’s veto of existing water quality permits would be:Home building and real estate: About 2.1 million workers are currently employed in residential construction and another 1.2 million in the buying and selling of real estate and rely on home building that requires water quality permits.Manufacturing: Nearly 12 million workers rely on manufacturing businesses requiring such permits and which, in turn, rely on power generation and other upstream industries that also require water act permits.Agriculture: Tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country routinely require Clean Water Act permits for activities such as building roads across their property or barns for animals.Mining and sand and gravel operations: The 135,000 direct jobs supported by coal and metals mining and the approximately 110,000 additional men and women in the sand and gravel industry are employed by companies that routinely require Section 404 permits to operate new or expanded operations.Road and transportation construction: Public agencies and private firms that serve America’s transportation industry sustain more than 2.2 million jobs. Many transportation projects will become impossible if EPA revokes permits after their approval.last_img read more