CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels versus Clemson Tigers during their game on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into a powerhouse over the last several seasons, thanks in part to the contributions of his defensive coordinator, Brent Venables. Venables has been at Clemson since 2012.During his time with the Tigers, Venables has won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant. He has also been rewarded with multiple contract extensions and a tremendous salary for a top assistant.Venables’ name has been bandied about on multiple occasions as a potential head coaching candidate, but he seems to be pretty comfortable where he is. In fact, a new report suggests he resisted overtures from multiple programs this month.According to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Venables was recently “pursued by at least two places” for vacant head coaching positions.It’s my understanding that Brent Venables was pursued by at least two places for HC vacancies this month but it’s going to take a whole lot of get him to leave his situation at Clemson, which he really loves. https://t.co/37iWJbINoz— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2018Kansas State is Venables’ alma mater, and he also coached on Bill Snyder’s staff from 1993-98. It is unclear if KSU is one of the schools that showed interest in Venables.The Wildcats officially hired North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman yesterday.Meanwhile, Venables and his Clemson defense are focused on Notre Dame. The Tigers take on the Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl on December 29, with the winner moving on to the College Football Championship game.This is the fourth-straight year Clemson has reached the CFP, and they are looking for their third title game appearance in four seasons.
India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 10:13 IST England are heading into The Ashes 2019 as overwhelming favourites to retain the urn (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBirmingham, Old Trafford and Headingley crowds will be lively, feels Stuart BroadEngland and Australia will play the first Test at Edgbaston cricket ground from August 1This will be the first Test series for Smith, Warner and Bancroft since their ball-tampering bans endedEngland’s Stuart Broad has sounded the first warning for Australia ahead of the first Ashes Test with the fast bowler saying that the opposition players should be ready for a “tasty” reception at the Edgbaston cricket ground on August 1.England have not lost a game in any format at Edgbaston since 2014 and are heading into the Ashes this year as the overwhelming favourites. The players are riding high on confidence after their maiden World Cup win earlier this month as well.Australia on the other hand, will have to deal with a hostile crowd apart from the dangerous English bowling and batting lineup.This will be the first Test series for the trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft since the ill-fated Cape Town Test last year in which they admitted to ball-tampering and were banned for a year as a result, by Cricket Australia.Smith and Warner made their international comeback in the Cricket World Cup and were already subjected to boos and jeers from the crowd in the stadiums. And Broad reckons the trio can expect something similar in the Tests at Birmingham, Old Trafford and Headingley”Edgbaston will be tasty won’t it? I think you use it. I think they’d be wrong not to prepare and expect, certainly the Birmingham, Old Trafford and Headingley crowds to be quite lively. I think the atmosphere somewhere like Birmingham is just naturally brilliant.”The crowd come to see England try and win but have an amazing time with it. Look, Warner and Smith have played in front of many a big crowd and have had to warm to much abuse over their careers.advertisement”I’m sure the Barmy Army will make them slightly nervous because they are an intimidating unit, but I don’t think it will affect their performances,” Broad told cricket.com.au.But despite their fierce rivalry on the field, Broad is happy to see the likes of Smith and Warner back on the international scene.”I think Smith and Warner have been through a hellish last year for making a silly mistake. But a year’s punishment is pretty brutal, isn’t it? They’ve served their time, their punishment and I think the Ashes is a better prospect and series with both those two playing.”They’re two world-class players, two great competitors, two guys I’ve had brilliant battles with over a decent period of time, so I’m really delighted that they’ll be involved in the Ashes series. I think it makes the game a better spectacle with those two there,” Broad said.Also Read | Ashes 2019, England vs Australia Full Schedule: Venues and SquadsAlso Read | I was the Hot Spot guy: Marnus Labuschagne reveals his best Ashes memoryAlso Read | World Test Championship is another brilliant initiative for cricket: James AndersonFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Stuart BroadFollow England VS AustraliaFollow Ashes 2019 Edgbaston will be tasty: Stuart Broad warns Australia of hostile reception ahead of Ashes openerAustralia will meet England in the first Test of The Ashes 2019 at the Edgbaston cricket ground, where the hosts haven’t lost a game in any format in three years.advertisement
Continued fighting, which broke out on 7 May in several parts of north-west Mogadishu between Government forces and the opposition Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam, “is leaving a trail of civilian casualties, destruction and renewed displacement,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.Since violence broke out last month, the agency estimates that over 160,000 people have been driven to other parts of Somalia or to neighbouring nations, with some 26,000 uprooted between 19 and 22 June alone.Most of the internally displaced persons (IDPs), numbering nearly 50,000, have moved to safer areas within Mogadishu or to makeshift camps on the capital’s outskirts. A further 45,000 people have fled towards the so-called Afgooye corridor 30 kilometres south-east of Mogadishu, joining 400,000 other IDPs who have been displaced since 2007.Some of the newly displaced are families who had recently returned to the capital after a period of relative peace in the first quarter of this year, Mr. Spindler said.“Many IDPs tell stories of hardship and suffering as they try to flee the embattled Somali capital,” he added, noting that most people escaping the clashes are leaving on minibuses, whose drivers are charging $250 or more, carrying 20 people on average.According to UNHCR’s local partners, a mother of six who had left Mogadishu said it took her nine days to reach Afmadow, 400 kilometres west of the capital, with transporters taking her money and leaving her family stranded along the route.“The deteriorating security situation has sharply reduced deliveries of desperately needed humanitarian aid to the displaced in and around Mogadishu,” the agency’s spokesperson said, adding that UNHCR partners, which are providing emergency aid to IDPs, are facing growing security problems.Neighbouring Kenya is seeing numbers of Somalis crossing the border increase. Since the start of the year, 38,000 new refugees – virtually all of them from Somalia – have arrived. The Dabaab camp, the largest in the world, is currently home to nearly 300,000 people, three times the number it is intended to hold.More than $4 million has been allocated from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to alleviate overcrowding and assist Somali refugees at Kenyan camps, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.Last week, the Security Council voiced its concern at the situation in Somalia, reiterating its support for the Transitional Federal Government, its efforts to achieve peace, security and reconciliation in Somalia through the UN-facilitated Djibouti process, which aided the formation of the new government in February, as well as the creation of a newly-expanded Parliament and election of President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. 26 June 2009The United Nations refugee agency today voiced its grave concern over the escalating violence and worsening displacement crisis in the Somali capital, where local hospitals report that over 250 civilians have been killed and nearly 1,000 others wounded since fighting erupted last month.