ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to pass while playing the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 38-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)While Kyler Murray may have received all of the attention for picking between pro baseball and pro football, he isn’t the only college star who had both options available. Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson was draft into the MLB in 2018 as well, and appears to be working out with a baseball team.According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Patterson spent some of his recent Spring break with the Texas Rangers. Per the report, he was working out with the Rangers’ minor league camp in Arizona.Patterson was drafted by the Rangers in the 39th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. He was the 1169th overall pick despite not playing baseball in several years.While Patterson does not appear to have any intentions of leaving the Wolverines to pursue a baseball dream, he was not above signing a deal with the Rangers.“The option to have this opportunity definitely opens doors,” Patterson told the Star-Telegram. “But I’m full go ahead for Michigan football and getting ready for the season, and whatever happens after that, we’ll look more into it.”Per TheMichiganInsider, Patterson signed a six-year deal with Texas that included a $25,000 signing bonus.Patterson is still projected as the incumbent starter for the Wolverines in 2019.In his first year after transferring from Ole Miss, Patterson had career highs in every major passing category.He completed 64.6-percent of his passes for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns in 13 starts.[Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
16 September 2008Recent devastating storms and floods have reinforced poverty in many parts of the world, the United Nations agency tasked with minimizing the threat posed by natural disasters said today. “The extreme and repeated consequences of hurricanes in the Caribbean and the [United States] show that development levels are directly linked to the toll that natural hazards take on a country’s population,” said Sálvano Briceño, Director of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Secretariat.He noted that it will take Haiti, one of the world’s poorest nations where over three-quarters of its population living on less than $2 a day, years to recover from the four storms which have battered the Caribbean in the past few weeks.“Even if a developed country is highly hazard-prone, they are still far less vulnerable than a less-developed country with weak infrastructure and limited capacity for prevention and response,” said the Director of the Geneva-based agency.Some 94 per cent of all those who lost their lives in natural hazards in the past 25 years had either low or lower-middle incomes, with half of all deaths occurring in countries low on the human development scale.Climate change is leading to more frequent and intense natural disasters, threatening development, Mr. Briceño noted.“The Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] will not be fully achieved if disaster risk reduction is not among the solutions used to reduce poverty,” he stressed, referring to the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.