CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Clemson Tigers Rally Cats perform during a stoppage in play of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)You can say at least this much about Texas A&M as they prepare to take on Clemson this weekend: They are not at all lacking confidence.Speaking to the media on Monday, Texas A&M offensive lineman Jared Hocker proclaimed that the Aggies will pull off the upset over Clemson. Texas A&M is a 17-point underdog for the road game.“There will be an upset.”Hocker was then asked to go the full Joe Namath and guarantee a victory, to which he nodded and said he was confident in his teammates.Texas A&M and Clemson faced off at College Station last year, with the Tigers securing a 28-26 win en route to a 15-0 season and the national championship. Jared Hocker is confident that the Aggies will defeat Clemson on Saturday. “There will be an upset.” pic.twitter.com/tqbVqYlAe6— TexAgs (@TexAgs) September 2, 2019In total, the two sides have faced off five times, all in the regular season. Clemson currently boasts a two-game winning streak after losing the first three games.No doubt the Tigers are planning to even up the series with a win over Texas A&M.Clemson has not lost a game since the 2017 College Football Playoff against Alabama. They are currently riding an FBS-best 16-game winning streak after beating Georgia Tech last week.Suffice it to say, the Aggies have their hands full.But the chances are, if the Tigers are even capable of losing a regular season game in 2019, this may be the most likely team they’d lose to.
29 April 2010The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations mission supporting the 2005 agreement that ended the decades-long north-south civil war in Sudan, stressing the need to complete all remaining tasks under the peace pact. The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations mission supporting the 2005 agreement that ended the decades-long north-south civil war in Sudan, stressing the need to complete all remaining tasks under the peace pact. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body decided to extend the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) until 30 April 2011, “with the intention to renew it for further periods as may be required.”The Council stressed the importance of the “full and expeditious” implementation of all elements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended 20 years of fighting between the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) separatists in the south and the national Government in the north. The parties achieved a key milestone of the agreement – which ended a conflict in which at least 2 million people were killed and some 4.5 million more driven from their homes – with the holding of national elections earlier this month, the first of their kind in 24 years.In addition, referenda are expected to be held next year to determine whether the south secedes or remains as part of Sudan, as well as on the status of the disputed, oil-rich area of Abyei.The Council requested UNMIS to play a lead role in assisting in the preparations for the January 2011 referenda, and urged the international community to provide technical and material assistance as requested.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest report on UNMIS, said significant challenges remain in the preparation for the referenda. “Although the parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement have shown increasing political will to address referendum-related issues, they have made little concrete progress in establishing arrangements that would be required no matter the outcome of the referenda,” he wrote. The Council also today deplored the “persistent localized conflict and violence” and its effect on civilians, especially within Southern Sudan, while underscoring the importance of UNMIS making full use of its authority and capabilities to provide improved security to affected groups.In a related development, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters today that UNMIS is investigating a recent incident in the border area of Western Bahr El Ghazal and Southern Darfur states, where there was a significant, but still unconfirmed, number of casualties reported.While the mission is communicating with the parties concerned, verifying the reports on the ground has been difficult from both the north and the south, he said.“The mission calls on all parties concerned and in line with the mandate of the mission to ensure full access to the area, to help establish the facts and defuse tensions,” stated Mr. Nesirky, adding that the safety and security of civilians remains the primary responsibility of the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan.