Analyst Names No. 1 Transfer Destination For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up on the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up on the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Win or lose, tonight will likely be the final game at Alabama for Jalen Hurts. Hurts stayed on this year as a backup to Tua Tagovailoa, but it has long been reported that he will seek a graduate transfer at the end of the season.Hurts will be a sought-after commodity on the transfer market this offseason. He’ll have a number of choices for his next destination, and Sports Illustrated’s Emily Caron named a few today.Caron’s No. 1 transfer destination for Hurts is Maryland. She cites his “relationship with new Terps head coach Mike Locksley, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year.”Tennessee, Oklahoma, Auburn and Miami are also mentioned.A five-minute guide to Jalen Hurts’s past, present and future— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) January 7, 2019Locksley was hired as the head coach at Maryland on December 4. The Terps have gone through a number of options at quarterback the past two seasons, as injuries have hit the position hard.Hurts has played in 12 games for the Crimson Tide this year, throwing for 765 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s added 171 rushing yards and two scores.Hurts’ biggest performance came in the SEC Championship Game, when he replaced an injured Tagovailoa and led the Crimson Tide on a fourth-quarter comeback.last_img read more

Empowering women is key to development Fréchette tells UN Commission

Studies have repeatedly shown that by giving women equal education and work opportunities and access to a society’s decision-making processes, a country can boost its economic productivity, reduce infant and maternal mortality rates and improve the general population’s nutrition and health, Ms. Fréchette told representatives gathered during the first day of the two-week meeting at UN headquarters in New York.More than a decade after the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in 1995 in Beijing, the Commission will focus on two themes that it believes are crucial to women’s progress around the world: their participation in development and their role in decision-making in all areas of society, from politics to business to media. More than 2,000 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were expected to attend the session.“Ten years after the Beijing declaration, we still have far to go on actual representation of women at the highest levels of national and international leadership,” Ms. Fréchette said. “That includes the United Nations itself, the Charter of which proclaims the equal rights of men and women.”The UN Charter was signed in San Francisco in 1945 and the Commission was created the next year to promote the advancement of women around the world.Ms. Fréchette praised the Commission for its role over the past six decades in shaping the progress of women at global and national levels through such activities as developing legal measures, shaping new policies and raising consciousness of how global trends from migration to HIV/AIDS affect women.Rachel N. Mayanja, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, said the Outcome Document hammered out by global leaders at the 2005 World Summit as well as the UN’s ongoing reform offer fresh opportunities to speed up the implementation of global commitments to women.“A fully implemented and engendered Summit Outcome will usher in a new era for the empowerment and advancement of women,” said Ms. Mayanja, noting that the Summit called for the increased representation of women in Government decision-making bodies. read more