ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warm ups before the start of their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Two days ago, Ohio State placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave following a report from Brett McMurphy. The report alleges Meyer knew about the 2015 assault allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.An investigative committee formed by Ohio State will investigate Meyer and decide if he’s fit to continue as the team’s head coach. In the meantime, Ryan Day has assumed coaching responsibilities.Will he be the team’s long-term head coach, or will Urban Meyer come back to coach the Buckeyes following the investigation? Sportsbook Odds Shark put together a list of the favorites to be Ohio State’s head coach for the 2019 season.Urban Meyer is the favorite. However, he’s followed close behind by Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell.Who will be the head coach of the Ohio State football team at the start of 2019 spring practice?Meyer +250Campbell +450Day +500Gundy +700Brohm/Kiffin +800Kelly/Babers/Stoops +1400Herman/Vrabel +2000Harbaugh/Belichick +3300Tressel +5000Odds via @DaveMasonBOL— OddsShark (@OddsShark) August 3, 2018Campbell is an Ohio native, yet he just agreed to a significant contract extension to stay with the Cyclones. He formerly coached at Toledo where he racked up a 35-15 record.Campbell had the Cyclones ranked No. 14 in the nation at one point during the 2017 season before losing three of four to end the season.
According to the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Amos Namanga Ngongi, accompanied the diplomatic delegation to Bunia to attend a special session marking the end of the work of the newly created Ituri Pacification Committee (IPC). Mr. Ngongi reiterated the Secretary-General’s continued interest in the situation in Ituri and his firm commitment to the entire process.The IPC – officially inaugurated on 4 April – was tasked with implanting a new local-level administrative authority in that region and creating an acceptable structure to maintain law and order, and ensure the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from the territory.The technical committee charged with laying the groundwork for the emergence of the regional power-sharing body struggled to ensure wide participation of Ituri’s various political and military groups. A local-level ceasefire signed in mid-March ended weeks of spiralling violence and subsequently work to ensure the establishment of the IPC intensified.Notwithstanding the serious differences and procedure-related complications, MONUC reported that the 177 delegates to the IPC approved a series of interim measures to end hostilities and provide a provisional administration in Ituri, highlighted by a power-sharing, 32-member Provisional Assembly. Under the presidency of the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for the DRC, Behrooz Sadry, the IPC also agreed that an 18-member Commission of Prevention and Verification would examine the causes of the conflict and establish measures to prevent any escalation.Today, Mr. Ngongi welcomed the creation of new transition institutions to run Ituri, adding that “MONUC will accompany the pacification effort, and I can assure you that it is committed to working in close collaboration with you.” All the members of the diplomatic delegation, which included representatives of Belgium, the five permanent members of the Security Council – China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States – and three non-permanent Council members – Angola, Cameroon and Guinea – pledged the international community’s strong support of the Ituri peace process.
Jeffrey Crossfield James Donnelly Ray Hollingsworth EMMITSBURG, Md. (WTVQ) – Three Kentucky firefighters who died in the line of duty will be honored next week at a national memorial.The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 6 in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and will honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years. – Advertisement – The Kentucky firefighters being honored are 54-year-old Jeffrey Crossfield, who served on the City of Paris Fire Department; 63-year-old James Donnelly, of the Bowling Green Fire Department; and 60-year-old Ray Hollingsworth, who served on the West Knox Volunteer Fire Department. All three died in 2018.Their names, along with those of 116 other fallen firefighters, will be read at the memorial. Their loved ones will receive an American flag that had been flown above the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the U.S. Capitol Dome. The firefighters will also be remembered in a special Candlelight Service on Saturday, October 5, where a bronze plaque bearing the names of the fallen will be officially added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.