TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after a touchdown by running back Bo Scarbrough #9 (not pictured) during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Oklahoma’s five-star quarterback recruit, Spencer Rattler, has reacted to Jalen Hurts’ decision to transfer into the program.Hurts, the Alabama backup quarterback, announced on The Players’ Tribune his decision to move to the Sooners.The former Alabama quarterback will be eligible to play right away in 2019 and he’s expected to start behind center.Hurts chose Oklahoma over Miami and Maryland, among other programs.Spencer Rattler, a five-star quarterback recruit committed to the Sooners, has reacted to the news.“I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure,” he said.”I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.” – @SpencerRattler is all aboard #Sooners landing @JalenHurts.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) January 16, 2019Rattler had previously been told by Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley that he wasn’t taking any transfer quarterbacks.That comment, though, was likely in response to the rumors surrounding Justin Fields, who has three seasons of eligibility left (and transferred to Ohio State).Hurts’ arrival to Oklahoma shouldn’t impact the future of Rattler, since the Alabama quarterback will be in Norman for just one season.
zoom Singapore-based container shipping company APL is planning to launch Felixstowe Express Service (FEX), a new weekly service that would connect ports in China and Europe with the UK’s Felixstowe container port.With this move, APL is expanding its Asia-Europe service network as it begins calling at Felixstowe, which is located in close proximity to the main European shipping lanes and has broad inland transportation options to the rest of UK.The new service will call the ports of Qingdao, Yangshan, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Port Klang, Felixstowe, Rotterdam and Hamburg.According to APL, the first sailing would be undertaken by the 18,800 TEU MV Al Zubara, which is expected to depart from Qingdao on August 20, 2016.The new FEX service, which will complement APL’s existing port calls to Southampton, would offer shorter transit times from China into the European markets.
“If there is a threat to that then that threat must be stopped,” he said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called for unity in the country saying there cannot be room for another war.He says the unity must be protected to take the development agenda of the country forward. Wickremesinghe was speaking at an event held at Temple Trees today which was attended by participants from the North and South. The Prime Minister said that the country is now on a path to development and has obtained international support for the process.He said that Japan has come forward to assist Sri Lanka while India is to fund the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant in the country. The Prime Minister also said that China had offered USD 300 million to assist Sri Lanka.He said noted that Sri Lanka will reap the benefits from the Colombo pot city, now known as the financial city, which is under construction and the Hambantota port economic zone.“For all this we need unity. Those who could not succeed through extremism are now trying to spread hatred through religious extremism. We must condemn that. The Lord Buddha has taught us how to speak. In the same manner Christianity and Hinduism and Islam has also taught us things. So we must condemn any attempt to spread racial or religious hatred,” he said. The Prime Minister also said that if anyone breaks the law the Police have a responsibility to take action. (Colombo Gazette)