AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up 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)Alabama already has one quarterback named Tagovailoa. The Crimson Tide are about to have two.Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama’s national champion QB, is a four-star quarterback recruit in the 2019 class. Earlier this spring, he committed to the Crimson Tide.That commitment doesn’t appear to be 100 percent set in stone, though.Tagovailoa will reportedly be visiting a rival program this weekend.Gridiron Now’s John Brice reports that Tennessee will be hosting the younger Tagovailoa this weekend.So @Vol_Football is flat-out doing work on the recruiting trail. Had 6-8 QBs on campus last weekend in a special invite-only setting, in addition to linemen camp & 7on7. Now am told they expect to host @tauliaa12 through the weekend. #Vols #SEC— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) June 14, 2018Like his older brother, Taulia is a big-time recruit. He’s ranked the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Taulia had visited Tennessee and South Carolina, among other programs, before committing to Alabama in April.It would be pretty shocking if he ended up somewhere other than Alabama, but he appears to have an open mind with his recruitment going forward.
New Delhi: After serving for more than four decades, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will pass on the baton to Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, who will take over as the Navy chief at a ceremony in South Block on Friday. The switch-over is taking place in the backdrop of a succession row triggered by Andaman and Nicobar command chief Bimal Verma challenging the appointment of Karambir Singh as the new chief. Verma’s plea against overlooking him for the top post despite being the senior-most officer is pending in the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) though the Defence Ministry has rejected his objection. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist AFT on Wednesday allowed Karambir Singh to take over till a decision on the petition comes. Lanba’s retirement has led to changes at the top of the defence establishment. Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain took over as the eastern fleet commander from Karambir Singh. Air Chief B.S. Dhanoa replaced Lanba as Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), a tri-service integrated body. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla; Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; College of Defence Management, Secunderabad; and Royal College of Defence Studies, London, Admiral Lanba’s career was enriched with vast experience at sea as well as in operational, training and tri-services appointments, said a Defence Ministry statement. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France During his tenure as the Navy chief, Admiral Lanba set the tone for several transitions in operational, training and organisational philosophy of the Indian Navy. The Mission Based Deployments, introduced in June 2017, transformed the operational philosophy to deploying mission-ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications and choke points. During the Admiral’s tenure, the Indian Navy’s foreign cooperation initiatives became a ‘key driver’ to propel ‘India’s defence diplomacy’ to greater heights in the Indo-Pacific. Under Admiral Lanba’s command, the Indian Navy examined and put into place a series of measures under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government and also recommended ways to further indigenize defence procurements to overcome major challenges. A total of 49 ships and submarines are currently under construction in Indian shipyards, including the first indigenous aircraft carrier ‘Vikrant’, the statement said.
Speaking to the press following his briefing to the Security Council on the latest developments in the region, Legwaila Joseph Legwaila said the only forum where both parties had agreed to sit down together was the Military Coordination Commission. “Otherwise, they will not let the Mission try and get them together, especially at a political level,” he said, referring to the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is known as UNMEE.The Mission’s most important achievement so far has been the separation of the forces, which was completed on 18 April, he said. “The forces are now 25 kilometres apart, with the Ethiopians on the southern side of the southern border of the [Temporary Security] Zone and the Eritreans on the northern side of the northern border,” Mr. Legwaila said.The Mission chief said he was concerned that a delay in normalizing the relations between both countries might make it “longer and harder” for them once the UN had left. “There is so much they can do together, so much they can gain from each other,” he said. The bitterness between the two parties, he said, was a consequence of the war they had just fought. Prior to the outbreak of the latest war, they had been friends and had fought together. “I have tried to keep reminding them that they had been friends before and, therefore, could be friends again,” Mr. Legwaila said. “I do not believe that the bitterness is something they cannot overcome.”On the Temporary Security Zone, the UNMEE chief said it had been a difficult process to negotiate the map by which the area was demarcated. Even today, the parties have not officially accepted the map, but they have lived with it and cooperated with the UN in the management of the Zone. The internally displaced persons have returned to their villages within the Zone, have plowed their fields, and are tending their cattle and reconstructing their homes with the help of UNMEE, the UN agencies and the international community, he said. Looking ahead, Mr. Legwaila said the UN could not complete its mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia until the Border Commission had accomplished its work – estimated to be achieved by 2002 – and both parties had accepted the Commission’s decision.