GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Helmets for the LSU Tigers on the field following the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the UCF Knights at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Knights 40-32. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)It looks like the NCAA transfer portal has claimed yet another prized prospect in college football. This time, it’s LSU cornerback Kelvin Joseph who is deciding to go in a different direction.According to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, Joseph has entered his name into the transfer portal following his freshman season. He had 12 tackles and one pass defended last season.Coming out of high school in 2018, Joseph was a four-star prospect ranked No. 42 in the nation by 247Sports. He was the No. 5 safety prospect in the country, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Louisiana.No favorite for his transfer has been identified as of writing. LSU cornerback Kelvin Joseph, a top-50 player nationally in the 2018 recruiting class, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per source.Had 12 tackles last season as a freshman.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) May 20, 2019It’s certainly a surprising loss for the LSU Tigers, who have garnered the well-earned nickname “DBU” in the past few years for their stellar defensive backs that have transitioned into NFL stars.Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, and Jamal Adams have all gone from LSU stardom to NFL stardom in the past few years.Fortunately, DBU probably won’t be feeling the sting of Joseph’s loss for too long. The No. 1 cornerback in the nation for 2019 – Derek Stingley – has already enrolled at LSU. Class of 2020 top-two cornerback Elias Ricks is also on his way to LSU.Suffice it to say, the defensive back pipeline doesn’t appear to be drying up anytime soon.
“The transitional period for Southern Sudan provides a unique opportunity to put children at the centre of policy and decision making and to build on the gains made,” Deputy Executive Director Hilde F. Johnson said on Sunday at the end of a four-day visit. In January, Southerners voted overwhelmingly in a historic referendum to secede from Sudan and form their own country. The vote was part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of war between the North and the South.The years of conflict have devastated the infrastructure in Southern Sudan, according to UNICEF. Thousands of children have been left without access to schools, basic health care and clean water. In addition, one out of every seven children in Southern Sudan dies before his or her fifth birthday; only about 10 per cent of children are fully vaccinated; and less than 50 per cent of all children receive five years of primary education. “We need to confront the current glaring realities of deprivation,” said Ms. Johnson. “Now is the time to act to deliver on our commitments for the children of Southern Sudan. The key for their future lies with us.”During her visit, which also included stops in Darfur and Abyei, Ms. Johnson met with the President of the Government of Southern Sudan and other senior officials, and visited children’s programmes in Unity state.While highlighting the gains that have been made – such as increasing school enrolment and developing laws to protect the rights of children – she stressed the need for greater investment in social services, infrastructure and human resources to ensure progress for the children of Southern Sudan. 28 March 2011The deputy head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stressed the need for Southern Sudan, which is scheduled to become an independent nation in July, to prioritize issues such as birth registration and immunization and to invest in programmes to ensure the progress and well-being of young people.