ESPN.ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Saturday.The decision to host College GameDay at Western Michigan this weekend was a surprising one for some. The Broncos are 10-0, but their game this weekend isn’t a particularly enticing one. WMU is set to play 2-8 Buffalo.Many thought GameDay would go to Morgantown, West Virginia, where the Mountaineers are hosting Oklahoma in the Big 12’s biggest game of the season.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit explained on Twitter last night why GameDay made the decision it did.“This is more of a tribute to the season that Western Michigan is having and a salute to the “smaller” schools,” he wrote on Twitter.Boulder & Morgantown both deserving-this is more of a tribute to the season that W.Michigan is having & a salute to the “smaller” schools. https://t.co/FCyhLWrYMC— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 15, 2016GameDay at a non-traditional football power is always a good time. This weekend should be fun.
At the 2019 Global Appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Geneva today, Sri Lanka expressed its earnest desire that the commitments made by the international community to the recently adopted Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) would remain on course, emphasizing “transforming the Compact into meaningful, practical measures would help address the protection needs of millions of people who remain helpless and in need”.Addressing the Conference, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva echoed optimism that, at a time when “the principles and values of international cooperation have come under immense pressure”, “the GCR has emerged as a rallying point for multilateralism and solidarity”, as reiterated in the UNHCR’s Global Appeal Update, and highlighted the more pronounced role of UNHCR in this context. At this Global Appeal, Sri Lanka pledged a modest financial contribution to the UNHCR’s 2019 programmes, in continued appreciation of the role and contribution of UNHCR and in earnest expectation that the UN Refugee Agency would be ‘empowered’ to deliver more strengthened assistance and protection as part of its mandate. In his address, Ambassador Azeez also conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the support extended by UNHCR under national resettlement programmes in partnership with stakeholders, as well as for the UNHCR’s important role with regard to assistance for returnees.