ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Ohio State will be without the services of star quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the 2019 season and beyond after he announced he’s entering the NFL draft. No worry for Buckeyes fans though, as the team landed former five-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields over the weekend.Fields transferred from Georgia after sitting behind starter Jake Fromm for the 2018 season. Fromm will likely hold down the starting spot again in 2019, so Fields took the opportunity to transfer to Ohio State – though a starting spot isn’t guaranteed with Tate Martell in competition.First things first, Fields is seeking immediate eligibility at Ohio State, despite transferring this year. Fields’ attorney, Tom Mars – who helped Shea Patterson gain eligibility at Michigan – expects to know whether or not Fields will be eligible by February, per the Toledo Blade.“Unlike the situation with the Ole Miss transfers, the process of obtaining a waiver for Justin isn’t going to drag on for months,” Mars told The Blade, adding he believes a decision by the NCAA will be made by February.It will be an interesting month for Ohio State fans awaiting the decision. If Fields is eligible, he’ll enter a battle with Tate Martell to earn the starting quarterback job.
Best Of Express Advertising Advertising Taking stock of monsoon rain Australian model avoids US prison sentence after fracas on international flight Adani group entered Australia in 2010 with the purchase of the greenfield Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland, and the Abbot Point port near Bowen in the north. (Representational image)The premier of Australia’s Queensland state on Wednesday asked India’s energy giant Adani to sit down with the environment regulator to work out a “definitive timeframe” to obtain approvals for its controversial coal mine project in the state. The massive coal mine in Queensland state has been a controversial topic, with the project expected to produce 2.3 billion tonnes of low-quality coal.In addition to its impact on climate change, environmentalists have argued the mine could do serious damage to Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.Another major concern about the environmental impacts of the proposed mine has been that it would wipe out the most important habitat of the threatened black-throated finch.Speaking at a press conference, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced she would appoint her Coordinator-General to oversee approvals of the mine. “I think that the community is fed up with the processes, I know I’m fed up with the processes, I know my local members are fed up with the processes.”“I’m asking for the two parties, Adani and the independent regulator (DES) to sit down with the Coordinator-General and I want them to meet tomorrow actually. I want them to sit down and work out a definitive timeframe on decisions around these reports. We’re up for this challenge, we work every day focusing on jobs,” she added.“We need some certainty and we need some timeframes — enough is enough,” she said.Adani is currently waiting on approval of two of its environmental management plans — one concerning the black-throated finch, the other related to the management of groundwater at the site.Last month, the Federal Government granted its final environmental approvals for the project days before the election was called.Adani mining chief executive Lucas Dow said he was cautiously optimistic about the Queensland Government’s change of tone. By PTI |Melbourne | Published: May 22, 2019 3:44:09 pm Ayodhya dispute: Mediation to continue till July 31, SC hearing likely from August 2 “I’m encouraged to hear that the Premier’s finally said enough is enough, but the reality is what we’ve now got is simply another process,” Dow said.“If these approvals are not provided within the next two weeks, this new process that the Premier has described is simply nothing more than a further political delaying tactic.”Dow said the mining company was ready to begin construction as soon as the project was approved.“We think it’s more than reasonable that this gets wrapped up in the next couple of weeks — the process has been exhaustive, and the scrutiny has been appropriate,” he said.“It’s now time to finalise these and allow us to get on with the job.”Dow said that the “ball is entirely in the Queensland Government’s court”.“We’ve written to them, we’ve provided responses to their requests on the black-throated finch, that’s now sitting with the Queensland Government,” Dow said.Voicing support for Adani’s Carmichael coal and mine project in central Queensland, Mayor of Rockhampton council in the region has sought a “fair go” for the company.Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow said Adani should “be given the proper treatment and allowed to proceed, for the Galilee Basin to open, for those jobs to flow so that we as a community can start to build a long-term future”.State Greens MP Michael Berkman described Palaszczuk’s decision as a “disappointing backflip” that would only hurt regional Queenslanders long-term.“Queensland Labor intends to fast track Adani’s approvals for the Carmichael Coal project. This says to me that they’ve quite devastatingly really misinterpreted the results of the federal election,” he said.Australians re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison-led conservative coalition government in the federal polls. The coalition benefited from a stronger-than-expected showing in Queensland where Adani Group is developing large Carmichael coal mine.“This is really unwelcome interference with the Environment Department. Chandrayaan-2 gets new launch date days after being called off It comes days after Labor suffered a poor voter turnout across the state in the federal election, which has been widely attributed to the party’s position on Adani’s Carmichael mine project.The move also comes after Queensland Government ministers spent weeks saying the Department of Environment and Science (DES) would not be rushed on making decisions.Adani group entered Australia in 2010 with the purchase of the greenfield Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland, and the Abbot Point port near Bowen in the north. P Rajagopal, Saravana Bhavan founder sentenced to life for murder, dies Australian govt seeks information about man detained in North Korea More Explained Related News Australian student missing in North Korea is released Advertising “More importantly this fast-tracking of approvals for Adani is not going to help the communities she thinks it will. We need good solid planning for jobs that account for the eventual phase-out of thermal coal,” Berkman said. 1 Comment(s)