Nebraska Announces 4 New Husker Football Hall Of Famers

first_imgNebraska's Alex Henery attempts a field goal against Texas.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 16: Kicker Alex Henery #90 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers kicks a ball held by teammate Brett Maher #96 during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Texas Defeated Nebraska 20-13. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska football has a proud history, and plenty of all-time great players worthy of recognition. Four more are set to join the program’s Hall of Fame this year.The Huskers announced a new five-player class for the Nebraska football Hall of Fame, with four former Huskers spanning the last five decades of program history. They’re joined by a star from a smaller local program.Mark Behning, Jay Foreman, Alex Henery, and Greg Jorgensen are the four former Nebraska football stars making the Hall of Fame.Henery is the most recent Husker on the list. He’s an NCAA record holder, making just under 89-percent of his career field goal attempts.Alex Henery, who hit on a NCAA-record 88.9 percent of his field-goal attempts from 2017-2010 during his time in Lincoln, headlines the 2019 Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Class. #Huskers— Husker Extra (@huskerextra) July 9, 2019 Henery is a school record-holder for total career points (397) and field goals (68), and hit 193-of-194 extra points during his career. He was an All-American as a senior in 2010.Foreman starred for the Huskers during their incredible run through the mid-to-late 1990s. He racked up 233 career tackles from 1995-1998, claiming two national titles and finishing as a Butkus Award semifinalist as a senior.Jorgensen is the earliest of the four players, starring along the Nebraska offensive line from 1975-77. He was a second team All-American as a senior.Behning was a key cog in the O-Line a few years later, playing tackle from 1982-84, and earning All-Big Eight honors.They’re joined by Richie Ross, a former All-American at Nebraska-Kearney who finished his career with 4,882 yards and 50 touchdowns.  Former Chadron State coach and athletic director Brad Smith has also been selected for this honor.last_img read more

CanadaUS Delegation Makes Case Against New Border ID Requirement

first_imgSecurity at the Canada-U.S. border must be carefully guarded, but the economic stability and viability of Eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S. must also be protected, say members of a joint delegation responding to an American proposal for passport-type identification cards. Nova Scotia House Of Assembly Speaker Murray Scott and Opposition Leader Darrell Dexter are among members of the Canada-U.S. delegation who are in Washington today, Feb. 1, to voice concerns over the U.S. proposal that would require travellers to carry the passport-type ID cards when they cross the Canada-U.S. border. The provincial and state officials say the ID requirement will be costly and will cause economic damage to the travel and tourism industries in both countries. Members of the binational delegation include the officers of the Eastern Canadian Provinces Committee of The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference. The officers are: Bill Doyle, a U.S. senator from Vermont; Bev Harrison, Speaker of the House of Assembly in New Brunswick; Mr. Scott; Robin Schmimminger, an assemblyman from New York; John Martin, a senator from Maine; and William Cusano, a member of the Quebec National Assembly. Following their recent meeting in Halifax, the legislators wrote Michael Chertoff, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Condoleeza Rice, the U.S. secretary of state, noting the compelling need to maintain border security. “At the same time, however, our economic security is dependent upon the smooth and efficient flow of goods and people across the border.” Legislation in the U.S. requires the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan that makes a passport, other document, or a combination of both mandatory in order to cross the border. Members of the binational delegation say the integrated economies of the border region and the frequent trips made by families, students and working people underscore the need for a “seamless” border. The U.S. and Canada are each other’s largest trading partner. More than $1 billion worth of goods cross the Canada-U.S. border each day. The delegation is scheduled to meet today, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2, with officials from various U.S. senate and congressional committees on homeland security, as well as key officials for border and transportation security. Meetings are scheduled with: Elaine Dezenski, deputy assistant secretary for policy and planning, Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security; Senator Susan Collins, chair of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Senator Patrick Leahy, ranking member of the Committee’s Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Congressman John Sweeney, vice-chair, Transportation, Treasury and HUD Appropriations Subcommittee; Congressman Peter King, chair, Homeland Security Committee; Jeffrey Shane, under secretary of Transportation Policy, Department of Transportation; and Jill Hochman, Department of Transportation Office of Interstate and Border Planning.last_img read more

Muslim man seen comforting elderly Jewish woman at Manchester memorial

first_imgCredit:REUTERS/Darren Staples REUTERS/Darren Staples  A Muslim man named Sadiq Patel comforts a Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black next to floral tributes in Albert Square in ManchesterCredit: REUTERS/Darren Staples  A Muslim man named Sadiq Patel comforts a Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester A terrorist blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert, killing children and their relatives who had accompanied them to the concert or come to pick them up.Vigils were also held in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Coventry, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bolton, Swindon, Leeds and Tarleton in Lancashire, where the vigil was attended by the mother of victim Georgina Callander. Georgina lived in the village and another of the victims, eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, went to school there. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The evening sun shone over Manchester’s Albert Square tonight, as the city came together to mourn those who lost their lives in Monday’s attack. The square was packed with thousands of people, many of them girls around the age of the young people who were killed, who had rushed here from school and work to pay their respects. The pair comforted each otherCredit:Darren Staples/Reuters A minute’s silence followed words from mayor Andy Burnham, Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and poet Tony Walsh, many of which moved members of the crowd to tears.  A Muslim man was seen comforting an elderly Jewish woman next to floral tributes at Albert Square in Manchester.Renee Rachel Black and Sadiq Patel comforted each other by the tributes which were laid at the vigil on Tuesday evening.The people of Manchester came together that night to remember the 22 who died in the Manchester attack, and all those injured and missing. The pair comforted each otherlast_img read more