Dan Mullen Comments On Rumors Surrounding Key Florida Starter

first_imgDan Mullen speaking to the media at a Florida Gators press conference.GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 27: Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen speaks during an introductory press conference at the Bill Heavener football complex on November 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)The Florida Gators have a real shot at the SEC Championship Game if they can get a win over No. 7 Georgia this weekend. In the face of rumors which, if true, would make that big “if” even bigger, HC Dan Mullen set fans minds at ease.Asked about a potential suspension to starting safety Brad Stewart in the wake of internet rumors, Mullen would hear none of it.“Why wouldn’t he [play]?” Mullen said, when asked if Stewart would play on Saturday.When the reporter responded that he had heard rumors, Mullen replied, “I make those decisions, not the Internet.”Q: Do you expect Brad Stewart to play Saturday?Mullen: “Why wouldn’t he?”Q: “The Internet, man.”Mullen: “Well I make those decisions, not the Internet.”— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) October 24, 2018Stewart leads the Gators with two interceptions, along with 29 tackles, two pass breakups, two QB hurries and a forced fumble.At 6-1 and with a 4-1 conference record, Florida could win the SEC East if they win out and if Kentucky lose one more game.Saturday’s game against Georgia will be played at a neutral venue – TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.last_img read more

Sweden to head UN Peacebuilding Commission group on Burundi

Sweden has been chosen as the new chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission group tasked with helping the impoverished African nation of Burundi recover from recent conflict and avoid sliding back into chaos or misrule. The commission’s organization committee unanimously elected Sweden yesterday to succeed Norway as chair of the Burundi country-specific configuration. Burundi has been the victim of violent coups and political instability since gaining independence in 1962, but in late May the Government and a rebel group involved in recent fighting signed a cessation of hostilities declaration, raising hopes about the country’s peace process. Welcoming Sweden’s election, Ambassador Yukio Takasu of Japan, who is also Chairperson of the Peacebuilding Commission, and Burundi’s Ambassador, Augustin Nsanze, commended the Scandinavian country for its commitment to both the Commission and Burundi. They also thanked Norway for its efforts as chair since 2006. Sweden’s Ambassador, Anders Liden, noted that his country has recently joined the Commission and is keen on being an active member and supporter of its goals and objectives. Aside from Burundi, the Peacebuilding Commission – which was set up in December 2005 – also has country-specific configurations for the Central African Republic (CAR), Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone. 18 July 2008Sweden has been chosen as the new chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission group tasked with helping the impoverished African nation of Burundi recover from recent conflict and avoid sliding back into chaos or misrule. read more