Strikes in Syria: The US, UK and France launched coordinated strikes in Syria, hitting targets associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program.
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The overnight airstrikes against Syrian targets by the US and its allies will be seen as a major victory for Syrian president Bashar Al Assad — and his military. The Syrian presidency posted a video on Twitter of Assad casually walking to work in the morning. Syria claims to have shot down many of the missiles that targeted Damascus and the alleged chemical storage facilities near Homs. Meanwhile, Russia appears to be taunting the US, saying the President Trump’s “smart” and shiny missiles were taken down by the Syrian military using weapons developed in the USSR in the 1970s. So far, these strikes do not appear to have depleted the conventional capabilities of the Syrian army.
Syria: Airstrikes “pose threat to international peace”
Syria’s Foreign Ministry said the joint US, UK and French airstrikes were a “flagrant violation of international law and the principals of UN charter,” according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.
“Syria calls on the international community to strongly condemn this aggression, which will lead to nothing but the igniting of tensions around the world and pose a threat to international peace and security as a whole,” the Ministry said.
Putin calls for UN Security Council meeting on Syria airstrikes
Russia is calling for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the “aggressive actions” of the United States and its allies, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said in a statement Saturday.
May defends refusal to allow vote on Syria strikes
Responding to a question about why she did not seek parliamentary approval before launching military strikes on Syria, flouting convention, British Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated that she felt the action was necessary.
She said the action was taken “in a timely fashion” in response to last weekend’s alleged chemical weapons attack.
“For operational security reasons, it was right we acted in the way we did,” May said.
May said she would make a statement to Parliament on Monday.
UK’s May: Strikes should deter those who would use “nerve agent on Britain’s streets”
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the strikes against Syria were “absolutely in Britain’s national interest.”
She said the action was taken to reinforce international norms against the use of chemical weapons, adding that the use of a “nerve agent on Britain’s streets is part of a systematic pattern of disregarding these norms.”
The UK government has accused Moscow of being behind the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a nerve agent.
The Syria strikes send a “clear message to anyone else who thinks they can use chemical weapons with impunity,” May said.
NCAA Approves 2018 Kickoff Rule Change; Impacts Fair Catches Within 25-Yard Line
A drastic change is coming to college football in 2018 as player safety continues to be a top priority.
According to Greg Johnson of NCAA.com, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved a new rule that will allow players to call for a fair catch anywhere inside the 25-yard line on kickoffs and have it result in a touchback, with the football being placed at the 25-yard line.
Previously, touchbacks only occurred when the kickoff was fielded in the end zone.
This new rule will help prevent teams from trying to pin opponents deep in their own territory by skying the kickoff and not giving them much of a chance at a return. In the past, any fair catch in the field of play would result in the ball being placed at the spot where it was fielded.
Increasing the ability to call for fair catches is the latest of several rule changes in recent years. Back in 2012, the NCAA moved kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35 and made it so the football would be placed at the 25-yard line, rather than at the 20, on touchbacks.
As much as a game can be changed on special teams, kickoffs are viewed as the most violent play in football. Eleven players from both sides start from opposite sides of the field and go head-to-head, frequently resulting in collisions.
The most notable injury on a kickoff happened to former Rutgers Scarlet Knight Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a freak accident in 2010.
Rules have been tweaked in recent years to try to encourage touchbacks. And it’s not just college football that’s affected—the NFL has eliminated kickoffs from the Pro Bowl.
The new fair catch rule is the most drastic change that will go into effect next season, but it’s not the only one. Offensive players will not be allowed to block below the waist more than five yards beyond the line of scrimmage, nobody other than interior linemen will be allowed to block below the waist unless it’s from the front and a 10-second runoff will occur when instant replay overturns a call on the field inside of the final minute of a half on a play in which the clock would not have been stopped.
The full list of rule changes can be viewed on the NCAA’s official website
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