Ohio State Football Star Hints At NFL Draft Decision

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today was the final home game of the season for Ohio State, meaning it was the last game ever at Ohio Stadium for the Buckeyes’ seniors and NFL Draft entrants.Ohio State star defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones appears to be in that group.Jones, a redshirt junior, has one season of eligibility remaining, but he appears to be set on leaving early for the NFL Draft.The Buckeyes’ star referred to today’s game as his last one at Ohio Stadium.Ohio State’s Dre’Mont Jones wasn’t one of the 12 seniors honored today, but he did refer to the 62-39 win over Michigan as “my last game in The Shoe.” pic.twitter.com/ET8fijyd3i— 105.7 The Zone (@1057TheZone) November 24, 2018Eleven Warriors’ Dan Hope had more on what Jones said:“It’s so much emotions behind this win, because given what people were saying about us, it’s hard to really explain in words how I feel. It’s my last game in the Shoe, and I got 4 Gold Pants now,” Jones told reporters.Dre’Mont Jones, an NFL-eligible redshirt junior, on what today’s game means to him: “It’s so much emotions behind this win, because given what people were saying about us, it’s hard to really explain in words how I feel. It’s my last game in the Shoe, and I got 4 Gold Pants now.”— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 25, 2018Ohio State has at least two games remaining on the season. The Buckeyes will take on Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game next Saturday. Ohio State will then either head to the College Football Playoff or to a bowl game.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Educators Commended for Preparing First PEP Students

A total of 41,617 grade-six students sat the examination earlier this year, the results of which will be announced by the end of the third week in June. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, is commending educators for their role in preparing students to sit the first Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations.He was speaking to JIS News at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)/Helen Stills Development Day event held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St. James, recently.A total of 41,617 grade-six students sat the examination earlier this year, the results of which will be announced by the end of the third week in June.The students were tested in three stages with a Performance Task Test held on March 27 and 28; an Ability Test on February 26; and a Curriculum-based Test on April 16 and 17.“The exams went very well and I want to thank the officials from the Ministry, and all our education officers for the work that they did, and most importantly, I want to thank our principals and teachers for believing in the programme. I also want to thank our parents for embracing the programme,” Mr. Terrelonge said.He noted that while there were some concerns in the initial stages, the students were enthusiastic about the exams and are looking forward to the results.PEP, which replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as the national secondary school entrance test, is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education.The annual Helen Stills Development Day, named for a former Knox College Principal, provides a forum for the sharing of best practices and innovative ideas as well as to enhance teachers’ personal and professional growth and development.This year’s event was held under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’. Story Highlights He was speaking to JIS News at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)/Helen Stills Development Day event held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St. James, recently. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, is commending educators for their role in preparing students to sit the first Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations. read more

Easter Sunday attackers were from welltodo families

“We believe one of the suicide bombers studied in the UK and later Australia before coming back to settle in Sri Lanka,” he said. Wijewardena also maintained that, based on Sri Lankan intelligence services, the Easter Sunday attacks were motivated by the New Zealand mosque attacks in March. (Colombo Gazette) Wijewardena said that investigations revealed the group involved in the bombings had earlier been involved in damaging Buddhist statues in Kegalle this year. The Easter Sunday suicide bombers were from well-to-do families and were well educated, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena said today.Speaking at a media conference today, Wijewardena said that some of the suicide bombers had been educated overseas. He said that prior to the Easter Sunday attacks the group had been later operating from two safe houses, one in Negombo and one in Panadura.The State Minister said that the attacks had been planned from these safe houses. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more