LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)The University of Kansas’ football program has its next head coach.Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger is reporting that the Jayhawks have officially hired former LSU head coach Les Miles.“It’s done: Les Miles will be announced today as the new Kansas football coach, sources tell Sports Illustrated. He’s en route to Lawrence now. The Hat’s back.”It’s done: Les Miles will be announced today as the new #Kansas football coach, sources tell @SInow. He’s en route to Lawrence now.The Hat’s back.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 18, 2018Miles’ plane has reportedly already landed.Plane has landed pic.twitter.com/x3HKpezJ8D— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) November 18, 2018A pair of black SUVs have arrived at Topeka Regional Airport. There are KU administrators inside, presumably awaiting Les Miles. pic.twitter.com/CganP7SIs1— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 18, 2018Video shows Les Miles and his family getting off the plane in Kansas.Les Miles and family have landed at Topeka Regional Airport. A pair of black SUVs with KU administrators inside whisked him away. It’s happening. #kufball pic.twitter.com/ZZWhRVfAIe— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 18, 2018This is a big hire for Kansas, which has long been searching for some stability within its football program. If nothing else, Miles should bring at least that.Stay tuned.
“Sport is a passion shared by women and men across the world. It is a force for physical well-being and social empowerment. It is an engine for equality, especially gender equality, for including everyone, especially the most disadvantaged,” Ms Bokova said in her message on the Day. Sport also promotes solidarity, respect, teamwork, responsibility, honesty, self-esteem and motivation, she said. However, despite the positive benefits, 3.2 million deaths are attributed to physical inactivity every year. “This is why UNESCO has joined forces with the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat sedentary lifestyles, starting with inclusive and equitable quality physical education at school,” Ms Bokova said. The Director-General also called for new commitment from all actors to ensuring public policies in fields of education, health, transport and urban planning work also with the private sector to develop legislation and national plans for sport. “As the world takes forward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must do everything to support sport to leave no one behind,” she said, while commending the work of volunteers dedicated to supporting sport for peace and development around the world.RELATED: With more people sedentary, WHO urges everyone to get movingIn November 2015, the UNESCO member States adopted the new International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, the spirit of which was ensuring respect for the fundamental right to sport for all men and women without discrimination, Ms Bokova said. “Sport is a way to include everyone, including refugees and migrants, to fight against stereotypes, to strengthen the foundations for peace in healthy society,” she added. In August 2013, the sixty-seventh session of the UN General Assembly decided to proclaim 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.