2 Former CFB Stars Were Elected To Congress Last Night

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The college football world was well-represented in last night’s midterm elections, on both sides of the political aisle. Two former stars were elected to Congress.Former Ohio State standout wide receiver and NFL first-round pick Anthony Gonzalez was victorious in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. A Republican, Gonzalez defeated Democrat Susan Moran Palmer.Gonzalez was an All-Big Ten selection in 2006 before being chosen in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.He recorded 1,307 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 99 receptions during his NFL career, which was unfortunately limited by injuries.Thank you!Read full statement here: https://t.co/dDK8WBRFNS pic.twitter.com/YtKTvUTyPH— Anthony Gonzalez (@anthonygonzalez) November 7, 2018Gonzalez wasn’t the only ex-football player to claim victory on Tuesday. Down in Texas, former Baylor linebacker Colin Allred won the seat in Texas’ 32nd district.A Democrat, Allred defeated Republican Pete Sessions.This victory would not have been made possible without you. This people-powered campaign has made history tonight and North Texans made their voice heard. Now the real work begins. Thank you North Texas! #TX32— Colin Allred (@ColinAllredTX) November 7, 2018Allred starred for Baylor from 2002-05 before playing in 32 games for the Tennessee Titans from 2007-10. He recorded 41 career NFL tackles.Congrats to both men on their victories. Best of luck serving in Congress.last_img read more

HR adviser to support UN team in Lanka

The report said that while some inputs were received from NGOs, it was reported that many of those NGOs in Sri Lanka, who have regularly worked with OHCHR, were under increased surveillance and had received threats in relation to their engagement with the international community on human rights matters. However, the OHCHR report said that the environment in Sri Lanka has changed significantly since the elections in January 2015 with an increased interest on the redeployment of a Human Rights Adviser to support the UNCT through 2015. (Colombo Gazette) There is an increased interest on the redeployment of a Human Rights Adviser to support the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Sri Lanka through 2015, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said.An OHCHR report said that the work to promote the increased engagement of NGOs with the UN human rights mechanisms could not be thoroughly implemented, as was the case with most of the activities planned for 2014, since the request to extend the visa of the Human Rights Adviser was denied at the end of March last year. read more