FLORHAM PARK, NJ – AUGUST 07: A New York Jets helmet at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)The New York Jets are searching high and low for their next head coach, and may be looking to raid the college ranks for their man.According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, the Jets have met with Baylor head coach Matt Rhule to discuss the head coaching vacancy.Rhule is coming off his second year as head coach of the Bears.He led the team to a 7-6 record in 2018 that included a thrilling win over Vanderbilt in the Texas Bowl.The Jets have in fact already discussed their head coaching vacancy with Baylor’s Matt Rhule. A native New Yorker with an impressive resume, including NFL coaching experience.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 7, 2019Prior to his time with Baylor, Rhule spent four seasons as head coach of the Temple Owls.Before that, Rhule served as assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants in 2012.Rhule has several connections to the Jets even now.He is a native-New Yorker, hailing from New York City, and coached Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during his time at TempleThe Jets fired head coach Todd Bowles after finishing the season 4-12. It was their third straight season with 11 or more losses under Bowles.
zoom The US shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO held a keel laying ceremony for the first ECO tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. The ECO tanker is the first of a five-tanker contract between General Dynamics NASSCO and APT, which calls for the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product Jones Act carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The 610-foot-long tankers will also be equipped with Ballast Water Treatment Systems.The ships were designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea. The design incorporates a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form. The tankers will also have dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines and the ability to accommodate future installation of an LNG fuel-gas system.”NASSCO is pleased to continue our commitment as good environmental stewards by building the most energy-efficient tankers in the Jones Act fleet and in helping to sustain and grow highly-skilled jobs right here in San Diego,” said Kevin Graney, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics NASSCO.San Diego’s First Lady Katherine Faulconer authenticated the keel of the first ECO tanker for APT by welding her initials onto a steel plate during the ceremony.
Releasing its annual report in Vienna, the International Narcotics Board (INCB) recommended that States support local efforts towards legal employment, foster an environment that makes drug dealing difficult, and introduce anti-drug educational programmes targeting socially marginalized groups. Highlighting the impact of drug abuse on communities, the report stresses that even though most drug-related crime is non-violent, the effect is still “highly damaging” in local areas. INCB President Philip O. Emafo said “drug abuse is often linked with anti-social behaviour such as delinquency, crime, and violence and has negative consequences for individuals, families, neighbourhoods and communities.” The report reiterates the Board’s concerns about the impact of harm reduction policies – which generally aim to help abusers avoid danger – in some countries, specifically citing the operation of drug injection rooms as a “source of grave concern.” Speaking to reporters today, Vincent McLean, the New York representative of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said the INCB believes a drug injection room in Vancouver, Canada, to be in contravention of the provisions of international narcotics control treaties. Mr. McLean said drug trafficking groups often have violent confrontations as they compete for market share, and can turn some places into “no-go areas for the general public.” The annual report calls on national authorities to be on alert for the growing trade in illegal pharmaceuticals over the Internet and to police this problem more closely. In another section of the report, the INCB criticizes Turkmenistan’s failure to cooperate with the international community in the battle against illicit drugs. The Central Asian nation, which shares a long border with Afghanistan, has not reported any seizures of opiates or precursor chemicals since 2000, even though “significant quantities” were reported in previous years. The INCB added that Turkmenistan is the only one of Afghanistan’s neighbours that is not participating in an international monitoring operation focusing on a chemical used to make heroin, and has not been actively involved in other regional drug control schemes. The INCB is an independent body established by the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs to monitor governments’ compliance with the international drug control treaties. Its 13 members are elected by the UN Economic and Social Council to serve five-year terms.