Video: Urban Meyer Interviewed Ryan Day Ahead Of Ohio State’s Opener

first_imgOhio State coach Ryan Day on the sideline during a football game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day looks on during the second half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The Ryan Day era is just about to begin at Ohio State, as the former offensive coordinator is now taking over as the head coach. He’ll have large shoes to fill due to the departure of Urban Meyer.Meyer’s decision to retire might not be as crucial of a blow as many expected because of Day. Throughout the 2018 season, the Buckeyes did an excellent job of grooming him for this position.On Saturday, the 40-year-old coach will have his first chance to show he’s a worthy successor to Meyer.Before Ohio State gets ready to face Florida Atlantic, Meyer conducted an interview with Day for FOX Sports. The full interview won’t be aired until this weekend, but a preview of it was just released. The main question that Meyer asked Day was how he feels when he walks into Ohio Stadium.“First off, my heart starts pumping,” Day told Meyer. “You think back on all the great players and great coaches that have been here before. The great games that have been played here at the Horseshoe just make you realize it’s such a responsibility when you step in here.”You can watch the preview of this interview here:”First off, my heart starts pumping.”Catch the full interview with Urban Meyer and Ryan Day on what it means to be the head coach at @OhioStateFB during Big Noon Kickoff Saturday at 11am ET on FOX.— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 27, 2019Ohio State will try to make the College Football Playoff after missing out the past two years.Day is going to deal with a ton of pressure, but he seems ready for the challenge. As for his team, we’ll find out if they’re also prepared for this season when Week 1 begins later this week.last_img read more

UN labour agency calls for new international policies to create jobs in

“The extensive policy advice given to Africa needs a reality check – a wake-up call,” International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia told the agency’s Tenth African Regional Meeting at its opening session in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. “Work is at the heart of the economic, political and social concerns of people. So let’s make Decent Work in all countries the new organizing factor for a globalization that works for all,” Mr. Somavia added.He noted that the ILO’s Decent Work agenda has been assumed by its African tripartite constituents as a primary means of dealing with real problems as perceived by individuals, families and communities. That agenda is rooted in the ILO’s core strategic objectives of employment and enterprise creation, rights at work, basic social protection and social dialogue.”If we are serious about tackling poverty, then we must fight for jobs, sustainable livelihoods, income generating activities, and quality self-employment,” he said. “Through the African Union, Africa is developing a new vision and institution to tackle collectively its challenges. Through (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) NEPAD, Africa is calling for new types of partnership. Through the Extraordinary Summit on Employment and Poverty, Africa is shaping its own priorities that connect with people’s immediate needs.”That creativity and commitment should be matched at the global level,” he added. “It is time for a new generation of policies for international cooperation.”The four-day meeting brings together governments and workers’ and employers’ representatives from 53 African States to discuss initiatives to alleviate the plight of the continent’s hundreds of millions of impoverished people and creating more and better jobs for both adults and youths, both men and women.Delegates will discuss employment, development and social challenges, including employment promotion and advancement of social protection and social dialogue. They will also consider elements of a strategic plan whose objectives are based around three directions: elimination of barriers restraining the productive potential of Africa; promotion of investments for the creation of a sound framework for the governance of labour markets, based on the ILO’s fundamental principles and rights at work; and creation of opportunities for people and their families living and working in rural areas as well as the informal economy to make their way out of poverty. read more