Former 4-Star Recruit Dismissed From Major College Football Program

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: General View of the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A bad few days for USC football just got worse. Reportedly, sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been kicked off the team.According to a report from 247Sports, Jones has been dismissed from the program for unspecified reasons. Jones has not played in the last two games and was reportedly not on the sidelines for Saturday’s 15-14 loss to Cal.Per the 247Sports report, Jones was arrested on July 8 and charged with a misdemeanor crime with a $250 bail. It is unclear if that had anything to do with his dismissal.Story on #USC LB Levi Jones being dismissed from the team. USC spokesperson would not confirm, so we should get an update after practice from Clay Helton.— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) November 13, 2018Jones, a four-star recruit in the class of 2017, is the son of former NFL linebacker Robert Jones. He was the No. 93 overall prospect and the No. 6 outside linebacker in the 2017 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.Jones saw extensive action during his time with the Trojans, recording 28 tackles.He is the third USC player to leave the program in the middle of the season, along with safeties Ykili Ross and Bubba Bolden.USC (5-5) continues its 2018 season against UCLA this Saturday.last_img read more

Palestinian towns suffered 300400 million worth of damage UNDP says

Tim Rothermel, the Special Representative of the UNDP Administrator for the Programme for Assistance to the Palestinian People, said the total damage in the West Bank could range between $300 million and $400 million. The total damage to Nablus is estimated at $110 million, while the agency said Qalqilya suffered some $3.5 million worth of damage.UNDP said the Palestinian Authority’s central institutions in Ramallah suffered approximately $16 million in damages. This figure “does not include invaluable public records from various ministries, including the Ministries of Health, Education and Public Works,” Mr. Rothermel observed. The agency has earmarked $1.5 million for a recovery programme which aims not only to repair damaged buildings and equipment, but also to strengthen staff through training and policy advice. “Without an efficient and transparent Palestinian public administration, there will be no foundation for peace in the occupied Palestinian territories,” said Mr. Rothermel. “I think it is in the interest of all parties in the conflict to have an administration that is able to provide its people with basic social services, education, free trade and all the factors that an open, democratic and prosperous society depends on.”A detailed damage assessment for the entire West Bank and Gaza is being carried out by UNDP and other UN bodies, the World Bank, the European Union and the Governments of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States. The results are expected to be made public on 15 May. Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today released the preliminary results of its own assessment mission in the Middle East. Reporting on the food situation in Jenin, the agency said that 35,000 people there were in urgent need of food assistance. Around 90 per cent of all commerce with Israel has been lost due to recent closures, and a total of 4,320 people in the Jenin area are now homeless, WFP said. read more