FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)We all probably should have assumed that Arkansas would have a rebuilding year. Still, Hogs fans are naturally a bit disappointed with a Week 2 loss to Colorado State.CSU had looked disappointing to start the year, with a home loss to Hawaii to start the year, and then a blowout loss at the hands of rival Colorado.Still, they were able to upend Arkansas 34-27 last weekend to pick up their first win of the year. Arkansas beat Eastern Illinois to start the year, and now has another tough Group of Five draw, with explosive North Texas.So far, Ty Storey and Cole Kelley have each started one game, only to be replaced by the other. Neither has grabbed hold of the job.Storey has had a bit more work, completing 17-of-30 throws for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, good for a strong 9.9 yards per attempt. Kelley’s YPA number is a tad lower (9.24), but he’s been more accurate, completing 71.4-percent of his throws, and is yet to throw a pick, while matching Storey’s touchdown mark.Still, some fans want to see the team’s third quarterback, Connor Noland, get involved in the ongoing QB battle.Saturday Down South writer Trent Shadid laid out the argument for getting Connor Noland some run.Noland, a two-sport star at Arkansas, was a four-star recruit in 2018.Arkansas’ chances at becoming bowl eligible took a major hit with a loss at Colorado State in Week 2. If the Hogs aren’t going to be playing this postseason, they might as well start preparing for the future. Noland is their most talented option in the hope to find a future star.He also argues that if Noland is able to compete for the starting job early on, it may help keep him with the football program, rather than jumping fully into a potential baseball career.Others agree that he should get a look:I for one am ready to see Connor Noland. Its painfully obviously that Story and Kelley are not the answer.— Layne Sanders (@watertech81) September 9, 2018We are playing North Texas I suggest that start Connor Noland or John Stephen Jones— A1vsNino OUT NOW (@KungFuMarc) September 9, 2018Connor Noland for QB ?— Trey Gentry (@trey_gentry) September 9, 2018Should Arkansas start Connor Noland Saturday against North Texas? Storey and Kelley aren’t the answer. I was about 90% sure of this before the season ever started. The last thing we need to do is throw Noland out there against Auburn on the road for his first start.— JP Baugher (@BaugherJp) September 10, 2018Mannnn I hope we see Connor Noland this Saturday— Daniel (@dboone_11) September 11, 2018QB.. Situation… Sad… If we gonna lose…. Get Connor Noland experience.. Start him for the future.. Let these recruits know you will play THE BEST no matter the Class… #WooPig https://t.co/F6WcKFt9Ca— ⛳Hole?️♂️Hawg?️♂️In?️♂️One⛳ (@hogcephus) September 13, 2018For now, it looks like Storey and Kelley will remain the top options. If the season starts to get away from Arkansas though, it wouldn’t be crazy for first-year coach Chad Morris to see what he has in the young QB.
In his report on the girl child, Mr. Ban noted that economic crises can exacerbate the impacts of poverty on the lives of children, particularly girls, who are highly vulnerable to their negative effects. In previous financial and economic crises, such as those in Asia and Latin America during the 1980s and 1990s, child mortality rates rose and school enrolment dropped. Past crises have also witnessed higher levels of crime and violence, child labour and other forms of hazardous work, including sex work, and infants being placed in institutions. “Already limited legal benefits and protection, lack of decision-making authority and limited control over financial resources are likely to leave girls and women even more vulnerable to the impact of crises than boys and men,” he wrote.Therefore, a gender-sensitive response to the current economic crisis is “essential,” Mr. Ban stated. “National commitments that support and protect girls’ rights through basic health care and nutrition, clean water, basic education, child protection services and aid flows must be upheld and, where possible, expanded.”The Secretary-General said investing in and ensuring human rights for girls and women is not only a legal and moral obligation but is also likely to prevent intergenerational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns. “Maintaining national commitments to children and women and enhancing social protection will not only help to ensure a more rapid recovery from the crisis but will also build a foundation for equitable growth and sustained progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” he added, referring to the set of globally agreed targets reduce poverty, hunger and other ills by 2015. Mr. Ban’s wide-ranging report also addressed progress and challenges regarding discrimination against the girl child, including in the areas of the right to education, health and adequate food, HIV and AIDS, and violence and exploitation.In addition, it highlights efforts undertaken to end female genital mutilation, a harmful practice that three million girls and women endure each year. The procedure is the partial or total removal of the external genitalia – undertaken for cultural or other non-medical reasons – often causing severe pain and sometimes resulting in prolonged bleeding, infection, infertility and even death.According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), although the practice is in decline, it remains prevalent in many countries and often against national laws, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Ban stated that ending this practice will contribute to achieving the MDGs, including promoting gender equality and empowerment of women, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. In February 2008, 10 entities within the UN launched the Inter-agency Statement, setting out the elements to support the overall abandonment of this practice in one generation, with demonstrated success in many countries by 2015. This goal can be reached with strengthened support and collaboration, said Mr. Ban. 2 October 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged countries not to waver in their commitments to women and girls in the midst of the ongoing economic crisis, particularly in ensuring their basic human rights.