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Players From This Program Upset That Kelly Bryant Is Reportedly Visiting

first_imgKelly Bryant of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Once the Clemson Tigers made the decision to start Trevor Lawrence at quarterback, senior Kelly Bryant elected to transfer. Bryant has taken several visits over the past few months, but one program he is considering might not be the most welcoming place.This season is one that the Miami Hurricanes would like to forget, especially considering the inconsistent play at quarterback. In an effort to improve at that position, head coach Mark Richt is seeking options to upgrade his offense, which includes Bryant.However, the recent news of scheduling a visit with the graduate transfer is stirring trouble with some players on the roster.On Monday night, running back Lorenzo Lingard posted a cryptic tweet. He isn’t alone in that field, as Jarren Williams isn’t a fan of the recent news.From the Sun-Sentinel:“They say it’s business. I believe in my QBs … Anything possible with opportunity but loyalty is the code? … I forgot its business,” Lingard posted in a tweet that has since been deleted. He added a laughing emoji and the words “#Same opinion free.”Freshman quarterback Jarren Williams, one of the jewels of the Hurricanes’ 2018 recruiting class and the player many believe could be Miami’s quarterback of the future, chimed in, quote-tweeting Lingard’s post and writing “Real talk,” an indication he agreed with Lingard’s sentiment.Now, Richt will have to balance making an immediate upgrade with keeping his future core content.In the event that Bryant does choose the Hurricanes, it’ll be worth monitoring how the other quarterbacks react.last_img read more

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This will cause problems EU warns Switzerland after immigration result

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN UNION has warned it will review ties with Switzerland after the non-member Alpine country voted yesterday to restrict EU immigration in a closely-fought referendum.Final results of the plebiscite showed 50.3 per cent of voters backed the Stop Mass Immigration plan pushed by Swiss right-wing populists.The fall-out from the result could sink a raft of deals with the EU, including on the economic front.Switzerland is ringed by EU member countries and does the bulk of its trade with the 28-nation bloc, but has remained steadfast about not becoming a member.The European Commission said it would assess EU ties with Switzerland, raising the prospect of restricted trade or other retaliatory steps.“The EU will examine the implications of this initiative on EU-Swiss relations as a whole,” it said a statement.EU foreign ministers are due to meet today in Brussels but it was not clear whether the Swiss vote would be added to the agenda.ProblemsWolfgang Schaeuble, finance minister of Germany, Switzerland’s top trade partner, said the result “is going to create plenty of problems for Switzerland in a host of areas”. But he said it was also a warning sign of European globalisation fears.Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said he planned to tour European capitals to explain the vote and seek a solution, starting with Berlin.“The people are sovereign, and a healthy system doesn’t force the public to follow political authorities with outsized powers,” Burkhalter said.The Swiss government and a broad swathe of economic lobby groups fearing the EU fall-out had battled the immigration curb plan.But under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, voters have the last word on a huge range of issues.‘We are ashamed’The French-language newspaper Le Temps noted how French-speaking areas and larger cities voted against the immigration curbs, while German-speaking and rural areas generally voted for them.Hundreds of people came out to demonstrate against the referendum result in the capital Bern and in the city of Lucerne. “We are ashamed,” shouted protesters in Bern.The Swiss government said it would examine over coming weeks how to “recast relations” with the EU, but stressed that current immigration rules would remain in place until the new ones were drawn up.The Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which piloted the referendum, claimed the country has been swamped by migrants in its campaign.“The people have taken back their destiny over immigration,” said party ideologue Christoph Blocher, while leader Toni Brunner hailed “a turning point in our immigration policy”.The SVP says that with 80,000 EU citizens arriving per year — more than the 8,000 predicted before the rules were liberalised — the nation of eight million people needs to apply the brakes.ImmigrationIt claims that EU migrants undercut Swiss workers’ salaries, and that overpopulation has driven up rents, stretched the health and education systems, and overloaded the road and rail networks.Immigration and national identity are traditional political themes in a country with a long history of drawing foreign workers and yet some of Europe’s toughest rules for obtaining citizenship.But over recent years, the proportion of foreigners has risen from around one-fifth of the population to roughly a quarter.There are around a million EU citizens in Switzerland, while some 430,000 Swiss live in EU member states.The majority of recent immigrants are from neighbouring Germany, Italy and France, as well as Portugal.The new measure will leave it up to authorities to set quotas for foreigners’ work permits per sector.- © AFP, 2014Read: How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe > Read: Switzerland votes to cap EU immigration by tiny margin >last_img read more