Braiden McGregor, Country’s No. 4 DE, Announces Commitment

first_img Well, the Michigan native decided Ann Arbor is the place for him. He’ll be joining the Wolverines to play for head coach Jim Harbaugh.Michigan gets a commitment from No. 26 ranked recruit, Braiden McGregor, the No. 1 ranked recruit in the state of Michigan and the No. 2 defensive end overall📸 @BraidenMcgregor pic.twitter.com/5fxXfpPpy2— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) May 24, 2019McGregor is ranked the No. 87 player in the 2020 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s the No. 3 player from the state of Michigan.Before announcing his commitment to Jim Harbaugh and company, McGregor was reportedly down to Michigan and Notre Dame as potential landing spots.Michigan consistently ranks among the nation’s elite defenses under defensive coordinator Don Brown and that’s not likely to change in the near future as the Wolverines land top defensive talent.The Wolverines held the No. 5 class in the Big Ten and the No. 18 class in the 2020 recruitment cycle before adding the top defensive end.Stay tuned for the latest recruiting news. A detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top defensive recruits in the 2020 class announce his commitment on Friday afternoonEarlier this week, Braiden McGregor, the No. 4 defensive end in the 2020 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, announced he was shutting down his recruitment and he knew where he wanted to play his collegiate ball.Just a few days later, McGregor pleased one fanbase by announcing his intentions to play for their football program.So, where is he headed?last_img read more

UNbacked report shows most of worlds coral reefs under threat

“Reefs at Risk Revisited,” launched today in Washington and London, says that if the threats to the reefs are not dealt with, more than 90 per cent of them will be threatened by 2030 and nearly all reefs will be at risk by 2050.Global pressures are leading to coral bleaching from rising sea temperatures and increasing ocean acidification from carbon dioxide pollution, according to the assessment of threat to coral reefs by the World Resources Institute, the Nature Conservancy, the WorldFish Center, the International Coral Reef Action Network, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC), along with a network of more than 25 organizations.“This report serves as a wake-up call for policy-makers, business leaders, ocean managers and others about the urgent need for greater protection for coral reefs,” said Jane Lubchenco, Under-Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the US National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).“As the report makes clear, local and global threats, including climate change, are already having significant impacts on coral reefs, putting the future of these beautiful and valuable ecosystems at risk,” she added.According to Lauretta Burke, senior associate at the World Resources Institute and a lead author of the report, coral reefs are valuable resources for millions of people worldwide.“Despite the dire situation for many reefs, there is reason for hope,” she said. “Reefs are resilient, and by reducing the local pressures we can buy time as we find global solutions to preserve reefs for future generations.”The report includes multiple recommendations to better protect and manage reefs, including through marine protected areas. The analysis shows that more than one-quarter of reefs are already encompassed in a range of parks and reserves, more than any other marine habitat. However, only 6 per cent of reefs are in protected areas that are effectively managed.“Well-managed marine protected areas are one of the best tools to safeguard reefs,” said Mark Spalding, senior marine scientist at the Nature Conservancy and one of the authors.“At their core, reefs are about people as well as nature: ensuring stable food supplies, promoting recovery from coral bleaching, and acting as a magnet for tourist dollars. We need to apply the knowledge we have to shore up existing protected areas, as well as to designate new sites where threats are highest, such as the populous hearts of the Caribbean, South-East Asia, East Africa and the Middle East,” he added.According the report, more than 275 million people live in the direct vicinity of coral reefs. In more than 100 countries and territories, coral reefs protect 150,000 kilometres of shorelines, helping defend coastal communities and infrastructure against storms and erosion.The report identifies the 27 nations most socially and economically vulnerable to coral reef degradation and loss. Among these, the nine most vulnerable countries are Haiti, Grenada, Philippines, Comoros, Vanuatu, Tanzania, Kiribati, Fiji and Indonesia. 24 February 2011An estimated 75 per cent of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by local human activity, including over-fishing, coastal development and pollution, and global pressures such as climate change, warming seas and rising ocean acidification, according to a United Nations-backed report unveiled today. read more