Week eight of the 2018 college football season produced one major upset and perhaps the most heated rivalry contest of the year. No. 2 Ohio State fell to Purdue on the road, damaging its national title hopes in the process. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes’ main rival, Michigan, survived a slugfest with Michigan State that featured a great deal of off-the-field shenanigans.Ohio State’s loss to Purdue means we’re due to see a major shakeup in the polls. The Buckeyes will likely fall at least a handful of spots after their loss to the Boilermakers.Ohio State wasn’t the only team upset on Saturday. No. 20 Cincinnati fell to Temple, while No. 12 Oregon fell to Washington State on the road.Let’s take a look at how we think the Coaches’ Poll is going to look on Sunday afternoon.AlabamaClemsonNotre DameLSUGeorgiaMichiganOhio StateTexasUCFOklahomaFloridaWest VirginiaWashingtonPenn StateKentuckyTexas A&MWashington StateWisconsinUSFOregonIowaNC StateStanfordMiami (FL)San Diego State (game not over)College football fans – do we have it right?
“There is no contradiction between security and human rights,” said Mary Robinson in London, where she delivered the Fifth Commonwealth Lecture. She noted that States were obliged to provide security to their citizens, but added that “to abandon human rights standards or the rule of law in responding to terrorism is to give a victory to those we seek to defeat.”Mrs. Robinson emphasized that countries being attacked for their values should not abandon them. “Surely the answer to a challenge to the existence of open societies cannot be for us ourselves to close them,” she said.The High Commissioner called for a comprehensive approach in fighting the scourge of terrorism. “We need to build on the wider recognition that emerged out of the 11 September outrage of the many causes of human insecurity,” the High Commissioner said. “Human security encompasses not alone physical threats arising from terrorism and violent conflicts but the insecurities that stem from underdevelopment and poverty, from rampant disease, from discrimination and unequal trade.”The reaction to the events of 11 September, including in developed democracies, “seemed at times to subordinate the principles of human rights to other more ‘robust’ action in the ‘war against terrorism,'” she said. “There has been a tendency to ride roughshod over – or at least to set on one side – established principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.”Mrs. Robinson called for a genuine effort to advance development, democracy and the universal protection of all human rights. In particular, she urged funding for efforts to help developing countries in the administration of justice, promote the rule of law and adhere to human rights standards. read more