(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Earlier this week, college football’s National Signing Day wrapped up with Alabama taking home top honors with the nation’s best recruiting class for the sixth time in eight years.It’s a huge win for Nick Saban and company after their devastating title loss to the Clemson Tigers, who took home the No. 1 recruiting class in the ACC.Dabo Swinney landed the No. 10 overall class in the country during the 2019 cycle and the team is already off to a hot start for the 2020 class as well.According to 247Sports, Clemson is the heavy favorite to land the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the 2020 class.Recruiting insider Steve Wiltfong wrote about Clemson’s hot start on the 2020 recruiting trail.The Tigers are starting to trend on the 247Sports Crystal Ball for the nation’s No. 1 prospect, five-star defensive end Bryan Bresee, and have been considered the leader for quite some time regarding the top-ranked quarterback in the class in DJ Uiagalelei. As things stand right now, I could see Bresee and Uiagalelei battling each other for that No. 1 prospect spot with Uiagalelei currently checking in at No. 9.If the Tigers land Uiagalelei, he would be the second No. 1 quarterback recruit to choose Clemson in the past three years – freshman sensation Trevor Lawrence signed with the Tigers in the 2018 class.Lawrence would have one year left before he leaves for the NFL draft – if he decides to leave when eligible.
zoom Today, IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has reached agreement on the entry into force date of new, stricter requirements for ships’ emission of NOx in emission control areas (NECAs).At the last session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee, uncertainty arose about the entry into force of regulations on ships’ NOx emissions. A number of countries, headed by Russia, questioned the technical possibilities of implementing the regulations and, consequently, obtained support for postponing the entry into force until 1 January 2021. Since then, Denmark has been in close cooperation with a number of other countries, including the United States and Japan, in order to retain 2016 as the entry into force year.The efforts made had a great impact on the result of the negotiations. The year 2016 will be retained for the NECAs already designated, while the entry into force date of new NECAs will depend on when they are decided upon.“I am pleased that the IMO succeeded in reaching a good solution. It is important to Blue Denmark. First and foremost, it has become certain that the regulations can take effect and will have the intended environmental impact in practice. The result also removes a great part of the uncertainty as regards when the stricter requirements are to be met. This is of great importance to the shipping industry and to future investments in new ships and marine equipment”, says Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth.The United States is the first country where the regulations will apply already from 2016.DMA, April 4, 2014 read more