LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 1: A Texas Longhorns cheerleader holds up a sign during the Longhorns game against the Maryland Terrapins at FedExField on September 1, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Four-star cornerback Joshua Eaton has had his top five schools in mind for a while now. After more than two months to come to a decision, it appears he’s ready to make his announcement.Last Thursday, Eaton cryptically tweeted out “August 23” – indicating that he could be picking his college on Friday. Back in June, Eaton revealed his top five list, consisting of Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida.247Sports rates Eaton as the No. 335 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 28 cornerback in the nation, and the No. 51 recruit from the state of Texas.Eaton earned all-district honors in his junior year at Aldine MacArthur High School in Texas.August 23…….. #JoshTheIslander— JE🦜1 (@JoshuaEaton_1) August 16, 2019I’m just trying to find a place I can call home . #Hookem 🤘🏾#GigEm👍🏾#RollTide 🐘#GoGators 🐊#BoomerSooners 💉Final 5️⃣…….. pic.twitter.com/AKjeXCq0Ij— JE🦜1 (@JoshuaEaton_1) June 17, 2019According to BurntOrangeNation, Eaton initially planned to announce the decision earlier this month. Had he done so, Texas A&M was considered the most likely selection.Since then, the Longhorns have become the prohibitive favorite to secure his commitment. His only visits this year have been to Texas and Texas A&M.Though he has yet to take an official visit, he has made multiple visits to both schools in the past 12 months.247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions currently give the Longhorns the edge to land him. All 11 analysts have predicted him to land in Austin.Could Joshua Eaton be the next star defensive back for Texas?
“The judgment of the Court reaffirms that impunity will not be tolerated and sends a strong signal that commanders will be held responsible for international crimes committed by those under their authority,” the Secretary-General said in a statement.Mr. Bemba had been the commander-in-chief of the former Congolese rebel group, the Movement for the Liberation of Congo, as well as a vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the 2003-2006 transition.In a ruling issued yesterday, the ICC found him guilty on five charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including rape, murder and pillage, committed in 2002-2003 in neighbouring Central African Republic. More than 5,000 victims were granted the right to participate in the proceedings.The case was the first before the ICC to focus on sexual violence as a weapon of war, as well as on a senior military official whose forces carried out the atrocities – even if he had not directly ordered them to do so.In his statement, Mr. Ban called the judgement “a significant step towards bringing justice to the victims of these horrendous crimes in the Central African Republic.”He also highlighted the critical need to eradicate sexual- and gender-based violence by addressing their widespread and systematic use as a weapon of war.Mr. Ban’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, today said that the conviction of Mr. Bemba “sends a message to all that irrespective of your position in society, you will face the wrath of law.”Her office has been working with the Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central Africa Republic, among other countries, to eliminate the scourge of sexual violence in conflict.The head of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, also welcomed the landmark conviction as “a clear message that the international community will hold accountable those who fail to exercise their responsibilities as commanders to prevent and punish the use of sexual and gender-based crimes as weapons of war.”In a statement yesterday, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said that he hoped “this judgement will act as a powerful deterrent against future serious human rights violations and abuses not just in CAR, but everywhere they are committed.”He added that it should also help make perpetrators understand that many victims and their supporters will never abandon their search for justice and accountability. read more