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Penn State vs. Pitt Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_img Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 12:00 PM ETChannel: ABCSpread: Penn State -17Over/Under: 53.5Announcers: Chris Fowler, Todd BlackledgeESPN’s FPI gives Penn State a 93.2 percent chance of defeating Pitt.Although the Trace McSorley era is over at Penn State, Sean Clifford is handling the starting quarterback job nicely. In two games under center, the sophomore gunslinger has 559 passing yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.The Nittany Lions will need another strong performance from Clifford against a secondary that allows only 179 passing yards per game.We’ll find out soon enough if Penn State enters conference play with a 3-0 record. Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford throws a pass during warm-ups.UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – SEPTEMBER 30: Sean Clifford #14 of the Penn State Nittany Lions warms up before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers on September 30, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Indiana 45-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)The third full weekend of college football is just about to begin. One of the marquee matchups on the schedule is a non-conference showdown featuring Penn State and Pittsburgh.Penn State has won its first two games in dominating fashion. After winning by 72 points against Idaho, James Franklin’s team defeated Buffalo in blowout fashion as well.Next up for the Nittany Lions is a rivalry game with the Panthers. It’ll be the 100th meeting between these two programs.With non-conference games coming to an end for most teams, this could be the final chance for both sides to fix any issues on the field before they get into the heart of their schedule.last_img read more

Europe 24600 refugee children in limbo at risk of mental distress UNICEF

VIDEO: Children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress due to living in a protracted state of limbo. “We are seeing single mothers and children stranded in Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria who have not seen their husbands and fathers for months or even years,” said Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe. “The family reunification process is slow, and its outcome uncertain and it is this uncertainty which can cause significant emotional distress and anxiety for children and families, setting them back for years to come,” she added. In many cases, adult males are the first family members to make the trip to Europe, with the rest of the family following later. Most stranded asylum seekers do not know whether or when they will be permitted to move forward. The situation is particularly acute for single mothers and children stuck in Greece or the Balkans waiting for reunification with family members in other EU countries. But with the 2016 border closures and implementation of the EU-Turkey statement, other family members are being held up in transit countries from where they must apply for family reunification with their loved ones – a process that typically takes between 10 months and two years. RELATED: Some 300 million people suffer from depression, UN warns ahead of World Health Day AUDIO: UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe tells UN Radio what teams on the ground have been seeing UNICEF and its partners in Greece are monitoring mental health and general depression among single mothers and children waiting for family reunification and providing psychosocial support. “Keeping families together is the best way to ensure that children are protected, which is why the family reunification process for refugee and migrant children is so important,” said Ms. Khan. “With the number of those stranded continuing to rise, it is incumbent on member states to alleviate procedural bottlenecks so that families can get back together as quickly as possible.” Most of the family reunification requests originate from children and separated family members stranded in Greece, but because of the caseload and involvement of destination countries, the process can be painstakingly slow. In 2016, nearly 5,000 family reunification requests, out of which 700 from unaccompanied and separated children, were made from Greece, with only 1,107 successful applicants having reached their destination country by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the number of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece, Hungary and the Western Balkans continues to grow – increasing by around 60 per cent over the past year from 47,000 in March 2016 to nearly 80,000 at the end of April. read more