FS1On Tuesday night the College Football Playoff committee revealed its penultimate rankings heading into Championship Weekend. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame held steady while Michigan dropped from the top four after a devastating loss to Ohio state.The committee bumped Georgia into the top four, setting up a date between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia. Oklahoma and Ohio State rounded out the top six and are the only other two teams that have a legitimate shot at gaining a playoff spot.The top six teams, apart from Notre Dame, will be in action this weekend with a spot in the playoff on the line. College football analyst Danny Kanell doesn’t think that’s fair.Kanell took to Twitter with a hot take about the Irish.Not to be overlooked in this invitational we call a “playoff”- we’re just okay with letting Notre Dame sit at home while everyone else lays it on the line one more week??When is enough enough and we move to a legit playoff??? CFB fans deserve better!— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 27, 2018Should Notre Dame be forced to play another game in order to make the playoff?Regardless, the Fighting Irish sit undefeated on the season and a primed for their first CFP berth.
The President said that both the countries need to increase their cooperation in the security and economic fields to further cement the friendly relations. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, which are cordial and friendly.Talking to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and his delegation comprising Minister of Budha Sasena, Justice and Labour Relations Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Senior Monks, Civil Servants and Academicians, he said that recent high-level exchanges have been very productive and are a testimony of dynamic cooperation between the two countries. Khewra Salt mine having total length of 300 km, width from 8 to 30 km and height from 2200ft to 4990ft, has also been called the ‘Natural Museum on the Earth’.The Sri Lankan delegates took keen interest in various sculptures of famous monuments of Pakistan prepared by salt rock inside the 17 storied mines, including Minar-e-Pakistan, Faisal Mosque, sheesh Mahal.The delegates were given a guided tour of the mines and the Asthma resort center. According to scientific rules and regulations 50 % of the salt is taken from the mines for consumption while the rest of 50 %, is left over so that it can work as a pillar to give support to the mine range. He said that that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have always maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations which are broad-based and multifaceted. He hoped that increased interaction at the government and people to people level will further consolidate the relationship between the two friendly countries.Earlier the delegation visited the world famous Khewra Salt mines which are world’s second largest source of edible salt located in Jhelum District, with estimated salt reserves of 600 million tons. Jayasooriya appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan for the preservation of Buddhist heritage and historical sites in Pakistan, as well as for the cooperation being extended to the visiting Buddhist delegates. The high level delegation of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks and eminent scholars is currently in Pakistan for a week-long visit aimed at introducing the rich Buddhist Gandhara heritage of Pakistan to the people of Sri Lanka as well as to revive the Gandhara trail. (Colombo Gazette)