Mekhi Sargent will lead the rushing attack for his junior year after leading the team in yards from scrimmage.Here is the full depth chart:Offense:QB: Nate Stanley, Peyton MansellRB: Mekhi Sargent, Toren YoungFB: Brady Ross, Joe LudwigWR1: Brandon Smith, Calvin LockettWR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Tyrone Tracy Jr.WR3: Nico Ragaini, Tyrone Tracy Jr.TE: Nate Wieting, Shaun BeyerLT: Alaric Jackson, Mark KallenbergerLG: Landan Paulsen, Cody InceC: Tyler Linderbaum, Jeff JenkinsRG: Cole Banwart, Levi PaulsenRT: Tristan Wirfs, Jack PlumbDefense:LDE: Chauncey Golston, John WaggonerLDT: Cedrick Lattimore, Daviyon Nixon *or* Austin SchulteRDT: Brady Reiff, Noah Shannon RDE: A.J. Epenesa, Amani JonesOLB/Cash: Barrington Wade *or* D.J. JohnsonMLB: Kristian Welch, Dillon DoyleWLB: Djimon Colbert, Nick NiemannLCB: Michael Ojemudia, Julius BrentsSS: Geno Stone, Devonte YoungFS: Kaevon Merriweather, Jack KoernerRCB: Matt Hankins, Riley MossSpecial Teams:PK: Caleb Shudak or Keith DuncanP: Colten Rastetter *or* Ryan GersondeLS: Jackson Subbert, Nate VejvodaIowa went 8-4 in the regular season, and finished the year with an Outback Bowl win over Mississippi State to finish 9-4. TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 01: Nate Stanley #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes passes during the 2019 Outback Bowl against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)There’s just over one month remaining before the start of the 2019 college football season. With plenty of teams deep into preparation, the Iowa Hawkeyes have taken a big step towards getting back onto the field.The team released its 2019 preseason depth chart this week, and it had very few surprises. One of the few things that show up is the limited depth at the tight end position.Iowa tended to utilize two tight ends – Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson – on most plays last year, but are only listing two on the entire chart this year: Nate Wieting and Shaun Beyer.There’s no change at quarterback with Nate Stanley set to continue running the offense for his senior year.
The move is designed to more effectively integrate the line’s services to/from the North of England and Ireland with its global network.Evergreen will run its own independent service on a weekly shuttle basis between Rotterdam and Dublin and will also commence a slot exchange arrangement with common carrier X-PRESS feeders on its weekly Dublin service from Rotterdam.As part of the same slot exchange Evergreen will additionally take space on the X-PRESS weekly service to Liverpool, also connecting to deep-sea line-haul service via the line’s Rotterdam hub.Evergreen sees the combination of its own vessel operation together with exclusive use of slots on a well-established feeder service as a significant improvement to the service it can deliver to its customers in two very important regions of trade.The arrangement meets both customer demands for regular and reliable service to Northwest UK and Ireland and cost-effective operational parameters.Overall transit times to and from both ports will be enhanced and there will be an increased ability to coordinate the trans-shipment of cargo at Rotterdam.In addition to allowing its customer base on Merseyside and in the Republic of Ireland greater access to its worldwide service network, Evergreen believes the new initiative will also better serve other regions of the UK, including the North of England, Midlands and Scotland.With road transport becoming increasingly susceptible to unforeseen delays, customers requiring a more carbon-free approach to transport and fuel costs ever a consideration, Evergreen believes the short-sea option to be an important one to develop.The Evergreen operated Vega Stockholm has a capacity of 698 TEU and is due to make the inaugural sailing on the Dublin service from Rotterdam on July 30.The slot arrangement on both X-PRESS services to Dublin and Liverpool will commence in the same week.Press Release, July 29, 2014; Image: Hamburg Haffen zoom Vega StockholmTaiwanese-based Evergreen Line has revealed enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool.
Sister Majella McCarron with Dr Owens Wiwand Baroness Nuala O’Loan, Chair of the University’s Governing Authority (Image: Keith Arkins).A BOOK OF letters and poems written by Nigerian environmental and human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ken Saro-Wiwa was published by NUI Maynooth today and launched by his brother Dr Owens Wiwa.The launch today was to mark the 18th anniversary of the writer and activist’s execution by the Nigerian military regime.The book published today, ‘Silence Would be Treason, last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa’, features private letters by the activist to Irish missionary nun Sister Majella McCarron while he was on death row and a selection of poems.Peaceful activismSaro-Wiwa was a member of a small ethnic group, the Ogoni, numbering over half a million who inhabit a small region in the South East of the Niger Delta.There are over 100 oil wells, a petrochemical complex and two oil refineries in the area and Saro-Wiwa led a non-violent campaign against the environmental destruction of the area. His group struggled in particular with oil company Shell.He was executed in 1995 with eight other activists who were found guilty of the murder of four Ogani chiefs. The case sparked an international outcry and Nigeria was subsequently suspended from the Commonwealth of Nations for a number of years.The letters contained in the book, smuggled out of his detention centre in bread baskets, document the writer’s painful transition from political activist to political prisoner, his courageous efforts to protect the Niger Delta, and an enduring friendship with Sister Majella. The letters also address the growing political instability in Nigeria, the writer’s hopes for peace in Northern Ireland, and his passion for peace and justice throughout the world.Sister Majella donated the letters to the university two years ago, on foot of its sociology students’ involvement in environmental campaigning.Sister Majella McCarron with Dr Owens Wiwa and Prof Philip Nolan, President NUI Maynooth (Image: Keith Arkins).Today the university also unveiled an audio archive which includes extensive interviews with Sister Majella, speaking of her childhood in County Fermanagh, her decision to join a religious order, working in Nigeria and meeting Ken Saro-Wiwa, and her efforts to save his life and the lives of the Ogoni Nine.Sara-Wiwa’s brother today spoke at the launch of the book and archive of how “grateful” he was to the nun and the university.In many ways Ken was a man ahead of his time who envisaged that unchecked and unregulated global corporations are a threat to people and the planet. His ideas spoke to the anxiety of millions who feel disconnected and disenfranchised by the agenda of politics and big business.Oil companiesHe said his family remains disappointed that very little has changed in the area, despite the attention focused on it and the Ogoni people.“The oil companies continue to seek strategies to evade their liabilities and their responsibility to the people and the planet, while Nigeria’s leaders continue to squander his legacy to the region,” he said.Also speaking at the launch today, Sister Majella said she kept the letters for 16 years but did not know exectly what to do with them.“I felt that I was referentially putting them into the safety of an archive so I was surprised and delighted when they decided to edit the letters and bring the voice of Ken Saro-Wiwa back to the public,” she said.Read: Amnesty: Shell made ‘false claims’ on oil spills>Read: Russia switches Greenpeace activists’ charges from piracy to ‘hooliganism’>