PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)College football bowl game history was made today.A college football bowl game had to be canceled due to weather – it’s believed to be the first bowl game called off due to weather.The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between Boise State and Boston College was called off earlier this afternoon due to storms.People weren’t happy.The @FRBowl has been canceled.— First Responder Bowl (@FRBowl) December 26, 2018ESPN released a statement on the cancelation:“After more than an hour since stoppage of play, and with review of the active lightning and thunderstorm cells still in the area of the Cotton Bowl, it was determined that the game should be called,” Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of ESPN Events and programming, said in a statement. “All parties were concerned about player safety first and foremost, and with that being the primary concern, as well as the fans in attendance, it was a unanimous decision to cancel the game.”The game was stopped when Boston College led, 7-0, in the first quarter. There were a little more than 5 minutes to play in the first quarter.The game will not be made up.
23 September 2008Last month’s “invasion” by Russia flouted principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the President of Georgia said today, expressing the Caucasus nation’s determination to rebuild and further consolidate democracy. Mikheil Saakashvili told the General Assembly’s high-level segment that his country, with a population of less than 5 million people, was “trampled” in August by Russia.“Despite our small size, the legal, moral, political and security implications raised by that invasion could not be larger in consequence,” he said, referring to principles protected by the Charter, including state sovereignty, human rights and international law.“All of these principles were put to the test by the invasion, and now hang in the balance.”Mr. Saakashvili said that he welcomes a comprehensive and independent investigation into the causes of the conflict, calling on Russia to fully cooperate with such an assessment.He stressed the need for another Rose Revolution, the first having been held in Georgia in 2003 to battle domestic corruption. “Our second revolution must be even more focused, as now we face an even greater challenge, one that comes from outside.”Thanking the international community for its support for Georgians in need, the President vowed that resources contributed to the country’s reconstruction efforts will be spent “wisely, well and with full transparency.”He added that the “Georgia we rebuild will contribute to the prosperity and security of all our citizens, and to the entire international community” by acting as a beacon of stability and model of democracy.