first_img COMMITTED!🍢— Thomas Shrader (@ThomasShrader02) July 28, 2019Among some of the other schools Shrader visited were Auburn, Miami (FL), Duke, Louisville, and Florida.The addition of Shrader gives Florida State 19 commitments in the Class of 2020.247Sports currently ranks Florida State’s recruiting class as No. 3 in the ACC, and No. 13 in the nation.Last year saw Florida State’s decades-long streak of bowl game appearances snapped. Returning to prominence in an increasingly tough ACC is going to require a ton of savvy recruiting. A general view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 5: General view of the Florida State Seminoles during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins on October 5, 2013 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles went to beat the Terrapins 63-0. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)Offensive tackle Thomas Shrader has garnered a lot of attention from across the country, particularly from his native Florida. After making a series of unofficial visits across the Southeast, Shrader has decided on his commitment decision.Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Shrader announced that he would be committing to FSU. The announcement comes one month after he checked out the Florida State campus on an unofficial visit.247Sports rates Shrader as a three-star prospect and the No. 598 overall recruit in the country. He is the No. 48 offensive tackle in the nation, and the No. 87 prospect from the state of Florida.As a sophomore in 2017, Shrader helped Venice High School win the Class 7A Florida State championship.last_img read more

The year 2007 has already seen a high number of extreme events, such as droughts in parts of southern Africa leading to a reduction in maize production of about 40 to 60 per cent in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told a conference of member countries of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), closing in Madrid today. He noted that WMO contributed to the understanding of interactions between climate and land degradation through dedicated observations of the climate system, proper assessment and management of water resources, advances in climate science and prediction, and promotion of capacity-building in the application of meteorological and hydrological data to drought preparedness and management. The Conference welcomed the WMO International Workshop on Climate and Land Degradation held in Arusha last year, which recommended various steps including use of historical climate data and change scenarios for strategic planning, targeted weather forecasts at all levels and at very local scales to help make appropriate decisions, and improved gathering of detailed rainfall intensity data to assess surface erosion. In a message to the Conference earlier this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the linked scourges of desertification and climate change are impeding the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to slash world poverty and hunger, infant andf maternal mortality and lack of access to education and health care, all by 2015. 14 September 2007With more intense, longer droughts searing ever-larger areas since the 1970s, particularly in the tropics, one of the most important issues facing the world today is the need to ensure food security through the sustainable management of water and soil resources, according to the top United Nations meteorological official. read more