PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts on the sideline during the first half against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Penn State vs. Kent State is part of this Saturday’s afternoon slate. The Nittany Lions are looking to advanced to 3-0, while the Golden Flashes sit at 1-1 under new head coach Sean Lewis.PSU bounced back nicely from a near-loss to Appalachian State to open the year, blowing out rival Pitt on the road last weekend, 51-6.Kent State, one of the worst teams in college football last year, nearly picked off another Big Ten opponent in Week 1, falling at Illinois 31-24. Last week, it blew out Howard.ESPN’s FPI prediction for Penn State vs. Kent State is out.As you’d expect, Penn State is a heavy favorite against the Golden Flashes. FPI gives the Nittany Lions a 99.3-percent chance to win.Via ESPN:Penn State vs. Kent State will kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday from Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.FS1 will broadcast the contest.[ESPN]
She said the US implemented the sanctions to support efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and to encourage Iran to comply with its international obligations.“Today’s announcement underscores the success of our sanctions implementation. By reducing Iran’s oil sales, we are sending a decisive message to Iran’s leaders: until they take concrete actions to satisfy the concerns of the international community, they will continue to face increasing isolation and pressure. The United States remains committed to a dual-track policy that offers Iran the chance to engage seriously with the international community to resolve our concerns over its nuclear program through negotiations with the P5+1. Iran has the ability to address these concerns by taking concrete steps during the next round of talks in Moscow. I urge its leaders to do so,” she said. The United States announced it will exempt Sri Lanka from tough new sanctions after the government cut back on oil from Iran.U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that India, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Taiwan have been added to a list of those exempt from the sanctions. In March, she made exemptions for European Union nations and Japan. “Today I have made the determination that seven economies—India, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Taiwan–have all significantly reduced their volume of crude oil purchases from Iran. They join the 11 countries for which I made this determination in March. As a result, I will report to the Congress that sanctions pursuant to Section 1245(d)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 will not apply to their financial institutions for a potentially renewable period of 180 days,” Clinton said, according to the U.S State Department. Under a law approved last year the United States starting on June 28 will penalise foreign financial institutions over transactions with Iran’s central bank, which handles sales of the country’s key export. Iran is a strong ally of Sri Lanka and supports the island in the international arena.