CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the Virginia Cavaliers watches the clock in the second half during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Scott Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)One of the top remaining Class of 2019 prospects, four-star defensive tackle Jeffrey M’Ba, has been putting off his commitment decision until the last minute. That decision appears to have now been reached.Taking to Twitter on Saturday morning, M’Ba announced that he is committing to the University of Virginia. Making the announcement in English and French, he expressed his delight at playing for the team next season.@UVAFootball I COMING THIS JUNE !!!Per 247Sports, M’Ba is the No. 341 prospect in the country. He is considered the No. 25 defensive tackle in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Connecticut.In picking the Cavaliers, M’Ba turned down a number of top programs from the SEC and Big Ten. He had outstanding offers from Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Florida, and Tennessee, among others.@UVAFootball I COMING THIS JUNE !!!🔸⚔️🔹⚔️ #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/2lEHmRIh9A— A.J ⚙️m’ba🇫🇷 (@71THANOS) March 23, 2019Last night, the Cavaliers basketball team was able to avoid another upset by a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Round of 32. The addition of Jeffrey M’Ba caps off a terrific week in University of Virginia sports.For the Virginia football team, the addition gives them their second four-star commitment for the Class of 2019. The previous several classes have not even had one.Suffice it to say, things appear to be getting even better for head coach Bronco Mendenhall and the Cavaliers.
It indicates that the regional winners from investment in energy use and production will be Asia and the Pacific, with 14 million jobs created, the Americas (three million) and Europe (two million).In contrast, negative job growth is forecast in the Middle East (minus 0.48 per cent) and Africa (minus 0.04 per cent) if the reliance of these regions continues, respectively, on fossil fuels and mining.Catherine Saget, lead author of the report, underlined the need to help low and middle-income countries offset the potential “short-term” employment losses in countries attempting to make the transition to environmentally sustainable economies.Social dialogue between employers, workers and Member States is also crucial, according to Ms Saget, adding that it has played a “key role in reconciling social and economic objectives with environmental concerns” in some situations. Measures that could help workers include cash transfers, better social insurance and even limits on fossil fuel use, according to the ILO report, which states that this policy mix “would lead to faster economic growth, stronger employment creation, fairer income distribution and lower greenhouse gas emissions”.The report’s other findings include a call for governments to take urgent action to train their workforces so that they have the right skills to make the transition to a greener economy possible. The International Labour Organization (ILO) made the announcement at the launch of its annual flagship report on the state of the global job market.Its forecast that 24 million new posts “will be created globally by 2030”, contains the caveat that “the right policies to promote a greener economy” must also be in place for this to happen, along with better social safety nets for workers.The ILO report predicts that the transition to a green economy will also lead to the loss of six million jobs in industries that are heavily reliant on carbon-based production.ILO Deputy Director-General, Deborah Greenfield, insisted in a statement that the green economy “can enable millions more people to overcome poverty and deliver improved livelihoods for this and future generations”.But she warned that jobs also “rely heavily on a healthy environment”, something that is at risk from rising global temperatures which ILO believes will lead to a two per cent global loss in hours worked by 2030.“Most sectors” of the economy will benefit – out of 163 analysed in total, according to ILO – but 14 will face losses of more than 10,000 jobs worldwide.Two sectors, namely petroleum extraction and refining, are set to see job losses of one million or more.In line with the historic Paris Agreement on climate change accord of December 2015, UN Member States pledged to respond to destructive climate change, by keeping temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius, above pre-industrial levels.This should lead to more new jobs in the sustainable energy sector through public policy shifts – as well as private sector development – ranging from the promotion of electric cars to energy-efficient buildings, according to the ILO report.