WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the field at the Purdue Boilermakers and Nebraska Cornhusker game at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 31, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Cory Seward/Getty Images)With summer over and football season officially here, several teams are experiencing the negative side of Mother Nature.Following its season-opening defeat to Northwestern, Purdue is hoping to grab its first victory of 2018. Yet, the Boilermakers will have to prepare for gloomy weather in Indiana.The Boilermakers are scheduled to host Eastern Michigan at 12:00 p.m. ET, but the current field conditions look quite brutal.Poncho Day at Ross-Ade Stadium pic.twitter.com/dRKa8XpBmi— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) September 8, 2018It’s safe to say that Ross-Ade Stadium will be soaked for today’s showdown. As of right now, the forecast predicts rain into tomorrow morning.Both teams could resort to heavy ground attacks, as rain usually affects production from the quarterbacks. Nonetheless, expect more touches from D.J. Knox, who totaled 77 rushing yards on seven carries last week.I’m LOOKING LIVE…at Ross-Ade Stadium for what will be a wet afternoon of football as #Purdue hosts Eastern Michigan. As tradition, the view from my home office today. pic.twitter.com/epMW2uGNdF— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) September 8, 2018Although the weather looks awful, the Boilermakers have an excellent chance to capitalize on their four-game homestand.Fans can watch the action unfold on the Big Ten Network at noon.
“Those who surrendered on 18 May 2009 were screened and put in a barbed wire holding area just south of the Wadduvakkal Bridge, which was in the control of the Sri Lankan armed forces. Many surrendered with an elderly Catholic Priest, Father Francis Joseph, who recorded the names of surrendees in a list for the military,” the report said. A report compiled by Yasmin Sooka, a former member of the UN panel of experts on Sri Lanka appointed by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon, has revealed the names of 110 people said to have gone missing following the war.The list by the International Truth and Justice Project – Sri Lanka (ITJP) comprises the names of 110 people seen surrendering to the military on 18 May 2009 by eyewitnesses who have now fled the country. ITJP called on the government of Sri Lanka to undertake credible investigations into the forced disappearance of the more than a hundred people who disappeared while surrendering to the military on this day six years ago and to indict, prosecute and convict those responsible. (Colombo Gazette) The report noted that on the 18 May 2009, a large number of witnesses saw more than a hundred LTTE military and civilian administration leaders surrender to the Sri Lankan army. The vast majority of these people have subsequently disappeared and, according to eyewitnesses, were last seen in the custody of the Sri Lankan military. The report notes that many eyewitnesses saw these prisoners, and in some cases their family members, loaded on a series of buses and taken away by the military. They and the priest have not been seen since being taken custody of by the military.“These eyewitnesses live outside of Sri Lanka as they fear for their security and reprisals against family members. The ITJP is cognisant of the fact that some of the people on the list may have been released from detention after many years, without the knowledge of our witnesses. We are also aware that eyewitnesses inside Sri Lanka and family members have also registered complaints or filed court cases regarding the disappearance of additional people who surrendered on 18 May 2009,” the report added.