AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 10: Bevo, the mascot of the Texas Longhorns, stands in his corner during a game against the Colorado Buffaloes on October 10, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 38-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Tuesday night, ahead of the Sugar Bowl, there was an incident between the mascots for Texas and Georgia. Bevo, the Longhorns mascot, charged Uga, the Bulldogs mascot.Luckily, nobody was seriously injured. But it was a scary scene for those in attendance.Video of the incident went viral. As you’ll see, it’s actually surprising that Bevo didn’t accidentally hook anyone with his horns while on his way to Uga.Check it out:Bevo just came after Uga X and the Sugar Bowl has officially begun. pic.twitter.com/aUFvRkbEwb— Mike Reiter (@Mike_Reiter) January 2, 2019Wednesday, PETA issued a press release, calling for both Texas and Georgia to end the practice of having live mascots. They want the schools to just use human mascots instead.Their main beef? They think it’s “indefensible” that the animals are brought from game to game to be “paraded” in front of fans.So … @peta is calling for Bevo and Uga to retire after the Texas and Georgia mascots got into a little dust up before the Sugar Bowl.Seriously, this is a real life press release. pic.twitter.com/dpK2Ogbg4n— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 3, 2019It’s unclear if either school will respond – but it’s a fair bet they won’t be changing their ways. Bevo and Uga are two of the most beloved mascots in college football.As for the game itself, Texas scored an upset win over Georgia. Bevo set the tone from before kickoff.
By reducing the number of suspects targeted for investigation and ending all enquiries over the next couple of years, as well as adding a pool of temporary judges, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) would be able to wrap up its work no later than 2008, according to the President of the court.In a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today at UN Headquarters, Judge Navanethem Pillay notes revisions to the court’s work based on consultations with chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte. The Secretary-General forwarded the letter to the Presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly.According to Judge Pillay, the Prosecutor has submitted a proposal to shift trials to national jurisdictions, thereby relieving the Tribunal’s caseload, and has reduced to 111 from 136 the number of suspects and accused who are under investigation. Ms. Del Ponte has also indicated that her office would undertake no new investigations after 2003 and would terminate all probes by the next year.As a result, Judge Pillay estimates that the revisions by the Prosecutor can assist the Tribunal in completing its mandate around 2007 or 2008.Meanwhile in Arusha, two genocide suspects have been transferred to the Tribunal’s detention centre. Aloys Simba, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Rwandan Armed Forces, was arrested on 27 November 2001 in Senegal and is charged with four counts of genocide or, in the alternative, complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity for murder and extermination in Gikongoro and Butare prefectures.Paul Bisengimana, former Bourgmestre of Gikoro, Kigali-Rural, was detained on 4 December 2001 in Mali. He is charged with 12 counts of genocide and is alleged to have planned and participated in killings, rape and torture of Tutsis and other moderate Hutus in Bicumbi and Gikoro communes.