FILE - This Nov. 12, 2011 file photo shows Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passing against Oregon in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson are among the players expected to receive invites to the Heisman Trophy presentation when the finalists are announced.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) *** Local Caption ***  Heisman Trophy Finalists  Football.JPEG-05278.jpg
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been nominated for the Heisman Trophy again.

Andrew Luck among five Heisman Trophy finalists



Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck will be hoping to go one better after the Stanford quarterback was shortlisted again for college football's highest individual award.

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball were also shortlisted on Monday for the prestigious award. The winner will be named at a ceremony in New York on Saturday.

Luck, who finished as the runner-up last year to eventual NFL top draft pick Cam Newton, entered the season as the favourite for the award before many of his peers played their way into contention.

Griffin III has shown himself to be an athletic runner with a rocket arm this season and leads the nation in the passer rating category and could become the first Baylor player to win the award.

Richardson has helped lead Alabama to the National Championship game against LSU's dynamic defender and kick returner Mathieu.

Ball leads the country with 38 touchdowns and is one away from tying the NCAA record set by Barry Sanders in 1988.

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Engine: 937cc

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First round
Emmanuel Macron: 51.1%
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Second round
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Founder: Nada Ghanem
Sector: AgriTech
Total funding: $300,000 in equity-free funding
Number of employees: 11

EMIRATES'S REVISED A350 DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE

Edinburgh: November 4 (unchanged)

Bahrain: November 15 (from September 15); second daily service from January 1

Kuwait: November 15 (from September 16)

Mumbai: January 1 (from October 27)

Ahmedabad: January 1 (from October 27)

Colombo: January 2 (from January 1)

Muscat: March 1 (from December 1)

Lyon: March 1 (from December 1)

Bologna: March 1 (from December 1)

Source: Emirates

Remaining Fixtures

Wednesday: West Indies v Scotland
Thursday: UAE v Zimbabwe
Friday: Afghanistan v Ireland
Sunday: Final

Crops that could be introduced to the UAE

1: Quinoa 

2. Bathua 

3. Amaranth 

4. Pearl and finger millet 

5. Sorghum

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Company: Eco Way
Started: December 2023
Founder: Ivan Kroshnyi
Based: Dubai, UAE
Industry: Electric vehicles
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When: Saturday November 24

Rating: 4/5

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Director: Lee Sang-yong
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Rating: 4/5

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Torque: 881Nm at 4,800rpm

Transmission: 8-speed auto

Fuel consumption: 19.6 l/100km

Price: Dh380,000

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Company name: Klipit

Started: 2022

Founders: Venkat Reddy, Mohammed Al Bulooki, Bilal Merchant, Asif Ahmed, Ovais Merchant

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Industry: Digital receipts, finance, blockchain

Funding: $4 million

Investors: Privately/self-funded

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Torque: 1,100Nm
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