Tajh Boyd Clemson Rout Georgia Tech

Tajh Boyd put on a dominant performance to lead Clemson over Georgia Tech Thursday night.Boyd broke Philip Rivers’ Atlantic Coast Conference career record after throwing four touchdowns and 340 yards in Clemson’s 55-31 win over Georgia Tech. Boyd shook up the Tigers coaches, teammates and 75,324 fans at Death Valley, getting hurt at the end of the third quarter and having to be rushed back into the locker room.The QB suffered a collar-bone injury, but after discovering it was only a bruised bone, Boyd begged his offensive coordinator Chad Morris to put him back in the game where Clemson was already ahead 41-24.“If it was a dire situation I felt like I needed to play, I felt like I could’ve,” Boyd said. “But we were in a situation where it wasn’t needed.”Will the injury sideline Boyd for Clemson’s next game on Nov. 23?“No, man, I’m not going to miss my last game in the valley,” he said. “I’ll throw a pad in there and I’ll be fine.”Talking with the media after the game, the coach praised Boyd. “He’s a competitor,” Morris said. “My gosh, look at the records this guy has broken in the ACC. Wow. And in just three years.” read more

Mike Woodson To Knicks If You Have A Problem

New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson is upset, and not just because his team is off to a horrible start. Players complained in post-game interviews about a “lack of ball movement”–considered an indirect slight at star Carmelo Anthony– which is the first sign of a fractured team.And Woodson is not having it.So, Woodson, according to reports, showed the post-game press tapes to his players and told them: “If you have a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media.”According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News:That was clear before Tuesday’s practice on the UCLA campus when Woodson admonished his team for comments that appeared to blame Monday’s loss to Portland on Carmelo Anthony. In separate post-game interviews, both Shumpert and Stoudemire said the lack of ball movement is what hurt the Knicks.That is usually basketball code for “Melo won’t pass.” Woodson and Anthony seemed to take it that way, and the head coach wasn’t about to allow finger-pointing to invade his locker room.According to a source, Woodson actually played MSG Network’s tape of Shumpert’s and Stoudemire’s comments and told his team, “If you have a problem with anyone, say it to their face, not the media.” That’s leadership.The Knicks has been winless in the last five road games and haven’t won since Nov. 13 at Atlanta. They are 2-5 away from Madison Square Garden and last lost eight in a row overall Feb. 5-23, 2009. read more

Brooks Koepka Would Have Made History Whether He Won Or Lost

Zach Johnson100021216.7 Does not include Champions Tour or Web.com wins.Source: GolfStats Padraig Harrington311031717.7 Bubba Watson101121414.3 PlayerPGA TourEuroWGCMajorsTotalShare From Majors Rory McIlroy97242218.2 Ernie Els1317243611.1 Phil Mickelson363254610.9 Jordan Spieth80031127.3 Brooks Koepka2104757.1% Martin Kaymer19021216.7 Angel Cabrera1302633.3 Wins Vijay Singh30213368.3 Retief Goosen59021612.5 Brooks Koepka bashed and buried the field over the first three rounds at Bethpage Black, and then held on for dear life Sunday to win the 2019 PGA Championship. While Long Island’s ostentatiously difficult public golf course chewed up the world’s best players — only six players in the 156-man field finished below par — the 29-year-old finished with an eight-under-par 272 and fought off a huge scare from Dustin Johnson — the world’s No. 1 player. With the wire-to-wire win, Koepka is the first golfer to hold back-to-back, concurrent major titles. And of the last nine championships played, the hulking West Palm Beach native has claimed four.Koepka entered Sunday with a seven-stroke lead, a lead no golfer had ever blown at the tournament after 54 holes. He nearly blew it anyway. Johnson, who has similar ball-shaping skills, uses an equally intense workout regimen and is one of Koepka’s best friends, mounted a furious comeback, firing a 69 while leading the field in strokes gained off the tee (2.32), according to Data Golf. Johnson pulled within a single stroke of the lead with three holes remaining, but bogeyed two consecutive holes to fall out of contention. Koepka rallied to stem the tide and ended his day by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy.This was quite the departure from Thursday, when Koepka carded a course-record 63, a showcase he aptly described as “a crazy day.” With Koekpa four shots clear of the field, Las Vegas bookmakers installed him with 5-to-4 odds to win after one day of competition. He quickly made those odds seem conservative as he followed it up with a 65 to extend the lead. Paired with Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds, Koepka steamrolled golf’s prodigal son by 17 strokes across two days.Golf has become a power-driven sport, and few, if any, people on tour supply more than Koepka, who frequently appears to be taking a machete to his ball. He certainly set the standard this week, leading the field in strokes gained tee-to-green in each of the first three rounds and in total, according to Data Golf. But even that undersells how precise his irons were, as Koepka also led the tournament in strokes gained on shots approaching the green.On golf’s biggest stages, Koepka shows up to win. It makes you wonder: Why doesn’t he collect more trophies in the PGA Tour’s garden-variety events? With two non-major PGA Tour wins and one European Tour title, Koepka’s major wins now outnumber his minor ones. More than half (57.1 percent) of his career wins have come at major championships, which is a higher share than any other active golfer who has won at least two majors. For comparison, less than 18 percent of Woods’s career victories have come at majors. In most of Koepka’s victories, the entire tournament feels calculated, as though he’s playing out a simulation that he ran through a thousand times before he took the course. Get-off-your-seat moments are few and far between with Koepka, who looks as though he was engineered in a lab and delivers relentless power while leaving events largely lusterless. Some of that is because Koepka has the demeanor of a world-class poker player. Some of it is how easily he lays waste to a golf course. But on Sunday, we learned that golf’s RoboCop can still bleed. The wheels fell off, and he had to dig deep to finish off his best friend. But Koepka did just that, making history as he evolved into a new type of champion: one who’s proved he can survive. Tiger Woods48618158717.2 Brooks is a major playerShare of professional wins that came at majors for active golfers who’ve won at least two majors since 2000 read more

AntiSemitic posters withdrawn by British Transport Police after comparisons with Nazi propaganda

first_imgAnti-terrorism posters that were likened to “offensive” Nazi propaganda have been withdrawn by the British Transport Police after an “anti-Semitism” row.The “See It. Say It. Sorted” campaign to stop terror threats on the rail network was heavily criticised for alleged racist imagery.Passengers complained that the posters echoed those used to advertise a so-called degenerate art exhibition in Nazi Germany in 1937, which is said to have led to a sharp rise in anti-Semitic feelings. The campaign, launched at major railway stations across Britain last week, was supposed to encourage the public to use their “eyes and ears” to help the authorities prevent attacks.But the force has since decided to remove the posters after admitting they had caused “upset”. Assistant Chief Constable Alun Thomas said: “The images on each of the posters in this campaign were specially created in order to avoid using photographs of any specific individuals or groups.”However, we are aware that one particular image has caused considerable distress due to its similarities with offensive historic propaganda. It is highly regrettable that this image, and its connotations, were overlooked during the development of this campaign.”We recognise and understand the upset that has been caused by this. We and our campaign partners have listened to the feedback we have received and this poster has now been withdrawn.” One’s a Nazi poster, the other’s British Transport Police. Which is which? pic.twitter.com/n2VCM8h49c— Christopher Fowler (@Peculiar) November 7, 2016 He added: “There are clearly lessons for us to learn with regards to quality assurance and better audience research in any future campaigns.”The Advertising Standards Authority said it had received 13 complaints by Tuesday evening about the posters, which people claimed were racist and appeared to resemble Nazi propaganda. Nazi poster The poster was compared to Nazi imagery Apparently wearing a coat now makes you a terror suspect… Especially if you look like a Jew as depicted by the Nazis pic.twitter.com/JNeOXRwpGJ— Jack Mendel (@Mendelpol) November 4, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Challenge bigots JK Rowling gives advice to the world during Donald Trump

first_imgThe easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. JK Rowling has been live-tweeting her feelings about the US election and seems disappointed about the Donald Trump win.The Harry Potter author has given advice to the US and the world after the businessman became President of the United States.She tweeted: “We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don’t let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line.” Mrs Rowling also said: “The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred.”The author has been a vocal critic of both Trump and Brexit on Twitter, causing anger among some supporters of both online. She claimed on the election night that she had been trolled by people annoyed about her tweets about Trump.Mrs Rowling tweeted: “I’ve been called b—-, ‘libtard’ and plenty more tonight. Quite proud really; who’d want these people’s approval? #DegenerateArmy”Many famous faces, including Cher, Lady Gaga and James Corden, have tweeted their disappointment about the result.last_img read more

Croydon Tram crash survivor I feel pain all over my body

first_imgTaiye Ajibola, who was one of 51 people injured in last week’s Croydon tram crash, says he has difficulty sleeping due to pain all over his body. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

Married minister who hanged himself accused of having affairs with seven church

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A married minister who is believed to have hanged himself is under investigation after being accused by his wife of having seven affairs with church members. The Rev Dr Iain D Campbell, 53, who died in January, has been posthumously accused of the infidelity with seven members of his congregation on the Isle of Lewis. The allegations about the minister, which are believed to have been made by his wife, Anne Campbell, are under investigation by the Free Church of Scotland. Mr Campbell was rushed to hospital in Stornoway at the end of January. At the time this was reported as a heart attack, but it has now emerged that it may have been a drug overdose. He is believed to have hanged himself while in hospital. He was a well-respected minister who was known as a talented preacher and accomplished theologian. The couple have three adult children. Fellow Isle of Lewis minister Rev James Maciver, who conducted Mr Campbell’s funeral, told the Telegraph: “There are certain processes underway. At the moment we’re just investigating. We’re obliged as a church not to cover things up. “In order to make the investigation fair, we’re confining comment to one statement.”In the statement, a spokesman said: “We can confirm that the Free Church of Scotland is investigating allegations made in connection with the late Rev Dr Iain D Campbell. “The Western Isles Presbytery is taking these allegations very seriously and is acting on them in accordance with the stated practice of the Free Church of Scotland.” A church source previously told the Daily Mail that the allegations had been made by Mrs Campbell.The source said: “There was never a whisper of a rumour about affairs until after he died – on such a close-knit island they would have been very difficult to keep secret.”Yet Anne has supplied names of these alleged mistresses to the church. If she is right, he had been leading an extraordinary double life for years.”A spokesman for Anne Campbell said: “The family has lost a husband and father. This is a personal matter and the family has requested that they be allowed to grieve in private.” The Free Church, which has around 13,000 members, split from the Modern Church of Scotland in 1843 after congregations asked for the right to elect their own pastors. last_img read more

How much does Ryanair earn from extra charges each year – and

first_imgRyanair earned £1.53bn through fees and charges last yearCredit:GETTY/AFP Ryanair earned £1.53bn through fees and charges last year Spirit is more reliant on extras than any other carrierCredit:GETTY The 10 airlines most reliant on extra chargesSpirit – 46.4% of total revenueFrontier – 42.4%Allegiant – 40%Wizz Air – 39.4%Ryanair – 26.8%Jet2.com – 26%Volaris – 24.3%Hong Kong Express – 24%Jetstar – 22%Pegasus – 22%Spirit Airlines has truly built its business model around exhorbitant charges. It was named in the report as the airline more reliant on extras than any other, with 46.4 per cent of of its revenue in 2016 coming from baggage and booking fees and the sale of in-flight refreshments (up from 43.4 per cent in 2015). The Florida-based airline is one of just a handful of carriers to charge for carry-on luggage, with fees rising from $37 (£28) if paid at the time of booking to $65 (£50) if paid at the airport gate, while its checked baggage fees range from $30 (£23) to $60 (£46). It all amounts to ancillary revenue of $49.89 (£38.25) per passenger – more than any other airline. The study provided a more detailed breakdown for a handful of airlines. EasyJet, for example, relies on baggage fees for 47 per cent of its ancillary revenue, while seat selection accounts for seven per cent.  The 10 airlines with the most ancillary revenueUnited – $6.22bn (£4.77bn)Delta – $5.17bn (£3.96bn)American – $4.9bn (£3.76bn)Southwest – $2.83bn (£2.17bn)Air France/KLM – $2.1bn (£1.61bn)Ryanair – $1.98bn (£1.52bn)EasyJet – $1.36bn (£1.04bn)Lufthansa – $1.35bn (£1.04bn)Qantas – $1.19bn (£912m)Air Canada – $1.18bn (£904m)”The importance and prevalence of ancillary revenue continues to move forward with an even larger footprint on airline financial statements and the products offered to consumers,” the report states. “Most top 10 airlines earn their place on the table through the robust revenue contribution of a frequent flyer program. Specifically, these billion-dollar amounts are generated by the sale of miles or points to banks that issue a carrier’s co-branded credit card. But on this table of giants, Ryanair and easyJet are the exception; their ancillary revenue ranking occurs through a reliance on a la carte fees and the commissions earned from travel retail activities at the website, such as car hire bookings and travel insurance sales.” Spirit is more reliant on extras than any other carrier The CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany analysed financial documents for 138 airlines. Unsurprisingly, Ryanair, and other low-cost carriers whose business models revolve around cheap fares and costly “optional” fees, feature prominently. The Irish airline, which has faced accusations this year – which it denies – that it is deliberately splitting up travellers who refuse to pay for seat selection, earned almost $2bn (£1.53bn) in 2016 from extra fees and charges, as well as through commission for services such as insurance and car hire. That’s up from $1.7bn (£1.3bn) in 2015 and amounts to almost 27 per cent of its total revenue. EasyJet took home ancillary income totalling $1.35bn (£1.04bn) during 2016, while even more reliant that Ryanair on extra charges is Wizz Air – they account for 39 per cent of its total revenue.  The amount of money airlines earn from extras such as baggage fees and credit card charges has increased tenfold in less than a decade. An annual study of “ancillary” revenue, which includes all income beyond the standard airfare, shows that the top 10 carriers raked in more than $28bn (£21.5bn) in extras last year, up from just $2.1bn (£1.6bn) in 2007. United earned more than any airline, with more than $6.2bn (£4.77bn) coming from sources other than seat sales, but the airline most reliant on extras is its US rival Spirit. They make up more than 46 per cent of its total revenue, according to the report.  For BA, the majority of ancillary revenue (54 per cent) comes from its frequent flier programme.last_img read more

Black market betting fuels terrifying surge in illegal hare coursing

first_imgThe Waterloo Cup was Britain’s premier hare coursing event before the sport was bannedCredit:David Burges The Waterloo Cup was Britain's premier hare coursing event before the sport was banned Tens of thousands of pounds is being gambled on illegal hare coursing events being live-streamed across the country via mobile phones, police have said.Landowners have reported a “terrifying” increase in illicit gatherings fuelled by the emerging technology-enabled black market in betting.More than a thousand incidents were reported in Lincolnshire alone during the 2017-18 season, despite a police crackdown, and the activity is believed to be increasingly prevalent across the east of England.Illegal trophies such as the “Fir Cup” now come with £6,000 of prize money, according to police, although far greater sums are understood to be won and lost via the mobile messaging service WhatsApp.The Country Land & Business Association (CLA), which represents property owners and is pressing for tougher sentences, said hare coursers were deliberately targeting patches of land which get good 4G reception.The activity, which involves two dogs competing against each other in pursuit of killing a hare, was outlawed as part of the 2004 Hunting Act.But it has continued to take place illegally, principally in eastern counties where large flat fields enable good viewing and there is an abundance of hares.Those convicted of hare coursing often receive a fine of a few hundred pounds, however the owner of a successful dog can expect to earn thousands of pounds in breeding fees. Lee Murphy, who speaks for CLA members in the east of England, said an “underclass” of enthusiasts travel from across the UK to attend illegal gatherings.“These are hardened criminals – this is not a quaint rural crime,” he told The Telegraph.“People are living in fear of their lives.“They can see their property being damaged but they know that if they confront the coursers they will be threatened.”Mr Murphy said sentencing guidelines should be amended to create more draconian and specific penalties for hare coursing, such as vehicle seizures.The CLA also believes a greater willingness by police to seize dogs involved in the activity will deter offenders.It also wants forces to have the power to reclaim the kenneling costs from owners.In Essex, where around 500 reports of hare coursing were filed last year, police have begun using drones to monitor the countryside.Early afternoon and dusk are considered the best times of day to flush out brown hares, Mr Murphy said, adding that for illegal gangs being chased by police was “part of the fun”.One CLA member said: “We live in fear of being targeted as we know how vicious the people that take part in hare coursing can be.“We’ve got the scars to show for it.”Hare coursing tends to take place over the autumn and winter when the fields are clear of crops.The 2017-18 season was particularly long because of the early harvest, with the first events taking place in August, rather the normal starting time of late September.The crackdown in Lincolnshire meant an increase in incidents in neighbouring counties, particularly Cambridgeshire, according to the CLA.The historic activity usually involves greyhounds or other sighthound breeds. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Hampton Court Flower Show fans given chance to adopt a rare plant

Katherine Potsides, RHS Head of Shows Development commented: “It’s important to the RHS that the plants and gardens continue to live on following our shows to benefit others and we are delighted to be working alongside Wayward and the National Trust who not only share our passion in striving to make the world a greener and more beautiful place but also to inspire more young people and community groups to get involved in gardening.”Joseph Watson, London Creative Director of the National Trust, added: “In the spirit of our founder Octavia Hill, the National Trust in London seeks to make the inspiring power of nature and heritage accessible to all. We hope this partnership project with Wayward and the RHS will transfer moments of natural beauty from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to community green spaces and gardens throughout London, inspiring many more people to engage with nature.”View latest offers from Crocus Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Clara Molden Large-scale adoptions have already been organised for schools and community groups, so they can enjoy the rare plants which were on show at Hampton Court.Plants which featured in the show, which took place earlier this month, will be available for “adoption” at  National Trust’s Morden Hall Park on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July.The National Trust is working closely with The House of Wayward Plants, a large-scale plant exchange scheme which works to reduce waste and keep plants alive and appreciated, and hopes to put on more events like this in future. View of The RNIB Community Garden at Hampton Court Flower ShowCredit:Clara Molden Green-fingered fans of the Hampton Court Flower Show are being allowed to adopt a rare plant from the exhibit, in a first for the Royal Horticultural Society.Several thousands of plants and materials from one of the world’s most prestigious flower shows will be rehomed.Budding “plant guardians” have to fill out a form explaining their plans for their new charge and why their garden is suitable.They will also be able to provide a drawing of where the plant will be living, to be displayed by the RHS.This plant recycling scheme is a way for plants to live on and be appreciated by the public, in gardens across the country, instead of hidden away in greenhouses or scrapped. read more