YouTube/Speak For YourselfDak Prescott has been a revelation for the Dallas Cowboys this season after being drafted in the fourth round. FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt think that may help the stock of Deshaun Watson in next year’s NFL Draft.Every NFL team that can use a franchise quarterback today passed on Prescott in the spring. The former Mississippi State star went 135th overall. Yet, when Tony Romo went out with injury, he answered the call, and has the Cowboys at the top of the NFC East. If it wasn’t for his teammate Ezekiel Elliott’s monster year, Prescott would likely be running away with the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.Klatt went on FS1’s Speak For Yourself on Wednesday and argued that Prescott’s immediate success could help the stock of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who he sees as a similar player.“The direct comp for Deshaun Watson is a guy who’s having a lot of success, and you can tie his draft stock to his success…I’m talking about Dak Prescott from the Cowboys. As long as Dak Prescott continues to play well, and show the ability to not only throw the ball well, but improvise outside of the pocket, make great decisions in the run game, get the ball to Ezekiel Elliott, Deshaun Watson’s stock is going to go through the roof. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he ends up in the top five, maybe even the top three picks in the entire draft, and in large part, due to what Dak Prescott’s doing for the Dallas Cowboys.”Prescott will certainly impact how some scouts view quarterbacks, but we’re not sure how much of an impact it will have on Watson. The Clemson signal caller has been on the NFL radar for some time, and has been seen as a potential top pick since before Dak was even on the Cowboys roster.
Associated PressHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – An elderly home opened by Britain’s Princess Diana in a Zimbabwe township during her African charity crusades has run out of money nearly two decades after its opening, workers at the home said Thursday.The Society for the Aged Destitute has had to reduce the number of elderly given shelter with only a few months of funding left, administrator Louise Allaart said. She said the home has space for 50 people but can only care for 24. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories After years of economic meltdown in this southern African country, those turned away from the home resort to the surrounding litter-strewn streets where homeless elderly dressed in rags beg for money and scavenge for food scraps and anything of value.The home’s grounds are overgrown and a bedroom wing has been shut down. The residents stream into a bare eating room holding battered tin plates. Two well-wishers have brought them food, and there are broad smiles in the line for the cornmeal staple, rice and beef.“We still have good people in Zimbabwe,” Allaart said.Allaart met Princess Diana at the home in 1993 and said she touched the hearts of everyone she met.“I was so impressed with her. She had contact with people. It was absolutely amazing. She had that gift. I want her children to know she touched many people’s hearts in Zimbabwe,” she said.The late Princess Diana opened the home in 1993 as patron of the British-based HelpAge charity. A sign outside the home still honors the princess’ enormous popularity on the continent because of her African charity work, but the plight of the home is seen as a reflection of Diana’s dying legacy in Zimbabwe. Four benefits of having a wireless security system New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths British embassy officials in Harare told The Associated Press that they have begun looking at possible ways to help the home.Allaart said the home is relying on donations from well-wishers but has only enough cash in hand to stay open for less than six months.The British charity HelpAge cut its funding in 2008 at the same time as foreign development aid to the country dwindled. Local social services were also hit by record inflation and deepening economic woes surrounding violent elections that year. Donors saw inflation depleting their funds by more than tenfold a day.Sevias Mujere, a trustee at the home, said Zimbabwe’s approaching winter months pose health risks to the men and women, some aged into their 90s. During frequent power outages after years of political and economic turmoil, the vulnerable “sit in the dark, cold and shivering,” he said.He said they were susceptible to sometimes fatal infections and respiratory disease and the home lacked money for medicines, treatment and hospital care.“We are struggling to pay salaries for our six workers” who made personal sacrifices in their dedication to the home, he said.The commemorative sign at the closed residential wing records how it was officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales on July 11, 1993. Check your body, save your life “We don’t want Princess Diana’s name to disappear,” Mujere said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments Share New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like
However the incident prompted an immediate response online, with many criticising the authorities for “pandering to a tiny percentage of Edinburgh’s public”.Scott Cockburn wrote: “If you rent or buy in High St, do you think it’s a quiet flat? Ridiculous. Council should be representing majority and tourism rather than handcuffing pipers. Madness.”Marion McLaren, said it was “ridiculous” to use the hard-pressed resources of Police Scotland to chase buskers when the force did not “have enough officers and money to tackle real offences”.There was also some support for the action of the police, with Wes Murdiff saying that that in order for a yellow card for noise pollution to be served, personal details are required.He added: “To refuse to give your details is…obstructing a police officer during the course of their duties.” Police and the city council launched the card scheme last summer to help tackle anti-social behaviour, including excessive noise levels.One survey last year found Edinburgh was the fifth worst city in the UK for complaints about noise, with Kensington and Chelsea at the top of the list.Over 14,300 complaints were made in the Scottish capital between 2015 and August 2017.Joanna Mowat, a Tory councillor in the city centre, said at the time that the problem was how to “balance residents’ rights to enjoy peace and quiet in their own home with the desire to make Edinburgh a vibrant city”. Officers engaged with the buskers asking them to consider only playing on six days of the week to give local residents some respite on one dayPolice Spokesperson He was cuffed by police in front of shocked tourists “On Sunday June 4 officers from the city centre Community Policing Team observed a bagpiper busking at Castlehill.“The noise level was clearly excessive. The busker concerned was told to stop playing and issued with a ‘yellow card’ warning which outlines the relevant legislation. A noisy bagpiper was arrested in front of shocked tourists after playing “too loudly” in the centre of Edinburgh.John McDonald was busking on the Royal Mile on Sunday, one of the city’s busiest tourist thoroughfares, leading from the castle to the Queen’s official residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.He was approached by officers as part of a crackdown on noisy street performances and warned about his sound levels.He is understood to have been arrested after refusing to give his details to officers from Police Scotland.A police spokesman said they actively encouraged responsible busking on a street that is popular with performers throughout the summer, especially during the city’s festivals in August.She added: “Police in Edinburgh have received complaints from local residents and a councillor about excessive noise from bagpipe buskers on the Royal Mile over the last month.“Officers engaged with the buskers asking them to consider only playing on six days of the week to give local residents some respite on one day. 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. “Once a recorded police warning has been issued, officers are required to record the busker’s details. The busker refused to comply with this and he was arrested. He was released later in the day.”Thomas Wilson, 28, another piper who saw Mr McDonald being detained, told the Sun the incident was “disgraceful”, adding: “None of us want hassle from the police.“When they asked him for his details he refused, rightly in my opinion as he had done nothing wrong.“Buskers on the Royal Mile know neighbours don’t always appreciate it so we try to keep the level below 80 decibels.“We all play with bagpipes that output at half level, that’s the noise of an ambient street. We are trying to respect the local businesses.”
PITTSBURGH — It was not the best game for the New York Islanders, and it also was a win against the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins.Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending New York to a 5-4 victory at Pittsburgh.“That’s the sign of a good team, when you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused, and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes and you still win the hockey game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said.Sidney Crosby and New York’s Frans Nielsen scored in the second round, and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury’s pad and into the net for the win.“He came down, I tried to show him something, and it didn’t work,” said Fleury, who was seeking his 300th career win.Matt Martin, Nikolay Kulemin and Ryan Strome scored in an impressive flurry in the first, helping New York to the early lead. Strome also had two assists for the Islanders, who have won seven of eight and now trail Pittsburgh by two points in the Metropolitan Division.“This has been one of our biggest rivals over the last few years, so you always get up for these games,” Martin said. “They’re the team we’re chasing in the standings right now.”Patric Hornqvist forced overtime with his 10th goal of the year for the Penguins, who had won three in a row. Sutter, Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling also scored in regulation.Kris Letang nearly ended it in overtime for Pittsburgh, but Johnny Boychuk stopped the wraparound attempt when he got his stick on the puck before it crossed the goal line.New York carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Hornqvist tied it with seven minutes left, finishing a one-timer from Evgeni Malkin.“We were able to get ourselves back in the game,” Crosby said. “We just didn’t play a full 60 minutes and didn’t really deserve to win.”Casey Cizikas nearly put the Islanders ahead, but his one-time redirect hit the post to the right of Fleury. The teams in the Metropolitan meet again on Nov. 22 in New York.“We’re going to have to play better tomorrow night if we’re going to have a chance to win the game,” Capuano said. “They’re a pretty good hockey club.”The re-tooled Islanders entered with their best start since the 1987-88 season.The Penguins handed the Islanders their first loss of the season last month during the initial meeting between the teams in Pittsburgh. In that game, New York, which won its first four games of the season, held an early lead before Pittsburgh rallied for a two-goal victory.The Penguins put together a couple of comebacks, but Okposo had the winning play for the Islanders. “The first period, we really didn’t give ourselves a chance, the way we played,” Crosby said. “They carried the play and got rewarded for it.”The Penguins played their first game without veteran winger Pascal Dupuis, who will miss the rest of the season after blood clots were found in his lungs.Sutter opened the scoring just 1:13 into the game, but the Islanders controlled the next two periods as Pittsburgh appeared sluggish without its emotional leader, twice falling behind by two goals.“You don’t want to start games like that, especially when important points are on the line,” Crosby said.The Islanders, who allowed the first goal for the fourth straight game, scored three times in 1:35, taking command midway through the first.Martin started the surge, beating Fleury with a short-side wrist shot during a rush down the left wing.Kulemin followed 29 seconds later, forcing a Paul Martin turnover at the blue line before working past Letang and beating Fleury with a wrist shot from the slot.Thomas Hickey’s shot from the point deflected off Strome’s skate, making it 3-1.Pittsburgh pulled within one when Comeau, while circling around the net, threw a centering pass in front that hit Matt Martin’s skate and trickled across the goal line.Nick Leddy briefly reclaimed the Islanders’ two-goal lead at 5:42 of the second with a one-timer from the faceoff dot, but Spaling got it back for Pittsburgh when he tapped a rebound behind Johnson.(DAN SCIFO)TweetPinShare0 Shares