CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers drops back to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson football returns home this weekend, after an impressive 41-6 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. On paper, Charlotte should be another easy win for the Tigers, but the 49ers have shown some flashes in their first year under Will Healy.The 34-year old former Richmond quarterback has shown that he can put points on the board. The 49ers are averaging over 47 points per game in their 2-1 start.Obviously, Clemson’s defense is magnitudes better than anything they have or will face this year. The Tigers lost immense talent on the defensive front, but overall don’t appear to have really missed a step from last year’s elite unit.Georgia Tech, unveiling a new non-option-based offense scored 14 points in the season opener at Clemson. In the last two weeks, the Tigers have held vaunted Jimbo Fisher and Dino Babers-helmed Texas A&M and Syracuse offenses to 10 and six points, respectively.Game week MOOD 🐅 #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/i0ccpLiw7R— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 20, 2019Throw in a night game at Death Valley, and the Tigers should be fired up, even with a Group of Five opponent coming in. If you’re planning to watch this one, make sure to check local listings for ACC Network.Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ETChannel: ACC NetworkSpread: Clemson -41.5Over/Under: 61Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie GeorgeThe biggest question for Clemson so far has surprisingly been quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The sophomore’s talent and potential is still very evident, but he hasn’t played a great game yet, and has made some sloppy mistakes.Through three games, Lawrence is 59-for-97 for 831 yards, five touchdowns, and five interceptions. Dabo Swinney says he’s not too worried about the potential future No. 1 pick, though.One glance at Clemson’s remaining schedule probably explains it. The Tigers may not face another ranked team this regular season with Texas A&M in the rearview mirror.The ACC looks incredibly weak, but as Clemson has shown repeatedly, that doesn’t mean the Tigers won’t be ready when the College Football Playoff rolls around.
Provincial government employees in the Halifax region showed extraordinary support during their annual United Way campaign, raising more than $538,000. The campaign goal was $450,000. Provincewide, government employees raised almost $575,000. “As always, the success of our campaign can be attributed to the dedicated employees who believe the United Way is making a real difference in our communities,” said Kim MacNeil, divisional chair of the provincial campaign and executive director of environmental science and program management at Environment, this year’s host department. “Our account executives and departmental employees worked to help United Way-funded agencies and programs in our communities and also to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility in the process.” For more than 50 years, provincial government employees have supported the United Way. Funds raised in 2009 helped the United Way of Halifax Region fund 57 agencies and more than 100 programs. To complement the theme of this year’s provincial government campaign, “environmental responsibility supports sustainable and healthy communities,” organizers made many environmentally responsible decisions such as providing web-based information instead of paper material, organizing environment-themed events and reducing resource use. “The provincial government employee campaign made a significant contribution to help the United Way of Halifax Region surpass our goal of $6.2 million,” said Catherine Woodman, president and CEO of United Way of Halifax Region. The provincial government campaign was managed by volunteers in 43 government departments and agencies. The Department of Labour and Advanced Education will host the campaign in 2011. For more information on United Way, visit www.unitedway.ca .
Ambassador Mikhail Wehbe of Syria, the Council’s President for the month of August, said in a press statement that the 15-member body “expressed deep concern that four years after the conflict such brutal incidents continue to occur. Such incidents jeopardize Kosovo’s image in the international community.”UN police and the international force for Kosovo (KFOR) are investigating the identity of the people who shot the youngsters who had been swimming in a river in the Pec region Wednesday. A Kosovo Albanian woman was also wounded, apparently by a group of Kosovo Serbs, after the shooting.”Members of the Council condemned this violence in the strongest terms,” Ambassador Wehbe said a day after the shooting. “Members of the Council demanded that no efforts be spared to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”Speaking yesterday at the scene of the crime, Jean-Christian Cady, the deputy head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), said killing defenceless children playing on the river side was worse than terrorism, describing the incident as an act of “barbarism.””By killing children, you are killing the future of Kosovo. The United Nations and the entire international community condemn this. The police are already on the job and no efforts will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice. We will increase the security for Serbs in Kosovo,” Mr. Cady added.