Dear Editor:The outing in Hollywood of producers, directors, actors by survivors of this alleged sexual misconduct is freeing to all people who are and were subject to it.The survivors weren’t carrying this burden and secret any longer. The alleged perpetrators didn’t have power over them any longer. I say hurrah for their bravery and their courage. Let’s all stand together with the survivors. Regards,Renee Wallace
“If you look at Rory’s season, he’s won two major championships, a World Golf Championship (event) and our flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, which is a phenomenal year. “If you put that up in somebody’s career, those four tournaments, that would be a good career, and he’s done that in six months, basically. “Occasionally somebody will do something extraordinary and deserves to win the money list this year. I have no problems with it being over before the final event, especially this year with what Rory has done. “It’s certainly good to have a dominant player. I think it ups everybody else’s game and ups the level that everybody else plays at and is good for the people to watch. “Certainly when I first came on Tour, Monty (Colin Montgomerie) was the one that everybody was shooting at, and there’s been different people over the years, and now it’s Rory’s turn where he turns up at a tournament and if he plays well, he’s going to be towards the top of the leaderboard. Whether he wins or not is another thing but he will certainly be in contention.” McIlroy did not play in either of the first two Final Series events in China as he prepares for his court case with a former management company, and will again be absent from this week’s Turkish Airlines Open. However, the 25-year-old’s four victories this season – including his third and fourth major titles in the Open and US PGA Championship – mean he still has an almost insurmountable lead at the top of the standings. Press Association One of his three nearest challengers has to win both in Turkey and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai to have a chance of overhauling the Northern Irishman, who is the only player to win back-to-back titles on the European Tour in 2014. American Billy Horschel took advantage of the reset points system to win the last two events of the FedEx Cup play-offs and the overall title this year, but Garcia believes there would be nothing wrong with McIlroy wrapping up the title with an event to spare. ” I’m a big believer that if you have done something extraordinary to be able to achieve that, to win [the Race to Dubai] before the last tournament happens, why shouldn’t you be the winner,” Garcia said. “I think Rory did something quite extraordinary this season and this summer more than anything, and maybe he deserves to be the Race to Dubai champion, even before we play the Dubai World Championship next week. “There’s no doubt that it’s nice to be a part of it, to have still a little chance of winning it. It’s obviously very difficult but to at least be in the race for it and have a possibility of becoming the Race to Dubai champion, it’s something that you look forward to and I’m going to need a couple of really, really good weeks – we’ll try it until it’s over.” McIlroy will finish the season with at least 5,427,869 points – his current total plus last place points in Dubai – but if Donaldson won both remaining events he would have 5,790,483 points and McIlroy would therefore need to finish fifth or better in Dubai to stay ahead of the Welshman. If Garcia won both, McIlroy would require a top-seven finish in Dubai while if BMW Masters winner Siem won in Turkey and Dubai, McIlroy would need to finish 17th or better over the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. McIlroy’s Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood is also happy the four-time major winner could arrive in Dubai next week with the title already secured, adding: “I’m a big fan of somebody showing the consistency over the whole year and winning it. Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia and Marcel Siem will have to achieve something only Rory McIlroy himself has done this season to deny the world number one a second Race to Dubai title in three years.
Share Submit Share Betting on Football 2017 has been hailed as a great success with 97.4% of visitors to the conference saying they would recommend it to a colleague, according to a survey carried out by SBC Events.Delegates, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors from the 3-5 May event also rated the networking opportunities at Stamford Bridge as 70% ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ while pinpointing this as the most important reason for attending the event.Feedback is already being used to improve future events, starting with Betting on Sports (13-15 September), which 85% of survey respondents have expressed an interest in attending.For example, an improved version of the official event app will be available for the conference in Olympia, Kensington, after 70% said that it had proved useful at #bofcon2017.The survey reported that the overall quality and level of the conference was very high. As specific highlights, attendees mentioned the keynote session from William Hill Non-Executive Director and industry veteran John O’Reilly, and a market update on Scandinavia featuring Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink, Danske Spil CEO Niels Erik Folmann, Veikkaus Senior Vice President Jari Vahanen and LeoVegas CEO Johan Styren.Jesper Kärrbrink commented: “SBC is here to stay. Betting on Football provided great networking and seminar focus. With a sportsbook and football focus, the exhibition was also very targeted and you basically found something interesting in every booth. I’m impressed with the high number of attendees, which made it possible to have a lot of productive meetings in just two days.”Meanwhile, Martin Wachter, the CEO for platinum sponsor and lead exhibitor Golden Race, praised the event’s growing business importance.He said: “Betting on Football is an incredibly valuable event in the sports betting calendar. It’s now very much established and has grown year on year to the extent that for us, it’s second only to ICE in terms of business importance.”These comments were emphasised by a survey finding that 100% of the exhibitors that responded are interested in returning for Betting on Sports.Tickets for Betting on Sports 2017 are on sale at a 50% off early bird rate until 15 JuneClick here to buy your ticket for an event covering everything related to sports and betting, which this year includes full day tracks dedicated to Betting on Racing and Betting on Esports. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles