Spurrier again humbles Kentucky

first_imgAndre Woodson, the hero of the Wildcats’ surprising start, was pressured into several errors. He fumbled after Jonathan Williams’ sack on Kentucky’s first series, and Norwood picked it up for a 2-yard TD return that put the Gamecocks ahead, 7-0. Then with the teams tied at 10 in the second quarter, Woodson drove Kentucky to the 9, but threw his second interception of the season to end the threat. The mistakes continued after halftime. Woodson’s lateral attempt to fullback John Conner was muffed, and this time Norwood grabbed it and ran 53 yards for his second score and a 24-10 lead. Norwood’s touchdown returns matched an NCAA record accomplished three times before, the last by Southern Methodist’s Alvin Nnabuife in 2004. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina puts end to Wildcats’ surprising start. By Pete Iacobelli THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier spoiled Kentucky’s perfect start and found himself right where he loves to be – in the thick of the Southeastern Conference race. “Our guys are starting to believe the ball can keep bouncing our way,” Spurrier said. It certainly did Thursday night in the 11th-ranked Gamecocks’ 38-23 win over previously undefeated No. 8 Kentucky. Defensive end Eric Norwood tied an NCAA record with two touchdown returns and Spurrier stayed unbeaten against the Wildcats (5-1, 1-1 SEC). The Gamecocks improved to 5-1, 3-1. This was supposed to be the Wildcats’ chance to prove themselves worthy league contenders and finally give the sharp-tongued Spurrier some long overdue payback. With both teams ranked for the first time when facing each other, Spurrier got the best of Kentucky for the 15th time. It was the poorest performance of the season for Kentucky, which was held to half its SEC-leading average of 46.6 points per game. last_img read more

Qantas joins Virgin in offering premium lounge entry

first_imgCompetition to keep the well-heeled separated from the hoi polloi is heating up in Australia with Qantas announcing a premium entry in Brisbane that allows elite customers to avoid everyday queues.Virgin Australia pioneered the concept in Australia when it opened its Sydney lounge five years ago and has since opened a premium entry in Brisbane as well as a quirkier “premium exit” in Melbourne.Both the Sydney and Brisbane Virgin lounges offer a kerbside entrance and valet parking. The Brisbane entrance was opened last year as part of a refurbishment that doubled the size of the lounge there.Now Qantas has joined the trend with its own premium lounge entry at Brisbane’s domestic airport, due to open with its refurbished lounge precinct next March.The new entry, located on level 1 of the terminal, will be open daily and will offer eligible customers a dedicated check-in area, bag drop, security screening and escalator with direct access to the new Qantas Lounge Precinct.   “This is about streamlining the overall departure process for our top tier Frequent Flyers from the moment they arrive at the airport,”  head of Qantas customer experience Philip Capps said in a statement.“Premium Lounge Entry will speed up the process for customers checking in both at the airport or on their mobile – allowing them to move through the terminal quickly and maximise their time relaxing or working in the lounge.’’Qantas opened a new international lounge in Brisbane this year and the domestic redevelopment includes a Chairman’s Lounge and a new look Qantas Club.Customers eligible to use the new entry include those travelling in business, Qantas Club members, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers and oneworld Sapphire and Emerald Members.last_img read more