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first_imgReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedIs your pasty really Cornish? Five protected foodstuffs revealed by SkyscannerIs your pasty really Cornish? Five protected foodstuffs revealed by Skyscanner10 flights for £100 or lessSomething for the weekend? 10 bargain flights for under £100 to the very best places to visit this weekend, or book for later.10 of the best European city breaks for Easter weekendIf you’re wondering where to go for that long Easter weekend, how about four days in Paris, Copenhagen, or Berlin? Here are the best destinations to fly away for this Bank Holiday weekend, from Good Friday (April 14th) to Easter Monday (April 17th). Something for the weekend? Cracking Easter break, spring holiday in the sun or Jubilee getaway? Whenever, wherever you’re going next, get inspired for your next trip with our suggestions, all with flights under £50 return. Go on, treat yourself.center_img 1. Proper pasties in Cornwall, UK!David Cameron loves them, but hasn’t had one for two years. When was the last time you enjoyed that classic British snack, the Cornish pasty? With the government slapping VAT on takeaway hot pies and pasties, head to the home of the pasty, Cornwall, to taste the real thing. Indulge in the highest class combo of beef, onion, turnip and pastry in the land at the revered Ann’s Pasties on Cornwall’s scenic Lizard peninsula. Make your pilgrimage to pasty land with flights to Newquay from £40.2. Easter in Pisa, ItalyEaster is not just about chocolate. The Italians celebrate the occasion in customary fashion with a little indulgence in la cucina, so join them in style with a foodie weekend in the cultured culinary city of Pisa. Stroll along the Arno River and watch the spring light turn gold as it hits the saffron and terracotta coloured buildings lining the city’s narrow streets. Then get stuck into some grub. Wash down your cee alla pisana (stewed newborn eels!) with a bottle of local Chianti and life will be pretty sweet. Book your ticket to gastronomic nirvana with flights to Pisa from £22.3. Spring sunshine in Almeria, SpainWith the weather back to normal after our recent heatwave, get back to sunbathing with a spring getaway to the Med where it’s hot, hot, hot. Almería in Andalucía boasts amazing beaches, such as Genoveses, a long sweep of sand backed by cacti and mountains. This is the sunniest part of a sunny country and in April temperatures hover around an exceedingly pleasant 20 degrees C. Top up your tan with flights to Almeria from £40.4. Euro 2012 in Poland and UkraineIf you are planning on taking in some footie action at Euro 2012, make sure you book your flights soon. But with accommodation costs hiked in cities hosting matches, consider flying to, and staying elsewhere. For example, fans of Ireland, whose opening match is against Croatia in Poznan on 10 June, are staying as far afield as Berlin, and commuting to the Polish city by train. Use Skyscanner to find the best flight option for you – and save money! Find flights to Poznan in June from only £30.5. Jubilee weekend away in… anywhere but the UK!If you’d rather flee the country than celebrate our Liz’s big birthday bash (banish thee to the Tower!), make the most of the long Bank Holiday weekend and find your great escape on Skyscanner. Just enter the dates on which you want to travel, say 1-5 June, search for ‘Everywhere’ and pick from a wide choice of cheap flights. How about a cool city break in Scandinavia? Take a trip to the land of the midnight sun with flights to Oslo, Norway from only £34, or see stunning, stately Stockholm, Sweden, from £49?last_img read more

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2019-08-10

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Durants Injury Blamed On Curse Of The Knicks

first_imgIt’s the curse of the Knicks trading Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.. Smile…— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) May 20, 2015Aside from the Durant injury, other noteworthy examples of The Curse of the Knicks include LeBron James tempting and then snubbing the Knicks in free agency in 2010 as well as the tam having the worst record in the league this past season only to miss out on getting the top pick in the NBA Draft later this month.But there are seemingly still some significant rays of sunshine on the horizon for the Knicks. As the only NBA franchise with an all-Black front office and head coach, strategic moves were made last season to put the team in what is still an enviable position. There’s still plenty of “max money” to spend on as many as two star players who are deserved of nine-digit contracts. But KD, who, before his calf injury last month, was arguably playing basketball at the highest level of his career, was supposed to be one of those “max” stars for the Knicks. Not to mention the Knicks recently dumped the disappointing Kristaps Porzingis, a former lottery pick who attained all-star status before injuring himself and sitting out the entire 2018-19 season. But considering Porzingis never helped the team win and his, um, racist rape charge in which he is accused of sexually assaulting a Black woman he allegedly forced to be his slave , the decision to trade him was in retrospect a brilliant move. (Porzingis is now a member of the Dallas Mavericks, which has its own #MeToo scandal going on. In the past, the Knicks would have been on the receiving end of such a deal.) 5 Takeaways From Magic Johnson Airing Out The Lakers’ Laundry The Evolving Relevance Of ‘The Talk’ Quick: Name the pro basketball team whose chances to win another championship were hurt significantly by Kevin Durant‘s injury Monday night in the NBA Finals.If you said the Golden State Warriors, you’d be right — and wrong.The New York Knicks, long the league’s bottom-dwelling laughing stock, were also dealt a similarly devastating blow when it was learned that Durant hurt his Achilles’ during Game 5. The injury will probably keep him from playing for all of next season — when Knicks fans and basketball experts alike expected him to be suiting up for the home team in Madison Square Garden. Golden State Warriors , Kevin Durant , NBA Finals , New York Knicks , The Curse Of The Knicks Instead, Knicks fans plunged back down to reality with a crash landing as explicit, slo-mo video made its way around social media showing something popping in Durant’s leg to hammer home the severity of the injury. And while cynics might refer to all of the above as a first world problem, seeing as the Knicks still have the coveted third pick in the NBA Draft, the truth is that the team’s losing culture has bred a level of impatience among its fanbase not seen since before the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles finally won a Super Bowl last year. And with the Toronto Raptors — an expansion team that joined the NBA in 1995 — poised to win its first championship in about half the time since the Knicks’ last title in the early 1970s, that level of urgency was nearing unrivaled status for many Knicks fans who weren’t even alive the last time the team won a ring.At the end of the day, KD’s health is obviously what’s most important. And, of course, the Knicks could still very well sign him and cross their fingers that he returns to the same all-star form that’s defined his career. But if [recent] history is any indication of what’s to come, conventional wisdom (fueled by The Curse of the Knicks) would suggest that tNew York might continue to stink it up with or without Durant.*EDITOR’S NOTE: Full disclosure — this was written by a Knicks fan.SEE ALSO:Trifling Linda Fairstein Defends Her Racism And Destroying The Lives Of Five Black Children In A Vile Op-EdThe Judge Presiding Over Amber Guyger’s Trial Is A Black Woman Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers I blame the Knicks for this KD injury. Poor guy is just going about his business being one of the best players in the world and the Knicks say he is their number one focus. The curse of the Knicks is something else man. I feel bad for KD.— Sarah (@saharaLdesert) June 11, 2019What’s “The Curse,” you ask? It’s both complicated and very simple at the same time.The multitude of factors that compelled basketball’s karmic gods to frown upon the Knicks are far too many to list here. But one of the two major reasons why no hoops purists with an appreciation for hardwood tradition sheds a tear for the Knicks is because it’s been a clear case of self-sabotage. The most recent blame starts at the top with team owner James Dolan, whose cavalier approach to the Knicks and prioritization of his failed rock band has enabled the same level of uninspired attention from the franchise’s management and coaching ranks. When you couple that with how the franchise disrespected Knicks legend Patrick Ewing at the end of his record-setting career, all any basketball realist can do is shrug out of understanding why the gray cloud of despair has followed the Knicks ever since, even in times of heightened hope — like now. More By Bruce C.T. Wright A closer look at Kevin Durant’s right leg injury: pic.twitter.com/XEHPIn9wnW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019The development, many Knicks fans said on social media, could only be the result of one thing and one thing only: The Curse of the Knicks, a jinx that reared its ugly head after months of apparent slumber only to suddenly sharpen its elbows, clear its throat and say, “Wayment!” while thugging away any scintilla of hope New York faithfuls had of seeing Durant in orange and blue next season*. Everything We Know About Sadie Roberts-Joseph’s Murder Investigation Unpacking Mayor Pete’s ‘Douglass Plan’ For Black Americalast_img read more

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2019-07-20

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