ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than two weeks away from the Orange Bowl, as Alabama and Oklahoma will battle for a chance to play in the national championship. Although both programs have been playing excellent football this season, the majority of projections tend to lean heavily toward the Crimson Tide.Kyler Murray will need to have another miraculous effort for Oklahoma, especially if Marquise Brown misses the semifinal matchup. However, even an insane performance from the Heisman Trophy winner might not be enough.Alabama isn’t just a team that prides itself on defense, but one that can beat opponents in a shootout. While the health of Tua Tagovailoa will certainly be worth monitoring, it appears OddsShark’s computer prediction isn’t too concerned.Right now, the current score projection has the Crimson Tide defeating the Sooners by a very convincing margin.It should be an entertaining matchup, as two of the best quarterbacks in college football will try to prevail on Dec. 29.Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium.The Orange Bowl will be on ESPN.
Amanda Goodhugh, who works at St Thomas’s Hospital, where two of the victims were taken on Wednesday, sat on the edge of one of the fountains and cried, her face in her hands.She told the Telegraph she had been overcome with emotion watching people come together in solidarity. “People’s positive response is what is making me so emotional,” she said. “That, and the staff at my hospital who ran out into the road yesterday to help. That is what healthcare in this country is all about.” When Londoners came together in Trafalgar Square last night to light candles and pay their respects to the four innocent people who lost their lives on Wednesday in the London attacks, their message was just as clear: “We are still not afraid”.After Wednesday’s events, there was a determination throughout the city to carry on in the face of it all. The mood at Trafalgar Square was sombre but defiant, as people of all ages and backgrounds stood together, many of them Muslims holding up signs saying: “Love for all, hatred for none”. “Our response to this attack on our city, on our way of life, our shared values, shows the world what it means to be a Londoner.”The crowd fell quiet as a minute’s silence was observed in honour of the victims. Many bowed their heads, while others clung to each other for comfort. As the silence lifted, people began lighting candles and placing them in boxes filled with sand. Soon, the faces of people all over the square were lit with candlelight. 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. In the hours after the London bombings of July 7 2005, a website was created for people to air their defiance in the face of the day’s terrible tragedy.It was called: “We’re not afraid!” and in a time before hashtags, it was a way for people to express their resolution not to be cowed by terror. Their message was simple: they would not be brought down by the events of that awful day. The respectful hush in the square was broken only by applause, as the Home Secretary praised PC Keith Palmer. “He was courageous, he was brave and he was also doing his duty,” she said. “It reminded us of how we are all connected.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke at the vigilCredit:Eddie Mulholland for the Telegraph Standing on the steps in front of the National Portrait Gallery, faith leaders joined Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Acting Met Commissioner Craig Mackey and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Three large candles in glass hurricane lanterns sat before them. As the bells of St Martin in the Fields chimed 6pm, a hush fell over the crowd Credit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Among those who came to pay their respects was Jess Okpere, whose teacher Aysha Frade lost her life on Westminster bridge.Carrying a bunch of daffodils and clearly very emotional, the 18-year-old told the Daily Telegraph: “I cried this morning when I found out. I’ve had a very long day filled with a lot of tears. I’m here to show that we’re not going to let these people win.” In an impassioned address, Ms Rudd said: “The terrorists will not defeat us, we will defeat them.”Sadiq Khan spoke of how Londoners had come together in the aftermath of the attack. He said: “London is a great city full of amazing people from all backgrounds, and when Londoners face adversity, we always pull together.