first_imgLONDON (AP):Rarely has a north London derby had such implications for the destination of the English Premier League trophy.When Tottenham host Arsenal tomorrow it will be a meeting of second and third with only three points separating.After both lost Wednesday, a draw between the neighbours could allow Leicester to move further in front in their improbable title challenge when they travel to Watford tomorrow.Leicester were held by West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday but were celebrating the following night when the three teams below them Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City all lost.Arsenal’s 2-1 home defeat to Swansea has left Arsene Wenger’s side on a three-game losing streak in all competitions for the first time in six years. That first Premier League title since 2004 is looking increasingly hard to secure for Arsene Wenger, even in this most unpredictable season.”We have to focus on our job and come back reminding ourselves that we have some quality as well,” the Arsenal manager said.Tottenham’s 1-0 loss at West Ham on Wednesday punctured the optimism gathering around White Hart Lane that the 55-year wait for the title could be ending. Instead of going top in March for the first time since 1964, Tottenham remain second.Top-scorer Harry Kane is on a four-game barren run in front of goal but Arsenal will be without injured Petr Cech tomorrow as the goalkeeper recovers from a calf injury.”One year ago we always spoke about reducing the gap with the top four and now we are second in the table,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday. “Who knows what will happen in the future? Now we need to be focused on the present.”The future for Tottenham should be a return to the Champions League, having only competed once in Europe’s top competition in 2010-11.UNITED RESURGENCESuddenly Manchester United’s prospects of returning to the top four are looking far healthier. Buoyed by four successive wins in all competitions, United are now only fifth due to neighbours City having a superior goal difference.”We are showing passion,” United midfielder Ander Herrera said ahead of Sunday’s game at West Brom. “We fight to the end. We show when we don’t play good we can win. I think that the attitude is very good.”I am optimistic because we can still fight for everything. We want to be in the top four. We know it’s not easy because our opponents are tough, but we are Man United: we have to win.”SWANSEA HEALTH SCARESwansea head coach Francesco Guidolin remained hospitalised yesterday after missing his side’s victory over Arsenal with a chest infection.The 60-year-old Italian was referred to a respiratory specialist in London.”Francesco remains comfortable in hospital and is receiving excellent care and treatment,” Swansea said in a statement. “He is making good progress and is in good spirits … no release date from hospital has been confirmed at present.”The victory at Arsenal, with first-team coach Alan Curtis in charge, moved Swansea six points clear of tomorrow’s opponents Norwich, who are in the relegation zone.Chelsea remain unbeaten in the league since Guus Hiddink took charge in December, with the ailing champions rising from the relegation zone to 10th place. Chelsea host Stoke tomorrow.last_img read more

first_imgThe teams from St Eunan’s and Steelstown U14 Girls team who played a friendly over the weekendClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 19.03.14In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreThe new Club App is available to download from iTunes and the App Store and will be available on Windows in the coming days. It costs just €0.99c and will prove a great way to keep up to date with the latest developments, be sure to accept push notifications. The Seniors and Reserves get their League campaigns underway this Sunday away against St. Michael’s as they seek to defend their league titles. Throw-in times are 1:30pm and 3pm.The Juniors are training in the Park at 5pm this Saturday (22nd) with the league scheduled to get underway on April 19th.The Minor Boys A team have no game this weekend, they will be back in action the following week against St. Mary’s, Convoy. The B team make the short journey to Glenswilly with the game fixed for Monday night (24th).The U14 Boys football A team got their season underway with two good wins against Milford and Downings and they will host St. Michael’s this Sunday. The B team travel to Lifford to face N. Padraig and the C team are away to MacCumhaills B. Games throw-in at 11:30am. Thank-you to the team effort from parents, children, managers, mentors and supporters for the good turnout in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and to all in the club who helped in any way.Girls U16 Football training is on Wednesday’s in Game On between 6:50pm and 8pm. Cost is €3 per week.Girls U14 Football training is on Thursdays at 6:50pm in Game On. Cost is €3 per night. All players must bring gum shields now to training. The side is hoping to play another friendly on Sunday week.The Sunday Morning Football Academy begins on Sunday, April 6th at 11am for 4 to 10 year olds. There may be a short meeting this Saturday at noon in the Clubhouse – keep an eye on Social Media and e-mail for confirmation.We are honoured to be a host club for the 2014 hurling Feile. Contact Fergal Finn if interested on 089-2170933 or This week’s lotto numbers are 1-10-18-24. 4 x match 3, each getting €25. Sean Mc Veigh, 55 Windmill View; Gareth Mc Glynn, Rockhill; Benny Doherty, 81 Foxhills; and Derek Kelly, c/o the hurlers (Adrian). Next week’s jackpot is €1200Congratulations to Neil Gordon and his players on their fantastic victory in the MacLarnon Cup Final on St. Patrick’s Day.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LAUNCH CLUB APP was last modified: March 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AppClub App launchedst eunan’s gaa club newslast_img read more

first_img Read more… At issue is “Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: A Decadal Vision,” which succeeds a framework first released in 2007 during the administration of George W. Bush.The 10-year plan from the council, an interagency panel led by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), is intended to guide agencies in developing budgets and directing research. Representatives from the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other government agencies worked on the language.”Carrying out the research goals will require investments in and coordination of ocean science and technology across all levels of government and private industry, academia and nongovernmental organizations,” the executive summary states.The same summary sets five overarching goals, none of which mentions warming. The broader report mentions climate and impacts such as rising sea levels and acidification but does not have a separate goal on the issue with tied priorities. It removes earlier language about human-caused warming. Instead, mentions of climate are sprinkled within chapters such as “maritime security” and “economic prosperity.”The original 2007 ocean plan had a separate section titled “the ocean’s role in climate,” with three accompanying research priorities. One of those was “understanding of the ocean to help project future climate changes.””The ocean is getting warmer, more freshwater is being added by melting ice sheets, and more CO2 is being absorbed from the atmosphere,” the Bush-era document said.The 2013 update from the Obama administration expanded on the link between oceans and climate change with statements such as “anthropogenic greenhouse gas-induced global warming” contributes to the decline of Arctic sea ice.For Trump critics, the report is the latest signal of intent to slash budgets for climate programs and align with the views of climate skeptics. They point to actions such as an executive order this summer revising U.S. ocean policy that axed Obama language on climate and focused more on economic and security concerns.”Everything we do in the ocean now is affected by climate change. You need to research the impacts of climate change across all of these chapters,” said Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts.As one example, he said discussing expanded seafood production, as the report does, without specific ties to human-driven climate change is “nonsensical,” considering the effect of warming on a range of ocean species.A former government official not authorized to speak to the press said the scientific community, including many federal scientists, is feeling “bruised” by the lack of a climate chapter.There have been other instances of the Trump administration removing climate change from guidance documents on federal research (Greenwire, 2 August).It’s unclear who made the decision to take out a specific chapter and research goal, but administration officials involved in the plan say it is intended to reflect President Trump’s priorities and present a more “integrated” approach.Technologies for mapping the ocean floor, for example, are useful for both modeling climate change and assessing energy exploration potential, according to officials.”When you read the report, it’s clear that far from being buried, climate change is addressed throughout. As the American people well know, our nation faces many issues. Climate change is one; so is global trade, economic growth, national security, education, and jobs,” said one White House official.Some outside groups praised the approach. In preliminary comments on the draft, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, D.C., said it appreciated recognition of the concept of ocean security and a push for an educated “blue workforce.”Industry groups criticized the report for non-climate reasons. The National Ocean Industries Association in Washington, D.C., said in a statement that “while we are most supportive of the discussion of additional offshore wind resources and the potential of hydrates, the oversight of the importance of oil and natural gas presents a woefully inadequate picture of the ocean energy future.”Last year, OSTP eliminated multiple positions on climate change and the environment. At the time, officials said that much of the former climate work would continue even if sometimes housed under a different name (Greenwire, 4 August, 2017).The report seems to reflect that approach. References to climate in the new plan include a quote from the 2014 National Climate Assessment stating that “the United States has experienced more than 219 weather and climate disasters since 1980” and “a healthy, productive, and resilient ocean is inextricably linked to Earth’s climate and weather patterns.”In a section on maritime security, it discusses how “ocean acidification and warming” could contribute to less food security. Another section on “economic prosperity” calls for monitoring of rising sea levels.The report also highlights the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observation and Modeling project, which involves hundreds of robotic observation floats that play a role in assessing climate patterns.Administration officials note there is broader discussion of some areas such as “big data,” which recognizes the growth in computing power to analyze data from ocean sensors and advances in genetics.Yet many are skeptical, considering past budget requests and directives. Earlier this year, Trump proposed cutting NOAA’s budget by about a billion dollars, including programs aiming to help coastal communities and foster research on acidification.After the release last month of the newest National Climate Assessment, which issued dire warnings about warming impacts, Trump told The Washington Post that “as to whether or not it’s man-made and whether or not the effects that you’re talking about are there, I don’t see it.””It looks to me that they politically sanitized this [ocean report] for the White House perspective,” said Rosenberg.Reprinted from Greenwire with permission from E&E News. Copyright 2018. E&E provides essential news for energy and environment professionals at Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Originally published by E&E NewsThe White House is no longer including a distinct chapter on climate change in an overarching plan setting federal priorities on ocean policy for a decade.The move by the National Science and Technology Council is angering environmentalists, although administration officials say they are presenting the issue in a different way and emphasizing new areas. Neville Nell/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) By Christa Marshall, E&E NewsDec. 5, 2018 , 3:20 PMcenter_img Email Click to view the privacy policy. 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