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After Barcelona losses, Real Madrid only has Champions League left

first_imgMadrid’s biggest threat against Barcelona was the speed and dribbling skills offered by Vinicius Junior. But the 18-year-old Brazilian forward failed to finish off his scoring chances and got little help from the team’s veterans. Benzema squandered his opportunities and Gareth Bale was jeered by segments of the crowd when substituted on Saturday.The hosts are without suspended center-back Sergio Ramos, while Ajax has won its last three games by at least three goals.“Goals come in patches,” said Madrid manager Santiago Solari. “We’ll keep plugging away. We can’t let our teamwork, solidity and commitment slip.”Here is a look at this week’s other three Champions League matches:PSG VS. MANCHESTER UNITEDADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Harry Kane scored a late penalty to salvage Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday.FC PORTO vs. ROMARoma and FC Porto are in crisis before they meet on Wednesday, with the Italian visitors holding a slim 2-1 advantage.Roma was beaten 3-0 by city rival Lazio in the derby on Saturday to seriously damage its chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.“We really need to focus on Porto so we can get through to the quarterfinals,” Roma captain Daniele De Rossi said. “If we do that, it will also change our vision of the season and our current form.”Porto is also reeling after losing 2-1 to Benfica on Saturday, a defeat which let its fierce rival take the lead at the top of the Portuguese league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next United faces the daunting task Wednesday of retrieving a 2-0 loss against a PSG side led by the in-form Kylian Mbappe.The 20-year-old France forward is helping PSG supporters forget all about Neymar. Mbappe scored in the first leg at Old Trafford, and found the net twice on Saturday at Caen. He has now netted in all five domestic league games since the club lost Neymar and Edinson Cavani to injury.“The coach said we had to win this game to prepare well for Manchester’s visit and that’s what we did,” said Mbappe, who took his tally to 24 goals in 21 French league games.Mbappe will hope to profit from more open spaces as United chases the game without suspended midfielder Paul Pogba.PSG can also count on Cavani, who has resumed full training.DORTMUND VS. TOTTENHAMAfter such a promising start under new coach Lucien Favre and an overhaul of the squad, Dortmund’s season is unraveling.Its 3-0 first-leg loss at Tottenham came after the side was knocked out of the German Cup and held to two draws in the Bundesliga.Nothing has happened since to suggest Dortmund can recover on Tuesday. It has only one win from seven games across all competitions and has allowed Bayern Munich to draw level on points atop the Bundesliga after surrendering what was once a nine-point lead.“We’re scoring goals against ourselves,” Marco Reus said after the side’s shock 2-1 loss at Augsburg on Friday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Madrid failed to score against Barcelona in two “clasico” matches at its Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the past week. Barcelona eliminated Madrid from the Copa del Rey semifinals with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday, and three days later left Madrid 12 points adrift in the Spanish league with a 1-0 win.Madrid could do with rediscovering its scoring form to avoid another calamity when it hosts Dutch side Ajax in the return leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Tuesday. The visitors won the away leg in Amsterdam 2-1 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We gave it our all (against Barcelona) but weren’t decisive enough in the box,” defender Dani Carvajal said. “On Tuesday, we need to lay it all on the line. They (Ajax) have had a good rest and we saw what they can do in the first leg. I hope the fans back us because we want to give them something to cheer.”Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund also need to overturn defeats by Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham to advance. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title AP PhotoBARCELONA, Spain — Two demoralizing defeats to Barcelona have left Real Madrid with just one chance to salvage its season by winning a record-extending fourth consecutive Champions League trophy.But it must do without the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo, the star striker who fueled its title run before leaving for Juventus at the end of last season.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Jordan Clarkson, Kevin Love lead Cavaliers over Magic Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

RUSAL, Union impasse ends

first_img…workers reinstated, Berbice River to be clearedAfter several weeks of deliberations, the impasse between RUSAL and its dismissed employees was finally resolved on Wednesday, when officials of the aluminium company and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) met and agreed to have the workers reinstated.The series of events stemmed from the 61 workers, who downed their tools against RUSAL’s subsidiary, the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BGCI), after they received a one per cent salary increase. Thirty other workers were dismissed after the company temporarily closed a section of its operations as a result of the strike.Filed photo: RUSAL’s representatives leaving the office of the Labour Department during a previous meetingThis resulted in protests from the workers and the blockage of a section of the Berbice River, which leads to the company’s operation located at Aroaima, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).On Wednesday, the issue was resolved after both parties signed a Terms of Resumption (ToR) which includes reinstatement of all 61 dismissed workers and those laid off during the dispute. It also cited that there would be no victimisation or change of conditions for the reinstated workers; no compensation for time not worked during the dispute; return of the check-off system; and clearance of the Berbice River.“Both parties have further agreed to recognise the sovereignty, Constitution and Laws of Guyana and neither shall act in contravention thereof; promised to uphold the spirit and goodwill to which the ToR was negotiated and signed and will do nothing to circumvent same,” the GB&GWU said.While BCGI had dismissed 61 workers on February 19, 2019, after the protest, it had also advised some 30 employees that their department were closed until further notice as a result of the ongoing events.Initially, RUSAL had contended that it was a violation of the workers’ contract to strike. When the Union had intervened, RUSAL initially refused to recognise the Union, resulting in the prolonged stalemate.A section of the Berbice River blocked by the workersHowever, Union Chairman Lincoln Lewis maintained that the company has no authority to ascertain such, stating that it a responsibility of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB).The stalled negotiations resulted in disgruntled workers and supporters blocking the Berbice River to prevent bauxite laden barges from passing; a move which cost RUSAL millions of dollars.While the intention was to affect RUSAL, other business were severely affected when they could not access the river. One logger from New Amsterdam, Imtiaz Hussain explained to Guyana Times that while attention is being placed on the deadlock between RUSAL and its employees, other stakeholders were affected.The timber, along with four employees of the company, were waiting to access the river for over 10 days – a situation which is affecting his business significantly since extra monies were paid to the workers and reimbursement for customers who could not stand the wait.Now that the matter has reached a resolution, both parties are scheduled to meet 14 days after the resumption of work to commence negotiation of a new Collective Labour Agreement (CLA).“The agreement further outlines that within 14 days of the full resumption of work, the parties will commence negotiation of a new Collective Labor Agreement. This will be referred to in case of any further disputes, which may occur in the future,” RUSAL stated in a statement to the media.BCGI was established back in 2004 under the agreement whereby RUSAL owns a 90 per cent stake in the company, and the remaining 10 per cent belongs to the Government of Guyana.last_img read more

Summer Universiade a great experience for Dana Cranston

first_imgUnsure of what to expect heading into the game as a starter, Cranston was able to keep level headed as she had the required support from her teammates.“It was cool. I didn’t know what it was going to be like, just because I had never started with that team before,” she admits. “I was pretty calm considering the circumstances, but my teammates helped me a lot on the court. It was cool to give back to the program that way.”Overall, the team finished the games in sixth place, the best finish they’ve had in women’s volleyball since 1997.Next up for Cranston’s schedule is a series in Winnipeg with the national team as they take on Peru at the end of the month. Following that, she’ll attempt to make the travelling team through the volleyball governing body NORCECA in the middle of September.  Advertisement Cranston and her teammates didn’t have long to rest after a long day of flying when they first arrived. The team assembled later that day for the opening ceremonies, but Cranston says it was neat to take part in the event.“It was really cool; it took like 30 hours to get to Russia with all the connections and layovers,” she says. “We were pretty tired when we got there, and we slept for three hours and had to get up, the opening ceremonies were that night.  We were lined up and waiting, it was really cool but everyone was so tired, but we finally got to the entrance of the stadium, and just getting out there was the coolest thing ever. Everybody forgot about how far we travelled or how tired we were, it was unreal, it almost brought me to tears looking up in the crowd.”The butterflies were definitely present for Cranston and the team as the squad entered their first game against Norway, but were able to come out on top in the end.- Advertisement -” We didn’t really know what they were going to be like,” she explains. “It was two days after we had got there, so we weren’t really adjusted to the time zone, so just getting used to all that was nerve-wracking but we pulled out the win.”Cranston found herself in a supporting role as the tournament began, however she worked her way into the lineup, and ended up starting the final game of the tournament.“The whole first half, and a little bit more, I was a sub going in when people were struggling or needed a change up, and it was cool, it was definitely a bit of a different look for me, but I learned a lot through it,” Cranston says. “I’m glad I got to experience that. It was cool to be able to be the voice on the bench. By the end of the tournament I started our last game, so it was a really cool turnaround.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Newly-promoted boss believes ‘any game is winnable’ after Premier League fixtures released

first_img1 Alex Neil claims “any game is winnable” for Norwich if they get their game plan right when back in the Barclays Premier League next season.The 34-year-old Scot has signed a new and improved longer-term contract at Carrow Road following a remarkable impact on the Norfolk club, taking the Canaries from seventh place when he arrived in January to victory at Wembley in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough.Former Hamilton boss Neil, however, knows he now faces the biggest test of his short coaching career when the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City visit.That has not stopped the former Barnsley midfielder from adopting a positive mindset when reflecting on the fixtures for the new campaign, which will start at home to Crystal Palace in August.“I wouldn’t say that there is one period I look at and think ‘that’s a concern’, even though if you are not performing well in the Premier League then it is all going to be a concern,” Neil told the club’s official website.“If you are doing your job properly, you are prepared and you are functioning well, then any game is winnable.“We have just got to go into any game full of confidence and try to do as best we can.“We are really looking forward to it, and hopefully we can get off to a good start.”Neil continued: “We haven’t got any of the ‘big boys’, if you like, in the first few games. Obviously you want to start the season and try to get points on the board as early as you can.“Certainly looking at the fixtures it gives us a good opportunity to do that, but as we know every game at this level will be tough.” Alex Neil last_img read more

DONEGAL GAA STARS READY FOR CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DUBLIN

first_imgIT’S more than two months since Donegal’s GAA heroes lifted the Sam Maguire and tonight in Dublin the entire squad will be reunited again for the first time since that victory.The event is a fundraiser at the Dtwo Club at the Harcourt Hotel – with all funds going to the players fund.Jim McGuinness (now also of Glasgow Celtic fame!) will join captain Michael Murphy, the rest of the squad and of course Sam Maguire at the event. Doors open at 6pm and entry fee is €10.Rory Gallagher (the singer, not the coach) will be there to entertain the crowds….another chance to hear Jimmy’s Winning Matches…but also some of the great songs on his new album.And if you can’t make it to Dublin, Jim and and the team will be waiting to take your call during a fonathon.RING THE HOTLINE: 00353 (1) 4764694 PHONE IN, DONATE AND SPEAK WITH A MEMBER OF THE TEAM OR MANAGEMENT 5PM – MIDNIGHT. It promises to be a great night. DONEGAL GAA STARS READY FOR CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DUBLIN was last modified: November 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL GAA STARS READY FOR CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DUBLINDtwodublinHarcourt Hotellast_img read more

‘HE’S STILL MY GOLDEN BOY,’ SAYS JASON’S PROUD MUM

first_imgIrish boxing hero Jason Quigley’s mum wiped tears from her eyes as she declared “He’s still my golden boy.”Muriel Quigley watches son Jason do Donegal and Ireland proud.Muriel Quigley watched as Jason’s dream of winning a gold medal at the World Championships disappeared before her eyes.Muriel was surrounded by family and friends at the Finn Valley Centre to watch Jason go for gold. But the tough 22 year old had to settle for silver as he was outboxed by Kazakhstan boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.Speaking immediately after the fight, Muriel told Donegal Daily it was just wasn’t meant to be.“He gave it his all but it just wasn’t meant to be. He didn’t have luck on his side.“But I am so proud of him that he got to the final. He may not have won the gold medal but he will always be my golden boy,” she said. Jason gave it his all.Muriel was surrounded by well-wishers at the sports complex as they tried to cheer on Jason to victory.Alongside side her was Jason’s two sisters Jade, 14 and Holli, 6.Muriel revealed how boxing has been Jason’s life since he was only a toddler as he followed in his father Conor’s footsteps inside the ring.“I remember him getting boxing gloves and headgear for Christmas at a very early age and he would dance around the kitchen declaring himself the winner.“Conor was always away boxing so the chances were that Jason was always going to give boxing a go,” she said. Muriel revealed that even from an early age Jason wrote down on pieces of paper how he was one day going to fight for the world championships.“He is so focused. He only ever wanted to be world champion.“He is in bed by 11 o’clock every night and he looks after himself so well. He put his whole life into this day.“But I know Jason will bounce back. He has done remarkably well and he will be a bit disappointed that he didn’t win gold but we’re not disappointed. “We could not be prouder than we are today,” she said.Muriel revealed that outside of the ring, she could not ask for a better son.“I honestly couldn’t say a bad word about him. He doesn’t have much money because he is training full-time but he tries to give money up to the housekeeping.“His two sisters adore him and he is so good to them.“I know all mothers love their sons but I can honestly say that Jason has never given us a minute’s bother since he was born.“He has put everything he has into boxing and he deserves his moment of glory now. We’re all so proud of him,” said Muriel.‘HE’S STILL MY GOLDEN BOY,’ SAYS JASON’S PROUD MUM was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:boxingFinn Valley Centregold medalJason QuigleyMuriel Quigleysilverlast_img read more

A deeper look at the Lake Erie Bill of Rights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peggy Kirk Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramLake Erie once again made headlines when the Ohio Supreme Court recently decided that a “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” (LEBOR) initiative could be placed on the Toledo ballot on February 26, 2019. The decision raised alarm in Ohio’s agricultural community and fears that, if passed, the measure will result in litigation for farmers in the Lake Erie watershed.The OSU Extension Agricultural and Resource Law Program took a close look at LEBOR. Specifically, we wanted to know:What does Toledo’s Lake Erie Bill of Rights petition mean? What does the petition language say? What happened in the legal challenges to keep the petition off the ballot? Have similar efforts been successful, and if not, why not? Who has rights in Lake Erie? What rights do business entities have? We examine all of these questions, plus a number of frequently asked questions, in a new format called “In the Weeds.” While many of our readers know of our blog posts and law bulletins, explaining this issue required something different. Using “In the Weeds” is a way for us to dig into a current legal issue more in depth.For answers to the questions above and more, CLICK HERE to view the new “In the Weeds: The Lake Erie Bill of Rights Ballot Initiative.”last_img read more

Odisha to give another ₹5 crore to Kerala flood relief

first_imgThe Odisha government on Sunday announced an additional assistance of ₹5 crore for Kerala from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), besides 500 tonnes of polythene sheets for the flood-hit population.“People of Odisha stand by the flood-affected people of Kerala at this hour of severe distress. Odisha knows what a natural calamity of this magnitude means to the common man,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, expressing deep condolences for the lives lost.The State government had earlier sanctioned ₹5 crore for Kerala. Polythene sheets worth about ₹8 crore will be shortly sent to Kerala.Odisha has sent as many as 244 fire service personnel trained in rescue operations, along with 65 rescue boats and other equipment.Mr. Patnaik also directed the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha to remain in touch with the authorities and extend help to all Odias stranded in Kerala. The SRC has sent a list of 187 Odias and their phone numbers to his Kerala counterpart Shyamal Kumar Das.The State Labour Department has already rushed officials to Kerala to ensure the safety of Odia labourers affected by the floods.last_img read more

Earth More Sensitive to Increasing Greenhouse Gas Than Thought

first_imgEarth’s climate may warm considerably more than expected in response to a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a new study of a broad range of climate models hints. The reason, the scientists say, is that simulations that now show only a moderate amount of warming don’t accurately depict the amount of cloud formation in the lower atmosphere, thus cooling the climate more than real-world data suggest will actually occur. If true, warming of the planet will fall toward the high end of the range offered in every expert climate assessment of the past 3 decades.Carbon dioxide is a so-called greenhouse gas: The more of it there is in the atmosphere, the more heat is trapped there and the higher the global average temperature climbs. Scientists have long debated how sensitive Earth’s climate is to this planet-warming trace gas. Specifically, they ask, how much will worldwide temperatures rise if the level of CO2 becomes double that seen in the era before human activity began spewing the gas into the atmosphere?Current models and a range of observations suggest that Earth will warm somewhere between 1.5° and 4.5°C once carbon dioxide levels are twice the preindustrial concentration of about 280 parts per million and the climate system adjusts, says Steven Sherwood, an atmospheric scientist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. That’s a wide range, he notes—a range that hasn’t narrowed since the first computer simulations of climate debuted in the 1970s. Broad analyses have hinted that a model’s climate sensitivity depends, in large part, on how the model estimates cloud formation at low altitude, he adds. If a simulation produces generous amounts of low-level clouds, more sunlight is reflected back into space, and Earth, on the whole, is cooler than it would have been without the clouds.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In an attempt to narrow the range of climate sensitivity, Sherwood and his colleagues analyzed the results from 43 different climate models. Specifically, they looked at how the simulations represented mixing in the lowest few kilometers of the atmosphere, where many clouds form, as climate gets warmer. Then, they compared model results with data gathered worldwide.The team found that on the whole, the global climate models with low climate sensitivity—all 15 of those in which global average temperature rose less than 3°C for each doubling of CO2—produced far too many low-altitude clouds. “These [low-sensitivity] models are doing it all wrong,” Sherwood says. On the whole, he and his colleagues say, increased convection in the lowest portion of the atmosphere will tend to dry out the air there, making cloud formation less likely. That, in turn, suggests that the low-sensitivity models shouldn’t be trusted, and that Earth will most likely warm more than 3°C for each doubling of CO2, the researchers report in today’s issue of Nature.The team’s results suggest that about half the variation in climate sensitivity is explained by differences in how the models depict mixing in the lower atmosphere, climate scientists Hideo Shiogama and Tomoo Ogura of the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba, Japan, comment in the same issue of Nature. The rest of the variation can’t yet be explained, they note, but important factors could include how the models simulate overall changes in the amounts of sea ice or of high-level clouds.Because the team’s analysis of the climate models focuses on the processes incorporated into those simulations, “it’s pretty credible,” says Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, who also was not involved in the new work. However, he notes, previous studies have indicated that climate sensitivity below 3°C can’t be ruled out. Therefore, the new analysis simply makes low values of climate sensitivity less likely but not altogether out of the question.“This new study is just one bit of information, but I believe it pushes the likely climate sensitivity closer to where it’s always been, up around 3°C,” Schmidt adds. “It’s always difficult to predict the future, we’re always limited by what we don’t know.”last_img read more

NBA G League to use 4 refs, expands playoffs to 12 teams

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NEW YORK — The NBA G League will use four referees for preseason and regular-season games through November and expand its playoffs from eight to 12 teams.The NBA’s minor league experimented with four- and five-person referee crews rather than the traditional three-person crews for nine regular-season games last season.ADVERTISEMENT TNT bounces back, ties semis series Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Nearly half the 26-team league will qualify for the four-round postseason under the changes announced Wednesday.The new format will give berths to each of the six division winners, with the remaining six spots filled by three wild-card teams in each conference with the best regular-season records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe top two seeds in each conference will earn byes into the second round. The playoffs will begin with three single-elimination rounds before culminating with a best-of-three NBA G League Finals.The 50-game regular season tips off on Nov. 3. View comments Also:— Overtime periods will be reduced from three to two minutes.— Clear path reviews were scrapped, leaving five instant replay triggers.— The coach’s challenge has been revised to one per game. It can be used any time to challenge fouls, goaltending/basket interference and out-of-bounds calls. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READlast_img read more