No Vardy, no problem for leaders Leicester

first_img By extending their unbeaten run to nine games, Leicester officially knocked Manchester City and Arsenal out of the title race a year after the central England team’s priority was fighting relegation. Fourth-place Arsenal, who have gone 12 years without winning the league, were held 0-0 by Sunderland in yesterday’s other game. It was a valuable point for Sunderland, who climbed out of the relegation zone by going above Norwich on goal difference. “It is frustrating because we play to win the title,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal’s season now rests on holding on to fourth place and qualifying for the Champions League, with Manchester United five points behind in fifth place. United also have an FA Cup final to look forward to. Louis van Gaal’s side discovered yesterday that they will face Crystal Palace on May 21 in a repeat of the 1990 final. In a semi-final overshadowed by Leicester’s game, Palace beat Watford 2-1 with all three goals coming from headers. Yannick Bolasie’s opener was cancelled out by Troy Deeney but Connor Wickham restored Palace’s lead. United also beat Everton 2-1 on Saturday. MAN CITY OUT LONDON (AP): No Jamie Vardy, no problem for Leicester. Even with their top-scorer suspended, the Premier League leaders still overpowered Swansea 4-0 yesterday to move another step closer to collecting the trophy. The only team which can now catch Leicester is Tottenham, but the preseason 5,000-1 outsiders have their destiny in their own hands. Tottenham are eight points behind Leicester in second place going into today’s game against West Bromwich Albion. Regardless of what Tottenham do in their last four games, Leicester will be guaranteed the top flight for the first time in its 132-year history by collecting five points from their remaining three fixtures. Leicester dismantled Swansea with their biggest win in three months. Vardy’s replacement, Leonardo Ulloa, scored twice after Riyad Mahrez’s opener and Marc Albrighton completed the rout. “I talked to my players before the match and I said we had a dream so far, now make a dream reality,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “Now is the right moment to push. If Tottenham are better than us, OK, but we have to fight because we will never have this fantastic moment (again). “Now there are only three matches, we know they are very important for our history but for this reason we give everything. We play with our hearts and it’s difficult to beat those who play with the heart and soul.” The attacking threat provided without 22-goal Vardy will have reassured the Foxes they can cope without him for longer. The England striker is waiting to discover from the English Football Association if his one-match ban will be extended over the angry reaction to being sent off in last weekend’s draw against West Ham. “Without Jamie, everyone makes something more and it was a fantastic show to see my players fight and play together,” Ranieri said.last_img read more

Marine Forecast 18th August 2015

first_img Noon Bahamas Marine Forecast Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24HOURS FROM 6PM TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST 2015 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 2100 UTCWARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF WATERSPOUTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.GENERAL SITUATION: THE COMBINATION OF A TROPICAL WAVE AND A MID LEVEL TROUGH IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA IS CREATING UNSETTLED WEATHER OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMASALL AREAS:ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS. BOATERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOSSEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL AND 4 TO 6 IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW.MOONSET: 10:08 PM HIGH TIDE: 11:09 PMMOONRISE: 10:52 AM WED LOW TIDE: 05:26 AM WED HIGH TIDE: 11:35 AM WED LOW TIDE: 05:48 PM WED TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK : SEE NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM DANNY Sizzling weekend for Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Related Items:bahamas weather, marine forecast, Tci weather, turks and caicos weathrlast_img read more

Study highlights differences between cities planning efforts for global warming

first_img As the planet warms, cities are beginning to feel the pressure of protecting the people that live in them and the assets that keep them running. But to date, the authors note, little research has been done to find out just how much effort is being taken by city planners, as measured in money spent on mitigation projects or how much difference there is between major cities. The authors sought to partially remedy that situation by combing through documents that detail city planning, expenditures and other measures taken by 10 mega-cities across the globe, during the years 2009 to 2015, to deal with environmental problems likely to be caused by global warming, e.g. flooding, water scarcity, increased rates of disease.In looking at the data and analyzing the results, the team was able to generate numbers that represented how much was being spent by different cities along with percentages of GDP for those cities on mitigation efforts, which allowed them to compare and contrast the different efforts between the cities under study, which included New York, Mumbai, London, Addis Ababa, Paris, Beijing, Sao Paul, Mexico City, Jakarta and Lagos.The team reports that it was no surprise to learn that cities in more developed countries have been spending more on such efforts than those in developing countries—the surprise was how huge the differences between them was. They found for example, that New York City spent approximately a hundred times as much as Addis Ababa last year. There were also differences in the amount spent compared to population size—Paris for example, spent approximately 397 Euros per person, whereas Addis Ababa spent just 4.7.The team also reports that though it is difficult to measure, there appears to be a bias towards protecting capital assets over the people that live in the cities and not enough effort is being put into research to determine which threats individual cities face so that funds for mitigation efforts can be allocated more wisely. On an optimistic note, they found that all of the cities in the study were spending more each year on mitigation efforts. © 2016 Phys.org The Manhattan skyline at night. Credit: Michael Mase Explore further More information: Lucien Georgeson et al. Adaptation responses to climate change differ between global megacities, Nature Climate Change (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2944 Stanford scientist examines ways to put stormwater to use in big citiescenter_img Citation: Study highlights differences between cities planning efforts for global warming (2016, March 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-highlights-differences-cities-efforts-global.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A small team of researchers with University College London and kMatrix Ltd, Greetham House has conducted a study of urban preparedness efforts by ten major cities around the world in an effort to learn more about how resources are being allocated to deal with changes coming due to global warming. The group has published the results of their efforts as a LETTER article in the journal Nature Climate Change. Journal information: Nature Climate Changelast_img read more