Narrow derby defeat as LYIT Donegal beaten by Sligo All-Stars

first_imgLYIT DONEGAL slipped to a scrappy derby defeat against EJ Sligo All-Stars at An Dánlann yesterday.LYIT Donegal 53 EJ Sligo All-Stars 62Niall McDermott’s LYIT Donegal, who have had a decent start to their first season in the National Basketball League, led 29-24 at half-time, but EJ Sligo All-Stars finished well to claim the win. A fine start to the fourth quarter brought LYIT Donegal level at 46-46 and while they again came to within a score after the visitors moved ahead, it was the Sligo representatives who closed the stronger.Jimmy Puha gave the home side hope when he brought them within three points heading into the closing moments.But Aidan O’Shea – the Mayo GAA ace who had a real controlling influence on his team right through the game – scored a free throw and Oisin O’Reilly, another who shone, nailed a three-pointer late on to make it safe.Derry native Kevin Stanley top-scored with 15 for LYIT Donegal and his nine points helped them lead by five at half-time. LYIT Donegal were sloppy in possession at times, but a wonderful move involving T-John Casiello, Stephen Cannon and Paul McHugh concluded with Stanley burying the shot for an 18-13 lead at the end of the opening quarter.Stanley, Zak Balogun – who had a big tussle with O’Shea as the contest wore on – Jack Mackey and Puha had LYIT Donegal ten in front, 27-17, at one stage in the second quarter.But a late burst from the Sligo side – with O’Reilly at the wheel – brought them back to within five.The third quarter was key for Sligo – and a profitable one.Between them, Tobi Brockmann (11) and Philip Hamilton (9) accounted for 20 points as they outscored LYIT Donegal 20-7 in that period. Mark Cannon and Balogun – who took receipt of two wonderful passes by Frenchman Puha – led the revival, but again O’Reilly was instrumental and O’Shea efficient as Sligo shut the door.Mackey, who along with Casiello is studying at LyIT as part of the Sport Changes Life Programme, showed clebver skill for a sumptuous score that drew his men level, but Sligo edged away for a win that is their sixth on the trot.LYIT Donegal: Zak Balogun 11, Jack Mackey 6, T-John Casiello 3, Paul McHugh 5, Rahman Balogun, Stephen Cannon, Kevin Stanley 15, Mark Cannon 8, Jimmy Puha 5, Vytaras Jankus, Tiyrone Weir.EJ Sligo All-Stars: Julian Jarmolowicz, Oisin O’Reilly 12, Kaylim Noel 18, Aidan O’Shea 7, Luke McLoughlin, Philip Hamilton 14, Lee Sherlock, Cian Lally, Tobi Brockmann 11, Emmet Keogh, Conor Byrne. Narrow derby defeat as LYIT Donegal beaten by Sligo All-Stars was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aidan O’SheaJack MackeyLyIT DonegalMark CannonNiall McDermottZak Balogunlast_img read more

White House teams with private sector on plan to reduce HFC emissions

first_imgThe White House today announced a plan to reduce U.S. emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas with 2400 times the climate impact of CO2. Companies that make the refrigerants have pledged to dramatically reduce and eventually phase out their production at the same time they develop greener alternatives, and retailers have agreed to use equipment that is HFC-free.HFCs became a significant climate issue in the wake of the success of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which eliminated the emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). HFCs were a common substitute for CFCs in refrigerators and air conditioners in the 1980s and 1990s. Scientists have warned of the impact of HFCs on climate for years, but government action has been slow to follow. Today’s announcement notes that U.S. emissions of HFCs, if left unchecked, were on track to double by 2020.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 2009, the U.S. State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency suggested cutting global HFC production and emissions by the equivalent of 76 billion tons of CO2 under the Montreal Protocol. But large developing countries, including China, India, and Brazil, blocked action at the 2009 and 2010 meetings of the protocol’s signatories, arguing that the timeline to cut HFCs was too rapid.The campaign gained momentum in June 2013 when the United States signed a bilateral agreement with China on limiting HFCs. Three months later, the G-20 group of industrialized nations agreed to limit HFC emissions. More than 110 nations now say they support an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce HFCs.The White House said its approach would reduce global consumption of HFCs by the equivalent of 700 million metric tons of CO2 through 2025. The plan is being rolled out 1 week before the U.N. Climate Summit in New York.last_img read more