LA LIGA: Morata’s Debut Ends in Atletico’s First Defeat in…

first_imgMorata, signed from Chelsea on loan this month, had four efforts on goal.France World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann went close for the visitors with a second-half strike that came off the post.This was Atletico’s first loss in the league in 19 games and they remain six points behind Barcelona. Third-placed Real Madrid could close the gap to Diego Simeone’s side to two points if they defeat Alaves late last night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Alvaro Morata’s debut for Atletico Madrid ended in defeat at Real Betis as his side missed the chance to make ground on leaders on Barcelona.La Liga’s second-placed club could have closed the gap to three points after Barcelona drew 2-2 with Valencia, but they struggled to break down Betis.The match was settled by Sergio Canales’ 65th-minute penalty after defender Filipe Luis had handled.last_img read more

Beach water quality up, thanks to dry weather

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In L.A. County, 17 percent of the beaches tested received Fs for water quality, the worst of any county statewide. But 93 percent of beaches in the Santa Monica Bay – 63 of 67 – received As or Bs, compared to 76 percent last year. With all the talk of fires and drought because of record-low rainfall last winter, there is at least one silver lining – cleaner beaches. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, overall water quality at most California beaches was excellent this summer, although Los Angeles County’s remained the most polluted, according to a report released this morning by Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group. The report mirrors similar conclusions released in August by the Natural Resources Defense Council that said the lack of rain last season meant less polluted urban runoff in storm drain systems. “The combination of record drought and (cleanup) projects led to the cleanest summer water quality in years,” said Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay. last_img read more

NEW ICE ALERT ON ROADS – ANOTHER STORM ON THE WAY

first_imgMET Eireann has announced another severe weather warning, predicting more storms for this week – as sleet and ice brought renewed hazards to motorists tonight.And Donegal could be battered by the sort of gales which brought Scotland to a standstill last week.A low depression over the Atlantic is “bigger and badder” that the storm which skirted across Donegal last Thursday and which saw winds at Malin Head of an astonishing 160km/hr. Gardai have warned that slush on the Barnesmore Gap this evening is causing a hazard for motorists.There was also sleet and hail in many other parts of the county – with temperatures dropping rapidly below zero, this could cause more havoc on the roads overnight.“Motorists are advised to take extreme care on the roads tonight and tomorrow,” said a Garda spokesman.Met Eireann’s Weather Warning issued this evening includes more predictions for snow. It says: “The weather in the coming week will be very windy for a lot of the time with some stormy episodes expected. At the moment, later Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday night/Friday look to be especially at risk.“Some falls of sleet or snow will occur at times also especially in the North and West.“There is also the risk of some flooding especially along the Atlantic sea board where there will be very high seas and swell coinciding with high tides.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comNEW ICE ALERT ON ROADS – ANOTHER STORM ON THE WAY was last modified: December 12th, 2011 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 weatherdonegaldaily.comgalesicesnowweather warninglast_img read more