Long Island Snow Storm Causes Headaches Friday

first_imgThat’s because moderate to heavy snow and wind gusts of up to 30 mph will combine to reduce visibility to as little as 1/4 mile at times, NWS said. The snow is forecast to taper off by mid-afternoon. The storm is expected to blanket much of the tri-state area and Northeast in snow.Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 30 when the storm hits. Once it passes, the rest of the weekend is forecast as sunny with temperatures in the 40s. But another storm is expected early next week.“There is the potential for a coastal storm late Monday and Tuesday,” NWS said in a hazardous weather outlook. “The exact track and intensity is still uncertain, which will determine the impacts for our region.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm forecast to dump three to 10 inches of snow on Long Island snarled the Friday morning rush hour commute, closed schools and left thousands without power at the storm’s midpoint.Crashes closed lanes of traffic in Nassau and Suffolk counties, hundreds of schools reportedly gave students a snow day and PSEG Long Island reported nearly 15,000 of the utility’s 1 million customers were without electricity at 11 a.m. Friday, although crews were working to restore power. The Long Island Rail Road was reporting 15 minute delays by the end of rush hour.The National Weather Service (NWS) expanded its winter storm warning from Suffolk into Nassau. The advisory expires in Suffolk at 3 p.m. and in Nassau and 1 p.m. Snow accumulations are expected to be lowest in Nassau and highest in Suffolk.“A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring,” meteorologists in the agency’s Upton office said in a statement. “Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”last_img read more

London to host world chess championship in 2018

first_img“We know that this city loves chess, most major newspapers run regular chess columns,” said Georgios Makropoulos, deputy head of the World Chess Federation, which is known by its French acronym FIDE.FIDE said Carlsen had “helped transform the profile of chess globally since his crowning moment” in 2016.“Chess is now the most popular computer game in the world, with a huge online audience in the hundreds of millions, that is growing exponentially,” it said.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | London will host the world chess championship match on November 9-28 next year against current incumbent Magnus Carlsen of Norway, organisers said on Wednesday.The 12-game match will see Carlsen defend his title against a challenger to be decided at a separate tournament in March, the World Chess Federation and World Chess said in a statement.The announcement was made at a reception in London hosted by the 26-year-old Carlsen and former UK finance minister George Osborne.The last world championship match, which was held in New York in 2016, had a “record-breaking” total global audience of 1.5 billion people, organisers said.last_img read more

Leafs looking to fill key positions after coach and president tender resignations

first_imgFresh from hosting the very successful 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the Nelson Leafs are now looking to fill two key off-ice positions after president Russell Stocks and head coach Frank Maida recently tendered their resignations to the hockey club.Both Stocks and Maida were instrumental in making the Leafs one of elite franchises in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.“I’m not really surprised,” Leaf treasurer, Gord Davis told The Nelson Daily Tuesday.“Coaches at the Junior B level don’t stick around endlessly and Frank has been with us for three great years.”“The same also applies to the president’s job as the position involves many, many hours of work people like Russell have work commitments and a young family so we’re very thankful for the time that both of them have put in,” Davis added.Stocks has been involved with the Leafs for five years starting as vice president and serving as president for the past four years. Davis said Stocks was the driving force behind Nelson hosting the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup as well as bring the team’s website and webcast operations into a new and modern dimension.  Davis said Stocks would remain on the board as past president to help guide the remaining directors through to next season. Maida joined the Leafs during the summer of 2011 after coach Chris Shaw suddenly left the Heritage City franchise for a position in the BC Hockey League with Vernon.Maida, who was an assistant to head coach Simon Wheeldon the last time Nelson won the KIJHL title in 2009, won Coach of the Year in 2013 before leading Nelson to the Murdoch Divisional regular season title in 2014.Nelson finished fourth at the Cyclone Taylor Cup and was the only team to take points from eventual champion Beaver Valley — playing to a 2-2 tie against the Nitehawks during the round robin in one of the best played games in brief history of the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, Maida, finishing with an overall record of 109-53-3-11, was unable to coach Nelson pasts the second round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, losing once to Castlegar and twice to Beaver Valley — the eventual KIJHL champs the past three seasons.“(Finding someone local) would be a great way to go and personally I’m very hopeful that we can work something out,” Davis explained, adding the club would be leaning on Maida to use his junior hockey contact to help find the new skipper for the Green and White.“That certainly would be our first choice is to find someone local to fill the coaching position,” Davis added. “I really don’t have any particular individual in mind at this moment . . . but it’s early.”Davis said the Leaf board has not met since the Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament but a meeting would be scheduled very soon to deal with the two vacancies.“We’d like to get a coach in place as soon as possible,” Davis said.“There are spring camps and recruiting coming up. The job doesn’t end in April it starts in April for the next season so it’s something we have to get on right away . . ..””The sooner the better.”last_img read more

LAST GASP DONEGAL DENY MAYO – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY

first_imgCastlebar was the venue as Donegal finally ended their six year hoodoo of losing all their top tier away league matches and in the process booked a semi final spot in Croke Park next Sunday.The general consensus heading into the game was that the job had been done last week, division one status had been preserved and a top four finish was irrelevant. A manager can’t tell his players not to win a match though, it is not in players’ nature to ease off, especially a bunch as committed and driven as these Donegal lads.by Cathal MacSuibhne  Cathal MacSuibhneWhat he can do though is train them hard in the days leading up to a game and any subsequent positive result is a bonus. Rory Gallagher admitted afterwards that championship preparations had been stepped up during the week and some tough training sessions had been endured.Yet still the players emptied their collective tanks yesterday and left everything they had on the MacHale Park turf, grounding out a draw in the process. Gallagher’s reaction as the umpire raised the white flag to signal a Donegal equaliser suggested he was more than happy to have chiselled out a leveller.Rory will have been delighted with the guts and attitude of his players throughout; it was a fractious encounter between two sets of players who’ve crossed swords on big days at Headquarters and bad blood still lingers. Finding themselves in that type of environment, in that cauldron, his boys didn’t back down. As the old adage goes, made famous by ex-England rugby player Will Greenwood, never a backward step.Donegal were out of the traps quickly with two scores on the board inside a minute. Odhran MacNiallais got the first and he finished up with three points to his name in another mature performance. Martin McElhinney continues to get better and better every time he puts on a Donegal jersey and with so many men missing from the middle third he was left to man the engine room, an often thankless task against the Mayo giants Barry Moran and Seamus O’Shea. The home pairing were in exceptional form, particularly in the second half and only for the poor decision making by the forwards in front of them and their failure to capitalise on the platform created around the middle, Mayo would have been victorious. It was similar to what happened in Tralee when David Moran and Anthony Maher dominated the midfield exchanges and is a bit of a worry for Gallagher and his backroom team. Mayo pushed up on Donegal kick outs, forcing them to go long. On a number of occasions in the second half, as Michael Boyle tried to utilise short restarts, Donegal defenders were penned into one corner of the ground and struggled to work their way out; it is something that other teams will take note of.With the margins so small at the top level these days, any little facet of play that may result in an advantage for your team has to be looked at and worked upon. Mayo are falling behind in this regard with Donegal, Kerry and Dublin ahead of them right now in terms of tactical acumen and game plans.There has been a lot of talk this week about the state of the game after last week’s horror show in Croker between Derry and The Dubs but any rule changes or sweeping alterations to the game won’t be happening any time soon so managers must look at the here and now. Whether they like what they see or what they face week to week is irrelevant because a coach’s job is to have his team prepared for whatever they might face.Mayo appear to have learnt little from the defeats they’ve suffered over the past few years. Yesterday their primary plan was to rely on the individual speed of the likes of Jason Doherty or Lee Keegan to burst through the defensive line rather than have any particular plan. When they come up against the full championship force of Donegal or even a Kerry or a Dublin defensive system, they could be in trouble.Aidan O’Shea was deployed in the full forward line for much of the game yet he didn’t receive a decent long ball all afternoon. This leads to him collecting the ball deep and trying to burrow his way through the massed defence; he ends up playing more like an inside centre in the Jamie Roberts mould. This tactic is of course bread and butter to the McGee brothers and they enjoyed their afternoon coming up against an old adversary. While Aidan is the better known figure nationally, it is his brother Seamus who is the real star for his side.Another star on show was Patrick McBrearty, who notched 1-3 to add to his eye-catching league tally. His wonderfully finished goal midway through the first half was an example of Donegal’s fluid passing with Frank McGlynn the instigator. The Glenfin man was involved several times in the move down the right wing and laid on the final pass for McBrearty to smash home. It was notable yesterday how many times Donegal players hand passed the ball to the man running off their shoulder without even looking. It’s instinctive; they know from having religiously practised such moves at training that there will be a green and gold jersey to collect possession from them when they need to offload the ball. Pele famously passed the ball to ‘no one’ in the 1970 World Cup Final for Brazil’s fourth goal; nowadays Donegal at times don’t have to look who they are passing to – they just know he will be there.Conversely some of Mayo’s passing didn’t come from any coaching manual. On numerous occasions they attempted balls into the forward line using the outside of their boot which, while it may look pretty at times, is not the most effective way of delivering a ball. Ideally a forward wants a ball that isn’t spinning away from him, but rather being driven straight at him and hitting him on the chest; it is also the most difficult ball for a defender to try and get a hand to. The brothers McGee, along with Paddy McGrath, were managing to get their paws on most Mayo passes in the first half whereas ball played into McBrearty and Colm McFadden was hit direct and true and they were able to gather.Where the outside of the foot ‘screw’ technique is working and becoming more important as a weapon to beat the blanket, is in long range shooting. In Omagh and Clones yesterday, there were a lot of examples of point taking from distance and Mayo sent over some fine long range efforts too. Teams are somewhat over reliant on this method though, when a simple point taking opportunity presents itself many forwards nowadays are strangely passing the buck. Along with Donegal’s standout performer McGlynn, Karl Lacey was again very impressive in the half back line. Anthony Thompson gets more and more game time with each passing week and with an extra match now in the offing and the opportunity to get more minutes into the legs, we may see the best half back line in the land back together come Championship.Despite the efforts of Lacey and his comrades, Donegal struggled to keep the hosts at bay in the final quarter. Moran’s midfield dominance gave his side scoring chances aplenty but the majority of these were wasted. Moran produced a similar display in the league game at the same venue two years ago but that day Mayo had enough in their locker to push for home in the closing stages.Donegal hung in there and two brilliant points from Kilcar sharpshooter McBrearty kept them in the game. McBrearty has really stepped it up in this league series and it was great to see the team as a whole playing with confidence and authority despite being short their captain Michael Murphy.With Murphy’s club mate Neil Gallagher also missing, Donegal can be pleased with securing a draw such was their lack of bulk and height around the middle third. At times, McFadden was contesting kick outs with Moran after his namesake Hugh was black carded and Christy Toye had been substituted.The final act came via an unlikely source, Stephen Griffin taking his score brilliantly from a very tricky angle and with the breeze in his face. Griffin has flattered to deceive in the past at inter-county level but his talent has been seen plenty of times before at club level and in flashes with his county – hopefully he can get to the next level with yesterday doing his confidence the world of good.Another man thrust, unexpectedly into the fray was Ciaran McGinley; with the team short on options around midfield, it was a tough situation to enter into for your competitive debut. He didn’t shy away from the ball and took responsibility but found the tackling tough and was easily blocked down on one occasion when the room for the shot wasn’t really there. It might have seemed a bit harsh to be replaced again but it proved a masterstroke from Rory, with Griffin sending his team to Jones Road next Sunday.The end result, coupled with the Kingdom’s draw in Healy Park, meant Donegal had qualified for a last four joust with Cork. Mayo wastefulness cost them in the end, having had many chances in the closing stages. They are still struggling to find top class forwards and until they do they will fall short in major competitions. Cillian O’Connor remains their main marksman but he was unavailable for this clash; his brother Diarmaid got plenty of the ball but did little with it. Danny Kirby at full forward is a newcomer this year but doesn’t look like an inter county footballer and has a long way to go.Donegal will likely use the extra game they now face as a chance to work on a few ideas ahead of Tyrone in the championship and the likes of Thompson, Griffin and McGinley may see more action. That would leave five weeks before that May 17th date in Ballybofey; a potential league final, most likely against Dublin, would leave only three weeks of a lead in to that pivotal tie and that might be cutting it a bit tight. If Rory was offered the choice of a league final appearance or a win over Tyrone, the latter would be the call.LAST GASP DONEGAL DENY MAYO – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY was last modified: April 6th, 2015 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:Ctrahal MacSuibhnedonegalGAA diarylast_img read more

St Joseph’s dementia nurses win award for ‘Everyday Language Counts’ project

first_imgStaff at the St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, Dementia unit (Woodville) celebrated their overall first prize at the recent annual All Ireland Gerontological Nursing Association (AIGNA) conference in Limerick.The project, named “Everyday Language Counts”,  was also highly commended at the Northwest Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Awards held in May 2019.They also won the award for the project  “Rooted in evidence and steering the future”. All staff in Woodville are involved in this project.They are part of a Donegal Person-centred Culture Practice Development Project which is a collaborative project between the team in Woodville Unit, Services for Older People In Donegal, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit and Centre for Person-centred practice research in Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.The overarching purpose of this project is to enhance care delivery thus make the Dementia unit (Woodville) more person-centred.According to Sandra Gillespie: “Our project is about becoming more person-centred and in turn improving the experience of all who come into contact with our ward and our staff. We want our ward to be friendly, open, homely ,inviting and an altogether positive environment for the individual who resides with us and we also wish the staff to enjoy working in the same environment.Because of our project the staff continually reflect and evaluate our own working practices striving to achieve the aforementioned person-centred approach.”She explained: “Through a series of observations carried out in the ward by staff it was highlighted that language was something the staff wanted to  address. How we speak to each other?How we speak to the people we care for? How we speak to relatives and members of the general public?We no longer use pet names like darling or love, all people in our ward are referred to by their given name. Our name is something we have from birth and this embeds our identity, we will respond to our name when perhaps we can no longer communicate effectively. “We no longer identify the staff as Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM), Health Care Assistant ( HCA) Multitask Attendant (MTA) or  Domestic etc.“We are all equal and no longer feel that their is a hierarchical element to our ward,” she added.“Our notices and posters in the ward reflect this change in language. People are invited to visit our ward, we do not dictate visiting times, we try not to use medical terms when talking about our clients, they are not referred to by their illness or by a disease.   For example people have diabetes they are not the diabetic.“This has been a very positive outcome on the ward and it benefits all. It is not the only change we have made but it is a very important and powerful one.” “As one of our staff members Rina Commented”Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, Working together is success”St Joseph’s dementia nurses win award for ‘Everyday Language Counts’ project was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Polishing Darwin’s Icons

first_imgFinch beaks, peppered moths, transitional forms – the standard props for evolution have been scrutinized ad infinitum for decades.  Can anything new be said about them?  Find out in these recent articles.Peppered moths:  The peppered-moth story just about collapsed when investigators realized that the famous pictures that adorn textbooks were staged, because the moths do not normally reside on tree trunks, but in the branches.  Other critics pointed out that no evolution occurred – just shifts in abundances of existing varieties of the same species.  Moreover, it was never proved that changes in coloration were related to predation by birds.  Seeing this icon under assault was enough to make staunch evolutionist Jerry Coyne feel like discovering Santa Claus was really his dad (07/05/2002).    Nevertheless, another peppered-moth paper appeared in PNAS recently.1    The authors did not add anything of substance; they only provided evidence that a shift in populations across a region requires many generations.  The notable aspect is what was lacking: no mention of the controversy, no mention of the critics who found flaws in the previous studies (like Judith Hooper, 06/25/2004), and no indication that the peppered moth evidence is useless for evolution anyway.  Quite the contrary.  Kettlewell (who glued moths to tree trunks) was cited favorably, and the article began triumphantly, “Historical datasets documenting changes to gene frequency clines are extremely rare but provide a powerful means of assessing the strength and relative roles of natural selection and gene flow.”Darwin’s finches:  The Galapagos finches are to Darwinism what the Statue of Liberty is to America: the leading light of evidence for natural selection.  What they are not, Jonathan Wells argued in Icons of Evolution, is evidence for macroevolution, because the changes oscillate back and forth with no real trend either way.  Furthermore, after all the flutter of scientific papers, the finches are still finches.  Most varieties on the islands are still interfertile.    It seems it would be hard to add anything to the work of David Lack and Peter and Rosemary Grant, work that covers decades of observations (03/04/2008 bullet 4, 07/14/2006).  Nonetheless, PhysOrg reported on work by a team from University of Massachusetts at Amherst that “Offers Rare Glimpse Into How Species Diverge.”  What else is new?  Previous researchers had already shown that environmental changes can trigger adaptive changes, primarily in beak size and shape.  The team must have had fun figuring this out again, because one said, “Witnessing this dynamic tug of war among environmental factors is very exciting.”    The punch line that deflates the excitement came at the end of the article:The behavioral ecologist points out that this process has been known to change in the other direction; one species can emerge where once there had been two, if environmental factors press in that direction.  Thus Podos and colleagues have not necessarily witnessed the birth of a new finch species at El Garrapatero.  In wetter years with more abundant food, selection may be less intense and medium-beaked populations may rebound.  But the researchers suggest that understanding the relative strength of disruptive selection in different environmental directions could provide key insights into the speciation process.They speak of “key insights” in future tense.  What, exactly, was demonstrated that was not already common knowledge?  Finch beaks change slightly depending on the food available.  That claim is not controversial even to creationists.  This team just stated two conclusions unhelpful to Darwin: that they didn’t observe any new species coming into being, and that two species can merge into one.  How did finches arise in the first place?  No researcher at the Galapagos has answered that question.  But that was Darwin’s question: the origin of species.Tiktaalik again:  Among the alleged transitional forms demonstrating “great transformations” in evolutionary history, Tiktaalik is a relative newbie.  Neil Shubin’s 2006 discovery of an alleged tetrapod ancestor made a splash on TV and became the centerpiece of his book, Your Inner Fish.  This fossil, however, is only one contender for the title (e.g., 10/20/2006).  Shubin’s pet fish-a-pod is not wholeheartedly endorsed by other paleontologists; nor do paleontologists look for a straight-line series leading from one body form to another as they did in the days of belief in orthogenesis.  As with other alleged transitional forms, Tiktaalik contains a confusing mosaic of features evolutionists consider primitive and derived.  Casey Luskin on Evolution News showed reports of other scientists claiming that the quality of this evolutionary icon is poor in retrospect.    Last month’s paper on Tiktaalik in Nature2 did not make as much of a splash.  Shubin and team claimed more transitional features in the cranium.  National Geographic endowed it as the fish with the first neck, and Science Daily dressed it up in a series declaring the hyomandibula is shrinking toward becoming an ear bone (cf. 03/19/2007).  Other than that, very few mentioned this latest claim.  We’ll have to wait and see if the quality of the icon has improved.Not one of these papers mentioned the controversial aspects of the icons.1.  Saccheri et al, “Selection and gene flow on a diminishing cline of melanic peppered moths,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, October 21, 2008 vol. 105 no. 42 16212-16217, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0803785105.2.  Downs, Daeschler, Jenkins and Shubin, “The cranial endoskeleton of Tiktaalik roseae,” Nature 455, 925-929 (16 October 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature07189.Leftovers again.  High-profile criticisms, not just from creationists, have been leveled at these so-called proofs of evolution.  It would seem in the interest of publishers to air the controversies and deal with them, rather than present the icons as news.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still a great player: Steve Waugh

first_imgFormer Australia captain Steve Waugh believes that his country has the best phasing out policy for the biggest names unlike the sub-continent where it becomes difficult to move on once players attain legendary status.Waugh was asked the question in context of the debate surrounding Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future in international cricket after India’s semi-final exit from the World Cup.”It’s interesting. Australia definitely do that. It doesn’t matter who you are because you have got to move on,” Waugh told PTI when asked about Cricket Australia’s retirement policy and his own exit from international scene in early 2004.But Waugh, one of Australia’s most successful skippers, feels that it won’t be correct to equate Australia’s situation with India.”Maybe in the sub-continent you get a bit more leeway with 1.4 billion people following you. People no longer remain people. They become legends, Gods. It’s very hard to move on,” he said.”It becomes increasingly challenging when people get to a certain age. Mahendra Singh Dhoni you are referring to is still a great player,” said Waugh.The World Cup-winning former captain is, however, happy with Australia’s overall performance considering where they were 12 months back.”I think it’s a fair comment that Australia have done well in the World Cup compared to where they were 12 months ago,” he said on his country’s defeat against England at Edgbaston on Thursday.”Once they got to the semi-finals, there were high expectations. They might be disappointed this morning but overall I think Aaron Finch did great job as captain as well as a player,” Waugh, who is a brand ambassador of ICC’s community cricket tournament called Criiio.advertisementTalking about the initiative, he said, “I think it’s a great initiative and it is what sport is all about. It’s about sports at grassroot level and people enjoying it. Learning about sportsman spirit.”Asked to whom he would put his money in Sunday’s final between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s, he replied: “I don’t put money on sport. I expect a great final as New Zealand has been playing well. They have now reached two finals. So I expect a good match.Also Read | Rashid Khan appointed Afghanistan captain in all formatsAlso Read | New Zealand will be a difficult side to beat: Eoin Morgan ahead of World Cup 2019 finalAlso See:last_img read more

9 months ago​Kane issues Tottenham rallying cry: Enough’s enough

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Kane issues Tottenham rallying cry: Enough’s enoughby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Kane has issued a rallying cry to his teammates about the need to win a trophy.Spurs have been impressive in recent seasons, finishing in the top four and challenging the top teams in the league.But they have not won a trophy since the League Cup in 2008 under Juande Ramos.And Kane wants to change that. Spurs are in the Carabao Cup semi finals, with a 1-0 lead over Chelsea after the first leg.”I’ve said all along that the aim of a professional footballer is to win team trophies,” the striker told Sky Sports.”There will be no better feeling than to win something with these guys, we’ve all worked so hard over the last three or four years to turn Spurs into a team that contends each and every year.”We’re in a good stage, we’re in a semi-final [Carabao Cup] with a 1-0 lead, we’re in the FA Cup and Champions League and we’re not too far off in the Premier League, although there is a long way to go.”So far, so good, but it’s this stage of the season that we have just fallen behind in the past so it is important this year that we step it up, work even harder and go into these games and try and bring it home.” last_img read more

Company sues to block order to contain 14yearold oil leak

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — The company that has failed to end a 14-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is suing to challenge a Coast Guard official’s order to design and install a new containment system to capture and remove the crude before it forms slicks that often stretch for miles.A federal lawsuit that Taylor Energy Co. filed Thursday in New Orleans asks the court to throw out Coast Guard Capt. Kristi Luttrell’s Oct. 23 administrative order.The suit claims the Coast Guard’s actions ignored “well-verified scientific conclusions” and were taken in response to “adverse publicity.”Government lawyers recently disclosed a new estimate that approximately 10,500 to 29,400 gallons (39,747 to 111,291 litres) of oil is leaking daily from the site where a Taylor Energy-owned platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.The Associated Presslast_img read more