Hawaii Volcano’s Lava Spews ‘Laze’ Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air

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first_imgNation & World | NPR News | Recent NewsHawaii Volcano’s Lava Spews ‘Laze’ Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The AirMay 21, 2018 by Camila Domonoske & Bill Chappell, NPR News Share:Lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii, on Saturday. (USGS/AP)Lava from the Kilauea volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean off of Hawaii’s Big Island, generating a plume of “laze” – which Hawaii County officials describe as hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air. Officials say it’s one more reason to avoid the area.“Health hazards of laze include lung damage, and eye and skin irritation,” says the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency. “Be aware that the laze plume travels with the wind and can change direction without warning.”The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring the area to help keep people away from the coast; the county says that “only permitted tour boats are allowed in the area.”Two lava flows are now entering the ocean, and emissions of sulfur dioxide have tripled downwind of at least 20 fissure vents, according to the civil defense agency.“There continue to be explosions and earthquakes from the volcano’s summit — many are saying it sounds like a war zone,” reports Jackie Young of Hawaii Public Radio.“As soon as the generators go off, it’s just booming,” Big Island resident Corey Hale says. “It’s really loud booming.”Hale has lived in Lanipuna Gardens for about three years. She evacuated her home on May 3, the day of the first big eruption. Nearly every day since then, she and her cat have been staying in the parking lot of the community center in Pahoa.Based on the latest information she has, Hale says her land is surrounded by lava on three sides but hasn’t yet been consumed by the flows.“It’s been scary,” she says. “None of us think that there’s going to be some sudden crazy random eruption here in the parking lot, but it’s just scary to be so close to such a powerful natural event, and feeling the ground shaking all the time and see the red of the sky. And then just not knowing — you know, the not knowing.”Late Saturday night, explosive eruptions at Kilauea’s crater sent an ash cloud up to 10,000 feet into the sky, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The explosions registered as the equivalent of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake, the agency says.Residents are also being warned of possible new evacuations, particularly in cases where lava flows threaten to cut off arterial roads. A lava flow crossed one of those roads, Highway 137, on Saturday.Despite the disruption to her life, Hale says she has also found beauty in the eruptions.“It’s an amazing experience to be on the ground watching Pele do what she does,” she says, referring to Hawaii’s goddess of volcanoes. “This is a beautiful, amazing event, to be here at the birth of new lands. And there’s been sadness. And you know, there’s grief for losing what we had and what it was. But we aren’t sad. To live out here you gotta be resilient or you don’t make it.“When asked whether she will try to live again on her property after the eruptions have finally stopped, Hale says, “Absolutely. Absolutely.”In its latest update on the overall status of Kilauea, the USGS says, “Seismicity and deformation continue at the Summit. Deflation is ongoing and additional earthquakes are expected as long as the summit continues to deflate.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more


Investors toast new pub boss sending Punch shares higher

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first_imgTuesday 3 March 2015 9:00 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Investors toast new pub boss sending Punch shares higher Express KCS Show Comments ▼ whatsapp PUB OPERATOR Punch Taverns announced the appointment of its new chief executive yesterday, giving Duncan Garrood the top job. Investors seemingly approved the selection, with shares closing up 5.73 per cent to 92.25p. The news of the appointment comes as the indebted company has undergone two years of restructuring, which saw share prices fall 73 per cent, the disposal of 800 pubs and the clearing of £600m of debt. Garrood, who has run the food division at MH Alshaya since 2009, boasts a strong background in the retail and leisure sector with a career spanning 31 years which has seen him work at big names such as Unilever, SC Johnson and BAA. Stephen Billingham, the chairman, said: “Duncan is an exceptional individual who will strengthen the senior team at Punch. “He brings a great combination of strategic and operational experience within major organisations. These skills will be invaluable to Punch’s future development. “I am delighted to welcome Duncan to Punch and look forward to working with him.” last_img read more


General Election 2015: Shares close down and and sterling falls as Britain heads to the polls

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first_imgThursday 7 May 2015 11:41 am General Election 2015: Shares close down and and sterling falls as Britain heads to the polls whatsapp Tags: General Election 2015 whatsapp Nervous investors sent shares in London lower today, while the pound also suffered, as Britons began to head to the polls in what’s been repeatedly dubbed the most uncertain election in living memory.The bluechip FTSE 100 index closed 0.67 per cent down, at 6,886 points – although at one point in mid-morning trading it dipped to as low as 6,811, it to its lowest level since the start of April. The FTSE 100 Volatility Index also rose, a sign investors think the economic outlook is increasingly uncertain.”Given the rally we’ve had so far this year, you could not say that the mood is too alarmist over the election outcome,” Dafydd Davies, partner at Charles Hanover Investments, told Reuters.”However, the risk of a hung parliament is causing people to sell out a bit to cash in on the rally,” he said.One-week volatility of the pound against the dollar hit levels not seen since the Scottish independence referendum, showing currency investors think that sterling is becoming an increasingly risky bet.Sterling fell 0.1 per cent against the dollar to $1.5232. center_img Share Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris last_img read more


Volkswagen scandal gets A-list treatment in new film proposal

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first_img Volkswagen scandal gets A-list treatment in new film proposal Show Comments ▼ whatsapp It was only a matter of time. The Wolf of Wall Street is turning his attention to saving the planet, after Leonardo DiCaprio snapped up the film rights to a new book on the Volkswagen emissions scandal.DiCaprio’s film company Appian Way will be in the driving seat, turning an as-yet unnamed and unpublished book on the scandal by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing into a Hollywood blockbuster for Paramount studios. Caitlin Morrison center_img whatsapp The publishing rights for the book were sold for a six-figure sum to Norton earlier this month.DiCaprio, whose company produced Wolf of Wall Street, is one of Hollywood’s best-known eco-warriors himself, and has launched a fund for environmental causes, which has called for divestment from fossil fuels.Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest carmaker, has said 11m cars around the world have been fitted with software to help cheat emissions tests, which was first discovered in 500,000 cars in the US.Since then more than £20bn has been wiped off the company’s value.If VW chief Martin Winterkorn’s “we totally screwed up” speech was the most powerful moment of the year in business, now avid followers of the fallout can watch it again and again, only this time with good-looking actors.The best VW can hope for is that Di Caprio plays Winterkorn. Tuesday 13 October 2015 8:56 pm Sharelast_img read more


News / Carriers still aiming to add capacity on Asia-North Europe, despite softer demand

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first_img Despite warnings of uncertain times ahead for demand, ocean carriers plan to add around 10% more capacity to the Asia-North Europe route this year.According to the latest Alphaliner analysis, with the addition of one new loop and the upsizing of other vessels, weekly capacity on the tradelane will surge by 28,000 teu to a weekly average of 300,000 teu from March.This will add downward pressure on freight rates at the wrong time of the year: the post-Chinese New Year (CNY) weaker demand period.Indeed, Asia-North Europe container spot rates, as recorded by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI), have showed signs of softening ahead of CNY which commences on 5 February.Other analysts and industry commentators have also voiced their concerns about demand growth this year.Barcelona-based online freight forwarder iContainers said today the industry faced “a year of uncertainty”, citing the US-China trade war, Brexit and the IMO 2020 regulations in particular.It said: “The shipping industry will continue to face the same incertitude in 2019 as those that dominated the shipping industry in the latter half of 2018.”A big chunk of the extra capacity on Asia-North Europe will come from the Ocean Alliance’s seventh (NEU7) loop from April, deploying ten 13,000-14,000 teu vessels supplied by Evergreen.Among other upgrades, part of its ‘Day 3’ network enhancements, the Ocean Alliance is also preparing to upsize its NEU6 loop to the full 20,000 teu scale from 13,800-14,400 teu ships, noted Alphaliner.“The launch of the new NEU7 string in April, together with capacity upgrades on some of the other six services connecting the Far East to North Europe will add about 24% to the total capacity offered by the Ocean Alliance on this route by the third quarter of 2019,” said Alphaliner.Meanwhile, THE Alliance is also in the process of adding about 4,000 teu a week to the route by upgrading its FE5 loop from a 10,000 teu average size to 14,000 teu, which will be completed by March.On a much smaller scale, HMM’s standalone AEX service will be upgraded by around 1,500 teu a week when it introduces 12 6,300-6,800 teu vessels into the single loop in May. The South Korean carrier is apparently preparing the ground for the arrival of 12 23,000 teu ULCVs, stemmed for delivery in the second quarter of next year.Alphaliner noted that the only alliance without additional capacity planned this year was the 2M, which, following the temporary suspension of its AE2 / Swan loop in September last year, has seen its rivals “continue to erode the 2M’s market share on this route”.The loss of business for Maersk and MSC from the 12-week withdrawal of the service could mean that the 2M “may not be as willing to withdraw service capacity again this year”, suggested Alphaliner. By Mike Wackett 30/01/2019last_img read more


Failure has paid handsomely for Cassava Sciences’ CEO. His latest cash grab is a risky Alzheimer’s drug

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_img [email protected] What is it? GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Adam Feuerstein Oct. 2, 2020 Reprints Cassava Sciences (SAVA) CEO Remi Barbier is 13 days away from a $3 million cash bonus, thanks to a well-timed change in the company’s executive compensation plan and a questionable reanalysis of an unsuccessful Alzheimer’s disease drug clinical trial.Barbier has a reputation for profiting personally even while his company suffered multiple setbacks. This latest money grab is particularly shameless because it’s practically risk-free — for him. Failure has paid handsomely for Cassava Sciences’ CEO. His latest cash grab is a risky Alzheimer’s drug STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @adamfeuerstein Adam’s Take Log In | Learn More Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Adam Feuerstein Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What’s included? Tags biotechnologySTAT+last_img read more


Laois manager says his side were beaten by ‘hungrier’ Westmeath

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first_img TAGSEamonn KellyLaois senior hurlersLaois v Westmeath Facebook Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Siun Lennon – 6th May 2018 Home Sport GAA Laois manager says his side were beaten by ‘hungrier’ Westmeath SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Facebook Council center_img Rugby Brought to you in association with Hanlon KitchensAfter defeat in the first round of the Joe McDonagh cup against Westmeath, manager Eamonn Kelly hopes the Laois senior hurlers can pick themselves up for next week’s game against Kerry.“We don’t have long to lick our wounds, there’s a quick turnaround here, we’ll see what we can learn from this and try turn it around against Kerry,” said Kelly.However he did have time to reflect on the defeat after the final whistle blew in O’Moore Park.“We were beaten by the better side on the day. They were hungrier, they were onto breaking ball, their touch seemed to be way slicker than ours. Even when we were three points up at half-time, we probably didn’t deserve to be,” he added. Laois manager says his side were beaten by ‘hungrier’ Westmeath RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter After half-time, Laois conceded a goal 37 seconds into the second half. A goal which Kelly says, was a killer.“The goal after half time was an absolute killer. We said inside that if we asked the question, ‘How many fellas played to their potential’, it was very few.”He also credited Westmeath’s performance on the day. “We’re disappointed we lost but we have to give full value to Westmeath. They’re a very good side and we knew that coming in.“Their U-21s were after beating Kilkenny in the last couple years and they gave Tipperary a right rattle last year. They got caught in that league final so they were probably looking for revenge there today and they certainly got it,” said Kelly.Injury concernsOne major injury concern facing Laois ahead of their match against Kerry is the loss of Neil Foyle“Neil probably pulled his hamstring so he’ll be a while. We’ve two games now in two weeks so he’ll find it very, very difficult to get back by then,” said Kelly.However, while he admits that Kerry and Antrim will pose their challenges, he is focusing on turning Laois’s poor performance around.“It’s not going to be easy going with either of them but if we can win the two away ones we can suffer not winning the home one.“We’ve a good bunch of guys there and they’re not happy with the performance either. Maybe we’re not happy with some of things we did so we have to see can we try turn it around,” he added.Laois play Kerry next Sunday, May 13 in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, at 3pm.SEE ALSO – Defeat for Laois in Round 1 of the Joe McDonagh Cup WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, May 6, 2018Next articleJob Alert: This week’s job vacancies in Laois Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.last_img read more


Pauline Flanagan reflects on her first ever General Election canvass

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS2020 General ElectionFianna FailPauline Flanagan Facebook Facebook Pauline Flanagan reflects on her first ever General Election canvass By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th February 2020 Pauline Flanagan, one of Fianna Fáil’s general election candidates in Laois/Offaly today and the only female candidate in Laois, has taken time out to answer questions about her reflections on her first ever canvass as a General Election candidate.1 – Can you tell us a bit about yourself?OK although I do think this election is not about me – it’s about what I can do for the people of Laois and Offaly.  I work as a lecturer in IT Carlow. I absolutely love the students. They teach me everyday as much as I teach them.I am married to Gerry Flanagan – better known to most as ‘Flano’.  He works as a secondary school teacher in the CBS, Portlaoise.  He comes originally from Roscomroe in Offaly (near enough to Kinnity).We have three children – Meghan aged 23.  She is doing an MA in NUIG at the minute and loves it. Frank is 22 and is in his final year of studying Mathematical Sciences (whatever that is!!) in UL.  A lot of you might know him from the GAA. He plays hurling with Laois and is a dual player with Porltaoise GAA.  We also have a 16-year-old son Paul. He is in transition year.2 – Why do you want to be elected as a TD?Because I want to use my voice and ability to give back to society to make changes for the better. It’s time for change – but not change for the sake of it.  It’s time to vote in someone who not just has compassion, but who also has the ability to make changes.3 – Is there anything that has struck you in particular on the canvass trail?Absolutely.  If I were to re-write the contents on my canvass card again, the absolute priority for me would be to tell people how much I will help the vulnerable, the elderly and the middle-income earners.I have been literally blown away by the amount of parents I’ve met who have children with special needs, home-carers and people with disabilities who are not getting the services they need.Millions is being pumped into the health and education system, but it’s not hitting the people that matter the most.  How dare this government treat our people like this?  Well let me be very clear here – ‘not on my watch’ would this continue.4 – What are the main election issues for you in Laois/Offaly?Funding for families and people with disabilitiesPortlaoise Hospital – this is an absolute priorityFarming and rural issuesTourism and businessChildcare costs for parents and providersHealth issues – physical and mental5 – If you could achieve one thing as a TD, what would it be?Provide a better quality of life for families and business suffering financially and emotionally.6 – What measures would you like to see put in place in the Midlands to help our environment?This is a very important issue for all members of the Fianna Fáil party and it is important for all of us.Policies from Fianna Fáil include tasking the Sustainable Energy Authority with giving low cost loans to homewoners and landlords to invest in green initiatives like retrofitting.But I do believe that all measures need to have some ‘cop-on’.  For example, we must have a programme that puts families and business first – particularly those affected with Bord na Móna closures.7 – What’s your view on the levels of poverty in the country and what measures can improve the situation?This is a big issue for all of us.  I think the last government has focused too much on prosperity and not enough on taking care of the most vulnerable in society.  I believe in an Ireland for everyone.8 – Name three things that could be done to improve the economy of rural villages and towns?Improve BroadbandBring back garda stationsReduce business rates9 – Which parties or groups would you not deal with as part of a future coalition or power-sharing Government?Sinn Féin.  I would ask all people to be VERY careful about what Sinn Féin are promising.  It is simply not feasible to make the billion euro promises they are making – this would ruin our country.10 – What’s the best bit of political advice you’ve been given?Deliver on what I promise.  Do what you say. And by God I will.11  – Tell us one thing people don’t know about you?I’m not Charlie Flanagan’s wife.SEE ALSO – Check out all the 2020 General Election coverage on LaoisToday Previous articleFiona McLoughlin-Healy – Why we have to highlight the issues for people with disabilityNext articleElection Diary: A ‘phoney class war’, the silage election and getting a lift to the polling station LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterestcenter_img Twitter News WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp GAA Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Pinterestlast_img read more


Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 624 new cases as three people ‘abscond’ for mandatory quarantine hotel

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first_imgHome News Community Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 624 new cases as three people ‘abscond’… NewsCommunity Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 624 new cases as three people ‘abscond’ for mandatory quarantine hotel There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths and 624 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.The deaths reported today occurred in March.17 of the cases announced are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence rate has increased from 129.9 to 145.2.Of the cases notified today:309 are men / 313 are women75% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old308 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties.As of 8am today, 304 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 64 are in ICU. 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 24th 2021, 732,678 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:529,984 people have received their first dose202,694 people have received their second doseThe COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.New Cases in LaoisMarch 26 – 17March 25 – 15March 24 – 6March 23 – 18March 22 – 8March 21 – 8March 20 – 10March 19 – 5March 18 – 16March 17 – 5March 16 – 6March 15 – 4March 14 – 2March 13 – 5March 12 – 314-day case rate in Laois per 100,000 populationMarch 26 – 145.2March 25 – 129.9March 24 – 116.9March 23 – 119.2March 22 – 99.2March 21 – 90.9March 20 – 85March 19 – 83.8March 18 – 83.8March 17 – 76.7March 16 – 77.9March 15 – 86.2March 14 – 81.5March 13 – 93.3March 12 – 103.9New cases in Laois during past 14 daysMarch 26 – 123March 25 – 110March 24 – 99March 23 – 101March 22 – 84March 21 – 77March 20 – 72March 19 – 71March 18 – 71March 17 – 65March 16 – 66March 15 – 73March 14 – 69March 13 – 79March 12 – 88Three people ‘abscond’ for mandatory quarantine hotelGardai have launched an investigation after three people left a mandatory quarantine hotel in Dublin today.The three absconded from the Crowne Plaza Hotel and while it is understood that one has been located, the search for the other two continues.The new quarantine rules came into affect from 4am on Friday and anyone who does not comply can be fined up to €2,000 or face a prison sentence of up to one month.Gardai say: “An Garda Síochána are this afternoon liaising with the State Laison Officer at a designated quarantine facility in the Dublin area, in accordance with current protocols.“As the Department of Health are the lead agency in relation to the management of mandatory quarantining, An Garda Síochána will not be commenting further at this time. ”SEE ALSO – Ireland’s very first electric bus set to be launched in Laois next week TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Electric Picnic WhatsApp By Simon Hartnett – 27th March 2021 Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Twitter Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Previous articleAndrew McDonald: The benefits of being kindNext articleLaois Gardai: Taxi deja vu, insurance issue and National Slow Down day Simon Hartnett Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Council Electric Picnic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


Second half surge sees Clare inflict third straight league defeat upon Laois

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first_imgHome Sport GAA Second half surge sees Clare inflict third straight league defeat upon Laois SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team WhatsApp TAGSAllianz National Hurling LeagueLaois senior hurlersLaois v Clare Previous articleMoment in Time: Some brilliant photos from Arles NS way back in the year 2000Next articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois Ladies face Kildare in league opener Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 23rd May 2021 Scully cut the deficit but Clare struck for the half’s only goal after ten minutes when Shane O’Donnell pounced on a loose ball and bounced off a couple of tackles before finding the bottom corner.Laois were rattled and Clare reeled off two more points Ryan and Aidan McCarthy.The home side steadied via Scully and Colm Stapleton but an Aidan McCarthy free left it 1-7 to 0-5 at the water break.Laois were much improved after that though and got much closer to Clare with Eoin Gaughan and Ross King operating very well in a two man full forward line.PJ Scully finished the half with seven points while Paddy Purcell also scored for the home side as Clare took a 1-12 to 0-11 lead into half time.Clare began the second half with an Aidan McCarthy free but Jack Kelly instantly responded with a sideline puck from in front of the terrace.But Clare took over for the next fifteen minutes and put clear daylight between the teams that Laois couldn’t recover from.Aidan McCarthy reeled off a serious of frees with Ian Galvin also scoring before Shane O’Donnell set up sub Mark Rodgers for the game’s second goal.PJ Scully and Mark Rodgers traded points but Laois gave themselves a chance of redemption right on the stroke of the water break.Fiachra C-Fennell delivered a ball towards the goal and Ross King delightfully batted it into the net to leave it 2-20 to 1-14 with 18 minutes to play.But unfortunately the comeback never materialised and Clare claimed a relatively easy win.Laois’s search for a first win of the season will resume in two weeks time when they face Kilkenny in Nowlan Park.SCORERS – Laois: PJ Scully 0-10 (eight frees, one 65), Ross King 1-2, Paddy Purcell 0-2, James Ryan 0-1, Colm Stapleton 0-1, Jack Kelly 0-1 Clare: Aidan McCarthy 0-13 (twelve frees), Mark Rodgers 1-2, Shane O’Donnell 1-1, Cathal Malone 0-4, Ian Galvin 0-2, Diarmuid Ryan 0-2, John Conlon 0-1, Jason McCarthy 0-1, David Fitzgerald 0-1LAOIS: Enda Rowland; Diarmuid Conway, Sean Downey, Donnchadh Hartnett; Jack Kelly, Colm Stapleton, Conor Phelan; Fiachra C-Fennell, Paddy Purcell; James Ryan, PJ Scully, Ciaran Collier; Eoin Gaughan, Ross King, Matthew Whelan. Subs: Ciaran Comerford for Gaughan and James Keyes for Purcell (47), Ciaran McEvoy for Whelan and Lee Cleere for Phelan (both 61), Aaron Dunphy for Conway (63), Stephen Bergin for Collier (71)CLARE: Eibhear Quilligan; Rory Hayes, Conor Cleary, Aaron Fitzgerald; Diarmuid Ryan, John Conlon, Jack Browne; Cathal Malone, Jason McCarthy; Shane O’Donnell, David Reidy, Shane Golden; Aaron Shanagher, Ian Galvin, Aidan McCarthy. Subs: Mark Rodgers for Golden (ht), David Fitzgerald for McCarthy (45), Colm Galvin for Reidy (55), Domhnall McMahon for I Galvin and Cian Nolan for Ryan (both 63), Darragh Lohan for O’Donnell and Gary Cooney for Conlon (both 67)Referee: Patrick Murphy (Carlow) Facebook Photo: Paul Dargan Laois 1-17 Clare 2-27National Hurling League Division 1B Round 3The Laois hurlers’ wait for a first win of the season goes on after they were beaten by 13 points by Clare in O’Moore Park this afternoon.Laois were competitive in the first half but had no answer to Clare in the second as they outscored them by 1-15 to 1-6 in the second period.In horrific conditions with driving rain and even hailstones at times, Clare played with the breeze in the first half and despite a slow start, Laois were right with them for most of the half.They actually had a chance to narrow the deficit to a point in injury time but PJ Scully missed a close range free and Clare got the final two points to leave four in it at the break.PJ Scully and James Ryan were Laois’s early scorers but Clare had four points in the opening stages through Cathal Malone, John Conlon, Ian Gavin and Diarmuid Ryan. Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Second half surge sees Clare inflict third straight league defeat upon Laois Council Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more