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Women’s World Cup 2019: USA beat Netherlands to win fourth title

Women’s World Cup 2019: USA beat Netherlands to win fourth title

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device The United States won the Women's World Cup for a record fourth time as they eventually overpowered the Netherlands in Lyon.Megan Rapinoe's penalty and Rose Lavelle's fine run and finish gave the defending champions victory in the second half, after resilient first-half defending from the Dutch.Veteran winger Rapinoe's calmly-slotted opener came from a spot-kick awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) review, at the end of a tournament in which the system has been a major talking point. Barcelona defender Stefanie va...
Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues up to fourth after draw with Clarets

Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Blues up to fourth after draw with Clarets

Sports
Chelsea moved above Arsenal into fourth position in the Premier League as they were held by Burnley in a thrilling game at Stamford Bridge.With rivals Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United all losing over the weekend, Chelsea will be frustrated that they could not take full advantage - a win would have lifted them into third, two points ahead of Spurs.All the goals were scored in the opening 24 minutes with Jeff Hendrick giving Burnley an eighth-minute lead before N'Golo Kante equalised after wonderful skill by Eden Hazard. Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea in front six minutes and 14 seconds after Burnley's opener.However, the visitors were level when Ashley Barnes scored from close range, his ...
CO2 growth in 2018 was fourth highest on record

CO2 growth in 2018 was fourth highest on record

Science
March 22 (UPI) -- The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere increased 2.87 parts per million at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory in 2018, the fourth largest increase in the agency's 60 years of record-keeping. On Jan. 1, 2018, the the average concentration of atmospheric CO2 measured 407.05 parts per million. Twelve months later, the average measured 409.92 parts per million. Three of the four highest annual increases on record have occurred during the last four years. The record belongs to 2016, the year atmospheric CO2 concentrations jumped 3.01 parts per million. Second place goes to 2015, which featured an increase of 2.98 parts per million. Last year's increase ranks just behind 1998's growth of 2.93 parts per million. Last year didn't pass without an ominous CO2 record...
Economists slash growth for fourth quarter after big retail sales drop

Economists slash growth for fourth quarter after big retail sales drop

Finance
Economists slashed fourth-quarter GDP forecasts Thursday, and now see growth closer to 2 percent than 3 percent, after a surprise drop in December retail sales. According to the CNBC/Moody's Analytics Rapid Update, economists in the survey see growth tracking at a median 2.4 percent pace, down 0.7 percentage points. December's retail sales fell 1.2 percent, compared to an expected gain of 0.2 percent. Economists said the report, delayed by the government shutdown, was suspect since it was not consistent with other economic data, like strong December and January job gains. ...