(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.1. Bergmann’s Rule Isn’tIt’s a shame to have to debunk a law of nature, especially in biology, which doesn’t have that many to begin with. Since 1847, Bergmann’s Rule has predicted that “cold-climate animals tend to be larger and stouter than animals living in hot or dry climates,” explained PhysOrg. Isn’t it strange that nobody tested this “rule” on insects for 165 years? Matan Shelomi, a doctoral candidate in entomology at UC Davis, took on this rule as a project in evolutionary biology. He checked 300 scientific papers and found that Bergmann’s Rule doesn’t work for insects, even though it consistently does for warm-blooded animals. His findings in a nutshell: “Insects are just as likely to follow Bergmann’s Rule as they are to oppose it, and a slight majority show no size variation at all.” Like most things in biology, there are many factors affecting traits. Any rule of nature that tolerates large exceptions is no rule at all.2. Blind Conformity Isn’tAlthough an article in Medical Xpress doesn’t mention evolution, psychologists are a largely evolutionary bunch. Secular psychologists generally assume psychological traits arose by natural selection, just like everything else. In a new paper in PLoS Biology, the article said, Alex Haslam and Stephen Reicher found that “blind conformity” in humans is a “myth.” This was an idea developed from studies during the 1960s and 1970s that appeared to show humans will participate in cruelty in response to an authority figure if the crowd does. Not so, say Haslam and Reicher. Instead, morals and beliefs are intertwined: “Decent people participate in horrific acts not because they become passive, mindless functionaries who do not know what they are doing, but rather because they come to believe—typically under the influence of those in authority—that what they are doing is right.” This suggests that the human mind is not a passive product of natural selection, but an entity capable of thought and moral choice, even when the choices are bad.3. Upside-Down Hummingbird Feeder TheoryA short article on PhysOrg described how researchers tried to figure out if flowers evolved to make it easier for hummingbirds to feed. Using high-speed cameras, a group at UC Berkeley found the unexpected: flowers hang down, making it more costly for the birds to get to the nectar. This appears to go against simplistic ideas that flowers and their pollinators co-evolve toward cooperation. “Almost all hummingbird-pollinated flowers hang down vertically, so our hypothesis was that they evolved this way because hummingbirds would have to use less energy to feed from them. We found the opposite – that it’s more costly in energy terms for hummingbirds to feed from these flowers.”4. Sea Snakes Evolve; See Evolution DefiedAccording to PhysOrg, two identically-looking poisonous sea snakes are genetically unrelated. To rescue evolutionary theory, the evolutionists had to invoke convergence: “Associate Professor Fry said the finding was an example of a situation where two species evolved separately but ended up looking similar, known as the convergent phenotypic evolution phenomenon.”5. Early Mammal Performs MiracleThe “Lazarus effect” has been invoked to explain a mammal that was thought to have gone extinct since the age of dinosaurs, only to turn up in the evolutionary timeline 16 million years ago. An article on Science Daily describes the confusion that exists after 100 years of trying to understand a small snouty mammal named Necrolestes:This finding unexpectedly moves forward the endpoint for the fossil’s evolutionary lineage by 45 million years, showing that this family of mammals survived the extinction event that marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. This is an example of the Lazarus effect, in which a group of organisms is found to have survived far longer than originally thought. Situating Necrolestes among its relatives in the fossil record answers one long-held question, but creates others; it reminds us that there is a lot we don’t yet know about the global impacts of the massive extinction event 65 million years ago and it challenges assumptions that the well-documented effects that occurred in western North America were experienced globally.The original paper on this fossil connection is published in PNAS. So not only does this fossil create questions about the mass extinction, it raises a conundrum about how these critters survived a mass extinction only to reappear tens of millions of years later. “It’s the supreme Lazarus effect,” said John Wible. “How in the world did this animal survive so long without anyone knowing about it?”6. Reality Opposes Theory of Evolution of Life SpanA paper in Current Biology begins, “A new study reports that high rates of extrinsic mortality can lead to the evolution of a longer life — a pattern opposite to that expected under the classic predictions of the evolutionary theory of aging.” Evolutionists have worked theories opposite the truth despite an aspect of evolution that has “captured widespread interest among evolutionary biologists for well over a century.” This paragraph should raise eyebrows among students of philosophy of science:Such inconsistency between studies raises eyebrows, particularly because we can generally confirm the classic predictions when we pull the strings in the laboratory setting, but struggle to do so when testing the predictions in more realistic, natural environments. Does this mean that the evolutionary theory of aging is not generally applicable to the real world? Or is there some unaccounted factor at play, whose effects run havoc in the wild and alter the trajectories of aging in unpredicted directions, but that we effectively nullify in the laboratory environment? Emerging theoretical studies and the latest empirical evidence mounted by Chen and Maklakov, would suggest that the answer to this latter question is ‘yes’.Apparently there are too many variables for an evolutionary “law of aging” to make predictions. A theory without predictions, though, is pretty useless for science. Damian K. Dowling, author of the paper, tried to put a happy face on this falsification: “Clearly, the Chen and Maklakov study provides a new insight into the evolution of life span. Ironically, in doing so, it reminds us how much remains to be done if we are to ever fully understand the evolution of aging in natural populations.”We think people should know about evolutionary theory being riddled with problems. All they hear is the propaganda that Darwinian evolution is as confirmed as the law of gravity. These falsifications reveal the gravity of the situation. When Darwinians have to concoct epicycles like “convergent evolution,” or have to issue promissory notes for understanding evolution, or joke about their miracles with terms like the “Lazarus effect,” they reveal how evolution is less like gravity and more like magic. Read about the real Lazarus effect here. It happened by intelligent design from Someone who has nothing else to learn about biology.
Scientists know that purposelessness is harmful to health, but where will they find a purpose in their purposeless universe?You could go to a Bible-believing church to find meaning in life, but secular culture wants you to trust science for everything. And so we see UC San Diego putting out a press release, “Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being,” along with a smiling psychologist. The subtitle says, “Study examines meaning in life and relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning,” but nothing about a soul or spirit. It’s a “study.” Well then. We hope they studied hard about finding meaning in meaninglessness. Dr Dilip V. Jeste, a.k.a. Captain Obvious, explains:The study, published online in the December 10, 2019 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, found the presence of meaning in life is associated with better physical and mental well-being, while the search for meaning in life may be associated with worse mental well-being and cognitive functioning. “When you find more meaning in life, you become more contented, whereas if you don’t have purpose in life and are searching for it unsuccessfully, you will feel much more stressed out,” said Jeste.This is an odd article. It promotes all the blessings of meaning in life, but doesn’t say where to find it. Should you order it from Amazon.com?Darwinism cannot produce “meaning” out of an unguided, unintelligent natural process. Whatever is, just happened. You can’t pull meaning out of meaninglessness and have it mean anything.To find meaning, we suggest following the trail markers on our Site Map. Don’t put your trust in psychologists or psychiatrists. Even Nature knows they have problems of their own.Paul wrote, “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (I Timothy 6:6). He even found meaning in his sufferings and persecutions (II Corinthians 12:1-10), but died fulfilled, contented, and confident of great gain in heaven (II Tim 4:1-8).The Bible is filled with purpose and meaning. David said in Psalm 57:2, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” Jesus said that He came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b). That’s the theme of The John 10:10 Project – a website filled with free short films that can help encourage you to not only find your purpose in life through God, but to enjoy it abundantly. Look over the videos and try one that looks appropriate to your situation right now. (Visited 155 times, 3 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beekeepers in Ohio benefitted from the generally mild winter of 2015-2016. In Columbus we lost less than 20% of our colonies over winter. Spring is the only reliably good season for bees in Ohio. Colonies that survived the winter and new colonies brought up from the Gulf Coast or California are currently in the process of harvesting nectar and pollen from spring-blooming trees and weeds.Little honey will be made from this spring bounty as most will be eaten by the bees themselves as they multiply and grow into large productive colonies that will be able to make a honey crop off of clovers, black locust, alfalfa and soybean in the coming months. Additionally, robust colonies will be needed to pollinate the fruit trees soon and pumpkins, squash and cucumbers later in the summer.Spring build-up of honey bee colonies can be directly threatened by corn planting. Insecticide seed treatments used on corn seed generate an insecticidal dust when they are planted. Bees may encounter a cloud of insecticidal dust as they cross corn fields to visit the dandelions and blooming trees in field margins. Insecticidal dust can also settle on these flowers that bees are visiting. Insecticides formulated as dusts are the absolute worst for honey bees because they do not immediately kill the bees that encounter the insecticide. Rather than causing immediate death, the dust is packed up with the pollen and brought back to the colony where it is fed to young bees inside the colony.In spring of 2015, we sampled pollen from 10 bee yards in the counties west of Columbus. During corn planting, all colonies were bringing back pollen containing corn seed treatment insecticides. While no spectacular bee-kills were observed in our colonies, we did observe a significant increase in the number of dead bees appearing in front of colonies during the week of corn planting in 2015. While the long-term consequences of planting-related mortality are not clear, it is an unwelcome additional stress on bee colonies that are already under stress from mites, diseases and nutritional problems.Corn growers can limit exposure of seed treatment dust to honeybees by 1) starting with clean and weed-free fields; 2) following recommendations for using talc; 3) avoid planting on windy days; and 4) following proper disposal procedures when finished. read more
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As the market for location-based services continues to grow, it’s becoming increasingly important for these companies to have access to correct location data. Placecast helps developers ensure that their location databases are accurate. The service also allows developers to exchange data with other services that might have slightly different data sets. After looking at the data sets of its 200 customers, Placecast found that the average fault rate for the location data sets is about 8%. Location databases that include a high proportion of user-generated content, however, had fault rates that were often as high as 40%.Placecast wants to be the “Rosetta Stone” for developers that work with location data. The company’s MatchAPI helps developers to create a single database with location data, even if they are getting their data from multiple sources and have to interact with multiple data sources. The MatchAPI disambiguates and de-duplicates addresses by identifying all the different ways that users (and other databases) can identify an address. This is especially important if an app allows users to create their own locations. If you are using a location-based service that often shows multiple names for the same venue (often with slight variations), you know how distracting these errors can be. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Currently, there is no single location database with perfectly accurate information that all of the different vendors can access – and that’s probably a good thing, as it allows developers to use the databases that suit their needs best. If Placecast’s data is correct, however, an error rate that ranges from 8% to 40% is simply too high for consumer products that want to guide people to the right location in the real world. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts frederic lardinois Tags:#Location#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting read more
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field first against Cape Cobras Welcome to the coverage of Match 17 in the Champions League Twenty20 between Kings XI Punjab and Cape Cobras from the Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali.ScorecardKings XI Punjab notched up the paltry total of 135 runs at the loss of three wickets against Cape Cobras at Mohali. Another comprehensive win for Bailey’s boys. Though Amla and Levi got the Cobras off to a flier, Punjab took pace off the ball and put the breaks on the scoring rate. Akshar Patel and Anureet Singh bagged three wickets each and was backed up very well by Karanveer Singh. Chasing 136, Vohra and Sehwag started off in a positive manner but threw away their starts. However, Saha anchored the innings, while Maxwell and Miller played cameos to get Punjab past the line.#KXIP have sealed their place at the top of Group B & will play either #CSK or #LL in the semi-final on Thursday. #CCvKXIP #CLT20 Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) September 28, 201418.1 overs: FOUR!! David Miller gets forward and drills it past mid-on for a boundary. Miller SCORES THE WINNING RUNS for Punjab!!THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!17.6 overs: SIX!! Wriddhiman Saha shimmies down the track and smacks it over long-off for the maximum. LUSTY-BLOW from Saha!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!David Miller comes to the crease for Punjab.13.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Sybrand Engelbrecht has bowled Glenn Maxwell on a slower delivery. Maxwell fails to pick the slower delivery and gets the stumps rattled. Glenn Maxwell departs after scoring 23 runs off 19 balls with two sixes. advertisementThat’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Peterson!!Glenn Maxwell comes to the crease for Punjab.9.1 overs: OUT!! Robin Peterson has got Virender Sehwag out caught at point. Sehwag goes for the cut and sends it straight into the hands of Rory Kleinveldt who takes it comfortbaly. Virender Sehwag departs after scoring 23 runs off 26 balls with three boundaries. BIG BLOW for Punjab!!SIX RUNS off the over!!Wriddhiman Saha comes to the crease for Punjab.5.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Robin Peterson has got Manan Vohra out caught at deep midwicket. Vohra goes for the pull and sends it straight down the throat of Sybrand Engelbrecht who takes it comfortably. Manan Vohra departs after scoring 23 runs off 15 balls with four boundaries. EARLY BLOW for Punjab!!NINE RUNS off the over!!1.1 overs: FOUR!! Manan Vohra slashes hard and sends it towards third man for a boundary.Vernon Philander will bowl from the other end for Cobras.FOUR RUNS off the over!!0.2 overs: FOUR!! Virender Sehwag reaches out and slashes it past backward point for a boundary. BLISTERING STROKE from Viru!!Virender Sehwag and Manan Vohra are out in the middle for Punjab while Rory Kleinveldt will start the proceedings for Cobras. Cape Cobras posted a paltry total of 135 runs after batting first against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. The Cobras have squandered away a brisk start. The last 8 wickets fell for a paltry 30 runs. Take no credit away from the Punjab bowlers, who rallied round. Akshar’s flat darters and Karanveer’s loopy leggies turned the tide after 40s each from Levi and Amla. Anureet showcased his increasing proficiency in the death overs with figures of 3-12. The likes of Thisara and Maxi chipped in as well. Punjab’s fielding was another major talking point. Maxi pulled off a blinder, while Saha was equally sharp behind the stumps. The hosts are all poised to make it 4 wins in as many matches.That’s the END OF INNINGS for Cobras!!18.3 overs: OUT!! Anureet Singh has got Robin Peterson out caught by the wicket-keeper. Peterson makes room to cut it towards third man but gets a faint edge through to Wriddhiman Saha who takes it brilliantly. Robin Peterson departs after scoring two runs off four balls.Aviwe Mgijima comes to the crease for Cobras.18.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Anureet Singh has got Charl Langeveldt out caught at deep fine leg. Langeveldt goes for the pull and gets a top-edge that goes straight into the hands of Manan Vohra who takes it comfortably. Charl Langeveldt departs for a golden duck. FOUR RUNS off the over!!17.2 overs: OUT!! Akshar Patel has got Vernon Philander out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Philander was looking to work it towards the on-side but gets struck on the thigh pads while Wriddhiman Saha gets another stumping to his name. Vernon Philander departs after scoring five runs off three balls with a boundary.Robin Peterson comes to the crease for Cobras.17.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Akshar Patel has got Justin Kemp out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Kemp gets forward to flick but misses it as Wriddhiman Saha whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Justin Kemp departs after scoring two runs off four balls. advertisementEIGHT RUNS off the over!!16.6 overs: FOUR!! Vernon Philander shuffles across and squeezes the fuller delivery past the wicket-keeper for a boundary.Vernon Philander comes to the crease for Cobras.It’s RAINING WICKET at Mohali right now!!16.3 overs: OUT!! Anureet Singh has bowled Stiaan van Zyl on a steaming yorker. Van Zyl was a tad too late in bringing his bat down as the ball detonates the stumps. Stiaan van Zyl departs after scoring 13 runs off 17 balls with a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Justin Kemp comes to the crease for Cobras.15.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Akshar Patel has bowled Sybrand Engelbrecht on a quicker delivery. Engelbrecht was looking to play the reverse-sweep but gets beaten with the pace as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht departs after scoring five runs off five balls with a boundary. SIX RUNS off the over!!Sybrand Engelbrecht comes to the crease for Cobras.14.3 overs: OUT!! Parvinder Awana has got Dane Vilas out caught at long-on. Vilas goes for the big slog and sends it straight down the throat of Thisara Perera who takes it comfortably. Dane Vilas departs after scoring 10 runs off six balls with two boundaries. Another BLOW for Cobras!!14.2 overs: FOUR!! Dane Vilas gets forward and punches it through extra cover for a boundary.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!13.5 overs: FOUR!! Dane Vilas makes room and crashes the cut past point for a boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!Dane Vilas comes to the crease for Cobras.12.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Glenn Maxwell has got Richard Levi out caught and bowled. Levi struck that with brutal force but sends it back towards the Maxwell who manages to hold onto the ball. Richard Levi departs after scoring 42 runs off 37 balls with two boundaries and three sixes. BIG BLOW for Cobras!!12.4 overs: SIX!! Richard Levi hangs back and sends it sailing into the stands over deep midwicket for the maximum. CRACKING SHOT from Levi!! With Richard Levi(33) and Stiaan van Zyl(6) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 92/2 after 11 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!10.3 overs: FOUR!! Stiaan van Zyl goes back and crashes the cut past point for a blazing boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!Stiaan van Zyl comes to the crease for Cobras.9.4 overs: OUT!! Thisara Perera has got Omphile Ramela out caught at mid-off. Ramela was looking to go over the in-field but sends it straight into the hands of David Miller who doesn’t drop those. Omphile Ramela departs after scoring 12 runs off nine balls with two boundaries. Another BLOW for Cobras!!9.3 overs: FOUR!! Omphile Ramela slashes hard and gets an outside edge towards third man for another boundary. 9.2 overs: FOUR!! Omphile Ramela picks the length early and smacks it through midwicket for a boundary. POOR LINE from Perera!!advertisementWith Richard Levi(30) and Omphile Ramela(4) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 75/1 after nine overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!8.3 overs: SIX!! Richard Levi gets a big stride forward and sends it deep into the stands over long-off for the maximum. That was TONKED by Levi!! With Richard Levi(18) and Omphile Ramela(40) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 59/0 after six overs.TWO RUNS off the over!!Omphile Ramela comes to the crease for Cobras.6.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Karanveer Singh has got Hashim Amla out caught at long-off. Amla was looking for the big shot but gets beaten with the pace as David Miller takes an easy catch under the ropes. Hashim Amla departs after scoring 40 runs off 22 balls with seven boundaries and a six. BIG WICKET for Punjab!! With Richard Levi(18) and Hashim Amla(40) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 59/0 after six overs.TWENTY ONE RUNS off the over!!FIVE CONSECUTIVE BOUNDARIES for Amla!!4.6 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla reaches out and punches it through covers for yet another boundary in the over. Amla is ON FIRE here!!4.5 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla goes on the backfoot and pulls it with disdain for the fourth consecutive boundary.4.4 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla was looking to flicks and gets a leading edge past the bowler for another boundary.4.3 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla takes it on the full and steers it past backward point for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Amla!!4.2 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla shuffles across and flicks it through square leg for a boundary. With Richard Levi(16) and Hashim Amla(20) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 37/0 after four overs.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!3.5 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla moves across and drills it through extra cover for a boundary. Amla is looking to BREAK FREE here!! 3.2 overs: SIX!! Hashim Amla makes room and hoicks it over covers for the maximum. That was MUSCLED by Amla!! With Richard Levi(16) and Hashim Amla(8) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 24/0 after three overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!2.1 overs: FOUR!! Hashim Amla gets forward and steers it past backward point for a boundary.First change, Akshar Patel comes into the attack for Punjab.With Richard Levi(15) and Hashim Amla(2) at the crease, Cape Cobras are currently at 17/0 after two overs.1.6 overs: SIX!! Richard Levi stands tall and bludgeons it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That was HAMMERED by Levi!!1.3 overs: FOUR!! Richard Levi rocks back and clouts the pull over midwicket for a boundary.Parvinder Awana will bowl from the other end for Punjab.FOUR RUNS off the over!!0.2 overs: FOUR!! Richard Levi gets forward and drills it straight down the ground for the first boundary. That was CLASSY from Levi!!Richard Levi and Hashim Amla are out in the middle for Cape Cobras while Anureet Singh will start the proceedings for Kings XI Punjab. Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field first against Cape Cobras. The last gasp win over the Barbados Tridents has just about managed to keep the Cobras in the hunt for a spot in the semi-final. But they have a massive task on hand against the already qualified Punjab. Not only will they have to beat the red-hot Indian outfit, but they have the task of lifting their poor net run-rate, if they want to sneak into the semi-finals. Not to forget, they must hope for the Barbados Tridents to do them a favour by beating the Hobart Hurricanes in the first match of the day. In short, the Cobras might well be out of the tournament even before the toss happens.Quotes:”It was great to see Manan Vohra striking really well and I thought I’ll give him my bat if he scores a hundred, but unfortunately he missed it,” Virender Sehwag was all praise for his young opening partner.Team News:Despite having made it to the knock-out phase, the Punjab outfit might not be tempted into making changes to their winning combination.Cape Cobras won a thriller against the Tridents and might decide to go in with the same combination. But expect some of the fringe players to get an opportunity if they are knocked out before the toss.Weather Conditions:Another hot and sunny day is expected at Mohali. This being a night match, dew might well come into play. Mohali is usually a beautiful batting wicket and the same can be expected once again.Kings XI Punjab:Having already booked a berth in the semi-finals, the hosts can play their final game in a relaxed manner. They can’t take it too easy though, a surprise loss might well see them finish second in the group, and will mean facing Kolkata in the semis, not the best scenario for George Bailey’s team.If we are to describe Punjab’s batting in one word, then ‘supreme’ is the manner in which the men from Punjab have acquitted themselves. Manan Vohra has showed plenty of class while Virender Sehwag’s batting has gone back to an era when he was renowned for his destructive abilities.Although Glenn Maxwell has disappointed, the presence of George Bailey, David Miller and Thisara Perera have meant that runs isn’t a worry for the Mohali based team. This will also be their final match in front of their home crowd, and expect nothing short of yet another master-class.Cape Cobras:The South African outfit has struggled to maintain a level of consistency right throughout the tournament. While the batting has improved as the tournament has progressed, the bowlers haven’t done much to inspire any sort of confidence.Barring off-spinner, Sybrand Engelbrecth, the rest of the bowling line-up has been very expensive and unpredictable. Charl Langeveldt has been a force to reckon with the new ball, but hasn’t managed to keep the tempo going into the death overs.While the bowling has lacked spark, the batting is coming up pretty well. After two misses, Hashim Amla showed his quality at the top of the order. Richard Levi has played pleasing cameos and the rest of the batting unit has acquitted itself pretty well.Teams(from):Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Thisara Perera, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey(c), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Akshar Patel, Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Mandeep Singh, Rishi DhawanCape Cobras: Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Omphile Ramela, Dane Vilas(wk), Robin Peterson, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Justin Kemp, Justin Ontong(c), Vernon Philander, Aviwe Mgijima, Charl Langeveldt, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Stiaan van Zyl read more
zoom Project partners Consolidated Marine Management (CMM), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Wärtsilä Oil & Gas, and DNV GL presented a new LPG fuelled carrier design LPGreen, as a results of the parties’ joint industry project (JIP).The new concept design achieves state of the art performance on several fronts, according to the partners. Compared to the reference vessel, built to a standard design in 2016, there is an overall improvement of 6–9% in energy efficiency, depending on machinery configuration and fuel used.A redesign of the tank allows for a filling limit of 99% – a 1% increase in overall carrying capacity. Loading duration has been decreased by 30%, while the newly designed cargo handling system concept results in a 5% reduction in energy demand.“In order to increase the competitiveness of modern LPG carriers, novel ship designs need to simultaneously account for the market and trade route characteristics; excellent safety and ease of operation; cargo and fuel flexibility; and, overall energy efficiency combined with economic viability,” Nikolaos Kakalis, DNV GL’s Manager for R&D and Advisory Services in South East Europe and Middle East, said.“Therefore, a holistic approach to the design of modern LPG carriers is required, taking into advantage market insight, technology innovation, advanced computer tools and industry-wide collaboration with strong partnerships.”Launched at the Posidonia trade fair in 2016, the JIP sought to develop a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and safer vessel for the transportation of LPG products.George Dimopoulos, Principal Specialist in DNV GL and project manager for LPGreen, said that “LPGreen has demonstrated the technical feasibility of a LPG fuelled propulsion concept, which, depending on fuel prices and the development of a commercial and chartering framework, could result in a cut of up to 30% in fuel expenses.” read more
Get quirky with the choice of jewellery pieces and invest in good quality back necklaces, animal prints in crystals, sea shells and bicep pieces, suggest experts. Here are few tips by the experts:4Generally, pearls are associated with formal events. However, in the long necklace style, pearls go well in a casual setting. Pair up a long pearl necklace with a crisp white shirt and you are ready for your after office party or you can team it up with your favourite little black dress for a movie date. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Animal prints, traditionally associated with apparel, are lately becoming popular in jewellery. These bold statement designs usually have animal prints laid out in crystals.4Single toned metallic jewellery is passe. Break the conventions with triple tones. Traditionally, the Indian jewellery market has been flooded with single toned metallic jewellery in gold and platinum plating. However, this season is all about contemporary metallic jewellery in triple tones. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Statement chokers, collars and back necklaces are just the thing to add to your collection now as they are making a comeback. Opt for colourful pieces with simple cotton dresses. 4Anklets embellishments jewellery is set to be the most eye-catchy trend this summer. Be it a summer in the beach or a chill session around the pool, ankle jewellery is definitely in.4Twin rings are making waves this season. These will add more appeal to your fashion statement.4Bicep jewellery not only accessorises your arms but also draws more appeal to your toned upper arms. read more