Many parts of Donegal are under water this morning following severe overnight rain.Motorists are being advised to slow down with a number of minor accidents already reported.The Harry Blaney bridge over Mulroy Bay is flooded on the Fanad side and people are advised to approach it with care. The Main Street in Newtowncunningham is also flooded and Donegal County Council are on route to unblock drains there.Other areas suffering from severe surface water include Ballybofey, Manorcunningham and on the Cstlefin to Lifford Road.Gardai are advising people to slow down when driving through water and not to take any chances.Weather warning: Many parts of Donegal flooded was last modified: March 11th, 2019 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:donegalFLOODINGrainWarningweather
The spiral patterns on an artichoke are enough to make a physicist choke. How do plants like cacti, sunflowers, strawberries and artichokes produce geometric patterns of left- and right- handed spirals? Why do these spirals follow a mathematical rule called the Fibonacci sequence? A new theory suggests that it is the optimal energy arrangement for a structure of elements built on a conical form. An article in PhysOrg explains the theories of three physicist/mathematicians at the University of Beijing. They were able to produce Fibonacci spirals on conical microstructures. Their investigation suggests that “plant patterns might be modeled by mutually repulsive entities for both spherical and conical surfaces.” Even so, they have not been able to come up with a mathematical proof, for good reason:“The patterns on a sphere are now referred to as the Thomson problem, which has been generalized as the Generalized Riesz Problem,” [Zexian] Cao said. “There is no general method to find the least energy configuration for a given confining geometry, and the numerical solution costs enormous time of both the computers and the scientists. Even worse, it is difficult to make oneself believe that the least energy solution he finds is really the global minimum. And numerical solutions would never be accepted as proof.”Cao said the difficulty of explaining this phenomenon is an “embarrassment” in physics. The latest explanation also fails to show a causal connection from the way DNA translates proteins into the way they become arranged at the leaf tip.See comments from 01/21/2003 and 11/20/2003. Today’s article shows this is still an ongoing problem four years later.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Quinton de Kock will lead South Africa in the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka in the absence of regular captain Faf du Plessis. Jean Paul Duminy on the other hand, will captain the Proteas in the sole T20I, said Cricket South Africa on Tuesday.De Kock will be leading his country out for the first time and he said that it is an honour to lead his country but he is quite nervous about it as well.”To be honest, I am feeling quite nervous. It is an honour to be given this responsibility of captaining the Proteas,” de Kock said.”I want to carry on where Faf has left off and to continue with his legacy. As a captain, I will try to stay true to myself and stay true to what I believe it takes to be a good leader. I will strive to help others going forward, just to be there as a captain.”The team performance at the moment speaks for itself,” de Kock said on the Proteas’ 3-0 lead in the five-match series.#CSAnews De Kock and Duminy to lead Proteas in Fafs absence https://t.co/EJHbnMFrGw #ProteaFire #SLvSA pic.twitter.com/owJQ65IldxCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 7, 2018Du Plessis injured his shoulder on Sunday in the third ODI against Sri Lanka which South Africa won by 78 runs to clinch the five-match series.The 34-year-old hurt his shoulder while diving for a catch and played no further part in the match. Later, after further scans, Du Plessis was ruled out of the entire series.advertisement”Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour,” team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a media release from Cricket South Africa on Monday.”He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery.”The South Africans hold an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, with the fourth game scheduled for the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday and the fifth being played at R. Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.The a one-off T20I in Colombo will be played on August 14 and that will close the tour, which included two Test matches that were convincingly won by the home side.South Africa’s next assignment will be a home limited overs tour by Zimbabwe starting in late September.
zoomThe inside of a GTT cryogenic membrane tank; Image Courtesy: Wartsila French engineering company GTT has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with Sembcorp Marine for the design and construction of membrane tank solutions.Under the deal, GTT would undertake the works for Sembcorp Marine’s Gravifloat, FSRU and mid-scale LNG carrier products using GTT membrane solutions.Sembcorp Marine received its approval after completing a qualification process which started in 2017, including the building of a Mark III mock-up and an audit conducted by GTT.This partnership allows both companies to target new markets, especially focusing on solutions for LNG terminals, and to advance the development of LNG in the global fuel supply chain.“We are committed to developing and building together new LNG infrastructures which can be installed worldwide, to provide energy in remote areas,” Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said.“By combining our respective solutions, we can ensure safer and more reliable LNG delivery, handling and use, and in turn contribute towards more sustainable power generation and consumption,” Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO of Sembcorp Marine, added.