PBA Season 43 Preview: Pressure to dominate still fuels San Miguel

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first_imgHead Coach: Leo AustriaKey Players: June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Marcio LassiterKey Additions: Christian Standhardinger, Chico Lanete, Billy Mamaril, Louie VigilKey Losses: Ronald Tubid, JayR ReyesADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ With no size to match Fajardo, Slaughter, TNT banks on quickness OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He ended: “We can’t think about the championship because it’s still too far ahead, especially this conference when every team is preparing for us like we’re the barometer. But it’s good for us because this is a challenge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victors of three straight all-Filipino titles, San Miguel is undoubtedly the hands down favorite to win the crown for the fourth straight time.Coach Leo Austria  has been listening to all the chatter surrounding their bid history and he wants to use that to fuel his players to keep on aspiring for greatness.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re gunning for a fourth all-Filipino championship, but I constantly tell the guys that we have to live up to the expectations for us to improve,” said. “The pressure is always there and I tell them that it should force them to play at their best, to keep working hard, and keep learning.”With a potent five led by four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, and Marcio Lassiter, San Miguel has established a dynasty over the past three years and even went on to win two of the three titles last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone But despite all the accolades, Austria assured his squad is still as hungry as ever.“It will be a disappointment for us if we don’t win the championship,” the affable mentor admitted. “We won five championships over these past years and everybody expects us to be there (in the Finals) always. But we have to work hard. We should be able to show what is expected of us.”So powerful is this San Miguel side that even though 2017 top overall rookie pick Christian Standhardinger is still months away from suiting up for the squad, it is still the consensus benchmark for all the teams.But Austria knows that the rest of the league is plotting myriad of ways to dethrone the kings from their throne — something which should keep his men on their toes.“This season is a different season because every team improved. I’m sure that by this time, our opponents are finding formulas to limit June Mar. This is going to be a tough season for us because everyone is out to get us,” said the three-time Coach of the Year. “So we need to do what we’ve been doing in the past and more. The hunger should still be there. We know that the talent we have is superb, but it would not prevail if we don’t mix it up with hardwork and teamwork. Extra effort is what we need.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Jarin says current NU team could go down as ‘one of strongest teams’ he’s coached

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first_imgJamike Jarin has had many talented players go under his wing during his tenures with San Beda in the NCAA and National University in the UAAP.Red Lions like Baser Amer, Art Dela Cruz, Ola Adeogun all played under Jarin albeit for just one year, ending in a runner-up finish against Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA 2015 title.ADVERTISEMENT All those names etched their marks in collegiate basketball lore but Jarin said his current crop of Bulldogs could very well surpass what his former Red Lions have done.Jarin said that the Sane Beda teams he handled in 2015 and 2016 are still his best squads in the collegiate level but the likes of Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente could ultimately catch up with his Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That San Beda team is full of talent and most of them are in the PBA,” said Jarin of Amer and Dela Cruz Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after NU’s 79-74 loss to Far Eastern University.“Come back in four years and I might say this is one of the strongest or the best teams, but you’re looking ahead.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ FEU gains share of 4th, clips NU Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jarin’s current Bulldogs do have a dismal 3-10 record in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament while his San Beda teams reached the finals twice and won the title once.It was with Robert Bolick, Arnaud Noah, Javee Mocon, and Davon Potts that Jarin got his only NCAA title.Jarin added that Clemente and Ildefonso are only at the start of their rise and he’s sure that the two rookies would end up as the future leaders of the NU basketball program.“We’re excited not just for these players but also for the entire program,” said Jarin, whose team still has to play one more game this season against University of the East. “Dave and JLC, they’re just part of the NU program.”“And yes the foundation is set with the help of a lot of people.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Sophia man slapped with drug charge

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first_imgAn excavator mechanic was remanded to prison on Tuesday by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when heDesmond Rigbyappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for possession of cannabis.Thirty-three-year-old Desmond Rigby of Sophia, Greater Georgetown, is accused of having 173 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking, within the vicinity of the Cuyuni River, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).He pleaded not guilty to the charge. Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that on the day in question, the defendant was found with a blue Haversack which contained the leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be that of cannabis.Jeffers further told the court that the accused was then booked and charged for the offence.It was while in custody, Jeffers stated, that Rigby confessed to the offence, stating “Officer this is me own I just going and drop off this fine shipment.”The unrepresented man was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate McLennan and the matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court. The matter will be continuing on June 9.last_img read more

URGENT PLEA: Government Must Reach Out to the Foya and All Other Farmers

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first_imgWe wonder whether President Sirleaf ever reads the Observer Farmer Column which this newspaper has been producing every Thursday for many years. Dr. Cyril Broderick, professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry, was the preeminent Observer Farmer in the late 1980s.  Now we have another highly committed, motivated Observer Farmer, Judoemue Kollie who, though he has not yet even finished college, is faithful, productive and even indefatigable in covering the Farm Sector all over the country.The President, the World Bank people, indeed all Liberians, especially those involved or interested in farming, should read Judoemu’s farm column which, as usual, appeared in the Thursday,—that’s yesterday’s—edition of the Daily Observer.     The Observer Farmer column contained three very important stories.  The first was a story which, though highlighted in Wednesday’s edition, Judoemue felt compelled to mention on his Farm Page yesterday: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s serious and emphatic pledge to help Liberia in the recovery of its agriculture sector.Remember we said in yesterday’s editorial that AGRICULTURE was the FIRST thing President Kim mentioned while outlining his multi-faceted recovery plan for Liberia in the post-Ebola period.  The WBG leader explained why he is targeting this sector first: “Agriculture is a key pillar of the Liberian economy,” he noted.      The second story on yesterday’s Farm Page highlighted a most encouraging and innovative initiative undertaken by 24 women farmers in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County.  These women have organized themselves under an umbrella called the New Generation Women Farmers Group, within which they have started a Village Saving Loan Association (VSLA).  Recently, with the help of some international donors, these women distributed LD286,820 among themselves to expand their farming efforts, especially cassava production.Can the government and other able parties help these women with farm implements to make their work easier?   Can the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) assist them in providing improved cassava varieties and lend technical support, such as deploying some of its staff to advise the women on proper cassava and other crop cultivation?Judoemue’s third story is the most important one: he featured a rice farmer in Foya, Lofa County named Franklin Tengbeh, who has successfully cultivated 14.7 hectares of high yielding rice.  Mr. Tengbeh is now harvesting his rice, some of which he intends to pass on to other area farmers as seeds.But, Judoemue pointed out, Farmer Tengbeh is faced with a number of very serious challenges: lack of storage, transportation, thrashers and drying floor, among others. Herein, we think, lies an excellent opportunity for President Sirleaf’s urgent intervention.  She needs to find an expert and send him or her to Foya to see Mr. Tengbeh and what he is doing, and find out how he can be helped.Foya has long been known for its superior agricultural productivity.  Ever since the legendary Foya Paramount Chief Tamba Taylor, beginning in the 1950s, taught his people to farm, they have been self-sufficient not only in rice and vegetables but also meat.  They grow their own cattle, goats, poultry, pigs and sheep. The Foya farmers are once again giving the Liberian government another opportunity to redeem itself by reaching out to these enterprising people.  This time, the government should be very focused and do ALL it can to help Farmer Tengbeh and others to succeed and, in the process, to feed Liberia.Judoemue mentioned in his World Bank story a very important historical fact, which most people have forgotten.  He started by saying that in the last National Budget, only 2.4% was allocated to Agriculture.  Yet, 10 years ago, African leaders met in Maputo, Mozambique and adopted the Maputo Declaration which called on African governments to allocate at least 10% of their annual budgets to Agriculture.Now we see why Liberia faces a serious threat of food insecurity.  Now we see why our people are poor.  This stems from two main problems: first, we have not invested sufficiently in agriculture; and second, most unfortunately, many of our Agriculture Ministers have failed us. We must find a solution to these two problems and jumpstart our nationwide farm program again—in vegetables, tree crops (coffee, cocoa, rubber, oil palm, cashew nuts, mangoes, etc.), in rice, our staple, in banana and plantain  and in meat (cattle, goats, poultry, pigs and sheep), all of which also grow well in Foya.Let us remember what we said in yesterday’s editorial: the World Bank and many others are prepared to help us, especially in the post-Ebola period.  But none of this help will amount to much if we do not help ourselves.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sterling plans to give Man City fans more to sing about

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first_img0Shares0000Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City brushed aside Southampton 6-1 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Raheem Sterling hopes to give Manchester City fans plenty more reason to chant his name after starring in Sunday’s demolition of Southampton.Sterling scored two goals and provided two assists as City swatted aside Southampton 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. City manager Pep Guardiola praised the performance of the England attacker, talking about his “incredible form” as the crowd revelled in his performance.Sterling said he loved it when the crowd sang his name.“I’ve got to try to keep making them sing it,” he said. “I enjoy playing at the Etihad any time. It is an amazing stadium, coming out here and seeing my family and everyone.”Sterling’s comments could be seen as a further sign of encouragement that he is close to agreeing a new contract with the defending champions, who are two points clear of Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.The former Liverpool player’s current deal expires at the end of next season but there were reports last week that he had verbally agreed a new contract after months of talks.City face a tough week, hosting Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday before playing rivals Manchester United at home next Sunday.“They’re going to be tough games,” Sterling said. “It’s a massive week ahead, starting with Shakhtar. That’s the most important game. We need to try to win that and then go in to the derby.”City were rampant against Saints and all but wrapped up the game inside the opening 18 minutes. Wesley Hoedt turned Leroy Sane’s cross into his own net before Sergio Aguero tucked home his 150th Premier League goal and David Silva lashed in a third.Sterling struck twice either side of the break and then passed up a hat-trick chance by teeing up Sane’s late sixth.“It was a great team performance,” said Sterling. “The boys started really well and we were fantastic without the ball, not just with the ball. We needed to capitalise on Liverpool dropping points and I thought we were brilliant at times.“In football the hardest thing is to score goals and we have done that. We were ruthless and took our chances. That is what it is at this top level.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Former Arsenal and West Ham star set for Russia switch

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first_img1 Alex Song in action for West Ham Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Alex Song is on the verge of joining Rubin Kazan from Barcelona on a free transfer.Song spent the last two seasons on loan at West Ham but despite enjoying a hugely impressive first campaign at Upton Park, he struggled to make an impression under Slaven Bilic last term.The Hammers declined the chance to sign the 28-year-old on a permanent deal at the start of this summer, leaving his future up in the air.However, according to Marca, Barcelona have agreed to release Song from his contract despite having 12 months to go and the Cameroonian is set to join Russian side Kazan on a free.last_img read more

‘NO-ONE DESERVED WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH’ – SISTER’S HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE TO BULLIED GIRL

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first_imgTHE sister of online bullying victim Erin Gallagher has paid a heart-breaking tribute to her.Ballybofey girl Erin, 13, died by suicide on Saturday after being bullied on the internet site ask.fmHer older sister Shannon has been inundated with loving messages of support from dozens of people all over Co Donegal. The Finn Valley College pupil wrote a special tribute to Erin on a facebook tribute page.It reads: “I love you darling. It’s so hard to say you’re gone. Everyone’s heartbroken. I couldn’t have asked for a better sister.“You were a stunning girl. No-one deserved what you went through and I’m sorry I couldn’t prevent it. Love you with all my heart.”Erin had been tormented by anonymous messages to the ask.fm site. She had been taunted by sick internet trolls about an incident in which she had her hair pulled and had responded by threatening to kill herself last Friday.On Saturday night Gardai believe she took her own life.Finn Valley College staff and pupils have been left devastated by the death.You can read our report from Sunday here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/10/28/tragedy-as-13-year-old-dies-by-suicide-amidst-claims-of-on-line-bullying/ ‘NO-ONE DESERVED WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH’ – SISTER’S HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE TO BULLIED GIRL was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:’NO-ONE DESERVED WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH’ – SISTER’S HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE TO BULLIED GIRLErin GallagherFinn Valley Collegeshannon gallagherteenage suicidelast_img read more

Council says no threat to health as pesticide exceedances found in drinking water

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first_imgExceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Co Donegal, it has been confirmed.Now Donegal County Council is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.In Donegal the exceedances were noted in Killybegs, Carrigart-Downings and Donegal (Lough Eske) in 2017 as well as low-level detections in many other supplies. The council says that while there is no threat to public health, it is imperative that users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when spraying their lands.In Ireland, the majority (82 per cent) of drinking water supplies come from surface water sources (water from rivers, lakes and streams). Such supplies are vulnerable to contamination from land and animal run-off.In Donegal, no fewer than 11 different public water supplies across the county have seen the herbicide MCPA detected over the past two years, albeit mostly at very low levels. MCPA is used mainly for eradicating rushes, a problem for many years on Irish farms and one that looks like continuing for many more years. It is also found in other weed killer formulations used by gardeners and growers, so its use is quite widespread.A spokesperson from Donegal County Council explained: “Spring is a time of year for new growth and many people are getting back out into their fields and gardens to assess the effects of winter and prepare for the year ahead. “In many cases, they are finding that weeds of various kinds have taken over and action needs to be taken to leave space for the plants they want to grow. In the modern era, the use of pesticides has played a central role but the effects of this can be far reaching and more and more detections of pesticides in drinking water are being found across the country.”MCPA, which is commonly used to kill rushes on wet land, is the main offender, and careless storage, handling and improper application means it ends up in our drinking water leading to breaches of the drinking water regulations.A single drop of pesticide can breach the drinking water limit in a small stream for up to 30 kilometres. That’s the real and devastating threat that faces Ireland’s drinking water sources.Drinking water monitoring results for Ireland show that a number of pesticides commonly used on grassland, such as MCPA, are being detected more frequently.Donegal County Council would like to remind farmers and professional users of pesticides of the need to follow best practice in the application of pesticides such as MCPA on land, particularly near lakes and rivers used as drinking water sources. The basic steps in reducing pesticide risks are –· Choose the right pesticide product· Read and follow the product label· Determine the right amount to purchase and use· Don’t spray if rain or strong wind is forecast in the next 48 hours· Mark out a 5-metre buffer zone from the edge of the river or lake· Avoid spills, stay well back from open drains and rinse empty containers 3 times into the sprayer.· Store and dispose of pesticides and their containers properly.If there is no alternative to applying a pesticide, the weed wiping or licking method, using a tractor or quad, has the advantage of being applied primarily to the target plant – rushes or other tall weeds, and has been shown to use about 1/3 of the amount of pesticide, (compared to boom spraying) and produce much lower losses to waters.A recently produced video on the correct use of MCPA can be viewed on the Teagasc and DAFM websites. Information leaflets on pesticide use are also available to download from the Teagasc website at www.teagasc.ieBackground The term pesticides includes a wide range of chemicals used for the control of unwanted pests (most commonly weeds and vermin). While the amount of public water schemes with elevated levels of pesticides above the allowed standard is very small in Ireland, there is increasing evidence of pesticides in water sources as a result of run-off from weed control on hard surfaces, gardening, agriculture or forestry.The presence of an individual pesticide at levels exceeding the allowed value tells us that there may have been careless or excessive use of a product in the source catchment or in the vicinity of treated water retaining infrastructure.The highest incidences of pesticide exceedances encountered in Ireland’s drinking water is MCPA, a commonly used herbicide present in many products used to control thistle, dock and rush.What risk does this pose and what is the response?Pesticides do not pose any immediate risk to health.Ensuring that pesticides do not enter drinking water supplies requires a strong protection plan for the water source and that the general public is informed of the correct and safe use of pesticides. A national group has been formed to take action to address pesticides and devise and deliver various educational campaigns. This group has members from numerous state bodies and organisations including the EPA, Department of Agriculture, Teagasc, Coillte, Local Authorities and Irish Water.In the case of individual pesticide exceedances Irish Water engages with the relevant statutory authorities with responsibility for protecting the catchment in that area (e.g. Local Authority Environment Sections, EPA catchment units) to investigate the possible cause of the contamination and take any necessary remedial actions.Teagasc provides useful advice on various treatment options available to farmers and this can be downloaded on www.teagasc.ieCouncil says no threat to health as pesticide exceedances found in drinking water was last modified: March 29th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Warriors, 116, T-Wolves, 108: How Draymond Green set the tone on his first game back

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first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — The Warriors’ versatile All-Star admittedly felt like a “kid in a candy store.” So as Draymond Green stepped on the court after missing 13 of the past 15 games because of an injured toe in his right foot, he wanted to taste everything that makes him enjoy basketball.He …last_img read more

Human Eye Has Nanoscale Resolution

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first_imgNo more complaining about bad design in the human eye. Optical experts prove it can distinguish differences at billionths of a meter.The Optical Society of America begins an article debunking an alleged weakness in eye design:The human eye is an amazing instrument and can accurately distinguish between the tiniest, most subtle differences in color. Where human vision excels in one area, it seems to fall short in others, such as perceiving minuscule details because of the natural limitations of human optics.In a paper published in The Optical Society’s new journal Optica, a research team from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, has harnessed the human eye’s color-sensing strengths to give the eye the ability to distinguish between objects that differ in thickness by no more than a few nanometers — about the thickness of a cell membrane or an individual virus.The new-found ability of the naked eye may even be better than optical devices built to measure these differences:This ability to go beyond the diffraction limit of the human eye was demonstrated by teaching a small group of volunteers to identify the remarkably subtle color differences in light that has passed through thin films of titanium dioxide under highly controlled and precise lighting conditions. The result was a remarkably consistent series of tests that revealed a hitherto untapped potential, one that rivals sophisticated optics tools that can measure such minute thicknesses, such as ellipsometry.“We were able to demonstrate that the unaided human eye is able to determine the thickness of a thin film — materials only a few nanometers thick — by simply observing the color it presents under specific lighting conditions,” said Sandy Peterhänsel, University of Stuttgart, Germany and principal author on the paper. The actual testing was conducted at the University of Eastern Finland.We’ve all seen the moving color patterns on soap bubbles. Those are examples of interference effects between layers of thin films. Knowing that some experts had a knack for correctly estimating thickness of these films, the researchers were inspired “to test the limits of human vision to see how small of a variation could be detected under ideal conditions.” Optically, “the spatial resolving power of the human eye is orders of magnitude too weak to directly characterize film thicknesses,” they said, but the eye’s perception of subtle color differences provides an indirect means of achieving nanoscale resolution.How well did test participants do? Some could give answers in one to two minutes of observing, and got results within 1 to 3 nanometers of the measurements made by technical instruments.This level of precision is far beyond normal human vision.Compared to traditional automated methods of determining the thickness of a thin film, which can take five to ten minutes per sample using some techniques, the human eye performance compared very favorably.The researchers don’t expect to replace instruments with human subjects; eyes can get tired easily, for one thing. But a skilled technician might be able to provide a quick check faster than a machine could.The article ends with praise for the eye and other human senses:“The intention of our study never was solely to compare the human color vision to much more sophisticated methods,” noted Peterhänsel. “Finding out how precise this approach can be was the main motivation for our work.”The researchers speculate that it may be possible to detect even finer variations if other control factors are put in place. “People often underestimate human senses and their value in engineering and science. This experiment demonstrates that our natural born vision can achieve exceptional tasks that we normally would only assign to expensive and sophisticated machinery,” concludes Peterhänsel.Nothing was said about evolution.Once again, observation and experiment debunks the canard that the human eye is a bad design. Every little part, from the tear ducts to the vision center in the brain, is so over-the-top sophisticated, it astonishes researchers who look into these things. For more, see Randy Guliuzza’s recent article at ICR about just the front of the eye. Look at the diagram. Before you even get to the lens, the design will blow you away.An evolutionist would have to say that this “exceptional” trait described above, that meets or exceeds the specs of our “sophisticated machinery,” arose by merely for survival by a long chain of little accidents. But is it necessary to detect the thickness of the tears on the whites of a predator’s eyes down to a few nanometers to survive? Come on. If you find the Darwinian explanation plausible, your blind mind is imagining shadows on wall of Plato’s cave. Come out into the sunshine. (Visited 150 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more