Your body image is influenced by people around you

first_imgAre you surrounded by people who are not that body conscious? Then there is good news for you as a new study suggests spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image. In this study, examining how social interactions influence body image, researchers found that in addition to the previous findings that being around people preoccupied with their body image was detrimental, spending time with people who were non-body focused had a positive impact. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNon-body focused people are those who are not preoccupied with their body weight or shape or appearance. “Our research suggests that social context has a meaningful impact on how we feel about our bodies in general and on a given day. Specifically, when others around us are not focused on their body it can be helpful to our own body image,” said Kathryn Miller, postdoctoral student at the University of Waterloo in Canada. For the study, the team involved nearly 100 female undergraduate students aged 17 to 25. They measured the participants’ frequency of daily interactions with body focused and non-body focused people, their degree of body appreciation (how much one values their body regardless of its size or shape), and body satisfaction, and whether they ate intuitively in alignment with their hunger and cravings rather than fixating on their dietary and weight goals.last_img read more

HC stays vote of confidence meeting for Halisahar

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday stayed a meeting for holding a vote of confidence in the chairman of the Halisahar Municipality, on a plea by a councillor that the provision is being misused by the head of the civic body to get protection.Justice Samapti Chattopadhyay stayed the meeting on the no-confidence motion and holding of the vote, which was scheduled to be taken up at 3 pm on Friday, till July 23 when the petition will be heard again. The Trinamool Congress controlled Halisahar Municipality has been in turmoil since results of the Lok Sabha election came out. Appearing for the state, West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Dutta claimed that there was no illegality in the motion brought by some of the councillors. He submitted that other members should not be made to suffer for the whims of one councillor who has moved the high court. In the 23-member Halisahar Municipality, eight Trinamool councillors brought a no-confidence motion on July 10, following which the chairman called a meeting for holding a confidence vote. The municipal body in North 24-Parganas district has been going through trying times since the Lok Sabha election, in which former Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh won from the Barrackpore seat as a BJP candidate. Halisahar falls within the Barrackpore constituency. Trinamool had 21 councillors, while there was one BJP and one independent member in the municipality. Seventeen Trinamool Congress councillors, including chairman Roy, joined the BJP in June, leaving Trinamool Congress a minority in the municipal body. With the drama still unfolding, nine of the 17 councillors, including Roy, later came back to the party folds of Trinamool, giving it a majority once again in the Halisahar Municipality with 13 members. BJP has claimed that Trinamool Congress has engineered the motion by its own councillors, so that the chairman can win and stave off any possibility of facing a no-trust motion within six months.last_img read more

Be more mindful of menstrual hygiene in summer

first_imgMenstrual hygiene is vital year-round, but it’s advisable to be more careful in the summer season when heat and sweat can lead to more rashes. Ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed on May 28, experts have shared tips: Change your pad every four hours: If you use sanitary pads to soak the flow during your periods, remember to change it often. Changing it every four hours is good. If not everyday, do this on the first two days when the flow is heavier. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUse biodegradable sanitary napkins: Biodegradable napkins or tampons are good for your skin and reduce rashes. Switch to menstrual cups: Menstrual cups, funnel-shaped cups, are an environment-friendly and reasonably priced solution to sanitary napkins and tampons. Menstrual cups are made of silicone and is skin friendly. Keep your vaginal area clean: It is important to keep your vaginal area clean, especially during periods. Use warm water and diluted soap to wash the area. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNever use two pads simultaneously: No, two is not better than one. Some women who experience heavy flow, tend to use two sanitary pads at one go to control the flow and prevent staining of clothes. This, however, is a bad idea as it can cause infections in the vaginal region. Stick to one and keep changing it often if the flow is more. Wear comfortable, clean underwear: Tight thongs or underwear made of fabric that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe will also lead to infections. Stick to clean and comfortable cotton knickers that do not stick to your skin. Avoid tight clothing: A lot of sweat is discharged during summers, which can be uncomfortable, and makes one’s intimate area moist and wet. Maintain hygiene in scorching summer: Avoid anything that increases the retention of heat and sweat as this can cause the growth of bacteria and even lead to vaginal infection and urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you suspect any type of rash or infection in or near your genitals, do not ignore it.last_img read more

Colins Preseason College Football Top 10

first_img Advertisement A massive Week 1 slate of College Football kicks off this weekend. Which teams are making a move from last year? Who’s falling off? Who’s gonna be left standing in the Final Four at the end of the season?Colin has released his Preseason Top 10 college football rankings. The rankings reflect how the teams will finish at the end of the season.  The central factors he took into account for evaluating teams were:Quarterback playOffensive and defensive line playReturning starters, andSchedulesHere’s Colin’s College Football Top 10: 10.  Utah – The easiest schedule in the Pac-12 paves the way to a conference title for the Utes. They get all three of their toughest games – USC, Washington and Oregon –  at home.  With 5 returning Junior and Senior starters on the O-line and 8 starters on Defense, Kyle Wittingham and the Utes are legit.9. LSU – The Tigers, as always, are loaded with defensive talent and will feature a dominant rushing attack led by Heisman Contender Leonard Fournette.  Brandon Harris is the latest in a long line of average LSU quarterbacks and isn’t a difference maker. It’ll be a Top 10 type year in Baton Rouge, but not good enough to compete for the SEC Championship.8. Iowa – The Hawkeyes have the $1 trillion dollar bill of schedules. A fraud. They’ll be favored in every game, except for Michigan, who they face at home. Quarterback C.J. Beathard, who Colin describes as, “a more talented Conor Cook”, should manage to navigate the weak schedule. With seven returning defensive starters, including arguably the best defensive player in the conference in cornerback Desmond King, Iowa should march to the B1G Ten Championship game.7. Florida State – The ‘Noles have a tough schedule by ACC standards, including road tests at Louisville and Miami. They should lose to Clemson at home. Heisman contender Dalvin Cook will have a monster season and help cover up average quarterback play. It’s not hard to find multiple losses in the schedule for the second best team in the ACC. It’ll be a good year in Tallahassee, but not a great one.6. Ohio State  – The Buckeyes are loaded with unproven talent after everyone but the equipment guy left for the NFL Draft. The opener at Oklahoma looks like a loss. They also face Wisconsin and Michigan State on the road and a revenge minded Michigan. JT Barrett is free of the Cardale Jones quarterback drama and should should have a big year. The Buckeyes will be trending up as the season ends, but still finish outside of the Final Four.5. Alabama – The Tide will be solid, but won’t roll back to their third consecutive Final Four. They open against USC, and get Tennessee, Ole Miss and LSU on the road. Nick Saban will have his work cut out with the loss of Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and key defensive contributors. Only in Tuscaloosa is a top five finish a sign of the rapture. The rapture is here.4. Tennessee- The Vols escaped their opener against giant killer Appalachian State. If they can right the ship, their schedule is easy early and easy late, and they’ll face their toughest test, Alabama, in Knoxville. After several solid recruiting classes, Butch Jones finally breaks through the post Phillip Fulmer fog. Legit dual threat QB Josh Dobbs should continue to improve and help Tennesse sneak into the Final Four. The stars are aligned for Rocky Top, which reminds Colin of Auburn title team.3. Oklahoma – Tough opener at home against Ohio State, but a win will cement them in the top four as they should cruise through a weak Big 12, made weaker yet because Baylor is no longer a viable contender. Star quarterback Baker Mayfield (36 TD’s 7 Int last season) and 13 returning starters will put “Big Game Bob” back in the title picture.2. Michigan –  Harbaugh rules. Way ahead of schedule in Ann Arbor. The best O-line and D-line combo in the conference. The Wolverines return six offensive and seven defensive starters. They have tough, but winnable, road games at Michigan State, at Iowa and at Ohio State. The Wolverines will start untested QB John O’ Korn, but Harbaugh already showed he’s a quarterback whisperer with Jake Rudock. See you at The Shoe.1. Clemson – Deshaun Watson is the best quarterback in college football, period. The #1 pick in next year’s NFL draft and seven returning offfensive starters should demolish a weak ACC schedule and march to a national championship. The Tigers toughest test is at Florida State, which should still be a comfortable W. They lost significant defensive contributors to the NFL, but they don’t face elite QB’s and are more than equipped in the event of a shootout..@ColinCowherd reveals his preseason postseason Top 10 college football predictions. #HerdHere— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 2, 2016last_img read more

Anthony Davis Finally Gets To Be Seen

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Anthony Davis finally gets to be seenAnthony Davis is officially a Laker, after 6 seasons toiling in the obscurity of New Orleans. Despite seeing highlights of AD, and several brief playoff appearances, he’s about to become a mainstream star as a cornerstone for the most recognizable franchise in the NBA in the Lakers.Instead of being buried on B League Pass games, Davis will now be a mainstay in countless primetime games the playoffs. It’s good for his brand and for the NBA. Guests:Doug Gottlieb, Cuttino Mobley, and Cameron Jordan Also:-Westbrook won’t change for Harden-Colin’s 2019 Browns predictions-Where Colin was right/wrong-Colin quits coffee shopslast_img read more

Microsoft Asks US to Let It Disclose Security Requests

first_img Enroll Now for Free Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it has written to the U.S. Attorney General to ask for more freedom to disclose how it handles requests for customer data from national security organizations.The appeal comes a week after the Guardian newspaper reported that Microsoft allowed U.S. security agencies to circumvent encryption of Outlook emails and capture Skype online chats, citing leaked documents provided by Edward Snowden.The world’s largest software company said there were “significant inaccuracies” in the media reports last week and asserted it does not allow any government direct or unfettered access to customers’ emails, instant messages or data.In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder made public on Tuesday, company lawyer Brad Smith asked Holder to take action personally to permit Microsoft to reveal more about how many security requests it receives and how it handles them.”We believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, yet the Government is stopping us,” said Smith in a blog on Microsoft’s website.He said government lawyers have not responded to a court motion made in mid-June asking for permission to publish the volume of requests it has received.So far, the U.S. government has restricted what companies can say under about the requests under the highly secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Last month, it allowed the disclosure of aggregate numbers of requests for customer data, but not the breakdown of the split between surveillance and crime-related requests.Microsoft and Google Inc., along with Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and other U.S. tech leaders are scrambling to assert their independence after documents leaked to the Guardian suggested they gave the U.S. government “direct access” to customer accounts as part of a National Security Agency (NSA) program called Prism.The Guardian went further in detailing Microsoft’s collusion with the NSA last week, citing new top-secret documents it said were leaked by Snowden, the original source of the Prism reports.Microsoft did not directly mention the latest Guardian report, but contradicted its central claims.”Microsoft does not provide any government with direct and unfettered access to our customers’ data,” said Smith in his blog. “Microsoft only pulls and then provides the specific data mandated by the relevant legal demand.”(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gary Hill and Andre Grenon)Related: How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 17, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min readlast_img read more

How This ExGoogler Is Reinventing the Way Security Cameras Work

first_img This story appears in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 29, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Carter Maslan’s idea for a smart security-cam app came about after he spent four-plus years at Google. As director of product management working on the Google Street View project, he learned through usability tests that people wanted the ability to access real-time video and search footage for noteworthy events.“From the beginning, the idea was to make video smart and super-responsive,” he says. The result was an app called Camio. “We like to think of it as an ad hoc security camera that gives you exactly what you want.”What distinguishes Camio from a basic webcam is that the app, which works with images gathered via a smartphone camera, leverages proprietary algorithms to be selective about what it uploads to its cloud-based storage. According to Maslan, the algorithms can differentiate between “ordinary” events (such as lighting changes) and “extraordinary” events (such as a rock thrown through a window).Camio’s algorithms can also analyze footage to detect humans; users can then search archived video by keywords. Earlier this spring, the San Francisco Bay Area company unveiled Camio Daily, an email digest of still shots that the algorithms predict customers will find most interesting.Maslan says that by reducing the total amount of data uploaded and stored, Camio can use significantly less bandwidth than a traditional webcam. He adds that because the service encrypts its video, all footage is safe behind a password-protected login.“We see this as a different spin on the Internet of Things,” he says, referring to the trend to connect everyday devices to the internet and equip them with sensors to collect data. “Instead of giving you every possible second of footage, we’re giving you only the stuff you might actually use, and we’re giving it to you in a way that puts you in charge of how you might use it.”Maslan has been developing the technology since he left Google in June 2011. Over the next 18 months, he kicked in $240,000 of his own cash to keep the project rolling. By 2013, a number of former Google colleagues came onboard as angel investors. Last year, Maslan closed a $1.6 million seed round led by Freestyle Capital, which helped him bring the app to market and his staff up to 12.So far, the majority of Camio customers are individual users—dog owners, nanny employers, even moms and dads who want to keep an eye on sleeping babies. But Maslan says small and midsize businesses represent a growing segment of the customer base. And why not? The first smartphone setup is free (additional setups start at $9 per phone per month), and Camio stores 30 days’ worth of searchable video in the cloud.That’s what got Maura Joyce, office manager for a dental practice in San Francisco, to try it. In April she spent $49 on an Android smartphone, downloaded Camio, then set up the device to monitor a back stairway at the office, 24/7. She figures that compared to installing a dedicated security-cam system, Camio’s repurposed smartphone will save hundreds of dollars per year.“We have formal security on the doors and windows, but we wanted to add this for cheap,” she says. “Price and the fact that the system automatically alerts you when something happens were the two main reasons we decided to move in this direction.” Register Now »last_img read more

At SXSW GrubHub Great Delivery Takes Data Tech and a Love for

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global On-demand food delivery is a competitive market, luring tech titans like Amazon and Uber. The complicated business has evolved beyond its dispatch roots and requires a technologist’s edge and a brain for logistics. Of course, it also needs a heart for service, keeping food fresh and delicious and making everyone from restaurants to drivers and diners happy and satisfied.Given the challenge — and the opportunity — we met with GrubHub’s senior vice president of operations Stan Chia at SXSW this past week. The company serves six and a half million active diners in a thousand cities through 40,000 restaurants. We talked about engineering food delivery and why it believes a 360-degree understanding for restaurants prepare food will keep it competitive.This interview has been edited and condensed.Entrepreneur: What’s changed in the past five years for on-demand food delivery?Chia: Food, unlike most other delivery operations, is not just point A to point B. Food is perishable, unlike packaged products. You have to understand everything that it takes to get it from point A to point B. Before technology and data infused this, it was a very manual, dispatch operation. People would look at orders that are coming in and say here’s the diner and here’s the restaurant, let’s just send the driver there. From a GrubHub, technology gives us a unique ability to understand what’s going on inside a restaurant’s kitchen as well as what’s going on inside our driver network.Entrepreneur: Explain a little about how that technology works.Chia: [We power] our delivery options with a very uniquely tailored and constantly changing algorithm that considers a lot of things that weren’t considered before. We know freshness, we know how long it should stay good. We use a concept called isochrones to determine boundaries for food since we know that travel speeds aren’t the same at 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. Being able to provide a technology solution as well as the operational component of actually delivering food for a restaurant is very powerful. Restaurants say “I can focus on just making amazing food and you can take that off of me and you can give me incremental volume?” That’s the play for restaurants.Entrepreneur: How does data fit in and why is that important to the future of the business?Chia: As you get deeper in the lifecycle of the good supply chain, there are lots of components of data that can help. [With restaurants], it’s understanding how long it takes a restaurant to prepare their food and how often they hold true to that in terms of how you align diners and drivers. If you tell me you’re going to be ready in fifteen minutes and you’re usually ready in twenty-five minutes, I can tailor the algorithm to take that into account. The faster we work there, the more money the drivers make.Entrepreneur: What technologies could be on the horizon? What has you excited?Chia: Any type of location-based service is large. The concept of geofencing and location-based services and thinking of how you use that in more and more meaningful ways. To really time arrivals so you’re not relying on user input but actual locations is really exciting. You can think about all the ways to do that all the way through the chain. You can use that with the diner or with the driver or with the restaurant.Entrepreneur: What about connected cars? We love connected cars at Entrepreneur.Chia: This is a crowded space and a lot of players aren’t totally just in food. We’re very focused on food. if we’re ever going to get into the connected car space, you can rest assured that it will be focused on food. That specialization allows us an advantage to a certain degree.Entrepreneur: What do people not know about GrubHub? What would surprise us?Chia: We have an in-house restaurant concept where everyone has to go and understand the technology that we push down to restaurants. We actually do that on the driver’s side. We force everyone to actually sit there and go through [the process] to understand what we do. People don’t realize that we’re passionate about food and the constituents that are there and we do a lot to make sure we understand the experience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » March 20, 2016 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

This Female Tech Entrepreneur Is Inspired By Forging a Path for the

first_img Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others.Jessica Rovello says she often finds the loneliness of running a business a challenge. Staying connected to her mission and peers in the same position isn’t easy for the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, an interactive content and gaming company that has big-name clients like Comcast and The Washington Post. The company has developed more than 300 mobile games, including one you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time procrastinating on, Microsoft’s collection of Solitaire.Seventeen years ago, Rovello was in her mid 20s, working in a tech company that was hemorrhaging money. She met and started dating her future husband and co-founder at the job, but while they were planning their future, she realized that she didn’t see a company in the landscape that would allow her to grow and feel inspired to go to work every day, while also allowing her to raise her family and be in Rovello’s words, “a total kickass career woman executive.”“[It] just didn’t seem like they were possible given the structures that were in place in large organizations,” Rovello told Entrepreneur. “So I said, I think that we’ve got to go and make this. If I can’t have it, I’m not going to just complain about the fact that I can’t have it. I’m going to go do something about it.”Rovello says even nearly two decades later, there are still days she feels overwhelmed and second-guesses what she is doing. She fears that she’ll let her staff of 100-plus people down.Related: LittleBits Founder Ayah Bdeir Wants to Ignite the Inner Inventor in Us AllIn those situations, she seeks out inspiration from words of wisdom from her loved ones, fellow entrepreneurs and people she admires. She also remembers why it was so important to her to create an environment to help other women in the industry thrive.“It’s easy to forget that there are many, many other people who are in similar situations. When you’re doing it, it can feel very lonely,” says Rovello. “I get really inspired when I speak about the business. When I can speak about our vision and where we want to go, whether I do that when I’m interviewing people or when I’m speaking to staff, all of those things inspire me.”Today, she has built Arkadium into a company that works with more than 500 publishers and employs 84 staffers in the U.S. and Russia. Of those employees, Arkadium has executive and management teams that are 50 and 60 percent women, respectively. Rovello shared her insights about what has helped her establish herself as a leader in this predominantly male industry.Who is a woman that inspires you, and why?My mom is a journalist, and she really inspires me. She started working at tabloid newspapers in New York City in the ’80s, when there were not a lot of women reporters. And she was always one of the only women in the newsroom. She didn’t let it stop her. Nothing about the industry she worked in or her very small percentage place in it ever stopped her from doing her job or growing or kicking ass. That’s very inspirational to me. I grew up being surrounded by a woman who didn’t let any of the numbers stop her. And so that’s very inspiring to me, and that keeps me going when I think about it. I have no excuse.What has inspired you to be a better person?Being in technology industry and part of what we do in the history of the company is make games and engagement tools — those are typically very male-dominated industries. And as we’ve seen very publicly for the last few years, there are many companies that tend to be hostile environments. There’s just too many stories about how tech companies have operated, and so that has been inspiring to me, because I feel as a woman who’s running a technology company, I can really stand up for doing things a different way. I’ve always made choices that made sense for the women in the company. That’s why 50 percent of our executive team is female, and 60 percent of our management team is female. We’ve always been very well-balanced, but I guess it’s especially top of mind for me knowing that I’m privileged that I can carve a path here for the women to have a different experience.What is a quote that inspires you, and why?Teddy Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s really easy when you are building a business to look around and see stories of these massive unicorn companies and constantly compare yourself, especially in the technology space. Why don’t I have a 50,000-square-foot office? Why do I not have this perk or that perk? Why has my revenue not grown 20,000 percent? Because those are the stories that get written about a lot. Less so are the 99 percent of businesses that are complete and utter failures. They go bankrupt within the first year. You just don’t really read or see those stories that much. So it’s very easy to compare yourself to these rocket ships to the moon that maybe not are the reality of the day-to-day existence of most of the entrepreneurs in the United States. So I think about that one a lot, and I try to have that temper my competitiveness, which I never want to go away. But I also don’t want to have it essentially eat away at my soul.Another one I like is from C.S. Lewis: “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” I think when you’re in the business-building process, and I’ve been at this for 17 years now, to go through your daily routines, to have your meetings, to go through the day-to-day to-dos and wonder what it is that you’re building toward. Then, when you really look back even a month or two months, you can see the massive amount of changes that have taken place.You just need the perspective of time to be able to understand. The [quote] helps me remain inspired on a day where I may feel like I’m just kind of grinding it out a little bit.Related: Refinery29’s Christene Barberich on How All the No’s Pushed Her ForwardWhat is a book that inspires you, and why?The Power of intention, by Wayne Dyer. It just reminds me that things are within my control and that I have the capacity to live an intentional life. For me it’s really understanding what it is that I want — and by want I don’t mean materially, I mean want from my life and then designing my schedule and where I focus my energy. So for me it’s being an amazing mom and spending really quality time with my kids. It’s being a great wife to my husband. It’s being a good daughter and a good friend. It’s building my business, and it’s being an inspiration to the women who are around me who will be the next generation of leaders.For those women who are looking to start a business or have begun one but are feeling discouraged, what advice do you have for them to keep going?Everybody has different circumstances, and so there’s usually no one-size-fits-all answer. I will say what really has helped me: Number one, when I was just starting my business and I didn’t have any money or employees, and I didn’t know what necessarily I was doing, I would read Entrepreneur and would envision myself being in the pages of the magazine. I would visualize and let myself dream that dream. I wouldn’t allow all the negative thoughts of why it wasn’t going to happen or how ridiculous that would sound to get in the way. I would mentally place myself in the article about the person who grew their business or who is doing millions of dollars in revenue or who had figured it out. And I wouldn’t get too lost in the details of how it was going to happen. I would just allow myself to think that way. So that was really helpful for me personally.Another thing that I found really helpful is having a peer group, people who are in similar situations to you whether they be just starting a business or have already grown a business. There are many organizations that exist for people to have a peer group of other CEOs or other entrepreneurs and getting together on a monthly basis and just having open discussions about the challenges you’re going through or the triumphs you’re having is really helpful. Because as I mentioned earlier, it’s really easy to feel like you’re alone on an island when you’re building a company. To know that other people are doing it, to hear their experiences, to share ideas and to just feel less disconnected is really helpful. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 9 min readcenter_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. June 25, 2018last_img read more

LNG Bunkering Market Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 20172023

first_imgLAMEAUAEBrazilArgentinaRest of LAMEA Europe dominates the LNG bunkering market, both in terms of volume and value, and is expected to maintain this trend throughout the forecast period. The LNG bunkering market is projected to reach $10,185 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 58.5% from 2017 to 2023.LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) is an attractive alternative fuel for seagoing vessels and inland vessels, as liquefied natural gas emits fewer polluting substances. LNG is a potential substitute according to IMO emission prerequisites, owing to its negligible sulfur content and low production of NOx contrary to fuel oil and marine diesel oil. LNG is clean burning fuel coupled with financial points of interest on a calorific value basis among other fuels.Download Sample Report@ global LNG bunkering market is driven by International Maritime Organizations regulations of sulfur emissions to 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) by 2020 in marine fuels, increase in sea-borne trade, particularly in terms of ton-km travelled, and low cost among ECAs. However, the demandsupply gap among LNG bunkers and vessels is expected to hamper the market growth.The offshore vessels & ferries segment accounted for more than one-third share of the total market share in 2016, in terms of volume, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, owing to its ease of transportation and loading. However, bulk & general cargo vessels are also expected to grow with high rate due to rise in demand for low sulfur fuels.Key Findings of the LNG Bunkering Market:In terms of value, the offshore vessels & ferries segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 58.8% during the forecast period.In terms of volume, the global LNG bunkering market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 47.7% during the forecast period.In Europe, Belgium is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR of 59.6% during the forecast period, in terms of value.Tanker fleet as end users occupied around one-fourth of the global market share in 2016, in terms of volume.China accounted for over one-tenth of the global LNG bunkering market in 2016, and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 49.1%, in terms of volume.For Purchase Enquiry@ 2016, Asia-Pacific and Europe collectively accounted for over two-thirds of the global LNG bunker market, by volume, though Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period. High trade frequency from the emerging countries, such as South Korea, India, and China, is estimated to drive the market growth.The major companies profiled in the report include, Skangas AS, Gasnor As, Statoil ASA, Barents Naturgass As, Engie SA, Bomin Linde LNG GmbH & Co. KG, Eni Norge AS, Harvey Gulf International Marine Llc., Polskie LNG SA, and Korea Gas Corp.LNG Bunkering Market Segments:By End UserTanker FleetBulk & General CargoOffshore Vessels & FerriesOthersBy GeographyNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexico Asia-PacificChinaJapanIndiaSouth KoreaRest of Asia-Pacific About us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small- & medium-scale enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one-stop solution right from data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company applies client’s insight on the factors such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligence support to help clients transform into a prominent business firm.Contact us:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1-855-550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: EuropeBelgiumSpainFranceUKThe NetherlandsRest of Europelast_img read more