‘Super’ Mario Draghi’s ECB odyssey comes to an end

first_imgWhen Draghi took over from Jean-Claude Trichet in November 2011, the decade-old Eurozone had not recovered from the global financial crisis. Countries such as Greece and Ireland looked unable to pay back exorbitant loans they had received, largely from German and French banks. Governments may well now ride to the Eurozone’s rescue by providing their own spending boosts. But in 2012, M&G’s Leaviss says, Draghi did not have that support. New problems Rates were slashed and the ECB ramped up government bond-buying. In 2015, Draghi fired the monetary policy bazooka, launching a €1.1 trillion bond purchase programme known as quantitative easing (QE). Draghi himself has said central banks are at their limits. At the ECB’s last meeting, he said: “Fiscal policy” – taxing and spending – “should become the main instrument” to push up growth and prices and called on states with budget surpluses to increase their spending. Meanwhile, economic growth has recently slowed to levels not seen since the Eurozone crisis as the bloc is buffeted by the US-China trade war and weak global demand. Draghi quickly reversed the rises. Then came his finest hour. In a speech in London in July 2012, within earshot of the Olympic beach volleyball, he said: “The ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough.” Investors breathed a sigh of relief, reassured that Draghi would not let the Eurozone crumble. Nonetheless, so-called Super Mario is widely-hailed as having saved the euro. Will his legacy endure? ‘Whatever it takes’ Share Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors, says that as Draghi hands over to Lagarde, “monetary policy ammunition has been all but exhausted”. Read more: Mario Draghi’s ECB reign ends with Eurozone ‘close to stagnation’ Investors cheered the move and growth picked up. But in Germany – a bastion of ultra-orthodox monetary policy – as well as other northern European countries, policymakers fiercely objected. All a central bank should do is keep inflation in check, they said. Harry Robertson ‘Super’ Mario Draghi’s ECB odyssey comes to an end whatsapp (Image credit: Getty) However, Draghi’s “whatever it takes” mantra did not sit easily with many Eurozone members, creating a festering argument that continues today. FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 03: Mario Draghi, new President of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks to the media following the first meeting of the ECB Governing Council with Draghi at the helm on November 3, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Draghi officially took over from Jean-Claude Trichet as ECB President on November 1 and announced an interest rate cut of 0.25 points from 1.5 percent to 1.25 percent. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images) An irony of Draghi’s tenure has been that – despite holding the euro together during its darkest hour – he has failed at his central task.center_img Read more: Two highs and two lows of Mario Draghi’s reign at the ECB The ECB’s stated aim is to keep inflation at below but close to two per cent, something Draghi has not managed. Inflation fell to 0.8 per cent in September. This is the environment into which former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Lagarde will be plunged. She has already told European parliament members that “central banks are not the only game in town”. Luckily, she’s no stranger to bitter intergovernmental fights. “I consider the bond purchases simply disproportionate,” says Joerg Kraemer, chief economist at Germany’s Commerzbank. He says the use of QE against “harmless low inflation had severe negative side effects,” raising the risk of bubbles in asset prices such as property and encouraging “zombie banks” to rely on ultra-cheap money. Growth in the bloc is slowing towards levels not seen since the Eurozone crisis and inflation has hit a three-year low. Moreover, the ECB’s board is riven by a rancorous debate over how the slowdown should be tackled. The ECB had also just made what Jim Leaviss of investment manager M&G calls the “biggest policy mistake of its young history”: Trichet had raised interest rates during the slump. Shah says: “A more effective stimulus would be a sizeable German fiscal package. That would act as a circuit breaker, boosting euro area growth and inflation.” Former German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Bundesbank head Jens Weidmann have criticised the ECB’s policies under Mario Draghi (Image: Getty) Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde will take over from Mario Draghi on 1 November (Image: Getty) Europe’s slowdown “In a world where politicians refused to save the Eurozone through fiscal redistribution,” he says, “he did whatever it took. It wasn’t perfect, but it was the best we had.” Read more: IMF warns 2019 global growth will fall to financial crisis levels whatsapp Last month, the tussle with Germany and its northern allies once again burst out from behind closed doors when the ECB relaunched the giant QE programme, which had been dormant since 2018. Thursday 24 October 2019 11:32 am European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi will today chair the final rate-setting meeting of his eight-year tenure. 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Ocean acidification in Southeast, tribal network seeks regional impact

first_imgClimate Change | Fisheries | Food | Oceans | SoutheastOcean acidification in Southeast, tribal network seeks regional impactMarch 1, 2017 by Aaron Bolton, KSTK-Wrangell Share:Ocean acidification has been big news lately. Experts have spoken about the possible consequences for shellfish and the critters that eat them but, its actual impact in Southeast Alaska is not known.Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research, a network of 15 Southeast tribes, hopes to answer that question.Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20170228-10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Wrangell and fourteen other tribes have participated in the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research program, collecting clams and cockles to test for paralytic shellfish poison.The Sitka Tribe of Alaska heads the initiative, and now wants to get a baseline for ocean acidification in the region.Sitka tribe Environmental Specialist Esther Kennedy said that monitoring ocean acidification in near-shore environments has been quite difficult until recently.“Most of the research on OA to date has been in the open ocean,” Kennedy said.These environments naturally have wide swings in ocean chemistry due to stream and river volume changes, storms and droughts, and proximity to the open ocean.“I suspect Sitka is going to look a lot more like the Gulf of Alaska than it will look like Wrangell with its huge fresh water input from the Stikine,” Kennedy noted. “One of the things that will be really interesting is can we start to see say gradience and effects of ocean acidification as we move from the outer coast into the even more coastal environments.”The project aims to get a baseline for Southeast waters.Some data will be obtained through a buoy in Sitka Sound that will measure PH levels and dissolved carbon dioxide in the water, a slice of the many variables measured to indicate ocean acidification.The buoy will help answer the main concern of the environmental issue: how difficult it is for organisms to form a shell?“That plays into the second part of our ocean acidification project where we are now installing an instrument called a Burkolator in our lab,” Kennedy said.A Burkolator is a machine that will be constantly taking measurements in one of Sitka’s harbors, but will also test samples sent in by 14 tribes across the region. The Wrangell Cooperative Association monitors phytoplankton and collects clam and cockle samples at two popular sites south of town — Shoemaker Bay Harbor and Pats Creek Landing.Shellfish samples are sent to the lab in Sitka for testing, and the results are dispersed on the program’s website.Chris Hatton, the association’s Indian Environmental General Assistance Program coordinator, said the tribe is excited to participate.“Because we are already going to these locations every week and sometimes more than once a week, we’ll be able to grab a sample in a special brown jar. Then that jar will be stored for a bit and sent to Sitka where they can analyze it four different levels of acidification and other things in the water,” Hatton said. “It’ll be great to get a baseline because that’s what we don’t have yet.”Hatton added she’s interested to see how Wrangell’s large freshwater influence plays out when it comes to ocean acidification and paralytic shellfish poisoning.“With our PSP results, I think we are all realizing there is the chance and there are cockles and clams that are higher in PSP than what we recommend for consumption,” Hatton said. “Our fresh water maybe helps us, but it doesn’t keep us safe necessarily.”Kennedy said with such environmental diversity in Southeast, she hopes to use the project’s data as a model for other parts of Alaska.Data from the open ocean will be used to tease out the large variabilities of near-shore environments.Kennedy noted measuring ocean acidification will also answer questions about the impacts of fewer shell-forming organisms.“An indirect effect would then be less food for other creatures like crustaceans, which are also going to have shell-forming difficulties, but also salmon, marine mammals will have a more difficult time finding food,” Kennedy said.Kennedy hopes to have the buoy up and running within a month and plans to start testing samples from around the region in September.Share this story:last_img read more

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London rents more than double UK average as high property prices lift sector demand

first_img Express KCS Rents in London rose by eight per cent in February compared with the same month last year, as high property prices forced more people into the rented sector. For the UK as a whole, average rents increased by seven per cent in February compared with last year, figures released by estate agents Barnard Marcus show today.The supply of properties to rent has dropped 17 per cent, while demand has continued to rise. In London, there are 8.5 applicants to every property available to rent, up from 5.3 one year ago. For the UK, there are 5.2 potential tenants vying for every property on the market, up from four last year.The average monthly London rent is now £1,507, more than double the UK average of £705. “As the sale market contin­ues to price out would-be first time buyers… the increase in demand is not expected to decrease,” said Stephen Nation, head of lettings for Barnard Marcus. Recent figures from Nationwide show UK house prices are growing over five per cent annually. whatsapp Sunday 29 March 2015 11:21 pm Share whatsapp London rents more than double UK average as high property prices lift sector demand Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Tags: UK house priceslast_img read more

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Grange to Lead Caribbean Charge on Creative Sectors

first_imgRelatedGrange to Lead Caribbean Charge on Creative Sectors RelatedGrange to Lead Caribbean Charge on Creative Sectors Advertisements RelatedGrange to Lead Caribbean Charge on Creative Sectorscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Hon Olivia Grange is to lobby her Caribbean political counterparts in an attempt to secure recognition of the creative industries as a key ingredient for sustained economic growth throughout the region.Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat during the recent Creative Clusters conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Minister Grange told Caribbean delegates that she would be willing to lead the case for securing commitment among her political colleagues in the Caribbean, emphasising that the region’s creative talents remain its greatest natural assets.She called for greater emphasis to be placed on the creative sectors and for efforts to be made to formalise the industries and bring them into the pool where their contributions can be recognised for the tremendous contribution they can make to GDP.“It is time for us to organise and formalise our creative sectors. In so doing, we will create the structure that will lend corporate legitimacy to the many businesses on which our creative practitioners depend for their livelihoods.”Deputy Director of the Commonwealth Foundation Vijay Krishnarayan, who hosted Minister Grange and the Caribbean delegation, promised to examine the role institutions such as the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation can play in trade capacity building and private sector development around the creative sectors.He noted that momentum was building throughout the Caribbean as countries seek to take advantage of the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation signed with the EU in October.He said: “Jamaica seems to be well positioned to be at the forefront of these regional efforts. At the Commonwealth Foundation, efforts to support the connections between culture and development are now a priority. In the area of trade and creative products, it seems there might be real synergies between the priorities of civil society and government and this discussion is something the Commonwealth Foundation could help to facilitate.”Minister Grange invited the Commonwealth Secretariat to host a major conference in Jamaica ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government and Commonwealth People’s Forum in Trinidad and Tobago. The conference will explore the potential of the creative sectors in the region and to raise awareness of the contributions they make to the economies of developing countries. It will also look at ways in which civil society representation in the region could be supported.Minister Grange delivered the keynote address at the Creative Clusters conference held in Glasgow, Scotland, November 17-20.Creative Clusters is an independent policy conference examining the growth of the creative economy. Held annually, it attracts participants from all over the world.Now in its sixth year, it has enjoyed partnerships with Unctad, the UK Film Council, the Commonwealth Foundation, Festivals Edinburgh, the Scottish Arts Council and the Scottish government. It was endorsed by Linda Fabiani, Scottish Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture. Grange to Lead Caribbean Charge on Creative Sectors UncategorizedDecember 2, 2008last_img read more

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Five years after arrest, human rights defenders still denied access to lawyers – UN expert: Lao PDR

first_imgFive years after arrest, human rights defenders still denied access to lawyers – UN expert: Lao PDR OHCHRA UN expert called on the Government of Lao PDR to immediately release three human rights defenders who have been detained for more than five years, saying their continued imprisonment was an impediment to the advancement of human rights in the South-East Asian nation.A court in the capital, Vientiane, sentenced Ms. Lodkham Thammavong, Mr. Soukane Chaithad and Mr. Somphone Phimmasone to prison terms of up to 30 years in 2017 after they took part in a demonstration outside the Lao Embassy in Thailand to express concerns over the government’s human rights record. The three, who were arrested in March 2016, had also posted messages on social media criticizing the Government.Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, said the activists had not only been deprived of their liberty, but also their right to a fair and free trial. “To date, none of the above human rights defenders have had access to their lawyers,” she said.“I am deeply concerned that these three human rights defenders have been criminalised and sentenced respectively to 12, 16 and 30 years imprisonment in retaliation for their legitimate human rights work and criticism of the Government’s alleged human rights violations, corruption and deforestation.”“The misuse of national security laws to convict human rights defenders who are critical of the Government generates fear amongst all human rights defenders in the country and has had an adverse effect on their ability to carry out their legitimate human rights work,” Lawlor said. “The Government must guarantee a safe, secure and enabling environment for all human rights defenders.“The Government must provide the legal and factual basis behind the arbitrary arrest and incommunicado pre-trial detention of Ms. Lodkham Thammavong, Mr. Soukane Chaithad and Mr. Somphone Phimmasone,” Lawlor said. “The Government should also explain the the harsh prison sentences handed down to these human rights defenders, and how these are compatible with international human rights norms and standards.”The expert’s call has been endorsed by: Ms Leigh Toomey (Chair-Rapporteur), Ms Elina Steinerte (Vice-Chair), Miriam Estrada-Castillo, Mumba Malila, Mr Seong-Phil Hong, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ; and Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, Special Rapporteur on the right to peaceful assembly and association . /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asian, Assembly, corruption, demonstration, detention, Effect, environment, Government, Human Rights, Leigh, OHCHR, Prison, security, social media, Thailand, UN, Vientianelast_img read more

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Still need to cast your ballot in the 2018 general election?

first_img Ballots were mailed to all active registered voters around Oct. 15. If you have not received your ballot yet, contact the Boulder County Elections office at 303-413-7740, if you registered in Boulder County, or contact your home Colorado county clerk and recorder office.If you have your mail ballotThere is a 24-hour ballot dropbox located outside the south side of the UMC on the sidewalk close Euclid Avenue. This is not a drive-up location; parking is limited. There are 13 additional 24-hour boxes located off campus.Any Colorado voter may return any Colorado mail ballot to a 24-hour dropbox or other voting location. Boulder County will return your ballot to your home county clerk.Register to vote, vote in person, moreThere is a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) in the UMC on the second floor. It is open:8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 57 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election DayAt the UMC Voter Service and Polling Center, you can:Drop off your ballot.Register and vote on the same day.Cast a ballot in person.*Request a replacement ballot.*Vote using accessible equipment and facilities for people with disabilities.Bring a current and valid ID, such as your driver’s license or Buff OneCard, when registering or voting.Not sure if or where you are registered? The VSPC can look up your registration, or visit govotecolorado.com. Students who have questions can stop by the VSPC or visit Boulder County’s student voting guidelines.Remember: Voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ballots must be dropped in a ballot box no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, or you must be in line to vote.*The VSPC can only issue Boulder County ballots. They cannot issue other Colorado county ballots, but you can register and vote in Boulder County there. Call your local county clerk’s office if you are registered in another county, have not received your mail ballot and are registered correctly.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Published: Nov. 2, 2018 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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US mulls funding for Huawei rivals

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 OCT 2019 Donald TrumpfundingHuawei Tags Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? US officials sought to give Ericsson and Nokia a leg up over Huawei, exploring ways of providing financial assistance which would allow the pair to offer more competitive payment terms for their equipment, Financial Times reported.The newspaper noted such a move would help the European vendors counter Huawei’s practice of offering customers longer payment terms to win their business.Financing is a key concern among regional US operators, which historically turned to Huawei as a more affordable option and are now facing calls to replace its kit.US Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks recently said that in discussions about how to address the issue, both Nokia and Ericsson offered to create products and financing options specifically geared toward the needs of smaller operators.Sources told FT the idea is one of several under consideration by President Donald Trump’s administration to offer telecommunications companies alternatives to Huawei’s equipment.Other propositions include providing government funding for operators to rip and replace Huawei kit, increasing incentives for companies to develop open source network gear and backing a domestic new entrant.In September, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei detailed a plan to licence the company’s 5G technology to create a new US-based competitor, but did not say whether the proposal had generated any interest. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleMara Group enters Africa smartphone marketNext ArticleMicrosoft targets global broadband expansion Relatedcenter_img Español Author Diana Goovaerts FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Home US mulls funding for Huawei rivalslast_img read more

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Darwin Devolves: Another Huge Advance Against Darwinism and for Intelligent Design

first_imgIntelligent Design Darwin Devolves: Another Huge Advance Against Darwinism and for Intelligent DesignTom GilsonMarch 8, 2019, 5:06 AM Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Michael Behe, professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, has been keeping committed Darwinists awake nights for years. His 1996 book Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution asked a long-ignored question: If Darwin’s theory explains everything so well, why hasn’t anyone shown how it works at the minutest level, biochemistry? If it doesn’t work there, it doesn’t work anywhere.Now Behe has released a new book, based on new science, showing once again that it doesn’t work there. Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution is going to cause a lot more sleepless nights.The new science he covers in this book shows that Darwin’s theory can explain some changes, but quickly breaks down. DNA sequencing has only been available in the past decade or two. Its findings show that when organisms change, they do it almost always by breaking genes, not by making new ones. So in general, the evidence shows that when species evolve, they’re really devolving. And that devolution prevents future evolution.Evolution (Unguided) Breaks ThingsBehe defines his terms carefully. Evolution, in particular, means many different things. On one level, it simply says things change over time. No controversy there. On another level, it’s a theory of common descent, saying that all organisms came by something like a branching tree from one common ancestor. But classic evolutionary theory also claims that this common descent, and all the adaptations of life, happened by an unguided process: natural selection sifting random variations. This, Behe says, flatly conflicts with the evidence.Past critics of his work, including his 2008 work The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, have assailed it as “religiously motivated.” Behe certainly defends intelligent design, the theory that much if not all of nature is best explained as the product of a purposeful Mind. He didn’t go there, though, until he read an early work on evolution by Michael Denton. That led him to realize he’d never asked evolution the hard questions.Now with new findings from genetics, the questions are harder than ever. Experiments show that even adaptive changes — changes that seem like improvements — almost always come by way of breaking genes. In a recent podcast, Behe likened it to a car for which gas mileage suddenly became its most important feature. (Full disclosure: I work with Discovery Institute in helping produce the ID the Future podcast.) The mileage problem is easy for a car, actually. Just remove some of its seats. In organisms this principle works, for example, when a gene that’s been holding back an existing capability gets damaged. That capability then shows up. It’s not a new capability, just newly expressed.Breaking Things Is EasierIt makes sense, really. It’s a whole lot easier to break a thing than it is to make one. Ask the poor nursery owner who thought I could help him one summer removing an old building and building a new one. I lasted there as long as the job was only about tearing things down.Not only that, but once nature finds a way to improve a function by degrading a gene, nature is happy with that. It will spread that new answer throughout a population just as fast as Darwin ever supposed. That’s what natural selection does: It preserves helpful (adaptive) changes and spreads them around while letting less lucky populations die off. Once nature is happy with one quick answer produced by breaking things, though, it’s not going to hang around waiting for another, more elaborate answer produced by making things.Misdirected and Unsupported CriticismI’m oversimplifying, obviously, trying to summarize in a few words what Behe details over some 300 highly readable pages. I’m sure critics will find things not to like about my summary. And why not? Darwin’s Black Box was vilified, even by Behe’s colleagues at Lehigh. Yet as he has shown in an appendix to Darwin Devolves and elsewhere, no one has ever refuted its arguments. Not even close.The most emphatic reactions come from critics who can’t stomach the idea that God had anything to do with life’s origin and development. Behe quotes philosopher John Searle as saying the whole idea of a greater mind behind nature “does not fit in and seems intellectually repulsive.” Which is a lot like saying, “I don’t like the taste of it, therefore it isn’t science.” (See the book’s website for discussion of criticisms and responses.)This book is built on solid science. It’s going to be harder than ever for critics to spit it out just because they don’t like its taste. It will also be hard for critics to ignore the conclusion Behe reaches in his final chapter. Materialists, those who deny the larger reality of mind, typically end up denying even the human reality of mind. The world only makes sense if we see it as the product of a great, purposeful, highly intelligent designing Mind.Photo credit: Michael Behe, a scene from Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines, via Discovery Institute.Editor’s note: This article is cross-posted with permission from The Stream, where it originally appeared. “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Tagsbiochemistrycommon ancestorcommon descentDarwin DevolvesDarwin’s Black BoxDarwinian theoryDarwinistsDNAevolutiongenesID the Futureintelligent designJohn SearleLehigh UniversitymaterialistsMichael BeheMichael Dentonmindphilosophypodcastrandom variations,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Recommended Tom GilsonTom Gilson is a senior editor with The Stream and author of six books. He has more than 800 published articles to his credit, in addition to his top-ranked Thinking Christian blog, founded in 2004. He has a B.Mus. in Music Education with a specialty in performance from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Sharelast_img read more

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Poll: Stick or twist for Mbonambi?

first_img From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Stormers Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo As Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi weighs up a contract extension at the Stormers amid interest from the Sharks, we ask our readers whether he should go or stay in 2021.SARugbymag.co.za understands that the Sharks would like to add another high-quality hooker to their tight-five stocks, after bolstering their pack with the signings of Le Roux Roets and Reniel Hugo.ALSO READ: Sharks strengthen pack Mbonambi was a prime target, but does have an appealing contract-extension offer that has been tabled by the Stormers. However, he has yet to sign on the dotted line, leading to some reports that he could be reconsidering the Sharks deal.The 2019 World Cup winner was linked with a move overseas – and was reportedly targeted by an English Premiership side – but turned it down to stay in Cape Town.Mbonambi has been with the Stormers since joining from the Vodacom Bulls in 2015. To date, he has made over 60 appearances for the Stormers and won the Currie Cup with Western Province in 2017. This poll has ended (since 2 months). ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Sharks 50.29% Published on March 10, 2021 Post by Dylan Jack Bongi Mbonambi MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Hero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img ‘  860  12 Posted in Currie Cup, Sharks, Stormers, Top headlines Where should Bongi Mbonambi play his rugby from 2021? ‘ 49.71% ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ READ: What’s in our new issue?Subscribe herePhoto: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images Poll: Stick or twist for Mbonambi?last_img read more

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BLS Data Shows Job Growth in Atlanta

first_imgAdd to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Share Atlanta is leading Georgia’s economic recovery.That’s according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The data shows the capital of the state added 58,400 jobs in 2013.That’s an increase of more than 3,000 jobs from 2012.“First of all, the financial activity sector looks to be doing better, then the information industry is coming back strongly and that’s good news for Atlanta as well.  Plus the continuing growth of professional business services, continuing housing recovery,” says Dr. Jeff Humphreys, the director of economic forecasting at the University of Georgia.An audio version of this story.0:00Analysts say the health care, insurance and technology sectors saw a boost in employment opportunities.Humphreys says there are two main reasons to explain Atlanta’s growth in jobs.The first is the revival of population growth.“The second factor is that the Atlanta area is not very dependent on federal jobs.”Humphreys predicts Atlanta will add 68,000 jobs by the end of 2014.  Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more

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