Premium / Supply chain radar: Is arch-hunter XPO Logistics now Amazon’s prey?

first_img Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please Login Investors in XPO Logistics must be experiencing that feeling when you pump up a tyre and realise you haven’t fixed the puncture.The $5.5bn market cap US-focused final-mile logistics corporation was, until recently, an $11bn market cap player. Hammered by a critical (and hotly contested) shortseller report in December, XPO has countered by buying back its own stock, but to little avail – is it doing so to prevent a takeover at a bargain price?That is a legitimate question. From a peak … Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password By Mike Weir 01/03/2019 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Email* Reset Password*last_img read more

News / Shippers and forwarders call for law to stop ‘unfair’ D&D fees by box lines

first_img A group of shippers, freight forwarders and other liner industry stakeholders has urged the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to pass into law the interpretive rule it has drawn up on demurrage and detention practices in the US.In a joint letter to FMC chairman Michael Khouri, by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTrans) and signed by 86 other shipping and logistics associations, the body that regulates liner shipping is urged to “expeditiously adopt” the interpretive rule drawn up by FMC commissioner Rebecca Dye last year, following the conclusion of an 18-month investigation into D&D in the US.The signatories explained that the outbreak of coronavirus had hit every partner in the container supply chain and exacerbated already difficult tradition conditions, and claimed that shipping lines were imposing D&D fees as a “punitive” measure on their customers and suppliers.“Currently, ocean carriers are imposing demurrage fees even when the container is not physically available to be picked up, and detention fees when the terminal is not accessible for the container to be returned.“With ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus, there is real concern about these fees being assessed when there are equipment issues beyond the control of the shipper or motor carrier.“Thus, these fees appear to be punitive measures by the ocean carriers, not an incentive to expedite container flow,” the letter claims.According to Ms Dye, the key feature of the proposed interpretive rule is that D&D charges should be suspended “when shippers are prevented from picking up cargo or returning containers within time allotted”.Yesterday’s letter to the FMC spelled out this argument: “We believe that the approach of the proposed interpretive rule, which provides guidance for when a detention or demurrage charge can or cannot be fairly imposed, is the correct one.“It is certainly appropriate that a container must be able to be returned before a detention charge may be assessed, and a container must be “available” for pickup before a demurrage charge may be imposed.”It adds: “We respectfully urge the commission to promptly adopt the rule as published, which will assist the maritime industry in evaluating the fairness of these charges and resolving potential disputes.” By Gavin van Marle 17/03/2020last_img read more

Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company

first_img Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 23rd October 2018 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company Home News Community Laois resident lands opportunity of a lifetime for international company NewsCommunity A Mountmellick resident has landed the opportunity of a lifetime as a US Global Graduate for Tullamore D.E.W.Mountmellick’s Oisin Hanlon has been appointed by Tullamore D.E.W., the world’s second best-selling Irish whiskey, as the brand’s new Florida Global Graduate.Oisin is one of only seven successful candidates to secure a place from applicants all across the country this year.Oisin is joined by Hannah Wallace, Lorna O’Reilly, Niamh Mullins, Shane Groarke, Garreth Chambers and Mark O’Sullivan, all chosen for their blend of confidence, charisma and commercial focus.What’s in store for the graduatesThe talented recruits will head to major cities in the US, including Boston, San Diego and Denver, embarking on an 18-month programme, advocating Irish whiskey and Tullamore D.E.W., in particular.With sales of Irish whiskey jumping nearly 13% to $897 million in the US last year, the new graduates will help shape conversation on the hugely successful Irish export.No day will be the same, with the new graduates tasked with building advocacy for Irish whiskey across the United States.They’ll focus on telling the story of Irish whiskey to US bartenders, media and consumers through Tullamore D.E.W. tastings, immersion sessions and local events.William Grant Global Brand Director, Irish and American Whiskey & Trailblazer Brands, Chin Ru Foo said: “We’re excited to welcome these exceptional new recruits to the Tullamore D.E.W. family.“It’s so important for Tullamore D.E.W. to recognise and champion the phenomenal young talent in Ireland today.“We believe that a blended world, with blended cultures and backgrounds, is a more interesting place. Our seven graduates exemplify this Beauty of Blend by bringing the unique spirit of Ireland to an American audience – an audience that continues to fall even more in love with Irish whiskey.”“This unique opportunity for the talented Irish graduates was offered through the IBEC/Bord Bia Export Orientation Programme (EOP),” said Mr Foo.The IBEC Export Orientation Programme (EOP) combines an International Business Diploma with a placement. It is renowned as Ireland’s longest-running and most successful graduate placement programme, providing graduates of all disciplines with an invaluable introduction to international business.SEE ALSO – REVEALED: The Laois GAA award winners for 2018 Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMountmellick Previous articleHat-tricks galore Rushall NS claim Roinn 5 victoryNext articleTen-goal Conroy leads Killanure NS to Roinn 5 Shield glory Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Facebook Community Council WhatsApplast_img read more

TD Waterhouse, BMO give best response to email: Surviscor

BMO’s adviceDirect launches premium service Related news Biden’s pick for SEC flags trading-app gimmicks for scrutiny BMO is the new online banking industry winner, which includes both Canadian banks and credit unions, with a CER score of 96% and an average response time below 4 hours. The review analyzes over 180 ‘mystery shopper’ emails sent between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012 to 45 Canadian financial services firms. Surviscor tracks all correspondence with the firms, including the time to respond, the availability of auto-responses and performance of the stated response guidelines, the details of the email dialogue and the validity of the answer provided. “The top firms in the brokerage industry are providing near immediate responses during business hours” says Glenn LaCoste, president of Surviscor. “The same cannot be said in the banking industry where few firms are managing to respond in less than four hours” adds LaCoste. The brokerage industry’s top five firms respond on average in three and a half hours while banking’s top five is slightly below seven hours. Surviscor is currently piloting a social media campaign that will be introduced into the CER Program in 2013, recognizing the need to review the customer service levels in the growing social media industry. Keywords Discount brokerages,  Email TD Waterhouse and Bank of Montreal have been awarded top honours by Toronto-based Surviscor in the research firm’s 2012 Customer Email Responsiveness (CER) review. TD Waterhouse won for the third straight year in the competitive online brokerage industry segment with a CER score of 85% and an average response time slightly above two hours. Family of novice investor who killed himself sue Robinhood IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

$12.8 Million Grant for Pig Farmers Association

first_imgRelated$12.8 Million Grant for Pig Farmers Association FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Pig Farmers Association on (May 15), signed a grant agreement valued at $12.8 million with the European Union/Government of Jamaica Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP).This assistance will result in the formation of a Project Management Unit (PMU) within the association, to ensure that the core mandate of the organization is achieved. In addition, funding will go towards the hosting of workshops and seminars that will benefit both members and clients of the association.President of the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association, Annabelle Williams pointed out that the funding would assist in enhancing the administration of the association.“The capacity building fund will allow us to employ a PMU to work full time to try and co-ordinate the industry. This will include putting in an interactive website, getting to our farmers, increasing our membership, taking questions and answers on a daily basis, putting together documentation and keeping farmers up to date on what’s happening,” she explained.The association’s grant approval is unique, as it is one of only a few private sector organizations that will make use of both the business development and capacity building support facilities offered under the PSDP.Meanwhile, Project Management Officer with the PSDP, Kenneth Reid explained that both facilities would complement each other.“The capacity building project looks at setting up a PMU, which will essentially be the driver for the consortia contract which looks at doing these multiple workshops for their members,” he pointed out.“One of the things you expect when you provide support to private sector organizations, is that they will be creating new services. The creation of new services will stimulate new membership and membership goes a long way in justifying the legitimacy of the organization as well as attract supplemental funding sources,” he noted.Additionally, he said that based on the services that the programme would provide, pig farmers would be able to create sustainable income through the various service options being offered.The PSDP is a five-year joint initiative between the European Union and the Government to enhance the performance and competitiveness of micro, small and medium sized enterprises, through the provision of technical and financial assistance. Related$12.8 Million Grant for Pig Farmers Association Related$12.8 Million Grant for Pig Farmers Associationcenter_img $12.8 Million Grant for Pig Farmers Association UncategorizedMay 16, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

Funding flows for crucial Bruce Highway intersection upgrade

first_imgFunding flows for crucial Bruce Highway intersection upgrade Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark BaileyThe Australian and Queensland governments have $12.5 million in joint funding for the Bruce Highway upgrade at Isis River, with detailed design already underway.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would improve safety on the Bruce Highway.“Our funding will construct dedicated turning lanes at the Buxton Road intersection,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.“To address concerns of local residents, the new lanes will separate through and turning traffic and reduce the potential for rear-end crashes.“The Australian Government continues to roll out these types of major projects across the nation under our record $110 billion infrastructure investment plan, which is laying the foundations for our economic recovery.”The project is jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $10 million and the Queensland Government $2.5 million.Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the Federal Government’s commitment would join the $2.5 million locked in by the Queensland Government to upgrade the intersection as part of its record $26.9 billion, 23,600-job road and transport budget and economic recovery plan from COVID-19.“We’re building the jointly-funded $20 million Bruce Highway upgrade at Childers, we’ve locked in $42.5 million to drive safety on the Isis Highway and this project will help to create more jobs in the region,” Mr Bailey said.“While the design of the intersection is still being finalised, other safety improvements will also be considered at this location, including new road lighting and resurfacing.“It’s another example of how the Australian and Queensland governments are working together to deliver better roads, better transport and creating jobs.”Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the intersection upgrade would boost local road access.“The project includes the construction of a service road that will provide access to the BP service station and several adjacent properties,” Mr Pitt said.“Funded under the Hinkler Regional Deal, these improvements will provide safer access for motorists and local residents accessing their properties and businesses.“The Australian Government has committed $172.9 million towards various initiatives under the Hinkler Regional Deal to enhance economic development, resilience, liveability and community for the region.”Queensland Assistant Minister for Regional Roads Bruce Saunders said improving safety and capacity was crucial to the region’s $4.28 billion economy and key industries including resources, agriculture and power generation.“Better roads get families home safer, our products to markets across Australia and the globe, and stimulate jobs – which is why we’ve also injected another $4.8 billion in joint stimulus funding to upgrade roads right across the region and the state,” Mr Saunders said.Detailed design and pre-construction activities are programmed to be finalised late 2021 and the Department of Transport and Main Roads will contact locals over the coming months to seek feedback on the preliminary design.The Australian Government’s contribution is funded under the jointly funded $1 billion Bruce Highway Safety Package and forms part of the over $260 million Hinkler Regional Deal between the Australian Government, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Council. /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:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Bruce, Bundaberg, Buxton, Childers, Deputy Prime Minister, Federal, federal government, Government, infrastructure, Keith, liveability, Prime Minister, QLD, Queensland, regional developmentlast_img read more

Four CU-Boulder students win grants to study critically needed languages

first_img“Our students have a strong interest in diving deep into the cultures they visit,” said Larry Bell, executive director of Office of International Education. “Knowing the language well is one of the most important tools for that to be a positive experience. They know a significant international experience enhances job opportunities after graduation.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:AcademicsBusiness & EntrepreneurshipArts & HumanitiesEducation & OutreachScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines Published: April 29, 2014 Four University of Colorado Boulder students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships (CLS) for this summer.The highly competitive CLS program supports intensive study in 13 languages deemed critically important by the Department of State, seven of which are taught in CU-Boulder’s Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations — Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian and Urdu. The other languages are Russian, which is taught in CU-Boulder’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Indonesian, Punjabi and Turkish.The recipients, including both undergraduate and graduate students, and their destination countries are: Austin Cowley, Russia; Paige Leuschner, China; Erica McFarlane, China; and Roya Mirhossaini, Turkey.McFarlane is a junior double-majoring in finance and accounting with a minor in Chinese. She began to study Chinese during high school and developed an affinity for the language and culture that will be beneficial in her career, she said.“I feel like knowing a foreign language is critical for the business field that I’m in,” said McFarlane. “Knowing Chinese will be especially helpful since the U.S. and China do business together.”She hopes to join an international company that works with China or has a branch in China.About 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation received CLS grants for 2014 from the U.S. Department of State. The participants spend seven to 10 weeks abroad and are provided group-based intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences.CLS alumni are expected to continue their language studies and apply their language skills in their future professional careers.CU-Boulder’s Office of International Education (OIE) has added and expanded offerings since 2012 including programs in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, Nepal, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.“Our students have a strong interest in diving deep into the cultures they visit,” said Larry Bell, executive director of OIE. “Knowing the language well is one of the most important tools for that to be a positive experience. They know a significant international experience enhances job opportunities after graduation.”For more information about the CLS scholarship visit http://www.clscholarship.org/.Contact: Larry Bell, [email protected] Erica [email protected]         Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, [email protected]last_img read more

Sonoma Wineries Face Growing Permitting Burdens for Business Operations

first_imgFacebook Twitter ReddIt Share Pinterest Home Wine Business Editorial Sonoma Wineries Face Growing Permitting Burdens for Business OperationsWine Business EditorialSonoma Wineries Face Growing Permitting Burdens for Business OperationsBy Editor – June 1, 2021 1140 0 AdvertisementBy Barbara BarrielleThe ongoing struggle between wineries and Sonoma County to determine the future of permitting for winery activities and events is coming closer to conclusive guidelines. After years of research, lobbying, and discussions, a February 18th virtual conference and workshop brought 200 vintners, tasting room managers, hospitality professionals and community advocates together to discuss the future of permitting for winery events and operations. Further comments were invited after the workshop, and a draft winery events ordinance is now going before the planning committee.Vintners like Mike Martini of Taft Street Winery have been active in sharing concerns with the county. He says, “I have reviewed the latest draft, and it is under review by many people. At first blush, the draft is encouraging in that it is acknowledging that wineries are allowed as one of the three agricultural uses in the county.”“The real struggle is between people moving into a bucolic wine country setting and then realizing that there are necessary operations of a winery.”“There are business activities of a winery, and they should be mitigated by size. The primary issues are traffic, septic, parking, number of parking spaces, and noise. County noise ordinances are already in effect and are measured in decibels, sound level, and time of day. The other issues are important, but the county is still unclear on frequency of events and operations. For example, you don’t regulate a supermarket on whether they can do a taco Tuesday every week and need permits for that.”Many vintners believe that a few bad actors have made winery events a target for county permitting ordinance change, but that wineries largely get along with their neighbors. “The real struggle is between people moving into a bucolic wine country setting and then realizing that there are necessary operations of a winery. They then complain about noise, dust, fans, and traffic in this agricultural area,” says Martini.Three areas, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Westside Road, have been the targets of citizen groups that have been outspoken about preserving rural Sonoma County, which they point out as the reason they moved here. However, that argument ignores the role that wineries have played in preserving the agricultural character of the county instead of being urbanized like Silicon Valley or similarly developed areas. Winemaker David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars, who grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, points out, “I watched that valley go from orchards to tech development. Yet, in Sonoma County with right-to-farm and open space ordinances, wine growing has been integral in preserving agriculture in its transition from apples and prunes to grapes in the evolution of farming.”“Many well-known family wineries have grown other crops in the past and are now in the wine business. The Martinellis and Dutton had apples, the Mauritsons grew plums for prunes, and the Westside Farms ranch we are developing was originally purchased for farming in 1869.” These and other families are dedicated to preserving farming in the county, but even as they are emerging from devastating wildfires and a pandemic that threatened their business model, they find new tensions building in their own neighborhoods.To date, the Citizens Action Committee in Dry Creek Valley has worked with vintners on the terms of their coexistence, and another in Sonoma Valley is close to agreement. The real sticking point remains Westside Road where longtime resident and winemaker Ramey has faced controversy, lies, and incredible expense in bringing his Westside Road project online.This highlights another issue facing wineries, the growing expense of winery permits. Mike Martini recalls his first winery permit in 1982 cost about $1,000 and took three weeks to complete. His renewal in 1990 cost $10,000 and took six months. David Ramey’s permitting process for Westside Road Farms has taken over four years and cost so much money that they are now raising funds to build the project.“The county viewpoint has evolved to require explicit approval in a use permit to participate in industry sponsored events.”Ben Neuman, oversight and compliance manager for Sonoma County Vintners, has been involved with permitting at the county level and now as a consultant for the vintners’ organization. He believes that the new draft ordinance is a reversal of how winery permitting has historically been done by Sonoma County.“In short, the staff report reframes the historical application of the zoning regulations by stating that all events that occurred prior to the 1989 General Plan were unpermitted. I do not agree with this statement,” say Neuman.“Just a few years ago the County considered participation in industry sponsored events to be inclusive of normal sales operations if the winery had a lawful tasting room open to the public, (as opposed to “by appointment only”) and participation complied with the operational conditions of their use permit. Since my retirement in late 2015, the county viewpoint has evolved to require explicit approval in a use permit to participate in industry sponsored events. This latest evolution is now included in the draft ordinance. The missing acknowledgement being that this requirement is a deviation from past practice.”“Lastly, the county should recognize the evolutionary process that took place defining events and activities and provide a process for updating and clarifying grandfathered or vague use permits. Additionally, there should be an amnesty from the county applying potential civil penalties to modern era use permits that are considered non-compliant with the proposed events ordinance,” says Neuman.Permit Sonoma staff will present the latest draft ordinance to the county Planning Commission on June 3rd at or after 1:50 p.m. The public can participate in the hearing through Zoom or by phone.Advertisement Email TAGSBarbara BarriellePermit SonomaRamey Wine CellarsSonoma CountyTaft Street Winery Linkedin Previous article2021 Virtual ASEV National Conference and ASEV-NGRA Precision Viticulture Symposium Early Bird Registration Ends June 15Next articleThe Rosé Competiti­on Entry Deadline Extended Until June 12th 2021 Editorlast_img read more

Government Partners With LIME for ‘Start-Up Jamaica’

first_imgGovernment Partners With LIME for ‘Start-Up Jamaica’JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe Government has partnered with telecommunications company, LIME, to provide Internet connectivity, furniture and equipment for the ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development.It is expected to be launched later this year and seeks to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs. RelatedGovernment Targeting Renewable Energy Installations in Hotels Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson (seated right) and Head, Retail, LIME, Stephen Price (seated left), sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of Internet connectivity, furniture and equipment to the ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, today (June 9). Others sharing in the moment (from left) are: Corporate Communications Manager, LIME, Elon Parkinson and Managing Director, Biztactics Limited, Sandra Glasgow. The initiative is expected to be launched later this year and seeks to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs. RelatedGovernment Committed to Renewable Energy Agenda RelatedEWI Officially Notified of Licence Revocation for Energy Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government Partners With LIME for ‘Start-Up Jamaica’ TechnologyJune 9, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson The Government has partnered with telecommunications company, LIME, to provide Internet connectivity, furniture and equipment for the ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development, which aims to help Jamaica’s innovators and entrepreneurs grow from being an idea to a product, thus increasing employment and access to foreign exchange.It is expected to be launched later this year and seeks to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs.The agreement was formalised through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson and Head, Retail, LIME, Stephen Price during a  ceremony at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on June 9.In his address, Mr. Robinson thanked LIME and the other corporate partners who have come on board to support the initiative, which he says augurs well for economic growth and development in Jamaica.“LIME has been extremely supportive from the beginning and we are very happy that we are at the stage where we are formalising the arrangements,” he added.Mr. Robinson said the initiative is intended to bridge the gap for talented Jamaicans who do not have access to funding and the ideal environment to capitalise on “great ideas in technology.”Meanwhile, Mr. Price said his company will, for the first time in Jamaica, introduce an Internet exchange dedicated to the facility.“(This) will make the hosting of content here in Jamaica very easy for them; they don’t have to go and use expensive pipes to go overseas to come back to Jamaica, they will have their own internet exchange,” he said, adding that the initiative will be the catalyst for great things to come.He further noted that the sector is “ripe for real productivity and to bring back foreign exchange into the market.”‘Start-up Jamaica’ also seeks to move Jamaicans from being primarily consumers of technology to becoming producers of technology; and to position the country as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship with the Caribbean region.Through a partnership with Jamaica National, the facility will be located at Duke Street in Kingston. It is also receiving funding from the Development Bank of Jamaica for the initial stages of establishment.Also, Middle East based accelerator company, Oasis500, will invest in tech entrepreneurs who are interested in going through the required process for selection. Advertisementslast_img read more

Michael Egnor on Scientific Consensus and Apocalypse Now

first_img Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Recommended 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 “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos On a new episode of ID the Future, host Emily Kurlinski talks with Michael Egnor, professor of neurosurgery at Stony Brook University, about the dire warnings, stretching back at least to Thomas Malthus near the turn of the 19th century, that overpopulation would lead to starvation and civilizational ruin. Download the podcast or listen to it here.Egnor discusses this and other scientific claims once widely embraced by scientific experts and later shown to be off base. The lesson, he says, is that when someone tells you to believe something simply because it’s “the scientific consensus,” reserve judgment. Consensus, says Egnor, is “a political concept, not a scientific one.” And when much of the scientific community is held captive by a dogmatic adherence to materialism, any claimed consensus is all the more to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.Photo: Michael Egnor at the inauguration of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence, by Nathan Jacobson. Tagscivilizational ruinconsensusEmily KurlinskiID the FuturematerialismMichael Egnoroverpopulationscientific expertsstarvationThomas Malthus,Trending Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution Michael Egnor on Scientific Consensus and Apocalypse NowEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCDecember 1, 2019, 6:27 AM Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesislast_img read more