Sir Hector Sants to lead new review into competitiveness of British banks

first_imgA former top City regulator has been tapped to lead a new review of the competitiveness of Britain’s banking sector. The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has asked Sir Hector Sants to look at whether tax and regulatory reforms in the wake of the financial crisis hurt Britain’s international reputation as a banking centre, Sky News first reported yesterday.  Read more: Falling competitiveness in UK banking should worry us all The BBA confirmed the report last night, with chief executive Anthony Browne telling City A.M.: “We are delighted that Sir Hector Sants will be leading this review.”  Sir Hector was the Financial Services Authority’s chief executive during the height of the financial crisis, leading the regulator between 2007 and 2012. He later joined Barclays before chairing a task force set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury to promote responsible savings and credit, and is currently a vice-chairman at the management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Browne said the BBA aims for Sir Hector and the task force to present a series of recommendations to the new government by the end of the year. Sir Hector’s appointment comes less than one month after HSBC said it was considering relocating its headquarters away from the UK.  whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodgeUndoTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastUndo Monday 18 May 2015 9:10 pm Sharecenter_img whatsapp Sir Hector Sants to lead new review into competitiveness of British banks Express KCS More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / P&G on track to reap the benefits of its new intermodal link as volumes double

first_img A new intermodal connection between its manufacturing sites in the UK and France has allowed FMCG giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) to nearly double its traffic volumes.Further to last week’s announcement that the giant shipper had contracted John G Russell to organise the multimodal link in a five-days-a-week service, P&G fellow at its supply network innovation centre Sergio Barbarino explained to delegates at this week’s Intermodal show in Rotterdam that it had been able to consolidate cargo flows between its core manufacturing sites of Amiens and West Thurrock.Prior to the launch of the Dourges-Barking intermodal service, P&G ran 7,640 full trucks a year between Amiens and West Thurrock. It now has the capacity to run 12,000 loads a year – while its total traffic between the two countries amounts to 30,000 shipments each year.The launch of the intermodal service has completely switched P&G’s modal emphasis. Of the total distance between the two sites, 30% was covered by truck transport and 70% the Zeebrugge-Tilbury ferry route. Today, 70% of the distance is covered by train, 12% on ferries and the remaining 18% by road. But Mr Barbarino insisted that it was key that ferry services remain in operation.“I don’t want to kill the ferry services, and the UK has to have ferry services because it needs an alternative to the tunnel. However, the low-sulphur regulations will also make the ferry costs go up,” he said.Nonetheless, he was hopeful the Channel Tunnel service would attract further volumes and increase frequency to seven times a week, as it has allowed P&G to focus on UK goods flows in London – a key manufacturing hub for the company.“Every time we have done a supply chain study, London remains the best place in the world to manufacture dishwasher products,” he said.“The only place in the world where it would have been cheaper to produce [them] – in terms of end-to-end supply chain costs – would be Kansas, but there is no port there. London has a beautiful port and imbalanced trade flows, which means we can get fantastic shipping rates to service the rest of the world,” he added.The company’s Fairy Liquid brand is supplied to global markets from the West Thurrock manufacturing site.The catalyst for the new intermodal service was the HS1 rail development, which unlocked significant capacity as a result of being able to operate freight trains during the night, as well as allowing electric trains to run non-stop to Barking.“Eurotunnel was hugely under-utilised, in theory it could operate 100 trains a night. And it’s far more cost-competitive“We have a huge number of flows between the two plants and all used to go by truck via Zeebrugge and on ferry services into Tilbury, which very close to our site in West Thurrock,” he said.The company has plans to grow a pan-European intermodal network, stretching from Zaragoza in Spain to Eastern Europe. Another important plank of this strategy this has been the creation of a daily Milan-Rome-Naples rail shuttle, which is expected to increase to four times a day. By Gavin van Marle in Rotterdam 13/11/2014last_img read more

Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_img Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going.And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Restorbio (TORC) hired Dr. Kerry Russell as vice president of clinical development. Previously, she worked at Novartis (NVS), where she was director and senior translational medicine expert in the cardiovascular division of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What is it? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot @Pharmalot Log In | Learn More GET STARTED By Ed Silverman June 15, 2018 Reprints What’s included?center_img [email protected] Tags pharmaceuticalsrecruitmentSTAT+ Ed Silverman Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings Alex Hogan/STAT About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.last_img read more

Cardinal Health is fined by Ohio for failing to secure shipments of controlled substances

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED @Pharmalot What is it? What’s included? Tags opioidspharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharmalot Concerned about the diversion of opioids, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy has fined Cardinal Health (CAH), one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in the U.S., $5,000 for failing to secure shipments of controlled substances.A board spokesman explained that the small penalty reflected limits of $2,500 per violation, but that the board took the infraction seriously. “We want all controlled substances secured and not subject to diversion,” he told us. “And want to make sure that Cardinal Health has policies and procedures in place to prevent that problem.center_img Ed Silverman Log In | Learn More [email protected] About the Author Reprints Cardinal Health is fined by Ohio for failing to secure shipments of controlled substances Patrick Sison/AP Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Ed Silverman April 8, 2019 Reprintslast_img read more

Ontario to review advisor proficiency and oversight

first_imgQueen's Park, Ontario legislature, exterior warasit/123RF Also readOntario won’t match feds’ small biz tax changesOntario scraps changes to provincial tax brackets, rates James Langton Keywords Advisor titles,  OntarioCompanies Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Ontario government will address the issue of shoring up consumer confidence in the financial advisory business, the government announced Thursday in its fall fiscal update.An expert panel struck by the previous government recommended a number of reforms in this area, including establishing a specific regulatory framework for financial planning and financial advice, introducing a statutory best interest duty, and clearing up consumer confusion by regulating the use of the title of financial planner. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAOcenter_img Toronto home sales and home prices increased in April Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Ontario to deliver its second pandemic budget on March 24 In its fall fiscal update, Ontario’s new Conservative government noted the longstanding concern about the lack of consistent regulatory oversight of financial planners and advisors.“Families risk receiving financial planning and advisory services from individuals who may not be appropriately qualified to help them save for the future,” the government says in the update. “The government will review measures to ensure that families can be confident in their choice of financial planner or advisor, knowing they are dealing with someone who has received appropriate training and is subject to regulatory oversight.”Additionally, the government voiced its support for a long-delayed plan to create a co-operative federal-provincial regulatory authority in the securities sector. Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the proposed Capital Markets Regulatory Authority is constitutional, clearing a key legal obstacle.Also readCMRA does not violate constitution, Supreme Court rulesVic Fedeli, Ontario’s minister of finance “is playing a leadership role in the implementation” of the CMRA, the government says. “This would help Ontario’s businesses raise capital more efficiently and better protect investors.”As well, the government plans to amend Ontario’s securities legislation to enable the regulation of financial benchmarks in Canada.“Ensuring that these benchmarks are subject to internationally recognized rules will provide more confidence for investors and businesses as they engage in the province’s capital markets, and help Ontario and Canada compete in the global economy,” it says.The government also voiced its support for the planned new provincial financial regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA).“The government is working with FSRA on a plan to make it fully operational, with a focus on reducing red tape and finding more efficient and effective ways to deliver regulatory services,” the government says in the update.Also readInsurance advisors must get ready for greater regulationIt is also introducing legislative amendments to enable the amalgamation of the Deposit Insurance Corp. of Ontario with FSRA. “The amalgamation of these entities would simplify the regulatory landscape by establishing one regulator for non-securities-related financial services in Ontario, while maintaining the sector specific expertise to regulate effectively,” the government says.The government is also proposing amendments to pensions legislation that would allow plan administrators to “permit electronic beneficiary designations, making it easier for plan members, while reducing red tape for pension plans throughout Ontario.”last_img read more

Tandem welcomes record support for mental health carers and families in State Budget

first_imgTandem welcomes record support for mental health carers and families in State Budget Tandem CEO Marie Piu welcomed the significant investment in mental health and carer supports in the 2021 Victorian Budget.Marie stated that “this State Budget allocates a record $3.8 billion over four years to rebuild the mental health and wellbeing system. It includes $93 million in dedicated support for families & carers in mental health, including funding for eight family and carer-led centres, an increase to the Carer Support Fund and $23 million for young people and children caring for a family member.”Tandem Board Chair, Dr Melissa Petrakis, said that “this budget includes recognition changes required to acknowledge, support and practically assist mental health families and carers.”“Funding allocation to begin to achieve this is present in investment in eight family and carer-led centres across the state, funding much-needed short-term respite, peer support groups, enhanced perinatal health and expanded support for the Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) program,” Dr Petrakis said.The statewide focus – and intent that a family will have comparable services available locally wherever they live in our state – is important to hear recognised with funding allocated to this commitment.”Tandem applauds the investment in more mental health services closer to where people live, in schools and for parents and young people, and to support and grow the mental health workforce. We’re also pleased to see $40.7 million to expand and support the lived experience workforce.CEO Marie Piu said “Tandem is proud to be the trusted voice of family and friends in mental health in Victoria. As the Victorian peak body with a sole focus on the needs and interests of family and friends in mental health, Tandem is committed to working closely with the State Government throughout the implementation of these initiatives to ensure this critical voice is kept in clear focus.” /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:carer, children, Family, Government, health services, Investment, mental, mental health, mental health and wellbeing, parent, peak body, peer support, Victoria, voice, wellbeing, workforcelast_img read more

Samuda gives testimony at Enquiry

first_imgRelatedSamuda gives testimony at Enquiry CONTACT: LATONYA LINTON Samuda gives testimony at Enquiry Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 2, 2011 RelatedSamuda gives testimony at Enquiry FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, today (March 2), gave his testimony at the Commission of Enquiry into the extradition of Christopher Coke. Under cross examination from attorney-at-law, K.D. Knight, Q.C., Mr. Samuda said that the investigations he conducted were really to investigate the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) relationship with the United States (US) law firm, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. “Public pronouncements by two functionaries within the party had reached a stage of some degree of impasse and therefore it was felt, as General Secretary, I should try and interact with both and try to calm the situation, because it had appeared that it was getting a bit heated. It is in that context that I had to investigate the situation,” Mr. Samuda said. Mr. Knight also asked Mr. Samuda to disclose the names of the four persons who approached Mr. Harold Brady to engage Manatt, Phelps and Phillips.However, Mr. Samuda declined to divulge the information noting that he has “no intention of revealing those names.” The Minister also stated that when he issued the press release on the investigations he carried out,  it was an attempt to allow the public to have a better understanding of the situation. Mr. Samuda also  said  he knew Mr. Coke  and that he was a supporter of the Jamaica Labour Party. “We have never viewed him as a political operative,” Mr. Samuda said. In the meantime, the JLP said it will not object to representatives of the US based law firm, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips assisting the Commission of Enquiry into the extradition of Mr. Coke. This follows Tuesday’s (March 1) disclosure by Chairman of the Commission,  Emil George, Q. C.,  that representatives from the law firm had expressed a willingness to assist the Enquiry, but could not do as they were bound by attorney client privilege.  The Chairman also received a letter from Prime Minister Hon. Bruce Golding outlining the government’s position on the engagement of the US law firm. “The Government has not, at any time, engaged or authorised the services of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips in relation to the request by the United States Government for the extradition of Christopher Coke or any other extradition matter,” Mr. Golding said. He added that the government therefore, was not in a position to claim privilege in relation to the law firm, while noting that the Government has no objections to representatives of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips testifying before the Commission. Mr. George then stated that he will inform the US law firm’s attorneys of the development and will await the firm’s position on the matter. The Commission of Enquiry will continue on Thursday (March 3) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, with the testimony of Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne. RelatedSamuda gives testimony at Enquiry Advertisementslast_img read more

Ground Broken for Cedar Grove High School

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGround Broken for Cedar Grove High School RelatedGround Broken for Cedar Grove High School Ground Broken for Cedar Grove High School EducationJune 30, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Ground has been broken for the construction of the Cedar Grove High School in Gregory Park, St. Catherine. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, headed the list of officials who  took part in the ceremony, on June 28. The others were: Administrative Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Rev. Dr. Barrington Brown; Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown; Country Representative, Inter-America Development Bank (IDB), Ancil Brewster; and Mayor of Portmore, George Lee. On  completion, the school will be the first to be built under the National Education Trust (NET), on behalf of the Ministry, and the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP). It is a joint initiative involving the New Testament Church of God Jamaica/Cayman Islands, which has leased the land. Funding is being provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The school, which is slated to be completed next year, will cost $660 million, with works being undertaken by HDB Construction. Speaking at the ceremony, the Education Minister  lauded the initiative, noting that it renews the partnership between the Ministry and the church in providing education. “The great educational institutions were born out of religions faith,” he said, reiterating that education is the only legitimate way for upward mobility in the society. Rev.  Thwaites encouraged members of the church to participate actively in the school and the upliftment of the students who will be attending. He pointed out that there is a tremendous shortage of spaces at the secondary school level, and informed that 20,000 school places are needed in St. Catherine. The  Minister used the opportunity to encourage more partners to come on board in the process of building more schools in the island. The school, which will be sited on the Gregory Park main road, next to the Cedar Grove community, will accommodate 1,200 students and 80 members of staff. It will have 20 classrooms, 10 technical workshops, 3 science laboratories; two computing laboratories;  library, book rental room; tuck shop; store room; kitchen; multi-purpose dining area; and a ramp for the disabled. The National Education Trust is a Government of Jamaica (GoJ) Company limited by guarantee and is the executing agency for GoJ’s strategic objectives in enabling and maintaining infrastructure investments in the education sector. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedGround Broken for Cedar Grove High Schoollast_img read more

ID’s Top Six — The Fine-Tuning of the Universe

first_img Physics, Earth & Space ID’s Top Six — The Fine-Tuning of the UniverseCasey LuskinNovember 8, 2017, 1:08 AM Intelligent Design Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Editor’s note: In the past we’ve offered the top 10 problems with Darwinian evolution (see here for a fuller elaboration), and the top five problems with origin-of-life theories. But somehow we neglected to offer a parallel listing of the top lines of evidence supporting intelligent design. Many different pieces of evidence pointing to design in nature could be adduced, but we decided to distill it all down to six major lines of evidence. Sure, five or ten would have been more conventional, but when did ID advocates start playing to expectations?So here they are, their order simply reflecting that in which they must logically have occurred within our universe. Material is adapted from the textbook Discovering Intelligent Design, which is an excellent resource for introducing the evidence for ID, along with Stephen Meyer’s books Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt.2. The Fine-Tuning of the UniverseThe term “Big Bang” conjures images of an explosion, and usually when we think of an explosion we imagine a highly chaotic, stochastic event that destroys any order that is present rather than creating or preserving order. The Big Bang was not that kind of an “explosion.” It’s much better understood as a “finely tuned expansion event,” where all the matter and energy in the universe were expanding from an unimaginably high energy state. However, matching that energy was control and guidance through natural laws that were designed to produce a habitable universe, a home for life.Consider some of the finely tuned factors that make our universe possible:If the strong nuclear force were slightly more powerful, then there would be no hydrogen, an essential element of life. If it was slightly weaker, then hydrogen would be the only element in existence.If the weak nuclear force were slightly different, then either there would not be enough helium to generate heavy elements in stars, or stars would burn out too quickly and supernova explosions could not scatter heavy elements across the universe.If the electromagnetic force were slightly stronger or weaker, atomic bonds, and thus complex molecules, could not form.If the value of the gravitational constant were slightly larger, one consequence would be that stars would become too hot and burn out too quickly. If it were smaller, stars would never burn at all and heavy elements would not be produced.The finely tuned laws and constants of the universe are an example of specified complexity in nature. They are complex in that their values and settings are highly unlikely. They are specified in that they match the specific requirements needed for life.The following gives a sense of the degree of fine-tuning that must go into some of these values to yield a life-friendly universe:Gravitational constant: 1 part in 10^34Electromagnetic force versus force of gravity: 1 part in 10^37Cosmological constant: 1 part in 10^120Mass density of universe:  1 part in 10^59Expansion rate of universe: 1 part in 10^55Initial entropy:  1 part in 10^ (10^123)The last item in the list — the initial entropy of the universe — shows an astounding degree of fine-tuning. What all this shares is an incredible, astronomically precise, purposeful care and planning that went into the crafting of the laws and constants of the universe, gesturing unmistakably to intelligent design. As Nobel laureate in physics Charles Townes stated:Intelligent design, as one sees it from a scientific point of view, seems to be quite real. This is a very special universe: it’s remarkable that it came out just this way. If the laws of physics weren’t just the way they are, we couldn’t be here at all. The sun couldn’t be there, the laws of gravity and nuclear laws and magnetic theory, quantum mechanics, and so on have to be just the way they are for us to be here.Some scientists respond, “Well, there must be an enormous number of universes and each one is a little different. This one just happened to turn out right.” That’s a postulate, and it’s a pretty fantastic postulate — it assumes there really are an enormous number of universes and that the laws could be different for each of them. One would like to get a look at the universe-generating machine responsible for this abundance. The other possibility is that our universe was planned, and that’s why it has come out so specially.Again, William Lane Craig has a fantastic video explaining this: Recommended TagsBig BangCharles TownesDiscovering Intelligent Designelectromagnetic forceexpansion rate of universefine tuninggravitational constantgravityhydrogenID’s Top Sixinitial entropyintelligent designmagnetic theorymass densitynatureNobel laureatephysical constantsphysicsquantum mechanicsstarsstrong nuclear forcesuniverseweak nuclear forcewilliam lane craig,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Casey LuskinAssociate Director, Center for Science and CultureCasey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.Follow CaseyProfileWebsite Share Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis 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 Billions of Missing Links: Mysteries Evolution Can’t Explain Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Image source: spirit111, via Pixabay. “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Manlast_img read more

Preview: James Tour Asks Brian Miller About Ice, Entropy, and the Origin of Life

first_imgA peek at Dr. Miller’s answer is here: Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Photo credit: Jan Antonin Kolar via Unsplash.We’re looking forward to an online dialogue TODAY between Rice University chemist James Tour and Discovery Institute physicist Brian Miller. Times and a link are below. In a preview, they discuss ice, entropy, and the origin of life. Professor Tour asks: Watch the online conversation right here today — 5 pm Pacific time/8 pm Eastern. Of course, it’s free: Evolution Tags”building blocks” of lifeabiogenesisBrian MillerChemistryDiscovery InstituteentropyiceJames Tourorigin of lifepre-biologyRice Universitythermodynamics,Trending 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 Our Debt to the Scientific Atheistscenter_img But systems do move from high to low entropy states, for example ice. Can you explain to the average listener the difference between what happens with ice and the requirement for life and how all that relates to pre-biology, life’s building blocks, and the requirement for life in the first place where abiogenesis is before biology takes over. This is the origin of life. How did that first living system form? Share Intelligent Design Preview: James Tour Asks Brian Miller About Ice, Entropy, and the Origin of LifeDavid KlinghofferDecember 4, 2020, 6:28 AM Thanks to Professor Tour’s Science & Faith podcast for sponsoring the discussion on “Thermodynamics & the Origin of Life.” “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Recommendedlast_img read more