News / Fears grow over rising e-freight costs as Kale eyes new markets for GMAX

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 26/03/2015 Air cargo players have expressed fears over escalating costs if Kale Logistics’ plans to roll out its GMAX platform to other airports comes to pass.But as Mumbai Airport this morning hosted the first of its GMAX Workshops, also scheduled for tomorrow and Monday, to help air cargo stakeholders work with the new e-freight platform, the IT company defended its system.The GMAX system, which brings e-freight to the airport, has been controversial, as users must pay a charge of $4.60 per shipment – which could cost Indian exporters some $5m per year. Fears over the price of e-freight globally have heightened, after Kale admitted it would like to roll out similar systems in other airports.Kale insists that GMAX is voluntary – but according to a document on its own website, the opt-out version is complicated and involves several convoluted steps involving queueing at various counters. Sources indicate that the non-GMAX process is very slow – and therefore not a viable option. Forwarders who chose not to participate in the new system were denied access to GMAX, which initially launched at the end of 2013, from the end of November 2014. Kale has worked hard to quell concerns about GMAX, forming a Governing Council made up of members and associations at the end of last year to help work through some of the issues raised by forwarders.Some participants have questioned why there is a standard charge rather than a menu of charges which reflect what is used, such as in Dubai, but a source at Kale said that model didn’t make sense because all the options were needed. Kale also argued that there were hidden costs to forwarders in the old system.“Many costs were taken for granted,” said senior vice president Vineet Makhotra. “It took an average of 12 calls to get through the process before – so that is a cost that was not even seen by companies. Now, it’s a known cost, not just an incurred cost.”Kale said it was talking with companies to find out whether it could make the process better for “the smaller guys”.“It’s an ongoing exercise.”One source at a company resistant to GMAX charges and processes said he was concerned that Kale would try to roll out this model elsewhere, thus essentially making e-freight a needlessly expensive way of implementing efficiencies.Kale acknowledged that it does “want to do a similar model elsewhere, but it depends on the airport”. It won the concession at Mumbai, and said it is looking at other airports, both in and outside of India.A source concerned about any widening of the scheme questioned whether IATA, which has been pushing e-freight across the industry as a way of increasing efficiencies and cutting costs, was aware of how much the initiative could cost the global industry if schemes like this were put in place by IT providers around the world.Glyn Hughes, IATA Cargo chief, told The Loadstar: “IATA applauds all technology initiatives and multi-party platforms which aim to increase efficiency, add to data connectivity and support industry programmes to increase reliability, transparency and predictability in the supply chain.  “Technology should be an enabler rather than a blocker, so we also encourage direct connectivity when it is desired by business partners.“Technology providers and platforms have an incredibly important role to play in helping the air cargo industry modernize and innovate and by making technology solutions available to those that require it increases the ability of more stakeholders to benefit from these efficiencies.“However, we equally feel that those who have existing effective and functioning technology solutions should not be forced to use community platforms and incur additional costs, thus a policy of optional usage is desirable.”last_img read more

Blood donor honored for giving 120 gallons over his lifetime

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS It only took one blood donation to save Marcos Perez’s life.He’s now paid that donation forward more than 960 times, CNN reports.According to the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, his blood has helped over 3,000 people.“Mr. Perez’s story is very moving and emotional because you know why he does it — it saved his life, ” said Roger Ruiz, corporate communications specialist for nonprofit BioBridge Global. Perez first donated blood while still in high school. He said after serving four years in the Air Force, he began donating plasma and platelets on a regular basis.Now, over 37 years later, Perez is celebrating his 962nd donation which puts him in a rare category of blood donors — it marked his 120th gallon of blood given.“Mr. Perez is an unusual case because you don’t have too many 100-gallon donors,” said Ruiz. “He’s saving lives every day.”Perez donates plasma and platelets instead of whole blood because it allows him to donate up to 24 times a year. Perez said he plans to continue to donate every two weeks until “they say you can’t,” and hopes others will follow his lead.“One man can’t do it alone. We need to all work together. If we all work together and everybody goes to donate, those shelves will be fully stocked.”Roll up and make a differenceThe last year has been particularly hard for blood banks.Ruiz said that blood banks across the country, not just in southern Texas where Perez lives, are in dire need of donations.“The pandemic has really hurt us, and across the United States blood drives have been canceled because of the pandemic and social distancing,” Ruiz said. “We definitely need more people like Mr. Perez to please step up and donate.”The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center plans to recognize Mr. Perez and two other 100-plus gallon donors when they come in to give blood on the same day, according to CNN.“It’s like the all-stars of blood donors coming together for one time. You have your Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Tom Brady coming together to do what they do best and give blood.”Ruiz is quick to point out that you don’t have to be a superstar athlete or superhero to make a difference. All you have to do is roll up your sleeve.“We don’t all wear capes, but this is one way we can all be heroes for our community.” Ruiz added, “If Mr. Perez’s story moves you, please call your local blood center, set up a donation and be the next 100-gallon donor.”The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Health Matters: A Life-Saving Donation June 7, 2021 Man struggles to get much needed blood transfusions as Lee Health faces shortage April 17, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Blood donations AdvertisementThe gift of lifePerez was born prematurely and needed a blood transfusion.“Back then, there were no blood banks so my dad had to go ask his relatives and friends to donate blood for me.It was one of his friends that saved my life,” Perez told CNN. NCH Community Blood Center in urgent need of donations June 11, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments ‘Critically low’ supply: Lee Health seeks blood donations May 28, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Hyundai to offer mobile EV emergency charging service

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Worried about running out of power in your EV while in the Montreal area? No need to anymore, with a service from Hyundai that operates just like getting a can of gas from CAA. The automaker’s “Hyundai Charge Here” mobile EV recharging service will use three Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicles as donor cars for your boost of roadside power. With just a phone call, one of the cars will be dispatched to your location; a power inverter in the Ioniq’s trunk will allow its own juice to flow to the other car’s dead battery, with the help of special software and a Level 3 charging cable. The service can provide up to 7 kW of charge, which translates to roughly 40 kilometres of range, in about 20 minutes. Hyundai is starting the service in the greater Montreal area as a test subject, with an eye towards expanding into other major urban areas. “Montreal and the province of Quebec are aggressively supporting the transformation of personal transportation to zero emissions,” says Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada, in a statement. “So much so that in the car’s first year on the market, more than 40 per cent of sales of our Ioniq eco vehicle nameplate – and nearly 50 per cent of Ioniq EV sales – came from Quebec.” The service will begin in the spring this year and will be available to any make of EV that uses an SAE J1772 Combo Charging System connector.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Hyundai Ioniq EV advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img Trending in Canada Trending Videos RELATED TAGSHyundaiIoniqElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2017 Ioniq EV See More Videoslast_img read more

Business Graduate Students Honor Local Companies

first_img Published: Nov. 16, 1997 Students in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder will honor five area businesses with Corporate Excellence Awards at a reception tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. The annual awards recognize businesses that contribute to the community. The awards and recipients are as follows: •The Technology and Innovation Award – QualMark Corp., Broomfield. The company provides accelerated testing systems that detect design defects in all types of products. •The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award – Bloomin’ Flower Cards, Boulder. The committee recognized Bloomin’ Flower Cards for their creative product, socially responsible approach and their ability to capitalize on minimal resources. The company makes greeting cards with flower seeds embedded in the paper. Local artists create designs and the company outsources all assembly to families who pick up kits and assemble cards at home in their spare time. They also employ mentally disadvantaged workers. •The CU Business Wall of Support Award – The Shane Co., Denver. CU alum and Business College Advisory Council member Tom Shane contributed funds for an alumni board room in the College this year. He also has shared his marketing expertise in several marketing courses over the last five years. Shane owns 13 jewelry stores throughout the United States. •The Environmental Awareness Award -– McStain Enterprises, Inc., Boulder. This company finds “green” solutions that minimize the impact of construction on the environment. Greenlee Park, a McStain development, uses cellulose insulation and solvent-free, non-toxic adhesives. •The Community Service Award – Boulder Planet, Boulder. This independent newspaper focuses on events, people and the community. The committee complimented the Planet for its involvement with community events, such as the Boulder Creek Festival. They also praised a Planet program that teaches local Girl Scouts how to be writers and reporters. Rick Sterling, co-founder and president of Sterling-Rice advertising and marketing company, will be the keynote speaker at tonight’s event. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Internationally Known Archaeologist To Speak At CU-Boulder On Feb. 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 3, 2005 Professor Wendy Ashmore of the University of California, Riverside, one of the world’s leading authorities on the archaeological study of space and landscape, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 12. Ashmore will talk about the new ways archaeologists are examining the history of ancient places like Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt, New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The 10th Annual Distinguished Archaeology Lecture is sponsored by the CU-Boulder anthropology department and is free and open to the public. The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in room 1B50 of the Eaton Humanities Building and will include a question-and-answer session with the audience. The Eaton Humanities Building is located northwest of Norlin Library. Parking is available along University Avenue. Ashmore and others are working to understand the roles and meanings of archaeological sites, from their initial establishment through sequences of occupation and often up to their present-day use as tourist attractions or as symbols of national or ethnic identity. Ashmore will use examples of specific sites around the world to discuss how archaeologists address such “biographies of place.” The event is sponsored by Western Cultural Resource Management of Boulder. Ashmore has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, including the ancient Mayan cities of Copán, Xunantunich and Quiriguá. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a professor in the anthropology department at UC, Riverside. She has written more than 50 articles and book chapters and has authored or edited seven archaeology books and monographs, including “Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns,” “Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary Perspectives” and “Archaeology: Discovering Our Past.” Ashmore is a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was the 2000 Distinguished Lecturer in Archaeology for the American Anthropological Association.last_img read more

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Kiren Rijiju meet for convergent thrust to ‘Fit India’ movement

first_img Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The ministry will engage all institutions of the health ministry along with other medical institutions and organisations such as IMA to create nationwide consciousness about fitness and wellnessUnion Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently met Kiren Rijiju, MoS (I/c) Youth Affairs and Sports, for charting the convergent actions of the two ministries for greater visibility and synergy towards popularising fitness in the country in various age groups.Dr Vardhan said, “In a significant move, it has been decided that there shall be convergence of activities of the Ministries of Health & Family Welfare, and Youth Affairs and Sports for giving thrust to the national ‘Fit India’ movement, that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji earlier this year to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives”He added that the ministry shall be engaging with all institutions of the Health Ministry along with other medical institutions and organisations such as IMA to create nationwide consciousness about fitness and wellness. The ministry shall also actively engage with the state governments, the state health ministers and principals of various medical colleges. Additionally, this shall be taken forward with the frontline health functionaries that implement the National Health Mission (NHM) in close association with the communities.The thrust for popularising Fit India movement shall now see convergence of activities of both the Ministries, as the goal of this national movement is to encourage people towards positive, preventive and promotive health and wellness, Dr Vardhan stated. This becomes all the more significant as world over the burden of non-communicable disease is growing due to our changing patter of lifestyle. “Fitness forms an integral part of wellness, and with this in view we have already included various activities such as yoga, meditation, daily physical activities, jumba etc., in the Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness centres (HWCs) across the country,” Dr Vardhan said. In some states such as Gujarat, Shirodhara is also practised in some HWCs.“Even simple actions such as walking, cycling, stretching during our office and work hours, along with gyming and jogging help in keeping us fit and healthy,” he added. Encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyle with healthy eating habits has been one of the primary focus of the health ministry, he said. “We have launched the ‘Eat Right India’ initiative of FSSAI which has seen various promotional activities being rolled out, including the ongoing Eat Right Mela at Jawaharlal Nehra Stadium,” Dr Vardhan stated. FSSAI is also creating awareness about transfats in processed foods.Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Radheyshyam Julaniya, Sports Secretary, Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI and senior officers of the Health Ministry were also present during the meeting. Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Dr Harsh Vardhan, Kiren Rijiju meet for convergent thrust to ‘Fit India’ movement WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on December 27, 2019 Dr Harsh VardhanKiren RijijuNational Health MissionNHM MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Commentlast_img read more

Mumbai to ramp up hospital bed capacity to treat COVID-19 patients

first_imgMumbai to ramp up hospital bed capacity to treat COVID-19 patients By Press Trust of India on May 26, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals According to a ministry official, the number of ambulances is also being increased from 100 now to 450Multiple COVID-19 treatment hospitals and centres with a combined capacity of 7,000 beds will come up in Mumbai in the next two weeks, said an official from Maharashtra Chief Minister’s office.These hospitals and centres, with a combined capacity of 7,000 beds, will come up at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Goregaon, Dahisar and Mulund in the suburbs, he said.By May 31, Mumbai city’s bed capacity will be increased by 2,475, including a facility at Bandra (East) which has commenced operations, he said.The state government has started taking over non-public hospitals having at least 100 beds and 20 ICU beds in all wards of the BMC to convert them into COVID-19 care centres.The number of ambulances is also being increased from 100 now to 450, he said. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Share Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” AmbulanceCOVID-19Mumbai Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News Public Health last_img read more

Casino licence to be awarded this year, construction of casino to begin

first_imgRelatedCasino licence to be awarded this year, construction of casino to begin Casino licence to be awarded this year, construction of casino to begin TourismJanuary 19, 2011 RelatedCasino licence to be awarded this year, construction of casino to begin FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As Jamaica moves to implement casino gaming, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that the Government expects to award the first casino licence this year and construction on the island’s first casino is expected to commence by year-end. “This year, our casino dream will definitely begin to unfold in a more positive and practical way. We expect that licences will be issued this year and we hope that construction will begin at least on one property before the end of this year,” he said. Minister Bartlett was addressing a media breakfast on January 17 for local and international journalists attending Caribbean Marketplace 2011 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James. He informed that the Commission, established to regulate the operations of casinos, is preparing to examine applications for licences. He said the government expects to grant at least three licences over the next three years for casino operations in three main resort areas.   The operations will take place in Montego Bay, another at a development in Trelawny, and the third in the western end of the island. The Tourism Minister said that Jamaica expects to earn in the region of US$120 million from the three operations on a quarterly basis.   He however emphasised that casino gambling will be introduced and operated in a controlled manner to ensure that it does not define the destination but simply becomes another offering provided for visitors. “Jamaica will soon become a destination that offers casino gambling experience, rather than a casino destination,” he added.   Minister Bartlett said that casino gambling can play a key role in improving earnings for the country and also provide employment for a significant number of Jamaicans. The Bill to legislate casino gaming in Jamaica was passed in both Houses of Parliament in March, 2010. CONTACT:  GLENIS ROSEJIS REGIONAL OFFICEMONTEGO BAY    center_img RelatedCasino licence to be awarded this year, construction of casino to begin Advertisementslast_img read more

Landing Restriction Placed on Persons From Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

first_imgLanding Restriction Placed on Persons From Guinea, Liberia and Sierra LeoneJIS 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 Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, the Hon. Peter Bunting. Landing Restriction Placed on Persons From Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone National SecurityOctober 16, 2014Written by: Ministry of National Security, Communications & Public Affairs RelatedNational Security Minister calls on Caribbean and Latin America to Face Ebola Threat with Militancy Story HighlightsThe Jamaican Government has issued an immediate travel ban against certain persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.This ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have travelled to or transited through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, within 28 days of having departed from these countries.The travel ban extends to Commonwealth citizens, not citizens of Jamaica, who have travelled to or transited through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within 28 days of their arrival to Jamaica. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedPolice and Lotteries Commission Ramp Up Efforts to Tackle Illegal Gaming Related95 Students Receive Scholarships from Area 4 Police The Jamaican Government has issued an immediate travel ban against certain persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.This ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have travelled to or transited through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, within 28 days of having departed from these countries.The travel ban extends to Commonwealth citizens, not citizens of Jamaica, who have travelled to or transited through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within 28 days of their arrival to Jamaica.CARICOM nationals benefitting from the free movement regime are also subject to this landing restriction which is a temporary measure necessary for the protection of human and animal health.Jamaican citizens and residents, who have travelled to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within 28 days of their arrival to Jamaica, will be quarantined in the interest of public health and national security upon their arrival in Jamaica. This applies equally to any person having a right of entry pursuant to Jamaica’s obligations under international organization head quarters agreements.The general public is advised that the Government of Jamaica reserves the right to screen all Jamaican nationals.According to the World Health Organization the present Ebola outbreak is the largest and most complex since the discovery of the disease in 1976; hence this decision has been made against the background of the outbreak in West Africa since March 2014, and its continued increasing threat to world health and security of Jamaican citizens.The categories of persons named in the ban represent a ban on persons who have traveled to or transited through countries which the World Health Organization has acknowledged as having the most severe outbreaks and pose the most severe imminent risk for the continued spread of the disease.Jamaica’s response is informed by the World Health Organization guidance for control of outbreaks which are provided for in:Ebola and Marburg virus disease epidemics: preparedness, alert, control, and evaluation, and Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Filovirus Haemorrhagic Fever in Health-Care Settings, with Focus on EbolaThe travel ban has been made pursuant to Section 6 of the Aliens Act and Section 4 of  the Immigration Restriction  (Commonwealth Citizens) Act, which provides the criteria for the eligibility for admission of aliens to Jamaica and prohibited immigrants respectively.Having regard to the threat posed by the Ebola disease, the category of travelers designated in the ban are hereby not permitted to land in Jamaica.In the meantime, the Jamaican government is confirming that an American man who arrived in the island from the United States yesterday and who had travelled to Liberia two weeks prior has departed Jamaica for the United States. Upon arrival the proper protocols regarding screening procedures were followed by immigration officers.On his arrival yesterday, the visitor was examined by officials from the Ministry of Health and was found not to be exhibiting any symptoms of the Ebola virus.The Jamaican Government acknowledges the serious threat of the Ebola virus and has taken these measures in the interest of countering the threat to public health and national security. Advertisementslast_img read more

Free Speech for Richard Dawkins? Absolutely!

first_img Recommended Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Photo: Trinity College Dublin, by Niaz at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0).Some years ago (as I recall, autumn 2006), David Berlinski and I were invited by the debating society at Trinity College Dublin to speak about intelligent design and evolution. It was a raucous event: the students were interested mainly in rhetorical grandstanding and display, although (I hope) some truth was conveyed. There was much tradition and ceremony (signing of official registers, etc.). “A Polarizing Figure” Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Here is a true story about Dawkins and me. This goes way back, to 1987, when I was a second-year graduate student, and The Blind Watchmaker (TBW) had just been published in the United States. I wrote to philosopher Michael Ruse, whom I knew personally (we had just debated at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, at a forum sponsored by the American Jewish Committee) in his capacity as editor of the journal Biology and Philosophy, to ask if I could submit an essay review about TBW. Ruse wrote back to say that TBW had already been assigned to someone else — but would I like to submit an article defending ID? He explained that he had cleared this offer with his associate editors, in particular, with Dawkins, and that Dawkins was strongly in favor of giving me a hearing in the journal. No Longer Entertained TagsAmerican Jewish CommitteeBiology and PhilosophyBrid O’DonnellCollege Historical SocietyDarwin on TrialDavid Berlinskidebating societyDuquesne UniversityevolutionInstagramintelligent designIslamJournal of Theoretical BiologyMichael RuseNeo-DarwinismpetitionPittsburghRichard Dawkinssexual assaultThe College FixTrinity College Dublin,Trending I think Dawkins is wrong about a great many things, but cancel culture destroys truth-seeking. So I signed this open petition. However, Berlinski and I could easily have been “disinvited,” or to use the current parlance, canceled. Richard Dawkins has just suffered that fate, with his invitation to Trinity College Dublin rescinded. From The College Fix: In 1987, a harmless graduate student who wanted to take on the dreadful giant neo-Darwinism might be an entertaining spectacle. Nowadays, the Journal of Theoretical Biology finds itself attaching a confused disclaimer to an ID article, because no one in mainstream evolutionary theory is entertained any more. They’re angry and frightened about ID. Alas, their generous offer was so momentous and unexpected that I ended up paralyzed with writer’s block and uncertainty, and never submitted anything. Over the next decade (’87-’97), Ruse and I became much closer friends, the ID debate exploded with the publication of Darwin on Trial (1991), and you know the rest of the story. Paul NelsonSenior Fellow, Center for Science and CulturePaul A. Nelson is currently a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. He is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for three decades. His grandfather, Byron C. Nelson (1893-1972), a theologian and author, was an influential mid-20th century dissenter from Darwinian evolution. After Paul received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.Follow PaulProfile Share Free Speech Free Speech for Richard Dawkins? Absolutely!Paul NelsonOctober 6, 2020, 12:24 PM Who knew evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins was a polarizing figure?Apparently not Trinity College Dublin’s College Historical Society, which proclaims itself “the world’s oldest undergraduate society” and “the model for debating societies” at Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.Student newspaper University Times reports that the society’s auditor, Brid O’Donnell, announced on her personal Instagram page that “The Hist” was disinviting the militant atheist and famed author of “The Selfish Gene” because “we value our members comfort [sic] above all else.”She did not know about his “opinions on Islam and sexual assault until this evening,” O’Donnell reportedly wrote Sunday… Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Anyway, if you support intellectual freedom, I encourage you to sign the Dawkins / Trinity College Dublin petition. 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 Alllast_img read more