News / Specialist salvors on their way as more vessels queue behind Ever Given

first_img By Mike Wackett 25/03/2021 Salvage teams from the Netherlands and Japan are on their way to the stricken 20,388 teu Ever Given, which is still stuck fast in the Suez Canal, blocking the vital shipping artery.Evergreen said today Japanese shipowner Shoei Kisen Kaisha had appointed Dutch specialist Smit Salvage and compatriot Nippon Salvage to re-float the vessel after two days of unsuccessful attempts involving all available tugs and equipment at the disposal of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA)It said it would “continue to coordinate with the shipowner and SCA to deal with the situation with the upmost urgency, ensuring the resumption of the voyage as soon as possible and mitigate the effects of the incident”.The line added: “As the vessel is chartered, the responsibility for the expense incurred in the recovery operation, third-party liability and the cost of repair is the owner.”Meanwhile, shipowner Shoei Kisen Kaisha has issued an apology on its website saying that the re-floating of its ship was “a difficult situation”, and that it would continue to do its upmost to resolve the situation as soon as possible.German technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement said an attempt to re-float the vessel at high tide this morning was not successful, but another attempt would be made later today. It added: “In addition to the dredgers already on site, a specialist suction dredger has arrived.”Suez Canal port agents Leth Agencies, said that, as of last night, a queue of 156 vessels was waiting to transit the canal, with 48 waiting at Port Said, 38 in the mid-point, Great Bitter Lake, and 70 held at the Port Suez anchorage.The agent said three vessels were behind the Ever Given when the grounding occurred, including the 6,200 teu Maersk Denver, were being escorted back out of the canal to the Port Suez anchorage to enable the stuck box ship to be towed out once re-floated.source:VesselsValue.comsource:VesselsValue.comMeanwhile, ocean carriers are watching the situation intently before deciding whether to re-route Asia-Europe sailings via the Cape of Good Hope.The salvage teams attending the Ever Given may try to lighten the ship by pumping out its bunker fuel and ballast water, but if that does not work, they will need to look at lightening the vessel’s deck cargo load.If that happens, the canal could be out of action for several weeks as there are very few floating cranes stationed around the world with sufficient height and reach to discharge containers from an ULCV.One insurance broker contact told The Loadstar this morning he was “pretty certain” that General Average would be declared.“The costs are already massive and now salvage teams are flying in, GA is looking very likely, unless Evergreen can reach a ‘commercial agreement’ with the owner,” he said. Source: VesselsValue, 25 March 2021last_img read more

SEC charges former fund manager with misleading investors

Related news James Langton Additionally, it says that he disseminated marketing materials reporting an internal rate of return that failed to deduct fees and expenses, which “significantly enhanced” its apparent performance. The allegations have not been proven. Earlier this year, Oppenheimer agreed to pay US$2.8 million in a settlement of related charges with the SEC. “Investors deserve and the law requires honest disclosure about how their investments are valued,” said Andrew Ceresney, co-director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. “Williamson improperly lured investors to the private equity fund he managed by providing false and misleading information about the fund’s performance.” “Interim valuations are especially important when used to raise funds in the private equity industry,” said Julie Riewe, co-chief of the SEC Division of Enforcement’s asset management unit. “Private fund managers must provide investors with accurate disclosures about valuation methodologies as well as fund fees and expenses so they can make fully informed investment choices.” Change to global compliance standards bites investors Fund managers must prep for future shocks U.S. securities regulators have charged a former portfolio manager at Oppenheimer & Co. with misleading investors about the valuation and performance of a fund of private equity funds, the Oppenheimer Global Resource Private Equity Fund I L.P. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says that its investigation found that Brian Williamson disseminated quarterly reports and marketing materials to prospective investors misstating that the valuation of a fund’s holdings was based on values received from the portfolio managers of those underlying funds. But that, in fact, he actually valued the fund’s largest investment at a significant markup to the manager’s estimated value, it says. Avoiding fund redemption nightmares Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Fund managersCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

RGD Processes 150 Applications from Florida

first_imgRGD Processes 150 Applications from Florida UncategorizedDecember 19, 2007 Advertisements RelatedRGD Processes 150 Applications from Florida RelatedRGD Processes 150 Applications from Floridacenter_img RelatedRGD Processes 150 Applications from Florida FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is reporting that it has collected and processed 150 applications from the Florida leg of its Overseas Outreach Programme to the United States (US), in November.According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RGD, Dr. Patricia Holness this was due mainly to the increased awareness of civil registration matters and the demand for the Jamaican birth certificate brought on by the introduction of the US passport regime. She also explained that the fact that the US Government requires that all individuals seeking to access immigration related services, including citizenship, must present a Jamaican birth certificate produced on security paper may have led to the increase in applications.While on their 13-day mobile outreach to the United States, the team visited Florida, Atlanta and the Tri-State area. The annual overseas outreach forms part of the agency’s thrust to improve accessibility to its customers in the Diaspora.The team commenced the first leg of the outreach in Miami, where several Town and Church Hall meetings were held in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Persons who attended these meetings were updated on the procedures necessary to secure and make adjustments to their civil registration records.Members of the team also provided immediate search results from its online database, which has over six million indices. This provided customers with the entry number which is required to make applications and payments for birth and death certificates online. “From the outreaches, we discovered that there was an emerging trend among Jamaicans who entered the United States in the 1970s. These individuals had certificates with just their first name and were facing challenges in obtaining their pensions and securing their citizenship,” Dr. Holness pointed out.She said that many of the individuals who attended the outreaches were also unaware that the RGD was producing certificates for births, deaths and marriages on security paper since May 2001 and that the US Government would accept only these certificates.Additionally, she noted that there were individuals who had secured ‘certificates’, which did not match the data held by the RGD in Jamaica and a few older individuals were never registered.“The team met with an 87 year-old woman who they assisted with completing her late registration application. The supporting data and evidence required for record updating activities, such as late registration, were much easier to secure, as our database provided internal evidence,” the CEO explained.She said that the case of the 87 year-old woman was a good example, as although she was not registered, her data could be traced electronically back to her first of 11 children in the 1940s where the registration showed her name and place of birth.The team was also able to examine data on her marriage in the 1930s which confirmed her name and matched that on her children’s records and the name she has been using.“This search also showed her father’s name and other relevant data. Internal evidence is playing a crucial role for the older Jamaicans who may not be able to provide the usual school records and statutory declarations needed to update a record,” she informed.For the past five years the RGD has been assisting Jamaicans living overseas to secure certificates of vital events. They will also be conducting outreaches in the United Kingdom during this fiscal year.In the meantime, the Head of the RGD is encouraging individuals both in Jamaica and overseas to visit the agency’s website at www.rgd.gov.jm to submit and pay for their applications online.last_img read more

March 18 Greeley Event Looks At Difficulties Between Urban, Rural West

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 8, 2000 It’s the city girl facing the country boy in “The Urban-Rural Divorce,” a March 18 program in Greeley exploring the complex relationship between the urban and rural West. The Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder is presenting the fun and creative program, casting the many difficult issues facing the urban and rural West in human terms. The three-hour mock divorce hearing will begin at 1 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st St. The event is free and open to the public. The program stars Jamie Sudler, assistant disciplinary counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court, as Sandy Greenhills West who is filing for divorce from his wife, Urbana Asphalt West, played by CU-Boulder history Professor Patricia Limerick. Sandy cites irreconcilable differences ranging from “failure to support” to “infidelity through flirting with foreign markets.” Testimony will come from the couple’s dysfunctional child, Suburbia West, as well as a cast of witnesses from the local community. Community guest stars in the program include:o Dave Carter, president of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, as a witness for Sandy.o James Conley, director of advanced sales at Massachusetts Mutual Life, as the judge.o Pastor Bruce Johnson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Denver as the bailiff.o Pastor Luther Johnson, an inner-city Lutheran minister in Denver, as a witness for Urbana.o Pastor Sally Ponfick of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Anton, Colo., as a witness for Sandy.o Pastor Penni Walsh at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Denver as a witness for Urbana. The show will be the 21st performance of the Urban-Rural Divorce, which has been taken on the road to Western cities and towns including Rock Springs, Wyo., Boise, Idaho, and Gunnison, Colo. The event is sponsored by the Center of the American West and Common Ground: The Urban/Rural Connection. For more information, call Pastor Ponfick at (303) 604-1422.last_img read more

Biological Invasions Increasing Due To Freshwater Impoundments, Says CU Study

first_imgThe growing number of dams and other impoundments is increasing the number of invasive species and the speed at which they spread, putting natural lakes at risk, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.The research team combined data on water chemistry, the distribution of five “nuisance invaders” and boating activity from the Great Lakes region. The results showed the increasing occurrence of such species in impoundments creates “stepping-stone habitats” for them into natural lakes, ponds and waterways in the region, said CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Pieter Johnson, co-lead author of the study.The researchers looked at invaders like the Eurasian zebra mussel, the Eurasian water plant known as watermilfoil, the Eurasian spiny water flea, the rusty crayfish and the rainbow smelt. Such freshwater invaders often have direct negative effects on lake ecosystems, including reduced fishing success, changes in water clarity and fouling of fishing gear and water-pumping equipment, Johnson said.The study appears as the cover story in the September issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a publication of the Ecological Society of America. Co-authors on the study include Julian Olden of the University of Washington in Seattle and Jake Vander Zanden of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Zebra mussels recently jumped to reservoirs in the West, including Colorado, said Johnson, leading to mandatory boat inspections at some landings. The other invaders are either already in Colorado – the rainbow smelt and water milfoil – or have a high probability of being introduced, like the spiny water flea and rusty crayfish, he said.”We believe impoundments may be functioning as ‘hubs’ for freshwater invaders, aiding their spread and establishment into natural water bodies,” said Johnson of CU-Boulder’s ecology and evolutionary biology department. The researchers wrote in the study that “reservoir construction and the conversion of free-flowing rivers to standing waters may ultimately facilitate the spread of invasive species across the landscape.”The team looked at data from 4,200 lakes and more than 1,000 impoundments across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The study showed non-indigenous species are up to 300 times more likely to occur in impoundments than in natural lakes, increasing the invasion risks for natural lakes.”Collectively, these results suggest the benefits of building more reservoirs should be carefully balanced against the potential negative consequences, including increased biological invasions,” Johnson said.The study was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.The study showed impoundments significantly reduced the average distance between “uninvaded” lakes and lakes inhabited by zebra mussels, increasing the number of natural lakes considered vulnerable to zebra mussel invasion by 50 percent.The zebra mussel, first introduced into the Great Lakes in 1987 and which affects plankton abundance, nutrients and water clarity, also has caused declines in native mollusks and fouled industrial pipes. Another invader, the Eurasian watermilfoil, was introduced in the United States in 1944 through the aquarium plant trade and is now in 44 of the 48 contiguous states, causing changes in both vertebrate and invertebrate communities, said the team.Other invaders posing threats include the Eurasian spiny water flea — which colonized the Great Lakes region in the 1980s and which affects lake diversity and fouls commercial equipment — and rusty crayfish, native to the Ohio river drainage and which has been shown to upset the balance of natural ecosystems, Johnson said.A fifth, the rainbow smelt — indigenous to marine environments — has spread through the Great Lakes region and into the Mississippi and Hudson Bay watersheds, impacting local fish populations through predation and competition. Johnson said.Climate-induced changes to water availability and increasing demand for water and flood control are expected to drive the construction of new reservoirs to increase water supplies in many regions of the United States, including the Midwest, said the authors.Dam construction and biological invasions are major contributors to the biodiversity crisis in freshwater ecosystems, which exhibit higher rates of extinction and a greater proportion of threatened and endangered species than in terrestrial or marine environments, said Johnson.There are more than 80,000 large dams and an additional 2.5 million smaller impoundments across the United States, said Johnson.For more information on Johnson’s research, visit the Web at: www.colorado.edu/eeb/facultysites/pieter/index.htm. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 2, 2008 last_img read more

Norman Gardens Primary Gets $39m Facelift

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Following $39 million of repairs, an upgraded Norman Gardens Primary and Junior High school in East Kingston was officially handed back at a ceremony on Thursday (November 3). The school, which has a student roll of 682 and 37 teachers, suffered severe damage from hurricanes Gilbert (1988), Ivan (2004), Dean (2007) and most recently Tropical Storm Gustav (2008), to its roof and other infrastructure causing grave inconvenience, especially during rainfall. Completed eight weeks ahead of schedule, the upgrading fell under JSIF’s Tropical Storm Gustav Recovery Grant, funded by the European Union (EU) and administered by the World Bank, and involving rehabilitation of 10 schools and two health centres, including the Glen Vincent Health Centre, which was also handed over on Thursday Undertaken at a cost of $39 million, the works included rehabilitation of the roof and ceiling; construction of a guidance counsel block; electrical works; repairs to windows and doors; drainage improvement; repairs to bathrooms and associated plumbing works. Other works entailed painting of the school; provision of school equipment, a stove and a refrigerator; rehabilitation of green areas; construction of solid waste disposal bins; and rehabilitation of the multipurpose court. The project also involved capacity building in disaster reduction and maintenance training, which will assist in improving resilience to natural disasters. Managing Director of JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, said that the project, a critical part of the Government’s programme to provide infrastructural development to communities considered underserved, will benefit the students and teachers, as well as residents who seek shelter there during emergencies. “This investment in education at the school is intended to create new conditions under which the school, and indeed the entire community, can thrive,” she said, adding that to date, roughly two thirds of JSIF’s investments have gone into education. “We feel, if you are going to be called a poverty reduction programme, this is where you must invest, in education,” she said. Outgoing Head of the EU Delegation in Jamaica, Ambassador Marco Mazzocchi Alemanni, said he was particularly keen on assisting communities significantly affected by crime. “This is why I pushed for the Tropical Gustav project to take place in volatile communities, such as this one,” he said. In welcoming the intervention, the school’s Principal, Winston Pratt, said the project has transformed the plant, and has “raised the self esteem of the Norman Gardens family to its highest point in a long time”. “We will do our best to transform the teaching/learning process (as well),” he added. Board Chairman, Leroy Gayle, was also appreciative of the work done, noting that the project represented the single largest investment in the school since its inception. Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell, Regional Director, Ministry of Education, Elaine Roulston, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Caretaker for East Kingston and Port Royal, Peter Sangster, Councillor for the Norman Gardens Division, Angella Brown-Burke and World Bank Country Representative, Giorgio Valentini, also brought greetings. General Manager of Grace Kennedy Limited, Robert Walker, a past student of the school, was the guest speaker. There will be a six months defect period, to allow for the resolution of any problems that may have been encountered during the course of the project. RelatedNorman Gardens Primary Gets $39m Facelift Norman Gardens Primary Gets $39m Facelift EducationNovember 4, 2011 By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedNorman Gardens Primary Gets $39m Facelift RelatedNorman Gardens Primary Gets $39m Facelift Advertisementslast_img read more

Hounslow Research Station Gets Independent Power Generating System

first_imgRelatedHounslow Research Station Gets Independent Power Generating System RelatedHounslow Research Station Gets Independent Power Generating System Hounslow Research Station Gets Independent Power Generating System TechnologyNovember 12, 2011 RelatedHounslow Research Station Gets Independent Power Generating System FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — A Photovoltaic electric power generating system (Solar) was officially commissioned at the Hounslow Research and Demonstration Plot, in St. Elizabeth, on November 11, by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Robert Montague. The Minister pointed out that the system, which belongs to the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), is a stand-alone solar system which has the capacity to provide all the electricity needs of the Research facility, independent of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) supply. He explained that the electricity generating aspect of the project was implemented because of the high energy cost that the NIC has to bear to run its operations. “The NIC has an annual light bill of $182 million, and therefore the mandate and charge to the NIC is to examine other areas of their operations that we can convert to renewable energy,” the Minister said. Emphasising that he is a firm believer in alternative and renewable sources of energy, Mr. Montague noted that in some areas where there are NIC pumps; there is a high wind factor present.  He said that wind energy can be utilised to run some of the pumps, and so serious consideration must be given by the NIC personnel to examine where this can be done or where solar energy can be utilised, to reduce the cost of operations of the Commission. The Minister urged farmers in the area to try and learn as much as they can at the research facility, and be willing to share the knowledge with other farmers. By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

More evacuations as California fire rages

first_imgHomeNewsMore evacuations as California fire rages Dec. 07, 2017 at 8:41 amNewsMore evacuations as California fire rageseditor4 years agoNo tags VENTURA (AP) — Southern California authorities have ordered evacuations for the first time in Santa Barbara County as crews protect coastal communities from a destructive wildfire that’s steadily marching west and northwest.A key stretch of U.S. 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties was intermittently closed Thursday as flames jumped lanes.Residents of 300 homes in the oceanfront city of Carpinteria were ordered to leave before dawn. A few miles down the coast, crews beat back flames creeping down hillsides toward the seaside hamlet of La Conchita, where at least one abandoned structure burned.In Los Angeles County firefighters are watching for flare-ups as they try to contain three major blazes that have destroyed homes and sent thousands fleeing.Authorities closed a major freeway as flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire churn toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles.Calmer overnight winds Thursday helped crews protect the Ventura County resort town of Ojai, where most of the 7,000 residents are under evacuation orders.The National Weather Service says a more favorable wind forecast still calls for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely not to approach historic levels they’d feared.Officials closed U.S. 101 for more than a dozen miles along the coast, cutting off a major route between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties as fire charred heavy brush along lanes.Thousands of homes remain threatened by at least four major Southern California wildfires that have destroyed structures and sent residents fleeing. share on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity awards construction contract for new beach playgroundDIAL-A-Ride to see major overhaul next yearYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agolast_img read more

Continuous evolution of Champions Dinner

first_imgAUGUSTA, Ga. – In official publications it’s referred to as the Masters Club, but to anyone with even a passing interest in golf it’s simply the Champions Dinner. The club is limited to winners of the Masters and Augusta National’s chairman, who is granted a honorary membership, and the annual dining options – Angel Cabrera, for example, served grouper ceviche over plantain chips in 2010 – are the only real public glimpses most ever get into the Tuesday tradition, but last year’s Champions Dinner was different. By all accounts, the annual gathering was transformed in 2015 from a largely understated affair into exactly what one would expect from the game’s most exclusive cocktail party. “I’d only been to two, but it was very different from my first dinner where nothing was really said by anyone and it was just dinner and everyone left,” Adam Scott said. “But what broke the ice last year was a presentation was made to Arnold [Palmer] in the middle of the dinner and he felt he should speak and it was a very emotional speech.” The presentation was a piece of the iconic Eisenhower tree on the 17th hole, which was lost in an ice storm in 2014. Normally, Ben Crenshaw serves as the emcee of the event and he introduces the defending champion, who makes a few comments, followed by chairman Billy Payne who gives an overview of the club and any changes that may have been made since the previous year’s tournament. Last year’s dinner, however, took an emotional turn when Palmer was persuaded to speak after being given his piece of Augusta National history. “Arnold stood up and started speaking and you could tell it was straight from the heart. It was quite a special moment, really. It was pretty emotional and then he nudged Jack [Nicklaus] to get up and help him out,” Trevor Immelman said. “In the true spirit of those two, Jack was like, ‘Nah, you’re doing alright.’ It was a tremendous moment.” Eventually, Palmer was followed by Tom Watson who then convinced Doug Ford, the 1957 winner and at 93 the oldest Masters champion, to speak. “I wanted to have Doug Ford talk about the great shot that he hit, that the kids didn’t know about,” Watson said. “The kids love that. They love stories like that. How did you win the Masters?  Everyone in that room has won the Masters, so they know how they did it. But it’s always fun to listen to other players describe how they did it.” Fuzzy Zoeller talked, or depending on who you ask, did a few minutes of standup, doling out jokes and entertaining anecdotes as only the 1979 champion can. One by one, nearly every Masters legend spoke, but the impromptu moment began with Palmer, who announced last month he wouldn’t be hitting the ceremonial first tee shot on Thursday but did plan to attend the Champions Dinner. “The significance of the tree is the remembrance of President [Dwight D.] Eisenhower, a part of the history of Augusta,” Palmer said. “It was a very important part of the dinner, which was wonderful, with a lot of stories and so on … and that was very special given my relationship with the former president.” Photo gallery: What winners have served at recent Champions Dinners With the exception of the defending champion, who is wedged between the chairman and the host (Crenshaw), seating for the event is largely on a first-come, first-serve basis, but there is a hierarchy. “People get their spots and just stay there,” Immelman said. “Last year, [Adam] Scottie was kind of asking me where he should sit and I kind of dragged him down to our side on the far corner. Guys get familiar with their spot and they just kind of stay there.” Immelman’s corner includes Gary Player, Nick Faldo and Charl Schwartzel, with Vijay Singh sitting across the table from Faldo. Although that system leads to familiarity and a relaxed environment, in recent years it likely created a segmented atmosphere more suited to private conversations. It’s a dynamic that made last year’s dinner standout for many of the champions. “More poignant would be the way I would describe it. More lively; the legends spoke up a little bit and there was some emotion and there was some laughter and sadness, but all in a positive way,” Zach Johnson said. The dinner was started in 1952 by Ben Hogan, which is curious considering the Hawk’s aversion to small talk and social gatherings. That first dinner included just 11 attendees, a number that grew to 30 last year, which is mildly concerning considering the defending champion picks up the tab, and normally lasts between two to three hours. The difference last year was that no one wanted the event to end. “After Arnold spoke, the stories started coming to just what you would picture that dinner to be,” Scott said. “It was fantastic, really great.” Like everything else at Augusta National, the Champions Dinner continues to get better thanks to an emotional spark from Palmer, which also seems to be a spring tradition. “Every year for me to be part of that is kind of goose bump kind of stuff,” Immelman said. “Every year it seems to get better and better and you kind of appreciate it a little more.”last_img read more

Michael Flannery on the Unraveling Darwinian Paradigm

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 Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Recommended Evolution Michael Flannery on the Unraveling Darwinian ParadigmEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCDecember 19, 2019, 4:07 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide On a new episode of ID the Future, host Mike Keas speaks with science historian Michael Flannery about his recent article for Evolution News, “Darwinism: Past, Present, and Future,” in which Professor Flannery wonders about an Los Angeles Times op-ed by Ann Reid, director of a pro-Darwinism lobbying group, the National Center for Science Education. Download the podcast or listen to it here.Evolution is so well established, she says, that questioning it is like doubting that matter is made of atoms. Really? Flannery says she seems not to have noticed that even mainstream biologists have begun to question the long-term viability of Darwinism. Scientists may have felt triumphant in their certainty at the 1959 Darwin Centennial, but today questions and doubts are rising faster than the Darwin lobby can stamp them out.Photo credit: Alan Perestrello, via Flickr (cropped). TagsAnn ReidbiologistsDarwin CentennialDarwin lobbyDarwinian theoryevolutionEvolution NewsID the FutureLos Angeles TimesmatterMichael FlanneryMichael KeasmoleculesNational Center for Science Education,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man 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