Stamp duty cut sees London house sales rocket 27 per cent

first_imgMonth on month prices flatlined. This meant the average London house price stood at £479,300. Overall, London house prices rose 1.7 per cent in June – before the stamp duty cut came in – compared to a year earlier. Supply has fallen 11.2 per cent, however, meaning relatively higher demand is pushing up prices. “We expect rising unemployment to weigh on market activity over the final quarter of 2020 and into the first half of 2021,” Donnell said. But the market has still taken a big hit this year, said property website Zoopla, which compiled the data. Housing sales in 2020 so far are around 20 per cent below the same period in 2019, amounting to around £27bn in lost deals. The stamp duty cut has already boosted London’s housing market, according to new data (Getty Images) Also Read: Stamp duty cut sees London house sales rocket 27 per cent whatsapp Tuesday 28 July 2020 12:01 am Zoopla said it expects sales to be around 15 per cent lower in 2020 than they were last year. Harry Robertson The move has spurred activity in London, according to Zoopla’s data, with new sales agreed up 27 per cent over the last two weeks. That compares to a six per cent rise across the rest of the country. Share However, Zoopla’s data laid bare the damage that has already been done to the housing market, despite London and UK activity being boosted by the stamp duty cut. “The impact on pricing looks set to be pushed into 2021 as a result of sizable government support for the economy.” London and UK house prices continue to rise The stamp duty cut has already boosted London’s housing market, according to new data (Getty Images) Also Read: Stamp duty cut sees London house sales rocket 27 per cent UK house prices as a whole were up 2.7 per cent year on year, although the monthly growth rate halved to 0.2 per cent. The average UK house price is £219,500. whatsapp UK house prices rose 0.2 per cent in June as a jump in demand for houses outstripped a fall in the number of sellers, the figures also showed.center_img Zoopla said this was because London’s higher house prices meant it stood to benefit relatively more from an increase in the tax threshold.  House prices expected to fall by 2021 But Zoopla said prices were likely to eventually fall as job losses and uncertainty take a toll.  Yet he said the release of pent-up demand for new houses after the market was put on ice during lockdown would likely support prices for the rest of the year. Stamp duty cut sees London house sales rocket 27 per cent The stamp duty holiday has significantly boosted London’s housing market, with new sales agreed up by over a quarter in just two weeks, new data has shown. Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier this month unveiled a “holiday” for the payment of the stamp duty property tax in a bid to boost the market and the economy. This raised the threshold at which stamp duty is paid from £125,000 to £500,000 until March 2021. The closure of estate agents over the lockdown reduced new supply and agreed sales by 90 per cent.  The rise in prices “certainly seems at odds” with a cratering economy and rising unemployment, said Richard Donnell, Zoopla’s research director. 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Block buster St Patrick’s Day parade planned for Mountrath

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 16th February 2018 Block buster St Patrick’s Day parade planned for Mountrath WhatsApp Rugby Some of the punters at the 2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade Mountrath will be alive with Irish legends this St Patrick’s Day as Tir Na Og, the Irish Rugby team and even Mrs Brown are set to be honoured in this years parade.The Mountrath Parade Committee are determined to make this years parade bigger and better then last year with the new addition of a mascot being chosen from each local primary school to represent their school in this years parade.The parade will kick start from the Mountrath GAA field at 12.30pm and proceed down through the town to the delight of all the spectators.Like other parades; success relies on a number of factors including fine weather, an enthusiastic crowd and more importantly an abundance of floats.Celine Cribbs, a local business woman and a member of the Mountrath Parade Committee for over ten years, stated: “The parade is only as good as those who make the effort.“It is so important that all local businesses and groups make the effort and enter a float into this years parade otherwise all our hard work goes to waste.”The Parade in Mountrath has been a pivotal part of the St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Mountrath since the early 1980s and its survival remains at the hands of its dedicated committee and strong support from local businesses and groups.Celine Cribbs, who is acting Treasure for this years Parade, added: “We are contacting all local businesses and clubs asking them to get involved. Participation is really the key to making this years parade a success for everyone.”Johnny Purcell, a publican from the town, has been acting MC for the St Patrick’s Day Parade since the early 1990s.His witty and unique commentary is one of the main highlights for parade goers even now after some twenty years at the helm.Although Johnny may be the face of the festival, he’s quick to recognise all those involved with organising the parade year in and year out.He said: “There are so many who work quietly in the background, who help organise and run the parade every year there the ones you want to thank.”The parade reached national acclaim when the prominent Irish Journalist Brenda Power, praised Mountrath for staying true to its heritage and remaining one of the last traditional parades among what has become the more common over-produced parades; retaining its spontaneity, inclusivity and more importantly its community spirit.Her article described some of the more unusual floats featured in the parade one featuring a septic tank which Brenda described as being ‘some sort of big green mushroom’ and being of huge interest to the spectators.Her recollection of the locals mingling through the crowd passing out hot sausage rolls and buns, remains at heart of the parade in Mountrath.Brenda went as far as to say both she and her children enjoyed the parade immensely; as she felt it was more relevant to the day and to the community that any other parade she had been too.This year’s parade promises to be bigger and better then last year; with Shannon Street being closed off for the duration of the day to allow for numerous kids activities and games to keep the little ones happy and as per tradition the main stage will be alive with entertainment provided by local musicians, local bands and local dancers.Whether hail, rain or sunshine it promises to be a total legend of a day.SEE ALSO – Man dies in Kildare workplace accident Pinterest Community Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twitter Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSMountrathSt Patrick’s Day Home News Block buster St Patrick’s Day parade planned for Mountrath News Twitter Previous articleMan dies in Kildare workplace accidentNext articleLaois duo awarded Leinster LGFA third level scholarships Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Laois secondary school students advance to knockout stages of national debating competition

first_img Electric Picnic Twitter TAGSPortlaoise College Previous articleApartments approved for Laois where pub had been plannedNext articleCaring for Conor: Laois GAA club launch fundraiser for life-saving treatment for young boy Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois secondary school students advance to knockout stages of national debating competition Home News Education Laois secondary school students advance to knockout stages of national debating competition NewsEducation WhatsApp In normal circumstance the national debates would involve students travelling to or hosting other schools to face their opponents.However, this year the debates like many other things, were online.With this came many challenges, but also new learning opportunities for students such as learning how to use recording equipment and green screen technology.Despite the many hurdles to engage in extra-curricular activities outside of the curriculum, Portlaoise College’s diligent TY debaters responded with great enthusiasm and positivity.The team consists of Ben Campbell (captain), Stephen Lynch, Callen Dunne, Catriona Dillon and Noor Fatima.They said: “The online debate layout helped us become more comfortable being recorded and speaking on camera.“We had to get our message across clearly in a way we had never done before, there was no audience, so the message had to be impactful through a screen.”SEE ALSO – Fundraiser launched for family of Laois dad-of-five following sad passing For the first time this year, Portlaoise College participated in the Concern Worldwide Debates.The hard work and determination of the students has resulted in great success for the TY debate team seeing them advance to the Knockout Stage to be in with a running for the Cup or Shield round.Unlike other debating competitions, the Concern Debates engage students with many social issues of our time. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthscenter_img Council Pinterest Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 11th February 2021 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Radio Broadcasts Key to Civil Society in North Korea

first_img By Daily NK – 2015.03.31 2:11pm Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Public discussion on unification of theKorean Peninsula has gained momentum, particularly since South Korean PresidentPark Geun Hye referred to “unification as a jackpot” and has kicked offefforts to build the foundation for a peaceful unification. A survey conductedin January indicates 82.6 percent of the respondents believe that unificationis necessary, according to private think tank Asan Institute for Policy Studies.This appears to be the result of increased attention on the topic due to the “unificationjackpot doctrine.” However, if you consider various aspects inSouth Korean society, we cannot simply be complacent about a favorable surveyresult. Reaching an agreement about the larger framework of unification may berelatively easy, but public opinion differs greatly when it comes to specificapproaches towards this goal. This vast range of approach is reflected in thecontroversial comments on “unification through absorption” made by the vicechairman of the presidential preparatory committee for unification, Chung JongWook; at the other end of the spectrum is self-proclaimed unification activistKim Ki Jong who attacked the U.S. Ambassador to Seoul. Pro-North Korean groups inthe South also claim they are carrying out campaigns for unification. The idea of unification is exploited by allforces in the South– the government, pro-North Korean groups, orterrorists–to justify their actions. We cannot be overly optimisticabout the 82.6 percent that agreed unification is needed. What we need to do isfilter out unhealthy and fraudulent unification activists and build up strongforces that can create a “unification jackpot.” To do so, we must hold multiplediscussions on how and in what method unification should be pursued and deviseprinciples for a viable and sound unification movement. The conditions surrounding the division andreunification process of East and West Germany are quite different from thoseof the Korean Peninsula. However, Germany’s example can serve as a crucialmodel for scholars and politicians studying the issue of Korea’s unification.As the last divided country in this world, Korean society can learn much fromGermany’s process of unification. However, one thing is often overlooked — thetwo Germanies had a longstanding shared identity as one modern nation and frequentinteraction and trade during their time of division. One of the key characteristics is that bothGermanies had shared a modern civilization with a civil society in whichindividual rights and dignity were upheld as the highest values. This moderncivilization that developed following the Middle Ages played a pivotal role inthe unification of East and West Germany. On the other hand, South and NorthKorea share a common history of Japanese colonialism and the Chosun Dynasty,but the two countries went their separate ways following the division afterliberation from Japan. North Korea took the direction of a completedictatorship wherein the dignity of individuals was utterly neglected, while SouthKorea headed towards a free democracy that promotes and respects individualfreedom. The formation of civil societies did play apositive role in the unification of the two Germanies. However, North Koreacompletely lacks the bedrock on which it can build a healthy civil society, andthe third generation dictatorship has sealed off the possibility of such throughviolence, tyranny, and surveillance of its population. Unification Media Group, aconsortium founded last year in the South, has set out to achieve its mostimportant goal of creating in the North a grassroots civil society–the pinnacle of democracy. Both Radio Free Chosun and Open Radio forNorth Korea that are part of the larger consortium have broadcast radio programsinto North Korea for over ten years. The two organizations have recently joinedhands with DailyNK to send two hours of radio programming to the North on adaily basis from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. All member organizations have workedso far to create a change in awareness within the North and raise more interestin South Korean society about the lives of North Koreans. From here on, Unification Media Group mustwork to play an essential role in reigniting interest in discourse on unificationand facilitate the formation of a civil society in the North. Instilling valuessuch as freedom, human rights, and democracy within the North Korean people isthe first step in creating the “unification jackpot” Seoul has proposed. Unificationis now becoming a driving force in society that will move on irrespective ofindividual support or opposition to it. It is yet unknown whether unificationwill become a great opportunity for growth or be a calamity.If we can build upa civil society that draws out change and progress within the dictatorship,unification will bring with it an opportunity for us to leap forward. Theresponse from North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun, strongly opposing these radio broadcasts and other efforts aimed at creating a grassroots movement, onlymakes clearer which direction we need to take in order to realize the dream ofa “unification jackpot.”  SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion Radio Broadcasts Key to Civil Society in North Korea Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

AMF issues warning about repeat offender Michael Mitton

first_img Convicted fraudster Michael Mitton is at again, regulators in Quebec are warning. Investors should “exercise caution in light of recent solicitations in the Montreal area by Michael Mitton, who has repeatedly been sanctioned for making illegal distributions,” the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) warned on Tuesday. Related news Mitton is currently soliciting investments under the name Mike Cypress, as a consultant for the firms Cytron Capital Group and Petrichor Energy, the AMF reports. Mitton, who has used other aliases, including Mike Matt, is not registered with the AMF, the regulator stresses, and is not entitled to solicit investments in Quebec. The AMF is now pursuing a reciprocal order against Mitton to apply the lifetime bans against him that have already been issued by regulators in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, too. The Bureau de décision et de révision is scheduled to hear the AMF’s application on Aug. 25. Earlier this year, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) charged Mitton with one count of trading without registration and one count of trading in securities while prohibited under the OSC’s ban against him that was issued in 2011. Those allegations have not been proven, but Mitton has already racked up approximately 100 criminal convictions since 1977 for offences such as fraud, forgery, false pretences, money laundering and related conspiracies, the OSC noted. Investors that have been approached by Mitton, or have been targeted by investment scams should contact the regulator, the AMF says. Keywords FraudCompanies Autorité des marchés financiers DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Imposters among us, CSA warns Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton last_img read more

Yoga and naturopathy hospital to be set up near Chennai

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By Sanjiv Das on June 26, 2018 Yoga and naturopathy hospital to be set up near Chennai Read Article Share Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The centre will come up at a cost of ₹ 60 croreA ‘world-class’ yoga and naturopathy hospital, stated to be the first-of-its-kind in the country, will be set up near here at a cost of ₹ 60 crore, K Palaniswami, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu announced recently. It is being set up to encourage yoga and naturopathy, which played a key role in both preventing and curbing non-communicable diseases due to lifestyle changes, he told the State Assembly. The facility would be set up at the premises of Government Medical College at Chengelpet, about 50 km from Chennai, in an area of 50 acres and will have a teaching facility attached to it, offering graduate, post-graduate and research courses, he said.“I am happy to announce that a world class International Yoga and Naturopathy Science Centre will be set up at a cost of ₹ 60 crore,” the chief minister said making a suo moto statement. Hostel facilities for students and quarters for employees will also come up and adequate personnel will be appointed.“In a natural setting, safe treatment will be provided,” he said adding it will include therapies involving herbal, magnet, water and acupuncture. Palaniswami also made a slew of other announcements on scaling up health infrastructure in state-run hospitals and it includes upgradation of 985 health sub-centres as integrated health centres at a cost of ₹ 82.2 crore. Also, during this year, nutritious food will be provided to 96,200 patients affected by tuberculosis at a cost ₹ 20.20 crore, he said.last_img read more

New Website Offers Opportunities to Residents of St. Elizabeth

first_imgNew Website Offers Opportunities to Residents of St. Elizabeth CommunityJanuary 31, 2012 RelatedNew Website Offers Opportunities to Residents of St. Elizabeth RelatedNew Website Offers Opportunities to Residents of St. Elizabeth Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The recently established website to promote tourism and other offerings in the parish of St. Elizabeth, has stirred the interest of many residents, who see the initiative as positive for education and business promotion. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in charge of administration for the parish, Nadine Grant-Brown, tells JIS News that the website has impacted her family. “My son had a research to be done on Black River (the capital of St. Elizabeth), and we couldn’t find anything.  He thought of abandoning the project, but another student told him of the site, and there he found the needed information on the town. It is a good feeling, and I feel like I am a part of it,” the DSP says. The website: www.visitstelizabeth.com.jm, was constructed by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), and resulted from a partnership between the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation. Its main objective is to promote the parish’s economic well-being, namely the growing South Coast tourism product. Head Girl at Maggotty High School, Chanelle White, tells JIS News that the site will enhance the education process, particularly for students who undertake projects on the parish. “This website is going to be very educating to students. It will teach us about our parish and other things that we do not know,” she says. Giving the business community’s perspective on the site, General Manager of the St. Elizabeth Co-operative Credit Union, Fitz Rowe, describes the website as a great “portal from which people all over the globe can enter the parish and see the different attractions, the different hotels and guest houses.” “It should be a one-stop portal, so that once you get to the parish, you can look at the financial organisations, and you can look at the opportunities that exist here in the parish,” Mr. Rowe argues. Speaking recently at the official launch of the website, Chairman of the Foundation, Donna Parchment-Brown, told JIS News that the site was set up not for the economic gain of the Foundation, but for the economic gain of the parish and the people of the parish. “It is an opportunity for collaboration. We want to enjoy it, but we want to make money. I want  the people of St. Elizabeth to make a lot of money; I want children in St. Elizabeth to be  able to get work in St. Elizabeth, that pays them decent money,”  she said. “The JSIF is not investing this money so that we can go on the website and look at ourselves and feel nice. That’s good too, but truly, the investment is to help us impact our economic status, so that we can all have the lives that we would like to live without worry and without fear, and the risk of poverty,” she added.   Project Manager of JSIF, Stephannie Hutchinson-Ffrench, lauded the website initiative as a tool to present to the world the “unique treasures of St. Elizabeth.” “We are delighted that our partnership and funding has aided in securing the necessary skill sets needed to provide, among other things, the research and legal advice on St. Elizabeth; and  the development of a website and database to serve as a strategic marketing tool for the parish,” she said.   Custos of St. Elizabeth, Hon. Wilfred Nembhard, told the launch that the website can unlock the doors of opportunity for farmers and business people. “Think of the people that they can now reach, the things that they can do with their businesses and their farms through a tool like a website,” he said. “In St. Elizabeth there are periods of drought, periods of rainfall, periods of glut, and there are periods of shortages. With information, with the capacity to know what each person is doing, we can have some optimum level of production. We can use it to our advantage; and we can showcase what we have. It is a wonderful development in the parish,” the Custos said. Mayor of Black River, Councillor Jeremy Palmer, said he will ensure the growth of the site. “I am very happy, and indeed very proud to be endorsing this project and to be associated with it. Thanks to the Homecoming Foundation for the work that has been put in, to promote this project. We will be working with you to ensure that this project continues to grow from strength to strength,” he said. According to Regional Co-ordinator with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Fabian Holness, the benefits will be realised. “It (website) will benefit the region greatly. It is ideal and we can only see good things coming out of it,” he tells JIS News. By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporter RelatedNew Website Offers Opportunities to Residents of St. Elizabethlast_img read more

Huawei launches first vehicle telematics range

first_img Chinese giant Huawei has launched its first range of telematics solutions targeting the so-called connected car market.The MU609T and ME909T are Huawei’s first 3G and LTE modules for vehicles, designed to “cater specifically to the working environment temperature and power consumption of the automotive industry.” Both modules are pre-installed with GPS and eCall.According to a recent study by ABI Research, global shipments of M2M modules are expected to reach 100 million units by 2015, with telematics a major driver.Huawei also launched a 3G Wi-Fi box for vehicles that can create hotspots ‘on the go’ via 3G (the DA6810); and an on-board diagnostics system (the DA3100) that “enables insurance providers and fleet management companies to retrieve information such as location, vehicle conditions and driver habits.”“Huawei is excited to welcome in an era of smart vehicles with the availability of products that integrate wireless communications and automotive electronic technologies,” said Huawei’s Kevin Liu. Previous ArticleAdvertorial: Analytics-based Capacity Planning and Profitability Analytics for LTE and 3G Mobile NetworksNext ArticleNokia and Bharti eye next billion Internet connections Tags Vodafone ups diversity efforts CTA, Trump push for tech skills training Matt Ablott IFA Berlin to get fresh format AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 FEB 2013 Author Read more Technology Home Huawei launches first vehicle telematics range Relatedlast_img read more

Slim expects international buyer of America Movil assets

first_img Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Español Tags Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Richard Handford America MovilAT&TFinancialRegulatoryTelefonica Previous ArticleLightSquared backer takes legal action against FCCNext ArticleZTE ups profit forecast on back of 4G growth Relatedcenter_img Operators with the resources to compete with America Movil in its home market are unlikely to be Mexican, Carlos Slim told Reuters, as speculation grows about potential buyers following the operator’s announcement that it will shed assets.Both AT&T and Telefonica have been suggested as possible purchasers.America Movil last week announced its decision to reduce national market share below 50 per cent through the sale of assets, following regulatory pressure from the Mexican government.So far no potential buyers have gone public.US operator AT&T has a long relationship with America Movil but that is set for a shakeup as a result of AT&T’s planned acquisition of satellite TV broadcaster DirecTV.Meanwhile Telefonica might also be interested in expanding its presence in Mexico. The Spanish operator’s Movistar unit is actually second placed in the country’s mobile market with 19 mobile connections (GSMA Intelligence, Q2, 2014 figures) but is dwarfed by the 98 million connections of America Movil’s Telcel.The country’s two other operators, which both trail even further behind Telcel, are Nextel and Salinas/Televisa’s Iusacell.In the interview, Slim pronounced himself unconcerned about the buyer’s identity: “We don’t have a preference.” However, he said the buyer was unlikely to be Mexican. Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Home Slim expects international buyer of America Movil assets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 JUL 2014 Author Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more last_img read more

Bechly: The Demise of the Artifact Hypothesis

first_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share 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 All Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Tagsartifact hypothesisbiological formsCambrian ExplosionCambrian NewsCharles DarwinDarwinian gradualismDarwinismDarwinistsfossil recordGünter BechlyID the Futurenails in the coffinpaleoentomologypodcast,Trending Photo credit: Smith609 at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/).Darwinian gradualism predicts biological forms evolving gradually from one to another. However, it is widely acknowledged that this is not what the fossil record shows. Darwinists have long suggested that the fossil record’s pattern of major discontinuities is merely an artifact of that record being incomplete. But on a new episode of ID the Future, paleoentomologist Günter Bechly makes the case that recent findings have put the nails in the coffin of this “artifact hypothesis.” He goes on to argue that these findings are “not just a tiny problem but a fatal problem” for modern Darwinism. Download the podcast or listen to it here. “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 Evolution Bechly: The Demise of the Artifact HypothesisEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCOctober 7, 2020, 6:15 AM 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 Recommendedlast_img read more