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first_imgID 171970516 © Isgalkin84 | By Gavin van Marle 26/03/2020 Freight representatives have urged European governments to back this week’s EC guidelines to implement green lanes at border points to keep shipments moving across the continent.Despite new EC’s green lanes guidelines which stipulate that border crossings should take no longer than 15 minutes for road freight, the UK’s Freight Transport Association has reported that “many logistics operators have encountered significant delays at the EU’s internal borders”.“This is disrupting the delivery of goods and integrated supply chains,” it added.According to real-time shipment visibility platform Sixfold, which has built a dynamic border waiting time map of the continent, there is – at the time of writing – a 19km queue of trucks waiting to cross the border from Austria into Hungary, an 8km queue at the nearby Slovakia-Hungary border, a 9km queue from Hungary into Romania and a 6km queue at the main border crossing between Romania and Bulgaria.“Green lanes at borders are intended to ensure freight flows freely to and from different countries,” explained Pauline Bastidon, head of European and global policy at the FTA, “but many operators have faced, and are still facing, delays of up to 14 hours at the EU’s internal borders.“We are urging EU member states to ensure checks and screening can be carried out without the need for drivers to leave their vehicles, and they should not be asked to produce any documentation except ID, driver’s licence and, if necessary, a letter from the employer, as specified in the EU guidelines. Electronic submission and display of documents should be accepted,” she added.However, an even greater problem appears to be growing at Europe’s external borders, particularly at Greek and Bulgarian land crossings into Turkey.“Turkey isn’t somewhere our members can deliver to anymore,” Ms Bsatidon told The Loadstar today.A Turkish government decree issued yesterday bars entry into the country of any trucker from the Europe, as well as a range of African and Asian countries where there have been Covid-19 cases, and additionally ruled that any Turkish trucker returning to the country has to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.According to Turkish road freight organisation UND, drivers from a country not covered the be decree can enter Turkey after a 14-day quarantine at the border, although how this is supposed to work in practice, in terms of accommodation and facilities, remains unclear, although it does appear goods on trucks can be taken across the border and loaded onto Turkish trucks.“For Turkish vehicles only, procedures are in place at the border to tranship goods onto vehicles inside Turkey, or to exchange drivers,” UND added.However, Ms Bastidon argued it was unnecessary to quarantine drivers and other workers not displaying Covid-19 symptoms.“Quarantining workers at borders without reason is simply placing the whole supply chain under even greater threat,” she said.“European logistics as a whole is facing a significant shortage of workers, particularly drivers, and the industry which keeps the economy working efficiently simply cannot afford to sustain the gaps in the workforce these unnecessary delays are causing.“At present, society is relying on logistics to deliver – more now than at any other time – but our operators are being hampered by unnecessary checks and red tape,” she said, urging EU member states to temporarily suspend all road access restrictions.“Covid-19 has created an exceptional set of circumstances, which logistics operators are negotiating their way through to keep businesses, schools, hospitals and homes supplied all over Europe with the goods and services they need.“The industry now needs the support of all European governments to support their efforts by suspending restrictions such as weekend, night and sectoral bans, and to provide stimulus to facilitate the operation of such a vital sector of the economy,” she said.last_img read more

first_img“We caution everyone to just be careful out there. You may just want to hook up, but unfortunately, we have see this where you may just want to have a lot of fun and it ends up being much more than that,” police spokesperson Tania Ruiz said. AdvertisementTags: Browarddating apps Advertisement AdvertisementMiramar police caught up quickly to one of the men who was allegedly, but Reyes was able to escape.Reyes is facing charges for armed invasion robbery and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. She is being held at the Broward County Jail without bond. 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 Gov. DeSantis announces Miami-Dade, Broward moving to Phase 2 September 13, 2020 White House partners with dating apps to promote COVID-19 vaccinations May 23, 2021center_img 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 MIRAMAR, Fla. – After nearly a year of searching, deputies arrested a woman on Wednesday who is accused of using a dating app to set up a violent home invasion.  A Broward County man was convinced 25-year-old Barbara Reyes was interested in romance when he matched with her on a dating app. One night at 3 a.m. he buzzed her in through his development’s security gate so they could meet. But she wasn’t alone. A short time later, two men hiding in Reyes’ car beat the man and shot his roommate twice before stealing an iPhone, computer equipment and cash, police said. Advertisement North Lauderdale armed carjacking leaves victim pleading for his life April 13, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

first_img News Prisoners must salute security officers News [imText1]Political prisoners must always stop their work and bow deeply or kneel at the arrival of security officers or guards. Failure to do so would invite severe beatings and detention in the jail.The Kalmaegi brand is the best quality bicycle in North Korea and a popular gift item from the Great leader or Dear leader. The bicycle is produced by prisoners in Life Detention Settlement No. 25, Chongjin city of North Hamkyong Province.The bicycle is a status symbol and settlement officers ride these bicycles smugly. By Daily NK – 2005.11.17 3:45pm SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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first_img Related news S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Tuesday amid a mixed slate of earnings data and a couple of strong U.S. economic reports. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 10.9 points to 13,692.38, well off the best levels of the session as the gold and financial sectors turned negative. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Canadian dollar tumbled 0.86 of a cent to 91.34 cents US, with currency traders cautious ahead of next week’s Bank of Canada interest rate announcement. The U.S. dollar strengthened and New York indexes registered strong gains after the U.S. Commerce Department reported that retail sales rose 0.2 per cent last month, higher than the 0.1 per cent increase that economists expected. Other data showed that U.S. companies built up their stockpiles in November by 0.4 per cent as sales improved. Continued growth in inventories suggests businesses believe consumers will increase spending in the months ahead. The Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 115.92 points to 16,373.86, the Nasdaq advanced 69.72 points to 4,183.02 and the S&P 500 index climbed 19.68 points to 1,838.88. Markets sold off Monday on concerns about what the Federal Reserve might do about further cutting back on its key stimulus program and worries about whether the American equity markets were looking too expensive and that perhaps it was time for a correction. “I think that a correction is appropriate and I wouldn’t be surprised to see one,” said Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company. “We’ve had two or three false starts to corrections, but they were very short-lived. You saw maybe one or two per cent corrections but that’s not enough to bring real money back into the market that’s been sidelined.” The S&P 500 rocketed about 30 per cent last year, helped in large measure by Fed stimulus. Investors now want to see if strong earnings and revenue can justify that gain and push stock prices higher. But Pashootan added that guidance is also very important for the quarter. “If earnings are strong this season, it’s not necessarily related to the next quarter because a lot of what you’re seeing on this earnings announcement is a result of the economy improving over the last quarter and that’s already priced into the market,” he said. On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase shares inched up four cents to US$57.74 as the bank said quarterly net income came in at $5.3 billion, down from $5.7 billion a year earlier. Ex-items, earnings per share were $1.40 versus the $1.35 that analysts had forecast. Revenue fell one per cent to $24.1 billion, just above analysts’ expectations of $23.9 billion. Wells Fargo turned in fourth-quarter earnings of $1 per share, two cents better than analysts had forecast. Revenue came in at $20.7 billion, better than the $20.69 billion that had been expected. Its shares, which have run up sharply over the last quarter, were up three cents at $45.59. In Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) posted adjusted net income of C$55.2 million, or 65 cents a share, three cents higher than estimates. Revenue was $226 million, up from $209 million a year earlier and just short of estimates. Corus also said it was raising its dividend seven per cent and its shares jumped 81 cents to $25.40. Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) reports it had $245 million of quarterly net income, or 51 cents per share. That’s up from $235 million or 50 cents per share a year earlier and two cents above analyst estimates. Shaw’s revenue rose 3.3 per cent to $1.36 billion, beating estimates of $1.36 billion but its shares fell 43 cents to $24.88 as RBC Capital Markets noted that employee bonuses and programming costs weighed on margins. Most TSX strength came from a 1.6 per cent rise in the base metals sector even as March copper moved down one cent to US$3.34 a pound. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) from underperform to buy and its stock jumped 19 per cent to C$2.82. Elsewhere in the sector, Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ improved by 22 cents to $3.83. The telecom sector advanced 0.9 per cent as bidding for a coveted piece of Canada’s wireless market started today. The 700 megahertz waves are particularly valuable because they allow cellphone signals to travel longer distances and penetrate buildings and tunnels where calls are often dropped. Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) was the strongest performer in the group, ahead 82 cents at $47.86. The energy sector moved ahead 0.3 per cent while the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 79 cents to US$92.59 a barrel. Athabasca Oil (TSX:ATH) gained 13 cents to C$6.92. The gold sector was the major TSX drag, down 0.25 per cent as February bullion drifted down $5.70 to US$1,245.40 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 70 cents to C$24.34. Financials also weighed on the Toronto market as Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) fell 59 cents to $63.68.center_img Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Malcolm Morrison TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Keywords Marketwatch last_img read more

first_img Previous articlePresqu’ile Winery Announces August & September 2019 EventsNext articleAfternoon Brief, August 9 Press Release Twitter TAGSConsumerLivermore Valley Wine Home Industry News Releases Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration Returns for 38th YearIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLivermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration Returns for 38th YearBy Press Release – August 9, 2019 367 0 Share Facebook ReddIt Pinterest Email Advertisement30 Livermore Valley Wineries to Host Labor Day Weekend FestivitiesThe Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration is set for Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The popular festival will follow the traditional format of local wineries showcasing Livermore Valley wine, food, art, crafts and music for ticket holders—30 wineries will welcome festival goers this year. Guests will experience the true personality of each winery through its wines, people, architecture and activities. Most wineries will honor event wristbands for free tasting on Monday as well. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the event. Visit for tickets and details.From 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, September 1, 2018, local wineries will host festivities at their tasting rooms across Livermore Valley. All locations will offer wine tasting and a fun combination of fresh food vendors, local artisans and festive music. Guests should check for details on the offerings of each participating winery. Highlights include: Cool off with Frozé (frozen rosé) at Embodied WinesLearn how to cast a fly-fishing rod at CaddisTaste wine still in development, directly from the barrel at el Sol Winery and Mitchell Katz WineryNella Terra Cellars and Elliston Vineyards will be pouring their wines at Fenestra Winery Monday, September 2 is not an official part of the Harvest Wine Celebration, but more than 20 wineries have opted to waive tasting fees for those with a festival wristband, providing a two-day weekend experience for wine lovers.Ticket prices are $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event. Each ticket includes wine tasting at participating wineries, a commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country GoVino wine glass, wine discounts and special activities. Advance tickets are available online at wineries include: 3 Steves Winery, Bent Creek Winery, Big White House, Boa Ventura de Caires Winery, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Ehrenberg Cellars, el Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Embodied Wines, Fenestra Winery, Leisure Street Winery, Longevity Wines, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Nella Terra Cellars, Omega Road Winery, Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Estate Winery, Rios-Lovell Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards, Winemakers Studio and Wood Family Vineyards.Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

first_imgLinkedin AdvertisementHalf a Century Later, Iconic Napa Valley Winery Releases Lot C-91 to Honor Founder Joe Heitz’s LegacyNapa Valley, CA (May 7, 2021) – Heitz Cellar announces the limited release of the 2016 vintage of Lot C-91 Cabernet Sauvignon, a cuvée of exceptional quality that was made as a rare expression by the estate’s late founder, Joe Heitz, in 1969. Lot C-91 is the culmination of 50 years of tireless effort and the winery’s commitment to making a unique declaration from its heralded single vineyards. In keeping with Joe’s vision for this wine, Lot C-91 is blended exclusively from the renowned Single Vineyards of Heitz Cellar and showcases a most unique expression of the terroir of the Napa Valley. This special cuvée commemorates this year’s 60th anniversary of the winery, in tandem with the opening of Heitz Cellar’s new Tasting Salon and Hospitality Center, slated for August 1st.Throughout the years, studying Joe’s notes and understanding the terroirs of the various parcels has allowed Heitz Cellar to now unveil Lot C-91, a historical cuvée with great depth, complexity, and aging potential.“Being able to recreate Lot C-91 and release it on the 60th anniversary of Heitz Cellar’s inception is our tribute to Joe Heitz and all that he stood for,” says Heitz Cellar Estate Director Erik Elliott. “He truly was a pioneer in the Napa Valley, and many of us in the industry owe some of our most eye-opening wine experiences to the restraint and authenticity he showed when crafting his wines. Our winemaker Brittany Sherwood gracefully carries on this legacy with our wines today.”The 2016 Lot C-91 is the result of mild summer temperatures and a series of warm days at the end of the growing season. The first of the fruit, always harvested at night beneath the moonlight, was picked in mid-August of 2016, while the remainder of the harvest finished in mid-October. Winemaker Brittany Sherwood was able to bring all the fruit into the winery in pristine condition, resulting in incredible elegance and complexity.The wine is aged for nine months in large neutral oak, followed by two years in a combination of new and used French oak barriques and one year in bottle. The style of the wine requires less aging in oak and bottle compared to the winery’s single vineyard designates and provides a remarkable preservation of vibrant fruit.2016 Lot C-91 cuvée exhibits the density and length that only the truly great wines of the world are capable of. The soft expression of red and black fruit is a result of harvesting over a period of two months. The presence of savory elements such as sage, rosemary, cured meats, and black pepper distinguish this cuvée from any other. The finish on Lot C-91 shows incredible complexity and harmony, and those who are patient, will continue to be rewarded for decades to come.Lot C-91 is a true collector’s wine. Lot C-91’s SRP is $100 for a 750 ml bottle.  This wine will be available through as well as at the Tasting Salon.Additionally, Demeine Estates will represent Lot C-91 with limited distribution. The Lawrence family works closely with Demeine Estates, the sales and marketing partner for each of its estates.Images and a bottle shot of Lot C-91 can be found HERE.AssemblageVariety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon2016 Lot C-91 Appellation Breakdown:45% Rutherford AVA33% Oakville AVA14% Howell Mountain AVA8% St. Helena AVAAbout Heitz CellarFounded in 1961, Heitz Cellar is a true Napa Valley legend that has helped shape the history of Napa Valley winemaking. Pioneering vintner Joe Heitz established the classic style of Napa Valley with his iconic, globally-celebrated wines—including the region’s first vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon, the renowned Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard. In 2018, the winery entered an exciting new chapter as the Heitz family passed this rich legacy into the hands of the Lawrence family, whose deep roots in agriculture and commitment to the same core values of fine winemaking made it a perfect match. As part of the Demeine Estates portfolio and with proprietors Gaylon M. Lawrence, Jr. and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, Jr. at the helm, the winery will continue to offer wines in the quintessential Heitz style. Made with an unwavering commitment to quality from organically farmed, 100% Napa Valley fruit, Heitz wines represent the Lawrences’ agrarian roots and commitment to the stewardship of Napa Valley. For more information on Heitz Cellar, please visit TAGSHeitz Cellar Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleBlue Note Adds Tre Posti to the MenuNext articleNapa Valley Grapegrowers to Celebrate 46th Anniversary with Community Appreciation Week Press Release Share Email ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Commemorating 60th Anniversary, Heitz Cellar Unveils Lot C-91, a Rare Cuvée Last Released…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCommemorating 60th Anniversary, Heitz Cellar Unveils Lot C-91, a Rare Cuvée Last Released in 1969By Press Release – May 7, 2021 159 0 last_img read more

first_img Minister of State for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Julian Robinson, is urging operators within the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) sector to make use of technology to advance their businesses. He said that “in order for small businesses to succeed, it is necessary that technology is included in plans going forward”. The use of technology in commerce, he stated, “is something that we have long agitated for,because for far too long,the lack of its use has held us back”. Mr. Robinson was speaking on Monday (Oct. 22) at the opening ceremony of the Computerized Job Estimation Tool (CJET) workshop series for small contractors and artisans, being held at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston. The five-day series is organised by the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the CDB’s Caribbean Technological Consultancy Service (CTCS) Network and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). CJET was developed by the CDB’s CTCS Network out of the Bank’s recognition of the challenges faced by small contractors and artisans in the MSMEs sector in preparing estimates for jobs. The software tool is regarded as a simple, but powerful device, which allows small contractors and artisans to always know their finite cost while preparing each line of the bills of quantities, along with projecting and maximising earnings on projects. Mr. Robinson noted that the CJET workshop was quite timely and necessary, as it comes at a time when both the government and the private sector are embracing various technological initiatives that are aimed at boosting growth in the business environment and the local economy. “We recognise that this is really a move that will give support to our small and medium-sized business professionals and bolster the mechanisms and resources that are available to them,” he said. “I am happy that CJET will allow them to have a structured way of managing their project costs and will assist them in maximising their earnings,” Mr. Robinson added, noting that the technology tool will also allow for better networking and customer service,as well as maintain a transparent business and an accountable and productive environment. “By utilising this tool, complaints of overpricing will be reduced as the calculations will be done using the appropriate technology,” he stated. In her remarks, Managing Director, JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, noted that enterprises within the MSMEs sector, and in particular, contractors, who embrace appropriate technology will gain the benefit of operating a cost effective and efficient business. “This will ultimately improve their competitiveness, while maximising operational efficiency and earnings,” she stated. Mrs. Gillings said CJET will help small business operators to enhance their competitiveness as they position themselves to deliver projects on time and within budget, while maximising earnings. “It will provide them with the ability to systemically develop bills of quantities, while being able to see and manipulate the impact of each line cost,” she informed. The workshop will also include sessions on ‘Environmental and Gender Equality Considerations’ and ‘Project Management Concepts’ and promote networking among the participants. RelatedMSMES Urged To Incorporate Technology in Their Operations MSMES Urged To Incorporate Technology in Their Operations TechnologyOctober 23, 2012 RelatedMSMES Urged To Incorporate Technology in Their Operations FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedMSMES Urged To Incorporate Technology in Their Operations Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 FEB 2016 Kavit Majithia Roshan Karim Khoja, Roshan CEO, urged the global community not to forget the ongoing connectivity issues in Afghanistan, in light of recent problems in other parts of the world.Khoja became Roshan’s first CEO in 2003 and is one of six providers in the country, and the company now has more than 7 million subscribers.In his ‘Mobile is Digital Inclusion’ keynote, Khoja opened up on some of the issues that exist in operating in Afghanistan, a country that continues to be plagued by political instability.“We have a bomb almost every day in Kabul, and it causes widespread devastation,” he said. “But the good news is our networks stand up, emergency services get through and people can call their families – that’s our version of digital inclusion.”Khoja also praised some of his main rivals in the country, including Etisalat, MTN and Afghan Wireless for deciding to invest in the country.And in a subtle hint, he suggested that global internet giants should also help the cause.“If it wasn’t for Roshan, and the other three operators investing more than $2.4 billion in the country, Facebook, WhatsApp, the UN, and people at MasterCard wouldn’t be able to do anything in Afghanistan,” he said.“It’s important to understand what mobile operators invest in, and we do need a return on our investment, Facebook and WhatsApp.” Tags HomeMWC16 Roshan CEO opens up on Afghanistan challenges Previous ArticleT-Mobile US reveals 5G trial plansNext ArticleIndustrial world prepares to reap digital benefits Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more last_img read more

first_img“A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recently I had the opportunity to hear Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer provide an update on the progress and current state of the theory of intelligent design. At the end of Meyer’s lecture, he took questions from the audience. Inevitably, the question came up about humans and chimpanzees with their “98 percent” similarity in DNA. Isn’t that evidence in favor of evolution and against design?Meyer’s reply was to compare DNA code to differing computer programs that share an underlying code base. As a professional software engineer over more decades than I care to express here, I can attest to the accuracy of Meyer’s comparison. As he demonstrated in his book Signature in the Cell, the cell is a microscopic factory bustling with the activity of thousands of tiny machines built from the instructions provided by DNA code in the nucleus of the cell.I am not going to enter into the debate about what precisely is the percentage of similarity in DNA between humans and chimps. That is wholly immaterial to the point I want to make. Instead, let’s see how the analogy that Meyer presented holds up by providing more depth and color using a practical example from the hardware and software most of us use in everyday life. Everyone reading this post (I suspect) is using a browser on either a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The device you are using has something installed on it called an operating system (OS). That is defined as “the collection of software that directs a computer’s operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs, and managing storage, input/output, and communication resources.” The operating system provides all of the underlying functions necessary for the browser or any other application software (program) you may access on your device. Whatever the device you are using, the OS consists of tens of millions of lines of code. For example, the Windows operating system is estimated to have in excess of 50 million lines of code.The diagram below represents the architecture of Windows NT, which is the line of operating systems produced and sold by Microsoft. Actually this diagram is a bit dated as Windows has “evolved” quite a bit with new features since 2000, but the fundamental concepts have not changed. It’s not essential that you understand this in full, but note the various subsystems that make up a modern OS.Specifically, you have the “kernel” which is the core of the OS connecting application software to the underlying hardware. The kernel exercises complete control over the system and is fully protected from user applications, providing a set of well-defined interfaces by which an application can interact with the underlying services. You can liken the kernel here to the nucleus of a cell, which maintains the security of DNA and controls the functions of the entire cell by regulating gene expression. On top of the kernel, you have a “user” mode coordinating with the kernel that provides higher-level services such as your user interface, authentication mechanism (for logging in), and the environment in which your application code runs (in this case, your browser).  This would be analogous to the working proteins in the cell which would be the running code performing the everyday work of the cell.Now let’s focus further on application code. While the OS is code that an OS company writes, such as Microsoft, Apple, or various open-source Linux distribution companies, applications are written by software developers. Applications themselves can also run to millions of lines of code. It depends upon the complexity and functionality of the application itself. What software developers have discovered over the decades, however, is that there are specific functions or patterns that developers perform over and over, and thus a considerable part of the software business consists of “third-party” developers writing and selling reusable “libraries” that make work easier for other developers. For example, in a typical application, you might have a library that assists with building the user interface, a library for database access, or a library for communications over a wireless network.Applications on a smartphone, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, can be thousands of lines of code, accessing component libraries that provide services made up of thousands or millions of lines of code, and of course accessing the aforementioned millions of lines of code in the underlying OS.Now, comparing this to humans and chimps, what do we find? While much of the DNA code may be the same, the parts that are not the same have significant differences. The programs I described above, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, have different purposes, yet they all depend on the same OS that consists of tens of millions of lines of code. To be specific, let’s say you are using an iPhone with iOS 11 (the Apple mobile OS) installed. iOS is estimated to take up about 4 GB of space on your iPhone. Facebook takes up about 297 MB. Snapchat is about 137 MB. Instagram is about 85 MB. Respectively, that’s 7.4 percent, 3.4 percent, and 2.1 percent of the size of iOS. Now would anyone say that Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are pretty much the same thing since they are each well over 90 percent the same? Of course not. It’s not so different with humans and chimps. In the case of these programs, the vast majority of their total code base is shared, yet each is a distinct creative expression that leverages a shared base of code. In the case of humans and chimps, one would expect a designer to use shared code where functions are the same, and different (new) code where functions are different. When we examine computer programs, which are the inventions of human minds, why would they not reflect the mind of the designer that wrote the code to produce humans, chimps, and every other biological organism?There is a further relevant analogy between application software and DNA code. In biological organisms, not all genes are expressed in every cell. For example, there are specific genes active in liver cells, specific genes active in heart muscle cells, and specific genes active in brain cells. Different cell types express themselves in both appearance and function. So not all of the DNA code is in use in each cell. Additionally, environmental factors affect what genes are expressed in a group of cells, allowing an organism to respond in various ways to the situations in which it finds itself. Similarly, with software programs, not all pathways to all code are in use. There are “settings,” whether set by the user or programmed automatically in the application by the developer, that determine how a program will individually function. For example, when a user changes the privacy, language, or chat settings in the Facebook mobile app, it modifies the many pathways the code may execute. Or if a malevolent user tries to log in to a program multiple times, attempting to hack into a user account, the program will itself execute a code pathway to lock the malevolent user out and notify the legitimate user.Again, the functions in a computer program reflect the mind of the human designer. In the same way, the functions in the human being programming a computer reflect the mind of the designer of both humans and chimps.Photo credit: BelaMarie, via Pixabay. Diagram credit: Ta bu shi da yu at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons. Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Walter Myers IIIBoard of Directors, Discovery InstituteWalter is a Principal Engineering Manager leading a team of engineers, working with customers to drive their success in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. He holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, where he is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Arts in Science & Religion (MASR) program teaching on Darwin, evolution, and design. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the California Policy Center (CPC), an educational non-profit focused on policies to improve California’s democracy and economy.Follow WalterProfile Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour TagsApplebrowsercellchimpanzeechimpscodecomputerDNAevolutionFacebookhardwarehumansInstagramintelligent designiPhonekernelLinuxMicrosoftnucleusoperating systemOSprogrammerproteinsSignature in the CellsmartphoneSnapchatsoftwareStephen MeyerWindows NT,Trending Intelligent Design Computer Software Sheds Light on Human and Chimp DNA SimilarityWalter Myers IIIMarch 22, 2018, 12:55 PM center_img 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 Evolution Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Recommended Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesislast_img read more

first_img Google+ A Derry Councillor says the PSNI need to get to grips with armed gangs in the city.The call comes after a man in his 40s was shot in both legs after being brought to an underpass on the Madam’s Bank Road last night.Councillor Sandra Duffy says following several recent shootings across Derry there are serious questions as to how the PSNI are handling these incidents:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePolice dealing with security alert in DerryNext articleAaron Barry is the latest Derry player to leave for champions Cork City News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 PSNI need to get to grips with armed gangs in Derry – Duffy Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – November 13, 2017 Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+last_img read more

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