The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Position Vacancy ID: Instructions to Applicants: Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal(https://jobs.wisc.edu) to be considered as a candidate. To applyfor this position, please click on the “” button. You will be askedto submit a CV and a personal statement/cover letter.The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2017;however, position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Academic Staff-Renewable Degree and area of specialization: 50% – 100% Official Title: Additional Link:Full Position Details Minimum number of years and type of relevant workexperience: 92399-AS NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required MD or DO; board certified in Gastroenterology The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer.The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Applications Open: Nov 1 2017 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Employment Class: Job no: 92399-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/GASTROENTLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services,Instructional, Research, Scientific Candidates for Associate or full Professor rank must meet criteriafor appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Healthguidelines for Clinical or CHS track. License or Certificate: Advertised Salary: Hiring Department: Working Title: JANUARY 01, 2018 Term: Eligible for Wisconsin medical license Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology andHepatology seeks candidates for clinical faculty positions inGastroenterology. This is an exciting opportunity to inaugurate anew service for coordinated inpatient and outpatient care at TheAmerican Center (TAC). The holders of the positions described herewill bring a new service to TAC, and establish a new base for theDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The physicians basedat TAC will provide consultative and standard endoscopic servicesfor inpatients at TAC in daytime hours from Monday to Friday. Inaddition they will provide outpatient services in both consultativegastroenterology and GI endoscopy, thereby enhancing our servicesto UW Health patients living in the areas adjacent to TAC. Thesephysicians will also participate in the Divisions outreachendeavors, and will attend at the other locations such as theVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Meriter Hospital, the UW HealthDigestive Health Center. The appointed gastroenterologists will befully integrated into the professional life of the Division. Dutieswill also include teaching fellows, medical residents and students,and participation in scholarly activities which may includeparticipation in research. Additional Information: Anticipated Begin Date: Contact: FTE: This is a renewable appointment. Jennifer [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) GI Physician A534250-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GASTROENT NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) or CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICALASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN)
Andrew Smith, the Oxford East Labour MP for 30 years, has announced he will not be standing as a candidate in June’s snap general election.In a message to constituents on his website, Smith, 66, said: “This election is for a Parliament which is likely to run until 2022, when I would be over 71, so I think it is now time for someone else to take forward the work of serving local people as your MP. I will therefore not be a candidate in the election.”Thanking constituents for their support, Smith added: “It has been a huge privilege to serve as MP for Oxford East, and we have achieved so much together.”“My belief and confidence in the values of fairness which Labour stands for are as strong as ever, and I will work tirelessly to help secure the election of a Labour MP for Oxford East, carrying forward the service which Oxford Labour gives our local community.”Smith’s decision follows Theresa May’s surprise announcement yesterday of a snap general election to be held on 8 June.The announcement will open a nomination process for Smith’s replacement as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the seat. The Oxford East constituency contains the majority of University colleges and the Oxford city centre.Smith, who studied at St John’s college, was first elected as Member of Parliament for Oxford East in 1987, beating the Conservative candidate. He has held the seat ever since, with a majority of 15,280 from the 2015 general election.He briefly served as a minister in the Department of Education after Labour’s 1997 election win, before becoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1999 to 2002. He was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2002 to 2004.In his statement today, Smith said: “I am very thankful to constituents, Labour members and my office staff for their support and work over the years.“It is always hard to give up a job you love, but that time comes.”Constituents have expressed their sadness at his departure on social media.https://twitter.com/CllrTomHayes/status/854655486377033730I am really sorry about this. Genuine, hard working, thoughtful MP.— Peter Hutchinson (@Catus14) April 19, 2017https://twitter.com/billfranklinuk/status/854659041922097153
Pathway To Paris is a concert that coincides with the Global Climate Action Summit, bringing together high-profile musicians, artists, activists, politicians, and other public figures to advocate for cities to work to address climate change. The event takes its name from the Paris Agreement, a global agreement secured by the U.N. that encourage countries to mitigate their greenhouse-gas emissions, and seeks to encourage cities to meet and exceed the Paris Agreement’s climate targets.On September 14th, the fourth-annual Pathway To Paris concert will be held at San Francisco’s Masonic. Heading the lineup is Patti Smith, the famed singer-songwriter and poet whose daughter, Jesse Parris Smith, co-founded the event with Rebecca Foon (both of whom will also appear during the show). Also headlining is Bob Weir, the famed Grateful Dead guitarist, and Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other musicians on the bill include Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Eric Burdon, formerly of War and The Animals, Tibetan musician and activist Tenzin Choegyla, and French pop-soul singer Imany.In addition to the musical performances, Icelandic visual artist Olafur Eliasson has created a special interactive piece for Pathway to Paris, which will engage the audience in a collaborative work of art. As noted in a press release, “Artist Olafur Eliasson will turn the whole audience into artists by creating an interactive collective artwork. Eliasson leads a choreography that motions its audience to hold up a Little Sun solar lantern. The result is a visually striking solar-powered ‘sunrise’ which raises awareness for climate action and energy equality.”As noted by Jesse Paris Smith,In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration. This is the same with the critical issue of climate change. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change, plastic pollution, and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.All proceeds from the fourth-annual Pathway to Paris concert will be donated to 350.org, Pathway to Paris, and the United Nations Development Programme. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 13th, at 10 a.m. (PT) via LiveNation.com, with tickets also available via all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone. For more information, head here.
How to prune ornamentals and fruit trees will be the primary focus of a course set for March 5 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. In addition to proper pruning techniques, participants will learn what equipment to use, when to prune certain plants and techniques for creating a professional looking landscape. Taught by Bob Westerfield, a consumer horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside hands-on demonstrations. The class will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the UGA Research and Education Garden classroom on Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga. The cost of the course is $25 and preregistration is required by calling (770) 233-5598.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Fast Company:The case for a shift to more renewables seems clear. Sunshine is more abundant in the Caribbean than in California or Spain. The amount of wind is competitive with states like Texas, which leads the U.S. in wind energy production. New renewable energy is affordable to build, and could help cut electric bills in a place where residents have been paying twice as much as Americans who live on the mainland.Still, the local utility has resisted solar and wind in the past. A renewable energy law passed in 2010 required Puerto Rico to get 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015; That year, the utility was only at around 3%. “They were flagrantly out of compliance,” says Cathy Kunkel, an energy consultant for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The utility, which was also heavily in debt, was pushing to invest millions in natural gas instead.But the hurricane may have altered that direction. “I think one of the things that has changed dramatically as a result of the hurricane is an interest by private solar developers in getting into Puerto Rico,” she says. “That interest from private capital in getting involved is one of the crucial pieces towards shifting the political landscapes in Puerto Rico around this issue . . . [the utility] has not been able to attract private capital for its investment plans, and so now the fact that there are private solar interests that are coming in and attempting to assist with the rebuilding could make a huge difference.”More: Can Puerto Rico Be The Model For A Renewables-Powered Energy System? Emerging Case for a Puerto Rico Solar Grid
Much of the Blue Ridge is enjoying mild temperatures and some rain; apparently, August is coming in like a lamb.Thankfully, Trail Mix is coming in like a lion.This is a huge month for Trail Mix. We have over thirty tracks to offer you, and the mix includes some of the biggest name in roots music – Tedeschi & Trucks, John Scofield, Guy Clark, Jason Isbell, The Greencards, and even Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.Also check out tunes from some fantastic up and coming artists – The Tillers, The Wild Rumpus, Cale Tyson, Burning River Ramblers, and Gregory Alan Isakov.Download it often and play it loud. Tell a friend. Tell a random stranger. And, most importantly, seek out some of these records and buy them. Show your appreciation and give back to these artists that give to Trail Mix. Buy a record or two – you can never have enough music. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Part of MeAlice Gerrard – Tell Me Their StoryBurning River Ramblers – CoyoteCale Tyson – Long Gone GirlDarden Smith – Seven WondersDeadfields – Let It RainEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – That’s All It TookGravelRoad – Bring Me BackGregory Alan Isakov – O City LightsGuy Clark – The Death Of Sis DraperJason Isbell & John Paul White – Old FlameJohn Scofield – Boogie StupidKevin Presbrey – Always With MeLucy Schwartz – Captain SunshineMike Mangione & The Union – Cold Cold GroundMike Stinson – I May Have To Do ItNew Country Rehab – Rollin’Rob Nance – Warn The BlueSara Petite – Circus Comes To TownSlim Wray – Long Long WayThe Coalmen – StuckThe Greencards – Black, Black WaterThe Pixies – BagboyThe Tillers – Old WestsideThe Wild Rumpus – Ramblin’ NowTim Easton – Don’t LieTodd Clouser – Man With No CountryTommy Keane – Out Of The BlueTruth & Salvage Co. – Appalachian HilltopVincent Cross – A Town Called NormalWillie Sugarcapps – Gypsy TrainYellowbirds – Mean Maybe
For as long as I can remember, I have believed that credit unions serve my financial well-being, not their own, and that the big banks serve a bottom line. Given the wake of 2008, a throng of financial flubs, firings, and fake accounts, why oh why do so many consumers choose banks over credit unions? I needed answers, and not from steadfast credit-unioners, banking articles, or marketing surveys. So, on a sunny Saturday morning in Portland, OR, I stood near the entrance of a megabank and I asked a handful of people, “Why?” My first victim was a man in his late twenties named Alex. I confidently (more-so bluntly) asked him, “Why use a bank, Alex, when not one credit union took bailout money after 2008 and yet every major bank did?” Alex answered just as bluntly:Honestly, credit unions suck compared to banks. I’ve only ever used a bank. Credit unions only serve poor people, so their employees are ghetto. I don’t have fees at my bank. They’re also everywhere and online and wherever I look. Credit unions are not. I also feel like credit unions are always trying to get you to put your money there because you will make more money with them. Who cares if you aren’t getting any interest on your money? Honestly, this is one of the dumbest reasons to pick a credit union over a bank. If I get 2% on $1K, that’s only $20 after a year, and that means nothing to me. Some scintillating and fair, although ultimately misguided arguments, I felt. Is Alex telling us that aligning our product and service offerings with his needs and wants would make the difference? Rewards, fees, and convenience (technological or otherwise) seemed to pepper our conversation. A few minutes later, I met Anthony. Anthony is a 40-something, tower of a man who wanted nothing more than to take me under his wing and explain why a bank indeed:Convenience. Convenience is key for people in today’s America. When there’s a Bank of America or Wells Fargo on every street corner that is significant to me because people want what they already know. They don’t like change and they are lazy. It’s also not easy to switch. Everyone has heard of Bank of America but who’s heard of Wauna Credit Union? When I think about the safety of my money, size and name definitely make a difference. I’ve gone back and forth with credit unions and banks for a long time but will always go to the one that works best for me. My mortgage is with a credit union but my checking account and credit card are with Bank of America. Anthony too made some fair points. If I knew little to nothing about credit unions and needed somewhere to stash my cash, I would choose the financial institution that provided me what I needed, when I needed it. But perception of convenience would also be a major selling point. In the world of Amazon, I don’t blink an eye if I’m ordering similar services through four, or five separate vendors. To Anthony, it doesn’t matter if he has to go through multiple providers, either. The goal is crossing something off his to-do list. Nowhere did I get the impression that Anthony considers this ideal, but hey, if it works, it works. A 52-year-old mother of three, named Dawn was the final participant in this grand experiment of mine. Dawn was apprehensive of me at first. Though after a few minutes of niceties, I noticed the light bulb above her head. She called me on the endgame logic, reddening my cheeks in the process:Oh, I see. You’re a credit union fan and you’re having some sort of ‘what does it all mean’ thing going on. Ok, well I guess my thinking is that I have been with my credit union in California forever. I am happy with them. No fees, higher savings account rates, and they look out for me. But when I moved here, it just became harder and harder to stay loyal. It’s more than just the CO-OP network. I know that BofA is everywhere and I needed convenience. I had to open my account with them because I ultimately had no other choice.Dawn, while also misinformed, reminded me of a very sobering fact: banks pour billions of dollars into marketing and advertising every year, well beyond what credit unions can do. I won’t say I have ever been surprised when someone admits they don’t know the difference between a bank and a credit union. Big banks are better recognized, their size perceived as strength, and often they offer the same perks and products as most any credit union.After talking with people, however, it occurred to me that while most financial institutions seem to have a decent understanding of the transactional relationship with their customers or members, they often don’t go further than that. Remember, we serve people, and every person has a preference for how they conduct their lives. At the end of the day, my feet aching and my mind whirling, I decided that it is not new technology or even the credit union difference that will win the war for people’s loyalty; rather, a genuine understanding of the individuals we serve. Our difference is lost on the masses. To continue to play that angle is assuredly valuable. But perhaps the difference has been lost on us, as well. Empathy, my friends, is where you’ll find the answers. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Murdoch Michael Murdoch is the Communications Specialist at Wauna Credit Union in Clatskanie, Oregon. He serves on the board of the Young Credit Union Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington as … Web: waunafcu.org Details
“The main goals for the coming period are to ensure the reduction of the VAT rate on coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks in catering, as well as the opening of credit lines for liquidity and investments. It is important to note that we are looking for what has been successfully implemented in the surrounding countries and we also want to give back to the community by investing in long-term job creation and raising the quality of service. All this will contribute to the new tourist rise of the City of Zagreb as soon as possible. ” Letica pointed out and called on his fellow caterers and citizens to respect the measures so that together we can get through these winter months as successfully as possible. The panel “Croatia and the World in New Circumstances – Challenges and New Opportunities” brought together numerous panelists who have been actively advocating for the rights of caterers in recent months. The Forum was attended by relevant participants from the public and private sectors, as well as significant representatives of all employers’ associations in the hospitality industry. for the first time in the same place at the same time – Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Zagreb Chamber of Crafts, Croatian Employers’ Association, Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, National Association of Caterers, Association of Kvarner and Istrian Caterers, all to reach key conclusions and requirements and ensure stability of Zagreb catering. Host of the Forum Franz Letica, President of the Zagreb Association of Caterers told a news conference that he was proud to have brought together representatives of the public and private sectors; among which are representatives of all associations of employers in the hospitality industry and added: “We cooperated intensively with everyone in one of the most difficult periods for caterers. Today I can say that we have shown togetherness, the desire to preserve jobs, business continuity, excellence, with unquestioning adherence to all measures that ensure the health of all our fellow citizens. We will show our excellence already at the upcoming Advent, which should ensure the preservation of 8000 jobs in the most complex winter period.” “We are aware that other branches have also been affected, but every fourth person fired in this crisis has been fired from tourism and catering. This is about 110 thousand catering workers and more than 320 thousand souls leaning on this branch”, Concluded Letica. The first panel of the repertoire included discussions on the topic “Zagreb – gastronomic and tourist metropolis of the future”, and he shared his experiences with those present. Branko Ognjenović – Culinary academician, World Master Chef, founder of the Master Chef of the Academy, who emphasizes that we need to get the best out of the crisis. “We need to return to the excellence and originality of domestic flavors, turn to domestic family farms and create new values”Ognjenovic scored very well. Photo: Association of Caterers Zagreb Although scattered around the world, with different volumes of support from their governing structures, they all have the same desire – to work. Although everyone is recording big declines, general optimism exists and they are hoping for a more concrete recovery in the spring. Zagreb caterers otherwise represent 20% to 25% of Croatian catering in terms of income, number of companies and crafts, but also in terms of the number of employees. Everyone agreed that an uncertain and demanding period awaits us, but that the pandemic should come out as strong as possible. “The Croatian caterer is no longer only Croatian, but European, and he seeks concrete measures, but not only seeks but also returns, and all this leads to better results in tourism, a very important activity for Zagreb and for Croatia.”, Said Letica. In addition to new credit lines that would provide them with liquidity, caterers are also asking for a reduction in the VAT rate for wine, beer, coffee and juices from 25 to 13 percent, which all other countries have done. Among them is Vuk Vukovic – Founder and CEO of Oraclum Intelligence Systems, one of the founders of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, who provided interesting information: “It is much better when taxes are cut than when subsidies are given. As much credit as possible should be provided. In my opinion, the state should go in that direction towards HABOR, the money should be released into the economy”. In this way, Zagreb’s caterers once again show their adaptation to the new pandemic conditions, their desire to follow trends and be, or as the Forum’s motto says: Caterers with a heart. Forever. Yesterday, the Zagreb Association of Caterers held a press conference at the Hotel Dubrovnik on the occasion of its central annual gathering – the first virtual Forum of Zagreb caterers which brought together over 20 speakers, domestic and international experts in the field of tourism, hospitality, human resources, media. The value of fiscalized accounts in the first 9 months of this year compared to the same period in 2019 fell by almost 50%. President of the National Association of Caterers Marin Medak pointed out that the decline in turnover in the hospitality industry in Croatia since the beginning of this year is 40 to 50 percent, and in some counties such as Sibenik-Knin and Dubrovnik-Neretva and higher, up to 80 percent.
Joko became the sixth suspect to be charged in the case. The AGO previously named five suspects, including former Jiwasraya president director Hendrisman Rahim, former finance director Harry Prasetyo and former head of investment and finance division Syahmirwan. The other two were publicly listed property firm PT Hanson International president director Benny Tjokrosaputro and publicly listed PT Trada Alam Minera president commissioner Heru Hidayat.Read also: Jiwasraya in talks with foreign, domestic investors over selling Jiwasraya PutraThe AGO’s investigators had confiscated 41 apartments in Kuningan, South Jakarta that were previously owned by Benny.”Investigators determined that the apartments were related to the Jiwasraya case. The court has granted us a warrant to confiscate the units,” Hari said.Authorities estimated the alleged corruption had caused Rp 13.7 trillion (US$1 billion) in state losses. The estimate, however, might still increase during the ongoing investigation.The AGO launched the investigation into the country’s oldest insurer last year, after the company failed to pay out policyholder claims worth about Rp 16 trillion that fell due in December. (eyc)Topics : The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) named on Thursday holding company PT Maxima Integra director Joko Hartono Tirto as a new suspect in a case of alleged corruption involving ailing state-owned insurer Asuransi Jiwasraya.”We have questioned the suspect and will detain him on [Thursday] for the next 20 days before we hand over the case to the court,” AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono told the press, as quoted by tribunnews.com.He added Joko would be detained at the Salemba Detention Center in Central Jakarta.
The government is allocating Rp 10 trillion (US$684.72 million) this year to provide loans for regional administrations, while taking measures to step up government spending, as it seeks to speed up the recovery of the pandemic-hit economy.Regional administrations have seen revenues decline by around 28 percent on average amid the coronavirus pandemic, said the Finance Ministry’s fiscal balance director general Astera Primanto Bhakti, adding that the pandemic had limited the ability of regions to fund priority programs.“We know that this is a challenge for regions and therefore we’ve introduced this loan scheme to support economic recovery in the regions,” Astera told reporters in a press briefing on Friday. Government-owned infrastructure financing firm PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI) will act as a lender for the regional administrations and will allocate another Rp 5 trillion, thereby increasing the allocated budget to Rp 15 trillion this year for the loan scheme.Last month, the government approved loans for the Jakarta and West Java administrations, the country’s top economic and industrial hubs, respectively, worth Rp 16.5 trillion, for this year and next year, to help revive economic activities.The country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the broadest measure of goods and services produced, shrunk 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter, the steepest decline since the first quarter of 1999, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Wednesday.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion of the state budget to stimulate the economy and strengthen the country’s pandemic response, but slow disbursement as a result of red tape is expected to delay the impact on the economy. Government spending, which is expected to anchor the economy and boost people’s purchasing power amid cooling private-sector activity, plunged 6.9 percent yoy in the second quarter.Since the loan approval for the Jakarta and West Java administrations, several other regions namely East Java, Banten and East Nusa Tenggara have also expressed their interest in borrowing from the government, Astera went on to say.“Banten has agreed on a Rp 4 trillion loan for this year and next year, while other regions are still in the discussion process,” he said. “This will be very important if regions do not have the capacity to implement their programs.”Meanwhile, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati is pledging to spend Rp 1.4 quadrillion in the second half of this year to bolster economic growth, as the government promises faster stimulus spending for the remainder of the year.The government has disbursed 41.93 percent of a Rp 203.9 trillion budget for social protection, 13.43 percent of the Rp 120.6 trillion budget for business incentives and 26.3 percent of the Rp 123.47 budget for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stimulus packages, according to data from the national economic recovery task force.However, stimulus spending for health care, ministries and regional administrations, as well as corporate financing lagged as the government only disbursed 7.83 percent of the Rp 87.55 budget for health care and 7.9 percent of the Rp 106.1 trillion budget for ministries and regions. The government has yet to disburse any funds for corporate financing.Sri Mulyani expects the economy to grow at no more than 0.5 percent, or even contract further in the third quarter, while fourth-quarter GDP growth is projected to be near 3 percent, making for a full-year expansion of zero to 1 percent.“The President always instructs us to disburse the economic recovery budget immediately so that the economy can recover sooner in the third quarter,” the head of the national economic recovery task force Budi Gunadi Sadikin told reporters on Friday.“We must expedite the process so that spending can increase by the end of the third quarter and can be completed by the fourth quarter,” he said.On Wednesday, Bank Central Asia (BCA) economist David Sumual told The Jakarta Post that the country’s economic performance would depend heavily on the government spending acceleration.“Although we expect a recovery in the third quarter, the economy is at risk of recession if the government fails to ramp up spending and boost consumer spending,” David said.Topics :