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Chief Pediatric Gastroenterology / Roderick Matthews Chair

first_imgQuick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/51700 Application Deadline Date Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). School/UnitSchool of Medicine TeachingFaculty member will have teaching responsibilities in the area ofPediatric GI. Faculty will provide guidance and mentorship toResidents, Chief Residents, and Fellows when applicable.ResearchFaculty member will be required to have a well-developedscholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinaryapplications and external funding appropriate to complement andexpand existing expertise in the department of Pediatrics.ServiceFaculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicinelevel committees when appropriate, as well as professional servicethrough journal review, conference presentations, etc.ClinicalFaculty member is expected to perform endoscopy and providePediatric GI call coverage along with general clinical care. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal How did you find out about this position?Alumni association magazineChronicle of Higher EducationCommunity eventEmail notificationHERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)Higher education publicationJob fairJob site (e.g. Monster.com)ListservNewspaperProfessional association/journalReferred by person/employeeSearch firm notificationVCU vacancy listing – eJobsOther Date Posted04/15/2016 Board certification in PediatricsBoard certification / eligible in Pediatric GIExperience with patients age birth to 21Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU . Proposed Hire Date07/01/2017 Position NumberF52400 Number of Months12 Diversity Statement Information Position Responsibilities Preferred Qualifications Mission or Goal of Unitcenter_img Grant funded position?No Application Process/Additional Information Posted Salary Open Until FilledYes Required Qualifications This position will serve as a Pediatric Gastroenterologistsupporting the mission of the Pediatric GI Division and TransplantSurgery. Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. RankOpen Interested candidates should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com. For additional information, please contactDr. Judy Voynow, MD, Edwin L. Kendig, Jr. Professor of Pulmonology,Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, P.O. Box 980315, Richmond,VA 23298. Fax: 804-828-2983, Email: [email protected] Commonwealth University is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people withdisabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. Type of Search Working TitleChief Pediatric Gastroenterology / Roderick Matthews Chair Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition managesthe entire spectrum of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutritionaldiseases from premature infancy to 18 years of age. DepartmentPediatrics If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) Tenure StatusTenure Eligiblelast_img read more

Government response: Charity Commission statement on Motability

first_imgThe Charity Commission has issued a statement in response to concerns raised in the media and in Parliament about the Motability scheme. The statement clarifies its regulatory role and remit. We also made clear, following the conclusion of our review last year, that we consider the level of operating capital held by the company in order to guarantee the scheme to be cautious, and agreed with the charity, as part of its oversight of the scheme, that it would ensure that this matter is kept under continuous review. Email [email protected] We are aware of the issues reported in the media and indeed recently undertook a detailed review of the charity’s financial accounts and of its relationship with the non-charitable company Motability Operations. That review did not identify regulatory concerns about the charity’s governance or its relationship with the commercial company. It is not for the Commission to comment on the pay of the CEO of a large non-charitable commercial company. However, we have made clear to the trustees of the charity Motability that the pay of the CEO of its commercial partner Motability Operations may be considered excessive and may raise reputational issues for the charity. These reputational issues are for the trustees to manage.center_img Press office Motability Operations Group is not a charity and does not come under the Charity Commission’s jurisdiction as charity law regulator. The company provides a commercial service to the charity Motability which in turn oversees the Motability scheme. As many have stated, the Motability scheme provides an absolutely vital and important service to thousands of people across the UK.last_img read more

‘Marshall Plan’ for Puerto Rico Outlines Modernization Strategy for Shattered Grid

first_img‘Marshall Plan’ for Puerto Rico Outlines Modernization Strategy for Shattered Grid FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Post:Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil an ambitious $146 billion Puerto Rico recovery plan he says will allow renewable power sources such as solar and wind to provide about 70 percent of the island’s energy needs within the decade.The bill, which has the backing of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, also calls on Congress to consider retiring Puerto Rico’s debt and would give the island billions in additional federal funding for transportation, health care and education in the hopes of stemming a feared mass exodus to the mainland. It would also allocate funds to the Virgin Islands, which were similarly devastated by Hurricane Maria.“This is the closest we have to a Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico,” said Ramón Luis Nieves, a former member of the Senate of Puerto Rico who has testified to Congress about the hurricane’s impacts.Sanders’s bill is highly unlikely to get a vote in Congress and is more generous even than the $94 billion requested by Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico’s governor.Sanders’s bill would give $62 billion to help the cash-strapped Puerto Rican government; $51 billion for economic development; $27 billion for infrastructure, including new energy infrastructure; and billions more for education and environmental remediation.The Trump administration has requested $29 billion in emergency natural disaster funding to be shared between Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas — but only a fraction is designated for Puerto Rico. That package is expected to pass.“More than two months after Hurricane Maria, in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, most of the homes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still without electricity. This is beyond belief,” Sanders said. “Congress must work with the people of Puerto Rico to fundamentally transform its expensive, antiquated and unreliable system.”Puerto Rico’s energy grid is maintained by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), which has come under fire for what critics have called its slow and ineffectual response to the hurricane. PREPA drew congressional scrutiny for awarding a no-bid $300 million contract to Whitefish, a small Montana firm. PREPA, which filed, in effect, for bankruptcy last July, is the sole provider of electricity for the 1.5 million residents.Sanders’s bill, which would put $13 billion into rebuilding the electrical grids in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, would bring the debate about privatizing PREPA to a head. The measure explicitly prohibits public infrastructure receiving federal aid, such as the electrical grid, from being transferred to private ownership.Sanders’ bill would set aside $428 million in grants for homeowners and cities for solar panels and microturbines and more than $40 million for grants to improve home energy efficiency.“The case for renewables is that it’s the cheapest way to do it, and certainly the cheapest in the island’s isolated communities,” said Steven Kyle, an economist at Cornell University who has reviewed Sanders’s bill. “Since they’re starting from zero, they have a unique opportunity here.”Most engineers estimate that Puerto Rico could get up to 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources within the decade, according to Sergio Marxuach, public policy director at Center for a New Economy, a nonpartisan think tank on the island territory. “Seventy percent is definitely on the upper bound of what’s possible,” Marxuach said. “But, sure, if you throw enough money at a problem, you can do a lot of things.”Experts have emphasized that the federal government should not simply replace Puerto Rico’s old grid with a new one similarly exposed to catastrophic storms.A senior White House official told Reuters that the administration does not support rebuilding the original vulnerable grid. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has backed rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical systems with microgrids or through distributed energy — but the senator hasn’t yet introduced legislation for doing so, according to a spokesperson.“It’d be a phenomenal mistake to spend federal tax dollars rebuilding the polluting, expensive, decrepit grid,” said Judith Enck, who oversaw Puerto Rico as a regional administrator in the Environmental Protection Agency during President Obama’s administration. “My great fear is FEMA will reconstruct the old grid — and when the next hurricane hits, it will all come tumbling down again.”More: Bernie Sanders to unveil a $146 billion ‘Marshall Plan’ for Puerto Ricolast_img read more

City of Fort St John to hold Open House this Saturday to review updates to Zoning Bylaw

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding another Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre this Saturday, August 10, to review the updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.City Planning Manager, Renée Jamurat, says the Open House will give residents the opportunity to come and see what changes are being made to the Zoning Bylaw.According to Jamurat, the Zoning Bylaw is being updated, as under the Official Community Plan, to provide greater clarity for existing zoning requirements and to improve the user-friendliness of the bylaw, such as using simple language.- Advertisement -“We really wanted to make sure that the Zoning Bylaw is user-friendly. It has clear language that people can understand. We have illustrations in there to help explain that. We talk about definitions to ensure that they are clear and consistent.”The updates also include reviewing existing zoning requirements for items such as parking, suites, and landscaping.The Open House for updates to the Zoning Bylaw is this Saturday, August 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Advertisement For more information, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more