The University of Houston College of Pharmacy invites qualifiedapplicants to apply for a part-time Adjunct Faculty position in theDepartment of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research. We areseeking outstanding individuals with a desire to train our studentsand advance our profession. The successful candidate will beinvolved in providing leadership, supervision and instruction toour PharmD and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows andresidents. The University of Houston, with one of the most diversestudent bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars. The chosen applicant will operate under thesupervision of College of Pharmacy faculty.The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research ismade up of 31 full-time faculty members. The vision of thedepartment is to be a leader in pharmacy and postgraduate educationthrough excellence in translational, clinical and outcomesresearch. The department has taken a lead to develop a newcurriculum for our professional pharmacy program. This will be akey position to help execute our new world-class, highlyintegrated, hands-on, applied curriculum.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Additionally, the University prohibitsdiscrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation,gender identity or gender expression. Minorities, women, veteransand persons with disabilities and a history of and commitment tomentoring students from underrepresented minority groups areencouraged to apply.Qualifications :Applicants must hold a Pharm.D. degree or equivalentexperience.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.
The City of Burlington announced that it will file its Act 250 permit application for the Champlain Parkway project today. Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss will accompany Department of Public Works staff to the Act 250 Regional District Office, 111 West Street in Essex Junction, to file the application. The application is expected to be filed at 2:30 pm. The Champlain Parkway will construct and rehabilitate approximately 2.4 miles of roadway, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities commencing at the interchange of I-189 with US 7 in the City of South Burlington and extending westerly and northerly to the intersection of Pine Street with Main Street within the City of Burlington’s City Center District (CCD). Between Home Avenue and Lakeside Avenue, new roadway will be constructed on already acquired right-of-way. From Lakeside Avenue to Pine Street and terminating at Main Street the Parkway will use existing roadways, and construction will consist of rehabilitation and improvements to the existing streets. The roadway will consist of one lane in each direction with turn lanes and traffic signals at certain intersections. Pedestrian facilities include sidewalks, shared-use paths, cross-walks and actuated pedestrian phasing at signalized intersections. Bicycle facilities include the shared-use paths and on-road components. The Parkway was initially designed in the 1960s as the ‘Southern Connector’ with the intent of re-routing truck traffic from neighborhoods in Burlington’s South End going to the Pine Street corridor and points downtown. It is one of the few remaining road projects in the country with a 95 percent federal funding share, with 3 percent and 2 percent provided respectively by the State of Vermont and Burlington. The total estimated cost of the project is $20 million. The Champlain Parkway today continues to maintain the purpose of re-routing truck traffic from neighborhoods in the South End while also promoting improved traffic flow, enhanced pedestrian and bicycle amenities, stormwater mitigation, and economic development. The project runs through the heart of the City’s south end/Pine Street business corridor. Leading up to today’s Act 250 application, the City completed the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the project in the fall of 2009, the Federal Highway Administration issued a ‘Record of Decision’ (ROD) for the project on January 14, 2010, and the City held a series of public informational meetings about the project in May and June of 2010. The meetings focused on 4 areas: (1) environmental issues; (2) mobility issues; (3) neighborhood and community issues; and (4) economic development. For more information about the project go to: http://www.champlainparkway.org/(link is external). Architect’s rendering, Stantec.
By Ryan Clark INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (May 24) – Brian Irvine took the lead on the sixth of 18 laps, then pulled away to a dominant win in the Saturday Showcase for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Independence Motor Speedway.In the first of four installments this season, the Saturday Showcase offers increased prize money once a month to one featured division. It was Irvine’s first win in Independence since May of 2010.Irvine, who started inside row five, raced through traffic and entered a four-car breakaway at the front of the pack with Jarod Weepie, Norman Chesmore and Justin Temeyer. He slipped past Weepie to steal the lead a couple laps before a pair of mid-race cautions. Following the final restart on lap nine, Irvine pulled away from the field to win in convincing fashion and earn the $500 payday. Weepie ran second ahead of Temeyer. Mike Burbridge held the early lead in the 20-lap Performance Bodies IMCA Modified feature. Burbridge ran the low groove of the fast, smooth oval while J.D. Auringer worked into contention from a fourth row starting spot. Auringer cut into Burbridge’s lead and took control on lap 11 while Troy Cordes, Tyler Droste and Scott Hogan raced their way through traffic. Cordes made his way into the runner-up spot shortly after Auringer took the lead and Hogan followed him into the top three just prior to a lap 16 caution. On the restart, Hogan went to work on the top side and pulled even with Auringer a short time later. The two ran in side-by-side formation until Hogan surged ahead as the white flag waved.Hogan led the remainder of the event to score the victory and extend his points lead. Cordes finished second and Auringer was third. Darren Ackerman took the lead on the second lap and then pulled away to the convincing win in the 25-lap IMCA Late Model feature. Ackerman masterfully worked through lapped traffic to take the victory a comfortable margin ahead of Tyler Bruening. Dean Wagner ran third. Jenae Gustin earned her third win in the last four weeks in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division. From her eighth row starting spot, Gustin quickly worked through the pack and settled into second by the time the caution flag waved on lap six. Gustin took the lead two laps after racing resumed to score the impressive win ahead of Rod McDonald and Danny Dvorak. Shawn Kuennen earned the first win of his career in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division. Kuennen took charge on the second lap, then held off a hard-charging Benji Irvine in lapped traffic to score the win by half of a car-length. Chad Albert ran third.
After being retrenched by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) since 2016, former Wales Sugar Estate cane harvester Michael Chootoo has outlined the many challenges that have affected his ability to provide for himself and his family. The worker, who showcased signs of being at his wit’s end over the non-payment of his severance, indicated to Guyana Times in a recent interview that theFormer sugar worker Michael Chootooeducation of his three children is being hindered as he “barely” has enough money to send them to school.“It affecting my family a lot and meh pickney dem could barely get to go school. If I did get my severance, I coulda tek meh money turn over and do a lil business and get a lil profit,” Chotoo decried.The former worker further observed the difficulties of not affording to pay for the many assignments that his children have to complete and he also noted the unfavourable conditions under which he has to send them to school. He noted that the ages of his children are 16, 14 and nine.“Right now my children’s boots aint got nothing underneath, they just going with the top. One of them crying because she say she will stop go to school because she got to get $600 to do assignment to carry in today – me can’t afford that, me an got nothing at all. Right now I take some trust from some people and I can’t afford to pay,” the man noted.He called on the sugar company to pay the Wales workers their termination benefits, claiming that the few hundred workers attached to the former West Bank Demerara entity are being bullied.“I really need my severance and is bullying with GuySuCo because they come and tell me bout meh severance and I agree to take me severance and not to go to Uitvlugt. They bullying us,” Chootoo stressed.In a show of much annoyance, the retrenched worker related that he deserves his severance after devoting almost 30 years of service with the sugar company.“Right now I frustrated with GuySuCo. I waiting on severance since 2016. I work with the estate for 28 years and it hard now from since then to now. Other estates come behind and closed down and done get their severance and I an get nothing yet. The people at Wales angry over their treatment… is months and a year finish and we can’t get nothing,” Chootoo expressed.As with his colleague Stanley Felix, the dismissed worker observed the strain on family life which was brought on by the closure of the Estate.“Nuff time my wife make attempt to leff me because is three children that got to go to school and it hard. Every day, they coming home with assignment an I got to find money for them to go to the Internet [café] because I can’t afford to put Wi-Fi in my house and now the lil money when I work a fine job and save, I got to take out and it ah finish,” he pointed out.“Right now I cleaning people drains and doing other people yard just to upkeep me. It very hard, hard, hard right now,” Chootoo stressed.The father of three is hopeful that the High Court can call up the severance matter, some 10 months after the case was filed.On December 31, 2016, the Wales Estate was closed. GuySuco has since snubbed the Wales workers when it announced on Tuesday that they are not entitled to severance payment.Acting GuySuCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Bhim, has declared that these workers were not entitled to those benefits.Bhim maintains that GuySuCo has honoured all its obligations regarding the payment of severance at the Wales Estate. He told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that cane cutters were offered jobs at the Uitvlugt Estate and they were at risk of self-termination because of their refusal to take up this offer.However, the workers argued that they were being pressured by GuySuCo when they were aware that the Uitvlugt Estate was located more than 20 miles from Wales. They still contend that this move is contrary to the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act. By refusing to adhere to the “Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act” GuySuCo is treating the Wales cane cutters like indentured servants.Of the approximate 4800 workers dismissed in the latest firings, only 1600 fired sugar workers who are eligible to receive $500,000 or less in severance pay have been paid in full, while the others would be paid 50 per cent of the amounts due to them.