first_imgAnticipated Begin Date: Board certification in American College of Veterinary InternalMedicine-Cardiology or European College of Veterinary InternalMedicine-SA Cardiology. Work Type: Position Summary: In an assistant clinical professor appointment, the appointee’srole would likely include 20-26 weeks of clinics, approximately 4-6hours of lectures and 6-10 hours of lab-based teaching per academicyear. The position will be 40% clinical service, 25% non-clinicalteaching, and 25% research, and 10% service. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Appointment Type, Duration: Additional Information: Instructions to Applicants: Salary: Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).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 . Rachel [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. ) Applications Open: Apr 15 2019 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: A872100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/MEDICAL SCIENCES To begin the application process, please click on “Apply Online.”Applicants will be asked to upload a CV, statement of interest, anda list of professional references.The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 15, 2019,however the position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Academic experience beyond residency training preferred. Job no: 98250-ASWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: VET M/MEDICAL SCIENCESLocation: MadisonCategories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine Principal Duties: Full Time: 100% JULY 01, 2019center_img Ongoing/Renewable Job Number: Extensive opportunities for collaborative research and teachingexist within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the UW-Madisoncampus. The School of Medicine & Public Health, the College ofAgriculture & Life Sciences, the School of Pharmacy, theBiotechnology Center, and the School of Education are locatedwithin a short distance of the School of Veterinary Medicine on theUW-Madison campus. A close relationship also exists with theWisconsin State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which is locatedwithin the same footprint on campus as the School of VeterinaryMedicine. UW-Madison considers the School of Veterinary Medicine tobe a major factor in its overall success as a top five universityin terms of awarded federal funding. The school is also a majorfactor in Madison’s emergence as a hub of commercial biotechnology,including regenerative medicine technologies.The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enrichingopportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; theDane County Farmers’ Market is one of the largest in the nation;Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city;Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live,work, and play; and the university is nationally recognized foracademics and athletics. Please see the following link for moreinformation: Information: School of Veterinary Medicine home page: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)Depending on Qualifications Official Title: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Teaching, research and service responsibilities to the Department,School and University in the area Cardiology. The candidate wouldbe expected to teach at the professional and graduate studentlevels and be involved with continuing education programs forveterinary practitioners in Wisconsin. 98250-AS Contact: Department(s): License or Certificate: Degree and Area of Specialization: Academic Staff-Renewable CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN) Employment Class: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Must be eligible to obtain licensure to practice veterinarymedicine in the State of Wisconsin.last_img read more

A Message from Sheriff Dave Wedding Concerning Where He Stands On Gun Control

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare FEBRUARY 4, 2019I was recently quoted in a Courier and Press article, entitled “Vanderburgh Sheriff Wedding Wades into Hot-Button Gun Rights Dispute“. I appreciate that reporter Tom Langhorne has covered this topic and would encourage you to read the full article as well as my message concerning where I stand on the issue of gun control.As a long term National Rifle Association (NRA) member and supporter, I believe in gun owner rights. As an avid outdoors-man I also believe in hunter’s rights and as a 37 year veteran of law enforcement, I believe in the right to self-defense. I donate to NRA causes, help sponsor the local NRA banquet and support the NRA’s mission to protect the 2nd Amendment. With over 5 million members, the NRA is indeed a powerful voice for gun rights supporters. That voice is not always unanimous, however, as public polling has consistently shown that 70 to 80 percent of NRA members support universal background checks for gun ownership. Among the broad spectrum of NRA members, I fall into that majority category.As Sheriff, I will always support the 2nd Amendment. I also support all the other 27 amendments, including the 1st Amendment (free speech), the 4th Amendment (protection from unreasonable searches) and the 6th Amendment (Rights of Criminal Defendants). With the guidance and oversight of our independent judiciaries, our elected government officials and law enforcement officers apply these amendments to everyday life during the course of each citizen’s interaction with the state.Both locally and nationally, few issues engender such fierce debate as the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The meaning of the amendment’s 27 words, written nearly 230 years ago, continue to inspire impassioned arguments today. To be clear, the bill before the Indiana House of Representatives does not seek to expand or restrict who is eligible to obtain a handgun permit. Indiana House Bill 1643 does aim to defund the current gun permit statute in Indiana by abolishing the application fee. Of this bill, NRA-ILA Indiana State Director Chris Kopacki was quoted as saying, “There is no good reason why an honest, hard-working gun owner should be forced to pay $125 to exercise a fundamental right that ought to free…”Both locally and nationally, few issues engender such fierce debate as the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The meaning of the amendment’s 27 words, written nearly 230 years ago, continue to inspire impassioned arguments today. To be clear, the bill before the Indiana House of Representatives does not seek to expand or restrict who is eligible to obtain a handgun permit. Indiana House Bill 1643 does aim to defund the current gun permit statute in Indiana by abolishing the application fee. Of this bill, NRA-ILA Indiana State Director Chris Kopacki was quoted as saying, “There is no good reason why an honest, hard-working gun owner should be forced to pay $125 to exercise a fundamental right that ought to free…”So where do I stand? I stand with legal and responsible gun owners and support both their right to hunt and their right to self-protection. I also stand with non-gun owners who don’t want to pay for someone else to carry a handgun in public.And finally, I stand with my fellow law enforcement officers whose safety is enhanced by the current Indiana State Police gun permit system. The system can instantly notify one of my deputies if a suspicious person he or she is dealing with at 2 AM on a deserted county road is properly vetted and licensed to carry the handgun in their possession.Sincerely,Dave WeddingSheriff of Vanderburgh Countylast_img read more

Tetley extends bakery range

first_imgFourth-generation family bakery Grandma Wild’s has won the contract to produce a new range of biscuits under the Tetley Tea Folk brand. The Gaffer’s Biscuits, which are in the shape of Tetley’s famous cartoon character Gaffer, will initially retail through Nisa stores and follow the launch of Tetley scones in 330 Asda stores in September.Yorkshire-based Grandma Wild’s was approached by brand licensing agency Golden Goose to produce the new range at IFE in March. Gaffer’s Biscuits come in Choc Chip, Golden Crunch and Ginger flavours and are sold in packs of six.last_img read more

Press release: HS2 to hold community information events along the Phase 2b route

first_img HS2 helpdesk At the events, HS2 representatives will be on hand to answer questions about a range of topics including engineering plans, environmental mitigation, and the impacts on land and property. Members of the public are encouraged to attend so they can review the plans and talk to the team about the emerging designs and understand what this means for them.A public consultation on HS2 Ltd’s draft environmental statement and proposals to minimise the railway’s potential impacts will be held later this year. This provides everyone with the opportunity to have their say and play a part in ensuring that we design and deliver the best possible railway.Details of the full event programme can be found below or on our dedicated Phase 2b events page. Attendance is on a drop-in basis. The government confirmed its preferred route for Phase 2b of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway on 17 July 2017. Achieving this significant milestone has enabled HS2 Ltd to spend the last 10 months progressing its early design and construction proposals.HS2 Ltd’s Phase Two Director, Paul Griffiths, said: As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we strongly recommend you contact us by email or phone. We may not be able to access or respond to enquiries received via post. The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff. Freephone 08081 434 434 The benefits that HS2 will deliver are significant and should not be underestimated. The new railway will play a crucial role in rebalancing Britain’s economy; driving business growth, creating jobs and securing investment right across the country. Understandably, people have questions and concerns about the construction and operation of the railway, and how it will affect them. These events present an ideal opportunity to talk to us about the project and find out more information. Contact form…center_img Press and media enquiries Minicom 08081 456 472 High Speed Two (HS2) LtdTwo SnowhillSnow Hill QueenswayBirminghamB4 6GA Email [email protected] The press and media enquiries line is for accredited journalists onlylast_img read more

Earning her education by degree

first_imgWhen Barbara Elfman was 18, she had a difficult decision to make. She wanted to pursue her bachelor’s degree, but needed to begin earning an income.“I completed a two-year nursing degree,” Elfman said. “I worked as a nurse for 10 years, got married, and started my family. But I always felt this loss at not having a bachelor’s degree.”After leaving nursing to raise her children, Elfman returned to her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College in 2001 — when her children were then 8, 11, and 14 — and graduated with a B.A. in art history in 2005. When she joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) as administrative director of the Advanced Studies Program in 2006, Elfman was intrigued by the opportunity to pursue her master’s degree at Harvard.“After a year of getting comfortable in my position, I started taking courses,” Elfman said. “I was fortunate in that I was not only allowed, but encouraged, to take classes. Richard Light, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education, and Sally Schwager, former faculty member of the Teaching Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), both strongly encouraged me to pursue a master’s degree.”“Their encouragement definitely reinforced my interest in continuing my education,” Elfman said. “There are a lot of people like me who didn’t have the opportunity to attain their degrees in the early part of their lives, and students of a nontraditional age have a lot to offer in the classroom as well.”Elfman applied to HGSE to pursue her master’s degree parttime, and took advantage of Harvard’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to defray the cost. Deciding to continue her education, however, was the easy part.“My greatest concern was how I would manage it,” Elfman said. “It wasn’t just being part of a master’s program, but also taking the GRE, which was an immense undertaking. I studied for a whole summer to prepare for it. I also had my three children, a husband, a house, and a dog, so I had a lot on my plate. I ultimately felt that, if I was accepted to the program, it would not just be an unbelievable opportunity, but an incredible benefit.”Accepted into the HGSE degree program in 2009, with some of the course work she had already completed at Harvard counting toward her degree, Elfman took three classes per year and became a master of time management.“The most difficult part of being a full-time employee and pursuing a master’s degree parttime is that you just don’t have the opportunity to take advantage of a lot of interactions outside of the classroom,” Elfman said. “I didn’t have the opportunity to stay after class and go to lunch with my fellow students, for example, or go out a lot in the evenings, because I have a family. So it can sometimes be a lonely experience in that respect.”In May, Elfman graduated with a master’s in education, with a focus in arts and education. “I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to study with some amazing professors, and students in the class added such richness to the experience,” Elfman said. “I was very proud that I had the opportunity and that I completed the degree.”Although Elfman takes pride in her achievement, she cautions that the program may not work for those who aren’t willing to make sacrifices. “You’re going to have to give things up, and you have to be prepared for that,” she said. “You have to prioritize. You have to do a lot of soul-searching and make sure that this is something you’re going to dedicate a lot of time to. Your family, your work, and your education need to be your top three priorities, and other things may have to fall by the wayside.”Professionally, Elfman said the academic achievement has not only enriched her understanding and appreciation of Harvard, but also her grasp of the student point of view.“I can now deeply connect with the students I see,” Elfman said. “As an employee, it’s wonderful to get to know Harvard from the student perspective — and I’m that much better as an administrator because I can now see things from both sides. I’ve also learned a lot about the pedagogical side of teaching. When students ask me questions, I can draw upon what I’ve learned to give better answers. And because I’ve been a student myself, I have a very strong understanding of what they’re going through.”“It’s lovely that HGSE offers this opportunity to employees,” Elfman said.Asked if she had any interest in pursuing an additional master’s or even a doctorate, Elfman laughed. “I oversee two doctorate programs, the Doctor of Design Ph.D. program and the Master in Design Studies program, so I think this is it,” she said. “But if I have the luxury of sitting in on a lecture or auditing a class, I’ll do it.”last_img read more

Pelham hungry to add to European portfolio

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Controversial cleric returns to jail three days after release on parole

Topics : After two days of freedom, controversial cleric Bahar bin Ali bin Smith – famously known as Bahar Smith – was sent back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence after breaking the terms of his parole.The cleric was released on Saturday after the Law and Human Rights Ministry declared him eligible for parole. According to a statement from the ministry, Bahar had signed an agreement not to violate any laws during his parole.The ministry said authorities had later found him delivering a sermon containing “hate” for the government during a large religious gathering in violation of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. “We hereby revoke his parole and order him to stay in prison during the remainder of his prison sentence,” the ministry wrote in a statement.Read also: Imprisoned Papuan activists denied early release in govt’s pandemic-related programMembers of the ministry’s Corrections Directorate General and police officers took Bahar from his house to Gunung Sindur penitentiary in Bogor, West Java, at 3 a.m. on Tuesday and put him in a jail cell for high-risk inmates.Bahar was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay Rp 50 million (US$3,386) in fines in July of last year for assaulting two teenagers, identified by their initials CAJ, 18, and MK, 18, for mocking him during their stay in Bali.The two teenagers’ actions upset Bahar, prompting him to hit them and shave them bald.He was also named a suspect in a hate-speech case against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in December 2018, although there has yet to be any progress on the case. read more

Zuckerberg to urge US to update ‘rules for the internet’

first_imgFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will tell a major antitrust hearing Wednesday that the internet giant would not have succeeded without US laws fostering competition, but that the rules of the internet now need updating.”Facebook is a proudly American company,” Zuckerberg said in prepared remarks ahead of what will be a closely-watched House Judiciary Committee hearing. “Our story would not have been possible without US laws that encourage competition and innovation.” The showdown in the House of Representatives comes amid rising concerns over Big Tech dominance, which has become even more pronounced during the coronavirus pandemic.”Ultimately, I believe companies shouldn’t be making so many judgments about important issues like harmful content, privacy, and election integrity on their own,” Zuckerberg’s prepared remarks read. But Zuckerberg also acknowledged “concerns about the size and perceived power that tech companies have.””That’s why I’ve called for a more active role for governments and regulators and updated rules for the internet.”Wednesday’s unprecedented hearing will also feature chief executives Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Sundar Pichai of Google and its parent firm Alphabet.The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world will testify remotely at the hearing, which comes less than 100 days before the US election.center_img Big vs BadQuestions at the hearing are expected to veer into issues ranging beyond whether the technology titans are abusing their power in marketplaces.Current US antitrust laws make it difficult for enforcers to target companies simply for being large or dominant without showing harm to consumers or abuse of market power.”We believe in values – democracy, competition, inclusion and free expression – that the American economy was built on,” Zuckerberg is to say.”Many other tech companies share these values, but there’s no guarantee our values will win out.”He is to cite the example of China building and exporting a version of the internet focused on “very different ideas” from the US model.”I believe it’s important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America’s digital economy a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world,” Zuckerberg is to say.Tech company chiefs are expected to stress how they benefit consumers, particularly during the pandemic, and face competition — particularly from China.The antitrust debate is being muddled by a rising “techlash” over a range of issues from privacy to economic inequality to political bias.”Facebook is a successful company now, but we got there the American way: we started with nothing and provided better products that people find valuable,” Zuckerberg is to say.”As I understand our laws, companies aren’t bad just because they are big. Many large companies that fail to compete cease to exist.Social media giants face attacks for allegedly using their dominance to stifle conservative views — a claim made by President Donald Trump.Facebook has been accused of failing to curb hateful content promoting violence, including from Trump.Topics :last_img read more

Binge drinkers buy later

first_imgStuff 5 February 2014People who buy alcohol after 10pm are twice as likely to be binge drinkers or alcoholics than those who buy it earlier, new research shows.The International Alcohol Study, led by Professor Sally Casswell, of Massey University, also found people who bought cheaper alcohol were more likely to drink a greater amount in one sitting.The research was ongoing and covered New Zealand, Thailand, Scotland, England, Australia, Mongolia, South Africa and Vietnam.This particular piece of research focused solely on the drinking habits of 1900 New Zealanders.It found heavier drinkers bought cheaper alcohol and did so at later times.Drinkers paying lower prices for their takeaway alcohol were twice as likely to drink larger amounts.People who bought after 10pm were also twice as likely as those who bought before 10pm to end up drinking more than six standard drinks. read more

Duterte seeks to create body to oversee Boracay

first_img“If it’s only coconut, white sand and water, wala ‘yan…pero you add the visitors there, then it becomes a very tempting destination,” the chief executive said. Boracay was the first top tourist spot to reopen since lockdowns were enforced due to COVID-19, but only visitors from the Western Visayas are allowed to go there for now. “We have shared remarkable emergence of the island back to its former glory. I want this sustained. I ask Congress to enact a law creating, importante ito, the Boracay Island Development Authority or BIDA,” Duterte said. Western Visayas, which remains under modified general community quarantine, is comprised of the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental./PN In his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, Duterte said lawmakers should push for the creation of the Boracay Island Development Authority. For his part, Acting Malay Mayor Frolibar Bautista said: “Very good comment gid kay ti gin-appreciate nya (Duterte) man ang status sang Boracay.” In 2018, Duterte ordered the six-month closure of the top beach destination, saying Boracay has become a “cesspool.” “Ang implementasyon man naton sa existing regulation isa man ina sa nakabulig para ma-back to glory ang island,” the mayor added. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to put up a body that would oversee the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. He likewise cited that Boracay is doing well “because of its scenery.” “We enjoin our people to boost the economy by travelling locally,” President Duterte said. This agency, according to the President, would ensure that the effects of the months-long rehabilitation of the island are sustained.  He also said that part of the island will be placed under the government’s land reform program to be distributed to the island’s resident Indigenous Peoples.Earlier in the speech, the President urged Filipinos to boost the economy by traveling locally “once necessary systems are in place.”last_img read more