Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Neurosurgery

first_imgFor additional questions after application, please [email protected] is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.We value diversity and how it enriches our academic and scientificcommunity and strive toward cultivating an inclusive environmentthat supports all employees. Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Departmentof Neurosurgery :The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Schoolof Medicine is recruiting for a full-time research scientist withexpertise in focused ultrasounds research.The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to ongoingresearch projects, as well as develop their own research programover time, and additionally will provide supervision to staff andfellows within the laboratory. Expected rank for this position willbe Associate or Assistant Professor, however, final rank and tenurestatus will be commensurate with selected candidate’sexperience.Qualifications :This position requires a PhD degree from a recognized accrediteddomestic university (or foreign equivalent), a strong commitment toresearch, teaching, and the ability to work well in a teamsetting.For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and arecent CV, including names and contact information of threereferences to the following link:https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_faculty+and+post+docs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8100108441last_img read more

Orbea recalls Avant bicycles due to fall hazard

first_imgOrbea has issued a product recall that involves all Avant bicycles and carbon framesets sold with hydraulic disk brakes and all Avant bicycles and carbon framesets that are capable of being configured with hydraulic disc brakes. The model numbers are not marked on the bicycles and there is also no color or gender designation.The word Avant is in black or white on the top and head tube of the frameset and the word Orbea is in white on the top and down tube of the frameset. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Orbea for a free replacement and installation of the bicycle fork.Contact Orbea toll-free at +1 888 466 7232 from 08:30 to 17:30 ET Monday through Friday, online at www.avantsupport.com and click on the “Support” tab located on the upper right section of the home page; or e-mail avantsupport.us[at]orbea.com for more information.Further information can be found at cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Orbea-Recalls-Avant-Bicycles.www.orbea.com Relatedlast_img read more

DAIC and DHTA Partners to Establish System for Hurricane Irma Relief Donation

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews DAIC and DHTA Partners to Establish System for Hurricane Irma Relief Donation by: – September 12, 2017 67 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share (photo credit: qz.com)Press ReleaseRoseau, Dominica – September 11th, 2017 – The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, through the Ministry of Justice and in collaboration with the Office of Disaster Management and the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) is in the process of mobilizing relief items to our Northern Caribbean neighbors affected by the passing of hurricane Irma. The assistance of the DAIC, DHTA, and other private sector associations have been sought to donate items which we will distribute to the islands. This public / private sector collaboration will oversee a coordinated effort amongst our members to help our Caribbean neighbors. A system has been put in place for companies or individuals wishing to donate. 1. Cash sponsorship: Monies can be deposited on the DAIC/DHTA approved relief accounts of the following distributors: • J Astaphan and Co.• H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd.• WHITCO Inc.• Spring Field Trading Ltd.• Fine Foods Inc.• Josephine Gabriel (Distributors) Ltd. All monies will be used to purchase water and non-perishable items which have been pre-approved by the Office of Disaster Management. 2. Sponsorship in kind: All goods can be dropped off at consolidation stations at:• Roseau – DEXIA Packing Shed on Goodwill Road near AID Bank.• Portsmouth – The Long House reception depot. Please note that:• We are asking that any quantities being donated be in full cases to facilitate ease of consolidation.• An approved list of dry goods from the ODM is attached.• In order to meet the immediate needs of the affected islands we are asking for in Kind donations of Water and items on the approved list in the short term. As the situation develops we will convey any medium and long terms assistance that will be needed.• You can also go to any of the aforementioned distributors and purchase items. When given instructions, the distributor will deliver to the consolidation stations on your behalf. The DAIC and DHTA encourages that we extend the same courtesy to our Northern Caribbean family, who, during our times of crisis was quick to mobilize and offer aid. For more information on making donations, call the DAIC at (767)440-1962 / 235-1962 or the DHTA at (767)440-3430 / (767) 2757453.last_img read more

‘Intellectual level of zero’: Kyrgios fires back at Coric

first_imgThe combustible Kyrgios has been waging a social media battle with anyone who played in the tournament, branding the decision to hold it “boneheaded” while blasting those who took part for their “stupidity”.Coric, one of four players to test positive for coronavirus at the Balkans event last month, fired back this week, suggesting criticism from Kyrgios, who has a hot-headed reputation on court, was not credible.“I read what he wrote, but I simply don’t care since he likes to be a ‘general after a battle’,” Coric told the Jutarnji List newspaper.“If someone else was teaching lessons I would have maybe understood, but Kyrgios … It’s somehow not realistic.”Kyrgios responded on Twitter late Wednesday by saying: “You should care. Do you have rocks in your head?“Again, you can stand up for your mates, I’m just trying to hold them accountable. When I said what I said, I didn’t intend to bother. They are tennis players, they aren’t special.“Just as I thought, Coric intellectual level = 0,” he added, ending his tweet with an emoji of a doughnut.Kyrgios has previously lashed German Alexander Zverev as “selfish” after he was spotted partying despite vowing to self-isolate following the Adria Tour.He has also traded barbs with Austrian world number three Dominic Thiem, who also played in the exhibition.Serbian world number one Djokovic subsequently apologised for the event, where players embraced across the net and later went to a nightclub.Djokovic, Thiem, Zverev, Coric and Kyrgios were on the entry list released Wednesday for the ATP and WTA Western and Southern Open, a tune-up for the US Open from August 20-28 in a quarantine environment without spectators at Flushing Meadows.If they all turn up, it will be the first tournament they have played together since the war of words erupted.last_img read more

Peoples’ power…

first_img…in US?“How sweet it is!!” some of the old activists from the Cold War 60’s still surviving must be chortling, as they note the ascent and coronation of Donald Trump as President of the US of A – and the consternation of the old elites who were their nemesis back then. The USSR was the enemy, of course, and anyone who could even remotely be a ‘fellow traveller’ was fair game for the CIA. Today, the “Agency” has come in for stinging rebuffs from their new Commander in Chief.To be fair, the FBI had done the same persecution within the US following the witch hunt of Senator McCarty in the 50’s. But while the lives of hundreds of Americans – including several in Hollywood – it could not match the thousands who were actually killed in the Third World, to “roll back the Red menace”. Today, the new President has made the normalisation of relations with Russia his number one priority… and thereby making at least half of the 17 “Intelligence” agencies redundant! Oi vey!!But there is one anomaly which is the archetypical elephant in the room that is being ignored – the foundation of the democratic order that’s the basis of America’s exceptionalism – each man counts equally with every other man. Especially when it comes to the ballot. How can government by the people stand when the votes of the people don’t have the same weight?Back in the beginning of the 60‘s, we had a constituent system for electing governments. This resulted in the popular vote not exactly matching the votes the individual parties collected. Because the supporters of the PPP were more widely dispersed in the constituents, that Party’s seats garnered were far greater than the PNC’s, who were concentrated in urban areas. So the Americans and the British changed the system to the PR we still have so that the PNC could get into office. The CIA funded some riots that persuaded the PPP to go along.But now in the US we have an analogous result – Hillary Clinton received three million more votes than Donald Trump – but yet she lost the elections! Why? Because the “Electoral College” device rewards dispersion of votes – much as our old constituency system did!! So your Eyewitness has a question: if the Establishment’s teed-off with Trump and they have the CIA on their side… Are they going to insist that America gets one-man-one vote all the way to deciding who’s President?Power to the people!!! No Dictator!!…in GuyanaReading some of the responses to Justice Chang’s ruling on who can make foundational changes to the Constitution, it’s either some lawyers don’t  keep up with developments in their field or they just want to protect the status quo.As your Eyewitness has pointed out, Justice Chang must be complimented for moving away from the old, liberal, procedurally driven perspective on interpreting constitutions – especially in Britain. There, we know, even though democracy was supposed to place sovereignty in the hands of the people, the designed procedure only places a pencil in the hands of the people to select their REPRESENTATIVES to Parliament every five years!And then makes PARLIAMENT sovereign – not the people! Well, even though Brexit has started the process of re-examining that situation in Britain, our Constitution has always insisted that substantively, we the people are sovereign. And there are certain things, only we the people can decide – not our representatives – who we know to our cost – are invariably self-serving. Remember the 50 per cent raise?But those in power will always resist this assertion of power by the people. They’d rather be our sovereign rulers!…in GeorgetownYour Eyewitness is still amazed at how these parking meters have been imposed on the people of, and visitors to, Georgetown – even though no one, excepting the Gang of Four, agrees to them.We know where sovereignty resides in Georgetown!last_img read more