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Angio/Interventional Radiologist

first_imgThe Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at theUniversity of Maryland is recruiting an additional attendingphysician at an Assistant / Associate Professor level, appointed bythe University of Maryland School of Medicine. Applicants shouldhave a strong record of academic excellence with an interestteaching and in clinical research. The ideal candidate should beseveral years out of fellowship. The Division will include six fulltime attending physicians, four ACGME approved fellows withapproved transition to both the Integrated Interventional RadiologyResidency and the Independent Interventional Radiology Residency,residents, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants. Thefaculty staffs three hospitals including the University of MarylandMedical Center, and a freestanding outpatient clinic. The range ofprocedures offered is broad, including but not limited to venousand arterial interventions, all manner of oncologic, hepatobiliary,urologic, mesenteric, pediatric and trauma interventions, dialysiscare as well as venous and enteric access. The Division hasundergone a complete replacement of all interventional imagingequipment. The three dedicated body interventional rooms at theUniversity are two Siemens Zeego units, and a Toshiba HybridAngio/CT room, two additional Bi-plane Siemens suites are shared.The Division maintains a research coordinator and currently leadsor participates in numerous externally sponsored research trials aswell as defining internally funded projects. The educationalprogram includes dedicated teaching of residents and fellowsthrough case-based and didactic and hands-on means, as well asjournal clubs. Interested parties should forward their curriculumvitae to Dr. Stephen Lowe at [email protected] or fax to 410-328-3168.All applicants must be ABR certified and fellowship trained.The University of Maryland Baltimore is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protectedveterans are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :All applicants must be ABR certified and fellowship trained.last_img read more

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Young people “taken for a ride” says Oxford professor

first_imgDanny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, has said in an article for the New Statesman that young people, in Britain are being “taken for a ride.”In a comment to Cherwell, he stated that this discrimination extended to young people across the country, including students at Oxford.In his New Statesman article, he said, “The young are discriminated against in ways in which it would be illegal to differentiate between men and women, or between more and less disabled people, or on the basis of race or religion.”Although he emphasises that it is the poorest who suffer the most, he discusses in his article the issues that extend to students and graduates at top universities.He writes, “What of the most successful of university graduates, the ones who go on to get a starter job in the City, and look to buy that tiny flat close to work? What will happen when they take out their 95 per cent mortgage and start repaying one twenty-fifth of the borrowed capital out of what they take home after tax? For a few years they might be able to do it, just – until interest rates rise.”Furthermore, in a statement to Cherwell, Professor Dorling added that he believed that this concern also applies to students at Oxford: “I think it includes students at Oxford in that they are partly the target for the ‘help to buy’ scheme. A student who graduated from Oxford this summer might now be in a good job in London. The government’s scheme means that banks are being encouraged to lend them up to £600,000 to buy a flat on a 95% mortgage. These are loans that will be made to a few graduates starting on very good salaries that under normal circumstances the banks would consider too risky to make.“The initial beneficiaries will be those who sell these flats to people like recent Oxbridge graduates. What then happens in a few years’ time when interest rates rise?”He added, “Many people find it very hard to have any sympathy for young people who now have some of the best chances in life. Of course, if house prices rise and rise these graduates will think they have done well, but if there is a house price crash in London after the next election when the help to buy funding ends…. Who loses out most?” James Blythe, Brasenose JCR President, said, “Anyone who is passionate about making sure an Oxford education is open to all bright young people, regardless of means, should also be worried about the cost of living. For many Oxford students, especially those who just miss out on the University’s generous bursary package, high accommodation prices can have a major impact on their quality of life and be a source of massive stress. Moreover, the high cost of living in Oxford risks putting many prospective students off applying to Oxford in the first place. The student union must continue to campaign vigorously for affordable accommodation for students in Oxford.”Nathan Akehurst, a third year at Lincoln, commented, “One cannot regard Oxford students in aggregate – certainly many people here (and the vast majority in term time) lead lives that cannot be compared to the hundreds of thousands reliant on food banks and hit hardest by austerity.“However, as an Oxford student coming from a single-parent unemployed family with our household income decimated by the bedroom tax and reliant on casual work to survive in the vacations, I certainly do feel that less well-off young people are affected by the issues Dorling raises regardless of which university they attend.”One second year student at New College said, “I think that as he specifically states that the people worst affected are ‘the very poorest of the young’, it is probably not true that Oxford students are equally affected on average.“Personally, I don’t feel especially discriminated against: as a young person you have to work your way to the top. He writes about rent and house prices being high: although this might affect young people, it is not necessarily a deliberate attempt to discriminate.”She added, “Applying the term ‘discrimination’ to something like this seems a bit paradoxical, as most ‘discriminations’ are permanent, e.g. race or gender: everybody grows up at some point. As today’s children are tomorrow’s adults, and he makes out that all of us are suffering the same fate, ultimately it shouldn’t make any difference in the long run. But personally I think that the word discrimination is probably too strong.”last_img read more

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Tropics Watch: Disturbance Struggles But Still A Threat In The Gulf Of Mexico

first_imgA disturbance near the Bahamas and Cuba that was expected to threaten South Florida has remained disorganized. While this is good news, this system still has a chance of developing into a tropical storm as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Gusty winds and heavy downpours will occur through South Florida as the system slides to the south over the weekend. Computer models have struggled with this system over the last several days but they continue to show more favorable development later in the weekend. It if develops, it will take on the name Hermine.It has been a long time since a hurricane has struck the Florida coastline. The last hurricane to strike Florida was Hurricane Wilma back in 2005, over 10 years ago.Computer models show disturbance tracking South of Florida and then into the Gulf of Mexico. Most Computer models show Hermine staying below hurricane strength through the weekendlast_img read more

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Marcus King & Billy Strings To Join Forces For ‘King & Strings’ Set At Rooster Walk

first_imgMarcus King and Billy Strings, two of the country’s hottest guitar players, will join forces this May for a first-time-ever collaboration at the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival in Martinsville, Va.King, a southern rock/blues star, will sit in for the full show with progressive bluegrass ace Billy Strings and his band on a midnight-2 am “King & Strings” set at Rooster Walk 10. The pairing of two guitar-shredding icons, each age 25 or younger, is sure to be a showcase of frenetic fretboard work, improvised from start to finish.In addition, legendary drummer Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit) will sit in during the latter portion of the set to give a little extra backbone to the big finish.“I’ve never met Marcus, but I really love him, and I love his band, and I love what they’re doing,” said Billy Strings, a 25-year-old Michigan native. “It’s just awesome. I’ve seen that guy come up so quick, you know what I mean? That band, they’ve been out there touring relentlessly and just killing it at every show. And I think that’s incredible.“King, a Greenville, S.C., native, has already sat in with a veritable “who’s who” of the world’s most famous rock, blues and jam bands, ranging from Gov’t Mule and Umphrey’s McGee to Widespread Panic. But other than a two-song appearance with Greensky Bluegrass at last year’s Rooster Walk, the 21-year-old hasn’t shared the stage with many bluegrass artists.Even so, he has a long-standing love for the genre. “All the older relatives in my family were more bluegrass players, and I played a lot of gospel with them at my great grandfather’s house. I’ve always had a really deep respect for bluegrass players. I just think it’s an incredible art form, and I’m happy to be part of this set,” said King. “I think it’s gonna be a hoot, man. If I can be frank, I think it’s a great idea, and we’re gonna have a lot of fun with it.”Though both artists intentionally plan to keep things loose and unscripted, they agree that a melding of the bluegrass and blues worlds will be an exciting way to fill two hours of music.The impetus of the idea came from last year’s Rooster Walk, when guitarist Eric Krasno was the only member of his band who made it to the festival due to severe storms that cancelled flights across the country. In a pinch, Billy Strings and his band backed up Krasno on stage. The resulting set, though completely off the cuff and unrehearsed, was one of the most talked about from the entire weekend at Pop’s Farm.“Kras, his band couldn’t make it last year because of the weather. So I heard about the set and I think that’s kind of the idea of this one, is just letting it be more spontaneous. And I’m sure (Billy and I) will have a couple phone calls to iron out some of the details, because we may want to go into it with some preconceived ideas,” explained King. “But other than that, just kind of leaving it up to everybody on stage as to how it turns out. And you know when you’ve got folks like Jeff Sipe on stage, you’re gonna have some spontaneous moments.”Coincidentally, Strings has recently been seen playing electric guitar on-stage during a Greensky Bluegrass sit-in. This special King & Strings pairing creates the possibility of a 2-hour set that starts in the bluegrass/acoustic realm and explores its way toward a plugged-in, Sipe-backed finish that’s completely different and unique.“We’re not gonna make a big plan,” said Strings. “Like, it’s not gonna be some epic set. Well, it might be. It probably will be, actually, but it will be fun and just kind of improv’d.”King agreed.“Hell yeah. I’m into it. Like I said, I just think it’s going to be a really good time,” he said. “I’m really jazzed up about it. I’m gonna practice up on my flat-picking!”Rooster Walk 10 will take place May 24-27, 2018 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Va. Headlining bands include The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The festival’s full band lineup will be announced Thursday. To buy tickets or learn more information, visit the festival website.[Video credits: Music City Roots – Billy Strings / Turmoil & Tinfoil; The Marcus King Band – Live at The Anthem Washington DC – February 15, 2018]last_img read more

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Larry Keel Channels The Beatles & Allman Brothers At Suwannee Spring Reunion [Videos]

first_imgThe Larry Keel Experience brought the flat-picking guitar style from the mountains of Virginia to the shores of the Suwannee Spring Reunion for a wild pair of fiery sets. Larry and his lovely wife Jenny are frequent visitors to the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, and their love of the place rang true in every note they play. With two sets over two days, Keel and company had plenty of time to rock the crowd on their own before Larry found himself joining The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo, and a number of super jams in a seemingly never-ending quest to never let his guitar fall silent. The Keel Suwannee visitations never end on a stage, however. With the well-known fireside pickin’ parties that spring up all around the Suwannee once the stage lights go dim, Larry rarely sees his bed before the sunrise.We’ve got some stellar video highlights from the Larry Keel Experience on Friday set up for you, including some fun re-imaginings of classics by The Beatles and Allman Brothers. As these clips should show, there are few finer things than a night in Suwannee witnessing the fretboard insanity of the Larry Keel Experience! Enjoy!“Whipping Post”“Back In The USSR”last_img read more

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Studying the Civil War, finding shared values

first_img 8“It’s not a traditional, linear play,” said Yusuf. “It’s more dreamlike.” 1The Proclamation Project is an original theater piece created by eleven local high school students, inspired by the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Here, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student Zoe Burbridge rehearses the production inside the Loeb Drama Center. 4Grace VanBuskirk (left) and Leah Cohen hang their writing exercises. 2Local students Malcolm Cuetara (from left) and Max Gustafson work on some dance moves. 5Boston Latin School student Louis Messier pitches in. Under the umbrella of the National Civil War Project, a new method of scholarship and learning is taking root at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). High school students from the North and South are grappling with compelling issues and producing new theater as a result.Exploring themes of social justice, freedom, and civil rights, the students came together via Skype, researched the history of the Civil War through the lenses of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, and helped create a theatrical production called “The Proclamation Project.”At Harvard, an ensemble of 11 high school students worked to create a modern reflection on the Civil War under the guidance of Shira Milikowsky, Artistic Director Fellow at the A.R.T.; playwright Brendan Shea of A.R.T.’s education and community programs; and assistant director Jumai Yusuf  ’16. (In the South, student collaborators at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, in conjunction with Emory University, created their own production.)The students asked themselves and each other questions such as, “Is it the responsibility of those with more freedom to expand the freedom of those with less?” and “If one person is oppressed, are we all oppressed?” and “How do we define innocence?”The students in Cambridge would discuss their thoughts and findings with the students in Atlanta, huddled around a computer screen, trying to squeeze in to participate in the Skype discussions.Zoë Burbridge of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, who is part of the ensemble, was surprised by how similar the views of the Civil War were between the students in Cambridge and Atlanta. “We put up boundaries and say the South is so different, but we’re all kind of the same, and that’s refreshing,” she said. The result was also unexpected. “It’s not a traditional, linear play,” said Yusuf. “It’s more dreamlike.”The performers play heightened versions of themselves, she explained. They are real high school students talking about real issues, not fantasy. “We didn’t want it to be a bad history play, all bonnets and slaves.”Shea agreed, adding, “We didn’t want it to be edutainment.” The script was written by the ensemble, using the students’ actual words, and put together by Shea.“It’s not preachy,” said Burbridge. “It’s an experience.”The A.R.T. and ensemble collaborators are excited for the performances, and Yusuf suspects the audience will have more than one “aha” moment. Shea said that the A.R.T. has not done a production like this before.The local high school students in the ensemble are: Burbridge, Max Gustafson of Boston College High School, Malcolm Doremus Cuetara and Louis Messier of Boston Latin School, Milan Anderson of Boston Collegiate Charter School, Julia Sidman of Reading Memorial High School, Grace VanBuskirk of Plymouth North High School, Elizabeth Kubicek and Leah Cohen of Cambridge Rindge and Latin, Shanelle Villegas of Boston Arts Academy, and Gail Bello of Waltham High School.You can see “The Proclamation Project,” directed by Shira Milikowsky, on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, and on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. Admission is free. Reservations are recommended. 6Artistic Director Fellow at the A.R.T. Shira Milikowsky (left) directs her troupe. 3A detail of just some of the questions debated on with student collaborators at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. 7Playwright Brendan Shea (center) and Jumai Yusuf ’16 (on chair) rehearse. last_img read more

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Tickets Now On Sale for Kingdom Come Off-Broadway

first_imgStephanie Styles Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Kingdom Come off-Broadway. Directed by Kip Fagan, penned by Jenny Rachel Weiner and starring Stephanie Styles and more, the production will play a limited engagement October 7 through December 18. Opening night is set for November 2 at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.Along with Styles as Suz, the cast will feature Brooke Bloom as Layne, Carmen M. Herlihy as Samantha Carlin, Alex Hernandez as Dominick Aquendo and Socorro Santiago as Delores Aquendo.Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they’re each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not? Kingdom Come View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016last_img read more

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Georgia bioenergy

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaGrowers, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, economic developers and researchers can all learn about alternative fuel development in Georgia at the Georgia Bioenergy Conference August 1–3 in Tifton, Ga.Information regarding the current state of bioenergy as well as developments on the horizon, how growers in Georgia are key to the success of bioenergy companies and the nuts and bolts of starting or investing in a bioenergy company are all part of the conference. Federal and state legislators also will hold a roundtable discussion.Primary sponsors of the event are the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Agriculture Innovation Center in Tifton and Georgia Institute of Technology. For more information, call 229/386-7274. Or visit the Website www.gabioenergy.org.last_img read more

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Colombian House of Representatives Passes “Victims Act”

first_imgBy Dialogo June 18, 2009 Bogotá, June 16 (EFE). – Today the Colombian House of Representatives passed the “Victims Act” (Ley de Víctimas), which seeks to economically compensate the thousands of people affected by violence in that country. The Minister of Internal Affairs and Justice, Fabio Valencia Cossio, said that by approving this act “the balance between the respect for international standards and the Colombian Constitution and laws will be achieved regarding fiscal feasibility and political responsibility.” According to the Press Service from Casa de Nariño, the headquarters of the Executive power, Valencia Cossio emphasized that “the Act takes responsibility for the thousands of families that have been affected by more that 50 years of violence in Colombia.” According to Valencia, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has made the country a pioneer in the enforcement of transitional justice “despite how, throughout the world, it is normally enforced at the end of a confrontation or a peace process.” He also said, regarding this project of parliamentary origin, that “fundamental elements have been added to allow not only the current decree in force for the compensation by administrative proceedings in Colombia, but also an act to compensate the people both economically and integrally.” Now the project will pass to the Conciliatory Commission, since there are discrepancies with the Senate’s approval. Uribe praised the project’s approval, and said that “in the past (the victims) did not make claims because they were afraid or they thought it would be useless. Today we have more that 220 thousand victims registered in the waiting list for compensation.” He explained that these economic compensations presuppose “a high-cost measure for the Treasury in years to come, but it is necessary to eliminate the seeds of revenge.” Meanwhile, the deponent of the Act, Congressman Guillermo Rivera, told the press that by passing this law “the government and the Uribist coalition committed an atrocity toward the victims of this country.” He explained that the way this Act had been laid out, only after a judiciary sentence is passed would the victims of state agents be compensated and receive benefits. He added that the government did not consider the multiple observations that the opposing party made. He remarked that “what is worse is that, according to the Act’s layout, victims such as the mothers of the Soacha youngsters missing and murdered by the military will not receive any benefits. This conveys a terrible image to the international community.” He announced that, jointly with Senator Juan Fernando Cristo of the Liberal Party, he will present a lawsuit against the approved Act based on several unconstitutionality errors. On the other hand, the National Bureau of Victims, which gathers human rights defenders, reported in a press release that the approval of the “Victims Act does not meet the minimum international and constitutional standards regarding the rights of victims of human rights violations and infractions of international human rights.” Furthermore, they state that “the observations made by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Colombian government and Congress were disregarded.” They also state that the initiative considered neither the suggestions expressed by more than 4,000 victims in 9 regional hearings nor the requests expressed in more than 12,000 letters sent to the House of Representatives.last_img read more

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United States Declares Central America Area Free of Land Mines

first_imgBy Dialogo January 09, 2012 A U.S. State Department report has declared Central America a region free of land mines. According to the annual report To Walk the Earth in Safety, made public by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Central America is the first area of the world to be free of armaments of this kind. According to the official statement, thousands of land mines and unexploded munitions remain buried in former conflict zones throughout the world, making it unsafe and unusable and causing 4,000 deaths a year. In the Central American region, mines were left buried following the internal armed conflicts in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, which took place from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s. Clinton said that the annual number of victims “is still an unacceptably high figure,” but she noted, “Over the last decade, we have helped decrease the worldwide number of landmine casualties from around 15,000 to 20,000 annually to approximately 4,000 in each of the last two years.”last_img read more

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