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Assistant Professor – Gastroenterology

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first_imgMinimum QualificationsM.D. or equivalent and licensed by the Texas Medical BoardBaylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5073CA; CH See and evaluate new and existing patients in the clinicalsetting, in addition to 4-5 outpatient endoscopy sessions perweek.Participate in the inpatient consult service at Ben TaubhospitalDevelop a treatment plan for patientsPhysician productivity needs to meet or exceed the levelsestablished by the College.Participate in all routine clinical meetings held with theimmediate work group.Maintain required certifications and licensing.Become familiar with Electronic Medical Record system, enterdata into EMR, and develop a level of competency to document allpatient encounters.Complete all documentation in a timely manner to enable billingoperations. SummaryThe section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is looking torecruit an Assistant Professor at the Ben Taub General Hospital andprovide provide patient care services for outpatientclinic/procedures and inpatient coverage.Job DutiesFaculty members are expected to demonstrate competency in each ofthe following areas:last_img read more

Temperature control

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first_imgThe new ThermaLite 2 thermometer, designed for routine day-to-day food and catering applications, indicates temperature over the range of -39.9C to 149.9°C with a ±0.5°C accuracy guaranteed for the life of the instrument, said the firm.Each thermometer incorporates a CalCheck 0°C function, which is activated by pressing the on/off and hold buttons simultaneously at the time of switching on. This ensures the instrument always gives a correct reading.The ThermaLite 2 weighs 45g and is housed in a high-impact ABS case. It comes in six colours and costs £25.last_img read more

The Death of the Last Black Man… Opens Off-Broadway

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first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016 Star Files Related Shows The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World View Commentscenter_img Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ searing The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World opened on the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center on November 13. Parks is the Residency One Playwright of the Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 season. The full company, including Julian Rozzell, William Demeritt, Patrena Murray, Mirirai Sithole, director Lileana Blain-Cruz, Signature Artistic Director Paige Evans, Daniel J. Watts, Roslyn Ruff, Parks, David Ryan Smith, Jamar Williams, Amelia Workman and Reynaldo Piniella, snapped a pic to celebrate the opening. Check out the pics, and catch Parks’ intense work, which has already extended twice, through December 18. Paige Evans, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lileana Blain-Cruz & company(Photo: Shevett Studios) Daniel J. Wattslast_img read more

Killing Aflatoxin

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first_imgMaxwell Lamptey is visiting America, specifically Griffin, Georgia, in the hopes of learning new methods to fight aflatoxin — a carcinogen produced by soil fungus that can grow on peanuts — in his home country of Ghana.Lamptey is participating in a short-term training program, from March to September, supported by the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL), housed at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. A senior technical officer studying legumes at the Crops Research Institute, Lamptey has been working on the university’s campus in Griffin, Georgia, alongside food scientist and PMIL collaborator Jinru Chen. Research is nothing new to Lamptey, but his work normally focuses on ways to increase yields.“In Ghana, I am involved in conducting a lot of trials, evaluations and cross hybridizations of all kinds of legumes, but mainly cowpeas and groundnuts (peanuts),” he said.On the UGA Griffin Campus, he is studying the use of solar drying to control aflatoxin contamination in peanuts. He is comparing solar drying to normal drying.Normal drying involves exposing the peanuts directly to sunlight on the ground or on concrete. Solar drying does not expose the peanuts directly to sunlight or rain. Instead, a dryer captures the heat from the sun and an enclosed structure around the nuts conducts the heat, Lamptey said. “Everything is enclosed, so there will be no moisture from rain,” he said. Lamptey aims to develop the “best and most affordable” solar peanut dryer that can be built mostly from local materials available in Ghana. “Then, when I go home (and share the method), farmers can build it themselves with what they have,” he said.While in Georgia, Lamptey hopes to learn about affordable, effective ways to control aflatoxin and transfer that knowledge to farmers in Ghana.“I hope I will gain a lot of knowledge about farming and storage and aflatoxins (while in Georgia). Aflatoxin is not something that is well known outside the scientific community. Most families in Ghana do not know much about it. Actually, I hardly hear anything about it in Ghana,” he said.The Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosts the Management Entity responsible for directing the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (PMIL). UGA and its U.S. and international partners join other Feed the Future Innovation Labs based at top U.S. universities and developing country research institutions to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food security. For more information about the Feed the Future’s PMIL program, visit pmil.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

More Women in Colombia’s Public Security Forces

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first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo March 06, 2017 The inclusion of 35 female Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) in the Colombian Army’s weapons training course is yet another example of the process of expanding female participation in all national defense and sovereignty activities, a process that is underway in the Colombian Armed Forces. The course, which is scheduled to begin in March, is the 100th course taught at Inocencio Chincá NCO Academy, located at Fort Tolemaida, and the first to enroll women. This is one more rung in the audacious plan set in motion by Colombia’s Ministry of Defense, Armed Forces, and National Police, which changed their regulations to enable women to integrate into public security forces, attaining any rank in the military or police — even the rank of general — by actively participating in opportunities that include command operations and leading troops. History and indicators The outlook has changed remarkably since 1976, when the Colombian Army authorized the admission of women into the military chain of command, under the classification of administrative officers. As of December 31, 2016, 3,838 women serve in the Colombian Armed Forces: 1,515 female officers and NCOs in the Army, 780 in the Navy, and 1,038 in the Air Force, according to data provided by the Ministry of Defense. Its latest figure for male service members is 232,843. The National Police, an organization also committed to gender equity, listed 13,461 women among its ranks, which represents 9 percent of a staff that also includes 140,460 men. For more than 40 years, the so-called “weaker sex” was only allowed to perform administrative duties in the service branches, in areas such as medicine, dentistry, bacteriology, architecture, law, accounting, communications, educational sciences, and business administration. It was not until 2009 that the Army admitted the first 62 female officers in order to establish its policy of gender equity. “Today the Army has two female brigadier generals and three female sergeant majors who have paved the way for women in the lower ranks, and those who dream of wearing the uniform are now following in their footsteps as new opportunities for participation have been created where women can show their strengths and abilities,” General Alberto José Mejía Ferrero, commander of the Colombian Army, told Diálogo. “Including more women is a strategic part of the transformation towards the Army of the future as a multi-mission army,” he added. In July 2016, the Army created the first Colombian Army Office of Gender to align its institutional policies with national and international agendas on gender equity, differential focus, and the prevention of gender-based violence. “The management done by women inside the Colombian Army has been widely acclaimed not only in Colombia but internationally as being the first such measure in the military arena, not to mention other professional fields, such as sports, and this shows their ability to fully integrate themselves into the military professions,” Gen. Mejía told Diálogo. First office of gender Heading the first Office of Gender is Colonel María Cristina Barrios Jiménez, a distinguished officer who is an example of women’s progress. With a 24-year military career, Col. Barrios knows that her path from Chief of Aviation Psychology in the Army Air Brigade to Chief of Military Psychology, and now General Chief of Staff, is seen as a model of female performance within the armed forces. “We live in a chauvinist society. Breaking away from the attitudes that men have traditionally held towards women, seeing women as standing apart from military careers, has been the most complicated aspect. Men are starting to understand that female inclusion benefits the outcome of operations in which the balance that a woman contributes can make the difference,” she told Diálogo. Lieutenant Claudia Martínez, coordinator of the Office of Gender, explained that her office is working on developing new strategies and policies directed at progressively and concretely including gender equity. “This office’s fundamental purpose is to foster a mentality of inclusiveness; to be a tool for bringing visibility to female inclusion so that it increases. Women are highly competent but there is disbelief about that. This is something that we need to fight against, getting the word out about every achievement,” she said. The process of inclusion But what are the factors that led to changing the history of women in military life? Colonel Carlos Alfredo Castro Pinzón, dean of the School of Social Sciences at General José María Córdova Military Academy (ESMIC, per its Spanish acronym), where 29 women are training in military science and 19 other in other professions, says that this opening was an obvious stage of development in the military. “The spaces that women have claimed for themselves in civil society must also be ceded to them within the military. The world has changed. Women have shown their ability to fulfill more roles in society, and that is something that also needed to take place within the military and police institutions.” Col. Castro, who commands a cadet battalion of 100 women, says that because of their commitment, conduct, and performance, women have created a type of education and training in which there is no gender difference. “At the ESMIC, women and men do the same physical training, firing exercises, basic weapons courses, and advanced combat courses,” he said. “In the high command, they are evaluating opening new spaces for women in order for them to be able to join artillery divisions. For that to happen, we established the Gender Equity, Security, and Public Security Forces Observatory,” he noted. The first of its kind in Colombia and the second such organization in Latin America, this observatory already up and running for seven years fills an investigative need stemming from the various situations that arise from the presence of women in an institution that has been male-dominated for 102 years. “The observatory is a model that is to be applied in other security forces, and it tends to position itself as a consultative center on issues of importance to the service branches,” Col. Castro said. Colombian security forces are moving ahead with a process based on women’s participation, a process in which “what we are seeking is to someday reach the levels of female inclusion that countries like the United States and Israel have achieved,” Col. Castro concluded.last_img read more

Due to the Baška Outdoor Festival, 3.000 overnight stays were realized out of season

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first_imgEven if all the forces on the whole island of Krk for real (not through form, but through content) would unite through real synergy where they would end… Month of active tourism on the island of Krk. He runs all over the island of Krk. The whole island of Krk will be transformed into an open active zone in October. So connect the story with digital nomads… ideas just come. A new main season, not through quantity but through quality. Sounds more than interesting, doesn’t it? Baska is, as part of 5th Outdoor Festival, from 11 to 13 October last year, offered five attractive outdoor sports programs that included numerous sports and recreational activities, from trail running / racing, mountain biking, over hiking to rock climbing and zipline, with special accommodation facilities. Also, T Baška with the aim of promoting active tourism announced Outdoor brochures, and you can see the whole offer here. This year, the sixth edition of the Baška Outdoor Festival will take place from 16 to 18 October! BOF is another proof that events are a great motive for coming, especially outside the main season. On the contrary, events and various other programs should be an imperative for every destination. Cover photo: Luka Tabako and Damir Jevtićcenter_img In its fifth edition, the Baška Outdoor Festival (BOF) confirmed that it is the most visited off-season event on the island of Krk, with over 3.000 overnight stays and over 2.000 participants who enjoyed the many opportunities for outdoor adventures in Baška. The success of BOF was also recognized by the readers of the largest outdoor magazine in Croatia “People Outdoors” who, as part of the award the first Croatian Outdoor Oscar, for the best outdoor athletes, projects and events, the Baška Outdoor Festival was declared the winner in the category of the best outdoor event in 2019 Most visitors to the BOF last year came from Croatia, but there were also many visitors from Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Hungary. For example, participants from Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland and the Netherlands attended the Krk’n’roll race.last_img read more

Refinancing on track

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South Tegal Police chief dismissed after allowing lawmaker to hold dangdut concert

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first_img“Authorities have questioned 10 witnesses as well as Wasmad Edi Susilo,” Argo said, adding that officers had also collected evidence.Read also: Tegal deputy speaker hosts crowded dangdut concert, flouting virus protocolsOn Wednesday, Wasmad held a dangdut concert at South Tegal Field to celebrate a marriage and a circumcision in his family.Thousands of people gathered in front of a stage equipped with a large sound system and big screens, kompas.com reported. Audience members did not maintain their distance, and many were not wearing masks. Topics : Joeharno claimed that, when applying for the permit, the organizer said the event would only have a small stage and a limited number of guests.He said he soon revoked the permit after learning that the event had attracted a big crowd, but he did not disband the event.“We couldn’t get close to the site because we did not have enough personnel. Besides, we felt it would be unethical to go on stage to forcibly stop them,” he said after the concert.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said he had called Tegal Mayor Dedi Yon Supriyono to reprimand him for holding the event and that Dedi had apologized. (nal)center_img The head of police in South Tegal, Central Java, Joeharno, has been dismissed from his position after giving permission to Tegal Council Deputy Speaker Wasmad Edi Susilo to hold a dangdut concert on Wednesday.”The [South Tegal] Police chief has been dismissed and is currently being questioned by internal affairs,” National Police spokesperson Ir. Gen. Argo Yuwono said in a written statement on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com.Argo said police were also investigating Wasmad for allegedly violating Article 93 of the 2018 Health Quarantine Law and Article 216 of the Criminal Code, which stipulates a maximum punishment of four months and two weeks’ of imprisonment for those found guilty of obstructing the work of law enforcement. last_img read more

George Monbiot light on detail in Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet

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first_imgEnvironmental campaigner George Monbiot is about as popular with British farmers as a late subsidy cheque. No surprise then his documentary Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet (Channel 4, 8 January, 10pm) was slammed as “clueless”, “cruel” and “rubbish” by farmers on social media – before it even aired. Having seen the programme, they’ll no doubt be even more upset. Monbiot argued all farming was devastating to the environment and would “come to an end within a few decades”. In the future, he claimed, all food except fruit & veg would be produced in a lab.To prove his point, Monbiot took viewers on a tour of the UK countryside, pointing out the lack of wildlife he blamed on our dependence on grazing livestock. After trying (and failing) to convince a beef farmer in Wales that rewilding her land would be beneficial for the climate, he met some anglers moaning about manure in watercourses before jetting off to Finland to visit a plant run by Solar Foods, which has pioneered the creation of Solein – a protein made from soil bacteria and hydrogen.But while Monbiot made some interesting points on food production, the programme failed to tackle the big questions around his solution of switching to lab-grown food. How much would it cost? How would we make the transition? Nor did he consider the pitfalls of placing all food production into the hands of tech firms.Was it cruel? Perhaps not. But viewers were certainly left clueless about the real implications of a lab-grown revolution.last_img read more

Investors to double down on private equity, cut hedge funds

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first_imgWhile three-quarters of respondents said they expected double-digit annual returns from private equity, investors expect broader investment portfolios to struggle.“One-third of LPs working for public pension plans and insurance companies,” Coller Capital said, “believe their organisations will miss their overall investment target returns in the next 3-5 years, unless there are significant changes in their economic environment or operating models.”A so-called ‘hard Brexit’, involving “significant restrictions” to the UK’s access to the European single market, was chief among investors’ concerns.Two-thirds of investors said this would have a negative impact on the European Union, while three-quarters said it would damage the UK.More than one-third (37%) said returns from European private equity holdings would suffer.Coller Capital also reported growing interest in private equity real estate and infrastructure investments, while 40% of respondents said they were planning to increase internal resources to focus on direct private equity and co-investments.Hedge fund allocations are likely to suffer as portfolios of unlisted assets grow, Coller also found.Nearly 40% of LPs said they would “reduce or stop hedge fund investing in the next 3-5 years”, and one-quarter will begin this process in the next 12 months. Private equity investors expect annual returns of 11% or more from the asset class over the next five years, according to a survey by Coller Capital.Almost half of the 110 limited partners (LPs) questioned plan to grow their target allocations in the next 12 months, Coller reported.Jeremy Coller, CIO at Coller Capital, said: “Faced with ever-growing liabilities, high levels of volatility and a low-return world, many insurers and pension plans are finding it hard to make ends meet.“They do have one great advantage, however – long-term investment horizons. Making full use of the illiquidity premium offered by alternative investments is one good way of closing the gap.”last_img read more