Assistant Professor

first_imgSummaryBaylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas has an opening for aninterventional radiologist at the level of Assistant Professor. Weseek an individual with strong clinical skills. Clinical dutiesinclude clinical care and minimally invasive treatment of patientswith a variety of conditions, with an emphasis on interventionaloncology, peripheral vascular disease, hemodialysis access andvenous access. The IR faculty also participate actively inmultidisciplinary tumor boards, resident and medical studenteducation.Baylor is located in the Texas Medical Center. Our facilitiescontain multiple equipment vendors and include dual energy CTscanner and 3T MRI.Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited residency andhave fellowship training in interventional radiology. Anunrestricted Texas medical license is required.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.4656CA; CHlast_img read more

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first_imgConsumers continue to see health and wellness as an important issue, according to new research by Tate & Lyle. The findings also revealed that consumers will pay more for foods that display health benefits on their labels. The research, conducted in July this year, forms part of Tate & Lyle’s ongoing research into European consumers’ attitudes towards labelling, ingredients and shopping habits.A total of 1,565 consumers were surveyed across five countries: Germany, France, the UK, Spain and Italy. An increasing awareness of and sophistication in attitudes to diet and perceptions of food labelling were evident from the research. Fifty-three per cent of consumers often check nutritional information on-pack and 57% check the ingredients list.Looking at what’s important to consumers at least half of the respondents see less fat and sugar as important issues. Interestingly, around 80% said they would be prepared to pay more for products that boasted specific claims such as ’improving cardiovascular health’ and ’helps to control cholesterol’. A fifth of the people asked also said they would be prepared to compromise on taste if the product was healthy. In addition, the survey found that consumers specifically young people feel their diet is lacking in fibre.last_img read more

5 things to learn from Patisserie Holdings

first_imgPatisserie Holdings, which owns the high street bakery chain, released its results today. We take a closer look at what they mean for Patisserie Valerie. Strong salesThe group is doing well, thanks to some strong brands. The company as a whole has seen group revenue increase 14.4% to £50m and ebitda improve to £10.6m. This has largely been driven by Patisserie Valerie, which brings in 70% of the overall figure. Revenue has also improved at Flour Power City, its wholesale bakery, to £1.8m.ExpansionPatisserie Holdings has made no bones about its plans to expand. Chief executive Paul May told British Baker that when the company was planning for its initial public offering [in 2014], research showed it could reach a further 250 high street shops. However, since that time it has just worked out that the company has opened more in alternative locations. And more are coming; the company is soon to open a Patisserie Valerie store in Northern Ireland which will have a co-located bakery opening up that market. May added: “We are still only at 123 sites. Compare that to Starbucks or Costa which has 2k and we have lots of opportunity to grow.”InnovationThe launch of a gluten-free range for Patisserie Valerie was a major undertaking, according to May, which had largely been driven by social media. But the NPD does not stop there, says May. The company is also looking at extending the gluten-free range, adding vegetarian dishes and looking at a children’s cakes range.DiversificationThe company opened its first additional Baker & Spice outside London earlier this year, in Brighton. It is a radically different store model from its London site and the company say it is “early days”.CostsPatisserie Holdings says the National Living Wage will cost it £475,000 for the rest of the year, and will cost £675,000 for the full year 2017, but it has still managed to improve its gross profit margins by 1.0% thanks to “efficiencies and savings” in its supply chain.last_img read more

Fossil fuel divestment effort slowly picking up steam

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Earlier this year, one of Meryam Omi’s deputies at Legal & General Investment Management sat down with board members and managers from Exxon Mobil Corp. to discuss how the oil giant could address climate change. LGIM, which manages about $1.3 trillion, is one of Exxon’s top 20 shareholders.The Exxon delegation listened, but it didn’t accept the suggestions, says Omi, LGIM’s head of sustainability and responsible investment strategy. Around the same time, Exxon persuaded the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to block a shareholder resolution that pushed the oil giant to do more to address climate risks.So, in June, London-based LGIM announced that it had dumped about $300 million worth of its Exxon shares and would use its remaining stake to vote against the reappointment of Exxon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods. “There’s got to be an escalation,” Omi says.As the risks of climate change have become more pronounced, so have efforts by major investment firms to push companies in greener directions. They tried talking. Then they started backing shareholder resolutions. Now, LGIM is at the forefront of a more aggressive, and controversial, tactic: divesting. “You cannot have the same conversation for 15 years with no results,” Omi explains. (Exxon responded to LGIM’s announcement by saying that it publishes an annual tally of emissions from its operations and is on track to meet targets for reducing methane emissions.)Momentum is gathering, says Mark Lewis, who leads climate change investment research for Paris-based BNP Paribas Asset Management. He likens it to the divestment campaign that forced companies participating in apartheid-era South Africa to change course, and he invokes the spirit of Gandhi: “They’ve ignored us and laughed at us. I think now they’re fighting us. So next we win.”But he knows it won’t be easy. In March, as he helped the BNP Paribas press team put the finishing touches on an announcement that its actively managed funds would exit  almost €1 billion ($1.1 billion) of coal stocks as early as next year, he thought the news might cause a few “ripples” and not much more. In fact, Lewis was bombarded with emails and calls, not all of them polite. “It surprised me how big the reaction was,” he says.More: Big money starts to dump stocks that pose climate risks Fossil fuel divestment effort slowly picking up steamlast_img read more

Famous Bandit Butch Cassidy’s Adventures in Bolivia Being Filmed

first_imgBy Dialogo April 05, 2010 Spanish director Mateo Gil will bring to the movie screen the early-twentieth-century Bolivian adventures of famous American bandit Butch Cassidy, who will be played by actor Sam Shepard, in a mixture of real events and historical interpretation, the movie’s co-producer, Paolo Agazzi, told AFP. The film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, was shot in 1969, but the new film, which will start shooting in mid-April, “is not a second part,” explained Agazzi, the movie’s co-producer and one of the most prominent directors in Bolivian film. The new version will be called Blackthorn, the name Cassidy used in Bolivia, where he arrived after robbing banks in the United States and Argentina and being hunted by the U.S.-based Pinkerton detective agency, Agazzi said. “The movie shows real and fictional events,” according to the co-producer, who affirmed that the film “will be shot 100% in Bolivia, in the cities of La Paz and Potosí and their outskirts, and in the Salar de Uyuni (the largest salt desert in the world), where Cassidy fled to Chile.” In the new cinematographic work, Cassidy succeeds in fleeing from a confrontation with the Bolivian military and spends fifteen years raising horses, under the name of Blackthorn. Sundance, on the other hand, dies early in the first part of the film, after being wounded in the clash with the military. Cassidy then returns to the United States, by way of Chile, where he meets another local outlaw. “A bit of the legendary duo” Cassidy-Kid “gets restored,” Agazzi indicated.last_img read more

Judicial candidates can’t comment on pending cases

first_img Judicial candidates can’t comment on pending cases The canons already prohibit sitting judges from commenting, but now apply to all judicial candidates Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe Florida Supreme Court has amended the judicial canons to prohibit judicial candidates from commenting on pending cases where such comments could affect their future outcomes.Acting on a recommendation from the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee in case no. SC03-1904, the court amended Canon 7A(3)(d) to add a provision that states that a judicial candidate shall not: “while a proceeding is pending or impending in any court, make any public comment that might reasonably be expected to affect its outcome or impair its fairness or make any nonpublic comment that might substantially interfere with a fair trial or hearing.”The March 10 per curiam opinion also makes clear that the canon does not apply to proceedings in which the judicial candidate is a litigant in a personal capacity.The court had asked the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee to study the issue after the court expressed concern over whether it is appropriate for a judicial candidate to make public comments on pending cases in In re Kinsey, 842 So. 2d 77 (Fla. 2003).The canons already prohibited judges from commenting on pending cases but did not apply to judicial candidates.“The effect of this addition to the code is to hold both judges and nonjudge judicial candidates to the same standard in regard to commenting on pending or impending cases,” the court said, adding the amendment is effective immediately.The court also has asked the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee to consider whether there are provisions of Canon 3 that should apply to all judicial candidates. All the justices concurred in the opinion. Justice Fred Lewis, however, concurred in result only.“Although I. . . recognize and applaud that today the majority makes a step in the proper direction with regard to comments about pending or impending cases, I cannot agree with the majority that applicable provisions of Canon 3 of the Code of Judicial Conduct should not also apply to those individuals seeking to become members of the judiciary,” Justice Lewis said. “I again write to voice my concern with the majority’s view that non-incumbent candidates for judicial office remain only subject to Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct, the catchall provision that applies to everyone, but these same individuals, once they are elected and hold judicial office, are not subject to all provisions of Canon 3 for prohibited pre-judicial conduct.”Lewis said that “logic is unsound” and the similarity in the prohibition on public comment between the current amendment to Canon 7A(3)(d), prohibiting public comment by judicial candidates, and Canon 3B(9), prohibiting public comment by judges, is striking.“Yet, prior to this amendment a judicial candidate and an incumbent judge running for reelection, notwithstanding that both may have been running for the same judicial position, were judged by two different standards,” Lewis said. “If the judicial candidate happened to partake in prohibited public comment with regard to pending cases, the non-incumbent judicial candidate once in a judicial position was subject only to Canon 7. However, if the judicial candidate that happened to partake in the identical prohibited public comment was an incumbent judge running for reelection, that judicial candidate if reelected was subject to violating both Canon 3 and Canon 7.”Lewis said the sanction imposed has traditionally been assessed with regard to the number of canon violations found to exist and even after this amendment, not all provisions of Canon 3 which may have application to subjects judicial candidates may address while campaigning operate with regard to the conduct of non-incumbent candidates.Lewis said individuals seeking to become members of the judiciary, just as those who currently hold judicial office, should be subject to Canon 3.“For example, comments with regard to the performance of jurors are now impacted for incumbent judicial candidates but not for identical comments by non-incumbent candidates,” he said. “Currently, the dichotomy which has been established continues in which two distinct standards exist, one for a judicial candidate and another for an incumbent judge seeking reelection, notwithstanding that both may be competing for the same judicial position.”Lewis said when Canon 3 is juxtaposed with Canon 7 “one does not find these two different standards nor can one interpret two distinct standards applicable to candidates for the same judicial position. The amendment today simply does not extend far enough to place all judicial candidates under identical rules for election type activity.” Judicial candidates can’t comment on pending cases April 1, 2005 Managing Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Law enforcement to crack down on drunk, reckless driving this Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgThe department announced it will increase patrols to “combat” drunk and reckless driving. (WBNG) — The New York State Police Department says it will be cracking down on impaired driving this Memorial Day Weekend. “As we take time this Memorial Day to honor those who died in service to our country, we remind motorists to make safety the top priority,” says State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett. Local law enforcement will assist with the crackdown, the department noted.center_img The enforcement period ends May 26. “If your holiday plans include alcohol, please arrange for a safe ride home. Driving impaired is a choice that often has serious and even deadly consequences. State Troopers will be highly visible this weekend, and will have zero tolerance for impaired, reckless and distracted drivers,” he says.last_img read more

The first amateur SUP race in Šibenik-Knin County

first_imgThe first amateur SUP race for children and adults in Šibenik-Knin County will be held this Saturday, September 08.09.2018, 10. from 00:XNUMX am in Rogoznica, all with the motto: “Summer is not over yet! ”. We want to show that the “small towns” in the off-season have something to offer their guests despite the rain and the beginning of the school year, says the organizer of the SUP race Petra Režić from the company Active Rogoznica. The goal of the SUP race is to encourage local schoolchildren to become active in a new sport and influence a change in thinking about active tourism in the destination.The competition program starts at 9:00 am with registration and introduction to the equipment and free training for all interested. At 10:30  getting started  a race for adults, followed by a race for children at 11:30, and the most fun part of the race program at the big SUP eights at 12:30. At 14:00, the prizes will be handed out and the winners will be announced.Stand Up Paddleboard is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Regardless of age and physical condition, SUP is a sport for everyone. It is fun, requires a lot of energy, and yet easy to master and allows you to spend time outdoors, in nature and at sea. It is an ideal group activity and is easy to share with friends and family.Content, content and only quality, diverse and authentic content must be an imperative of every tourist destination.Find out more about the SUP race HERElast_img read more

West Java monitors 13 residents among Wuhan evacuees quarantined in Natuna

first_imgCiting procedures set by the Health Ministry, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil explained that the patients returning from Hubei were still undergoing their two-week observation in Natuna.If they are healthy, they would soon return to their families after the period was over. However, Ridwan said that the provincial administration would further coordinate with the ministry should any of the 13 West Java people under quarantine be found to have contracted the virus.”After 14 days of observation in Natuna, the patient’s observation could be extended or they could be sent back to [West Java] to receive maximum treatment and I think our teams in West Java are ready for it,” Ridwan said.Read also: Indonesia readies plans for post-quarantine period: Health Ministry Authorities in West Java are closely monitoring the health of 13 people from the province who are currently undergoing observation among some 242 Indonesian citizens in Natuna, Riau Islands, after being evacuated from coronavirus-stricken Hubei province in China.West Java Health Agency head Berli Hamdani said the 13 have been reported to be healthy.“Based on the information that we received from the Health Ministry, they will go home on Feb. 16,” Berli said on Thursday. “But the ministry will contact the West Java administration if there is any further information about their return.” The governor added that local authorities have put type-A hospitals in West Java on standby to handle any suspected coronavirus cases.“We asked the community to be proactive in reporting the cases but also to not share any fake news related to the new coronavirus,” Ridwan said. “If there are reports related to the new coronavirus, we must be proactive without being judgmental.” The government airlifted on Sunday 243 people – comprising 237 Indonesian nationals, five Indonesian diplomats and a foreigner and spouse of an Indonesian citizen – from cities in Hubei, including Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.Medical examinations found that all of the evacuees and members of the team involved in the evacuation were in good health and did not show symptoms of the coronavirus, the Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.The death toll from the coronavirus hit 636 as of Friday, with Chinese authorities confirming that more than 30,000 people on the mainland had been infected, AFP reported. The fast-spreading virus has spread to more than 20 countries, with two deaths confirmed in the Philippines and Hong Kong. (hol)center_img Editor’s note: Paragraph one of this article has been corrected.Topics :last_img read more

Arsene Wenger reveals why he’s ‘scared’ for Liverpool in Premier League title race

first_imgArsene Wenger reveals why he’s ‘scared’ for Liverpool in Premier League title race Advertisement Comment Manchester City leapfrogged Liverpool back into top spot today (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger admits he’s ‘scared’ for Liverpool as the Reds look set to miss out on the Premier League title to Manchester City.Sergio Aguero’s single goal at Burnley restored City’s lead at the top and they will be champions again with two wins in their final two games.Liverpool haven’t won the title since 1989 and are yet to win the championship in the Premier League era.Should they come second this term, they’ll have amassed the most points of any runner-up in a 38-game season.ADVERTISEMENT“I’m scared for Liverpool…it looks like there is destiny that is against Liverpool.”“From 1989-90 until today they cannot win the championship anymore and every time there is small things against them.”#beINPL #beINWenger pic.twitter.com/aqjX3N7oj8— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 28, 2019And Wenger says it’s almost ‘destiny’ now for Liverpool to continue their run without a league title.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There’s still hope but they go to Newcastle. Newcastle is not an easy place for liverpool. I’m scared for Liverpool even with one game to go that Manchester City will already have won it but they will fight until the end.‘It looks like there’s a destiny that is against Liverpool. They dominated for such a long period in English football and suddenly from 89-90 until today they cannot win the Premier League. Every time there is small things against them.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLiverpool go to the north-east before Manchester City welcome Leicester City to the Etihad next Monday.The Reds will be hoping former boss Brendan Rodgers can help swing the title race back in their favour.MORE: Gary Neville urges Manchester United and Arsenal to sign Youri Tielemans ahead of Leicester Citycenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 5:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link377Shareslast_img read more