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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq President Trump on Opportunity Zones: ‘It’s All Working’

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Opportunity Zones Trump 2020-02-04 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Investment, News February 4, 2020 2,398 Views As part of the 2020 State of the Union address, President Donald Trump covered economic growth in the U.S., including increased employment levels, rising wages, and the impact Opportunity Zones have had on underserved areas.“Jobs and investments are pouring into 9,000 previously neglected neighborhoods thanks to Opportunity Zones, a plan spearheaded by Sen. Tim Scott,” President Donald Trump said at the 2020 State of the Union Address. “In other words, wealthy people and companies are pouring money into neighborhoods or areas that haven’t seen investment in many decades, creating jobs, energy, and excitement.””It’s all working,” President Trump added.Sen. Scott had proposed the Opportunity Zone plan as part of the 2017 Tax and Job Cuts act, and according to Scott, the project has been a success, for both residents and investors.“Of the 8,766 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones, more than 20% have poverty rates of 40% or higher, compared to just 5% of communities nationwide,” Sen. Scott stated in Washington Examiner. “The average poverty rate of zone residents is 28.9%, more than twice the national average. Only 6% of all zones have a median family income above the national average, while 71% of zones meet the U.S. Treasury Department’s definition of ‘severely distressed.’”Housing investors have seen investment in opportunity zones pay dividends, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. As of Q3 2019, half the zones saw median home prices rise more than the national increase of 8.3% year-over-year. Additionally, 79% of the zones had median home prices in the third quarter of 2019 that were less than the national median of $270,000. Among the 3,658 Opportunity Zones with sufficient data to analyze, median prices rose in 48% of the zoned areas by more than the national rate of gain from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago President Trump on Opportunity Zones: ‘It’s All Working’ Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles Share Save  Print This Post Tagged with: Opportunity Zones Trump Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Financial Services Committee Chair Denounces Volcker Rule Changes Next: African-American, Minority Homeownership Increases Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / President Trump on Opportunity Zones: ‘It’s All Working’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq High Courts Having No Commercial Division Competent To Consider Cancellation Of Design Under Section 22(4) Of Designs Act : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesHigh Courts Having No Commercial Division Competent To Consider Cancellation Of Design Under Section 22(4) Of Designs Act : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Dec 2020 9:22 PMShare This – xThe judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 1 in the case S D Containers, Indore v M/s Mold Tek Packaging Ltd discusses the interplay between the Designs Act 2000 and the Commercial Courts Act 2015.A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi held that it is not necessary that a suit involving the issue of cancellation of design under Section 22(4) of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 1 in the case S D Containers, Indore v M/s Mold Tek Packaging Ltd discusses the interplay between the Designs Act 2000 and the Commercial Courts Act 2015.A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi held that it is not necessary that a suit involving the issue of cancellation of design under Section 22(4) of the Designs Act should be heard by a High Court having a Commercial Division. It held that a High Court without original civil jurisdiction and a commercial division is competent to consider such a case.As per Section 22 of the Designs Act, a defendant in a suit for infringement of design is entitled to raise a defence that the registration of design is liable to be cancelled. Section 22(4) states that if such a defence is raised, the Court in which the suit is pending shall transfer it to the High Court.In the instant case, S D Containers instituted a case in the District Court, Indore, for infringement of design of its container lids against the defendant. The defendant raised a counter-claim seeking cancellation of the design. In this backdrop, the District Court chose to exercise the power under Section 22(4). However, the District Court ordered the transfer of the suit to the Calcutta High Court on the reasoning that the Madhya Pradesh High Court has no commercial division(since it has no original civil jurisdiction). The Court noted that after the enactment of Commercial Courts Act, 2015, cases under the Designs Act over the specified pecuniary limit had to be dealt with by Commercial Courts. The design was registered by the Controller General of Patents & Trademarks, Kolkata.Aggrieved by the transfer of the case to Calcutta High Court, the plaintiff approached the Madhya Pradesh High Court(Indore Bench).The High Court held that since the Commercial Courts Act 2015 has an overriding effect, the suit has to be considered by a Commercial Court and not the High Court as envisaged by the Designs Act.The Court ordered the District Court at Indore(which has been notified as a Commercial Court) to decide the suit.A single bench of Justice Vivek Rusia of the HC observed :”The Commercial Courts Act is a special enactment having an overriding effect over other enactments by virtue of section 21. The Parliament was conscious enough to provide a provision of transfer of commercial dispute to the High Court only having the ordinary original civil jurisdiction but all other High Courts do not enjoy the original jurisdiction and where the provision has been made for constitution of Commercial Courts and all the suits and applications relating to the commercial disputes are liable to be transferred to the Commercial Courts as per the territorial jurisdiction. Despite the word ‘High Court’ used in section22 (4) but after enactment of the Commercial Courts Act2000, such a suit is liable to be transferred to the Commercial Court and not to the High Court in a State where the High Court has no ordinary original civil jurisdiction”.The Supreme Court disapproved this reasoning of the High Court.While deciding the appeal filed by the plaintiff, the SC noted that Section 7 of the Commercial Courts Act, which talks about creation of Commercial Divisions in High Courts, is applicable only to High Courts having original civil jurisdiction.The apex court further noted that there is no provision in the 2015 Act either prohibiting or permitting the transfer of the proceedings under the 2000 Act to the High Courts which do not have ordinary original civil jurisdiction.The overriding effect of the 2015 Act as per its Section 21 will come into play only in the event of any inconsistency with any other law.”Since the 2015 Act has no provision either prohibiting or permitting the transfer of proceedings under the 2000 Act, Section 21 of the 2015 Act cannot be said to be inconsistent with the provisions of the 2000 Act”, observed a bench .The Supreme Court observed that the transfer to High Court under Section 22(4)  “is a ministerial act if there is a prayer for cancellation of the registration”.Another reasoning given by the High Court was that since the appellate power over the cancellation of design registration by the Controller under Section 19 of the Designs Act was conferred on the High Court, it would be anomalous to transfer the suit to the High Court itself.This reasoning was also found to be flawed by the judgment authored Justice Hemant Gupta.The SC observed that the power of controller to cancel registration under Section 19 and the right of a defendant to seek revocation of the same in a suit under Section 22 are “independent provisions giving rise to different and distinct causes of action”.The top court approved the decision of the District Court to transfer the case to the High Court but held that it erred while ordering its transfer to the Calcutta High Court.”Since no part of cause of action has arisen within the jurisdiction of Kolkata, the suit is liable to be transferred to Madhya Pradesh High Court, Indore Bench. In fact, the Plaintiff has filed suit at Indore, Madhya Pradesh only”, the SC observed.The Supreme Court directed that the suit should be decided by Madhya Pradesh High Court, Indore Bench.Case DetailsTitle :S D Containers, Indore v M/s Mold Tek Packaging Ltd(Civil Appeal No. 3695/2020)Bench : Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi.Appearances : Advocate Jai Sai Deepak for the appellant; Assudani for the respondent.Click here to read/download the Supreme Court judgmentClick here to read/download the High Court judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Concern as Carndonagh courthouse to close on temporary basis

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Urgent clarity is being sought from the Minister for the OPW after it emerged that the courthouse in Carndonagh is to close on a temporary basis. It’s understood that the closure is due to health and safety concerns with the roof and refurbishment works are to commence in the coming weeks.In the interim, court sittings are to move to Buncrana.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says it’s imperative that these works are carried out without delay and that this vital service be maintained in the town of Carndonagh:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/charlfghgfhgfhgfhgfiecourt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concern as Carndonagh courthouse to close on temporary basis Facebook Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal TD calls for sick pay for abortionsNext articleFears growing that Donegal Garda force inadequate for Brexit News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Reading the runes for the future direction of occupational health

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website The future direction of occupational health was a central talking point – and the subject of a keynote panel discussion – at November’s Royal College of Nursing and Society of Occupational Medicine occupational health nursing conference. Nic Paton listened in.This year could turn out to be important for occupational health. The government’s expert working group review into the evidence around occupational health, including new funding models and “where responsibility for OH support should fall”, is due to report this year.As part of this process, and set out in the government’s Prevention is Better than Cure public health “vision” announced in November, we should this year also see a public consultation being carried out to find out how access to occupational health can be improved and how employers can do more to support workplace health.The panel membersNick Pahl, chief executive of the Society of Occupational MedicineChristina Butterworth, chair of the Faculty of Occupational Health NursingDr Rob Hampton, GP and occupational physician, and Public Health England Medical Champion for Health and WorkThis all meant it was timely that November’s Royal College of Nursing and Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) occupational health nursing conference featured panel discussions on both “future developments in occupational health nursing and practice” and “the future direction of occupational health”.As more of a slow-burn issue, we’ll be looking at some of the discussions that came out around the future of occupational health nursing and practice within Occupational Health & Wellbeing and on this site in the coming months.But the “future direction of occupational health” panel discussion featured SOM chief executive Nick Pahl; Christina Butterworth, chair of the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing; and GP and occupational physician Dr Rob Hampton, a Public Health England Medical Champion for Health and Work (among other titles) and clinical lead on one of the Fit for Work pilots between 2008 and 2012.Nick Pahl opened the proceedings by agreeing there did appear to be a real opportunity for occupational health at this time. “In terms of the future direction of occupational health, there is an opportunity because I think we know about half the working population don’t have access to occupational health. And there is a particular opportunity for nurses, as nurses of course often lead occupational health services,” he said.“It is not that easy, because a lot of that 50% of unmet need is from SMEs, so how do we get access to that group who find it hard to access occupational health? I think one of the things that the government is thinking about is how you create platforms or make things work regionally to link up occupational health providers with SMEs.“Clearly, when you expand occupational health, you also need more people to deliver that service, and occupational health nursing will be a core part of that. There is also an opportunity to use technology more, although we need to be aware of the inter-personal communication you need in some of these spaces and so technology can only go so far.“There are also all the other health professionals – doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, technicians and so on. One of the things SOM wants to do is to try and bring together all these health professions, perhaps in a summit next year, looking at what their competences are of those different groups; what is the added value and how can we work together better in a multi-disciplinary team? Because I think one of the things that occupational health can do better on is teamworking.“My final point is that the government is behind this occupational health agenda. I do think the government really wants to kickstart this, whether through funding, incentives or reform of the tax system. So, I think the future is bright, if we can meet that demand with the right workforce, and I think nurses are absolutely core to that,” Pahl added.Positive time for health and work“To reflect on what Nick said, I’ve been involved in this at a strategic level for around eight years and I have never been more positive that, if the government’s Improving Lives: the future of work, health and disability aspirations are met and followed through, then this is going to be a positive thing for health and work generally,” agreed Dr Hampton.“But one thing I’ve always struggled to find the logic of is that people in employment by and large have really good access to OH expertise from clinicians, with professional standards and good training. Yet, once somebody is out of work or needing employment assistance, while there are a whole host of different employment advisers out there working for all sorts of different employment organisations, they are without the same standards or with very little clinical input,” he argued.To that end it was imperative that OH expertise was somehow more evenly distributed wherever anyone was employed or unemployed, he suggested. “I’m a great believer that regional networks are a big and important next step. So that, you know, a couple of GPs with an interest in Leicestershire will know who the OHA is, the employment adviser, the consultant occupational physician and occupational psychologist and so on. At the moment they’re all separated. If we’re going to really have a cohesive workforce across there we need to be building those networks soon, and I am reasonably confident that will be so.”“I’ve been in occupational health a while; I started off in an occupational health service that had a treatment service – I loved it!” said Christina Butterworth. “But it really is changing – our role – from that individual clinical care, for organisations as well as for individuals. Are we ready to step back from that holding of the hands of the individuals to really start to advise organisations on what ‘good’ occupational health looks like? So, give them the technical advice we’ve all been trained to give; give it confidently; make sure they have the right people doing the right jobs at the right time; and also us working as part of that wider clinical team,” she argued.Need for better OH mental health training?At this point questions were put out to the audience, with the first one on whether the panellists felt occupational health nurses needed to offered better, or more extensive, training in supporting and managing mental ill health?“Occupational health is so diverse that trying to get every element into a course is very difficult,” said Butterworth. “I think mental health, a bit like we do with learning our spirometry or audiometry, is an additional skill that we need to have training on.“We’re seeing mental health is coming up more in the agenda, and therefore I would encourage all of you to look at different courses in order to understand mental health and mental wellbeing. However, my biggest issue and concern at the moment is that everyone is being labelled as ‘mentally ill’, when they are just sad or low, or just worried about life events. Let’s stop stigmatising people by labelling them as mentally ‘ill’ when it is a natural part of being a human being,” she added.“We also need to understand the mental health of nurses and occupational health nurses; the ‘care givers’ who perhaps don’t care for themselves,” emphasised Pahl, citing SOM’s recent research into “burnout” and work-related stress among medical practitioners.Extension of fit notes to allied health professionalsThe questioning then turned to fit notes and, in particular, the government’s stated aim that allied health professionals as well as GPs should be allowed to sign fit notes. The questioner referred back to Dr Hampton’s presentation earlier in the day in which he had highlighted that signing fit notes was, for him as a GP, one of his biggest causes of anxiety and emotional stress.“The idea of other health professionals issuing fit notes brings me out in a rash,” said the questioner, to laughter. “If that role does move to others, then that feels like it might simply be shifting the anxiety to that group of people, presumably. And so what provision would there be to support people if that came about?” she asked.“I have yet to meet an OHA who says, ‘GPs are doing a job at fantastic job at this, well done’,” conceded Dr Hampton. “So I think there is an issue here and it has been recognised again and again that a GP can really scupper a well thought-out rehabilitation plan just by an ill thought out note. So it is a system that needs reforming.”“From the allied health professionals, there is a movement, a really strong movement, for them to get involved in this, to be signing fit notes. The professions want to get more involved with that. Partly I guess because some of the work they are trying to do is the way the GPs behave around fit notes and how that can be a barrier to some of the work they are doing, so they have devised their own note. We will be trialling it in two or three areas of the country in the next few months to see how that works,” he explained.“Speaking with OHAs here and just during the course of my work generally, I think there is a real 50/50 split between those who feel that, actually, yes they want to embrace this, and others who think ‘no way’ because of all the issues. I can see why occupational physicians, for example, may be dead against the idea of signing fit notes, because they feel that would remove their impartiality in case assessment.“For me, the qualifying criteria here is that it has to be somebody who somehow who has become part of that primary care team or who can feed in to the inpatient/primary care team. People with OHA experience in that context may be ideally suited to do fit note certification – if they so want to. People who are OHAs working with employers probably would not be in the same position to do that.“So I guess it could be an option for some people, and maybe a movement towards having OHAs within the NHS. For those who make that choice, it might be ideally suited. But for those who do not make that choice, it should never be mandatory,” he emphasised.At this point, Helen Donovan, professional lead for public health, professional practice (nursing) at the RCN, highlighted the potential role that primary care nurses could play in this evolution, but also the anxieties many equally felt.Butterworth also made the point that OH practitioners needed “to be careful what you wish for”. As she said: “As soon as it is out there as an option, how soon is your line manager, your HR director going to come and say to you, ‘wouldn’t it make my life easier if you did all of that work for me rather than the GP?’. Do you really want that? At the same time, we’re capable of doing it, but do we really want to do it? But of course at the moment we’re not being considered for it; it is people such as occupational therapists and rehab specialists who it is being proposed to, and that is totally appropriate for them to do that.”Replacement model for Fit for Work?The final question for the panel was what implications they felt the closure of the Fit for Work scheme to referrals last year had had for occupational health? More widely, in the current febrile political atmosphere, did the panel feel the aspirations outlined in Improving Lives were likely to be honoured politically in future?“This is something the occupational health expert group has discussed: how future-proof is it from political changes?” conceded Nick Pahl. “The civil servants, obviously, they don’t know what their political masters will say in the future. But all they said that the case they felt they had made, the business case, was there, of the benefits to UK plc.“Even in the event of a Labour government, or any other political party, it would be irrational to throw it out, because there is a case to be made that, if productivity is poor, this is one of the solutions. Also, there is the whole ageing workforce: I cannot see how they can’t look at health conditions and how they’re going to support people in work. So, you would think there would be rationale from our political masters for this though of course we are living in strange days politically,” he added.For all the criticism of it, the Fit for Work scheme was based on the biopsychosocial model and had good return to work plans, pointed out Christina Butterworth. “The actual underpinning knowledge was great. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t implemented as well as we would have liked. The uptake was very slow.“I still feel that there is a gap where people don’t have access or choose not to have access to occupational health; you still need that ability to ensure people are fit for work, and so something needs to come out as part of this paper that government is looking at as to what to do instead,” she said.Dr Hampton highlighted his role as having been closely involved in one of the Fit for Work pilots. “If I can put in one phrase why that scheme was destined to fail, it was because there was no localisation. The referral system for GPs was by filling out a form on the internet, which was a bit dodgy, whereas now we all have our referrals integrated into our clinical systems.“There was no locality commissioning part of it. One of the things the occupational health expert working group is trying to address is how to reach that same group of people, those who don’t have access to occupational health services? Whatever the solution might be, there has to be a local commissioning element to it so that it fits the natural wealth economy. So that would be my one driving theme to it,” he pointed out.“Don’t look for a single provider; look for a group of independent occupational health advisers. But that is difficult to audit and manage, and therefore that didn’t go ahead. I still think that’s the best model,” added Butterworth.Nick Pahl concluded the discussion by highlighting how at a recent industry forum SOM had held with some of the big occupational health providers, it had been clear that, for many firms working on this sort of scale, the economics of providing services to small and medium-sized companies often were difficult to make viable.“But when we did a wider survey of the occupational health industry – about 100 organisations – it was small OH providers who felt there was the best opportunity here. They do want to pick up some of the slack, or the demand, that Fit for Work has left. So I would encourage you as potential entrepreneurs, or perhaps you are running your own occupational health consultancy, that there is an opportunity for a nimble, small OH company to offer services in the space that Fit for Work has left,” he added.ReferencesPrevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer, Department of Health and Social Care, 05 November 2018, available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevention-is-better-than-cure-our-vision-to-help-you-live-well-for-longerImproving lives: the future of work, health and disability, Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care, November 2017, available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-lives-the-future-of-work-health-and-disabilityKey Issues in Occupational Health, RCN and SOM Occupational Health Nursing Conference and Exhibition 2018, https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/occupational-healthNew report reveals UK doctors at greater risk of work-related stress, burnout and depression and anxiety than the general population, Society of Occupational Medicine, October 2018, https://www.som.org.uk/new-report-reveals-uk-doctors-greater-risk-work-related-stress-burnout-and-depression-and-anxiety‘Fit for Work service scrapped in workplace health policy overhaul’, January 2018, https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/fit-work-service-scrapped-workplace-health-policy-overhaul/ Previous Article Next Article Reading the runes for the future direction of occupational healthBy Nic Paton on 1 Mar 2019 in OH service delivery, Occupational Health, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Program Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics

first_imgDepartmentMassey Cancer Center Position NumberF66820 Number of Months12 Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Proposed Hire Date01/05/2021 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Application Process/Additional Information Date Posted09/28/2020 Posted SalaryCommensurate with experience RankOpen Open Until FilledYes Mission or Goal of Unit Position Responsibilities Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal We invite you to apply for the position of Program Co-Leader,Developmental Therapeutics. The purpose of the position is toprovide leadership and direction with other members of the seniorleadership team for the Center in the furtherance of the mission toserve Virginia and the nation as an internationally recognizedcenter of excellence in cancer research, prevention and control,patient care and education dedicated to improving the quality ofhuman life by eliminating suffering and death through developmentand delivery of more effective means for the detection, treatment,prevention, control and ultimate cure of cancer.Developmental Therapeutics Program Leaders are charged withoverseeing the programmatic growth and cohesiveness of the programfor the Cancer Center with a primary focus on the discovery anddevelopment of novel therapeutic approaches for patients withcancer. The Developmental Therapeutics Program Leader isresponsible for identifying opportunities for strategic growth anddevelopment to facilitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinarycancer research between and within programs, in order to harnessthe considerable intellectual talent and scientific resources ofVCU and focus them on solving the nation’s cancer problem. Thefaculty member will also support the department with teachingresponsibilities at the graduate level and mentoring studentsand/or trainees as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsOther Documentcenter_img Required Qualifications Candidates must submit an application, diversity statement & CVat www.vcujobs.com.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. Type of SearchNational Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Is this employee on a H1B Visa? The mission of the School of Medicine is to provide preeminenteducation to physicians and scientists in order to improve thequality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarlyactivity and a diverse educational context, the School seeks tocreate and apply new knowledge, and to provide and continuouslyimprove systems of medical and science education. Furthermore, itis our mission to develop more effective health care practices toaddress the needs of the diverse populations we serve, and toprovide distinguished leadership in the advancement of medicine andscience.The mission of the Massey Cancer Center is to serve as acomprehensive center of excellence in cancer research, preventionand control, patient care and education. Our guiding principles areto make important discoveries about cancer and to translate thesediscoveries rapidly into better prevention, detection, treatmentand control of cancer to enhance the quality of life of allindividuals affected by cancer. Grant funded position?No Working TitleProgram Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics School/UnitMassey Cancer Center • Proven leadership, relationship building, and strongcommunication skills• Experience working in a matrix environment within academicmedicine• Proven success in collaborating with multi-disciplinaryteams• A proven track record of translation of basic laboratory conceptsinto the clinical arena• Familiarity with/participation in national group studies (e.g.,ETCTN ) As the Program Leader for the Developmental Therapeutics program,the over-arching responsibilities for this position include thefollowing:• New member orientation and mentorship of junior faculty members,to include suggesting senior member mentors, and steer new membersto pilot project and other funding mechanisms to assure viabilityas an independent researcher.• Participation in strategic planning and recruitment activitiesfor the MCC through Executive and Governance Committees.• Promote and coordinate initiatives to foster and facilitate intraand inter-programmatic collaboration, particularly acrossdisciplines.• Participate in research educational activities that include suchactivities as Center-wide symposia, retreats, poster sessions,training programs, and standard and special courses in the variousschools of the institution. Specifically, the DevelopmentalTherapeutics Program Leader will be responsible for organizingmonthly DT meetings as well as the yearly DevelopmentalTherapeutics Research Retreat. The incumbent will also beresponsible for allocating DT-related funds to further DT researchgoals and to foster inter- and intra-programmaticinitiatives.• Review and interview potential program members to understandtheir area of cancer research and identify potentialcollaborations, as part of the application process for CancerCenter membership.• Work closely with other Program leaders, Associate Directors, andmembers of Disease Working Groups to develop therapeuticinitiatives for patients with cancer based on concepts emanatingfrom all MCC programs. • Academic appointment with tenure, or tenure-track position at thelevel of Associate or Professor• M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D degree• Extensive cancer relevant research experience at either the basicor clinical level• Proven extramural funding track record in basic or clinicalresearch initiatives• Extensive publication experience in the area of cancertherapeutics, including those that are laboratory- orclinically-based• Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills• Experience in, and coordination of, collaborative grants andmanaging trans-disciplinary research• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU Application Deadline Date Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100864 Tenure StatusTenure Eligiblelast_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Mother/daughter duo present on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

first_imgAs part of Support a Belle, Love a Belle (SABLAB) week, the Student Government Association presented two alumnae of the College, Kathy Hennessy and her daughter, Kate Hennessy, on Tuesday, September 7 in Madaleva Hall. They discussed apraxia and the impact it had on their lives, highlighting how we should be aware of diseases that aren’t physically crippling.Kathy Hennessy described childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and the effects it has on children.“Speech is a complex motor task that involves the planning, the programming, and the execution to obtain speech,” she said. “With childhood apraxia of speech, there’s an interruption in the planning and programming of speech. So in other words, there’s a breakdown between the message in the brain, the lips, the tongue, the jaw, the articulator.“CAS is not about weak muscles; it’s not about waiting for a child to outgrow it. It’s not a learning disability, and what we now know is that the vast majority of children who have CAS can be resolved. And there’s not a whole lot of research on CAS, but we are coming to understand that there’s one in 1,000 children who will be diagnosed with CAS.”Before apraxia was diagnosed as a disorder, parents were ill-informed on the matter, Kate Hennessy said.“With this sort of disorder, parents were advised to lower the expectations,” she said. “They were told that their kids would not go to college, wouldn’t talk and in some cases they were told to institutionalize their children.”As a single mother, Kathy Hennessy raised her two children, Kate and Andy, who were both diagnosed with apraxia at young ages. The process of discovering their disorder, however, proved to be difficult due to the lack of knowledge and research on apraxia.“According to the American Speech and Hearing Association, in 2007, they came out with a position statement and a technical report that recognized the childhood apraxia of speech as an actual disorder,” Kathy Hennessy said.Kate Hennessy described her experience growing up with a disorder that made feel different from her friends and the impact that has had on her life.“You know, growing up being different than everyone else and having something that makes you stand apart from your friends and other people in the classroom, it made me all the more compassionate to people who do have differences,” she said. “And it really made me and my brother advocates for not just childhood apraxia of speech.”Through Kathy’s encouragement, the help of therapists and patience, Kate and Andy became more confident in their ability to speak over time. Although they carry a residual affect, they continue to strive in everyday matters. Kate Hennessy successfully works in the film industry across the country, while Andy Hennessy is studying electrical engineering. The Hennessy family promote the awareness of apraxia through talks and through its book, “Anything but Silent.”Kathy Hennessy emphasized the importance of acknowledging non-physical disabilities, particularly in children.“It’s important to realize that not all disabilities can be seen, that there are hidden disabilities and people can suffer and need help but look happy,” she said. “It’s important to reach out. If you think somebody’s in trouble, as well as yourself, and you find help, I don’t think there’s any embarrassment in that.“I think there’s plenty of places on campus to go to or to each other. I think supporting each other is crucial. I think Saint Mary’s is really great with that — the girls support each other so well here.”Tags: CAS, SABLABlast_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Time to Kill Mole Crickets

first_imgIf you treat your lawn for mole crickets and the damage continues, treat again. It maytake several applications. You may knock their numbers back to acceptable levels thefirst time, but don’t count on it. Hudson has two suggestions for people who have missed the best time to control molecrickets. An entomologist with the University of Georgia Extension Service, Hudson said molecrickets have just one generation per year. But by now, the new bugs are getting big.”And the bigger they are,” he said, “the harder they are to kill.” Two, be very smart about how you apply chemical treatments for the mole crickets youalready have. “Irrigation isn’t as critical with Orthene,” Hudson said. “The label says you don’t haveto water it in at all. Just apply it with the hose-end sprayer.” The chemical will get intothe grass and kill mole crickets that feed on it. One of the best products for homeowners, he said, is Orthene. Mix the wettablepowder as the label directs, and apply it with a hose-end sprayer. One, plan better next year. “It’s pretty much the same year after year,” he said. “Thebest time to treat mole crickets is around the last week in June and the first week inJuly. That’s when the new generation of insects is still young and easy to kill.” “You can’t just leave them out there and wait for rain,” he said. “These products breakdown in heat and ultraviolet sunlight. The quicker you get the chemical off the granuleand into the soil, the better.” For people with golf courses or recreational turf to treat, extra treatments can obviouslybe more costly. Mole crickets are soil insects and are major pests of turf grasses in the coastal plain –basically the southern half of the state. “Mole crickets don’t like hot, dry conditions,” Hudson said. “When the soil surface isdry, they’ll move down deeper, where they’re harder to reach with any insecticide.” “You need to treat for mole crickets right on,” Hudson said. “You just won’t get thecontrol you might expect. You may have to treat several times to knock the populationdown as much as you need.” For most people, he said, that’s mainly a problem of a little more money andaggravation. “Homeowners usually have only a few thousand square feet to treat,” hesaid. “If you have to spend $40 to $50 to save your lawn from mole crickets, that’s notthat big a deal.” Most turf insecticides that are applied as liquid sprays have to be watered inimmediately. “You have to get the chemical into the soil,” Hudson said. “And once itdries on the leaf surface it’s hard to do that.” “Nobody’s taking care of mole cricket problems with one application,” Hudson said. No, you don’t have to abandon your lawn and hope it survives this year’s molecrickets. There are granular products, he said. The countyextension agent can advise you onthe best for home use. As a rule, these products still have to be watered in, but not asquickly as liquid products. Some retail stores may sell Dursban and diazinon granules for mole cricket control.”But these aren’t good mole cricket materials in many situations,” he said. A key to making the most of mole cricket treatments, whether they’re late or not, iswater. You may even need to water your lawn before you apply a chemical. You just noticed that mole crickets are eating up your lawn. Are you ready for the badnews? You just missed the best time to kill them. “If you’ve got a mole cricket problem and haven’t treated your lawn for them yet,you’ve got problems,” Will Hudson said.last_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Wisp: Maryland’s Only Ski Resort

first_imgIn a nutshell: Nestled in the mountainous corner of Western Maryland, lies Maryland’s only ski resort – Wisp Resort.  With an average annual snowfall of over 100” (thanks mostly to lake effect snow) combined with 172 acres of skiable terrain, skiers and riders will delight in the variety of terrain Wisp has to offer.   Plus, there are terrain parks, gladed terrain, a massive snow tubing park, ice skating rink and the unique mountain coaster.  And that’s just the outdoor stuff!  The slope-side Lodge at Wisp has recently completed over $2 million in renovations with 169 updated rooms, new entrance, fitness center and 2 new courtyards with firepits that just scream Apres Ski!  There are restaurants, cafes and a few lounges sprinkled around the mountain while shoppers won’t have any trouble finding their niche either with Outdoor Elements being the main ski and snowboard shop with great outdoor name brands available.  Wisp Resort recently opened Wisp Escape Games for those looking to use more brains and less brawn. Steals & Deals:  Who doesn’t love a good ski / ride deal?!  Wisp debuted advance online lift tickets discounts this season.  Save up to 47% on one, two and three day lift tickets – the earlier you buy, the more you could save.  Monday Deal Days are the real steal – for just $49 you get a lift ticket valid from 9am – 5pm, ski or snowboard equipment rental and a 1-hour group clinic.  The ultimate ski getaway must include slope-side lodging so be sure to check out the Midweek Madness Package at The Lodge at Wisp – starting at just $84 pp*, you get 1-night’s lodging and a 1-day lift ticket (*fine print:  valid sun-thurs non-premium, based on double occupancy).  And if you just can’t get away midweek, try the Learning Adventure Weekend Package starting at $439 pp* – you get 2-night’s lodging, a learn-to package on Saturday (includes lift ticket, equipment and group lesson) and lift and rental package on Sunday. (*fine print:  excludes holidays, based on double occupancy.) Main Event:  Wisp Resort is happy to introduce Gold Medal Weekends!  Slated for February 9 – 11 and February 23 – 25, these two weekends are jam-packed with events and happenings to help you cheer on your favorite USA Teams and Athletes and get you pumped about the Winter Olympics!  Plus, they’ll be custom Wisp Resort Gold Medals up for grabs to bring out the competitor in all of us.  USA! USA!last_img read more

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Category: fnuolivahycpuibq December 2020 – January 2021: The Winter Adventures Issue

first_imgQuick HitsHead underground with an experienced caver.  River RevitalizationDuring times of hardship, community leaders in North Carolina are once again looking to the Roanoke River. Read or download the December-January issue for FREE HERE Special Sections Recovering What’s Lost and ForgottenMeet a Baltimore-based relic hunter searching for remnants of the past. ExploreIf the mountains get too cold, escape to the coast and explore these Low Country winter adventures. PerspectiveReflections from a year of living outside. Embrace the ColdWinter is upon us, and despite the frigid temps, it’s time to stay stoked about being outside.  Cumberland in CrisisA commercial rocket facility could regularly close a national seashore in Georgia to the public. On the Cover: Drew Flores catches air in the terrain park at Beech Mountain Resort in the North Carolina High Country. Photo by Sam Deancenter_img New Year, New GearWe’ve got a rundown on the best new outdoor equipment and apparel coming in 2021. Departments Winter Adventures in the Blue RidgeJust because the sun is setting earlier doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. Winter WarmersIt’s time to get out and play in the snow, so we present these tools to help you enjoy your time in the cold. Features ReflectionsLessons from cooperation in the woods. Close CallAn avid adventurer faces her toughest challenge yet, when she’s suddenly hit with a brain aneurysm. This Winter Go WildWe’re looking forward to some snow days in the South. Here’s where we’ll be snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and climbing. Plus, a look at how to ski safely during the ongoing pandemic. Leader of the PackMeet the guy who’s been leading llamas up Tennessee’s rugged Mount LeConte since 2002.last_img read more

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