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first_imgJob no: 99828-ASWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: VET M/MEDICAL SCIENCESLocation: MadisonCategories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine Degree and Area of Specialization: COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES: Extensive opportunities forcollaborative research exist within the School of VeterinaryMedicine and the UW-Madison campus. The School of Medicine &Public Health, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences andthe Biotechnology Center are located within a short distance of theSchool of Veterinary Medicine on the UW-Madison campus. A closerelationship also exists with the Wisconsin State VeterinaryDiagnostic Laboratory which is located within the same footprinton-campus as the School of Veterinary Medicine. UW-Madisonconsiders the School of Veterinary Medicine to be a major factor inits overall success as a top five university in terms of awardedfederal funding. The school is also a major factor in Madison?semergence as a hub of commercial biotechnology, includingregenerative medicine technologies.MADISON: The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have manyenriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendlycity; the Dane County Farmer?s Market is one of the largest in thenation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S.city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which tolive, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognizedfor academics and athletics. Please see the following link for moreinformation:http://greatermadisonchamber.com/about-madison/visitor-info/ Work Type: 99828-AS Institutional Statement on Diversity: The successful candidate will participate in the clinicalactivities of the hospital in the dermatology service includingpatient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students,interns, and residents. Anticipated Begin Date: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine invitesapplications for a staff veterinarian in dermatology at theClinical Instructor level. The successful candidate will join thecurrent dermatology faculty providing clinical service within theUW Veterinary Care Hospital on the UW-Madison Campus.Please click on “apply online” to begin the application process.You will be required to upload a letter of intent outlining yourspecial interests, experience and qualifications; a curriculumvitae; and a document containing the contact information for 3professional references. The deadline for assuring fullconsideration is March 4, 2020, however the position will remainopen and applications may be considered until the position isfilled. Ongoing/Renewable Additional Information: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Official Title: Principal Duties: Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Nigel [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) License or Certificate: Employment Class: Salary:center_img Department(s): DVM (or equivalent) required and completion of a formal residencyin dermatology. Academic Staff-Renewable CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR(D54NN) Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)Depending on Qualifications Instructions to Applicants: Position Summary: Appointment Type, Duration: A872100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/MEDICAL SCIENCES Preference will be given to individuals who are ACVD boardcertified or who have completed dermatology residency training withcredentials accepted by ACVD. Rank and salary will be commensuratewith training and experience. The candidate should have stronginterpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with allsections of the hospital and department. Job Number: Eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin. Contact: RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities of the successfulcandidate will be to provide clinical service coverage indermatology, to teach veterinary students during their 4th yearclinical rotation in dermatology, and to assist in residenttraining and limited didactic teaching as required. Clinical dutieswill be assigned at 32-36 weeks per year. The daily and weeklydermatology schedule may also be flexible and subject tonegotiation. Candidates will be encouraged to pursue researchinterests during time periods when they are not scheduled to workin the clinics. This position is an ideal entry-level position forcandidates wishing to acquire experience in an academic clinicalsetting, with exposure to and mentorship in clinical research andthe opportunity to develop teaching skills.Duties include, but are not limited to:1. TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES (50%):A. Clinical teaching of 4th year veterinary students up to 32-36weeks per full-time yearB. Limited didactic lectures and laboratories.C. Involvement in continuing education programs for veterinarypractitioners in the State of Wisconsin.2. SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES (50%)A. Up to 38 weeks (per full-time year) of clinical service inDermatology3. RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES – Collaborative opportunitiesavailable to interested candidates Full Time: 100% The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ SEPTEMBER 01, 2019 Applications Open: Jul 30 2019 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

first_imgI’ve had my fair share of close calls from motorists skimming the hairs on my arm or unexpectedly jamming their breaks to avoid rolling me over the hood of their cars. Between beer bottles, apple cores, McDonalds Chicken McNugget containers and the unoriginal slurs, I have had plenty of things hurled at me from the passenger side window.The most terrifying experience occurred on a backcountry dirt road where I was chased by what appeared to be an intoxicated driver and forced off my bike. Two brutish men jumped from the car and immediately began berating me. I escaped unscathed. I was one of the lucky ones.And that’s when I decided to change my own attitude towards motorists.Until this incident, I was the guy who needed to be on a leash following a close call with a vehicle. Like a shark smelling blood in shallow waters, I was immediately angry, screaming, throwing water bottles, and making damn sure that whale of a Suburban knew I would break off his mirror if I saw him at the next light. But I am not a shark. I am a blue gill …at best.This strategy does not work. It’s simple. I’m a buck 40 soaking wet. A ’95 Honda Civic, one of the smaller cars on the road, comes in at 2500 pounds. You don’t have to be a physics major to understand that the momentum equation doesn’t work in a cyclist’s favor. So what can we do?I wave. Yes… I wave. I wave at everyone.The adversarial bike-verses-car mentality doesn’t work. In order to coexist on the road, motorists and cyclist must understand one another first. In developing a mutual respect, one party must make the first move. That’s my goal with this simple gesture—a preemptive wave to cut tension before it boils over.Sometimes you can “feel” a car coming, and you know they aren’t expecting you. Perhaps you hear the roar of a tractor trailer or a Penske moving truck rolling at light speed like a star destroyer. I know I need first to be seen, then stay to the right and give my hand a quick wave. The wave says, “I hope I’m not in your way. Thanks in advance for acknowledging my presence and giving me a few feet.”I’m not always right either. Sometimes, I don’t hear that Prius behind me, or I have gone to the yellow line to avoid some man-eating potholes. Get that hand up there again. This time I’m saying, “My bad! I’m sorry about that, please don’t hold it against me (or my similarly dressed friends.)”I wave at kids on the sidewalk – one day they too will be drivers. I wave at farmers on tractors and soccer moms coming the other way, just to say hello. The postman gets another wave, and fellow cyclists, they get one too. And now, instead of chasing down and screaming at the car that nearly puts me in a ditch, I still wave. (Ok, maybe I swear to myself once they are out of sight.) It’s a lot of waving, but hey I’m a cyclist and the upper body could use some more exercise.It is my hope, and my goal, that something as simple as a wave will help more cyclists to recognize and respect the drivers around them, and that motorists see cyclists not as a burden, but as another life, another father, another mother, a son, a daughter… another person worth waving back to.last_img read more

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New York City credit union that challenged the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB.U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe ruled on Friday that the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union did not have standing to challenge the appointment.“The mere fact that the plaintiff is regulated by the CFPB does not confer standing to bring this suit,” the judge ruled, adding that the credit union was relying on a “fear-based theory” to challenge the appointment.The credit union filed the suit contending that President Trump’s appointment of Mulvaney, an outspoken critic of the CFPB, as interim director was illegal. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgCommissioner Tamba giving details about Customs contribution to budgetThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Steward Tamba has disclosed that of the US$200 million Customs must contribute to the national budget, $104 million has been collected which constitutes 52% of the total contribution.Mrs. Tamba made the disclosure on Friday, January 26, 2018 in her remarks during observance of International Customs Day at the Monrovia City Hall.On July 18, 2017, the House of Representatives approved the total of US$563.6 million as national budget for 2017/2018, which lasts from the day of approval to June of the following year.Customs is government’s department responsible for collecting tariffs or duties on imported goods.In furtherance of her remarks on Customs, the LRA Commissioner General said as Customs Organizations around the world are encouraged to take stock of their work and consider other factors that enhance trade facilitation.In compliance with this duty, she noted that Customs in Liberia contributes 42% to domestic revenue in the national budget.Customs Officers assembled at the programAdditionally, she said Customs officers and brokers by extension are to ensure that collections at the various bordering points are lawful, fair and safe and free of territorial threats.Bearing in mind that Customs’ performance must be characterized by integrity in conformity with international best practices and standard, Mrs. Tamba said Liberia has commenced some transformation processes that will enhance this benchmark.Among those transformational steps taken are the introduction of new version of the Automated System for customs Data (ASYCUDA), training and testing of users of this technology (ASYCUDA), and capacity building and technical assistance provided by the European Union.The ASYCUDA technology, which Mrs. Tamba says requires the necessary infrastructures and technical support, is expected to get customers graduate from calling for declaration to using paperless technology to declare their goods anywhere via the Internet.She used the occasion to call on all stakeholders including government and international partners to render the support that will enhance the modern technology needed nowadays at Customs to ensure transparency and integrity in doing cross-border business.Regarding strides Customs and the LRA have made at some levels, Liberian businessman and keynote speaker of the International Customs Day celebration in Liberia, Amin Modad, said, “I’d be remiss if I don’t congratulate the LRA and you, our customs officers, for your evolution over the years and the role this body plays in sustaining the economy and supporting development.  Ladies and gentlemen, if you look back to the state of the Bureau of Customs 12 years ago, if you look at the level of integrity, current conditions, and dismal progress made by other agencies of government, and if you understand just how much the functioning of the Liberian Government depends on customs receipts, you will join me in recognizing that the LRA has become an example to follow.”Meanwhile, the celebration on January 26 marked the 66th International Customs Day since its launch in 1953.The day was observed under the theme, “A secure business environment for economic development.”  According to World Customs Organization (WCO) newsletter, members of the WCO are encouraged to look at how they can create an environment of businesses that will foster their participation in cross-border trade and how they can best serve the people and empower entrepreneurs.“By “secure,” we mean an environment that is enabling, safe, fair and sustainable, all wrapped into one. Such an environment will help businesses, especially micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), to expand their activities and create incentives for them to participate more fully in international trade, as well as encourage them to innovate, generate employment and invest in human resources, thereby boosting economic growth and raising living standards,” WCO said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more