The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the WVUSchool of Medicine and the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute isactively recruiting a board certified/eligible General ThoracicSurgeon qualified for appointment at either the AssistantProfessor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank as a chief ofthoracic surgery for Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.The candidate will be joining a group of internationally renownedacademic thoracic surgeons who are part of the WVU Heart andVascular Institute and Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Theadvance training or competency in minimally invasive lung andesophageal surgery is required. In addition to providing excellentpatient care, the successful candidate will be actively involved inthe teaching of medical students, residents, and cardiothoracicsurgery fellows.This opportunity enables you to join a renowned team of surgeonsand medical and radiation oncologists and others making anextraordinary difference in the lives of patients not only locally,but across our entire state. Ours is a collaborative atmospherethat allows you to practice advanced medicine in a highlysatisfying academic environment. Our mission is to provide the bestpossible cancer care for our patients. We do so by recruiting someof the finest physicians from across the country – men and womenwho are often recognized leaders in their specialty orsubspecialty; investing heavily in new technology; and placing thehighest emphasis on achieving great quality outcomes.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. WVUH provides the mostadvanced quaternary level of care available to the citizens of WestVirginia and bordering states. With more than 13,000 employees and$2 billion plus in annual revenues, WVU Medicine is West Virginia’spremier academic health system and provider of advanced specialtycare. WVU Medicine includes the specialists, sub-specialists, andprimary care physicians of West Virginia; the WVU Cancer Institute;the WVU Eye Institute; the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute; andeight West Virginia hospitals and their affiliated practices andclinics. WVU Medicine also includes dozens of medical offices and adiverse network of affiliated organizations.While this position will be primarily based in Martinsburg, theparticipation in the research, clinical and academic activities atthe flagship hospital is encouraged.Martinsburg, WV and home of Berkeley Medical Center in theeastern panhandle continues to post the largest population growthrate in the West Virginia, over 56% in the last 20 years with itspopulation younger and more educated than the state average. Thereis record economic growth in the region and 40% of residents holdjobs in neighboring northern VA, suburban MD, and downtown DC. Thepanhandle has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, and withthe expanding high income population, continued commercial andindustrial development is projected to continue along the I-81corridor. There is close access to Dulles International Airport,Baltimore International Airport, and Reagan International Airportin Washington, D.C.Successful candidates must have an MD or DO degree (the employeraccepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtainan unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must beboard-certified or board eligible in thoracic surgery.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make adifference from day one. To learn more, visithttp://wvumedicine.org/heart/For additional questions or to send your CV, please contactKelli Piccirillo, Senior Physician Recruiter, [email protected] & UHA are AA/EO employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of anNSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)
The Vermont congressional delegation today introduced legislation to let the state implement a single-payer health care system that could become a model for the nation.Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a Senate bill and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) filed legislation in the House that would let Vermont and other states provide better health care at less cost beginning in 2014.All three members of the delegation joined Governor Peter Shumlin at a Statehouse news conference one week ago and pledged to help the state secure federal waivers needed to implement sweeping health care reforms. Sanders said, ‘It is my strong hope that Vermont will lead the nation in a new direction through a Medicare-for-all single-payer approach. At a time when 50 million Americans lack health insurance and when the cost of health care continues to soar, we must do all we can to lower the costs and improve the quality of care.’Leahy said, ‘This is a bill to give Vermont and other states the choice to go above and beyond the national standard by letting states devise their own reforms. Vermont has always been a leader in health care quality and access. This bill would keep the ball in Vermont’s court, giving us the flexibility we want to offer Vermonters the best care and coverage while controlling costs.’Welch said, ‘Vermont has long led the charge in providing better health care at a lower cost. Providing Vermont and other states the flexibility they need to innovate will strengthen health care throughout the nation.’Dr. William Hsiao, a Harvard consultant to the Vermont Legislature, said in a recent report that that state could improve health care and save $2.1 billion by 2025 if the needed federal waivers were obtained.Under the Vermont delegation proposal, states would be able to seek waivers from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department three years sooner than allowed under the new federal health care law. States could qualify for waivers only for plans that are at least as comprehensive and affordable as the federal model and cover at least as many people. States could not offer lower quality or less affordable coverage.The waiver provision also requires HHS to create a coordinated process so states in a single application also could seek waivers already available under Medicare, Medicaid, and the children’s health insurance program. A fact sheet on the new ‘State Leadership in Healthcare Act’ is available here.Vermont Delegatin, WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 ‘
The running back depth is something to worry about though. Rhamondre Stevenson has been suspended and Trey Sermon is out for the season, leaving Kennedy Brooks as the only running back with real experience. Brooks has 976 yards and five touchdowns this year, averaging 6.7 YPC, but the next leading rusher has just 62 yards.LSU has a top 20 defense by SP+, but this unit has struggled at times. Safety Grant Delpit is the player to watch though, and he has excellent instincts.Peach Bowl betting trendsOklahoma is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games as an underdog per the college football betting odds.The under is 8-2 in Oklahoma’s last 10 games against SEC teams.LSU is 5-0 ATS in its last five games against Big 12 teams.LSU vs. Oklahoma predictionThe Tigers have been the best team in the nation this season. They will be well prepared on offense with Joe Brady finding ways to get his playmakers open, and they will outpace an Oklahoma offense that just can’t score enough to keep up. College Football Playoff odds: LSU vs. OklahomaLSU Tigers -13.5 vs. Oklahoma Sooners, O/U 76The oddsmakers nailed the total in this game as there has been no line movement either way. Although 68.9 percent of all total bets have come in on the under, the line hasn’t moved an inch. The same can’t be said for the spread though as 69.3 percent of spread bets are on the Bayou Bengals, helping move the line from 12 points to 13.5 points.LSU vs. Oklahoma historyLSU and Oklahoma have never met in the regular season, only meeting twice in their proud histories. Both of those meetings were in the Sugar Bowl and the most recent was for a national title. The Tigers beat the Sooners for the BCS National championship in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, winning just their second national championship in school history.When LSU has the ballJoe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy by a record-setting margin this season. Burrow had a standout year in Joe Brady’s offense, leading LSU to big wins over six different teams ranked in the top ten. He set numerous school and SEC records with his performance, and he is expected to light up Oklahoma’s defense.The Tigers have two great receivers in Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Chase is averaging more than 20 YPC with 73 receptions for 1,498 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Jefferson has 88 receptions for 1,207 yards and 14 scores. LSU is generally known for wasting receiving talents like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, but these receivers have lived up to their potential in a revamped offense.Clyde Edwards-Helaire has accumulated 1,689 yards and 17 touchdowns on 247 touches, and Burrow is a competent runner himself. That has made this offense the best in the nation per SP+, and they are expected to torch an Oklahoma defense that is 36th in the country in SP+.When Oklahoma has the ballJalen Hurts has continued Lincoln Riley’s legacy of getting the best out of transfer quarterbacks. Hurts had the best season of his career in Norman in 2019, and he could be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with the success we’ve seen Lamar Jackson have at the next level this year.He has thrown for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns against seven interceptions, while running for 1,255 yards and 18 touchdowns. His play has made this offense the second-best in the nation per SP+, and hehas a superstar receiver in CeeDee Lamb. Lamb has 58 receptions for 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Charleston Rambo isn’t far behind with 42 receptions for 734 yards and five touchdowns. It’s been two decades since Oklahoma last won a national championship, and the Sooners have yet to win a College Football Playoff game despite being the best team in the Big 12 most seasons. Oklahoma has failed to win a single CFP semifinal with a 37-17 loss to Clemson in the 2015 Orange Bowl, a 54-48 double overtime loss to Georgia in the 2017 Rose Bowl, and a 45-34 loss to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Sooners are hoping their fortunes will change against the LSU Tigers in the Peach Bowl, but they are almost a two-touchdown underdog per the college football betting odds.MORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports Insider
Brendan Smith, leading Nelson with three points, Nicholas Ketola, Rayce Miller, Matthew Sokol and Riley Swiscoski, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, replied for the Leafs.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs in the game 49-43, including a 21-12 margin in the opening frame.Brett Clark registered the win in goal for the Hawks.Rebels take 1-0 lead on Border BruinsIn Castlegar, Carson Wornig scored an unassisted marker early in the third period to spark the hometown Rebels to a 3-1 win over Grand Forks Border Bruins in Murdoch Division Semi Final Tuesday.Daniel Petten and Tayden Woods also scored for the Rebels.Jordan Robertson replied for the Bruins.Castlegar led 1-0 after one period before Robertson pulled the Bruins even after two frames.Castlegar out shot the Bruins 35-30 making a winner out of netminder Logan Sawka. Kyle Hope and Dylan Heppier each scored twice to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 7-5 victory over the Nelson Leafs in the opening game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division Semi Final Tuesday night in Fruitvale.The Hawks take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game two Wednesday back at the Fruitvale Arena.Hope and Heppier each scored in the opening frame as the Hawks built a 4-1 period lead and chased Leaf starting goalie Josh Williams from the game.Patrick Ostermann replaced the former Alberta Junior Hockey League netminder after surrendering the Hawks’ third goal by Hope.Tyler Hartman, finishing the game with three points, Jace Weegar and Blake Sidoni also scored for the Hawks, which led 5-3 after 40 minutes.Kellan Olson also had three points for Beaver Valley while former Nelson Leaf Nolan Percival finished the game with two assists.
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThere is a lotta, lotta, lotta, lotta noise surrounding the Warriors these days. Free agent-to-be Kevin Durant is rumored to be joining every outfit this side of the Swiss Guard. Klay Thompson will/won’t get the max deal to which he is entitled. The indispensable Andre Iguodala seems amenable to returning for a 16th NBA season, but he cautions that “it’s got to be worth my time.”Kevon Looney? DeMarcus Cousins? Shaun …
(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The highly-acclaimed evidence of inflation theory announced in March may only be a signal from local dust.The BICEP2 team appears to be hedging on its confident claim three months ago that evidence for inflation had been found in the cosmic microwave background radiation (3/17/14). The signal from gravitational waves may, instead, just be caused by intervening dust closer to home. After several critics, notably Paul Steinhardt, made their views known, renewed scrutiny was focused on the original paper (5/12/14). Now, in the first peer-reviewed paper in Physical Review Letters, the discoverers appear poised for a falsification, even though they still stand by their claim.The news media have been increasingly airing doubts since May:No evidence for or against cosmic inflation (Ron Cowen in Nature, May 29)Big bang finding challenged (Ron Cowen in Nature, June 3)Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble (Paul Steinhardt in Nature, June 3)Gravitational-wave team admits findings could amount to dust (Ron Cowen in Nature, June 20)BICEP2 researchers publish nuanced account of stunning patterns in the microwave sky (PhysOrg)Cosmic inflation: Confidence lowered for Big Bang signal (Jonathan Amos in the BBC News)BICEP2 paper published—with big caveat (Adrian Cho in Science Magazine, June 19)Big Bang breakthrough team back-pedals on major result (New Scientist)Big Bang breakthrough team allows they may be wrong (PhysOrg)Grand Cosmological Claim Crumbles? (National Geographic)Believers in inflation are hastening to argue that their theory doesn’t depend on BICEP2 results. For instance, Andre Linde, father of “chaotic inflation,” was interviewed in New Scientist to make the case that inflation doesn’t need BICEPs to lift it. Back in March, however, Linde had been treated to a surprise party by members of BICEP2 who told him inflation had been confirmed. In late May, Linde with co-champions of inflation Alan Guth and Alexei Starobinsky received the Kavli Prize (gold medals and $1 million to share) for their theory of inflation, even though BICEP2’s findings “have now been called into question.” (The article did not say whether the judges had been influenced by the BICEP2 announcement in their decision.)The team’s only remaining hope is that data from the Planck telescope will constrain the sources of dust to a higher degree in a few months, allowing more solid inferences to be made.Back in 2/21/05, Guth explained that inflation was an “invention” and an evolving “framework” for interpreting data, not a discovery of science. It was concocted to explain away the flatness problem and the horizon problem (major issues in cosmology at the time, and still today). He basically swept these problems out the door with his preposterous proposal that the universe inflated by 26 orders of magnitude in a trillion trillion trillionth of a second after the big bang (2/21/09). With no testable physical mechanism for this one-time miracle, and no evidence supporting it, he championed the ultimate ad-hoc theory rescue device with the ultimate free lunch.Too bad, though, that his proposal had a serious flaw. Getting a universe to inflate such that matter and life could exist requires proposing even more improbable initial conditions than the original big bang it tried to explain (5/11/06), and those initial conditions were unfathomably improbable already.So for this, Guth (Grand Unified Theory Huckster) gets a gold medal and a million bucks. This is income inequality with finesse.
The Reserve Bank and the National Treasury form the monetary authority in South Africa. The Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in terms of SA’s Constitution, although it holds regular consultations with the minister of finance.The Reserve Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in terms of South Africa’s Constitution. (Image: SARB, via Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterThe South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the National Treasury (the Ministry of Finance) together constitute the monetary authority in South Africa.South Africa’s central bank was established in 1921 in terms of a special Act of Parliament.FunctionsThe primary object of the South African Reserve Bank is to protect the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in the Republic.The SARB acts as the central bank for the country and its banking institutions, is co- responsible for formulating South Africa’s monetary policy, and is largely responsible for implementing this policy.The Reserve Bank has a significant degree of autonomy in terms of South Africa’s Constitution and performs its functions independently, although it holds regular consultations with the minister of finance.The SARB sees it as essential that South Africa has a growing economy based on the principles of a market system, private and social initiative, effective competition, and social fairness. It recognises the need to pursue balanced economic policies that enhance both development and growth.The Bank is managed by a board of 14 directors representing commerce, finance, industry and agriculture. Seven directors are elected by the Bank’s shareholders. The President of South Africa appoints the governor, three deputy governors and three other directors to the board.The SARB’s management, powers and functions are governed by the South African Reserve Bank Act of 1989.Monetary policyThe Reserve Bank implements South Africa’s monetary policy and regulates the supply (availability) of money by influencing its cost.Monetary policy is set by the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee, which works within a flexible inflation-targeting framework.The Bank undertakes national and international transactions on behalf of the state, and acts for the government in transactions with the International Monetary Fund.The Bank is the custodian of the greater part of South Africa’s gold and other foreign exchange reserves.SubsidiariesThe Reserve Bank controls the South African Mint Company, and issues banknotes printed by the South African Bank Note Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank.Find out moreVisit the Reserve Bank’s website, where you will find information on legislation, the bank’s mandate, monetary policy, inflation targeting and reserves management.Also see our article on South Africa’s National Treasury, or visit the National Treasury’s website.Reviewed: 28 January 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion: Lincoln Grubb sold for $6,500 (record breaking amount)Buyer: Direct Feed Sales- Denny MillerReserve Champion: Kelsey Volrath, Clark Co. sold for $4,500 (record breaking for reserve)Buyer: Oxy-gen3. Kelsey Volrath, Clark Co.4. Gage Modra, Monroe Co.5. Jared Hunt, Hardin Co.6. Kaitlin Gillman, Shelby Co.7. Blake Volrath, Clark Co.8. Kaitlin Gillman, Shelby Co.9. Laramie Grubb, Ross Co.10. Brittany Modra, Monroe Co.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CommonGround volunteers recently shared the story of American agriculture at the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia. With 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policymakers and health-care providers in attendance, CommonGround volunteers attracted enthusiastic attention and engaged in meaningful dialogue that helped this influential audience delve further into how America’s farmers grow and raise the healthy foods they recommend.“FNCE provides a great venue for us to connect with people who directly impact the food choices of countless others,” said CommonGround volunteer Paula Linthicum, who farms in Laytonsville, Maryland. “The audience is receptive and appreciates the work that we do to provide a direct link to farming.“I spoke with a dietitian from Kentucky who was skeptical about GMOs when we began chatting who left noting that she needed to look at the issue much more closely because our conversation made her realize that she had nothing to fear.”The activity, organized by CommonGround Maryland with the support of the National Corn Growers Association, brought an authentic voice to issues of interest to both consumers and agriculture such as how the use of modern technologies and practices produces healthy, quality food options for our country and beyond.“Attendees have the understanding of science and are just looking for the resources to share our story,” said Laurie Adelhardt, Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board Communications. “The attendees may not have a personal understanding of why we use the practices that we do but, working together, we can help consumers place their trust in American farmers and eat fearlessly.”The CommonGround booth attracted attention as it featured Michele Payn, who signed copies of her soon-to-be-released book Food Bullying.In addition to Linthicum and Adelhardt, CommonGround volunteers Linda Burrier, Jennie Schmidt and Kelly Vaughn participated in the event with NCGA Communications Director Cathryn Wojcicki also supporting.
PBA IMAGESStar steamrolled Rain or Shine, 118-82, to inch closer to a semifinals berth in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ricardo Ratliffe powered the Hotshots, who racked up their sixth straight victory dating back to the elimination round, with 29 points and eight rebounds through three quarters.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Fans scuffle in front of LeBron James after game 2 MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Elasto Painters leaned on their import Duke Crews, who finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “I think we have a proper mindset. We focused on our defense, we have a defensive scheme against their players, the important players like James (Yap) and their import (Duke Crews),” said Star head coach Chito Victolero, whose defensive strategy did limit James Yap to only five points. “The level of our game, that was our challenge to my players. This is the playoffs, let’s go to the next level.”“I’m very happy that everybody stepped up in their individual mindset. I think the focus and desire of the players, they responded right away to my challenge.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFrom just a three-point game, Star stretched its lead to 21, 61-40, at the half, 31, 95-64, at the end of the third period before it swelled to 114-73 in the fourth where the Hotshots didn’t even need the services of Ratliffe.Paul Lee added a near double-double with nine points and 10 assists against his former team ROS. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments