West Virginia University is seeking Assistant (or Associate)Professor(s) in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Position is primarilyclinical; hours vary and include call. Positions will be based inBerkeley county. Job duties include: clinical time in outpatientclinic; inpatient rounding, deliveries and surgery, teachingmedical students and residents; and scholarly activities are highlyencouraged. Must have MD or DO degree and successfully completed aOB/GYN residency program. WV Medical License and DEA certificateare required by start date. Candidates should be BC/BE inOB/GYN.Our Eastern Panhandle location is little more than an hour fromWashington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. A rural atmosphere and a lowercost of living mixed with the easy accessibility to the WashingtonDC / Baltimore areas make the Eastern Panhandle an ideal place inwhich to live. While our Berkeley County is among the fastestgrowing counties in the state, there is little congestion andtraffic. In recent years, a steady influx of urban professionalsfrom nearby Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland – havecontributed to the growth of local telecommuting and high-techindustries.Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. The positionwill remain open until filled. WVU offers a high competitive andcomprehensive recruitment package which includes occurrence basedmalpractice.Interested Candidates should send CV to:Tina R. Stover, MS, FASPRSystem Director of Physician Recruitment2000 Foundation Way, Suite 2310Martinsburg, WV 25401Office: 304-260-1425Fax: 304-260-1480Email: [email protected] is an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – andis the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
The Vermont Downtown Development Board today announced that the City of Montpelier has been awarded Growth Center Designation. In action taken Monday by the Vermont Downtown Development Board, the designation comes after several months of discussion between Montpelier, the Downtown Board and its advisory group. Growth Centers were enabled by the legislature in 2005 to encourage communities to plan for denser and mixed use development in areas surrounding the state s downtowns and village centers. I am very pleased that Montpelier has received this designation, which will help support the City in its planning efforts, Governor Jim Douglas. This is why I signed the Growth Center bill, to encourage communities to create more compact and dense mixed use development in appropriate areas.Montpelier s Growth Center is located in the area surrounding and including the City s Designated Downtown. Designated Growth Centers have several important benefits that help support increased development. Of particular importance is that housing and mixed use projects that include an affordable housing component may not need Act 250 review. In addition, the City may also more easily meet the requirements for a Tax Increment Financing District, which would allow it to access state funding to support investment in water, wastewater and transportation in the district.To gain this designation the Town had to show the Downtown Board that it had met state standards including:The Growth Center meets the statutory definition, is included in the Town Plan and is implemented in the Town s bylaws;The Town has or has planned for the roads, water and wastewater systems, and other infrastructure necessary to support the planned growth;The Growth Center be adjacent to an existing Designated Downtown or Village Center, and that the Growth Center support such areas;It protect natural and historic resources both within and outside the growth center;It be designed to accommodate a majority of growth anticipated by the municipality over the next twenty years; andIt include a mix of uses, including affordable housing. This is very consistent with the Governor s promotion of growth in these targeted areas, and with the legislature s Growth Center bill passed in 2005, said Kevin Dorn, Chairman of the Downtown Board and Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. At the same time, we will be reducing development pressures on important natural resource lands outside the designated areas.Several other communities are working toward Growth Center Designation, including Hartford and St. Albans City.For more information about the Growth Centers Program, please visit: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/Planning/GrowthCenters.htm(link is external).Source: State of Vermont.
Radiation levels around the two powers stations “have remained unchanged in June,” a spokesperson for the state controlled nuclear power operator Rosenergoatom told Tass news agency. (BBC) RUSSIA has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants. The Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant is operating normally, Russian officials said.GETTY IMAGES It said the material could indicate “damage to a fuel element.” But in a statement, Russia’s nuclear energy body said its two power stations in the north-west – the Leningrad NPP and the Kola NPP – were working normally and that no leaks had been reported. Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last week they had found higher-than-usual amounts of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere. A Dutch public health body said that, after analyzing the data, it believed the material came “from the direction of western Russia.”