The Law Center offers graduate level courses in Law in multiplespecialty areas and occasionally has openings for part-time Adjunctprofessors. Interested and qualified candidates are invited toapply to be considered for these temporary, part-time positions.Please indicate your areas of expertise. Adjunct appointments aremade on a semester basis.Adjunct opportunities vary in terms of the type of course.Opportunities include: (i) traditional doctrinal courses taught ina lecture format; (ii) clinical education, which is a type ofexperiential learning course; (iii) simulation courses, which is atype of experiential learning course; and (iv) involvement with theLaw Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute(http://www.law.uh.edu/blakely), where the opportunities include avariety of skills‑based courses.As a non‑tenure track (NTT) position, the appointee will accrue notime toward tenure at the University of Houston. Please referenceand review the University of Houston’s NTT Faculty Policy,available at this link: http://www.uh.edu/provost/faculty/current/non-tenure-track.Further information about the Law Center and its programs isavailable at: http://www.law.uh.edu .Associate Dean’s Office : Adjunct professor appointments are madeby the Law Center’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ProfessorGreg R. Vetter, [email protected] In addition to the formalapplication made in response to this posting, applicants shouldsend the Associate Dean a short email expressing his or herinterest, attaching a resume or curriculum vitae to thatemail.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :J.D. degreeNotes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check prior toemployment.
Pir Zubair Shah, a Pakistani journalist who shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard this year. He has a Green Card in his pocket, has a master’s degree in foreign policy, and speaks seven languages, including Pashto, Punjabi, and Urmari, the language of his tribal boyhood. When Shah was a reporter for The New York Times, more than half of his stories appeared on the front page. And today (Dec. 15) is his 34th birthday. Life is good.But things could have turned out differently.In 2007, while reporting for Newsday, Shah set out for a village in his homeland of South Waziristan, the mountainous region in northwest Pakistan famed for its volatility. (It borders Afghanistan and harbors its own Taliban fighters.) Before reaching the village, he got a warning: Turn back.Shah drove away, but then saw someone emerge from the darkness, a bearded man carrying a walkie-talkie and an AK-47. They looked at each other — the trim cosmopolitan journalist and the Taliban fighter — with recognition and shock. “We used to play together,” said Shah of their shared village boyhood. “This guy had now become a commander. He had found a purpose.”It was a familiar story of fateful divides and divergent worlds in tribal Pakistan. “That’s what you want as a young guy — a vehicle, a gun, and some status,” said Shah. “I could have been the same.”Instead, Shah was drawn to journalism after preparing for a foreign-service career — convinced that his mission was to report on a part of the world that is little understood. “No one knows anything about our area,” he said of the Waziristan region, which has a fierce warrior ethic and rugged terrain. “It’s all stereotypes.”Even Pakistanis fear to go there now, and foreign journalists are banned, he said, adding, “No one had access. But I had access.” Shah slipped into the tribal areas to report on drone attacks, Taliban economic activity, police recruiting, Taliban terror campaigns in the Swat Valley, and the extrajudicial killings that he said followed a Pakistani military sweep of the same area.Shah fled Pakistan last year, more afraid of reprisals from the government for his reporting than from the Taliban. “I can’t go back; it’s too dangerous,” he said. “You can’t protect yourself from the state. They’re everywhere. They go everywhere with impunity.”In his years of reporting from Pakistan, Shah said the danger was continuous for reporters working along the fault lines of a politically volatile country. Fellow journalists and friends of his were tortured, he said, and one was killed. In 2008, he was held by the Taliban for five days, released unharmed, and then detained by Pakistani government interrogators for three more days.With all that behind him, there is for now Harvard, a place he never dreamed of being. “When we first arrived,” said Shah of his Nieman class, “we were told Harvard is a candy shop. After some time, I realized it’s true,” and he is taking advantage of its offerings.This semester, he is auditing classes at the Harvard Kennedy School on media and politics; human rights tools for practitioners; and American foreign policy decision-making in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. He also is taking a course on narrative writing to sharpen his storytelling. “Every moment I reported has a story behind it,” he said, but “English is not my language. It takes time.” His plan for next semester is to explore courses in law, business, and divinity.While he learns, Shah is also willing to share. In November, he was a guest in two successive morning sessions of “The Voice of Authority,” a freshman expository writing class taught by novelist and veteran preceptor Jane Unrue. She’s a member of Harvard’s Scholars at Risk Committee and has a special interest in writers who face danger in their home countries.“The questions were good,” said Shah, “what I would expect from real journalists.” Students asked him about trust, bias, competition, sources, social media, danger, and the personal costs of reporting from a country like Pakistan.He was especially quick to answer the last: His reporting cost him access to his homeland. “I am paying the cost of being outside my country,” said Shah.But he added, “what I do will have a big impact in the long term.” For the world, the cost of not reporting accurately from a capricious and nuclear-armed Pakistan is too high, said Shah. “The consequences are so dire. You need to be informed.”And the quality of international journalism “depends on the quality of local reporters,” he said. You have to know the language, follow the customs, and look the look. Some days, Shah dressed up for an embassy reception, but later donned a dastar and shalwar kameez to visit a local madrasah. “You can’t go with a clean shave and a tie and a suit,” said Shah of Islamic religious schools. “No one will talk to you.”As a boy in tribal South Waziristan, Shah watched firefights, carried a gun at the request of his village elder father, and witnessed the dancelike battle cry that is a Pashtun custom. As a reporter, he took late-night calls from intelligence agents, sorted through missile fragments at attack sites, counted bodies and graves, interviewed suspected suicide bombers, came under small-arms fire, and watched drones chatter 5,000 feet overhead. (“They sound like bees,” he said.)But in the November writing class Shah was glad to meet students who are free to study, exchange ideas, and live in peace. He said later, “I wanted them to be as innocent as they are.”
Matteo Guendouzi was called into France’s senior squad for the first time in September (Picture: Getty)In fact, quite the opposite has been true. Guendouzi started Emery’s very first game against Manchester City and has amassed 54 appearances already for Arsenal, featuring in 81% of the team’s 66 games under the Spaniard. Only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 58 matches has played more times than the young midfielder.This season, his importance to the side has increased further, evidenced by his six Premier League starts and Emery’s decision to rest him during the Europa League opener against Eintracht Frankfurt last week and the Carabao Cup clash with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.It is becoming increasingly clear that Guendouzi is Arsenal’s prized asset amongst a well-stocked stable of central midfielders.Increased influenceIt has been a chaotic start to the season for Arsenal. After six games they have won three, drawn two and lost one of their matches, scoring 11 goals and conceding 10 along the way.On average, Arsenal have faced over 18 shots per game in the Premier League while attempting just over 14 themselves. Watching Arsenal at the moment is a rather disorientating experience, their matches resembling end-to-end encounters more usually found on a basketball court than a football pitch.Amid that frenetic chaos, though, Guendouzi has flourished. In each of Arsenal’s previous three league matches against Spurs, Watford and Aston Villa, the second halves have offered ridiculous, edge of the seat entertainment and in two of them Guendouzi has been the chief protagonist of the mayhem. Guendouzi will come up directly against his French compatriot Paul Pogba at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)For Guendouzi, trying to reach Pogba’s level should be the ultimate goal. Like Pogba he passes, tackles, covers ground and is useful in transition phases but he is yet to hone his attacking game just yet, despite visible improvements in that regard this season.AdvertisementWith Pogba returning to fitness, Deschamps may well take a keen interest in Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford when the seasoned veteran takes on the young pretender in what promises to be an absorbing battle in midfield.That Guendouzi is fast-becoming Arsenal’s go-to midfielder in the big games at the age of 20 shows not only how far he has come already, but how much further he can still go.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Oliver Young-MylesMonday 30 Sep 2019 7:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares The French youngster has been a driving force in Arsenal’s midfield this season (Picture: Getty)‘In my mind, I was like, at first I couldn’t believe it. Ten minutes before I was asleep – I thought it was still a dream!’Of the exhaustive number of cliches uttered by professional footballers after receiving their maiden international call-ups, ‘I thought it was a dream’ probably ranks just below the age-old English classic ‘I thought it was a wind-up’ at the top end of the list.The above was Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi’s response to finding out that Didier Deschamps had selected him to join World Cup winners Raphael Varane, Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann et al in Les Bleus squad for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.AdvertisementAdvertisementGuendouzi might have committed the cardinal sin of resorting to cliche to describe what was a life-changing moment, but in his defence, it is easy to see why the news might have felt more like something plucked from his subconscious thoughts than an event that had actually happened.ADVERTISEMENTRapid riseIt has, after all, been a whirlwind 12-18 months for Arsenal’s floppy-haired No.29. As the French squad – drenched by pouring rain and interminable golden confetti – cavorted around the World Cup trophy in Moscow on July 15 last year, Guendouzi was preparing himself for life in a new country having joined Arsenal only four days before from FC Lorient.The then 19-year-old was the fifth and final signing of Unai Emery’s first transfer window and given his professional experience up until that point had been restricted to one full season in Ligue 2 and a smattering of appearances in the CFA – France’s fourth-tier – he was expected to be the least involved of the new quintet. Guendouzi drove Arsenal on during their second-half comeback against Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)The Frenchman was superb in Arsenal’s comeback against Spurs, driving his team on and providing the assist for Aubameyang’s equaliser in the second half. Against Villa, Guendouzi again took the game by the scruff of the neck, winning a penalty before setting up Calum Chambers to score, leading Alan Shearer to describe him afterwards as Arsenal’s ‘warrior’.AdvertisementAdvertisementEven besides those Herculean second-half efforts, Guendouzi has been involved in the thick of everything in Arsenal’s midfield. The statistics back that up; he ranks top for successful passes, joint-top for interceptions, joint-second for tackles won and joint-third for key passes amongst their squad. Guendouzi basically does everything other than shoot.With Dani Ceballos adapting to the pace of the English game and Granit Xhaka struggling to keep up with it, Guendouzi has taken it upon himself to be Arsenal’s deep-lying playmaker, midfield enforcer and box-to-box runner, all rolled into one. It is why his all-action recent displays have drawn comparisons to Cesc Fabregas’ time at the Emirates.Battle of Les BleusAs impressive as Guendouzi’s start to the campaign has been, he would not have been included in France’s latest squad had it not been for Paul Pogba’s withdrawal due to an ankle injury. That Deschamps chose Guendouzi to replace the Manchester United man, however, is telling.Pogba, despite what Graeme Souness and the rest of his critics might claim, is one of the most well-rounded central midfielders in the world, capable of contributing towards all aspects of play from the centre of the pitch due to his technical and physical qualities.During his time at Juventus, Pogba brought energy to an ageing midfield containing Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal. For France, he has taken on the role of tempo-setter to complement the tenacity of N’Golo Kante. At United, he does a bit of both with some attacking flair chucked in for good measure. 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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District recently awarded a contract to Ryba Marine Construction to repair a portion of the Buffalo South breakwater.The 10,200-foot Buffalo South breakwater protects the Buffalo Harbor and nearby dredged sediment confined disposal facilities.The south breakwater is exposed to deep water wave and ice action, which has caused a 1,000-foot section at the south end to breakdown and unravel.“Navigation is one of the Corps of Engineers’ earliest Civil Works missions,” said USACE, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Jason Toth. “The investment to repair a degraded reach of the Buffalo South breakwater will ensure safe navigation for vessels and protect the harbor.”According to the Corps, they will use work plan funding from fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for the repair project.The awarded contract covers 325 feet of the 1,000 feet of critical repair. There are two options that could repair another 225 feet of the breakwater under the current contract, if fiscal year 2019 work plan funding is received. The remaining 450 feet of critical repair could be funded in the fiscal year 2019 work plan or a future work plan.
Vice President of New Edubiase Alex Akumey says Ghanaian clubs are compelled to sell players to other African countries because of the money and infrastructure development.The number of Ghanaian players sold to the leagues in DR Congo, Tunisia and South Africa has increased the last two years.Many sports fans expect local players to move to the major European league but Akumey says the offers from some clubs on the continent are too good to be turned down.”Is all about money because if a club like TP Mazembe can buy a player like 100,000 dollars which Ghanaian club can buy a player from a fellow club with that amount,” he told Joy sports“The players in question wants to improve financially and also on their skills so when opportunities like this comes, it becomes very difficult to hold onto them.“A team like TP Mazembe is now headed by the former Mali National team coach wh won bronze with the team at the last Nations Cup. The packaging in these places is super.“How many Ghanaian clubs can do the things that these clubs are doing?”