BREAST IMAGING RADIOLOGISTUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLEThe Department of Radiology at the University of Florida isactively recruiting to fill a full-time breast imaging radiologistat the rank of of Clinical Assistant Professor/Associate Professoror Professor. This is a non-tenure track position with primaryassignments at UF Health in Gainesville. There is flexibility withthe work schedule including a 4 or 5 day work week, with no call orweekend responsibilities. Options are also available for additionalearning potential with volunteer shift and weekend work with thebody division. Full benefits apply with health, disability and lifeinsurance, malpractice insurance and sovereign immunity in theState of Florida.’Clinical responsibilities include patient care, teaching of housestaff and medical students, and leading interdisciplinaryconferences. A commitment to education is desired, as theUniversity of Florida has a large training program with residentsand students rotating in mammography daily. The department offersresources and support for research and innovative educationopportunities.Requirements include MD or equivalent with BoardCertification/Board Eligibility in Radiology. Candidates must beeligible for licensure in the State of Florida. Current fellows andnew graduates are encouraged to apply. Expertise in all aspects ofbreast imaging, including digital tomosynthesis interpretation,ultrasound, and MRI is required. The ability to performimage-guided procedures using tomosynthesis, stereo, ultrasound andMRI is also required. Completion of a mammography fellowship isrequired.If you are interested in a rewarding position in a friendly,state-of-the-art environment, please apply via Careers at UF(jobs.ufl.edu). Attach your C.V. and three letters ofrecommendation to your application. Salary is negotiable.Application deadline for this position is February 15, 2021 with ananticipated start date of July 1, 2021 or earlier.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
Today, veteran Grateful Dead tribute project Dark Star Orchestra announced a string of 2018 Spring Tour dates. The 14-date tour Southeast tour will feature performances in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina before closing out with their previously announced slot at April’s Wanee Festival.The Spring Tour announcement comes on the heels of a big year for the band, which saw them celebrate its 20th anniversary in November at Albany, NY’s historic Palace Theatre. The band also just announced both their 7th Annual Dark Star Jubilee festival over this coming Memorial Day weekend (featuring Los Lobos, Hot Tuna, The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO performing a Jerry Garcia Band set, The Nth Power, Rumpke Mountain Boys, California Kind, Jeff Mattson & Friends, The Lil’ Smokies, Holly Bowling, Dino English Quintet featuring James Poole, and more) as well as their very special debut at Red Rocks in July of 2018, where they will recreate the Grateful Dead’s own storied Red Rocks show from July 8th, 1978–exactly 40 years later to the day.Dark Star Orchestra Taps Los Lobos, Hot Tuna, Melvin Seals, & More For 7th Annual Jubilee FestivalYou can read the full list of newly announced Spring tour dates below. To purchase tickets to any of the Dark Star Orchestra Spring 2018 tour dates, or to check out a full list of upcoming performances, head to the band website.Dark Star Orchestra Upcoming Tour Dates3/30 : The Jefferson Theater : Charlottesville, VA3/31 : Rams Head Live : Baltimore, MD4/3 : The Hamilton : Washington, D.C.4/4 : Harvester Performance Center : Rocky Mount, VA4/6 : Buckhead Theatre : Atlanta, GA4/7 : Buckhead Theatre : Atlanta, GA4/8 : Avondale Brewing Company : Birmingham, AL4/10 : The Orange Peel : Asheville, NC4/12 : Charleston Music Hall : Charleston, SC4/13 : The Fillmore Charlotte : Charlotte, NC4/14 : Ritz Raleigh : Raleigh, NC4/15 : Greenfield Lake Amphitheater : Greenfield, NC4/17 : The Stage On Bay : Savannah, GA4/19 : Wanee Festival : Live Oak, FL[Cover photo via Mark Raker/DSO Facebook]
…EPA studyAn environmental study undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that the likelihood of an oil spill offshore Guyana as part of the ExxonMobil exploration is considered unlikely to occur because of the extensive preventative measures employed.The Liza-1 drill shipIt has nevertheless found that an oil spill is considered possible, and Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) has conducted oil spill modeLling to evaluate the range of likely spill trajectories and rates of travel.The location of the Project at 190 km (120 miles) offshore, prevailing northwest currents, the light nature of the Liza field crude oil, and the region’s warm waters would all help minimise the severity of a spill.“Accounting for these factors, the modelling indicates only a 5-to-10 per cent probability of any oil reaching the Guyana coast without taking into consideration the effectiveness of any oil spill response, and in the unlikely event that a spill were even to occur,” the study found.EEPGL (45%), Hess Guyana Exploration Limited (30%) and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited (25%) are parties to a petroleum agreement with the Government of Guyana. Under this agreement, and in light of the Liza field discovery, EEPGL has applied for, and has received, a petroleum production licence and has submitted a project development plan to the Minister responsible for Petroleum.A key permit required for EEPGL to develop the Liza field is the Environmental Authorisation from the Guyana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the Guyana Environmental Protection Act of 1996 (EP Act Cap. 20:05).As part of its regulatory role, the EPA, considering recommendations from the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), is responsible for deciding whether, and under what conditions, to grant EEPGL’s application for Environmental Authorisation (Application), which was filed with the EPA on July 5, 2016.Based on an initial assessment of the project, the EPA determined that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required.EEPGL has proposed to drill approximately 17 subsea development wells and use a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to process, store, and offload the recovered oil.The FPSO will be connected to the wells via separate production (oil, gas, and produced water), gas injection, and water injection flowlines and risers, and associated subsea equipment.The project, according to the environmental study, will also involve shore-based facilities and marine/aviation services to support development drilling, FPSO and subsea equipment installation, production operations, and ultimately decommissioning.“EEPGL will utilise proven and industry accepted standards, and has incorporated many embedded controls into the overall project design to minimise environmental and socioeconomic impacts…It could take up to four years to drill the wells, with drilling planned to begin as early as 2018.”The initial production is expected to begin by mid-2020, with operations continuing for at least 20 years.The planned activities of the project, according to the environmental study, are predicted to have minor impacts on physical resources, no impacts on coastal biological resources, minor impacts on marine biological resources, and largely positive impacts on socioeconomics.These predictions are based on the fact that the bulk of the project activity will occur approximately 190 km (120 miles) offshore, and the project will capture and re-inject produced natural gas, which is not used as fuel on the FPSO, back into the Liza reservoir; treat required wastewater streams prior to discharge to the sea; have a very small physical footprint, and use marine mammal observers (MMO) during selected activities to minimise the potential impacts to marine mammals due to auditory injury and ships strikes.