3 May / 2021

Assistant Professor

first_imgDivision: Obstetrics & Gynecology (80001012)Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology (90002102)Employment Duration: Full-timeBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).Job Responsibilities:Location: TCH Pavilion for Women – Family FertilityCenterClinical responsibilities will be assigned by your Chair andDivision Director, and may be altered in response to changingDepartmental and Division needs. Specific responsibilities arenegotiable and dependent upon Candidate interest andexpertise.Candidate will be expected to work primarily at the Pavilion forWomen at Texas Children’s Hospital. There will also be anexpectation to participate in research and educational activitiesin the department. All faculty are expected to participate in theeducation mission of the College. Candidate must agree to dischargetheir duties and responsibilities faithfully, to abide by allrules, regulations, and policies and to devote to the performanceof your duties and responsibilities the amount of time and effortfor which you are employed by the College. Candidate will beallowed to spend up to one-fifth of your effort on activitiesoutside BCM (consulting, scientific board service, etc.), butoutside time commitments beyond this require prior approval of theChair and Division Director.Job Qualifications:Must have an MD Degree and be board certified or eligible inReproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.Candidate must have, or be eligible for a valid Texas Medical BoardLicense.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.838CA; CHlast_img read more

first_imgThe UK financial markets regulator has finalised rules strengthening the duty of asset managers to act in the best interests of investors in their funds.The rules are the first that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has adopted following its landmark asset management market study. The study, published last year, found weak price competition among asset managers and led it to refer the investment consultant sector for a competition investigation.The regulator dropped the term ‘value for money’ from the rules requiring fund managers to justify to investors the charges they take from funds, following a consultation.However, requirements published today stated that fund charges should be assessed annually in the context of the overall value delivered. Christopher Woolard, executive director of strategy and competition at the FCA, said: “Today’s announcements are an important part of a package of measures that, combined, aim to achieve a fair, transparent, open and accountable market.”The new rules also require fund managers to introduce independent directors to fund boards and to repay so-called box profits to the fund for the benefit of investors. Another measure brings individual focus and accountability to certain fund managers.The FCA said the measures would deliver better protection for all investors, both those who were actively engaged with their investments and those who were not.The regulator also said it wanted managers to improve communication regarding their funds so that investors could more easily understand what their choices were and what they ultimately invested in.“We welcome the FCA recognising that people judge their asset manager by investment performance and service, as well as cost.”Chris Cummings, Investment Association chief executive Alongside the policy statement, the FCA has launched a further consultation on improving communications, aiming to address:fund objectives – according to the FCA these should be expressed more clearly and be more useful to investors;benchmark constraints – where funds are benchmark-constrained or limited in how far their holdings can differ from an index, this should be clear;appropriate use of benchmarks – if a fund has a benchmark, its use must be explained and consistently disclosed.The FCA today also published a paper on the findings of an experiment it carried out on the impact of how information was presented. It said the work “reinforced the importance of disclosing costs and charges in a clear and meaningful way” and that investment managers should consider the results when thinking about their disclosure under new regulations.Industry reactionAt the Investment Association, the fund management trade body, chief executive Chris Cummings praised the regulator for “recognising that people judge their asset manager by investment performance and service, as well as cost”.Richard Dowell, co-head of clients at Cardano, said the report was “a step in the right direction” for ensuring investment managers acted in the best interests of investors, “and crucially, show how they actually do this”.In Dowell’s view, however, the FCA should have kept the term ‘value for money’ because managers might differ from each other in how they present the value they have delivered. This could “cause headaches every year” at the time of the annual assessment, he said.Caroline Escott, policy lead for investment and defined benefit at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said: “Cost transparency is vital but it is important to avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ on costs and we must instead encourage investors to focus on the broader value for money they receive.” Andrew Glessing, head of regulation at Alpha FMC, a consultancy, added: “Far from kicking its proposed package of remedies into the long grass, as many commentators suggested last year, the FCA has remained committed to the direction of travel it set out through consultation.”The FCA’s policy statement on changes to fund governance is available here.Its consultation paper on improving communication and information disclosure is here.The results of and report on the regulator’s work on information presentation is here.last_img read more

first_imgRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked footballer stars Messi and Ronaldo off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday. The Swiss tennis great, winner  of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3m (£86.3m) in the last 12 months, including $100m (£81.2m) via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list. Football players Cristiano Ronaldo (£85.3m), Messi (£84.5m) and Neymar (£77.6m) and American basketball player LeBron James (£71.6m) rounded out the top five. The three money bags of football house 2020 Ronaldo Messi and Neymar “The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for football stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes.Advertisement “Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100m a year for the tennis great.” Japan’s Naomi Osaka (£30.7m), who was ranked 29th on the list, surpassed fellow tennis player Serena Williams (£29.5m) as the world’s highest-earning female athlete. Interestingly only Osaka and williams were the only women on the list. Basketball players led all sports with 35 players among the top 100. American football occupied 31 spots, none higher than six-times Super Bowl champion Tom Brady (£36.5m) who was ranked 25th. Read AlsoRonaldo shows off new hairdo, seeks fans approval Football was the next most represented sport with 14 players, followed by tennis (six), boxing and mixed martial arts (five), golf (four), motor racing (three), and baseball and cricket with one each. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool managing director Ian Ayre expects the next step in the redevelopment of Anfield will be completed this summer. After announcing in October their intention to stay at their current ground the club have been working to buy up properties in the streets bordering the stadium. Until they have acquired all the relevant houses no planning application to extend the Main Stand and Anfield Road can be submitted but Ayre expects the first part to be completed in the next few months. “We are in an interesting period in terms of our aspirations around the stadium,” he said. “Our goal is to extend Anfield but we need certainty and that comes with the acquisition of properties. Real progress has been made in acquiring them. Once they have all been acquired we will go through the planning process. We would expect to be in a position to make that a certainty this summer. Once planning has been achieved then we can start construction.” An expanded stadium of 60,000 will boost matchday revenue and allow the Reds to close some of the financial ground on their rivals. And with new Financial Fair Play rules – a requirement of which is that clubs must break even over a three-year period to be involved in European competition – kicking in next season, Ayre believes that will help them further. “We are very supportive of FFP for a number of reasons,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “One is we believe you should only spend what you earn. We want there to be as level a playing field as possible. We are in a very fortunate position in that we generate some of the biggest revenues in football despite having not been as successful on the pitch as we would have liked in recent years. “We also have a huge fan base around the world. We’ve sold 100,000 tickets at the MCG in Australia this summer and there has been a similar demand for tickets for the other pre-season tour matches in Jakarta and Bangkok. That bodes well in an FFP environment. The real challenge for UEFA is to ensure the rules are applied correctly. “It’s only going to work effectively if there are sanctions for those who don’t abide by them.” Liverpool hope to finalise the signing of Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas early next week when he is expected to fly in for a medical. The two clubs agreed a £7.7million fee a couple of weeks ago and despite the delay in concluding the deal – held up by Celta’s successful final-day Primera Division survival battle – the Reds are not concerned about the time being taken. Meanwhile, third-choice goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has left Anfield to join Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgA federal judge has issued a ruling that temporarily blocks a Republican-supported Florida law which had kept some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines or other legal debts.The ruling, made on Friday by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, means that thousands of felons who were previously denied the right to vote will now be able to cast ballots – that is, unless the state gets a higher court involved, or if Hinkle decides to uphold the law’s constitutionality.The issue revolves around whether Florida lawmakers can require released felons to pay all outstanding fines, restitution and other legal debts before they have the right to vote restored under last year’s voter-approved Amendment 4.Although Hinkle acknowledged the state’s authority to require payment of fines and other debts in order to complete criminal sentences, he says, “the last word will belong to the Florida Supreme Court.”Both sides are expected to plead their case to Hinkle in April.In his ruling, Hinkle explained that a felon’s inability to pay the fees raises constitutional questions, since about 80 percent of the state’s felons have unpaid financial obligations which are imposed by courts during sentencing.Nearly 1.4 million felons who have completed their sentences had their voting privileges restored under last year’s constitutional amendment.However, the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill earlier this week, which Governor Ron DeSantis signed, requiring felons to pay all fines, restitution and other financial obligations to complete their sentences.According to Helen Aguirre Ferre, DeSantis’ spokeswoman, “Today’s ruling affirms the governor’s consistent position that convicted felons should be held responsible for paying applicable restitution, fees and fines while also recognizing the need to provide an avenue for individuals unable to pay back their debts as a result of true financial hardship.”She added that the Governor would consider options “on addressing a pathway for those who are indigent and unable to address their outstanding financial obligations.”The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law went to court earlier this month seeking the preliminary injunction.Julie Ebenstein, an attorney with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, says, “The court held that the right to vote cannot be denied based on a person’s inability to pay fines and fees. This ruling recognizes the gravity of elected officials trying to circumvent Amendment 4 to create voting roadblocks based on wealth.”Secretary of State Laurel Lee says her department is still reviewing the order, but will comply with the ruling while providing guidance to local elections officials.last_img read more