first_imgThe Department of Otolaryngology at the West Virginia UniversitySchool of Medicine is seeking an Otologist to be part of ourdynamic program and expand clinical and researchactivities.Our highly experienced and fellowship-trained faculty, coupled withstate-of-the-art technology, provide comprehensive high qualitycare in the subspecialty areas of Otolaryngology: Otology,Allergy/Rhinology, Laryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, H&NOncology and reconstructive surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroiddisorders, Sleep disorders, Plastics and Cleft lip/palate services.Many of our faculty and all of our residents are actively engagedin research projects that help us constantly improve our patientcare in both the hospital and clinical settings. Paid relocation and 100% employer-contributed 401Research and academic opportunity / excellent work-lifebalance with little callFree college tuition to WVU for dependents / onsitechildcareVideo highlighting our growth and our beautifulstate: WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes thephysicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West VirginiaUniversity School of Medicine; six community hospitals; fourcritical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital that is underexpansion, and all anchored by a 700-bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, white-waterrafting, and many others.Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (theemployer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible toobtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidatesmust be board certified/eligible by the American Board ofOtolaryngology and have completed otology/Neurotologyfellowship.To learn more, visit submit your CV directly to Kelli Piccirillo, PhysicianRecruitment, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF 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)last_img read more

first_imgDo you want experience working at Harvard’s longest-running arts festival and get behind the scenes with the arts? The Office for the Arts invites you to be a part of Arts First, on Saturday, May 4, 2019! We are seeking volunteers to help set up, clean up, greet audience members, hand out Arts First guides, and keep performance venues running smoothly. No experience necessary.  Open to everyone! All volunteers get a free Arts First T-shirt.If interested, please fill out this form here.Contact Marin Orlosky Randow, Arts First coordinator, with questions at [email protected]last_img

first_imgby: Joe Winn“Look, there in the mural, just above the dragonfly! The wings form the Mickey ears!”My Disney trips have always been unique. Since a young age, I was one of the Hidden Mickey hunters. If the term is new to you, that’s alright; you now count as “nearly everyone”. In a clever choice of design, Disney Imagineers added tiny Mickey Mouse ears (the three circles) into various attractions. This was part of the culture since the earliest parks, so if you look closely, every ride has at least one Hidden Mickey to find. Feel free to ask about my favorites. Right now, I’m particularly fond of the Conservation Station mural in Animal Kingdom (I’ve never seen so many in one place!).Disney has never confirmed the existence of these Hidden Mickeys, despite the obvious evidence to the contrary. They don’t have to; I know they exist. In fact, an entire cottage industry of websites and books devoted to cataloging every last one speaks for itself. I was giddy when, on this past visit, while searching for a few myself, I saw a fellow couple hunting down their own. Instant bond formed. We identified a few Mickeys together, then parted ways to resume our independent journeys.Hidden Mickeys add a layer of excitement to the parks. It’s a little thing only a small group of us recognize. Sure, millions of people pass through Spaceship Earth, but how many notice the too-perfectly-arranged coffee stains on the 1800s desk? I’ve seen it dozens of times, yet still make a point to identify it every visit. Disney and I have a special bond; just a few more of her secrets are visible. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgAVINASH Odit, Nicholas Ali, and Jonathan Mangra all made it into the semi-final round of the men’s singles, while Caribbean champion Priyanna Ramdhani picked up two wins in the ladies’ singles when competition in the National Sports Commission Mashramani Badminton tournament commenced on Wednesday at the National Gymnasium.In the men’s singles quarter-finals Odit triumphed over Javed Rahaman in a thrilling three-setter, the only three-set match of the day. The three-setter was forced after Rahaman ruled the second set 21-16. This was preceded by the 26-24 first set that Odit claimed.Odit secured the decisive third set 21-19.In other quarter-final matches Mangra ousted Gokarn Ramdhani 21-11, 21-7; and Ali succeeded 21-14, 21-6 against Marlon Chung. The last of semi-final spot will be determined today after the contest between Ronald Chang Yuen and Darrel Carpenay.Ramdhani defeated both Ayanna Watson and Emelia Ramdhani, in the ladies’ singles round-robin competition. Both times she secured straight-sets wins, beating Watson 21-9, 21-11, and then taking out Emelia 21-12, 21-12.Emelia took another hit when she played against Greer Jackson. Like Priyanna, Jackson also collected two wins. She claimed a 21-11, 21-10 victory against Emelia, and then went on to take down Priscilla Moore 21-10, 21-8.Moore was able to bounce back with a 21-15, 21-10 win against Ayanna Watson.The semifinals and finals of both the ladies’ and men’s singles are set to conclude today, paving the way for playoffs in the Under-11, U-13 and U-15 boys and girls singles to begin tomorrow.last_img read more

first_imgAlan Bunney, Panda Global Co-Founder and CEOThere’s no doubt that esports is on the rise and with every new game release comes a new competitive atmosphere along with organisations popping up left and right. Some may assume it’s simple enough to put a team together, compete, and create an organisation from that. But if you want to be the best of the best you have to dedicate your life to it, which is why most organisations last barely months.Panda Global is one of those success stories. Created in 2015 by college friends Dr. Alan Bunney and David Wu, Panda Global vets primarily Fighting game players like Plup, Wobbles, and MVD. We talked to Dr. Bunney about the struggles of creating an esports organisation from the ground up, along with juggling a career in the medical field.Esports Insider: Take us through the history of Panda Global and how it was established to where it is today.Dr. Alan Bunney: So if we look back on my gaming history, my tag is SamuraiPanda and I was a known player in Super Smash Bros. for some time. Fighting games growing up were just my thing because back then they were the only two player games. Fast forward to sophomore year of college, I actually met David playing Melee. When Brawl was coming out there was a blog site where the Super Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakruai was writing emails and since I also speak Japanese I translated it. The internet didn’t believe me and one guy suggested that I go to the smashboards website. So I went to it, discovered competitive Smash, and ever since then I’ve been a competitive gamer.“I just saw a lot of behavior in esports that was just awful, specifically to people I was close to”After Brawl came out I played it competitively with David and ended up somewhere in the top five in the Midwest. Then in my first year of medical school I ended up becoming top 30 in the world in season one of League of Legends. Eventually I had to quit absolutely everything to finish medical school and when I moved it was around the same time that Smash 4 was coming out. Since I was moving I thought it would be a good way to make some friends while doing my residency, so I picked up Smash 4 and got introduced to the concept of esports.Some of my old friends became very well known in the competitive community but I saw a lot of them being mistreated by organisations. They were being treated like cattle and cash cows even though there wasn’t much cash to be made. I just saw a lot of behaviour in esports that was just awful, and specifically to people I was close to. So at one point I decided, after seeing a big blow up first hand, maybe I should just make my own esports team. At that point I had known David for 8 years or so and I asked him what he thought and he said yes. We both made a business plan together but it wasn’t enough to just be a team that treats players right we had to be professional and have goals, aspirations, and ideas so we ironed that out over the next two months. We ended up picking up MVD, ESAM and FilipinoChamp as our very first players and at CEO 2015 is where we discovered Plup and picked him up as well.Esports Insider: It seems like organisations are popping up left and right. Some make it but others don’t. Panda Global has really blown up, especially in FGC in the past year. Why do you think your organisation has been one of the ones to “make it this far” in the last two years?Dr. Bunney: I think a lot of it had to do with timing and luck in the very beginning. We were a little naive going into it and I feel like the vast majority of esports teams that pop up are naive in what they think. They think it’s going to be easy to get players and make money. No. You will not make money for a very long time. You will spend money if you want to be relevant. “Every single game Panda Global has is played by either David or myself”It’s not enough to just be a team, you have to be something more than a team. At Panda Global we always try to be a part of our communities and give back to them. Every single game Panda Global has is played by either David or myself. I think that passion and dedication really helped us. But at the same time if Panda Global started one month later we wouldn’t have survived. Esports is just blowing up a little too much. It’s a bubble and the bubble will burst.Esports Insider: What advice would you give someone that is interested in starting an esports organisation or getting invested in one?Dr. Bunney: Don’t do it. I’ll be honest; If I knew what I was getting into when I started Panda Global I don’t think I would have done it even though we’re this big now and even though we’ve done this much. I have more grey hairs from esports than I have from being a doctor, it’s not a joke, it’s stressful and it’s hard. If you are passionate and you really want to do it then you have to do it with capital and with players in mind that want to join in.Esports Insider: Where do you hope to see Panda Global in say, 3-5 years?Dr. Bunney: That is a loaded question [laughs]. A lot of it depends on where the markets go and what we think is a good fit. We’re pretty happy with our team but we have our eyes on one or two extra players and new games coming out. It’s tough to break into the new markets so we’re in a holding pattern just watching and waiting. “Instead of growing horizontally we think it’s the time for a little vertical growth”We’re happy with where Panda Global is right now and we’re actively growing our current roster and resources. We’re doing what we can to grow what Panda Global has, so I guess you could say instead of growing horizontally we think it’s time for a little vertical growth. Maybe when we get more sponsors and do a few other things we might decide it’s time to go into another title, but for now we’re pretty happy.Esports Insider: You personally have a really interesting story. You were a competitive gamer, then ventured into the medical field, then came back to competitive gaming to create Panda Global. Tell me what that was like and what your thought process was? It has to be difficult to juggle both being a doctor and an esports owner at  the same time. Dr. Bunney: Yeah it definitely is. I think that’s why I say I wouldn’t have done Panda Global if I knew what I was getting into. Residency is not easy. I’ll be done in two months but it’s been a rough ride. I work an 80 hour work week, I also do all the social media for Panda Global so literally between patients I’m tweeting about esports. I have friends who don’t know this side of me at all and I have friends that only know this side of me and don’t understand me as a doctor. That dichotomy is important in my life and gaming is just core to who I am. I have a bad habit of anything that I enjoy doing, I take it a little too far. When we decided to start this esports organisation it was actually a majority of David doing the legwork and that’s where the naivety came in. We thought that one person would be able to handle everything that came his way. There were so many things that needed to be done that David couldn’t catch up on so I had to pick up all these extra pieces and they just became my responsibilities. For me it’s a part time job but for him its a full time job. I’m pretty sure I put in hours that people would probably consider it a full time job.Esports Insider: Thanks so much for your time do you have anything else to add or any shout outs?Dr. Bunney: Shout outs to my team. We have not lost almost any of our players and even those that we did lose I still talk to them. I hate to say this because it’s so cliche, but I honestly feel like everyone in Panda Global is one big family and I don’t think I would be continuing this today if it wasn’t for them.last_img read more