Join the Workforce Recruitment Program for students with disabilities

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 28, 2017 ​ If you goWho: Students, recent graduatesWhat: Workforce Recruitment Program information meetingWhen: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4–5 p.m.Where: Center for Community, room N215​ Walk-in hoursCareer and Disability services will offer walk-in hours through the week of Nov. 13 to assist with questions or discuss job accommodations, self-advocacy, resumes or interviewing.Career Services, Kristin WilliamsThursdays 1:30–2:45 p.m. Center for Community, suite N352Disability Services, Meg MurrayFridays 2–3 p.m.Center for Community, suite N200 Are you interested in working in the government for the summer or after you graduate? If so, Career Services and Disability Services would like to tell you about a great opportunity for CU Boulder students.The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The program is coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense.If you are interested in learning more about WRP (and eating free pizza), please plan to attend the Oct. 4 information session.Participant eligibilityEligible students must: Have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority Be a United States citizen Be enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis or have graduated with a degree no earlier than April 2016Schedule A is a hiring authority for federal agencies to use to tap into a diverse and vibrant talent pool without going through the often lengthy traditional hiring process and allows individuals to apply for a federal appointment through a noncompetitive hiring process.This means, if you meet the eligibility status of the appointment and the minimum qualifications for a position, you may be hired for the position without competing with the general public. Schedule A can be used to hire people in all professions from clerical staff to attorneys.Apply nowPlease start the application as soon as possible. Once you begin the process, you will need to be approved before you can continue filling out your application. Therefore, you must start the process as soon as possible to allow enough time for approval and finishing the application.  Categories:Career DevelopmentCampus Communitylast_img read more

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News / New guide to help shippers lower transport emissions at procurement stage

first_img“It is a logical next step for companies that set targets and report logistics emissions across their global supply chains using the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework.” The guidelines provide companies with ways to identify gaps and integrate emissions reduction into the procurement process. For example, they advocate standardising emissions calculations and reporting requirements for freight operators, advise what data to collect and help shippers advise their freight providers on how to cut emissions.  The Smart Freight Procurement Guidelines also help shippers “map their alignment with low emissions logistics and freight procurement, and identify and address gaps through the implementation of the suggested actions”.  They say: “This alignment can extend to [an] organisation’s entire logistics procurement policies and procedures.” María Mendiluce, WBCSD managing director, said: “We and our member companies are working to find solutions to accelerate the decarbonisation of all sectors to net-zero climate impact. The guidelines are a practical tool for companies to integrate low-carbon transport decision criteria into existing procurement processes and send a market signal to the freight and logistics sector.” Some freight companies are already making attempts to be greener. K Line said this morning it was cooperating with a Tokyo initiative to reach zero emissions.  It has offered 3,628 tons of CO2 reduction credit to the metropolitan government as part of its Tokyo Cap and Trade progamme. The line said it had established environment, society and government initiatives as a key management issue for its medium-term plan and was aiming for a CO2 emission reduction of 25% by 2030. It added that it was working with 14 affiliates to promote its environmental management system, “Drive Green Network”. The Smart Freight guidelines also outline case studies on what some major shippers are doing to combat emissions, in a bid to help other companies. It focuses on examples such as Nike’s Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing Index, Johnson & Johnson using sustainability to strengthen carrier relationships and Schneider’s How to create an effective transportation RFP.  It also showcases some best practice at freight companies, including DHL Global Forwarding and Port of Rotterdam. By Alex Lennane 10/09/2019 Shippers have been offered a “toolbox” to help them gauge and reduce transport emissions in the freight procurement stage – sending “a message” to the transport industry. Smart Freight Centre and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have released guidelines to help freight buyers reduce the greenhouse gas emissions  in their supply chains. Transporting goods around the world generates 8% of global CO2, but most shippers depend on their freight transport providers to cut emissions.  “The beauty of our guidelines is that they allow companies and organisations to leverage climate action through their supplier contracts,“ said Sophie Punte, executive director of Smart Freight Centre. center_img © Adam121last_img read more

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Savanna closes on Garment District office with $388M loan

first_imgSavanna’s Chris Schlank and Nick Bienstock with 1375 Broadway (Credit: Google Maps)The private equity fund closed its $435 million purchase of 1375 Broadway from Westbrook Partners last week, Commercial Observer reports. In May, The Real Deal reported that the transaction could slow down Savanna’s fundraising efforts.To complete the deal, Savanna landed $388.5 million in financing from a consortium of lenders including Brookfield Real Estate Finance, investment firm Declaration Partners and two entities tied to Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Aareal Capital Corporation.Read moreSavanna buying Garment District office building for $435MBig Midtown deal looms over Savanna’s latest fundraising effortThese were the largest Manhattan real estate loans in June Brookfield originated the senior and mezzanine debt, syndicating $200 million in senior debt to the German entities, and kept $103.5 million in mezzanine debt on its books.Declaration Partners, which is backed by the Carlyle Group’s co-founder and co-executive chairman David Rubenstein, took a $85 million equity stake.Savanna previously owned the Garment District building, paying Chedward Realty Corporation $135 million for the property in 2010. Savanna sold it to Westbrook in 2015 for $310 million.The sale and financing of the deal was brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. [CO] — Erin Hudson This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 03, 2018

first_imgFDA issues azithromycin warning for cancer patients receiving stem cellsThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a warning about long-term azithromycin use in cancer patients who’ve undergone a donor stem cell transplant.The warning is based on the results of a clinical trial that found an increased rate of relapse in cancers affecting the blood and lymph nodes—and an increased death rate—among stem-cell transplant patients who were being treated with azithromycin to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious lung condition caused by inflammation and scarring in the airways of the lungs.The researchers observed cancer relapse in 77 patients (32.9%) with azithromycin treatment compared with 48 patients (20.8%) taking placebo, and a total of 95 patients died in the azithromycin group compared with 66 patients in the placebo group. The investigators concluded that the risks of long-term azithromycin exposure after donor stem cell transplantation may exceed the benefits.Although the trial could not determine why rates of cancer relapse and death were higher with azithromycin (which is not approved for preventing the condition), the FDA says healthcare providers should not prescribe long-term azithromycin to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans in patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who’ve had a donor stem cell transplant. The agency says it’s reviewing additional data and will communicate its conclusions and recommendations when the review is complete.Pfizer, the manufacturer of Zithromax, is providing a letter on this safety issue to providers who care for patients undergoing stem cell transplants. Aug 3 FDA safety announcement Study highlights clinical, financial costs of kidney injury with polymyxinA study today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases details the impacts of acute kidney injury in patients treated with polymyxin antibiotics.The retrospective database analysis looked at adults who received intravenous (IV) treatment with one of two polymyxin antibiotics—sodium colistimethate (CMS) or polymyxin B (PMB)—for more than 3 consecutive days. The use of polymyxins has been on the rise as gram-negative organisms have grown increasingly resistant to other antibiotics, but there are concerns about drug-induced nephrotoxicity, specifically acute kidney injury (AKI). The researchers were seeking to assess the mortality risk, inpatient length of stay, and total hospitalization costs associated with AKI among patients who receive the drugs.A total of 4,886 patients were included: 4,103 who received CMS and 783 who received PMB. In the multivariable analysis, the presence of AKI was associated with higher in-hospital mortality in the CMS group (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 2.3) and the PMB cohort (aOR, 2.7) than those who didn’t develop AKI, and with longer hospital stays (9.7 days and 11.6 days in the CMS and PMB cohorts, respectively). Mean total hospitalization costs were also higher for patients with AKI—$47,820 higher in the CMS cohort and $35,244 higher in the PMB cohort.”Our findings suggest that the clinical and economic burden of AKI among polymyxin recipients is substantial and polymyxin therapy should be used judiciously,” the authors conclude.The study was sponsored by Allergan plc.Aug 3 Open Forum Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

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HORIBA wins 2018 iF Design Award

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Sutherland joins AFC Wimbledon on loan

See also:QPR midfielder set for loan moveQPR youngster clinches Crawley loan moveLoan deals for two QPR youngsters QPR midfielder Frankie Sutherland has joined AFC Wimbledon on a month’s loan.A number of clubs  expressed an interest in the 20-year-old, who spent time on loan at Leyton Orient last year.QPR Under-21 boss Steve Gallen said this week: “He’s had a lot of managers watching him in our games and he wants to go out.“The move needs to be right for everyone. There’s no point him going out and sitting on the bench somewhere. He needs to play.”AdChoices广告Rangers have also sent Jamie Sendles-White, Michael Petrasso and Michael Harriman out on loan this season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more

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