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Hesburgh Library Edit-a-Thon highlights historic gender gap in South Bend

first_imgThe Hesburgh Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship hosted its first ever Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to highlight the gap between male and female contributors on the site and to shed light on the historical impact of South Bend women.The Edit-a-Thon, an event open to Notre Dame as well as the wider South Bend community, taught participants how to edit and contribute articles with a focus on prominent South Bend women.Kai Smith, a visiting librarian and one of the organizers for the event, said Wikipedia’s platform provided people with the opportunity to both examine the systemic disparity between men and women prevalent in historical study and explore the wealth of prominent figures in South Bend. Although Wikipedia is an online platform with near-universal opportunity for access to those with Internet, the site displays a noticeable gender gap, with only 13 percent of contributors and editors being women.“It addresses the larger gender gap issue that Wikipedia has of not having many women editors,” Smith said. “It encourages people to not only add female figures to Wikipedia, but also to kind of bridge that gender gap.”As part of the Edit-a-Thon, participants “adopted” a South Bend woman by researching her life, work and legacy in online databases such as University Archives. Smith said as she and other Notre Dame and South Bend librarians compiled a list of South Bend women to research, she discovered the wealth of prominent female scholars, activists and community leaders who contributed to South Bend’s history. Prominent women included community leaders such as Eugenia Braboy and Helen Pope, religious leaders like Sister Maura Brannick and Sister Mary di Pazzi Rockford and educators such as Gloria Kaufman and Dr. Virgina Calvin.“There’s pretty amazing people here, and I must say, I was really surprised at the community activism there is,” Smith said. “Even in the founding of Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, a lot of the sisters were very active in the community and the creation of institutions. It’s pretty phenomenal.”In order to help participants get started, Smith held several introductory workshops on guidelines for properly starting, editing and citing Wikipedia pages, a process she said is relatively straightforward.Fellow organizer and librarian Sheila Smyth said South Bend libraries have fostered similar initiatives and hoped the event would become a recurring event.“I hope it becomes a tradition for Women’s History Month and that it becomes something even public schools can get into,” Smyth said.Several participants, such as first-year law student Carlene Miller said the event helped shed light on the important role women in South Bend played in community activism. Miller, who focused her research on community activist and healthcare professional Helen Pope, said the Edit-a-Thon gave her the opportunity to explore the achievements of other women in the South Bend area.“It’s good to see the list of women and see that there’s this long history and tradition of female activism and community activism of women in South Bend,” Miller said.Fellow first-year law student Christine Bannan said the event helped her understand the importance of contributing to history through online technology and provided an opportunity to both engage with South Bend history and draw attention to social gender bias.“It made me think about other causes of the gender gap in society,” Bannan said. “Wikipedia is free, it’s public, it’s open access, yet we still have that huge disparity between men and women editing, and it draws attention to the fact that there are more systemic causes.”Tags: Notre Dames, South Bend Women, Talk it Out Tuesday, Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Women’s History Monthlast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Patrick Wilson’s B’way Antics With Tom Hanks & Tom Cruise & More

first_img Andrea Martin Talks Her Lady Parts Andrea Martin paid a visit to the ladies of The View on September 23 to chat about her Lady Parts, return to Pippin and a 28-year-old boyfriend. Watch below as Rosie Perez admires the Tony winner’s pins, Rosie O’Donnell helps her use naughty words (a lot) and find out why it’s all Steve Martin’s fault. View Comments Patrick Wilson’s Broadway Antics With Tom Hanks & Tom Cruise Stage and screen star Patrick Wilson recently stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and got to reminiscing about his time on the Great White Way. Check out below as the Tony nominee talks inspirational interactions with Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise while he was treading the boards, and how all he needs is Arnold Schwarzenegger to complete the trifecta!?! Oh Mr. Wilson, won’t you please return to Broadway? We’ve not seen you since All My Sons in 2009 and that was TOO LONG AGO! Adriane Lenox, Lesli Margherita & More Join Forces for Born for Broadway Tony Winner Adriane Lenox, Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks, Matilda’s Lesli Margherita, John Tartaglia, Peter Scolari and many more will appear in the fifth annual Born for Broadway Charity Cabaret. Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the event will take place on October 13 and proceeds will benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis.center_img Lindsay Lohan Begins Previews One of the most talked about stage debuts in recent times begins on September 24. Lindsay Lohan is starting performances in London’s Speed-the-Plow opposite Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay. The David Mamet play, directed by Lindsay Posner (how many Lindsays?), will run through November 29 at the Playhouse Theatre. Opening night is set for October 2. As long as the Mean Girls star doesn’t go to any sushi restaurants frequented by Jeremy Piven, all will be well. Hopefully. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

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Rhodium Group: More coal plant retirements looming

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts of capacity, is expected to close by 2030.  Absent “market interventions at a grand scale” — such as the Trump administration’s plan to force utilities to buy uncompetitive coal-fired power under the mandate of national security — the same trends are accelerating beyond current estimates, and could lead to the country’s coal fleet being nearly halved again by 2030. These are some of the conclusions of a note released this week by the research firm Rhodium Group. According to its analysis, while “the Department of Energy contemplates action to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants, low natural gas prices and cheap renewables have the potential to drive far more coal off the grid.” Rhodium Group’s new projections, based on data collected for its Taking Stock 2018 report released in June, use a range of scenarios to project both retirements of coal capacity and reductions in total electricity generated by coal.Under the “most favorable market dynamics for coal “we project at least 71 [gigawatts] of retirements by 2030, roughly 65% more than currently planned,” the firm wrote. That’s a higher rate of retirement than the 65 gigawatts by 2030 projected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s reference case. And it would require natural gas prices rising to $4 per one million British Thermal Units (MMBtu), along with more rapid than expected economic growth.Under the Rhodium Group’s “central” scenario, coal retirements reach 92 gigawatts by 2030, with generation falling nearly as much as capacity. “The cliff for coal gets much more treacherous if renewable energy costs decline moderately and natural gas prices are in the $3/MMBtu range,” it notes.“Stopping or slowing the next wave of retirements would require market interventions at a grand scale — with costs and market distortions that may make such actions a hard sell,” the firm wrote. More: Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030 Rhodium Group: More coal plant retirements loominglast_img read more

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Retail – Hopes for spin-off from IT boom

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House-sized penthouse with views ‘to die for’

first_imgThis penthouse at 602/1 Gray St, New Farm is for sale now.WHEN the semi-retired owners of this exceptional house-sized penthouse in New Farm purchased it in 2017, they were captivated by its bigness and the fact it has ‘views to die for’.“One of the things that really stands out with this place is that it’s big. All the living areas are big, the bedrooms are big, there’s a nice, workable kitchen and it feels so spacious,” said Bob Fifield. The master bedroom.“What also interested my wife and I was that this apartment is only six storeys high, and so we don’t get shaky legs on the balcony.“I don’t think we could have lived, or considered living, 24 storeys up.”Delivering breathtaking views of the Brisbane River, this 475sq m property at 602/1 Gray St, New Farm is located in the Freshwater complex and has a panoramic northeast view. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Each of the three oversized bedrooms has direct balcony access, and the third bedroom has its own ensuite.The apartment was recently renovated by Mr Fifield.“We spent a good few months making it bright and airy,” he said.“When we bought it, the apartment really felt a bit dark and dungy, so we brightened it up and made it look more 2018.”Floor-to-ceiling glass doors run the length of the property and the custom-designed chef’s kitchen is full of European appliances. The kitchen with river views.The kitchen also has a built-in coffee machine and stone benchtops.The luxury master bedroom takes over one wing of the apartment and has an ensuite with glass doors and a bath, with custom-built cabinetry in the walk-in wardrobe. Two other bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling glass doors and one has its own ensuite.A glass-partitioned office has custom cabinetry, as does the reading/theatre room. There’s a large internal laundry as well as a guest bathroom and a powder room, all with quality fixtures and stone benchtops. The lounge room.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Fifield said with one of the largest outdoor areas in the New Farm area, his ‘mad gardener’ wife loved being able to adorn the long balcony with her pot plants. The balcony.Parting with the penthouse because of health reasons, Mr Fifield said he could envisage a young professional couple with ‘enough brass to buy the thing’ living in the apartment.“It’s in such an ideal location, close to the Gasworks Precinct, close to James Street and it offers unbelievable views,” he said. The apartment complex at New Farm.“My wife and I have had some nice glasses of wine overlooking the river and beyond.”Executive features of the apartment include three car parks conveniently located next to the lifts, as well as ducted airconditioning and smart wiring throughout.Residents of Freshwater Apartments also have exclusive use of an outdoor pool and spa, as well as a barbecue area that can be booked for private functions.last_img read more

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Finder farms out 90 pct interest in Carnarvon permit to Woodside

first_imgPerth-based private exploration company Finder Exploration has entered into an agreement to farm-out 90 percent of its participating interest in exploration permit WA-520-P to Australian LNG operator Woodside.The permit is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Australia’s North West Shelf, directly south of the Gorgon and Clio major gas fields.“From our acreage review, we identified large multi-TCF Triassic gas and large Cretaceous oil prospects,” Finder’s Chief Executive Shane Westlake, said.“We are now looking forward to working with Woodside on the new Isometrix Exmouth MC3D seismic data acquired earlier in the year with processing expected to be finished in May 2018,” he added.Finder did not reveal the value of the deal.Woodside now holds a 90 percent share in WA-520-P while Finder owns 10 percent.last_img read more

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Macquarie buying offshore heli leasing firm Waypoint for $650M

first_imgIn a court declaration related to the Bankruptcy protection, Todd Wolynski, Waypoint’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer said: “The cyclical downturn in the oil and gas industry beginning in 2014 led to a significant decline in offshore oil exploration, cost reduction measures for production operations, and a substantially decreased demand for offshore drilling services by upstream, exploration and production companies (“E&P Companies”).“Although the price of crude oil had slowly begun to rebound, the effects of this protracted downturn are still evident. The severe reductions in capital spending and cost-cutting measures implemented by the offshore oil and gas industry during the downturn have resulted, in turn, in decreased demand for helicopter services from the [ Waypoint’s ] primary customer base, the oil and gas helicopter operators ( [ Waypoint’s ] lessees).“Cost-cutting measures implemented by the offshore oil and gas industry during the downturn have resulted, in turn, in decreased demand for helicopter services.”“Due to this negative impact on the helicopter service industry, helicopter operators have employed their own cost-cutting measures, including reducing their fleet size, engaging in fewer lease extensions or renewals, demanding rental reductions, and, in some cases, filing for reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code. The Debtors’ single largest customer, CHC Group Ltd., and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “CHC”) filed for chapter 11 relief in May 2016.“As a result of CHC’s filing, by May 2018, the [Waypoint] experienced an annualized $45 million reduction in revenues associated with the forty-four (44) aircraft leased to CHC on account of CHC’s rejection or renegotiation of the leases for such aircraft. Further, to date, the [Waypoint] have incurred approximately $28.4 million in unexpected transition and maintenance costs on account of the rejected CHC aircraft.”Wolynski further said that the oil and gas industry downturn has created an oversupply of available helicopters in the market, which has significantly impacted the Waypoint’s utilization and yields.He said” [Waypoint’s] revenue declined 12% in 2017 as compared to 2016 and the weighted average remaining lease term was reduced to 2.2 years for the year ended December 31, 2017, down from 3.1 years at the end of 2016″He said that as of the Bankruptcy protection petition that, Waypoint’s total fleet utilization was approximately 78%, down from utilization rates of approximately 94% to 100% during 2013 to late 2015.Macquarie’s acquisition of Waypoint is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, subject to, among others, Bankruptcy Court and regulatory approval. Waypoint will continue to operate in the ordinary course of business until financial close.Offshore Energy Today Staff Waypoint Leasing Holding, one of the world’s largest helicopter leasing companies which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, is set to be acquired Macquarie Group.Illustration: Offshore helicopter/ Image by: Ausjun22/Wikimedia, Shared under CC BY-SA 4.0 licenseAccording to agreements signed last week, Macquarie will buy the offshore helicopter leasing specialist for $650 million.Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing will combine the Waypoint helicopter assets and management platform with its own portfolio and employ the Waypoint staff.“This is a momentous step forward in achieving our goal to transform Waypoint,” said Hooman Yazhari, Chief Executive Officer of Waypoint. “With Macquarie’s strong balance sheet and incredible depth in aviation, the integrated platform will be the most dynamic in the industry. The expertise of our combined resources and human capital will give us an unparalleled foundation to bring stability and a long-term balance to a sector filled with uncertainty.“We remain incredibly grateful for the support of our stakeholders throughout our transformation process, including our lenders, customers, OEMs and MROs and, above all, our employees who have worked tirelessly. We anticipate a speedy conclusion of the sale process, after which we and Macquarie will reach new heights, poised to capture the many opportunities ahead of us.”“We anticipate a speedy conclusion of the sale process, after which we and Macquarie will reach new heights, poised to capture the many opportunities ahead of us.”Waypoint, which owns 165 helicopters built by major players such as Sikorsky, Bell, Airbus, and Leonardo, last week said it had received commitments from a consortium of several of its existing lenders for $45 million of debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing, to facilitate the sale of the company to Macquarie.“The DIP financing will provide Waypoint with ample liquidity to continue operating in the ordinary course during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case,” Waypoint said.Waypoint on November 25, 2018, filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to allow for breathing space to explore restructuring options as it was unable to pay its debts “as they fall due.”While Waypoint leases helicopters to operators in various industries such as emergency medical services (EMS), government and humanitarian services, utility and firefighting, search and rescue (SAR) and wind farm support, according to court documents majority of Waypoint’s lessees are helicopter service providers servicing the offshore oil and gas industry.This ties the company to the state of the offshore oil and gas industry which has been hit hard by the oil and gas downturn which started in 2014.Oil industry downturns spills over to helicopterslast_img read more

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Amuneke faces challenges as new coach of struggling El-Makkasa

first_img Amuneke, who led Tanzania to their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1980, left the Taifa Stars by mutual consent following the team’s failure to progress to the knock-out stages of Egypt 2019 and has been seeking a new job. The 1994 African Footballer of the Year previously managed his country’s youth teams and Sudanese club SC Khartoum. He was the assistant coach when Nigeria won the Fifa U-17 World Cup trophy for a record fourth time in the United Arab Emirates in 2013. Two years later, he led the Golden Eaglets to a fifth U-17 World Cup title in Chile and, revered as a proven youth manager, he was swiftly promoted to coach the U-20 side the Flying Eagles. As a player, he was a key part of the Super Eagles team, scoring both goals at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia where Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1 to secure their second African title. read also:BREAKING! Amuneke joins Egyptian side Misr El-Makasa as head coach He also played for the Super Eagles at the 1994 World Cup – scoring memorable goals against Bulgaria and Italy. Two years after that triumph in Tunisia, he scored the winner again as Nigeria stunned Argentina 3-2 in the 1996 Olympic football final in Atlanta to become the first African football nation to win Olympic gold. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke has said that he may face some challenges after taking over at struggling Egyptian Premier League side El-Makkasa. Amuneke The 49-year-old was confirmed as Ahmed Hossam Mido’s successor on Saturday to become El-Makkasa’s fourth manager in three years. The Faiyum-based outfit have struggled for form, sitting 15th in the table, just outside the relegation zone on goal difference. “We have a big job on our hands and we cannot pretend that isn’t true,” Amuneke told the BBC. “But no matter the task, we must give it everything we have.” “I’ve been given this opportunity because of the situation but if we all drive in the same direction I believe things will gradually improve.” It is a return to the North African nation where the former Barcelona and Sporting CP winger first achieved professional success outside of his native country. He joined giants Zamalek from Julius Berger of Lagos in 1991 and his three-year spell saw him claim two domestic league titles and the 1993 African Champions League trophy.center_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromia7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

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