Diversity Resource Information Center opened for business

first_img June 15, 2005 Regular News Diversity Resource Information Center opened for business The Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity has unveiled a Diversity Resource Information Center at www.flcourts.org/diversity.A fundamental goal for the Committee on Fairness and Diversity is to increase the legal, social, and cultural competence of Florida’s legal profession. To help facilitate that mission, the committee was tasked with overseeing the establishment of a Court Diversity Information Resource Center that provides links to diversity and fairness court education curricula, best practices for diversity recruitment, and retention utilized by state and national organizations, and other research materials relevant to the ongoing development of diversity perspectives.The center, in a three-objective format, offers the viewer access to:• Previous Florida committee reports and national studies.• Remote links to Web resources designed to increase awareness of various legal, cultural, and career development issues.• A submission page for the viewer to provide feedback about resource center content as well as submit for possible posting best practices and announcements of upcoming events. Submissions may be e-mailed to [email protected] Committee on Fairness and Diversity was established for the purpose of advancing the state courts system’s efforts to eliminate from court operations inappropriate bias based on race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, or socioeconomic status. The committee is comprised of judges, attorneys, professors, and judicial stakeholders, most of whom shared personal testimony of past experiences related to racial, ethnic, gender, and religious bias, during their introductory comments at the first committee meeting.center_img Diversity Resource Information Center opened for businesslast_img read more

3D Oil’s plan for seismic survey in Roebuck basin open for comment

first_imgThe environment plan for 3D Oil Limited’s Sauropod 3D marine seismic survey in Commonwealth waters of the Roebuck Basin, within exploration permit WA-527-P off Australia, is now open for public comment, according to Australia’s offshore regulator, NOPSEMA. 3D Oil submitted the plan to NOPSEMA on July 16, 2019. The purpose of the Sauropod 3D marine seismic survey is to collect high quality geophysical data about rock formations and structures beneath the seabed and assess potential for new oil and gas discoveries.The acquisition area comprises the area within which 3D seismic acquisition will be undertaken and covers approximately 3,500 km2. The acquisition area is surrounded by a larger operational area (approximately 6,000 km2), for the purpose of line turns, run-ins, run-outs, seismic testing and support activities.The operational area at its closest is approximately 120 km north of Eighty Mile Beach and 230 km west of Broome. The seismic survey will be undertaken in water depths between approximately 95 m to 172 m.The survey will involve a single seismic survey vessel towing a seismic source array with a total volume of 3,090 cubic inches (in3), at a water depth of approximately 5 – 10 m. The seismic source will use compressed air to emit regular pulses of sound that reflect off the seabed and underlying rock formations. The reflected sound wave will be received by up to 12 hydrophone streamers.Each streamer will be up to 7,000 m in length, spaced 75 m apart and towed at a depth of approximately 15 m. During the survey, the seismic survey vessel will travel at a speed of approximately 4.5 knots, discharging the seismic source approximately every 5 seconds.The survey vessel will typically acquire seismic data along a series of adjacent and parallel lines in a “racetrack” pattern. When the vessel completes the line, it will turn again to follow another line offset approximately 450 m from the first. This pattern is repeated until the required coverage is completed.The Sauropod 3D MSS will take a maximum of 60 days to acquire, and will be undertaken within the acquisition window of January to April 2020, or January to April 2021. The precise timing of the survey is subject to vessel availability, weather conditions and other operational considerations, and will take into account the seasonality of environmental sensitivities, where practicable.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBA

first_img July 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBA. NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBAcenter_img Associated Press last_img

Caira throws 1-hitter as SU splits series against Pittsburgh

first_img Published on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm SoftballThe Syracuse softball team split a doubleheader with Pittsburgh Saturday, winning the first game 8-0 before losing the second 4-0. Sunday’s rubber match was rained out.Pitcher Jenna Caira was in command of game one for the Orange (28-21, 10-8 Big East). She threw her fourth one-hitter of the year, striking out 13. A bunt-single by Pittsburgh’s Ashley Amistade in the third inning was the lone hit for the Panthers (25-21, 9-9). Caira extended her scoreless inning streak to 19, as she moved into second place among Big East pitchers with 16 wins on the season.Veronica Grant led the way for the Orange bats in game one, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored. Stacy Kuwik hit 1-for-3 with a two-run double, the only extra base hit for the Orange in game one. Five different SU players drove in runs.The win gave the Orange its second-longest winning streak of the season, only to see it snapped in the next game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Syracuse and Pittsburgh had seven hits in game two, but the Orange failed to convert on its chances. Stacy Kuwik took the loss for Syracuse, as SU was shut out for just the third time all season.Stephanie Watts went 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot for the Orange in the loss. It was her second straight series hitting from the leadoff spot. She was the only Syracuse player with multiple hits in game two.The Orange finishes up its nonconference schedule Tuesday with a doubleheader at Canisius. It wraps up the Big East regular season this weekend when it hosts DePaul in a three-game series.Track and fieldAt the Big East men’s and women’s championships this weekend at Cincinnati, the Syracuse track and field team earned seventh- and eighth-place finishes.Junior Jarret Eaton, freshman Darryl White, and graduate students Michael LeBlanc and Antoine Clark teamed up to win the 400-meter relays with a time of 40.63 seconds. Eaton was victorious in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best, an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.85. LeBlanc earned two top-five finishes on the day, with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.47) and a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (21.61). Both Leblanc and Clark earned All-Big East honors over the weekend.Graduate student Bernard Bush kept up with LeBlanc in the 100-meter dash long enough to take fifth with a time of 10.80. The men’s seventh-place finish is the best for SU since 2007, when the team finished fourth. The 66 points earned on the weekend placed the Orange between Cincinnati and South Florida.The women, led by two-time defending Big East pentathlon champion Uhunoma Osazuwa, saw a four-spot improvement from last year. With the exclusion of the 800-meter run, Osazuwa finished in the top three in every event in the heptathlon.Sophomore Ieva Staponkute joined LeBlanc and Eaton to earn All-Big East honors with a second-place finish in the triple jump. She set her season best with a 12.24-meter jump.Syracuse continues its championship season at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J., starting Friday.— Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff  Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more