Week emphasizes theme of accountability for campus issues

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first_imgStudent government and the Gender Relations Center (GRC) are partnering to host the “Cost of Silence” week. Formerly known as “Race Relations Week,” sophomore Kaleem Minor, student government director of diversity and inclusion, said the new title was meant to encompass more issues on campus.“We feel like something bigger on this campus is what it means to be silent for your friend, what it means to not be an ally,” Minor said. “What’s the cost [of] that? And not just allyship, but being accountable, being involved with the issue. Because this issue is not something that one person, one group, one organization can fix. It’s something that everybody has to chip in and help [solve].”The week includes events such as apparel handouts, T-shirt distributions, a screening of the film “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change,” a pledge signing and a speaker series.“We’re trying to encourage people to know their role, understand their role and figure out their role,” Minor said. “While our University’s great, there’s a lot of things that aren’t great for … students that aren’t a majority in any sense — whether it be race, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and gender identity.”Minor said his department — diversity and inclusion — put a lot of thought into the week’s events to make sure they were as successful as possible. He said they focused on events that would engage students and incite discussion, not just through the panels, but from events as simple as T-shirt distributions. The T-shirts advertise statistics on women’s rights, race and sexual identity, among others.The event Minor said he is most excited about is the speaker series.“The goal of this event and the reason I’m so excited about it is because you have these people who are experts in this field and understand what’s going on, talking to students and challenging students to get involved,” he said.The goal of the week, Minor said, is to get students thinking about how to act on the issues they care about the most.“A lot of students, from what I’ve heard, they want to change campus but they don’t know how,” he said. “We just talk about what they care about and why they care about it and encourage them to get involved … in any way because everybody has a role. “The general arching theme is accountability. How can you get involved? How can you change campus?”Minor said he remembers last year, his freshman year, when campus was especially hostile during election season.“I think now there’s an aura of being cordial, but not necessarily talking or having conversations,” he said. “I think there’s a deep and thorough need for that under the right circumstances, which is something we all have to come together and decide how to do.”In terms of racial relations and inclusion on campus, Minor said, there is definitely room for improvement. He said this week empowers students to bring up the issues they most care about. He said in conjunction with the GRC, student government hosts this week to serve as a platform for students to voice their opinions on how to make this University a more welcoming place for all, without exceptions.“We have some really powerful events [this week] that can really provoke some thought and discussion,” he said. “If we can get 20-25 people … to say, ‘Wow, I have an issue that I really care about and I want to get involved in fixing this’ … that’s a win to me.”Tags: Accountability, Cost of Silence, Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion, inclusion, Race relationslast_img read more


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first_imgGambian ops An independent oil and gas advisory firm, RISC Operations, has conducted an audit of Far’s internal estimate of Prospective Resources for the Samo and Bambo prospects located in The Gambia permits A2 and A5. The Bambo prospect has been identified following recent mapping of the 3D seismic and targets a separate reservoir objective on the same structural trend as the Samo prospect. The two prospects have a combined best estimate Prospective Resource of 1.1 billion barrels on a gross unrisked basis (926 million barrels net to Far).The Samo prospect has two target intervals, is on trend and shares many similarities with the giant SNE oil field. As such it is very highly rated with an estimated chance of success (CoS) in one or both targets, endorsed by RISC, of 55%. According to Far, it is rare to have an exploration prospect with such a high CoS but this reflects the adjacent discovery at SNE and the confidence Far Limited has developed in exploring in the play fairway which is yet to experience a dry well. The Bambo play type is less understood but the Bambo prospect is still highly regarded with a CoS of 18%. Far said that more work will be carried out to improve understanding of the play and to further derisk the prospect.Far has also mapped a number of large leads in Block A5. This is in an area of poorer data quality and extends outside the 3D seismic coverage. These leads will be the subject of further mapping when the reprocessing of the seismic survey is available.Far Managing Director, Cath Norman, said: “Since making the discoveries at SNE and FAN offshore Senegal, and subsequently at FAN South and SNE North, it has been Far’s core strategy to build on our geological knowledge, contacts and nimbleness in the market to add high quality drilling opportunities in the MSGB Basin for our shareholders. As the RISC audit testifies, the opportunity we have captured in Blocks A2 and A5 offshore The Gambia represent a huge prize if successful.“Given the eight successful wells drilled on the shelf to date in Senegal and into the key reservoirs in the Samo prospect, the geological chance of success for drilling this prospect is high for a frontier exploration well. The Samo well will be the only exploration well to be drilled offshore The Gambia since the Jammah-1 well drilled in 1979.“Success in this well at the scale that RISC has supported would be truly transformational for the people of The Gambia and Far is proud to again be in the privileged position of delivering the country’s first, modern exploration well as we were in 2014 in Senegal.” Potential for 1.1 billion barrels of oil Following Government approval of the assignment of Far’s 80% interest in Blocks A2 and A5, Far as the operator of the Block A2 and A5 joint venture has progressed the license work program including well planning activities.Far’s Gambia office was opened in September 2017 and its in country team of 5 personnel is focused on managing Government and in country stakeholder interfaces and relationships. Well planning and preparation activities are progressing with; long lead items ordered, well design planning underway and preparation of an enviromental impact assessment and contingency plan started. Rig and shore base options are being investigated.Geotechnical studies are progressing including reprocessing of the Block A2 and A5 3D seismic data by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with the aim of improving the data quality for optimizing the location and design of the anticipated Samo exploration well. Two Far Limited-operated prospects located in Blocks A2 and A5 offshore The Gambia have a combined best estimate prospective resource of 1.1 billion barrels of oil.Earlier this year, Far took over 80% interest in offshore Blocks A2 and A5 from Erin Energy while Erin kept the remaining 20% interest. The transaction was approved by the country’s government in July giving Far operatorship over the two blocks.Far has completed detailed geotechnical studies and assessed significant hydrocarbon resource potential in its two blocks offshore The Gambia, the Australian company said on Tuesday.The Blocks A2 and A5 permit area, covering 2,682km2, are adjacent to and on trend with Far’s world class SNE oil field discovery and have significant exploration potential. A2 and A5 sit within the rapidly emerging and prolific Mauritania-SenegalGuinea-Bissau (MSGB) Basin and lie approximately 30km offshore in water depths ranging from 50 to 1,500 meters.From 1,504km2 of modern 3D seismic data acquired in A2 and A5, Far said it has identified large prospects similar to the “shelf edge” plays Far has successfully drilled in Senegal. FAR has mapped two drillable prospects, Samo and Bambo and additional leads in the blocks.last_img read more


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first_img Both players had made the step up from academy level to professional terms in the winter of 2013, with Josh Murphy saying: “I’m delighted and I’m just glad it’s all sorted now. “The club has got a big place in my heart and I’m happy to sign, and now the real work begins.” Josh Murphy has already featured 29 times for Norwich, including in the first half of their promotion season last year, though he missed the final push of their play-off triumph due to spending time on loan at Wigan. His brother Jacob is well behind on two Norwich appearances, but gained first-team experience with Colchester last season, and the duo will now be contracted until 2017. Press Associationcenter_img Norwich have handed fresh contracts to twin brothers Jacob and Josh Murphy.last_img read more