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LISA (organization)

LISA is the USENIX special interest group for system administrators. LISA was known as the System Administrators Guild until November 2003. In March 2016 it was announced. Co-sponsors the annual system administration conference known as LISA. Hosts several technical and professional mailing lists. Provides a job listing service. Compiles an annual salary survey of system administrators' salaries keyed to many variables. Publishes a series of short topics booklets in the field of system administration. Establishes and promotes a code of ethics for system administrators. Supports local user groups. Offers an IRC channel. Presents an annual award for outstanding contributions to the field of system administration. In June 2004, SAGE was dissolved as a Special Technical Group to prepare for a spin-off from its parent organization, USENIX. On October 27, 2005, the USENIX Board, by a 4-4 vote, failed to approve a motion to progress the separation of SAGE from USENIX, declaring instead that SAGE is better as a suborganization.

This contributed to the formation of LOPSA by individuals involved in the aborted spinoff. League of Professional System Administrators SAGE-AU System Administrators Guild of Ireland Official website SAGE@GUUG cSAGE Certification USENIX LOPSA - League of Professional Systems Administrators

Little Flower Mission

Little Flower Mission operated from 1938 - 1942 and it was a mission to Eastern Arrernte people who were living in and around the township of Alice Springs. The mission was established by Catholic missionaries, part of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart order. Dr. Charles Duguid, a Presbertyrian social reformer and Aboriginal rights activist, inspired the creation of the mission after sharing his condemnation of conditions for Aboriginal people in Alice Springs. Responding to Duguid's call the mission was established in 1935 by Catholic priest Father Patrick Moloney and the lay missionary Francis McGarry. Father Moloney, who had previous experience establishing missions planned for the mission to seek Aboriginal people who had little contact with Europeans but, after 2 unsuccessful expeditions into the desert, he decided that Eastern Arrernte fringe-dwellers in Alice Springs, would be the most amenable to the mission and some of the most in need. At this time McGarry wrote home to his family that many of the Eastern Arrernte people that he met were "in such a deplorable condition" and that there was "practically no food".

This lack of food, caused by the devastating impacts of colonisation, was a major factor that attracted so many Arrernte people to the many missions that were established in Alice Springs. Wenten Rubuntja, who would go on to become a famous Aboriginal artist, recalled that "all the priests would feed people" and that "all those churches were all right - they were all holy"; the mission was established 1 October 1935, on the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux, known as'Little Flower' and it was located in the Alice Springs town centre. It is said that McGarry played a uniquely pivotal roll in the mission and this is because Father Moloney believed that St Therese had meant the Mission to be McGarry's, not his, as it had to be. At the new mission McGarry fed and taught Aboriginal children at the presbytery everyday and, after interest from the adults, began teaching adult catechism classes; this drew ire from many people living in Alice Springs who were horrified at told Moloney that he was “the most popular man in the town until you brought those black children into our town" and that, in trying to teach the children "it was like giving strawberries to pigs".

It was this resistance, that the town was a prohibited area, that necessitated the move to Charles Creek in 1937. The missions new location on the Charles River, nearby the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, was on the town's northern boundary and was still only a short walk to the presbytery. To allow this move the government agreed to increase the size of the Aboriginal Reserve around the Telegraph Station and it came to include all the land on the eastern side of the Charles River as far south as it met with the Todd River. At this new site McGarry, the newly arrived Brother Ed Bennett, sank a well and built a schoolroom and laundry. Following the completion of these buildings, after forming an advisory council of 8 senior Aboriginal men, they pegged out plots on the mission site for each family and built Wurlies on them; these wurlies, arranged into'streets', were made of wooden framework and covered with old iron and grass. These wurlies, called ‘Camp IV’, were not approved by the government and drew ire from Alice Springs residents who complained about the proximity of the camp to town.

A mission census in April 1937 counted 113 people in residence at the mission: sixty children, twenty six women and twenty seven men. By August 1938 there were 140 people living at the mission in thirty nine wurlies: fifty children, forty women and fifty men; the mission continued to grow and, by February 1940, the population had reached 221. In 1942, following the bombing of Darwin, the mission was forced to move from Alice Springs as the town became an base and large numbers of soldiers moved to the town; the mission was ordered to relocate 100 km north to Arltunga, a former mining town, now the Arltunga Historical Reserve. McGarry was asked to leave the mission shortly. At this site is became known as the Arltunga Mission and, in 1953, it moved again to Santa Teresa. Francis McGarry Wenten Rubuntja Margaret Kemarre Turner Little Flower Court, in the Anthelk-Ewlpaye Town Camp, is named for the mission and it is located on the original site of the mission. Find and Connect.


Nylink is a non-profit member supported cooperative serving libraries and cultural heritage organizations of all types. Based in Albany, New York, Nylink members are located in surrounding areas. Nylink's 300 plus member institutions include academic libraries, public libraries, library systems, corporate libraries, court libraries, government agency libraries, gardens and other cultural heritage organizations. Additionally, Nylink has more than 2,000 affiliate institutions who participate in or acquire services Nylink offers. Nylink announced in May, 2010, that the organization will phase out its operations over the next 12 months, with permanent closure planned for May 2011. Steep declines in Nylink's revenue as a result of fundamental changes in its business environment have degraded Nylink's ability to remain self-supporting. Nylink staff will continue to serve members through the coming year. Nylink was founded in 1973 as the SUNY/OCLC Network, providing access and support to OCLC's core services for New York State libraries.

Nylink originated as one of fifteen regional service providers for OCLC, developed to provide personalized support for a suite of OCLC services. In April 1999, the SUNY/OCLC Network changed its name to Nylink to reflect its more diverse membership and services. Nylink is governed by the Nylink Advisory Board, made up of representatives from all constituencies of Nylink members, elected by the membership. Nylink's mission is "Supporting Libraries through Collaboration and Innovation.” Nylink accomplishes this through working with other NYS library organizations and other regional service providers, as well as working for libraries to provide training and advocacy. 2000: Nylink secured an IMLS grant to start Nylink's IT Fluency Institute. The Fluency Institute developed into a year-round continuing education program. Nylink's professional development where information technology is only one component, is available to staff as face-to-face classes throughout New York, anytime and anywhere as online classes.

2001: Nylink was a voting member of the NISO standard Z39.85-2001, “Dublin Core Metadata Standard”. The Dublin Core metadata standard has become a mainstay in the library community to describe digital objects. 2006: Nylink and eleven other OCLC networks joined together to form the Network Education Exchange. Through this agreement, Nylink members can take training classes at any other OCLC network at member rates. Nylink has partnered with the Northeast Document Conservation Center, ENY/ACRL, the Eastern New York division of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, LITA, the Library and Information Technology Association, many other organization to provide training for librarians and information professionals. Nylink works with the New York State Library Association, participating on the conference program committee, NYLA sections and by supporting its annual conference as an exhibitor. Nylink works with the New York State Higher Education Initiative negotiating an Elsevier contract for NYSHEI and Nylink to provide a substantial cost saving for New York libraries.

Nylink works with New York's 3Rs Councils to support NYS libraries, collaborating on training, providing access to databases and resource sharing. LAND, a statewide ground delivery service for transporting materials between participating libraries, was created and is administered by Nylink. For a flat annual rate, LAND participants can receive an unlimited number of items. LAND will remain available through December 2010. In January 2004, Nylink began working with SUNY Geneseo to support the Information Delivery Service pilot program; the IDS Project is a cooperative resource sharing system designed to implement and evaluate a set of common transaction objectives and procedures among participating libraries that will help optimize mutual access to the information resources contained within those libraries. The foundation of the project is based upon each participating library meeting the performance standards outlined in the IDS Project contract, using the OCLC ILLiad Resource Sharing Management System and the LAND Delivery System.

IDS has gained attention nationwide through the ATLAS ILLiad conferences. Nylink will continue to offer databases, E-book and journals, online encyclopedias, other electronic resources to libraries at discounted rates for the next year. Nylink serves as the administrator on behalf of libraries, working with vendors, providing the libraries with fiscal services and support. Nylink offers consulting services on a wide range of subject areas. Press release: Nylink to Wind Down Operations Over Next 12 Months Nylink Closure FAQ Alternative Providers for Nylink Services and Products IDS Project

Water tender

A water tender known as a tanker in some regions, is a specialized firefighting apparatus designed for transporting water from a water source to a fire scene. Water tenders are capable of drafting water from a lake or hydrant; this class of apparatus does not have enough pumping capacity to power large hose lines, though it utilizes a smaller pump to draft from bodies of water. Water tenders are used when there is no working fire hydrant within reach of other fire equipment supplying the fire engine with a rapid connection. Most water tenders are designed to carry loads of 1000 gallons or more. In the US, 1000 gallons is the requirement in the NFPA standards; some may carry up to or upwards of 5000 gallons of water – more with a trailer. Water tenders support engines and/or trucks like aerials during fires and hazardous material incidents; some water tenders carry fire fighting crew much like an engine. These water tenders are able to operate independently; some water tenders combine a fire engine and water tender.

This kind of unit may have seats for up to six firefighters, a water tank of more than 3000 gallons, basic equipment for firefighting and rescue. This configuration may be found, for example, in rural areas, where a fire engine and water tender are supported by a combined fire engine/water tender unit in overlapping fires or accidents. Numerous wildland water tenders have remotely controlled nozzles mounted on the front bumper to allow them to drive alongside a fire or smoldering area and efficiently wet it down without the crew leaving the rig. Light water tenders are sometimes used in wildfires. For example, a small tank of 265 gallons can be carried by a cross-country vehicle to extinguish smoldering stubs on rough terrain. A water tender carries some fire fighting equipment. There are various national standards and recommendations on equipment to be carried on water tenders; some water tenders may carry various kinds of hoses and spray nozzles for use in forest, building, or industrial fires, as well as a portable water tank.

In addition, tools like axes, chemical portable fire extinguishers, a water extinguisher, an SCBA, a first aid kit, a hydrant wrench can be required. Some tenders carry foaming agents, extinguishing powders or gases. Sometimes these materials are carried in larger amounts on specialized, separate units like hose trucks, powder trucks, carbon dioxide extinguishing trucks etc. Specialized Airport Crash Tenders are used at airports to carry larger amounts of water and foaming agents. An Australian Water Tender can range from a standard fire engine, with a larger-than-usual capacity, to a Water Tender equipped with specialty equipment such as fixed monitors and long-throw foam nozzles. Several areas own converted semi-trailer fuel tankers, capable of holding many thousands of litres of petrol, foam or other retardant; these are most used in severe HazMat situations, such as oil refinery fires or fuel tanker accidents, where a large and continuous volume of water is needed. Fire Chief's Vehicle Heavy rescue vehicle Fire apparatus Fireboat Portable water tank

Centennial Bridge (Leavenworth, Kansas)

The Centennial Bridge is a through arch bridge road bridge over the Missouri River connecting Leavenworth and Platte County, Missouri. Constructed in 1955, it was a toll bridge; the bridge opened in 1955, a year after Leavenworth celebrated its centennial as the first city incorporated in Kansas. It is a two-span arch bridge connecting K-92 and Missouri Route 92, its main span is 419.8 feet with a total length of 2,571.2 feet. During the construction a spur of Route 45 called the "Leavenworth cutoff" was built to speed traffic to Kansas City, Missouri; the two-mile spur though it is in Missouri was maintained by the city of Leavenworth until the tolls were removed from the Centennial Bridge in May 1977. This is now maintained by MODOT and KDOT. In 2016, the City of Leavenworth, Kansas Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Transportation and other partners began a location study to plan for replacement of the bridge; the "Route 92 Centennial Bridge Study," conducted by professional engineers and planners, determined that the current site is the best location for a replacement bridge, recommended a 4-lane single-span bridge and recommended tolling to pay for the bridge since little funding was available.

List of crossings of the Missouri River profile