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Richard Daintree

Richard Daintree CMG was a pioneering Australian geologist and photographer. In particular, Daintree was the first Government geologist for North Queensland discovering gold fields and coal seams for future exploitation. Daintree was a pioneer in the use of photography during field trips and his photographs formed the basis of Queensland's contribution to the Exhibition of Arts and Industry in 1871. Following the success of the display, he was appointed as Queensland's Agent-General in London in 1872 but was forced to resign in 1876 due to ill-health and malpractice by some of his staff although not Daintree himself. A number of features in North Queensland have been named after Daintree including the town of Daintree, the Daintree National Park, the Daintree River, the Daintree Rainforest, nominated for the World Heritage List and the Daintree Reef. Richard Daintree was born in Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire in England, the son of Richard Daintree, a farmer, his wife Elizabeth, he was educated at Bedford School, started a degree at Christ's College, Cambridge in 1851, but left after a year due to ill health.

Migrating to Australia for a warmer climate, he was a prospector in the Victorian gold rush in 1852. In 1854, Daintree accepted an appointment as assistant geologist to Alfred Selwyn in the Victorian Geological Survey. Daintree returned to London to study metallurgy at the Royal School of Mines. During his studies in 1857, Daintree became interested in photography. Daintree rejoined the Geological Survey Office in January 1859 and pioneered the use of photography in geological field work, his photographs of the Victorian goldfields were exhibited at the 1862 International Exhibition in London. He may have collaborated with Antoine Fauchery in a volume of photographic works called Australia published in 1857. Richard Daintree married Lettice Agnes Foot, the daughter of surveyor Henry Foot on 1 December 1857, they would go on to have a family of six daughters. Daintree left the Geological Survey Office to become a resident partner with William Hann in pastoral properties on the Burdekin River in 1864.

This enabled him to pursue his interests in photography. He made a number of discoveries over the next few years including several goldfields at Cape River in 1867, Gilbert in 1869 and Etheridge in 1869–70. Daintree was the first person to systematically examine the coal seams near the Bowen River at Collinsville in Queensland and discovered a copper deposit on the Einasleigh River. During his time in Queensland, Daintree advocated a government geological survey office and his lobbying bore fruit when it was established in 1868, he was named as the geologist in charge of north Queensland between 1868 and 1870. During that time, he carried out a geological survey of North Queensland and his photographs of the Cape River goldfields are a valuable record of life on the Queensland goldfields, he was succeeded as government geologist by Robert Logan Jack. Richard Daintree was collecting botanical specimens in his travels. Queensland herbarium records show that he collected botanical specimens from Rockhampton and the ranges of Central Queensland.

These included Acacia excelsa Benth., once named Acacia daintreeana by Ferdinand von Mueller. The goldfields discovered by Daintree played an important part in tiding North Queensland over the collapse of the pastoral boom in the late 1860s although only the Etheridge deposit proved viable in the longer term. However, his work proved crucial to attracting prospectors to North Queensland which led to other discoveries and the early development of the area's gold resources. Richard Daintree was appointed as commissioner in charge of Queensland's display at the 1871 Exhibition of Art and Industry in London, his collections of photographs and geological specimens formed the basis of Queensland's stand at the Exhibition despite the fact that much of his work was lost when the ship carrying Daintree, his family and the display was wrecked in South Africa. Despite this significant setback, the display made a favourable impression due to his photographs; the Australian colonies were all keen to make a good impression as the Exhibitions were well attended by both potential investors and prospective migrants.

Daintree soon established himself as an effective representative of Queensland at the Exhibition. The success of the display led to Richard Daintree being appointed as Queensland's Agent-General in early 1872 replacing Archibald Archer in that position. In this position, Daintree was asked to organise participation in another six exhibitions; as Agent-General, Daintree worked with great energy stimulating assisted immigration to Queensland, travelling to give speeches on the colony and producing attractive handbooks featuring his photography. However, Queensland premier Arthur Macalister was disturbed about the quality of some of the new immigrants and evidence of inefficiency and worse in the office. Macalister's concerns prompted him to travel to London in 1875–76 to investigate the office. Daintree was found to be honest and hardworking, he was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in May 1876. However, the clerks responsible for routine administration were found to have conducted various malpractices, leading to their dismissal.

Daintree's health had deteriorated as well contributing to his resignation from the position. He spent two winters in the south of France trying to recover from his illnesses. However, he died of tuberculosis in Beckenham in Kent on 20 June 1878. Daintree's photographs are one of few surviving records of early settler life in north Queensland. Ten glass plates are now in the collection of the Nation


Grønjordskollegiet is a dormitory situated on Amager, Copenhagen, up to natural area Amager Fælled by Grønjordssøen. The dormitory is one of Denmark's largest with approx. 1000 residents. The College consists of 5 blocks with 8 floors each with 2 double rooms; the dormitory has a wide range of facilities for the residents, including a multi sports court, a gym, study areas, music rehearsal rooms and the dorm bar called Hatten Bar ran by Kollegianerforeningen. The dormitory was planned in the period 1969-1970, it was planned to build ten blocks with a total of 2,000 rooms, a common building and a supermarket. But when the first five blocks were completed in 1970, dormitory residents' resistance to build on the remaining green areas with additional blocks prevented the completion of the other planned blocks. At this time block 6 had been constructed, but not the fifth, it was chosen to keep it that way. Today block 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are standing. Cessation of expansion meant that the planned common block was not included.

This led to common facilities may be arranged in the college cellars and surrounding villas, the dormitory purchased. To the office were built a temporary barrack and college caretakers were anxious in a trailer behind the domitory for their lunch room and changing room; the temporary barracks stood for more than 30 years. Up through the 1980s and 1990s, several emerging that have entered a common building, but they never came to fruition, including because they wanted to build more housing at the same time - which caused many problems with the authorities. Only in 2004 was considered final until a proposal. A pure common buildings without dwellings but with an office, dressing room and lunch room, a wide range of common facilities for residents; the building was designed by Nobel Architects A / S and is shaped like a mini-block, but is dominated by large windows and bright open spaces. The common house and administration is 900 squaremeters and opened in July 2006. Claus Hjort Frederiksen Niels Martinov Anna Castberg The East German spy Rudolf Samiecs Grønjordskollegiet's official site Unofficial info site for the residents

Irene Geis

Irene Bluthenthal Geis is a Chilean journalist, writer and former television presenter, best known for hosting the program Emisión Cero on Canal 9 during the 1960s, Contrapunto and Aire Libre in the early 1970s on the same channel. The daughter of German-Jewish parents, Geis was born in Germany and emigrated to Chile with her family in 1939, she returned to Chile to stay after leaving for Argentina during the 1973 coup d'état. She studied journalism at the University of Chile, her career began at the newspaper La Tercera. While working as editor there, she contributed to the magazines 7 Días – between 26 March 1965 and 9 January 1967 – and Pluma y Pincel, in addition to being director of Fortín Mapocho. During her professional career she has received several honors for her journalistic work, among them the Lenka Franulic Award in 1967 and the 1960s Workshop Award from Casa de las Américas the same year. In the literary field, Geis's first work was published in 1984 under the title Exiliario, a book compiling 11 of her short stories.

In 1996 she published Copa de vinagre, to mixed reviews. In the area of teaching, Geis was a professor and director of the journalism school at the University of Concepción in the early 1970s. Beginning in the 1990s she occupied the same position at the Academy of Christian Humanism University. In addition, in 1998 she became a professor at the University of Chile's School of Journalism. Exiliario Copa de vinagre Como un pájaro sin luz La pasión de Torquemada "Los hilos invisibles del deporte": uso ideológico del acontecimiento deportivo en dos diarios de circulación nacional, 1973–1988

1997 Open Championship

The 1997 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 126th Open Championship, held from 17–20 July at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Justin Leonard won his only major championship and was the fifth consecutive American to win at Royal Troon. Five strokes back after a 72 in the third round, Leonard had six birdies on the front nine in the final round. Old Course Lengths of the course for previous Opens: Opens from 1962 through 1989 played the 11th hole as a par-5. Source: Source: Thursday, 17 July 1997 Source: Friday, 18 July 1997 Source: Amateurs: Howard, Bladon, Webster, Young, Miller. Saturday, 19 July 1997 Source: Sunday, 20 July 1997 Source: Amateurs: Howard Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par Source: 126th Open - Royal Troon 1997 126th Open Championship - Royal Troon 1997 Open Championship

S. Craig Watkins

S. Craig Watkins is an American professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a media professional involved with interactions between youth culture and the digital age, his research explores connections between race and education, as well as how certain aspects of media are affecting young adults. He has spoken at many American universities, has been a guest on National Public Radio as well as a speaker at media conferences across the country. S. Craig Watkins is a prominent figure in the media world. Watkins focuses on researching youth culture and how young adults are being affected by technology and the digital age, he has explored many aspects of the digital age in his work, including the effects of Hip Hop in African American communities, how gaming is connected with race and education, the evolution of social media platforms. Watkins received his PhD from the University of Michigan, teaches at the University of Texas at Austin as a professor of Radio and Film, as well as African American Studies and Sociology.

At the University, he serves as a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Watkins is a Global Fellow for the IC², a group of individuals from around the world that work collaboratively on creative and innovative ideas, he is one of 160 members, including 18 faculty members from the University of Texas, Austin, in the Program. Fellows in this program include experts in technology, commercialization, innovative management, chaos theory, alliance building, regional economic activity. Watkins has been invited to be a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; the Center seeks to integrate innovative thinkers in order to advance society’s understanding of social, historical and scientific issues. Fellows at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study are focusing on preventing future economic and social issues on a global scale. S. Craig Watkins has been exploring the trends and behavior of young individuals use of digital media. Watkins founded “The Young and the Digital” website after a decade of research and interviews with hundreds of young adults.

He believes that media includes a social context. Depending on gender and race directs how social media is used and in what platforms. Watkins' understanding of the digital youth and new social platforms is unique. Watkins most recent book The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for our Future analyzes the relationship between students and social media. In one interview he explains what the “new age of social networking and media” means for future teachers and employers. Students now have access to so much technology through their phones and wifi that technology platforms have changed the game of learning. Watkins sees the traditional style of accessing information as outdated. Lecturing may not be the most effective form of presenting information to students; as Watkins puts it, “They’re active learners, as opposed to passive learners. The one-way flow of content- I don’t know how effective, anymore”. In "The Young and the Digital," Watkins compares the automobile and the telephone – and the criticism both developments incurred when they first began to transform society – to the skepticism felt by older generations toward rampant internet, social media and game usage of contemporary teenage and youth generations.

A key point that they miss when considering youth technology culture, he mentions, is that teenagers and young adults are using technology to communicate with people they know: consuming and producing media for the friends and classmates they interact with in off-line life already. In this way, youth technology usage is much more about fostering relationships that exist than creating new ones with strangers; the modern teenager and young adult has learned to braid off-line and online lives together academically and personally. Watkins' earlier writing focuses on topics that explore race and youth culture, his book Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement gave him an iconic status within the hip-hop community. Watkins explains, he wanted to examine. He looks at the relationship between African American youth, media platform and politics. Watkins is in demand as a educator. In addition to his primary teaching position at the University of Texas at Austin, he has been a valuable guest lecturer at various universities and conferences nationwide.

In February 2010, Watkins gave the opening keynote address at the first annual Digital Media and Learning Conference in La Jolla, California. His speech, titled “How Black and Latino Youth are remaking the Participation Gap”, focused on how minorities black and Latino youth, are changing how technology is used and how accessible it is. Other high profile conferences he contributed to include the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, SXSW Interactive Festival, the 2011 Literary Festival, International Festival on Weblogs and Social Media, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Watkins has been a guest speaker on the campuses of the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Foothill College, Georgetown Law School, Columbia University, George Mason Univers

Jessica King

Jessica J. King is a former Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 18th Wisconsin District when elected in 2011, she defeated incumbent Republican Senator Randy Hopper in a special recall election on August 9, 2011, took office August 25, 2011. King was raised in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, her parents were disabled, she became a ward of the state at age 15. She put herself through the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, working in a juicebox factory and doing similar work, went on to earn a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in California. In 2004, she returned to Wisconsin to care for her aging parents, she opened a small business, served as an adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. She is a former associate attorney, with Steinhilber, Mares, Marone & McDermott. King was elected to the Oshkosh Common Council becoming deputy mayor, In 2008, she ran against Hopper for the Senate losing by only 163 votes. In the wake of the 2011 Wisconsin protests, King was one of two Wisconsin Democratic challengers successful in unseating Republican incumbent senators who had supported Governor Walker.

The 18th District includes Fond du Lac and Waupun. She narrowly defeated Hopper by 1254 votes amid a scandal in March 2011 regarding Hopper's reported marital infidelity On November 13, 2012, King conceded to Republican Rick Gudex, current Fond du Lac City Council president; as a result of this race, the Wisconsin State Senate reverted to Republican control by a two-vote majority in January 2013. She is running against incumbent Glenn Grothman for Wisconsin's 6th congressional district in 2020. Archived Senate bio Jessica King for Wisconsin Jessica King for Senate official campaign site Profile at Vote Smart