Earthquake sensitization on in Westmoreland

first_imgRelatedEarthquake sensitization on in Westmoreland RelatedEarthquake sensitization on in Westmoreland FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A massive earthquake sensitization programme is underway in Westmoreland, as the parish heightens preparedness in the face of the threat of the natural disaster. According to Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for Westmoreland, Rev. Hilma Tate, thousands of students and adults are being educated on the dangers of earthquakes, and how they can mitigate the effect. She said that during Earthquake Awareness Week, which is being commemorated January 9-15 under the theme, “When an earthquake strikes be bold! drop, cover, hold”, and into next week, educational institutions, hotels and public community groups will participate in earthquake awareness presentations, drills and a panel discussion across the parish. “What was done and focused on mainly this year, is to carry out a number of drills, as persons have been hearing about what to do and most have an idea what to do when an earthquake strikes,” she said. However, she said that it is very important that individuals practice the response.   “This is necessary so that if the earthquake comes, they do not respond as if it were a fire; hence the need to practice the response for an earthquake and know the difference,” she told JIS News. She also said that special training would be carried out at the Savanna-La-Mar Infirmary, where workers will be educated in search and rescue operations. “My main concern is that because we have not been having earthquakes, we know that many of our houses may not be built to withstand an earthquake,” she observed. She also called on more private and public entities including schools, hospitals and children’s homes ensure that they carry out fire and earthquake drills so that persons can better prepare themselves for disasters. “Each institution should have two alarm systems, so that when an alarm goes off, they would know which drill they are practicing and respond in the correct manner,” she said. Jamaica’s location, along the northern margin of the Caribbean Plate, and the presence of very active faults, makes it vulnerable to earthquakes. Advertisementscenter_img Earthquake sensitization on in Westmoreland EnvironmentJanuary 15, 2011 RelatedEarthquake sensitization on in Westmorelandlast_img read more

Apply for Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress

first_img Tweet June 28, 2016 Published by Gorica Reddit Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Apply for Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers ← United Network of Young (UNOY) Peace Builders Forum +1 Institutional/Individual Consultancy at UN Children’s Fund →center_img Deadline: 15 July 2016Open to: scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or lawFellowship: stipend of USD 4,200 per monthDescriptionThe John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months.The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals.Up to twelve Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress.EligibilityScholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.FellowshipFellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of USD 4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress.The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the fourteen-month window between June 1 of the year in which the Fellowship is awarded and August 1 of the year following. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress, by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.How to apply?Applicants must submit:A completed application form, in English;A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages; additional pages will be discarded);A single paragraph abstract;A statement of proposed research (maximum 3 pages);An explanation of why the Library of Congress is the required venue for your research (maximum 1 paragraph);A bibliography of works you have consulted for your proposal (maximum 3 pages);3 references with completed reference forms from people who have read the research proposal.The annual application deadline is 15 July 2016.For questions about application procedures, eligibility, stipend or deadlines, please email [email protected] or write to:Kluge FellowshipsThe John W. Kluge Center / Office of Scholarly ProgramsLibrary of Congress, LJ-120101 Independence Avenue, SEWashington, DC 20540-4860For more information please visit the official website. Similar Stories ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 Share 0last_img read more