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

Edward Feser: To Reconcile Aristotle with Evolution

first_img Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsAristotleAristotle’s RevengebiologyEdward Feserevolutionfunctiongoal-directednessID the Futureintelligent designMichael Egnormindnaturalistic evolutionnaturephilosophypodcastpurposereality,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Evolution Edward Feser: To Reconcile Aristotle with EvolutionEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCJuly 19, 2019, 12:08 AM On a new episode of ID the Future, neuroscientist Michael Egnor continues his discussion with philosopher and professor Edward Feser about Feser’s new book Aristotle’s Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science. Download the podcast or listen to it here.The question this time is whether evolution is compatible with an Aristotelian understanding of reality. Feser says it could be — but he argues against naturalistic evolution anyway. While Feser differs from intelligent design theorists on his approach to the question, he agrees with the conclusion that nature evidences the existence of a mind instilling purpose, goal-directedness, and function within nature.Image: Aristotle, by Francesco Hayez (1811) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.last_img read more

Exclusive interview with FCH JU

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Match Notes: West Florida continues conference play on the road

first_img 4-2 Argos travel to Lee and Shorter to face Gulf South opponents (Photo by Emmele Photography) Share Match Notes: West Florida continues conference play on the roadcenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer team is back on the road this weekend to face Lee University and Shorter University Friday and Sunday.The Argos are coming off of a split weekend where they defeated Alabama-Huntsville 4-1 and fell to Union (Tenn.) 1-0. Lee is also coming off of a split weekend where they defeated Delta State 2-0, and fell to Christian Brothers 2-1 in double overtime. Shorter remained undefeated in conference play this past weekend after defeating Delta State and Christian Brothers.West Florida moved down one spot to third in the conference after earning its first conference loss while No. 25 West Alabama took over second and Shorter remained in first place.Live Coverage:Live Stats at LeeLive Audio at LeeLive Stats & Audio at ShorterMatch Notes:9/27 at Lee, 9/29 at ShorterLeading the ConferenceThe University of West Florida soccer team has seen solid offensive production this year even after losing some key members from graduation.The Argos are tied for the conference lead in goals per game with West Alabama at 2.167 per game. West Florida is also in the top two in goals against per game with 1.33, just behind West Alabama with 1.00. The Argos are also first in shots (91), second in corners (31), and second in scoring margin (0.84).Gallet Off To Hot StartWest Florida has several players who are in the top 10 of the conference in several statistics including Dillon Gallet (Lafayette, La.) who leads the conference in shots (25) and shots per game (4.17). Gallet is also tied for fourth with eight points and tied for third with three goals.The Argonauts also have four players tied for third with two assists each in Gallet, Marteinn Urbancic, Felipe Oliveira, and Nick Salafrio.Standout KeepersIn goalie statistics, the Argos have two goalies in the top seven of the conference in every major statistical category. Those goalies are senior Steven Hermosa and freshman Frederik Bruhn.Hermosa has a 1.200 GAA (3rd), .625 save percentage (6th), and makes 0.83 saves per game (7th) so far this season, while Bruhn has a 1.000 GAA (2nd), .813 save percentage (2nd), and makes 2.17 saves per game (4th).Freshmen Paying Their DuesThe Argos have seen multiple freshmen play and make an impact this season. One of those impact players is Marteinn Urbancic who has four points through six games this year. Urbancic also had a key assist on a game winning goal against Spring Hill in overtime on Sept. 8th.Another freshman that has helped the Argos to a 4-2 season so far is Frederik Bruhn. Through three games, Bruhn has made 13 saves for a .818 save percentage and has only allowed three goals in three starts.West Florida has also seen solid play from Japhet Bitsindou (Fontenay sous bois, France) this season. Made two starts in three games for the Argos before an injury sidelined him for the past three games.   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Oppo Find X India launch set for today: Specs, price and how to watch livestream

first_imgOppo is set to bring the Find X to India on Thursday, July 12. The latest flagship from the company is the first Find-series phone in seven years. Oppo has taken its time in bringing out the Find X, and its efforts show as the flagship brings a stunning true bezel-less display with an attractive curved glass back and a pop-up mechanism that hides the cameras and sensors, among other things. The launch event will start at 12:30PM and you can catch the livestream here.The Find X was first unveiled last month in Paris and it looks as every bit futuristic as it was touted to be. The phone has no notch and barely any chin for an edge-to-edge display similar to the Vivo Nex S. It brings an all-glass design with the back offered in stunning Glacier Blue and Bordeaux Red colours.The most notable aspect about the phone is what Oppo calls a Stealth 3D Camera, which is a slider mechanism that raises the cameras in about 0.5 seconds when unlocking the phone using the 3D facial recognition and while using the camera app, among other things. Unlike the little pop-up selfie camera on the Vivo NEX, the Find X has the whole top of the phone slide up revealing both the front and dual rear cameras. This allows Oppo to offer a display that is as close to bezel-less as possible minus a notch and practically no chin for a whopping 93.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio.The Find X has a 3D glass design with a curved OLED display up front similar to the Galaxy S9 Plus. It sports a tall 6.4-inch 1080p+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset. It also comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Find X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Colour OS and is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging. The cameras fitted in the slider mechanism includes a 25-megapixel front sensor with 3D portrait lighting features and an Animoji feature that Oppo calls Omoji. The dual rear camera setup includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with OIS.advertisementOppo Find X expected India priceWith a premium design and high-end price tag comes a premium price tag as well. The Find X comes with a exorbitant price tag of 999 Euros which roughly translates to Rs 78,699. There is no word yet on what the price of the Find X will be in India, but if its international price is anything to go b, the Find X may sit somewhere close to the iPhone X. That being said, Oppo has typically priced its phones competitively in the country, so the Find X’s India price could surprise one and all. We’ll know more in just a few hours.last_img read more