DeSantis widens quarantine order for travelers from New York City area

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Travelers who fit the description also must report close contacts they’ve had with anyone in the state of Florida.“This is important because after all the hard work, we don’t want it to now get seeded here as people flee the hot zone,” DeSantis said Tuesday in a live stream briefing from his office in Tallahassee. After initially ordering new travelers to Florida airports from COVID-19 hotspots to quarantine after arriving in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday widened the order to anyone who traveled to Florida from the New York City area in the past three weeks. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply DeSantis also said Tuesday that Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees would be issuing a health advisory that encourages all residents 65 or older to stay home for the next 14 days to minimize their exposure to coronavirus. The advisory also applies to those with serious underlying medical conditions, such as chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, compromised immune systems and severe obesity, DeSantis said.“As we’ve seen with this virus, the folks who are 65 and plus are the ones who have the best chance to suffer a negative outcome,” DeSantis said. “That’s disproportionately so when you talk about fatalities. So we want to make sure those folks are protected.”As of Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health reported 1,412 COVID-19 cases in the state, including 18 deaths.COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. The disease has caused at least 684 deaths in the U.S., with more than 52,800 confirmed cases in the country. COVID-19 symptoms appear within two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing.Most people who have it develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually the elderly and those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can be fatal. The Anatomy of Fear On Monday night, DeSantis ordered travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to isolate or quarantine for 14 days or the duration of the person’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. TAGSCoronavirusDeSantisQuarantineThe Center Squaretravel Previous articleThe YMCA of Central Florida launches free online services for all Central Florida residentsNext articleFree Farm Share food distribution on April 3rd for Apopka & District 11 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! By Jason Schaumburg | The Center Square You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The Visiting Hour starring Stephen Rae running for four performances with…

first_imgLifestyleArtsLimerickNewsThe Visiting Hour starring Stephen Rae running for four performances with the Lime Tree TheatreBy Meghann Scully – April 14, 2021 236 This moving new play about an Irish father (Stephen Rea) and daughter (Judith Roddy) at visiting hour in a nursing home during the pandemic, will be performed and recorded in the Gate auditorium, and streamed to audiences on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7.30pm.    TICKETS: https://www.limetreetheatre.ie/show/the-visiting-hour-gate-at-home/  Gate At Home is a new artistic initiative of bespoke productions streamed from the Gate Creative Studio re-creating a unique and distinctive performance experience viewable from home.    Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Frank McGuinness’s extraordinary plays have been produced around the world to critical acclaim, including The Factory Girls, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Dolly West’s Kitchen. His adaptations for theatre form an exceptional body of work with translations of the plays of Racine, Sophocles, Ibsen, Lorca and Strindberg.  Productions of his plays at the Gate include Innocence (1986) and The Bread Man (1990).  Adaptions include Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (1988), Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (1990) and The Threepenny Opera by Bertold Brecht (1991).  Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin   His play Gates of Gold (2002), commissioned by the Gate, was a work of fiction inspired by the lives of Gate founders Hilton Edwards and Michael MacLiammoir. It offered a fascinating glimpse into a unique partnership, two lives devoted to each other, and to the theatre they founded.   Lighting Design by Paul Keogan   Previous articleCall for Limerick nominations for outstanding projects in response tothe Covid-19 pandemicNext articleAsthma Society of Ireland Launches ‘Love Your Lungs’ Virtual Fundraiser, Supported By ALK, As Part Of Asthma Awareness Week 2021 Meghann Scully Cast: Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy  “I am thrilled to bring this dynamic creative team together for our first Gate At Home production,” said Selina Cartmell, Gate Director. “The Gate team have worked so hard to make this production happen, despite the ongoing financial challenges of the pandemic. “With the welcome government investment of our vital Arts Council funding, last month we were able to announce the Gate Creative Studio, the Gate Masterclasses, and a series of commissions for Irish writers and theatre companies. Now we are especially grateful to bring theatre production back to the Gate in 2021.”  Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash €15 concession  |  €25 standard ticket | €40 household ticket | €50 support the Gate ticket  The Visiting Hour starring Stephen Rae IN the first online Gate At Home production, a new play by Frank McGuinness will have its world premiere streamed from the Gate auditorium for four performances. Running time:60 minutes.A captioned version of the production will be streamed April 23rd.  Frank McGuinness wrote the play during lockdown for the two renowned Irish actors Stephen Rea and Judith Roddy. Caitríona McLaughlin, the newly appointed Artistic Director- designate of the Abbey Theatre, will direct the production. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up center_img Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Set and Costume Design by Katie Davenport   TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The Visiting Hour Cast and Creative Team  Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Sound and Composition by Tom Lane  Email The play quietly observes a daughter visiting her elderly father in his nursing home. His mind is beginning to wander, but conversations about the past can be dangerous, and family memories can look very different, depending on who is telling the story.   Printlast_img read more

NBA: Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns brawl on court & social media

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 31st October, 2019 23:13 IST Also Read | NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris Fined $35K For Abusing Referee 10 months ago NBA 2019: Boston Celtics vs Mliwaukee Bucks player ratings, result Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW US Take down aside, Embiid going all “Rocky” for the Philly fans…is Phantastic. 🥊 pic.twitter.com/fXOg0WTqZf— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) October 31, 2019 10 months ago NBA or WWE? Watch Embiid and Towns’ ugly fight as Simmons chokes KAT COMMENT Last Updated: 31st October, 2019 23:13 IST NBA: Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns Brawl On Court & Social Media NBA stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns took their on-court brawl to social media. Embiid lashes out at KAT who responds with a nasty post on Instagram.center_img Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were embroiled in a gruesome fight as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated Minnesota Timberwolves by a scoreline of 117-95 at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, October 31. The two NBA athletes wrestled each other during the game and the fight ended with Ben Simmons choking Towns as Embiid added fuel to the fire by instigating the crowd. The brawl ended with Embiid and Towns being asked to leave the basketball court by the match referee.Also Read | NBA Or WWE? Watch Embiid And Towns’ Ugly Fight As Simmons Chokes KATNBA: Karl-Anthony Towns hits out at Joel Embiid on Instagram SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | NBA: Stephen Curry Breaks Left Hand After Bad Fall Against SunsNBA: Embiid-KAT clash with each other on social media WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusing referee 10 months ago NBA: Watch James Harden drop 59 points in Rockets’ win over Wizards Just last week, Joel Embiid claimed that he was a changed man and he was done ‘trash talking’ about other players in the NBA. But some things can never change. The Wolves’ player was the first one to fire shots aimed at KAT when he posted the above picture on Instagram with the hashtag #Fightnight. KAT was quick to retaliate as he went on to use the clown emoji while talking about Embiid and added a photo of the 76ixers star crying following last season’s heartbreaking loss to eventual NBA champions Toronto Raptors in the playoffs. Embiid hit back at Towns as he pointed out that the latter had never played in a playoff game and went on to spew a line of profane insults on social media that ended with “Don’t get it twisted I OWN YOU.”Also Read | NBA: Watch James Harden Drop 59 Points In Rockets’ Win Over WizardsNBA: Joel Embiid goes all ‘Rocky’ for the Philly fans Daniel Arambur 10 months ago NBA: Stephen Curry breaks left hand after bad fall against Sunslast_img read more

Fulham v Huddersfield line-ups: Whites reshuffle defence, Town man banned, Chelsea loanee starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham have reshuffled their defence as part of four chaanges from the side that lost at Aston Villa.Tomas Kalas has recovered from a hamstring injury and replaces Michael Madl, while Ryan Fredericks makes his first start of the season at right-back.There’s also a change at left-back, where Scott Malone returns at the expense of Ryan Sessegnon.Tom Cairney is also back in the line-up, with Scott Parker dropping to the bench.Huddersfield show three changes with midfielder Jonathan Hogg suspended.Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy replaces him, with Harry Bunn in for Rajiv van la Parra and Mark Hudson displacing Michael Hefele at centre-back.Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer is also included in the Huddersfield side.Fulham: Button; Fredericks, Sigurdsson, Kalas, Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Cairney, Aluko, Piazon; Martin.Subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, Ream, Sessegnon, Parker, Ayite, Smith.Huddersfield: Ward; Smith, Hudson, Schindler, Lowe; Whitehead, Mooy; Kachunga, Palmer, Bunn; Wells.Subs: Murphy, Cranie, Holmes-Dennis, Hefele, Payne, Van La Parra, Paurevic.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Can Natural Processes Create a Mind?

first_imgNo problemo, says H. Clark Barrett (UCLA), getting a mind from mindless matter.  In a review of a book by developmental psychologist Gary Marcus published in Science June 11,1 Barrett was reassured by Marcus’ book that evolutionary theory working within natural law is up to the task: “The strengths of The Birth of the Mind lie in its sophisticated exposition of how genes guide development and its convincing argument that we need not hold out hope for some magical, as yet undiscovered, process to account for the brain’s complexity.  Plain old natural processes, about which we know much already, will do.”    But how can a brain, composed of billions of neurons and quadrillions of connections, arise from a genome with only tens of thousands of genes?  “Experts have made much of the claim that 30,000 genes aren’t nearly enough to specify the vast number of connections in the brain (the ‘gene shortage’),” he notes.  The answer is in the book:With clarity and precision, Marcus, a developmental psychologist at New York University, lays to rest the rumors of a gene shortage and also rebuts the argument that minds are too complex to have been designed over evolutionary time by the process of natural selection.  He shows instead that minds are built over the course of individual development by genetically regulated processes that have been molded by natural selection to build brains that are functionally organized in ways that promoted human survival and reproduction in the evolutionary past.We need to rise above the simplistic view of genes as static libraries of blueprints, he urges.  Instead, we should view genes as “active ‘agents’ that interact in precisely orchestrated ways to build organisms” —The author shows us how this view allows us to understand the fantastically complex, yet fantastically well-coordinated, generation of the mind.  In cognitive science, it has long been customary to think of the brain as a computer.  Marcus shows that the developmental system that builds the brain can also be thought of as an algorithmic system, one that operates through frequent interactions with its internal and external environments.  He likens the genome to a compressed file, and the cellular machinery with which it interacts to a decompressor.  However, this developmental system is full of ingenious devices not typically found in silicon-based computers, including gradients and switches that allow its operations to be context-sensitive, feedback loops, and self-generated “test patterns” that allow the system to tune itself.  … As Marcus makes clear, although we are vastly more complex than desktop computers and therefore have potentially many more ways of breaking, the fact that our developmental process is relatively far less prone to crashing while booting up from the zygote has everything to do with natural selection for specific developmental outcomes.In addition, the modularity of the brain’s functions helps address the puzzle of the gene deficit.  “For example, an animal with 60 legs would not necessarily need 10 times as many genes as a six-legged animal, and although human arms and legs differ considerably, we do not require an entirely distinct set of genes for each type of limb,” he explains.  Further, gene duplication can provide novelty on which natural selection can act.    Barrett praises Marcus for overcoming “simple-minded debates about the role of genes and evolution in shaping the human mind,” but he does find one weakness in The Birth of the Mind: “If there is a drawback to the book, it is that the author doesn’t show us exactly how a tiny number of genes builds such a complex brain, only that they can.  But he is hardly to blame for this, given that we have a long way to go before we have a complete understanding of brain development.”  That last sentiment is reinforced in a press release from USC that says, “It’s amazing that after a hundred years of modern neuroscience research, we still don’t know the basic information processing functions of a neuron.”1H. Clark Barrett, “Human Cognition: Dispelling Rumors of a Gene Shortage,” Science Vol 304, Issue 5677, 1601-1602, 11 June 2004 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1098610].Let’s get this straight.  Barrett just admitted that Marcus “doesn’t show us exactly how a tiny number of genes builds such a complex brain, only that they can” – i.e., Marcus bluffed his way around a problem by making a bald, unsupported claim.  Barrett lets him off the hook for this by saying we have a long way to go before anyone understands brain development.  But in the very next sentence, he praises Marcus for making a “sophisticated exposition” of the case that “plain old natural processes” are sufficient to “account for the brain’s complexity.”  I.e., nature built a brain, how we don’t know, but my friend Marcus said so.    Can evolutionists solve their problems by appealing to “compressed files” and modular genetic algorithms?  No; they make them worse.  In the history of computers, modular programming was a quantum leap in intelligent design over the older “spaghetti code.”  File compression was a quantum leap in intelligent design over uncompressed code.  Any junior high kid can write a text file on a computer, but if she can write software that can compress or decompress it, she’s a prodigy.    One module may suffice to build 60 legs on a centipede, but more is going on, because those legs don’t all grow at the same spot.  Something tells these legs where to form, and coordinates their movements.  The point is, it displays even more intelligent design to use modular programming and compression, to say nothing of “ingenious devices” like “gradients and switches that allow its operations to be context-sensitive, feedback loops, and self-generated ‘test patterns’ that allow the system to tune itself.”  The layers of complexity in the brain have only increased with ongoing discoveries.  These complexities cannot be dismissed by hand-waving appeals to natural selection.  Why Science would print a simplistic explanation from an anthropologist who accuses others of engaging in simple-minded debates is another issue.    The analogies to computers are irrelevant to evolution.  Computers were built by intelligent design, and the intelligence came from minds that beg the question of their origin.  Barrett and Marcus cannot appeal to intelligent design in computers to establish a naturalistic origin of a much more “fantastically complex, yet fantastically well-coordinated” mind.  They leave us only with a glittering generality, a just-so story, in essence claiming that natural selection acting on developmental processes solely directed at evolving survivable reproducing organisms just happened to produce, serendipitously, entities able to create and execute Rachmaninoff piano concertos and build spacecraft and navigate them to Saturn.  For us to believe that, they are going to have to provide better reasons than mere bluffing.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Clark Sunset Marathon set

first_imgRockets’ Chris Paul expected to return Thursday vs Suns Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Another actor the organizers lean on to attract international runners is that the route the race will use is in accordance to the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Noemi Julian, manager of Clark Development Corporation Tourism Promotions, said the partnership with Run Rio will last for 10 years and will be used to push Pampanga’s tourism to the forefront.“This is for the long haul,” said Julian. “This is the opportune time to show what we have in Clark. We expanded the roads so the runners won’t have to run alongside vehicles. The place is really fit and suitable for this event.”Online registration is now open at RunRio.com.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Run Rio is set to embark on its first night run in its 10-year history and this time it is bringing the race outside of congested Metro Manila.Dubbed the Clark Sunset Marathon, the night race is schedule on Dec. 9 at Clark Freeport Zone Parade Grounds with distances set at 42 kilometers, 21 km, 10 km, and five kilometers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Race Director Franco Bambico said Thursday that they hope international runners from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asian region can join the night run.“We are offering the race not only to the local runners but also to the international runners,” said Bambico during the press conference at Burgoo in Mall of Asia. “We hope runners from countries like Singapore can join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt stake for the winner of the 42k race is P100,000 with second and third placers slated to receive P80,000 and P50,000, respectively.In case foreigners dominate the race, the next top three local participants will also receive P30,000, P20,000 and P10,000, respectively. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more