“Mexico Lindo!” Memories from Former WOSM Committee Chairman | João Armando Gonçalves

“Mexico Lindo!” – Memories
“Magic” is the word that come to mind when thinking of this country. During a visit of a few days I was fascinated by the warmth and kindness of the people, by the value given to history and (diverse) culture, by the constant presence of music, by the lively colors, by the tight connection between humans and nature, by the many myths and legends… Life pulsing in each corner, in each square, in each landscape. – João Armando Gonçalves

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Calvillo, Aguascalientes
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Xochimilco, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Global Scouts always find Scouts while traveling. #ScoutsMexico.  João Armando Gonçalves is former Committee Chairman of the World Organization of the Scout Movement

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See his“Mexico Lindo!” photo album.

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Science On a Sphere® SOS. Dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 | US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

#OutdoorsData. Be Prepared for #Earthquakes#EmergencyPreparedness #Survival ==> Check out this new SOS dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 from the US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center!

” This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes. The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smallest earthquake size known to make a tsunami. Finally it will only show those earthquakes with magnitudes of magnitude 8.0 or larger, the “great” earthquakes most likely to pose a tsunami threat when they occur under the ocean or near a coastline and when they are shallow within the earth (less than 100 km or 60 mi. deep).”

Discussion Questions: How do you prepared for earthquakes in your community? What are the most important #EmergencyPreparedness measures do you take to protect your family? Learn about your local #DisasterPlans. Share a link to your local Emergency Operations Center.

Courses: This post and discussions used in academic courses:

#StrategicManagement – #BusinessContinuity #DisasterRecovery #EmergencyPreparedness
#BusinessIntelligence – #DataAnalysis – #Datasets

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Actions to Support Communities after Natural Disasters | #DisasterRecovery

Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida Keys, Houston, and several other Caribbean Islands had recent natural disasters. Earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes have created zones of disaster recovery actions. We can help in many ways.

1. Keep these countries in your prayers in positive thoughts.

2. Find you cause, donate your talents, time, and treasure. Keep the disaster area in your mind for fast recovery.

3. Support your family and friends in disaster areas. Call them, be there for them.

4. Plan for visiting those area for volunteering, tourism, or business. Recovery also need visitors to make thier contribution.

5. If you have been there, share your memories. Show to others how beautiful those countries were and why we all want ro go back.


#PuertoRicoStrong #ElMorro #SanJuan


#MexicoStrong #Cozumel

Lessons: #InternationalBusiness #Tourism #DisasterRecovery #Hospitality #CityManagement

NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response | #DataVisualization

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A new NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City may help responders and groups supporting response efforts.

Source: NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response

Help Scouts of Mexico with earthquake relief efforts | #ScoutAid #ScoutsMexico

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Help Scouts of Mexico with earthquake relief efforts | #ScoutAid #ScoutsMexico

On 19th September 2017, a major earthquake killed hundreds of people and caused catastrophic damages in Mexico City and the surroundings. 
Scouts of Mexico took immediate actions to assist the population, turning their headquarter into a collection and operation centre, delivering food and drinks to rescuers, assisting with clearing rubble and encouraging blood donation.

 Considering the magnitude of the damages, relief and recovery efforts will take time and will necessitate significant resources to help the Scouts continue their support to the population and live their ideal of being always ready to serve. Your donation will support their operations in the field allowing Scouts to assist in the ongoing rescue and relief efforts.

Source: Help Scouts of Mexico with earthquake relief efforts

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Jacksonville went back to normal after Hurricane Irma. We observed cargo ships, fishing boats, and sport boats using St Johns River to connect the city to the sea.  Lessons after the storm. Recovering is a task of all our community and visitors.

One week after Hurricane Irma crossed Florida from the Keys to Jacksonville, Florida, we collected several lessons to be used in our Management courses.

Here are the points that we are covering in our courses:

  • Emergency Preparedness #GlobalManagement
  • Weather Data Analysis #GlobalSystems
  • City Leaders During Storms #GlobalLeadership

We continue these lessons after Hurricane Maria and Mexico earthquake. Be prepared for emergencies.