Diamond View Elementary School’s Physical Education Department is hosting the First Annual Health, Wellness & Safety Night Expo, a free event for the local community on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. From a symbolic stance, Diamond View Elementary being the host school could be suggestive as a community’s hard core decisions to make preventive and maintenance healthcare priority a must if we are to become a thriving nation again in all arenas.
This health and wellness issue event at Diamond View Elementary is designed to raise awareness on critical hard choices and decisions relating to healthy lifestyles as diamonds are hard yet majestic in yielding beauty as in having good health; see below as word symbolism “diamond” is used in other venues). It is also to inform participants about the resources available to them in their community. Health and wellness events like this one educate community members about healthy lifestyles and disease prevention, and promote health awareness and individuals assuming responsibility for their own health.
“We are committed to greater engagement in the overall health of the community and are actively encouraging other individuals to join us. It is our goal to present information, education, resources, programs and tools currently in place in our community – and through our partnerships – to help individuals and families enjoy good health for now and in the years to come. Are you in? Let’s do this!” said Media Specialist Cheryl Leighton.
The following vendors will have booths open that family will be able to visit: YMCA – Hardcore Crossfit – CPR Florida – Afterhours Pediatric – Water Safety – Bob Elite FTS – Bike Safety – One Love – Blood Donation – Drowning Prevention – Costco – Palm Beach County – School Food Services – Lumon Fit – Crossfit 561/advocare – Jupiter Medical Center – KEN SHIN – KAN KARATE – LA Fitness – Orangetheory Fitness.
(Photo top left: Skeery Jones and Danielle Monaro speak at the Clear Channel Media + Entertainment New Yorks FIRST ANNUAL Lifestyle Health & Wellness Expo presented by NY State of Health at Skylight One Hanson in Brooklyn on February 8, 2014 in New York City.)
In relations to the article’s headline, “Diamond View Elementary School’s stance on health and wellness”, see references below to “Diamond” in relations to the current climate of healthcare in America from political and commercial standpoints.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, April 2014
A diamond (from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας – adámas, meaning "unbreakable," "proper or "unalterable") is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamonds have been known to mankind and used as decorative items since ancient times; some of the earliest references can be traced to India.
The hardness of diamond and its high dispersion of light – giving the diamond its characteristic "fire" – make it useful for industrial applications and desirable as jewelry. Diamonds are such a highly traded commodity that multiple organizations have been created for grading and certifying them based on the four Cs, which are color, cut, clarity, and carat. Other characteristics, such as presence or lack of fluorescence, also affect the desirability and thus the value of a diamond used for jewelry.
Perhaps the most famous use of the diamond in jewelry is in engagement rings, which became popular in the early to mid 20th century due to an advertising campaign by the De Beers company, though diamond rings have been used to symbolize engagements since at least the 15th century. The diamond's high value has also been the driving force behind dictators and revolutionary entities, especially in Africa, using slave and child labor to mine blood diamonds to fund conflicts.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest venomous snake in North America. Some reach 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length and weigh up to 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).
These stout-bodied pit vipers generally live in the dry, pine flatwoods, sandy woodlands, and coastal scrub habitats from southern North Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. Their pattern of yellow-bordered, light-centered black diamonds makes them among the most strikingly adorned of all North American reptiles. They are natural exterminators, surviving on such household pests as rats and mice, as well as squirrels and birds.
Feared as deadly and aggressive, diamondbacks are actually highly averse to human contact and only attack in defense. Most bites occur when humans taunt or try to capture or kill a rattlesnake. They can accurately strike at up to one-third their body length.
Diamondback venom is a potent hemotoxin that kills red blood cells and causes tissue damage. Bites are extremely painful and can be fatal to humans. However, antivenin is widely available throughout the snake's range, and bites rarely result in death.
When cornered, rattlers feverishly shake their iconic tails as a last warning to back off. Rattles are made of loosely attached, hard, hollow segments. Snakes add a new rattle segment each time they shed. However, rattles break off frequently, and snakes may shed their skin several times a year, so it is not possible to determine a snake's age by its rattle size.
The eastern diamondback is not endangered, but because of indiscriminate killing, widespread loss of habitat, and hunting, its numbers are decreasing throughout its range.
Diamond Head, Hawaii
Diamond Head is the name of a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu and known to Hawaiians as Lēʻahi, most likely from lae 'browridge, promontory' plus ʻahi 'tuna' because the shape of the ridgeline resembles the shape of a tuna's dorsal fin. Its English name was given by British sailors in the 19th century, who mistook calcite crystals embedded in the rock for diamonds.
Diamond Head is part of the complex of cones, vents, and their associated eruption flows that are collectively known to geologists as the Honolulu Volcanic Series, eruptions from the Koʻolau Volcano that took place long after the volcano formed and had gone dormant. The Honolulu Volcanic Series is a series of volcanic eruption events that created many of Oʻahu's well-known landmarks, including Punchbowl Crater, Hanauma Bay, Koko Head, and Mānana Island in addition to Diamond Head.
Diamond Head, like the rest of the Honolulu Volcanics, is much younger than the main mass of the Koʻolau Mountain Range. While the Koʻolau Range is about 2.6 million years old, Diamond Head is estimated to be about 200,000 years old and inactive for 150,000 years.
The eruption that built up Diamond Head was probably very brief, lasting no more than a few days. It was probably explosive, since when the cinder cone was originally formed, the sea level is thought to have been higher and the vent burst erupted over a coral reef. Another factor probably contributing to the eruption's explosive nature was that rising magma would have come into contact with the water table. The eruption's relatively brief length is thought to explain why the cone today is so symmetrical.
A nearby eruption that took place at about the same time as the Diamond Head eruption was the eruption that built the Black Point lava shield. Since the type of eruptions that built Diamond Head tend to be monogenetic, geologists don't believe Diamond Head will erupt again.