Jurassic belemnite distribution patterns: implications of new data from Antarctica and Argentina

first_imgBelemnites are nektopelagic cephalopods which developed a widespread pattern of distribution in the Jurassic, and most authors have accepted that their centre of origin was Europe. Available data suggest that the belemnites developed a global distribution only in the Toarcian, some 15 Ma after their first appearence in the European Hettangian. Development of the Boreal and Tethyan belemnite realms took place in the Middle Jurassic and continued through to the Cretaceous. New data from Argentina and the Antarctic Peninsula reaffirms the development of the global distribution of belemnites in the Toarcian, and sheds new light on the biogeographical patterns for the Jurassic of the southern hemisphere. This has considerable implications for understanding the development of faunal realms in the Mesozoic.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Bill Aimed at Increasing Public Awareness of Prostate Cancer

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf ceremoniously signed SB 609, sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch. This bill creates greater public awareness of measures available to detect, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions.“As many of you know, earlier this week I underwent an outpatient procedure to treat my prostate cancer. My case was diagnosed early,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Fortunately, that early detection allowed me to have the opportunity to make decisions and schedule an effective treatment. My case was diagnosed as a result of a routine checkup, which is why SB 609 is an extremely important bill”The legislation directs the Department of Health to establish a 19-member task force on prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions to investigate and make recommendations. It creates greater public awareness of the measures available to detect, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions and directs the Department of Health to establish a 19-member task force on prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions to investigate and make recommendationsIt will help medical professionals, insurers, patients, governmental agencies, and patients have accurate knowledge about screening, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer.“Legislation that I sponsored, now Act 66 of November 2015, established a Prostate Cancer Task Force with the purpose of investigating, raising awareness and making recommendations concerning prostate cancer and prostate cancer related conditions,” said Senator Mensch.  “The findings of this task force will be invaluable to the health of all men and can be a model for other states. We need to take these recommendations from the task force and act on them to further help those suffering with this terrible disease.”“I am very thankful that my doctors caught my cancer quickly and have worked with me to plan a treatment schedule that will address my medical issues while serving the people of Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “I want to encourage everyone in Pennsylvania to make sure they schedule regular checkups with their doctors and are aware of screening guidelines so early detection and treatment can be possible.”The following are current members of the task force:Sharon Sowers, Plan and Policy Development Section Chief; Pennsylvania Department of HealthPeter Speaks, Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs; Department of StateDavid Bruno, Consumer Liaison; Pennsylvania Insurance DepartmentDavid Galinsky, Chief Medical Officer; Pennsylvania Department of AgingBarry Wingard. MD, Medical Director; Office of Medical Assistance ProgramsAngelo A Baccala Jr., MD, Chief, Division of Urology; LVPG Urology, Lehigh Valley Health NetworkBenjamin Davies, MD, Associate Professor of Urology; University of Pittsburgh, School of MedicineEric Horwitz, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology Department; Fox Chase Cancer CenterChristopher Peters, MD, Partner of Raditation Med. Associates of Scranton (RAMAS), Medical Director of NE Raditation Oncology Center, Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, Chair of Cancer Committee Board of Directors; Northeast Radiation Oncology Center-DunmoreCharnita Ziegler-Johnson, PhD, MPH, Asst. Professor, Thomas Jefferson UniversityTheda Shaw, RN, MSN, Genitourinary Program Coordinator, Penn State Hershey Cancer InstituteJames Williams, Col. (Ret.), Chairman, PA Prostate Cancer CoalitionJerry Bortman, Survivor AdvocateAlan Schein, MD, Family member of Prostate Cancer patient Governor Wolf Signs Bill Aimed at Increasing Public Awareness of Prostate Cancer Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf June 16, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mum highlights importance of 30-week pregnancy scan

first_imgStuff co.nz 28 April 2015Rahnui Owens is her mum’s “miracle baby”.The 5-year-old Christchurch girl was born with rare brain condition bilateral Schizencephaly, which causes clefts in the brain.Terryn Poharama, 25, found out her baby had the condition during an optional 4D ultrasound scan when she was 30 weeks pregnant.I paid to get it done. I wanted to see her face.”Health professionals told her she would probably have a miscarriage or, if the baby was born, she would not breathe.“They pretty much told me she wouldn’t live past birth. They were giving me funeral pamphlets,”  Poharama said.“I just had that feeling that she was going to be fine. When she was born we had pretty much every single person in the room crying … she’s just gone against the doctors completely.”Poharama wanted to share Rahnui’s story so the public knew how easily a condition could be missed without that extra scan, which she paid to have done herself.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/67850489/Christchurch-mum-highlights-importance-of-30-week-pregnancy-scanlast_img read more

DABA 2011 LIME National Basketball League Results

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 37 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsSports DABA 2011 LIME National Basketball League Results by: – June 14, 2012 It was yet another exicited evening of basketball on Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Massacre.The Massacre Basketball Court, was the venue and the teams which were tasked with the responsibility of drawing the fans to the venue were the Police Sports Club versus Laplaine Avengers in the Vita Malt Division 2 and the national champions, Gatorade Blazers versus United Insurance Sharks in the Premier Division. Game 1The Police Sports Club and the Laplaine Avengers were two teams in need of a victory to begin their push for the playoffs. Avengers having lost their first two matches, were keen on turning around a poor start to their 2012 campaign. They opened the game looking like the more determined team. The coach of the Police team was forced to call a time out withing three minutes of the first quarter, due to the lawmen lackluster performance. Avengers build on the police inability to execute easy layups, which led to them holding a first quarter lead of four points. The teams stepped up their performance in the second quarter and demonstrated a much more fluent offensive showing. At the end of the first half, Avengers led by two points (36-34). In the third quarter, none of the teams were able to take the initiative and seize the opportunity to build on a lead, which would prove to be a low scoring quarter. Both teams combining for nineteen points. Entering the fourth quarter, Avengers were clinging onto the smallest of advantage. The lawmen led by their guard Floyd Theodore, played very aggresive leading to three of the Avengers players fouling out. It was a spirited effort by Floyd Theodore, who scored ten of the fifteen points scored by his team. With under twenty seconds to go Avengers had the ball and were down by two points. The lawmen displayed great defence, forcing a turnover and hung on for the two points victory (59-57). Avengers has now drop to (0-3), while the Police improved the record to (1-1).Game 2This was the matchup that the huge crowd came to see, however the Sharks team wasn’t detered by the crowd support for the Blazers team. The defending champion were playing their second match of the season and were without the 2011 MVP, Felix Thomas. Sharks took full advantage of the oportunity presented to them and With the few fans who travelled to support them, they amazed the huge crowd with the offensive execution. At the end of the first period, Sharks held a seven points lead (29-22). The second period proved to be a better period for the champions, with under one minute to go in the half, Blazers took their first lead, however the lead only lasted for twenty seconds and Sharks ended the half with four unanswered points.At the end of the first half, thou been outscored in the second quarter, Shark had a three points lead at the end of the first half. The third period started with Blazers feeding off their home support, drawing the scores even at (53-53). However this would be the closest the defending champions came. Royce Ceasar took the initiative and the defending champions could not contain or find answers for his dominating display of ball handling skills and scoring. It was Ceasar versus Blazers, he scored seventeen of the twenty seven points scored by Sharks in the third quarter. Ceasar’s performance left Blazers facing a ten point deficit entering the forth period. In the forth period the defending champions showed why they are regarded as a basketball power house, came storming back, led by a spirited effort from their bench players. Their sperited effort came crushing down, by untimely turnovers which deflated their fight back. Sharks were unfazed, and took crucial rebounds and extended their lead for good, winning the game (97-86). Sharks dominating effort was a signal to the rest of the teams. The huge crowd was left with mix feelings, they were astounded by Sharks performance and shocked at what was a surprising defeat on their home court. they however appreciated the level of basketball played by the Sharks team.Lester Langlaise scored ten points in the first quarter and went scoreless for the rest of the game. while the duo of Neverson Jno Baptist and Royce Cesar combined for forty two points, twenty six of which came in the second half. Sharks have remained undefeated and improved their record to (3-0), Blazers have fallen to (1-1).Matches will continue of Friday 15th June 2012 at Goodwill.By: Gary Benjaminlast_img read more