Taxonomic investigations of palynomorphs from the Byers group (Upper Jurassic‐Lower Cretaceous), Livingston and Snow islands, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgTwo new palynomorph taxa are described, and several existing taxa are discussed from the Upper Jurassic‐Lower Cretaceous Byers Group of Livingston and Snow islands, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula. Oligosphaeridium byersense sp. nov., a dinoflagellate cyst species, is found in the Valanginian interval of the Byers Group. Globorotundata acrita gen. et sp. nov., apalynomorph of unknown affinity, is areliable indicator of dysaerobia‐anaerobia and/or shallow marine paleoceanographic conditions, when present in moderate to high numbers. This paper includes the first description and discussion of focused ion beam milling preparation of palynological material.last_img

Bacolod boosts pneumonia, flu protection for elderly

first_imgPersons with disabilities aged 50years old and above also availed of free pneumonia and flu vaccination duringthe activity dubbed “Bakunado si Lolo at Lola, Iwas Pulmonya” with vaccinesprovided by the Department of Health in Western Visayas.(With a report from PNA/PN) Dr. Jovy Vergara, assistant cityhealth officer, said pneumonia ranks second and third in terms of morbidity andmortality, respectively, among those 60 years old and above. In 2010 alone, 57,809 deaths due topneumonia were recorded – making it the top five leading causes of death in thecountry, reports said.  Pneumonia causes inflammation of theair sacs in one or both lungs. It can be caused by a variety of organismsincluding bacteria, viruses and fungi. Symptoms may include breathingdifficulty, coughing, fever, and weakness. BACOLOD City – Around 1,000 seniorcitizens here received vaccination against pneumonia and flu as part of thecity government’s efforts to protect them from respiratory infections. Aside from weakened immune system,elderly patients with pneumonia are more prone to severe complications,hospitalization and death due to pre-existing health conditions and illnessessuch as diabetes, chronic lung disease and kidney or heart conditions, amongothers. The disease could be lethal orlife-threatening for senior citizens, Vergara added during the immunizationactivity at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center on Thursday. In the Philippines, pneumoniaaccounted for over 57,000 deaths among Filipinos annually in the past decade,according to authorities. Vergara added most elderly patientsseek treatment only during the last stage of the disease. Vergara said pneumonia is avaccine-preventable disease, noting that the government is putting a premium onvarious programs like free vaccination especially among the elderly.  “Among the elderly, especially thosewith chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia is more dangerous astheir immune system is weaker,” he said.last_img read more

Young and Successful Dajana Dangubić to Present B&H in Qatar

first_img(Source: Radio Sarajevo) Young Dajana Dangubić from Konjic will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at the International Cup in weightlifting for women to be held in Qatar from 28 to 31 December.The competition is organized by the Olympic Committee of Qatar.Every country sends ten of its competitors while Dajana is the only representative of our country. She will be travelling to Qatar with the selector Namik Omerović.We wish Dajana all the best at the competition!last_img

J.B. Wendelken has morphed into A’s “fireman” now healthy from Tommy John

first_imgBALTIMORE — A fireman puts himself at risk in dangerous situations in with the goal of keeping everyone involved safe. A’s pitcher J.B. Wendelken is not going through burning buildings, but in a baseball way, he’s quickly emerging as the team’s fireman.Wendelken has consistently found himself entering games in tough spots early in the 2019 season. The most recent situation came Sunday in Houston when he came on in relief of Mike Fiers with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning. …last_img

Video: Grease rocks again in Cape Town

first_imgThe classic musical Grease is on at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre until 11 April. Catch a glimpse of the show, and hear from some of the actors who bring its timeless characters to life.Click arrow to play video.Published on on 24 March 2010.last_img

Pritties Accessories Girls Pink Knotted Ribbon Bun Hair Net – Dancewear Ballet Bridal Accessories : Fits perfect

first_imgGirls Pink Knotted Ribbon Bun Hair Net – Dancewear Ballet Bridal AccessoriesHair Bun NetKnotted Ribbon DesignDiameter measures approximately 10cm (3.9″)Dancewear Ballet100% Polyester Good quality for the price and im sure it will last some time. I always put a bun in my childs hair for ballet every saturday and its quite time consuming but putting one of these over means it dosent have to be perfect as this covers any untidy parts of the bun. Its easy to put over and dosent require any more grips to secure. Our granddaughter loves it so i’m happy. My granddaughter absolutely loved it fits her hair perfect for ballet all parents complimenting her how pretty it was. Daughter loved it and looked really pretty with her ballet outfit. Good for holding a bun in place the whole hour lesson. Really neat hair bun net for child. Quite pretty but not quite as nice as picture shows. Still okay, not disappointed. Very good quality bun net that does the job well and looks pretty. Bought this for my 4 year old daughter for ballet she looks so neat & tidy & it gets her ready for strict dress code for ballet when she is older. My girl loves it, and makes my life easier when i’m doing her hair because it grabs all the hair inside due to having an elastic, even if u miss any hair u don’t need to do it again, just pop it inside. Lovely, a little darker than the picture but still ok. Perfect for my little ballerina. Easy to use, good quality and clips securely in place. Arrived early but no complaints there, daughter loves it. Perfect for her ballet lessons. Good value keeps my grand daughter bun in place when she is doing ballet class. Perfect for my little ballerina. Good quality and still going well. Good price and fast delivery. The bun arrived within the time stated. I bought it for my granddaughter to use during her ballet exam. She has a lot of hair and this net was big enough to fit over it. Quality was very nice as everything has to be perfect for exams. I would recommend this to others for ballet. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-06-01 21:15:48Reviewed Item Girls Pink Knotted Ribbon Bun Hair Net – Dancewear Ballet Bridal AccessoriesRating 4.6 / 5  stars, based on  46  reviews Lovely item very pleased would recommend. I bought two of these for my great grand daughter sophia aged 7. They keep her hair in a bun and look good. Pretty item and fast delivery too. Daughter is a gymnast and it is just too big for that purpose. Pink baller hair net Lovely for ballet classcenter_img Rather thick Posted on June 1, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair Styling AccessoriesTags Pritties Accessorieslast_img read more

13 killed in Maharashtra chemical factory explosion

first_imgThirteen workers, including six women were killed and 64 others injured in explosions of nitrogen gas cylinders at a chemical factory in North Maharashtra’s Dhule district on Saturday morning, police said.Preliminary probe revealed that a chemical leak caused a fire which led to serial explosions at the factory of Rumit Chemsynth Private Limited located at Waghadi village in Shirpur tehsil, around 9.45 am, a senior police officer told PTI.The fire was doused by evening and search was on for more bodies, if any, in the debris, the officer said.“At least 100 workers were present in the factory at the time of the incident,” the officer said adding that the presence of several nitrogen gas cylinders and barrels of chemicals in one place increased the severity of the tragedy.Teams of fire brigade, police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) conducted the rescue operations.The deafening sound of explosions caused panic in the vicinity, prompting people to rush out of houses. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed grief over the incident and announced ₹5 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased.last_img read more

JBDC Helping to Develop Talent in Fashion Industry

first_img The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is redesigning and rebuilding Jamaica’s fashion future, through the development of the local talent in the industry. Speaking with JIS News at the recent launch of Irie Magic Fashion Fusion Plus at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Chief Executive Officer at the JBDC, Valerie Veira, said the agency has a big vision to highlight and promote the development of small businesses, especially the fashion industry. The agency has implemented a fashion programme, dubbed ‘Irie Magic Fashion Fusion’, which highlights the works of nine local emerging designers and recent Edna Manley College graduates. Story Highlights The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is redesigning and rebuilding Jamaica’s fashion future, through the development of the local talent in the industry.The agency has implemented a fashion programme, dubbed ‘Irie Magic Fashion Fusion’, which highlights the works of nine local emerging designers and recent Edna Manley College graduates.Through the programme the designers are also being mentored and prepared to operate sustainable businesses with strong design identities and brand presence as an entrepreneur.Speaking with JIS News at the recent launch of Irie Magic Fashion Fusion Plus at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Chief Executive Officer at the JBDC, Valerie Veira, said the agency has a big vision to highlight and promote the development of small businesses, especially the fashion industry.She noted that development of the fashion industry has always been a core objective of the JBDC since the early 2000s, and through the JBDC’s efforts in the industry, many designers have participated in local and international fashion-related events, trade shows and business.“It is within this context that the JBDC is re-energising its fashion programme with its Irie Magic concept, which endeavours to prepare the new generation of designers to operate sustainable businesses,” Mrs. Veira said.“We are aware of the small entrepreneurs, their skills and contribution to the economy, so we want to nurture this growth and guide them on to the global market with the ideas,” she added.Manager, Technical Services at the JBDC, Colin Porter, explained that the concept was designed to provide market exposure to the fashion programmes, and specifically to the participating designers.“All participants in the programme got the chance to display their pieces during Style Week and highlight the exposure of JBDC’s support to the small business and the fashion industry,” Mr. Porter added.He noted that the JBDC is there to help small businesses, and encourages persons to visit the agency to get the information as well as share ideas on how the entity can improve its offerings.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, congratulated the JBDC on the successful execution of the launch.She said Irie Magic will serve as an encouragement to creative persons and enable the development of the fashion industry.“Through this activity, we are bringing form to the fashion industry by way of designer mentorship programmes and product-development training,” Miss Grange argued.She said there is a shift in consumer appetites and the JBDC fashion development programme is sharpening the designer’s entrepreneurial skill sets and business acumen to meet the desires of the potential clients, and, by extension, the industry.“People want convenience, a great price, quality, novel designs and their designs on time. It is imperative that our designers are equipped to be able to maintain the appetite of buyers of Jamaican fashion, especially in this evolving global fashion ecosystem where it is predicted that in 2018, half of the world’s apparel and footwear will not originate in North America and Europe,” Miss Grange said.She further noted that the JBDC is uniquely positioned to bolster production capacity for the designers, improve their business strategies and formalise things for overseas opportunities through the Irie Magic programme.“I can think of international superstars, like Ralph Lauren, who have used Jamaica as an inspiration for their Spring/Summer collection for this year,” Miss Grange said.She said with help from the JBDC, local designers will soon have their clothes on the international market.Moses Fennel, who is now a firefighter at the Norman Manley International Airport, is one of the standout designers among the nine Irie Magic participants. He said the training he has received from the JBDC is giving him an opportunity to live his dream.He said that since he has enrolled in the JBDC fashion designer programme, the experience has given him a new perspective about business development.“The workshops at JBDC have broadened my knowledge and have really helped me to understand the value of my designs and how to convert my skill into a brand and how to make money from it.The class is ongoing, and we have learnt a lot about collection development process, costing for the international and local markets, and business acumen as a designer, which includes marketing strategies, catalogues and entrepreneurship,” he added.“Fashion is my passion; it’s the only thing that occupies my mind… so even while I did my duties at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, I still went and got additional training. I went to Garmex (HEART Trust/NTA Garmex Academy) to study for a diploma in Fashion Design and Technology, and from there other opportunities came up, including this Irie Magic show,” he noted.Mr. Fennel said he wants to transition from firefighting to fashion designing. “My aim is to have a global brand, providing ball gowns to females, and this is becoming more of a reality with the JBDC influence,” he told JIS News.last_img read more

Stars Perform For SoldOut Audience At BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF

first_imgThe Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced that the 7th annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! raised a record-breaking $250,000 (a 35% increase over the previous year’s revenue).Broadway stars belted their favorite hits during 7th annual Broadway Belts for PFF! fundraiser The event, an exclusive fundraiser at New York City’s Edison Ballroom, was hosted by Broadway star and comedienne Julie Halston and featured Grammy and Tony Award winners on Monday, February 27.BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! was co-founded by Halston, an award-winning actress whose notable roles include THE BABYLON LINE, GYPSY, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. As a leading advocate for the PFF, Halston and her husband Ralph Howard co-created the event after their friend, Associated Press theater critic Michael Kuchwara, passed away from pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Coincidentally, Howard was subsequently diagnosed with PF and successfully underwent lung transplantation.“To say the show was a smash is an understatement. Our performers were so incredibly gracious and everyone brought the house down,” said Halston. “Ralph and I are grateful for the opportunity to promote awareness of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s important work in helping patients and funding research for a cure.”Broadway stars belted their favorite hits under the direction of Carl Andress (THE DIVINE SISTER) with Christopher McGovern (CAGNEY) as Musical Director, Greg Santos as Stage Manager and produced by D. Michael Dvorchak, Sue Frost (COME FROM AWAY) and Ed Windels. This year’s performers included Grammy-winner Stephanie Mills (THE WIZ), Orfeh (Tony-nominee for LEGALLY BLONDE), Lucas Steele (NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812), NBC’s Gus Rosendale (“WEEKEND TODAY IN NEW YORK”), Stephanie J. Block (FALSETTOS, and Tony-nominee for THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD), Mandy Gonzalez (HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS), Mario Cantone (“THE VIEW”), Robert Creighton (CAGNEY), and Tony-winner Randy Graff (CITY OF ANGELS, THE BABYLON LINE).The proceeds from the show are donated to the PFF’s work aimed at finding a cure for pulmonary fibrosis, a devastating and relentless group of progressive diseases that result in scarring of the lungs. Presently, there is no cure for PF.“Enhanced awareness and expanded research are vital to support those affected by pulmonary fibrosis and to continue to identify effective therapies,” said Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. “We thank everyone involved in supporting our efforts and helping to make Broadway Belts For PFF! the success it has become.”last_img read more