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first_imgSeptember 2, 2003CENTURY PLANT: This cluster of Century Plants [Agave Americanan] grows behind the Ceramics Apse. One of the plants has begun to grow its flower stalk. This first photo was taken on 5/1 of this year. [Photo & text: sa] >>left>> There is a remarkable difference in size on 5/6. >>right>> This photo was taken on 5/12. [Photo & text: sa] >>left>> 5/22 We did not measure the size but the push of this plants effort is amazing. >>right>> On 5/28 little branches have sprouted at the top portion of the stalk. [Photo & text: sa] >>left>> On 6/9 buds have grown on the branches and >>right>> on 6/27 the beautiful flowers are visited by busy bees. [Photo & text: sa] The stalk of this plant turns into a very light, hollow wood, with solid branches and large seedpods on those branches. It has been observed that this kind of stalk can be used for a version of the aborigin instrument digereedoo. This report will continue. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Our Flag Reflections on Flag Day

first_img The American Flag represents over 240 years of freedom.  However, that freedom has come at a heavy cost, from the Revolution to the Global War on Terrorism. As a nation, we have sacrificed much to protect the freedoms we hold dear and to promote democracy in every corner of the world.Everyday across the United States of America, we proudly fly the flag to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our great heritage of freedom and opportunity. When we swear allegiance to our flag it is not mere tradition but a solemn and sacred vow to those heroes who have shed their blood in exchange for our freedom. It is a promise that their sacrifice was not in vain.The flag is a symbol of freedom and hope. Hope, that in spite of the struggles we may face, our children will have a bright future, free from oppression and full of promise and liberty.As we approach Flag Day, June 14, I would like to share some guidelines for showing the proper respect to our flag, the symbol or our great nation.No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, state flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.When displaying the American flag, the U.S. flag is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered. No other flag should be hoisted above it, and no other flags may be larger.During the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, citizens should stand and face the flag, remove any headdress and either salute or cross their chest with their right hand.The American flag should fly only from sunrise to sunset; however, the flag may be displayed for 24 hours or more if it is properly illuminated through the night hours.The American flag should never touch the ground nor should it be written or drawn on, disfigured or defiled in any way.When a flag is worn or tattered and can no longer serve as a symbol for our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Many American Legion posts conduct dignified burning ceremonies, often on Flag Day. If you have such a flag, I encourage you to take it to your local post and let it be retired with the respect it deserves.Remember that we say the pledge, not to a piece of cloth, but to the ideals that it represents, “to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”I hope you will join me in reminding others to give our flag the honor it is due, not just this Flag Day, but every day of the year. Categories: Kahle News 14Jun Our Flag, Reflections on Flag Daylast_img read more

UK broadcasters the BBC and ITV have secured right

first_imgUK broadcasters the BBC and ITV have secured rights the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups.The rights package gives the broadcasters TV, online and radio rights to the tournaments. The deal continues a long-held tradition in the UK whereby the two largest broadcasters share the World Cup rights. The pair have both shown the last fourteen tournaments.The BBC said that three-quarters of the British population tuned in to the last World Cup. The announcement was made in the same week that the 2014 tournament is starting in Brazil.BBC director of sport, Barbara Slater, said: ” It is fantastic news that the pinnacle event in world football will continue to be available free of charge for everyone in the UK.last_img read more

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entrance and boilers working.Have no fear pastor Samuel Rodriguez Jr. has been openly critical of Trump’s plan to build a southern wall and deport with force the roughly 10 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States "Its impossible" Rodriguez says "Youd have to have a Gestapo sort of apparatus in the vein of World War II putting people not on trains but airplanes” But in the meeting Bramnick said Trump suggested a clear willingness to work with the Hispanic community While Trump did not say he would revisit any of his policies he signaled an openness to continue the conversation Bramnick said "We didnt get into specifics other than that he wants to work with us work with the Hispanic community Hispanic leadership on substantive policy regarding immigration" said Bramnick who leads the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition a subsidiary of the NHCLC and New Wine Ministries a 300-member congregation in Fort Lauderdale Televangelist Frank Amedia pastor of Touch Heaven Ministries and the Trump campaigns new "liason for Christian policy" arranged the meeting Bramnick says which lasted for about a half hour and then included time with Trumps son Eric During the discussion Bramnick said he shared NHCLCs immigration reform platform with Trump Unlike Trumps immigration proposalwhich calls for building a wall along the US-Mexico border and deporting millionsNHCLCs plan has five pillars One secure the borders through a federal certification process that does not specify a new wall Two provide current law-abiding undocumented immigrants to pursue a path to citizenship which would only be completed after all other current legal immigration applications have been processed Three grant guest worker visas for currently undocumented immigrants Four deport undocumented immigrants who are felons and serious misdemeanor offenders Five create an integration process for newly legalized undocumented individuals to assimilate into American society including learning English and American civics The group opposes Trump’s call to forcibly deport all undocumented immigrants now living in the country Since locking up the nomination Trump has continued to speak about his plans to build a wall on the southern border and force Mexico to pay for it in part by threatening to block private money transfers from the US to Mexico In his stump speeches he casts undocumented immigrants as criminal outlaws who threaten not just the American people but the legal frameworks of the country “Mr Trump has always been very clear on his position” said Hope Hicks a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign when asked if the meeting signaled any policy shift But the meeting fits into a larger Trump strategy of reaching out to recent opponents in an attempt to find common ground Bramnick says they also discussed the erosion of religious liberty and protection of Israel The five other pastors who also attended Bramnick says included televangelist Sid Roth Rick Joyner of Morning Star Ministries an Asian-American pastor a representative of the Cuban-American community in South Florida and the father of Colombine victim Rachel Scott This week Trump accepted an invitation to send a video message to the NHCLCs Latin Leaders Fest in Anaheim Clinton has also agreed to send a video message The event is a leadership conference for some 1200 attendees and includes Christian music performances and sessions on business education ministry and Israel The candidate videos will be shown Friday night These steps are only the beginning if Trump really wants to try to make amends Rodriguez the president of NHCLC hopes Trump will apologize to the Latino immigrant community for his "hurtful erroneous and dangerous statements" and he wants to know what Trumps actual immigration solution is beyond all his talk of a building a border wall and deporting millions “Latino evangelicals are more divided than white evangelicals on Trump" he warned An internal NHCLC poll of 120 Latino evangelical pastors and denominational heads taken in late Marchwhen Texas Sen Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov John Kasich were still runningshows Trump’s challenge Two thirds found more hope in the Republican party than the Democratic party and nearly as many voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election But at the time only 4% said theyd vote for Trump while nearly half said they would vote for Cruz and a quarter chose Kasich Clinton got about 15% of the vote The poll found that the top issue for these Latino evangelical leaders was the economy followed closely by immigration reform A third of participants also said they see themselves as independents most say their views reflect the Latino community more broadly and nearly all said they are eligible to vote in the election Bramnick says he plans to make an endorsement in the weeks ahead Rodriguez who had advised Rubio Bush and Cruz says he will not endorse a candidate from either party but his ultimate goal is to help protect the 11 million undocumented people in this country "I want to pass immigration reform" Rodriguez told TIME last month "I have to work with the political realities that we have" Additional reporting by Zeke J Miller Contact us at editors@timecomIDEAS xoJanecom is where women go to be their unabashed selves and where their unabashed selves are applauded When I was 22 I met my husband Pete I was immediately drawn to his quick wit his passion for life and his ability to do anything he set his mind to He seemed invincible In the years that followedwe would share many memorable experiences We spent our time together hiking and backpacking exploring foreign lands and daydreaming about the future In the midst of it all we exchanged wedding vows and welcomed two precious babies to the mix while vowing to never allow the expanding size of our family to interfere with our plans to seek adventure Along the way we developed a grandiose vision for our lives both independently and collectively and lived a life free of fear We believed that as long as we had each other all would be right with the world That is until one fateful day in December 2011 Pete had been feeling unwell for some time but naively believed it wasnt anything serious After all he was invincible While I was visiting family out of state with my mother and our children I received the call that changed my life forever Pete had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer He was 31 years old There is absolutely no way to give voice to exactly how I felt in that moment The easiest way to describe it would be to say the world stood still While everything around me continued to buzz with life my own had begun crumbling before me We started out strong and brave I was convinced God would save him and was unwilling to accept any other way But as the weeks and months progressed we realized claiming victory wasnt as easy as giving God an ultimatum With each chemo session each new set of scan results and each dose of pain medication we realized we were losing the battle On March 18 2013 the unthinkable happened when my husband closed the chapter on his earthly life leaving me a widow at 28 years old with two young children Leading up to his passing he had received hospice care in our home for five excruciating months during which I witnessed cancer strip him of every last human ability he possessed During that time I was forced to face the facts he was never invincible and neither was I Unfortunately the same is true for every one of us life is fleeting There is a distinct feeling of surrender laced with anger and sadness which envelops a person when they realize their life is out of their control It is a feeling I now know too well one that has continued to befriend me even still Fortunately when I have been unable to carry myself due to the weight of the burden of loss family and friends have come alongside me to bolster me up Before loss I didnt fully understand the necessity that is human relationship but now I know I would never have survived without it In the wake of my loss I felt bereft For years I felt I had a purpose that was bigger than my own vision for my life I was my husbands wife his lover his friend and in the final months of his life his caretaker During his battle with cancer each day had been lived with a newfound urgency When he was no longer present I struggled to identify my purpose and questioned every reality I had ever known I wondered who I was without him by my side Steeped in the pain of my loss each day felt weighted with the emotions of the day before and as they piled on top of one another the muck and mire of such intense feeling seemed too much to navigate on my own There were days I cried incessantly While other days I felt an overwhelming desire to tell everyone about what had happened to me to us I felt as though the word "widow" was etched into my forehead On those days I told my story so stoically oftentimes to absolute strangers that it made me wonder if they questioned its authenticity Even still there were days I escaped in an effort to connect with him I longed to revisit the places we enjoyed together While in those familiar places I felt at peace knowing I could cry uninhibited without feeling pressured to conform to societys made up grief timeline Slowly but surely I began making a concerted effort to confront my grief and loss and eventually it became more natural to move forward Still there is not a day that goes by that I do not look at my children and wonder "Why them why me" While the pain of loss remains so raw at this point there is no other way than to accept that it will always be this way There is absolutely no explanation and no justification for what has happened it simply is what it is Fortunately acceptance does not mean apathy Acceptance simply means my energies are better spent elsewhere I am proud to say that where I am now is a place of identifying the lessons learned through my trials recognizing the beauty in the day-to-day and expressing gratitude for the time I did have with my husband Through my loss I have become a stronger more impassioned woman who is slowly coming into myself recognizing my own needs and pursuing my own future As for our children they will continue to work through the loss of their father as will I but they will take their cues from me I must continually remind myself that they will mimic the way I grieve The last thing Pete would have wanted is for us to stop living which is why I have made a genuine effort to put one foot in front of the other no matter how intense the pain may be Because our youngest son was only 2 years old when Pete passed away I feel it is especially critical to speak of the sacred memories we shared while their daddy was with us in the flesh However I feel confident he is with us in spirit so I guess in that way he was invincible its just not the way I ever would have imagined Alysha StGermain wrote this article for xoJane Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors "Donald Trump showed a tremendous understanding and concern for the undocumented immigrants.

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The majority of the cities’ plans include promoting energy efficiency.Cities large and small are leading the charge on the country’s transition to clean energy" said Baggies boss Alan Pardew. Giroud passed up a huge opportunity to mark his Stamford Bridge bow in Chelsea blue with a goal when his weak right-footed effort was easily smothered by goalkeeper Ben Foster on 20 minutes. That’s what the president has been saying all the time." Kejriwal said. read more