September 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]
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17Jan Rep. Frederick to play key role in effort to reform auto insurance Categories: Frederick News State Rep. Ben Frederick has been appointed to serve on a new committee specifically tasked with crafting a solution to lower auto insurance rates for Michigan drivers.Frederick, of Owosso, said the temporary House special committee will focus on auto insurance and work to deliver a lasting remedy to one of the most pressing issues facing the state – Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance premiums.“Nearly every day I hear from people who are sick and tired of paying sky-high premiums for their car insurance,” Frederick said. “I’m looking forward to working with colleagues from both sides of the aisle on this important committee to deliver a much-needed solution that lowers rates while protecting important health care services for people who are injured in car accidents.”The House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates will be one of a select few panels with the authority to report legislation to the House floor for consideration this term.###
SES’s latest satellite, SES-5, has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it will be processed for launch, scheduled for June 19.SES-5’s 36 active Ku-band transponders and up to 24 active C-band transponders will be located at 5° East. It will feature two Ku-band beams, one serving customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries and the other one serving sub-Saharan Africa as well as two C-band beams, one with global coverage and one with hemispheric coverage over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The satellite provides Ka-band uplink capability, allowing for operations between Europe and Africa.
ITV is considering entering a joint venture with the BBC for £1 billion (€1.1 billion) to buy out UKTV, according to reports.The BBC, which currently owns half of the business with Discovery, has the right to buy out its US partner at a set price before the end of the week, according to The Telegraph.While the BBC has explored taking full control of UKTV using cash raised in bond markets previously, complaints about the broadcaster expanding its advertising market and debt caps are said to have steered it away from the notion. In the meantime the BBC is exploring a deal with ITV, which would see it immediately sell the 50% purchased stake to the commercial broadcaster.This is all in a bid to fight the impacts of tech companies such as Netflix and increase collaboration between UK broadcasters, according to The Telegraph.The opportunity to seal the partnership will close in a fortnight, according to the report.Collaboration between the broadcasters is becoming increasingly frequent as they attempt to fight the impact of tech domination in the entertainment industry. This month it was revealed that the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are also considering a service launch to combat Netflix, commonly referred to as Kangaroo 2.