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Sir Richard Branson and Virgin America make their Dallas debut
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December 1, 2010
Sir Richard Branson and Virgin America celebrated the launch of its new upscale, low fare service to DFW Airport in grand Texas-style with a BBQ luncheon on the DFW tarmac. A traditional BBQ lunch was catered by Eddie Deen’s and a mini-herd of longhorn steer were brought in from the Ft. Worth Stockyards for the occasion.
Virgin America will begin initially with non-stop daily flights to Los Angeles. On December 6, flights to San Francisco (SFO) will begin. To see more from this media event, visit www.ohsocynthia.com.
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Old Army-navy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Buidling is currently the Hot Springs Rehabilitaion Center. Structure ended up being finished in 1933.
In October 1933, the newest Army and Navy Hospital opened as an imposing landmark when you look at the heart of downtown Hot Springs. Based on a brief history of this building by Carl Enna, the design for the medical center was the following: The morgue was housed when you look at the stone and concrete basement, which managed to get a perfect bomb protection, the very first in Garland County. The very first flooring was the health ward for men and kids. The 3rd floor ended up being the general mess hall, whereas, the 4th flooring served once the officer’s mess hallway. The working areas, considered during the time to be the finest in South, had been situated on the 6th flooring. Additionally located on the 6th floor had been a library and a backyard movie theater where first-run movies were shown two to three times each week. There is in addition a sundeck regarding the 6th floor. People got body massages and real therapy remedies in the halls of the north wing regarding the 6th floor.The seventh flooring housed an observation gallery overlooking the 6th floor working areas. The 7th floor had been house to X-Ray and also the radium treatment location. Obstetrics ended up being on the 8th flooring along with the VIP Penthouse for retired officers. The 9th floor ended up being home to KANH, the Army/Navy Radio facility that broadcast four different types of programs which were distributed through the entire hospital.The radio station used pillow speakers, an original technology when it comes to time (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).More
Corals are tiny creatures that live in skeleton-covered colonies, creating the illusion that a coral community is one single organism.
Scientists classify corals as animals, even though some of their characteristics could qualify them to be non-living. The most critical distinction between plants and animals is that plants make their own food, while animals depend on outside sources for theirs. Coral animals take advantage of both forms of nutrition by hosting plant-like algae in their tissues, which produce food for the coral using the sun’s energy, carbon dioxide and water.
Coral reefs provide habitat for almost all forms of life including fish, crustaceans, seaweed, reptiles, bacteria and fungi. A coral reef is covered with life and every form of life has a specific role. The organisms live in a delicate balance, and despite covering less that .2 percent of the total area of oceans, coral reefs are noted for some of the highest levels of productivity on earth and provide an environment for 25 percent of all species of marine creatures.
Coral reefs all over the world face a variety of threats and many coral species are increasingly endangered. It is often assumed that rare coral species face higher risks of extinction because they have very small effective population sizes, and the expected result of this would be decreased genetic diversity and ability to adapt.
Because of this, many aquarists interested in collecting rare coral are increasingly sensitive to the need to protect these fragile organisms. But recent studies have shown that rare coral may be smarter and more easily adapted than we think.
The latest findings reveal that rare coral must be able to cross-breed with certain other coral species, which means that they can actually breed themselves out of a one-way trip to extinction. This finding was released by scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and has greatly raised hopes for the ability of the world’s rare corals to withstand the potential threats of changing climates and human impacts, says lead author Zoe Richards.
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Aquatic Dreams of Layton, Utah has a well-trained crew that can give advice on caring for rare coral, saltwater fish, and a host of other saltwater aquarium livestock. They are experts at shipping their rare coral, saltwater fish, and aquarium lighting and supplies all over the world,More