Corpse Flower Ready to Bloom at OCC

An odorous, tropical flower is expected to bloom on a Southern California college campus on Wednesday, June 28. Orange Coast College’s horticulture program hosts the corpse flower, amorphophallus titanum, which is affectionately known at the school as ‘Little Dougie.’

 

The corpse flower will be on display at the the school administration building from 10am to 6pm. Once it flowers, visitors will be allowed to stay until 10pm.

 

The last time the flower bloomed was in 2014. Hoards of people came to see and smell it then and are expected to do so again.

 

Little Dougie is nearly five feet tall and weighs over 30 pounds. That is small compared to other corpse flowers, which can weight up to 200 pounds.

 

Originally from Sumatra, Indonesia, the corpse flower is an endangered plant. It takes about ten years to make its first bloom, and thereafter blooms every three to five years. The strong odor it gives off is related to how it pollinates.

 

The horticulture program will ask visitors to donate $3. Funds will go to support the program’s scholarship.

 

Orange Coast College is located in the coastal town of Costa Mesa. It is the largest community college in Orange County, with more than 25,000 students attending each semester. In operation since 1948, it is also the top ranked college in the OC, sending the most transfer students to the University of California and California State University as well as private colleges.

 

As a commuter campus, the school has made efforts to improve student life on campus by investing in its student resource center, Watson Hall.

 

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Todd Lubar Leads the Way When it Comes to International Smart Homes

George Bucher, the President of Westinghouse, wrote an article those talks about the electric home of the future. In his Business.com article, he envisioned people using a broad range of short-wave appliances to issue commands from any point of their homes. He also saw a home that can be opened when you already know who your visitor is. This is the trend that is coming into place with the advancement in technology as well as activities. Todd Lubar also foresaw the HEPS filters that can be used to clean the air in your room or home so that it could give you the most concerning adequacy. According to Todd, while all those come into play, the commands we use the shortest wave of radio. Instead of that, they use the power from our smartphones and their capacitated applications.

The dreams of Todd Lubar and George Bucher are still at work in a modern home. We have also seen the advancements in technology where homes come with a new wave of technology to facilitate better business deals through the instability purposes where people don’t know how to use technology in their daily lives. When people get to the trip motion sensors, there are door bells that ring so that the owner is alert of an intruder in the home. Every new home can be adjusted in the light security. According to affiliatedork.com, in this case, most of these light-controlled systems can be controlled using the computer. It is now more possible than ever to have your home cooled when you come from vacation during the hot summer season.

Even George Bucher never dream that such talks could be directed to everyone including you at this moment. The newest thing in the world of technology and advancements is the activated digital assistants that use voice. You can ask your digital voice assistant to send emails, order pizza, and call someone on your behalf using your voice. You can also use it to book cleaning services as well as order a new lamp from the comfort of your home. As we use our personal computers, we can use Skype and FaceTime to make video calls with thousands of people all over the world at the same time.

Sawyer Howitt Shares Effective Tips To Becoming A Professional Racquetball Player

One of the most lucrative careers is that of a professional racquetball player. It is a career that one can take pride in. Becoming one, however, is not a walk in the park as one need to dedicate time and energy to the journey. To the few who persevere and persist, wonderful rewards await at the end. Below are a few tips that can help aspiring racquetball players become the professionals.

Becoming a Professional

The first step is to know the reasons why one wants to be a racquetball player. Understanding the reasons will help in taking the best approach to fulfilling the goal in mind. After establishing the reasons, make a plan on how to go about it. Merge the plan with the discipline to ensure you adhere to it. It is also advisable to engage the services of a professional who can align the plan in a way it can yield results.

Most successful professional racquetball players have had to use a coach. Hiring a coach is essential because he guides you on how to be the best. He also keeps you on the toes and motivated. According to usaracquetballevents.com, a professional racquetball player needs to have a body that is physically fit. Ensure that you do the right workouts to achieve such a body. Once set with a plan and a good coach, start building your skills by practicing regularly. After you are good at the sport, start looking for sponsors who can fund your journey. The best approach is to become a coach as you work towards being a professional fully.

About Sawyer Howitt

Sawyer Howitt displayed his talent in racquetball since high school. He then started playing for the Portland Racquetball Club where he continued perfecting his skills.

Sawyer Howitt has interests in business besides racquetball. Sawyer Howitt works for The Meriwether Company as a Project Manager. He previously worked as a business analyst for the firm.

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