The botanical garden at the university of oxford

posted by Savanah on Aug 19

The Oxford University Botanical gardens is different from other such gardens.  Most of the botanical gardens located throughout the world are simply collections of plants that are on display, but mainly for reasons of specific purposes, rather than design.  However much attention is paid to the arrangement of the plants at Oxford, with the intention of creating exciting and visually attractive ways.  Many of those interested in gardening, and accomplished gardeners in the own right, often visit the garden in seek of ideas and inspirations.

Every plant and flower in the garden is clearly labeled as many people visit the garden in search of plants for their own homes or business, such as an Oxford hotel looking for new ways to brighten up the grounds of the hotel.  Many educational programs are offered at the garden, as well as those seminars that take place off site, for University botanists and researchers.  They are also involved in many conservation and environmental programs.

The garden houses one of the largest collections of reference material in the country of Britain, which consists of more than seven thousand different species of plant life.  The collection is very compact, however it is one of the most diverse of collections in the entire world.  The diversity in the Oxford Garden is greater than that found in rain forests of other countries, as well as greater than the natural reserve sites.  There are three distinct sections to the garden.

The green house contains many of the plants that are not fit for the extreme temperature differences in the country.  The Walled Garden surrounding the glass house has various features such as an intricately designed garden of rocks as well as a garden in the water.  Inside the walled garden there are a number of separated gardens based on the countries in which the species are indigenous to, their specific botanical groups, and the economic and herbal use for each plant.  This is one of the most diverse and beautiful of the gardens of the world.

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Importance of Online Marketing

When you have a website then you need to market. You cannot just market your website as much as you need to the products that you offer. There are many reasons you need to market your products including the shoppers, income, and more. If you don’t know how to do the right marketing for your business then you should consider a company to help you.

Shoppers are the most important thing to your web business. This is because they are the ones making you money. Many shoppers find themselves surfing through the Internet because they are buying a gift for someone who is impossible to shop for or someone who already has everything. You need to build your site according to the shoppers. Think about the types of people you want to attract. You need to market your products in a way that they are attractive to the shoppers. If you are targeting the elderly then you won’t talk in slang that the elderly does not understand. Your content and descriptions for each item will be appropriate to the age group of people you are trying to sell your products too.

When you use online marketing for your products then you can generate a lot more shoppers to your site. Online marketing for your products means you are talking about all of the products you offer. You might only want to market a few. If so, then you should market the products that make your business unique to the web community. If you sell things like Votivo Candles then you will want to market why the product is unique. You don’t want to say the same boring things that every other website is saying.

If you have online jewelry stores then you need to provide the appropriate marketing for your business to become successful. You would need to market your products properly. This would include taking pictures of the jewelry you have for sale and writing the proper things about each of the items. This allows the shopper to know exactly what they are looking at and if they want to buy it.

If you don’t know how to market your products over the Internet then you should consider hiring a web design company to do it for you. They can create an excellent website for you if you haven’t built one yet or they can make your site a lot better. They can also design your site with the proper marketing techniques that generate the exact types of customers you are trying to target. This will help increase your profits and have an excellent online business.

If you have an Internet shopping site then you have to market your products. You will find that you make a lot more money in your business when you show the shoppers what you have to offer to them. If you don’t market your products then your business could suffer and you won’t make much money.

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» divine provision for your needs

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for You to provide for my natural, physical, and spiritual needs in Jesusname. I need You, Lord, and look to You. I know that in the Scriptures, You performed miracles. I believe You are limitless in power today. Jesus fed a multitude with a few loaves and fishes. In Philippians 4:19, Your Word says that You will provide for all of our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I rest my faith in You, in Your integrity, and in the integrity of the Scriptures, and I thank You for what You are going to do, in Jesus’ name.

~Scriptural Confirmation~

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Psalm 23:1, 5

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3

He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. Psalm 111:5 He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. Psalm 147:14

The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in want. Proverbs 13:25

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Matthew 6:25, 30, 31, 32

Prescription for Peace

1. God cares for me.

2. God is my Provider.

3. God can meet my needs.

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Friday October 3, 2008

Call me a sucker for all things cute and colorful, but I am now convinced that I need a new iPod nano – actually that I need one in each of the nine stellar hues. The beautiful intense color spectrum might just be part of a creative marketing ploy on Mac’s part to lure people in, but man oh man is it working on me.

Granted I already have a 2GB iPod, basic black and still in incredible shape two and a half years after purchase due mostly to a case for it that pretty much requires Herculean effort to remove the dang iPod. And there’s my Shuffle, a baby at only 11 months old and which, with its blue color, is the cuter cousin to the black iPod. But something about the colors (plus the excellent new features like a screen that tilts and adjusts with the iPod and a shuffle function activated by literally shaking the device) makes me think that 11 iPods is a necessity rather than a display of musical excess.

At O|C, we’re still divided between Mac people and PC users, although us Mac users are slowly converting the rest of the shop. Mac is known for its ingenuity, and its loyal fans champion the company’s branding efforts. So maybe I owe it to Mac – in an effort to keep the company going and able to continue rolling out great products – to buy the whole rainbow. That’s not excess, right? That’s just supporting your brand!

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  The youngest champion in UFC history “Jon Jones” will look to defend his Light Heavyweight title against the former Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida      

               FIGHT PREDICTIONS       

                       (Main Card)

 

 Mark Hominick (20-9) vs. Chan Sung Yung (11-3) Bantamweight

Mark Hominick will be making his first appearance since his Featherweight title shot against Jose Aldo in April. Hominick came up short, but dominated the fifth round with vicious ground-and-pound. Chan Sung Yung is returning to the Octagon since his second round submission (Twister) over Leonard Garcia in March. That was the first Twister submission in UFC history. Both of these fighters are top contenders and could be one fight away from a number-one contender fight. This really could go either way, but Hominick’s striking maybe too much for Yung.

Hominick via unanimous decision 30-27

 

Claude Patrick (14-1) vs. Brian Ebersole (48-14) Welterweight

This match-up was originally set for Rory MacDonald and Brian Ebersole, but MacDonald pulled out due to injury. Ebersole will now face Claude Patrick. It’s not exactly the best match-up of the card, but it could be very exciting. Ebersole is known for starting out slow and finishing strong. Patrick really needs to push Ebersole from the start or he will finish this fight.

Ebersole via TKO 2nd round

 

Tito Ortiz (16-9)  vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (19-5) LightHeavyweight

This fight was originally set to take place last year, but Ortiz had to withdraw due to injury. Nogueira aka (lil Nog) has great striking and is a BJJ black belt under the Nogueira brothers. One flaw in lil Nog’s style is his wrestling and take down defense which is Ortiz’s specialty. Many years ago, Ortiz was considerd the king of ground-and-pound and one of the best wrestlers to adapt to MMA. Over the last few years, Ortiz hasn’t been able to take fighters to the ground and deploy his game plan. Its all going to come down to the wrestling of Ortiz and his ability to keep lil Nog down.

Ortiz via unanimous decision 29-28

 

 Frank Mir (15-5) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-6) Heavyweight

The Interim Heavyweight title fight on December 28, 2008 between Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Big Nog) was a fight that no fan could ever forget. Frank Mir dominated every second of the fight with his greatly improved striking. Frank Mir TKO’d Nogueira at 1:54 seconds of the second round, which was Nogueira’s first TKO loss of his career. Mir became the UFC Heavyweight champion for the second time in his career. Weeks later, Dana White announced that Nogueira had been hopitalized for a staph infection just weeks prior to the fight. A rematch was set for UFC 119 on September 25, 2010, but Nogueira pulled out for knee surgery. 

What makes this fight so intriguing? The Jiu Jitsu dominance by both fighters. They are easily the two best submission fighters in the Heavyweight division. The respect they have for each others grappling skill will cancel each other out, turning it into a kickboxing match.  Don’t bet on a submission finish.

 Mir via second round TKO

                 Light Heavyweight Championship

           Jon Jones (14-1) vs. Lyoto Machida (17-2)

                     Machida – Jones

     Striking-          *          *

    Grappling-                     *

    Experience-       *

      Cardio-           *

       Chin-                        *

 I’m Gods champion- Jon Jones

 Jon Jones’ rapid rise has created awe, envy and resentment in its wake. The staggering truth is that Jones is only 24 years old. It’s not hard to see the amazing skill that he displays in the octagon, but he lacks experience and that’s where Machida shines. Machida started training in the discipline of Karate at the age of 3. In other words, he knows how to kick you. Machida is the first fighter to successfully transition Karate into MMA.

Expect a stand-up war, but not the usual one. Both fighters are very elusive and unorthadox, which will make this fight either really boring or really exciting. The one big advantage Jones has over every fighter is his 84 1/2 inch reach (UFC record).

Jones via unanimous decision 49-46

 

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