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Sedum acre

Sedum acre known as the goldmoss stonecrop, mossy stonecrop, goldmoss sedum, biting stonecrop and wallpepper, is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. It is native to Europe, but naturalised in North America and New Zealand. Biting stonecrop is a tufted perennial herb. Much of the year the stems are semi prostrate and densely clad in leaves. At the flowering time in June and July, the stems lengthen and are erect, somewhat limp and pinkish-brown with the leaves further apart; the leaves are alternate and shortly cylindrical with a rounded tip. They are sometimes tinged with red; the starry flowers form a three to six-flowered cyme. The calyx has five fleshy sepals fused at the base, the corolla consists of five regular bright yellow petals, there are ten stamens, a separate gynoecium and five pistils; the fruit is five united, many-seeded follicles. The leaves contain an acrid fluid. Biting stonecrop is a low-growing plant that cannot compete with more vigorous, fast-growing species.

It is specially adapted for growing on thin dry soils and can be found on shingle, drystone walls, dry banks, seashore rocks, roadside verges, wasteland and in sandy meadows near the sea. Biting stonecrop spreads when allowed to do so, but is controlled, being shallow-rooted, it is used in hanging baskets and container gardens, as a trailing accent, in borders, or as groundcover. This plant grows as a creeping ground cover in dry sandy soil, but in the cracks of masonry, it grows well in poor soils, rock gardens, rich garden soil, under a variety of light levels

The Pat Sajak Show

The Pat Sajak Show is an American late-night television talk show which aired on CBS from January 9, 1989 to April 13, 1990. The show was hosted by Pat Sajak, best known as host of the game show Wheel of Fortune. In order to do the talk show, Sajak left the NBC daytime version of Wheel, but remained the host of the syndicated nighttime version he is still hosting as of 2019. Sajak's announcer and sidekick on the show was Dan Miller, his friend and former colleague from their time working together in the mid-1970s at WSM-TV in Nashville, Tennessee; the in-studio band was led by jazz musician Tom Scott, who subsequently served the same role on the short-lived Chevy Chase Show. Sajak was hired by Michael Brockman, the CBS vice-president for daytime, children's and late-night programming, who wanted to have a late-night talk show established when Johnny Carson announced his retirement from NBC's The Tonight Show. Brockman had known Sajak. At that time, Brockman had approached Sajak, a weatherman, about doing a game show, but Sajak rejected the idea, saying what he wanted to do was get a talk show.

Brockman kept him in mind over the years, at a lunch in 1986 he reminded Sajak about the conversation. Sajak confirmed his interest in a talk show, Brockman went to work getting approvals from his management for the plan and getting network affiliates to commit to the show. CBS spent more than $4 million for a new sound stage for the show at its Television City studios located above the four studios on the first floor. A staff of more than 30 was hired, Sajak signed a guaranteed two-year contract for what was $60,000 a week. In an interview held a month before the show premiered, Sajak said he was "not looking to raise the level of TV". Chevy Chase was the show's first guest. There was an interview, the show ended with a performance by stand-up comic Dennis Wolfberg; the show's set was similar to that of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Its format emulated Carson's model, featuring a monologue, comedy bits, interviews with celebrities, performances by musicians and comedians; the Pat Sajak Show began as a 90-minute talk show, but was reduced to 60 minutes in October 1989.

CBS executives said the show was shortened because the late-night talk show format was better suited for a 60-minute time slot. Two weeks before The Pat Sajak Show was canceled, on March 30, 1990, radio host Rush Limbaugh made headlines when he guest hosted the program, and, in a departure from its regular format, entered the audience to get a response about the veto of a bill in Idaho which would have restricted abortion. Directly after announcing that the bill was vetoed, Limbaugh went to the first woman who stood up and was cheering the loudest; the woman denounced Limbaugh's anti-abortion statements earlier in the show, stating "women's lives are more important than any potato" and "You don't know what it's about. You'll never have a baby, you'll never be pregnant. You'll never have an abortion." After a verbal confrontation with the angry woman in the audience, followed by an angry man shouting, "We are gonna be wherever you are and we're gonna denounce and expose you," Limbaugh addressed the camera and stated that he went into the audience in an attempt to show the viewing public that there was an underlying prejudice against him.

Due to heckling, Limbaugh decided to conduct his interview with Sydney Biddle Barrows in another studio. After a commercial break, Limbaugh attempted to address the topic of affirmative action, but was heckled again by several male audience members wearing ACT UP T-shirts, calling him a "murderer" before he could make a point. Limbaugh sat silently with the camera focused on him for nearly a minute while audience members continued shouting phrases such as "You want people to die!" Limbaugh responded with, "I am not responsible for your behavior." After another break, Limbaugh returned and conducted the final segment after the audience had been cleared. He stated that the audience was not "evicted from the studio" or "forcibly restrained from doing anything they did" and gave CBS credit for handling the situation in the manner it did. Limbaugh claimed that the dissident audience members were planted by the show's producers as a publicity stunt. During its final weeks, Sajak worked four days per week, with a guest host on Fridays.

More than a decade Sajak interviewed Limbaugh and facetiously said the show "was going so well that they auditioned replacements for me on the air." Limbaugh all but confirmed the suspicion. On April 9, 1990, CBS announced the cancellation due to low ratings, which were half the level of Carson's, were further diminished by The Arsenio Hall Show, launched in syndication the same month as Sajak's show; some affiliates delayed the show or never carried the program at all, choosing to air sitcom reruns or syndicated shows. The final show aired on April 13, 1990; because it was a Friday, Sajak did not appear, comedian Paul Rodríguez hosted in his place. CBS restored its CBS Late Night block of movies and reruns, which The Pat Sajak Show replaced earlier, would program an

Pasatono Orquesta

Pasatono Orquesta is an eight-member ensemble of ethnomusicologists dedicated to rescuing and performing traditional Oaxacan music that of the Mixtec region, to promote it by adding more modern arrangements and influences. It was founded by three Oaxacan students at the Escuela Nacional de Música in Mexico City, who found that their traditional music was not taught at the school, they have been promoted by Lila Downs, have released four albums, have toured the United States, playing in venues such as Lincoln Center in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. In Mexico, they have played in venues in Mexico City and Oaxaca, as well as the Festival Internacional Cervantino. With a name that refers to a kind of violin maker in Oaxaca, the ensemble's purpose is to rescue and reinterpret the sounds of indigenous village bands in the state of Oaxaca those of the Mixtec people, they play traditional instruments such as violins, trumpets, guitars as well as local instruments in danger of disappearing such as the bajo fondo, a ten-stringed guitar made in only a few villages in Oaxaca and the Oaxaca jarana, which differs from the better-known Veracruz version.

It is smaller with five strings, most used to play chilenas. Pasatono recreates the rural orchestra, popular from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th. All members are ethnomusicologists, are dedicated to researching traditional Oaxacan and Mixtec music, as well as performance and the dissemination of knowledge about native musical traditions. Much of this research involves traveling to rural communities in Oaxaca, as well as Mixtec communities in neighboring Guerrero and Puebla; the rural village orchestra was once common in rural Mexico, with those in Oaxaca mixing indigenous and African musical traditions. Much of it is based on European melodies instruments introduced during the colonial period, but African and indigenous rhythms can be heard. In addition, these bands were influenced by musical innovations of the 19th and early 20th century, for example the American jazz, heard when wireless radio reached Oaxaca in the 1920s and 1930s. In total, pieces played by these ensembles can have influences from danzón, gypsy music, pasodoble, marching bands, swing, big band and foxtrot.

Many of these influences have remained here long after going out of fashion in their places of origin. However, this music is in danger of disappearing as more modern musical styles do not use these instruments, younger generations learn to play it or the instruments. Current members of the ensemble include: Patricia García López on the obbligato violin Rubén Luengas Pérez on Bajo quinto and vocals Edgar Serralde Mayer on Oaxaca jarana and vocals Verónica Acevedo on second violin Jorge Martínez Jiménez on clarinet Eloy Pérez Velázquez on baritone horn Sergio Martínez on double bass Pablo Márquez on percussion Their music is festive with a touch of nostalgia, with works that focus more on instrumentals than voice. To keep this music relevant, Pasatono plays new arrangements of traditional works as well as new compositions, adding more modern influences; the 2014 album Maroma, shows a wide mix which includes jazz, chilena and cumbia. The Maroma album is dedicated to the music of one-man circuses, called maromas, that roamed late 19th century rural Mexico.

The act consisted of single clowns who told jokes, performed some acrobatics, sometimes recited poetry. The music for these shows was played by local village string bands, these compositions are recreated on the album, they have worked with other artists of other traditions, such as the New York-based group Golem, which describes itself as an Eastern European folk-punk band. They have produced music videos and live concerts have had elements of performance, e.g. working with a marmero clown and a tightrope walker. However, not all support their efforts at reinterpretation, feeling that traditional music should not be changed; the Pasatono Orquesta began as Pasatono, founded by Rubén Luengas, his wife Patricia Garcia and Edgar Serralde as a trio in 1998. The three were ethnomusicology students at the Escuela Nacional de Música in Mexico City, with the aim of being researchers, not performers. Here Luengas noticed that the school taught various traditional music styles, but nothing from the state of Oaxaca, so the three friends started playing the music they grew up with in Oaxaca, finding it a respite from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City.

Ten years they reorganized and added new members and instruments from the original three, changing the name to Pasatono Orquesta, adding a full traditional orchestra of rural Oaxaca. Their first album was Yaa Sii, which means “happy music,” and since they have been discovered and promoted by Oaxacan artist Lila Downs. Pasatonos has had the most success playing in the United States, Mexico City and their native Oaxaca, they have performed at venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. Centro Nacional de las Artes Mexico City, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Henestrosa Library and the Macedonio Alcalá Theater in Oaxaca, as well as Mixtec communities in Oaxaca such as El jicaral, Coicoyán de las Flores and Yucuquimi de Ocampo. In 2014, they performed at the Festival Internacional Cervantino; the band and its work were featured on a television program called Tocando tierra on Mexico's Canal 22. Maroma La tiricia Tonos de nube Yaa sii

Sambucus sieboldiana

Sambucus sieboldiana called the Japanese red elder, is a deciduous shrub in the moschatel family. It is native to East Asia, where it is found in Korea, its natural habitat is in low elevations. It is a common species throughout its range, it is a deciduous small tree growing up to a height of 4 metres tall. Its leaves are opposite and pinnately compound, with 5-7 toothed leaflets, it produces a panicle of small white flowers in late spring, which are insect pollinated and hermaphroditic. Its fruits are ~4 mm long and round, they are dispersed by birds. The Latin specific epithet sieboldiana refers to German physician and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold. A related plant in China, Sambucus williamsii, was once included in Sambucus sieboldiana but is now classified as a separate species. Members of this genus are poisonous and the fruit has been known to cause stomach upsets in some people, but no records of this have been found for S. sieboldiana.

St. Bridget College

St. Bridget College is a Catholic education institution founded by the Religious of the Good Shepherd in 1913. At present, its main campus is located at M. H. del Pilar Street, Batangas City, Philippines. It is one of the major schools located throughout the Province of Batangas, it is the oldest Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Lipa and the first school established by the Religious of the Good Shepherd in the Philippines. The Religious of the Good Shepherd or RGS established the first Catholic School for girls in the Diocese of Lipa; this was in 1913, when the Most Reverend Joseph Petrelli, Bishop of the Diocese, asked the help of the RGS Sisters working in Rangoon, Burma to come to Batangas to start the first educational mission of the Church in his Diocese. The challenge to undertake this new mission was enthusiastically taken up by Mother Mary of St. Ligouri and her companions. Within a short span of time, more Sisters from the Mother House in France arrived. There were many difficulties in the beginning but the Irish and American Sisters who pioneered the task surmounted all these through their untiring sacrifices and the generosity of the people in the community.

The said sisters started the school with the name St. Bridget Academy. For 34 years the educational program of Saint Bridget was confined to high school. In 1953 the Boys High School Department was established in answer to the insistent demands of parents who wanted their growing sons to be provided with a Catholic education, his Excellency, the Most Reverend Alejandro Olalia, wholeheartedly endorsed this new department. In 1980 the students of the Boys and Girls High School Departments were integrated into co-educational classes; the undertaking turned out to be a learning process for the administration, the faculty, the students themselves. It was an attempt to answer the students’ felt need to relate in an atmosphere of friendship, participative discovery, sharing of one's capabilities and talents; the integration of the boys and the girls in the academic classes, supplemented with co-curricular and extra curricular activities help them grow and lead wholesome lives. In 1998, sensitive to the rapid development of information technology, St. Bridget took up the challenge of integrating technology in the academic instructions familiarizing students from elementary to College with computers, computer know-how, software programs, the internet and presentation software.

Elementary Department The Elementary Department is a three floor building, divided into two buildings. Each classrooms of Grades 4-6 are provided with a built in projector and a mimio toolbar that enriches the education with technology of the school. All Grades 1-6 and Pre-Kinder and Kinder classrooms has an aircondition system. High School Department The High School Department is composed of three buildings; each Classroom has an aircondition system. The levels are Grades 7-10. Canteen The Main School Canteen serves the Grade School and High School Departments; the College Department has its own cafeteria. SBC Gymnasium The SBC Gymnasium is the venue for Provincial or City Competitions for Sports. Different Programs are held here like SportsFest, Graduation Day etc. SBC Senior High School The SBC Gymnasium is demolished and this building is the replacement for it. SBC College Department St. Bridget College has an auditorium, built in 1957, it was temporarily closed in 2006 due to renovations. It reopened on September 14, 2010 and was renamed as St. Bridget College - Manuela Q.

Pastor Auditorium. Many Theatrical Acts and performances, some of which were Peter Pan, From Light to Radiance, Yakap ng Pastol, Hansel & Gretel, Kalumpang at Kumintang, the school's own version of Disney's award-winning musical "The Lion King". Cherished moments among graduating classes like the Elementary Department Grade Six students' Passing Through, the High School graduating students' Parents' Night and the College graduating batch Soiree were annual happenings in the auditorium. Commencement Exercises are being held here. St. Bridget College has three official school organs Beaconette for Elementary Department, The Beacon and Ang Sulyap for High School and Sibul for College. Https:// Website of the Saint Bridget College