The Blooming of the Corpse Flower

At the Orange Coast College, there is a flower that is rare and smelly that will be blooming this week. This flower will attract numerous admirers who are hoping to get a whiff of its scent which is corpse-like. Also referred to as the corpse flower, The Amorphophallus titanium plant will be displayed at the administration building of the school, 2701 Fairview Road. People are welcome from 10 am to 6 pm beginning Wednesday, 28th June. Admirers will get the chance to stay up to 10pm once the flower starts to bloom. The Amorphophallus titanium plant, which is nicknamed Little Dougie, is approximately five feet tall and weighs more than 30 pounds.

The corpse flower has been in existence at the Costa Mesa College from 2006. According to the horticulture coordinator of the Costa Mesa College, Joe Stead, certain corpse flowers can weigh even up to 200 pounds. Andrea Rangno the college spokeswoman said that the corpse flowers are very beautiful when they bloom. The rare plant has its origin from Sumatra, an Indonesian Island and its smelly odor is as a result of bees pollinating inside the plant. Joe Stead stated that the pollination of the flower is done by hand. He further stated that the flower is known as a “corpse” because its smell is that of a dead thing. After blooming, the corpse flower has magenta petals, which resemble a skirt and surrounds the tall spadix of the plant.

Situated in Costa Mesa, the Orange Coast College was established in 1947. Close to the beautiful beaches of Southern California, the college has over the years grown to become one of the finest and largest community colleges in the nation. The Orange Coast College enrolls over 25,000 students every semester. The campus has outstanding facilities, features the latest technology and offers approximately 135 career and academic programs. Orange Coast College is a member of The Coast Community College District and is Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited. The campus is also ranked the first among the community colleges in Orange County when it comes to the number of students that it gives transfers to the California State University and University of California systems.

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Securus Technologies – Ensuring Great Customer Service and Reasonably Priced Products and Services

One of the biggest names in the correctional industry is that of Securus Technologies. The company has contributed tremendously to the development of correctional sphere and continues to make rapid advances in the field to ensure that the inmates have the tools to communicate and the law enforcement officers are equipped with the modern investigative tools and technology. Securus Technologies has been able to dominate the correctional sphere since the company started its operation in 1986, especially due to its focus on research, innovation, and development.


Apart from providing high-quality services, Securus Technologies also offer excellent customer service. It ensures that the customers are satisfied with what they are getting. Such value based services are what has helped Securus Technologies become a familiar name in the correctional sphere. More than 3,400 law enforcement agencies use the services of Securus Technologies and over a million inmates are presently using the inmate communication services offered by the company. Securus Technologies feel that inmate communications are highly significant as not only it connects inmates with their families and friends, but also helps in reducing their stress.


The company believes that such services can contribute to giving purpose to the lives of prisoners and contributes towards reducing the crime inside the prison as well. As the crime rate in the community continues to increase at a consistent pace, it is important for the law enforcement agencies to take steps that would help keep a close eye on the criminals. It is what Securus Technologies provide as it offers new age investigative technology that provides law enforcement officers with the ability to keep a close watch on offenders. Securus Technologies feel that research and development are essential to lead the competition from the front, and it is why the company has invested over $600 million in the last couple of years for research and development.


Julia Jackson is an Expceptional Asset to Jackson Family Wines

At 29, Julia Jackson, proprietor of the family owned Jackson Family Wines is already making headlines and making a name for herself as one someone who is truly passionate about making and selling the best wines in the world. As a wine lover, Julia Jackson has her own opinions about wine, including which wines are the best in Sonoma.She has said that Sonoma has a reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, she believe it’s the best place for Cabernet’

Julia Jackson has been interested in the wine businesses since she was a young child. She fondly remembers her father taking her and her siblings out to the vineyards to pick grapes when she was a young child, in order to give them a sense of the hard work it takes to run a winery. When Julia grew up she went on to study at Scripps College and graduated in 2010 with a degree in studio art, before getting a summer certificate at the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management. Julia Jackson has been able to combine her love of art in wine, by focusing on the art of wine. She also collaborated with Helene Seillan to design the label for Cynth wines, which is produced under Jackson Family Wines.

Inspired by her mother, who was a pivotal force in her life and is a powerful female leader, Jackson founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in 2014. This foundation works with Cambria Winery, which is part of the Jackson Family Wines, to help empower female leaders around the globe. The foundation focuses on women who are trying to fight their way out of poverty. She also acknowledges that the wine industry is very male dominated despite the fact that there are many women, including Julia’s mother and sister who are a large part of the Cambria business. Cambria Seeds of Empowerment is another way for Julia Jackson to help change that.

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UKV PLC And Their Wine Investment Solutions

When you think about UKV PLC, the first thing that comes to mind is wine investment. The company is known for being one of the top experts in the wine industry. Their team of experienced and dedicated consultants offers services ranging from marketing a wine selling business to choosing fine wine or champagne for an important occasion.

One of the things which set apart the team at UKV PLC apart from the rest of the wine experts in the country is that they have unbeatable knowledge in what they do. On top of that, they design their services to fit the individual and unique needs of their clients. For instance, if you prefer consultancy services offered at the comfort of your home, a consultant from UKV PLC can come to you. They have helped many clients make the right choice when it comes to fine wine and champagne selection.

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Apart from offering consultancy services, UKV PLC is also involved in investment. Because they work with numerous suppliers and merchants, their advice on wine and how to invest in the sector is unbiased. The company also offers brokerage services to those traders who wish to start small. They trade on behalf of both seasoned trade customers as well as private individuals.

With the company’s large network of suppliers and traders, UKV PLC has created a niche for itself in the wine investment sector. Whether you want regular wine or unique champagne options for an upcoming event, be sure you will find it in stock. The best way of finding out what options they have, visit the UKV PLC official website. On their website, they have wine and champagne varieties which come in different prices. You can buy your wine online and the team will deliver to you.

Kim Dao’s Last Day in Italy

Kim Dao would be leaving Italy at 5 that night. She had plenty of time left to sightsee and go to a leisurely breakfast. Kim Dao gave us an update on her cold. She believed she had the cold in the first place because some of the places she traveled to were warm and some were cold. Before she left Italy  to travel to Denmark, Kim Dao wanted to buy some food, like cheeses, tomatoes, and meat to bring as gifts. Learn more:


For breakfast, Kim Dao had some scrambled eggs, a pie clip, some tomatoes with cheese, and a dish of yogurt. After breakfast, Kim Dao went food shopping. Learn more:


While shopping, Dao decided to also buy gifts that weren’t food. She also bought a large, beige hand bag, a pair of Prada sunglasses for herself, a large, black bag for her mother, a brown, leather wallet for father, and a nice blue with white trim shirt for Eric. Kim Dao was hoping to get a bag that was dark blue and red for herself but settled for the beige one. After giving it some thought, she believed that she made the right decision to get the beige one because she has a lot of light colored clothes she can wear it with. Dao said she would go to Korea for one week on business after she visited Denmark. Learn more: