Precise numbers are difficult to determine, but as of 2010, there are thought to be 300–315 thousand species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260–290 thousand, are seed plants (see the table below). Green plants provide most of the world's molecular oxygen and are the basis of most of the earth's ecologies, especially on land. Plants that produce grains, fruits and vegetables form mankind's basic foodstuffs, and have been domesticated for millennia. Plants are used as ornaments and, until recently and in great variety, they have served as the source of most medicines and drugs. The scientific study of plants is known as botany, a branch of biology.
Trigun revolves around a man known as "Vash the Stampede" and two Bernardelli Insurance Society employees, Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who follow him around in order to minimize the damages inevitably caused by his appearance. Most of the damage attributed to Vash is actually caused by bounty hunters in pursuit of the sixty billion double dollar bounty on Vash's head for the destruction of the city of July. However, he cannot remember the incident due to retrograde amnesia, being able to recall only fragments of the destroyed city and memories of his childhood. Throughout his travels, Vash tries to save lives using non-lethal force. He is occasionally joined by a priest, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who, like Vash, is a superb gunfighter with a mysterious past. As the series progresses, more about Vash's past and the history of human civilization on the planet Gunsmoke is revealed.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
Normally the word "general" is not used in the Swiss military, with three-star commandants de corps the highest-ranking officers in the army. Under the Constitution, the Federal Council, which acts as the country's head of state, can command only 4,000 soldiers, with a time limit of three weeks of mobilisation. For it to field more service personnel, the Federal Assembly must elect a General who is given four stars. Thus, the General is elected by the Federal Assembly to give him the same democratic legitimacy as the Federal Council.
The general is elected by a joint session of the Federal Assembly, known as the United Federal Assembly, wherein both the 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States join together on a 'one member, one vote' basis. The Federal Assembly retains the sole power to dismiss the General, but the General remains subordinate to the Federal Council by the Council's ability to demobilise and hence making the position of General redundant.
“It’s not as big as our treatment plant at QuailCreek, but it’s still substantial,” said Cory Cram, the water district’s associate general manager over project development ... “The completion of the SandHollow Groundwater Treatment Plant puts more water in our system – and we need ...
- Alejandro Betancourt won power plant contracts worth $2 billion in Venezuela. - Many of those plants failed, and the deals sparked criminal probes ...Chronic blackouts darken regions where Derwick's 12 plants were meant to operate ... If that plant were working, we would have electricity, Reyes said ... THE PLANTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE OF GOLD.
... as the mother plant that gave rise to it, the Criolla mandarin (Citrus delicious Tenore) ... The researcher said that the general characteristics of the plant were similar to the other varieties of its type and that what differentiated it was its ripening period and fruit quality.
"Incogmeato plant-based burgers and Heineken 0.0 are the next-gen burger and beverage combo making grilling more flavorful and accessible this summer," said SaraYoung, General Manager, Plant-Based Proteins at Kellogg Company...Follow @IncogmeatoUS on Facebook and Instagram and @Incogmeato on Twitter for all the latest plant-based updates.
The main objectives were uniting members in an active personal interest in the cultivation of plants and flowers with the purpose of raising and maintaining the highest standards of excellence ... With the assistance of the Boy Scouts, club members planted 25 trees at Cumberland TerracePark in the ‘40s ... The plant and bake sale also began in the ‘80s.
When a 90-year-old banyan tree was saved in Arambol, Goa, the community rejoiced. Volunteers had been sweating it out on a hot day to save the tree that was nearly a century old ... The locals were heartbroken when it fell ... They generally work on trees that have fallen, about to fall, or are marked for chopping, and re-plant in a safer location ... ....
LAHORE. At least three people were martyred, while 20 others, including a cop, were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast near the residence of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed here in Johar Town on Wednesday. InspectorGeneralPolice (IGP) Inam Ghani said the explosive device was planted in a vehicle to target a police post ... .
A group of climate activists say a £4m investment will help them plant millions of trees around the world. Bristol-based Ecologi, which uses subscriptions to pay for environmental projects, got the money from investment group GeneralCatalyst... General Catalyst was one of the first companies to back Snapchat, Airbnb and Deliveroo.
The former Dynegy plant downstate is threatening the pristine Vermilion River, the Illinois attorney general says. Illinois Attorney GeneralKwame Raoul is suing the owner of a closed downstate coal plant alleging the site polluted groundwater and is threatening to contaminate the state’s most scenic river with toxic waste.
Think of your garden as a grocery store and plant a variety of flowering plants ...Pollen from different plants have different makeups, and so pollinators generally need different pollen sources to choose from to have a healthy diet ... Plant in groups or swaths ... Pay attention to when your plants bloom.
When most of us think of succulents, we think of hen-and-chicks and their unique form of a larger (“mother” or “hen”) plant surrounded by smaller versions (“chicks”) of themselves ... Echeveria are generally less hardy than Sempervivums and should be planted in pots so you can easily bring them inside for the winter.
Can you identify this week's mystery plant? ...John Gerard, The Herbal, or Generall Historie of Plants, 1597 ... John Gerard published one of the first and most voluminous of the early “herbals” which, during the European Renaissance, provided all sorts of information on local and exotic plants.