Although it hails from a remote region of the western Himalayas. This plant now looks entirely at home on the
banks of English rivers, and colonized river banks and damp woodlands. In the Himalayas the plant is held in
check by various pests, but take these away and it grows and reproduces unhindered. Now it is spreading
across Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the US.
Pluto lost its official status as a planet yesterday, when the International Astronomical Union downsized the
solar system from nine to eight planets. Although there had been passionate debate at the IAU General
Assembly Meeting in Prague about the definition of a planet – and whether Pluto met the specifications – the
audience greeted the decision to exclude it with applause.
At the beginning of each fiscal year funds are allocated to each State account in accordance with the
University’s financial plan. Funds are allocated to each account by object of expenditure. Account managers
are responsible for ensuring that adequate funds are available in the appropriate object before initiating
transactions to use the funds.
Lincoln’s apparently radical change of mind about his war power to emancipate slaves was caused by the
escalating scope of the war, which convinced him that any measure to weaken the Confederacy and strengthen
the Union war effort was justifiable as a military necessity.