Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A short note on Willamette River

The Willamette River (pronounced as "wil-LAM-met") is a tributary of the Columbia River, just about 240 mi (386 km) long, in the northwestern Oregon in the United States. The Flowing northward involving the Coastal Range and Cascade Range, the river and its tributaries form a basin called the Willamette Valley containing the biggest population centers of Oregon, together with Portland, which sits along both sides of the river next to its mouth on the Columbia. Its fertile valley is fed by prolific rainfall on the western side of the Cascades, forming one of the lushest agricultural regions of North America that was the destination for many if not most of the emigrants next to the Oregon Trail. The river was a main transportation route all over much of the early history of the state, furnishing a means of conveying the vast timber and the agricultural resources of the state to the outside world.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What is offshore outsourcing in SEO?

The Offshore outsourcing, or “offshoring”, denotes to outsourcing to firms in foreign countries, often to take advantage of labor arbitrage. In the past 10 years, business process outsourcing contracts have progressively more been given to firms in developing countries. Typically educated workers in developing countries, such as India or China, work for a much lower wage than do alike educated workers in developed countries, like Japan. Savings from the lower wage rate must go beyond the increased costs of management and risk connected with offshore outsourcing for it to be economically viable.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Sunflowers in the bud stage show signs of heliotropism. At break of day, the faces of most sunflowers are turned towards the east. Over the course of the day, they move to track the sun from east to west, while at night they return to an eastward orientation. This movement is performed by motor cells in the pulvinus, a bendable segment of the stem just below the bud. As the bud stage ends, the stem stiffens and the blooming stage is reached.Sunflowers in the blossoming stage are not heliotropic anymore. The stem has frozen, normally in an eastward orientation. The stem and leaves lose their green color.The wild sunflower naturally does not turn toward the sun; its flowering heads may face many directions when mature. However, the leaves typically exhibit some heliotropism.