The retirement of the Centris name was announced in September 1993,[2] with the 610, 650 and 660AV all being rebranded the following month as Macintosh Quadra machines as part of Apple's effort to reposition their product families to correlate with customer markets instead of price ranges and features. The IIvx was also discontinued in favor of the newly-announced Quadra 605.

They are large (up to 3 cm), fast-flying bees, distinguished from the closely related genus Epicharis by the absence of long, whip-like setae that project backwards from just behind the eyes. They are commonly encountered bees in American deserts, and are active at very high ambient temperatures when many other species are in hiding. They can often be seen in large numbers on desert-willow (Chilopsis) and palo verde (Parkinsonia) blossoms. Bees of this genus are of some economical significance in pollinating crops such as Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) and Cashew (Anacardium occidentale, pollinated by C. tarsata among others).
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Centris pallida are able to withstand very high internal temperatures when compared to other bees. Males regularly have thoracic temperatures of 48 to 49 degrees Celsius (118.4 to 120.2 degrees Fahrenheit). If the thoracic temperature reaches 51 to 52 degrees Celsius (123.8 to 125.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the bee will become paralyzed and die. Most of the cooling occurs when heat radiates off the abdomen. To prevent overheating, C. pallida have a very high thoracic conductance (rate of heat transfer from the thorax to the abdomen) which is 45 percent higher than that of sphinx moths of the same size. Other than this high thoracic conductance, no other mechanism has been found to help the bee reduce its internal temperature. C. pallida do not appear to have evaporative cooling in the wild as honey bees and bumblebees do.[10]

L'unité de comparaison des prix de l'immobilier est généralement le prix au mètre carré (ou au pied carré, dans certains pays anglo-saxons). Pour les propriétés à revenus, on se sert de multiples du revenu et d'autres mesures reliées (taux d'actualisation). Enfin, des unités de comparaison fort variables sont aussi utilisées suivant le type de propriété (mètre cube, mètre de façade, prix à la chambre ou à l'appartement, etc.).
Ceux qui préfèrent un environnement tranquille se plairont à Québec. On peut trouver un parc à une certaine distance de la majorité des maisons et les résidents peuvent compter sur la présence de quelques centaines d'espaces verts publics, comme par exemple la Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy et le Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, ce qui fait qu'ils sont faciles d'accès. La ville plaira également à ceux qui préfèrent les environnements silencieux, étant donné qu'il y a peu de bruit lié à la circulation automobile - même si plusieurs secteurs de la ville sont plus bruyants, comme par exemple près de l'une des 3 voies ferrées, de l'Autoroute Félix-Leclerc, de l'Autoroute Henri-IV ou de l'aéroport (YQB).  Quebec - Lire davantage à propos des propriétés à vendre dans cette région
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