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Van Halen helped to popularize the hard rock genre of music with their larger than life stage shows and their innovative, signature guitar sound. It also helped that they had a highly visible, and camera friendly lead singer.

Van Halen's music videos were popular items on MTV and in addition to receiving critical acclaim, the band also captured an award for Best Stage Performance for their hit song "Jump."

The band underwent several "public" and "messy" lineup changes over the years that included replacing singer David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar, as well as a brief stint with Gary Cherone replacing Hagar as lead singer; followed ultimately by a reunion with David Lee Roth. Bassist Michael Anthony was also replaced by Eddie's son,bracelet knock off van cleef, Wolfgang.

While the "Van Hagar" era was also a successful one for the the band, including their first 1 album (5150) and several songs that made it to the singles charts, the Cherone led incarnation of the band has been characterized as being a less successful endeavor.

Eddie Van Halen has been recognized as the 8th best guitar player of all time by Rolling Stone, while Alex was recognized on the 100 Best Drummers of All Time at number 51 by the same publication.

Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

It isn't uncommon for performers to have special requests that appear in their contract riders. Oftentimes these riders will specify what types of food or beverages are desired for the artist's backstage area either because of allergies or simply by preference. Some riders, however, contain provisions that borderline on the outrageous.

The devil, as they say,van cleef and arpels knock off bracelet, is in the details.

One of the more outrageous contract riders of all time is Van Halen's clause that demanded that M be present in their dressing room, but. as the contract reads.

At a minimum, a failure to adhere to these stipulations could result in concert start times being delayed. However, as many of the older arenas at the time were unequipped to handle such staging, if these parameters were not metthe results could becatastrophic.

Apparently, many arena managers and show promoters didn't bother to read the contract in great detail to understand these important stipulations. The band,bracelet van cleef fake alhambra, having been burned by promoters not reading the contract thoroughly,van cleef and arpels perlee fake bracelet, wanted to avoid finding this out the hard way.

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The "no brown M clause was devised as a clever way for the band to easily know if the contract was read in detail.

If there werebrown M in the dressing room, they knew at a quick glance that the contract was not read properly and the stage rigging needed to be checked out immediately, and in great detail.
Hoping for red drum

Will red drum ever return to the Shore? It's always seemed likely to me that any significant change in water conditions would be reflected in movements of the fish that live in those waters and are dictated to only by Mother Nature.

When I was a youngster, some scientists predicted we were headed toward another Ice Age and urged stockpiling of food. After the scientific consensus changed to Global Warming in recent years, I was hoping that among all the gloom and doom forecasts that at least we'd be fishing for red drum along the Shore just as I'd read about as a kid in Van Campen Heilner's 1946 classic Salt Water Fishing.

A recent front page article in the Star Ledger about a Rutgers study indicating fish moving north in a "great migration" due to climate change got me wondering about why red drum haven't returned to the Shore. As detailed in my Jan. 25 column last year, the species mix 100 years ago along the central Shore was more like what we'd now expect from climate change.

Red drum (then known as channel bass) were not only the primary inshore game fish,bracelet knock off van cleef alhambra, but Phillip Mayer declared " When I started to fish the New Jersey coast, in 1893, at such places as Corson's Inlet and Barnegat Inlet, channel bass were more than plentiful. Fishermen often regarded them as pests. They were everywhere." Mayer said he caught very few under 25 pounds, though he didn't spend "overly much time" trying to catch them as striped bass were also plentiful from 1893 to 1902. Surprisingly, the first two IGFA world records for red drum came from New Jersey.

A few small red drum have been caught by striper anglers in the Shore surf since then, but last year I didn't get a single such report of a "puppy drum" from north of Cape May and I've never heard of even one of those "average" 25 pounders here. Especially after the worst fall surf fishing in many years,sweet knock off alhambra bracelet, wouldn't it be nice to add a large game fish that isn't in a declining trend and not dependent on a heavy run of sand eels to provide a fall fishery!

Since starting to write this column in 1984, I have seen some significant changes along the Shore. to the extent that the catch of one of any size was noteworthy. Though never abundant at the southern end of their normal range, cod can now be caught even during the summer at Shark River Reef and on some offshore wrecks. The cold water spiny dogfish has just about taken over the continental shelf off the Shore, and is even a problem for surfcasters fishing bait at night for stripers in the spring despite the development of a commercial fishery for that previously worthless species since European markets were opened up. The sighting of a seal was a rarity when I started surfcasting along the Shore, but now they're a common sight. .

There were promising signs of Spanish mackerel when I first moved to the Shore. Fishery management had restrained commercial overfishing of that species to the south and, with stocks rebuilding, it appeared they might become a target for Jersey anglers. One summer day I ran what may have been the only dedicated Spanish mackerel charter ever to sail out of Manasquan Inlet and we did put together a catch by casting small jigs and metals at the jumping Spanish under birds. I also used to see them jumping, usually out of range, while surfcasting. However, I haven't even seen a single Spanish mackerel jump in many years since.

Unless the biology of the fish involved has changed, these observations would seem to indicate cooling waters rather than warming. Yet, there are many factors involved in fish movements, and a strong indicator of northward movement by southern species did occur in 2013, when an unprecedented run of croakers and spot (not normally abundant north of Chesapeake Bay) developed in Raritan Bay. Even more unusual was the fact that it happened when waters were still quite cool in the spring rather than during the late summer or early fall when those species often show up along the Shore. Anglers could fill buckets with them. Yet that brief abundance of those cyclical species was, historically, a mere drop in the bucket. For instance, New York Harbor was so loaded with spot in 1925 that the Brooklyn Edison Co. had to remove tons of them from their condenser pipes. Yet, just when we were expecting some consistent fishing for those pan fish, there was no fall run in 2013 and hardly any showed up last year.

The Rutgers study didn't consider any of what I've mentioned. but concluded that "black sea bass and fluke, traditionally in Virginia and North Carolina, began to appear off the New Jersey coast". Yet, there was no indication of when those species weren't the spring to summer bottom fishing staples here. skipper Henry Beebe tried a drift in deeper waters than he normally fished off the northern Shore and found incredible sea bass fishing on rough bottom that resulted in the area being dubbed the Klondike. The Klondike could certainly now use some of those sea bass from the south as I doubt the Rutgers researchers could put together a catch there these days. Friday. anglers take the opposite stance. fluke pro Dave Lilly checked with several fellow high hooks and was surprised to find most failed to catch limits last year on many trips. He agrees with the JCAA approach.

The Shore lost one of its finest striped bass and fluke anglers this week when Bob Kamienski Sr. of Middletown passed away at 73 after fighting a tumor since last year. Kamienski was not only a member of the Hi Mar Striper Club, but also one of those few individuals,van cleef gold knock off bracelet, that each successful club needs, who do most of the work no one else wants to bother with. He was especially active in keeping the spring and fall tournaments going as well as usually being one of the top guns to beat. His wife, Pat, has also been the winning lady angler. The obituary is scheduled for Friday's Star Ledger.

The local fishing scene has been very quiet, but the Big Mohawk from Belmar did come up with a decent catch of blackfish Tuesday that included a few tog in the 10 pound class and a pool winner of about 11 pounds. There were also some limits during Thursday's trip, and Friday looks good before the northeaster predicted for Saturday. The Belmar boats seeking mackerel have given up again after jigging only a few during what used to be the annual winter run. There hasn't been a spring mackerel run in years, and that scarcity has also been the case all along the coast. Yet,van cleef and arpels alhambra fake bracelet, a surprise summer abundance on Stellwagen Bank in Massachusetts Bay had provided some hope for the future.
in the Water

Photo credit: Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

In fact, there are TONS of things in the water; millions and millions of things. It's no secret that most of the earth's surface is water somewhere around 70% of it so if you think about the distribution of living things on this planet it's no surprise that it's all about water.

Most life forms that live on land or in the air exist at a fairly narrow interface; right there at the surface. You don't find too many animals that dig that deep in the dirt or that fly that high in the air. If you take a look at the water you find a very different situation. Water is alive with all kinds of critters and they exist from the very surface to the deepest depths. When you consider this, it's pretty easy to realize that the vast majority of life as we know it on this planet is in the water. And the majority of living things in the water are not visible to the naked eye. We all know and love sharks, whales and their friends in the oceans, but critical to them all are the microbes.

These teeny tiny living creatures, or microbes, include the bacteria,bracelet replica van cleef, viruses, fungi and prehistoric organisms known as archaea. They are responsible for 98% of the biochemical processes happening in the oceans, including producing over 50% of the oxygen released into the air we breathe. These little guys are the basis of life as we know it on earth and they are just now beginning to be understood. Until recently scientists were not even able to detect the presence of many of them.

Photo credit: Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

Most microbes of medical importance were discovered and investigated by growing them on surfaces or in solutions that contains nutrients essential to their growth; germ food, if you will. Today we know that many, likely most, aquatic microbes do not grow on traditional media and as a result were hidden from us. We didn't, and in many cases still don't, know what it is they need to "eat" to survive. Now, however, with the advent of modern molecular biology, we can detect the genomic material from all these critters. By isolating the nucleic acids (the DNA and RNA) in samples and decoding them we can begin to build a more complete picture of all the life forms that were in these samples and we are finding astounding things.

One milliliter of seawater, which is one thirtieth of an ounce, can contain 10 million individual viruses alone! And those viruses are living alongside millions of bacteria and other single celled organisms in communities we call microbiomes. When you multiply them all by the numbers of liters of water in the world and add everything up the results are staggering; numbers so high they are hard to comprehend. And all these critters are doing things important things. They cycle nutrients passing the raw products back and forth between each other like so many miniature recycling centers and factories. They fight and war each other, they eat each other, they cohabitate and support each other. They co exist with each other and have done so successfully for millions upon millions of years. So too have all the big guys; the sharks and other fishes, the whales and dolphins, the jellies and otters,van cleef knock off bracelet, the whole aquatic community has evolved over these millions upon millions of years and figured out how to survive.

How do they do it? How do fish survive in a soup of living things waiting to recycle them? What factors influence which type of microbe is the most numerous,van cleef clover replica bracelet? Why do populations of all critters increase and decrease over time? What things under the control of people influence the intricate balance that native systems strive for,van cleef arpels fake bracelet? How can we do a better job of taking care of aquarium earth?

Photo credit: Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

To answer these and more questions like them Shedd Aquarium has embarked upon the Aquarium Microbiome Project. Modeled in part after similar projects looking at the environments that humans live in and the influence of microbes on human health and well being, we are exploring the microscopic world in the hundreds of aquatic systems we manage. Aquariums are excellent places to do this work. We routinely measure many things in the environments we provide to ensure we are providing the very best conditions possible. Every day we are doing hundreds of tests of 'water quality'. We look at temperature, salt content, dissolved oxygen in the water, the level of wastes from the animals living in the water, the efficiency of the filter systems and so on. All of this information we can now compare to the communities of microbes living in the water at the same time. We can also control many of these factors; we can warm up or cool down the water, we can add CO2 and acidify it, we can add buffers and correct acidification, we can add nutrients for the microbes or remove things that act as nutrients like fertilizers.

In the end, this work will allow us to better understand how human activities influence water and the vast numbers of living things that call water home. We will be able to do a much better job of taking care of aquarium earth.

Bill Van Bonn, DVM, is Shedd Aquarium's vice president of animal health. With more than 25 years of clinical veterinary experience, Dr. Van Bonn strengthens the aquarium's established animal care and health expertise, overseeing its diverse aquatic medicine initiatives as well as furthering innovative veterinary science at Shedd. Dr. Van Bonn specializes in preventive medicine and enhanced clinical veterinary services for aquatic animals, with a focus on marine mammals. At Shedd, he focuses on providing top quality care and applying his knowledge of animal health to conservation of their counterparts in the wild.
How to Install a Car Stereo in an Isuzu Rodeo

The Isuzu Rodeo was one of three iterations of a successful and long running platform for Isuzu under the singular name,van cleef knock off bracelet alhambra, Wizard. The Honda Passport and Opel/Vauxhall were other variations with the exact same chassis and nearly identical interior designs. Before ending production on the Rodeo line in 2004, the Isuzu had undergone several design changes since first being produced in 1990. The stereo systems have been upgraded as technology advanced and more capable models were made available; however, procedures for replacing the stereo system have remained similar. This article explains the procedure for replacing a stereo in a Rodeo Models 1999 2000.

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Hidden Motor Found In Cyclist's Race Bike

"It's absolutely clear that there was technological fraud. There was a concealed motor. I don't think there are any secrets about that," said International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson."We want the minority who may consider cheating to know that,bracelet knock off alhambra van cleef, increasingly, there is no place to hide and sooner or later they will pay for the damage they're causing to our sport."The UCI has scanned bikes at major competitions,bracelet fake alhambra van cleef, including the Tour de France, in recent years amid rumours about cyclists using motors hidden in frames.However, this is the first time such a device is believed to have been found."It wasn't my bike, it was that of a friend and was identical to mine," she tearfully told Belgian TV channel Sporza."This friend went around the course Saturday before dropping off the bike in the truck. A mechanic, thinking it was my bike, cleaned it and prepared it for my race."I feel really terrible. I'm aware I have a big problem. [But] I have no fears of an inquiry into this. I have done nothing wrong."Maarten Vangramberen,van cleef and arpels replica bracelet alhambra, a journalist for Sporza, said: "After one lap of the world championships, UCI took Femke's bike in the pit area and tested it with some sort of tablet."When the saddle was removed, there were electrical cables in the seat tube. When they wanted to remove the bottom bracket,van cleef and arpels knock off bracelet alhambra, which is normally not difficult, they could not because the crank was stuck. Inside there was a motor."
Good Times For Google Advertising

While most companies have cut back on advertising and marketing because of the economic downturn, an increasing amount of advertising dollars that are being spent are going to the online search engine Google.

While ad supported media companies struggle, Google's profits go up year after year, maybe because the company has what many consider the most efficient ad machines ever developed.

Much of Google's success is fueled by small businesses. Take Bananas at Large, a music store in San Rafael,van cleef and arpels knock off clover bracelet, Calif., that sells pianos, amps, guitars and just about anything a musician might need. Sharp, who handles sales and marketing for the store, Bananas isn't advertising in the local paper or the yellow pages. Instead, Sharp says, someone looking for a guitar is more likely to go online and use Google.

"It's the new yellow pages," he explains. "I know that if they're located in this county and they're looking for a guitar and they put in 'guitar, Marin County' or something [like] that, that's a search that's worth paying for."

To select the best search words, the staff of Bananas at Large works with people like Frederick Vallaeys, a product evangelist for Google Ad Word, who helps them understand how to target their ads.

"In the case of the guitar company," says Vallaeys, "if they really wanted to control who was seeing their ads they would probably chose key words like 'Gibson guitars' and much more specific [terms]."

Google wants Bananas to find the right key words because they want the ads on their site to be relevant and not annoying; when customers are looking for electric guitars, Google doesn't want them to see ads for wrinkle cream and flowers. And, says Vallaeys, no matter how much an advertiser is willing to pay, Google won't put up an ad when it isn't related to a specific search.

In fact,sweet fake alhambra bracelet, Bananas pays Google only when someone actually clicks on its ad and the store gets a discount the more often users click.

When a small business like Bananas signs up to advertise on Google, it is also given access to a lot of research tools. For example, Google will let Bananas' staff know where customers are located so that the business can target ads to people in that area.

And Google helps Bananas figure out how to write ads to get the best results. So, Bananas' marketers can try out an ad that says "Guitars in Marin" and another that says "Bay Area Electric Guitars" and Google will tell the store which one gets more hits.

"Google will automatically rotate between the different variations and then tell you this is what actually drives people to do what you want them to do," explains Vallaeys.

It isn't just small businesses that are flocking to Google even the struggling automakers are spending a larger portion of their budgets on Google. marketing for Ford Motor Co. says the company is one of the automaker's most important outlets because that is where customers are researching cars.

"In an era where marketing budgets are under pressure,van cleef and arpels fake bracelet alhambra, search is a pretty powerful tool," says Van Dyke.

Andrew Frank, an analyst at research firm Gartner, says that while Google fuels itself with ads, newspapers and local television are starving: "With changes to media . bringing a lot more traffic online along with the economy it's a very difficult time."

Still, even though Google is sucking up a lot of ad dollars, Frank doesn't think it's the end of television commercials. Vallaeys concurs. He says that Google's studies show a Ford television commercial drives more traffic online.

"People, for example, when they watch TV, many of them have a laptop on their laps now, and they see an ad about a product and they might go and do a search for it to learn more about it," says Frank.

Google is dominant because its computer algorithms provide businesses with such specific information about searches. But the company is facing growing competition from the social networking sites that offer a more personable approach.

Bananas at Larger owner Alan Rosen says the store is increasingly using Facebook and Twitter, "places where we can actually have dialogues" with potential customers.

And Van Dyke says Ford is beginning to use social networking, too. Still, for now, no one other than Google really offers a way to know exactly how well your ad dollars are working and in this economy, that's worth a lot.

The TV world's Big Four CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox all seen huge declines over the past year,van cleef and arpels clover replica bracelet, thanks largely to evaporating ad revenues. Cable, especially top tier channels like CNN, ESPN and general entertainment channels like FX and Bravo, has been encroaching on broadcast's audiences for years.

That's what frustrates David Levy, president of Turner Entertainment Sales and Marketing. He points out that the days of Seinfeld's 30 million viewers are long over. Right now, a show like TNT's The Closer averages about 7 million viewers. That's great for cable, and perfectly respectable by broadcast standards.

But why, Levy wonders, can NBC demand almost twice as much ad money during Lipstick Jungle, a show that brought in only about 4 million viewers before it was canceled?

"Broadcast networks have been rewarded, really, for past performance in shows that appeared on networks five, 10, almost 15 years ago," Levy says.

Levy adds that lots of people can barely tell the difference between cable and broadcast anymore. Television analyst Derek Baine, of SNL Kagan, agrees. He says TiVo and other DVRs are also affecting advertising: An ad for a movie shown during 30 Rock on Thursday night, for instance, loses value when viewers put off watching the NBC show until after the peak moviegoing days of the weekend.

When old school broadcasters like CBS and ABC are posting millions in ad revenue loss, a consortium of cable networks is developing new ways to target consumers. The hope is they'll be better ways, too.

"Our research shows about a third of the ads you're seeing today are ads you probably shouldn't be seeing in the first place," says David Verklin, whose Canoe Ventures group includes such heavy hitters as Comcast and Time Warner.

In the not too distant future, Verklin promises, software could filter TV ads for dog food only to households with dogs, for example.

Baine says such innovation may, in conjunction with the economic downturn, help cable compete with broadcast when it comes to advertising. Some in his industry predict broadcast ad sales could fall as much as 20 percent in the next year.
It Was Almost a Secret

Are you familiar with the Empower Network? You may not have heard about it until now, and that is because the company is new,but it far more successful than anyone could have imagined. This powerful blogging force is hard for some to understand but has hit so many so hard in such a short period of time, and to think that it was almost kept a secret!

Empower Network is an MLM company,replica van cleef small necklace, but it is also a blogging platform. There maybe many questions already, but most of those will be answered in the following paragraphs. Firstly,replica van cleef and arpels blue necklace, the company was founded by two guys, David Wood and David Sharpe, who have been in network marketing for some time. One them was living in a van doing more work in a day than most people have done in the past 6 months or even a year! This should prove one thing about Empower Network, and that is that the heart and soul of the company was built on hard work and dedication, and those who want to be part of its system should not treat it differently.

Did you know that Empower Network makes perfect sense? It does so because as mentioned earlier it is built on a blogging platform, and blogging is what the world is made of right now. To explain in more detail: we are in a digital age and everything is moving forward online. Businesses of today are running on good websites and then they are carrying out various forms of marketing to drive traffic to their websites. The website is essentially the hub of wheel with marketing strategies being used to drive traffic to the website.

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Global assessment of deforestation related to tobacco farming

deforestationtobacco farmingSince the late 1970s, growing concerns have been expressed about the "energy"1 or "fuelwood" crisis caused by tobacco production,2 with emphasis being placed on deforestation caused by the outstanding rate of soil nutrient depletion and considerable usage of wood. Tobacco production is considered to pose "a particularly difficult dilemma for development," as it generates a range of employment, income, foreign exchange, and other cash contributing effects, while "the damage to public health and to the environment in the long term appears substantially to outweigh the benefits."2 Very approximate data for mid 1980 suggested that Virginia (flue cured) tobacco consumes between 82.5 and 175 million cubic metres of roundwood harvested worldwide each year for curing, and that this translates into the equivalent of 1.2 2.5 million hectares of open forests or woodlands removed annually.2

,3 Since then, no other estimations have been made to quantify the problem.

The Bellagio statement on tobacco and sustainable development concluded that, in the developing world, "tobacco poses a major challenge, not just to health, but also to . . . environmental sustainability."4 Similarly, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has noted without providing data the consequences of tobacco related deforestation in the form of fuelwood shortages among rural populations in the developing world.5

In contrast, reports commissioned by the tobacco industry have sought to repudiate previous acknowledgement of the problem by playing down the issue: "Deforestation associated with tobacco curing cannot currently be considered a significant negative externality."6

,7 This statement contrasts with the conclusions of a mid 1980s consultancy study by Fraser8 on the use of wood in tobacco production and its ecological implications, which until recently has been regarded as the definitive study. On the basis of wood consumption data, population statistics, and forest density figures, this study stated: "It is important to note that a high proportion of the tobacco growing areas in developing countries lie within parts of the world identified [by the] FAO as being in wood deficit or prospective wood deficit situations."8As to the situation in the developing world (excluding China) (figure1),replica van cleef & arpels necklace alhambra, Fraser noted that "the area of all types of forest in most African and Asian countries is now below the level at which it is capable of meeting the current and future fuelwood demand on a sustainable basis. This means that accelerating deforestation can be expected, with potentially serious ecological consequences."8 Although deforestation was not explicitly calculated, by considering tobacco production and forest availability Fraser concluded: "The figures suggest that most Asian tobacco growing countries, and selected African countries have general fuelwood shortages and are therefore likely to experience accelerating deforestation."8

In many countries where flue cured tobacco is grown, fuelwood demand is not sustainable. (After Fraser. (After Fraser.8)

The dataset on wood consumption has recently been updated with data from selected developing countries for mid 1990.9 Again, deforestation was not explicitly calculated, while the concept of a change in the economics of fuel choice has started to pervade much of the industry's rhetoric. The 1997 International Tobacco Grower's Association report stated: "Developing countries . . . will continue to use wood as a curing fuel because no cost effective alternative has emerged. Through the establishment of renewable, energy efficient and regularly harvestable sources in managed tree plantations, they will, however, stabilise the impact they make on the deforestation question."9

The objective of this paper is to quantify the issue of deforestation related to tobacco farming on a global scale. Claims that tobacco caused deforestation is insignificant will be challenged. Not considered here, but relevant especially under tropical conditions, are the agricultural practices of topping and desuckering, that is, designing the tobacco plant as a consumer product that will have a high nicotine content. The result is a uniquely high uptake of all macronutrients from the soil, and tobacco's regular need for fertile (virgin) soils which are often provided by land clearances involving deforestation.2Tobacco farming requires substantial amounts of wood for a variety of purposes,replica van cleef black necklace, such as curing, and poles and sticks for barn construction. On the basis of a compilation and standardisation of national data on wood usage, the annual global wood usage of tobacco has been calculated as a mean 19.9 stacked cubic metre per tonne of tobacco (median= 18.9, mode= 1.0).10 To varying degrees, wood usage was found to be widespread in nearly all developing countries. Expressed in percentages of global tobacco production in the first half of the 1990s, major consumers of wood were dark air/sun cured tobaccos (15%), burley (12%), flue cured (12%), and oriental tobacco (9%), with fire cured and dark, as well as light air cured tobaccos being minor consumers (around 1% each).

Thus, around half of global tobacco production (3.8 million tonnes) relied upon inputs of wood totalling 26.6 million stacked cubic metres, or 11.4 million tonnes of solid wood.10 Although flue cured tobacco accounts for only 12% of the global produce using wood, it makes up for 60% of solid wood consumed, with firewood uses being the major part (table 1).

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Global assessment of annual deforestation caused by wood use in tobacco farming, 1991 1995

Since the mid 1960s, a global shift of tobacco production has occurred which has several socioecological consequences. Compared with 1700, when nearly the entire world production of tobacco was concentrated in Brazil, parts of the Caribbean, and in the Chesapeake colonies of northern America, with the breakdown of colonial rule from the mid 19th century, tobacco farming spread nearly all over the world.12 14 At present, the quantities entering world trade originate mostly from zones of the developing world where frost free days, a sufficiently long dry season (allowing for harvesting and curing the crop), and low cost conditions of production are optimal. By the end of the 1990s, around four fifths of more than 120 developing countries or the equivalent of around 90% of all global land under tobacco15 is now located in developing nations. In general, the natural environments where tobacco is commonly grown fall more in highlands than lowlands and more in dryland than humid ecosystems (semi arid to semi humid climates).12The general fragility of ecosystems under such climates suggests the notion that tobacco farming mostly occurs in environmentally threatened areas or regions at risk. Although forest covered highlands constitute critical environmental zones, in that watershed management is essential to prevent large scale, offsite effects,replica van cleef inspired clover necklace, dryland areas are "are among the world's most fragile ecosystems, and are made more so by periodic droughts and the risk of desertification."16 Drylands cover 30% of the world's land area and are inhabited by a large proportion of people who are among the world's poorest (and thus particularly responsive to growing a cash generating crop such as tobacco). An estimated 70% of the world's drylands are affected by desertification due to land degradation caused by climate and human activities. The major causes of human induced land degradation are considered to be large scale deforestation, mainly for conversion to agricultural uses, and overexploitation of forests and woodlands through fuelwood collection.16

,17 Relatively dry as well as upland areas are extremely prone to deforestation, as they provide more favourable conditions for agriculture than humid lowlands or rainforest zones. The most recent tropical trend to be observed is that "deforestation [has] progressed more in the uplands than in the lowlands,"17 and that areas under dry forests are about to turn into "the most endangered major tropical ecosystem."18

From the social driving forces of tobacco farming outlined, a pattern of emerging criticality could be assumed. Indicative evidence is provided by the following global indicators of tobacco versus arable land development.

The bulk of land under tobacco (63%) is located in low income countries of the (sub)tropical zones, and the mean global rate of tobacco's area expansion from 1982 to 1996 (0.4% each year) has been exceeded in these zones (2% per year).15

Although during the same period of time, arable land expanded at a rate six times higher than tobacco (2.4% each year), in more than 20 developing countries, most of them in the developing world and holding more than half of global production, land under tobacco increased at even higher rates up to 10 times in Pakistan, Philippines, China, Zimbabwe,replica van cleef magic alhambra necklace, and Malawi, for example, and in some cases even more (such as in Zambia and Uganda).15
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Nicol broke down twice as he tried to read an apology to the court. In the end, Nicol was unable to continue, and defence lawyer Joe Doyle read his written statement into the record.

Nicol, who has been in custody for three years, wrote that he had only seen his four year old son a handful of times because he did not want him to grow up with the idea that it was OK to have a father in prison.

"It's not OK. It is painful for me to realize I have been a bad influence on my own son. Never again," Nicol wrote. "It clearly breaks my heart and fills me with immense shame when I know I may have contributed to other innocent children in the community having their lives disrupted and turned upside down."

Nicol came to the attention of police investigating large scale cocaine traffickers on Vancouver Island. Officers intercepted BlackBerry messages between Jason Conrad and Nicol from Sept. 19 28, 2008. They learned Conrad intended to buy five kilograms of cocaine from Nicol for $215,000.

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Nicol put the gym bag and another bag in his car and went to the home of Asif Khan, his co accused. The men travelled in separate cars to Vancouver and were kept under surveillance by police.

On Sept. 28, police stopped Khan and Nicol after they drove off the ferry in Swartz Bay. Both were arrested. A search of Nicol's vehicle turned up $930 in cash and an overnight bag containing $5,250 in cash. Nine one kilogram bricks of cocaine, marked and stamped with brand names Conrad and Nicol had mentioned in their BlackBerry messages, were found in Khan's vehicle.

Nicol was released on bail, but his bail was revoked after he was arrested for further drug offences on Sept. 30, 2009.

Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge considered Nicol's previous convictions in 2001 for trafficking cocaine and the production of marijuana to be aggravating circumstances. Nicol was sentenced to two years less a day for these offences in 2004.

Nicol was also convicted earlier this year of possessing heroin and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in 2009.

These aggravating factors suggest Nicol is not deterred by the justice system, Wedge said.

The judge considered the mitigating factors to be Nicol's guilty plea in May 2012 and the strong support of his parents, grandmother, sister and brother who have been present during the sentencing hearing. He has also lost three years of being a parent to his son, she noted.

Nicol was an honour student, an excellent athlete who played soccer and baseball and earned his commercial pilot's licence and welding ticket. He is qualified to work as an aircraft technician,replica vans necklace, Wedge said.

"What gives me pause is he was 28 when he was sentenced to two years less a day for his 2001 offence. Yet in 2008, he went back to trafficking cocaine. From the BlackBerry messages, I infer he was deeply involved in it," the judge said.

In the end, she concluded there was a reasonable prospect Nicol could turn his life around.

Wedge gave Nicol credit on a two for one basis for the three years he has spent in custody. This means he has essentially served his five year sentence and will have six months and 10 days credit to put toward his 2009 offences. He will remain in custody for those offences until his sentencing.
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