Update on Who is Really Behind the Eradication

Poisoned mangrove on Hawaii island (photo by Dr. Syd Singer)

Poisoned mangrove on Hawaii island (photo by Syd Singer)

BY SYDNEY ROSS SINGER The lawsuit filed against Malama o Puna et al for poisoning mangroves at Pohoiki, Vacationland (Wai Opae), Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo, and Paki Bay is still in the courts. Here is an update.

Background: Malama o Puna has dedicated itself to the complete eradication of mangroves from the Big Island. They experimented at Wai Opae with a new, cheap method of eradicating mangroves, using herbicide to kill the trees and leave them to rot in place. The poisoning of about 20 acres at Wai Opae was done in 2008. In the Fall of 2009, several acres of mangroves at Paki Bay, owned by the Shipmans, were poisoned. By about December, 2009, mangroves at Pohoiki began to be poisoned. In Spring 2010, Onekahakaha Beach Park mangroves were poisoned. In all, about 35 acres of mangroves along the shoreline have been poisoned and left to rot.

The big trees were injected with poison and smaller plants were sprayed. Hundreds of thousands of trees have been killed. The spraying continues to this day to kill keiki mangroves.

In all other parts of the world, and even by many in Hawaii, mangroves are appreciated for the beneficial role they play in shoreline ecosystems protection from tsunamis and storm surge, prevention of siltation of coral reefs, nursery habitats for fish, absorption of pollution from various sources, nutrient cycling, and other resource values.

Malama o Puna has received $5,000 from Monsanto for “public education”. Of that, $500 was used to encourage the public to pull mangrove keikis. Monsanto also donated poison for the eradication at Wai Opae. Chemical giant BASF also donated poison.

There was no environmental assessment for this eradication project.

There were no studies on the impact of mangrove poisoning and eradication on the endangered species that are known to use those areas.

The DLNR expected the dead, poisoned trees would have been removed from the area and not left to become storm wrack.

Fish counts at Wai Opae were studied between 2008 and 2010 by the US Forest Service, with money from Malama http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ o Puna, and found that the year cheap jerseys after Wai Opae was poisoned the fish counts dropped dramatically, including severely reduced baby fish numbers. Numbers seem to have recovered two years after poisoning, (and after this lawsuit began), but this needs to be confirmed with further studies, which may not happen for lack of funding.

Native species of fish suffered more from the eradication than exotic fish.

Mangroves provide needed shade for fish nurseries of native and exotic species.

The water quality at Wai Opae changed after the poisoning, becoming warmer, more acidic, and with less dissolved oxygen.

A massive algal bloom covering the tidepool bottom and coral resulted from the eradication at Wai Opae.

Malama o Puna continued the poisoning at the other sites despite the findings of these impacts at Wai Opae.

Poisoning of about half an acre of mangroves at Honokohau Harbor was planned by Malama o Puna but resisted by the National Park Service, which oversees that area and is concerned about the impacts of using poisons on the aquatic environment. As a result, mangroves will not be poisoned there.

The original Circuit Court judge handling the case, the Honorable Judge Hara, refused to grant a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction to stop the poisoning.

Subsequently, however, it was revealed that Judge Hara family owns the land at Wai Opae with mangroves, and the family had approved the eradication. Once this information came to light, Judge Hara recused himself from the case for conflict of interest.

The DLNR and HTA have settled. The remaining defendants are the County of Hawaii and Malama o Puna and the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC). BIISC is in default.

The poisoning continues. And so does the lawsuit. Trial date is set for July 25, 2011.

Possibly as a result of this lawsuit, the DLNR is proposing changes to its Administration Rules 13 5 which would allow the use of poison, biocontrol, and power tools on any number of acres of shoreline or conservation lands to kill virtually any species anyone considers “invasive”, including native species.

It looks like Monsanto stock may go up soon, as poisoning and leaving things to rot in place becomes the new, cheap method of environmental control, tested on our shoreline by Monsanto grant recipient, Malama o Puna.

Upcoming 150cc bikes in India

The Indian two wheeler market is a major hub for manufacturers from across the world and lately they seem to be quite interested in the 150cc motorcycle segment.

The reason behind this ongoing concern is that people are showing a lot of interest in performance bikes but due to high petrol prices, their aspirations stumble and they resort to 150cc machines that give their wants a fine affirmation.

Therefore motorcycle manufacturers are increasingly focussing to launch a new product in this segment that fulfills all the needs of prospective buyers. It will feature a 155cc air cooled single cylinder engine with Suzuki Eco Performance technology for better power output and mileage.6 speed gearboxTelescopic suspensions at the front and a mono shock rear240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear17 inch alloy rims with a 100/80 17 inch front tyre and 140/60 17 inch rear tyreIt will also have a fully digital instrument cluster incorporating a speedometer, fuel level, trip meter and tachometerExpected launch: Between October December 2014

Expected price: Around Rs 75,000. It will feature a 149.2cc air cooled 4 stroke, single cylinder engine producing 14.4Ps of maximum power and 12.8Nm of net torque.

The Xtreme sport will come with ATFT (Auto Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology) for increasing mileage and cleaner emissions.5 speed transmissionTelescopic Hydraulic Type for the front and rectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustable gas reservoir suspension for the rear18 inch rims with 80/100 x 18 47 P front tyre and 110/90 x 18 61 rear tyre240mm disc brake equipped at the front wheel and 130mm drum brake at the rear, 220mm disc brake as an option for the rearIntegrated digital console, engine immobilizer and under seat mobile chargerExpected launch: September 2014 with price tag of around Rs 73,000 Rs 75,000

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Bajaj loves making motorcycles for the country. The company has decided to launch Pulsar 150NS on the lines of the 200NS. Hence the entire pulsar series is going to undergo a major change.

The 150NS will feature a 4 stroke, DTS i air cooled single cylinder 149cc engine with 4 http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ valve technology. cheap jerseys The engine will churn 15.06 PS of power and a torque of 12.5Nm.5 speed gearboxTelescopic Front Fork with anti friction bush at the front and rear mono suspension with nitroxWider tyres with disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rearSplit seat, analog plus digital instrumentationExpected launch: 2014 end or in the beginning of 2015 with an expected price of around Rs 75,000

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Yamaha has already launched the altered version of the FZ S and it is ready to bring in some changes on its tourer the Fazer.

Both the FZ and the Fazer are designed on some lined and share platforms as well. The Fazer Version 2.0 features 153cc air cooled, 4 stroke SOHC 2 valve engine that produces 13.1PS power with 12.8Nm of torque.

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Up to 120 Sheffield jobs to go from global fencing company

The document said ‘recent structural innovations’ within http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ the Betafence Group reflect the ‘changing requirements of many longstanding customers’.

From their latest annual report published on December 31, 2015, the firm employs 199 people 148 in production and 51 are made up of management, admin and sales.

The company, which makes perimeter fencing for schools, power stations and government installations, had recently bought out Leeds firm Hesco in March of this year for an undisclosed sum.

Christopher Morris, Betafence managing director for the UK Republic of Ireland, said unions had been notified of the planned job cuts.

The company’s announcement in full outlined a ‘potential closure of all wire drawing and galvanising lines, ending manufacture of cable and wire in the UK’.

‘Relocation of specifically product focused welded mesh machines’ to the ‘appropriate centre of excellence’ within the group global business and cheap jerseys further ‘investment to upgrade and automation for the remaining machines’.

The document signed by the managing director also stated a ‘potential reduction in Betafence UK direct workers, staff and management of between 100 120 people, by the end of May 2017’.

Betafence closed its original Sheffield Road factory at Tinsley in 2006 blaming cheap competition from abroad for that round of redundancies.

The company, which used to be known as Tinsley Wire, employed just over 400 people at the time and the former site is now home of the new Ikea store which is expected to open next year.

Up Stores Help Brands Build Buzz

Now temporary stores have emerged as a perfect solution for cash strapped brands, commission hungry brokers and landlords faced with a glut of commercial real estate space.

Brands are using these interim spaces as a means to create buzz, test new concepts or even evaluate a new neighborhood or city. While temporary stores first began popping up with some regularity in 2003, sky high rents and a lack of available space made them a massive undertaking for brands. Now, in the midst of the recession, the shops are being viewed as a logical, and even inexpensive, marketing tool.

In the past few months, high end brands including Hermes, Emilio Pucci and La Perla have embraced the pop up shop concept, as have Gap, Seven For All Mankind, Daffy’s and others. But it’s not just limited to fashion brands. Furniture designer Kenyan Lewis, wine bar MADCrush, chef Tom Colicchio, and the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism have also jumped on the pop up wagon. “In a media marketplace that’s fragmented, [brands] are trying to find interesting ways to reach the public. No matter who opens one and where it opens, media is covering it.”

Brushfire Marketing, which worked with the New Jersey Division of Travel cheap jerseys and Tourism on the Jersey Shore Store, said the temporary shop garnered nearly $1 million in earned media. The agency said the store led to 46 broadcast segments and 21 print and online placements. On average, 1,000 visitors passed through the store each week and 500 pieces of collateral were handed out daily.

Yet the budget for the store, which was open from just before Memorial Day through Aug. 9, was “very small,” said John Leonardi, president CEO of Brushfire Marketing. It cost about $20,000 per month to rent the 2,500 square foot space on Broadway between 11th and 12th streets in Manhattan, and that, he said, was the bulk of the budget.

“It’s one on one marketing,” Mr. Leonardi said. “In a recession, when marketers are looking for alternatives, they need to ask how can they do something different, something maybe less expensive, something that’s not a long term investment.”

Alan Marks, senior VP corporate communications at eBay, said the space the company opened on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was used as a tool to change the perceptions of long lead editors. Although no goods were for sale, editors were able to see the types of items found on the website. “Because of market conditions, there was a broad range of retail space available to do this type of event in,” he said. “Based on the availability of the space, we decided that creating a physical presence and a retail presence at one of the premier shopping intersections in the world was strategically the right thing to do.”

People familiar with the real estate business say that, today, landlords are much more likely to entertain temporary tenants. And in many cases, rents are significantly cheaper than they were just a year ago. Indeed, brands are finding availability in major cities such as New York, http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris and Hong Kong, as well as smaller towns such as East Hampton, New York.

“The rules of the game have changed,” Mr. Kraus said. “[Brands] are finding that they can jump into a space for a few months, and they’re not stuck with having to sign a five year lease.”

Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of the retail division at Prudential Douglas Elliman, said landlords are embracing the shops in part because it keeps activity on the street alive. If a street starts to become quiet, shoppers will move on to other areas and may not return, even when business picks up, she said.

“Landlords love these shops. It gives them some income while they continue to search for and negotiate with permanent tenants. And in some cases, these temporary stores can become the permanent tenants,” she said. “[Brands] get to test retail or a new product line or format at a greatly reduced cost. This is a win win situation during a challenging retail time.”

Do your research. Is the space empty because of a lack of foot traffic in the area or because of some issue with the property? Remember the space is vacant for a reason.

Don’t scrimp. Even though the space is temporary, you should budget for a build out that is in keeping with the brand’s image.

Get creative. As pop ups become the norm, you’ll need more effort to attract attention. DJs, freebies, special events, celebrity appearances and contests keep the publicity rolling.

Don’t expect a profit. Pop up stores are more about buzz than sales. But the longer a store is open the more likely you’ll be profitable.

Take a chance. Try a new neighborhood, a new design, a new product, a new marketing tack. If it doesn’t work, it’s only temporary. That’s the beauty of a pop up.

Up Shops Open

Get ready for tricks and treats because Halloween pop up shops are open.

From screaming displays and decorations for your front porch to the hottest new costumes of the year, Halloween retailers are taking over empty cheap jerseys storefronts across the state and the country in an effort to lure you in.

Store owners we talked to in other locations tell us that renting this big box space to sell costumes and decorations is not cheap. They say rent for two months can run from $15,000 to $50,000.

Those numbers did not surprise pop up expert Eric Anton who says landlords can charge higher monthly rates for prime pop up real estate around http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ the holidays, adding that temporary store space in an area like ours can go for upwards of $200 to $300 per square foot.

is becoming more and more profitable for landlords and I’m told it become one of the most profitable holidays for retailers, catching up to Christmas. Not beating Christmas but it very in demand now, said Eric Anton, co founder of PopUpInsider.

To meet that demand, retailers like Spirit Halloween will open over 1,100 stores and hire 20,000 temporary employees.

And it not just Halloween that has pop ups sprouting up around the state.

see banks taking out pop up stores to large new types of credit cards. You see technology companies and computer companies, the Apples and Microsofts and Samsungs, doing product launches, Anton said.

Due to the growing popularity of pop ups and the improving economy, vacant retail spaces like an old Loehmann are becoming more scarce.

Spirit Halloween says this year they’ll open 40 pop up stores across New Jersey, seven less than last year.

But our Halloween dollars do stretch further than in the past, according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF projected last year that consumers would spend $75 each on Halloween. They say that double the amount spent in 2005.

This year’s costume and candy spending forecast is expected in a few weeks.

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