The Hughley shooting: Apopka police arrest a suspect

first_img TAGSApopka Police DepartmentDemarquis PrinceDexter Hughley Previous articleApopka Christmas Parade hits middle ageNext articleThe hottest toy on the 2016 Christmas gift market Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The Dexter Hughley shooting: Part TwoHughley names his shooter while in ICUFrom Orange County Clerk of the Court DocumentsAfter the shooting of Dexter Hughley, the Apopka Police Department provided limited information on the details of the shooting, the extent of Hughley’s condition, or even which hospital he was in.But behind the scenes there was an extensive investigation going on.Numerous subjects and leads were investigated, but one name that was provided a fellow Wendy’s employee was Demarquis Prince. He was a Wendy’s employee that had been recently been fired by Hughley.With that name in mind, detectives made contact with Hughley at the hospital who had recovered enough to communicate with them. A nurse at the intensive care unit of the Orlando Regional Medical Center confirmed he would be able to communicate with detectives. They asked if Hughley wanted to prosecute the shooter and he nodded “yes”. Detectives then asked him if he knew who his shooter was and he nodded “yes” again.Apopka detectives showed Hughley two photographic line-ups that included two suspects, but not Prince. Hughley did not appear to recognize or indicate that any of those subjects in either line-up had shot him. Hughley was then asked if the shooter was someone who worked at Wendy’s, to which he nodded “yes”. He was asked if the shooter still worked for Wendy’s and he nodded “no”.Detectives then asked Hughley if Prince was the shooter. Hughley did not immediately answer and appeared to become emotional. He then mouthed the words “I’m scared”. They reassured Hughley that the police were doing everything possible to put the perpetrator in jail. They asked again if Prince was the shooter.Hughley nodded “yes”.Detectives later returned to ICU and showed Hughley the new line-up.  Hughley identified Prince as his shooter from that line-up.Two weeks later, Apopka detectives returned to ORMC and Hughley confirmed that the person who shot him was Prince. He confirmed that Prince had worked for him at Wendy’s, but he had to fire him due to poor attendance.According to Hughley, on the day of the shooting he arrived home from work and while he was getting undressed, he was confronted by Prince inside his apartment. Prince spoke to him and then shot him two times rapidly in the chest. He fell to the ground and couldn’t move.Prince then shot him one more time in the neck while he was laying on the floor.Hughley did not see anyone else in his house and believed Prince was alone and may have already been inside his house waiting for him to arrive. Hughley told detectives that he had left the cash deposit from the workday at Wendy’s under the driver’s seat of his vehicle. When asked why he thought Prince shot him Hughley replied “money”.On December 2nd, the APD arrested Prince and charged him with Attempted First Degree Murder, Burglary of a Dwelling with a Battery Therein (with a Firearm), Home Invasion Robbery(with a Firearm), Carjacking (with a Firearm), Aggravated Battery causing Great Bodily Harm (with a Firearm) and Grand Theft Auto.He remains in the Orange County Jail awaiting trial. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Medical use of marijuana in Florida: Where we’ve been

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Please enter your comment! From Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson   Note: The articles for the next two weeks will consist of an emphasis on the use of medical marijuana in Orange County and throughout the state. Specifically, this article will consist of an overview and recap of legislation passed in attempts to regulate the medical use of marijuana, and next week’s article will focus on the future of such use in both Orange County and our state.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonAt the time of the 2014 Legislative Session, Florida law had defined cannabis as “all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin.” This definition of marijuana placed it, along with other sources of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), on the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances; such substances are substances that have a high potential for abuse and have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, where possession and trafficking of marijuana carry criminal penalties.Despite the fact that the use, possession, and sale of marijuana are prohibited by state law, Florida courts have found that circumstances can necessitate medical use of marijuana and circumvent the application of criminal penalties. The necessity defense was successfully applied in a marijuana possession case, Jenks v. State, where the defendants, a married couple, were suffering from uncontrollable nausea due to treatment for AIDS and had testimony from their physician that he could find no effective alternative treatment. In applying the defense to the facts, the court ordered that the defendants be acquitted of the charges of cultivating cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.At the legislative branch, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1030, cited officially as the “Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014”, and well known as the “Charlotte’s Web” bill during its 2014 Legislative Session. The Act had legalized a low THC and high cannabidiol (CBD) form of cannabis (low-THC cannabis) for medical use by patients suffering from cancer or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms. Additionally, the Act provided that a Florida licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician who had completed the required training and had examined and was treating such a patient could order low-THC cannabis for that patient to treat their condition or alleviate the symptoms; the physician was only permitted to do this if they were in the circumstance that no other satisfactory alternative treatment options existed for the patient. Furthermore, in order for a physician to order low-THC cannabis for a patient, certain conditions must have been met, including but not limited to: The patient being a permanent resident of Florida; and the physician having treated the patient for at least 3 months immediately before the patient’s registration and had determined that the risks of ordering low-THC cannabis were reasonable in light of the potential benefit for the patient. Lastly, the Act created exceptions to existing law to allow qualified patients and their legal representatives to purchase, acquire, and possess low-THC cannabis, up to the amount ordered for that patient’s medical use. This Act also allowed dispensing organizations (DO) to acquire, possess, cultivate, and dispose of excess product in reasonable quantities to produce low-THC cannabis and to possess, process, and dispense low-THC cannabis; these dispensaries and their personnel were not subject to licensure and regulation as applied to pharmacies.The Act (under Section 381.986) required that the Department of Health (DOH) approve 5 DO’s, one in each of the 5 regions throughout the state: Northwest Florida; Northeast Florida; Central Florida; Southeast Florida; and Southwest Florida. In addition, the law also required the DOH to approve 3 additional DO’s upon the registration of 250,000 active qualified patients in the compassionate use registry.This Act required the DOH to create a secure, electronic, and online registry for the registration of physicians and patients for the verification of patient orders by DO’s; this registry is accessible by law enforcement. The registry, then called the Compassionate Use Registry, began operating on July 11, 2016, and as of June 1, 2017, there were 15,878 patients registered.For more information and further reading, residents can access the “Charlotte’s Web” bill through the following link: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/1030/BillText/er/HTML.On November 4, 2016, Amendment 2 was voted into law and established Article X, section 29 of the Florida State Constitution. This section of the constitution became effective on January 3, 2017, and creates exemptions from criminal and civil liability for the following: Qualifying patients using marijuana for medical use in compliance with the amendment; physicians, for issuing physician certifications with reasonable care and in compliance with the amendment; and Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) for actions or conduct under the amendment and in compliance with DOH rules. Additionally, the constitution defines multiple terms regarding medical use of marijuana. Furthermore, the amendment required the DOH to adopt rules by July 3, 2017; the state purpose of the rules is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana. The DOH focused on the rulemaking process to implement Article X, section 29 and held several workshops around Florida. Lastly, the amendment does not require health insurance providers to cover the medical use of marijuana. For further information and reading, residents can access the constitutional amendment through the following link: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?submenu=3#A10S29.During the Special Session this summer, the Florida Legislature passed 2 bills relating to medical use of marijuana: Senate Bill 8-A and Senate Bill 6-A. Senate Bill 8-A implements Article X, section 29, and provides an exemption from the state tax on sales, use, and other transactions for marijuana and delivery devices used for medical purposes; qualifying medical conditions for a patient to be eligible to receive marijuana/delivery device; testing laboratories; and many other provisions. The bill specifies that the following medical conditions qualify medical use of marijuana or a delivery device: Cancer; epilepsy; glaucoma; HIV/AIDs; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Crohn’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; multiple sclerosis; medical conditions of the same kind or class as the previous mentioned; a terminal condition; and chronic nonmalignant pain. Readers should note that except for terminal conditions, this list is identical to the list of debilitating medical conditions in Article X, section 29 of the Florida Constitution. A qualified physician is limited to issuing not more than three 70-day supplies of marijuana; the DOH must quantify by rule a daily dose amount for each allowable form of marijuana. Physicians may request an exception to the daily dose limit by electronically submitting a form adopted by the DOH in rule to the department. To date, medical marijuana can be administered via vapor, oils, capsules, tinctures, and topical, nasal, and transdermal applications. For further reading and information, residents can access Senate Bill 8-A through the following link: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017A/8A/BillText/er/HTML.Senate Bill 6-A expands the public records exemption for the medical marijuana use registry (formerly the compassionate use registry), in regard to patient and caregiver identifying information. For further reading and information, residents can access Senate Bill 6-A through the following link: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017A/6A/BillText/er/HTML.Medical use of marijuana still remains illegal at the federal level of government. In addition, patients cannot purchase marijuana prescriptions with Federal chartered Bank credit cards or checks, and prescriptions cannot be shipped through the mail, although, Knox Medical and Trulieve, 2 dispensaries in Orlando, have a delivery service.In Orange County, the Edgewood moratorium facility has expired. Dispensaries in the following areas have either been banned or are in the process of being banned: Winter Garden; Winter Park; Apopka; Windemere; and Ocoee. As previously mentioned, Orlando has been approved to have two dispensaries: Knox Medical (1901 N. Orange Ave) and Trulieve (4544 N. Orange Blossom Trail); Trulieve is expected to open at a later date. There are also moratoriums currently existing or are in the process of getting approved in Seminole and Osceola counties, as well as dispensaries in Polk and Flagler counties that have been approved or are in the process of getting approved.  Dispensaries in Lake County have either been banned or are in the process of being banned.On November 14th, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners are expected to hold a final public hearing on ordinances relating to dispensaries in unincorporated parts of Orange County.My hope is that this article will give Orange County residents an overview of the history of medical use of marijuana, and next week’s article will highlight the November 14th  County Commission meeting, which can be viewed on the OrangeTV Channel (Spectrum Channel: 488; Comcast Channel: 9; AT&T U-Verse Channel: 99; CenturyLink Prism TV Channels 81 and 1081 HD), online at http://www.orangecountyfl.net/OpenGovernment/OrangeTVVisionTV/OrangeTVLive.aspx,   and  tuned in on digital antenna over-the-air channel 29.2 after 2:00 pm. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSMedical MarijuanaOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleOver 100,000 veterans and active military need food assistance in Central FloridaNext articleVeterans will enjoy a lot of free deals this weekend… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The people voted with a overwhelming win. Our goverment then restricts so that no one can get it. Shame on Orange County and cities that have fought it so hard. What part of MEDICAL do they not understand. forbidden flower November 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm Jack Martin You have entered an incorrect email address! 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The Apopka news year in review: The Apopka Police Department is…

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: Mayor John Land a giant in Apopka historyNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: Carnesale’s idea leads to partnership with Florida Hospital Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Editor’s Note: This is the 15th in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th and December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.First published November 1st, 2017Story #15: An 18-month goal is realized as the APD is acknowledged as one of the top agencies in FloridaFrom the City of Apopka Public Information Office The Apopka Police Department was recognized today among the top law enforcement agencies in Florida, achieving its first-ever standards accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The police department was recognized at a meeting in Weston, FL by the Commission, which includes sheriffs, chiefs, judges, and other law enforcement executives who reviewed detailed evaluations of Apopka’s police operations, procedures, facilities, and equipment. The police department worked through the exhaustive accreditation process for 18 months.  In July, a Commission evaluation team visited Apopka to inspect all aspects of the police department, review extensive paperwork, interview staff and observe daily operations. As part of the accreditation process, Apopka had to comply with approximately 260 professional standards.  The Commission meets three times per year to oversee the accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that passed the rigorous review process. The evaluation team leader reported: “It is without reservation the assessment team recommends to the Commission that the Apopka Police  Department be reviewed favorably for initial accreditation status.”  “This has been a goal for the Apopka Police Department for a number of years, and staff worked tirelessly to update policies and procedures and complete each required standard,” said Police Chief Michael McKinley. “This recognition will put the Apopka Police Department in an elite group of professional law enforcement agencies that meet or exceed law enforcement industry standards.”  The accreditation team acknowledged that Apopka exceeded minimum state and accreditation standards regarding officer training and that Apopka officers were skilled, well versed in policy, and at one point reported to the commission that, “…it was clear to the assessment team that the Apopka Police Department was dedicated to the accreditation process.”  Benefits of accreditation include the department’s obligation to conduct a complete review of agency policies and practices to ensure they are consistent with modern policing concepts. Confirming the agency not only has modern policies in place but that the officers are applying them effectively and consistently, increases the law enforcement agency’s ability to prevent and control crime. This also verifies it is providing consistent, modern, and transparent services to the public, ensuring high public confidence in the agency.  “The final assessment of everything we did, from how we dispatched calls, to how we investigated crimes, to how we handled petty cash, were reviewed by an independent team,” said Deputy Chief Randy Fernandez. “This critical evaluation went well, and nothing makes me more honored than to work with this city and the men and women of this police department.”  The inspection team consisted of law enforcement members who work in similarly situated departments. The consistent remark from the team members was that Apopka’s personnel were excited and appreciative of the review. Chief McKinley, during the review, noted: “We have great equipment, a supportive city, and good benefits, but the knowledge, warmth, and welcoming attitude of our personnel was more than the accreditation team had seen with other assessments.” The accreditation is valid for three years, and the agency will be required to maintain compliance with applicable standards.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Breaking News: Deputies arrest Apopka bank robbery suspects

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSIberia BankOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleFlorida Hospital Apopka sets opening dateNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Bank robbery suspects arrested in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Breaking News:From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested four suspects in an attempted armed robbery at the Iberia Bank in Apopka, according to deputies.The OCSO said no one was hurt during the robbery or the arrest which happened this morning.Deputies said they arrested four people at the bank. The suspect’s names have not been released.Iberia Bank is located at 1420 West Orange Blossom Trail.This is a breaking and a developing news story. The Apopka Voice will publish an update as more details are known.center_img The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The four subjects were apprehended before entering the bank, and are suspected of robbing multiple banks in Central Florida. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Talking to kids about racial injustice and anxiety

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Local mom and Behavioral Health Coordinator with Embrace Families writes from her clinical expertise and personal experience talking with her own daughterBy Ashley Foster, MSWAs a parent, it can be hard to know what to say to your kids about the civic unrest and protests sweeping our nation. Like many adults today, I never had conversations about police brutality or discrimination with my own parents.But as a biracial woman, as the wife of a black man and the mother of a black child, I need to equip my four-year-old daughter with the information she needs to be safe. I do so with the knowledge that, even if I raise her to be a model citizen, she will face injustice, hostility and possibly violence because of the color of her skin.Ashley Foster and her daughterConversations about racism need to happen in all households – not just between people of color. Your children may not face discrimination, but you can teach them to listen to, empathize with, and advocate for others who do.Your child may also feel stressed or anxious, as many of us do right now. Children are attuned to the emotions around them, and it’s important to help them understand and navigate what they feel. As you do, here’s what to remember:Don’t overwhelm them. Kids absorb everything around them, but they don’t have the reasoning skills to process intense and frightening events – like much of what we see on the news. Limit access to media, but don’t avoid talking about current events for fear of upsetting your child. Remember: the situation, and not the conversation, is what’s scary.Use age-appropriate language. Use words that children can understand and allow them to lead the conversation. It may help to share picture books or videos about racism, inequality and differences among people. If your child is upset, share books that explore themes of anxiety. Discuss how characters handle the challenges around them.Keep calm. Our littles look to us for help regulating their big emotions. Keep your own feelings in check and be honest, but reassuring. If you don’t know the answer, that’s okay. Acknowledge that you need to do some research and explore the answers together.Be available. Your child may want to talk about how they feel, but they may not know how to start that conversation – and both reactions are normal. Don’t force a discussion if they aren’t ready, but don’t hesitate to actively listen and encourage questions. Let them know you are always ready to talk.Know the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is a natural consequence of the times we live in – and that’s true for our children as well. These feelings and thoughts can manifest into physical responses such as stomachache, headache, sleeplessness, sweating palms or a racing heartbeat. Kids can also respond to emotional stress with anger, irritability or defiance, so remember to be patient.Offer distractions, if needed. Taking deep breaths can help someone who is anxious get space from their thoughts; if your child is too upset to try that, ask them to blow up a balloon or blow bubbles. Encourage them to play with a favorite stuffed animal, sand, clay or a fidget toy for some kinetic distraction. Go for a walk or play catch. You can also play calming music or try a kid-friendly meditation app.Seek support. A child’s anxiety is not a reflection of poor parenting, but it can make parents feel stressed and helpless. For your own mental health, it’s important to build a support network of family and friends. If your child’s anxiety worsens, consult your pediatrician or a mental health provider.These are unsettling and uncertain times for all of us.  Parents and caregivers are the first line of support for children, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone.  By addressing what we are experiencing with our children today, we are preparing the way for a better tomorrow for all of us.Ashley Foster, MSW is a Behavioral Health Coordinator for Embrace Families, Central Florida’s nonprofit lead agency overseeing foster care and other programs that serve vulnerable families and childhood victims of abuse and neglect. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Picture by Hollie Adams/Getty Images You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGSAnxietyChildrenCivic UnrestConversationsDiscriminationEmbrace FamiliesParentingPolice BrutalityProtestsRacial injustice Previous articleDeSantis: Surging COVID-19 case count fueled by testing ‘high-risk’ FloridiansNext articleDeSantis says he will address budget shortfalls, not Florida lawmakers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The amazing growth of the Christmas tree

first_img TAGSChristmasChristmas 2020Christmas TreeFaithInspirationTrees Previous articleWhy are Christmas movies so appealing this holiday season?Next articleWashington’s perilous Christmas night crossing of the Delaware: Health hazards worse than war Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter On the other hand, you are less likely to know that Oregon-grown Christmas trees have become entangled in a trade dispute between the United States and Mexico. It started with a long argument about allowing Mexican trucks onto US highways. Under the North American Free Trade Association they were set to gain access to the road network in 2000.For reasons that are more or less convincing (safety issues with vehicles, inexperienced truckers, trafficking of drugs and illegal immigrants, among others), the federal authorities dragged their feet and its trading partner finally lost patience. In 2009 the Mexican government imposed several billion dollars’ worth of import surtaxes on about 100 categories of goods, including Christmas trees. But why, you may wonder, did they bother with the little firs? It was all the fault of two Congressmen from Oregon. So there is a certain logic behind the targeting of retaliatory measures.Chinese manufacturingChristmas trees are also caught up in the trade war opposing the United States and China. To be exact, it has more to do with fairy lights and other seasonal decorations than it does with fir trees. The PRC does not grow them, nor does it celebrate Christmas. What’s more, the Chinese New Year is symbolized by an animal and the dominant colour is red, not green. (Next in line is the year of the rat, which starts on February 5.) But China does manufacture and export plastic Christmas trees and all the associated trimmings. Indeed it by far the world’s largest producer.As soon as the conflict erupted, Washington slapped 10% extra duty on imports of Christmas decorations, but did not touch PVC or polyurethane trees. Don’t ask me to explain this difference in treatment, as I haven’t a clue. Nor could I say why the surcharge on trimmings was lifted last summer. Perhaps Donald Trump was upset by the idea that kids at home would find their trees a little bare…Of course, there is only the faintest connection between nursery tales and Chinese factories churning out Christmas decorations: no elves with pointed ears nor mischievous imps assisting Santa Claus. Rather, assembly-line workers and automated machines slicing PVC into countless synthetic pine needles. Manufacturing is not located somewhere north of the Polar Circle, but 300 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, in a city called Yiwu. Almost 1,000 firms making Christmas goods are based there. They account for 60% of global output of plastic fir trees and Christmas lights, gilded stars and those inevitable baubles.The pros and cons of natural or artificial treesIn the United States, the volume of fake Christmas tree sales is close to that of the real thing, and rising steadily. Its attractive price – use it two years running and you start saving – is apparently not the reason for this trend. Indeed a dip in demand only marginally benefits their natural rival. Instead, their success in the United States seems a matter of convenience: no early-December shopping run, no needles to vacuum after the holidays.In contrast, in France the market share of artificial trees is pretty steady, stuck at about 20%. Which is just as well for local growers, as Danish and other imports only account for a fifth of overall volume. The French seem attached to their home-grown Christmas trees.In the United States, more and more fake Christmas trees.Yeexin Richelle/ShutterstockBut which tree is “greener”, natural or artificial? At first glance a real tree seems a better bet: photosynthesis drives plant growth, capturing carbon dioxide. The synthetic alternative causes emissions, through oil extraction and PVC production, both of which consume large amounts of energy. But two key parameters may wipe out this advantage: the years the artificial tree is used and how far it is shipped (transportion also producing emissions).The longer you keep your plastic tree, the less it will matter that it was made in China or that you bought it miles from your home. But the further your natural Christmas tree travelled, the worse its carbon budget will be. This ecological contest depends on other factors too, such as end-of-life processing (landfill or recycling) and environmental damage other than CO2 emissions (in particular, the impact of pesticides and biodiversity). The results of the life-cycle analysis of the two commodities vary depending on the relevant parameters and values. For instance, the tipping point regarding re-use may be 5 years or 20 years, depending on the sources. In short, it’s hard to tell.For what it’s worth, I would advise you to opt for a natural fir tree, on the condition that you don’t just trash it, but take it to the nearest recycling centre. If in doubt, get a locally sourced tree or better yet, an organic one.Whatever happens, don’t make the same mistake as the envious little tree in the Hans-Christian Andersen story, unable to appreciate living in the present.“Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree…”And with this thought, we wish you a very happy Christmas, with or without a tree decked with Chinese-made decorations.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. By François Lévêque, Mines ParisTechA few hundred years ago, who would have dreamed that the humble Christmas tree would one day be an immense global success? Certainly not Martin Luther, who is said to have decorated a tree with candles to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Nor Prince Albert, who several centuries later set up the first Christmas tree in Windsor Castle. Who would have guessed that fir trees would be grown in Denmark especially for the export market, that others would be shipped by helicopter in Oregon, or that factories in China would produce plastic replicas?So, let’s climb on the sleigh and take a ride around this seasonal item, so emblematic of the growth of market economics and world trade, for an informed choice between natural or artificial, locally or globally sourced.O TannenbaumQueen Victoria, Prince Albert, and their children admire the royal Christmas tree, December 1848. WikimediaLegend has it that Martin Luther was strolling in the woods on Christmas Eve when he glimpsed stars twinkling among the branches of a fir tree. He cut down a sapling, took it home, decorated it with candles and told his son that it reminded him of how Christ descended from heaven to live among mortals on Earth. Since then, the trees around which revelers danced in medieval town squares in Germany have been brought indoors. Other Protestant countries followed suit, and the holiday evergreen was first featured in British homes in the 19th century, when gained popularity thanks to Queen Victoria’s Saxon husband, Prince Albert.The Protestant origins of decorated fir trees at Yuletide draws on other influences too, much as the invention of Father Christmas. A range of ancient figures and beliefs converged to form Santa Claus, long accepted by the Catholic church – but not after some resistance. For example, on December 23, 1951, in Dijon, France, a red-jacketed mannequin was burned outside the city’s cathedral on the grounds that Saint Nick was a pagan character that did not exist in real life. (This incendiary statement prompted anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss to pen “The torture of Santa Claus”, a witty and thoughtful essay.)Regardless of whether you see Christmas trees as a symbol of the winter solstice or the Nativity, the odds are good that you’ll be buying one this year. On Christmas night you will find them in 90% of UK homes, 77% of US households and nearly 25% of those in France – they even has a measure of popularity in Australia, where Christmas occurs during the summer vacation.A Danish Nordmann for Sweden’s IkeaInterestingly, most Christmas trees in Europe hail from the realm of Denmark. Why? Because the country grows them on a massive scale, making it the EU’s leading producer. But before going any further, we should explain that these trees are no longer harvested in forests but farmed. So fear not, you will do no damage to a real forest by purchasing a natural Christmas tree.Indeed, it is precisely because they no longer grow in forests that Christmas trees come from neither Norway nor Sweden, despite these countries’ abundant timber resources. Two figures may help clear things up: Denmark produces about 10 million Christmas trees a year, with the domestic market only absorbing 10%. The potential of farming firs appeared in the 1990s when the country joined the European Union, with its system of farm subsidies.Danish farmers were quick to adopt the Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana). While it was more expensive than the spruce (Picea abies) and doesn’t fill the room with a delicate smell of honey and resin, it sports bluish cones and a long-lasting foliage with a silvery underside. Little seen in modern homes in the 1960s, the Nordmann has gradually taken over.If you’re European and buy your tree at the Swedish retailer Ikea, the world’s biggest purchaser and seller of Christmas trees, it will be Danish. The company goes so far as to make them a loss leader: You will pay only 29 euros for the tree itself, along with baubles of various sizes and prices that you had absolutely no intention of buying but which will somehow land in your cart. You will receive a 20-euro voucher, to be spent on your next visit (before the end of February), but that will almost certainly be spent on another bunch of goodies of various sizes and prices…Size and priceThe advantage with Ikea, though, is that it only sells one size of Christmas tree, 2 meters (roughly 6 feet) tall. So you don’t need to dither about getting a smaller, cheaper one, or a bigger, more expensive beast.The theoretical relation between the size and price of a Christmas tree involves extremely complex equations. Were I to say that you should use a Hotelling-Faustmann type model you could be scarcely any the wiser, so perhaps I should offer some explanation. Harold Hotelling was a leading American economist and statistician, who established that the price of a natural resource should increase at the same pace as interest rates. The intuitive assumption is that the resource owner must choose between exploiting it today or tomorrow. If tomorrow’s price is lower than the amount they would earn from selling it today and putting the money in the bank, then they would obviously opt to sell it straight away. So the difference in price between a ten-year old Nordmann fir, that stands 0.6 feet taller, and a nine-year-old tree depends on the rate of interest.This is where Martin Faustmann, a German forester, comes in. He pointed out that trees can be replanted once they have been cut down, something that’s clearly not the case for coal or oil. If a farmer sells their firs after ten years rather than nine, they lose one year’s growth on the saplings they would have planted on the same plot of land. If this sparks your curiosity and you like equations, take a look at the article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, “A Hotelling-Faustmann Explanation of the Structure of Christmas Tree Prices”. (US economists are marvelous because they publish papers on all sorts of subjects.)Oregon, helicopters and Mexican trucksIt will come as no surprise that the United States both produces and consumes the most Christmas trees. For instance, the Noble Mountain Tree Farm grows the Noble fir (Abies procera), the Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) on almost 2,000 hectares. Once felled, they are removed by helicopter, loaded onto trucks or refrigerated containers, and shipped to the rest of the United States, to Central America and even to places as far afield such as Doha, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City.Helicopter hoisting of firs in transport trucks in Oregon.Noble Mountain Tree Farm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Not sure if you’re paying the right price for your tree? The Hotelling equation modified by Faustmann can help. Aleksandra Suzi/Shutterstock You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

New Zealand beat England to cap off Grand Slam success

first_imgSunday Nov 30, 2008 New Zealand beat England to cap off Grand Slam success Two second half Mils Muliana tried helped New Zealand pile on the points as they claimed a 32-6 victory over an error-stream England at Twickenham on Saturday. The win meant that theyve now achieved a Grand Slam over all the four home nations, a feat not achieved since 2005, and before that, 1978.The achieved the clean sweep without conceding a try, with this win over the English being their biggest winning margin since the 41-20 success of two years ago.England started off far more competitive than they had been in their previous defeats to Australia and South Africa, but a errors were their main downfall, as they gave away penalties a plenty, and had four players sent to the sinbin.Dan Carter kicked four out of his six attempts on goal in the first half as New Zealand went into halftime with a 12-3 lead.England fullback Delon Armitage coolly slotted a pentalty to reduce the deficit to six, but Muliaina went over in the corner with 20 minutes to go a sign of what was to come.Ten minutes later Carter miraculously chipped the ball in the All Black fullbacks hands for his second try in the same corner. Whether it was a shank or a piece of brilliance, the intention was there and the result was the same.Centre Maa Nonu scored his third try in three weeks which Carter converted, ending on 17 points despite having a less than impressive day with the boot. His five missed kicks proved inconsequential as New Zealand walked away with a convincing win, once again highlighting why theyre the top side in world rugby at the moment. Time: 05:01ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. 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Scott Quinnell’s Crossbar Challenge – Sale

first_imgFriday May 1, 2009 Scott Quinnell’s Crossbar Challenge – Sale The Crossbar Challenge has been a popular feature here on RD, so we’ve got another one for you from this past week, this time featuring the Sale Sharks as big Scott looks for more challengers to take him on.A confident looking Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe started off the fun with his attempt, but it went horribly wrong. He gets things right later on though, as you’ll see.Mark Cueto, unlucky to miss out on a Lions spot according to some, turned up looking as unassuming as ever, but quickly impressed with his powerful arm.The West Indian, Spaniard, and Harry Potter all failed with their feeble attempts, before scrumhalf Dwayne Peel’s different technique almost proved successful.David Tait then shows that the javelin technique isn’t a bad one at all, getting some momentum behind the throw, something prop Joe Horn-Smith clearly didn’t take note of.It’s one of the more entertaining Crossbar Challenges we’ve seen. Enjoy. Time: 02:58ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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Toulouse sink Sale in the South of France

first_imgTuesday Oct 13, 2009 Toulouse sink Sale in the South of France Former European champions Toulouse sent a message out to the other contenders in the tournament as they put on a superb display of rugby as they beat the Sale Sharks 36-17 in the South of France.Toulouse ran in five tries as they cruised to the bonus point win by dominating the forward battle, then letting their potent backs lose out wide.Maxime Medard started things off, scoring an early try for the home side after a pinpoint crosskick. They led 24-3 at halftime, with wing Vincent Clerc scoring two tries as he took his tally to 30 tries in the Heineken Cup.The French international has now overtaken Cardiff Blues wing Dafydd James as the leader for all time in the competition.Yves Donguy scored the bonus point two minutes after the re-start, before adding the fifth try later in the half to take their lead out to 36-3.Sale grabbed late consolation tries through prop-cum-lock Rob O’Donnell and wing Ben Cohen.Toulouse manager Guy Noves described the first-half performance as “virtually excellent, but warned that next week at Harlequins it will certainly be tougher.England World Cup winner Ben Cohen took positives from the match, but paid due respect to the highly impressive French side.“Toulouse attacked us from all angles and deserve respect for their style of play – it was difficult to stop them in the first half,” he said.Record try scorer Vincent Clerc, who’s 30 tries came in only 47 appearances, was satisfied with the result and grateful for the opportunities that came his way.“For myself it was nice to break the record but I didnt have that in mind when I went out on the field. I wish to thank all the guys who helped me score those tries and I do hope especially that it wont stop here,” he said. Time: 03:15ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? 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Andy Goode’s yellow card on Super 14 debut

first_imgTuesday Mar 2, 2010 Andy Goode’s yellow card on Super 14 debut Former England international Andy Goode had his services called upon by the Sharks recently for their away leg of the Super 14. Goode is on loan with the Durban based side and made his debut against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.Goode left Brive in the Top 14 after three years living in France. He will make the move back to England to play for Worcester in the Guinness Premiership, but answered the Sharks’ call when they had flyhalf troubles ahead of their tour.Argentinian import Juan Martin Hernandez is back home as he picked up a bad injury, andSteve Meyer, who flew in from Perpignan, retired mysteriously a few days before the first match.“In my wildest dream, I never imagined taking part in a Super 14 match in Christchurch,” Goode said. “What an amazing opportunity for a northern hemisphere player.“Just before I left to come here, my good mate Geordan Murphy, the Ireland fullback said he would give his right arm to play in this competition and here I am,” he added.Goode may only travel with the side as he apparently has visa issues, and even if he gets that sorted out, it will be interesting to see if he slots into life in the high tempo Super 14.“I am absolutely gobsmacked that the Sharks have bought him, former Springbok and Leicester flyhalf Joel Stransky said of the signing.“Ive played with Andy and coached him at Leicester. Hes a good guy, and was a good club player in England at a point in his career, but hes no better than any young talent in the country.“With all due respect to Rudolf Straeuli and John Plumtree, the move smacks of desperation. If Andy struggled in France and never set the world alight in England, the pace of Super 14 rugby will be too much for him. I think hell struggle and will find it difficult to adapt to the intensity of Super Rugby,” he added.With Ruan Pienaar available as first choice number 10, it’s likely that Goode will play off the bench, as he did on the weekend for his debut. He came on in the sixty third minute, missed one tackle and made a few decent passes, then in the seventy third he high tackled Dan Carter and was yellow carded.It wasn’t a great debut by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m sure there’s a whole lot of you that are interested to see how he progresses, so we’ll do our best on here to keep you informed. 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