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Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests

The Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests is a temperate broadleaf and mixed forest ecoregion of North America in eastern Canada. This area includes much of northern New York state, western Vermont, the Saint Lawrence Lowlands in southern Quebec and most of southern Ontario between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay on Lake Huron; the region includes the Frontenac Axis, the Niagara Escarpment up to Manitoulin Island on Lake Huron, Lake Simcoe. Meanwhile, the forests south of Lake Ontario are classified as the Southern Great Lakes forests ecoregion and in Canada the higher elevations of the Canadian Appalachian Mountains and the Laurentian Mountains constitute the Eastern Canadian forests; this region has cold, snowy winters. This ecoregion is a transition area between the taiga to the north and the temperate deciduous forest to the south and thus contains a variety of habitats including freshwater marshes, bogs and hardwood and conifer swamps. Trees of the woodland include eastern hemlock, pines and oaks.

Particular areas include the oak/pine mix of the Albany Pine Bush, areas of dry rocky alvar plain, the white cedars of the Niagara Escarpment. The Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests are rich in wildlife. Birds include downy woodpecker, wood duck and eastern screech owl. Large mammals including American black bear and gray wolf have been removed from this ecoregion and remaining mammals include white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, eastern chipmunk, American red squirrel and eastern gray squirrel; the Saint Lawrence River is one of the most polluted in the world and these surrounding forests are vulnerable to clearance for agriculture and urban development including the cities of Montreal, Quebec City and suburbs of Toronto and Albany, New York. Less than 5% of natural forest remains intact; the fragmented blocks of remaining habitat include: the eastern end of Lake Ontario. List of ecoregions in the United States "Eastern Great Lakes Lowland Forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. World Wildlife Fund, ed..

"Eastern Great Lakes Lowland Forests". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. Central U. S. hardwood forests images at bioimages.vanderbilt.edu

1995 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

The qualification process for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup saw 54 teams from the six FIFA confederations compete for the 12 places in the tournament's finals. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts; the places were divided as follows: Africa - represented by the CAF: 1 berth Asia - AFC: 2 Europe - UEFA: 5 North, Central America & the Caribbean - CONCACAF: 2 Oceania - OFC: 1 South America - CONMEBOL: 1A total of 52 teams played at least one qualifying match. A total of 135 qualifying matches were played, 655 goals were scored; the following 12 teams qualified for the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup: – qualified automatically as hosts Qualified: NigeriaThe one African team to qualify to the World Cup was the winner of the 1995 CAF Women's Championship, Nigeria. Nigeria won the tournament by defeating South Africa 11–2 on aggregate in a two-leg final. Final Round Nigeria qualified for the World Cup. Qualified: China PR – JapanThe two Asian teams to qualify to the World Cup were the two finalists of the women's football tournament at the 1994 Asian Games.

The tournament consisted of 4 teams. China and Japan qualified for the World Cup Qualified: Sweden – EnglandGermanyNorway – DenmarkThe third official edition of the UEFA Women's Championship served as UEFA's qualifying tournament for the World Cup. Out of the 29 teams participating in the tournament, the qualifiers were the four semi-finalists - Sweden, England and Norway - and the best quarter-final loser - Denmark. Tournament bracket 1 No second leg was played. Final England, Germany and Denmark qualified for the World Cup. Sweden qualified automatically as hosts. Qualified: United States – CanadaThe 1994 CONCACAF's Women's Championship determined the CONCACAF's two qualifiers for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1995 — the winner the United States and the runner-up Canada; the tournament took place in Montreal, Canada between 13 & 21 August 1994. Final standings United States and Canada qualified for the World Cup. Qualified: AustraliaThe OFC was the only one of the six FIFA confederations to hold a specified qualifying competition.

Only three teams participated in the tournament which took place in Papua New Guinea between 14 & 20 October 1994: Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The teams played in a round-robin tournament in which each team played 2 matches against each opponent, in which the qualifier would be the team who finished first. Qualified: BrazilThe second edition of the Sudamericano Femenino in 1995 determined the CONMEBOL's qualifier. Brazil won the tournament. Final standings Final Brazil qualified for the World Cup. Tables & results at RSSSF.com

Summer of Love (album)

Summer of Love is the sixth greatest hits album by Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Koda, released on July 22, 2015 through Rhythm Zone. It follows her five previous greatest hits albums, Best: First Things, Best: Second Session, Best: Bounce & Lovers, Out Works & Collaboration Best, Best: Third Universe/Universe; the compilation was released in many different formats including a one-disc standard edition, a two-disc CD and DVD package. The album includes three new tracks. Summer of Love was appreciated by contemporary critics who noted the vast production of Koda's collection; the album debuted at number seven on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart, making it her fifth top ten album, but became her lowest selling compilation album to date. Summer of Love is Koda's first compilation to miss the chart in Taiwan. "Ex Tape" failed to chart in any Japanese music charts. On May 22, 2015, Koda announced on her official Facebook account that she had started producing and "recording new music". Koda teased the albums title with the hashtag, #SummerofLove15, confirmed on May 30 the release of the album.

The album artwork was photographed by Japanese team Tisch, designed by Jun Hirota. It features three new tracks. Two songs, "Niygohime" and "Juicy", were included on the televised commercial for Summer of Love, but the songs were pulled from the compilation at the last minute. Summer of Love has musical styles. Tetsuo Hiraga from Hot Express stated that songs like "I'll Be There" is a "classic summer song", while songs like "Freaky" and "Girls" were inspired by rock, R&B, pop music. "Lady Go" and "Once Again" were noted for its summery "festival" vibe. "Lollipop" was noted for its Hip-hop elements, but Hiraga commented that the Japanese public would "shy away" from the Westernized hip-hop sound. "Ex Tape" was released as the albums only promotional single on July 8, 2015. Despite its release, the song failed to chart in any Taiwanese music charts. An accompanying music video was released for the song, included on the DVD version of Summer of Love. "No One Else but You" was released on Japanese radio stations on July 14, uploaded on Koda's YouTube channel the same day.

Koda co-promoted the album alongside Walk of My Life on her Koda Kumi Live Tour: Walk of My Life, performing the three new tracks. She performed the songs in Miyagi, whoever attended that night received a reserved copy of Summer of Love, goodies. DVD Summer of Love – Kumi Koda's official website, powered by Rhythm Zone