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PROMANGO WRAPS UP TWO DAY MANGO CONFERENCE IN PIURA, PERU

7mo. Forum del Mango


"Presente y Futuro de la Industria del Mango Peruano"


15 y 16 de Junio - CIP – PIURA


PROGRAMA DE PONENCIAS


Día

Horario

Ponencias / Expositores


M I E R C O L E S 1 5

09:00 -09:20 a.m

"Inauguración del evento"


Lic. Javier Atkins Lergios, Presidente Gobierno Regional Piura


09:30 - 10:15 a.m

"Presente y Futuro de la Industria del Mango Peruano"


Ing. Agr. Angel Gamarra C. Presidente de PROMANGO, Consultor Internacional en la industria del mango


10:20 - 11:10 a.m

"Lineamientos HACCP y su importancia en las empresas Empacadoras”


Ing. Agr. Miguel Quezada - Perú – Auditor SGS del Perú , Especialista.


11:10 - 11:40 am.

“Uso de Estaciones Meteorológicas Automáticas en la Agricultura”.


Ing. Wilson Alban – Asesor Técnico Comercial Zonal Piura – Davis International del Peru SAC. Especialista en estaciones meteorológicas en el norte del Perú


11:40 - 12:10 pm.

Coffee Break / Visita a Stand de Auspiciadores


12:10 - 13:00 pm

"E…

THE GERMAN PEOPLE ARE "SICK & TIRED" OF BAILING OUT THE REST OF EUROPE...MERKEL IS IN THE PROCESS OF LOSING HER BASE...

In Greece bailout, trouble brews for Germany's Merkel


Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing anger at home over German help in buoying the Greek economy with a second bailout package.




Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the governor of the Banca d'Italia and candidate as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the chancellery in Berlin, on Thursday, June 16.

Markus Schreiber/AP


By Michael Steininger, Correspondent / June 16, 2011
Berlin

As Greece's financial woes make a raucous return, so, too, does the political pain for Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.



Gallery: Athens protests



Ms. Merkel, whose country is shouldering a large part of last year's bailout package of 110 billion euros ($155 billion), is fearing public anger over plans for a second bailout package for Greece, a large part of which would be paid by the German taxpayer.

This time around, Merkel is insisting on involving private creditors in a Greek rescue. Other European gove…

THE TOP 5 "WORLD'S WORST" PLACES FOR A WOMAN TO LIVE.....

Danger Poll From rape and domestic violence to lack of healthcare and education, millions of women experience daily peril, but nowhere more than in the five countries a TrustLaw Women expert poll identifies as the world's most dangerous countries to be female in 2011: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia. TrustLaw Women asked 213 gender experts from five continents to rank countries by overall perceptions as well as by six key risks: sexual violence; non-sexual violence; cultural or religious factors; discrimination and lack of access to resources; and trafficking. The info-graphics below hone in on some of the dangers cited in the poll for each country. Click on the images to see them in more detail.

See our SPECIAL COVERAGE page for stories, analysis, multimedia, background and full poll results and methodology.

THE USA SENATE FINALLY VOTES RESPONSIBLY...NOW LET'S ELIMINATE ALL SUBSIDIES!!!...TIME TO LET THE "FREE MARKET" DO IT'S THING....

Senate votes to end ethanol tax breaks: What it means


A Senate vote to eliminate $6 billion in tax breaks for ethanol producers is a strong sign that ethanol is losing allies and Congress is increasingly open to getting rid of tax breaks.




Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California, seen here in Sacramento, Calif., on April 30, was a sponsor of the amendment to cut tax breaks for ethanol producers, which passed the Senate Thursday.

Rich Pedroncelli/AP/


By Mark Clayton, Staff writer / June 16, 2011

The Senate on Thursday voted, 73 to 27, to end billions of dollars of annual tax subsidies for ethanol producers, signaling a new willingness in Congress to trim the deficit by eliminating some federal tax breaks.
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CURRENT GDP RATIOS ARE NOTHING NEW...BUT THEY MUST BE ADDRESSED RESPONSIBLY

Economics focus

The great repression

Post-war governments reduced debt by constraining savers’ options. That is harder today

Jun 16th 2011 | from the print edition





OF THE many unpleasant legacies left by the economic crisis the mountain of sovereign debt may prove hardest to erode. 
Across the rich world, debt levels approaching 90% of GDP are now common. 
Indebted governments face an unenviable menu of options. 
Growing their way out of trouble will prove difficult as economies deleverage. 
Austerity, a second and unappetising choice, can easily choke recovery. 
Defaults are seen as a last resort.
 Politicians are searching for an easier way.

There is another model. 
Following the second world war many countries reduced debt quickly without messy defaults or painful austerity. 
British debt declined from 216% of GDP in 1945 to 138% ten years later, for example. 
In the five years to 2016, by contrast, British debt as a proportion of GDP is expected to drop by just three percentage points despite a…

BIO COATING CLAIMS TO EXTEND SHELF LIFE ON MANGOES....

Tamil Nadu
Bio-coating for longer shelf life of mango
Express News Service , The New Indian Express


Posted on Jun 16, 2011 at 03:38pm IST








PUDUCHERRY: 
This might make mango lovers swoon in ecstasy. 
Ditto for lovers of guava. 
If the research now being conducted at the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Chandigarh, meets with success, it follows that the shelf life of mangoes and guavas would be considerably increased.

 The institute has come up with alternative edible coating materials from rice, cassava, chitosan and turmeric by developing starch-based edible bio-coating, with clinical trials still going on before it hits the market.

Dr Ramesh Kumar, scientist (horticulture), CIPHET, Abohar, Punjab, in an e-mail interview to Express, explained the technique. 
He said fruits are dipped in a starch-based solution, dried by air and conserved at ambient temperature. 
The formation of starch film or bio-coating is based on the principle of gelatinisation of starc…

YET ANOTHER MANGO FESTIVAL BEGAN TODAY IN INDIA....THIS ONE WILL BE 10 DAYS LONG...GET WHILE THE "GETTING" IS GOOD!!!....

Thiruvananthapuram

Mango Fest begins on June 16Express News Service

The New Indian Express



Posted on Jun 16, 2011 at 04:21pm IST





THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 
Time to lick the mangolicious-passion! 
The round and luscious fruit in ambrosial flavours and appetising sizes is all set to tingle the palates of Trivandrumites with its bitter-sweetness. 
A National Mango Fest, jointly organised by State Horticulture Mission and Mango Growers’ Association Kerala, will be organised on Kanakakkunnu Palace grounds here from June 16 to June 26. 
The fest will be inaugurated by Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan on Thursday.

The national-level mango fest shall flash out a colourful ensemble of mangoes of diverse nativities. Familiar ones like the ‘Neelam’, ‘Varikka’, ‘Kalppaadi’, ‘Sindooram’, ‘Chandrakaaran’ and other-state entrants like the ‘Jahanghir’, ‘Daseri’, ‘Salem’ and ‘Banglora’ will be exhibited.

“The jackfruit fest organised by us yielded excellent results and we are extremely excited about organising …

WORLD IS FOLLOWING FLAWED POLICIES ON BIOFUELS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE HUNGRY

A Quick Fix to the Food Crisis

Curbing biofuels should halt price rises

By Timothy Searchinger | June 16, 2011 |



Image: John Zoiner Getty Images

When food prices rose steeply in 2007 and climaxed in the winter of 2008, politicians and the press decried the impact on the billion or so people who were already going hungry. 
Excellent growing weather and good harvests provided temporary relief, but prices have once again soared to record heights. 
This time around people are paying less attention.

The public has a short attention span regarding problems of the world’s have-nots, but experts are partly to blame, too.
 Economists have made such a fuss about how complicated the food crisis is that they have created the impression that it has no ready solution, making it seem like one of those intractable problems, like poverty and disease, that are so easy to stash in the back of our minds. 
This view is wrong.

To be sure, reducing hunger in a world headed toward more than nine billion people…

PERU MANGO REGION CREATES NEW PUBLIC ENTITY TO PROMOTE COMMODITY...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




June 16, 2011




The Peruvian mango conference held in Piura yesterday was the international launch of COREMANGO, a joint venture between the public and private sector created last month to promote northern Peru's premier export commodity.


The initiative has support of the President of the Region Grau, Javier Atkins.


The Region Grau is the equivalent of a Super-Governor and is responsible for regional funding of public projects.


The objective is to give governmental support at the regional level to grower/exporter associations such as PROMANGO & APEM.


Perhaps a response to last season's economically disastrous mango exports or an effort to gain attention, time will tell if this mechanism can make a difference.


Atkins comes from the Banking sector, having been Branch Manager of several Banks within Peru.


It will be interesting to see if Mr. Atkins can keep track of public funds.


Atkins has thanked th…

PRESIDENTE DEL REGION GRAU; JAVIER ATKINS ANUNCIO CREACION DE COREMANGO

Javier Atkins: Estamos avanzando pero hay mucho por hacer

DOMINGO, 01 DE MAYO DE 2011 00:00 
DIARIO EL REGIONAL DE PIURA



Piura. El Presidente Regional Javier Atkins Lerggios, dijo sentirse satisfecho con su actual equipo de trabajo y se mostró confiado con conseguir las metas trazadas durante su gestión, aseguró que "en el Gobierno Regional estamos interesados mas en temas de gestión que en cuestiones administrativas, pues obras de envergadura son las que se necesitan con urgencia".

Fue durante el conversatorio que sostuvo en un programa radial el dìa dea ayer, con Lili Guevara, periodista del Diario El Tiempo y Miguel Abramonte, Director del Cipca. 
"Creo que contamos con el equipo base para seguir trabajando, eso no significa que no habrán ajustes, los va a haber en la medida que se requiera, porque la gestión no puede ser estática, sino dinámica", dijo Atkins.

Asimismo aseguró que Piura ha dejado de ser una ciudad netamente agrícola para convertirse en una Piura tu…

WHY HACKERS ARE SO HARD TO TRACK DOWN OR EVEN AVOID...

Seeking Address: Why Cyber Attacks Are So Difficult to Trace Back to Hackers

Sony, Google, RSA and now Citigroup are just some of the prominent victims of cyber attacks as defenses at large organizations prove porous and attackers elude detection

By Larry Greenemeier | June 11, 2011 |


PHISH AND CHIPS: Cyber attackers are known to break into poorly secured computers and use those hijacked systems as proxies through which they can launch and route attacks worldwide.Image: COURTESY OF ERWO1 VIA ISTOCKPHOTO.COM

Cyber attacks may not be a new phenomenon but the recent successes scored against high-profile targets including CitiGroup, Google, RSA and government contractors such as Lockheed Martinunderscore the targets' current failure to block security threats enabled by the Internet.

 Malicious hackers use the very same technology that enables online banking, entertainment and myriad other communication services to attack these very applications, steal user data, and then cover their own …

FORMER SECRETARY OF THE TRESUARY AND MASTER MIND OF CURRENT ECONOMIC POLICY; WORRIES ABOUT A "LOST DECADE" FOR USA

Source: Financial times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b3c143b6-952d-11e0-a648-00144feab49a.html#ixzz1PSyke7M5



How to avoid our own lost decade

By Lawrence Summers

Published: June 12 2011 21:59 | Last updated: June 12 2011 21:59


Even with the 2008-2009 policy effort that successfully prevented financial collapse, the US is now halfway to a lost economic decade. 
In the past five years, our economy’s growth rate averaged less than one per cent a year, similar to Japan when its bubble burst
At the same time, the fraction of the population working has fallen from 63.1 per cent to 58.4 per cent, reducing the number of those in jobs by more than 10m. Reports suggest growth is slowing.

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