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THE BEACH AT CAPELLA PEDREGAL RESORT...CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO...

"SHAKEN...NOT...STIRRED"...NUCLEAR FACILITY NOT AFFECTED BY RECENT QUAKE..TSUNAMI ALERT CALLED OFF...

EXPECT LESS COMPETITION FOR OCEAN CARGO OUT OF SOUTH AMERICA TO WEST COAST USA...

Source: American Shipper+ Date Posted: 7/7/2011 9:55:57 AM


CSAV drops another service





Chilean liner carrier CSAV said Wednesday it is suspending another ocean service, the third to be dropped by the line in recent weeks.

This time, it’s the carrier’s NACSA service between Mexico and the U.S. West Coast, a loop the carrier created in January when it dropped out of a loop jointly operated with Hamburg Süd linking the West coasts of South and North America.

The last sailing of the NACSA will depart Long Beach Aug. 4. 

The service’s rotation has been Manzanillo, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, Oakland, Long Beach and Manzanillo, though CSAV advertises connections to the Caribbean and South America via both Mexican ports.


The carrier said it was dropping the service “given the unfavorable economic environment affecting trade between North America West Coast and South America West Coast, Caribbean and Central America.”


On Monday, CSAV said it would drop an Asia/Europe service, while i…

SHIPPING LINES ANTICIPATE INCREASED VOLUME & DEMAND FOR ASIA ROUTES FROM SOUTH AMERICA THIS COMING SEASON...

Source: American Shipper+ Date Posted: 7/8/2011 10:46:34 AM

Zim to raise Asia/East Coast South America rates

Container line Zim said Thursday it will seek to raise rates on the Asia/East Coast South America trade as of Aug. 1, saying current rate levels were "unsustainable."

The proposed rate increase is $600 per TEU.

Zim is part of a five-carrier consortium operating a service between the Far East and the East Coast of South America, providing three vessels on the ASE service, according to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data
The loop is jointly operated by Hanjin Shipping, Wan Hai, Hapag-Lloyd and CCNI.

NOT AGAIN!!!....ANOTHER MASSIVE QUAKE HITS JAPAN...SAME AS BEFORE...

Massive earthquake of 7.3 magnitude strikes Japan, tsunami alert issued                                                              

Reuters | Jul 10, 2011, 07.01am IST



Read More:US Geological Survey|Tokyo|Japan Earthquake|Japan|Fukushima Nuclear Plant





TOKYO: A strong earthquake jolted northeasternJapan on Sunday and workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were evacuated after an alert for a tsunami of 50 cm was issued by the country's metreological agency.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, public broadcaster NHK said. The area was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March which destroyed the Fukushima power plant and triggered a radiation crisis.

GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY!...THEY DON'T MAKE POLITICIANS LIKE THIS ANYMORE...

Harry & Bess


WE WILL NEVER SEE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.. ever









Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him.. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.


The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.


When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.


After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them…

UN GRAN EJEMPLO DE POLITICO...LASTIMA QUE NUNCA VOLVERA UNO IGUAL...

Que tal con HARRY TRUMAN:





MUESTRA DE QUE UNA PERSONA SI PUEDE LLEGAR A SER UN BUEN POLITICO, SIN QUE NECESARIAMENTE SEA UN...SINVERGÛENZA




HARRY TRUMAN fue una clase diferente como presidente.
Probablemente tomó tantas o más decisiones en relación con la historia de USA como las que tomaron los 42 presidentes que le precedieron.



Una medida de su grandeza puede que permanezca para siempre: se trata de lo que hizo después de dejar la Casa Blanca.



La única propiedad que tenía cuando falleció era la casa en la cual vivía, que se hallaba en la localidad de Independence, Missouri. Su esposa la había heredado de sus padres y, aparte de los años que pasaron en la Casa Blanca , fue donde vivieron durante toda la vida.


Cuando se retiró de la vida oficial en 1952, todos sus ingresos consistían en una pensión del Ejército de $13.507 al año.���������������������������������…

SOIL INFILTRATION IS CRITICAL TO HEALTHY SOIL...HEALTHY SOIL IS CRITICAL TO PRODUCTIVE CROPS...

HONOLULU LANDMARK HOTEL TO FEATURE MANGOES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2011...

"Mangoes at the Moana" in Waikiki celebrates Hawaii’s sunshiny summertime fruit                                              

by: Maureen O'Connell

posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 01:51 PM

It’s mango season in Hawaii. Those fragrant yellowish-red spheroids are ripe in treetops throughout the islands. Reason enough to celebrate? If you are nodding in agreement — and happen to be on Oahu this weekend — head on over to the Moana Surfrider’s third annual tribute to the prized fruit, Mangoes at the Moana, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. July 9.

The free event at the Waikiki resort features a mango farmer’s market, recipe contest, and mango-themed seminars, one of which includes an invitation for participants to try out the Mona Lani Spa’s popular mango body scrub. Among the celebration’s highlights will be the second annual Mango Throw Down, a featuring local celebrity chefs in a friendly competition in which the juicy-sweet fruit is the main ingredient.

Here's the lineup for the daylon…

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) 19TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL OFF TO A GREAT START....

FESTIVAL
Mango mania blooms at Fairchild Garden



BY GARETT FRANKLYN
GFRANKLYN@MIAMIHERALD.COM


It’s mangoes everywhere during the 19th annual Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables.

“Every July, we hold this crazy festival, and we get tens of thousands of people,” said Nannette Zapata, Fairchild’s chief operating officer. “Everything you can possibly think of as being mango-related is here. It’s a lot of fun.”

For just this weekend, the garden’s lush fields have been packed with vendors peddling everything from mango bread to mango salsa. The festival also features opportunities to taste-test, bid on an auction, listen to lectures on pruning and grafting as well as watch live cooking demonstrations.

It all culminates with Sunday’s annual International Mango Festival.

“This is the mango festival,” said Dr. Richard Campbell, the Fairchild’s director of horticulture. “Anything anybody wants to know about mangoes, anywhere in the world, they can come here.”
And they have…

"MANKIND'S SURVIVAL DEPENDS UPON BIOSPHERE RESERVES"...SO SAYS "DRESDEN DECLARATION" RECENTLY ADOPTED BY UNITED NATIONS...

UNESCO conference calls for better protection of biological diversity when mitigating climate change


On June 28 an international conference in Dresden concluded with an appeal to politicians to better use the comprehensive experience of biosphere reserves when planning and implementing measures of climate change mitigation and adaptation. 
The participants called for a closer link between measures addressing climate change, poverty alleviation and biological diversity, respectively.


Some 280 high-level experts from 80 countries discussed biosphere reserves and climate change during a two-day conference organized by UNESCO, the German Ministry for the Environment, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the German Commission for UNESCO.


The list of demands contained in the "Dresden Declaration" includes items such as strengthening the role of land use in carbon sequestration and developing new models of financing.


Biosphere reserves are also called upon to "deve…