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VENEZUELA ENTERA ESTA DE FIESTA!!!!...LA "VINOTINTO" PASARA A LA SEMIFINAL DE LA COPA AMERICA...

Vinotinto histórica





La selección venezolana arribó por primera vez en las semifinales de la Copa América, tras doblegar 2-1 a un envalentonado Chile, en partido de cuartos de final de Argentina-2011












La selección de fútbol de Venezuela se instaló por primera vez en su historia en las semifinales de la Copa América, tras doblegar 2-1 a un envalentonado Chile, en partido de cuartos de final de Argentina-2011 disputado el domingo en la ciudad de San Juan.

Los goles del vencedor fueron convertidos por Oswaldo Vizcarrondo a los 34 minutos y Gabriel Cíchero a los 80, mientras que Humberto Suazo decretó la igualdad transitoria cuando transcurrían 69 minutos.

La 'rebelión vinotinto' se gestó en el estadio Del Bicentenario colmado de espectadores chilenos, debido a la proximidad geográfica, y esfumó el sueño de conquistar el primer cetro continental de uno de los equipos que exhibió mejor fútbol durante la fase de grupos.

Los dirigidos por César Farías plantearon el partido en mitad de terr…

VENEZUELA PULLS OFF THE UPSET OF THE COPA AMERICA...AND WILL MEET PARAGUAY NEXT ....

Venezuela 2 Chile 1: Underdogs earn semi-final place for the first time


By SPORTSMAIL REPORTER


Last updated at 2:01 AM on 18th July 2011





Venezuela reached the Copa America semi-finals for the first time as Oswaldo Vizcarrondo and Gabriel Cichero scored in each half either side of Humberto Suazo to beat much-fancied Chile 2-1.


The victors Venezuela, better known for baseball, are unbeaten in four games at the Copa America and have been the surprise team in a tournament full of upsets.




Pure delight: Venezuela are in the Copa America semi-finals for the first time

They will now face Paraguay on Wednesday, while Peru take on Uruguay in the other semi-final a day earlier.


Sunday's win was the first of the quarter-finals to be settled in normal time and following Brazil and Argentina's defeats, it is the first time in the tournament's history that all three group winners have failed to reach the final four.




Lifeline: Humberto Suazo's second half goal looked to have got Chil…

VENEZUELA STUNS THE SOCCER WORLD AS THEY UPSET CHILE...AND MOVES ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE FINAL OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS (LA COPA AMERICA)

Venezuela, Paraguay Set Up Copa America Soccer Semifinal as Brazil Exits


QBy Dan Baynes - Jul 17, 2011 5:29 PM PT



Venezuela beat Chile 2-1 to set up a Copa America soccer semifinal against Paraguay, which earlier ousted eight-time champion Brazil in a penalty shootout.

Gabriel Cichero scored the winning goal with 10 minutes remaining at the Estadio del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina. Chile’s Humberto Suazo tied it in the 70th minute after Oswaldo Vizcarrondo had put Venezuela ahead with a 34th- minute header.

Brazil, which had been seeking its fifth title in the past six editions of South America’s continental championship, earlier joined host Argentina in exiting at the quarterfinal stage. The Brazilians missed all four of their penalty attempts following a scoreless draw against Paraguay in La Plata.

Uruguay, which beat Argentina 5-4 on penalties yesterday, will face Peru in the first semifinal on July 19, with Paraguay and Venezuela meeting the following day.

To contact the edit…

A REVIEW OF THE BOOK THAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE SOON TO BE RELEASED MOVIE "THE FRUIT HUNTERS", STARRING BILL PULLMAN...

Beyond Harry & David


By MARY ROACH
Published: June 1, 2008


The coconut is technically a fruit, and every now and then it grows a pearl. 

The pearl-bearing coconut is one of some 30 surprising fruits that caused me to pencil an exclamation mark in the margins of “The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession.” 


Though I did not rank them, I would place the coconut more or less equidistant between the orange that tastes like chicken noodle soup and the exploding variety of pomegranate (“grenade means pomegranate in French”), but some distance below the miracle fruit, which makes everything eaten afterward taste sweet, including “boyfriends.” 

Adam Leith Gollner possesses a talent as rare and exotic as a coconut pearl. 

I opened this book, Gollner’s first, expecting the standard nutmeat of competent nonfiction and found instead something lustrous and exhilarating. 
Gollner’s is not the sort of talent one can develop. 

It is genetic, physical — an exquisite sensitivit…

USING "GIFTED" MACHINERY FROM THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT, PAKISTANI MANGO EXPORTERS ARE ABLE TO SEND SMALL COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS TO JAPANESE MARKET...

First mango shipment goes to Japan

our correspondent
Sunday, July 17, 2011








KARACHI: Pakistani mangoes have finally made a debut in the Japanese market after passing through all the quality clearances.


The first shipment to Japan travelled by air on July 15.



“Export of mangoes to Japan was a big achievement for Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA),” the former chairman of the association Waheed Ahmed said that



Japan provided a Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) plant to Pakistan in 1998 and export of mango was to be processed through that plant.

However, plant had become useless until 2010 when PFVA took its control and made it useful with the support of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).

This season 400 kilograms of mangoes were processed through this plant and an official from Japan’s agriculture ministry checked the processed mangoes in Karachi and allowed their export to Japan.

Waheed Ahmed said that Pakistan’s horticulture achieved …

"HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STAR" BILL PULLMAN TO NARRATE A MANGO DOCUMENTARY...

Pullman Stars in Mango Mania Documentary

17 July 2011


Independence Day star Bill Pullman has become a mango expert thanks to a new fruit documentary he is part of.



The actor has been a fan of rare fruits for years and grows them in the orchard at his home in Los Angeles, and when he was approached to appear in documentarian Jung Chang's film The Fruit Hunters he jumped at the chance to expand his knowledge about mangoes.



Pullman tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "I've been growing rare fruits for a while quietly in my spare time and it got into a profile two years ago and this  Montreal documentary filmmaker read about it. We met about a year and a half ago and he's been building it and now we're starting to shoot.



"I just got back from Florida, the centre of tropical fruits, where they had the mango festival, so I'm gonna be on camera for parts of it. I was kind of the audience's eye into the world of the wildness of mangoes.



The next phase is we're gonna shoot…

ESPIAS ESPAñOLES PIZANDO TALONES DE ETARRAS EN VENEZUELA...

Espías españoles pisan los talones a los etarras en Venezuela: saben hasta donde toman café y comen arepas




Foto: Infografía de la revista Interviú que muestra la supuesta ubicación de los etarras en Venezuela



Desde hace algún tiempo se viene hablando de la presencia de miembros de la ETA en suelo venezolano y aunque la información es públicamente conocida, esta semana la revista Interviu  fue más alla y aseguró, en un trabajo de investigación, que los servicios de espionaje españoles han estado realizando trabajos de inteligencia en nuestro país.



De acuerdo a los informes del CNI conocidos por la citada revista, dos importantes líderes del grupo terrorista, Juan Cruz Maiztegui Bengoa, alias Pastor y José Luis Eciolaza Galan, alias “Dienteputo”, máximo líder de la organización, buscado por 4 homicidios llegaron recientemente a nuestro país.



Dicha información coincide con las revelaciones que, el pasado 3 de julio, hiciera el diario madrileño “El Mundo” y que puede leer pulsando aquí.



Ambos …

HIGH LEVEL TALKS TO EASE TENSIONS BETWEEN USA & PAKISTAN...TOO BAD IT WON'T HELP MANGO EXPORTS FOR THE 2011 SEASON...

Pak, US top guns help mend ties
PTI | Jul 18, 2011, 02.51am IST






ISLAMABAD: Military leaders of Pakistan and the US have held a flurry of meetings over the past week aimed at easing tensions in bilateral ties, with the Foreign Office saying that Islamabad is trying to convert "strategic convergence" into gains for both countries.


The outgoing commander of US forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, and his successor-to-be, Lt Gen John Allen, met Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Thursday.

This was preceded by US central command chief Gen James Mattis' visit to Islamabad and ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha's trip to Washington.


Reports have indicated that the two sides held discussions on easing tensions that reached a new high after the covert US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2.

However, the ties continue to be affected by severe strains, reflected in the recent US decision to suspend military aid wort…

WHAT IS THE "END GAME" OVER OBAMA MEETINGS WITH DALAI LAMA & CHINA'S UNUSUAL THEATRICS ???

'Gross interference': China cries foul as Obama meets Dalai


PTI | Jul 18, 2011, 02.56am IST








BEIJING: Hours after President Barack Obama had an audience with the Dalai Lama, China on Sunday summoned top US diplomat here to convey its "strong indignation" over the meeting, saying it amounted to "gross interference" in its internal affairs and damaged bilateral ties.



Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama "has grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, hurt the feelings of Chinese people and damaged the Sino-American relations," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said, expressing "stern objection" over the US act.


"We demand the US side to immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact, stop interfering in China's internal affairs and cease to connive and support anti-China separatist forces that seek 'Tibet independence'," he said.



He charged that the Dalai Lama is in nature a political exile who…

VENEZUELA BUSCA SORPRENDER A CHILE EN LA COPA AMERICA...

Deportivas TalCual | 15/07/2011 02:16:08 p.m.


Venezuela se rebelará




Los jugadores muestran su confianza en vencer a los australes el domingo. La Vinotinto tuvo trabajos regenerativos y estaba barajando viajar hoy o mañana a San Juan

Por: Alejandro Chacón















Pasado el emotivo partido final de la fase de grupos de la Copa América ante Paraguay, donde se empató en el último suspiro 3-3, la selección nacional ya se enfoca en Chile, su rival del domingo en los cuartos de final del certamen. 

El juego será en la ciudad de San Juan a las 5:45 p.m. de la tarde, hora de Venezuela.


Esta ciudad ya es familiar para el cuadro nacional, ya que allí inauguró el estadio del Bicentenario el pasado 16 de marzo con una derrota ante Argentina 4-1. Los australes también conocieron el escenario el 4 de julio jugaron contra México.



Con esta clasificación a cuartos de final, Venezuela repite lo realizado hace cuatro años, cuando también estuvo entre las ocho mejores del continente. La actuación ha despertado elogio…

HOST ARGENTINA KNOCKED OUT OF COPA AMERICA BY URUGUAY...PERU DEFEATS COLOMBIA...BRAZIL STUNNED BY PARAGUAY...WILL VENEZUELA PULL AN UPSET AGAINST CHILE ???

Uruguay's joy as Argentina crash out of Copa America


July 17, 2011 11:27 a.m. EDT

Argentina substitute Carlos Tevez, left, sees his penalty kick saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Uruguay to play Peru in semifinals of Copa America after eliminating hosts Argentina

Quarterfinal ended 1-1 as both teams had a player sent off, one in each half

Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera saves from Carlos Tevez as Uruguay win penalty shootout

Peru went through earlier on Saturday, beating Colombia 2-0 after extra-time

(CNN) -- Uruguay hero Fernando Muslera was delighted after his team stunned hosts Argentina in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of the Copa America tournament, despite having a player sent off.

The goalkeeper saved a spot-kick by striker Carlos Tevez to earn "La Celeste" a clash with Peru, who beat Colombia 2-0 after extra-time in Cordoba earlier on Saturday.

The Uruguayans, who reached the last four at the 2010 World Cup, will be seeking to make th…

BRAZIL KNOCKED OUT OF COPA AMERICA BY PARAGUAY

Paraguay beats Brazil on penalties in Copa America




Posted 6m ago 


LA PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Paraguay advanced to the Copa America semifinals on Sunday by defeating defending champion Brazil 2-0 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw following extra time.


Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar stopped Thiago Silva's shot and Elano, Andre Santos and Fred also missed for Brazil, which was eliminated from the South American competition a day after host Argentina lost to Uruguay.


Brazil dominated from the start but couldn't capitalize on its scoring opportunities due to a great performance by Villar.


Paraguay will face either Chile or Venezuela, which will play later Sunday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

JAPAN IS THE FIRST ASIAN NATION TO WIN WOMENS WORLD CUP SOCCER TITLE

Jul 17, 5:31 PM EDT


Japan wins 1st World Cup title in penalty shootout

By NANCY ARMOUR
AP National Writer





PHOTO GALLERY









FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.



Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath all missed penalties for the Americans, who squandered dozens of chances throughout the game and blew a lead just six minutes from winning their third World Cup title.


The Americans had taken the lead in the 104th minute off a header by Abby Wambach. Alex Morgan, who scored the first American goal, came up with a blocked cross and sent it to Wambach, who was camped in front of the goal on the 6-yard line. Standing a head taller - and then some - from defenders on either side of her, she needed only to nod the ball into the net.


But Sawa flicked in corner kick - earned after 36-year-old captain Christie Rampone raced to clear Yukari Kinga's chip over Hop…

NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS: JAPAN TAKES THE GOLD

JAPAN TAKES OUT USA IN WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SOCCER FINAL SHOOT-OUT

ST. KITTS RAIN FOREST...HOME TO MANGO TREES...

RAIN FOREST


Wed, Mar 10, 2010

Sightseeing





www.thenfordgrey.com


Located behind Romney Manor is a path leading deep into this lush, tropical rain forest where the fragrances of Jasmine and Mango await. Once you enter the cool shelter of the giant burr and mango trees, cabbage palms and giant tree ferns, you will hear the piping tree frogs, the call of thrashers, the haunting sounds of the Zenaida dove and see the quail dove searching for food through the forest floor.

Among the trees grow a variety of plant life including a mixture of lianas, philodendron and ferns, strangler fig, cockspur and trumpet vine. If you look carefully you will see the blur of tiny wings and the iridescent green flash of the Antillean Crested Hummingbirds or the Green or Purple Throated Caribs as they feed on the red, yellow and orange Helicona flowers.






If you chose to take this walk without a tour guide, be sure to stay on the paths and return the same way. It is recommended that you take a guide with you and t…