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WALMART & CARREFOUR WAITING FOR APPROVAL TO ENTER THE INDIAN MARKET WITH FULL OWNERSHIP RIGHTS..WOULD BRING MAJOR INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE & DISTRIBUTION...

Wal-Mart May Open India Retail Stores
QBy Malavika Sharma - Jul 24, 2011 4:05 PM PT




Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Carrefour SA (CA) may gain access to the retail market of the world’s second most-populous country after an Indian government panel was said to have recommended easing restrictions on the industry.



Overseas companies could be allowed to own as much as 51 percent of stores that sell more than one brand if they invest a minimum of $100 million, a panel of bureaucrats in New Delhi recommended on July 22, according to a finance ministry official. 

The cabinet will make a decision after consultations are held, said the person, who had direct knowledge of the matter and declined to be identified before an announcement.




“It would get in new players to the market -- you’d have more efficiencies coming in,” Abhishek Ranganathan, a Mumbai- based analyst at MF Global Sify Securities Pvt., said by phone. “What something like a Wal-Mart or a Carrefour can actually bring to the table in ter…

MANGO TREES LINE THE ROAD TO JOZNI FOREST IN ZANZIBAR...

MANGO TREE ON THE BANK OF THE MARONI RIVER IN SURINAME

250 YEAR OLD MANGO TREE LOCATED IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND...

THE PITFALLS OF RUMMAGING FOR MANGOES IN SOME OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S STRANGER LOCATIONS FOR PUBLIC MANGO PLANTINGS...

Itching for a fix of summer mango


12:13 PM, Jul. 23, 2011 |
















Written by
Amy Williams
awilliams@news-press.com
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You’d think that after more than two decades of life in the subtropics, I’d know better.




But when it comes to mangoes, I have a big ol’ blind spot, and it invariably gets me into trouble — trouble I’m trying very hard not to scratch, because it’ll only make it infinitely worse.


Yes, I know well that mangoes are first cousins to poison ivy, that even a smudge of their sticky sap on bare skin creates angry, flaming welts that itch with sleep-robbing ferocity.
That’s why I was trying to be careful.



Not trying hard enough, it turns out.




Because our little corner of Alva is too cold to grow mangoes, and because I’m a little on the cheap side, when they’re in season locally, I head out hunting and gathering.




Over the years, I’ve developed a route, a collection of pinpoints on my mental map: parking lots and medians, sidewalks and gutters — mostl…

(TDAP) TRADE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PAKISTAN TO KICK OFF MANGO EXTRAVAGANZA TOMORROW ...AS MAJOR LAUNCH EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE IN JAPAN & USA...

Mango extravaganza tomorrowPublished: July 24, 2011



ISLAMABAD (APP) - A Pakistani mangoes extravaganza will be held here at local hotel on July 25 (tomorrow).

The event is being organized by the Trade development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) of the Ministry of Commerce under title "The king is here, the Mangoes of Pakistan" to highlight the delight, quality and good taste of the country's mangoes at international markets and boost its exports for the benefit of the country.


Makhdoom Ameen Faheem, Minister for Commerce, will present welcome address and explain the aims and objectives of the event, official sources told APP.


Chief Executive TDAP Tariq Puri will also introduce mangoes extravaganza to the participants while the exhibitors would display the varsities of the mangoes especially from Sindh and Punjab with special reference to its quality and taste.

The Ministry of Commerce/TDAP has finalized all the arrangements for holding of this event.


The exhibition is likely to…

DIEGO FORLAN....AUTOR DE DOS DE LOS GOLES CONTRA PARAGUAY...PASA A LA HISTORIA COMO TERCER GENERACION DE SU FAMILIA EN LA COPA AMERICA...

Diego Forlán: Mi abuelo, mi padre y ahora yo hemos ganado la Copa América
Domingo, 24 de Julio 2011 | 4:26 pm

EFE /

Atacante charrúa igualó la conquista alcanzado por sus antecesores al ganar con su selección el máximo torneo continental. ´El apellido quedará en el recuerdo de esta Copa´.

Vea los goles que le dieron a Uruguay el título de la Copa América| RPP

Reviva en imágenes el triunfo que le dio a Uruguay la Copa América| RPP



Diego Forlán se mostró feliz por el título de Copa América que también ganaron su abuelo y su padre por lo que "el apellido quedará en el recuerdo de esta Copa".

El punta se refirió de esta manera a Juan Carlos Corazo, su abuelo materno, y a su padre, Pablo Forlán, un gran futbolista del Peñarol de Montevideo.

Sobre el partido, Forlán dijo que el gol tan temprano "condicionó mucho el partido" pero que fue igualmente un partido complicado.

"Uruguay se recuperó bien tras el esfuerzo de las semifinales", finalizó el delantero del Atlético …

PARA VENEZUELA...LA VINOTINTO QUEDO DE CAMPEON...TREMENDO ACTUACION EN LA COPA AMERICA DE LA "TRI COLOR"...

Avance | Deportes | 24/07/2011 02:39:31 p.m.


Bienvenida de héroes


Como si hubiesen ganado la Copa, los 23 jugadores de la Vinotinto fueron recibidos por una Caracas desbordante de gratitud y admiración. César Farías admitió que "este es un capítulo inolvidable para el fútbol venezolano"














Como si hubiesen ganado la Copa, los integrantes de la Vinotinto fueron recibidos este domingo por una Caracas desbordante de gratitud y admiración, al punto que el seleccionador César Farías admitió que "este es un capítulo inolvidable para el fútbol venezolano".

Los 23 jugadores y su cuerpo técnico que entusiasmaron a los 30 millones de venezolanos durante el desarrollo de la Copa América, de la cual Venezuela obtuvo el cuarto lugar, fueron congratulados con aplausos desde su arribo al aeropuerto de Maiquetía a las 9:23 de la mañana.


Gabriel Cichero, José Manuel Rey y Renny Vega fueron los primeros de la oncena Vinotinto en pisar suelo venezolano, luego de su participación en la Copa …

URUGUAY CAMPEON DE LA COPA AMERICA 2011...

URUGUAY THE UNDISPUTED CHAMPION OF SOUTH AMERICAN SOCCER...CLINCHES COPA AMERICA WITH RESOUNDING VICTORY OVER PARAGUAY 3 - 0 ....

Uruguay 3-0 Paraguay: Diego Forlan & Luis Suarez seal record 15th Copa America title


The dream duo were on the top of their game once again as Oscar Tabarez's men made short work of their opponents in a fairly one-sided final





By Vasil Kotsev




MORE ON : Paraguay, Uruguay, Uruguay vs Paraguay



Uruguay have won their first Copa America since 1995 after a comprehensive 3-0 win over a surprisingly toothless Paraguay at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

La Celeste hit Gerardo Martino's men with a first half double salvo, courtesy of strikers Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan. The Atletico Madrid man completed his brace moments before the final whistle to ensure Uruguay have won the tournament for a record 15th time.

Oscar Tabarez' men made their intentions know right from the start as shortly after the first whistle Suarez nearly forced a goal with a shot from inside the six-yard box, but the ball hit the side-netting.

Controversy ensued moments lat…

ALAN GARCIA AUSENTE EN LA TRANSMISION DEL MANDO PERUANO...ROMPIENDO CON UN PROTOCOLO ANTIGUO...

Confirmado: García no irá a transmisión de mando


Agenda hecha por Cancillería precisa que sus actos oficiales terminan con su participación en Té Deum. Opositores consideran el hecho un “desaire”.




García hará un balance de su gestión a través de un mensaje al país el martes. (R. Cornejo)

Confirmado. 
Rompiendo la tradición, el presidente Alan García no asistirá, este jueves 28, al Congreso de la República para hacer un balance de su quinquenio gubernamental y hacer entrega simbólica de la banda que lo acredita como jefe de Estado.



Tal como lo anticipó Perú.21, el mandatario dará un mensaje a la Nación la noche del martes 27. 

Al día siguiente su última participación en acto oficial será en la misa solemne y Té Deum que se llevará a cabo en la Catedral de Lima, según la agenda oficial dada a conocer por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Acto seguido, según él mismo lo anticipó,retornará a Palacio para despedirse de su personal y, más tarde, retirarse a su domicilio.

DESAIRE.

 La decisión…

MORE THAN JUST A FRUIT...THE PAKISTANI LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE MANGO...THE KING OF FRUITS...

Picture of the Day: Mangoes, Princess Di, et al.
Posted on July 7, 2006


Adil Najam

For us Pakistanis, mangoes are much more than just fruit. 

The love affair we have with mangoes is obviously a central part of ourPakistaniat!

After all, when Pakistan had to send a state gift for the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, what do you think we chose? 

Sindhri mangoes from then Prime Minister Junejo’s own farms! 

And you know what, reportedly Princess Diana liked them so much that she asked for more each year and we kept sending them to her each year, until her passing… at least that is what I have heard, and its too good a story not to repeat.


My snooping tells me that this picture was taken in Vienna, Austriain June this year, where Pakistani mangoes were selling for 6.90 Euro per kilo (approximately Pakistan Rs. 530 per kilo). 
Readers in Pakistan, can you tell us what they are selling for in Pakistan right now?

My thanks to Bilal Zuberi for alerting me to this wonderful picture. Bilal …

THE IMPORTANCE OF MANGOES TO THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN...

MANGOES. Did I say mangoes? They are the best here. I have had them for breakfast, lunch and dinner today…and then I think some more when we visited an aunt in the evening. If you can find good Pakistani mangoes in season (which is now), pay anything it takes to try them.










From a Blog:

While complaints of extreme heat, humidity and electricity/water shortages by my family in Karachi help me not miss back home as much during these summer months, I do miss my mangoes. 

Its mango season in full swing, and once again I am not there to enjoy it. 

Every year I hear so many Pakistani friends now living outside Pakistan complain about the same thing. 

There is simply nothing quite like the mango season in Pakistan. 

Ripe, fresh, tasteful, and deliberately available in large quantities so one can make entire meals out of it. 

From squeezing the juices while still in the skin, to cutting into little slices and cubes for display, grating into thick milkshakes, cooking into chutneys and achars, freezing …

PAKISTANI DREAM OF SHARING MANGOES WITH THE WORLD...HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN THE MAKING...ARTICLE FROM 2001 EXPRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPORT PROGRAM...

Mango — An important fruit of Pakistan








We have to improve the exports



By Dr. S.M. Alam & M. A. Khan,
NIA, Tandojam, Pakistan.
June 25 - July 01, 2001



The word Mango is the British pronunciation of the Mankay, the Tamil word for the fruit, because it is found in most abundance in Southern India, around Madras.



The mango is held in high esteem all over the world and is considered to be native of Indo-Pakistan Sub-continent and eastern Asia.


They are to be found in nearly all over the tropical regions of the World, therefore known as "The King" of all fruits.


Mango is cultivated around February/early March, when the cold weather begins to subside and the danger of destruction through frost disappears.


It comes in market early in the May and remains in market till August/September.


There are more than 1300 varieties of the mango, which are cultivated in the Indo-Pak Sub-continent.


In Sindh, there are more than 125 varieties of mango.


As we get mangoes from Balochistan a…

PUERTO RICO MANGO CROP PROFILE FROM 2004...80% OF CROP IS EXPORTED TO EUROPEAN MARKET...

Crop Profile for Mangos in Puerto Rico

Prepared: November, 2004

General Production Information

For 2002-2003 mango production was 15,662 tons with an average farm price of $763.25 per ton and a total gross income of $11.8 million.




State Rank: Mango production occupies first place in importance among fruits.




Yearly Production Numbers: Around 2,666 acres in 264 farms are devoted to mango. Around 95% of the total acreage is harvested. 

The value at farm level is around $763.25 per ton. One acre of mango has about 70 trees and the average production varies from 8 to 10 tons per acre.



Imports/Exports: The main market for Puerto Rico’s mango is Europe. For the production of 2002-2003 (15,662 tons) 90% was exported to Europe (80%) and USA (10%) and 10% was for local
consumption.




Production Cost: For 2003-2003 production the gross income per acre was $6,779.00. The production cost per acre was $1,965.00 (29%) and the net income around $4,814.00 (71%).



Fresh and Processing Market: Around 10% of mango …