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GLOBAL COVERAGE AS FIRST PAKISTAN MANGOES ARE CELEBRATED IN USA...

Mangoes raise hopes for sweetening ties with US
By Anwar Iqbal | From the Newspaper



“This is the result of two years of strategic dialogue with the Americans,” said Ambassador Husain Haqqani who hoped the Pakistanis would succeed where the Indians failed. – File Photo by AFP


CHICAGO: Mangoes from Pakistan sweetened the taste buds of hundreds of guests at a Chicago hotel on Saturday evening amid hopes that they would also lessen the bitterness that seem to have marred US relations with Pakistan.

After irradiation at a facility in Iowa, fragrant chausas arrived at a tastefully decorated setting at the Palmer House Hilton where guests were waiting impatiently for the sweet gifts from Pakistan.

“Twenty years, after 20 long years,” said Nematullah Chaudhry, a leader of the Pakistani-American community in Chicago while affectionately stroking two mangoes he was holding.

“I hope they also sweeten our relations with the US,” said former foreign secretary Najamuddin Shaikh.

“My Pakistani friend…

A MOST HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS AND JOB WELL DONE TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ENDEVOURED SO THAT PAKISTANI MANGOES COULD BE SAVOURED BY THE USA CONSUMER !!!

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




July 31, 2011








This weekend marks a milestone in a long journey for the USA consumer.


The hard work and negotiations have paid off and Pakistani mangoes are here in the USA!


The ultimate victory is for the USA consumer, who will finally get to savour the delicious mangoes from a far away land.


If along the way, relations between USA and Pakistan are enhanced, then the victory will be so much sweeter....







PAKISTAN AMBASSADOR TO USA HUSAIN HAQQANI AT THE HILTON HOTEL IN CHICAGO JULY 30, 2011

IMAGE DISPLAY OF PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT CEREMONY IN CHICAGO HOSTED BY AMBASSADOR HAQQANI FOR PAKISTAN MANGO LAUNCH FUNCTION

SPEECH BY THE PAKISTANI AMBASSADOR TO USA AT PALMER HOUSE HILTON IN CHICAGO FOR MANGO LAUNCH CEREMONY

CUBA TOYS WITH HOME OWNERSHIP PROVISIONS FOR FIRST IN 50 YEARS...

Reforms to allow home ownership
TUESDAY, 26 JULY 2011 03:00


Cuba to ease prior restrictions




BY PETER ORSI

The Associated Press

HAVANA – Each morning before the sun rises too high, Cubans gather at a shaded corner in central Havana, mingling as though at a cocktail party. icebreaker is always the same: “What are you offering?”

This is Cuba’s informal real-estate bazaar, where a chronic housing shortage brings everyone from newlyweds to retirees together to strike deals that often involve thousands of dollars in under-the-table payments. They’re breaking not just the law but communist doctrine by trading and profiting in property, and now their government is about to get in on the action.

President Raul Castro has pledged to legalize the purchase and sale of homes by the end of the year, bringing this informal market out of the shadows as part of an economic reform package under which Cuba is already letting islanders go into business for themselves in 178 designated activities, as restau…

AFRICA REPORT FROM MBENDI...

AFRICAN BUSINESS ROUND-UP


Africa and the World:

The Swedish Government is increasing development assistance to Kenya.


 Bosnia's largest engineering group Energoinvest has won a contract to build a 230 kV power transmission line in Ethiopia. 


South Africa's government is appealing the decision by regulators to allow Wal-Mart to buy control of Massmart.




 South Africa's Oceanfresh is to supply hake for Walmart stores in the U.S. 


Turkey's Arçelik Group has bought South African appliance manufacturer Defy Appliances. 


South African paper maker Sappi is to close its Biberist Mill in Switzerland. 


Britain has suspended aid to Malawi indefinitely.


 Libya's prime minister announced a halt to cooperation with Italy. 


The AfDB and the Government of Spain launched the Microfinance Capacity Building Fund for Africa. 


Great Western and Ganzhou Qiandong Rare Earth Group are to build a Rare Earth separation plant in South Africa.

Investment and Projects:

Niger plans to launch 50 billion …

A VISIT TO MAREEBA, DIMBULA, AND KARUNDA FIELDS IN AUSTRALIA...

PHOTOS COURTESY OF HADI LAGHARI OF ASIM FARM OF PAKISTAN, ON A RECENT VISIT TO AUSTRALIA MANGO FARMERS & EXPORTERS















THE LATHROP - FAIRCHILD CORRESPONDENCE AND AN INSIGHT INTO THE BEGINNING OF THE USDA'S PLANT COLLECTION DIVISION...COURTESY OF FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN & THE HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION...

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Archives Collections List


David Grandison Fairchild (1869–1954)


Botanist, United States Department of Agriculture explorer

Letters, 1900–1925


HI Archives collection no. 12
Folder file, Oversized drawer 27



Letters to Orator Fuller Cook (1867–1949), 1891–1949

HI Archives collection no. 163
1 small green box












Fairchild, David Grandison
HI Archives portrait no. 7






Biographical note


David Grandison Fairchild (1869–1954) was an agricultural explorer for the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.), 1898–1933, and served as chief of the Section of Seed and Plant Introduction for much of that time. 

He was also a collaborator for the Division of Plant Introduction (1933–?).

Content note

This collection consists mainly of photocopied correspondence between Fairchild and Barbour Lathrop (1846–1927), with a few letters to Fairchild’s wife, Marian Hubbard Graham Bell (1880–1962). 

The letters reveal the personal closeness between the men and Lathrop’s…