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HURRICANE TAKES AIM AT MEXICO'S EARLY MANGO STATES...

Hurricane Jova takes aim at southwestern Mexico
by Staff Writers
Mexico City (AFP) Oct 9, 2011





Hurricane Jova barreled Sunday towards the southwestern Pacific coast of Mexico and forecasters warned it would likely strengthen considerably in the coming days.

Mexican authorities warned five states along the west coast to be on guard for possible landslides from heavy rain expected to be dumped by the ninth Pacific hurricane of the season.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in a 1500 GMT bulletin that Jova was a category one on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 85 miles per hour (140 kilometers per hour).

Jova was forecast to become a major Category 3 hurricane on Monday with winds of up to 120 miles per hour (193 kilometers per hour) but expected to weaken significantly ahead of landfall on Tuesday, the experts said.


The massive storm system was currently some 385 miles (615 kilometers) west-southwest of the Mexican coastal city of Manzan…

CHINA POSITIONING ITSELF IN INDIA'S "BACKYARD"...

China’s stepped up moves in Maldives worries India

Rajat Pandit

TNN | Oct 10, 2011, 02.34AM IST







NEW DELHI: Alarm bells are ringing afresh in the Indian security establishment over renewed efforts by China to expand its footprint in Maldives, even as New Delhi and Beijing continue with their strategic shadow-boxing all across the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

With China poised to establish a full-fledged embassy at Maldives, strategically located southwest of India astride major sea lanes in IOR, officials say Beijing has stepped up its "lobbying'' to bag a couple or more of crucial development projects in the 1,190-island archipelago.

China, in particular, seems interested in developing Ihavandhoo and Maarandhoo Islands, with transhipment ports among other things, as well as grabbing a piece of action in the development of the country's second international airport at Hanimaadhoo.

"The islands in question are located in the Haa Alif Atoll, situated in the north of Ma…

WEEK 40 BRAZIL MANGO (PHILADELPHIA DROP) IMPORT DATA...

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com






October 09, 2011









HAMBURG SUD VESSEL CAP JERVIS




Import data is in for the Philadelphia drop of  Hamburg Sud vessel CAP JERVIs which discharged 94,248 (4kg) cartons of Brazil mangoes bound for the USA market.


This volume repsents 25% of the previous week's drop (384,922 cartons) at the port of Philadelphia.


Expect the bulk of the numbers to be on the next report for this vessel's NY/NJ drop.


One Canadian shipper (Broadview) received three (3) containers with 5,280 cartons on each container for a total of 15,840 cartons.


USA receivers at the port of Philadelphia were:


Continental Fresh and Vision Imports with 22,176 each or 48% of the cargo dropped at Philadelphia.


Amazon Produce and Dayka & Hackett each received 16,632 cartons or 36% of the cargo dropped at Philadelphia.


Cabefruit, Panorama and Southern Specialties each had a container drop at the Port of Philadelp…

FIRST OBSERVATIONS OF MANGO IN THE WILD IN BURMA (MODERN DAY MYANMAR) BY SULPICE KURZ....

Page 305 from Sulpice Kurz's epic book titled " Forest Flora of British Burma" published in 1877 by the Government of India, part of the OXFORD UNIVERSITY's collection is the first recorded observation of mango in it's original habitat.


Sir Dietrich Bandis carried a copy of the book with him during his time in India....













http://www.archive.org/details/forestflorabrit00kurzgoog

AUSTRALIAN MANGOES CONQUER THE WORLD!!!...LOOK OUT USA...YOU ARE NEXT!!!

SPECIAL TRAY GOES IN EVERY BOX TO PROTECT THE MANGOES


MANGOES IN THE SUPERMARKET IN AUSTRALIA!






AUSTRALIA MANGO HARVEST 2011: INTRODUCING A PORTABLE DESAPPER...

IMAGES COURTESY OF MANBULLOO MANGO OPERATION IN AUSTRALIA









PHILIPPINES LEADS THE WORLD IN "VALUE ADDED" MANGO PRODUCTS...HERE ARE A FEW FROM CEBU...

Here is an excerpt from a Philippine Blogger:
http://ht.ly/6Q4ln


http://froodie.blogspot.com/2011/10/cebus-mangorind-chocolate-mangoes-and.html
Cebu's Mangorind, Chocolate Mangoes and Dried Mangoes



Posted by streetsmart 

New "pasalubong" from officemates. Cebu is known for having among the best mangoes in the world. It is therefore not surprising that they have several spinoff products, from the popular dried mangoes to the interesting mangorind and the tasty mango chocolate.


Mangorind




Mango + Tamarind = Mangorind

That's the simple logic behind this local product. And it tastes exactly like that. Pretty yummy. :)





MANGO CHOCOLATE:



Mango Chocolate




Please, if you are in Cebu make sure you buy a box of Cebu Best's Mango Chocolates. They are the best! The best! You just won't get enough of the dried sweet mango covered in dark chocolate. Sigh. Unfortunately, my officemate informed me that it's not something that is usually seen around Cebu. We think it is only available…

NEW ZEALAND PREPARES TO ENJOY AUSTRALIA'S MANGO HARVEST...

Marvellous mangoes



Last updated 05:00 10/10/2011



YUM YUM: Mangoes herald the start of summer and should be eaten in excess.



Published in New Zealand from the original that ran in the Sydney morning Herald....
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/5756420/Marvellous-mangoes

Thousands of luscious fleshy mangoes are on their way heralding the start of summer.

As the rolling harvest moves south over the next few months, mangoes will be hand-plucked from trees in Katherine in the Northern Territory in mid-October, then in North Queensland and down through the Sunshine Coast until the final mangoes will be picked in Victoria in March.

Outselling bread, milk and Coca-Cola on peak selling days during their short-lived season, the mango is a summer favourite for Australians.

"There's no other fruit that stacks up against the mango - in flavour, texture and eating pleasure," says Malcolm McLean, Woolworths' business manager for fruit.

"Everyone knows they symbolise all the g…

SIR DIETRICH BRANDIS: THE FATHER OF TROPICAL FORESTRY & THE FIRST "WESTERNER" TO RECORD MANGO IN THE WILD...

Dietrich Brandis was born in Bonn, the son of Dr Christian Brandis, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bonn. He studied at the universities of Copenhagen, Göttingen, Nancy and Bonn. In 1849 he took up a post of a lecturer in botany at Bonn. His interest in forest management was initially from a botanical perspective. He married  Rachel Marshman in 1854, a sister of the wife of General Havelock, a friend of Lord Dalhousie. It was this connection that brought him to Burma and eventually India.[1]
Source: wikipedia
Brandis joined the British service in 1856 as superintendent of the teak forests of Pegu division in eastern Burma. During that time Burma's teak forests were controlled by militant Karen tribals.
 He introduced the "taungya" system (King KFS (1968). "Agro-silviculture (the taungya system)". University of Ibadan / Dept. of Forestry, Bulletin no. 1, 109pp.), in which Karen villagers provided labour for clearing, planting and weeding teak plantatio…

HOPE IN MYANMAR: HOME OF THE ORIGINAL MANGO...

Hope in Myanmar
A Burmese spring?
Something good could finally be happening in one of Asia’s nastiest dictatorships

Oct 8th 2011 | from the print edition










THE recent news from Myanmar, that beautiful, blighted land formerly known as Burma, has offered an all-too-rare cause for optimism. 

In the past week the president (and former general), Thein Sein, has announced that construction of the Myitsone dam across the River Irrawaddy would cease. 
That is probably a good thing for the environment; but it also marks a symbolic shift. It shows that for the first time for many years, Myanmar’s regime is prepared to annoy China, the dam’s main backer.

Irritating China is not necessarily a good thing. But in this case it appears to be part of a wider trend: Myanmar’s leaders seem prepared to pay more heed both to popular opinion at home and to pressure from the West. 
In August Aung San Suu Kyi, the winner of the 1991 Nobel peace prize who is the de facto head of Myanmar’s opposition, was invited for ta…

AFRICA'S ENDANGERED WHITE GIRAFFES LOVE MANGOES...

Thieving Giraffes Endanger Human Goodwill



By Caitlin Kight | October 9th 2011 06:31 AM

Anthrophysis



One of the biggest hurdles to conservation is human-wildlife conflict, which can be especially problematic in areas where animals attack humans or cause serious economic losses by eating crops. 
Across much of Africa, elephants, tigers, and lions have a particularly bad reputation for causing tensions with their human neighbors, but in Niger, the culprit is giraffes--specifically, the only remaining population of white giraffes, Giraffa camelopardalis peralta.




(A white giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis peralta)



Although these animals were previously found throughout West Africa, increases in guns, agriculture, and deforestation caused serious declines in their population numbers, such that Niger was the only place they could be found by the end of the 1970's.

 White giraffes have been concentrated in the Kouré region since 1990, where hunting is banned and an emphasis on ecotourism has bee…