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A WONDERFUL TOOL TO UNDERSTAND HURRICANES...PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE...

Free Online Tool to View Paths of Past Hurricanes Put to Test
Usage of NOAA's 'Historical Hurricane Tracks' Tool Soared as Irene Approached



One critical piece of information to prepare for current storms is to understand landfall patterns of historical hurricanes.

NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracksmapping application can easily generate customized maps based on more than 150 years of Atlantic hurricane data.



"The Historical Hurricane Tracks tool allows visitors to quickly and easily conduct highly customized searches of historical data for hurricanes, whether along the U.S. coast or around the world.  Understanding the history of hurricane landfalls in your community is an important step toward assessing your vulnerability to these potentially devastating storms," said Ethan Gibney, a NOAA Senior Geospatial Analyst and one of the developers of the tool.

THE TOOL
THE DATA
HURRICANE IRENE
BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE


Developed by the NOAA Coastal Services Center in partnersh…

JOIN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL FOR CARGO CONFERENCE...

Register for Full Conference Passes by 6 november and
Save $100 with Early Bird Registration
The newest event for South America’s BIGGEST cargoJoin colleagues within the South American project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo fields for two days of educational seminars and networking opportunities at the Breakbulk South America Congress 2011.


Big Cargoes for Growing Economies

Brazil’s maritime industry is booming since the discovery of significant new oil fields. South America is the new frontier for every type of breakbulk and project cargo. But problems continue to abound, with some 90 percent of cargo in and out of Brazil handled by the nation’s aging ports, private terminals are springing up to meet the need.




A Sampling of Panel Topics:
Multipurpose Fleet Overview and OutlookHow can South American infrastructure catch up
with the economy?Brazil’s Offshore Opportunities for Breakbulk and
Heavy-lift CargoesThe Cabotage ControversyPublic Ports, Private TerminalsEmerging Trade Lanes - th…

VENEZUELA DEFEATS ARGENTINA 1 - 0 !!!!....

AUSTRALIA MANGO INDUSTRY WILL PUT ASSESMENT INCREASE TO GOOD USE...(UNLIKE USA NMB)...

"You can count on Australia to do things right, they are one of, (if not the) best Mango Association in the world. The National Mango Board (NMB) could help themselves by taking lessons from the AMIA" ~ Will Cavan, Executive Director, International Mango Organization (IMO)




Decision day apporaches for mango levy

By Charlie McKillop

Wednesday, 12/10/2011



Mango producers must decide by this Friday whether they'll accept a proposal to increase levies.

The Australian Mango Industry Association is asking growers to pay 40 cents a tray to fund the industry's research and development and marketing.

Growers in North Queensland in the past have criticised the AMIA for a lack of transparency in the way levies are spent and the focus on new, rather than existing, mango varieties.

But Dimbulah grower Frank Pozzibon says he's satisfied with the research priorities outlined to growers.

"There's a lot of varieties that have been on the market for a lot of years now and people h…

MANGO ON THE MENU IN NEW ZEALAND...

Mango, strawberries, cardamomsyrup, sesame, mint and biscuits




By Amanda Laird

1:00 AM Wednesday Oct 12, 2011






Mango, strawberries, cardamom syrup, sesame, mint and biscuits. Photo / Babiche Martens



Serves 4

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
6 cardamom pods - bruised with the flat surface of a kitchen knife
1 cinnamon stick
1 large mango (or 2 small ones)
20 strawberries
12 savoiardi biscuits
Icing sugar
Cream, gently whipped, to serve
1 Tbs sesame seeds, lightly toasted
Fresh mint leaves

1 To make the syrup, pour the sugar and water into a saucepan. Add the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick.

2 Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Continue simmering for a further 15 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and let cool.

3 Slice the mango into wedges then peel. It can be difficult to peel a whole large mango without it becoming slippery. Once it is peeled, slice each segment into slices.

4 Arrange slices of mango with the strawberries on each plate. Add the sav…

THE RICHEST SOILS CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN THREE LARGE AREAS IN THE WORLD...

The science of dirt



By Chris Dunker/Daily Sun news editor 
| Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 6:00 am






Photo by Chris Dunker/Daily Sun staff


More than 100 students from across southeast Nebraska took part in a land evaluation competition near Holmesville Tuesday.



HOLMESVILLE—It’s something walked over every day without a second thought.

Yet, it is the most important natural resource in this part of the world.

Without it, the state economy would collapse and the nation and world may go hungry.

But with the help of educators across Nebraska, a new generation of students is learning how to take care of our most precious resource: the soil.

More than 100 students from across southeast Nebraska took part in a land evaluation competition near Holmesville Tuesday morning, carefully studying the topsoil and clay underneath to judge how to better take care of the soil and ensure the success of agriculture for years to come.

Sunland schools included Tri County, Diller-Odell, Pawnee City and Lewiston.

St…

MANGO TREE'S ROLE IN ORGANIC WATERSHED PROJECT IN INDIA...

Organic practices increases mango yield in Thottiyapatty, SEVAI- FdnF Watershed-Project.


Thottiyapatty SEVAI Watershed, once a fallow land after watershed implementation of FdnF, assistance the Mango trees cultivated in this Thottiyapatty watershed respond well to organic manure applications such as vermicompost,panchagavya and vermiwash are used for promoting healthy tree growth and fruit formation. 

SEVAI and watershed team of Thottiayapatty closely monitor the follow up this watershed implemention, and the farmers those are trained in organic farming in Thottiyapatty village near Trichy understood theessential nutrients needed for Mango cultivation. 
During the watershed project initiation, the initial planting stages to caring of full-grown trees, Panchagavya and vermicompost were effectively used to supply essential nutrients to the trees and prevent pest infestations, according to K.Devendran, Vermi technologist in SEVAI, Trichy. 
Vermicompost is prepared by using earthworms. 
Vermiw…

IMO FORESTRY: WHY MANGOES ARE AMONG THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREES IN THE WORLD...

Productivity of land plants may be greater than previously thought

by Staff Writers
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 05, 2011



The global uptake of carbon by land plants may be up to 45 per cent more than previously thought. This is the conclusion of an international team of scientists, based on the variability of heavy oxygen atoms in the carbon dioxide of the atmosphere driven by the El Nino effect.


London. The global uptake of carbon by land plants may be up to 45 per cent more than previously thought. This is the conclusion of an international team of scientists, based on the variability of heavy oxygen atoms in the carbon dioxide of the atmosphere driven by the El Nino effect.

As the oxygen atoms in carbon dioxide were converted faster than expected during the El Nino years, current estimates for the uptake of carbon by plants are probably too low. These should be corrected upwards, say the researchers in the current issue of the scientific journal NATURE.

Instead of 120 petagrams of carbon, …

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF SOIL...

Rethinking connection between soil as a carbon reservoir and global warming
by Staff Writers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 11, 2011


File image.


Soils store three times as much carbon as plants and the atmosphere. Soil organic matter such as humus plays a key role in the global carbon cycle as it stores huge amounts of carbon and thus counters global warming.

Consequently, the Kyoto Protocol permits the signatory countries to count soils and forests against greenhouse gas emissions as so-called carbon sinks.

Exactly why some soil organic matter remains stable for thousands of years while other soil organic matter degrades quickly and releases carbon, however, is largely unknown. The explanatory models used thus far assume that the degradation rate depends on the molecular structures of the soil organic matter.

An international team of 14 researchers headed by Michael Schmidt, a professor of soil science and biogeography at the University of Zurich, has now revealed that numerous other factor…

UPS INTRODUCES NEW AIR CARGO CONTAINER THAT MAY BE USEFUL FOR THE MANGO INDUSTRY...

New cold chain container introduced by UPS for pharma




Only available through UPS, the PharmaPort 360 addresses a key industry issue of safeguarding healthcare shipments in the supply chain by enabling near real-time monitoring and maintaining product temperatures in extreme outside conditions.



By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
October 11, 2011



UPS announced it will offer an innovative air freight container for healthcare products, providing a premium level of shipment monitoring and product protection for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics.

Only available through UPS, the PharmaPort 360 addresses a key industry issue of safeguarding healthcare shipments in the supply chain by enabling near real-time monitoring and maintaining product temperatures in extreme outside conditions.

In an interview with LM, Mark Davis, Product Manager, UPS Healthcare Logistics, noted that numerous healthcare industry and broader global economic trends are driving the need for better…

ODWALLA ADDS NEW MANGO FLAVORED DRINK TO THE LINE-UP...

Coca-Cola owned food product company Odwalla has launched its new line of 150-calorie (per 12 fl oz bottle) Smoothie Refreshers this autumn.






Odwalla launches line of three Smoothie Refreshers

OCTOBER 11, 2011 | BY ROZANNE GELBINOVICH





HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Odwalla has announced the launch of its Smoothie Refreshers, a new line of 150-calorie smoothies available in such flavors as Mango Lime Twist, Mixed Berry Shuffle and Pear Berry Jive.

Each 12-fl.-oz. bottle provides 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, according to the company, and also is formulated with coconut water.

“Our newest smoothie flavors are so refreshing and delicious, we like to say they’ll make you want to get up and dance,” said Irma Shrivastava, VP marketing for Odwalla. “With 150 calories per 12-fl.-oz. bottle, these innovative new beverages are a nice complement to any meal.”

Odwalla Smoothie Refreshers are made with juices not from concentrate and do not contain any GMOs, according to the company. They ar…

TIPS FOR VISITING THE PMA FRESH SUMMIT 2011 IN ATLANTA...

New post on PMA Fresh Summit Exhibitor Central




Don’t forget these items while onsite at Fresh Summit!

by Belinda K.




Don’t Forget!

Print any unused Complimentary Expo Invitations before the online system closes on October 14 and bring them with you to redeem onsite at registration.

New This Year!

Download the Fresh Summit Mobile App before heading off to Atlanta! This great tool contains the attendee list, exhibitor list, event schedule, area info, and much more! 

Visit the Fresh Summit mobile app page on your mobile phone or search your app store for "PMAFS2011".

Remind attendees to vote for your booth in the NEW People's Choice Award! Attendees can vote by texting the code ‘PMA’ and your booth number (i.e. PMA123) to 22333 or go to http://www.pollev.com/ and enter the same code.


Check out the new Official PMA Show Dailies that will be available onsite for all the latest happenings at Fresh Summit.


Use the new Relaxation Lounge located in the front of Hall B2 and sponsored by Dom…

CSAV ANNOUNCES CHANGES ON NORTHBOUND ROUTE TO EAST COAST USA FROM WEST COAST SOUTH AMERICA...

CSAV Revises Americas Service
Created by HButler on 10/11/2011 2:34:08 PM


Chilean ocean carrier CSAV said on Oct. 5 that it is revising its Americas Service. 

The carrier said it is adding direct calls to Buenaventura, Colombia, and Balboa, Panama, to the northbound service, but the call to Guayaquil, Ecuador, will be omitted. 

CSAV said the modification is intended to meet growing demand for service from the West Coast of South America to the East Coast of North America and the Caribbean.


The weekly frequency of the Americas Service will be maintained, with the following rotation:

Northbound: San Antonio - San Vicente - Callao - Buenaventura - Balboa - Cartagena - Port Everglades - Port Elizabeth.

Southbound: Port Elizabeth - Baltimore - Charleston - Port Everglades - Cartagena - Manzanillo (MIT) - Guayaquil - Callao - San Antonio.

The first vessel calling Buenaventura and Balboa will be M/V CSAV Itajai 106 NB, ETA San Antonio on Oct. 24 and Buenaventura on Nov. 4.

http://www.jocsailings.com/…

PERU GOVERNMENT SEEKS REVISION FROM USDA/APHIS ON SIZE REQUIREMENT FOR HOT WATER TREATMENT (HWT) PROTOCOL...

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 11, 2001











TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH BY IMO











The Peruvian Government Plant inspection service (SENASA) is requesting that USDA/APHIS revise current phyto sanitary restrictions that only allow fruit smaller than 650 grams to be processed by the Hot Water Treatment protocol.


The current protocol allows for mangoes from 650 grams and smaller which translates to a true size 7 count fruit and smaller (8,9,10, 12, 14) packed in a standard 4 kilo carton.


Peruvian exporters claim that they are lossing out on potential sales to the USA market by not being able to export larger size mangoes.


The large count fruit is ideal for the fresh cut industry.


The Peruvian agricultural attache in Washungton D.C. claims that these efforts to renegotiate protocols are part of the recently negotiated Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Peru and the United States (USA).


The Peruvian Government o…

PERU BUSCA AMPLIAR LA GAMA DE TAMAñOS DE MANGO ENVIADO AL MERCADO USA...

Tres productos peruanos buscan mejor acceso a EE.UU.

Espárragos, mangos y cítricos negocian mejores condiciones con Estados Unidos. Se busca aprovechar TLC firmado con este país.

El objetivo del Gobierno es aprovechar al máximo los Tratados de Libre Comercio firmados con diversos países, lo que implica mejorar las condiciones de acceso de los productos nacionales a diversos mercados.

Según el Agregado Agrícola de Perú en Estados Unidos, Luis Gonzales, se están negociando mejores condiciones de acceso al mercado estadounidense para los espárragos, mangos y cítricos.

Con este propósito, señaló, ya se tienen requisitos fitosanitarios impuestos, planes de trabajo además de volúmenes significativos de envíos.


Respecto al mango, explicó que la intención peruana es enviar mangos de mayor tamaño, pues a la fecha solo puede comercializar mangos de hasta 650 gramos. Mientras que en el caso de los cítricos, lo que se busca es que el APHIS autorice a más departamentos del Perú a exportar este tipo de…

REVISED IMPORT DATA FROM WEEK 40 (Philadelphia) BRAZIL MANGO ARRIVALS

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 11, 2011








Additional import data just released from USA Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reveals increases in volume discharged at the port of Philadelphia on October 06, 2011.


Data received as of today (10/11/2011) for HAMBURG SUD vessel CAP JERVIS reveals that an additional 20 containers were discharged for a total of 205,128 (4kg) cartons bound for USA market.


The primary receiver was Continental Fresh with 35% of the cargo or 72,072 cartons.


Vision Imports received 38,808 (4kg) cartons or 19% of mangoes dropped at the port of Philadelphia.


Amazon Produce and Dayka & Hackett each received 27,720 cartons or 14% each for a total of 28% of mangoes discharged at the port of Philadelphia on board CAP JERVIS.


Anew shipper and importer to report as J&C Tropicals received 11,088 (4kg) cartons from Brazil exporter Eco Tropical…

FIRST ECUADOR MANGOES ARRIVE NORTH AMERICA...

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com






October 11, 2011






APL vessel APL OMAN delivered the first mangoes from Ecuador on Friday the 7th of October 2011 via the Port of New York.



USA Importer David Oppenheimer received 5,280 (4kg) cartons from Ecuador Exporter Sembrios de Exportacion of Guayaquil, Ecuador.


Ecuador Exporter Bresson, S.A. shipped the other container on board the vessel to the Canadian market.


CANADA Importer Mexico Trading Ltd of Vancouver, British Columbia received 4,752 (4Kg) cartons from Bresson for distribution in Eastern Canada.


There was one container with a mixed lot on board the vessel.


Tamisha Trading of Ontario Canada received a multi item shipment that included 23 cartons of Peruvian mangoes along with everything from Pumpkins, Coconuts, Bananas, Tamarind to Sweet potatoes.


The Peruvian shipper is Tropical Harvest SAC of Lima, Peru.


Expect volume to pick up out of Ecuador in future weeks.



NASTY WEATHER STACKS UP OFF OF MEXICO'S PACIFIC COAST...

Hurricane Jova is aiming at the southwest coast of Mexico on this Tuesday morning. 

The Category 3 hurricane is centered about 150 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, moving north-northeast. 

A turn to the north is forecast for tonight. On that track, the center of Hurricane Jova will be near the coast of Mexico by later this afternoon or evening at near major hurricane strength. 

Tropical storm conditions will reach the coast this morning, with hurricane conditions this afternoon within the hurricane warning area. 

This is a dangerous hurricane, and preparations to protect life and property should now be completed. For storm information specific to your area, monitor the products issued by your National Meteorological Service.


Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Irwin is centered about 645 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California. 

A general eastward motion with an increase is forward speed is expected for the next day or so with little change in strength. Irwin is not an imm…