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IMO 4th Global Mango Conference Co-Host (NRWPTT) President Gia Gaspard Taylor is at the United Nations this week ...

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality Issues New Call for Proposals and Announces Grantees from the Arab States

Posted on March 1 2012 | Fund for Gender Equality | Press Releases


UN Women Press Release
For immediate release

Media Contacts:
Oisika Chakrabarti, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522
Hadrien Bonnaud, hadrien.bonnaud[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4751

Focus is on initiatives with high impact on women’s political and economic empowerment.

United Nations, New York, 1 March 2012.

 At a high-level event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, issued a new call for proposals for UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality from organizations working to advance economic and political empowerment in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia.

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality provides direct grants for w…

G8 summit moved to Camp David last-minute ....

G8 summit change of venue: President Barack Obama walks outside the White House in Washington, Sunday. The White House announced the G8 summit would be meeting at Camp David instead of in Chicago, Monday.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


















The G8 summit, planned for Chicago, will instead be hosted at Camp David. The White House says the change was not in response to the possibility of protests.








The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the coming G-8 economic summit in Chicago and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat atCamp David in Maryland's mountains north of Washington.



It was an unusually late location change for a large and highly scripted international summit and came with little explanation from the White House. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff who personally lobbied President Barack Obama to hold the summit in Chicago, was informed of the change only Monday.



White House national security spokesm…

New Intraday viewership record set at IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) as 2,824 viewers log on ...

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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








March 05, 2012






A new intraday viewership record was set today as 2,824 viewers from around the world logged on to the IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine).


Pageviews today
459


Pageviews yesterday
2,824


Pageviews last month
48,976


Pageviews all time history
286,651




Top 10 Pageviews by Countries for IMO BLOG on March 05, 2012:



United States
1,671

Mexico
201

India
89

Philippines
89

United Kingdom
67

Peru
49

Pakistan
44

Italy
38

Germany
37

Australia
36


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IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) viewership at Alltime high ...

Top Pageviews by Countries @ 7:08pm PST on March 05, 2012:




Mexico
161

United States
45

Argentina
8

Philippines
8

Australia
6

India
6

Cook Islands
4

United Kingdom
4

Venezuela
4

Peru
3




Caribbean mango salad & mango burritos on the menu @ California Tortilla restuarant chain ...

California Tortilla Announces New Limited Time Offer

Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 8:57 pm









California Tortilla Announces New Limited Time Offer







Rockville, MD (Restaurant News) Mid-Atlantic, fast casual restaurant chain California Tortilla announced it’s new limited time offer today: the Caribbean Mango Salad and the Caribbean Mango Burrito.


“Several customers have requested a mango-based salsa and it offers such an interesting flavor profile which compliments our signature blackened chicken,” stated Chief Operating Officer Keith Goldman. “Additionally, the top three hot sauces sold from our Wall of Flame are fruit based – we knew people would love it.”



In addition to the Mango Salsa and blackened chicken, both specials feature a Caribbean mango sauce. The salad also includes huge slices of Hass Avocados.



The specials will hit stores Monday, March 5. You don’t want to miss it! 



Find our locations here:
http://californiatortilla.com/locations/




About California Tortilla

Since 1995, California Tor…

Emex data as of March 04, 2012: Shipments to USA by Variety & Size ...

Acumulado General Temporada 2012


VariedadCalibreTotal CajasTotal %ATAULFO6770.00%8840.00%92240.01%107,2150.26%12129,6824.60%1348,7991.73%14559,80819.87%1513,9260.49%16653,29723.19%18678,38724.08%20417,85614.83%22191,7006.81%2310,4580.37%2422,5180.80%263,4560.12%281320.00%3671,6252.54%BABY7,6270.27%Total ATAULFO2,816,87181.42%HADEN61,3220.74%77,3224.09%818,82710.52%937,87421.16%1061,26034.22%1244,93225.10%

13,000 forced to evacuate from flooding in New South Wales (NSW) Australia ...

Residents hold fears for Wagga flood levee




06 March 2012 | 12:17:04 PM| Source: AAP


Across the state more than 13,000 people have been ordered from their homes because of flooding. (AAP)





About 9000 people have been evacuated from Wagga Wagga with fears the flood levee, the city's last line of defence, will break its banks.



Cyclone threat for southeast Queensland
Fears for two missing in Queensland floods
Map: NSW floods
Thousands flee Wagga Wagga floodwaters



The town's CBD will suffer major flooding if this happens, and hundreds of homes are in danger of being inundated.

The Murrumbidgee River, which cuts through NSW's largest inland city, is due to peak at 10.90 metres - its highest peak since 1853 - at 3pm (AEDT) on Tuesday.


At 11am (AEST) the SES said the water level was at 10.3 metres and about 8,810 people had been forced to leave their homes.



The levee height is 11 metres but there are concern about its ability to hold once it hits 10.6 metres.


"So anything above 10.6 metre…

IDT’s Voodoo Economics: Inside Justice Dept’s probe of telecom bribes in Haiti

Filed under Corporate Abuses, Crime & Corruption, Fraud, Haiti, Scoops. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry


By Lucy Komisar
The Big Money, March 11, 2010




When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January, IDT (IDTC), the New Jersey-based global phone company, moved fast to help. It announced it was setting up calling stations at hotels and other sites so Haitians could use its Internet calling-service to reach family and friends around the world.

 It cut rates on its U.S. prepaid calling-card to 2 cents a minute to Haiti (at least for 12 days), donated 4,000 $2-prepaid calling-cards to Haitian community groups in New York and Florida, and said it would give some proceeds from prepaid calls to Haitian Red Cross relief.





Such a warm, fuzzy response from a U.S. corporation often wins plaudits, though, of course, IDT has a business interest in the impoverished island. In 2005, in its latest publicly available…

Corruption case in Haiti pits family members against each other ...

Ex-Haitian official faces money laundering charges in telecom-bribery trial



BY JAY WEAVER
JWEAVER@MIAMIHERALD.COM






A senior official in Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company was supposed to make a salary of $25,000 a year.



But in 2003-04, Haiti Teleco’s director of international relations, Jean Rene Duperval, pocketed $500,000 in alleged bribes from two Miami businesses that in turn received discounted phone rates and renewed contracts, a federal prosecutor argued Monday.



“It will be a picture of greed, corruption and deception,” prosecutor James Koukios told the 12-member jury in Miami federal court at the start of Duperval’s money-laundering trial. “It will be a picture of crime.”



Duperval, who has a home in Miramar, is the first Haitian official to face trial in a foreign corruption case brought by the Justice Department — the result of a criminal investigation into bribery allegations against Duperval and other officials, including Haiti’s former President Jean-Bertrand Aristid…

Trinidad and Tobago's Indian-origin PM survives no-trust vote

Indo-Asian News Service
Port of Spain, March 05, 2012



First Published: 16:44 IST(5/3/2012)
Last Updated: 16:45 IST(5/3/2012)










For the first time in its 50-year history, the Trinidad and Tobago parliament sat for a marathon 27 and a half hours non-stop in which a vote of no confidence was moved against Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, but the motion was defeated. The session began Friday, March 2 at 1.30 pm and closed at 5 pm on Saturday. 



All 41 members -- 29 from the government and 11 from the opposition-- spoke in the house. One opposition member, Patrick Manning, is ill and is in Washington for treatment.






When the vote was taken, the full government bench voted against the motion.



Opposition Leader Keith Rowley had moved the motion on Persad-Bissessar and her 22-month old government -- comprising five coalition partners -- for not properly managing the economic, political and social issues in the country.



Persad-Bissessar said the objective of the motion was to get her f…

IMO BLOG surges to nearly 3,000 pageviews as day comes to a close ....

@ 3:25 pm March 05, 2012:

Top Pageviews by Countries on IMO BLOG





United States
146

Germany
15

Argentina
5

Ecuador
4

Philippines
3

France
2

Brazil
1

United Kingdom
1



So far for the day (March 05, 2012):




Pageviews today
2,739


Pageviews yesterday
2,122


Pageviews last month
49,682


Pageviews all time history
286,107






@3:30pm on March 05, 2012:




Top 10 Pageviews by Countries



United States
1,891

Philippines
88

India
86

United Kingdom
63

Germany
59

Peru
54

Pakistan
44

Italy
37

France
32

Australia
30

Low overnight temperatures are affecting mango production in Godavari region, India ...

Inclement weather to hit mango yield

March 6, 2012
By DC Correspondent
Rajahmundry






The prevailing inclement weather conditions is likely to affect the mango yield in both East and West Godavari districts. 
The high rise in day temperatures and a dip in night temperatures and the resulting heavy fog has led to pests attacking the mango crop.



The prevailing inclement weather conditions is likely to affect the mango yield in both East and West Godavari districts. The high rise in day temperatures and a dip in night temperatures and the resulting heavy fog has led to pests attacking the mango crop.



The mango crop is at present, in the flowering stage in some parts and in others, tender fruits are formed. Heavy fog in the early hours of the day and during night and high humidity facilitate development of fungus on the flowers as well on tender fruits. If this continues for long, it results in decay of flowers and dropping of tender fruits.



Pests like thrips, caterpillars and other insects surviv…