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Intraday record tied with 3,164 pageviews for IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) ....

March is a month for records at the IMO BLOG as the intraday pageview record set just last week was tied today, exactly one week later.

The chart below illustrates that viewership will easily surpass 50,000 pageviews this month.

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USA Military takes active role in Central America Drug War ...

Friday, 16 March 2012 09:55

Southcom Sets Sights on Central America
Written by Patrick Corcoran

(Photo, above, shows commanders at Soto Cano air base in Honduras saluting as General Douglas Fraser's plane departs, after a visit in 2009.)

The chief of the US Southern Command has suggested a growing interest in combating Central American criminal groups, though it’s not clear that greater involvement of the US military would have a positive impact on security in the region.

In his appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 13, Air Force General Douglas Fraser emphasized that the Southern Command (Southcom) has its eye on the crime-ridden nations of Central America. He told the panel that criminal groups operating in the region are “seriously impacting citizen safety in Central America, especially Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras,” adding that they “threaten to overwhelm law enforcement capacities.”

This followed an appearance a week earlier before the House Armed S…

India's nasty fight with carbide ripened mangoes ...

Here comes the king of fruits, carbide ripened

Rohit P S, TNN | Mar 20, 2012, 03.59AM IST

HYDERABAD: The mango season is back and so is the fear of calcium carbide. Calcium carbide, simply referred to as carbide, is widely used for quick ripening of fruits, specially mangoes, and health experts warn that once absorbed into the body, the chemical can over a period of time cause neural problems by affecting oxygen supply to the brain.

Carbide is known to be a carcinogenic (cancer inducing) substance. With markets awaiting the mango rush, and given the public concern about the harmful effects of carbide, officials of marketing department are keen to dissuadewholesale fruit trader against the use of this chemical.

"We are expecting a government order soon, which recommends punitive measures for the trader as well as marketing officials in case of noncompliance with the government ban on calcium carbide," a marketing department official informed TOI.

He added that the government is…

FALABELLA busca competir en el mercado Mexicano ...

Chilena Falabella a la caza del gran mercado del retail mexicano

Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México

Los títulos de la minorista chilena cerraron al alza este lunes, luego que se supiera además que la compañía de mayor capitalización bursátil de Chile, piensa emitir ADR en la Bolsa de Nueva York.

"Es por la noticia que suben (las acciones de Falabella), al mercado le gustan esas cosas", dijo un operador.

Lun, 19/03/2012 - 19:00

Las acciones de la minorista chilena Falabella cerraron con fuerza este lunes, luego de que un diario reportó que la empresa buscaría emitir este año títulos en el mercado estadounidense y además expandir sus operaciones a México.

Los títulos de Falabella lideraron los montos transados en la plaza de Santiago y escalaron 2,24%, a 4.775 pesos, tras el cierre del mercado local.

"Es por la noticia que suben (las acciones de Falabella), al mercado le gustan esas cosas", dijo un operador.

Inmediatamente no se pudo obtener una reacción de la empres…

EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation, A Blogger's best friend ...

In our 603rd issue:


"Cybersecurity" Bill Is Broad Enough to Use Against WikiLeaks and The Pirate Bay

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, allows companies or the government free rein to bypass existing laws in order to monitor communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for "cybersecurity purposes." Companies are encouraged to share data with the government and with one another, and the government can share data in return. The idea is to facilitate detection of and defense against a serious cyber threat, but the language is so broad it could be used as a blunt instrument to attack websites like The Pirate Bay or WikiLeaks. Join EFF in calling on Congress to stop the Rogers cybersecurity bill.

Fake YouTube Site Targets Syrian Activists With Malware

EFF has previously reported on two instances of pro-Syrian-government…

WENDYS RISING: Tops Burger King for #2 slot Fast Food Chain....

Wendy's Takes No. 2 Spot From Burger King

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 1:07pm 

CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy's has dethroned Burger King as the country's second biggest hamburger chain.

Wendy's edged out Burger King in U.S. sales volume for the first time last year since Wendy's was founded in 1969, according to a report by the food industry research firm Technomic Inc. that's set to be released next month.

Wendy's had sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 billion for Burger King. McDonald's remained far larger than both with $34.2 billion in sales.

The figures are based on Technomic's estimates of system-wide sales at franchise and company-owned restaurants, rather than corporate revenue, which includes fees from franchise operators. Worldwide, Burger King still has far more restaurants than Wendy's and remains the second biggest hamburger chain behind M…

South African "Master Chef" owes his start to mangoes ...

MasterChef judge Benne Masekwameng spills the beans on his life
FoodWeekly | 19 March, 2012 20:50

Do you remember the first dish you prepared?

We had to prepare a meal for a practical exam during my second year at Technikon. 

I prepared a smoked chicken, mango and papaya salad. 

I was asked to prepare the same dish at a food show in Durban. 

It was a memorable occasion, because it was the first time I appeared in a newspaper. It was in 1997.

What do you eat on a typical day?

Being a chef at a hotel, my day starts very early. I have strawberry yoghurt with muesli and a glass of orange juice before leaving home. At work I usually have a latte and two slices of toast to get me though the morning. Mid-morning, I enjoy a bowl of fruit. Coming from Durban, I grew up with mangoes and they are still my favourite fruit. I believe in healthy lunches and favour chicken and steamed vegetables. For dinner I prefer a grilled T-bone steak with a Greek salad. While working in Turkey, I developed a fondness …

At 3 for $1.00, Mexican Ataulfo mangoes gain a following ...

Turns out supermarket chains in Utah are running some Juicy promotions on Mexican ataulfo mangoes right now.

At these prices, consumers will get hooked on the tastier cultivar.

How long can marketers keep up the price structure?

Here is an internet  chat on the subject from:

Just a heads up to anyone living in Utah, or have a fresh market store located near you. The mangoes are on sale 3 for $1.00! They are realllly ripe and deliscious. I just bought soo many! YUM!  Tags: Mangosfruitsale Like ShareTwitter

Mexico's southern mango region to benefit from renewable energy ...

Vestas Supplies Largest Latin American Wind Project
Breakbulk Staff | Wed, 03/14/2012 - 01:53

Breakbulk Online - News Story

Vestas has received a wind turbine order from Mareña Renovables for a project in southern Mexico.

When operational, the 396-megawatt wind farm will be the largest wind energy project in Latin America, according to a Vestas statement.

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer will supply 132 of its 3-megawatt turbines under a turnkey contract that includes construction, installation, commissioning and 10 years of service. The wind farm will be located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the south-eastern region of the State of Oaxaca.

Tokyo's Mitsubishi is part of the Mareña Renovables consortium that also includes Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund and Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM.

Delivery of the turbines will start in the second quarter of 2012.

From 2008: The year Japan buyer paid $1,000.00 usd each for two "Eggs of the Sun" mangoes ...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Miyazaki mango pair fetch ¥200,000

MIYAZAKI (Kyodo) A pair of mangoes from Miyazaki Prefecture fetched a whopping ¥200,000 Thursday at this season's first auction at the Ota wholesale market in Tokyo, far surpassing the previous record high of ¥38,000 marked last year in Kyoto.

A worker at a wholesale market in Miyazaki displays a pair of Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun) mangoes Thursday morning during this year's first auction, which fetched record prices. KYODO PHOTO

"It's a result of an active promotion campaign spearheaded by Gov. Hideo Higashikokubaru," said an official of a local federation of economic and agricultural cooperatives.

The TV comedian-turned-governor is known for eagerly promoting local specialties from his prefecture.

Mangoes of this variety, called Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun), sold well in the morning at a local wholesale market as well.

Including Tokyo and Miyazaki, Taiyo no Tamago, which weigh 350 grams or more, were a…

Japan's most desired mango: "Eggs of the Sun" ....

Today’s Japan Photo: Eggs of The Sun

Alafista | July 17, 2010 - 12:16 pm

I was watching a TV show last night whereby they featured the “eggs of the sun” which is produced in Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture and can be sold for very high prices. 

For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be taking a look at these special red mangoes, which are said to be extremely sweet.

This photo of a pair of the “eggs of the sun” being sold for 10,000 yen was taken by camike

You must be wondering what determines the price?

Miyazaki Prefecture-grown red mango, dubbed the “egg of the sun,” are only shipped when the sugar concentration exceeds 15 percent of its juice and the weight reaches 350 grams or more.

In the past it was known to have been sold in auctions for 200,000 yen.

If I had 200,000 yen, I rather buy an entire truckload of just decently sweet mangoes than spend it on just a pair.

World's record: Pair of Japanese mangoes ("Eggs of the Sun") sold at auction for $1,000 usd each in 2008...

The World’s Most Expensive Mangoes

A new record:

A pair of Japanese mangoes known as “Eggs of the Sun” for their fiery colour and juicy flesh hatched a sweet deal for their owner on Thursday, fetching a record 2,000 dollars at auction.

The mangoes, produced in southern Miyazaki Prefecture, were sold for 200,000 yen in the season’s first auction here, an official at fruit wholesaler Tokyo Seika said. The buyer’s identity was not disclosed.

The price far surpassed the previous Japanese record of 38,000 yen bid last year for a similar pair.

IMO BLOG flirts with 3,000 pageviews for second consequetive day ...

A busy week on the IMO BLOG (Mango World magazine)

Another busy Monday ....

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