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Fat attack? New Slurpee flavors slash calories, sugar ...

New Slurpee flavors slash the sugar and calories.(7-Eleven / May 14, 2012)

By Rene Lynch

May 14, 2012, 2:00 p.m.



With sugary drinks under attack by health-minded party poopers, Slurpees are slashing the sweet stuff.


Makers of the icy, slushy 7-Eleven favorite will begin unveiling diet-friendly flavors next week. 

Sugar-free mango will be followed by sugar-free strawberry banana and sugar-free cherry limeade. Additional flavors will be rolled out through the end of the year.




Free tastings of the sugar-free mango will be available on the official launch date, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Get the significance of the time? Or the fact that free samples will come in a 7.11-ounce serving?)



Called Slurpee Lite, the new line will contain 50% fewer calories than traditional Slurpees. The drinks are flavored with sugar-free Fanta. An eight-ounce serving of a Slurpee Lite contains 20 calories.



As the U.S. grapples with its obesity problem, sugary drinks are shaping up to be Public Enemy No. 1.



Just l…

El gran contraste entre la Alemania comunista y la Alemania unificada (mal por el comunisimo) ...

mayo 14, 2012 2:27 pm



Nos han llegado a la redacción estas ilustrativas imágenes ya que demuestran como se puede reconstruir un país desde las cenizas después de una guerra mundial y años de atraso de un sistema de gobierno.




Las fotos impares datan del año 1991 luego de que cayera el muro de Berlín y las pares son del mismo lugar en la Alemania oriental 12 años después.























































































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ROUBINI RECOMMENDS: "The eurozone must shrink to survive" ...

Just-Food Commentary for Monday, May 14, 2012 ...

View this newsletter on your mobile deviceNews & Insights | Companies | Sectors | Research Advertise | Contact us Issue 621 May 14, 2012

Editorial For upmarket UK retailer Marks and Spencer, the last 12 months has been a strong year for its food business. Its series of trading updates have shown food to be the side of the retailer that has performed solidly while its clothing operations have struggled. After M&S reported its fourth-quarter sales in April, Conlumino analyst Neil Saunders said food was "the undoubted star of the show" after the retailer posted an increase in underlying sales from its grocery aisles. Innovation, seasonal campaigns and new-look stores that include deli and bakery counters have been cited as ways in which M&S can cater to UK shoppers that are, even if just every now and then, willing to trade up. However, an announcement last Friday underlined M&S, seen as an expensive place to buy food, understands emphasising other parts of the…

BBVA dice que las tensiones financieras son peores que tras la quiebra de Lehman ...

La entidad alerta del deterioro en su informe anual ante el supervisor de EE UU

MIGUEL JIMÉNEZ
Madrid 

14 MAY 2012 - 13:45 CET229



Un operador en la Bolsa de Tokio. / SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI (AP)

La prima de riesgo española ronda la zona de máximos históricos, la Bolsa se hunde a sus mínimos desde 2003, los mercados están completamente cerrados a la financiación de la banca, que acude en masa a pedir dinero prestado al Banco Central Europeo. 

¿Es la situación tan grave como la generada en septiembre de 2008 por la caída de Lehman Brothers? 
No, es peor. 

Al menos, según el BBVA alerta en su informe anual ante la Comisión del Mercado de Valores de Estados Unidos (la SEC, por sus siglas en inglés).



"La crisis de la deuda soberana en Europa se intensificó en agosto de2011, y se contagió a presiones de financiación en el sector financiero.Las tensiones financieras en Europa siguen en niveles superiores a los posteriores a la caídade Lehman Brothers en 2008. Esto, junto con el efecto del ajuste fisca…

tacler.com claims European market is picking up ....

tacle this
volume 50 - May 14, 2012
230 selling and buying messages last week:  46 per day on average
Increase in supply and demand noted

We’ve observed the number of WTS (want to sell) and WTB (want to buy) messages that were posted in tacler public groups last week, and they show a nice increase from the 2 weeks before. In Europe, May is a month in which many people travel for business, quite a few countries have national holidays in several weeks, and internationally, many weeks aren’t counting the full 5 days. Yet the traffic to the tacler website is showing an increase, for which we are thankful. Keep making your visits and your offers!


Mohamed Selim of Agro Fresh for Export & Import from Egypt:
Grape export volume increased to 8 containers per week via tacler
Mohamed Selim joined tacler after meeting tacler founder André van der Wiel on facebook. Since then, he comes to the website 4 to 6 times per week. The reason for the frequent visits lies mainly in a 50% sales increase compare…

CHAVEZ DESCUBRE SU PAPA GRACIAS A LAURA BOZZO ...

MANGO GOES MAINSTREAM : AS 7-Eleven adds low-calorie Slurpee version nationwide ...

By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY
Updated 8h 30m ago



The national infatuation with all things skinny has finally come to this: Slurpee Lite.



7-Eleven

Estelle Hamansen sips on a Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Mango.




The brain-freezing drink best known for its weird colors, wild tastes and wacky name now wants to also be known for at least one redeeming feature: fewer calories.


In an unlikely national platform pegged for summer but rolling out this week, 7-Eleven, the nation's largest convenience chain, will announce a low-cal line of Slurpees. While 7-Eleven has sold low-cal, saccharin-based Slurpees regionally, this is the 45-year-old drink's first national, low-calorie line — and this one's made with Splenda.



The move comes at a time when companies have been marketing everything from "Spam Lite" to "skinny cocktails" aimed at calorie-conscious consumers. "You have to wonder what would happen to the obesity epidemic if light products tasted better," says L…

CHAVEZ Y LA NARCO GUERILLA COLOMBIANA (EN 3 PARTES) ...

CHAVEZ Y LA NARCOGUERRILLA COLOMBIANA (III)
MAY13


Gen Carlos Peñaloza




Inteligencia Militar colombiana



Según reportes enviados por la IM colombiana a su contraparte en Guasdualito, Chávez salió de la población de Arauca un día antes del ataque a Cararabo en una avioneta en dirección a Puerto Carreño. Poco después fue avistado en el caserío La Culebra a orillas del Meta, muy cerca de Cararabo. 

Esa aldea fue el área de reunión utilizada por la Compañía Simacota del ELN que ejecutó el asalto y masacre. 

Simacota es el nombre del pueblo donde se origino el ELN en el Norte de Santander. 

Esta unidad élite guerrillera compuesta por unos cien hombres estaba comandaba el Tte. Francisco Javier León Paolini un desertor de la Guardia Nacional venezolana integrante del MBR-200.


El desertor era un comunista infiltrado en la GN que en 1993 había entregado sin combate a la guerrilla colombiana el puesto fronterizo de Buena Vista cercano a Cararabo. 

En esa oportunidad León Paolini cometió traición a la patri…