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3,295 Pageviews today for the IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) May 21, 2012 ....

Top Ten Pageviews by Countries for May 21, 2012 




Approximately one week away from hitting the 500,000 pageview milestone...
With today's numbers the IMO BLOG (Mango World magazine) only has 18,000 pageviews to meet the mark.




Pageviews today
495


Pageviews yesterday
3,295


Pageviews last month
79,495


Pageviews all time history
482,325

(AS of 8:36pm on May 21, 2012)



Here is how the Top Ten pageviews of the 3,295 total broke down:
United States
2,071


Venezuela
119


India
99


Philippines
91


United Kingdom
79


Canada
77


Mexico
70


Germany
56


France
35


Netherlands
34


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63,141 pageviews with 10 days left to go in the Month of May 2012, hoping to hit 100,000 pageviews!!


MORE OF VENEZUELA'S MONEY SQUANDERED ON CUBAN INTERNET PROJECT THAT NEVER MATERIALIZED ...

NEWS
In Cuba, Mystery Shrouds the Fate of an Undersea Internet Cable

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | May 21, 2012 | 



REUTERS
Cubans look at computers while standing outside an electronics store in Havana May 2, 2008. Cubans shopped and gawked as computers went on sale for the first time in Cuba as part of the reforms introduced by new President Raul Castro.




HAVANA (AP) — It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba‘s Internet isolation and boost web capacity 3,000-fold. Even a retired Fidel Castro had hailed the dawn of a new cyber-age on the island.

More than a year after the February 2011 ceremony on Siboney Beach in eastern Cuba, and 10 months after the system was supposed to have gone online, the government never mentions the cable anymore, and Internet here remains the slowest in the hemisphere. People talk quietly about embezzlement torpedoing the project and the arrest of more than a half-doze…

SAFARI MALL in QATAR to host Mango festival ...

Mango festival begins at Safari Mall



More than 60 varieties of mangoes from several countries across the world are available at the “Mango Festival 2012’ at Safari Mall. 

The festival that began yesterday will last for the whole week.


Mangoes from India, USA, Thailand, Kenya, Australia, The Philippines, Brazil, and some other South American countries are on display at the festival.


Formal inauguration of the event was made by Al Khalij Bank officials head of corporate banking Nagi Abi Abdallah and senior manager Micheal El Dib. 


Safari Group Managing Director Aboobacker Madappat, General Manager Zainul Abideen, other senior officials and business associates of the Group were present at the inaugural ceremony.


http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=507219&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

Colombian troops killed in FARC attack ...

Twelve soldiers killed as rebels ambush them in a northern province before retreating into Venezuela.


Last Modified: 22 May 2012 00:47





Many Colombians have held nationwide protests against FARC, blaming it as the main source of unrest [Reuters]




At least 12 Colombian soldiers have been killed in an attack by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's largest rebel group.

Four other troops were also wounded after the rebels ambushed them in a rural area in the coastal La Guajira province near the Venezuelan border.



"Unfortunately we have received reports of 12 soldiers dead and four wounded," said Yusti Maria Lopez, a security official in La Guajira.

Eliecer Suarez, a regional army commander, said the rebels attacked his troops in the Serrania de Perija mountain range. He also said that the fighters also retreated back into Venezuela after the ambush.

The FARC has long used Venezuelan territory for sanctuary, rest and medical treatment.

Eurpides …

Santos ordena a militares redoblar la ofensiva contra las FARC

SIG/Javier CasellaDesde el aeropuerto militar de Catam, el Jefe de Estado envió sus condolencias a las familias de los militares muertos en La Guajira.




NACIÓN

El presidente Juan Manuel Santos dijo que el ataque en La Guajira es una reacción desesperada de la FARC pues los han sacado de sus 'madrigueras'. Les ordenó a los comandantes de todas las fuerzas "no tener contemplación".




Lunes 21 Mayo 2012


El mensaje del presidente Juan Manuel Santos fue contundente, no solo para rechazar el ataque de la FARC en la Guajira -en el que murieron 12 militares-, sino también para ordenar a la tropa realizar una ofensiva en contra de esa guerrilla en todo el país.

Santos dijo que le pidió a los comandantes de todas las fuerzas no tener contemplación: “Al comandante de la Fuerza Aérea que no apague los aviones, a los generales Navas y Mantilla redoblar la ofensiva y a la Infantería de Marina que despliegue toda su gente. Al comándante de la policía que continúe con la tarea de inteligen…

HOW ABOUT AIR-SHIPPING SOME PAKISTANI MANGOES TO USA IN EXCHANGE FOR SAFE PASSAGE THROUGH PAKISTAN ??? ...

IMO NOTE: A POSITIVE GESTURE BY USA TO PAKISTAN WOULD BE TO SUBSIDIZE THE BACKHAUL AIRFREIGHT FOR PAKISTANI MANGOES TO USA...











US to Pakistan: reopen supply route and we can leave Afghanistan faster


The US and Pakistan have been unsuccessfully negotiating on reopening Pakistan’s border to NATO supply convoys for the Afghanistan campaign. The issue has been contentious at the NATO summit in Chicago.

By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer / May 21, 2012




Afghanistan-bound NATO containers are parked at Pakistani border post Torkham in northwest of Pakistan on Oct. 5, 2010.

Qazi Rauf/AP/File







CHICAGO


NATO’s frustration with Pakistan is couched in diplomatic speak, but the alliance’s declaration at its summit, which concludes here Monday, is clear enough.





In the declaration, Russia and Central Asian countries receive kudos for cooperating on supply routes for NATO’s Afghanistan campaign, while Pakistan gets a terse prod on the same topic.



“We welcome the progress on transit arrangements with our Central As…

Dominican Republic election: Medina declares victory ...

21 May 2012Last updated at 15:14 ET





Electoral officials said turnout had been high




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Dominican Republic election: Issues and candidates
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The governing candidate in the Dominican Republic's presidential election, Danilo Medina, has declared victory.

Mr Medina won 51% of the vote, avoiding a run-off next month.

But the result is being contested by the opposition, which accuses the governing party of buying votes and other forms of fraud.

Mr Medina's main rival, former President Hipolito Mejia, received 47% of the ballot but has not yet conceded.

Rising crime, unemployment and inflation in the Caribbean country were the main issues of the campaign.


Danilo Medina says Dominicans need more opportunities and social justice






Mr Mejia's vice-presidential candidate, Luis Abinader, told the AP news agency that his party would present a report detailing irregularities in the vote.

"We are going to defend democracy. …

1 YEAR LATER; (GLOBAL CRISIS) : Phosphate rock production, fertilizer use and food prices ...

GLOBAL CRISIS: Phosphate rock production, fertilizer use and food prices


ARTICLE PARU DANS LE MAURICIEN
18 JUILLET, 2011 - 18:00





In the equation on food security, the focus of the debate has been mainly on the effects of global warming, climate change, severe droughts, flash floods, accelerated urbanisation, marginalisation of farmers, phyto-sanitary challenges, inequity in technology diffusion, expensive bank collaterals, soaring oil prices and shift to biofuels. 



However, less attention seems to be given to the consequences of surging prices of phosphate rock. 

Little thought has been given in understanding how the underlying link between phosphate rock and global food security can contribute to mitigate the future food crises.




During the 2008 global food crisis, the correlation between phosphate production and soaring food prices went unnoticed. 



Phosphate rock plays a fundamental role in global food production. 

It constitutes around 82% of the elements used to produce fertilisers. 

Ph…

Exclusive: U.S. Government lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders

By Emily Flitter

NEW YORK | Mon May 21, 2012 3:35pm EDT







(Reuters) - China can now bypass Wall Street when buying U.S. government debt and go straight to the U.S. Treasury, in what is the Treasury's first-ever direct relationship with a foreign government, according to documents viewed by Reuters.





The relationship means the People's Bank of China buys U.S. debt using a different method than any other central bank in the world.

The other central banks, including the Bank of Japan, which has a large appetite for Treasuries, place orders for U.S. debt with major Wall Street banks designated by the government as primary dealers. Those dealers then bid on their behalf at Treasury auctions.

China, which holds $1.17 trillion in U.S. Treasuries, still buys some Treasuries through primary dealers, but since June 2011, that route hasn't been necessary.

The documents viewed by Reuters show the U.S. Treasury Department has given the People's Bank of China a direct computer link to its au…

NO MAN'S LAND: Travel to the Guajira Peninsula ...

The Guajira PeninsulaNomadic-brands's ProfileAbout this blogEntry from Cabo de la Vela Trip StartMay 20, 2010 1