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Cambridge Consultants completes new trials on Iridium-based global push-to-talk radio system

by Staff Writers
Cambridge, MA (SPX) May 31, 2012

Richard Traherne, head of the wireless division at Cambridge Consultants.

Cambridge Consultants has completed initial trials with Iridium Communications Inc of new key components of the world's largest push-to-talk (PTT) radio system - the US Department of Defense (DoD) Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS).

DTCS enables soldiers in isolated areas to communicate without the need for ground infrastructure - and in locations where they often can't pick up a geostationary satellite's signal unless they move to higher ground.

The "netted" group callcommunication system - involving listeners in designated user "nets" - provides over-the-horizon, beyond line-of-sight tactical networks. Soldiers in remote combat zones or disaster areas are able to use lightweight handheld PTT radios to exchange mission-critical d…

WITH 21 Hours to go...IMO BLOG IS 94% of the way to 100,000 Pageviews for the Month of May 2012 ...

In a show of just how far the IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) has come in the past 14 and a half months, todays 3,031 pageviews was a "let down" as the IMO shoots for a 100 Thousand pageview month.

Even with less than one day to go to close out the month, the IMO BLOG is already at 94% of the goal of reaching 100 Thousand pageviews for the month.

The previous record of 75,593 pageviews set back in March was shattered four days ago, but that is not the goal anymore.

The Half of one million pageviews mark was set back 13,021 pageviews ago.

So far this month (May 2012) The IMO BLOG has reached new highs. The intraday record was set on May 06, 2012 with 5,235 pageviews.  Two days have been over 4,500 pageviews. Three over 4,000 daily pageviews. Nine days over 3,500 pageviews. 17 days over 3,500 daily pageviews. 23 days over 2,500 daily pageviews. 28 days over 2,000 daily pageviews. And only two days so far for the month with pageviews just short of 2,000 daily pageviews.

These number…

LOGISTICS: 10 Tips: Cost-cutting Strategies for CPG Supply Chains ...

Continuous improvement is one way to drive efficiency in CPG supply chains. 

But according to Mike Marlowe, Vice President of Operations at third party logistics provider, Kane Is Able, breakthrough savings opportunities may require companies to rethink long-established practices. 

He offers 10 strategies for CPG companies to consider.

1. Co-locate inventory with other companies shipping to the same retailers. 

Every day tens of thousands of small and mid-market CPG companies ship separately, at costly LTL rates, to the exact same retailers. Why not partner with a 3PL that has a large concentration of customers shipping to the same grocery or mass retail chains? By collaborating to share warehouse and trailer space, distribution costs can be cut by as much as 35%.

2. Integrate final packaging into existing distribution operations.

CPG companies have begun to leverage 3PL packaging capabilities to eliminate the time and freight costs associated with moving products to and from outside packag…

Report: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

A special report from Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor of HDNet's Dan Rather Report

By Dan Rather | HDNet – 6 hrs ago


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Video: Chavez heads to Havana for cancer treatment                                                                                            Reuters 0:45 | 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seen during a cabinet meeting at Miraflores Palace …

This reporter has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has "entered the end stage". 

 The information and the quote come from a highly respected source close to Chavez and who is in a position to know his medical condition and history. 

This source says the prognosis is dire and that Chavez is now not expected to live "more than a couple of months at most." 

 Chavez is running for re-election in Venezuela but several sources--including the one who revealed the exact kind of cancer-- have told me that they b…


May 30, 2012 Brew StoryA Winery with Tropical BeerVITALSSchnebly Redland’s Brewery
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Is there anything garlic CAN'T do? 

The Dirt Doctor tells us more about garlic.


Obesity is associated with many chronic disease states such as diabetes mellitus, coronary disease and certain cancers including those of the breast and colon. 

There is a growing body of evidence that links phytochemicals with the inhibition of adipogenesis and protection against obesity. Mangoes (Mangifera indica L.) are tropical fruits that are rich in a diverse array of bioactive phytochemicals. 

In this study, methanol extracts of peel and flesh from three archetypal mango cultivars; Irwin, Nam Doc Mai and Kensington Pride, were assessed for their effects on a 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte cell line model of adipogenesis. 

High content imaging was used to assess; lipid droplets per cell, lipid droplet area per cell, lipid droplet integrated intensity, nuclei count and nuclear area per cell. 

Mango flesh extracts from the three cultivars did not inhibit adipogenesis; peel extracts from both Irwin and Nam Doc Mai however did so with the Nam Doc Mai extract most potent at inhibiting adipogenesis…

Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return? ...

News | Energy & Sustainability

Although there is an urban legend that the world will end this year based on a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, some researchers think a 40-year-old computer program that predicts a collapse of socioeconomic order and massive drop in human population in this century may be on target

By Madhusree Mukerjee | May 23, 2012 | 75

Image: flickr/Alexey Kudenko

Remember how Wile E. Coyote, in his obsessive pursuit of the Road Runner, would fall off a cliff? 
The hapless predator ran straight out off the edge, stopped in midair as only an animated character could, looked beneath him in an eye-popping moment of truth, and plummeted straight down into a puff of dust. Splat! 

Four decades ago, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer model called World3 warned of such a possible course for human civilization in the 21st century. 

In Limits to Growth, a bitterly disputed 1972 book that explicated these findings, researchers argued that the global industr…

MEMORIAL DAY 2012 Celebrated on Tinian airfield after 65 years!!

Here are two photos of this MEMORIAL DAY historic landing. 
 The first aircraft to land on Tinian's North Field Baker runway since 1947! 

 Due to the tremendous efforts of Marine Wing Support Squadron-171, Marine Aircraft Group-12, the runway was cleared of the jungle that over the past 65 years had taken over what was once largest single airport in the Pacific, and from which the atomic bombs that brought an unconditional end to World War II were launched in 1945.

2012 EURO MARKET: Mango sales in Germany collapsed ...

The number of mangoes sold in Germany in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period in the two previous years decreased by more than half. This according to the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI). 

Looking at the prices it all becomes clear. 
The present mango price in Germany is3,22 euro/kg. 

That is clearly more than the previous years, when the price per kg. was between euro 1,71 and euro 1,74. 

High prices are normally the result of tight supply and this was indeed the case during the first months of 2012. 

Based on provisional figures imports from January to March 2012 decreased from 15,300 tons to about 11,000 tons. Especially from Peru, which is the most important country of supply, less was imported. The reason being a smaller Peruvian mango harvest in the 2011/2012 season. 

The import shortages were partly compensated by shipments from Brazil.

Despite the market shortages and the high prices mango special offers were still arranged by the retail.