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INDIA: All that you wanted to know about mangoes - Where to get, how to appreciate and savour the king of fruits in capital ...

PIYUSH KUMAR TRIPATHI







While you wait for the delayed monsoon to provide you with relief, savour the heavenly taste of the “King of Fruits”. 

The Telegraph finds out about where you can get the best mangoes in Patna and how you can enjoy them.



TOP 10 VARIETIES

• Dudhiya Malda: Digha, Patna

• Malda/Langara: Bhagalpur, Bettiah, Begusarai

• Bombaiya: Bettiah, Naugachia, Samastipur

• Jardalu: Bhagalpur and Bettiah

• Jarda: Bettiah and Chanpatia

• Daseri: Lucknow and Maliabad, Uttar Pradesh

• Chausa: Lucknow and Maliabad, Uttar Pradesh

• Gulabkhas: Bhagalpur in Bihar, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

• Sipia: Hajipur

• Sukool: Hajipur

• Mithua: Bettiah





MOST IN DEMAND

Going by the demand in the local and export markets, Dudhiya Malda is undoubtedly the king. 

Jardalu is a close second, followed by Bombaiya. Langara, Daseri and Chausa are next in queue.





WHERE TO GET THEM?

• Bazaar Samiti, Rajendra Nagar

How to reach: Go east from Patna Junction roundabout to Kadamkuan till Dinkar roundabout on Nala Road. Go east from Dinka…

Panama Canal to Protect Watershed Forests ...

Peter T. Leach, Senior Editor  


Jun 15, 2012 2:41PM GMT


The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story












REDD + program to encourage sustainable activities will be applied in Panama for the first time






The Panama Canal Authority is moving to cut carbon emissions in the environmentally sensitive watershed zone around the canal by encouraging sustainable use of its forests.




It signed a technical cooperation agreement Thursday with Panama’s National Environmental Authority and the German Agency for International Cooperation to apply mechanisms that will reduce emissions.




The agreement is designed to establish the terms and conditions for the design and implementation of a pilot program in the Panama Canal watershed and compensation mechanisms for the sustainable management of forest resources that can be replicated nationwide under the parameters of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, a program known as REDD +.




The REDD + program, which will be applied in Panama for the firs…

KING OF THE COALS: OVER FOUR MILLION WATCHED THIS FATHER'S DAY VIDEO ...

FATHER'S DAY 2012: 42 frases típicas de los papás ...

EXCELENTE NOTICIA: Gobierno de Perú becará a 200 jóvenes para estudiar en Zamorano ...

por cflorian en mayo 18th, 2012






De izquierda a derecha, Alberto Larco, César Félix, Dr. Roberto Cuevas García, José Fernandez y Alex Ferill




El Ministerio de Educación de Perú, a través del Programa Nacional de Becas: Beca 18, beneficiará a 200 jóvenes de escasos recursos económicos y con alto rendimiento escolar para que cursen estudios en Zamorano. 


La alianza entre Zamorano y el programa Beca 18 se formalizará en los próximos días con un convenio, así lo manifestó el Rector de Zamorano, Dr. Roberto Cuevas García, quien visitó Lima, Perú, el 23 de abril para reunirse con autoridades del Ministerio de Educación, empresarios del sector energético y graduados zamoranos de Perú.




El Rector de Zamorano explicó que el principal objetivo de su visita a Perú era progresar en las negociaciones con el gobierno, a través del programa Beca 18. 


“El convenio de este programa de becas será firmado próximamente y establecerá el otorgamiento de becas completas a 50 jóvenes anualmente durante cuatro años p…

Costa Rica: La Fuerza Pública recupera los Puertos de Moín y Limón

A la 1:00 a.m. del día de ayer la Fuerza Pública tomó el control de los Puertos Moín y Limón en Costa Rica, los cuales habían sido bloqueados por una huelga dirigida por trabajadores de la Junta de Administración y Desarrollo Portuario de la Vertiente Atlántica quienes deseaban mostrar su rechazo ante la concesión que el gobierno considera dar para la creación de un muelle que sería utilizado exclusivamente para la carga y descarga de contenedores de la la empresa APM Terminals, de origen holandés.




A las 6:00 a.m. de día de ayer empezaron a funcionar los puertos con personal de Colombia que fue llevado a Costa Rica. “Hasta donde la Cámara de Productores y Exportadores de Piña conoce, hay siete barcos haciendo fila para ser cargados con mercadería que tiene alrededor de dos semanas de estar en muelle.” Asegura Federico Vanegas.






“En este momento pueden estar alrededor de mil contenedores esperando ser embarcados con piña, las perdidas principales que puede enfrentar el sector está en que…

Royals visit Gibraltar to commemorate Diamond Jubilee ....

UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE OF 24 ADDRESS BY CHIEF MINISTER FABIAN PICARDO ...

Mr Chairman,

I address you today for the first time as the democratically elected Chief Minister of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar.

I am accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister, the Hon Dr Garcia and the Chief Secretary of the Government, Mr Ernest Gomez.

I am the fourth Gibraltarian born and bred Chief Minister to address you on behalf of the People of Gibraltar.



As your records will show, I have been attending these meetings of your Committee now for a decade; accompanying Hon Mr Joe Bossano, who himself as Chief Minister commenced the practice of appearing before you to set out the position of the People of Gibraltar.

I therefore welcome Mr Chairman the renewed international attention that appears evident in respect of the work of this important Committee and the impetus and sense of urgency that your Chairmanship is clearly affording to the unfinished business of the eradication of colonialism.

You can count on the full support of my Government for your work.

Although each speec…

Ministro de Gibraltar asegura que el Peñón "jamás será español" ...

GIBRALTAR | En Naciones Unidas

"Abran los ojos, Gibraltar jamás será español", dijo Picardo, alzando la voz y dirigiéndose a España durante su intervención ante ese comité, al que invitó a visitar el Peñón para comprobar, dijo, lo "distorsionada" que es la visión española del asunto.


EL UNIVERSAL
viernes 15 de junio de 2012 12:11 PM













Naciones Unidas.- El ministro principal de Gibraltar, Fabián Picardo, dijo hoy ante el Comité de Descolonización de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) que la colonia británica "jamás será española", al tiempo que apeló al diálogo con el Gobierno de España.








"Abran los ojos, Gibraltar jamás será español", dijo Picardo, alzando la voz y dirigiéndose a España durante su intervención ante ese comité, al que invitó a visitar el Peñón para comprobar, dijo, lo "distorsionada" que es la visión española del asunto, destacó Efe.




Aseguró, sin embargo, que quiere transmitir al Gobierno español que "prevalezca el d…

USA LOGISTICS: Shippers See Trouble as Truck Capacity

Jun 13, 2012 6:13PM GMT



Difficulty getting trucks affects ability to deliver goods on time, CSCMP panelists warn
William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor




Source:

The Journal of Commerce Online














As trucking capacity tightens, shippers are increasingly concerned about their ability to get goods to customers on time, logistics executives said Wednesday.

“We’re starting to see on-time delivery failures increase,” said Rick Sather, vice president of customer supply chain North America for Kimberly-Clark.

“Our failure rate (in 2011) was more than double than in 2010,” said Rick Jackson, executive vice president of Mast Global Logistics, a Limited Brands subsidiary.


Sather and Jackson both spoke on a panel at the release of the Council of Supply ChainManagement Professionals annual State of Logistics report for 2011.

Trucking capacity is at a “tenuous equilibrium” in mid-2012, said Rosalyn Wilson, seniorbusiness analyst at Delcan and the author of the 23rd annual report, sponsored by PenskeLogistics.




That equ…

PINE CREEK MANGOES: Australia Mango Farm for Sale ....

Costco to buy out partner in Mexican unit ...

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UPDATE 5-Costco to buy out partner in Mexican unit
Thu, Jun 14 2012

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Thu, May 24 2012









MEXICO CITY | Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:19pm EDT

(Reuters) - Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp plans to buy out its joint venture partner Comercial Mexicana's 50 percent stake in its Mexican unit for 10.7 billion pesos ($766.79 million) and take full control of the business in its third-largest market.

The joint venture, Costco Mexico, which is operated by Costco Wholesale (COST.O), will pay a cash dividend of about 4.8 billion pesos ($343.98 million), to be split equally between Costco and Comerci (COMEUBC.MX), as the Mexican retailer is locally known.


Costco will use the dividend to fund the purchase.


Shares of Comerci surged after the announcement, advancing as much as 12 percent.


Comerci, which operates the upscale City Market stores, discount stores and restaurants, agreed to a debt restructuring deal with creditors in 2010 after heavy …

NATIONAL MANGO BOARD PUBLISHES POST HARVEST MANUAL IN PORTUGUESE ...

Post-harvest mango manual



Promotional programs such as those developed in the United States by the National Mango Board have existed for decades in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa among other countries, and have had an enormous influence on the destiny and events of the agro-industries in developed countries.


The National Mango Board was created because of mango producers, traders and importers' request to the Ministry of Agriculture of the U.S. and is maintained by a fee charged to each mango box marketed. 

The "law on the promotion of agricultural products" is the federal law in the United States, which ensures the establishment and operation of a program to promote a particular agricultural product and includes a combination of advocacy, research and information about production and consumption, managed by the producers and purchasers. It is maintained with funds from contributions from producers and processors, under the supervision of th…

ROUBINI: Dark Clouds Are Gathering Around The World ...

Mamta Badkar






arbyreed on flickr





Dr. Doom Nouriel Roubini is once again warning of a perfect global storm in 2013.



In his latest Project Syndicate column Roubini warns of dark "financial and economic clouds" from Europe, the U.S., China and the Middle East.


First, he says the eurozone crisis is worsening, the fiscal and sovereign debt crisis and the problems in its banking sector are worsening. In fact he says, eurozone might need a bailout of its banks but also a sovereign bailout. "As a result, disorderly breakup of the eurozone remains possible."



Then, he warns that the U.S. economy is also struggling with weaker growth and job creation, the risk of a drag from the fiscal cliff and political impasse in Washington over fiscal adjustment irrespective of the outcome of the election.



"...New fights on the debt ceiling, risks of a government shutdown, and rating downgrades could further depress consumer and business confidence, reducing spending and accelerating a fli…

USA MARKET: Indian mangoes to be sampled food show in Washington , D.C. ....

Kay Bee Exports, India’s leading fresh fruits and vegetable exporter, has organized wet sampling of delicious Indian mangoes at the Summer Fancy Food Show to be held at Washington DC from 17th to 19th June 2012.



The mangoes will be sampled at booth 545 at APEDA’s stand. 

APEDA is the export promotion council for promotion of agricultural and processed foods from India.



Kay Bee Exports has been shipping Indian mangoes to USA for the last seven years by using an irradiation treatment. The irradiation process not only eliminates quarantine pests but also extends shelf life and improves flavor of the mangoes. Mangoes are irradiated at 400grays and shipped in sealed boxes to avoid any in-transit pest infestation.



Indian mangoes are renowned to be one of the finest in the world. 

They are known for their soft flesh, thin skin and alluring aroma. While this translates into a great-eating mango, it also poses several logistical challenges. Soft-skinned varieties like the Alphoso and Kesar can only…

Who said you had to be smart to succeed ??? ...

Quick study: Satoshi Kanazawa on intelligence
The disadvantage of smarts

Jun 14th 2012, 18:57 by A.B.










SATOSHI KANAZAWA is Reader in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. 

He has written over 80 articles across the fields of psychology, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology and biology. 

One such was his widely reported article “Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent” (2010). His latest book is called “The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn’t Always the Smart One” (2012).

What, if any, evolutionary advantage does intelligence give us?

Actually, less intelligent people are better at doing most things. In the ancestral environment general intelligence was helpful only for solving a handful of evolutionarily novel problems.

Suggested reading: “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life” by Herrnstein…

This New Surveillance Drone Will Allow The US Navy To Own The Seas ...

Robert Johnson




Monitoring and tracking surface ships on the open sea presents a unique challenge to the Navy. Something about how radar reacts to water conditions and other elements creates what's called "sea clutter" and it seriously hampers the military's ability to track smaller ships and vessels close to shore.




That problem may become a thing of the past with the introduction of Northrop Grumman's new Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS) monster high-flying drone that was unveiled yesterday in California.




At nearly 50-feet-long, with a wingspan of more than 130-feet the BAMS is not terribly different than Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk, but what it has that the problem plagued Hawk does not, is a new set of sensors and 360-degree Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) radar.




That radar is what the Navy is banking on to allow them to track whatever they want, from 11 miles up, and for up to 30 hours at a time.




Northrop Grumman .


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CAN YOU FIND A MANGO IN THIS RAINBOW ??? ...

Arashiyama - a bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan ...

Bamboo Forest in Japan ...

A shot taken from the path while entering the incredible bamboo forest outside of Kyoto, Japan.

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/bamboo-forest-japan/





USA: Fair trade fruit finding new demographics with Faith Based Groups ...

June 15th, 2012

U.S. company interrupcion* Fair Trade has expanded its scope of Latin American suppliers and products, while at the same time its consumer base is changing. 

 Founder and CEO Rafael Goldberg tells www.freshfruitportal.com how demand for fair trade has moved inland from its key driver markets on the East and West Coasts, appealing to members of faith-based groups concerned for the welfare of farmers in foreign countries.




Click here for a photo gallery of interrupcion* fair trade suppliers.


Goldberg says the fair trade industry cannot limit itself to specific target markets as the movement has spread in unexpected ways and places.


“You’ve got a key driving force in this movement in markets like the Northeast and California where people are looking at the next big thing and in those areas they seem to have been ready to embrace fair trade,” he says.


“But at the same time we’ve seen a lot of people that have come to an appreciation of fair trade from areas you might not expect s…