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Guerra sucia

El fuego cruzado verbal entre Henrique Capriles y Hugo Chávez está llegando a límites peligrosos.

La campaña a la Presidencia está encendida. 

Escándalos mediáticos y batallas campales entre chavistas y caprilistas advierten que lo peor está por venir.

Sábado 15 Septiembre 2012

Hasta ahora a Henrique Capriles las cosas le estaban saliendo bien. 

No caía en las provocaciones de Hugo Chávez, había logrado imponer una imagen de político transparente y ningún escándalo había salpicado su campaña. 

Pero a solo tres semanas de las elecciones, la carrera se está poniendo cada vez más sucia e inevitablemente está llevando a Capriles y a Chávez al lodo.

El jueves pasado se reveló un video que muestra a Juan Carlos Caldera, el representante de la oposición ante el Consejo Nacional Electoral, aceptando un fajo de billetes y cuadrando una eventual cita en el extranjero entre Capriles y un empresario. 

Según Caldera, el empresario que le dio el dinero es Wilmer Ruperti, presidente …

5 Common Words That Create Failure ...

Your level of success is predetermined by the words you use every day. Avoid these five "failure" words.

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Israel's El Al 'looks to end Cairo flights' ...

16 SEPTEMBER 2012 - 13H01

An El Al plane is parked on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv. El Al is seeking to put an immediate end to its weekly flight to Cairo for the first time since the signing of the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, according to the Maariv newspaper.

AFP - Israel's El Al airlines is seeking to put an immediate end to its weekly flight to Cairo for the first time since the signing of the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, the Maariv newspaper reported on Sunday.

The plans were laid out in a letter sent by El Al's chief executive to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, which pointed to heavy security requirements and high operational costs, rendering it not economically viable.

"Operating the flight route to Cairo and maintaining the necessary infrastructure for that requires a large amount of security and operational resources, and heavy economic expenditure which amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually," wrote C…

Capriles le pidió una hora de “cadena” a Chávez para debatir propuestas ...



Desde Petare, Caracas; en un acto campaña, el candidato de la Unidad, hizo esta solicitud al candidato del Gobierno.

“Yo pido una horita de cadena para que cada quien presente al país cual es su propuesta. La mía es de progreso. La de ustedes es la campaña sucia. Ahora pretenden hacerle creer a los venezolanos que tenemos una agenda oculta, pero el pueblo no es tonto y sabe que el único paquete que nos queremos quitar de encima es este Gobierno”, dijo Capriles durante su intervención.

Criticó que el presidente haya salido a llorar ayer en un acto político pidiendo libertad. “Que malo es tener un Gobierno personalista, ayer salió el otro candidato llorando por él, yo me preguntó: quien llora y quien se hace solidario con aquellos que perdieron un familiar víctima del hampa y la violencia”.

A propósito que mañana inicia el nuevo año escolar, el candidato lamentó que mañana muchos niños y jóvenes vayan a llegar a escuelas y liceos “d…


Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution". 

Borlaug was one of six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.

Borlaug received his Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942.

 He took up an agricultural research position in Mexico, where he developed semi-dwarf, high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties.

During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. 

As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. 

Between 1965 and 1970, wheat yields nearly doubled in Pakistan and India, greatly improving the food security in those nations…



Food Poisoning Bulletin is a Google news source for consumers to alert them to food recalls, food poisoning outbreaks and food safety news. 

Our goals are to empower consumers and make the United States food supply the safest it can be.

Food Poisoning Bulletin is sponsored by PritzkerOlsen, P.A., a leading food safety law firm. The firm represents food poisoning victims throughout the United States.

Our publisher is Fred Pritzker, senior partner at Pritzker Olsen, P.A.

Our PublisherThe publisher of Food Poisoning Bulletin is Fred Pritzker, a national food safety attorney, representing victims of food poisoning and their families throughout the United States. His clients include people who developed severe complications, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). He and his team of food litigation attorneys have won millions for his clients. Mr. Pritzker has represented clients sickened by the following path…


Mexico Denies Outbreak Strain of Salmonella Braenderup on Mangoes

September 16, 2012 

By Kathy Will

Government officials in Mexico have denied that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup has been found anywhere in the packing house for Daniella mangoes. 

The nationwide outbreak of the bacteria that has sickened at least 121 people in 15 states has been linked to the mangoes, and the FDA just placed Danielle mangoes on the Import Alert list.

This is the Google translation of that statement: 

“The Federal Government concluded research to help clarify the import alerts issued by Canada and the United States of America (USA) to the packinghouse Daniella Mangos, for the possible presence of Salmonella Braenderup, and after exhaustive work of agencies health and epidemiology, no contamination was found at the premises of the Mexican company by the strain causing the outbreak in neighboring northern countries.

Through the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS), the …

China's presumed next leader Xi Jinping reappears in public ...


Associated Press
September 15, 2012 11:00PM

CHINA'S presumed next leader made an appearance for the first time since dropping from public view earlier this month, a two-week absence that fueled rumors about his health and raised questions about the stability of the country's succession process.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping appeared at China Agricultural University in Beijing for activities marking National Science Popularization Day, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Photos posted to the government's official website showed Mr Xi being shown plant exhibits. Dressed casually in an open-necked shirt and black windbreaker, he appeared smiling with no sign of disability or ill health.

The three-line Xinhua report did not address why Mr Xi had not been seen publicly since Sept. 1. Since then, he has canceled meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and …


Crisis management
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crisis management is the process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public. The study of crisis management originated with the large scale industrial and environmental disasters in the 1980s.[1]

Three elements are common to most definitions of crisis: (a) a threat to the organization, (b) the element of surprise, and (c) a short decision time.[2] Venette[3] argues that "crisis is a process of transformation where the old system can no longer be maintained." 

Therefore the fourth defining quality is the need for change. If change is not needed, the event could more accurately be described as a failure or incident.

In contrast to risk management, which involves assessing potential threats and finding the best ways to avoid those threats, crisis management involves dealing with threats before, during, and after they have occurred. It is a d…


Policies Crisis Management Plan Introduction The Crisis Management Plan is a basic guide to providing a response system, by the Lewis & Clark College Administration, to a major crisis or emergency occurring on the College Campus. All personnel designated to carry out specific responsibilities are expected to know and understand the policies and procedures outlined in this plan. The response to any major crisis or disturbance will always be conducted within the framework of this plan. The Executive Council, upon recommendation from the Crisis Management Planning Committee, must approve exceptions or changes to the outlined procedures. The Crisis Management Director for Lewis & Clark College will be the Director of Campus Safety or his/her designate. Purpose The Crisis Management Plan is designed to effectively coordinate the use of College and community resources to protect life and property during and immediately following a major crisis or disturbance on the Lewis & Clark C…