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Así envejeció Chávez en estos 14 años (Imágenes) ....

Un video que resume en imágenes todo el tiempo que ha pasado el Presidente Chávez en la presidencia y como inevitablemente ha envejecido en el cargo.



El video constituye un auto examen por todo lo que ha ocurrido en estos 14 años y concluye con una lapidaria frase del mismo presidente.

Cortesía Youtube




WEATHER CHANNEL LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE WEBSITE ...

Are you ready to immerse yourself in weather? 


Go interactive with our new map experience! 


See our new great selection of weather layers and options for saving your favorite locations or map settings. 



From 24-Hour Snowfall to the Fire Weather Index, the new map lets you decide what is important.



http://wxch.nl/LNOKl6


AUSTRALIA: Sweet mango season projected for Central Queensland ...

15 October, 2012 6:44AM AEST








By Alice Roberts and Megan Hendry










Central Queensland has kicked off a bumper mango season with orchards in the region springing into flower.








Capricorn Coast farmer Ian Groves says the fruit will arrive later this year but there's been good fruit set on most varieties.





He says the season is looking much better than the previous two years.



"Well we've just come off what I'd have to call shockers," he says.




"Last year along the coast here for some reason we had very poor fruit set.




"Excellent flowering, good conditions right through the flowering but it was too cold and they didn't set proper fruit.




"They looked like proper fruit until about October and then they fell off, there was no seeds in them.






"The year before that was the floods and all of that and the year before that was a really good one.





He says growers across the State are expecting a good season.






"The only comment I guess is that it's running later tha…

Felix Baumgartner lands after flying faster than the speed of sound (LIVE BLOG) ...

In this photo U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger (ret.) embraces Felix Baumgartner. 



On Sunday Oct. 14, Baumgartner will attempt to break Kittinger’s record for the highest skydive and could potentially go supersonic, traveling faster than the speed of sound. (Predrag Vuckovic - AP)






For those keeping score, Baumgartner, according to preliminary data, had an exit altitude of 128,100 ft, a free fall of 4 min 20 seconds. for a distance of 119,846 feet.




 Baumgartner achieved a maximum velocity of 373 meters per second, 833.9 miles per hour, faster than the speed of sound, or Mach 1.24.




http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/post/felix-baumgartner-tries-record-breaking-jump-again-live-blog/2012/10/14/b7ddfc18-159d-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_blog.html?wpisrc=al_national


Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it ...

The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures




This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996












By DAVID ROSE

PUBLISHED: 16:42 EST, 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 20:21 EST, 13 October 2012










The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.





The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.






This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.









global temperature changes





Research: The new figures mean that the 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for…

Chávez cambia seis ministros, y promete ser “más eficiente” ...

octubre 14, 2012 3:37 pm


El presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, juramentó a seis nuevos ministros el sábado y prometió que su gobierno será más eficiente, a casi una semana de haber logrado con comodidad su reelección.








El mandatario de 58 años había anunciado en la red social Twitter la remoción de los ministros de Comunicación y de Ambiente, además del reemplazo de funcionarios que participarán en las elecciones de gobernadores programadas para diciembre y que se ocupaban de los despachos de Secretaría de Presidencia, Interior, Agricultura y Pueblos Indígenas.




“Estoy seguro de que con esto cumpliremos uno de los retos o desafíos de este nuevo Gobierno que comienza (…), incrementar a la enésima potencia la eficiencia. Eficiencia de la gestión, eficiencia en todos los sentidos”, dijo Chávez que pidió luchar por la construcción del “socialismo bolivariano”.





El miércoles, Chávez inició la remodelación de su gabinete designando como vicepresidente al canciller Nicolás Maduro, uno de sus más c…

Baumgartner rompe la barrera del sonido ...

El deportista de alto riesgo austriaco Felix Baumgartner se lanzó hoy desde la estratosfera, a una altura de 39.068 metros, para convertirse en el primer ser humano en romper la velocidad del sonido en caída libre.



































A los 36 kilómetros de altura, las condiciones son imposibles para un ser humano sin protección especial: la temperatura es de menos 70 grados y debido a la baja presión atmosférica la sangre le podría "hervir" al paracaidista (AFP)











Baumgartner rompió el récord al vuelo en globo tripulado de mayor altura después de que su aparato se elevó 37 kilómetros sobre el estado de Nuevo México (AFP)



http://www.eluniversal.com/deportes/121014/baumgartner-rompe-la-barrera-del-sonido

The Little Forest Finance Book launch on 16 Oct at CBD COP 11 & PDF online ...

Dear all

GCP would like to invite you to attend the launch of our new Little Forest Finance Book at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India this coming Tuesday.

Whether or not you are in Hyderabad, you can read the book online now at www.globalcanopy.org/LittleForestFinanceBook.






Event details:

14 catalysts to scale up forest-friendly finance: Launch of the Little Forest Finance Book

11:30 -12:45, Tuesday 16 October 2012


In the Rio Conventions Pavilion, ballroom of the Novotel, Hyderabad, India







Background: If tropical forests are to be placed at the heart of the green economy, US$ billions in new finance must be directed towards 'forest-friendly development' - activities that reduce deforestation, as well as those that conserve or increase standing forests.







At this event, Nick Oakes, the lead author of the Little Forest Finance Book, will present 14 forest finance 'catalysts'– realistic and widely applicable options …

El secretismo de Fidel Castro y Chávez sobre su salud ...

octubre 13, 2012 6:20 pm




La enfermedad de los líderes políticos es tratada de maneras muy distintas. Castro y Chávez son ejemplos de cómo se oculta la información. La diferencia con Lula, Santos y Lugo, reseña Infobae.







La transparencia

Lula da Silva

En un conciso comunicado, firmado por las autoridades clínicas, se dieron a conocer los pormenores del cáncer laríngeo que afectó a Lula da Silva. Los medios brasileños pudieron dialogar con uno de los oncólogos que tratará al ex mandatario.

El doctor Arturo Katz explicó por qué se optó por la quimioterapia y mencionó los detalles clínicos. No hubo información retaceada ni contradicciones en las versiones sobre el mal que aquejaba a Lula da Silva.

Lo mismo ocurrió durante todo el proceso de la enfermedad, hasta su curación definitiva. La población se mantuvo permanentemente informada sobre la evolución del estado de salud del ex presidente. Hasta se afeitó en vivo y en directo para iniciar la quimioterapia.














Juan Manuel Santos


El presidente de Colo…

Documented decrease in frequency of Hawaii's northeast trade winds ...

by Staff Writers
Manoa HI (SPX) Oct 15, 2012


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Scientists at University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) have observed a decrease in the frequency of northeast trade winds and an increase in eastern trade winds over the past nearly four decades, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.



 For example, northeast trade wind days, which occurred 291 days per year 37 years ago at the Honolulu International Airport, now only occur 210 days per year.





Jessica Garza, a Meteorology Graduate Assistant at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at UHM; Pao-Shin Chu, Meteorology Professor and Head of the Hawaii State Climate Office; Chase Norton; and Thomas Schroeder analyzed 37 years of wind speed and direction, and sea level pressure data from land-based weather stations, buoys and reanalysis data.





Persistent northeast trade winds are important to the Hawaiian Islands because they affect wave height, cloud formation, and precipitation o…

FUTURO DE VENEZUELA: Chavez seen preparing for succession ...

by Staff Writers
Caracas, Venezuela (UPI) Oct 12, 2012


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only










Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who won a fourth term Sunday despite speculation over his health after cancer treatment, seems to have marked newly appointed deputy Nicolas Maduro as his potential successor.




Chavez, 58, has been receiving treatment for cancer in Cuba and Venezuela but hasn't revealed details of his illness or the nature of the cancer that has seen him undergo chemotherapy and other procedures.









Chavez won the election against the toughest odds since he came to power, partly because of growing public concern over his health. Disillusionment over his socialist policies, expressed by Venezuela's middle- to high-income groups, was swept aside by populist fervor over Chavez's Bolivarian revolution.




Chavez has maintained his constituency of supporters through an elaborate string of subsidies on essential goods, financed by Venezuela's oil revenues.






Chavez'…