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INDIA: Alphonso mangoes arrive before season ...

TNN | Jan 28, 2013, 02.13 AM IST







MUMBAI: Alphonso, the king of fruits, has arrived much before season. 




If Mumbaikars are keen on titillating their taste-buds, they will have to shell out nearly Rs 1,200 for a dozen of that variety of mangoes. 





The first crop arrived early this month at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market, two months before the actual season, triggering brisk business. 

Traders are purring with delight, but mango connoisseurs are wary of the pre-season arrival of the fruit as it may be due to artificial ripening, which may mean loss of taste. 





"The mango season begins mid-March. But for the past few years, business has been kicking off from February. This year, the fruit arrived in January. The mangoes produced from the coastal Konkan region of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Raigad are being offloaded daily at the Vashi APMC. Forty to 50 boxes of mangoes reach the market daily. The average price of the fruit in the wholesale market is Rs1,000 a dozen,&q…

VENEZUELA Y USA CONQUISTAN EL ROLEX DAYTONA 24 HORAS ...

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El piloto criollo Nelson Canache conquistó las 24 horas de Daytona (+fotos)


El Porsche Cayman, al mando de Canache, Sean Lewis, David Donohue y Jim Norman, se impuso desde los ensayos libres.



Publicado el 27 de ene de 2013 8:32 pm




Foto: AVN

(Caracas, 27 de enero – AVN).- El piloto venezolano Nelson Canache y su equipo el Napleton Racing hicieron historia en el mundo de los motores al ganar con diez vueltas de ventaja la edición 51 de las 24 horas de Daytona en la categoría GX.

El Porsche Cayman, al mando de Canache, Sean Lewis, David Donohue y Jim Norman, se impuso desde los ensayos libres en el legendario circuito que para esta carrera contó con 3.56 millas de longitud, refiere un comunicado de prensa del equipo.

Canache hizo dos de sus tres turnos en la noche y consolidó el ritmo del equipo con su actuación a la luz del día, su equipo comandó la carrera desde la salida y nunca perdió la punta.

“Me asignaron la labor de manejar mayormente de noche por el ser más joven del equipo. F…

Francisco Santos: Venezuela sin Chávez ....

Enero 27, 2013 10:07 am











Nunca llegué a pensar que la capital de Venezuela fuera La Habana.


 O que quien gobernara el vecino país fuera Raúl Castro. Mucho menos que los voceros de la salud del presidente Chávez fueran Cristina Kirchner o Evo Morales. 



No sé si hay nacionalismo en Venezuela, pero sin ser venezolano siento gran indignación por esa cesión de soberanía sin precedentes en el continente. 



Es una vergüenza lo que hoy pasa en el hermano país.






Lo grave no es que hoy Venezuela sea la marioneta de la nomenklatura cubana que quiere defender a toda costa esos 4.000 millones de dólares anuales de regalo que le da Hugo Chávez.



 Lo grave es cómo va a acabar esto, pues los venezolanos hoy tienen claro que Chávez no regresa a gobernar. Hay distintos escenarios, ninguno bueno, y los más probables terminan en violencia y toma militar del poder. Veamos.







El primer escenario es el regreso de Chávez para renunciar. 

Maduro toma el poder y no hay elecciones. Un golpe de Estado de facto que confirma lo…

TIGHT SUPPLY FORCES PROCESSORS TO SACRIFICE FOOD SAFETY ...

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Poor margins cause problems




Friday January 25 2013






THIS is what happens when you cut corners in the food business: you succumb to temptation and cut them too far. 



Catastrophe can follow.





The UK is still reeling from the scandal that followed the discovery of horse meat in what were supposedly beef burgers. In some cases, there were “traces” of horse DNA in products. That can probably be explained by inadequate cleaning of machinery and production lines (though one would still ask the question of what they were doing processing horse anyway, since this is emphatically not part of the British diet), but in other cases, horse accounted for 30% of the meat used in the burgers, and that is not accidental.




This sort of adulteration happens almost every time that there is a price imbalance between raw materials and (crucially) when suppliers are being pushed just that bit too far by supermarkets in pursuit of a cheap deal. A few years…

The global-leadership industry needs re-engineering ...

Davos Man and his defects





Jan 26th 2013 |From the print edition










THE two most popular words in the business lexicon are probably “global” and “leadership”.


 Put them together and people in suits start to salivate. 




That is perhaps why more than 1,000 corporate bosses are flocking to Davos, a Swiss ski resort, this week. 


There, at the annual bash of the World Economic Forum (WEF), they sip vin des glaciers with some 50 heads of state and 300 cabinet ministers. 



Whatever the topic, from deficits to deadly diseases, the talk is all of providing “global leadership”. 



And not just in the short term: the WEF rigorously selects and nurtures “Young Global Leaders” to form a “next-generation leadership community that is mission-led and principle-driven”.







The rise of the rootless

The cult of the global leader is spreading. Business schools are full of it. 

INSEAD calls itself “the business school for the world” and has campuses in Singapore and Abu Dhabi as well as Fontainebleau. 

Fuqua School of Business…