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WORLD BANK INFOGRAPHIC: BREAKING DOWN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN ...

Visualizing the fight against poverty. 


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POSTS MADE ON TUESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2013











Today, there are 7 billion people on the planet. 



But what if the world were 100 people?



 How would they be distributed according to gender, age, geography or religion? 


How many do you think would be literate? 



If you guessed 83 out of 100 people, you would be right. 





Check out this infographic by Knowledge Visualization System to learn more.





Are you surprised by any of the stats? Tell us in the comments.
















Source: 100people.org





AUSTRALIA: Stormy weather prompts mango transformation ...

Mangoes torn from trees on a tropical fruit orchard in the Tweed Valley. (Julie Ray)





By Julie Ray and Kim Honan

Wednesday, 13/02/2013







An agri-tourism business in northern New South Wales has salvaged its mango crop thrown from trees in the Australia Day long weekend storm.



Tropical Fruit World's Aymon Gow estimates that the 65-hectare orchard lost between two to four tonnes of bananas, mangoes and avocadoes.



The mangoes were just about to be harvested but now some of the fruit will end up back on a stick.





He says although knocked off the trees, the fruit on the ground was relatively unscathed.





"We collected a lot of that and ripened and we've actually been processing it into frozen stocks of flesh of mangoes and mangoes on sticks for kids to eat like an iceblock. So we've put a lot of that down and our intention is to use it through the year now."





Only one of 300 mango trees was fully damaged but a lot of branches were lost from the remaining trees.






"But a lot of the…

CARNAVAL IN RIO 2013 COMES TO AN END ... UNTIL NEXT YEAR !!! ...

FOCUS ON RETAIL: TOP 10 SMALL CHAINS IN USA ...

1. Fareway Stores

Fareway Foods, Boone, Iowa, sits atop this year’s list. Fareway operates 102 stores — including two that opened last year — with most in Iowa and a smattering of locations in Minnesota and Nebraska. It plans to expand into South Dakota this year.

Read More: http://supermarketnews.com/retail-amp-financial/gallery-2013-top-10-small-chains-and-independents#ixzz2KjKvatKq

























No. 2 PAQ

No. 2. on this year's list, PAQ, Stockton, Calif., was at the bottom of last year’s Top 75 list. It operates 42 stores under a variety of banners and formats in Northern California and Hawaii.

Read More: http://supermarketnews.com/retail-amp-financial/gallery-2013-top-10-small-chains-and-independents#ixzz2KjLpjmJx





























No. 3 Bodega Latina

With last year’s No. 3, Fareway, moving up, Bodega Latina, the Mexican-owned retailer that operates in Southern California under the El Super banner, moved up to No. 3 this year from No. 6 a year ago on the strength of acquiring eight high-volume stores from K.V. Mart…

Maersk Group CEO’s transparency strategy is a success ...

http://shippingwatch.dk/English_Version/article5200724.ece#ixzz2KhNP94Tm






Foto: MAGNUS MØLLEr






ENGLISH VERSION:


Transparency has become a plus word at the Maersk headquarters since Nils Smedegaard was brought in to join Maersk.


 Among other missions, Smedegaard was tasked with modernizing the image of the company. 

He has been very successful in doing so, states Associate Professor Martin Jes Iversen of Copenhagen Business School.




BY KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN

Offentliggjort 12.02.13 kl. 11:08









Things have changed around the Maersk headquarters.


Even though the blue windows still cannot be opened from the inside and have always been hermetically sealed, Maersk is opening up to the public to a greater degree, resulting in investors and the public being able to follow the activities of the company. Making Maersk open up to the outside world was one of several tasks which Nils Smedegaard was hired to carry out when he joined the company in 2007.








Transparency


Maersk has succeeded in implementing its trans…

How will carbon footprinting impact on farm and food processing businesses and their supply chains? ...

Tom Gill considers the situation. 




Over the last few years, there has been increasing attention paid to the environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and food production/processing. 



We have seen landmark reports notably FAO’s Livestock’s Long Shadow back in 2006, government pledges and supply chain initiatives. 




In 2010, the UK Government and agricultural industry set the target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 3 million tonnes CO2 by 2020. 




In the future, it is likely that carbon footprinting will become a much greater part of farm and food processing business management. 


In addition to voluntary schemes, it could potentially become linked to CAP cross compliance measures or farm assurance. 




We already see some supply chains and customers requiring carbon foot printing information from producers and processors. This can be controversial, since the boundaries and scope of the production life cycle are a matter of debate. 





Identifying ‘win-wins…