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Published on May 30, 2013

En pleno ALO PRESIDENTE Chavez le quito la careta a Diosdado el cual pretendia inflar el presupuesto de un proyecto en unos cuantos millones de Bs, lo enfrento al presupuesto dado anteriormente por Henry Falcon el cual era de un valor mucho menor... A pesar de esto "Se la dejo pasar"...

En este video se demuestra la honestidad de Henry Falcon y se demuestra la picardia de un corrupto como lo es Diosdado.

FOCUS ON RETAIL : Wegmans to require all fresh produce be GAP-compliant by September

by Joan Murphy | May 29, 2013

All farms that grow fresh produce despite the size of the operation or the commodity will have to certify they meet Good Agricultural Practices by September as a condition to sell to Wegmans Food Markets Inc., company representatives who shared the retailer's program for small growers said during a May 29 webinar.

The Rochester, NY-based retailer believes all growers, whether running one-acre or 900-acre operations, should be audited to verify they are applying GAPs, said William Pool, produce safety manager for Wegmans, who spoke during an 80-minute webinar sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute.

"If selling fresh produce, by September 2013, you are going to need to have at a minimum a GAP audit on record with us demonstrating you've got things in place that reduce or minimize the potential for contamination of product," Pool said.

Unlike other retailers, however, Wegmans believes one audit is all that's needed for everything coming …

Germany's BayerCrop Science announces 'intention' to build nearly $400M plant in Mobile, Alabama ....

By Kelli Dugan |

 May 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

The headquarters of Bayer CropScience in Monheim, Germany: view at the illuminated greenhouses of the Institute for Fungicides. The Mobile Industrial Development Board approved $32 million of requested tax abatements Wednesday, May 15, 2013, for the proposed construction of a Bayer CropScience herbicide production facility in Mobile, Ala. (Photo courtesy of Bayer CropScience)

MOBILE, Alabama – Bayer CropScience announced plans Wednesday to construct a global herbicide production facility in Mobile that would employ 180 people with average salaries of $75,000 by 2015.

The proposed project – for which the Mobile Industrial Development Board approved nearly $32 million in tax abatements Wednesday morning – represents a conservative investment of $396 million and would be constructed on property leased from Evonik should it proceed.

“This is very much the type of project we want to see,” Troy Wayman, the chamber’s vice president of econ…


In the years leading up to the financial crisis, household debt soared in most rich countries. 

There were a couple of notable exceptions: Germany and Japan, neither of which experienced a housing boom that caused debt to accumulate. 

The ratio of debt to disposable income rose by an average of 30 percentage points, to 130%, in OECD countries between pre-boom 2000 and pre-crisis 2007. 

Since then debt levels have fallen in America, Britain and Germany, but they have continued to rise in countries such as France, Italy and the Netherlands, where property prices are still declining. In 2012 household debt in the Netherlands was a whopping 285% of disposable income.

Household debt

Jun 1st 2013 |From the print edition

Philippines: Samal mangoes now ready to enter Aussie market ...

Sweet mangoes from the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) may soon enter the Australian market after meeting phytosanitary conditions for export, according to an Aussie expat.

"We are expecting this to happen," said John Oakeshott, Philippines Horticulture Program manager of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (Aciar), at the groundbreaking of the P10 million mango packaging facility in Peñaplata District.

The centralized sorting/packing house will serve as a centralized packing shed for the growers to process all mangoes harvested on the Island for domestic and export markets.

The Department of Agriculture provided an initial amount of P1 million to start the project, with counterparts coming from the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte and the Igacos government.

Oakeshott said the packing facility will be a big boost to the phytosanitary measures and strict quarantine system that has kept the island city free from mango pulp weevil and seed wee…


EFE: El Corrupto Insulza no planteará caso Venezuela en OEA

31 May 2013

El secretario general de la OEA, José Miguel Insulza, consideró este jueves que en el organismo no hay “mucho ambiente” para tratar la situación en Venezuela, y aseguró que no planteará un debate al respecto en el Consejo Permanente si no lo hace un país miembro.

“Si hay 34 países miembros y ninguno plantea el tema, eso quiere decir que no hay mucho ambiente para tratarlo en esta organización”, dijo Insulza en una entrevista con un grupo de agencias, entre ellas Efe, en la sede de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) en Washington.

“Si se levanta el tema en el Consejo, enhorabuena; pero un país miembro, que los hay de distintos tamaños, de distintas convicciones, de distintos sistemas, debería plantearlo. Si no lo plantea uno, no lo planteará el secretario general”, subrayó.

El líder opositor venezolano Henrique Capriles aseguró este martes que recurrirá a los organismos internacionales para denunciar la situación política en su país.

Además, la oposición venezolana en s…

ORISSA : Streamlined market facility boosts profit ...

By Express News Service - DHENKANAL

31st May 2013 12:16 PM

After sustaining paddy crop loss due to jumbo menace, the farmers of the district are having a good time due to bumper harvest of mangoes this season. 

To streamline marketing and avoid interference of middlemen, a cooperative society of mango farmers has been formed which has improved the profit margin to a good extent this year.

Normally, the farmers grow 10 to 12 hybrid varieties, 20 commercial varieties and 50 to 60 elite varieties of mangoes in the district. 

Among all varieties, Amrapalli, Lengada, Bainganapolei and Dosari are in high demand.

With assistance from private investors and farms sponsored by the Forest Department, the farmers have been able to get a good and quality yield this time.

District Supply and Marketing Society (DSMS) and district unit of Orissa Rural Development and Marketing Society facilitated sale of mangoes from Ganjara village in Hindol. 

Green mangoes from the area are sold at ` 10 to 12 per kg in B…

MANGO ON THE MENU : Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa ...

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Ashley

I love how long the days are during this time of year. After I come home from work, I still have plenty of time to enjoy the weather outside by going for a run, picking fresh veggies from my garden, and grilling dinner. Last week, I was craving tacos but wanted something different than just your standard pork or chicken taco. In general, tacos are pretty quick and easy to put together. You just pick a few ingredients, add some seasoning, and enjoy.

Using seasonal ingredients, I made these shrimp tacos with mango avocado salsa. The shrimp are lightly seasoned and the flavors of the salsa combine to make a relatively light and flavorful meal. I didn’t add anything else to the tortillas besides the shrimp and salsa. 

I really love the flavors of the salsa combined with the shrimp and didn’t want any additional toppings to distract from the flavors. Feel free to add your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, cheese, etc.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

SUSTAINABILITY : EU bans three pesticides harmful to bees ...

by Staff Writers
Brussels (AFP) May 24, 2013

The European Commission said Friday that it will ban for two years beginning in December pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops.

The decision to ban the three insecticides, made by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta, "marks another milestone towards ensuring a healthier future" for bees, EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg said.

Bayer of Germany and Switzerland's Syngenta insist that their products are not to blame for a very sharp decline in the bee population which has stoked fears over future food security, made worse by the unpredictable impact of climate change.

Borg said he was following up on a pledge made in April that he would do his utmost "to ensure that our bees, which are so vital to our ecosystem and contribute over 22 billion euros annually to European agriculture, are protected."

The insecticides -- imidacloprid and clothianidin produced by Bayer, and thiamethoxam by Synge…

Dole Indefinitely Suspends Buyback, Invests in Container Ships

By Jennifer Booton

Published May 28, 2013


Dole (DOLE) indefinitely suspended a previously announced $200 million share buyback program on Tuesday in an effort to stem losses from its volatile strawberry business and revamp its fleet of container ships.

The Westlake Village, Calif.-based food giant will use the repurchase program’s existing funding to buy three new specialty-built refrigerated container ships for $165 million in an effort to take advantage of an "opportune window in the shipping industry."

The strategic move will replace a 27-year-old fleet, bringing on instead new ships at the most cost-effective time that are more fuel efficient and built to Dole’s “exacting specifications and design.”

“Updating our West Coast shipping capabilities is very important strategically to the company’s competitive differentiation and future growth prospects,” Dole Chief Operating Officer C. Michael Carter said in a statement.

The ships, to compliment Dole's U.S. West Coa…

OAS Report Charts Drug Policy Scenarios

Written by James Bargent
Thursday, 23 May 2013

The OAS' new report on the Latin America's drug trade

The newly published OAS report "Drugs in the Americas" not only marks a step towards deepening the debate on global drug policy, it also offers a glimpse of what effects a drug war paradigm shift could have on organized crime.

The report provides a detailed analysis of drug production, trafficking and distribution as well as the relationship between the drug trade and organized crime. 

Also in the report are four future scenarios describing the possible impact of different approaches to tackling the drug trade.

Read the full OAS report here (pdf) and the OAS' scenarios here (pdf).

In the first scenario, "Together," regional leaders launch a "sustained campaign against transnational criminal organizations and their violence, traffic in drugs, weapons, and corrupting influence." 

Countries cooperate on the campaign even though there is no consensus over …

MEXICO MANGO MAFIA : Mexico Extortion Hits 1/3 of Foreign Businesses

Written by Elyssa Pachico

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Knights Templar 2012 attack on Sabritas

A survey by the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico (Amcham) found that 36 percent of the businesses questioned reported being threatened with extortion last year, double the number reported in 2011, reported El Milenio

Two percent of the businesses surveyed said they were forced to relocate operations outside of Mexico, due to security concerns. 

(Portions of the survey results are available on Amcham's website.) 

Others reported having to withdraw operations -- either totally or partially -- from the states most affected by criminal violence, including Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, and Michoacan.

Another 24 percent of those surveyed reported suffering damage to their business facilities, something that is typically associated with extortion-related attacks. 

Amcham's findings give a sense of some of the economic costs of Mexico's struggle with insecurity. 

The report stated that a t…

¿Está CNN, Twitter, Facebook en la cuerda floja en Venezuela?

Posted: 30 May 2013 10:37 AM PDT

Por Carlos Vilchez Navamuel

Los venezolanos están cansados de recibir continuamente malas noticias, el estrés debe de ser espantoso para toda la población, colas interminables, escasez de productos básicos y medicinas, inseguridad, denuncias de corrupción entre los que gobiernan como ha sido el caso del audio de Silva, y otros que ya nos anuncian para los próximos días, así como también la forma abierta de silenciar a la oposición con cadenas interminables del “gobierno de calle” que terminan ahora con la compra del único canal que tenía la voz más independiente de Venezuela, Globovisíon, intervenido medianamente por ahora y con claras directrices de censura, en fin, vivir en Venezuela debe ser estresante y no vemos que esto vaya a cambiar rápidamente.

Ahora, Inter Televisión, un sitio de Internet nos informó en solo dos días lo que podría ser “el detonante” para que explote la sociedad venezolana.

El 28 de mayo este sitio publica un cable, que de ser …