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US Customs Opens Final Three Centers of Excellence & Expertise to Expedite Imports

June 3, 2013 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has opened its final three Centers of Excellence and Expertise in Miami, San Francisco and Atlanta.










The Miami center specializes in agriculture and prepared products expertise; the San Francisco facility provides experts on apparel, footwear and textiles; and the Atlanta center concentrates on consumer products and merchandising. The openings bring the total number of CEEs to 10.





"The Centers of Excellence and Expertise represent a significant step in transforming how CBP processes trade," Acting Customs Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski said in a written statement. 



"Industry focused and account-based CEEs allow CBP to segment risk within an industry, while enhancing our overall facilitation and enforcement efforts. With 10 fully operational CEEs, we now cover a wide range of imported commodities." 




Source: Journal of Commerce






USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Addresses National Press Club

June 5, 2013 

by Carla Gillespie








U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the National Press Club today and discussed a variety of topics including climate change, food waste and immigration. 



To help producers meet the challenges posed by climate change, the USDA is creating seven “Regional Climate Hubs” that will provide regional data, interpretation of climate change forecasts and natural resource management guidance. 


There will be a hub in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Northern Plains, Southern Plains, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest.










COMET-FARM, a new “Carbon Management and Evaluation Tool is part of the agency’s carbon sequestration initiative as is new guidance on cover crops which was developed with input from stakeholders, partner universities, and the crop insurance industry.







Vilsack talked about the USDA’s collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce wood waste. The goal of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is to red…

JUSTO A TIEMPO !!! : Una anciana de 84 años se alza con el mayor premio en la lotería en Estados Unidos

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Pese a poder recibir el dinero en 30 pagos anuales, optó por cobrar en un solo plazo los 370,8 millones de dólares antes de impuestos




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Gloria C. Mackenzie, en el centro, junto a su hijo Scott, a la derecha









Gloria C. Mackenzie, una anciana estadounidense de 84 años,disfrutará a partir de ahora de lo mejor de la vida pues de la noche a la mañana se ha convertido en la ganadora del mayor premio a una sola persona en la lotería de Estados Unidos. Nada menos que 370,8 millones de dólares (285,2 millones de euros) se embolsará esta mujer que ha canjeado su boleto en Florida.





El boleto de Gloria C. Mackenzie, a la que sin duda le saldrá más de un novio en los próximos días, es el único que tenía los seis números correctos del sorteo del 18 de mayo en la Lotería Powerball.Este sorteo había acumulado durante los últimos dos meses un bote de 590,5 millones de dólares (454,2 millones de euros), lo que había generado una mayor expectación …

VENEZUELA : Así fue expulsado del país "El Gringo" (video) ...

MIÉRCOLES 05 DE JUNIO DE 2013 17:43 


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A primeras horas de este miércoles fue expulsado del país Timothy Hallet Tracy "El Gringo" (35), tras haber sido detenido por el gobierno siendo acusado de espionaje.







La noticia la dio el ministro de Interior, Justicia y Paz, Miguel Rodríguez Torres. El abogado del que aseguraba ser cineasta estadounidense dijo que en el acto conclusivo se hizo la petición de archivar la causa y exhortaron a Tracy a que abandonara el país.


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CUBAZUELA ; CUBA GASTANDO RECURSOS DE VENEZUELA ....

Definitivamente el gobierno de la República de Cuba decidió ponerle la mano a la economía venezolana, o más bien al dinero del petróleo para inversiones a gran escala en la isla y otras latitudes. Preparan su transición económica, necesitan nuestro dinero y recursos naturales.







Las áreas que se mostraban como estratégicas antes, ahora se definieron hacia la inversión directa. Hasta la conducción de Hugo Chávez, él daba luz verde a entrada de médicos, gente de inteligencia y contra inteligencia, militares y algunos contratos y a cambio de ello hacía trueque con petróleo a precio preferencial y seguramente entregaba más del declarado, así como ayudas mayores a proyectos en la isla.






Todo es distinto ahora.






Después de tanto hablar de la participación protagónica, ese componente constitucional desapareció de la jerga del Poder Público. Quienes desempeñan cargos de ministros no logran dar cuenta de sus compromisos para con la gente. De todos los integrantes del Gabinete sólo vale para los “ali…

NEGOCIARON LA SALIDA DE MAMADURO ???....O SOLO EL CINEASTA ???....

FOTOS: “Estamos de acuerdo que queremos tener buenas relaciones”: Jaua tras encuentro con Kerry







miércoles 05 de junio de 2013 02:49 PM


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Una agenda ‘propositiva’ entre Estados Unidos y Venezuela fue una de las propuestas asomadas este miércoles en el encuentro sostenido entre el canciller de Venezuela, Elías Jaua, y el secretario de Estado norteamericano John Kerry en Guatemala.







“Fue una reunión cordial”, exclamó el canciller venezolano a la salida del encuentro. “Esperemos que esta reunión marque el inicio de una relación de respeto”.







“Pasamos a una agenda propositiva en la cual tendremos que esperar el desarrollo de los próximos meses. Estamos de acuerdo en algo el mandato que me dio el presidente Nicolás Maduro: queremos tener buenas relaciones, el secretario Kerry ha expresado que quiere tener buenas relaciones con el gobierno bolivariano del presidente Nicolás Maduro, y nosotros hemos manifestado que tenemos la misma intención”.








Jaua agregó …

JUST IN TIME !!! : An 84-Year-Old Woman Won The $590.5 Million Powerball Jackpot ....

Adam Taylor | 3 minutes ago





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Gloria Mackenzie, an 84-year-old woman from Florida, has been announced as the winner of a $590.5 million prize in last month's Powerball lottery.





The identity of the winner had been a mystery since May 18. Mackenzie's winning ticket had been bought at Publix supermarket in the Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa, in mid-May, leading to widespread speculation in the town of 13,000 about who the winner could be.






Mackenzie has released a statement that says a customer let her cut in line, and that as she bought a quick-pick ticket.





USA Today reports that Mackenzie did not attend the press conference announcing her win, but her name was disclosed under Florida law. 


According to My Fox Tampa Bay, she refused 30 annual payments for the full $590.5 million, instead opting for one lump cash payment of $370 million.











Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gloria-mackenzie-wins-powerball-prize-2013-6#ixzz2VN4neYrF




Time is ripe for Florida's mango crop

Look for the recipe for mango-avocado salsa at OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish. (SENTINEL FILE / June 5, 2013)





Heather McPhersonFOOD

10:56 a.m. EDT, June 5, 2013



Florida mangoes, which are harvested May-October, are great in fruit salads, desserts, sauces, juices and chutneys. Take the sniff test before buying. Inhale the aroma of the mango near the stem end; it should be fragrant and fruity. 


Squeeze the fruit gently; it should give slightly. 



At home ripen the fruit at room temperature on a kitchen counter, then refrigerate. 


Today at my blog, OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish , look for fresh ways to bring this Florida crop to the dinner table.






The spice of life. We're a little more than two weeks away from the official start of summer. How is that spring cleaning coming in the pantry?





The shelf life of properly stored spices and herbs is about four years for whole spices, according to the experts at McCormick. Ground spices are good for 2 to 3 years and leafy herbs are good for 1 to 3 years. Ho…

ASI TERMINARAN LOS CHAVISTAS : PELEANDO POR DINERO ....

Guerra entre hermanos: Maria Gabriela se niega a repartir la herencia





by @DolarToday - June 5, 2013 







Según fuentes consultadas, las hijas de Hugo Chávez junto como Hugo (Jr) “Huguito”, estarían estableciendo una demanda contra María Gabriela Chávez Colmenares dado que ella se habría quedado como Heredera Universal de la multimillonaria fortuna acumulada por su padre el entonces presidente Chávez.











De acuerdo a los trascendidos la madre de Hugo Chávez, la abuela Helena se encontraría furiosa y al borde de una ataque de nervios ya que desde que desde el entierro de Chávez, María Gabriela no solo no le ha devuelto un llamado telefónico sino que además se ha negado a repartir la herencia con sus hermanos Rosa Virginia, Rosa Inés y Huguito de modo tal que las internas, peleas y rivalidades se están haciendo sentir fuertemente en el clan Chávez consecuencia del reparto de los bienes del difunto Presidente.







Sumado a todo este escándalo aparece en escena otra hija del difunto expresidente Hugo Chá…

FREEDOM !!! : Timothy Tracy, US filmmaker released from Venezuelan prison

Posted: 9:07 AM
By: Mariano Castillo, CNN













(CNN) -- A U.S. filmmaker arrested in Venezuela and accused of instigating unrest was released from prison and expelled from the country, his attorney told CNN affiliate Globovision.

Timothy Tracy was on a flight to Miami Wednesday morning, attorney Daniel Rosales said.







Tracy, 35, of Los Angeles, was arrested in April at the Caracas airport as he prepared to leave the country. He was accused of funding opponents of President Nicolas Maduro, successor to the late Hugo Chavez.











His lawyer said he was released because there was not sufficient evidence to hold him.





Venezuelan Minister of Interior and Justice Miguel Rodriguez confirmed the release on his Twitter account, but maintained that Tracy was "captured doing espionage in our country."







The filmmaker was in Venezuela to make a documentary about the political division gripping the country.






Press freedom groups and the U.S. government denied that Tracy was involved in any anti-government activ…

DE PELICULA !!! : Venezuela expulsa a cineasta estadounidense ...

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- El gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro anunció el miércoles que expulsó del país a un cineasta estadounidense acusado del presunto delito de espionaje y que estaba detenido desde el 24 de abril.







"El gringo Timothy Hallet Tracy capturado haciendo espionaje en nuestro país, ha sido expulsado del territorio nacional", dijo el ministro de Relaciones Interiores, general Miguel Rodríguez Torres, a través de su cuenta en la red social Twitter.





La hermana de Tracy, Tiffany, dijo por correo electrónico que su hermano fue liberado. La información fue confirmada por el portavoz del ministerio de Comunicación e Información, Raimundo Urrechaga.





Las autoridades venezolanas vincularon a Tracy, productor y actor de Hollywood, de 35 años, con un supuesto plan para generar desórdenes a nivel nacional tras los comicios presidenciales del 14 de abril.






Tracy, que estuvo haciendo un documental sobre la política venezolana durante unos seis …

EURO MARKET : "Exceptionally good prices for Brazilian mangoes"

Carlos Andre de Faria, Sun City:







Carlos André de Faria, originally a mango grower in Brazil, came to the Netherlands 6 years ago in order to start a sales office in Bleiswijk with his brother-in-law. 



The company represents one of the largest mango producers in Brazil and supplies mangoes to a large number of European importers and retailers.






Own farm in Brazil 



Sun City markets a number of exotics, but from the start mangoes were the most important product of the sales office. 



"We receive both varieties, Tommy Atkins and Palmer from Brazil. Sales of the Palmer mango increase annually. This I view as the most important mango for the future" Carlos Andre de Faria says.









According to the importer, the price of the mangoes is exceptionally good at the moment.



 "As a result of the drought the supply is at least 35% less. For Tommy Atkins there is, in some cases, even a decrease of 50/60%. This causes prices to be between 8-9 Euro and that is really exceptional. In a 'normal…

TODAY IS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY !!! ...

CHINA & INDIA CONTROL THE WORLD'S PRODUCTION OF GOODS & SERVICES ...

FT chart of the day: The new leaders of economic growth
http://on.ft.com/14vm2tw

The shift in the global economy has been clear for some time, but this year is the pivot point. 

In 2013, for the first time since the industrialisation of the 19th century, emerging economies such as China and India will produce the majority of the world's goods and services.




Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources

Alistair Barr | Reuters – 14 hrs ago





Reuters/Reuters - Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos speaks during a keynote speech with Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels at the AWS Re:Invent conference at the Sands Expo in LasVegas. 








By Alistair Barr





SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce, according to two people familiar with the situation.




While food is a low-margin business, Amazon could outperform similar online grocery services by delivering orders for higher-margin items like electronics at the same time.






One of the people familiar with AmazonFresh's expansion plans said new warehouses will have refrigerated areas for food, but also space nearby to store up to one million general merchandise products, in some cases.






The company has been testing AmazonFresh in its hometown of Seattle …