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One Of The World's Busiest Airports Wants To Expand — It Just Has To Demolish These Villages First



JUL. 17, 2013, 5:26 PM 

London's Heathrow Airport has a problem: It's too small. 

One proposed solution? 

Raze a few villages including a 15th century barn, some homes and a pesky lake for a new runway. 

According to the UK's Department for Transport, demand for air travel in South East England will rise to 300 million passengers per year by 2030. 

Current demand is 127 million.

The debate over how to expand capacity has two basic camps: Those who want to add a third runway, and those who want to build a new airport.

The latest proposal to expand Heathrow — the fourth busiest airport on the planet — comes from the owner of the airport, Heathrow Airport Ltd. 

In a new report, the company lays out three options for a third runway.

These plans, it says, would limit noise levels over London, meet long-term needs for growth, and fit within the UK's air pollution limits.

But first, a few villages need to be destroyed.

Each of the three options would require tha…


Jim Butler

> Role at the new American: President,


> Responsibilities after close: Jim will be

responsible for all aspects of the global

cargo business.

> Current position: Managing Director,

Corporate Planning and Performance,

American Airlines

> Years at American: 17

> Education: BS in Hotel Management

from Cornell University and an MBA

from Northwestern University’s Kellogg

School of Management.

> Did you know…Jim is of Peruvian

descent, fluent in Spanish and has lived in

five different countries.

[FOTO] Material bélico encontrado en barco que salio de Cuba con destino a Corea del Norte

por Editor - Jul 16, 2013 @ 6:25PM 

Esto es lo que hasta ahora han encontrado en el barco detenido en Panamá y que tenia como destino Corea del Norte:

PAKISTAN : NAB probes mango VHT plant case

Irfan Siddiqui

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 

From Print Edition

TOYKO: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started an investigation against possible corruption in the purchase of VHT plant by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), sources said.

In a letter addressed to TDAP chairman, NAB has questioned the purchase of the Rs230 million VHT plant when high capacity plants between Rs150 million and Rs170 million were available in the market. 

The decision to call for a new tender during the process of buying the VHT plant and awarding it to a relatively new company established in 2010 has also been questioned.

Game-changing improvements in the works for U.S. weather prediction

By Jason Samenow

Published: May 15 at 10:19 am

A little known fact is that the source of most weather forecasts delivered on your TV news and smartphones are two supercomputers housed in Reston, Va. and Orlando, Fl. 

An infusion of funding into the National Weather Service from Hurricane Sandy relief legislation promises to facilitate massive upgrades to these machines that may dramatically improve local, national, and global weather forecasts.

Congress has approved large parts of NOAA’s spending plan under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 that will direct $23.7 million (or $25 million before sequestration), a so-called “Sandy supplemental” to the National Weather Service (NWS) for forecasting equipment and supercomputer infrastructure.

“This is a breakthrough moment for the National Weather Service and the entire U.S. weather enterprise in terms of positioning itself with the computing capacity and more sophisticated models we’ve all been waiting for,” said Louis Uccellini…


Según APEM
Perú: La próxima campaña del mango será igual o similar a la anterior

La Asociación Peruana de Productores y Exportadores de Mango (APEM), informó que el Perú produciría 250.000 toneladas métricas de mango en la próxima campaña que se inicia en diciembre próximo y culmina en marzo de 2014.

En ese sentido, indicó que el nivel de floración que existe es importante, lo que indicaría que la campaña será similar a la pasada cuando la producción fué alta y por la que se obtuvieron 250.0000 tm.

“De las 250.000 toneladas de mango producidas en la campaña pasada, 100.000 tm se exportaron como fruta fresca, 60.000 toneladas se procesaron como congelado (IQF) o jugo, que también se dirigieron a los mercados internacionales. Con el resto se abasteció el mercado interno. En esta campaña se espera una figura similar”, explicó.

El gerente señaló que no ha aumentado el número de hectáreas destinadas a la fruta, sin embargo observó que alrededor de 600 Has de las 22.000 Has que existen de mango …

AFTER MOL COMFORT DISASTER : Containership Cargo Care – A Ticking Time Bomb?


(c) Indian Coast Guard

By Michael Grey

I may have been taken to task for blaming the cargo (weights) for breaking the MOL Comfort in half, but I am probably on a safer wicket if I suggest that it was the cargo which saw off the forepart of the ship, along with 2672 containers.

It would be interesting to learn what was in the container which appeared to spontaneously ignite on the deck stack of the ship’s forepart as she was being towed slowly towards land. 

It ought to be easy enough to identify, as those on the towing tug would have a reasonable view of the further problem they had to deal with.

But there will be plenty of choice, as it seems that pretty well the whole deck stack was composed of containers that only needed a severe look to have them burst into flames. Rather too long under the fierce heat of the sun, with no 20 knot breezes from the ship’s motion acting to cool their boundaries as the bow wallowed in the Arabian Sea and any number of container…

CENTRAL FLORIDA : Colorfield Farms to host 5th annual Mango Festival



Visitors can purchase more than a dozen varieties of tree-ripened mangos at the 5th annual Colorfield Farms Mango Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and July 26-28.

By Lois Kindle | Tribune Staff
Published: July 16, 2013

Several thousand people are expected to trek out to Colorfield Farms this weekend and next for owner Anne Pidgeon's annual Mango Festival.

For the first time since the festival began in 2009 the event will take place over two weekends to accommodate the growing crowds.

"We're trying to make the festival a more relaxing, enjoyable experience by stretching it out," Pidgeon said. "Plus it gives people more choice about deciding when to come."

If visitors aren't mango lovers when they arrive, they certainly will be when they leave, she said.

"Anyone who's never had a tree-ripened mango has no idea how the fruit really tastes," Pidgeon said.

 "The ones they find in the grocery store are usually p…

Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

Havana says missiles, jets and other weapons were being sent for repair as vessel is held over suspected UN sanctions breach

Agencies in Panama City and Havana

Tuesday 16 July 2013 22.01 EDT

Suspected weaponry found inside a Cuban-loaded ship seized in Panama en route to North Korea. Photograph: Rex Features/Zuma

Cuba has confirmed a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama was carrying missiles, fighter jets and other armaments that were loaded in Cuban ports but claimed it was "obsolete defensive weaponry" being sent away for repair.

Panamanian authorities stopped the freighter on Monday when weaponry was found in amongst a load of 10,000 tonnes of sugar. The Panamanian president, Ricardo Martinelli, said the ship, identified as the 14,000-tonne Chong Chon Gang, had been carrying missiles and other arms "hidden in containers underneath the cargo of sugar". 

He tweeted a photo of some of the equipment, painted in military green.

On Tuesday the Cuban forei…


ALDI deals 7/17: Grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, mangoes & more! By  Posted: 12:19 a.m. today Tags: DealsGrocery deals

Aldi's super produce deals this week include grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums and mangoes! These deals are valid 7/17 - 7/23. Green or red grapes, .99/lb sold in 2 lb bag Peaches, .99/lb Nectarine.99/lb Plums.99/lb

Mangoes, .69 each

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CNN ASKS : Where can you find the 'perfect mango'?

By Thei Zervaki, for CNN

July 17, 2013 -- Updated 0419 GMT (1219 HKT)

Mexico's Ataulfo mango -- thick, buttery flesh and a thin pit. It's one of the stars at the International Mango Festival held at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, each July.


The International Mango Festival takes places every year in Miami, bringing together mango enthusiasts and experts

Dozens of varieties from around the world can be tasted, cooked and bid for during the two-day event

The Fairchild mango was named after David Fairchild, who introduced mangoes to the U.S. in early 1900s

(CNN) -- If you don't like mangoes, look away now.

This article includes a "mango" word count well in excess of what is normally reasonable.

It features mango culinary demonstrations, mango samplings, mango lectures, mango medics, a mango auction and even a mango summit.

That's because I attended the International Mango Festival, held in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami ea…