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COLOMBIA REFUSES TO HEED International Court of Justice (ICJ) RULING ON CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES ...

Nothing brings together domestic foes like an external enemy. 



So when President Juan Manuel Santos announced that Colombia would not heed a ruling last November by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that granted 70,000 sq km (27,000 square miles) of the Caribbean Sea that Colombians have considered their own since 1928 to Nicaragua, even his harshest critics applauded http://econ.st/17RTf7D










SEA OF CERTIFICATIONS : Farmers are trying to figure out what consumers of natural food really want.

Factory farming backlash spurs more choice – and a little chaos






Farmers markets sport an increasing variety of labels: from locally grown to certified organic to certified naturally grown. 



What does it all mean? Farmers are trying to figure out what consumers of natural food really want.






By Mary Ann Thomas, / Contributor / September 14, 2013




Justine Denison stands by produce at her farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y. While the farm hews to organic standards, it has not been certified, which is costly. Instead, crops are sold as Certified Naturally Grown.

Mike Groll/AP


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At Peachtree Road Farmers Market in Atlanta, the descriptions are as varied as the produce. There's certified organic, locally grown, heirloom, and a little blue sticker that says "Certified Naturally Grown."






The proliferation of labels is a sign that the growing backlash against factory farm food is increasingly sophisticated and a bit chaotic. 



Growers are experimenting with various ways of marketing food that …

GEORGIA PORT AUTHORITY ACTIVELY COURTING NEW BUSINESS ...

Details strong growth across business sectors






Foltz: Georgia Port Authority adds cargo, customers in FY2013



In his State of the Port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported record cargo volumes, an influx of new business, and more than 1 million square feet of distribution center space leased or developed.










“Not only did the ports authority achieve strong growth across major segments of our business, but the private sector responded with the lease or development of more than 1.1 million square feet of distribution center space,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz.


“Of the added space, more than 300,000 square feet is dedicated to cold storage – strengthening Georgia’s position in the expanding cold chain logistics market.”




In fiscal year 2013, the GPA achieved a record 27 million total tons, an increase of 651,250 tons or 2.4 percent. Foltz said the total tonnage growth was thanks to the GPA’s varied cargo mix, including the container trade, agribulk,…

COLOMBIA NO CEDERA SU TERITORRIO A NICARAGUA

14 septiembre 2013






El fallo de La Haya se acata pero no se aplica






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La decisión del gobierno sobre el fallo es políticamente acertada y jurídicamente polémica.





El lunes, en una alocución televisada, el presidente Juan Manuel Santos le presentó al país la estrategia integral frente al fallo de La Haya. En la foto señala la que bautizó como zona contigua integral.







Si el presidente Juan Manuel Santos hubiera acatado sin reparos el fallo de la Corte de La Haya era seguro que perdía la reelección. Aún más, si se tiene en cuenta que el 83 por ciento de los colombianos rechazaron, con gran indignación, el fallo (encuesta de Ipsos-Napoleón Franco) cualquier palabra o gesto que insinuara el acatamiento podría incluso, por qué no, tumbar al mandatario.








El dilema no era nada fácil. De un lado, algunos abogados consultados por el gobierno, según lo reveló el expresidente Ernesto Samper, le recomendaron a Santos acatar el fallo. Pero de otro lado estaba la realidad política. Un país que no estaba …

MAJOR FEAT : WORLD WATCHES AS ENGINEERS ATTEMPT TO "RIGHT" THE CONCORDIA .....

Costa Concordia salvage operation: live





Follow developments as the Costa Concordia, the giant ship which capsized off the coast of Giglio Island, Italy, in January 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, is raised in the biggest salvage operation of its kind in maritime history.





By Andrew Marszal, Nick Squires and Steve Wilson

11:45AM BST 16 Sep 2013










Operation under way since 8.00am; to take 10-12 hours


Watch live: largest salvage of its kind in maritime history





In pictures: the Costa Concordia salvage begins



Start delayed by three hours due to storms last night


Ship capsized in January 2012 with loss of 32 lives




Graphic: how the Costa Concordia will be raised








Latest

11.45 First word on the state of the salvage operation from the engineers - according to AP, engineers say they have successfully detached the capsized Concordia from the reef.


If this is the case it is promising news for the operation, as the first couple of hours were expected to be critical, with engineers unsure how deeply embedded piec…