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SHOCKER !!! : Brazil press decry World Cup rout

7 goals had only been put past Brazil in a single match once before, when Yugoslavia beat them 8-4 in a friendly on 3 June 1934. 

No-one had ever scored seven in a FIFA World Cup semi-final though; the previous record was six, with three teams - West Germany being the most recent in 1954 - having managed that.

 Low's side also registered the highest-ever margin of victory in the last four, with five goals having held the record prior to today. 

Only once before had seven goals been scored in a knockout match, when Austria beat hosts Switzerland 7-5 in the highest-scoring World Cup match of all time back in 1954. That was also the only previous occasion, prior to tonight, that a World Cup host team had conceded seven goals in a single match.


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Brazil's national media quickly dubbed the football team's 7-1 defeat to Germany on Tuesday the "Shame of Shames" and the most humiliating defeat in the squad's history.

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Before the avocado was established as Michoacán’s cash cow, the state was largely reliant on mangoes. 

And while there have been whispers of cartel intimidation in the mango industry—which is still strong in Michoacán—there are no specific reports. (An attempt to contact the source of the only relevant quote in an article thus far was met with a request to “recuse myself from this one.”) 

Various importers, exporters, wholesalers, and the executive director of the National Mango Board all either declined to comment or stated that they didn’t know anything about drug cartel activity affecting mango production. Many of them sounded uncomfortable.

Then I got into contact with Will Cavan.

Will, who spent decades as an importer of tropical fruit from Latin America, now runs the International Mango Organization (IMO) and a mango blog. 

He’s not afraid to speak his mind and says that the other prominent figures in the industry are. 

“Anybody who does business [there] is sort of dancing with the de…

COLOMBIA : Are Innovative Security Strategies Behind Drop in Cali Homicides?

Written by Kyra Gurney
Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Weapons seized as part of Cali's disarmament program

Authorities in Cali, Colombia have attributed a decrease in homicides to a combination of citizen security measures and increased presence of security forces, highlighting effective strategies that seem to have helped reduce violence in a city plagued by fighting among rival criminal groups.

According to local government figures, between January and June this year homicides in Cali have decreased by almost 27 percent in comparison to the same period in 2013.

 Local government officials have attributed the reduction to several security strategies implemented in 2013, including a disarmament campaign, curfews in some districts of the city (known as comunas), military patrols, and programs for youth from vulnerable areas, reported El Pais.

A national police unit dedicated to investigating the heads of criminal groups, known as Unipol, has also been credited with helping to reduce violence.



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Soil Secrets de Mexico

On Monday, July 7, 2014 4:22 PM, John Miller <> wrote:

Here is the Microbiology report again. Trying to clarify for all to understand how important this is.

John Miller

In our study of the Journey to Better Soil Health, we must understand that we have a bio - geo- chemical process that we are trying to manipulate in a positive way that will result in better soil health and better soil structure.

 Combined we get better plant health when all is well with the soil and we've been successful in rehabilitating the soil. 

In chemical reactions, specific molecules (chemicals of nature included) can cause a Mechanism of Action. 

 For example the active ingredient in Aspirin will have an effect on the inflammation of tissues, going beyond just telling the brain that the pain is gone or reduced. 

 In the case of the carbon rich molecules of soil that we erroneo…

Nicaragua canal route: Atlantic-Pacific link unveiled

8 July 2014 Last updated at 08:13 ET

HKND chairman Wang Jing said the canal would be "the biggest [project] built in the history of humanity"

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Nicaragua approves canal project

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Panama Canal alternative planned

The Nicaraguan government and the company behind plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean have settled on a route.

It would stretch 278km (173 miles) from Punta Gorda on the Caribbean through Lake Nicaragua to the mouth of the river Brito on the Pacific.

Environmentalists have expressed concerns about the plans to build a canal to rival that of Panama.

Nicaragua says it will break ground on the $40bn (£23bn) project this year.Environmental concerns

Engineers for the Hong Kong-based HKND Group said the canal would be between 230m and 520m wide and 27.6m deep.

Nicaragua said it had chosen the route so it would avoid areas of great biodiversity, indigenous territories and environmentally protect…

Mango shortage in southwest Florida

Production is more than a month late ...

Plenty of rain in Southwest Florida.

Mango growers on Pine Island are experiencing a major shortage this season. 

Jean Sapp, owner of Promised Land Mangoes, telling Four in Your Corner that they are a month behind for harvesting and they have less than half the mangoes they had this time last year; "It's the worst year that we've seen."

Sapp is on the National Mango Board and she says that the shortage isn't just a local thing.

Countries worldwide are experiencing mango shortages this season, but the reason is unknown.

Sapp plans to start selling mangoes at the end of the month, but the crop won't be big enough to offer nationwide shipping or wholesale options like they have in years past. 


Publication date: 7/8/2014