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INDIA MANGO BREEDER EXTRAORDINAIRE : 'Mango Man' names new hybrid variety as 'NaMo Aam'

INDORE: After developing several varieties of mango that he named after celebrities and leading personalities, renowned horticulturist Haji Kalimullah Khan has grown one more variety of the royal fruit which he named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Kalimullah Khan, 74, recipient of Padma Shri award, has named his newly­developed mango variety as 'NaMo Aam'. 

Explaining his logic behind the name, Kalimullah told reporters, "Just like the Prime Minister, who has joined the league of world famous leaders, this mango will also be in the limelight and promote brotherhood." 

"By inviting the heads of neighbouring nations to his swearing­in ceremony as Prime Minister, Modi has extended an olive branch to them. Better relations with neighbours will foster brotherhood in the world. I have been inspired to name my new variety of mango as Namo Aam,"Kalimullah, who is also nicknamed 'Mango Man' of UP's Malihabad region said. 

Kalimullah, who has been growi…

The National Mango Board Is Accepting Nominees For An Importer Position

by National Mango Board
Posted: 2015-05-06 09:10:38 EST

Orlando, Fla – The National Mango Board (NMB) is inviting mango industry leaders to step forward and participate in the nominations process to become a board member. Board members have the chance to contribute in shaping the future and direction of the NMB in upcoming years.

The NMB is currently seeking nominations for one District III importer position to complete a current term beginning immediately upon appointment.

Candidates must meet certain requirements to be eligible and be willing to serve the mango industry by fulfilling board member roles and responsibilities.

The NMB is made up of mango importers, a first handler, domestic producers and foreign producers who dedicate themselves to the mission of the NMB – to increase consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. through innovative research and promotional activities, while fostering a thriving industry.

The board members work closely with the NMB staff to carry out marketing, …

The NO-NO List From Panera

Beginning today, Panera bakery-cafes nationwide will offer new “clean” salad dressings that are made without artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives. 

And, many Panera salads, including the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad and the new Kale Caesar, are made entirely without these artificial additives.

“Dressings have been one of the most complex projects given the number of artificial additives — namely flavors and preservatives — conventionally used for taste and consistency,” said Dan Kish, Panera Bread’s Head Chef. 

“We’re proud to be offering bakery-cafe salad dressings without artificial additives. We believe they also taste better than ever.”

To date, approximately 85 percent of the ingredients on Panera’s bakery-cafe food menu are in test or have rolled out nationally without these artificial additives. Reworked items will continue to roll out steadily in advance of Panera’s 2016 deadline. For more information on the No No List of artificial colors, flavors,…

The minimum wage around the world

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MAY 6, 2015, 2:11 PM

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international policy group that monitors and analyzes 34 countries, recently tweeted the following chart:


It illustrates the after-tax value of the hourly minimum wage, in US dollars, in the OECD countries that have instituted one.

Australia and Luxembourg lead the group with wages over $9 an hour each, and Latvia and Mexico are at the bottom with wages under $2.

The US, where the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, or $6.26 after taxes, ranks 11th.

Broken down by state, however, there is some variation among the 45 states that require a minimum wage, ranging from $9.05 per hour in Washington, DC, to $5.15 an hour in Georgia and Wyoming. 

The Guardian reported that 21 states raised the minimum wage in 2015, and multiple states have begun the process of raising their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour.

Business Insider's Myles Udland reported that the U…