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INDIA 2015 : Uttar Pradesh’s mangoes amount to less than 10% of exports to the USA

MEERUT: The unseasonal rains have severely hit mango cultivation in the state, to such an extent that the Uttar Pradesh Mango Growers Association told TOI that exports from the state are likely to remain under 10% of the country`s total exports.

"So far, only 15-20 tonnes of mangoes from UP have been exported to the US. This is a very insignificant number compared to the national total.

In fact, it is less than 10% of the total export from across the country. Most of the exports this year have taken place from Maharasthra and UP has lagged behind. 

Even though there has been a huge rise in exports, Maharasthra has bagged the lion`s share of the benefits," said S Insram Ali, president of the Uttar Pradesh Mango Growers Association (UPMGA).

"This year was particularly bad. Of the total mango production of 1.5 crore tonnes, UP has produced only 40 lakh tonnes."

"Mahrashtra and Andhra Pradesh have produced much more than we have this year. The reason for low production…


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In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation. The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo. 

Investigators believed he was a big-time identity thief who sold packages of data known as “fullz,” each of which typically included a person’s name, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, Social Security number, and e-mail address and password. 

Criminals could buy fullz from Ngo for as little as eight cents and then use them to open credit cards, take out loans, or file for bogus tax refunds. They could also pay Ngo for access to a vast database of people’s personal records.

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AUSTRALIA : Queensland mango farmer turns tropical wine merchant

4 August, 2015 8:44AM AEST

By Mark Rigby

When far north Queensland mango farmer Robert de Brueys' fruit crops began losing money he turned to the bottle, using his love of wine to secure his future.

Robert de Brueys runs his boutique winery along with his wife Elaine and continues to experiment with fruits not normally associated with wine making. "I've been endeavouring to make a pineapple wine," Mr de Brueys said. "I used to make it when I was young, in the back shed with my brother. It was pretty good, good enough for us anyway," he laughed. (ABC:Mark Rigby)

On the outskirts of Mareeba, on the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns, Robert de Brueys once ran a small but successful mango farm.

But when trade agreements between Australia and China chipped away at his profit margin he found a new way to use the iconic fruit; he began to make wine out of it.

"I'd had this little thought in the back of my mind for some time,"Mr de Brueys said.

Nearly 15 ye…