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Al aproximarse el 1 de Octubre fecha en la que el "Ruiseñor de América" don Julio Jaramillo cumpliría 80 años un grupo de amigos Zamoranos, esposas y ancianas , fanáticos todos del más grande artista ecuatoriano de todos los tiempos,nos reunimos en su tumba para rendirle un sencillo homenaje acompañados del Famoso Trio de Reinaldo Barros quienes cantaron 50 canciones de " Mister Juramento" que llamaron la atención de los deudos de un sepelio que se realizaba muy cerca quienes se vinieron también a acompañarnos...

Don Julio Jaramillo nació en Guayaquil el 1 de Octubre de 1935 y falleció en su ciudad natal el 9 de Febrero de 1.978 a los 43 años de edad.

Su sepelio al que asistí muy joven, fué el más multitudinario de la Historia de Guayaquil!

Julio Jaramillo es un ícono de la música ecuatoriana y es admirado y querido en toda América Latina donde muchos países se disputan su lugar de origen, pero él es guayaquileño de cepa!!!

Con Fernando Cespedes de Costa Rica y su espo…


LA RUTA DEL VINO : 25 años Fiestas de la Vendimia 2015

Australia: Commercial mangoes not a fruit fly host, claims AMIA

September 17th, 2015

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is aiming for improved protocols in overseas markets, with a longer term desire to move away from vapor heat treatment (VHT) requirements and ultimately irradiation as well.

Gavin Scurr in a Honey Gold orchard

AMIA chairman Gavin Scurr tells studies in the Northern Territory show hard green-picked commercial mangoes are not a host for fruit fly, which could have significant implications for the sector if the science is accepted on a global scale.

“It’s the same as with bananas. They’re picked green, they’re not treated as a host and they don’t have these kinds of protocols in place,”he says

“If we could get it internationally recognized that commercial Australian mangoes are not a fruit fly host it would open up a lot of opportunities for the industry.

“It could be a game-changer. It’s about finding out what information would be needed to look into it.”

The AMIA is reluctant to push the matter in t…


As President George W. Bush's top speech writer, Marc Thiessen was provided unique access to the CIA program used in interrogating top Al Qaeda terrorists, including the mastermind of the 9/11 attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM) 

Now, his riveting new book, "Courting Disaster," How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery), has been published. 

Here is an excerpt from "Courting Disaster":

"Just before dawn on March 1, 2003, two dozen heavily armed Pakistani tactical assault forces move in and surround a safe house in Rawalpindi. A few hours earlier they had received a text message from an informant inside the house. It read: "I am with KSM.”

Bursting in, they find the disheveled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in his bedroom. He is taken into custody. In the safe house, they find a treasure trove of computers, documents, cell phones and other valuable"pocket litter.”

Once in custody, KSM is defiant. He refuses to answer questions, i…


Sector Puerto de Coquimbo el panorama es desolador

Cross-pollinating mangoes by hand: A labor of Love in Australia

 A tedious and unpredictable process

NT Country Hour By Daniel Fitzgerald

Updated 15 Jun 2015, 1:29am

PHOTO: Mango breeder Ken Rayner using tweezers to pick male flowers from a mango tree on his orchard, 30 kilometres west of Katherine. (Daniel Fitzgerald)

MAP: Katherine 0850

Cross-pollinating mango trees by hand is a delicate, time consuming process with little guarantee of success.

00:00 AUDIO: Ken Rayner says he is one of only a few people cross-pollinating mangoes by hand (ABC Rural)

For mango breeder Ken Rayner, after spending most of his working life doing various jobs on cattle stations across the Northern Territory, it is a work of passion.

Mr Rayner has been cross-pollinating mango trees, with the aim of creating new varieties, for about the past 30 years and believes he is one of only a few in Australia working by hand.

Mango trees across the Top End have started to flower over the past few weeks, which means he has had to move quickly with his work while the trees are in bloom.

It is…

Delegation returns from China fruit fair promoting Australian mangoes