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China plans regular shipping services through Arctic

by Staff Writers
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 27, 2015

China's biggest shipping company COSCO intends to launch regular services through the Arctic Ocean to Europe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, as global warming makes the route viable and Beijing steps up its northern ambitions.

The state-owned industry giant has only twice sent a vessel through the "Northeast Passage", once in 2013 and again in a voyage completed this month, state media reported.

The European Union is China's biggest trading partner and sailing via the Arctic rather than the Indian Ocean would cut shipping times by as much as nine days, according to previous reports.

"There is an intention to open a regular line in the future and people are discussing it,"a spokeswoman for group subsidiary COSCO Container Lines told AFP, without giving a specific timetable.

Her comments came after the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday that Chinese experts and officials had hailed the route as a "golden water…


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A semi Truck carrying MAMBO label Brazil mangoes made quite a mess on Freeway in Indianapolis , Indiana:

A semi-truck carrying 35,000 pounds of mangoes crashed just south of the north split Wednesday morning, creating a mess on the roadway literally and figuratively, according to Fox59.

The crash occurred just before 2 a.m. on the westbound Interstate 70 ramp to southbound I-65.

Mangoes spilled onto the roadway, and the interstate is currently covered in mango mush.

At this time, there is no estimate as to when the ramp will re-open.

For a north alternate route, use I-65 and get off at either Meridian or West streets or use the collector to get into downtown.

The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash.

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When a consumer purchases a mango (Or any other Imported item) ... just what percentage of the sales price goes to reimburse corruption ???

From Child Labor law violations to Paying off local Government false or misleading claims made by the National Mango Board...the fruit is a source of corruption.

Some countries are more corrupt than others.

The tradition of abusing political power for personal gain goes back to antiquity, as does the debate over whether corruption is a necessary cultural vice in a country's development or a cancer that must be obliterated for a society to progress. A topic less covered, however, is what is behind the counter-corruption current.

In the past year or so, a striking number of scandals have been exposed, anti-corruption campaigns launched, probes deepened and leaders toppled over corruption charges. 

Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras, now the most indebted company in the world, is at the center of the biggest corruption scandal i…

AUSTRALIA CHARITY 2015 : Sydney Markets fruit auction raises $75,000 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

ABC Rural By Sarina Locke

Updated about 8 hours ago

PHOTO: NSW Premier Mike Baird holds the Summer Fruit Charity Auction trophy with Bill Chalk at Sydney Markets. (Sarina Locke)

MAP: Sydney 2000

Sydney Market wholesalers have raised more than $75,000 for charity at a special auction including summer fruits.

The money raised goes to Save Our Sons, the charity supporting sufferers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

The muscle-wasting condition affects one in 3,500 boys, with the onset appearing between two and five years of age. DMD rarely affects girls.

By about 12 years of age, the muscle weakness becomes pronounced, eventually affecting the breathing.

Going under the hammer were 15 fruit boxes including a hamper of mangoes, cherries and peaches selling to a consortium of wholesalers for $30,000, with the fruit also being donated to nearby hospitals.

00:00 AUDIO: Save Our Sons charity benefits from summer fruit auction at Sydney Markets (ABC Rural)

Golf lessons, a lunch, a raffle and machine…