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FROM INDIA: CONTROVERSIAL GURU DEPARTS THE SCENE EARLIER THAN HE PREDICTED

Sai Baba Sathya Sai Baba (Satyanarayana Raju), one of India’s most controversial gurus, died on April 24th, aged 85May 12th 2011 | from the print edition

MBENDI AFRICA REPORT: GROWTH AROUND THE CONTINENT

AFRICAN BUSINESS ROUND-




Africa and the World:


Recent research and forecasts from the IMF, the African Development Bank and Econometrix together show that South Africa is no longer Africa's undisputed business kingpin and, in many respects, is a significant laggard. 


The IMF forecasts sub-Saharan GDP growth as 5.5% in 2011 and 5.9% in 2012 with South Africa's economy growing a paltry 3.9% compared to Ghana's 13.7%, 7.8% for Angola, 7.5% for Mozambique and 7.3% for Zimbabwe. 


Nigeria's economy, currently growing at 6.9%, could be larger than that of South Africa by 2023. South Africa's GDP has fallen from 47% of sub-Saharan GDP in 1994 to 31.8% today.


The unemployment rate in many African countries is half that of South Africa.


 46% of Tunisians are core middle class living on more than US$ 4 per day, followed by Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Gabon and Botswana and then Ghana and South Africa on 19.8%. 6.2% of Tunisians have degrees, compared to 2.7% in Zimbabwe, 2% in Kenya an…

SOLAR ENERGY DEBATE: WILL MAN EVER REPLICATE WHAT MOTHER NATURE HAS DONE SO EFFICIENTLY ?

But don't count out nature, enhanced or otherwise, yet. After all, plants do several things very well that photovoltaic cells—or artificial photosynthesis systems—do not, such as absorb CO2 at low concentrations (382 parts-per-million and rising) directly from the air and use sunlight to turn it into fuel and oxygen.

"Natural photosynthesis turns CO2 into sugars with lots of carbon-carbon bonds," says chemist Andrew Bocarsly of Princeton University, who was not involved with the analysis. "We've been studying CO2 chemistry for a long time, more than 100 years, and there's very little evidence that we could do what a leaf does."


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plants-versus-photovoltaics-at-capturing-sunlight&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20110513







MANGO ON THE POLITICAL AGENDA AS EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA MEET TO DUSCUSS FUTURE USES OF NILE BASIN WATER

Last month a 48-member Egyptian delegation visited Ethiopia to discuss about the Nile Basin Initiatives, which prompted the Ethiopian Prime Minister to postpone ratification of a treaty on sharing Nile River water until a new Egyptian government takes office to join the negotiations.


http://nazret.com/blog/index.php/2011/05/13/egypt-s-prime-minister-in-ethiopia-for-a-two-day-official-visit





INDIA: THREE DAY MANGO "MELA" TO FOCUS ON ALTERNATIVE CULTIVARS TO SCARCE KING ALPHONSO

DHARWAD: The department of horticulture will organize a Mango Mela from May 28-30 on the premises of horticulture office on Station Road here.

The mela aims at introducing to people mango varieties like Allumpur Beneshan, Baramasi, Neelgoa, Fazali, Bombay Green, Purihaar, Mallika, Neelam and Totapuri, etc. This is the third edition of the mela, where over 70 varieties of mango fruits grown in the district will be displayed and sold. 




http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hubli/3-day-Mango-Mela-in-Dharwad/articleshow/8302791.cms







IMO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ISSUES FORMAL APOLOGY TO BLOG VIEWERS

IMO NOTE: The exchange with Larry Nienkirk a couple of days ago was vey colorful and quite lively. Unfortunately, the NMB has chosen to resort to name calling and down playing the very serious points that the IMO has brought up on several occassions. This debate started over 60 days ago in a very positive outreach by the IMO to the NMB and the mango community.


Formal Apology issued by Will Cavan:


On behalf of the IMO, I would personally like to take this opportunity to FORMALLY APOLOGIZE for any offense the choice of language in yesterdays colorful exchange with Larry Nienkirk may have caused any of our readers.

I should have used the word "SAND" in stead of @#$ for where Larry's head is.
Those of you who personally know Larry don't need any help in understanding the issues and motivations of Mr. Nienkirk.
The IMO does not apologize for turning up the "HEAT" on the NMB and will not give up the "GOOD" fight.
The NMB has a lot of money at their disposal t…

PERU BUSCA FORMAR EXPERTOS EN EL USO DEL HIDROTERMICO PARA MANGO

Perú: Formarán técnicos en tratamiento hidrotérmico del mango

El Instituto Peruano del Agro (IPDA), en convenio con el Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA), ofrecerá en Piura cursos de capacitación para técnicos en el tratamiento hidrotérmico del mango, afirmó Mario Salazar, presidente de esta institución.

El objetivo es que el egresado tenga un conocimiento integral y sepa tanto de los requerimientos legales (sanitarios, fitosanitarios, inocuidad, entre otros) como del proceso productivo.

El curso de capacitación, que duraría alrededor de tres meses, comenzaría entre septiembre y octubre. Tanto SENASA como las empresas privadas irían captando a los mejores alumnos para el inicio de campaña 2011-2012 en noviembre.


http://www.freshplaza.es/news_detail.asp?id=51801







HUELVA Y ROTTERDAM BUSCAN CONSOLIDAR MOVIMIENTO MARITIMO EN EUROPA

España: Fruitport Rotterdam apuesta por consolidar ruta con Huelva como eje frutero

Fruitport Rotterdam, uno de los operadores logísticos especializado en frutas más importantes del puerto de Rotterdam (Holanda) considera "absolutamente necesario desarrollar hasta consolidar" la nueva línea marítima con Huelva, impulsada por la naviera Mel Shipping, como "eje frutero".

Así lo ha puesto de manifiesto hoy el representante de la empresa Pieter Van der Kemp, que se ha reunido con el coordinador de la Plataforma Logística de Productores y Operadores Navales de Huelva, Juan Antonio Millán, para abordar las posibilidades de futuro que para la exportación de fruta onubense abre la nueva línea regular con la ciudad holandesa.






































http://www.freshplaza.es/news_detail.asp?id=51789






















PARAGUAY A PUNTO DE SER EXPORTADOR DE MANGO HIDROTERMICO...... ( QUE DIOS LOS AGARE BIEN CONFESADOS ! )

http://www.freshplaza.es/news_detail.asp?id=51787

Compran tecnologia para procesar y exportar mango
Paraguay: Mangueros le juegan todo a la tecnología

Se pretende preparar más de 20 mil kilos diarios con la nueva tecnología.

A pesar de que muchos desperdician el mango en su época por la abundancia  existente en el país, a partir de ahora será bastante codiciado, debido a que por primera vez Paraguay está a punto de exportar esta fruta a partir de un proyecto millonario consistente en una planta de tratamiento hidrotérmico.











THE ABC'S OF DNA.....

Introduction
What do you have in common with a banana?  Even though we might not look alike, all living things—bananas and people included—are made up of the same basic material. Just like houses are made up of smaller units such as bricks, all living things are made up trillions of microscopic building blocks called cells.  Within an organism, each cell contains a complete set of "blueprints". These directions determine the organism's characteristics.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=find-the-dna-in-a-banana-bring-science-home&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_BS_20110513