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BRASIL COMPROMETIDO CON CUBA...AMPLIACION DEL PUERTO DE MARIEL VA VIENTO EN POPA

El presidente de Cuba, general Raúl Castro, sostuvo hoy un encuentro de trabajo con el exgobernante de Brasil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, recién llegado a la isla, donde permanecerá hasta el jueves, según informó la televisión estatal.

Durante la reunión, Castro y Lula realizaron un "cordial intercambio" en el que mostraron "satisfacción por el excelente estado" de las relaciones entre los dos países, indicó el telediario que no ofreció otros detalles.

Además reseñó que conversaron sobre diversos temas de la actualidad internacional y mostró imágenes del encuentro en el que participaron varios asesores que acompañan a Lula, y el embajador de Brasil en La Habana, José Martins.

Los ministros cubanos de Exteriores, Bruno Rodríguez, y de Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extranjera, Rodrigo Malmierca, estuvieron presentes en la entrevista.

El informativo también resaltó que la visita a Cuba del expresidente de Brasil "contribuye al fortalecimiento de los excelentes …

TIME TO RETHINK THE ABUSE OF NITROGEN IN MANGO FARMING....

Pak. J. Bot., 43(2): 983-990, 2011. 



BIMONTHLY NUTRIENT APPLICATION PROGRAMME ON 
CALCAREOUS SOIL IMPROVES FLOWERING AND 
FRUIT SET IN MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) 


RAHEEL ANWAR

1

*, SAEED AHMAD

1

, MUHAMMAD YASEEN

2

,

WAQAR AHMAD

1

AND MUHAMMAD NAFEES

3

1

Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

2

Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

3

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

*Corresponding author E-mail: dryaseenuaf@yahoo.com

Abstract

Fertilizer management particularly for mango trees is tedious on alkaline and calcareous soil.

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Langra trees were supplied fertilizer through soil application under bimonthly nutrient application programme to ensure the continuous supply of nutrition to plants throughout the year. 
Fertilizer (N, P and K) was supplied five times a year at regular intervals while skippi…

THE SPIRITUAL ROLE OF MANGOES IN EVERYDAY LIFE.....

This is the mango season. 


That has set me thinking...Acharya Nagarjuna is a great Indian philosopher


Many traditions regard him as a Tantric Acharya, in some other traditions he is regarded as an Ayurvedic expert and in yet others, even an Alchemist, but i am yet to come across a story of his being associated with horticulture. 


I will not be surprised if i discover that some traditions believe him to be a horticulturist. 


But as far as his knowledge about the mango is concerned it is universally accepted that what he says is but natural and common wisdom. 

Nagarjuna in his letter talks to the king about different categories of mangoes. 


They are special varieties whose appearances and degrees of ripening can be categorised as follows:


 1) those not ripe but appear ripe; 


2) those ripe but appear not ripe; 


3) those unripe and appear unripe;


 and 4) those ripe and appear ripe. 




He was extrapolating this with reference to people we come across in our daily lives.




http://timesofindia.indiatimes.…

ONE OF IMO'S FAVORITE MANGO USES.....IN SHRIMP TACOS!!!

IMO NOTE: A very simple way to increase mango consumption....use it like a vegetable instead of a fruit!




RECIPES FOR HEALTHShrimp and Mango TacosAndrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMANPublished: April 25, 2011 This sweet and pungent combination of mango, shrimp, chilies and cumin is as quick to put together as a stir-fry. Indeed, if you don’t have corn tortillas on hand, serve the shrimp with rice. Recipes for HealthMartha Rose Shulman presents food that is vibrant and light, full of nutrients but by no means ascetic, fun to cook and to eat. See All Recipes for Health »Visit Recipes for Health on Facebook. RelatedRecipes for Health: The ‘King of Fruits’ Commands Respect (April 25, 2011)Recipes for Health: Pigeon Peas With Mango (April 26, 2011)

2010 IMPORT DATA SHOWS THAT WE ARE ALREADY AHEAD OF LAST YEAR BY ATLEAST ONE MONTH....

U.S. Import Volume Per Month
Monthly report for range: January 2010 through December 2010Export to Excel



Commodity NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOS01/201037,585,6894,271,101MANGOS02/201027,231,7003,094,511MANGOS03/201056,333,2416,401,505MANGOS04/201078,146,8368,880,322MANGOS05/2010113,838,24712,936,164MANGOS06/2010102,068,98211,598,748MANGOS07/2010101,616,03311,547,276MANGOS08/201070,102,8387,966,232MANGOS09/201044,430,2765,048,895MANGOS10/201024,036,0122,731,365MANGOS11/201038,736,1744,401,838MANGOS12/201019,522,2062,218,433Grand Total
713,648,23481,096,390






Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov

2011 IMPORT DATA BY MONTH FOR USA MARKET

U.S. Import Volume Per Month

Monthly report for range: January 2011 through May 2011
Export to Excel

Commodity NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOS01/201140,010,8154,546,684MANGOS02/201171,325,7158,105,195MANGOS03/201190,033,18010,231,043MANGOS04/2011106,487,01612,100,797MANGOS05/201198,874,87111,235,781Grand Total
406,731,59746,219,500





Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov

CHOLERA PREDICTOR RELIES ON HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE DATA

Bad blood pressure and cholesterol numbers are predictors for future health problems. 


You won’t definitely have a heart attack, for example, but your risk is higher. 


Now researchers have developed a similar-style early warning system for the public health of an entire region.


 They found that an analysis of particular environmental conditions helps predict the risk of an outbreak of the deadly disease cholera. 


The work is in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. [Citation to come]

The scientists did a kind of retrospective clinical study, in which they analyzed years of both disease and environmental data from the Zanzibar archipelago, and they discovered that in areas already at-risk a one-degree Celsius increase in temperature over the average monthly minimum was associated with a doubling of the cholera cases within the next four months.


A 200-millimeter increase in the monthly rainfall total also went along with a big rise in cholera cases within two months. 




http://…

CAN NIGERIA TURN THE CORNER WITH GOODLUCK ???

Nigeria's prospectsA man and a morass Can the new government of Goodluck Jonathan clean up corruption and set enterprise free in Africa’s most populous country?May 26th 2011 | ABUJA, KANO AND ONITSHA | from the print edition

INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW: CARREIRA PITTI LAW FIRM / PANAMA

IMO NOTE: This is first of hopefully many, from IMO Friend Fernando Carreira, Attorney at one of Panama's most prestigous law firms. They have handled successfully many claims on behalf of fresh fruit and vegetable shippers against Shipping Lines and importers.

THE JURISDICTION OF THE MARITIME COURTS AT THE PANAMACANAL Remy Francisco Carreira-Franceschi remyfrancisco@carreirapitti.com

History
On the 23rd day of January of 2009, Panamanian Legislature passed a bill amending the Maritime Procedure Code of Panama. 
The new law was sanctioned into force and published in official gazette number 26211. 
Law 12 of 2009 represents the second reform to this code, as it was previously amended in by Law 11 of 1986. 
The first maritime code was enacted in 1982; it was named Law 8 of the 30th of March of 1982.
The maritime courts of Panama were conceived from the beginning as a tribunal for the international administration of justice. 
Of course, blessed by a geographical position, which led to the buil…

SPANISH AGRICULTURE UNJUSTLY BLAMED AS SOURCE OF DEADLY E. COLI OUTBREAK IN GERMANY

Spanish Argicultural Minister Rosa Aguilar: "The cause must be sought in Germany and not in Spain."
Spanish cucumbers not the source of EHEC-bacteria

Spanish cucumbers are not the source of the EHEC-bacteria outbreak. This has been released by Hamburg senator Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks (SPD) this afternoon. 


A bacteria has been found, but not of the type 0104, which lead to the outbreak of E.Coli, which at the time of publishing already has taken its toll on 16 people.




The Spanish Government is asking for compensation for damages incurred by the growers on EU-level. "The cause has to be sought in Germany and not in Spain", according to Spanish Minister of Agriculture Rosa Aguilar.


 "We are disappointed in the way in which Germany handled the problem. The Spanish growers were judged without any evidence." In Spain there weren't any victims of the EHEC-bacteria, there were only two Spaniards ill after a visit to Germany.

Richard Soepenberg from Frunet Bio isn…

GOBIERNO DE ECUADOR TIENE A GRUPO NOBOA EN LA MIRA

Ecuador: SRI clausuró dos empresas de Noboa

La exportadora Banacont y la Industria Cartonera Ecuatoriana fueron clausuradas esta mañana por el Servicio de Rentas Internas (SRI). Ambas empresas forman parte del grupo empresarial del ex candidato presidencial Álvaro Noboa Pontón.

La medida será durante siete días en la que no podrán realizar ninguna actividad. Más de una docena de policías y funcionarios del SRI acudieron a las instalaciones en el sur de la ciudad para poner los sellos de clausura a la entrada de las empresas.

Miguel Avilés, subdirector Regional del SRI, dijo que la clausura se dio porque las empresas no presentaron sus declaraciones de impuestos del 2010.

Mientras que los abogados del grupo Noboa criticaron la medida porque no les dieron plazo para su defensa. Eduardo Acosta, abogado del grupo, dijo que no tuvieron tiempo para nada. "Estamos en un punto de indefensión".

La firma Banacont es la principal exportadora de banano del grupo que reemplazo las operac…

LATEST FROM PRIMUS LABS: FOOD SAFETY CONCERNS KEEP COMPANY WORKING OVERTIME

PrimusLabs Growing Pains 
In the past year or so, PrimusLabs has experienced severe growing pains. 
Our growth is a tribute to our clients, who without them, we wouldn't be in business.
 It is also a hat-tip to all the employees within PrimusLabs that are working hard contributing to our industry's food safety efforts. 
Even in light of economic turmoil, PrimusLabs has hired on several new employees in almost every single department, not just in the United States, but in Mexico, Chile, and Costa Rica.
 In the wake of our growth, we have taken on several new projects: Changing our name and logo, and re-modeling our labs and offices. 
Our growth has also necessitated relocation of our Salinas lab location due to the need for more space.
 In addition, the Audit Department has been moved to their very own building to make room for expansions in the corporate office and labs, located in Santa Maria, CA. 
 Also, we are currently in the process of re-vamping our website, which will be much m…

JOURNALIST PAYS THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR REPORTING ON ALLEGED PAKISTANI NAVY TIES TO AL-QAEDA

In this photo taken on November 28, 2006, Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad talks on his cell phone at a local hotel in Quetta. 
A journalist working for the Italian news agency Adnkronos (AKI) who had written about links between the Pakistani military and Al-Qaeda has been found dead in Pakistan, his employer said May 31, 2011.  Syed Saleem Shahzad's body was found near his car in Sarai Alamgir, some 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of the Pakistani capital Islamabad, AKI said, adding that a photo of the corpse was identified by the man's brother. PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: The Saleem Shahzad mysterious disappearance case met a tragic end on Tuesday when he was found dead today.
Syed Saleem Shahzad’s body was found near his car in Sarai Alamgir, some 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of Islamabad, his employer Italian news agency Adnkronos (AKI) said, adding that a photo of the corpse was identified by the man’s brother.
Saleem Shahzad wrote an investigative report publishe…