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TALK ABOUT PARANOID: CHINA ONLY ALLOWS 20 FOREIGN FILMS PER YEAR TO BE SHOWN IN COUNTRY!!!

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Murdoch makes film plea to China

By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York

Published: June 12 2011 19:10 | Last updated: June 12 2011 19:10


Rupert Murdoch has warned China that it will encourage piracy and limit opportunities for its own booming movie market if it does not open up to foreign films, in the latest sign of western media owners’ frustrations with Chinese restrictions.

The chairman of News Corp, which owns Twentieth Century Fox, used a speech at the Shanghai International Film Festival to praise China’s optimism, global aspirations and creativity, saying there was “no more exciting market in the world”.

EDITOR’S CHOICE

John Gapper: Why it is right to fight web pirates - May-25

Risk management: The hazards of business - Jun-07

Legendary in China films link-up - Jun-09

The Monday Interview: Liu Changle - Apr-24

Beijing in fresh TV censorship move - May-30

But he mixed his praise with a warning that the quot…

VENEZUELA'S NEIGHBOR PREPARES FOR MANGO FESTIVAL: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO MANGO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF JUNE 25, 2011...

WEATHER PROJECTIONS FOR THE HUMBOLDT CURRENT....

EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSIONissued by
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP9 June 2011



ENSO Alert System Status: Final La Niña Advisory



Spanish Version

Synopsis: ENSO-neutral conditions have developed and are expected to continue at least through the Northern Hemisphere summer 2011.

A transition from La Niña to ENSO-neutral conditions occurred during May 2011 as indicated by generally small sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies across the equatorial Pacific Ocean east of the Date Line (Fig. 1). The latest weekly Niño index values (Fig. 2) showed near-average SSTs in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific (Niño-4 index of –0.2oC and Niño 3.4 index of –0.1oC), and above-average SSTs in the eastern equatorial Pacific (Niño-1+2 index of +0.7oC). The subsurface oceanic heat content anomalies (average temperatures in the upper 300m of the ocean, Fig. 3) remained elevated, but relatively constant during the month, reflecting a large area of above-average tempe…

WEATHER FORCAST FOR PACIFIC EQUATOR WILL AFFECT ECUADOR & PERU MANGO SEASON...

El Niño battles La Niña for 2011, looks like a Draw... Heat content anomalies (average temperatures in the upper 300m of the ocean) in the equatorial Pacific






Environment News

ENSO Alert System Status: La Niña Advisory

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 May, 2011 : - - ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to develop during May-June 2011 and continue through the Northern Hemisphere summer 2011.

During April 2011, La Niña continued to weaken as indicated by increasing surface and subsurface temperature anomalies across the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

The latest weekly Niño indices reflected below-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central and east-central Pacific (–0.6oC in Nino-4 and Nino-3.4 regions), and near-average to above-average SSTs in the eastern Pacific (–0.1oC in Nino-3 and +0.8oC in Nino-1+2 regions).

The subsurface oceanic heat content anomalies (average temperatures in the upper 300m of the ocean) increased slightly, due to an expanded area of above-average tem…

THE ROLE OF THE MANGO IN THE INDIAN PSYCHE...WHY MANGOES WERE MEANT TO BE SHARED...

The Season of Exploding Mangoes


Mihir S SharmaTags : Ayur veda, Alphonsos, Dasheris, LangrasPosted: Sun Jun 12 2011, 04:45 hrsNew Delhi:

Mangoes





Mangoes are for eating, relishing but finally for giving....





In mumbai, the monsoon has set in, grey clouds lashing grey seas with grey rain. 
Calcutta is holding its breath, trying to move as little as possible in the muggy hell it becomes by early June. 
And up here in the flat, bright north, there are weeks still to go, weeks of dust being whipped into your eyes, of a glare that blinds and a baking heat that desiccates. 
Unless you’re a schoolkid on holiday, there’s absolutely nothing to be said for this time of year.


Except, that is, for mangoes.


It’s not that I’m not grateful that something comes along to make these weeks of high summer half-bearable. 
I just wonder, sometimes, why the richest, pulpiest — most warming, the Ayur veda would say — fruit of all comes along at the hottest time of year. 
And relatively briefly; the mango seems the frui…

THE ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC RELATIONS FIASCO: BILDERBERG 2011

Bilderberg 2011: Lord Mandelson's nature walk

Charlie Skelton looks on as Peter Mandelson – and some billionaire buddies – take the air at Bilderberg



Peter Mandelson and Richard Lambert at Bilderberg. Photograph: Quierosaber

A shadow fell across the Engadine. The skylark ceased his merry song, the flowers curled and blackened in the meadow and a man in a special issue Bilderberg anorak set off on his stroll.

Bilderberg has had some bad ideas in its time (a European superstate, anyone?) but Lord Mandelson's nature walk has to be the worst. What were they hoping for? Had they not seen the 200 activists camped opposite the hotel gates?

Out of the gates they drove in their very own Bilderbus, up the mountain to a charming spot. The plan: to amble down through the gorgeous scenery, back to the Suvretta House Hotel for tea.
Out of the bus stepped Erich Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, and Franco Bernabè, the CEO of Telecom Italia, followed by China's vice-minister of foreign…

INSIDE THE MIND OF JULIAN ASSANGE: THE DARK SIDE OF INFORMATION & HOW IT IS "SHARED"....

In Conversation with Julian Assange

Hans Ulrich Obrist talks extensively with Julian Assange about his life and work

Hans Ulrich Obrist: How did it all begin?

Julian Assange: I grew up in Australia in the 1970s. My parents were in the theatre, so I lived everywhere—in over fifty different towns, attending thirty-seven different schools. Many of these towns were in rural environments, so I lived like Tom Sawyer—riding horses, exploring caves, fishing, diving and riding on my motorcycle. I lived a classical boyhood in this regard. But there were other events, such as in Adelaide, where my mother was involved in helping to smuggle information out of Maralinga, the British atomic bomb test site in the outback. She and I and a courier were detained one night by the Australian Federal Police, who told her that it could be said that she was an unfit mother to be keeping such company at 2:00 a.m., and that she had better stay out of politics if she didn’t want to hear such things. I was very …

ADRIAN DOWN GRADED...STILL HANGING OUT OFF THE COAST OF MEXICO'S MANGO COAST

NO SURPRISE AS INCUMBENT PARTY WINS THIRD TERM IN TURKEY ELECTIONS

Erdogan’s Party Wins Third Term in Turkish Elections

Umit Bektas/Reuters
The conservative party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted his supporters after winning the parliamentary elections in Ankara on Sunday.


By SEBNEM ARSU
Published: June 12, 2011



ISTANBUL — The conservative party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a clear victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday with a strong showing that critics worry might be used to further consolidate its power after nearly a decade of rule and to circumscribe civil liberties and its political opposition.

With 99 percent of the returns counted, Mr. Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party won about 50 percent of the votes, according to the semiofficial Anatolian News Agency. The main opposition group, the Republican People’s Party, won nearly 26 percent, and another opposition party, the Nationalist Action Party, had 13 percent, the agency said.

The returns give the pro-Islamist Justice and Development Party, known as…

ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL SET TO KICK OFF ON JUNE 25TH FOR NETWORK OF RURAL WOMEN PRODUCERS ON TRINIDAD & TOBAGO...

Annual mango festival kicks off on June 25
By Ariti Jankie






Story Created: Jun 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM ECT

Story Updated: Jun 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM ECT


Harvesting has begun of green mangoes — used to make a wide range of products — ice cream, wines, jam, jellies, mango cakes and bread as well as chutney, chow, kuchela and amchar.

Many of these items will be on show and on sale at the Third Annual Mango Festival on July 3, at the University Field Station, Mt Hope from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

Rose Rajbansee, a former school teacher, is one of several women who relishes mango season. At the lasy mango Festival, she sold out all her products half-way through the day.

"I have to double my efforts this year and have already recruited a group of helpers to begin work as soon as the mango is ready for picking," she said in an interview.

Rajbansee, 76, specialises in amchar, kuchela, wine, jam, jellies and syrup, mango cakes, bread and crumble.

She grew up in Plum Mitan along the Manzanilla Road, and …

LAGARDE GAINING MOMENTUM IN BID TO HEAD UP IMF....

Lagarde strengthens IMF bid with Indonesia backing





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By Neil Chatterjee and Tom Pfeiffer

JAKARTA/CAIRO | Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:27pm EDT

(Reuters) - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde stretched her lead in the race for the IMF's top job on Sunday when Indonesia became the first big developing economy to back her publicly.

An 11th-hour challenge from Israel's Stanley Fischer, announced on Saturday, seemed to be a symbolic move and the country's finance minister acknowledged it was a long shot.

Indonesia, like many em…

EVER WONDER WHY WE NEVER HEAR ABOUT A FEMALE POLITICIAN INVOLVED IN A "SEX SCANDAL"????

NAKED HUBRISWhen It Comes to Scandal, Girls Won’t Be Boys

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CAUTION FACTOR There may be good reasons Nancy Pelosi is not like Anthony Weiner.

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Published: June 11, 2011




WASHINGTON — There was a collective rolling of the eyes and a distinct sense of “Here we go again” among the women of the House of Representatives last week when yet another male politician, Representative Anthony D. Weiner, confessed his “terrible mistakes” and declared himself “deeply sorry for the pain” he had caused in sexual escapades so adolescent as to almost seem laughable.

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INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE HELD IN PAKISTAN....BRINGING CHANGE TO A VERY IMPORTANT REGION OF THE WORLD....

Network!!: Pakistan’s 1st International Social Media Summit
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Naveen Naqvi at the event. Network!!: Pakistan’s 1st International Social Media Summit was held at Avari hotel in Karachi from June 10-11 2011. The two day event hosted international blogger panelists and digital media experts alongside several key local faces from the Pakistani new media space. PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL