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PAKISTAN ONE YEAR LATER : AS RAINY SEASON APPROACHES...HOW WILL THE COUNTRY HANDLE THE MONSOON SEASON...AFTER LAST YEARS FLOODS...THE WORST IN HISTORY...

Asia



Pakistan braces for rainy season
One year after the worst floods in its history, country remains unprepared as monsoon approaches.

Last Modified: 30 Jul 2011 20:07





On the first anniversary of the worst floods in its history, Pakistan remains unprepared as this year's rainy season approaches.
Hundreds of thousands of people have yet to recover their livelihoods and property, with many saying the government has provided little help with rebuilding.

This time last year, flooding in Pakistan submerged an area roughly the size of Britain, killing about 20.000 people and making 18 million homesless.

Survivors fear this year's rains could make things worse.

Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports.




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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING ROUNDS ANNOUNCED...FOR 2014 IN BRAZIL...AS PELE (OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR) & STAR STUDDED CROWD WATCH...

2014 World Cup qualifying draw


Reigning champions Spain are drawn with France as the 2014 World Cup qualifying groups are announced in Brazil.

Last Modified: 30 Jul 2011 20:46






Brazil's newly appointed World Cup ambassador Pele was in the crowd to watch the draw [GALLO/GETTY]


World champions Spain were drawn with France, Georgia, Belarus and Finland in qualifying for the 2014 tournament on Saturday.

Officially kicking off proceedings for what will be the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years, the draw pitted England with 2012 European Championship co-hosts Ukraine and Poland in Group H.

Italy shall meet Denmark and the Czech Republic in Group B, while Germany faces Sweden, Austria and Ireland in Group C.

The draw in Rio de Janeiro determined the path of 166 teams in their bid to qualify for the tournament in three years' time. It was the first major World Cup event in Brazil since the South American nation was awarded the competition in 2007. As hosts, Brazil are the only nati…

EVENTS AT THE 15TH PINE ISLAND MANGO FESTIVAL...COME ON OUT AND JOIN...THE PEOPLE'S MANGO FESTIVAL...IN SOUTH WEST FLORIDA...

Fact Box


Saturday

10:30 Opening Ceremony

10:45 - 12:45 Food Contest Tasting

11:00 - 1:30 Soap Box (Music) 11:00-1:30

11:15 - Mr. Mango Head Craft for Kids

Noon HAT PARADE

12:30 Music Break / Arthur Murray Dancers

12:45 Judging of the Hat Contest & Announcement of the Food Contest Winners

1:00 Mango Toss

1:30 - 2:00 Hot Flash Dancers

2:00 - 4:00 Mike Imbasciani and his Band.

3:00 Mango Juggling Contest

4:00 Calendar Girls Dance Troupe

4:00 - 4:30 Mango Pie Eating Contest

4:30 - 7:00 Stringtown (Music)

Sunday

10:30 Opening Greetings

10:45 Mango Weigh-In

11:00 - 1:30 Caribbean Clint Music

11:15 Mr. Mango Head Craft for Kids

Noon HAT PARADE

12:30 Music Break / Arthur Murray Dancers

12:45 Judge Hat Contest & Mention Food Contest Winners again

1:00 Mango Toss

1:30 - 2:00 Hot Flash Dancers

2:00 - 5:00 Habitat for Harmony (Music)

3:00 Mango Juggling Contest

3:30 Calendar Girls Dance Troupe

EUROPE'S TOP TEN BEACHES...AS RATED BY THE TRAVEL EXPERTS...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...

Top ten beaches in Europe



European Beaches

Europe’s natural beauty and its mention are incomplete without its spectacular beaches. 


People from all over the globe visit Europe for radiant blue oceans, cool breezes and glinting sand with glamorous coastal lines. European beaches have a special attraction. 

Here are the top ten European beaches in the world.

The Biarritz Beach, located in France, definitely deserves the first position in the list of top ten beaches in Europe. The beach is very well-ordered giving you fine reasons to enjoy Biarritz. It has partitioned swimming and surfing areas, cafes, resorts, and bars. The Biarritz festival has been attracting people for more than forty years now.





If you are a party freak then Ibiza is the place for you. The second best beach in Europe is the Ibiza, located in Spain, which is a beautiful island. It is very popular for its musical ambience with night clubs, rocking DJs and foot-tapping parties. 





Cannes, located in France, has some of the most …

THE GLORY OF MICROBES !!!...THE POSITIVE ROLE THEY PLAY IN OUR LIVES...

It's Alive! Probiotics Are Growing for Food Processors

submitted by Garth Hogan on July 30, 2011


Source:www.foodprocessing.com

You need bugs.

Specifically, your body needs the friendly microbes that perform a number of symbiotic functions, without which you'd be dead. 

Having taken on the less off-putting epithet of "probiotics" -- versus "microbes," "friendly bacteria" or "beneficial micro-organisms" -- the critters under this modern sobriquet number in the scores of species. 

All display — some were specifically developed to display — special health benefits.


According to the World Health Organization and other health groups, probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host."

Originally, they were used for relief of such unmentionable symptoms as diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome or colitis, as well as bringing calcium and vitamin D into the diets of …

LIFE'S A BEACH...HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND...ENJOY THE MANGO FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD !!!...KONA, HAWAII & PINE ISLAND, FLORIDA....

Pick your piece of heaven right here on earth with the ten most beautiful beaches of the world.
Turtle Beach in Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Japan
The first world heritage site of Japan, this beach is an egg-laying site of loggerhead turtles, hence the name.
Abel Tasman, New Zealand
Abel Tasman is a national park in New Zealand with interesting flora and fauna. It was named after the Dutch voyager who discovered Tasmania and New Zealand.
Anse Source D’Argent, La digue Island, Seychelles
This destination is known for its smooth granite rocks that are scattered along the pink sandy shores.
Tulum Beach, Mexico
A popular destination in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is known for its gorgeous beach and the picturesque Mayan ruins that overlook the sea.

BIG PLANES GOING PLACES...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...

SORTEO DE LAS ELIMINATORIAS PARA EL MUNDIAL DE BRASIL...SE REALIZA HOY...

La Fifa realiza hoy sorteo de las Eliminatorias para el Mundial de Brasil‎




Foto: Vista general del seminario de la FIFA de entrenadores ayer, viernes, 29 de julio de 2011, en un hotel de Copacabana, zona sur de Río de Janeiro (Brasil), y que contó con la participación de presidente de la Confederación Brasileña de Fútbol (CBF), Ricardo Teixeira, y el presidente de la FIFA, Joseph Blatter. Mañana se realizará el sorteo en Río de Janeiro en el que se definirán los grupos para las eliminatorias del Mundial de 2014. EFE/Antonio Lacerda



Río de Janeiro, 30 jul (EFE).- Las selecciones de 170 territorios de cinco continentes conocerán hoy el camino hacia el Mundial de Brasil 2014 en el sorteo de las eliminatorias que realizará la FIFA en Río de Janeiro, en una ceremonia con la participación de Neymar, Ronaldo y otras figuras.

Las 32 plazas del Mundial seguirán el mismo reparto de la última edición: Europa tendrá trece boletos, África cinco, Suramérica 4,5, Asia 4,5, Norteamérica, Centroamérica …

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL...THE PEOPLES MANGO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND...15TH ANNUAL PINE ISLAND MANGO FESTIVAL...

Mangomania this weekend at German American Club
July 26, 2011
By FRAN THOMAS, pineisland@breezenewspapers.com





The 15th annual MangoMania is set for July 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the German American Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.


This year, the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, the host and organizer for the annual event, has made some changes in the layout. 

Arts and crafts will be located in the grassy area of the grounds. 


Businesses with larger products such as plumbing fixtures will be relegated to the blacktop.



The kids’ area will be expanded this year. Event Coordinator Jennifer Jennings said the attractions provided by Spotlight Amusements are less carnival in nature than those from other companies used in past years. 

Mote Marine will again bring its mobile aquarium.


Tasting tables for locally grown mangos will be situated close to plants and other agriculture. 


Through the efforts of this year’s Mango Queen, Melissa Good…

MANGO MANIA IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...15TH ANNUAL PINE ISLAND, FLORIDA MANGO FESTIVAL...KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND !!!

THE "GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH"...IS NOW THE SIZE OF TEXAS !!!!...

THE OCEAN'S GARBAGE PATCHES...ARE A SHOCKING TESTIMONY...TO MANKIND'S INDIFFERENCE...

By guest bloggers Pam Longobardi and Wayne Sentman
Pam Longobardi,”Consumption Driftweb,” in OCEANOMANIA at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2011

Art can be premonitory; it can be seen as a red flag or a warning as sensitive artists notice and respond to change and impactful events. More and more artists around the world are responding to the degradation of our ocean systems by human-made plastic pollution. Art created from this material is increasingly being used as a mechanism of environmental education, helping to create an emotional connection to the problem among the viewing public, utilizing marine debris as a material to create awareness among multiple communities. Creative artists now play a role in both interpreting this environmental challenge to the public and helping to inspire creative solutions to what at times seems like an unsolvable problem. Public art installations can help create a new public consciousnessthat promotes pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors.





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