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CONGRATULATIONS TO MARACAIBO'S NEW MBA GRADUATES...URBE MBA CAROL PINEDA RUBIO...FELICIDADES A CAROL PINEDA RUBIO...MAGISTER EN ADMINISTRACION DE EMPRESAS...EGRESADA DEL URBE...

En la foto (Izquerda a Derecha) : Cristin, Gabriel, Carol Pineda, Alicia


In the picture (Left to Right) : Cristin, Gabriel, Carol Pineda, Alicia


Graduated today, August 9, 2011 from the Universidad Rafael Bello Chacin (URBE) Maracaibo, Venezuela


With a masters in Business Administration.


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HOW A BLUE - CROWNED HANGING PARROT EATS A MANGO...

BLUE-CROWNED HANGING PARROT EATING MANGO
16 May 2010 in Feeding-plants,
Contributed by Georgina Tanya Sandhu-Chin





“I was doing my research and heard this loud tweeting sound – and decided to investigate and lo and behold – these gorgeous wild Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots (Loriculus galgulus) were feeding on the mango tree (Mangifera indica) in my front garden. I could not believe it but the green made it slightly hard to spot them. I grabbed my camera and got some shots, not the best but you can tell that there were definitely hanging parrots -1 May 2010. Absolutely gorgeous colors.”

Georgina Tanya Sandhu-Chin
Singapore
1st May 2010
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Note: We have earlier posts on the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot eating rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum),guave (Psidium guajava), and oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruits.

Image by Georgina Tanya Sandhu-Chin.

HOW BIRDS EAT MANGOES: BLACK - NAPED ORIOLE EATING A MANGO...

BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE EATING MANGO
14 Feb 2010 in Feeding-plantsNo Comments »
Contributed by Cheong Wen Chun




The Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) feeds on a wide range of food that includes insects and fruits. It can be commonly seen foraging along forest edge and gardens.

Cheong Wen Chun’s study of the Black-naped Oriole eating a mango (Mangifera indica) adds on to its list of plant food. Wells (2007) lists common garden fruits like papaya (Carica papaya), star fruit (Averrhoa carambola); roadside trees and palms like acacia (Acacia auriculariformis), MacArthur palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii), wild cinnamon (Cinnamonum iners), figs (Ficus spp.) and terentang (Campnosperma auriculatum). Other plants include mahang (Macaranga spp.), Malayan teak (Vitex pubescens) and love-in-a-mist (Passiflora foetida).

Reference:
Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.

NI SU PROPIA GENTE LE CREEN..."EL COCALERO" EVO YA NO ES PROFETA EN SU TIERRA...

Su misma gente se le alza



Gobierno boliviano fracasó hoy en su intento de dialogar con los indígenas de la Amazonía que iniciarán una marcha de 500 kilómetros desde esa región a La Paz para protestar contra la construcción de una carretera que atraviesa una reserva natural













El gobierno de Evo Morales comenzó a construir una carretera con financiamiento brasileño que debe atravesar una reserva ecológica en el centro de Bolivia, en medio del rechazo de pobladores indígenas que marcharán para alertar sobre el daño ambiental a la "Madre Tierra".

"Nosotros nos oponemos a la carretera en el TIPNIS, que es una zona rica en biodiversidad. Se van a romper bosques, se van a contaminar ríos donde hay peces, se va a afectar la vida de indígenas", afirmó a la AFP el dirigente de esta región, Ernesto Sánchez.

El TIPNIS (Territorio Indígena y Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure) es una región selvática de un millón de hectáreas en el centro de Bolivia, donde habitan principalmente unos 50.…

YOU WON'T FIND "HOT WATER TREATED" MANGOES ON DAVID H. MURDOCK'S SHOPPING LIST...SEE HOW HE DOES IT ... GOING STRONG AT 88 YEARS YOUNG...

David H. Murdock

Chairman, Dole Food Company, Inc.

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At 88, The Healthy Routine That Works For Me
Posted: 8/9/11 12:00 Pm




In my previous blogs, I've talked about what I eat to remain healthy and energetic at 88 years of age. In this blog I will provide some examples.

My day begins a little before 6 a.m. I never set an alarm clock. First stop is my home gym for an hour of cardio, then some strength training, working about eight to 10 machines, increasing the resistance until exhaustion is reached. My routine includes between 20 and 30 push-ups. I drink coffee in the morning and a few cups throughout the day. Among coffee's health benefits are lower risk of Parkinson's,Ttype 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

Maybe some people will not agree but I like to eat sardines in the morning for breakfast. I think some people will have a hard time eating sardines in olive oil or pickled sardines for breakfast. I guess that is why I am still single…

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AND PRIZES AWARDED FOR 15TH ANNUAL PINE ISLAND MANGO FESTIVAL...

Prizes awarded at MangoMania for largest mangoes

North Fort Myers couple wins top prize

August 9, 2011
By FRAN THOMAS  (pineisland@breezenewspapers.com) , Pine Island Eagle



The coveted prizes for largest mango at MangoMania were won by Robert Floyd of North Fort Myers with 6.84 pound mango; 
Ross McDonald of South Fort Myers with one weighing 5.12; 
and Bokeelia resident Bill Cyzewski, a close third place with a mango coming in at 5.10 pounds.

Cyzewski and his wife, Mary, have owned their mango grove since 1990. They primarily grow Kent cultivars but also have Haden, Irwin, and Keitt varieties. 
Their prize-winning mango is a Keitt that should have weighed in at a modest two to three pounds.

How did they grow the mango so far above average?

"We didn't do anything magical," Mary Cyzewski said. "We just love our mangos."

She spotted the future star on a tree and informed her husband," I think I found it."

As it continued to grow, they nicknamed it, "Andre…

PERUVIAN DRUG SMUGGLERS SUSPECTED IN DISAPPEARANCE OF RECLUSE AMAZONIAN TRIBE...

After Attack, Reclusive Amazon Tribe Feared Missing

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 08 August 2011 Time: 04:15 PM ET







This 2010 image shows part of an uncontacted Indian tribe in western Brazil. The tribe has disappeared since a group of armed men (presumed to be Peruvian drug traffickers) overran a Brazilian guardpost near the tribe's lands. Brazilian officials are now looking for signs of the missing tribe.
CREDIT: © Gleison Miranda/FUNAI/Survival Internationa



Editor's Note: Due to a typo, the original version of this article stated that the guard post is 32 miles from the Peruvian border. In fact, the post is 12 miles from the border. We apologize for the error.


An uncontacted Amazon tribe that made headlines earlier this year after being filmed from the air is feared missing after presumed drug traffickers overran the Brazilian guards posted to protect the tribe's lands.

According to tribal advocacy group Survival International, Brazilian officials can …

PHILIPPINES ... MAJOR PROVIDER OF MANGOES FROM AUSTRALIA TO ASIA...

BACKGROUND

The Philippines, one of the largest island-groups in the world with 7,100 islands and islets, is strategically located within the area of nations that sweeps southeast from Mainland Asia across the equator to Australia.


Background
Climate
Land Resources
Farm Systems/Structure
Agri in the Economy



Its boundaries are formed by three large bodies of water: on the west and north by the South China Sea; on the east by the Pacific Ocean; and on the south by the Celebes Sea and coastal waters of Borneo.

The total land area of the Philippines is 300 thousand square kilometers or 30 million hectares. It constitutes two percent of the total land area of the world and ranks 57th among the 146 countries of the world in terms of physical size.

The Philippines, advocates the archipelago doctrine, as such it gains exclusive to all resources living or non-living in and at the bottom of an area of about 276,000 square nautical miles.

The Philippines is divided into three major island groups:
Lu…

CARREFOUR BRAZIL MAY HAVE A NEW OWNER YET...WALMART IS KEEPING MOUTH SHUT...

BRAZIL: Wal-Mart coy on Carrefour Brazil takeover talks

By: Petah Marian | 9 August 2011


Wal-Mart has remained coy on reports that it is in talks to buy Carrefour's Brazil unit.

The statements came today (9 August) as Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported that executives from Wal-Mart's US headquarters have held talks with Carrefour's executives over a possible deal.

A spokesperson for Wal-Mart said that it has "made no announcement regarding Brazil and do not comment on market rumour or speculation", while Carrefour declined to comment.

Carrefour was in talks with the Diniz Group to merge with Brazilian retailer CBD. However, the controversial plan was not supported by CBD's other major shareholderCasino.

Casino claimed that a 2005 deal with Diniz meant that it was due to become the sole controlling shareholder in CBD, which is also known by its trading name of Grupo Pao de Acucar, next year.

Diniz withdrew the proposal following Casino's continued oppo…

DYNAMIC SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE WORKS HARD FOR NEW MARKETS FOR PHILIPPINE MANGOES...

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) guarantees Mr. He Rirong (center) and Mr. Hong Xiaojun of China’s Department for Supervision on Animals and Plants, that the Philippines is ready to improve its current facilities for quality control system as well as procedures and regulations to respond to China’s standard requirements for imported mangoes during a courtesy call on August 2, 2011 at the DA Central Office. The Chinese delegates are here in the country to visit and evaluate six mango treatment facility sites in Manila and Mindanao. (Photo by: Kathrino Resurreccion, DA-Information Service)









MANGO PRODUCTION IS BEING PUSHED IN THE PHILIPPINES...HOME TO SOME OF THE SWEETEST MANGOES IN THE WORLD (GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD'S RECORDS) WANTS TO PRODUCE MORE...

Posted on August 09, 2011 09:53:14 PM

Mango output pushed





KORONADAL CITY -- Farmers in Central Mindanao have been urged to plant more mangoes in a bid to boost the country’s production and increase the local fruit’s competitiveness in international markets.







Fred L. Dumasis, president of the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Associations, Inc., said in a statement here over the weekend that his group will discuss mango production potentials of the region during the 13th National Mango Congress scheduled to be held in the town of Glan, Sarangani province on Sept. 28-30.



"We would like to highlight the Soccsksargen Region, especially Sarangani province, as a viable location for off-season mango production," said Mr. Dumasis, whose group is the congress’ lead organizer.



Soccsksargen, also referred to as Central Mindanao or Region 12, consists of the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani, as well as the cities of Cotabato, General Santos, Kidapawan, …

PHILIPPINE PROVINCE MANGO GROWERS ASSOCIATION (PALAWAN) SEEKS TO HAVE QUARANTINE LIFTED THAT HAS BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE 1987

PIA Press Release
Tuesday, August 09, 2011


Conditional lifting of mango quarantine sought





PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, August 9 (PIA) -- The conditional lifting of the Palawan mango quarantine is being sought in a provincial resolution authored by the Provincial Board Member Derrick Pablico, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Aquatic Resources.



The resolution appeals to Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala to favorably act on the petition of the Mango Growers Association of Palawan which urges for the regulated or conditional lifting of the mango quarantine.



The quarantine on all Palawan mangoes is in effect by virtue of the Special Quarantine Administrative Order No. 20 of the Bureau of Plant Industry issued in 1987.



The quarantine was imposed at the start of the mango pulp weevil infestation which was affecting the southern municipalities of the province. The quarantine restricts until today the transport and marketing of locally-produced mangoes outside of the…