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WOW !!!...MANGO MOJITO POPSICLES...FOR GROWN UPS!!!...NOW THIS...LOOKS LIKE A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY MANGOES !!!...

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011Where did the ice cream man go?
This morning on my walk, I noticed something odd. Here we are, smack in the middle of summer break, and not a single child was outside playing. We live in an area where there are children galore, yet block after block, in the middle of suburbia, the only evidence of outdoor activity was the occasional bike ditched on a lawn or a stray ball forgotten in the gutter. And since I clearly don’t have a lot of important stuff to think about on these walks, it got me wondering how in the world the ice cream man makes a living anymore.

Now I know times have changed a bit, and these days we live in a more dangerous world, but when I was a kid, which wasn’t that long ago, all of us in the neighborhood would congregate as soon as the sun came up, and continue wreaking whatever havoc we were wreaking that day until well after sundown. Being inside was cruel and unusual punishment, and we would just use that time to plot our next outdoor escapade. …

THE FABULOUS ELUSIVE "CHAUNSA" MANGO WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR...FOR COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS TO BE SAVORED BY USA CONSUMERS...

Louisa Chu



Louisa Chu is a chef, writer, producer, and adventurer. She has cooked around the world, from Paris to Alaska. She trained at El Bulli, Ducasse, Alinea, Moto, and other restaurants. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris with Le Grand Diplôme for concurrent studies in cuisine and pâtisserie. She has appeared on Food Network's Iron Chef America, Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, PBS's Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, and other outlets. Her writing has appeared in Gourmet, CHOW, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and other publications.

The elusive Pakistani mango
by Louisa Chu | Aug. 10, 2011






The legendary Pakistani Chaunsa mango, arguably the best in the world, landed for the first time in the United States at O’Hare about two weeks ago, but unless you were among the mango chosen few, you’ll have to wait until next year to taste them in Chicago.


None of the initial 2,800 pound shipment made it out to market. Many were eaten at the I…

COULD THIS BE THE WORLD'S LARGEST CARGO PLANE...

World's biggest cargo plane in surprise visit

Dean Kirby

October 20, 2006


PLANE spotters were in for a treat when this supersized jet made a surprise visit to Manchester Airport yesterday.

The aircraft, called the Beluga after the beluga whale, looks just like a giant unpainted Thunderbirds' model and is said to be the world's largest cargo carrier.

It is understood the A300-600ST Super Transporter, as it is also known, was heading from Hamburg to the BAe Systems factory at Broughton, near Chester.

But the pilot is thought to have diverted to Manchester because cross-winds were buffeting the runway at his destination.

The aircraft's rare stop-off delighted the huge number of spotters who gather at the airport each day to monitor the skies.

John Cully, from Swinton, said: "It's a fantastic sight, isn't it? You don't see anything else like that in the world of aviation."

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/226038_worlds_biggest_ca…

USAF C5A GALAXY (BOEING) HEAVY LIFTING USA STYLE...

THE A N 124 (ANTONOV) ...STILL THE GRAND DADDY OF HEAVY LIFTING IN THE AIR CARGO WORLD...

AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGY MAKES TIME LAPSE IMAGERY POSSIBLE...

Wednesday, August 10

Time-Lapse Camera



Ever wonder how to catch those time-lapse images of a growing flower or the changing seasons? It usually involves a few thousand dollars' worth of equipment and a whole lot of patience. But now those of us who prefer to spend our vacation in a hammock nursing a daiquiri rather than sitting patiently behind a camera can get in on that pro-style photography.

Just set up this sturdy new Time-Lapse Camera, click a few buttons, and leave it to its work shooting frame after frame and stitching them together into a time-lapse video. So you can bring home footage of the changing light across a cityscape, the rise and fall of the equatorial sun, or a full day of your kids frolicking on the beach. All of the payoff with none of the effort? That's our idea of a vacation.

Time-Lapse Camera, available from Photojojo, $149

PANAMA CANAL WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN LOCKS FOR MAINTENANCE BRIEFLY...

Panama Locks Set for Maintenance Shutdowns
Joseph Bonney 
| Aug 8, 2011 1:28PM GMTThe Journal of Commerce Online - News Story






East lane of the canal’s Gatun Locks will be will be closed for two 26-hour periods this month

Vessel traffic through the Panama Canal will be affected this month by maintenance and dredging.

The east lane of the canal’s Gatun Locks will be will be closed for two 26-hour periods this month for removal and reinstallation of miter gates and other scheduled maintenance.

The west lane at the Pedro Miguel locks will be closed for three days this week for dredging near the locks’ southwest approach wall.

The Panama Canal Authority said it will put its transit reservation system in effect from Thursday through Saturday and on Aug. 18.

The canal authority also said that during July the canal handled between 25 and 38 transits a day by oceangoing vessels, for a daily average of 33.1 transits.

-- Contact Joseph Bonney at jbonney@joc.com. Follow him on Twitter @josephbonney.

NUEVAS NORMAS PARA LOGRAR MAS ALTOS BRIX EN MANGO CON FIN DE MEJORAR RETORNO ECONOMICO AL PRODUCTOR EN MEXICO...

México: Aplican fitorreguladores para incrementar la calidad del mango en Sinaloa



La intención del proyecto es lograr uniformidad y aumentar el contenido de sólidos solubles totales en mangos Kent y Tommy Atkins, mediante la aplicación precosecha de etefón y sales de potasio



De acuerdo con la información proporcionada por productores de mango en el sur de Sinaloa, las empresas locales que destinan el mango a la industria lo compran entre 0.80 centavos y 1.20 pesos por kilogramo (datos de 2008). 

Sin embargo, otras empresas foráneas (Fresh Export, por ejemplo) compran el kilogramo de fruta en 1.80 pesos, con el requisito de que los frutos tengan valores alrededor de 8.0 °Brix (medida que indica en qué proporción están los azúcares con respecto a los ácidos). 

Los productores indican que con una estrategia para satisfacer la demanda de calidad en el nivel de sólidos solubles totales (SST), esta y otras empresas incrementarían al menos en 20 mil toneladas por año sus compras de frutos de las…

HOW $1.00 (ONE DOLLAR) HELPS CHANGE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN...

Wednesday, August 10th     We'll keep Horn of Africa hunger relief open another week. Please share! $1 Sends an Elite Team to Rescue
Endangered Animals Captured by Poachers 
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NOT ALL PORTS ARE CREATED EQUAL...IMAGES OF PORT OPERATIONS...AROUND THE WORLD...

NOT ALL PORTS ARE CREATED EQUAL...IMAGES OF PORT OPERATIONS...AROUND THE WORLD...

RESEARCHERS FIND THAT FORESTS REINVENT THEMSELVES...BRINGING GOOD NEWS AND STRESSING THE IMPORTANT ROLE THEY PLAY...

Science News




Carbon Sink: Up-And-Coming Forests Replacing Aging Forests of Upper Great Lakes


ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2011) — The aging forests of the Upper Great Lakes could be considered the baby boomers of the region's ecosystem. The decline of trees in this area is a cause for concern among policymakers and ecologists who wonder whether the end of the forests' most productive years means they will no longer offer the benefits they are known for: cleansed air, fertile soil, filtered water and, most important to climate change analysts, carbon storage that offsets greenhouse gas emissions.



A team of ecologists led by Ohio State University researchers says, however, that coming up right underneath the old forests is a new generation of native trees that are younger, more diverse and highly competitive. 

They represent a vast unknown compared to what ecologists have long theorized about how forests work as carbon sinks, but these researchers expect the next generation to carry on th…

DAILY MANGO IMPORTS HAVE DROPPED BY OVER 50% PER USDA IMPORT DATA...

The NMB website link to USDA data is up and running after a temporary glitch this morning...

U.S. Import Volume
Per Day
Daily report for date range: August 1, 2011 through August 10, 2011Export to Excel

Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC08/01/201142,9924,885MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC08/08/201121,6632,462Total

64,6557,347MANGOSHAITI08/01/2011388,35944,132MANGOSHAITI08/04/2011270,22230,707MANGOSHAITI08/05/2011251,75928,609MANGOSHAITI08/08/201137,4224,253Total

947,762107,701MANGOSMEXICO08/01/20114,893,691556,101MANGOSMEXICO08/02/20111,820,565206,882MANGOSMEXICO08/03/20112,279,213259,001MANGOSMEXICO08/04/20112,994,783340,316MANGOSMEXICO08/05/20112,748,515312,331MANGOSMEXICO08/06/20112,521,743286,562MANGOSMEXICO08/07/2011290,73233,038MANGOSMEXICO08/08/20114,180,385475,044Total

21,729,6272,469,275Grand Total

22,742,0442,584,323
Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov

CONTAINER RATES ARE DROPPING...SUPPLY EXCEEDS DEMAND...

ComPair Data Rate Capacity Nexus Report







Dear Reader,

Rates are falling and capacity is fluctuating by the week, but do you have a good handle on how capacity affects rates?

On key trades from South China to all U.S. ports, capacity was increased in the second quarter and it had a negative impact on rates as demand slowed. Rates from Busan to North America plummeted in the second quarter due to increased capacity in the first quarter. The link between capacity and rates is clear.All this and more is included in the latest edition of the ComPair Data Rate-Capacity Nexus Report, Click Here to purchase the report.



The report analyzes the movement of capacity and rates for 100 port-to-port pairs from the third quarter of 2010 through the first half of 2011, giving a complete picture of how these two crucial variables influenced one another over the past four quarters. The report uses rate information from partner SeaIntelligence.com and ComPair Data’s detailed allocated capacity estimat…

NATIONAL MANGO BOARD (NMB) WEBSITE CRASHES

August 10, 2011
The National Mango Board (NMB) website (www.mango.org) link to the USDA commodity report is not working.
This what users learned when they tried to access import volume report:


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