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USA PORTS SCRAP FOR POSITION IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER...THE NEW PANAMA CANAL WILL RESULT IN A 25-35% SHIFT IN CARGO FROM WEST COAST TO EAST COAST PORTS...

U.S. ports racing to get ready for bigger ships



By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY
Updated 1h 37m ago



SAVANNAH, Ga. – It's just before noon on a recent weekday, and the nation's fastest-growing container shipping port is bustling with activity.



Photo By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY

Shipping containers stacked up at the Port of Savannah, Ga.





Massive, 10-story-high cranes, each shaped like an upside down "U," lift tractor-trailer-size containers onto and off cargo ships at dockside. A station checking for radioactivity in containers leaving the port clicks right along, while a non-stop stream of trucks enters and leaves the 1,200-acre facility.

The freight moving through here touches the lives of people in 15 states, some 44% of the nation's population.

Even more critically, as the USA seeks to double exports in the next five years, this is one of the nation's few major ports with a higher percentage of exports than imports.

Those exports — such as kaolin clay from Sandersville,…

BRAZIL NORTH AMERICA ARRIVALS FOR SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 VIA PORT OF NEW YORK ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




Sunday, October 02, 2011










VIEWS OF ALIANCA vessel CAP IRENE



Import data for the Port of New York on September 29, 2011 reveals that ALIANCA vessel CAP IRENE delivered 139,524 (4kg) cartons of mango bound for USA importers and 49,632 (4kg) cartons bound for the CANADIAN market.


The vessel had been scheduled for delivery one day prior.


Data for the port of Philadelphiadeliveries on September 30, 2011 is still pending.


The data for CANADA:


MEX Y CAN received 11,088 cartons for 22% of the market share.


SUNSHINE did not have any product on this vessel.


AGRI IMPORT received 11,088 cartons for a 22% market share.


MC PRODUCE in montreal was the largest receiver for the Canadian market with a 34% market share or 16,632 cartons.


COD FRESH and BROADVIEW both had one container.


COD FRESH had 5,544 cartons and BROADVIEW had 5,280 cartons. Both amount to 11% each of the Canadian market.


AGROF…

MINEWORKER'S INVESTMENT COMPANY IS GIVING SMALL MANGO FARMERS A "NEW LEASE" IN SOUTH AFRICA...

Young farmer is now reaping what he sowed



ISAAC MAHLANGU | 11 September, 2011 10:06


Farmer Leon Mnisi Picture: ISAAC MAHLANGU


When his peers headed to Joburg in their quest for "cool jobs", Leon Mnisi opted for farming.

Today, the 25-year-old from Hazyview, Mpumalanga, smiles when he talks about turning his dad's tiny farm into a productive enterprise that produces food for a school feeding scheme and puts stock on the shelves of leading retailers.

Mnisi is one of five emerging young farmers who have thrived, thanks to the support of the Mineworkers' Investment Company.

The company assisted him by providing equipment, technical support and professional advice.

It has also facilitated access to the market by helping Mnisi and others to forge partnerships with retailers, including Shoprite and Pick n Pay, which now stock their produce.

Mnisi farms cabbages, beetroot, green peppers, maize, butternut and mangoes. And he is exceptionally proud of turning his father's 8ha patc…

A "LONG ISLAND" ICED TEA WITH A MANGO TWIST FROM OUR FRIENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA !!!...

Mango iced tea


Avocado Magazine | 02 October, 2011 22:20




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When making tea cocktails the first thing that comes to mind is the famous Long Island iced tea. 
It was created in the 1970s by bartender Robert Butt aka Rosebud.
It was presented over ice in a tall, slender iced tea glass with a twisted lemon peel and a straw




METHOD:

Brew a mango-flavoured tea bag as per usual with hot water and allow tea to cool before combining with other ingredients.

Get your serving glass ready and fill with ice, adding cooled mango tea.

Combine five spirits and lemon juice into your shaker.

Add a splash of sugar syrup (plain) or sweetener to take the edge off the lemon juice.

Shake, strain, add to tea and serve.

Ingredients:

12.5ml vodka

12.5ml gin

12.5ml tequila

12.5ml spiced rum

12.5ml triple sec

25ml lemon juice

1 x mango-flavoured tea bag

Splash of sugar syrup/sweetener


http://www.timeslive.co.za/food/2011/10/02/mango-iced-tea

MANGO IN THE LITERARY WORLD: PHILIPPINE AUTHOR WRITES OF "THE SWEETEST MANGO IN THE WORLD"...& THE IMPORTANCE IN CULTURE...

A writer for all seasons



MENAFN - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services -- Unrestricted - Saturday, October 01, 2011

A writer for all seasons

Oct 02, 2011 (The Manila Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- At age 16, Ed Maranan topped a national essay competition and was sent as Philippine delegate to the 1963 New York Herald Tribune

World Youth Forum. From St. Louis College high school in Baguio he went to UP Diliman and finished a bachelor's degree in foreign service. He remembers fondly his tutelage under professor and poet Gemino Abad who must have inspired him to write poetry.

In the 60s idealistic youth immersed themselves in activism. Young Ed joined Kabataang Makabayan in 1966 and upon graduation, he taught political science in Diliman. During the First Quarter Storm in 1970 he became a member of PAKSA (Panulat para sa kaunlaran ng sambayanan), and SAGUPA (Samahan ng mga guro sapamantasan), national democratic groups. It was then that I came to know him.

13TH ANNUAL MANGO CONGRESSES CLOSES IN PHILIPPINES WITH A CALL TO INCREASE PRODUCTION AND GLOBAL PRESENCE...

Mango industry positioning 'strongly' in world market




Sunday, October 2, 2011

GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani -- Mango industry players were positioning Philippine mango strongly in the world market by maximizing efficiency in the cost service and logistics areas, an industry official said.



Virginia de la Fuente, president of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc., also urged mango stakeholders -- mango growers, contract sprayers/financiers, input suppliers, nursery operators, exporters/traders, processors and logistics providers -- to "unite and actively participate in all our advocacies and undertakings for the improvement of, if not to save our mango industry and position our Philippine mango strongly in the world market."





She appealed to the Department of Agriculture to "empower and capacitate the mango industry associations and for any other industry association for that matter by consulting the industry leaders in planning exercises to prioritize and craft pro…

MANGO BE THY NAME: NEXT TIME ON PHU QUOC ISLAND, VIETNAM...BE SURE AND VISIT "MANGO" RESTAURANT AND TRY THE MANGO & BANANA CAKES...

Island restaurant makes specialty of seafood





Sunset: Mango Restaurant on Phu Quoc Island makes the best of a sensational location. — VNS Photos



Traditional: Rice paper rolls (Goi cuon) are even more delicious when you wrap them yourself.



Great location: Watching the day turn to night over a peaceful sea makes the dining experience more pleasureable.


Mango Restaurant&Bar

Add: Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Tel: +84.77 398 16 93

Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm

Price: VND60,000 to VND390,000



Comment: Wonderful sea view, fresh seafood and vegetables


From Mango Restaurant, on Phu Quoc Island's Ong Lang Beach, you can watch the sun go down and the stars come out with the flaming torches lighting up the panoramic sea. (Vo Le Hong reports.)



After enjoying a magnificent sunset, we sat under an immense sky full of stars at Mango Restaurant, lit by flickering torches and set before a panoramic sea view.

For years the restaurant and bar has been seducing customers with its charm. The decor and structure m…

MANGO TREE...A CENTRAL THEME IN HAWAII CHILDREN'S BOOK...(COULD BECOME A CLASSIC FOR ALL SCHOOL CHILDREN ???)...

Daughter’s questions inspire Paia author to write ‘Moon Mangoes’



October 2, 2011
By ILIMA LOOMIS - Staff Writer (iloomis@mauinews.com) , 
The Maui News



The persistent and imaginative questions of her own children inspired Paia resident Lindy Shapiro's first book, "Moon Mangoes."

The 36-page hardcover picture book from Kaneohe-based BeachHouse Publishing follows the back-and-forth between a Hawaii mother and child as they contemplate a mango tree at bedtime. 

In the story, sleepy Anuhea poses more and more challenging "what if" scenarios, while the mother answers with reassurances that she would always be loved, no matter what.

"What if I sipped the mango's sweet nectar until I grew rainbow wings and became a pulelehua? And I tip-toe-danced from flower to flower, scooping up pollen."

"Then," Mama said. "I would spread your favorite quilt on the soft, fragrant sea grass. I would lie down and watch you drift and flutter like rice paper on the …

MARRIOTT CASA MAGNA (PUERTO VALLARTA) FEATURES MANGO MARGARITAS....(AN IMO FAVORITE)...

Casa Magna Marriott in Puerto Vallarta


11:03 PM, Jan. 24, 2007 

Centrally located in the marina area north of downtown Puerto Vallarta and south of the developing Nuevo Vallarta, the Marriott Hotel is a popular resort and just five minutes from the airport.

Mango margaritas are the speciality of the open-air lounge across from the reception desk, which overlooks tropical gardens surrounding ponds filled with goldfish.

An occasional tall white egret glides into the pools and sets its long legs among the lily pads.

A woman at a table in the bar each night hand rolls cigars.

Wooded walkways lead to the pool and Jacuzzi area near the beach. The resort also has a fitness center and spa.

Rooms run $149 to $500 per night.

Some packages include breakfast.

INDIA; A LOVER OF ALL THINGS MANGO...FEATURES A THAI RECIPE FOR GREEN SKIN MANGOES...

Go green
CHEF PETER TSENG


MANY USES Green mango Photo: V. Ganesan



Mango is cultivated in most Asian tropical regions such as Thailand, Pakistan, India, China, the Philippines.
 In India there are about 500 different varieties but only 35 are cultivated extensively. 
Raw mango is green in colour and turns yellow as it ripens and is a good source of vitamins B1 and B2, Niacin and tartaric, malic and citric acids. 
It is believed to help relieve heat stroke, bilious and gastro intestinal disorders, blood disorders and scurvy.


Now, for a recipe:


Yam Mamuang Sod


(Traditional Thai raw mango salad with cashewnuts and mint)



Serves: 2

Preparation time: 6 minutes



Ingredients

For the nahm yam dressing:

Fresh mint leaves: 1 cup

Peeled shallots: half a cup

Coriander root: 1 cup, washed and chopped

Chopped, peeled garlic: half a cup

Red chillies: 3

Green chillies: 2

Freshly squeezed lemon juice: 2 tbsp

Light soya sauce: 1 tbsp

Sugar: 1 tbsp

Vinegar: 1 tbsp

For the salad:

Medium-sized raw mango: 2, shredded

Fresh mint leaves…