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IN AUSTRALIA....MANGOES WILL BE IN SEASON THROUGH MARCH...OUTSELLING BREAD, MILK & COCA-COLA !!!...

Make the most of mangoes



October 7, 2011 - 12:10PM





Asian temptation ... Mango and coconut sushi rice. Photo: Marina Oliphant


Thousands of luscious fleshy mangoes are on their way from Darwin in roadtrains heralding the start of summer.




As the rolling harvest moves south over the next few months, mangoes will be hand-plucked from trees in Katherine in the Northern Territory in mid-October, then in North Queensland and down through the Sunshine Coast until the final mangoes will be picked in Victoria in March.



Outselling bread, milk and Coca-Cola on peak selling days during their short-lived season, the mango is a summer favourite for Australians.


"There's no other fruit that stacks up against the mango - in flavour, texture and eating pleasure," says Malcolm McLean, Woolworths' business manager for fruit.

"Everyone knows they symbolise all the good feelings associated with summer."

Although Australia sells about 14 million mangoes each year, this accounts for only o…

SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY IN RECORD TERRITORY FOR IMO BLOG...

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 06, 2011




Pageviews for the past week (IMO BLOG)
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New intraday record set for IMO BLOG as  1,562 viewers visit site.


Everytime pageviews have crossed the 1,000 threshold, the numbers have been substantial.


Today marks the third time in the past week that IMO BLOG numbers for pageview have been over 1,000.


The first time was last saturday, October 01, when 1364 viewers visited the IMO BLOG.


Yesterday was the second time when 1,339 viewers visited the site.


Today's numbers mark a second consecutive day well over 1,000 pageviews.



BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY FOR IMO FRIEND, MAURO SUAZO OF DAMCO...

The IMO wishes our dear friend Mauro Suazo a speedy recovery from recent Heart Surgery on August 11, 2011.


Will Cavan (IMO), Massimiliano Sansone (Ecuador shipper), Mauro Suazo (DAMCO), Karel Castillo (Dominican Republic shipper), Hipe Seminario (Peru), Francisco Neyra (Peru shipper) (Background), ?, Felipe Seminario (Peru)  (RIP) at the 2008 Mango Congress in Guayaquil, Ecuador.


Carlos Choez, ?, Massimiliano Sansone, Karel Castillo, Mauro Suazo and Felipe Seminario (RIP) Background: Will Cavan , Francisco Neyra

ONE OF BRAZIL'S FAVORITE FILMS..."AMARELO MANGA" (MANGO YELLOW)...TELLS OF LIFE IN RECIFE, BRAZIL...

Movie makes Top 50 alltime favorite films....











The 50 Best Brazilian Movies


by sanfortes created 4 months ago  | last updated - 1 week ago




http://www.imdb.com/list/JVECsM4DwB0/

# 31:









Plot Summary for

Mango Yellow (2002


Amarelo Manga (original title)


Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a necrophile in love with a bar owner, a transvestite, and many others. 
Written by<lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

In a poor neighborhood in Recife, the lives of exotic and bizarre characters entwine in a bar and in a very low-budget hotel. 

The queer Dunga works in the hotel and has a crush on the butcher Wellington that is married with the religious Kika and has an affair with his mistress Dayse. 
The sick necrophiliac Isaac owns a yellow Mercedes Benz and wants to have sex with Lígia that owns of Bar Avenida. 

Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


http://www…

PARADISE "MANGO" RUM MAKES THE PERFECT MANGO MOJITO...

A sip of paradise

(The Philippine Star)

Updated April 23, 2009 12:00 AM






Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur presents the ultimate summer drink in 2009 — the Mango Mojito.




MANILA, Philippines – Beat the summer heat with a drink that will quench your thirst and cool you off!



Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur presents the ultimate summer drink this 2009 — the Mango Mojito.



Chill out while sipping a luscious blend of mango and rum with a tickle of mint.



Mango Mojito

Ingredients:

5 pcs. mint leaves

Juice of a quarter lime

2 oz. Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur

top with Club Soda

Procedure:

Put mint leaves, sugar and juice of lime in a tall ball glass.

Muddle or crush the leaves with a muddler or spoon.

Pour Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur and stir.

Add crushed ice and top with soda water.


Top off the drink with a slice of lemon to garnish.

Another variation of the Mango Mojito is mixing 1 oz. of Old Captain Rum, 1/2 oz. sugar syrup, and 1 oz. instead of 2 oz. of Paradise Mango Rum.

This will give you a stronger drink with a hint of…

PHILIPPINES DISTILLERY FOUNDED IN 1852 PROUD OF MANGO RUM...

Tourism, alcohol good bedfellows

BY AMADO P. MACASAET




Is there sense in promoting tourism by exporting locally distilled whiskey, brandy, sangria and even gin? 
Destileria Limtuaco & Co., founded in 1852 by an entrepreneur in the Parian district, says there is.


The proof is increasing sales to Switzerland, Sweden, China, Hong Kong and Guam, although the bulk goes to the three Asian territories. The number of tourists attracted by these products is unquantifiable.


Negotiations are under way with some importers in the United States.

Olivia Limpe Aw, the sixth-generation chief executive officer of the 159-year-old distillery, has the simple sense of using raw materials the Philippines is known for.



Thus, the Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur has mango as main raw material and its packaging prominently displays the fruit.



Ms. Aw says Destileria Limtuaco has stolen a march on both local and foreign competitors by producing the first mango rum liqueur in the world.



Officials of the company are proud of…

SPANISH MANGO GROWERS ENJOY PROXIMITY TO EUROPES MAJOR MARKETS

Axarquia and Costa Tropical, main producers of mangos in Europe
Axarquía - Málaga East

THURSDAY, 06 OCTOBER 2011 17:49




THE Axarquia area and the Costa Tropical have become the main producers of mangos in Europe.



The harvest has just begun, and farmers are hoping that this year’s crop will be the best yet, and could even double the 11,000 tonnes collected last year.

The Young Farmers’ Association specialist in fruit and vegetables, Benjamin Fauli said “there have been no problems with the climate or any plagues, so the harvest will be well above 15,000 tonnes.”

There is also an excellent market for the fruit, especially as Brazil, one of the main competitors, will have less mangos to export to Europe because they will first have to deal with the increasing demand for the fruit within the country as well as in the United States, “that will benefit Malaga producers because demand will grow within Europe” Fauli explained.

The main markets for the fruit are France, Germany and the United Kingdom,…

MINAS GERAIS REGION MANGO PRODUCTION ENJOYS PROXIMITY TO MAJOR MARKETS...

Translated from Jornalentreposto


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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 06, 2011




Almost 1,000 miles to the south of Brazil's famous mango region in Pernambuco, Minas gerais mango region is growing fast.


Mango production for Minas Gerais is expected to top last seasons 101.3 thousand metric tonnes according to the Brazilian Statistical institute (IBGE). This year's harvest has just started and will run until April.


The next months are ideal for Brazilian mango production in the local market.


Minas Gerais location puts the crop just hours away from Sao Poalo and Rio de Janiero two of Brazil's and South Americas largest markets.


The southern location gives the mangoes from Minas Gerais a timing factor that coincides with the Soa Francisco valley fruit winding down and prices for mangoes in Brazil going up.


Production of the Palmer variety is increasing to compliment the Tommy Atkins and Haden v…

Brasil: Produtor mineiro programa colheita da manga para obter bons preços

A produção mineira de manga, que vem obtendo aumentos sucessivos nos últimos anos, deve superar nesta safra a marca de 101,3 mil toneladas registrada no período 2010/2011, segundo o Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). A nova safra do estado está começando e vai até abril de 2012. Os próximos meses são considerados ideais para os produtores colocarem o produto no mercado, pois começa a entressafra da manga produzida em São Paulo.

Para isso, os agricultores de Minas Gerais fazem a programação da safra de manga controlando a irrigação. “Há também outros recursos, que devem ser utilizados com a orientação de técnicos, a fim de estabelecer o melhor momento para a planta começar a produzir”, diz o produtor Clemente Teles Neto, de Janaúba, no Norte de Minas.

Segundo ele, o principal objetivo é garantir a colheita nos períodos de entressafra dos grandes concorrentes. Neto acrescenta que a produção da região termina na metade do primeiro semestre. Nesse período começa a predo…

VALUABLE TOOL FOR MANGO INDUSTRY...GOOGLE EARTH HAS BEEN VIEWED OVER ONE BILLION TIMES...

Google Earth eclipses one billion downloads

by Staff Writers
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 5, 2011





Google Earth software has been downloaded more than one billion times, and that stellar achievement was marked Wednesday with a website showcasing ways the interactive replica of the planet is used.

OneWorldManyStories.com features 40 real-world tales of how people around the globe have used Google Earth to follow dreams, defend nature, explore distant places, or learn about the planet.

Of course, Google Earth maps let people travel virtually to locales where such stories play out.

"Google Earth is probably one of the most downloaded applications of all time in terms of raw numbers," product manager Peter Birch told AFP.

To provide context, Google Earth and Maps vice president of engineering Brian McClendon pointed out that a billion hours ago humans were living in the Stone Age and that a billion minutes ago the Roman Empire was flourishing.

"We're proud of our one billion mileston…

CONTAINER SHIP CHARTER RATES ARE IN A "FREE FALL"...WILL THIS NEWS HELP MANGO EXPORTERS ???...

Container Ship Charter Rates Plummet

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Oct 6, 2011 1:57PM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story







Industry hit by falling freight rates, rising overcapacity, sluggish growth on key routes



Container ship charter rates are in free fall as ocean carriers cut back on hired tonnage amid plunging freight rates, rising overcapacity and sluggish cargo growth on key trade routes.

The market retreat has turned into a rout with the average daily rate for a gearless standard 4,250 20-foot equivalent container unit ship on a two-year charter falling to $14,750 from $16,046 at the end of last week, according to the Hamburg Shipbrokers Association.

This is just half the $28,603 a day this size of ship was earning at the end of March, following a four month rally driven by carriers seeking extra capacity amid buoyant cargo demand ahead of the peak shipping season. Rates started to retreat in April as the outlook for carriers darkened and the selloff has accelera…

HOW MUCH CASH IS CHILE'S WEALTHIEST FAMILY WILLING TO "BURN" ON CSAV SHIPPING LINE "COMEBACK" ???...

Chile Richest Family Risks Golden Touch With Ships: Freight




October 05, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT


By Matt Craze

(Updates with closing share prices in seventh paragraph, comment from Guillermo Luksic in 10th paragraph.)



Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Chile’s Luksic family became the country’s wealthiest by buying underperforming businesses and turning them around. With shipping company Cia. Sud Americana de Vapores SA, it may have lost its way.

Quinenco SA, the Santiago-based holding company controlled by the Luksic brothers, said Sept. 2 it would buy as much as $1 billion of a $1.2 billion share increase in CSAV, Latin America’s largest container shipping company. That will probably give the Luksics control after shareholders approved the transaction today. Since the announcement, shares in CSAV, as the company is called, have slumped 45 percent.

Guillermo Luksic, who became chairman of CSAV after Quinenco bought 10 percent of the company from Chile’s Claro family in March, is following billionaire U.S. fin…

ARE MEXICAN MANGO EXPORTERS WILLING TO SACRIFICE CASHFLOW BY LEAVING THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET ???...

Mexico ready for Japanese mango protocols


October 6th, 2011

Mexico is ready to comply with Japan’s new mango importer protocols providing buyers continue to foot the bill, website Provincia.com.mx reported.

Mango Production president Xavier Chávez Contreras, said Japan has been paying for the small export fee under the Japan-Mexico Economic Partnership agreement since 2005.





“Each year we review the export protocol with each country to see how we can cut handling time, manage ripeness and find out when and how much they want,” he was reported as saying.

Each producer receives more than MXN$2000 (US$146) per metric ton (MT) shipped to Japan. There are currently 4,000 producers and 20 packers who export to U.S., Canada and Japan.

It’s estimated 40% of Japan’s mango imports come from Mexico, but compared with U.S. import volumes this is relatively small.

Photo: Depimex.com

www.freshfruitportal.com
http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2011/10/06/mexico-ready-for-japanese-mango-protocols/