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COLOMBIA CURRENTLY OVERPRODUCING ELECTRICITY ....

Colombia energy oversupply bad for prices
by Staff Writers
Bogota, Colombia (UPI) Feb 14, 2012


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Colombia's energy industry is heading toward a price fall because of oversupply of electricity, a development that bodes ill for the fast-expanding power generation sector.

Economic growth in the Latin American country has surpassed expectations but also landed economic strategists with a problem. Colombia is likely to be producing more electricity than its domestic and industrial consumers need and that can only depress prices and prove a disincentive for power generation companies.

Last year the government embarked on a major energy expansion program but the capacity built or under construction as a result is more than the economy can absorb.

Future Colombian electricityprices could face downward pressure as the country expan…

A UNION BETWEEN BIOLOGY & COMPUTER SCIENCE TO DECIPHER DNA ...

Biological Computer Deciphers DNA
by Staff Writers
La Jolla CA (SPX) Feb 15, 2012


The Scripps Research logo, decrypted as a fluorescent image. Image courtesy of the Keinan lab.







Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a "biological computer" made entirely from biomolecules that is capable of deciphering images encrypted on DNA chips. Although DNA has been used for encryption in the past, this is the first experimental demonstration of a molecular cryptosystem of images based on DNA computing.


The study was published in a recent online-before-print edition of the journal Angewandte Chemie.

Instead of using traditional computer hardware, a group led by Professor Ehud Keinan of Scripps Research and the Technion created a computing system using bio-molecules. When suitable software was applied to the biological computer, it could decrypt, separately, fluorescent images of The Scripps Research Institute an…

SI CUBA QUIERE IR A CARTAGENA...TENDRA QUE CAMBIAR DE GOBIERNO ...

EE.UU. dice que Cuba debe retornar a la OEA si quiere asistir a la Cumbre en Cartagena


ColombiaCubaEstados Unidos "Está bien claro que, a través de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) se decidió en 2001 que sólo los líderes democráticamente elegidos del hemisferio son invitados", informó el subsecretario, Mike Hammer. Cuba ha manifestado en reiteradas oportunidades su desinterés en retornar formalmente al organismo del que fue expulsada en 1962.









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El subsecretario de Estado para Asuntos Públicos de Estados Unidos, Mike Hammer, dijo este martes que si Cuba quiere participar de la Cumbre de las Américas de Cartagena primero deberá aceptar el proceso para retornar a la OEA.

"Está bien claro que, a través de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) se decidió en 2001 que sólo los líderes democráticamente elegidos del hemisferio son invitados a participar en las Cumbres de las Américas", dijo Hammer en un encuentro hoy con periodistas e…

SURINAME LOOKS TO EXPORT ...

Suriname port authority eyes ambitious expansion

By STABROEK STAFF
REGIONAL NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012





(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Suriname’s Port Authority needs an additional US$ 30 million to consolidate its leading position in the region, director John Defares tells de Ware Tijd. The port has just completed five years of expansion and modernization costing US$ 100 million. ‘The additional investment will be good for the next 20 years.


All we need to do is constantly see to good maintenance of our operations. We don’t have that kind of money available, but we won’t bother the government since its priorities have changed. The Port Authority should be able to earn that money’, Defares says.



This year, parts of the additional funds will be spent on necessary infrastructural works both in Paramaribo and the District of Nickerie amounting to US$ 8 million. The US$ 3 million investment in the rice district is to improve quay facilities. The Port Authority executive says he is forced to…

A VISIT TO THE FARM OF DR. QAZI NAEEM AKHTAR

Mr. Muhammad Ali Khaskali agriculture consultant of Akhtar Fruit Farm Shahdadpur visiting with me.








MASTER TRAINER TO PAKISTANI MANGO INDUSTRY LEARNED HIS CRAFT IN INDIA ....

By Hadi Laghari
Technical Manager
ASSIM AGRICULTURAL FARM
Sindh, Pakistan







The old men in this picture is one of those very few individuals who went to India soon after partition (1947) to get training on mangoes & bananas from India...and they brought banana plants from India in those days & introduced them in Sindh...At Akhtar Qazi Farms...Shahdadpur....."never underestimate local knowledge"....Let's revisit & collect such treasures of information unfortunately never documented before...if we want to seriously improve our mango industry....then we have to go back right into fields...have to establish a better connection with soils, trees, climate, water, peoples...etc...for researchers...they have to go out into the fields...to observe what is happening with trees by keeping other vital factors in the mind...some places doing good other places doing bed....some trees r performing well & others r not in the same soil....and these old peoples need to be interv…

FIRST MANGOES IN INDIA SELLAT WHOLESALE FOR AS MUCH AS $1.52 each

4,500.00INR=91.2770USDIndian Rupee (INR)US Dollar (USD)1 INR = 0.02028 USD1 USD = 49.3005 INR




Mangoes reach market in Feb, but fruits cost a bomb

Nitin Yeshwantrao, TNN | Feb 15, 2012, 06.46AM IST






THANE: The king of fruits has arrived and is priced at a wholesale rate of Rs 4,000-4,500 for a box of five dozen quality raw mangoes.
(This translates to $91.27 usd per box of 60 mangoes or $1.52 usd each.)


Alfonso, among other mango varieties, is set to fire up the markets and the taste buds of Mumbaikars in the next few weeks with ripened fruits flooding retail outlets in Mumbai and Thane.



"The mango season has opened extremely well this year. Everyday, about 1,000 boxes of mangoes from Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Raigad are being offloaded at the Vashi Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC). The price varies according to size and quality. The rates are between Rs 1,500 and Rs 4,500 per box," said Sanjay Pansare, mango cultivator and Vashi APMC director.


He said the current crop i…

IMPORTER FIELD BEGINS TO EXPAND AS MEXICAN MANGO DEAL ENTERS WEEK SEVEN ...

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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








February 14, 2012












Two days into the seventh week of the Mexican mango deal and volume is beginning to pick up.


EMEX (The Mexican Mango Exporters Association) data released today reveals that volume for the season has reached 408,312 (4kg) cartons shipped to the USA market.









The total number of importers has almost doubled in the past week.




CABEFRUIT's lead has been cut into by FRESKA PRODUCE as total share has dropped to 33.10% versus 29.20% of total volume imported.


PAULMEX has a 15.56% share of volume imported so far this season from Mexico.


GLOBE PRODUCE has a 5.30% share of imports.


RCF PRODUCE has a 2.50% share of imports.


HIGUERAL PRODUCE has a 2.50% share of imports.


DON QUIJOTE PRODUCE has a 2.50% share of imports.


PROVIDENCIA FRESH has imported 1.97% of all product from Mexico.






Stepping in this week is last season's import leader GM PRODUCE SALES with 1.94% of …

BEHIND SCHEDULE: CHILE'S CENCOSUD REACHES COMPLETION ...

JORGE BARRIOS; GETTY IMAGES Gran Torre CostaneraLocation: Santiago, Chile
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli, Alemparte Barreda & Associates
Developer: Cencosud

Planned as the tallest building in South America, this $600 million tower was going to be the centerpiece of the new Costanera Center complex in Santiago's business district.  Designed by celebrated Argentine architect Cesar Pelli (right), the mastermind behind Malaysia's Petronas Towers, the 60-story structure was to hold a six-level mall and two luxury hotels. It was scheduled for completion in 2010; however, construction was halted in March, at which point only 22 stories had been framed.
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QUIEN LA TIENE MAS GRANDE ??? ...TRES AñOS DESPUES....

Torre Bicentenario ( D.F. México ) vs Torre gran costañera ( Chile )




8/02/2008


Bueno, lo que tengo que decir es que estas 2 torres, seran las mas altas en todo latinoamerica, la torre gran costañera se encuentra en contruciion, mientras que la torre bicentenario, esta reubicada, y aun no se sabe si fue cancelada por la zona sismica en la que se contruirá. Primero que nada, veamos el aspecto que se veria desde afuea del edificio :

Torre Bicentenario ( cualquiera de los 2 proyectos ) :Torre Bicentenario :












Torre Gran Costañera :





Bueno, en diseño es de gustos, y en lo personal me gusta mas la torre bicentenario, aunque las 2 estan geniales, estas son las fichas tecnicas :





Torre Bicentenario :
* Altura – 300 m
* Área total – 387,008 m².
* Espacio de oficinas – 197,000 m².
* Salón – 4,380 m²
* Convenciones – 3,700 m²
* Estacionamiento subterráneo – 196 mil m²
* Gimnasio – 300 m²
* Lobbies – 1,600 m²
* Tiendas, Restaurantes – 3,430 m²
* Carga, Almacenamiento, Cocina – 6,860 m²
* Maquinas- 11,980 m²
* Pisos-…

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL (NASDA) WRAPS UP WINTER POLICY CONFERENCE ...