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Mango peel extracts may combat obesity, Australian study finds ...

May 28th, 2012



Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have found the peels of two mango cultivars can inhibit the generation of fat cells, with potential use in nutraceuticals in fighting obesity.






The study ‘Mango Fruit Peel and Flesh Extracts Affect Adipogenisis 3T3-L1 Cells’ was published in journal Food and Function.









The scientists looked at the impact of parts of different mangoes – Irwin, Nam Doc Mai and Kensington Pride – on ‘adipogenesis’, which is the generation of fat cells (adipocytes) and fat (adipose) tissue.





The study found mango flesh did not have an impact on adipogenesis, while mango peel had varying effects depending on the cultivar.



“Mango flesh extracts from the three cultivars did not inhibit adipogenesis; peel extracts from both Irwin and Nam Doc Mai however did so with the Nam Doc Mai extract most potent at inhibiting adipogenesis,” the study said.




In contrast, Kensington Pride mango peels were found to promote fat cell generation.




“These results sugge…

Time has come to engage local and subnational governments to raise level of ambition and accelerate action on climate change ...

Dear climate-l readers,



As nations agree on a historical agenda to draft a new global climate regime, ICLEI´s interventions received global support and recognition, proving that time has come to engage local and subnational governments to raise level of ambition and accelerate action on climate change.


After extensive negotiations, national governments finally adopted an agenda to negotiate a new global climate regime to be adopted by 2015 and entering into force in 2020. The agenda includes a separate workstream to discuss on ways to raise level of ambition to close the gap between growing GHG emissions worldwide and weak reduction pledges by countries.






ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability was the only local government network that submitted its views to the UNFCCC on this agenda item. ICLEI was also the only local government network that was invited by the UNFCCC Secretariat to present these proposals at the workshop that was held on 21 May 2012.





Underlining the fact that countr…

IMO BLOG ON A ROLL AS MONTHLY PAGEVIEWS REACH NEW HIGHS ...

May 27, 2012:




On a day that 2,526 viewers logged on to the IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine), the monthly totals inch towards 100,000 pageviews for the month of May 2012.




Today, Global viewership on May 27, 2012 was as follows:



Top Ten Pageviews by Countries





United States
1,834


India
82


Pakistan
47


United Kingdom
34


Canada
32


Philippines
27


Russia
27


Australia
26


Germany
21


Ecuador
16


Monthly pageview number keeps on rising.
The previous record stood at 75,593 pageviews for March 2012.
As of today the mark stands at 83,318 pageviews with four days left in the month of May 2012.






The final number for May 2012  looks to be in the 90,000 to 100,000 mark.




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VENEZUELA DE CHAVEZ: VIVA LA ROBOLUCION !!!! ...

Aqui les traigo al Pimenton mas bonito de la robolucion de Chavez es por eso que "ser rico es malo", eso si cuando el rico nos es uno , es otro.
Hasta cuando van a engañar al pueblo ignorante.


EL PIMENTON MAS BONITO QUE CHAVEZ HA COSECHADO
  Tremenda Casa de Campo para el disfrute de un venezolano ...Cerca de Maturín


Esta casa está ubicada en la urbanización San Miguel, a pocos kilómetros del centro de Maturín, tomando la Av. Alirio Ugarte Pelayo. Esta avenida conduce hacia el norte del Estado Monagas, y al final de la misma hay un distribuidor. Hacia la izquierda (oeste), la vía conduce a Jusepín y también a Caripe. Como a unos 2 ó 3 kilómetros del  distribuidor, a mano derecha queda la urbanización San Miguel. Para quienes no conocen bien esta zona, aquí les dejo la dirección para cuando la susodicha se convierta en atracción turística, recuerdo de un pasado alegre para algunos y desatroso para otros.

En el aeropuerto de Maturín existe un hangar privado, que era de Lagoven. Ima…

CELEBRATING THE "TRUE" MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY ....

James Krantz the dangling airman




Hap Halloran (crew photo)



Bob Copeland
73BW, 500BG, 881st Squadron




Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. 
Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. 

At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. 

Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. 

While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. 

Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.





To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silenc…

Forest diversity from Canada to the sub-tropics influenced by family proximity ...

by Staff Writers
Bloomington IN (SPX) May 28, 2012





Data from over 3 million trees in the eastern half of the US were aggregated into two-degree-latitude-by-longitude cells in order to study regional patterns of conspecific negative density dependence, a process where the mortality of a species rises in coincidence with its increasing abundance. Credit: Indiana University.










How species diversity is maintained is a fundamental question in biology. In a new study, a team of Indiana University biologists has shown for the first time that diversity is influenced on a spatial scale of unparalleled scope, in part, by how well tree seedlings survive under their own parents.

Scientists have long considered conspecific negative density dependence (CNDD), a process where the mortality of a species rises in coincidence with its increasing abundance, to be a key mechanism maintaining diversity at the local scale. In new research to be published Friday in the journal Science, the IU researchers show th…

Acapulco, en busca del esplendor de antaño

Por Claudia Munaiz / Maracaibo / noticias@laverdad.com


Recuperar el destello dorado y cegador del que gozó el famoso puerto es el objetivo de las autoridades mexicanas





Domingo, 27 Mayo 2012 00:00







Lejos quedó aquella época en la que millones de turistas y estrellas de cine llegaban a Acapulco. En la actualidad, en la pequeña localidad de Pie de la Cuesta, situada a 10 kilómetros al norte de Acapulco, la imagen de un niño jugando con un balón en zona militar contrasta con la apacible tranquilidad que reina en este lugar. La vigilancia es constante. Y es que ha empezado el rescate de la antaño conocida como Perla del Pacífico.



Ante la insistente solicitud de numerosos hoteleros y ciudadanos acapulqueños, para que cesara la violencia en la zona, el Gobierno Federal reforzó las tropas del Ejército y la Marina.



Una petición más que justificada por los últimos datos proporcionados por empresarios adheridos a la Cámara Nacional de Comercio (Canaco), Cámara Nacional de la Industria y la Transforma…

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: DARIO FRANCHITTI TAKES HIS THIRD INDIANAPOLIS 500 !!! ...

RAY KURZWEIL: TAKE THESE THREE SUPPLEMENTS FOR LONGEVITY ....

The Singularity : Hope for our future by Ray Kurzweil ...

An optimistic look at our future ....












[Recorded July 13 2009] Ray Kurzweil is a 21st century polymath. He is a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author, visionary and futurist. As a scientist and inventor he has pioneered work in optical character recognition (OCR), speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. 



As an entrepreneur, Kurzweil has founded businesses in the fields of OCR, music synthesis, speech recognition, reading technology, virtual reality and financial investment. 


He is the author of numerous books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), the technological singularity and futurism. 

The Kurzweilian version of the future is the inevitable merger of humans and intelligent machines.


In this discussion with Computer History Museum Senior Curator Dag Spicer, Kurzweil shares his vision of how technology will re-shape the human body (and culture generally) into one that incorporates advanced technologies into a new type of post-human organism. 


Kurzweil se…

A TRIBUTE TO THE AIR CARGO INDUSTRY ...

Salmon, sushi and airlines
Fish tales

May 27th 2012, 9:19 by N.B. | WASHINGTON, D.C.





The Seattle Post Intelligencer had a human-interest story (or fish-interest story, if you will) a few weeks ago on the arrival of the first Copper River salmon of the season at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:



It has become a yearly tradition to wake up before it gets light and head on down to Alaska Air Cargo at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to welcome the season’s first Copper River Salmon. When that alarm goes off early in the morning, it is easy to question why would one get up so early to welcome some fish?



Well, this is not just any fish, but many say one of the best in the world. There was huge fanfare as airline employees, media and guests welcomed the VIP salmon to Seattle.



The paper has some nice photos of the event, which is a good reminder of how important airlines have been to the development of the modern seafood economy. 

Alaska Airlines clearly sees the arrival of the first …

INDIA: Festival dedicated to Making the most of organic mango ...

TNN | May 27, 2012, 06.52AM IST








MYSORE: Mysore district, where mango growers in large numbers have switched to organic farming, are getting to showcase their achievements next week.

The mango mela hosted at Curzon Park next to North Gate of the Mysore Palace from June 1 is aimed at getting the mango lovers meet the growers who have adopted organic farming practices. The three-day mela will have 35 varieties of mangoes all ripened naturally.



Concerned over the overuse of chemicals to ripen the king of fruits, the department of horticulture, which is hosting the festival, will promote mangoes are processed naturally- from farm to the market.



"Food safety is important. That is why mangoes that are processed naturally will be promoted at the mela," senior assistant horticulture director M S Raju said.





The aim is to cut down use of chemicals for ripening. 

Though majority of mango growers have adopted organic farming techniques, it is not reaching the end user like that. 

Because th…