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"THE FRUIT HUNTERS" CREW IN PALM SPRINGS FOR FILM'S USA PREMIERE ....

Ken Love with Bill Pullman.org, Angela Gygi and Ernest Miller  at the Date Collection in Thermal, California.... in town for Palm Springs Film Festival ....























Crisis looms in Caracas - Venezuela begins to think the unthinkable as Hugo Chavez fights for his life ...

Next week, the president was meant to be basking in the glory of his fourth inauguration. 


But as he reportedly nears death his country’s economy lies in tatters






DAVID USBORNE



SATURDAY 05 JANUARY 2013















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A shroud of political doubt enveloped Venezuela today as rumours grew that President Hugo Chavez may be close to death in a Cuban hospital or, at the very least, will not be well enough to make his own inauguration to a new term of office in just five days’ time.






While top lieutenants of his socialist, anti-US government still have not provided full details of the President’s condition they are not hiding its seriousness, revealing in public statements that he is suffering a “severe respiratory infection”. Mr Chavez, leader of the w…

Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board for Friday January 04, 2012 ...

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated. 

Click here to see the newest Mango Crop Report. Please note - after you click on the link, you may need to refresh the page to see the most current report.





Mango Market News




Mango volume shipped last week was approximately 1,324,204 boxes representing 10% more than the previous week.








Ecuador

Ecuador shipped approximately 702,000 boxes last week representing 11% more than the previous week.

Tommy Atkins weekly average price per box at the Philadelphia entry port on week ending 12/29/2012 decreased by 3%. 

Tommy Atkins weekly average price per box at the Southern California entry port on week ending 12/29/2012 decreased by 6%.

Tommy Atkins weekly average price per box at the South Florida entry port on week ending 12/29/2012 decreased by 4%.

Projections for the next two weeks are 450,000 boxes respectively.








Peru

Peru shipped approximately 622,204 boxes last week representing 9% more than the previous week. 


Tommy Atkins w…

FDA ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA) ...

To view the Federal Register notice about the two rules released on Jan. 4, click on the following links:


Federal Register Notice for the Proposed Rule “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food”



Federal Register Notice for the Proposed Rule “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption”



FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)



Originally posted Friday, Jan. 4, 2013








F.D.A. Offers Sweeping Rules to Stop Food Contamination



By STEPHANIE STROM



Published: January 4, 2013







The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed two sweeping rules aimed at preventing the contamination of produce and processed foods, taking a long-awaited step toward codifying the food safety law that Congress passed two years ago.







The proposed rules represent a sea change in the way the agency polices food, a process that currently involves swinging into action after food contamination has been identified.







“T…

JOC: TOP LOGISTICS STORIES OF 2012 ...

JOC


2012: The Stories of the Year









JOC Staff | Jan 04, 2013 11:00AM EST











From labor battles to natural disasters, 2012 was filled with risk for shippers and the companies moving and managing their cargo. 





Here are the stories that defined the year. 








THE ILA VS. USMX

As 2012 entered its final days, the International Longshoremen's Association was on the verge of its first coastwide strike in 35 years. In a speech to the JOC's Trans-Pacific Maritime conference in early March, ILA President Harold Daggett rattled the industry by warning a strike was possible. Negotiations opened in late March and continued in fits and starts through the year. 




ANATOMY OF THE DISPUTE

The ILA and United States Management Alliance agreed in July on two of the ILA’s top demands — automation and jurisdiction over chassis repairs — but negotiations collapsed the following month when USMX complained that the ILA was unwilling to bargain. Shippers rushed to build stockpiles or divert cargo. A federal mediator got …

DAKAR 2013 STARTS TOMORROW ....

Race2Recovery at the technical scrutineering stand!




Ollanta Humala, the Peru President, & Etienne Lavigne, the Dakar Director, together at Playa Magdalena! Dakar is now open... Dakar ❤ Peru !






Update from Twitter:




183 bikes, 153 cars, 75 trucks, 38 quads, 449 vehicles: final list!

#dakar2013


VERY COOL: LAND AN AIRBUS 380-800 AT SFO ...