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En fotos: así celebran millones de personas la llegada del Año Nuevo Chino ...

La entrada del Año de la serpiente se vive en China como la tradicional nochevieja occidental




Publicado el 09 de feb de 2013 6:20 pm




Foto: EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

(Pekín, 09 de febrero. EFE) Las calles de la capital china se quedaron hoy inusualmente vacías después de que alrededor de nueve millones de personas hayan abandonado la metrópolis para celebrar con sus familias el Año Nuevo chino, que comienza a medianoche.

El éxodo que acompaña al festejo más popular en China ha despejado sólo en parte el tradicional bullicio de la ciudad, ya que el ruido de los estruendosos petardos que los ciudadanos tiran en señal de celebración aumenta a medida que se acerca el comienzo del año lunar.


La entrada del Año de la serpiente se vive en China como la tradicional nochevieja occidental, con cenas familiares, mucha comida y las clásicas tracas de petardos, que suenan desde hace ya unos días.

Este año, además, el palmarés de invitados de los programas nocturnos que se emitirán esta noche en las cadenas es…

UPS WEBSITE FEATURES AREAS AFFECTED BY WINTER STORM NEMO ...

Severe Weather Due to Winter Storm Nemo Causing Service Delays in the Northeast






Service Update








Updated Saturday, February 9, 2013





Severe weather due to Winter Storm Nemo is causing some unavoidable service delays in the Northeast. 



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Connecticut
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Maine
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Massachusetts
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New York
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UPS is committed to making every effort to provide service to all areas where conditions permit safe access. We are closely monitoring local areas to ensure service resumes as soon as conditions permit. 


Please continue to monitor ups.com and check your package tracking for the latest delivery status information.



The UPS package guarantee does not apply when transportation networks are disrupted.




For information about the service impact on UPS Freight® picku…

CARNAVAL 2013: ¡Mujeres y samba! Las mejores imágenes del inicio de la fiesta del Carnaval de Sao Paulo ...

Las escuelas de samba dan lo mejor de si para obtener el preciado primer lugar





Publicado el 09 de feb de 2013 2:00 pm 









Foto: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba







(Sao Paulo, 09 de febrero. AFP) Colorido, festivo y con miles de animados bailarines sambando bajo una suave lluvia arrancó la primera jornada del carnaval de Sao Paulo, en la que siete escuelas pelearán con ritmo, plumas, fantasías y tambores por el preciado primer lugar de este evento que ha crecido con los años.






Tatuapé, Rosas de Ouro, Mancha Verde, Vai-Vai, X9 Paulistana, Dragoes da Real y Águia de Ouro son las siete primeras escuelas que se presentan esta noche, en un largo desfile que arrancó cerca de la medianoche y se extenderá hasta el amanecer en el sambódromo de Sao Paulo.





“Es un carnaval maravilloso, hermoso”, exclamó a la AFP Natalia Cainero, una de las animadas asistentes esta noche de viernes.






El sábado, en la segunda jornada, otras siete escuelas competirán por el título: Nené de Vila Matilde, Gavioes da Fiel, Mocidade Alegre, Tom M…

Venezuela Launches First Nuke In Currency Wars, Devalues Currency By 46% ...

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/08/2013 18:03 -0500





While the rest of the developed world is scrambling here and there, politely prodding its central bankers to destroy their relative currencies, all the while naming said devaluation assorted names, "quantitative easing" being the most popular, here comes Venezuela and shows the banana republics of the developed world what lobbing a nuclear bomb into a currency war knife fight looks like:

VENEZUELA DEVALUES FROM 4.30 TO 6.30 BOLIVARS



VENEZUELA NEW CURRENCY BODY TO MANAGE DOLLAR INFLOWS



CARACAS CONSUMER PRICES ROSE 3.3% IN JAN.






And that, ladies and gents of Caracas, is how you just lost 46% of your purchasing power, unless of course your fiat was in gold and silver, which just jumped by about 46%. And, in case there is confusion, this is in process, and coming soon to every "developed world" banana republic near you.













and just as we (and Kyle Bass) have warned - this is what happens to the nominal price of a stock market a…

PAKISTAN: ABUNDANT CROP PROJECTED FOR FARMERS WHO FOLLOW PROGRAM ...

Images courtesy of Hadi Laghari Facebook page
Technical Manager
Assim Agricultural Farm
Sindh, Pakistan



SOLUTION IN STORE FOR PERMANENT FOOD SAFETY TRACEABILITY VIA LASER ...

Spain: getting under fruits’ skin with laser labeling




February 4th, 2013





An almost futuristic form of produce labeling is making its rounds on the European market and literally leaving its mark on fruit and vegetables.                                  






Spain’s Laser Food broke onto the scene last year and now inscribes personalized labeling directly onto the skin of apples, kiwifruit and persimmons, among other things, in Spain, France, Italy and Poland.




Marketing manager Jaime Sanfelix described the laser process to www.freshfruitportal.com, which he said works with the natural qualities of the fruit.






“The system designed by Laser Food does not burn the skin with a laser. With laser light energy, we liberate the oils in the fruit skin and apply a liquid that interacts with the liberated oils to make the label visible without damaging the commercial life of the product,” he said.




At a velocity of up to 64 fruit a second, Sanfelix said the labeling quickly adds an individual passport for ea…