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Tropical storm Flossie: Hawaii braces for first direct hit in 20 years

Tropical storm Flossie is weakening as it heads toward Hawaii, but its torrential rains could be 'life threatening.' 




It would be the first tropical cyclone to make landfall on the islands since 1992.








By Amanda Paulson, Staff writer / July 29, 2013





Tropical storm Flossie is pictured approaching the Hawaiian islands (far l.) in this satellite image from Sunday. Hawaii residents are being warned of heavy rains and flooding as the system moves west.

NASA/Reuters










Hawaii was bracing for tropical storm Flossie Monday, even as the storm began to weaken.








According to the National Weather Service, the eye of the storm is headed directly for Maui and Oahu, with landfall expected Monday. 





Wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour, but the greater threat is rain. Heavy rainfall could cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in the mountains."







The storm is expected to bring 6 to 10 inches of rain over Maui and the Big Island, with up to 15 inches possible in isolated…

ES COLOMBIANO: Cochez presenta la Partida de Nacimiento de Nicolas Maduro

por DolarToday - Jul 29, 2013 @ 2:47PM









Tal y como lo anunció anoche el tuitero @PK2NOTICIOSOS , el exembajador de Panamá ante la Organización de Estados Americanos, Guillermo Cochez, presentó hace minutos una partida de nacimiento de Nicolás Maduro que demuestra que el Presidente venezolano nació en Cúcuta el 23 de noviembre de 1961.










Minutos después, Patricia Poleo escribió esto por Twitter:





 “Que Las autoridades colombianas respondan si es auténtica esta partida de nacimiento de Nicolás Maduro”.



(Con información de NoticieroDigital.com)





http://dolartoday.com/escolombiano-cochez-presenta-la-partida-de-nacimiento-de-nicolas-maduro/

AUSTRALIA : MANGO SEASON OFF TO AN EARLY START ...

ABC Rural By Matt Brann


Updated Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:06pm AEST



PHOTO: The mango season for 2013 has begun. Here are some of the first trays of the year from the Northern Territory. (Sue Dodd)




AUDIO: First mangoes of the year (ABC Rural)
MAP: Darwin 0800









It's not even August, but the mango season has begun with the first trays of fruit arriving at the Sydney markets this morning.



Picked from near Darwin in the Northern Territory, the fruit is selling for up to $75 a tray.










Chris Cope, from the markets, says for such early fruit the quality is impressive









"The quality is good, they're round, they're mature, there's spring in them and there's colour in them as well."





Mr Cope says the amount of mangoes for this time of the year has caught the markets by surprise.





He says the main season for the Northern Territory mango industry is some time away.






"The main season won't be until September, October and we're not expecting a big season this year because the flower…

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COAST TROPICAL 
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Coast Group:  4,721,586 ................. 8.71%







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PAULMEX INTERNATIONAL

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1,287,997........…