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FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT & DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

Do not go gentle into that good nightDylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953 Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.




USDA Proposes Quicker Approval Process for All Fruit, Vegetable Imports

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

from International Trade Reporter™






By Rossella Brevetti








Sept. 8 — U.S. consumers may get quicker access to imports of certain fruits and vegetables under a proposed rule from the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) scheduled for Sept. 9 Federal Register publication.




The inspection service is proposing to approve all new fruits and vegetables for U.S. import through a notice-based process instead of a lengthy rulemaking process (Docket No. APHIS-2010-0082; RIN 0579-AD71). The approach would respond to evolving pest situations in the U.S. and in exporting countries in a more flexible manner, the inspection service said.




APHIS already has established a notice-based process for allowing the importation or movement from Hawaii and the U.S. territories of fruits and vegetables, subject to one or more specified phytosanitary measures. The current rulemaking process can take from 18 months to more than three years for fruits an…

EL NUEVO TRIANGULO POLITICO EN VENEZUELA

Published on Jul 14, 2014


Uberto Mario, periodista cubano que sigue de cerca las interioridades del gobierno venezolano y sus protagonistas, revela y comenta detalles de notable interés, en torno a Maria Gabriela Chavez.













Published on Aug 18, 2014


La designación de María Gabriela Chávez para un cargo en Naciones Unidas ha hecho explotar muchísimas especulaciones.




Uberto Mario, periodista y ex agente de inteligencia de Cuba,
analiza esta situación surgida en torno a la hija favorita de Chávez y muy en especial del ex gobernante Fidel Castro.























ARE GREEN BONDS THE ANSWER TO FUNDING "WAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE" ????

Only 0.001% of global institutional investments go into fighting climate change - from a pool that's worth $70 trillion.



 Are "green bonds" the answer? #amnc14#climatecontext





















Three ways to make green bond financing better









By Renat Heuberger

Sep 11 2014







We are well on track to see the climate heat up by 6°C. This would be disastrous for humans, the environment and the global economy. To avoid this scenario, significant investments in low-carbon technologies and projects are needed. But where should the cash come from?





Many governments, particularly in the West, are already struggling against a huge debt burden. Meanwhile, institutional investors globally are putting up a meagre 0.001% of their $70 trillion investment pool towards climate finance.











Will “green” bonds be the saving grace?


A green bond, like a regular bond, accesses financial markets to raise capital. However, the proceeds of a green bond are dedicated to specifically finance “green” initiatives, such as renewable en…