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Here's A Beautiful Visualization Of Nobel Prizes By Country Since 1901

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More: Nobel Prize




MICHAEL B KELLEY


OCT. 8, 2014, 6:37 AM 







This year's Nobel Prize ceremonies are in full swing: On Tuesday, three physicists were awarded for their work on revolutionary light bulbs. 

On Wednesday, two Americans and a German won the chemistry prize for making it possible "to study molecular processes in real time."





As you can see from this chart detailing the total number of Nobel prize laureates awarded from 1901 to 2013, the US has more than twice as many Nobel laureates as the next country (UK).





Reuters





And here's a closer look at the physics prize:



Reuters





Read more:http://www.businessinsider.com/nobel-prizes-by-country-since-1901-2014-10#ixzz3FiQRqjmS







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DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER,

'In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire



Ebola isn't the big one. So what is? And are we ready for it?

Answering the ten basic questions you were afraid to ask




Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch


The Observer , Saturday 4 October 2014 17.00 EDT







Professor Peter Piot, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: ‘Around June it became clear to me there was something different about this outbreak. I began to get really worried’ Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP







Professor Piot, as a young scientist in Antwerp, you were part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. How did it happen?




I still remember exactly. One day in September, a pilot from Sabena Airlines brought us a shiny blue Thermos and a letter from a doctor in Kinshasa in what was then Zaire. In the Thermos, he wrote, there was a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had recently fallen ill …

AUSTRALIA : $30k goes to charity as mango king wins 7th crown at Brisbane auction

By Rachel Riga

Updated about 9 hours ago
Wed 8 Oct 2014, 9:38pm





PHOTO: Mr Lorenti was crowned the mango king for the seventh time. (ABC News: Rachel Riga)

MAP: Rocklea 4106







The first mangoes of the season have been auctioned at the Brisbane markets for $30,000, with the money going to two Queensland charities.




The tray attracted dozens of bidders at the produce markets at Rocklea, with the auction starting at $5,000.


The reigning winner, Brisbane fruit shop owner Carlo Lorenti, was crowned king for the seventh time.


"The bidding I thought might have gone a little bit higher but we didn't have one of our main men here ... who usually stirs up a bit of bid," he said.



"It's always great to be able to help out these two wonderful charities - I'm very proud of it.


"This is my seventh time now so ... we've put in quite a bit of money but every cent is worth it."






All proceeds from the auction go to Diabetes Queensland and Life Education Queensland.






http://www.abc…

IMO WEBSITES TOP MANGO INDUSTRY

In just our first week, the Official IMO website has jumped over 4 million spots on Alexa Rankings and will soon overtake established mango websites.






internationalmango.org

The International Mango Organization (IMO)

3,545,209
Alexa Traffic Rank


388,133
Traffic Rank in




The well established Mango World Magazine (IMO Blog) continues to outrank all Mango related websites on the World Wide Web (Internet):


mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com



318,669
Alexa Traffic Rank 



62,927
Traffic Rank in







Here is a comparative List of mango related websites:




mango.org

National Mango Board

340,244
Alexa Traffic Rank 

126,383
Traffic Rank in







coasttropical.com



2,374,801
Alexa Traffic Rank

 No Data
Traffic Rank in Country






amazonprod.com



5,166,495
Alexa Traffic Rank 

No Data
Traffic Rank in Country







freskaproduce.com



5,353,830
Alexa Traffic Rank 


No Data
Traffic Rank in Country




Source:
www.alexa.com



Here is the grant that the National Mango Board (NMB) is falsely taking credit for

IMPACT OF WASH WATER DISINFECTANTS ON SALMONELLA ENTERICA TRANSFER AND SURVIVAL IN MANGO PACKING FACILITY WATER TANK OPERATIONS
DATE



Jan. 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016








FUNDING AGENCY

University of Connecticut




AMOUNT AWARDED

$142,166.00




INVESTIGATOR

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut









SUMMARY



Foodborne outbreaks associated with consumption of raw mangoes have been traced back to the use of contaminated wash water. This highlights the critical role of wash water disinfection in mango processing, affecting its quality, and safety. While investigations on the efficacy of disinfectants to reduce pathogens on other fruits have been performed, no studies have been conducted on mangoes.

 Therefore, this study will investigate the efficacy of different disinfectants (chlorine, peracetic acid and FIT fruit and vegetable wash solutions) for killing Salmonella on mangoes and prevention of water–to-mango cross contamination. The study will be performed under conditions that simulate dump tank was…

National Mango Board falsely claims credit for grant that was awarded to University of Connecticut

NEWS | October 8, 2014

Center for Produce Safety Awards $2.8M to Fourteen Projects
By Staff








The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) today announced fourteen new grant awards valued at $2.8 million. The research awards are directed at answering critical questions in specific areas of food safety practices for fruit, vegetable and tree nut production; pre-harvest, harvest and post-harvest handling; and co-management of food safety and the environment. The objective is to provide the produce industry with practical, translatable research data that can be used at all levels of the supply chain.




The broad range of the projects reflects the commitment of CPS's Partners in Research, a cross section of public and private partners. Contributing partners for these projects are: 
California Department of Food and Agriculture, 
Oregon Department of Agriculture, 
Washington State Department of Agriculture, 
California Cantaloupe Advisory Board,
 California Leafy Greens Research Program,
 California Melon…