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Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel

Posted: Jul 12, 2015 10:57 AM PDTUpdated: Jul 12, 2015 11:17 AM PDT



In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. 


Un policía federal monta guardia en una tubería de drenaje fuera de la prisión de máxima seguridad del Altiplano, el domingo 12 de julio de 2015, en Almoloya, al oeste de la ciudad de México. 



Mexican navy marines patrol near the maximum security prison Altiplano in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015. 







Federal police patrol near the maximum security prison Altiplano in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, early Sunday, July 12, 2015. 








Police search for escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, around the Almoloya de Juarez prison in Toluca, Mexico, Sunday, July 12, 2015. 












MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a scheme befitting a caper movie, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from a maximum security p…

DEBATE : Is Alphonso really the king of mangoes?

IMO NOTE:

 The age old debate continues. 
India Loves Alphonso. Kesar and Totopuri mangoes. 

Pakistan Loves Sindhri and Chaunsa. 
Philippines swears by Carabao. 
Thailand Loves Nam Dok Mai. 

Mexico loves their Manila (Offspring of Carabao) 


Which is the best...is a matter of Passion and taste.














Alphonso Mangoes. Getty Images










July 12, 2015 Updated: July 12, 2015 03:10 PM









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Your ultimate UAE guide to mango season








No mango can claim more passionate devotees than the Alphonso. Considered the most superior variety of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavour, it is India’s most exported variety, with 60 percent bound for the Middle East.




The Alphonso is believed to have been named after Afonso de Albuquerque, a nobleman and military expert who helped establish Portuguese colonies in India. 




Grown most famously in the Ratnagiri region of Maharashtra, along the Konkan belt, it is also found along the western parts of Gujarat and Karnataka, and is usually available from the end of March un…

MIDDLE EAST : The UAE farms growing mangoes

A worker at a mango plantation in Abu Dhabi. Getty Images









Hala Khalaf

July 12, 2015 Updated: July 12, 2015 03:10 PM









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Your ultimate UAE guide to mango season












Mangoes have been cultivated in the UAE as far back as the 1970s and, since 2011, the fruit has been a regular contender among the locally grown produce on display at the Liwa Date Festival.




Fatma Al Kalbani, director of agricultural development for the Ministry of Environment and Water, says the UAE’s hot climate encourages mango farming, as does the country’s sandy soil, high humidity and warm temperatures. 



Mango trees also need deep soil for their extensive root systems – another element available here in the UAE.



“The sandy soil in the UAE makes it very suitable for mango trees to grow,”says Ahmed El Sheikh, a fruit specialist working in Fujairah.


 “It allows water to access the tree’s root system much easier than clay soil and the high humidity in Fujairah is also key for their growth.”



The Lemon Tree Nursery in Fujairah has ma…