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MEXICO : HURRICANE SANDRA IS NOW A CATEGORY 4

SANDRA REACHES CAT4


HURRICANE SANDRA DISCUSSION NUMBER 11



NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP222015



200 AM MST THU NOV 26 2015













Sandra has intensified during the past few hours. The eye has become quite distinct and is surrounded by an area of very deep convection. 



CIMSS ADTs have been oscillating around 6.5, which is the same as the T-number provided by TAFB. On this basis, the initial intensity has been increased to 125 kt, making Sandra a
category 4 hurricane.




Most likely, Sandra has already reached its peak intensity, and although the ocean is still warm, the hurricane is expected to soon encounter very strong southwesterly shear, which should result in rapid weakening. 




This is reflected in both the GFS and the ECMWF global models which separate the mid-level circulation for the surface center in about 36 to 48 hours due to shear.


 Sandra is expected to be a weakening storm by the time its center passes south of the southern portion the Baja California peninsula in about 48 hours. T…

AUSTRALIAN EXPERTS REACH OUT TO PHILIPPINE MANGO FARMERS

Mango farmer mentored on canopy management and best practices by ACIAR-PCAARRD project experts


Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015 01:49 


Written by Allan B. Siano, Renelle Comia-Yebron, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Service





Allan B. Siano (leftmost), DOST-PCAARRD Manager of the Industry Strategic S&T Program for Mango, with ACIAR representatives and local team of the ACIAR- PCAARRD project on Integrated Crop Management on Mango during the monitoring and field visit in the Island Garden City of Samal. (Photo by Allan B. Siano)




Experts of the Integrated Crop Management project on mango of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently shared canopy management strategies and best practices to farmer cooperator Gerinio Macatual of Brgy. Tambo, Island Garden City of Samal.






The activity is part of the mo…

NORTHEAST USA : HOME GARDNERS GROW MANGO IN THE HEART OF WINTER

IMO NOTE:
Home Gardners in Delaware and the entire Northeast are encouraged to grow mangoes indoors during winter months. Changing the way we look at this tropical fruit.









GARDEN JOURNAL

Tropical mango trees can easily be grown in pots




By Paul Barbano | Nov 25, 2015










An old saying goes,“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” The most popular fresh fruit in the United States isn’t apples or oranges but the tropical banana, probably because bananas are available year round. However the most popular fruit in the world isn’t the banana, but a tropical fruit that has been cultivated for over 4,000 years: the mango (Mangifera indica).





So how can non-tropical gardeners grow mangoes? Luckily, there are dwarf mango varieties that are ideal for pots. The Pickering mango grows fruit that weigh up to 1.5 pounds with a delicate coconut mango flavor that almost tastes like a pina colada. 




This mango is a bushy tree that is ideal for growing in a pot. It sets fruit in a container as small as a…

Embajada venezolana habría facilitado documentos a terroristas en medio oriente

Posted: 25 Nov 2015 09:41 AM PST


Por Carlos Vilchez Navamuel





La noticia referente al título de este comentario la han dado a conocer varias fuentes que adjuntan un video del diplomático venezolano de nombre, Misael Alejandro de Jesús López Soto, abogado venezolano y consejero de la embajada venezolana ante la República de Irak desde 2013 hasta agosto de 2015, durante los 27 meses este abogado y diplomático ocupó un cargo en la embajada venezolana en Irak.




López Soto utilizó un video para hacer estas denuncias y en el mismo se destacan dos afirmaciones muy graves, la primera de ellas se refiere a la presunta emisión irregular de cédulas, partidas de nacimientos y pasaportes venezolanos a ciudadanos procedentes de Siria, Palestina, Irak y Pakistán vinculados, en algunos casos, con grupos terroristas como Hizbolá, el diplomático menciona que fue testigo de la entrega de aproximadamente cincuenta mil documentos. Por cada uno los funcionarios habrían cobrado entre cinco y quince mil dólares.

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