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An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles, according to a ship-tracking website.
The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Some 200 people angry over Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again that afternoon. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, saying they were threatened physically and their vehicles blocked as they tried to report to work, refused to unload the ship.
“The ILWU is not among the groups organizing the protests and the leadership and membership of the ILWU have taken no position on the Israel/Gaza conflict,” the union said in a written …
Eric Nagelberg of Panorama Produce in Mamaroneck, NY, said the firm’s mango business continues to grow steadily.
“Each year we grow, which is a great because it is a very important crop for us,” said Nagelberg, a son of one of Panorama Produce’s founders.
Jeff (Eric’s dad) and Rick Nagelberg started Panorama Produce more than 30 years ago. Mangoes have grown into one of the firm’s top items. Initially, the company brokered mangoes 12 years ago, but now Panorama has become an importer, bringing in mangos from many different production regions on a 12-month basis.
Nagelberg said the firm’s location — northeast of New York City not too far from the Connecticut-New York border — is an advantage when dealing with the company’s customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Most of the mango exporters tend to be in Miami, “and so we think it helps in working with our own customers.”
(Agronegocios.pe) Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, empresario agrícola y expresidente de Emmsa, tienta la presidencia regional de Ica con Fuerza Popular. En esta entrevista, expone sus propuestas y promete acabar con la burocracia.
Aparece primero en las encuestas. ¿Le alcanzará el empuje a pocos días para las elecciones?
Para mí es una sorpresa porque nunca había aparecido primero en las encuestas. Otros sondeos me ponían cuarto; en el mejor de los casos, tercero. Gente allegada me decía que no eran encuestas serias. Hay que trabajar duro, pero estoy muy entusiasmado.
¿Cuáles son los problemas que ha podido identificar en la región?
El primerísimo y generador de todos problemas es la corrupción. Hay corrupción de muchas autoridades. Como diría Basadre: “Ica está podrida, como muchas partes del Perú”. Esa podredumbre ha generado cuatro carencias básicas: …
Peruvian Mango Exporters’ Association (APEM) general manager Juan Carlos Rivera told www.freshfruitportal.com the export supply would be down 30-40%.
Rivera said the progress of flowering was only 60% of what it was during the same time last year, but total production could reach 70% of the 2013-14 level if current weather conditions continued.
Rivera forecast a 34% decline in production to 90,000 metric tons (MT), but said with a bit of luck the sector could hit 100,000MT.
“The truth is that the Peruvian mango industry is different to what it is in other countries. We have 14,000 growers on 24,000 hectares. In some places they force plants to have a larger production but that’s not done in Peru,” he says.
The European Court of Justice announced Sept. 22 that hearings in the case against the European Central Bank's (ECB) bond-buying scheme known as Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) will begin Oct. 14. Though the process is likely to be lengthy, with a judgment not due until mid-2015, the ruling will have serious implications for Germany's relationship with the rest of the eurozone. The timing could hardly be worse, coming as an anti-euro party has recently been making strides in the German political scene, steadily undermining the government's room for maneuver.
The roots of the case go back to late 2011, when Italian and Spanish sovereign bond yields were following their Greek counterparts to sky-high levels as the markets showed that they had lost confidence in the eurozone's most troubled economies' ability to turn themselves around. By summer 2012 the situat…