Daily Archives: 08/06/2012

West Indies wrap up victory, series triumph over New Zealand

West Indies wrap up victory, series triumph over New Zealand

Published on August 6, 2012 – Caribbean News Now

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kemar Roach demonstrated the new level of confidence in the West Indies team as he played a fantastic innings to lead the team to victory in the second Digicel Test match on Sunday morning. Roach made a Test-best score of 41 off 60 balls as the West Indies sped to 206-5 to win by five wickets in the first session of the fourth day, and spark celebrations at Sabina Park.

It gave the West Indies a clean-sweep of the two-match Digicel Test Series as they showcased their dominance over the Black Caps. Roach added a priceless 70 runs for the fifth wicket with veteran Shiv Chanderpaul, who ended on 43 not out and had the honour of hitting the winning run.

The 24-year-old Roach won the Digicel Man-of-the-Series award – mainly for his bowling – which brought him 12 wickets at an impressive average of 18.25 runs per wicket. He is the joint leading bowler in Test cricket this year with 39 wickets in just seven matches at an average of 22.25 runs. Continue reading

Olympics 100m final: Usain Bolt wins gold at London 2012

Usain Bolt won the 100m in an Olympic record time of 9.63sec. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Men’s 100m final – the race – Bolt who wins in 9.63 secs – a new Olympic record

As thousands of flash bulbs dance around the stadium, and the nerves of 80,000 people give way to a noise that only grows and grows, the stadium announcer calls for silence. Eventually, he gets it. There’s a delay of a two or three seconds, Usain Bolt crosses himself, and they’re off! Gatlin does get a dream start … but there’s no stopping Bolt who wins in 9.63! A new Olympic record! Yohan Blake is second in 9.75 secs, Justin Gatlin third in 9.79 and Tyson Gay fourth in 9.80 sec. Seven of the eight finalists break 10 seconds – only Asafa Powell, who pulled up and finished in 11.99 sec – was outside it.                  Continue reading

Brazil: Invisible Barriers to Fresh Fruit Export Sales

Three Worlds One Vision

Workers collect melons harvested on farm in Northeast Brazil

Source: Blogspot Carlos Costa – 30 March 2012 (carlocosta.blogspot.com)


As import-export manager at Melon Exporters S.A. (fictitious name), I had a lot to learn about the fresh fruit market. Selling high quality fruits on the overseas markets required much more than a good and bountiful harvest.  Questions raised by a large prospective European client, scheduled to visit our Head Office and melon farm, left me flabbergasted. I passed on the news received from our commercial director in Rotterdam to the owner and president of Melon Exporters S.A.

Doutor Antônio, the new client wants to know if our farm workers have toilet facilities and if they practice proper hygiene… Do they think we’re backwards?”

“They can come and see,” he told me, unperturbed.

When I first joined the company, I visited the farm and met the farm manager, agronomists…

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