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          Black Rock        
Black Rock
author: Amanda Smyth
name: Kinga
average rating: 3.35
book published: 2009
rating: 3
read at: 2009/11/02
date added: 2009/11/04
shelves: caribbean, family-secrets, interracial-relationships
review:
Drama, drama, drama. This reads like a Brazilian soap opera.
I quite liked it even if I knew exactly where it was going around the page 120. This is your typical story about women with its usual themes of love, betrayal, pregnancy, motherhood.
What I liked most about the book is probably the setting which is Trinidad and Tobago. It was written in the first person in a rather simple style but the descriptions were captivating.
It definitely calls for a sequel.

          Instagram Model Jennifer Pamplona Injects Four Pints of Fat Into Her Booty to Look Like Kim K        
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          Brazilian Butt Lift – Butt Implants – Buttock Augmentation        

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          Westinghouse Expands to Meet Latin America’s Energy Needs        

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the formation of Westinghouse Electric do Brasil Ltda in Rio de Janeiro to better serve its customers and partners, strengthen its ties with regional suppliers, and align itself more appropriately with the growing demands of the energy sector in Brazil and other countries in the region.

(PRWeb April 29, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11807277.htm


          Westinghouse Sees Promising Future for Nuclear Energy Development in Brazil; AP1000(R) Plant 'The Right Fit' for Country's Needs        

Initial partnerships include support of internship program for students from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s growing economy, rich uranium reserves and commitment to clean energy sources make it ideally suited for new nuclear energy development based on the latest safety technologies.

(PRWeb November 26, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11372708.htm


          2016: 122 journalists killed globally, 5 in India        

New Delhi: As many as 122 journalists and media professionals were killed in 2016 globally, 93 of them in targeted killings and others in natural disasters and accidents, while India witnessed death of five scribes and was eighth on a list topped by Iraq, according to a new report.

The targeted killings, including murders, bomb attacks and crossfire incidents, span 23 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Arab World regions, said International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in its annual report released Friday.

The IFJ said the number (93 targeted killings) was down from 112 targeted killings in 2015 while Iraq still had the largest number of media killings with 15, ahead of Afghanistan (13) and Mexico (11).

These were followed by Yemen (8), Guatemala (6), Syria (6), India and Pakistan (5 in both), according to the statistics published by the largest global federation of journalists' trade unions.

In addition to the 93 targeted killings, 20 Brazilian sports journalists perished in a plane crash over the city of Medellin in Colombia, a country where for the first time in many years no killing was recorded this year, against three in 2015. Nine Russian journalists were killed in a military plane crash.

Although the 2016 figures for targeted killings of media professionals are down from the previous year's, the IFJ has cautioned against complacency citing reports of rising threats, intimidation and self-censorship as evidence that attacks on freedom of expression remain at critical levels.

In India, Tarun Mishra, Bureau Chief of Jan Sandesh Times, died on 14 February; Indradev Yadav, Journalist with Taaza TV, on 16 May; Rajdeo Ranjan, Bureau Chief of Dainik Hindustan on 13 May; Kishore Dave, Bureau Chief of Jai Hind on 22 August and Dharmendra Singh, Correspondent of Dainik Bhaskar on 12 November, the report noted.

In 2015, India had reported targeted killings of six media professionals, including those from news channel Aaj Tak and Hindi daily Dainik Jagaran, the report states.

Noting that India along with Yemen, Pakistan and Syria form a group which saw little or no change in the numbers of killings from 2015, IFJ President Philippe Leruth said, "Any decrease in violence against journalists and media staff is always welcome but these statistics and the continued deliberate targeting of media workers in many incidents causing loss of life give little room for comfort nor ground for hope to see the end of the current media safety crisis." 

The IFJ, which claims to represent more than 6,00,000 journalists in 140 countries, has recorded at least 2,297 killings of media professionals in targeted assassinations, cross-fire incidents and bomb attacks till 2015.

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          FUTEBOL NA GUERRA        

Em tempo de Guerra o futebol teve vez até no front




Pegando o gancho do post anterior sobre centenário, em 2014 também marca um século do início da I Guerra Mundial, conflito sangrento ocorrido principalmente na Europa e que deixou um saldo de milhões e milhões de mortos entre soldados, civis e até animais. 

De um lado os "Aliados", compostos por França, Grã-Bretanha, Rússia, Bélgica, Sérvia, Itália (começou o embate como adversária, mas se aliou em 1915) e Estados Unidos; do outro, Alemanha, Áustria-Hungria, Império Otomano e Bulgária formavam as "Potências Centrais". O confronto bélico se iniciou em 1914 e só veio ter fim em 1918 com a derrota das Potências, a queda dos otomanos e a consequente assinatura do Tratado de Versailles por parte dos alemães em 1919.

Contudo, mesmo em tempos de guerra o futebol continuava a ser praticado - não só nos países com seus campeonatos locais, mas também no campo de batalha. Foram vários relatos, documentos, registros fotográficos e livros tratando do assunto, quando soldados aproveitavam os breves momentos de descanso e/ou cessar fogo não-oficiais para se divertirem com a bola nos pés.

O cartaz acima foi uma motivação para os jovens ingleses ingressarem no front, visto a declaração do jornal germânico "Frankfurter Zeitung" de que os britânicos "não eram de nada". Já a foto é de 25 de dezembro de 1915, num campo próximo à Salonika na Grécia, numa das chamadas "Tréguas de Natal", em que soldados de ambos os lados faziam um cessar fogo para celebrarem os festejos de fim de ano.

O 17º Regimento de Middlesex ficou conhecido como o "Batalhão do Futebol" ou "The Extremers" ("Os Extemados") devido à maioria de seus componentes serem à época jogadores de futebol. Tal ideia partiu de William Joynson-Hicks, membro do Parlamento britânico. O objetivo principal era despertar o nacionalismo através do futebol. Dirigentes dos clubes e árbitros também se alistaram.

O grupo teve como um de seus líderes o escocês Richard McFadden, atacante do Clapton Orient (hoje Leyton Orient) que entre 1911 e 1915 era o ídolo maior do clube e seu maior artilheiro. O jogador morreu durante os confrontos e hoje é reverenciado pelos torcedores do modesto time inglês ao lado de dois colegas de equipe também mortos na guerra, William Jonas e George Scott.

Os jogos nos terrenos castigados pela guerra muitas vezes eram à base do improviso: bolas feitas de lata, entulhos diversos e arames; as traves muitas vezes eram apenas as botas dos soldados alinhadas e os combatentes corriam atrás da vitória mesmo com seus pesados uniformes. 


Ingleses e alemães rivalizavam também nas peladas durante a guerra



O ex-combatente Ernie Williams, em uma entrevista à rede BBC inglesa há alguns anos, recordou uma das partidas mais famosas da época. "Uma bola foi lançada do lado dos alemães e, em poucos instantes, vários soldados começaram a jogar. Havia umas 200 pessoas e todas pareciam estar se divertindo. Ninguém com más intenções entre nós e não havia juiz, nem placar". 

Vários jogadores britânicos, que inclusive atuavam por suas seleções, estiveram no "Batalhão do Futebol" durante as batalhas de Deville Wood e Guillemont  - essas duas na Batalha do Somme - e na Batalha de Arras em 1917. Nomes como o do já citado escocês McFadden, do zagueiro Frank Buckley (Bardford City e Inglaterra), do meiocampista Lyndon Sandoe (Cardiff City e País de Gales) e todo o time do Hearts of Midlothian da Escócia engrossaram as fileiras nas trincheiras da I Guerra Mundial.


Exeter City de 1914: sete dos jogadores que enfrentaram o Brasil foram à guerra



Na postagem anterior  relembramos os 100 anos de história da Seleção Brasileira de futebol. E em sua primeira partida o adversário foi o inglês Exeter City, com vitória brasileira por 2 a 0 no campo da Rua Guanabara, atual Laranjeiras, no Rio de Janeiro. A I Guerra estava em seu começo no dia 21 de julho daquele ano, mas devido às dificuldades de comunicação da época os britânicos ainda não tinham conhecimento do conflito - só ficaram sabendo quando estavam retornando à Europa a bordo do navio Alcântara.

Relatos de alguns dos jogadores deram conta de que com o navio portando uma bandeira inglesa em seu mastro houve o temor da embarcação ser atacada pelas forças inimigas. Porém, felizmente a viagem foi realizada sem transtornos e os únicos tiros ouvidos foram de navios franceses como advertência para o confronto durante a passagem pelo Canal da Mancha.

Aidan Hamilton, autor do livro "Have you ever played Brazil? - The story of Exeter City's 1914 tour to South America" ("Você já jogou contra o Brasil? - A história da turnê de 1914 do Exeter City pela América do Sul", inédito no Brasil), relata que 7 dos 11 jogadores que entraram em campo no histórico jogo contra os brasileiros foram convocados para a guerra: o goleiro Reg Loram, o médio e capitão do time Jimmy Rigby, os zagueiros Jack Fort e Sammy Strettle, e os atacantes Charlie Pratt, Billy Lovett, Fred Goodwin e Fred Whittaker - estes dois últimos integrando o "Batalhão do Futebol". Ainda segundo Hamilton, Goodwin sofreu sérios ferimentos nos confrontos e jamais voltou a atuar. 

Afora estes citados, quatro atletas dos quadros do clube inglês que não estiveram presentes na excursão ao continente americano, também se alistaram: William Kirby, Arthur Evans, Fred Hunt e Kadie White - todos mortos no conflito.


Todo o time do Hearts, da Escócia, participou da I Guerra




O alistamento militar na Grã-Bretanha não era obrigatório até 1916, por isso o governo teve que apelar para o nacionalismo aliado ao futebol, já que era a principal prática esportiva da ilha europeia naquele tempo. Atraídos por esse chamamento patriótico, todos os jogadores do escocês Hearts alistou-se em 1914 no "Batalhão do Futebol" para os combates contra os alemães e seus aliados.

O galês Bertie Felstead, outro ex-combatente da I Guerra, registrou em um relato encontrado após sua sua morte em 2001 que "não era um jogo propriamente dito, eram todos contra todos em que chutávamos a bola sem objetivo. Poderia haver uns 50 de cada lado, eu acho. Eu joguei porque realmente gostava de futebol. Não sei quanto tempo durou. Provavelmente uma meia hora, e ninguém estava contando o placar". 

Ou seja, o futebol serviu como instrumento de integração e paz entre as forças rivais, tal qual como aconteceu em fevereiro de 1969, quando o Santos de Pelé fez uma excursão pela África. Na ocasião o time paulista conseguiu que o Zaire (atual República Democrática do Congo), que vivia um grande conflito interno entre blocos étnicos e políticos, vivesse um dia de cessar fogo para que a população pudesse acompanhar o maior jogador do planeta e seus companheiros em campo.

O "Batalhão do Futebol" foi desmobilizado em 1918, ano do fim da guerra, e contabilizou várias perdas para o esporte britânico. Em 2010 foi erguido o memorial para o 17º Regimento de Middlesex na cidade francesa de Longueval, no norte do país. Placas de granito com nomes dos atletas/combatentes mortos encontram-se no local para que os fãs de diversos clubes possam prestar homenagens aos seus heróis das batalhas nos campos de futebol e de guerra.




Cartaz: Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., de Londres/ING
Foto 1: Getty Images
Foto 2: Chester Chronicle
Fotos 3 e 4: Autor desconhecido


          SELEÇÃO BRASILEIRA: CEM ANOS DE MUITA HISTÓRIA PARA CONTAR        

Julho de 2014: centenário da seleção mais vitoriosa da história




Há exatos 100 anos, numa tarde do dia 21 de julho de 1914, nascia a semente daquela que viria a ser a mais vitoriosa seleção em todos os tempos. Pela primeira vez reuniam-se para formar uma equipe nacional os melhores jogadores da época - na teoria - para representar uma nação com a bola nos pés. Jogadores como Marcos Carneiro, Oswaldo Gomes, Píndaro, Osman, Frienderich - considerado o primeiro grande craque brasileiro dos gramados - e outros entravam em campo para entrar na história com o pontapé inicial da seleção do Brasil de futebol. 

O campo foi o da rua Guanabara, atual Laranjeiras - casa do Fluminense. E o adversário, o inglês Exeter City, tradicional clube daquele país e que hoje joga a quarta divisão local. Os britânicos faziam uma excursão pela América do Sul, quando receberam um convite da FBS (Federação Brasileira de Sports) para um amistoso contra um combinado de jogadores do Rio de Janeiro e de São Paulo. 

Não havia um técnico oficial no banco de reservas brasileiro, por isso o time foi comandado pelos halfs - os meias daquela época - Sylvio Lagreca e Ruben Salles. O público presente no lendário estádio carioca foi de aproximadamente 3 mil pessoas. As pessoas, diferentemente de hoje em dia, puseram suas roupas mais finas para comparecer ao evento esportivo que havia sido trazido 19 anos antes por Charles Miller como se fosse uma festa de gala. Viram um jogo bem truncado, muito mais pela virilidade dos ingleses que não deixavam a refinada técnica brasileira se sobrepor. O árbitro da partida histórica foi o inglês Harry Robinson.


Foto da primeira seleção brasileira



O Brasil entrou pro amistoso com seu primeiro uniforme, o branco, que seria abolido após a fatídica final da Copa do Mundo de 1950 no Maracanã. A formação inicial era a da foto acima no "esquema" 2-3-5, que tinha, da esquerda para a direita, Píndaro, Marcos Carneiro e Nery (em pé); Sylvio Lagreca, Rubens Salles e Rolando (agachados); Oswaldo Gomes, Frienderich, Abelardo, Osman e Formiga (sentados).

O primeiro gol da história da seleção brasileira saiu dos pés de quem estava atuando em casa - Oswaldo Gomes, atacante do Fluminense. Osman, centroavante do América/RJ, marcou o segundo e decretou a estreia brasileira com vitória por 2 a 0 contra o Exeter City.


A centenária bola da estreia brasileira nos gramados




Cem ano depois dessa partida histórica no Rio de Janeiro temos uma seleção que possui cinco título mundiais - feito até hoje não alcançado. Foi um século de muitas conquistas, glórias, consagração de gênios da bola e também de decepções como todo time de futebol. Se hoje temos referências com a camisa brasileira como Pelé, Garrincha, Gilmar, Nilton Santos, Didi, Domingos da Guia, Zico, Romário e muitos outros muito se deve ao pioneirismo de Frienderich, Marcos Carneiro, Osman, Oswaldo Gomes, Sylvio Lagreca e companhia naquele jogo que mudaria pelo próximo século o cenário futebolístico mundial.

Abaixo, ficha do jogo histórico da seleção que completa 100 anos de muitas histórias para contar.


BRASIL 2 x 0 EXETER CITY/ING

Data: 21 de Julho de 1914
Local: Estádio das Laranjeiras - Rio de Janeiro/RJ
Árbitro: Harry Robinson/ING
Assistentes: Jack Maishan/ING e Arnaldo Borghet/BRA
Gols: Osvaldo Gomes (28' do 1º tempo) e Osman (36' do 1º tempo)
Público: Aproximadamente 3 mil pessoas

Brasil: Marcos Carneiro; Píndaro e Nery; Rubens Salles, Sylvio Lagreca e Rolando; Abelardo, Oswaldo Gomes, Friendereich, Formiga e Osman. Jogador/Técnico: Sylvio Lagreca.

Exeter City: Loran; Jack Fort e Strettle; Lagan, Jimmy Rigny e Hardin; Whittaker, Hold, Lovett, Hunter e Fred Goodwin. Técnico: Mr. MacGahey.




Foto 1: Domínio público
Imagem da camisa: Autor desconhecido
Foto 2: Autor desconhecido
Foto 3: Marcelle Ribeiro/Terra

          M. van der Vijver        
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          Comment on Fashion Inspiration from Brazil for a cold, snowy, Boston day by Fernanda        
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          Offer - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class - USA        
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          Announcing the Civilization VI ‘AI Battle Royale’ on Twitch        

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI will be in your hands soon when it launches on October 21. Soon, you’ll be able to lead one of history’s renowned civilizations to greatness, but which civ has the honor of being called the greatest? Civilization fans have been furiously making their arguments, but we feel there’s no better way to solve an argument than by letting each civ go at it in a no-holds-barred Battle Royale!

Join us LIVE on Wednesday, October 19 at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT / 8:30pm BST on http://twitch.tv/2k as we pit eight of history’s greatest rulers against each other in an entirely AI-controlled game of Civilization VI. Find out who has what it takes to create a civilization to last the test of time!

The developers behind Civilization VI will be giving live commentary as we watch eight AI-controlled civs go at it. Anything can happen!

The “Civilization VI AI Battle Royale” will feature the following eight civs:
  • Aztecs
  • Brazil
  • England
  • Greece (Gorgo)
  • Japan
  • Rome
  • Russia
  • Spain
Catch every turn, live on http://twitch.tv/2k at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT / 8:30pm BST on Wednesday, October 19. If you aren’t able to join us live, the full VOD will be posted to the Civilization YouTube channel[2kgam.es] shortly afterwards.

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If you haven’t caught up on everything new in Civilization VI, check out our First Look video series which showcases new civs, features, and behind-the-scenes looks at the game!

Follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn, and be sure to follow the Civilization franchise on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

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          Gisele Bundchen tops Forbes’ richest model list for 9th year in a row        
Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen has been named the world’s highest-paid model for the ninth consecutive year. The fashion icon tops the new Forbes magazine list with an estimated $44 million. Although Bundchen, 35, announced her retirement from the runway earlier this year she continues to dominate with beauty and fashion endorsements with the likes of
          Osborne's attempt to discredit Robin Hood Tax is a bit rich        
George Osborne has complained to his fellow European finance ministers that they're wasting time debating a financial transaction tax because he believes pensioners will pay for it rather than bankers.

Good to see our Chancellor fighting the cause for pensioners. He's always got their interests at heart. Like when he changed the rate of indexation from RPI to CPI costing pensioners on average between £2,250 and £2,500 per year and wiping off £75 billion off the value of private sector pensions. Not to mention the millions of public sector workers his government are currently seeking to make work longer and pay more for less pension.

It is somewhat galling therefore that he seeks to reject a progressive tax that would raise £30bn to fight poverty by painting himself as some kind of defender of pensioners.

He doesn't see the point of discussing it as it will not be unilaterally agreed. He ignores a report by Bill Gates that cites that the tax would work even if it wasn't agreed by all countries. He ignores faith leaders such as the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope and Desmond Tutu, and he ignores a global movement of more than 220 million people who are calling for it to help the world's poor and allow the banks to atone for creating the current financial crisis.

France, Germany and Brazil among others can hold their heads up high in the knowledge that their government's back this tax. I for one am ashamed that my government doesn't just not support it, but out-rightly seeks to disingenuously undermine it.

Again, Osborne is out to protect the interests of the wealthy few rather than the millions suffering from poverty.

The Robin Hood Tax campaign does a good job of refuting Osborne's bias against the tax on their website.



          REGRETS AND JEALOUSY        
I admit it. I am freaking jealous right now. Of all the facebook posts, twitter updates and of the phone calls announcing departures to Brazil. Four years ago, I was certain I’d be one of the privileged fans to witness the matches in person. I had even convinced myself that I would be in Brazil […]
          OUR MEN IN BRAZIL        
Kwesi Appiah named his final 23-man squad for Brazil shortly after the friendly against the Dutch.The three dropped players were David Accam, Jerry Akaminko and Jeffrey Schlupp. According to the final squad listings from all the 32 teams, Ghana’s team is the youngest in the competition with an average age of 24.9. This would be […]
          Especial OsMoz Brasil: Um olhar sobre a História da Perfumaria Brasileira        

Cashmere Bouquet,
uma das linhas mais clássicas, charmosas e cheirosas de nossa História!



Com a chegada do site OsMoz Brasil, não há como escrever uma nova página da História da Perfumaria Brasileira sem resgatar como se deu a evolução da Cultura do Perfume no país. Em mais um post desse especial, convido-lhes à uma jornada perfumada, social e histórica sobre fragrâncias no artigo que preparei para o site. Ao fim dele poderá consultar bibliografias recomendadas de clássicos sobre a História e Sociologia da Perfumaria.   Nesse artigo do OsMoz Brasil, vocês poderão ler sobre a Perfumaria Brasileira em um compilado geral de nossa História perfumada: desde a época do descobrimento, passando pelo império e o fomento da higiene e perfumaria a partir do século XIX e XX até os dias atuais. O Brasil tem uma bela História de cuidados com a beleza, o asseio e o bem estar, um ideal  hedonista de resgate contínuo da auto-estima, da vaidade e da sedução.


"Revelar o Brasil perfumado é elucidar sobre a perfumaria como um fenômeno histórico e social, é evocar sua cultura e como o país desenvolveu uma forma de comunicar seus valores e sua essência pessoal através dos cheiros, e como tal interação permeia toda a história da perfumaria Brasileira". Leia mais, clicando aqui: http://www.osmoz.com.br/ENCICLOPEDIA/Historia-da-perfumaria-brasileira


Um abraço, Cris Rosa Negra



The history of Brazilian Perfumery is avaliable only in Portuguese at OsMoz Brazil Site. Try Google Translator to discover more about Brazilian scented History.

          19º Prêmio Atualidade Cosmética: Paulistanos elegem as melhores fragrâncias de 2011        

19th Atualidade Cosmética Awards: The Oscar of Latin America Perfumery

 
 
 
Em setembro, os paulistanos poderão votar e eleger as melhores fragrâncias do ano, que concorrem à 19ª edição do Prêmio Atualidade Cosmética, considerado o “Oscar da perfumaria na América Latina”.  As categorias eleitas pelo voto do consumidor serão os troféus: Escolha do Consumidor para Perfumaria Latina Feminina e Latina Masculina, Escolha do Consumidor para perfumaria Internacional Feminina e Masculina.  A votação acontecerá entre os dias 21 e 23 de setembro, no Espaço Perfume e do dia 23 de setembro ao dia 2 de outubro no Conjunto Nacional na Av. Paulista, ambos em São Paulo, onde os consumidores terão a oportunidade de testar todos os produtos antes de dar sua opinião. O Espaço Perfume está localizado numa unidade anexa à Faculdade Santa Marcelina ( FASM), uma das mais renomadas instituições de ensino superior de moda. Com 210m2, a mostra interativa, registra 5 mil anos da história do perfume e sua relação com a moda além de curiosidades. O Espaço Perfume tem o apoio do ministério da Cultura e a curadoria de Renata Ashcar, especialista em perfumaria e autora do livro Brasilessência: a cultura do Perfume.
   
 
O Espaço Perfume está localizado numa unidade anexa à Faculdade Santa Marcelina ( FASM), uma das mais renomadas instituições de ensino superior de moda. Com 210m2, a mostra interativa, registra 5 mil anos da história do perfume e sua relação com a moda além de curiosidades. O Espaço Perfume tem o apoio do ministério da Cultura e a curadoria de Renata Ashcar, especialista em perfumaria e autora do livro Brasilessência: a cultura do Perfume.
 
 
 
Com a finalidade de difundir o conhecimento da história e importância cultural do perfume, a organização do Prêmio Atualidade Cosmética, em parceria com o Espaço do Perfume, promoverá, nos mesmos dias da votação no Espaço do Perfume, um ciclo de workshops e palestras gratuitas, abertas ao público. As palestras, ministradas por perfumistas renomados, acontecerão no Auditório da Faculdade Santa Marcelina, e apresentarão, de forma objetiva, as famílias olfativas, além de explicar como se constrói um perfume. Esta parceria entre a organização do Prêmio e o Espaço do Perfume tem como principal objetivo, apresentar, culturalmente, a perfumaria para os consumidores do Brasil.
 
 
 
O Prêmio Atualidade Cosmética nasceu da vontade de José Luiz de Paula Jr. de reconhecer o trabalho dos profissionais que começavam a trilhar o caminho para que o Brasil se transformasse em uma potência da indústria global da beleza. Além disso, foi uma forma de homenagear o empresário pioneiro na indústria nacional – Aparício Basílio da Silva –, então dono da Rastro Perfumaria, uma das mais inovadoras empresas do mercado brasileiro da beleza de todos os tempos, e seu maior incentivador. “A Rastro foi muito importante na minha carreira. Foi lá que descobri o que é, de fato, fazer perfumaria no Brasil. Foi minha escola e Aparício meu maior professor”, declara o empresário. Em 2011, o Prêmio Atualidade Cosmética chega à sua 19ª edição. Atualmente são 21 categorias, 10 delas direcionadas para a escolha dos melhores perfumes nacionais e internacionais, sendo que em quatro delas, são os consumidores que escolhem diretamente o vencedor. Ainda na área de perfumaria, estão os dois troféus especiais, justamente o Aparício Basílio de Melhor Criação Perfumística Nacional, nas versões feminina e masculina. Os vencedores do Aparício Basílio são eleitos a partir da escolha da fragrância, sem a identificação da marca.
 
A premiação acontece no dia 7 de novembro, no Credicard Hall, em São Paulo. http://www.cosmeticanews.com.br/premioatualidadecosmetica.com.br
 
 
via press release
 
English Note: It will be held on September, 21th and 23th at Espaço do Perfume and on September, 21th until October, 2nd at Conjunto Nacional, both in São Paulo the consumer's votes for the 19 th edition of Atualidade Cosmética Awards, The Oscar of the Brazilian and Latin America Perfumery. In this opportunity, consumers will have the chance of voting in the best fragrances of this year and also learn more from fragrances and the culture of the perfume during an exhibition of the perfumery background and its history at Espaço do Perfume, located in the Faculty Santa Marcelina, an important center of education in fashion in Brazil.
 
 
 



          Awesome Blue Ginger Smoothie        

Smoothies, we will never tire of you. Currently, we’re all about this dreamy, creamy combo of blueberries and fresh ginger. It’s sweet, tangy and ever-so-slightly spicy. Blue Ginger Smoothie Recipe   Ingredients 1 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup whole Brazil nuts 1 1/2 cups filtred water 2 teaspoon chlorella (in powder form) 1 large handful […]

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          The 200% World Cup: England vs Uruguay Live!        

As the likes of Brazil and Spain have already found out to their costs, there doesn’t seem to be any such thing as “the easy way” at this World Cup finals. Not, of course, that the England national football team has much truck with the concept of such a thing. Where there might smith passage, […]

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          The 200% World Cup: England in Brazil, 1950        

Roy Hodgson’s white and the wrong-sort-of-blue army kick off tonight to begin England’s 2014 World Cup campaign. But, of course, it’s not the first time that our brave, plucky, Three Lions on a shirt, lads have done so. England’s first ever World Cup took place in Brazil back in the days that ITV were just […]

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          The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated        

With just a matter of days, weeks, months and minutes until England fly out to Brazil before flying back again either having done well or not so well at the FIFA World Cup, Wednesday’s friendly fixture against Denmark afforded boss Roy Hodgson the ideal opportunity to not only evaluate potential candidates for places in the […]

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          England’s World Cup Draw Should Demonstrate Their Limitations        

At least, we might reflect, expectations had already been lowered to such an extent that there can barely be anybody left on the face of the entire planet who believes in any seriousness that England will win the World Cup in Brazil next summer. It’s not a matter of being fatalist or of showing false […]

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          Raponesagreen no Laloislane        
It's a honor to be linked in the Carol Ramos blog.
Carol is an awesome journalist from Brazil.


Check the post about Raponesa green out here!

cheers!

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          Da li muskarac treba da brije svoje dlake na kurcu ili ne        
i ja im kazem, ne volem brazilke, depilacija skroz i kosa do struka! e, da vidis kako se srede! :D
          Da li muskarac treba da brije svoje dlake na kurcu ili ne        
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Sad postoji kozmeticki salon i depilacija! 8)


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          Apple Recalls Two-Prong Adapter Over Shock Concerns        

Nevermind VR or high-tech PC gear, it seems like power adapters and their cables are the hardest things for companies to do right. This is the case with Apple who has started voluntarily recalling their two prong AC power adapters from Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil. According to Apple, the defective Mac […]

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          Previsão de tempestade e queda de granizo neste sábado em MS        

O Instituto Nacio de Meteorologia (Inmet) alerta para tempestade no sábado (10) em Mato Grosso do Sul, com exceção do extremo oestes do estado. Segundo o Inmet, a temperatura mínima será de 20°C e máxima de 35°C. No leste, sudoeste e Pantanal sul-mato-grossense, é previsto chuva durante todo o dia com mais intensidade no período […]

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          Temporal causa estragos em várias cidades de MS        

Temporal que atingiu várias cidades de Mato Grosso do Sul deixou estragos. Em Campo Grande, a estrutura de um palco foi danificada e shows que aconteceriam ontem (20) e hoje (21) foram cancelados. Em Naviraí, árvores chegaram a ser arrancadas, uma cratera foi aberta com a forte das chuvas e até parte do teto de um […]

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          Defesa Civil reforça alerta para risco de chuva fortes e granizo em Mato Grosso do Sul        

A Coordenadoria Estadual de Defesa Civil emitiu nesta quarta-feira (18) novo aviso meteorológico para alertar a população sobre os perigos das condições climáticas em Mato Grosso do Sul entre hoje (18) e amanhã (19). Para esta quarta-feira, há risco de queda de galhos de árvores, alagamentos, incidência de descargas elétricas e granizo, com precipitação entre 30 mm/h e […]

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          Condutor estaciona para se proteger de granizo e galho de árvore atinge carro        

Um representante comercial de 37 anos, que não quis se identificar, conduzia um veículo Space fox com placas HSY 8326, quando estacionou Rua Jeribá, no sentido Shopping Campo Grande – Bairro Tiradentes. Ele parou o carro em frente a Escola Paulo Freire,, quando o galho de uma árvore caiu e causou danos no automóvel. O […]

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          Frente fria chega, traz chuva, queda de granizo e rajadas de vento        

A entrada de uma frente fria no Estado nesta sexta-feira (25), trouxe chuva, queda de granizo e fortes rajadas de vento. Já foram registradas duas quedas de arvores na Capital, casas destelhadas e chuva de granizo na região norte da cidade e também nas cidades de Jardim e Guia Lopes da Laguna, na região sudoeste […]

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          Sexta-feira de calor intenso, mas tempo muda e há possibilidade de chuva de granizo        

A sexta-feira (25) deve ser de calor intenso em todo Mato Grosso do Sul, conforme previsão do Centro de Monitoramento de Tempo, do Clima e dos Recursos Hídricos do Estado (Cemtec). O índice de radiação ultravioleta, que mede o nível de radiação solar, ficará com valores altos, o que causa risco de danos à pele […]

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          Famílias atingidas por chuva de granizo em Iguatemi ganham 11 mil telhas da Defesa Civil        

Defesa Civil do Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul estará em Iguatemi nos dias 23 a 25 de setembro realizando doação de 11.900 telhas para as famílias que foram atingidas pelas fortes chuvas acompanhadas de granizo no dia 7 de setembro. “Esse evento da chuva mobilizou os 3 níveis de governo, municipal, estadual e federal, na […]

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          Prefeitura decreta situação de emergência após chuva de granizo        

A prefeitura da cidade de Iguatemi, distante 466 quilômetros de Campo Grande, decretou estado de emergência, depois da chuva de granizo que caiu ontem (7) e deixou rastro de destruição. Por conta dos estragos provocados pelo fenômeno natural, alguns comércios não foram abertos e não há aulas nas escolas municipais nesta terça-feira (8). O prefeito […]

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          Ruas de Deodápolis ficam com aspecto de neve após forte temporal com granizo        

Uma forte chuva acompanhada de granizo, na tarde desta sexta-feira (10), deixou a cidade de Deodápolis com aspecto de neve. A quantidade de pedras pelo chão impressionou moradores. O temporal teve inicio por volta das 14h30 e teve duração de quase 30 minutos. A população ficou assustada, mas de acordo com o site Impacto news, […]

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          Showbiz Sandbox 330: Rio Olympics Faces Competition for TV Viewers        

The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and there are more ways to watch the games than ever before. In the United States, NBC is broadcasting 6,800 hours of coverage from Rio across 11 television channels and 41 live online streams. We look at the declining TV ratings and whether all […]

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          Stadium WE9 HD Turf - World Cup 2014 Brazil Pack        


Include Stadium :

  • Rio de Janeiro | Estádio Mário Filho (Maracanã) | Capacity: 76,804
  • Belo Horizonte | Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Mineirão) | Capacity: 62,160
  • Porto Alegre | Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (Beira-Rio) | Capacity: 48,849
  • São Paulo | Arena Corinthians | Capacity: 65,807
  • Porto Alegre | Arena do Grêmio | Capacity: 60,540 



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Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha


Mané Garrincha | Estádio Nacional de Brasília | Capacity: 70,064


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          Stadium WE9 HD Turf - Mineirão Stadium         



   Mineirão officially Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Governor Magalhães Pinto Stadium) established in 1965 in Belo Horizonte, is the largest football stadium in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and the second largest in the country, after Maracanã. It will be a host stadium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held in the country.
It is also a football venue of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics




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          [urls] Build a Better Enterprise Application        
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Dateline: China
 
The following is a sampling of my top ten "urls" for the past week or so.  By signing up with Furl (it's free), anyone can subscribe to an e-mail feed of ALL my urls (about 100-250 per week) -- AND limit by subject (e.g., ITO) and/or rating (e.g., articles rated "Very Good" or "Excellent").  It's also possible to receive new urls as an RSS feed.  However, if you'd like to receive a daily feed of my urls but do NOT want to sign up with Furl, I can manually add your name to my daily Furl distribution list.  (And if you want off, I'll promptly remove your e-mail address.)
 
Top Honors:
 
* Build a Better Enterprise Application (on Web services and SOA; great review of all the pertinent issues)
 
Other best new selections (in no particular order):
 
* Adaptive Document Layout via Manifold Content (PDF) (another hit for Microsoft, this article proposes a user interface for authoring and editing Web content for different form factors; think formatting for ubiquitous devices and pervasive computing)
A New View on Intelligence (on XML & EII, et al) (thoroughly enjoyable -- so good,  I almost blogged it; insightful perspective)
InfoWorld Special Report: Has desktop Linux come of age? (IMHO, a resounding "No!!"  But there are other perspectives worth considering.  I still think it's a lot of wishful thinking.)
* Negotiating in Service-Oriented Environments (PDF) (A slightly annotated excerpt: "The concept of delivering software as a service is relatively simply: 'do not buy software, simply use it as and when you need it'.  Putting such a concept into practice, however, is far more complex and involves many issues.  In this article, we address the question: What are the characteristics of a market for software services?"  Hot topic, good paper.)
* Real Time Means Real Change (so much talk about the so-called "Real Time Enterprise"; this article takes a look at the realities behind the hype of the "RTE")
Information Scent on the Web (PDF) (Courtesy of PARC, you need to read this for yourself; Google as The Matrix idea -- worse yet, The Time Machine Reloaded   In reality, useful perspectives for Web designers.)
Offshoring/Outsourcing: Fragile - Handle With Care (a brief but rather comprehensive overview; points to the various aspects of ITO and BPO along the IT value chain)
IT Spending For Comprehensive Compliance (original article linked; good review of the various opportunities "thanks" mostly to SOX)
* The Executive's Guide to Utility Computing - ROI of Utility Computing (a broad perspective on utility computing, different from what is usually published)
 
Examples of urls that didn't make my "Top Ten List":
 
> Benchmarking Study Shows 75 Percent of Enterprises Deploying Web Services (need I say more?; includes stats on ebXML and grid computing, too)
> Probabilistic Model for Contextual Retrieval (PDF) (a sneak peek at Microsoft's emerging search technology?)  See also Block-based Web Search, courtesy of Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing) and Tsinghua University, arguably China's best (the latter article is not urled; from the recent SIGIR conference).  If you think Google is the last word in search, think again.
> Where To Find New Growth Prospects And What Challenges Need To Be Overcome (necessary action items and preferred geographic regions; China <not Russia, Brazil or the Czech Republic> comes in the number two slot after North America)
> CIO Magazine: Are We Happy Yet? (on ITO and BPO) (dumb article title, but smart content; good metrics to consider, including a take on SLAs)
> Developing Killer Apps for Industrial Augmented Reality (restricted access) (this page provides some complimentary information to the restricted access selection, although it's not urled).  I just noticed something:  The apps section of IEEE CG&A is edited by two mil guys, one from the (U.S.) Office of Naval Research and the other from the U.S. Army simulation and training office.  Hey, who says all the good engineering jobs are outsourced!?    Frankly, I believe that the best American engineers can always find jobs within DoD or the intelligence community.  Besides, they do all the truly fun computing stuff!!  Trust me, there isn't so much fun stuff done at Oracle.
 
and many, many more ...
 
Cheers,
 
David Scott Lewis
President & Principal Analyst
IT E-Strategies, Inc.
Menlo Park, CA & Qingdao, China
 
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          Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - September 2013        

This is yet another better-late-than-never edition of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. I do know that I say that most months. But since I didn't seem to manage to post anything for July and August, I think this is a step in the right direction... no?

Above you see a one of my few new blooms.  It's a generic salvia guaranitica - NOT a named 'Black & Blue' plant like I usually buy.  I think that I will try to stick with the unnamed version in the future, as this plant has greatly outperformed B&B  in spite of a coolish summer when I would have expected it to do much less.




Yes, I'm still in love with the native (to the U.S., if not to here exactly) honeysuckle, lonicera sempervirens. (I blame the wonderful Annie in Austin for introducing me to this object of my obsession.) My hubby has been working on propagating it for me, so it can bring a baby of this plant with us whenever we go.  

Instead of propagation, I'm just flat out going to dig up one of my 'Albury Purple' St. John's Wort bushes before we put the house on the market. There are two reasons for that:  1) It's patented, AND 2) The front yard is getting a little crowded anyway. I just love it when the yellow flowers and red berries appear together like this:


Speaking of the crowded front yard, there are quite a few things in bloom there right now.  Blue caryopteris and 'Hameln' pennisetum are vying for attention:



And the whole mess of Japanese anemone (mostly hidden by the now-huge Japanese maple and random miscanthus) were almost finished blooming before I even noticed them:


The bright side of having to go to the neighbor's yard to take their picture?  I realized that there IS a good side to this ill-planned hanging basket of fuchsia and philodendron.  Check it out now because I am NEVER planting this fuchsia again:  (Next year, I'm going back to 'Bonfire' begonias!)


As I came back around to the front porch, I saw that the 'Sparkling Burgundy' eucomis, which sprawled alarmingly in August at the height of its bloom, had bravely thrown up another smaller bloomstalk:



Inside, one of Steve's sensitive plants (mimosa pudica) is in bloom. Strangely, the ones that went outside never flowered at all this year. Just the inside plants:


In the back yard, the 'Hopi Red Dye' amaranth, recently cut back orange butterfly weed, and Brazilian verbena are all in bloom.  But the highlight of the garden right now is this hot dwarf canna at the edge of the blue pot.  I picked it out for its purplish leaves (now looking a little worse for the wear) but love these in-your-face blooms next to the silver sage. If you look closely, you can see streaks of orange on the insides of these red flowers:


Outside of the highlights above, other September bloomers include 'Matrona' sedum, 'Rotstrahlbusch' panicum, 'Sioux Blue' sorghastrum nutens, 'Whiskey' wax begonias, 'Hab Gray' sedum, 'Red Rocks' penstemon, 'Purple Dragon' lamium, and a few hostas that I have yet to hack.

For more of what's in bloom around the world, check out Carol's September 2013 Bloom Day Post as May Dreams Gardens.

          A Swirl of Activity: August Garden Bloggers Bloom Day        
'Sparkling Burgundy' eucomis, surrounded by a swirl of foliage.

With the wedding just past, and the honeymoon--plus an all day volleyball tournament--looming on the horizon... the eucomis isn't the only thing surrounded by a swirl of activity!  I'm writing this GBBD post on Saturday the 11th, and setting it to auto-post on the 15th... so if anyone has questions about the plants in the picture above, I'll answer them next week.  :-)

What's in bloom in my garden today:

Lonicera sempervirens, the native honeysuckle - 'Black and Blue' salvia - 'Paprika' yarrow - 'Rotstrahlbusch' panicum virgatum - New Guinea impatiens - Dragonwing begonia - Russian sage - red snapdragons - 'Hameln' pennisetum - red pennisetum - lantana - 'Blue Daze' convolvulus - burgundy salvia - all three dahlias - plumeria - Brazilian verbena - various hosta

To see what's blooming around the world today, check out the GBBD post from Carol at May Dreams Gardens!

          Brazil, books and football        
This blog has been shamefully neglected over the past few months while I’ve been developing Deskbound Traveller, which is dedicated to travel storytelling. One of my objectives there is to broaden notions of what constitutes travel writing to let in, among other things, fiction and poetry. I’m not sure that The Spies, by the Brazilian […]
          Brazil’s Clouded Political Horizons        
Brazil is in a confusing place, with unprecedented voter dissatisfaction but no clear path out of

          Is Peru safe?        
Is Peru safe to travel to? I know you don't hear much in the news, but I was wondering what the crime is like... is it dangerous? What about the government? Is it safe to go to Peru or should I rather go to Brazil or someplace like that? What's better?
          How to get from Peru to Rio de Janeiro in a month?        
I'm going next month to Peru to stay there for two months. Then i want to travel through South America - I will leave Peru in February and i want to get to Brazil in time for the Carnival in Rio. Does anyone have some good tips , advice or experience?
          Bolivia and Credit Cards        
My daughter if off to Bolivia soon and I have given her a credit card (in case of emergencies!) Does anyone know if Bolivia operates a chip and pin system or does the old fashioned signature still work there? She also intends to travel to both Brazil and Argentina and I would like to know what system operates in these countries as well.

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          Degrading the Amazon harms us        
SUBHEAD: Deforestation of Brazil  and resulting climate change endangers humanity.

By Dahr Jamail on 7 August 2017 for Truth Out -
(http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41520-deforestation-and-climate-disruption-are-degrading-the-amazon-endangering-our-survival)


Image above: In 2014 Brazil refused to join pledge to end deforestation. Photo by Greenpeace. From (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29338413).

Warwick Manfrinato, the director of Brazil's Department of Protected Areas, has a deep understanding of biological interdependence, as well as its importance.

"If we are of utter service to nature, then we provide the benefits to all other living things on the planet," Manfrinato told Truthout in his office at Brazil's capital city recently. "I have the same value as a human as a jaguar has in nature, and both should be protected, otherwise we all go extinct, no matter what."

Manfrinato, whose department falls within the Secretariat of Biodiversity in Brazil's Ministry of Environment, is working on a variety of projects, including the establishment of a whale sanctuary that will cover the better part of the entire South Atlantic Ocean between Brazil's vast coastal area all the way across to the west coast of Africa. And on June 23, he and his colleagues launched a national "Corridors Program," with the goal of fostering "connectivity and genetic flux."

"We know the flow of genetics in biomes [biological systems] in life is critical," Manfrinato said. "We have to re-establish this, so a jaguar that exists in Mexico should be able to come all the way here without being killed. Physical connectivity allows for genetic connectivity. A monkey should be able to travel from one part of Brazil to another, without having to pass through land that has been cleared, where there is no forest."

Manfrinato's colleague, Everton Lucero, who is Brazil's secretary for Climate Change and Environmental Quality, was blunt with Truthout about what could happen if dramatic action is not taken to address the impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD).

"The worst-case IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projection] is 4.5C by 2100, but at local levels here we see very different impacts already, and are already even seeing an 8C increase in places," Lucero told Truthout.

Manfrinato echoes this: The crisis, he says, has already arrived.

"Everything that is bad has already happened," he explained. "We've come to terms with who we are, and we are those who destroy the planet. We've already destroyed it."

Because of this, Manfrinato believes we already know what needs to be done.

"If we're going to look for solutions, we have to look for the solution for the complexity, not one individual thing," he said. "If there is no connectivity, there is nothing. And that is why I'm busy with building corridors of biodiversity."

He has his work cut out for him. But he's not alone: Many people are working toward similar goals in the Amazon.

A Giant Water Pump

The Amazon is one of the most critically important ecosystems on Earth, and certainly the most biodiverse. It is the world's single largest rainforest, as it is larger than the next two largest rainforests -- the Congo Basin and Indonesia -- combined.

The Amazon River is by far the world's largest river by volume, and has more than 1,100 tributaries, 17 of which are each longer than 1,000 miles. The Amazonian water system is so massive and complex that it influences rainfall patterns as far away as the US, and 70 percent of South America's gross domestic product is produced in areas that receive precipitation influenced by the Amazon.

Brazil's role in protecting the Amazon is critical, given that two-thirds of the rainforest is located within Brazil's borders.

In order to get a sense of the connections between Amazon protection and water issues, Truthout met with Fabio Eno, the coordinator for the Natural Sciences Unit of UNESCO in Brazil, in his office in the capital.

Eno thinks it is more than timely that Brazil happens to be hosting the World Water Forum in March 2018.

"Water and drought are critical issues here now, which is so ironic since Brazil is hosting this huge event on water next year, and we are facing water crisis in some of the largest cities here," Eno told Truthout. "What we are seeing in Brazil is that climate change has been and continues to be very clearly visible."

He pointed out that in Brasilia, where there used to be very clearly demarcated dry and rainy seasons, they are now imbalanced: The dry season is starting earlier, and there is less rain during the rainy season. This is a reflection of the progression of climate-related changes in the country.

"In the south, well known for rice production, which has high water consumption, they are facing more droughts and this is affecting local farmers," Eno explained. "States in the northeast are now more intensely affected by the dry season, so we see clearly the effects of climate change in all portions of Brazil."

Eno noted that the impacts have been so intense that Brazil has been caught unprepared, and sees this shift in climate as having contributed to a major international health crisis: Zika virus.

"With the major drought recently in Sao Paolo, people were encouraged to store water in basins in their residence, and even in their toilets," he said. "Then, not coincidentally, we have Zika virus outbreaks that came about the same year Sao Paolo was storing so much more water. People were storing water in every way they could after what happened, but weren't taking necessary care for safeguards. This caused a major international health issue."

Manfrinato sees water-related problems as the biggest climate disruption impacts humans have had.

"What differentiates this planet from every other planet is liquid water," he explained. "It has taken Earth millions of years to find the right balance of liquid water, and people don't understand how important that is and are messing it up with their greed and ambition, of which awareness is far more important."

Manfrinato explains that as humans have "fooled around" with temperature, they have shaken the very foundation of biology.

"Fooling around with water is impossible, as that is the tree of the fruit of life," Manfrinato said. "You mess with it, you mess with everything ... and we've already messed with it."

Lucero also underscored the Amazon's critical role in the watery realms, especially regionally. The rainforest, he said, provides "flying rivers" -- massive amounts of air-borne moisture that develop above the canopy and move with the clouds and rainfall patterns across South America.

"If you remove the forest, you will cause extreme drought in other regions," he told Truthout.

But he says that biodiversity is the Amazon's biggest contribution to the world -- and is the most important reason to care for the rainforest.

"The forest itself is suffering from climate change, as are other biomes," he said. "Variability of climate is affecting the forest from increasing flooding and wildfires, which may, in a doomsday scenario, compromise the entire forest."

Manfrinato sees humans as part of the ecosystem, and an integral part at that, but most assuredly not the apex.

"What is required is a shift of awareness of our being part of nature," he said. "The apex is the complexity. Humans are not the apex, and the awareness that comes from this is how dynamic the system is that allows for all of life on Earth.... It'll do this as long as we allow it to do so."

Manfrinato is deeply passionate about his work, and in the discussion, sounds as much like a philosopher for the planet as Brazil's director of protected areas.

"We need to respect complexity in order to survive as a species," he said. "Everybody and everything wins, or everybody and everything loses if we hold onto this lack of awareness that the complexity is the most important thing. Your apex contribution is to be aware of the complexity, and then to protect it."

Brazil's Forest Code

Many people are acutely aware that there is a massive problem with deforestation in the Amazon. Beginning in 2004, however, deforestation started to decline in the Amazon, primarily because of better protection policies in Brazil. However, the last two years have seen a dramatic increase again. Brazil's government has been in crisis, and monitoring and enforcement have been stymied, allowing for a resurgence.

Fabio Feldmann served in Brazil's parliament for 12 years in the 1980s and 1990s. He is famous for helping to bring positive changes to the forest code -- protections for the Amazon -- into Brazil's constitution in 1988.

"The single most important issue facing Brazil is protecting all of the critical biomes," Feldmann told Truthout during an interview at his home in Sao Paolo. "If you destroy the Amazon region in Peru, you have a great impact in Brazil, and vice versa."

He explained that there is currently only weak collaboration between the countries in South America regarding the Amazon, and this is a problem.

"When I was elected, there was a radical change [in consciousness] about environmental areas," he said. "But this design has not been translated into effective public policies, so now our generation must reflect about what our legacy is to be because right now the deforestation rates in the Amazon are unbelievably high, after so many years."

Feldmann said he is optimistic, and cites heightened public awareness about the land today as compared to 30 years ago. However, he asked, "Do we have time to do what must be done?"

Clayton Lino is president of the Biosphere Reserve Association of Brazil and is a member of the advisory committee for UNESCO's Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve. Truthout interviewed him at his office in the Biosphere Reserve of the Mata Atlantica rainforest in Sao Paolo, a beautifully forested island in the middle of the sprawling polluted city.

"We are under attack daily, because we have laws in the process of being made that destroy other laws that were there to protect the land," Lino said.

This is important to understand, Lino said, because there is so much international pressure on the Brazilian government to continue deforesting. Cattle ranching accounts for roughly 70 percent of the total deforestation in Brazil, and the demand for Brazilian beef in the US and Europe is driving that ranching.

"While local NGOs are working to protect the Amazon and the Mata Atlantica, we do not see any light now," he explained. "There is no international help, and the culture of corruption has infected many Brazilians now because corruption has come from the top down, so more and more people are starting to not respect basic laws."

He is so concerned because his beloved Mata Atlantica, the second biggest rainforest reserve in Brazil, is the most threatened area of rainforest in the world, second only to the Madagascar rainforest.

"We have more biodiversity here than even in the Amazon," he said while pointing out the window. "The Amazon is far bigger, but in the Mata ... we have more endemism [species that live only in one area] than anywhere else in the world."

Lino explained that fragmentation (isolating sections of the forest) is the primary problem in the Mata.

"There is high biodiversity and fragility, because if you destroy something in one place, it cannot come back in another area of the Mata," he said. "So, fragmenting it causes a very big problem."

Today, only 8 percent of the Mata Atlantica remains.

Caring as Protecting

"Without connectivity for evolutionary movement, it cannot proceed," Manfrinato explained of the natural corridors he is striving to create across his country. "This adaptation process needs north/south corridors, because species in the southern hemisphere need to migrate south, and in the north, they'll need to migrate northwards as global temperatures continue to increase."


Image above: Warwick Manfrinato, Director of Brazil's Department of Protected Areas, is working to reconnect all of the biodiversity corridors across the Amazon. Photo by Dahr Jamail. From original article.

Previous to his current job, Manfrinato was a member of the University of Sao Paolo's Amazon research group, which bore the idea of ecological corridors. This is why he was given the position he has in the government: to implement these ideas on the ground.

"Protection is connection, and vice versa; it has to be both," he said.

Claudio Angelo is the head of communications for Climate Observatory, an NGO. A former journalist, he now runs a news website for a vast network of 41 Brazilian NGOs which produces annual estimates of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

Angelo explained to Truthout that observable shifts in rainfall patterns are now becoming common across the country, along with a shifting of the timings of the wet and dry seasons. Plus, like much of the world, Brazil is seeing far higher temperatures than ever before. He points to some farming regions that have already seen 6C increases.

"Brazil has warmed faster than the global average, since we are in the tropics," Angelo said. "Since 1961, it is 1C hotter in Brazil, and it took us half the time to warm the same as the rest of the world."

Angelo noted that the Amazon has seen two 100-year drought events (extreme drought events that only happen every 100 years) in a five-year period -- the first in 2005 and then another in 2010.

"The feedback mechanisms that exist between deforestation and climate change are my biggest concerns," he said. "Deforestation was 46 percent of our emissions last year, so our main focus is on mitigation. Hence, we are advocating for zero deforestation in Brazil."

Like Feldmann, Angelo had grown hopeful that his country was finally getting the deforestation of the Amazon under control, until recently.

"Over the last two years we saw this not to be the case, as we had a 60 percent increase in deforestation in just the last two years," he said. "Because of this, Brazil ranks in the top 10 [countries, in terms of] global greenhouse gas emissions."

When trees are chopped down, all the CO2 they sequestered from the atmosphere is released. Angelo pointed out the window and discussed the obvious changes.

"Brazil is still water rationing as we speak, after two record-drought years in a row," he explained. "2015 saw a 45-day heat wave. There is no way you can take off a huge chunk of some part of the planet and think it won't have a major impact on climate change."

As a climate journalist Angelo has reported from the Arctic, Greenland, Antarctica and deep into the Amazon. But right now, he is most struck by what he is seeing in his hometown of Brasilia. When he was a child, he remembers how cold it was in the evenings during the winter, and how summers were not as hot as they are now.

"The number of warm nights, when it is not below 20C, has increased 10 times more than it was 30 years ago," he lamented. "Most of the year here now it's just nasty. It's just hot, and it wasn't like this 20-30 years ago."

Personal experience plays a core role in Manfrinato's motivations, as well. He shared his experience from a recent long hike he'd taken that had a deep effect on his perception of the planet.

"It was in a newly protected area of Brazil and I came out of there feeling part of that place, meaning, that place is mine, and I'm going to protect it," he explained. "And so, we need everyone to start feeling that way about places ... about the planet. You belong to it because it belongs to you. You don't protect it because it belongs to everybody, you protect it because it belongs to you. The land belongs to me, because I belong to the land."

Manfrinato continues his work to reconnect wildlife habitat on the local levels. He aims to move it from local to regional connections, then regional to national, then across borders, then continental.

"We are promoting this internationally," Manfrinato said. "Because without reconnection, we will not survive."
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          Why Dubai is the best (biggest, tallest, and coolest) candidate for Expo 2020        
In 1968 when then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum (father of the current ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid) and the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, agreed to form a federation of what were then then The Trucial States, a British protectorate, hardly anyone could have envisioned what the United Arab Emirates would have become today, nearly 45 years after that historic meeting [eventually seven of the nine 'sheikhdoms' joined the union]. For all intents and purposes, at inception in 1971, the United Arab Emirates could be described as a desolate backwater, despite a strong history of local traditions, and legacy as a trading post. Today, Dubai and the UAE bring forth images of economic strength and progress in an increasingly volatile and definitively confused region. Dubai's development, specifically, is a once-in-a-generation global phenomenon, and the city is unique like no other. As the bid committee for Expo 2020 look to decide on the host city for the world event seven years from now, there really is no other choice but Dubai - and let me tell you why.

1. The other candidate cities are Izmir, Sao Paulo, Yekaterinburg, and Ayutthaya...

There is nothing wrong with Izmir, Sao Paulo, Yekaterinburg, and Ayutthaya but do they really measure up to Dubai? Now before anyone gets in a tizzy or their 'socks' in a twist, they are all great cities! Izmir is Turkey's third-largest city and home to a great literary tradition.  Sao Paulo is one of the five largest metropolitan areas on the planet. Yekaterinburg (in Russia), well it's Yekaterinburg and they have a monument to Michael Jackson. And Ayutthaya was the historical capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Let's just say the final three are likely Izmir, Sao Paulo and Dubai. Izmir is certainly a great city but does not have the global resonance of Dubai. And Sao Paulo...well Brazil has both the Olympics (2016) and the World Cup (2014); are you telling me that they really need the pesky Expo 2020 as well!?

2. The Expo needs a city of significance to make the event significant

Do you remember where the last Expo was held (or even that there is an Expo!)? You could be forgiven for not recalling that it was Yeosu, South Korea. Where was the one in 2010? That's right Shanghai. The Expo 2010 attracted a staggering 73 million visitors and was the most visited exhibition of its kind and brought together 189 different expositions from around the world. While in 2015 the Expo will be held in Milan and in 2017 in Astana (Kazakhstan) it is likely that it would take the Expo 2020 in Dubai to bring the event back to the international spotlight (the governing body regards the Expos held every 5 years to be 'World' Expos). In fact, it normally requires an emerging or new city of a transformative nature to inspire the type of attention that Shanghai in 2010 did (or Osaka in 1970 etc).

3. The entire ethos of Dubai is synonymous with what Expo 2020 would be about

Dubai is a global city by its very nature. It is home to over 2 million residents - and growing - from all over the world and from every socio-economic background, representing over 200 nationalities. The city is at once a home to and meeting-ground for people from the the Middle East, Subcontinent, Central Asia, Africa (especially East Africa) and Europe, North America, and Australia. There are even an estimated 180,000 Chinese residents in Dubai.  With the tourist profile of the city, Dubai has in fact become the 8th most visited city in the world (in 2012). It's cultural diversity is on constant display with a burgeoning arts scene (that is driven at the grassroots level), international film festivals, culinary celebrations, and so much more that you might as well just visit Timeout magazine.

4. Dubai inspires the imagination as the Expo event is meant to do

The landmark World Expo (or Great Exhibition) was organized under the auspices of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, all the way back in 1851, in Hyde Park. It was an inspiring event that showcased the burgeoning city of London - the world's city at the time - and the promise of a future driven by technology and industrialization.  In a region too full of dark pessimism and cynicism, Dubai represents optimism and opportunity. And it will represent that even more so in 2020, as the city, albeit far along the way, is only at the beginning of its journey in my view of what it will become. Think about it. Who would have said twenty years ago that the world's tallest building would be built in the (Arabian) Gulf? Who would have said only several years ago after the 9/11 attacks that the world's leading airline would be from an Arab country? Who would have thought that the 3rd largest ports operator in the world, handling over 33 million containers annually, would be from Dubai? Today, when you look at the volatile, unstable, and stagnant Middle East, there is one destination for entrepreneurs and innovators to go to - and that is Dubai.

5. Expo 2020 would drive Dubai and the UAE to improve

Before I even write this sentence, I'm sure several of London's finest are in a huff-and-puff that I have not yet mentioned jailed Islamists or tourists having sex in a taxi Better yet, given the refusal-of-entry for a scholar from LSE this past week, shouldn't I be talking about the closure of the academic environment (I mean I masquerade as an intellectual from time to time as well)? Whether or not I believe in liberal democracy (I do - shock!), is it really a matter of discussion for Expo 2020? Well, in that case, we should reject Izmir's candidacy because of Turkey's campaign against Kurdish militants, Ayutthaya's candidacy because of Thailand's campaign in Malay Pattani, Yekaterinburg's candidacy because of Russia's crackdown on political opposition, and Sao Paulo's candidacy because of Brazil's anti-slum raids. Such nullification would leave no one left to host the event! Now beyond the two issues I mentioned above there are a number of continuing issues of concern in the UAE, allow me to list some of them: labor rights (even though this is improving); integration of stateless residents (i.e. bidoons); and increased confusion around cyber surveillance. Hosting the Expo 2020 would not exacerbate but more than likely shed more light on and ameliorate these challenges. In fact, the event would serve as a target-date for when Dubai and the UAE will be (even more so) on the world stage, and that attention would drive improvements on areas of concern.

There are more reasons than the five I've listed here on why Dubai should be the host for Expo 2020, but I like the number 5 (it's the former consultant in me - I almost went with three). Whether you live here or plan to visit, I look forward to seeing you in Dubai in 2020! Until then:

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More than 200 million people live in Brazil and of that number a startling amount can not read to an advanced level. Although illiteracy rates have been going down -today only 6 % of Brazilians are considered illiterate - this is still significantly higher than most developed countries and many who do learn to read and write do so at rudimentary levels. Frighteningly, only 62% of Brazilians who finish university and 35% who finish high school are fully literate.

EMC is dedicated to improving these statistics and is partnering with the "AlfaSol Solidarity in Literacy" program to provide reading and writing education to students of all ages. Besides fully funding the course, EMC supplies eyeglasses to vision-impaired students encouraging even the most socioeconomically disadvantaged to enroll... and EMC employees participate in teaching and mentoring the students.

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          The Madhouse Created By Missoni        
Four years ago, the retail giant Target came up with a brilliant marketing plan, one that offered high-end luxury goods at affordable prices – Designer Collaborations. Target has teamed up with Isaac Mizrahi, Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and a few others to offer their brands to consumers with modest shopping budgets.  All of these collaborations were limited in availability and merchandise.  They came and went without the blink of an eye.  Although these partnerships were successful, nothing compares to the anticipation of Target’s latest Designer Collaboration – Missoni for Target.


I first started hearing the buzz mid-summer.  Target was joining forces with the Italian fashion house Missoni.  Founded in Varese, Italy in 1953, Missoni is famous for it knitwear which feature colorful geometric, strip, and abstract patterns.  Sold worldwide, Missoni boast average revenue of $60M and as of two years ago, have ventured into the real property market with Hotel Missoni currently with locations in the UK and Kuwait, and other projects under construction in Oman, Turkey, and Brazil.  Yes, Missoni is MAY-JAH!

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, The Missoni for Target line finally launched, offering 400 products ranging from houseware, clothing, bedding, to even a bicycle, and ranging from prices as low as $2.99 to $599.99.  I had been warned that the line was expected to sellout in 24 hours, so I had planned on logging on to www.target.com to purchase a scarf and a pair of ballet flats, but the Benadryl I took earlier that evening put me on a train to Slumberland.  The next morning, I tried logging on to www.target.com and was greeted by the Target Dog, announcing that the website was down due to high traffic volume.  By late morning, the Target Dog was still on the splash page announcing that Target was suddenly popular and the site was still down.  Are you serious? Is the question I thought to myself as I had never known this to happen to http://www.target.com/.  Not even on Black Friday, http://www.target.com/ has never ever crashed! Dammit!!

As soon as the clock struck noon, I was out the door, and on my way to the nearest Target to my job.  Alas, when I arrived, I was greeted by empty racks and display cases.  Target was cleaned out!  The only remnants of Missoni were the signs indicating that products once lined the shelves.  I quickly asked a sales clerk if there was anything left in the back. No - was the answer I got. I then asked where the next nearest Target was.  The sales clerk told me that it didn’t matter because they had been receiving calls all morning asking what merchandise they still had in stock from other Target stores who were also sold out.  The sales clerk then proceeds to detail their morning of having shoppers lined up before the store opened to purchase Missoni merchandise.  You have got to be kidding me!  This is turning out to be bigger than I thought.  If I missed this Designer Collaboration because of the early morning rush of shoppers I am going to be a very unhappy camper.  Defeated, I headed back to work.

For the rest of the afternoon, I was preoccupied with planning my strategy on how I was going to get my scarf and ballet flats.  I had reached a shopaholic’s level of urgency, similar to that of our military’s DEFCON 4.  I was on high alert. Quitting time came and I again set out on my Missoni Mission.  I had a plan to hit the Targets in southeastern PG and Charles Counties.  I was not going home until I got my purchases, and lucky for me, I hit jackpot at the very first Target I visited since my disastrous afternoon attempt.  Although the pickings were slim, I was able to get my ballet flats and a knitted scarf.  I would have LVoe’d a silk one, but beggars can’t be choosy.  


I returned home a very happy camper.  I came, I shopped, I conqued! Unfortunately, not all Missoni seekers were as lucky. While shopping I listened to the combat stores of other customers as they spoke of frantically driving from location to location looking for clothes and shoes in their size to no avail.  Even a news story featured on a local news station later that night mentioned the madhouse created by Missoni at various Target stores in the DMV.  By the next day, most Missoni merchandise was sold out in stores and online.  If you were not lucky enough to get your items the first day, forget it.  Although I am doubtful that these items will be restocked as they were advertised as only being available from September 13, 2011 – October 22, 2011 or as long as supplies lasts, I am doubtful anyone wanting to make a purchase will be lucky enough to get anything at this point, except for maybe on http://www.ebay.com/ as many items have resurfaced there for twice the amounts advertised by Target.  If you are lucky enough to find Missoni for Target in an out of the way Target location, I say snatch up as much as you can because you will never be able to snag a pair of Missoni ballet flats for $22.99 (or $14.99 for the knitted scarf) ever again, but if you’re like me, where there is a shopper’s will, there’s a way.  Good luck and Godspeed!

Until the next Designer Collaboration.....

Happy Shopping ~ The Plus Size Shopaholic~  Muah!



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Five Affordable World Travel Destinations




Locations
That Offer More But Cost Less

 


So
you want to travel the world but you have a tight budget? 
Are you tired of reading about everyone else’s exotic adventures and
ready to have some of your own?  Have
you always wanted to take an international vacation but thought you couldn’t
afford it?  There are numerous
travel destinations across the world that are both exciting and affordable. 
Five of them are described here to give you ideas and get you started
planning your own getaway.



There
are two ways to approach affordable vacations to distant destinations. 
Either you will save money getting there or the savings will occur once
you arrive at your selected spot.  If
you want the trip there to be affordable, many travel consolidators recommend
choosing well-known destinations that are served by numerous airlines and
receive millions of travelers each year.  The
competition for customers usually drives costs down for everything from lodging
to tour packages.  Airfares between
major hubs tend to be more affordable and there are often plenty of discounts
and last minute travel deals.


London

In
Europe, London is a top pick for affordable vacation destinations, for these
exact reasons.  Not only do you have
more flights to choose from, they are cheaper than if you flew to a more remote
location. On average, staying in
London may be a bit more expensive than other European destinations, but the
seemingly endless choices in hotels, restaurants, transportation, tours, and
other travel essentials gives travels opportunities to mold their vacation to
fit their budgets.  And you can use
London as your home base to set out on day trips to other more exotic locations
or buy a Eurorail pass and see those more remote countries without the expense
of flying there.


Playa
del Carmen, Mexico

This
theory also works well for traveling in the Caribbean. 
Belize is an appealing destination, with wonderful Caribbean beaches and
a lush tropic setting, but since it has only recently emerged as a popular
travel destination, it is more expensive than Cancun, Jamaica or other
well-traveled locations along the Mayan Riviera. 
With fewer flights, getting there is more expensive, and there are few
moderate lodging options. Development
of larger luxury resorts have begun to boom, but the only real alternative for
those on a budget is staying in local facilities that may be hard to locate from
home and may be more rustic than most travelers are willing to try.


Although
there are many options for affordable vacations in the Caribbean, an excellent
pick is Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Accessible
via flights to Cancun, which are often some of the cheapest in the region, Playa
is just a half hour away.  It is
filled with a multitude of lodging choices, from expansive luxury resorts on the
ocean to quaint but clean hotels downtown. 
From Playa, travelers can branch out and visit Tulum and other locations
on the Mayan Riviera or take the ferry across to the island of Cozumel where
snorkeling is prime and the attractions are many.


For
Asian destinations, travelers often do better to focus on saving money once they
get to their destination. Depending
on your country of origin, getting to just about any spot in Asia is going to be
a sizable chunk of your travel budget.  The
difference will come from the cost of lodging, food, entertainment and other
travel expenditures once you arrive. By
choosing destinations where you get the most for your money, you can save a
great deal on your international vacation. 
A drink or dinner in Tokyo will cost you many times more than what it
would in Saigon. The key here is to
go where your dollars buy you more and where the local cost of living is low.


Tioman
Island

An
affordable yet exotic choice for Asia is Malaysia and specifically Tioman
Island, knows as the
mythical 'Bali Hai' from the film 'South Pacific.’ 
Tioman Island is located at the southern end of the east coast of
Malaysia on the South China Sea. Its sandy beaches, bordered by lush jungles and
stunning mountains make it a relaxing yet intriguing destination, ideal for sun
lovers, snorkelers and divers.  The
island also has many villages for exploring and shopping. 
English is widely spoken and the
rates are amazingly affordable, with a two night lodging package for a suite at
a lovely oceanside resort averaging around 100 U.S. dollars. 
Typically visitors reach the island via the speed ferry from the
mainland. Although the trip can
take over two hours, it is enjoyable and provides opportunities for dolphin
watching along the way.


 


Buenos
Aires

South
America also has many destinations that are affordable because of the savings
once you arrive. Locales like
Rio
de Janeiro in Brazil, the areas top destination, are coming down in price but
are still more expensive than cities such as Buenos Aires in Argentina, where
the rates are lower and the U.S. dollar goes further.


 


A
huge metropolis that is more European than South American, the city has much to
offer including cultural events, thriving nightlife, shopping, local sports, and
a host of tours and excursions. La
Boca, with its street performers, shops, and unique architecture is a big
tourist draw.  The large number of
choices for lodging, restaurants, and activities provides opportunities for
budget travel and savings. Airfare to the city is relatively reasonable for an
international destination, with discount fares from the U.S. averaging around
$500 round trip.  Buenos Aires might
not be one of the most exotic or inspiring destinations in South America, but it
is a city that everyone should see at least once, and with some of the most
affordable rates and fares around, it makes the list as a top South American
destination.


 


Las
Vegas

The
list would not be complete without a North American destination, and the champ
of all affordable locales is Las Vegas.  It
too is a city that should be seen at least once, and many world travelers return
again and again for the gaming, art, shows and people watching that just can’t
be found anywhere else. Close
enough to other top U.S. attractions like the Grand Canyon, Vegas provides other
options for those who have had their fill of casinos.


 


The
city has long been known for its cheap vacation packages with hotels and resorts
that offer discount rates for rooms, meals and entertainment in hopes of
attracting people to their gaming tables. Airfare
rates into Vegas are some of the most reasonable in the United States, no matter
the origination destination. And
with more than 100,000 hotel rooms to choose from, there is sure to be a lodging
choice that fits your budget.


 


The
world provides hundreds of affordable travel destinations. With all the options available, there is no excuse to put off that
life-long desire to travel to exotic places at the far ends of the earth. Destinations can be researched on the Internet or your
travel
consolidator can make
recommendations and help with locating cheap
international airfare
and
lodging rates
that fit your budget.  So
what are you waiting for?  Get out
there and explore the world.


 


About
the Author

C.J.
Gustafson is a freelance writer and photographer who travels extensively for
work and family
vacations
. 
A cheapskate by nature and necessity, she is always on the lookout for
bargain travel deals and affordable vacation destinations. 


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          Olympics 2016: Before the Games begin, a little beach volleyball with Brazilian natives        

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           Diversification of Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae) in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest: a case study in Aechmea subgenus Ortgiesia         
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          acai berry        
It???s time to clear up some of the confusion surrounding Acai Burn and acai berries!


For thousands of years, the acai berry has been known and used as a natural energy source by various inhabitants of South America, particularly the Brazilians. Although the early Brazilians always considered acai berries to hold magical properties, outside South America the acai berry was seldom known. In fact, it is only in the last ten years that researchers and health experts around the globe have become aware of the many health benefits associated with the berries. Impressed with what they found, researchers started to actively make known some of the amazing health advantages acai can give, particularly in the area of weight loss. And a particular product was developed containing acai berries: Acia burn.


There was quite a large boost for the publicity surrounding acai as well as the popularity of Acai Burn with the publication of a book called "The Perricone Promise" penned by Dr. Nicolas Perricone, a well-known authority on methods to slow aging. His research caught the attention of other diet experts and, subsequently, more research was undertaken to identify the potential and actual benefits that the acai berry and, separately, Acai Burn might offer in dieting and weight control.


There have been thousands of studies conducted by various scientific institutes from around the world regarding the acai berry and Acai Burn. The fruit, and certain extracts from it, have been found to promote and speed up the human metabolism, thereby helping people to burn off unwanted fat more quickly. The berries (and, some claim, Acai Burn too) have the added advantage of also helping to control and suppress the appetite.


Many study have also indicated that Acia berries are a rich source of antioxidants which, as is well known, work in the body to help reduce ??oefree radicals??? that lead to cell damage and ageing. So the berries help promote a younger-looking you for a longer period of time. Many antioxidants can be easily damaged by food and supplement processing techniques, so it is not entirely clear whether their full beneficial properties are preserved in derivative products such as Acai Burn ??" but the convenience of the supplement and the ready availability of its beneficial nutrients and substances can perhaps make up for any deficiency in the quantity of antioxidants present.


Some have described the acai berry as incomparably superior to other fruits in terms of nutritional value. Such ??~hype??? statements should be taken with a pinch of salt (or fructose!) as all fresh fruits have very high nutritional value. However, the high concentration of valuable nutrients in acai may well be one of the prime reasons why early South Americans considered the juice from the berries as a kind of elixir of life. Today???s enthusiasts describe Acai Burn and its like in similar terms!


So how much credibility should you give to the hype surrounding Acai Burn etc? Out of the hundreds of studies and experiments conducted on the berries and products derived from them, there are many indications that the fruit content will assist with:


??? Enhanced metabolism


??? Weight loss


??? More effective immune system


??? Helps to remove Mucoid plaque


Creating better digestion


??? Help in sleeping disorders


??? Anti-aging benefits





Since the rise in popularity of Acai Burn and similar products, a large demand has been placed on the world???s natural supply of acai berries. This can make it difficult for manufacturers to acquire a good quality raw supply. As mentioned above, because of the possible degradation of the acai berry???s natural ingredients during processing, one should exercise some care in purchasing acai products if they wish to benefit from the true potential of this amazing fruit. So, until acai berries reach the state of being mass-farmed in those climates that will support their growth, one should only purchase the fruit products from highly reputable companies who can assure you that the fruit is correctly sourced, processed with the minimum loss of its nutrients, supplied at a high concentration, etc. Most probably it is the fact that Acai Burn appears to have met these demands so far that so many people have bought it and thereby boosted its popularity even further.


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          Be careful with Country Region Codes        
When developing in X++, be careful when assigning some Extended Data Type to a table column, for example.

Extended Data Types have the Country Region Codes property, which, as the help text says, is a "Comma separated list of Country Region Codes where this can be shown".

This means that if you are working on a localization project for a Brazilian company for example, and you use an Extended Data Type which Region Code is "FR", for France, on a table column, that column won't be shown. Simple as that, it will not appear anywhere in any form.

You should always use the correct Country Region Code for your EDTs, depending on the country of the Legal Entity you're working with.


          Bodum Brazil 3 Cup French Press        
A perfect gift for any occasion. The Brazil comes in various colours and this French Press is designed for a single serving of coffee. The carafe is BPA free and is made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass. The handle and base are made of plastic and the 3 part stainless steel mesh filter
          FIFA World Cup Final        
Fueled by the Shakira's performance the crowd was so pumped that reminded astronauts for FIFA World Cup final.
"Aaaaand its a goal", its what the either team's fans were dying to listen in the  final . But at the end, i guess God was rooting for Germany. A sublime goal from Mario Gotze and Germany became the football champion. While the Argentina was trying to look normal from the defeat the germans were going insane as they earned that win.


It was hell of a final. The win tip-toed around both the team's basket as neither of them scored till the 115' of the game. But the germans flipped the Argentinians world upside down in the 117th minute of the game by the Gotze's goal which was totally worthy of the win. Both team played well, but like every game only one side comes out to be a winner.

Germany was full of totally awesome players. Those players who made Brazilian players look like they just came to play in the recess time of their high school. Muller, KloseSchürrle, Lahm and others who dusted the Argentina's dream to get a third star for their jersey. Its not like they were totally outplayed by the Germans. There were many chances in both the half of the game Argentina couldn't exploit which cost them the match. There were many hopes from the "so-called" next Maradonna Lionel Messi, but he couldn't deliver when it mattered. Though he scored 4 goals in the tournament but ironically he didn't score any of those in the knock-out stage. Clearly I'm not the only one to notice that as fans were going crazy over him. 

But of all, it was a match worthy of a final. Both the teams totally showed that they didn't earned this in a single day. They earned this after a hell of a lot practice sessions and hard work they and after losing the match its not bad to pour some tears. After all, everyone works hard to even dream that moment. The next epic battle will be in Russia in 2018, i know its a lot of time but this battle is definitely worth the wait.
Watch the epic goal from Mario Gotze -