Rio De Janeiro

Close Encounters With Congress?

A congressional candidate in Florida drew a little ridicule this week.<p>Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who is one of three Republicans and eight Democrats running in Florida's 27th congressional district, has said that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was seven years old.<p>She does not mean at …

Extraterrestrial Life

Brazil's LGBT pop sensation: 'I want to give them strength'

In a country where 343 LGBT people were killed in 2016, singer and openly gay drag queen Pabllo Vittar has become a symbol of resistance<p>Despite its permissive reputation and the wild, cross-dressing costumes seen at its street carnivals, Brazil is an increasingly dangerous country for LGBT people. …

LGBTQ

"The Other" by Gleo in Sao Paulo

Share this article<p>StreetArtNews<br>• October 21, 2017<br>• 0<p>Gleo recently spent some time on the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil where she worked her magic to …

Brazil

Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALL<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL for shoving a game official during …

Sports

9 Honeymoon Villas You Won't Believe Are On Airbnb

Check out the best honeymoon villas from home-sharing sites like Airbnb, Homeaway, InvitedHome, and TripAdvisor Rentals.

Weddings

10 Places Canadians Are Most Likely To Visit This Winter

<b>Thinking about</b> escaping the Canadian cold and vacationing somewhere warm this winter? Yeah, so is everyone else, because Canadians are getting ready …

Montreal

Site of bloody massacre turned into this

For two weeks, artists worked alongside children, parents, and grandparents as they dipped paintbrushes into buckets and painted flowers, greenery …

Brazil

GE Earnings Fall as New Leadership Picks Up Restructuring Work

General Electric Co. said its third-quarter earnings fell as it incurred hefty restructuring charges during Chief Executive John Flannery's first official quarter at the helm, and the new CEO outlined plans to exit more than $20 billion of the company's businesses.<p>GE reported a third-quarter profit …

Markets

Brazil's government opens path for $916 million loan for cash-strapped Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s National Monetary Council (CMN) on Thursday approved measures that pave the way for cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro state to obtain a loan of up to 2.9 billion reais (696.14 million pounds) this year from banks.<p>However, treasury official Pricilla Santana said two …

Brazil

Dog mistakes man for fire hydrant

Heinze Sánchez lives in Rio de Janeiro, and recently learned how a fire hydrant feels. While he was sitting on the curb, he became the target of a …

Brazil

In Brazil, art exhibits latest flashpoints in cultural war

SAO PAULO (AP) — A couple of modern art exhibits and a play have become leading battlegrounds in a growing culture war in Brazil, a nation whose fame for barely there bikinis masks a rising trend of conservatism.<p>Protesters waved a Brazilian flag and shouted "No! No! Not our children!" to denounce …

Brazil

VIDEO: terrifying BASE jump under the arm of Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Watch Alexander Polli's fearless wingsuit BASE jump over Rio de Janeiro - narrowly avoiding a smash-landing into Christ the Redeemer's arm - taken …

Christ the Redeemer

Former Trump Hotel Partner Charged in Brazil Olympic Bribery Case

RIO DE JANEIRO — Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Wednesday charged a Brazilian partner in the former Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro with paying bribes to propel the city’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.<p>The businessman, Arthur César de Menezes Soares Filho, is a fugitive in the United States, …

Corruption

Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.<p>Nuzman was arrested on Oct. 5. Brazilian prosecutors charged him, and five other people on Wednesday …

Brazil

Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018

An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018.Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on …

UFC

Logan to offer nonstop flights to Brazil next summer

Logan International Airport will offer nonstop flights to Brazil for the first time next summer.<p>LATAM Airlines’ year-round service to São Paulo will …

Boston

Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.<p>FILE PHOTO: An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated …

Russia

UFC-Gdansk's Andre Fili hopes rekindled passion for fighting turns around inconsistent UFC run

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosGDANSK, Poland – Andre Fili genuinely believes he’s the best 145-pound fighter in the world, but he also knows there’s …

UFC

GE expected to release plan to cut thousands of corporate-level jobs: WSJ

General Electric's new CEO, John Flannery, is expected to cut thousands of corporate-level jobs next month as part of a strategic review, The Wall …

General Electric

Rounding up the most gruesome sports injuries in recent memory

During the NBA season opener in Cleveland Tuesday night, Gordon Hayward, in his first game as a member of the Boston Celtics, suffered a horrific injury to his left ankle that likely ended his season.<p>The incident was not only devastating for Hayward and his teammates, whose season changed …

AOL

Brazil miner Vale seals share conversion, elects new board members

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The remaining preferred shareholders of Brazil's Vale SA <VALE5.SA> on Wednesday voted to accept a plan obliging them to convert their shares into a single stock class, finalizing a process that is part of the miner's bid to improve corporate governance.<p>The move was …

Business

Graphic & Industrial Design: 36days Electronics

We have seen many alphabet concepts from minimal, illustrative and more. The one when we are featuring today is such a creative take on our everyday …

Graphic Design

Brazil to play Russia in Moscow in pre-World Cup friendly

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will play Russia in March in a pre-World Cup friendly in Moscow.<p>The Brazilian soccer confederation says its Russian counterpart hasn't yet chosen a stadium for the March 23rd match.<p>Brazil was the first team to qualify for the tournament in Russia. The five-time World …

Sports

USA College Challenge

The college swimming season is just getting underway here in the month of October, but the biggest meet this upcoming weekend will feature some of …

Olympics

Aliens took me aboard their ship at age seven, says US Congress hopeful

A candidate for the United States' Congress has said she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at the age of seven, but that …

News (Ireland)

Sport24.co.za | Biles chooses new coach for comeback

Olympic gymnastics queen Simone Biles has appointed a new coach as she begins her comeback to the sport after a year-long break.

Sport (South Africa)

Poland's Salim Touahri replaces Jim Wallhead vs. Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118

Warlley Alves will stay on this week’s UFC card in Poland, and he’ll do so against a short-notice home-country replacement.UFC welterweight newcomer …

UFC

Why is there talk of banning funk music in Brazil?

The persecution of black music in Brazil continues.<p>This year, samba, Brazil's most iconic and widely acclaimed musical style, is celebrating its 100th birthday. About 100 years ago, it was persecuted and criminalised as the music of former slaves and their sons. In early 20th century, playing samba …

Brazil

Justin Timberlake Had a Good Reason for Not Accompanying Jessica Biel to the Emmys

<b>Jessica Biel</b> stunned at the 2017 Emmy Awards in L.A. on Sunday, September 17, without her usual award show date, husband <b>Justin Timberlake</b>, by her …

Jessica Biel

Schoolchildren take part in biggest outdoor virtual reality classroom

The biggest virtual reality primary school lesson outside of the classroom has taken place on Brighton's beach.<p>Under the gaze of the i360 and next to …

Virtual Reality