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2010-01-12 08:00:00

City's Janmarg Bus Rapid Transit System Reduces Carbon Emissions, Dramatically Improves Residents Access Cities in Developing World Dominate Award WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The developing world is leapfrogging developed countries when it comes to urban transport, with the city of Ahmedabad, India, today announced as winner of the 2010 Sustainable Transport Award for the successful implementation of Janmarg, India's first full bus rapid transit (BRT) system. "This...

2008-08-14 12:00:21

PhoneBrasil International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PHBR) announces today new plans to capture the extreme market boom in the Brazilian Economy. PhoneBrasil now has over a half dozen engineers and one secretary at their headquarters in Curitiba, Brasil and looks to come online in the near term. PhoneBrasil will use its billing system and fiber optic cable connections in Brasil for their traffic and minutes to service new and future clients. The company plans to have one fiber optic line in...

2008-08-06 09:00:39

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TAM (NYSE: TAM; Bovespa: TAMM4) will begin operating direct flights from Brasilia (DF) to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of August 8. With the launch of this new route, TAM will become the only airline to offer non-stop flights between the Brazilian and Argentinean capitals, allowing passengers to reach their destination more quickly. The new flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, configured for Business and Economy classes....

2007-10-14 03:00:17

By Junqueira, Roberto M Rocha, Fabricio; Moreira, Maurilio A; Castro, Inar A ABSTRACT Soybean lipoxygenase addition in wheat bread doughs is widely used to improve the crumb color and rheology but little is known about the variability of the activity of lipoxygenase under diverse breadmaking conditions. Thus the objective of this study was to evaluate how soybean lipoxygenase can affect bleaching, volume, and sensory characteristics of French breads when proofing time and wheat flour...

2006-03-24 16:35:00

CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Environmental group Greenpeace criticized Australia on Friday for promoting the experimental use of highly controversial "terminator seeds" derived from genetically modified plants. The non-government group gave Australia its first Flat Ball Award for its defense of a seed that critics say undermines biological diversity and creates dependence among poor farmers. Terminator seeds come from genetically modified plants and their offspring are sterile, meaning they...

2006-03-23 14:40:00

By Carolina Schwartz CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - It is no coincidence that the United Nations chose the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba to host its eighth conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is under way this week. Experts say forward-thinking mayors have struck a balance in Curitiba between social and environmental concerns, providing an example for other cities in a country with a fifth of the world's biodiversity. Curitiba is a far cry from the polluted,...

2006-03-21 13:50:00

OSLO (Reuters) - The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday. A Greenpeace report, published to coincide with a U.N. meeting in Brazil on biodiversity, said that 40 percent of the world's oceans should be placed in nature reserves. Just 0.6 percent of the oceans are protected reserves at present, compared with 12 percent of the world's land, according to...

2006-03-14 11:00:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian exports of genetically modified organisms, such as soybeans, will bear the label "contains GMOs" within four years, the environment ministry said late Monday. Brazil's support of the stronger labeling position marks a shift in its position from the weaker "may contain GMOs" -- as is called for by a U.N. treaty, the Cartagena Protocol. Brazil signed the Cartagena Protocol, which went into effect in 2003 and aims for greater transparency and control of...

2006-02-07 11:45:24

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - At 98, architect Oscar Niemeyer, whose modernist buildings and monuments are the centerpiece of Brazil's capital, still wants to surprise the world with new shapes of his beloved reinforced concrete. "That is the architecture I do, looking for new, different forms. Surprise is key in all art," the designer told Reuters in an interview in his working studio. His daring, self-described "architectural invention" style, with buildings...

2005-10-20 14:33:34

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - After weeks of doubts, Sao Paulo's mayor had agreed to allow U.S. rockers Pearl Jam to perform in the Brazilian city's biggest stadium. More than 40,000 fans are expected for the December 2 and 3 shows at the Pacaembu stadium, which will mark the Seattle-based band's debut in Brazil. Mayor Jose Serra had suspended shows in Pacaembu after complaints from residents of the posh neighborhood around the stadium about noise and mess. For the concerts to go...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.