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2010-06-18 07:34:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WILSON SONS LIMITED (BM&FBovespa: WSON11), in full compliance with CVM Instruction Number 358, announces to its shareholders that it has, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, acquired the minority 25% share participation in Brasco Logistica Offshore Limitada (Brasco). As a result of this transaction, WILSON SONS LIMITED becomes the sole owner of 100% of Brasco's total share capital. The transaction has been completed on June 16, 2010,...

2008-09-01 00:02:45

By michael astor of The Associated Press If You Go Ranking of cities by cost of living: From Mercer, the British consulting firm: www.mercer.com/costofliving Brazil tourism: www.braziltourism.org News You can use RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The weak dollar and a steadily strengthening Brazilian real have seen Rio climb from the 135th most expensive city in the world just a few years ago, to the 31st most expensive today - tied with Barcelona and Stockholm, according to the latest cost of...

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2008-07-19 00:40:00

Rescuers and penguin experts are concerned about hundreds of baby penguins washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro's tropical beaches after being swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia. Eduardo Pimenta, superintendent for the state coastal protection and environment agency in the resort city of Cabo Frio, said over the last couple of months more than 400 penguins, most of them young, have been found dead on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro state. Pimenta said it is common to find some...

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...

2005-07-21 18:15:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) -- Brazilian police arrested 10 people on Thursday accused of selling drugs using Google's international social networking site Orkut, which is hugely popular in the Latin American country. "We discovered the drug ring first via authorized phone tapping, and later the investigation included monitoring of their activities on the Internet," said a duty officer at the Drugs Enforcement Service in the city of Niteroi, just across the bay from Rio de Janeiro. The...


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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.