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2014-07-28 04:21:11

PORTO, Portugal, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Surrealism Now is a project by the surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro, who has dedicated himself to promoting the surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/698117 ) The "International Surrealism Now" began in 2010 in Coimbra, when Santiago Ribeiro conceived a major exhibition organized by Bissaya Barreto Foundation. This event has...

New Smartphone Satnav App Can Give Your Own Personalized City Tour
2013-09-10 13:33:51

ESA Visiting a new city and want to find something interesting to do? Just turn on a new smartphone satnav app from an ESA start-up company for your own personalized city tour. Already covering 11 major European cities, the Farol City Guides app is an easy solution for people with a few hours to spare. In 2012, it was selected by the Portuguese city Porto as the official guide. When preparing your personalized city tour, this intelligent app considers time available, location and...

2011-05-31 09:29:00

HELSINKI, Finland, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clap your hands and say: Golo! Following the successful launch with FC Porto, Finnish game company Uplause is announcing a new deal in Portugal. Uplause and Portuguese energy company Galp Energia team up to provide the crowd entertainment for the Portugal national football team in the ongoing UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying games. Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese fans get latest addition to their crowd entertainment immediately....

2009-10-30 07:00:00

PORTO, Portugal, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in northern Portugal will gain access to advanced cancer treatments with the acquisition of seven new treatments machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) by the Instituto Portugues Oncologia, IPO Porto. The order, placed in August, includes the country's first Novalis Tx(TM) device for advanced radiosurgery and two Trilogy® medical linear accelerators offering RapidArc®...

2009-08-24 09:51:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. ("Itau Unibanco") and Porto Seguro S.A. ("Porto Seguro") disclose to the market that on August 23, 2009, they entered into an alliance aimed at the unification of residence and automobile insurance operations, in addition to an Operational Agreement for the exclusive offer and distribution of homeowner and auto insurance products to clients of Itau Unibanco's branch network in Brazil and Uruguay ("Alliance")....

2009-03-21 15:57:33

Estanislao Goya shot 2-under-par 69 Saturday and has a three-stroke lead after 54 holes at the Madeira Islands Open in Porto Santo, Portugal. The steady 20-year-old European Tour rookie from Argentina was not stymied by the difficult Seve Ballesteros-designed Porto Santo Golfe course like veteran players. His third round included four birdies, a bogey and four closing pars. I played great with the short game and then putted great as well and I think that was really the key, he told reporters....

2008-11-05 09:00:14

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MPX Energia S.A. (Bovespa: MPXE3) informs that the Brazilian Institute for Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has granted the Preliminary License to Porto do Itaqui TPP (360 MW), a project 100% held by MPX. The Porto do Itaqui TPP project foresees the implementation of a coal-fired thermal plant with a 360 MW installed capacity, located in the state of Maranhao. The energy to be generated by the referred plant (315 average...

2008-10-06 12:00:36

EDP Energias do Brasil has suspended its participation in the Porto do Pecem II project and not participated in the auction held for the expansion of the Porto do Pecem thermal power plant. EDP and MPX have formed an equal-stake partnership to develop a 720MW thermal power plant (TPP) located at Porto do Pecem. It is reported that there are significant synergies in terms of operational and investment expenditures between both projects, which will be captured by both parts. The company...

2008-08-22 09:01:01

MPX Energia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Energias do Brasil for the joint development of the Porto do Pecem II thermal power plant. The agreement foresees the acquisition by Energias do Brasil of a 50% stake in the project. The Pecem-II thermal power plant (TPP) will have an installed capacity of 360MW and will be located in Sao Goncalo do Amarante in the Brazilian state of Ceara. The first phase of UTE Porto do Pecem TPP (Pecem-I), a 720MW coal-fired plant, is an...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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