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2014-06-23 16:23:14

-- Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz and Televisa's Chairman Emilio Azcarraga Jean launch social impact campaign in Rio de Janeiro, in association with The Global Shapers Community and streetfootballworld. RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emilio Azcarraga Jean, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Grupo Televisa; the Sao Paulo and Rio Hubs of the World Economic Forum's community of Global Shapers; Vik Muniz, Brazilian artist and photographer; Director Juan Rendon...

2014-06-14 00:20:30

The just officially released "My Rio Travel Guide" from Madson Araujo, a local tour guide, is a comprehensive guidebook to the sights, sounds, and sizzle of Rio. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 112-page book is designed to offer "everything a traveler needs to know about visiting Rio de Janeiro," from safe travel to the best hotels, from bike tours to outdoor recreation and more. The up-to-date Rio de Janeiro travel guide ebook can now be downloaded online....

2014-06-11 16:25:01

New Programming Schedule to Cover of All Tournament Activities with Live In-studio and On-Site Coverage Based out of the Network's New Copacabana Studios MIAMI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- beIN SPORTS has announced unprecedented English and Spanish language programming surrounding the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. Viewers can tune into an exciting format that combines two of the network's original studio shows, "The Express Xtra" and "The Locker Room" on both beIN SPORTS and beIN...

2014-06-09 04:20:32

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the addition of Shenzhen to its international network of cities committed to taking climate change actions locally that are having an impact globally. Shenzhen joins Chinese cities Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai and brings C40's overall membership to 68 cities from around the world. "As one of the world's fastest growing cities, Shenzhen shares a common understanding of...

2014-06-03 08:29:14

The documentary follows acclaimed Brazilian artist Vik Muniz throughout the creative process for his new artwork leading up to the biggest sporting event in the world BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world's leading Internet television network will launch the film, 'This is Not a Ball,' on June 13th in the US. Produced by Videocine, an affiliate of Grupo Televisa and directed by Academy nominee Vik Muniz and Juan Rendon, 'This is...

2014-05-31 23:06:38

Ticket Down has slashed ticket prices on all 2014 World Cup matches. The lucky teams who will be participating in this historic event are: Brazil, Spain, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon, Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia, Colombia, Greece, Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Portugal, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, United States, Belgium, Algeria, Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Australia and the...

2014-05-28 08:27:28

Average Hotel Prices in Host Cities Up 120 Percent in the Last Year NEWTON, Mass., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today reveals the results of its TripIndex Soccer, a cost-comparison of what travelers headed to Brazil for the upcoming soccer tournament will spend in each of the 12 host cities. According to the TripIndex, Rio de Janeiro is the most expensive city to visit, while fans traveling to watch the U.S. team's group round matches...

2014-05-22 23:02:13

Ticket Down has rolled back pricing on all 2014 World Cup tickets at all participating venues worldwide. The teams which have earned a spot at the 2014 World Cup include: Brazil, Spain, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon, Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia, Colombia, Greece, Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Portugal, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, United States, Belgium, Algeria, Brazil, Russia,...

2014-05-21 12:25:38

Celebrates the All In One Rhythm(TM) Theme of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil(TM) With 12 New Brazilian Arrangements of Classic Tracks By Bill Withers, the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, and More NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements...

2014-05-21 08:25:57

Budweiser Hotel by Pestana set to be the Ultimate Destination in Brazil; Brand to Host FIFA World Cup(TM) Viewing Parties in 12 Major Cities Across the Globe NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As anticipation and excitement continue to build around the world for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil((TM)), Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the tournament, today unveiled the tournament-time components of its global Rise As One FIFA World Cup((TM)) campaign. The series of football-themed...


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