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2014-05-13 16:21:46

Leading Motorcycle Company Provides Enthusiasts the Opportunity to Rent their Dreams LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EagleRider, the world's innovator and leading provider of motorcycle experiences, announces the opening of its newest international motorcycle rental location in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Since 1992, EagleRider has taken the tourism industry by storm by introducing a unique product and service to the world. Motorcycle tourism has continued to blossom every year...

2014-05-12 08:27:12

Tomedes, a leading global translation company, has already seen a rise in the number of requests to translate documents to and from Portuguese. TEL AVIV, Israel, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With final preparations underway for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil is under the global spotlight in terms of its linguistic abilities. With 99% of the population speaking Portuguese and the country only ranking 38th in terms of English language proficiency according to Education First,...

2014-05-10 00:20:47

Agreement signed at OTC Houston calls for training Brazilian professionals RIO DE JANEIRO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sistema FIRJAN (the FIRJAN System - Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro, or Federacao das Industrias do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) and the company ITW, whose portfolio includes brands such as Miller Electric, Hobart Brothers, E.H. Wachs and Orbitalum, entered into a partnership last Thursday, May 8, during OTC Houston, to conduct research on...

2014-05-08 12:23:22

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QGEP Participacoes S.A. (BMF&Bovespa: QGEP3, "Company", "QGEP") discloses today certified reserves for the Atlanta Field, based on a reserve certification, dated March 31(st), 2014, prepared by independent consultants Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) and issued on April 30(th), 2014. The main reserve highlights of the certification report of Atlanta Field, prepared by GCA, are as follows: Total Field Reserves...

2014-05-07 12:20:53

New route from Toronto offers second non-stop destination in Brazil MONTREAL, May 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it will launch a new, non-stop service between Toronto and Rio de Janeiro beginning December 11, 2014. The year-round flights to Brazil's "Marvelous City" will complement Air Canada's existing daily non-stop service to Sao Paulo. "Air Canada is very pleased to become the only carrier offering non-stop flights between Canada and the storied...

2014-04-09 23:24:58

Winners of the global MonaVie “Hat Trick” Promotion will: see a live World Cup soccer game, experience the MORE Project in Rio de Janeiro and embark on an Amazon adventure. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Five MonaVie distributorships earned the trip of a lifetime to Brazil as the company’s four month long Hat Trick promotion came to an end March 28, 2014. Winners were announced via a drawing this week. Click here to watch the video as each winner is selected randomly...

2014-04-04 12:21:57

LONDON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the addition of Boston - the largest city in New England - to its growing network, making it the 67(th) global city to become a member. "I am excited to welcome Boston to the C40. Founded in 1630, the city has a history of developing and successfully implementing innovative solutions to urban challenges," said C40 Chair, Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro. "Boston,...

2014-03-31 20:23:22

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oi S.A. ("Oi") - BM&FBOVESPA: OIBR3 and OIBR4 / NYSE: OIBR - in accordance with the Material Fact dated December 3, 2013, hereby discloses to its shareholders and the market in general that on March 31, 2014, it concluded, through its subsidiaries Telemar Norte Leste S.A. ("Telemar") and BRT Servicos de Internet S.A. ("BRTSI", and together with Telemar, the "Sellers"), the transfer to SBA Torres Brasil Ltda. (the "Buyer") of shares...

2014-03-13 12:26:40

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Education First has been appointed Official Supplier of Language Training Services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The international education company will deliver language training to 110,000 Rio 2016 staff as well as to over 900,000 candidates for the Olympic volunteer program, contractors, and school children in Brazil. In total, more than 1,000,000 people will be trained, making this the world's...

2014-03-12 12:27:21

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, at RioContent Market, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and RioFilme announced an agreement for the two organizations to join efforts to support the codevelopment of television projects and related digital media content. The incentive's budget is set at CAD $300,000, with each funding partner investing half of the total amount. The incentive will take the form of a non-repayable contribution of up to 75% of a project's eligible...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'