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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...

2014-03-12 12:23:34

Saraiva accepts the card in its stores and offers the benefit to its employees SAO PAULO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores ("Company") (Bovespa: SLED3 e SLED4) Brazil's leading publisher and distributor of content and services related to education, culture and entertainment, has implemented the Culture-Voucher program in its 112 stores. The Culture-Voucher can be used to buy books, CDs, movies or magazines. In February 2014, the benefit was also...

2014-03-04 12:24:01

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following Aggreko's successful delivery of temporary power at the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) in South Africa, Aggreko has once again been selected to be the Official Temporary Power Generator of the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM), which will take place in Brazil. The company has signed an agreement to provide temporary power [http://www.aggreko.com/products-and-services/power-generation-rental ] for broadcasting of all matches in each of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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