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Brazilian Police on Strike Amid Carnival Celebrations

(RIO DE JANEIRO) — A violent police strike in northeastern Brazil has shed light on dissatisfaction among cops elsewhere in the country, with some forces threatening to protest as rowdy Carnival celebrations start. The strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the state of Ceara, and which led to a senator being shot, is a headache for President Jair Bolsonaro, a staunch supporter of police forces who has pledged to curb violent crime. “Of course, police strikes could spread,” ...
Tags: News, Congress, Uncategorized, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Carnival, Rio, Sao Paulo, Institute, Minas Gerais, State University, Paraiba, Alagoas, Santa Catarina, Ceara, Federal University of Rio Grande

World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland

Nissan Frontier CloudCatcher saves village

Nissan Brasil is promoting the new Nissan Frontier four wheel drive pickup with The CloudCatcher (O Caçador de Nuvens), a commercial in which two young farmers take drastic action to save their village from drought. The men are despairing over their dried-up crops when one of them has a bright idea: although their village is parched, there’s a stubborn rain cloud around a nearby mountain that refuses to move. They devise an ingenious scheme involving their Nissan Frontier truck, some ropes and a...
Tags: Commercials, Advertising, Brazil, Nissan, Nissan Frontier, Paraiba, RTV, Landia, Lew'Lara, Felipe Luchi, Sebastian Hall, Clan VFX, Fabio Santoro, Guilherme Possobon, Gustavo Diehl, Javier Julia

The Zika Virus Can Cause More Birth Defects Beyond Microcephaly

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The mosquito-borne Zika virus can lead to extensive birth defects that go beyond microcephaly , a Brazilian study suggests. Researchers studied 11 babies diagnosed with Zika and found they had a range of neurological impairments including small skulls and brains as well as an underdeveloped cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor skills, and an absence of normal folds in the cerebral cortex, the gray matter that handles memory, language, soci...
Tags: News, Americas, United States, Brazil, World Health Organization, Miami, Huffington Post, Puerto Rico, Zika, Anna Almendrala, Lisa Rapaport, University of Chicago Medical Center, Reuters Health, Roos, Paraiba

CDC team kicks off Zika study in Brazil focused on Zika

Dr. Erin Staples from the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks before members of Brazil's Health Ministry and the Paraiba state's health secretariat in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. A 16-member team of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting work on a "case-control" study aimed at determining whether the Zika virus really does cause babies to be born with the devastating birth defect microcephaly, as Brazilian researchers strongly...
Tags: Cdc, Brazil, Zika, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Ministry, Paraiba, João Pessoa Brazil, Erin Staples

Lead Your Church to Be a Sending Church

No matter how small or young your church may be, you can lead your church to be a sending church. June was a good month at our church. Part of our core values has been sending. We want to move beyond the cliche that sending capacity is more important than seating capacity. Over the last few years, I’ve has the privilege of leading a Pastoral Apprentice Team. I do it as part of my volunteer role at my church. (You can read more about that here.) Well, in June, we sent out two of the three...
Tags: West Virginia, Brazil, Anita, International Mission Board, First Travis, Anita Simpson, About Paraiba Brazil, Paraiba, Joao Pessoa Travis, Grace Church

Pacos beats 10-man Setubal 4-1 in Portugal

Pacos Ferreira scored all four goals in the second half to earn a 4-1 win at home over 10-man Setubal, moving into fourth place in the Portuguese league on Sunday. Jonathan Urretaviscaya opened the scoring Pacos Ferreira in the 52nd, and Setubal goalkeeper Ricardo Batista was then sent off in the 61st for fouling Paraiba in the area. [Link to media]
Tags: Portugal, Setubal, Pacos Ferreira, Paraiba, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Ricardo Batista