2014 World Cup Will Inject $80 Billion Into Brazilian Economy

first_img With regard to tourism, the tournament will generate a 79% increase in foreign visitors to the country (almost three million people), resulting in $3.34 billion dollars of additional revenue for the tourism sector. The sectors that will gain the most will be civil construction, food and beverages, and services, with a $28 billion dollar increase in production, according to the report. Out of the total influx of funds, $63.4 billion dollars will be spent during the competition, and the remainder will be spread among $12.6 billion spent on infrastructure and organization ($7.3 billion of which will come from the private sector), $3.3 billion spent by foreign visitors, and $662 million spent on operational costs and under other headings. The organization of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will inject investments worth around eighty billion dollars into the Brazilian economy, according to a study released by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and consulting firm Ernst & Young. “Oscillations in the international economy, including disturbances and crises, will not interfere with the estimated investments for the Cup over the long term,” José Carlos Pinto, an Ernst & Young executive, said during the presentation of the report Wednesday in São Paulo’s Morumbí Stadium. Government budgets will also benefit from the organization of the next World Cup, since tax revenue is calculated to increase by $10.1 billion dollars between now and 2014. center_img The study indicates that 3.63 million jobs a year will be generated between 2010 and 2014 as a direct result of the World Cup, and personal income will increase by $35.7 billion dollars. By Dialogo June 25, 2010 The direct impact on GDP will be $36.2 billion dollars, according to the report’s projections. The report, “A Sustainable Brazil: Socioeconomic Impacts of the 2014 World Cup,” also affirms that the event will increase foreign tourism to the country by 79%. last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 West Brom 1

first_imgChelsea failed to build on Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal and were level at the break despite having the better of the opening 45 minutes.Azpilicueta scored from close range for a deserved lead but West Brom levelled through Craig Gardner’s fine strike after a Pedro mistake.The Blues goal came when Diego Costa and Willian combined to play in Branislav Ivanovic on the right and Azpilicueta sidefooted home the Serbian’s cross from close range.Costa, fit despite limping off in Sunday’s FA Cup win over Scunthorpe, was sharp and dangerous from the start and involved in most of Chelsea’s best moments.He crashed an early shot wide after a good run, miscued another effort following a fine move, and was a constant threat in behind.The equally impressive Willian also went close with a fierce 20-yard strike after cutting in from the right flank.West Brom had looked dangerous from set-pieces, with Thibaut Courtois twice making decent low stops, most notably from James McClean’s header.But they found themselves level from open play when Gardner, on as an early substitute for the injured James Morrison, took advantage of some sloppy play by Pedro to score from 20 yards.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Matic, Ramires, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jellyfish for Your Health

first_img(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Jellyfish have inspired a cancer cell search tool – just one of new products and services inspired by nature.Tentacle probe:  “Inspired by marine creatures that present long tentacles containing multiple adhesive domains to effectively capture flowing food particulates,” medical researchers built a new probe for blood that catches more circulating tumor cells (CTCs) than possible before, a new paper in PNAS reported.  The tentacles allow a 3-D network arrangement of DNA strands that match rare cancer cells in small samples of blood.  Science Daily describes what they did:A new device from researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital overcomes those obstacles. Inspired by the tentacles of a jellyfish, the team coated a microfluidic channel with long strands of DNA that grab specific proteins found on the surfaces of leukemia cells as they flow by. Using this strategy, the researchers achieved flow rates 10 times higher than existing devices — fast enough to make the systems practical for clinical use.Science Daily posted a second article on this new bio-inspired technology that can help “catch and release” marker cells before they metastasize, all by mimicking the tentacle method of jellyfish and sea cucumbers.Mr. Clean butterfly:  Did you ever think about how hard it would be for a butterfly to fly with dirty wings?  Fortunately, they come equipped with self-cleaning surfaces that resist water and dust.  Researchers at Ohio State University have created a surface with similar properties that does a much better job at staying clean, Science Daily reported.  We’ve heard about shark skin and lotus leaves with this property, but now butterflies – already a source of bio-inspiration for their bright colors – join the cleaning crew.  Their research paper is entitled, “Bioinspired rice leaf and butterfly wing surface structures combining shark skin and lotus effects.”  Put that texture inside pipes and you could “enhance fluid flow and prevent surfaces from getting dirty — characteristics that could be mimicked in high-tech surfaces for aircraft and watercraft, pipelines, and medical equipment.”Automatic assembly:  Proteins fold into intricate shapes by nature of their amino acid sequences.  Scientists would like to build nano-machines that do that trick.  In Nature last week (Nov 8), a team came a little closer to that goal by designing sequences that could fold into very simple shapes that constitute building blocks of higher protein structures, namely, alpha coils and beta sheets.  So far the results only demonstrate proof of concept for the idea; natural proteins are much more complex.  According to the Editor’s Summary of a Nature News & Views article on this effort, “The design principles and methodology described here should allow the design of a wide range of robust and stable protein building blocks for the next generation of engineered functional proteins.”  Birte Hocker wrote, “With lengths of 80–100 amino acids, the authors’ protein structures are comparable in size to small protein domains that act as building blocks of larger, more complex proteins. The design of custom protein scaffolds that perform new functions is now conceivable, as is the assembly of bigger designed domains and quaternary complexes.”Nano-machines:  Speaking of proteins, many of them fold into molecular machines that capture random thermal energy and turn it into useful work.  Scientists in Berlin succeeded in making a very simple lever-like device that turns randomly moving hydrogen molecules into specified work, New Scientist said.  “Jose Ignacio Pascual at the Free University of Berlin in Germany and colleagues took inspiration from the natural world, where random motion powers structures such as proteins that move cargo around inside cells.”Weird brain:  In a case of biomimetics in reverse, one organism appears to mimic human intellectual abilities.  That organism is Physarum polycephalum, a slime mold.  Nature News published an article about how this colonial microbe shows an uncanny ability to “solve mazes, mimic the layout of man-made transportation networks and choose the healthiest food from a diverse menu—and all this without a brain or nervous system.”  This organism is raising questions about what constitutes intelligence.  The article includes a video clip of the organism solving a maze and creating a memory of the most direct path.Our Creator must laugh when proud man struggles to catch up with the technologies He built into the simplest living things.  Christian parents should think seriously about a biomimetics career for their science-precocious kids.  It’s 100% Darwin-free and can help mankind.  Start them on a science project to take a bug, spider or leaf from around the house and try to build something that imitates some desirable feature of its life.  If they hesitate, tell them they can be Spiderman.last_img read more

South African ‘can-do’ wins again

first_img13 December 2010 A novel beer vessel introduced in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been named Can of the Year 2010 by The Canmaker magazine, which reports on innovations in the metal-packaging industry. The Event Can has an easy-open lid that can be fully removed, enabling people to drink out of it as if it were a cup. It was developed especially for the football spectacular by Crown Holdings in collaboration with brewer SABMiller. The award was presented at a gala dinner during The Canmaker Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November. The product also scooped the Gold Award in the “caps and closures” category. Industry terms explain the can as having a “full-aperture easy-open end”, which indicates the evolution of metal packaging. “The full-aperture end is a breakthrough innovation and we are honoured that the technical expertise behind it has been recognised by the industry with the Can of the Year Award,” said Chris Homfray, president of Crown Europe. “It was a challenging project that was made possible by combining two of Crown’s core competencies: the manufacture of food ends and beverage ends.” Crown Holdings has divisions in North and South Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East.The winning formula The can was designed by Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East, subsidiaries of Crown Holdings, using lightweight SuperEnd technology. This significantly reduces materials costs and makes such beverage holders more environmentally friendly than other cans on the market. The objective was to use the easy-open can ends for a limited edition of Castle Lager, distributed by SABMiller’s local subsidiary South African Breweries, during the Fifa tournament. “The unique full-aperture end has changed the drinking experience for consumers by turning the can itself into a drinking cup,” said Homfray. “In addition to providing a new way to enjoy beverages at large events, the innovation allows brands to prolong the direct interaction with consumers. These benefits translate into exciting new opportunities to build brand awareness and loyalty.” The idea for the can came about in 2008 when SABMiller approached Paris-based Crown Bevcan. After considering various options, the Event Can design was chosen. “By eliminating the need for pouring drinks into plastic cups, the serving process is also streamlined. This makes the can suitable for use at new locations, such as large events, which is something that was not previously possible,” said Homfray. Crown was one of three can-makers to win Gold awards at the gala dinner. The other two were Hong Kong-based GM Metal Products and Japan’s Daiwa. Although the Event Can won, it faced stiff competition from Nestle’s Nan infant formula can, which is also sold in South Africa. This product has a specially designed lid which is attached to the plastic scoop, keeping the utensil separate from the powdery contents.Celebrating industry excellence Brazil was chosen as the host of this year’s Canmaker Summit as it is one of the world’s fastest growing markets for the can-making industry. At the summit, influential players in the metal-packaging business held presentations, meetings and private discussions about global trends and opportunities offered in Brazil. The Canmaker magazine’s Can of the Year Awards are a way of celebrating, promoting and rewarding the ground-breaking work taking place in the industry. “The awards have witnessed the progress this industry has made over the years and they even offer a glimpse into the future,” said editor Monica Higuera. “Every one of the entries becomes part of metal packaging’s own inspirational hall of fame, with the event creating a platform for the world’s can-makers to celebrate their achievements in design and innovation.”SABMiller in Latin America SABMiller has brewing and beverage operations in six countries across South and Central America: Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Peru. In each of these countries it’s the number-one brewer by market share. SABMiller has also broken into the Argentinian market with its acquisition of Cerveceria Argentina SA Isenbeck, the third largest brewer in that country. Their regional office is in Bogota, Colombia, and its president in Latin America is Barry Smith. SABMiller became the first international brewer to enter Central America when it acquired Honduran brewer, Cerveceria Hondurena, in 2001. In the same year, the company became the sole brewer and the bottler for the Coca-Cola Company in Honduras and El Salvador. In 2005, SABMiller acquired a majority stake in Bavaria SA, South America’s second largest brewer. This gave the company the leading beer-market share in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Sports Highlights

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1815 Hours EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Champions Trophy Hockey match between India and Netherlands. *Report of FIFA Football World Cup match between Argentina and France. *Report of FIFA Football World Cup match between Uruguay and Portugal. STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-IND-UMESHTwo new balls system has killed reverse swing in ODIs, feels Umesh By Chetan Narula Malahide (Ireland), June 30 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar has called it a “perfect recipe for disaster” and now India pacer Umesh Yadav has condemned the use of two new balls in One-day Internationals, saying it is killing the art of reverse swing while putting fast bowlers at great disadvantage. SPO-IND-WILSONBatting collapse was disappointing: Ireland’s Gary Wilson Malahide (Ireland), June 30 (PTI) Ireland skipper Gary Wilson has blamed his batsmen for a poor showing in the second T20I against India, as the hosts were bundled out for just 70 runs in a 214-run chase. SPO-BAD-LD IND Sindhu, Srikanth lose in Malaysia Open semifinals, Indian challenge over Kuala Lumpur, June 30 (PTI) India’s top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting in their respective women’s and men’s singles semifinals to draw the curtains on the team’s campaign at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open Super World Tour 750 tournament here today. SPO-WIM-EVERT Grass suited for Serena style, she will be top contender at Wimbledon: Chris EvertMumbai, Jun 30 (PTI) Legendary Chris Evert says since grass is the best surface for Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion will be a top contender for the title at the Wimbledon championships.advertisement SPO-SHOOT-LD HEENAMiffed Heena knocks on NRAI’s door, told to come tomorrowNew Delhi, June 30 (PTI) It was not a day well spent for Heena Sidhu as the aggrieved shooter could not not meet, and possibly discuss, with National Rifle Association of India chief Raninder Singh her exclusion from the Asian Games mixed air rifle team. SPO-GOLF-LAHIRILahiri makes cut despite two double bogeys on back nine Bethesda (US), Jun 30 (PTI) It was not the kind of a birthday that Anirban Lahiri was looking for as he suffered two double bogeys and three other bogeys on way to a four-over 74 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National here. SPO-T20-ENG-MALANMalan roped in as cover for Curran for 1st T20 against India London, Jun 30 (PTI) Left-handed batsman Dawid Malan might get a chance to play in the first T20 international against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday after he was called up as a cover for seamer Tom Curran in the England squad for their three-match series. SPO-WIM-MCENROEFederer skipping Roland Garros a ‘no brainer’- John McEnroeMumbai, Jun 30 (PTI) Roger Federer’s decision to give clay court season a miss was a ‘no-brainer’ says John McEnroe who also feels that Novak Djokovic will enjoy a deep run at the Wimbledon championhips. SPO-GOLF-BHULLARBhullar takes pole position, in sight of 9th Asian Tour title Pattaya (Thailand), Jun 30 (PTI) Gaganjeet Bhullar put himself in prime position for his ninth Asian tour title as he carded a second successive six-under 65 to share the pole position with Thailands Jazz Janewattananond after the third round of Queens Cup here today. SPO-GOLF-ADITIAditi eyes best finish at Major, lies T21 in Womens PGA Kildeer (US), Jun 30 (PTI) Aditi Ashok put herself in position for her best Major finish despite a bogey-bogey finish in the second round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship here. PTI APA APAAPAlast_img read more

50 Dominican fisherman apprehended by Royal Bahamas Defence Force

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, November 3, 2016 – Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Madeira, under the command of Acting Senior Lieutenant William Sturrup, apprehended two Dominican fishing vessels while on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas yesterday afternoon.Both vessels attempted to flee the area and warning shots had to be fired across the bow of the Dominican vessels by HMBS Madeira after all attempts were made to stop and board the vessels. One of the fleeing Dominican vessels rammed HMBS Madeira to prevent capture but was unsuccessful.HMBS Madeira then quickly deployed its sea boat and boarding team to apprehend the second Dominican vessel in 12-foot seas near the Old Bahama Channel. The incident occurred approximately 27 miles east-south east of Cay Lobos–a small cay on the perimeter of the Great Bahama Bank.Captain Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force (Acting), commended the Commanding Officer and the brave men and women of HMBS Madeira for their courageous efforts in helping to tackle a vexing problem that has threatened the livelihood of many Bahamians.Captain Bethel also extended his thanks to the dedicated Officers and Marines throughout the Defence Force, who have committed themselves to the success of the organization, and the security of our borders.“The Defence Force has been successful to a large extent in rolling back this poaching problem, and local fishing communities are beginning to see the benefits of The Bahamas Government’s $232 million dollar investment under the Sandy Bottom project,” said Captain Bethel. “We’re making it clear that foreign poachers are not welcomed here.”Upon searching the two steel-hulled vessels, the Defence Force boarding teams found a combined total of 50 foreign poachers from the Dominican Republic and a large undetermined quantity of fisheries resources.  The vessels will be escorted to the capital where they will be handed over to the relevant authorities for further processing.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to Guarding Our Heritage and maintaining a continuous Defence Force presence throughout The Bahamas. Related Items:#50dominicanpoachesapprehended, #stoppoachinginthebahamaslast_img read more

Water Sewerage Team Soliciting Applications for Long Island Water Connection

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 23, 2018 – Long Island – A team from the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) flew into Long Island on Sunday, January 21, 2018.  They are on the ground soliciting applications for water connections relative to the first phase of the mains extension/water works. The team will be on Long Island for the next four days, and will repeat the exercise as additional phases of work are scheduled.Residents are advised that while the work is in progress, there will be no charge for the water connection.   A relatively small security deposit will be required.  Residents are reminded to pay close attention to the documents required to successfully complete the application process.Adrian Gibson, MPChairmanWater & Sewerage Corporation Related Items:last_img read more

Jamie Redknapp insists its garbage to say England lack talents

first_imgFormer Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp insists talks about England lacking talented players are garbage.After watching Jadon Sancho’s impressive rise at Borussia Dortmund, Redknapp brought back the debate over lack of opportunities for young English talents, whilst insisting more managers need to be brave when turning to academy prospects.Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson recently followed Sancho’s lead by swapping the Premier League for the Bundesliga when he joined Hoffenheim on loan and the worry for Redknapp is that too many young players who are not getting opportunities might have to leave the country.“It’s a major problem in this country,” he said, according to Daily Mail. “The kids don’t get the chance. There will be so many players who get wasted, don’t get opportunities who are as talented as these two (Sancho and Trent Alexander-Arnold) but just aren’t getting the opportunities.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“You need a manager who is going to throw you in. And not just throw you in for one game if it doesn’t go well, keep persevering with this young talent because I’ve always said it.”“It drives me crazy when people say ‘we haven’t got the players’ in this country. Absolute rubbish, complete garbage. We’ve got proper players in this country who can play and are talented.”“I think the academy system from eight, nine, 10 years of age, I see it weekly. Every time I go and watch these young players they have got the talent. They need the opportunity, that’s what it is about now.”Meanwhile, a young and relatively inexperienced England line-up defeated the USA 3-0 on Thursday night.last_img read more