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Rio Olympics Torch Song Released, Listen to it

“My life is walking across this country, to see if one day I can rest happy.” The words of Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989) eternalised in the song Life of a Traveller, today dictates the rhythm of the 12,000 people who are carrying the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch more than 20,000km across the five regions of Brazil. Officially launched on Friday (20 ...

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Adlène Hicheur: Muslim Particle Physicist Haunted Again in Brazil by Media and Minister

Adlène Hicheur is another particle physicist with a research brain that can match any world scientist but his faith begs to differ. An Algerian bropught up in a working class locality in Paris, Hicheur grew up to be an excellent atomic physics scientist and landed in Geneva-based CERN before being ridden to bed with hernia-related sickness that capitulated with the ...

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Survey Reveals 68% Yet to Use Mobile-Based Financial Services

Amdocs has released the results from a new global survey around mobile financial services (MFS) which revealed that more than 68 percent of the respondents have yet to use mobile financial services, and that new innovative solutions for savings, loans, and insurance will drive the next phase of mobile financial services growth across emerging and mature markets. Conducted by analyst ...

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Copa America 2015 Semi finals: Argentina will look to leave no stones unturned against Brazil-crusher Paraguay, Preview and Prediction

Paraguay showed that they have class and consistency when they defeated Brazil in the quarter finals of Copa America – again. Like the last edition in 2011, this edition also saw both the teams pass 90 minutes with equal score line – 1-1 this year unlike a goalless draw in 2011. However, Ramon Diaz’s side executed a great penalty shootout ...

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Liverpool has the last call, signs Roberto Firmino for £29m

When it comes to summer signings, Brendan Rodgers is on a roll. Only yesterday did we report about their new 18-year-old signing from Charlton, Joe Gomez and now the list has been added with another name and arguably the best – Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino. “Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim, subject ...

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Copa America 2015 Quarter final fixtures: Chile has edge over Uruguay in first QF, Preview, Prediction, TV and Live Streaming

It was only a few weeks before when Copa America 2015 started. But now the South American continental cup has reached the quarter finals stage with expectantly the best eight teams left. It was a roller-coaster of a tournament already, and one might think what else is left. Well, a lot to answer honestly. Three of the biggest names in ...

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Neymar-minus Brazil reaches last 8 after win over Venezuela

The highly anticipated clash between Columbia and Brazil took a different direction when first – Brazil lost 0-1 to Columbia with Neymar totally off-colour almost throughout the match, and second – the physical fight between Carlos Bacca of Columbia and Neymar that saw both of them receive red cards from the referee after the game. Neymar was seen to hit ...

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Colombia edges past Brazil, defeats them 23 years after

Thursday’s encounter between Brazil and Columbia was expected to be tight from the perspective of producing a good show but Columbia surprisingly conquered the match, leaving the five-time world champions with only two real chances that they obviously missed, conceding a 0-1 defeat. Columbia was placed third in Group C, going into Thursday’s clash against Brazil. They were not counted ...

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Firmino is set to move to Old Trafford after medical tests

After failing to capture Catalan Dani Alves, and being tangled up in the ongoing mission to recruit Raheem Sterling from Liverpool, Manchester United is reported to have agreed terms with Brazilian Roberto Firmino. The 23-year-old Hoffenheim player has shown notable performances in Bundesliga last season, certainly impressing United’s manager Louis Van Gaal. Firmino was under a constant watch for Van ...

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Copa America 2015: Preview, Schedule, Live Streaming, Venue

Top players from South America have gathered in Santiago as the 44th edition of the South American Championship is all set to start fromThursday, June 11. The tournament that is organized by South America’s football governing body, CONMEBOL will 10 teams participate along with two invitees from CONCACAF, Jamaica and Mexico. Jamaica got the opportunity to play in the tournament ...

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Water pollution plagues Rio ahead of 2016 Olympics; IOC upset

Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil which is all set to hold the 2016 Olympics is under pressure due to the ongoing water pollution. The Guanabara Bay that will hold the sailing events is yet to be cleared off the trash and untreated sewage. According to euronews, Rio state government had promised to clear at most 80 percent of ...

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Russia’s Lost ‘Spinning’ Spacecraft to Fall on Earth Tonight

Russian scientists have repeatedly maintained that the lost spacecraft Progress M27M will fall to earth tonight (Thursday/Friday, May 7/8, 2015) and the chances are that it may be seen hovering over the US, Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia before burn up itself mostly in the sky. The Russian spacecraft has gone out of control after liftoff on 28 April 2015. Fortunately ...

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Coconut oil coupled with exercise reduces high Blood Pressure

Brazil researchers have found that a daily intake of coconut oil and exercising daily would help bring down blood pressure or hypertension to its normal levels. The researchers have attributed the results to the reduction in baroreflex sensitivity and in oxidative stress in the serum, heart and aorta, which are key factors in regulating blood pressure. “The possibility of using ...

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Pele in intensive care, but showing ‘improvement’

Pele was transferred to an intensive care unit (ICU) of a Sao Paulo hospital on Thursday after a urinary tract infection spread to his kidneys and doctors say his condition is “not out of danger but improving”. The Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement that the 74-year-old was receiving renal support treatment, adding that there had been “an improvement ...

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Brazilian Research Centre May Develop Anti-Ebola Serum with US

Butanta Institute, a Brazilian research centre, is in discussion to develop a serum to combat the deadly Ebola virus with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute is an entity linked to the Sao Paulo state government that plans to develop the serum with the help of the NIH. The details of the proposed accord between the two ...

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