Archive for March, 2014

UBC gets $8.5M boost for eight Canada Research Chairs

Comments Off | 03-31-2014

Martin Ordonez, one of UBC’s two new Canada Research Chair recipients, works to maximize the use of wind power and other sources of renewable energy. Photo: Jok2000, Wikimedia Commons.
Research ranging from Latin poetry to neuroethics at the University of British Columbia has received an $8.5 million boost in federal funding for eight professors appointed or [...]

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WB/Brazil: More than 1.8 million people to benefit from improved water and sanitation in the State of Espírito Santo

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WASHINGTON, MARCH 28, 2014 – More than 1.8 million people living in the metropolitan region of Vitória, capital of the State of Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil, will benefit from a US$225 million loan approved today by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. The Espírito Santo Integrated Sustainable Water Management Project will focus on [...]

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Small Business Tourism Sales Increase with Cashless Technology

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With the growing competition to capture small business tourism sales, entreprenuers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are looking to cashless technology to differentiate themselves and improve service to their customers. Examples of this can be found in Marino Santana and Mauro Joppert, two entrepreneurs who were able to meet their clients’ increasing demands [...]

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UN: Rights Council Records in Spotlight at ‘Votes Count’

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New Website Will Analyze and Expose Votes That Set Back Rights
In the past, governments have been shielded by the distance between Geneva and their capitals, and the belief that few observers monitor the positions they take. But what happens in Geneva shouldn’t stay in Geneva. This website gives citizens and journalists access to monitor [...]

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The rise of the gaming market in Brazil

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The country of Brazil does not have any traditional land based casinos within its borders. Despite its ban on these establishments, the nation does recognize the popularity of casino gaming and has seen some changes in this area in the last decade. The nation has permitted the installation and use of kiosks that provide electronic [...]

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ADM to Build Specialty Protein Plant in Campo Grande, Brazil

Comments Off | 03-25-2014

DECATUR, Ill., March 12, 2014 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced plans to construct a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, representing an investment of approximately US$250 million.
The complex, which will be located next to ADM’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, will manufacture a [...]

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Brazil Bounces Back With Agriculture

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Agriculture in Brazil has been an lucrative industry over the years. The current production is between 80 million and 160 million tons, and this figure could double in the coming years.

Other than exporting sugar, orange juice and coffee globally, it also competes with the US to be the largest soya bean exporter. Besides, devaluation of [...]

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