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  • On a Rio Beach, a Man’s Home Is His Castle

    01/22/2018 12:45:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2018/1/22
    With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat. They say a man's home is his castle and Marcio has lived in his - albeit made of sand - on a beach in Rio de Janeiro for the last 22 years. In Barra da Tijuca, a wealthy beachside neighborhood west of Rio, neighbors and friends call him "The King."
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Brazilian police arrest 10 people and hunt two more as they smash ISIS plan for attacks on Olympics

    07/21/2016 8:52:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline and Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Brazil's federal police today arrested 10 people and smashed a network allied to ISIS that was preparing 'acts of terrorism' at next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the operation spanned nine states across Brazil, although the arrests were made in the southern states of Sao Paulo and Parana. A court in Parana said there were indications the group was planning to use weapons to launch attacks similar to the Paris atrocities in November last year. Earlier this month Mr Moraes said a jihadist...
  • Rio police tell tourists they won’t be able to protect them during Olympics: ‘Welcome to hell’

    07/06/2016 7:40:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rio de Janeiro police officers are warning tourists that they’re on their own this summer as the Brazilian city struggles to cope with rising violent crime ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. About 100 Rio state police officers protested last week in the arrivals hall of Rio’s main international airport holding banners that read “Welcome to Hell,” Agence France-Presse reported. “Police and firefighters don’t get paid, whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe,” the sign said, CNN reported. “We are here to show citizens and tourists from abroad the realities of Brazil,” said veteran police Officer Alexander...
  • Athletes at Rio Olympics to compete in 'basically raw sewage', study reveals

    07/30/2015 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Associated Press
    RIO de Janeiro--Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues – results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic...
  • A year before Olympics, protesters decry filthy Rio bay

    06/07/2015 9:34:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/15 | AFP
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Rio de Janeiro's heavily polluted Guanabara Bay, demanding that officials clean it up before it is used as a 2016 Olympic sailing venue. Amid whistles of disapproval and shouts of "shame!" demonstrators held a beachside protest, their boats symbolically kept on the shore as they waved their oars in the air. They launched their protest at noon to coincide with low tide, when the dirtiness of the water is most evident. "Brazilian authorities promised a series of improvements to the bay but just a little more than a year ahead...
  • Ancient Romans In Texas?

    04/14/2002 6:23:47 AM PDT · by Hellmouth · 142 replies · 7,016+ views
    Science Frontiers online ^ | Nov-Dec 1993 | William Corliss
    ANCIENT ROMANS IN TEXAS? If one searches long enough and hard enough, one can discover hints that just about any ancient culture you care to name set foot in the New World well before the Vikings and Columbus. Old coins, inscriptions, language concordances, and the like are taken by many as proofs that Egyptians visited Oklahoma, the Chinese moored along the Pacific coast, the Celts toured New England, and so on. Now, according to Professor V. Belfiglio, the ancient Romans had Texas on their itineraries. Belfiglio's evidence is fourfold, and so are mainstream criticisms: Roman coins found in Texas....
  • Romans In Brazil During The Second Third Century?

    12/10/2003 5:37:14 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 7,762+ views
    Romans in Brazil During the Second or Third Century? Ex-marine and underwater explorer/archaeologist/treasure-hunter Robert Marx states rather flatly: Amongst my most notable discover[ies] was that of a 2nd century BC Roman shipwreck in the Bay of Guanabara, near Rio de Janeiro. This is a discovery that has received little to no examination, much less validation, from the realm of mainstream archaeology, no doubt in part because Marx is not a Ph.D. archaeologist. Scouring the web for more information about this finding, I did find a reference to the discovery in an article from Dr. Elizabeth Lyding Will, an expert on...
  • Romans in Brazil During the Second or Third Century?

    10/17/2004 7:47:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 1,059+ views
    Mysterious Earth ^ | June 20, 2003 | "Michael"
    This is a discovery that has received little to no examination, much less validation, from the realm of mainstream archaeology, no doubt in part because Marx is not a Ph.D. archaeologist. Scouring the web for more information about this finding, I did find a reference to the discovery in an article from Dr. Elizabeth Lyding Will, an expert on Roman amphoras (clay vessels used to store and ship goods during the Roman era). Dr. Will apparently has a piece of an amphora recovered from Marx's Brazil discovery. Of it, she says: The highly publicized amphoras Robert Marx found in the...
  • The Roman Head From Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca, Mexico: A Review Of The Evidence

    12/18/2004 4:26:41 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 1,546+ views
    University Of New Mexico ^ | 4-18/22-2001 | Romeo H. Hristov/Santiago Genoves T.
    The Roman Head from Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca, Mexico: A Review of the evidence Paper prepared for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in New Orleans, Louisiana (April 18-22, 2001). Romeo H. Hristov (b) and Santiago Genovés T. (b) (a) Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 8713 1, U.S.A. (b) Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas-UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria 04510, México, D.F., MEXICO Abstract: Since the publication of the complementary research on the apparently Roman head found in Central Mexico (Hristov, Romeo and Santiago Genovés 1999 "Mesoamerican Evidence of Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contacts, Ancient Mesoamerica. 10 (2): 207-213) this find...
  • The Lowly Amphora (and ancient contact across the oceans)

    06/01/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    The Mathisen Corollary ^ | Monday, February 6, 2012 | David Warner Mathisen
    Professor Elizabeth Lyding Will (1924 - 2009...) was one of the world's leading authorities on amphoras, an ancient two-handled container that her research demonstrated to be vitally important for tracing ancient trade patterns and for opening windows on tremendous amounts of information about ancient life and commerce. In a 2000 article entitled "The Roman Amphora: learning from storage jars," she discusses the diverse uses of "the lowly Roman amphora -- a two-handled clay jar used by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans to ship goods," describing both its main usage for the transportation of liquids including wine, olive oil, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Beatification cause opened for Brazil's 'Surfer Angel' Guido Schaffer

    04/30/2015 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Coleus
    cna ^ | Nov 12, 2014
    Guido Schaffer, a Brazilian seminarian who drowned while surfing in 2009 and whose cause for beatification has been opened. Photo courtesty of guidoschaffer.com.br Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov 12, 2014 / 01:24 pm (CNA).- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of Guido Schaffer, who was a Brazilian seminarian known as the “Anjo Surfista,” or “Surfer Angel.” The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro will now establish a tribunal to handle the cause. The archdiocese requested approval of the cause in May by sending the Vatican numerous documents on the life of Schaffer “to...
  • World Cup 2014: Germans certain their team will beat Argentina

    07/11/2014 9:16:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/11/2014 | Patrick Strasser
    Life is a challenge these days in Germany if you are not a football fan. You simply cannot avoid it. The media is awash with interest in Sunday's World Cup final, with the 'Nationalelf' (national 11) involved against old rivals Argentina. The stunning 7-1 semi-final win over hosts Brazil resulted in football euphoria only seen before in the country when West Germany won previous World Cup tournaments in 1954, 1974 and 1990. "Three days to go", "two days to go", "one day to go" - these have been the headlines from Germany's biggest selling tabloid Bild. It's the countdown to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Rio at Night

    06/21/2014 1:39:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | June 20, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In this night skyscape setting stars trail above the western horizon over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a venue for the 2014 World Cup. Gentle arcs from the bright, colorful stars of Orion are near the center of the frame, while the starfield itself straddles planet Earth's celestial equator during the long exposure. Of course, trails from more local lights seem to create the strident paths through the scene. Air traffic smears an intense glow over an airport at the far right, while helicopters fly above the city and boats cruise near the coast. Striping the waterfront are tantalizing reflections...
  • Lightning Breaks Finger Off Rio’s Christ Statue

    01/18/2014 7:41:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Newscom.au
    <p>Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p>Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.</p>
  • Millions flock to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate New Year

    12/31/2013 11:53:24 PM PST · by Colofornian
    ITV.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2014
    Millions of people have flocked to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to take part in one of the biggest New Year's parties in the world:
  • Pope Francis: address to CELAM leadership - strategies to renew and revitalize faith

    07/28/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | July 28, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with the leadership of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Latin America and the Caribbean, CELAM, which is holding its general coordinating meeting this week. The meeting was one of two appointments expressly desired by the Holy Father outside the context of World Youth Day, during his week-long visit to Rio for the World Youth Day celebrations. The first was a visit to the Marian shrine at Aparecida. It was in Aparecida in 2007 that the CELAM bishops held their 5th General Conference, which produced a major three-part document outlining a plan for assessment of...
  • Teen who walked across continent (1,829 miles) still hopes to meet Pope in Rio

    07/28/2013 2:49:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | July 27, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Facundo Antonio Sebastian Tolaba walked across South America to attend World Youth Day. Credit: Estefania Aguirre / CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 27, 2013 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A teen who crossed South America in hopes of meeting Pope Francis walked by foot because he had no money – and now he wants to return by foot “to thank those who helped him.” “I met poor people that offer you everything and rich people that don’t offer you anything,” Facundo Antonio Sebastian Tolaba said. “Since they helped me, I want to help them now.” “I want to return...
  • Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis

    07/28/2013 3:36:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Patheos ^ | July 27, 2013 | Sam Rocha
    Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis UPDATED July 27, 2013 By Sam Rocha 31 Comments Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, also known (and hereafter referred to) as “Fr. Z,” will surely dispute the claim of this headline, however, this post will show that the proposition “Father Z equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis” is true, by examining the words used by Fr. Z in today’s post at his web log, “Your Excellencies? REALLY?!?”Fr. Z’s post begins with the YouTube video (below) of a large group of Catholic Bishops, dressed in ecclesial attire, rehearsing hand movements to an upbeat religious...
  • “Rebuild the Church of Christ!” – Francis incites 3 million youth present at Prayer Vigil

    07/28/2013 3:52:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    wydcentral ^ | July 27, 2013
    Address of Pope Francis at the 28th World Youth Day Prayer Vigil on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2013 Dear Young Friends,We have just recalled the story of Saint Francis of Assisi. In front of the crucifix he heard the voice of Jesus saying to him: “Francis, go, rebuild my house.” The young Francis responded readily and generously to the Lord’s call to rebuild his house. But which house? Slowly but surely, Francis came to realize that it was not a question of repairing a stone building, but about doing his part for the life of the Church....