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Florianopolis News

One tourist's perspective of the US Open spectacle
Surfline.com Surf News
I'm not walking around so much, because I'm trying to keep focused. I'm not really a competitive machine and my sponsor [Volcom] wants me to be the best I can be." -Yago Dora, professional surfer, Florianopolis, Brazil "Last year, I brought my wife ...

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31 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm

Net Servicos to get tax breaks for broadband roll-out
Telecompaper (subscription)
Brazil's Ministry of Communications issued 13 decrees approving investments by cable operator Net Servicos under the tax exemption program for broadband networks, reports Teletime. Altogether the investments total BRL 62 million in fibre-optic networks ...

31 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am

Agile Alliance Announces Partnership with Agile Alliance Brazil
PR Newswire UK (press release)
The 2014 Agile Brazil conference is slated to be held in Florianopolis, the capital city of Santa Catarina state in Brazil on Nov. 5-7, 2014. This conference will be the largest Agile event in Brazil, with more than 1,000 attendees expected from across ...

31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am

2014 WSOP November Nine: Bruno Politano Becomes First Brazilian November ...
Prior to his deep run in the Main Event, Politano's biggest cash was for $47,493 for a third-place finish in the 2013 Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event (BSOP) in Florianópolis. Other significant finishes include eighth in the Latin American Poker ...

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24 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am

Gay Star News

Around the world with hunky Brazilian twin DJs O'Halley Brothers
Gay Star News
For anyone curious about Russia's gay scene, the O'Halley Brothers could be considered quite the authority. The twin DJ's, Bachir Mendez Maroff and Fabiano Mendez Maroff, left Brazil for Moscow and have since played not only in Russian commercial ...

24 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am

The Malay Mail Online

Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager
The Malay Mail Online
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a news conference at the Team Workshop for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina state February 19, 2014. — Reuters picSAO PAULO, July 22 — Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the ...

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22 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am

Oasis Collections is selected as an Endeavor company and plans global ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
MIAMI, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oasis Collections has been selected as one of the 16 high-impact entrepreneurial companies at Endeavor's 53rd International Selection Panel in Florianopolis, Brazil. Oasis has created a new offering in the ...

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30 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am


'Where Is She?' 'Hopefuls,' 'Lady of the Images' Set for Locarno's Carte Blanche
Further Carte Blanche films are produced out of Recife, in Pernambuco, East Brazil – Camilo Cavalcante's “Beco dos afogados,” from Aurora Cinema, a docu feature about alley life – Florianopolis in the south – Chico Faganello's “Wild Savage Prayer ...

24 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am