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Viver Melhor: Patricia Moura Entre Amigos & Culinaria Facil: Elita Freitas Sports - Soccer: Igor Moura A Palavra e o Poeta: Nilton Bustamante Our thanks to all collaborator Photographers in this Issue, our eternal gratitude, specially to Thyago Rodrigues our cover photographer from Brazil and model Karen Porfiro

Contents

New Years Eve-Rio New Years Eve-Dubai

Orlando

The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey

Coming Up in Orlando:

Monster Jam The Home & Garden Show Lake Eola Food&Wine Fest

General Interest:

10 Reasons To Become Organic This Year

Sustaintability:

ViverBem-Living Well-Patricia Moura

Brazilian Art

The zen Art of Larissa Namaste by Edmundo Cavalcanti A Voz e o Poeta-Nilton Bustamante O Mito Leila Diniz-Elita Freitas Paraiso-E. Cavalcanti (poesia e arte) Sports Soccer-MLS - Igor Moura ESPN Wide World of Sports- WDW Pro-Soccer Brazil-World Soccer CUP 2014 The Orlando Magic Porsche 911 Disney-The New 4 Seasons Hotel Orlando Culinaria Facil Dr. Barusco Brodcasting Live a Hair Transplant Barney’s of NY Back to its Roots-Chelsea NY JBL-New Headphones-Signature Sound Stallingrad The Movie New Books

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I find it is necessary to share this with you, we need to think and to take a step back "Is This The World We Created?" Queen Just think of all those hungry mouths we have to feed Take a look at all the suffering we breed So many lonely faces scattered all around Searching for what they need. Is this the world we created What did we do it for Is this the world we invaded Against the law So it seems in the end Is this what we're all living for today The world that we created. You know that everyday a helpless child is born Who needs some loving care inside a happy home Somewhere a wealthy man is sitting on his throne Waiting for life to go by. Is this the world we created, we made it on our own Is this the world we devasted, right to the bone If there's a God in the sky looking down What can he think of what we've done To the world that He created. Hotspotorlando & AboutUS are not responsible for any opinions or ideas expressed by our collaborators

Rio Welcomes 2014 with Thousands watching one of the Greatest Firework exhibition in the world. • The spectacle of fireworks was synchronized to a special soundtrack for the first and last 16 minutes of the new year. The burning was accompanied by a lighting show, at which point the lights were dancing in the sky, alternately using contrasts to be complementary to the colors of the fireworks and music. Sustainable actions, such as carbon offsets and recycling Canvases, were applied throughout the process of assembly and disassembly of the event.

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by Emaar Properties, the global property developer, at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and Downtown Dubai, captivated the world and put the international spotlight on Dubai, alongside the largest fireworks display and celebrations held in the city at The Palm Jumeirah, The World Islands, and Burj Al Arab.

ecuted, the events alsounderline the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to ensure a positive, inspirational, and high-growth environment in the city, for people from around the world.” Starting off with a dramatic countdown through a display of effects racing up to the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa, 828 metres high, the fireworks began with spectacular sequences including a colourful salute to the nation with the colours of the UAE National Flag.

With millions of visitors - both residents and tourists - building the excitement in Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa fireworks display was a true spectacle of artistic creativity. Ten stunningly different firework sequences on Burj Khalifa marked the run-up to a musical count- Silver pearls lend an unmatched ambience in down for the New Year. a sparkling celebration of Dubai’s success, especially with its win to host the World Expo Each display also told the world a story - of 2020. Another stunning display was the tribthe UAE’s inspiring success, Dubai’s positivity ute to Burj Khalifa, with the fireworks evolvand ambition, and the design narrative of Burj ing into petals, wrapping the tower much like Khalifa, which is choreographed to the capti- the Hymenocallis desert flower, which inspired vating melody of symphonic orchestra music the design of the building. of Downtown Dubai, ‘The Centre of Now.’ In the grand finale, fireworks lit up every direcAbdulla Lahej, Group Chief Executive Offi- tion dramatically and a golden lattice formed cer, Emaar Properties, said: “The celebrations across the sky. Rainbow effects filled all over in Dubai now serve as a true benchmark for Downtown Dubai as Dubai ushered in 2014. New Year’s Eve galas across the world. Colourful, spectacularly planned, and creatively ex-

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The Greatest show on Earth is still the greatest show! The Circus is in town! Ringling Brother’s Barnum & Bailey Circus present LEGENDS, brought to you by Feld Entertainment a spectacle with the best a Circus can offer, great thrills with trapeze, hair stunts, Chinese performers and acrobats with great Gymnastic abilities. The Globe with 8 motorcycle riders inside, horse riders, tigers, elephants, clownns and so much more. The show at The Amway Arena didn’t disappoint anyone, the audience kept alive and always applauding, responded well to the Master of Ceremonies all the way to the end. If you went to the Circus when you were a kid, this show will show you how much the circus evolved, how the wardrobe is designed with style, live music with quality, songs and choreography created to enhance the theme even more. The circus today is more interactive and less scary. The thrills are good enough to make you hold your breath for a moment, and everything leads to cheer, and applause. It is hard to describe everything in detail, you must see it for yourself.

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MONSTER JAM® RETURNS TO ORLANDO ON JANUARY 25TH Annual motor sports spectacle is final event to his favorite city driving the legendary monster truck he created 32 years ago, GRAVE DIGGER. After his sensational before Florida Citrus Bowl demolition 2013 debut, Ryan Anderson will be joining his father driving MONSTER JAM® makes its return to the Orlando area when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. The Monster Jam is one of Orlando’s most popular and largest single-day stadium events, attracting capacity crowds of over 60,000 fans. A huge field of sixteen monster trucks will compete in side-by-racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition. One of the many highlights of this year’s event is the return of fan favorite Dennis Anderson (originator and driver of GRAVE DIGGER) to the city and stadium he calls his favorite.

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The event will also feature 11-time and reigning World Champion MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION, plus Latino favorite EL TORO LOCO, MOWAWK WARRIOR, ICE CREAM MAN, MONSTER MUTT ROTTWEILER, the Orlando debut of Nicole Johnson driving SCOOBY, and more yet-to-be announced motorsports competitors. The official title of the event is Metro PCS, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Budweiser & Your Southern Ford Dealers present MONSTER JAM®.

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Gates Open at 5 pm. Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 pm. Racing graphs and photo ops, and see the monster trucks up close at Starts at 7 pm.Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610 W. Church the World’s Ultimate Pit Party at Tinker Field from 2-5 pm. Purchase a pit pass for only $10 more when buying tickets at Street, Orlando, FL 32805 Ticketmaster or the Amway Center Box Office. Or, pick up Ticket Prices : Advance purchase SuperValue Tickets are a free pit pass at participating Orlando area Southern Ford ONLY $15. $35 VIP / $25 Sideline. Tickets are on sale now Dealers beginning January 6th (while supplies last). Pit Passat all Ticketmaster outlets, the Amway& Purchase: Center es, along with a valid event ticket, get fans into the Pit Area. Box Office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or ticketmas- Fans can also have the opportunity to ride in a real monster ter.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the Cit- truck before the show between 1-7 pm in the lot across from Gate D. Monster Truck Rides are $10 per rider. rus Bowl. All seats reserved. Subject to facility fee, plus convenience and handling charges. Don’t wait – buy tickets in advance as prices go up $5 more the week of show. Get more show information at www.MonsterJam.com (click on “Tickets” and search for Orlando January 25th). Central Florida will heat up this January when 1,500 horsepower, 10,000-pound monster trucks compete in side-byside racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition where each monster truck gets up to 120 seconds to “wow” the crowd with huge jumps, wheelies, truck-spinning donuts, flips, and the destruction of cars, vans, buses, motor homes and more. Four-time World Champion, Dennis Anderson,returns

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the door is $20 per person, per day. Admission for children under age 12 is free. For all-weekend Fest fans, a new, two-day ticket is available for $20 per person with advance online purchase. Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and Downtown Food & Wine Fest at beverage offerings range from one Lake Eola to four tickets. “A Treat for the Senses” on February 22 and 23, 2014 The Fest is presented and produced Produced by MIX 105.1, 1059 SUN- by CBS RADIO Orlando, led by NY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partner- Orlando favorites MIX 105.1, 1059 ship with the SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partFlorida Restaurant & Lodging As- nership with the Florida Restaurant sociation & Lodging Association. Located in The Sixth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2014 for more than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. Date / Time: Saturday, February 22 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 23, 2014 (noon to 7 p.m.) Location: Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street Tickets: Admission is $15 per person, per day with advance online purchase beginning January 8, 2014. Admission at

Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefit the FRLA Educational Foundation. New for 2014 The Ultimate Fest Experience The Ultimate Fest Experience ticket is $100 per person, per day and includes parking, $40 in food and beverage tickets, access to the private Cadillac pavilion with crudités and premium wine selections, a commemorative wine glass, and additional Fest perks and privileges. A limited number of VIP tickets are available with advance online purthe heart of downtown Orlando at chase beginning January 8, 2014.

Wine Tasters Club A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $15 per person at the Fest. Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard. VIP Bottle Service at The Liquid Lounge VIP Bottle Service at The Liquid Lounge hosted by Team Market Group will be the place to remix, relax, and refresh during the Fest on Broadway Street. Featuring beer, wine, and specialty drinks for purchase, guests will meet and mingle with 102 JAMZ Freaken Weekend On-air Mixers in a sleek and swanky atmosphere to enjoy remixes of today’s hottest hit music while relaxing in a South Beach-style setting. “This signature event showcases the beauty, diversity, and vibrancy of our cultural scene in Orlando. The Downtown Food & Wine Fest highlights the best our community has to offer for entertainment and culinary distinction for all to enjoy,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Dave Robbins, senior vice president and market manager, CBS RADIO Orlando commented, “Through the power of radio and the strength of our FRLA restaurants, we are ready to provide foodies and fans with another unforgettable expe-

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Resolve to go organic in 2014 The Organic Center's 10 New Year's Resolutions to last a lifetime What is a New Year's Resolution you can make today that can last a lifetime-and beyond? Going organic--which is good for you, your family and the planet.For 2014, The Organic Center, the trusted source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming, offers 10 everyday, research-backed organic resolutions individuals can follow:

than conventional milk, yielding a 2.5-fold higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio in conventional compared to organic milk.

One: Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and make sure they're organic. This New Year's resolution is multi-faceted, dealing with the health benefits of eating more produce while avoiding exposure to pesticides. Eating fruit and vegetables is generally healthy for you, and a study published in 2013 in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that it can reduce the risk of death! Specifically, the study showed that daily consumption of fruit and vegetables can decrease risks of mortality by 10 percent, and delay mortality by 1.12 years.

fruit, make sure they're organic! This year it's especially important to reach for organic produce. This is because in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised the permitted tolerance levels of glyphosate residue in many fruits and vegetables. This is especially worrisome, because 2013 also saw several studies documenting troubling health associations with glyphosate exposure, such as estrogenic activity that could induce breast cancer cell growth, gut bacteria changes, and many other modern diseases.

Two: Balance your omega- 3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake. Balancing your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake is important because omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies can have negative health consequences, including inflammation, higher risk of heart disease, weight gain, depression, and diabetes. Healthy omega-6:omega-3 ratios are low, around 2.3:1, but unhealthy diet trends have increased that ratio to between 10 and 15:1.

Three: Save the soil. The soil is a part of our Earth that does not get a lot of attention, yet is a critical component of the health of our agriculture and natural ecosystems. Eating organic can help improve soil quality by building organic matter and supporting the soil micro biome. This has been supported by several studies to come out in 2013.

Researchers also found that for every 200 gram increase of produce consumed, risk of death goes down by 6 percent. Interestingly, there was a stronger correlation between longevity and eating fresh fruit and vegetables than for cooked produce. When you're choosing your vegetables and

One of the most ground-breaking studies of 2013 showed that drinking organic milk plays an important role in balancing unhealthy omega fatty acid ratios. Specifically, researchers found that organic milk contained 25 percent less omega-6 fatty acids and 62 percent more omega-3 fatty acids

The study also took a look at how adult women could alter their diet to increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers found that by consuming high levels of organic milk with reduced intake of omega-6 fatty acids in their diet, women could decrease their omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid profile by around 80 percent.

For example, a study published in Crop Management showed that long-term organic management resulted in 40 percent more biologically active soil organic matter as well as lower acidity and higher amounts of carbon, nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous and calcium when compared to conventionally managed soil.

Four: Focus on future generations.

rats to DDT, and found that it caused an increase in dramatic fat accumulaWhen you choose your food in 2014, tion and weight gain three generations it will be important to think not only later. about how the chemicals you are exposed to affect you, but also the effects Keep in mind that most of the studies your exposure might have on future examining this concept have focused generations. on animal tests, so the conclusions don't necessarily translate to humans. New research in 2013 has shown that it is possible for your descendants to be affected by the chemicals that their ancestors were exposed to, even if the future generations were never directly exposed to the pollutants themselves. This concept of disease inheritance is one of the most interesting (and f r i g ht e n i n g ) new phenomena to be discovered in the past few However, it's probably a good idea to years. avoid toxic pesticides so that we don't inadvertently pass on environmental An example of this was described in a diseases to our children and grandchilstudy published in 2013 that showed dren! DDT exposure could increase rates of Five: Listen to the frogs. obesity several generations down the Studies published in 2013 suggest that line. Researchers in the study exposed the use of synthetic pesticides may be

contributing to the decline in amphibian populations. Amphibian populations have seen a dramatic decline in the past decade. Many scientists are worried that several species of frogs could go extinct in the next few years if we don't change our agricultural practices. Even frogs living in remote areas are exposed to toxic pesticides, according to a 2013 study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Unfortunately, pesticide exposure can result in increased amphibian mortality, and even low-dose exposure can result in endocrine disruption. These effects were modeled by a 2013 article published in Scientific Reports. When the researchers modeled agricultural spray scenarios using the recommended application rates for the pesticides, they found that frogs experienced high mortality, ranging from 100 percent after one hour to 40 percent after seven days.

Concluding that pesticides may have a large-scale negative effect on amphibian health, they stated, “Terrestrial pesticide exposure might be underestimated as a driver of their decline.” The researchers called for more attention to this issue in conservation efforts, and pointed out that risk assessment procedures in place do not protect this vanishing animal group. Six: Avoid antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report detailing the threats of antibiotic-resistant diseases on the public.

and antibiotic resistance has been linked to this use of antibiotics in conventional animal rearing. Many people are infected with antibiotic strains of bacteria each year, which can be especially dangerous to children. Studies have also found that because organic management does not use antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are less prevalent in organically produced milk, eggs, and meat than conventionally produced products. Several studies this year have supported the claim that conventional livestock operations are more risky when it comes to antibiotic resistance. For example, one study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found antibiotic-resistant bacteria associated with industrial livestock workers, but not antibiotic-free livestock workers.

ty members have been concerned by this because, without bees, many important crops would disappear, such as apples, almonds, blueberries, cherries, avocados, and oranges. Some of the awareness campaigns addressing honey bee loss have been especially poignant, such as the pictures of a Whole Foods Market in Rhode Island that pulled all bee-dependent fruit and vegetables off its shelves for a day, revealing a near-empty produce department.

One of the most recent studies examining honey bee population declines showed that a combination of insecticides and fungicides can have a negative impact on bees’ immune systems, resulting in decreased ability to resist infection by the parasite Nosema ceranae implicated in colony collapse disorder. Researchers found that the pollen bees collect to feed to their larvae contained an average of nine The U.S. Food and Drug Adminis- different pesticide contaminants, and tration has responded to these con- made bees three times as likely to be cerns by announcing its commit- infected by the parasites. ment to phasing out the agricultural use of antibiotics, but currently one of the only ways to ensure your animal products are antibiotic free is by choosing organic!

Another study, published in the journal PNAS, showed that intensive land use can reduce the biodiversity of soil organisms and can have a negative impact on nitrogen and carbon cycling. Finally, researchers at Kansas State University published a study showing that the use of conventional fertilizers can decrease soil macro aggregate stability, which is a key indicator of soil structural quality because it affects how resistant soil is to erosion and how well water is able to move through the soil. • One of the factors contributing to antibiotic resistance is the broad application of low doses of antibiotics Seven: Bee friendly. in rearing animals. Unfortunately, 2013 saw a continued About 80 percent of all antibiotics trend of bee population decline. Many sold are used in livestock facilities, gardeners, farmers, and communi-

Eight: Shrink the dead zone. Dead zones are low-oxygen zones in the ocean caused primarily by nutrient pollution from synthetic fertilizers. Oxygen levels in these areas are so low that most aquatic life cannot survive, creating an area devoid of life. They affect large areas of the

cess nitrogen is impacting the Mississippi River and worsening the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone. These scientists found record levels of nitrogen in the watershed, driven by a combination of drought from 2012 and high rainfalls from the spring of 2013. Nitrogen is making its way into the waterways from synthetic fertilizer spread on conventional farms, polluting local aquatic areas and eventually contributing to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Measures of the 2013 Dead Zone found that it had doubled in size from 2012, likely due to nitrogen and phosphorus pollution run-off from agricultural sources.

One way to reduce the amount of nitrogen polluting our waterways is by choosing organic. The Organic Center is currently conducting a project quantifying the amount that organic production decreases nitrogen ocean, especially in the Gulf of Mex- pollution. Preliminary reports show ico and Chesapeake Bay, and have that organic vegetables and grains been growing in size since 1985. contribute over 50% less nitrogen pollution than produce grown conIn addition to being environmen- ventionally! tally devastating, Dead Zones affect commercial and recreational fisher- Nine: Stabilize the climate. ies and can hurt the local economy. The Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone, for Climate change will continue to be a example, threatens a multi-year ef- major concern in 2014, and researchfort to restore the Bay’s water quality ers have been focusing on ways to and enhance its production of crabs, mitigate the issue. Some of the work oysters and other important fisher- done on this subject in 2013 suggesties. ed that organic production may be a key part of reducing greenhouse gas In 2013, researchers found that ex- emissions. For example, a study from

Germany showed that organic farming not only produces less greenhouse gases, but also uses less energy than conventional farming techniques. The benefit of organic is especially apparent in dairy farming, as the organic farms in the study emitted around 200 grams less CO2 per kilogram of milk than conventional farms with the same milk yield. Another study, by Professor Dalgaard of Aarhus University, showed that conversion to organic from conventional farming typically results in lower total fossil energy use and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, a 2013 research study by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) showed that organically managed soils release 492 kg less carbon dioxide per hectare per year than conventionally managed soils. Researchers also found that the uptake of methane on organic farms was higher than on conventional farms. Agriculture is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, so choosing organic could mitigate the future threat of climate change!

Ten: Go bird watching. Organic agriculture is better for birds, according to a 2013 study from France. This is not a new idea, and many papers have cited examples of the benefits that organic farming plays on bird species. However, the 2013 study is the first complete synthesis of available research examining the relationship between farming practices and bird population health.

ly� practices used by organic techniques--such as diverse crop rotations, reduced use of pesticides, and the creation of more heterogeneous landscapes--as being responsible for these benefits. The Organic Center’s mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming and to communicate the findings to the public. As an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association, The Center envisions improved health for the earth and its inhabitants through the conversion of agriculture to organic methods.

The researchers focused on birds in Europe and North America to test whether organic agriculture is more favorable to farmland birds compared to conventional agriculture, and found that organic farming techniques benefit birds on a large scale. Researchers found that organic agriculture had a global positive effect on bird abundance compared to conventional agriculture with ten out of the 36 species they examined showing a significantly higher abundance on SOURCE organic farms than on conventional The Organic Trade Association farms. The study cited “bird-friend-

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Bordadas e pintadas a mão, com modelagem e acabamento impecáveis, as peças viraram objeto de desejo de muitas mulheres, brasileiras e estrangeiras, que visitaram a feira acontecida nos dias do EcoFashion, assim, pela beleza do trabalho de Vanuza Bárbara, aliada ao alto valor socioambiental agregado, com imenso prazbre a identidade da moda atual no país, sobretudo er, apresento a vocês a estilista e o inspirador Projeto nas manifestações culturais de nosso povo e toda a

Cultural Carne Seca, idealizado por ela: Projeto Cultural Carne Seca Moda, cultura e sustentabilidade. Costurando essas três ideias, esse projeto investiga a identidade da moda brasileira, resgatando sua essência com foco na cultura Mineira. Convidamos a uma reflexão so-

riqueza de nosso artesanato, como bordados e crochê. Com cortes, estampas e bordados exclusivos, Vanuza Bárbara sempre desenvolveu suas peças imprimindo, além de uma combinação de cores e formas, sua identidade e a da região onde vive. Dessa vez ela não estará sozinha: a fim de fomentar o cenário da

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Patricia Moura

cenógrafo dedicou-se a uma série de viagens pelo Nordeste brasileiro, o que lhe proporcionou um contato mais direto com o povo e com suas diversas formas de produção artesanal.

Trabalhando juntas, elas deram uma nova roupagem aos tecidos descartados pela Provest Fábrica de Uniformes, aplicando técnicas desenvolvidas em suas oficinas e realizando um intercâmbio de informações com a estilista e sua É neste período que sua vishistória. ita pelo Mercado São José, do Recife, lhe rende o priComo inspiração para o desen- meiro contato com os tecivolvimento deste projeto, a estilista dos “carne seca”, produtos se baseia na obra do artista plásti- de rejeito industrial, utico, arquiteto e cenógrafo Flávio lizados para a limpeza das Império. Império trabalhava a es- máquinas de impressão da cassez de recursos como possibili- indústria têxtil e que por dade criativa, o que influencia di- isso ficavam manchados e retamente Vanuza em seu projeto. borrados com tinta escorrida.

Fotos Eduardo Galetto e Ricardo Alves

Vanuza Barbara

Os tecidos eram vendidos a preços muito baratos nos mercados, daí o nome de “Carne Seca” e Império passou a interessar-se por eles de modo a imprimir-lhes novas estampas serigráficas com traços por ele desenhados, apropriando-se desses pedaços de rejeito industrial e conferindo-lhes renovado caráter artístico, status de obra de arte. Vanuza Bárbara, inspirada pelo trabalho de Flávio Império, transfere essa técnica para suas roupas e as constrói baseada em suas raízes mineiras mesclado ao suingue das cores e formas brasileiras. A fim de firmar em suas peças traços da cultura do Vale do Aço, a estilista trabalha utilizando tecidos que se adaptam ao clima local e com formas e cores baseadas nas belezas regionais. Enquanto técnica, buscou inspiração nas colchas de retalhos tão utilizados em Minas Gerais e no bordado presente na região. Durante esses mais de 10 anos Vanuza Bárbara em criado certa política do corpo na moda, complexificando o pensamento sobre o que seria uma ideia de moda. Se antes o brim laranja era uma referencia para o tecido dos garis da cidade, se o mesmo brim agora cinza ou azul servia de referencia para o uniforme do peão da indústria, agora, remodelado por Vanuza Bárbara, ele passa a se resignificar e dar lugar a um look de moda contemporâneo, desta forma Vanuza Bárbara recria o que podemos pensar como uma política do corpo que faz do uniforme do trabalho braçal do gari, do peão, virar moda, ela não importa ou replica um look exótico para a moda, mas repensa seus usos e modos, e amplia a possibilidade do que poderia ser um chique terrorista.* Fotos Thyago Rodrigues

Vanuza Barbara. O trabalho de Vanuza Bárbara pode ser visto no site: www.vanuzabarbara.com Ou pela sua Fanpage: w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / vanuzabarbara

Designer Gráfico: Hérique Assis Fotografia: Thyago Rodrigues

Ficha Técnica do Projeto:

Modelo: Karen Profiro Maquiador: Gil Minogue Cenário: Herique Assis Texto: Orlando Júnior

Coordenador:

Vanuza Bárbara

Produtor: Leila Cunha Assistente de Produção: Hérique Assis Produtora de moda: Nilma Elizabeth Coordenação de comunicação: Orlando Júnior Ilustração e Web: Henrique Júnior Fotografia: Eduardo Galetto, Ricardo Alves Modelista: Luzia Cândida Bordados: Grupo de Bordadeiras Fazendo Arte Costureira: Alexsandra Hemerick Cenografia: Herique Assis e Vanuza Barbara

Instituto Rio Moda, 13ª Edição do Minas Trend Preview Outono- Inverno/ 2014, Virada Cultural de Sete Lagoas - MG, entre outros. Se desde muito cedo, as mulheres são obrigadas a se enquadrar em um determinado padrão estético, Vanuza Bárbara nos aponta a moda, principalmente para as mulheres, como identidade traduzindo um visual camaleônico, uma atitude política do corpo em uma moda por uma ética da sustentabilidade. Extraído do tex- Catálogo: to de Wenderson Godoy Diretora de criação e Concepção: para o livro carne Seca de Vanuza Barbara

Produção de Moda and Stylist: Ana Paula Lunardi NacoImage

VIVER MELHOR

Prova disso são os frutos já colhidos. Bárbara conta com o patrocínio da Provest (indústria de confecção de uniformes profissionais), o que colaborou para que ela participasse de várias exposições no Hall da Prefeitura Municipal de Ipatinga, Estação Memória, -Qcult realizado pelo Espaço Hibridus, Centro Cultural USIMINAS, 3ª edição da Paraty EcoFashion - “Mostra de Moda e Design Sustentável”, organizado pelo

project investigates the identity of Brazilian fashion, rescuing essence focusing in our culture. We invite you for a reflection on the identity in the current Brazilian fashion, especially in cultural manifestations of our people and the richness of our handicrafts, such as embroidery and crochet. With cuts, prints and unique embroidery, Vanuza Barbara has always imprinted her pieces, plus a combination of colors and shapes marking their identity and the region they live. This time she will not be alone : to foster the setting of regional fashion, the designer joined the Group of Women Embroiderers Making Art Ipatinga, a cooperative of women who see embroidery as a new way of life .

PATRICIA MOURA - A Better Living Met the mining Vanuza Barbara during the third edition of the Paraty EcoFashion that happened in September last year in Paraty/ RJ and I was mesmerized by her work presented at the Creative Fair, one of the event actions for sustainable fashion.

Working together, they gave a new look to fabric discarded by ProVest Factory Uniforms, applying techniques developed in their workshops and performing an exchange of information with the designer and her story .

sire of all women, foreign and Brazilian, who visited the fair which took place in the days of The EcoFashion, thus the beautiful work by Vanuza Barbara, combined with the high environmental value, and ot is with great pleasure that I present to you the designer and motiva- As inspiration for the development tional Carne Seca Cultural Project, of this project, the designer is based on the artist’s work, architect and designed by her: stage designer Flavio Império.

I saw a collection full of personality Carne Seca Cultural Project and style, perfect for women with attitude. Embroidered and hand Fashion, culture and sustainabilipainted well fitted with a clean fin- ty. Tailoring these three ideas, this ish, that became the object of de-

Working with shortage of resources as a creative possibilityand Imperio’s trade mark, had a direct influence in Vanuza Barbara.

At the end of the 70s, the designer was dedicated to a series of trips by Brazilian Northeast, which allowed him a more direct contact with the people and their various forms of handicraft production . It is during this period that his visit at St. Joseph Market in Recife, earned him the first contact with the “Carne Seca fabric ", and industrial waste products used for cleaning printing machines textile industry and therefore stained and smudged with drained ink.

led in this region. Now, more than 10 years later Vanuza Barbara has created her space in the political body in fashion, intensifying the thought of what would be an idea of fashion. Before Orange jeans were a reference to the fabric of the City street janitors. The same jeans now gray or blue serves as reference for the uniform industry now refurbished. Vanuza Barbara, goes on to re-frame and give way to a look of contemporary fashion, she recreates what we think as a political body that makes the old working uniform fashionable, it does not matter she doesn’t replicate an exotic look to fashion, but rethinks their uses and modes, and increases the possibility of what could be a terrorist chic. *

The fabric was sold at prices far cheap in the markets, hence the name " Dry Meat" - Carne Seca and Império began to get interested printing over them with silkscreen prints and new designed, appropriating these pieces of industrial waste and giving them not only renewed artistic character, but also status of work of art. Proof of this are the fruits already picked. Barbara has the sponsorVanuza Barbara, inspired by the ship of ProVest(confection induswork of Flavio Império, ​​ transfers try professionals uniforms), which this technique to her clothes and helped her participated in several builds based on their merged mi- exhibitions in the Hall of the Muning roots of the swing, color and nicipality of Ipatinga Station MeBrazilian forms. mory - Qcult conducted by Space In order to give a feeling to their Hibridus, Usiminas Cultural Cenpieces with strong traces of culture, ter, 3rd edition EcoFashion of Pathe designer worked using fabrics raty "Shows Fashion and Sustaithat adapt to the local climate, for- nable Design ", organized by Rio ms, colors and based on regional Fashion Institute, 13th Edition of beauties. As technique, drew inspi- the Minas Trend Preview Autumn ration from the handcrafted quilts /Winter 2014 Upset Cultural Sete made in Minas Gerais and embroi- Lagoas - MG, among others .

www.facebook.com / vanuzabarbara

The Project Technical Info:

Coordinator: Vanuza Barbara Producer: Leila Wedge Production Assistant: Herique Assis Fashion Producer: Nilma Elizabeth Communication Coordinator: Orlando Junior Illustration and Web: Henrique Júnior Photography Eduardo Galetto, Ricardo Alves Modelist Luzia Candida Embroidery: Group Embroiderers making Art-Fazendo a Arte Seamstress: Alexsandra Hemerick Set design: Herique Assisi and Vanuza Barbara

Catalog:

Creative Director and Design: Vanuza Barbara Graphic Designer: Herique Assisi Photographer: Thyago Rodrigues

Production and Fashion

Stylist: Ana Paula Lunardi Naco Image Model: Karen Profiro Makeup artist: Gil Minogue Scenario: Herique Assisi Text: Orlando Junior

A arte Zen de Larissa NamastĂŞ

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inha primeira matéria de 2014 é com uma jovem e promitente artista plástica de Cascavel no Paraná, seu nome Lari Namastê nome artístico de Larissa Trento.

Por Edmundo Cavalcanti www.artedeedmundo.com www.bandeiraazultombo.com Email edmundo.cavalcanti@facebook. com Facebook http://facebook.com/ edmundo.cavalcanti

Namaste (pronuncia-se Namastê), em sânscrito, é um cumprimento ou uma saudação muito utilizado na Índia e no Nepal por hindus, sikhs, jainistas e budistas. É acompanhado do gesto feito com as mãos unidas em frente ao peito, com os dedos para cima. Literalmente significa "curvo-me perante ti", com referência ao respeito entre os Deuses que habitam dentro de nós.

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arissa Trento, paranaense e artista das artes visuais, já desenhava nas paredes de casa quando criança, com lápis de cor, mas iniciou sua trajetória em 1999 (ano em que cursou aulas de pintura e desenho com a Artista Brandaly Tomasetto). Sempre observadora das artes, morou na Itália por 11 meses, entre agosto/2004 e julho/2005, tendo visitado os inúmeros e esplêndidos Museus de Artes da Europa e estudado História da Arte por todo o período, na Província de Torino. Possui em casa um Atelier de criação de quadros, tendo paixão pelo óleo sobre tela, desenhos e mandalas.

“LARI Namaste”

é amante do impressionismo, do realismo espontâneo, das cores da natureza, das culturas, da vida e praticante assídua de Yôga Quântico. Diretora Artística do Evento Cultural “LUA ÚNICA”, em que se unem Artes Visuais, Música e Poesia, que ocorre em Cascavel e região, que teve a 1ª edição em novembro/2013, com nove artistas plásticos. Em Cascavel/PR, Lari Namastê promove Oficinas de Arte e Aulas de Pintura como trabalho voluntário, tudo com muita música e tinta, geralmente para crianças. “As crianças são livres na arte, ainda não têm medo de se expressarem e de serem julgadas nas suas criações.Elas simplesmente criam, brincam livremente com a tinta, e isso é lindo de ver.

A criatividade está na liber- Quando coloco “cruzes” nos meus quadros (riscos dade... até hoje eu jogo tinta verticais e horizontais) são para representar a vida no quadro, às vezes, só para material unida à espiritual. A Cruz, muito antes de ser símbolo de qualquer religião, surgiu como ver o que acontece...”

um dos primeiros símbolos feito pelo homem, para representar essa união. Gosto de colocar esse símbolo tão significativo nos quadros para sempre nos lembrarmos de cuidar do corpo e da alma também, para ficarmos sempre em equilíbrio.

Guardar a arte em casa não faz sentido, é preciso dar o retorno para a sociedade. Ensinar o mundo das cores e emoções é o propósito que Quanto às exposições: leva a carruagem do Namaste Exponho todas as quintas-feiras num local de Happy Hour aqui na minha cidade, Cascavel. O local Atelier. Sem cor, o mundo não tem amor. se chama “Jardim do Éden” e é um espaço aberto, “Apreciar a arte promove a iluminação da alma”. ao lado de um bosque, em que os cavaletes ficam Lari fale um pouco sobre o seu dia a dia e seu em todo o espaço trabalho. Fotos fotógrafo “Nilo Danielli”. Levo uma vida ZEN, num apartamento em que Site: www.namasteatelier.com.br eletrônicos, por opção, não são muito bem rece- Facebook: bidos (não assisto TV há 07 anos, não tenho o https://www.facebook.com/namaste.mandalasorientais aparelho e não tenho micro-ondas). Tenho fonte FanPage: de água e incensos, além de filtros dos sonhos e https://www.facebook.com/atelierdeartescascavel três gatos para harmonizar o ambiente, também Canal no YouTube: sou vegetariana. O Atelier fica no centro do apar- “LARI Namaste” tamento (o coração da casa) e ali é meu templo, http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChj8OQtOZl7BgIyXMTMs7kg em que passo muitas horas diárias. À noite, não abro mão das minhas práticas de yôga quântico e meditações. Acredito no poder da boa ação e na influência de vibrações positivas. Acredito que essas energias do bem são passadas para as tintas.

“Precisamos pintar commas cores do vento”.

Utilizo quase sempre tinta a óleo, gosto de explorar as diferentes texturas desse material, que tem uma versatilidade incrível. Uso muita massa também.” Não pinto sem música. É como se a pintura fosse uma dança, exige uma trilha sonora.”.

Lari percebi que em algumas obras, principalmente em fisionomias você coloca algumas cruzes, qual o seu significado?

A arte Zen de Larissa NamastĂŞ

The Zen Art of Larissa Namaste My first story of 2014 is a young artist from Cascavel Parana, her name Lari Namaste stage name Larissa Trento . Namaste in Sanskrit, is a greeting much used in India and Nepal by Hindus, Sikhs , Jains and Buddhists. It is accompanied by a gesture made with hands clasped across the chest, fingers up. Literally means " I bow before thee", with reference to the respect among the Gods who dwell within us . Larissa Trento, Paranรก artist in visual arts, already drawing on the walls of the house as a child with crayons, began her career in 1999 (the year

she attended classes in painting and drawing with Artist Brandaly Tomasetto ). Always observant of the arts, lived in Italy for 11 months between August 2004 and July 2005, visited the numerous and splendid Arts Museums of Europe and studied Art History throughout the period, in the Province of Turin. Her Atelier is at her own home where she creates and devotes her passion for oil on canvas, drawings and mandalas .

Event " SINGLE MOON " (Lua Unica) in which Visual Arts, Music and Poetry are united in The Cascavel City and region, with its 1st edition in novembro/2013 with nine artists .

In Cascavel / Parana-Brasil, Lari Namaste promotes workshops and Art Classes Painting as volunteer, all with great music and ink, usually for children. " Children are free, not afraid to express themselves and to be judged on their creations. They simply create, play freely with the paint, and it is " LARI Namaste " is a lover of Im- lovely to see. Creativity comes from pressionism, spontaneous realism, freedom ... Till today I throw paint the colors of nature, culture, life and on the canvas just to see what hapassiduous practitioner of Quantum pens ..." Yoga. Artistic Director of the Cultural

Keeping art at home does’t make sense, you must give the return to society. Teaching the world colors and emotions is the way that leads the Namaste House. Without color, the world has no love.

" Appreciate art promotes enlightenment of the soul ." Lari tells me a bit about your daily life and your work.

I lead a Zen life, an apartment in which electronics, by choice, are not very well received ( haven’t watch TV for 7 years, and do not have a microwave). I have a water fountain and incense, dream filters and three cats to harmonize the environment, I am also a vege-

tarian. The Atelier is in the center of the apartment (the heart of the house) and it is my temple where I spend many hours daily. At night I give my practice of yoga and meditation quantum.

as if the painting were a dance, requires a soundtrack . "

Lari realized that in some works, especially in faces you put some crosses, what does this mean ?

When I put "crosses " in my paintings(vertical and horizontal stripes)they represent the material I believe in the power of good ac- life united with the spiritual. tion and the influence of positive vibrations . I believe these energies The Cross, a symbol that existed are passed to the ink. " We need to long before any religion, emerged paint with the colors of the wind". as one of the first man-made symI always use oil paint, I like to ex- bols to represent this union. I like plore the different textures of this to place this significant symbol in material, which has an incredible the paintingsmto remind all to take versatility. I use a lot of clay also. care of their body and soul and to " I don’t paint without music . It is forever stay in balance .

A Palavra e o Poeta Nilton Bustamante

Espelho

Niton Bustamante

registro o tempo registro, registro, registro, carimbo, selo com os olhos o que da nua alma mostrou-se em espelhos registro as formas registro, registro, registro, carimbo, sou selo, sou olhos o que do coração lançou-se voo pelo tempo uma imagem, única forma, e uma voz soprando, vinda pensamento é tudo o que tenho... este incômodo, este latejar, este contentamento toda vez que penso sou vento sou eternidade para depois e agora muito mais... sou forma, sou essência sou o que não sei ainda sou do amor o sonho do encontro, do abraço, do acelerado coração bombeando sangue em enxurradas ondas pelos canais de minhas internas Venezas sou predicado, sou

liberdade do erro sou da música a busca das letras sou o que não sou sou o que espero sou o que não quero sou o que a ciranda dos ventos me soprarem danço e canto os tambores das noites cheias de lua, planetas e esconderijos, suspiro os nomes de todos meus amores que tive em meus registros, em meus carimbos, nos selos dos meus olhos... eu fico nua e me abro corpo e alma para pular meus muros, minhas defesas, trair minhas armaduras e muralhas meus suspiros são segredos, são contigo, meu amado, meu desejado e indisfarçável santo pecado... O espelho és tu, meu namorado.

Leila Diniz Uma mulher a frente do seuTempo Ola queridos amigos, hoje eu lhes apresento uma mulher que eu admiro muito, uma mulher amada por uns e não muito amada por outros Leila Diniz....

Leila Roque Diniz, nasceu no dia 25 de marco de 1945 Brasileira, carioca de Niterói-RJ, onde passou a maior parte da sua vida ate a sua trágica morte em um desastre de avião, em julho de 72 aos 27 anos, voltando da Austrália.

Morreu a mulher, nasceu o mito.

A Carreira.

Formada professora trabalhou em um jardim da infância e aos 17 anos conheceu o cineasta Domingos Oliveira, com quem se casou. O casamento durou três anos, e depois da separação passou a trabalhar como atriz, primeiro em teatro e mais tarde em televisão e no cinema. Apos algum tempo casou-se novamente, dessa vez com o diretor de cinema Ruy Guerra, com quem teve uma filha. Leila, participou de 14 filmes, 12 novelas e varias peças teatrais, na Austrália ganhou o premio de melhor atriz com o filme Mãos Vazias. A irreverencia e personalidade forte de Leila sem pre foram sua marca registrada. Devido a sua personalidade ousada venções, tornou-se uma figura mar- conseguiu romper inúmeros tabus e marcante, inimiga de todas as con- cante, em sua curta existência, ela da sociedade Brasileira,

Por Elita Freitas daquela época, onde a ditadura mi- da apenas em ser fiel ao seu próprio tempo, nenhuma mulher foi tao litar comandava o pais. sistema de valores, criticada pela marcante. sociedade patriarcal e machista, Em uma histórica entrevista conce- perseguida pela direita, difamada dida ao semanário O Pasquim, fa- pela esquerda conservadora e conmoso jornal de oposição, em 1969, siderada vulgar pelas mulheres do Leila Diniz, em sua maneira livre seu tempo, Leila Diniz tornou-se de falar, afirmou: um ícone da liberdade e de não abdicar do seu sonho de ser feliz. Você pode amar muito Leila era a rainha e musa da banda de Ipanema, praticava o topless na uma pessoa e ir para a praia, e o Brasil de extrema direita cama com outra, já aconte- e politica violenta, assistia a tudo. Ate hoje, quando se fala em mulher ceu comigo". liberada, lembra-se de Leila Diniz, musa do cinema da TV e da contraLeila ficou famosa por sua frases cultura, no Brasil dos anos 60, aine declarações que demonstravam da tao preconceituoso e ameaçado seu espirito livre, e a fidelidade a pelos horrores aplicados a quem seu princípios revolucionários. ousava pensar. Leila era fiel a ela mesma, e nun-

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ca se traiu, foi autentica, pioneira Frases de Leila Diniz e escandalizou o Brasil, que apren"Eu transo de manha de tarde e a deu a amá-la independente de sua noite" posição politica ou ideológica.

"Eu durmo com todo mundo! Todo mundo que quer dormir comigo e com todo mundo que eu quero dormir"

Em pleno seculo 21 essa maneira livre de pensar não escandaliza mais ninguém, mas naquela época provocou reações extremadas. Ela concedia entrevistas corajosas "Todos os cafajestes que conheci na e escandalizou o Brasil ao exibir minha vida, eram uns anjos de pessua gravidez na praia usando um soas biquíni ou pousando nua em sua gravidez. Leila Diniz foi um marco em seu tempo assim como outras controSemeando oposição entre os convertidas personalidades que surgiservadores e feministas, preocuparam depois dela, mas em nenhum

“Paraiso” By Edmundo Cavalcanti Paraíso é onde encontro meu abrigo,

Twitter:@EdCavalc @TomboBandAzul

Onde fico em paz comigo. Com todas essas flores, no silencio da natureza. Aproveito toda essa beleza Quanto bem isso me faz. Onde recupero meu juízo, minhas emoções, minhas sensações, Sem obrigações, somente junto com meu amor, Sentido nosso calor, sem nenhum temor, Vivendo essa paixão. Compartilhando este afeto, ficando bem perto. Coração aberto. Pronto pra dar carinho. Paraíso onde encontro minhas forças no pontilhismo colorido Para te cobrir de amor... Amor dos meus sonhos ,seja loucamente contagiante Ternamente empolgante és mulher, ahhh, mulher que procurava. Em seus sonhos na madrugada a paixão encantada. Sob a energia de uma lua iluminada.

SPORTS-Futebol Inicialmente, óbvio, já me apresentando, quero deixar claro o quanto é honroso e gratificante estar estreando minha coluna sobre o futebol em sua essência para uma revista tão conceituada e um público tão seleto. Meu nome é Igor Moura, sou repórter esportivo do Sistema Jornal do Commércio de Comunicação, situado no Recife, e comprovadamente o maior sistema de comunicação do Norte/Nordeste do Brasil. Minha paixão pelo esporte veio de berço, com um pai atleta profissional, e hoje trabalho com o que amo e terei prazer de agora em diante ao dividir com todos vocês, leitores, opiniões sobre o esporte mais popular do mundo. Para iniciar, nada melhor que traçar um paralelo entre o futebol brasileiro e o futebol nos Estados Unidos, que em minha opinião, está entre os três países do mundo onde a prática evolui com mais notoriedade. Os números comprovam tal tese. O crescimento da média de público dos jogos na MLS,

ou Major League Soccer é imenso, chegando a mais de 20.000 pessoas por partida, média maior inclusive que a do Campeonato Brasileiro.

By Igor Moura obtidos dentro de campo nos tribunais, como aconteceu no fim de 2013, na batalha jurídica entre Fluminense e Portuguesa, na qual o clube do Rio de Janeiro conseguiu se safar do rebaixamento à Série B graças a uma suspeita escalação de um atleta irregular por parte da Portuguesa.

Claro que a discrepância técnica entre clubes Brasileiros e Americanos ainda é grande, porém a organização e aspiração de vôos mais altos da U.S.Soccer é o que faz a diferença fazendo um parâmetro com No fim, o Brasileirão vencido de a CBF, Confederação Brasileira de forma incontestável pelo Cruzeiro Futebol. terminou de forma melancólica. O orgão máximo do esporte no Brasil tem por primazia a desorganização, estagnação devido ao sucesso da seleção brasileira ao longo da história e alterações de resultados

Ao contrário da emocionante temporada da MLS, na qual o Sporting KC venceu merecidamente o título, numa decisão frenética contra o Real Salt Lake.

Ao contrário da emocionante temporada da MLS, na qual o Sporting KC venceu merecidamente o título, numa decisão frenética contra o Real Salt Lake. Duas surpresas que mostraram a todos o quanto é equilibrado o torneio, visto que LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls e Toronto FC do Canadá costumam investir muito mais em seus elencos e ainda assim, ficaram pelo caminho. Basta agora aos times americanos fazerem frente aos rivais mexicanos na ConcaChampions, já que existe uma hegemonia até exagerada dos latinos, que apesar de terem realmente bons times, não costumam fazer bom papel no Mundial de Clubes da FIFA. Outro ponto no qual sou favorável é a inclusão de pelo menos um time da MLS na Taça Libertadores da América, competição mais importante de todo continente americano. E não tem essa de viagem longa do Brasil para os EUA, ou vice-versa, até porque o trajeto São Paulo/Cidade do México dura quase o

mesmo que um para a Flórida, por exemplo. Além de que seria uma ótima experiência para os americanos enfrentar equipes de maior qualidade, como os próprios brasileiros, argentinos, colombianos e uruguaios; ao invés de times de El Salvador, Jamaica ou Guatemala. Criase uma rodagem maior no elenco ao se disputar partidas de um nível técnico mais elevado Antes de en-

trarmos no quesito Copa do Mundo 2014, queria destacar também esse intercâmbio interessante de jogadores brasileiros na liga americana. Dois jogadores de destaque no último Campeonato Brasileiro irão jogar a atual temporada por times da MLS. Samuel, ex-Fluminense, e reserva imediato do camisa 9 da seleção brasileira Fred assinou contrato de um ano com o Los

Angeles Galaxy; e Gilberto, atacante que surgiu em Pernambuco, inclusive, mas que foi destaque da Portuguesa neste ano assinou com o canadense Toronto FC por cifras bem altas, inclusive. Os dois irão se juntar com alguns brasileiros que já se encontram no futebol dos Estados Unidos, como Marcos Senna e Rovérsio do Cosmos, Juninho do LA Galaxy e o artilheiro da última MLS Camilo Sanvezzo, do Vancouver Whitecaps. Sobre o Mundial que acontece este ano no Brasil, não vamos nos entrelaçar no atraso já esperado de estádios e estrutura para um evento de magnitude tão ímpar. Mas sim no quesito técnico tanto do Grupo A, da seleção brasileira, quanto do Grupo G, da seleção americana. O grupo do Brasil não tem mistério algum. Seleções de medianas e no máximo boas para embates contra um Brasil com cara de Brasil. O técnico Luiz Felipe Scolari soube extrair o máximo de cada atleta, implantar um sistema de jogo efetivo e balançar psicologicamente cada jogador, coisa que seu antecessor Mano Menezes não conseguiu. O resultado :

título incontestável na Copa das Confederações e belas apresentações nos amistosos pré-copa. Seus rivais com toda certeza brigarão feio pela vaga no 2º lugar do grupo.

melhor do mundo nos últimos meses, e Gana, que eliminou os próprios americanos nas Oitavas de Final da Copa do Mundo de 2010.

ao Brasil, porém o mais difícil já aconteceu : dar a seleção americana de futebol um status de poder brigar de igual pra igual com qualquer outra seleção do mundo. O sucesso agora, é apenas Como futebol é jogado dentro conseqüência. das 4 linhas, não se pode baixar a cabeça devido a dificuldade do Voce pode encontrar o Igor no grupo. O US Team mostrou em Facebook 2002, num grupo complicado que http://facebook.com/igormoué possível deixar fortes adversári- ra1988 os para trás, como aconteceu com Polônia e Portugal, na Copa na Ásia.

A Croácia com alguns bons valores como Modric e Mandzukic em um time mediano; o veloz time do México ainda sem saber se quer contar ou não com seus talentos que jogam na Europa, destacando Chicharito Hernández e Andrés Guardado e Camarões apostando na força física e em dois atletas de qualidade acima da média : Song, O alemão Klinsmann terá que do Barcelona e Eto’o do Chelsea. trabalhar muito para chegar forte Já o US Team tem um problema bem maior pela frente no duríssimo Grupo G. Alemanha, Portugal e Gana são um dos mais fortes adversários que a seleção de Jürgen Klinsmann poderia esperar. Além de tudo, os americanos deverão sofrer com o calor de Natal, Manaus e Recife, contra Gana, Portugal e Alemanha respectivamente. Apesar de ter uma seleção forte, com Donovan, Altidore, Tim Howard e Dempsey como estrelas, os EUA entram como coadjuvantes no grupo, já que Alemanha tem senão a mais forte, uma das mais fortes seleções do planeta; Portugal é um bom time liderado por Cristiano Ronaldo,

Initially I would like to introduce myself, I want to show the honor and gratitude to be debuting my column about soccer in essence for such a prestigious magazine and such a select audience. My name is Igor Moura, the sports reporter at News System Journal of Commerce & Communication, located in Recife, and arguably the greatest communication system in the North / Northeast of Brazil. My passion for the sport came from the crib with a professional athlete father, and today I work with what I love and I'll be happy from now on to share it with all readers, opinions about the most popular sport in the world . Soccer. To start, nothing better than to draw a parallel between the Brazilian soccer and Soccer in the United States, which in my opinion, is among the three countries in the world where the practice evolves with more notoriety. The numbers prove this thesis. Growth in average attendance at MLS games, or Major League Soccer is huge, reaching more than 20,000 people per game, average even higher than the Brazilian Championship. Of course, the technical discrepancy between Brazilian and American clubs is still great, but the organization and aspiration to higher flights of US Soccer is what makes the difference making a parameter with the CBF, the Brazilian Football Confederation. The highest entity in Brazilian Soccer-CBF is extremelly disorganized, with stagnation due to the success of the Brazilian team throughout history and the changes of results on the pitch in the courts that happened at the end of 2013, the legal battle between Fluminense and Portuguesa, in which Fluminense got away from demotion due to the fact that Portuguesa assigned an irregular athlete, and at the end, winning the Brasileirão championship in a regretful way. Unlikely, the exciting MLS US Season in which Sporting KC deservedly won the title in a frantic final against Real Salt Lake. Two surprises that showed everyone how the tournament is balanced, since the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC

of Canada usually invest more in their casts and still fell by the wayside. Just now the American teams must front against Mexican rival in ConcaChampions, with such an exaggerated hegemony of Latinos, who, despite having really good times, do not usually perform a good role in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Brazil has no mystery. A Selection of medians and maximum good for clashes against Brazil to face Brazil. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was able to draw the most of every athlete, implement a system of effective and psychologically swinging game from each player, something his predecessor Mano Menezes failed to do. Result:undisputed title in the Confederations Cup and beautiful presentations in pre - Cup friendlies. His rivals surely will put a fight for the vacancy in 2nd place in the group. Croatia with some good values a​​ s Mandzukic and Modric on an average team, speedy team Mexico still unsure whether or not they will have their talents playing in Europe, highlighting Chicharito Hernández and Andrés Guardado and Cameroon betting on phsical strength and two athletes of above average quality : Song, of Barcelona and Eto from the Chelsea .

Another point on which I favor is the inclusion of at least one MLS team in the Libertadores Cup, the most important competition of the whole American continent. And there's this fab about a long journey from Brazil to the U.S., or vice versa, meanwhile, the path São Paulo / Mexico City lasts almost the same as one to Florida, for example. Besides it would be a great experience for Americans facing teams of higher quality, as the Brazilians, Argentineans, Colombians and Uruguaians, instead of teams of El Salvador, Guatemala and Jamaica. Cre- Already the U.S. Team has a much bigger ates a greater cast when players and games problem ahead in the very tough Group G. have a higher technical level. Germany, Portugal and Ghana are one of the strongest opponents that coach Jürgen Before jumping into the requirements of the Klinsmann might expect. After all, Amer2014 World Cup, I also wanted to highlight icans will suffer with the heat of Natal, Rethis interesting exchange of Brazilian play- cife and Manau, against Ghana, Portugal ers in the American League. Two prominent and Germany respectively. Despite having players in the last Brazilian Championship a strong team, with Donovan, Altidore, will play the current season by MLS teams. Dempsey and Tim Howard as stars, of the Samuel, former Fluminense and immediat- U.S. supporting the group, but Germany tly deserved of the shirt #9 of the Brazilian has the strongest of the strong teams in the team Fred, signed a year contract with the world, Portugal is a good team led by CrisLos Angeles Galaxy, and Gilberto attack- tiano Ronaldo, best in the world in recent er who was originally from Pernambuco, months, and Ghana, which eliminated the but was featured this year in the Portugue- Americans themselves in the Final Round sa, signed with the Canadian Toronto FC of the World Cup in 2010. with a quite high price. The two will team up with some Brazilians who are already As football is played within 4 lines, you can in the United States soccer as Marcos Senna not lower his head due to the difficulty of and Rovérsio with the Cosmos, Juninho LA the group. The U.S. team showed in 2002, Galaxy and MLS leading scorer last Camilo a tough group that can leave behind strong Sanvezzo, the Vancouver Whitecaps . opponents, as happened with Poland and Portugal in the World Cup in Asia . The About the World Cup which takes place this German coach Klinsmann will have to work year in Brazil, we will not focus in the delays hard to get stronger to play Brazil, but the of late stages and structure for an event of hardest that coul ever happen: give Amersuch magnitude. But in both technical re- ican soccer team a status of power to fight quirement in Group A of the Brazilian team, as equals with any other team in the world. as in Group G of the U.S. team. The group of The success now , is just a consequence .

New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC Bolster Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Field Major League Soccer (MLS) teams join MLS Cup Champion Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact and USL Pro Club Orlando City in the eight-team field at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; Final team expected to be announced soon; Tickets on sale today.

Bulls have qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs 10 of the last 11 seasons. Toronto FC is looking to rebuild this season under second-year head coach Ryan Nelsen. Toronto FC is led by forward Robert Earnshaw, who scored eight goals last season. Entering its fifth year, the Disney Pro Soccer Classic is designed to boost interest in soccer throughout Central Florida and establish the area as a prime training and competition destination for pro soccer clubs. Last year, the event at Disney attracted fans from across the U.S. and Canada and gave them a unique opportunity for an intimate fan experience at a world-class facility.

The Red Bulls are coming back to the February event at Walt Disney World in suburban Orlando after winning the event in 2010, while Toronto FC has been a regular participant in the event.

For more information on the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, visit www.espnwwos.com/prosoccerclassic. Tickets for the event are on sale today through Ticketmaster.com, search “Pro Soccer Classic” or by calling 800-745-3000. Travel packages are available through GetTravel.com. The packages may include accommodations near Walt Disney World Resort, game tickets, ground transportation and discounted Disney theme park tickets.

The tournament is just one of more than a dozen popular soccer events held annually at ESPN Wide World The New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC have joined of Sports Complex, which is the leading multi-sports the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic field at venue in the nation and the official preseason trainESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. ing home of the AS Roma soccer club.

The Red Bulls and Toronto FC join Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact and Orlando City soccer clubs in the eight-team field. Teams will begin arriving in Central Florida on Feb. 19 for three weeks of pre-season training camp and competition, culminating with the Disney Pro Soccer Classic title game on Mar. 1. In 2013, the New York Red Bulls won their first MLS Supporters’ Shield, given to the team with the most regular season points in the league. Led by international standouts Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill, along with Winter Park, FL native Dax McCarty, the Red

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Brazilian Club Fluminense FC U23 Squad Completes the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Lineup Fluminense U23 join six Major League Soccer (MLS) teams including MLS Cup Champion Sporting KC, Supporters Shield Champion New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact, and Toronto FC, along with USL Pro Club Orlando City to complete the eight-team field; Tickets on sale now.

• Brazilian Fluminense FC U23 team The will round out the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Fluminense FC, one of the top soccer clubs in Brazil, joins the New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC, Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact and Orlando City soccer clubs in the eight-team field. Teams begin arriving in Central Florida on Feb. 19 for three weeks of pre-season training camp and competition, culminating with the Disney Pro Soccer Classic title game on Mar. 1 at 8 pm. Fluminense FC is one of the world's leaders in talent development. The club is not only responsible for selling world soccer stars like Thiago Silva on to Europe to AC Milan, but also developing several currently renowned players such as Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United) and his twin brother Fabio (Manchester United). “This is a great addition to the tournament and gives us one of our strongest fields in the five-year history of Pro Soccer Classic,’’ said Disney Sports Director of Sports Development Mike Millay. “ We have always looked to strengthen the tournament year after year and with

our world class facility and event management staff we feel this event will give the teams a unique training camp experience that hopefully will launch them toward successful seasons. "We are proud to be the first Brazilian team invited to compete in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic,’’ said Fluminense President Peter Siemsen. “We see the U.S. as a fast growing market, strategic in our international plans for the club during the next couple years. Our goal is to continue to develop these players and we’re looking forward to playing great MLS competition."

Entering its fifth year, the Disney Pro Soccer Classic is designed to boost interest in soccer throughout Central Florida and establish the area as a prime training and competition destination for pro soccer clubs. Last year, the event at Disney attracted fans from across the U.S. and Canada and gave them a unique opportunity for an intimate fan experience at a world-class facility.

The tournament is just one of more than a dozen popular soccer events held annually at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which is the leading multi-sports venue in the nation and the official preseason training home of the AS Roma Fluminense Director of Operations Mar- soccer club. celo Teixeira added, "The quality of play in the United States is improving each For more information on the Disney year. It is physically more demanding Pro Soccer Classic, visit www.espnwwos. than in Brazil. It is most similar to the com/prosoccerclassic. Tickets for the European game, where players have less event are on sale today through Tickettime on the ball. The opportunity for our master.com, search “Pro Soccer Classic” younger players to compete at this level is or by calling 800-745-3000. Travel pafantastic and compliments the final stage ckages are available through GetTravel. of their development as professionals." com. The packages may include accommodations near Walt Disney World ReThe Disney Pro Soccer Classic field will sort, game tickets, ground transportabe split into two groups. Group A featu- tion and discounted Disney theme park res Orlando City, Philadelphia, Colum- tickets. bus and Toronto. Group B includes New York, Montreal, Sporting KC, and Fluminense.

Maracan達 is the stage World Cup, the host nation champions and contiof the grand final nental championships. In the golden age of the Brazilian team, which between 1958 and 1970 earned three world titles, writer Nelson Rodrigues coined the term 'the homeland of soccer shoes' to designate the Brazilian fluttering dream, curse and live football. The 11 players who take the field with the yellow jersey represent a nation of millions, and as the ball rolls those millions turn into one heart that beats for the national team. It is in football that Brazilians feel more Brazilian, and have the whole world as a sport can be as important and passionate for all of us. And such passion was put to the test this June, when six Brazilian cities hosted the Copa of the Confederations Cup. Among them Rio de Janeiro, which the new Maracana gots three games, including the championship final. Test for the World Cup 2014, the Confederations Cup brought together the champions of the 2010

Opened in 1950 for the World Cup that year, Maracana been in the works for the past two years to get the big events that Rio de Janeiro will host. With reduced total capacity for 78,838 spectators, a multipurpose arena will be used in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The new Maracan達 was modernized and today follows all rules of international security, logistics and sustainability. The use of solar energy and collect rainwater, reused 292 in bathrooms and 4 locker rooms, are important measures of economy and accountability. Over 360 security cameras maintains constant surveillance of the stadium, which received two new ramps, beyond traditional Bellini and Uerj, and 12 escalators and adding elevators, which now total 17. New bars and eateries give more comfort to the public, which also includes retractable chairs divided by colors and produced with certified materials such as PET bottles.

Divided into five levels and in north, south, east and west sectors, Maracana bet on divisions to facilitate access and location of the fans. Gate, sector, block, level, row and seat are the subdivisions that will allow fans to find their place with greater safety and comfort. There are still seats for obese and an area reserved for persons with special needs and tactile flooring for the visually impaired.

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WORLD CUP Spain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia being grouped together at the 20th FIFA World Cup™ caught many headlines with the South Africa 2010 finalists paired, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool.

to reach 100 World Cup matches when they face Portugal five days later.

Germany, Ghana, USA and Portugal will make up Group G, while hosts Brazil have Croatia Mexico and Cameroon for company in Group A, Colombia, Greece, Côte d'Ivoire and Japan, along with Switzerland, Ecuador, Honduras and France, appear to be in wide-open sections.

Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

The Final will unfold at the cathedral of Brazilian football, the iconic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, on 13 July.

Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia Group C: Colombia, Greece, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan

Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, The Final Draw took place at the England, Italy. luxurious Costa do Sauípe in Salvador. It was conducted by FIFA Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, France, Honduras assisted by Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Alcides Ghiggia, Fernando Group F: Argentina, Hierro, Sir Geoff Hurst, Mario Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Kempes, Lothar Matthaus and Nigeria Zinedine Zidane, who were representing the eight World Cup Group G: Germany, Portugal, winners. Ghana, USA Brazil and Croatia will partici- Group H: Belgium, Algeria, pate in the opening match at the Russia, Korea Republic Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on 12 June 2014. Germany, meanwhile, will become the first team

Alemanha, Gana, EUA e Portugal formarão o Grupo G, enquanto o anfitrião Brasil tem Croácia México e Camarões como companhia no Grupo A, Colômbia, Grécia, Costa do Marfim e Japão, juntamente com a Suíça, Equador, Honduras e França, parecem estar em seções abertas .

Brasil e Croácia vão participar no jogo de abertura no Corinthians Arena em São Paulo no dia 12 de junho de 2014. A Alemanha, por sua vez, vai se tornar a primeira equipe a chegar a 100 jogos da Copa do Mundo, quando eles enfrentam Portugal cinco dias depois. A Final vai acontecer na catedral do futebol Brasileiro, o Maracanã no Rio de Janeiro,

Grupo A: Brasil, Croácia, México, Camarões Grupo B: Espanha, Holanda, Chile, Austrália Grupo C: Colômbia, Grécia, Costa do Marfim, Japão Grupo D: Uruguai, Costa Rica , Inglaterra, Itália Grupo E: Suíça , Equador, França, Honduras Grupo F: Argentina, Bósnia - Herzegovina, Irã, Nigéria Grupo G: Alemanha , Portugal, Gana , EUA Grupo H: Bélgica , Argélia , Rússia, República da Coréia

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O sorteio teve lugar no luxuoso Costa do Sauípe, em Salvador. Foi conduzido pelo secretário-geral da FIFA, Jérôme Valcke, assistido por Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Alcides Ghiggia , Fernando Hierro, Sir Geoff Hurst, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus e Zinedine Zidane, que estavam representando os oito vencedores da Copa do Mundo .

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GROUP A Match Date - Time Venue Results Brazil - Mexico 18 18/06 18:00 Manaus Cameroon - Croatia 33 23/06 17:00 Brasilia Cameroon - Brazil 34 23/06 17:00 Recife Croatia - Mexico GROUP B Match Date - Time Venue Results 3 13/06 16:00 Salvador Spain - Netherlands 4 13/06 18:00 Cuiaba Chile - Australia 19 18/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro Spain - Chile 20 18/06 13:00 Porto Alegre Australia - Netherlands 35 23/06 13:00 Curitiba Australia - Spain 36 23/06 13:00 Sao Paulo Netherlands - Chile GROUP C Match Date - Time Venue Results 5 14/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte Colombia - Greece 6 14/06 22:00 Recife C么te d'Ivoire - Japan 21 19/06 13:00 Brasilia Colombia - C么te d'Ivoire 22 19/06 19:00 Natal Japan - Greece 37 24/06 16:00 Cuiaba Japan - Colombia 38 24/06 17:00 Fortaleza Greece - C么te d'Ivoire GROUP D Match Date - Time Venue Results 7 14/06 16:00 Fortaleza Uruguay - Costa Rica 8 14/06 18:00 Manaus England - Italy 23 19/06 16:00 Sao Paulo Uruguay - England 24 20/06 13:00 Recife Italy - Costa Rica 39 24/06 13:00 Natal Italy - Uruguay 40 24/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte Costa Rica - England GROUP E Match Date - Time Venue Results 9 15/06 13:00 Brasilia Switzerland - Ecuador 10 15/06 16:00 Porto Alegre France - Honduras 25 20/06 16:00 Salvador Switzerland - France 26 20/06 19:00 Curitiba Honduras - Ecuador 41 25/06 16:00 Manaus Honduras - Switzerland 42 25/06 17:00 Rio De Janeiro Ecuador - France

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GROUP F Match Date - Time Venue Results 11 15/06 19:00 Rio De Janeiro Argentina - Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 16/06 16:00 Curitiba Iran - Nigeria 27 21/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte Argentina - Iran 28 21/06 18:00 Cuiaba Nigeria - Bosnia and Herzegovina 43 25/06 13:00 Porto Alegre Nigeria - Argentina 44 25/06 13:00 Salvador Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iran GROUP G Match Date - Time Venue Results 13 16/06 13:00 Salvador Germany - Portugal 14 16/06 19:00 Natal Ghana - USA 29 21/06 16:00 Fortaleza Germany - Ghana 30 22/06 18:00 Manaus USA - Portugal 45 26/06 13:00 Recife USA - Germany 46 26/06 13:00 Brasilia Portugal - Ghana GROUP H Match Date - Time Venue Results 15 17/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte Belgium - Algeria 16 17/06 18:00 Cuiaba Russia - Korea Republic 31 22/06 13:00 Rio De Janeiro Belgium - Russia 32 22/06 16:00 Porto Alegre Korea Republic - Algeria 47 26/06 17:00 Sao Paulo Korea Republic - Belgium 48 26/06 17:00 Curitiba Algeria - Russia

ORLANDO’S VICTOR OLADIPO NAMED KIA NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE MONTH

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December, the NBA has announced . Oladipo is just the fifth Magic player to be awarded the honor and the first since March of 2001, when Mike Miller was the co-winner of the award. Dennis Scott won the award once, Shaquille O’Neal was awarded the honor four times, while Anfernee Hardaway and Miller each won twice. Oladipo, the second overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, ranked second among Eastern Conference rookies during December in scoring (12.7 ppg.), second in assists (3.8 apg.), second in steals (1.33 spg.), fourth in rebounds (4.5 rpg.) and second in minutes (32.1 minpg.). As of January 1, he also ranked among all NBA players in steals (T-18th) and assists (T-39th). During December, Oladipo scored in double figures 10 times and had 20+ points twice, including a career-high 26 points on both Dec. 3 at Philadelphia and Dec. 13 vs. Cleveland. On Dec. 3 at Philadelphia, he also registered the first triple-double of his career with 10 assists and 10 rebounds to go along with his 26 points. In addition, Oladipo also notched a double-double against Detroit on Dec. 27, with 16 points and a career-high 11 assists. Utah’s Trey Burke was the winner of the award for the Western Conference. Source: The Orlando Magic

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ORLANDO MAGIC-VICTOR Oladipo NOMEADO KIA NBA Eastern Conference RECRUTA DO MÊS

O jogador Guarda do Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo foi nomeado o Rookie da Conferência KIALeste da NBA do Mês pelos jogos disputados em dezembro, anunciou a NBA.   Oladipo é apenas o quinto jogador do Magic a ser concedido a honra e o primeiro desde Março de 2001, quando Mike Miller foi o co- vencedor do prêmio . Dennis Scott ganhou o prêmio uma vez, Shaquille O'Neal foi concedido a honra quatro vezes, enquanto Anfernee Hardaway e Miller cada um ganhou duas vezes.

Oladipo , a segunda seleção geral do NBA no Draft de 2013, ficou em segundo lugar entre os rookies da Conferência Leste no mês de Dezembro com a pontuação ( 12,7 ppg . ), Segundo em assistências (3,8 apg .), o segunda em roubos de bola (1,33 spg . ), Quarto em rebotes ( 4.5 rpg . ) e segundo em minutos ( 32,1 minpg . ) . Desde 1 de Janeiro, ele também foi classificado entre todos os jogadores da NBA em roubos de bola ( T- 18 ) e assistências ( T- 39 ) .   Durante Dezembro , Oladipo marcou dois dígitos 10 vezes e teve 20 pontos + duas vezes, incluindo uma carreira com alta de 26 pontos em ambos od jogos de 03 de dezembro, na Filadélfia em 13 de dezembro contra o Cleveland. Em 03 de dezembro, na Filadélfia, ele também registrou o primeiro triple-double de sua carreira com 10 assistências e 10 rebotes adicionados a seus 26 pontos. Além disso, Oladipo também anotou um duplo-duplo contra Detroit em 27 de dezembro, com 16 pontos e um pique de carreira com 11 assistências . Utah Trey Burke foi o vencedor do prêmio para a Conferência Oeste .

New 911 model revives classic Targa concept Porsche is celebrating two world premieres at the North American International Auto Show next week. The Porsche 911 Targa will be unveiled to an international audience at Cobo Center in Wayne Hall during the Porsche press conference on Monday, Jan. 13 at 11:45 a.m. EST. Echoing the design of the original 911 Targa of 1965, the new model features the distinctive Targa bar, a movable center roof section and a wrap-around rear window combined with innovative technical solutions that make it a true modern classic. The introduction of the 911 Targa will be streamed live via

www.porsche.com/detroit.

Alongside the 911 Targa, the all-new Cayenne Platinum Edition and Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition will also be on display for the first time at a motor show. The Cayenne Platinum Edition models are based on the Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel variants. The Platinum Editions offer many of the most-requested options as standard. Externally, the special status of these models is demonstrated by exterior detail accents in Platinum Silver Metallic, with an exclusive two-tone standard interior in Black/Luxor Beige.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine in the Cayenne Platinum Edition delivers 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition has a base MSRP price $63,300.

Show, visit http://www.press.porsche.com. About Porsche Cars North America Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, including the Macan and Cayenne SUVs and the PaThe Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition is namera sports sedan. powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240 hp and reaches 60 mph in Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned 7.2 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Diesel subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headPlatinum Edition has a base MSRP price quartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and emof $66,900. Prices do not include a $995 ploys approximately 220 people who prodestination charge. Both Cayenne Plati- vide parts, service, marketing and training num Edition models are now on sale at for 189 dealers. Porsche dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche Fresh from its World Premiere at the Los customers with a best-in-class experienAngeles Auto Show, the Porsche Macan S ce that is in keeping with the brand's 63and Macan Turbo will also be on display year history and leadership in the advanin Detroit. cement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. With the Macan, Porsche has created the first sports car in the fast-growing com- At the core of this success is Porsche's pact SUV segment. The Macan S, powe- proud racing heritage that boasts some red by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine 30,000 motorsport wins to date. with 340 hp, can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. The Macan Tur- Connect with us socially: bo's 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 400 http://www.twitter.com/Porsche, hp and allows the car to sprint from zero http://www.Facebook.com/Porsche, to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. http://drive.porsche.com/us and http://www.instagram.com/Porsche The 2015 Porsche Macan models will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late spring, with For Porsche apps: pricing set at $49,900 for the Macan S and http://www.porsche.com/usa/entertain$72,300 for the Macan Turbo. ment/apps/ For more information about Porsche at SOURCE the North American International Auto Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Preview: Luxury Meets Magic at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, Opening Summer 2014 Lakeside resort for families, couples and groups to offer nightly fireworks views, central Florida’s best golf, the spectacular five acre Explorer Island and so much more Mark your calendar: set amid lush Florida woodlands and pools is a lakeside resort that promises to be unlike any other. Luxurious accommodations, dining par excellence, a sumptuous Spa, extensive light-filled meeting and celebration spaces, and acres upon acres of recreational pursuits from golf and tennis to basketball and waterslides await at the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, set to open in summer 2014. Located just minutes from the Magic Kingdom® Park Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® – and easily accessible to numerous area attractions – Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a place where every experience can be customized and personalized, whether staying as an individual guest or part of a group. “The family trip of a lifetime, a dream wedding, great golf or spa weekends, a well-executed conference participants will be talking about for years to come – that’s the vision that is driving everything as we build Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney

World Resort,” says Regional Vice President and General Manager Thomas Steinhauer. “We can’t wait to share the magic, and that’s why we’ve opened the books early with two special offers so families, couples and groups can start looking forward to their stay with us now.” Now taking reservations for arrivals beginning in August 2014: The introductory Stay Longer – Third Night Free is ideal for family, couples’ and friends’ getaways. The Group Value Offer includes savings on golf, spa and more with a minimum of 10 rooms booked per night, with rates beginning at just USD 229.00 per night.

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Rooms with a very special view – In addition to rolling greens and parkland, many accommodations offer spectacular vistas over the Magic Kingdom® Park’s nightly fireworks display from the comfort of one’s furnished balcony. Among 444 rooms and suites decorated in a fresh and contemporary style is a 16th floor Royal Suite that can be configured with up to three separate living rooms and nine – yes, nine - bedrooms.

A world-class culinary experience – After a day of eating on the run, Four Seasons invites guests to enjoy creative cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients at its restaurants and lounges. Ravello is a culinary trip to the Amalfi coast – colourful, lively, and rich with the aromas and flavours wafting from the open kitchen. Capa, named for the matador's red cape, sets the stage for tapas and steaks with rooftop fireworks views. PB+G stands for pool, bar and grill, where guests can choose creative salads and poolside fare coupled with smokehouse BBQ specialties and hang out in the lounge with its central bar, dine on floating pavilions, or simply grab and go. At Plancha in the golf clubhouse, all guests can savour Cuban American cuisine in a lakeside setting. The Spa at Four Seasons – Inspired by the natural beauty of central

Florida's flora and fauna, the world class Spa will offer 18 luxuriant treatment rooms - including two bungalows for private retreats – plus men's and women's private outdoor lounges and whirlpool. Explorer Island – A five acre (two hectare) playground packed with fun for all ages, Explorer Island includes a 7,590 square foot (705 square metre) family pool with a lazy river winding around a "ruined" mansion, climbing wall, waterslides, and a Kids for All Seasons program.

Look forward to beach volleyball, basketball, a video gaming centre, outdoor movie nights on the Starstruck screen, and more.

Customizable event facilities – A 37,450 square foot (3,480 square metre) state-of-the-art conference facility with many naturally lit indoor and outdoor spaces with endless configurations for corporate and social events small and large – including up to 720 guests under sunshine or starlight.

Central Florida's most beautiful golf course – Designed by Tom Fazio and managed by Four Seasons, the Resort's Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course is unique in the region for Access to many special Walt Disney its rolling hills and lush landscap- World® offerings - including special ing – reopening in fall 2014. on-site Disney Character Breakfasts with Goofy and Pals, plus an More fun – Three Har-Tru tennis onsite Disney Planning Center and courts, a 24-hour fitness centre, and the unique option of expert event an adults only pool surrounded by services from one of the world's private cabanas. best entertainment companies.

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Acompanhe ao Dr. Marco N. Barusco e aTempus Hair Restoration na transmissão ao vivo direta da reunião científica da Academia Americana de Cirurgia Plástica, quando ele realiza um transplante de cabelo em um paciente A transmissão ao vivo assim como a pré-conferências fazem parte da reunião científica, que se realizam no dia 14 de janeiro. O evento foi organizado por Dr. Barusco-Tempus Hair Restoration Team, e a cirurgia será transmitida pelo escritório da Tempus Hair Restoration em Port Orange, Flórida, na conferência em Fort Lauderdale, Flórida. O procedimento tem previsao de duracao de 7 horascom inicio as 8 da manha terminando as 5 da tarde Dr. Barusco e sua equipe serão acompanhados durante todo o procedimento do transplante de cabelo, desde as considerações pré-operatórias a coleta dos folículos pilosos até a criação do local e a colocação do enxerto. Ele planeja demonstrar tanto o método strip como o método FUE de restauração capilar. A operação tem o objetivo de ser um evento interativo entre o público da conferência e a equipe da Tempus. "Teremos um microfone ao vivo para que o público possa fazer perguntas à medida que mostramos o procedimento", afirmou o Dr. Barusco. À tarde, a pré-conferência contará com palestras e discussões em grupo. A transmissão ao vivo do procedimento cirurgico continuará com atualizações e mais sessões de P&R. A cirurgia ao vivo proporcionará aos participantes da conferência um novo mé todo de aprendizagem fora das palestras comuns. "A ideia da cirurgia ao vivo é algo que estabeleci pois é de grande importancia vivenciar o verdadeiro procedimento", afirmou o Dr. Barusco.

Ainda assim, o Dr. Barusco considera importante que os participantes da reunião científica possam desfrutar de palestras ministradas em outras sessões da conferência que tem duração de cinco dias. A Tempus Hair Restoration tem como foco proporcionar uma educação sobre a perda de cabelo, junto com o melhor modo de ação para seus pacientes. Dr. Marco N. Barusco é conhecido internacionalmente por sua experiência, inovação e habilidade artística quando se trata de restauração capilar. Fala fluentemente o Inglês, Português e Espanhol e faz parte do conselho de várias associações, como o Conselho Americano de Cirurgia de Restauração Capilar e a Sociedade Internacional de Cirurgia de Restauração Capilar. Para mais informações, acesse http://www.tempushair.com Phone#: (877)877-5200.

Follow Dr. Marco N. Barusco -Tempus Hair Restoration live in a direct transmission to the scientific meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, where he will perform a hair transplant Live broadcasting as the pre - conference are part of the scientific meeting, held on 14 January. The event was organized by Dr. Barusco - Tempus Hair Restoration Team, and the surgery will be broadcasted by the Office of Tempus Hair Restoration in Port Orange, Florida, at the conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida .

that the scientific meeting participants can enjoy lectures and other conference sessions since it will last five days. The Tempus Hair Restoration focuses on provi ding an education about hair loss, along with the best course of action for their patients. Dr. Marco N. Barusco is internationally known for its expertise, innovation and artistic ability when it comes to hair restoration. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish and is on the board of several associations such as the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery . For more information, visit

The procedure is expected to last for 7 hrs beginning at 8 am ending at 5 pm when Dr. Barusco and his team will be monitored throughout the procedure of hair transplantation , since preoperative considerations collection of hair follicles to creating the location and placement of the graft. He plans to demonstrate both the strip method as the FUE method of hair restoration . The operation aims to be an interactive event between the http://www.tempushair.com conference room and the Tempus team. Phone # : ( 877 ) 877-5200 . “ We will have a live microphone so the audience can ask questions as we show the procedure ,” said Dr. Barusco . In the afternoon, the pre - conference will feature lectures and group discussions . The live broadcast of the surgical procedure will continue with updates and Q & A sessions The live surgery will give conference attendees a new method of learning outside of the ordinary lectures . “ The idea of live surgery is established as something that is of great importance to experience the real procedure,” said Dr. Barusco . Still, Dr. Barusco considers that it is important

Barneys New York Returns to Downtown Manhattan with Flagship Store at Historic Chelsea Location Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announced that it will return to its downtown roots on 7th Avenue between 17(th) Street and 16(th) Street with a significant flagship slated to open within 2017. An original presence in the Chelsea neighborhood spanning 90 years, the new Barneys New York flagship will occupy a major portion of its former historic store, providing a unique shopping experience currently absent in the downtown market. “Today’s announcement represents the realization of our long-standing goal of returning to downtown with a substantial location,” said Barneys New York Chief Executive Officer Mark Lee. “The opportunity to revitalize our presence with a state-of-the-art store on the same street where the company served customers for 75 years only enhances that plan. We believe the robust and growing downtown market is under penetrated in terms of a larger specialty retailer, and we look forward to serving these customers again with what we anticipate will be one of our most important stores.” The downtown flagship will consist of five floors totaling close to 57,000 square feet. The store will have 200 feet of frontage running along the majority of the Seventh Avenue block and wrapping the corner of 16th Street,

providing ample space for its world-renowned window displays. The interior will maintain an aesthetic consistent with the recent renovations of the Madison Avenue store, which emphasize a modern, open, gallery-like feel. The Barneys New York downtown store will carry men's and women's designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, and will feature a Foundation level for cosmetics, skincare, and fragrances. Preliminary plans also include a Freds restaurant on the uppermost retail floor.

About Barneys New York BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer renowned for having the most discerning edit from the world's top designers, including women's and men's ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home.

Barneys' signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. FounFrom its original opening in 1923, Barneys New York ded as a men's retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhatwas a consistent and powerful presence, iconic to the tan, it became an international arbiter of high style downtown New York for both women and landscape. Barney men in the 1970s, rePressman opened nowned for discovehis men's store, "Barring and developing ney's," on Seventh new and innovative Avenue in Chelsea design talent. in 1923. Launched as a discount retaiToday, Barneys New ler, by the 1970s the York operates flastore evolved into a gship stores in New New York City luYork City, Beverly xury menswear desHills, Chicago, Seatttination, becoming le, Boston, San Franan early champion cisco, Las Vegas, Los of European brands. Angeles and Scottsdale along with a preeminent luxury online store, In 1976, Barneys began selling women's clothing, Barneys.com, as well as 25 other stores and outlets followed by cosmetics, home wares and gifts. Bar- across the United States. For more information about neys New York expanded into its existing flagship Barneys New York, please visit www.Barneys.com location on Madison Avenue in 1993, and closed the and explore its luxury content site, Seventh Avenue location in 1997. The Window, for an insider's look into the Barneys The thriving Madison Avenue flagship will continue world: a behind-the-scenes visit with exciting desigto operate as the largest store for the company, which ners, fashion, events, and the Barneys team. along with the Upper West Side, Soho and Brooklyn locations, provides Barneys New York with an excep- SOURCE Barneys New York tionally strong presence across New York City.

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Government as we host a Doing Business in China Seminar as part of the Orange County Global Trade Series. China is the United States' second largest trade partner. In 2012, trade between China and Florida grew by over 8% to nearly $9B USD making China Florida’s 4th largest merchandise trading partner. Join us as EFI China Representatives from Hong Kong and Shanghai provide an overview of the Chinese business market. The event will also feature presentations on export assistance available to your company. EVENT INFORMATION Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Time: 8:00am-10:00am Location: National Entrepreneur Center • 3201 E. Colonial Drive • Orlando, Florida 32803 (Located within the Orlando Fashion Square Mall) Cost: $10 (Light refreshments will be provided) Registration Website: http://doingbusinessinchinaorlando.eventbrite.com Registration deadline: January 26, 2014

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LG TONE ULTRA(TM) With JBL® Signature Sound Now Available Across National Retail Channels Wireless Stereo Headset Delivers Premium Sound, Builds on is mobile phone compatible and Google(TM) Voice Actions Award-Winning LG Design Heritage enabled, making voice commands the new way to look up a friend, check the weather or get updates on the big game. OthToday LG Electronics USA announced the availability of er LG TONE ULTRA key features for business professionals its newest premium wireless stereo headset - LG TONE UL- and mobile users on-the-go include: TRA(TM) with JBL® Signature Sound - through national retail channels including Amazon, AT&T, BestBuy, and Verizon Wireless. • A2DP Voice Compatible • Text to Speech Designed for on-the-go convenience and compatible with Blue- • Voice Activated Dialing tooth-enabled mobile devices, LG TONE ULTRA with JBL • VoLTE (Voice over LTE) Signature Sound delivers a premium sound experience that is • Auto-Reconnect perfect for everyday wear at home, outdoors or at the office. Its • Advanced Multipoint sleek, ergonomic design makes it well-suited for everyday use. • Audible Pairing Assistance • Vibrating Call Alert Capitalizing on the design heritage of the original LG TONE(TM) • Audible Battery Status Alert and LG TONE PLUS(TM) wireless headsets, the LG TONE UL- • Bass Boost TRA features the same award-winning, 3D NeckBehind(TM) • Google Voice Actions Integrations design. The LG TONE's unique form factor secured LG a 2013 RedDot Design Award and 2012 International Design Excel- Key Specifications lence Awards finalist honors. Bluetooth Specification: version 3.0 Collaborating with the Embedded Audio team at audio indus- • Supported Bluetooth Profiles: Headset (HSP), Hands-Free try leader Harman International, LG TONE ULTRA combines (HFP), Advanced LG TONE design and technology with JBL Signature Sound, • Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control generating purer, more accurate extended bass. This makes (AVRCP) LG TONE ULTRA a great complement to LG flagship smart- • Talk Time: up to 10 hours phones such as the LG G2, which features expanded audio ca- • Music Listening Time: up to 10 hours pabilities. • Standby Time: up to 20 days • Charging Time: less than 2 hours LG TONE ULTRA is equipped with Ambient Noise Cancel- • Dimensions: 5.34" (W) X 6.30" (L) X 0.55" (H) lation (ANC) that reduces background sounds for a superb • Weight: 1.06 oz. acoustic experience in varying environments and employs echo cancellation technologies that help eliminate echoes, smooth Pricing and Availability: voice distortion, and improve overall voice quality. Coupled LG TONE ULTRA (HBS-800) with JBL Signature Sound is with HD Voice and aptX®, LG TONE ULTRA gives users out- available for an MSRP of $129.00 and can be found in AT&T standing music sound quality and crystal-clear voice calls in stores and online at www.att.com; Verizon Wireless Online at one, hands-free device. www.verizonwireless.com; Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. For specific pricing and availability information, please visit Providing users with a stylish device that offers up to 10 hours www.lg.com. of talk and 10 hours of music time, the wireless stereo headset

FILM OPENS EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX速 3D NATIONWIDE ON FEB. 28th, 2014

Columbia Pictures To Release "Stalingrad", Highest-Grossing Russian Movie Of All Time, In The United States Columbia Pictures will release Fedor Bondarchuk's Stalingrad in the United States for a one-week exclusive engagement in IMAX® 3D theatres nationwide on Feb. 28. The 3D World War II drama has recently become the highest-grossing Russian movie of all time, earning $66.1 million in its six-week theatre run. Stalingrad, which is Russia's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film to the Academy Awards®, is also the first Russian movie made completely in 3D and the first-ever Russian film to be released in the IMAX® format. "We are delighted with the film and the partnership, and congratulate our friends Fedor Bondarchuk and Alexander Rodnyansky on the record-breaking success of this movie in Russia, followed by a phenomenal performance in China," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.

become deeply connected to a Russian woman who has been living there. Presented in IMAX® 3D, the scale of the battle contrasts dramatically with the human drama of the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians and their invaders into Stalingrad. "We are proud and pleased to be collaborating with IMAX® and Sony on the release of Stalingrad, and very excited to be bringing it to American audiences," Rodnyansky said. "The film has received accolades and has broken box-office records in several countries already; we look forward to its welcome in the US, as well."

Stalingrad is directed by Fedor Bondarchuk ("The 9(th) Company"), with a screenplay by Ilya Tilkin and Sergey Snezhkin, based on chapters from the novel Life and Fate by Vasiliy Grossman. The film stars Thomas Kretschmann ("King Kong," "The Pianist"), Petr Fedorov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Mariya SmolniRory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribu- kova and Yanina Studilina. tion for Sony Pictures, added, "We're thrilled to be bringing Russia's top-grossing movie of Stalingrad is produced by Alexander Rodthe year to US audiences. Stalingrad is not nyansky, Sergey Melkumov, Dmitriy Rudoonly an incredibly well-told story - it is visu- vskiy, Anton Zlatopolskiy, with executive ally spectacular with an amazing use of 3D, producer Nataliya Gorina. and is perfect for the IMAX format." "Academy Award®" is the registered tradeStalingrad is an epic look at the battle that mark & service mark of the Academy of Moturned the tide of World War II. A band of de- tion Picture Arts & Sciences. termined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process SOURCE Columbia Pictures

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THE TAILOR'S SON

By Thomas Klobucher

vising, and mentoring businesses and senior level leadThe Tailor's Son provides us with "The Father's Guide," ers, in the exciting process of improving the office work the twelve steps to help you become the father that every environment. son wants and needs, and the tools to stay sustainably engaged with him. Sign-Up For Friday's Fathering Tips At: Why is fathering so important today? www.TheTailorsSon.com THE FATHER FACTOR: Data on the consequences of father absence (according to the US Census Bureau) shows that twenty-four million American children - one out of every three - live in biological-father absent homes, however the number of present, but non-足engaged, fathers with their sons and or daughters, pushes that number much higher. This amounts to a vast shadow, a "father Factor" that contributes heavily to most of the social issues facing America today. The Tailor's Son takes an autobiographical look at the writer's humble beginnings as the middle son of an immigrant tailor in a small Midwest town. A story about a father and a son that started out well, and ended well, but not before having had a very difficult middle. The Tailor's Son is now available on Amazon http://goo.gl/ DGMuj7 The Tailor's Son provides a pathway to the peace of appropriating a personal relationship with the best fathering of all, The Fatherhood of God. Thomas S. Klobucher is the author of The Great Workplace Revolution and The Great Workplace Transformation, two popular books on creating great places to work. Tom is also the founder and C.E.O of Thomas Interior Systems, Inc. an office planning and furnishings firm in the Chicago area. Tom has over thirty-five years of experience leading, ad-

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