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It is with honor that I can sit here and write about many things that made me happy this month. First of all the incredible and historic victory and re-election of our President Barack Obama, the voice of an entire Nation that came together, and made a difference.

much larger than usual and I just can’t take away anything, and since we do not waste paper, creating more garbage and burning more trees, we can add as many pages as we want! Great more info for you! Well as the Holidays aproach we have a few hints on Shopping, stores, gifts and toys. Feel free to browse. We wish you and your family a safe Holiday and a Great Thanks giving!

Then after the Perfect Storm hit the Northern East Coast, again America stands and takes the challenge of rebuilt, one more time. The National effort has echoed all over Don’t Forget Black Friday! the country, and help came from many places.

The Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce held Laiz Rodrigues their elections and the new Board has Editor 11 women out of 15 men, I am thrilled https://www.facebook.com/HotspotOrlando to see women shine everywhere. Our business community is booming ! Holidays are coming, and according to ecnomical reports will be a nuch better season than last year. I am very confident that we will get things running again. America will always stand tall and we need to believe that. As far as in Brazil besides the great economy, politically it seems still unknown what the future reserves, and I would rather save my coments to another time. We hope you will like this issue, it is

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November 2012 This Issue Collaborators CEO-Ademar Rodrigues Editor-Laiz Rodrigues Latin Ametica Tourism Economics- Sean Slack Eco Tourism & Art- Edmundo Cavalcanti Bree Gotsdiner- Orlando Business Deo Britos-Child Psychology Charles Portela- Gospel Vicky Talking a Lot Show- Vicky Elita Freita- Brazilian Voices Larry Poynter Jr- Music Scene Orlando Photography: Hotspotorlando Photographer for Hello Brazil Article Omar-Century Photography & Video Our thanks to: All photographers that contributed to this issue. and also to Jennifer Bisbee from Bisbee&Co

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"Tornem em vendavais os meus anjos...."


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Hurricane Sandy Empire State Building Photo Contest Conservatory Garden- NY Art Rxpo NY Harry Potter Discovery NY Vicky Talking a Lot Barneys & Disney NY Felipe Massa Ferrari-Shell Bree Gotsdiner ORIC - The Vue TAM Inaugural Flight Rio-Orlando Delta Airlines in Brazil CFBACC Breakfast Sean Slack- CFBACC Elections MAcy’s Cutting Ribbon The Orlando Magic Hello Brazil Carol Larson-Executive Profile MAyor Dyer-Veteran’s Day Parade Kirkman Center Inauguration Festival of Speed Lindt Factory Store Grand Opening Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Universal Studios Orlando Kennedy Space Center Nasa Dome OBSCURA Deo Britos Charles Portela Elita Freitas Paulo Gualano Edmundo Cavalcanti Fletea’s Art About Beauty art & life Novara’s new Bike Getting ready for the Holidays Music Larry Poynter Jr. Windows 8 Arrived Red Bull Wingsuit flight


HURRICANE SANDY


York is heroic ! They surviverd 9-11, 2008 econmical depression, and they will beat this hard time too. New York is a place for people that are not afraid to live, and that is why so many people are driven to this great City. Despite the different aspects facing this amount of destruction, and tragedy, people have learned that no matter what, you have to go on, and life can’t wait, if you can’t drive, take the subway, a cab, the bus, the bike or walk, but do something, don’t just stand there.

During the first week of November New York, Staten Island, New Jersey, and many other states on the East Coast suffered a great Natural impact. Hurricane Sandy named the Perfect Storm hit the are with all it’s power and fury leaving many without a home, electric power, and food.

Some people are just so afraid to loose the little they have that they froze, and moving on is impossible, we hope, that help and a solution for the chaotic situation you are in, arrive, and with the light, life will get better and the future easier to reach. OUC and many other power companies from other states are there helping local power Companies to clear the way and help all the household and business in need.

The damage to personal property is huge, many lives were taken, and Cities, States, government officials and authorities are left with the decision of where to tackle first, trying to solve the many horrors the aftermath has brought to their doors. America is strong ! New

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On october 30th, the Jersey Central Powerlight reported only in Silvertown New jersey and Tom’s River more than 15.000 residents without power, not counting many other affected areas, but they also say that by November 7th most residents will have their power back. The Red Cross is helping, and also many major Companied in the US. A few days ago more than five million bottles of water arrived in New York and New Jersey communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Verizon, At&T, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York Office of Emergency Management are working day and Night, the New York Transit Authotity also, and all we can hope is that itwill be over soon, bigger, better, stronger, the entire Country is mobilized to help and assist. (FEMA) and the New York Office of Emergency Management are working day and Night, the New York Transit Authotity also, and all we can hope is that itwill be over soon, bigger, better, stronger, the entire Country is mobilized to help and assist.


Approximately 100 trucks converging on the region from Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) plants in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas and Maine, where employees are working tirelessly to meet the acute needs of storm victims. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York Office of Emergency Management made the request for bottled water to meet immediate need in the region. The one’s with little to gave share electricity, to help power celular phones, and tablets, every little gesture counts, and always comes from where we less expect.

Many areas of NY are going back to normal but many like Staten Island are in

dire need of help. People want to move on and go back to normality fast so they can finally put one more crisis behind. People who would like to learn how they can support relief efforts should visit: http://www.americares.org/ org http://www.redcross.org/. As of November 5th, more than 98 percent of AT&T sites are up and running across the region impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Nearly 95 percent of their cell sites across New York City including in Manhattan were up and running.


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The Grand Prize Winner, Raphael E. Paez of Sinking Spring, Maryland


About Photography

Empire State Building Honors Winners of First-Ever "My Empire State Building" Digital Photo Contest

Photography Enthusiasts from Across the Nation Recognized for Exemplary Images of the Global Landmark

featured as ESB's Facebook profile photo beginning now until December 31, 2012. On a weekly basis throughout 2013, the 47 Finalists will then also receive honors by havToday, the Empire State Building ing their photos showcased to the (ESB) announced the winners of the global online community as the iconic landmark's first annual digi- building's Facebook profile page. tal photo contest, "My Empire State Building," recognizing the submis- Additionally, all of the Grand Prize sions of amateur and profession- and Finalist photos will be showal photographers from across the cased in an exhibit in the landmark's country. highly-trafficked Fifth Avenue Gallery lobby windows in 2013, and The contest kicked off on August 7, possibly in ESB marketing 2012, offering fans the opportunity collateral. to submit photos of the beloved international icon by entering on the "The Empire State Building's firstEmpire State Building's Facebook ever digital photo contest has resultpage www.Facebook.com/EmpireS- ed in hundreds of submissions from tateBuilding. Facebook fans were fans, underscoring the building's able to vote on their favorite photos, iconic status and the connection narrowing the pool to 100 semi-fi- that people have to the building," nalists. Of the 100, ESB recognized said Anthony E. Malkin of the Emthe top 47 images, and selected one pire State Building. "The grandeur Grand Prize-winning photo. of and passion for the World's Most Famous Office Building is evident The Grand Prize Winner, Raphael E. as it is captured through the lens of Paez of Sinking Spring, Maryland, Raphael Paez with his Grand-Prize will be honored with a $5,000 prize winning photograph." and is being


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The 47 Finalists include (in alphabetical order):

Denise Acker (Killingworth, CT) Tim Adams (New York, NY) Carolina Aguilera (New York, NY) Rachel Alban (New York, NY) Jason Alicea (Fleming Island, FL) Caroll Alvarado (Ridgewood, NY) Alexander Asimi (New York, NY) Kamran Aslam (Plainview, NY) Leslie Bliss (Clearwater, FL) Barbara Borghesi (Jackson, NJ) Emily Cafritz (New York, NY) Cassie Carter (New York, NY) Alexander Cerna (Clifton, NJ) Richard Cleves (New York, NY) Amber Collins (New York, NY) Chelsea Conner (Vienna, WV) DeShaun Craddock (Brooklyn, NY) Ryan Crane (Clinton, NJ) Heather Ellis (Mt. Pleasant, WI) David Formichella (West New York, Regina Geoghan (Union City, NJ) Lydiberto Gonzalez (Elmwood Park, Jamie Greene (Sayville, NY) Reetom Hazarika (Fremont, CA) Shaun Jones (Los Angeles, CA) Kevin Koepke (Clifton, NJ) Daniel Koszegi (Weehawken, NJ) Kevin Landrigan (Farm Drive, VA) Dixie Lopez (Spring Hill, FL) Yvonne Lundin (King George, VA) Keith Mooney (Oak Ridge, TN) Jennifer Owens (Marion, NC) Gerard Padden (New York, NY) Jose Pagan (New York, NY) Stephen Papageorge (New York, NY)

-- Bill Pellegrino (Mays Landing, NJ) -- Ginnette Polanco (Corona, NY) -- Kirit Prajapati (Weehawken, NJ) -- Michelle Sager (Hoboken, NJ) -- Rafael Santana (Tempe, AZ) -- Brad Sloan (Springfield, OR) -- Christine Staton (Simpsonville, SC) -- Lisa Thomas (E. Northport, NY) -- Steven Tom (Franklin Square, NY) -- Dorian Vazquez (Brownsville, TX) -- Michael Wiltbank (New York, NY) -- Simos Xenakis (Brooklyn, NY) About the Empire State Building Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.


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he Conservatory Garden is the only formal garden in Central Park New York City

iron and repoussé details, were designed by Post and executed in an iron foundry in Paris. Below the steps flanked by Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas), the central section of the Conservatory Garden is a symmetrical lawn outlined in clipped After the conservatory was torn yew, with a single central foundown, the garden was designed tain jet at the rear. by Gilmore D. Clarke, landscape architect for Robert It is flanked by twin allées of crabapples and backed by a curved Moses, with planting plans by M. Betty Sprout; constructed and wisteria pergola against the steep planted by WPA workers, it was natural slope, that is dominated at its skyline by a giant American opened to the public in 1937. Sycamore. The Garden is composed of three distinct parts, skillfully restored Otherwise there is no flower since the 1980s, and is accessible color: instead, on any fine through the Vanderbilt Gate at Saturday afternoon in June, it is Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, a the scene of photography sessions quarter mile (400 m) south of the for colorful wedding parties, for which limousines pull up in rows park’s northeast corner. on Fifth Avenue. The Vanderbilt Gate once gave To the left on the south side, is the access to the forecourt of garden of mixed Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s chateau designed by George herbaceous borders in wide Browne Post, the grandest of the concentric bands around The SeFifth Avenue mansions of the cret Garden water lily pool, dediGilded Age, at 58th Street and cated in 1936 to the memory of Fifth Avenue, sharing the Plaza Frances Hodgson Burnett, with sculpture by Bessie Potter with the Plaza Hotel. The wrought iron gates with cast Vonnoh. Comprising 6 acres (24,000 m2), it takes its name from a conservatory that stood on the site from 1898 to 1934. The park's head gardener used the glasshouses to harden hardwood cuttings for the park's plantings.


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Some large shrubs, like tree lilac, magnolias, buddleias and Cornus alba ‘elegantissima’ provide vertical structure and offer light shade to offset the sunny locations, planted by Lynden Miller with a wide range of hardy perennials and decorative grasses, intermixed with annuals planted to seem naturalized.

Beds of santolina clipped in knotted designs with contrasting bronze-leaved bedding begonias surround the fountain, and four rose arbor gates are planted with reblooming ‘Silver Moon’ and ‘Betty Prior’ roses. This Garden is magnificent, more by it’s simplicity and abundant nature.

Walk through the alleys and This garden has seasonal beatiful sceneries makes you features to draw visitors feel blessed to be allowed to from April through October. touch such beauty. To the right of the central formal plat is a garden also My Daughter gave me the in concentric circles, round best gift ever, actually 2 gifts, the Untermyer Fountain, the garden stroll, and her which was donated by the warmth around me. family of Samuel Untermyer in 1947. The bronze figures, Three Dancing Maidens by Walter Schott (1861-1938), were executed in Germany about 1910 and formed a fountain at Untermyer’s estate “Greystone” in Yonkers, New York. This section of the Conservatory Garden has two dramatic seasons of massed display, of tulips in the spring and Korean chrysanthemums in the fall.

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Exposed at the Ana Tzarev Gallery November 1, 2012 - February 3, 2013 After touring museums throughout Europe, culminating with Saatchi Gallery this past summer, the exhibition Exposed now comes to New York at the Ana Tzarev Gallery for the very first time. Exposed examines Ana Tzarev's newest series of vibrant paintings inspired by her lifelong passion for flowers.

In response to Tzarev's Exposed series of works, esteemed art critic Edward LucieSmith states, "Her paintings pour out in an almost continuous stream. But they are not, simply a response to what she encounters in the external world. They are also about what she discovers, on each occasion, within herself." In addition to Tzarev’s paintings, the centerpiece of Exposed is the artist’s most recent sculpture, Love. This monumental three-and-a-half meter poppy sculpture has recently exhibited at numerous international museums, galleries and public spaces. After its debut in New York, Love will travel to Shenzhen, China for the exhibition entitled Magic. Love will also be featured in upcoming exhibitions at the Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Museo Diocesano di Sant’ Apollonia for the 55(th) Venice Biennale; and the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China. http://www.anatzarev.com


Ana Tzarev Gallery

Exposed

Photo and article courtesy of Ana Tzarev


"We are pleased to offer New York residents and visitors this special holiday presentation of Harry Potter: The Exhibition, now with new and exciting additions from the final films," said James Sanna, President of Discovery Times Square. "For the first time ever we have items from each film in one location. There is no better way to celebrate this iconic series than to actually walk among the costumes and props that helped bring this world to life." The exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling on to Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York and Sydney, and just concluded a successful run at Singapore's ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Harry Potter: The Exhibition tours major cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally. Discovery Times Square is open seven days a week, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Savings for groups of 10 or more are

available with advanced reservation. Once open, the last tickets are sold 60 minutes prior to closing. For individual tickets and venue hours, visit www. DiscoveryTS.com, call 866.9.TSXNYC (866-987-9692) or visit the Discovery Times Square box office. Follow Discovery Times Square on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information. Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limitedrun, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, DTS has featured a renowned line-up of exhibitions including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci's Workshop, King Tut, Pompeii The Exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition and most recently Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China's First Emperor. DTS is located at 226 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues).


Discovery Times Square Presents- Harry Potter The Exhibition


After a successful international tour, Harry Potter™: The Exhibition returns to North America for an encore presentation at New York City’s Discovery Times Square on November 3, 2012, offering fans a first‐hand look inside the famous wizard’s magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films. These artifacts will be displayed in immersive settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor™ common room, and an all-new display based on the epic “Battle for Hogwarts,” as seen in the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Fans will encounter iconic props and costumes including Harry’s original wand and glasses, costumes from Hogwarts™ Yule Ball, props from the most dramatic Quidditch™ matches, a study model of Dobby™ the house‐elf—and much more. Along the way, guests can enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, tour a recreation of Hagrid’s hut, encounter Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff and look into the many eyes of a giant Acromantula spider. Harry Potter: The Exhibition was created by Global Experience Specialists

(GES) in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. WHEN: New York City’s encore presentation begins November 3, 2012, and runs through April 7, 2013. WHERE: Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. HOURS: Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a timed‐entry experience and will be open for guests during Discovery Times Square’s regular hours, 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with last ticketed entry 60 minutes prior to closing. Some extended evening hours will also be offered through the run of the exhibit. Visit DiscoveryTS.com for more information. ADMISSION: Timed‐ entry tickets for the exhibition can be purchased in person at the box office, through the website DiscoveryTS.com, or by calling (866) 987‐9692. General admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $25 for adults (age 13 and over); $22.50 for seniors (65 and over); $19.50 for children (5‐12); children under 5 years of age are free.


About Vicky

Muito obrigada mais uma vez por poder estar aqui, pra mim e’ sempre uma enorme alegria quando chega a data de mandar minha materia e poder ter esse contato com voces :)

Bem pessoal como a maioria das pessoas já sabem nos aqui da Costa LESTE dos EUA, fomos seriamente atigindidos com a passagem do furacão Sandy, eu particularmente tenho muito que agradecer porque em nossa casa só sofremos com o grande susto. Deus com sua bondade não permitiu que se passasse nada alem disso, ficamos sem luz por menos de 24 horas, mas conhecemos pessoas que hoje 16 dias depois do incidente ainda não tem energia elétrica. Em lugares que já visitamos como Seaside Heights - New Jersey,uma cidade praiana, linda, point das ferias de muitas pessoas, foi totalmente destruida, eu fiiquei muito triste com tudo o que vi na televisão e estamos fazendo a única coisa que nos resta, tentar ajudar as pessoas que infelizmente perderam tudo o que tinham.

Quero aproveitar e agradecer a todas as pessoas que se preocuparam comigo e minha família e que não se cansaram de perguntar como estávamos, se precisávamos de algo, de mandar orações, videos e correntes positivas, muito obrigada mesmo, tudo isso nos ajudou muito e me fez ver o quanto somos especiais.


Mas agora mudando de assunto eu quero dar uma ótima sugestão para você que ainda não escolheu seu presente de Natal, Eu tive a oportunidade de bater um papo com a Edna Celulari "irmã do ator Edson Celulari", ela vive aqui nos Estados Unidos, e defensora dos nossos fiéis amigos que são os cachorrinhos e tem um Canil que se chama Canil Celulari e tem cachor-

minha família, vamos crescer juntos!! Para maiores informações, contato e assistir meus videos, entrevistas, e muito mais visite www.vickyshowusa.com E para terminar quero convida-los para o Show do Cristiano Araujo, uma das maiores revelações da música sertaneja em 2012, fique ligadinho nas propagandas para ver que dia ele estará ai pertinho de você, o meu encontro com ele aqui será no dia 15 de dezembro. Beijinhos no seu coração e ate a próxima No dia 3 de novembro eu realizei mais um edição. sonho que foi conhecer e entrevistar o cantor LUAN SANTANA, foi maravilhoso, um degrau a mais em minha carreira e uma alegria que nem sei descrever, só mesmo agradecer a Deus pela oportunidade.

Vicky

rinhos lindos, você precisam ver, é paixão a primeira vista. Para ver essa matéria e saber como encomendar esse lindo presente de natal e só visitar meu site ou visitar www.celulariyorkies.com

Quero aproveitar também e convidar você para participarem do novo VICKY TALKING A LOT SHOW, Meu programa esta ganhando uma carinha nova e estamos a procura de patrocinadores, você que tem um business e que divulga-lo verifique meu site a quantidade de visitas que recebo em meus videos e venha fazer parte da


show your talent!


Thank you once again to be here for me ! It is always great when it comes time for me to send my article and I am able to have this contact with you :)

About vickytalkingalot show !

I had the opportunity to chat with Edna Celulari "sister of actor Edson Celulari" she lives here in the United States, and advocate for our faithful friends , our pets the dogs and she has a kennel called Kennel Celulari and has beautiful puppies you guys need to see is passion at first sight. To view this matter and know how to order this beautiful Christmas present and Well folks as most people already know, so visit my website or visit here in the U.S. EAST Coast, we were seri- www.celulariyorkies.com ously hit by Hurricane Sandy. I have a lot to thank especially because in our house we only suffered a big scare, but God is good and nothing happened to us. Fortunately we had no lights for less than 24 hours, but we know that now more than 16 days after the incident, there is still people without electric power. We have visited places like Seaside Heights - New Jersey, a local beach town, considered a Summer vacation point for many people that was totally destroyed. I am very sad about everything I saw on television and we're doing the only thing we have left to do, try to help the people who unfortunately lost everything they had. I also want to thank all the people that worried about me and my family and never stopped to ask how we were, if we needed something, the ones that sent prayers, and positive thoughts, thank you, all that helped us a lot and made ​​us see how special me and my family are!

But now changing the subject I want to give a great suggestion for you who have not yet chosen your Christmas present,

On November 3rd another dream came true! Meet and interview the brazilian singer LUAN SANTANA, it was wonderful, a step further in my career and a joy that I can’t describe, I thank God for the opportunity.


I

also would like to invite you guys to join the new VICKY TALKING A LOT SHOW, My show is getting a new face and we are looking for sponsors, if you have a business check my site, the amount of visits I receive in my videos and come to be part of my family, we can grow together!! For more information, contact info, watch my videos, interviews, and more visit www.vickyshowusa. com And finally I want to invite you to Cristiano Araujo Show, one of the biggest revelations of musica sertaneja ( Brazilian Country Music) in 2012, stay connected for new announcements! He will be in Newark on December 15th.

Kisses in your heart and until the next edition.

VICKY !!!


Barneys NY & Disney Giving Back to Com Barneys New York e a Walt Disney Company lançam o Programa das Festas de 2012: Electric Holiday A Barneys New York, varejista de especialidades de luxo e a Walt Disney Company, a companhia líder mundial de entretenimento, lançaram o projeto das Festas de 2012 , Electric Holiday na loja pioneira da Barneys na Madison Avenue, em Nova York. Uma iniciativa de plataforma múltipla, impregnada de moda e fantasia, o programa Electric Holiday reunirá a criatividade e a magia da Disney com a inteligência e a surpresa do legendário projeto anual das festas de fim de ano da Barneys New York, criando uma celebração festiva e moderna com luzes eletrizantes, música e moda.

esforços de ajuda humanitária, incluindo US$ 1 milhão para a Cruz Vermelha para ajuda imediata e US$ 1 milhão adicional para ajudar nos esforços de reconstrução em comunidades afetadas pelo Furacão Sandy. Adicionalmente, a Disney/ABC Television Group organizaram um "Dia da Doação" nacional em 6 de novembro de 2012, integrando totalmente mensagens de apoio comunitário em várias programações e arrecadando mais de US$ 18 milhões para a Cruz Vermelha americana.

AS VITRINES DO PROGRAMA ELECTRIC HOLIDAY O programa Electric Holiday e as vitrines da loja âncora da Madison Avenue foram inaugurados, apresentando 'Electric Holiday', um vídeo de arte animada estrelado pela Minnie em uma aventura de moda divertida e fabulosa em Paris, juntamente com uma série de "A Disney está orgulhosa de fazer parte da notáveis personalidades da moda e de persomágica das festas de Nova York este ano", nagens da Disney. disse Robert A. Iger, Presidente do Conselho e Executivo-Chefe da Walt Disney "A Disney é uma marca mágica e a Company. "Junto com a Barneys, criamos uma Barneys New York é uma marca surpreendenexperiência única que combina os grandes te. Achamos que conseguimos capturar tanto personagens e histórias da Disney com a alta a mágica quanto a surpresa com este projeto moda para uma espetacular para as festas", disse Mark Lee, Executivocelebração da época de festas". Chefe da Barneys New York. "Era um sonho colaborar com a Disney e nós da Barneys esComo parte do programa Electric Holiday, tamos agradecidos por eles terem achado in25% das vendas de produtos da coleção de ed- trigante misturarmos os personagens de nosição limitada Electric Holiday, que forem ven- sos diferentes mundos desta forma". didos em lojas Barneys selecionadas e através do site Barneys.com serão doados para a Cruz Vermelha americana. Isto se soma aos US$ 2 milhões que a Walt Disney Company já prometeu para ajudar os


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Sarah Jessica Parker & Minnie Mouse


O vídeo de arte animada foi concebido para ser uma interpretação divertida do mundo da alta moda, e será exibido por um período de seis semanas nas vitrines da loja da Madison Avenue, bem como nas lojas âncoras da Barneys por todo o país. Para ajudar a dar vida ao espetáculo, o compositor vencedor do Oscar® Michael Giacchino criou uma trilha sonora original. O vídeo está sendo mostrado com exclusividade nos endereços barneys.com, Disney.com e AOL.com. As personalidades da moda que aparecem no vídeo de arte animada incluem: -- Fotógrafos: Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti e Juergen Teller -- Personalidades da Primeira Fila: Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista e Bryan Boy -- Bastidores: Guido Palau, Pat McGrath, Julien d'Ys, Alber Elbaz, Nicolas Ghesquière e Ed Filipowski -- Editores: Glenda Bailey, Bridget Foley, Emmanuelle Alt, Suzy Menkes, Franca Sozzani, Carine Roitfeld, Cathy Horyn e Anna Dello Russo

Copping -- Princesa Tiana: Proenza Schouler -- Cruela Cruel: Rick Owens Usando tecnologia e hardware inovadores, as vitrines da loja da Madison Avenue apresentam exclusiva tecnologia de telas usando Christie® MicroTiles® da Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc, nas quais o vídeo será exibido. A tecnologia trabalha com o sistema de produção integrado da d3 Technologies que alimenta o centro do espetáculo, utilizando cinco servidores 4U que geram 20 transmissões simultâneas de vídeo de alta definição. Uma das companhias da OSRAM, a Traxon, fabricante de iluminação dinâmica e controles, forneceu quase 500 pés quadrados de malhas e fios de LED, bem como controles inteligentes que adicionam uma camada de vídeo ao visual da vitrine. OS PRODUTOS DO PROGRAMA ELECTRIC HOLIDAY A Barneys New York e a Disney trabalharam para criar uma variedade de itens exclusivos (XO exclusively ours), de edição limitada para presentes durante as festas, que estarão disponíveis por tempo limitado somente na Chelsea Passage no nono andar da loja âncora da Barneys da Madison Avenue em Nova York, na loja âncora da companhia em Beverly Hills e no endereço Barneys.com.

Cada personagem da Disney está vestido com um visual único e exclusivo criado por alguns dos mais influentes designers de moda de todo o mundo, incluindo: -- Mickey: Balenciaga por Nicolas Gheshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU01jBw9HB4 quière -- Pateta: Balmain por Olivier Rousteing Video no link acima -- Margarida: Dolce & Gabbana -- Minnie: Lanvin por Alber Elbaz -- Branca de Neve: Nina Ricci por Peter


Em homenagem a este projeto especial, 25% do preço de varejo de todos os itens da coleção Electric Holiday, vendidos exclusivamente em lojas selecionadas da Barneys New York e pelo Barneys.com até 3 de janeiro de 2013, serão doados para os esforços de ajuda da Cruz Vermelha Americana. A variedade de produtos inclui as altamente colecionáveis figuras Vinylmation da Disney, criadas por Paul Smith e Diane von Furstenberg, as orelhas do Mickey criadas por Rag & Bone e L’Wren Scott, e itens menores, tais como enfeites festivos, doces comestíveis, brinquedos para crianças e muito mais. Além da variedade de produtos Electric Holiday, haverá também uma seleção com curadoria de objetos antigos que estarão disponíveis na loja âncora da Madison Avenue, incluindo um relógio de pulso antigo do Mickey, uma biografia autografada de Walt Disney e brinquedos especiais antigos da Disney.

OS PATROCINADORES DO PROGRAMA ELECTRIC HOLIDAY A Barneys New York e a Disney colaboraram com a AOL e a Air France, para ajudarem a envolver ainda mais os consumidores no programa Electric Holiday. A Barneys NY, a Disney e a AOL colaboraram para criar uma experiência de mídia de marca conjunta em torno do projeto Electric Holiday. Atuando como o braço digital do projeto, a StyleList da AOL coloca a lendária vitrine on-line com uma apresentação exclusiva do curta metragem animado e imagens dos bastidores. A Air France está apoiando o projeto das Festas de 2012 com uma promoção integrada, que inclui um sorteio nacional, convidando os compradores e os fãs do Facebook a se inscreverem para concorrer a uma viagem a Paris, incluindo passagens de ida e volta para duas pessoas em classe executiva pela Air France, acomodações em hotel por quatro noites no Hotel Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, US$ 5.000 em roupas e bagagens da Barneys New York e dois ingressos para a Disneyland Paris. O vídeo de arte animada Electric Holiday será exibido em todos os mercados âncoras da Barneys New York incluindo Beverly Hills, Chicago, São Francisco, Boston, Scottsdale, Dallas e Seattle, bem como no Barneys.com e seu site de conteúdo luxuoso, The Window.

A CAÇADA AO CARTÃO DE PRESENTE MISTERIOSO ELECTRIC HOLIDAY Para celebrar este evento especial, a Barneys New York realizou uma caça ao tesouro de cartões de presente por toda a Cidade de Nova York em 14 de novembro. Um “Mensageiro do Mickey” estava localizado em vários lugares por toda Manhattan, e somente seguindo as pistas no Twitter (@BarneysNY) e no Instagram (BarneysNYofficial) os participantes conseguiam encontrá-lo. Quando os partici- www.barneys.com/Electric-Holiday pantes encontraram o mensageiro da Disney-identificável por suas orelhas do Mickey--eles simplesmente lhe deram uma senha secreta para receberem um cartão de presente misterioso com um valor qualquer entre US$ 25 e US$ 500. Um sortudo ganhador do grande prêmio recebeu ingressos para o evento de in- Source: Barney’s of NY auguração da vitrine.


Barneys New York And The Walt Disney Company Launch Holiday 2012 Program: Electric Holiday Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, and The Walt Disney Company, the world's leading entertainment company, launched the 2012 Holiday project Electric Holiday at the Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship store. A multi-platform initiative infused with fashion and fantasy, Electric Holiday merges the creativity and magic of Disney with the wit and surprise of the legendary Barneys New York annual holiday project to create a celebration of festive modern electric lights, music and fashion.

port rebuilding efforts in Hurricane Sandy affected communities.In addition, Disney/ABC Television Group organized a national "Day of Giving" on Nov. 6 2012, seamlessly integrating outreach messaging across various programming and raising more than $18 million for the American Red Cross.

"Disney is proud to be part of New York's holiday magic this year," said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. "Together with Barneys, we've created a one-of-a-kind experience that combines Disney's great characters and storytelling with high fashion for a spectacular celebration of the season."

THE ELECTRIC HOLIDAY WINDOWS The Electric Holiday program and the Madison Avenue flagship's windows were unveiled featuring 'Electric Holiday', a moving art video starring Minnie Mouse on a fun, fabulous fashion adventure in Paris, along with an array of notable fashion personalities and Disney characters. "Disney is a magical brand and Barneys New York is a surprising brand. We feel we've captured both the magic and the surprise with this holiday project," said Mark Lee, Barneys New York CEO. "It has been a dream to collaborate with Disney and we at Barneys are grateful that they found it intriguing to mix characters from our different worlds in this way."

As part of the Electric Holiday program, 25% of sales from the limited-edition Electric Holiday product collection sold at select Barneys stores and Barneys.com will be donated to the American Red Cross. This is in addition to the$2 million dollars The Walt Disney Company has already pledged to support relief efforts, including $1 million to the Red Cross for immediate relief and an additional $1 million to sup-

Capturing the essence of the highly stylized fashion world along with the electricallycharged colors and brilliant lights of the magical world of Disney, the video begins with Minnie dreaming of the glamour of Paris. In her dream, she is whisked away to the City of Light, where she comes face to face with revered fashion personalities and takes the runway along with Mickey Mouse, Daisy

Duck, and more in fabulous designer fashions. The storyline concludes happily when Minnie wakes up and Mickey presents her with the same designer dress she has just sported in her dream on the catwalk. The moving art video was conceived to be a playful interpretation of the high fashion world, and will screen for a six-week period in the Madison Avenue windows, as well as in Barneys flagship stores across the country. To help bring the show to life, Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino has created an original score. The video is exclusively on barneys.com, Disney.com and AOL.com. Fashion personalities featured within the moving art video include: -- Photographers: Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti and Juergen Teller -- Front Row Personalities: Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Bryan Boy -- Backstage: Guido Palau, Pat McGrath, Julien d'Ys, Alber Elbaz, Nicolas Ghesquière and Ed Filipowski -- Editors: Glenda Bailey, Bridget Foley, Emmanuelle Alt, Suzy Menkes, Franca Sozzani, Carine Roitfeld, Cathy Horyn and Anna Dello Russo Each Disney character is dressed in a one-of-a-kind exclusive look created by some of the most influential fashion designers in the world, including: -- Mickey Mouse: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière


-- Goofy: Balmain by Olivier Rousteing -- Daisy: Dolce & Gabbana -- Minnie Mouse: Lanvin by Alber Elbaz -- Snow White: Nina Ricci by Peter Copping -- Tiana: Proenza Schouler -- Cruella de Vil: Rick Owens Using innovative technology and hardware, the Madison Avenue windows features unique display technology using Christie速 MicroTiles速 from Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc, on which the video will play. Working with d3 Technologies' integrated production system which power the core of the show, utilizing five 4U servers generating 20 simultaneous HD video streams. An OSRAM Business, Traxon the dynamic lighting and controls manufacturer, supplied almost 500 square feet of LED Mesh and String, as well as intelligent controls to add a layer of video to the window display. THE ELECTRIC HOLIDAY PRODUCT Barneys New York and Disney have worked to create a range of exclusive (XO exclusively ours), limited-edition holiday gift items, available now for a limited time only at Chelsea Passage on the ninth floor in Barneys' Madison Avenue flagship location in New York, at the company's Beverly Hills flagship location, and Barneys.com. In honor of this special project, 25% of the retail price of all items in the Electric Holiday collection sold exclusively in select Barneys New York stores and Barneys.com through January 3rd, 2013, will be donated to American Red Cross disaster

relief. The product assortment includes Disney's highly collectible Vinylmation figures designed by Paul Smith and Diane von Furstenberg, Mickey Mouse ears designed by Rag & Bone and L'Wren Scott, and smaller items such as holiday ornaments, edible sweets, toys for children, and much more. In addition to the Electric Holiday product assortment, there will also be a curated selection of vintage memorabilia available at the Madison Avenue flagship location, including a vintage Mickey watch, a signed biography of Walt Disney and specialty vintage Disney toys.

and Air France, to help further engage the consumer with the Electric Holiday program. Barneys NY, Disney and AOL have collaborated to create a co-branded media experience surrounding the Electric Holiday project. Acting as the project's digital arm, AOL's StyleList brings the legendary window online with an exclusive showing of the animated short film and behind-the-scenes footage. Air France is supporting the Holiday 2012 project with an integrated promotion to include a nationwide sweepstakes inviting shoppers and Facebook fans to enter to win a trip to Paris, including two roundtrip business class airline tickets on Air France, four night hotel accommodations at the Hotel Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, a $5,000 wardrobe and luggage from Barneys New York, and two tickets to Disneyland Paris. The Electric Holiday moving art video will be displayed in all Barneys New York flagship markets including Beverly Hills, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Scottsdale, Dallas and Seattle, as well as on Barneys.com and its luxury content site, The Window. www.barneys.com/Electric-Holiday

THE ELECTRIC HOLIDAY MYSTERY GIFT CARD HUNT To celebrate this special event, Barneys New York hosted a New York City-wide scavenger hunt for gift cards on November 14. A "Mickey Messenger" was posted at various locations throughout Manhattan, and only by following clues on Twitter (@BarneysNY) and Instagram (BarneysNYofficial) were participants able to find him. When participants found the Mickey Messenger--identifiable from his Mickey Mouse ears-they simply gave him the secret password to receive a mystery Barneys New York on Twitter: gift card with a value anywhere #ElectricHoliday between $25 to $500. One lucky grand-prize winner received tickets to the evening's window unveiling event. THE ELECTRIC HOLIDAY SPONSORS Barneys New York and Disney have collaborated with AOL Source Barneys NY


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Felipe Massa Gives First Glimpse Of New Circuit Of The Americas Scuderia Ferrari driver Felipe Massa helped kick off this weekend's Formula 1 United States Grand Prix by treating a group of guests to virtual laps of the Cir-

cuit Of The Americas (COTA) in Shell's state-of-the-art simulator. The 2012 season sees Formula 1 racing return to the United States for the first time since 2007 with an all-new venue in Austin, Texas. To help launch this very special weekend, Massa joined invited media guests from around the world to give them a first glimpse of the 5.5-kilometre (3.4-mile) Grand Prix circuit. Visiting a new track is nothing Scuderia Ferrari and its Technical Partner Shell are not used to. The secret of success is being able to anticipate the challenge before you arrive - thus making work done in the simulators and engine test bays critical. Hav-

ing worked together since the birth of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the pair have encountered many races at unfamiliar tracks and Shell scientists have worked closely with Ferrari engineers to develop innovative products and deliver a premium fuel, which meets one of the most tightly controlled and specific fuel requirements in the racing world. With the knowledge gained from testing on the track with Ferrari, Shell scientists developed Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline(®) for cars on the road to deliver maximum protection for optimum performance. "We already have a good understanding of the challenge the COTA will give us and have undertaken several virtual long runs in Italy. We actually run programs to replicate the entire race weekend, although there is no real substitute for being there, we already know which products are going to give Scuderia Ferrari the best advantage in Texas." Cara Tredget, Shell Ferrari Technology Manager said “Driving virtual laps of Austin's COTA in Shell's Professional Simulator Experience, Massa brought to life the extreme challenges he, Scuderia Ferrari and Shell will face this weekend around the 20-turn counterclockwise track. The new track will join the ranks of some of the most technical on the Formula 1 calendar and his laps proved that the drivers and fans have much to look forward to this weekend.”


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"The Shell Professional Simulator Experience is one of the most realistic simulators available in the world, so it is fantastic to be able to give people a sneak preview of the new Circuit Of The Americas. The track is extremely technical with lots of passing opportunities when it widens out, and I think all of the drivers will find this weekend particularly challenging. We have already driven hundreds of simulated laps of the track in Maranello and the engineers have been working hard to optimize the F2012 for the track.

About Shell's Technical Partnership with Ferrari Shell and Ferrari share one of the most successful partnerships in Formula 1 history. Having contested, in partnership, more than half of all the Formula 1 races ever run, they have together amassed 12 Drivers' Championships and 10 Constructors' Championships. This strong historical footing provides the basis for what is also one of the most forwardlooking partnerships in contemporary motorsport.

Understanding the nature of a new track is always complicated, especially as we have no previous data to study, so we won't know until Sunday exactly what the race has in store. That is why working with long-standing partners like Shell is so important for our team to try and gain that all important competitive edge." Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari driver The Shell Professional Simulator Experience is one of the most technologically advanced simulators in the world. It is used by professional racing drivers to become accustomed to each car's controls and learn track layouts. For more causal users and fans, it allows the driver to experience the innovation and development that drives the technical partnership between Shell and Ferrari in a way that has never been possible until now as well as giving them a taster as to the power and performance of a Formula 1 car. With this unique asset, Shell has created a tool that gives them a unique insight into one of the most long-standing and successful technical partnerships in motorsport.

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Felipe Massa dá primeiro vislumbre do novo circuito das Américas nascimento do Campeonato do Mundo Felipe Massa piloto Brasileiro da Scuderia de Fórmula 1-FIA, e de ter participado de Ferrari deu o pontapé inicial neste fim de muitas corridas em pistas desconhecidas, semana do Grande Prêmio dos Estados os cientistas da Shell trabalham de perto Unidos de Fórmula 1 chamando um gru- com os engenheiros da Ferrari para desenvolver produtos inovadores e oferecer um combustível premium, que reúne todas as necessidades de combustível específicos ao mundo das corridas. um dos mais rigidamente controlados .

po de convidados para percorrer o Circuito das Américas (COTA) no altamente sofisticado simulador da Shell . A temporada de 2012 de Fórmula 1 vê o retorno da corrida para os Estados Unidos pela primeira vez desde 2007, com um local totalmente novo, em Austin, Texas. Para ajudar a lançar o evento neste fim de semana muito especial, Massa juntou convidados da mídia de todo o mundo para lhes dar um primeiro vislumbre do 5,5 km (3,4 milhas) do circuito Grand Prix Para a Scuderia Ferrari e seu técnico parceiro Shell , visitar uma nova pista não é nada a que não estejam acostumados. O segredo do sucesso é ser capaz de antecipar o desafio antes dele chegar - tornando o trabalho feito nos simuladores e baías de mecanismo de teste realmente crítico. Tendo trabalhado juntos desde o

Com o conhecimento adquirido a partir de testes na pista com a Ferrari, cientistas da Shell desenvolveram a gasolina Shellpremium V-Power (®) para os carros de estrada oferecendo a máxima proteção com o melhor desempenho. “Nós já temos um bom entendimento do que o desafio da COTA(Circuit of The Americas) nos dará e ainda levamos em consideração várias corridas virtuais na Itália. Nós realmente executamos um programa para replicar a corrida inteira do fim de semana, embora não há nenhum substituto real para a corrida real, já sabemos quais os produtos que vão dar a Scuderia Ferrari a melhor vantagem no Texas. “ Cara Tredget, Shell Ferrari Gerente de Tecnologia. Dirigindo nas pistas virtuais do COTA Austin - Texas no Shell Simulator Professional, Massa trouxe à vida os extremos desafios que ele, Scuderia Ferrari e Shell terão de enfrentar neste fim de semana em torno das 20-voltas na pista em sentido anti-horário.


A nova pista vai se juntar algumas das mais técnicas do calendário da Fórmula 1 e suas voltas provaram que os controladores e os fãs terao muito a ver neste fim de semana. A Experiência no Shell Professional Simulator um dos simuladores mais realistas disponíveis no mundo, é fantástica, sendo capaz de dar às pessoas uma prévia do novo Circuito das Américas. A pista é extremamente técnica, com muitas oportunidades de passagem quando se amplia, e eu acho que todos os pilotos vão achar esse fim de semana particularmente difícil. Nós já conduzimos centenas de voltas simuladas da pista em Maranello e os engenheiros estão trabalhando duro para otimizar o F2012 para a pista. Compreender a natureza de uma nova pista é sempre complicado, especialmente porque não temos dados anteriores para estudar, por isso não sei se até domingo o que exatamente a corrida tem nos reservado. É por isso que trabalhar com parceiros de longa data como a Shell é tão importante para a nossa equipe para tentar ganhar uma vantagem competitiva importante todos. "

siona a parceria técnica entre a Shell e a Ferrari de uma maneira que nunca foi possível até agora, bem como dar-lhes uma prova como a potência e o desempenho de um carro de Fórmula 1. Com este recurso único, a Shell criou uma ferramenta que lhes dá uma visão única de uma das parcerias mais duradouras e bem-sucedidas entre técnicos em automobilismo. Sobre parceria técnica da Shell com a Ferrari: Shell e Ferrari participam de uma das parcerias de maior sucesso na história da Fórmula 1. Tendo recorrido, em parceria, mais de metade de todas as corridas de Fórmula 1 já executadss, elas têm juntas acumuladas 10 Constructor’s Championship e 12 Pilots Championships. Esta forte base histórica fornece a base para o que também é uma das parcerias mais prospectivas do automobilismo contemporâneo.

Felipe Massa, piloto da Ferrari : A Shell Professional Simulator é um dos simuladores mais avançados tecnologicamente do mundo. Ele é usado por pilotos profissionais para se acostumar com os controles de cada carro e aprender layouts de pista. Para os usuários mais casuais e fãs, permite ao condutor experimentar a inovação e desenvolvimento que impulFONTE Shell Oil Company


US-Made Product Helps people sleep better by breathing better, snoring less If your spouse snores, and you can’t sleep, the Nasilator may be your ticket to a better nights rest. Less than an inch in length, the Nasilator is a new device that, when inserted into the nose, gently expands the nasal passages to allow better airflow. Developed and manufactured in the USA, the Nasilator truly MADE IN AMERICA, impacting the US economy and helping Americans breathe better. How important is sleep? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Not only are the sleepless impacted, although so are the clients they serve, other drivers on the road, and the family whom they take care of. In other words, “about 70 million adults in the US are affected by a sleep problem”, and at least 10 people are impacted by their inhibited response times, potential memory issues and short patience. That’s 700,000,000 people affected by a lack of sleep. These could be your neighbors, accountants, or even spouses. Did you know,

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VendorLink – New business spurs over a billion dollars in local contracts in first two years How many start-ups can boast of having supported over a billion dollars in local business contracts in less than three years? I can only think of one: VendorLink. brainchild of two Central Florida software developers, Carlos Martinez and Dan Burroughs, VendorLink streamlines the process for government bid solicitations and contracts through an online web service. The City of Orlando is already on board with VendorLink, and has had great success. “Our vendors appreciate the ease of use and the ‘no charge’ supplier registration and notification service offered by the eSupplier Service. VendorLink has provided exceptional customer service, as we continue to expand the program to meet the needs of our customers” stated Rhonda Scott, Orlando’s Director of Purchasing and Management. Osceola and Seminole Counties have also signed up. Currently, there are 85 government contractors and over 10,500 vendors in the system. Geared for growth, VendorLink plans to expand throughout the country to ease the bidding system for vendors from all climates. “Our Purchasing Department staff has utilized this efficient system to replace several manual processes and to communicate more effectively with our vendors” stated

Cheryl Olson, the Director of Purchasing, Property and Warehouse for the School District of Osceola County. Not only does it save money, the system saves vendors time by consolidating RFPs into one place, so they don’t have to search multiple websites for jobs to bid on. Similarly, it saves the government time by reducing the hours spent on transferring information, scanning documents and searching for vendor contacts. Currently, VendorLink is the only software on the market that integrates contract management into the bid solicitation and vendor management system. Sounds expensive, right? Actually, this service is perfect for small and mid-size businesses, for the entrance fee is negligible. Vendors’ annual registration fees are $5 per county, or $100 for the entire state. Sign-up fees for government agencies are low as well, and although they vary based on the number of bids, they are typically less than $6,000. This 2-and-a-half year old company is making big waves. “It started as a project for the Law Enforcement Technology and Training Research Center which at the time was part of the University of Central Florida” states co-founder Martinez. His advice for vendors, “take advantage of our web application as it provides vital plan holder information that could be used by vendors to forge partnerships and create synergy to win bids.” For additional infomation, please visit www.evendorlink.com


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dores", afirmou Cheryl Olson, o Diretor de Propriedade, Compras e Armazém do Distrito Escolar do Condado de Osceola. Não só poupar dinheiro, o sistema economiza tempo, evitando a procura de vários sites de empregos Quantos start-ups pode se orgulhar de para licitar.

ter apoiado mais de um bilhão de dólares em contratos comerciais locais em me- Da mesma forma, economiza o tempo do govnos de três anos? Eu só posso pensar em erno, reduzindo as horas gastas na transferência de informação, digitalização de docuuma: VendorLink. mentos e busca de contatos de fornecedores.

Esta ideia de dois desenvolvedores de software da Florida Central, Carlos Martinez e Dan Burroughs, agiliza o processo de solicitações de licitação e contratos do governo através de um serviço web online. A cidade de Orlando já está a bordo com VendorLink, e tem obtido grande sucesso. "Nossos fornecedores apreciam a facilidade de uso, o registro sem custo, e notificação oferecida pelo Supplier.

Atualmente, VendorLink é o único software do mercado que integra a gestão de contratos para a licitação e sistema de gestão de fornecedores.Parece caro, né? Na verdade, este serviço é perfeito para empresas de pequeno e médio porte, para a taxa de entrada é desprezível. Taxas de registo de vendedores anuais são de US $ 5 por condado, ou US $ 100 para todo o Estado.

O valor de registro para agências governamentais são baixos, e variam de acordo com o número de ofertas (lances), que são tipicamente menos de US $ 6.000. Esta empresa está gerando uma grande onda "Tudo começou como um projeto para a Tecnologia de Aplicação da Lei Centro de Pesquisa e Treinamento que na época fazia parte da UCF", afirma o co-fundador Martinez. Seu conselho para os fornecedores, "tirem vantagem da aplicação, pois fornece informações sobre o titular vital ao plano que poderia ser usado por vendedores para formar parcerias e criar sinergia para ganhar concursos." "Nossa equipe do Departamento de Compras Para obter informações adicionais, visite tem utilizado este sistema eficiente para subwww.evendorlink.com stituir processos manuais diversos e comunicar mais eficazmente com nossos forneceVendorLink tem prestado serviço excepcional ao cliente, à medida que continuamos a expandir o programa para atender as necessidades de nossos clientes ", afirmou Rhonda Scott, diretor de Orlando de Compras e Gestão. Osceola e Seminole também se inscreveram. Atualmente, existem 85 empresas do governo e mais de 10.500 fornecedores no sistema. Orientada para o crescimento, VendorLink planeja expandir por todo o país para facilitar o sistema de licitação para os fornecedores de todos os climas.


Businesses Across the Nation Employ The Garage for Innovation Looking for Innovation? The Garage, a high tech firm established in early 2012, pays tribute to the world’s most innovative companies that started in a garage (like Google, Amazon.com and Apple). The company culture nurtures innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity across the board and is currently engaged in developing innovative IT solutions for Healthcare and Education. "Working with The Garage has been an essential business decision for my company. Their expertise in mobile and tablet-based technologies is a critical component for our success,” said John Preski, President of Membertek Inc., one of The Garage’s clients. The Garage specializes in mobile, digital collaboration and hands-free technologies. Some of the projects that The Garage is involved in include a collaborative, patient-centric ACO platform for a Medicare Shared Savings (MSS) ACO program; a HIE solution for a state-wide health plan; a hands-free mobile solution for a health services company and a cross-platform mobile messaging system. "The team at The Garage is well-versed in healthcare and they’re able to quickly understand our business requirements and translate them into creative technology solutions that meet our needs,” said Ivan Reyes,

Executive Director of Health Care Services of Florida, another client of The Garage. In addition to the above, The Garage’s innovation team is architecting the next generation solutions for healthcare that include mobile patient engagement, on-demand clinical data interactions and social intelligence for healthcare communities. “The Garage is a hub for innovation and we know no boundaries when it comes to building solutions that make a difference to the businesses that we partner with” said Pranam Ben, Founder and CEO. In an effort to expand, The Garage recently moved in to their new world headquarters in downtown Orlando. Along with a new location, The Garage has added Ray Gilley as the newest executive member of the team. Ray recently served as the President of the Orlando Economic Development Commission where he oversaw the region’s economic growth through stellar achievements. “The Garage has found the formula for success by catering to the needs of the marketplace while maintaining their creative spirit and culture, which will only fuel economic growth in the region over the next few years” said Ray. With the leadership team in place, The Garage is positioned for rapid growth and intends to triple their Orlando-based workforce over the next 2 years. For additional information, please visit www.thegaragein.com.


About Business Empresas de todo o país empregam a Garagem para Inovação Procurando por inovação? The Garage, uma empresa de alta tecnologia criada no início de 2012, presta homenagem as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, que começaram em uma garagem (como Google, Amazon.com e Apple). A empresa nutre cultura de inovação, o empreendedorismo e a criatividade e atualmente está envolvida no desenvolvimento de soluções inovadoras de IT para Saúde e Educação. "Trabalhar com a garagem foi uma decisão de negócios essencial para a minha empresa. Suas tecnologias móveis baseadas em tablet é um componente crítico para o nosso sucesso", disse John Preski, presidente da Membertek Inc., um dos clientes da garagem. A Garagem é especializada em tecnologia de colaboração, digital móvel. Alguns dos projetos que a garagem está envolvida inclui um colaborativo, centrado no paciente para uma plataforma do programa ACO Medicare Shared Savings (MSS) uma solução HIE para um plano de saúde em todo o estado, uma solução handsfree para mobile para uma empresa de serviços de saude para um sistema de mensagem em uma plataforma cruzada movel "A equipe da A garagem é bem versado em cuidados de saúde e eles são capazes de compreender rapidamente as necessidades de nossos negócios e traduzi-los em soluções tecnológicas criativas que atendam às nossas necessidades", disse Ivan Reyes, Diretor Executivo de Serviços de Saúde da Flórida, outra cliente da garagem. Além do acima, a equipe The Garage de inovação é arquitetar as soluções de próxima geração para cuidados de saúde, que incluem envolvimento paciente móvel, sob demanda interações de dados clíni-

cos e de inteligência social para as comunidades de saúde. "A Garagem é um centro de inovação e sabemos que não há limites quando se trata de soluções de construção que fazem a diferença para os negócios que fazemos parceria com" disse Ben Pranam, Fundador e CEO. Em um esforço para expandir, The Garage recentemente mudou-se para sua nova sede mundial no centro de Orlando. Junto com um novo local, a garagem tem acrescentado Ray Gilley como o mais novo membro executivo da equipe. Ray recentemente atuou como Presidente da Comissão de Desenvolvimento Econômico Orlando, onde supervisionou o crescimento econômico da região por meio de realizações estelares. "A garagem tem encontrado a fórmula para o sucesso, para atender às necessidades do mercado, mantendo o seu espírito criativo e cultura, o que só vai alimentar o crescimento econômico na região ao longo dos próximos anos", disse Ray. Com a equipe de liderança no local, a garagem está posicionado para um crescimento rápido e pretende triplicar sua força de trabalho baseada em Orlando, nos próximos 2 anos. Para obter informações adicionais, visite www. thegaragein.com. New! Click the words above to edit and view alternate translations. Dismiss Google Translate for Business:Translator ToolkitWebsite TranslatorGlobal Market Finder


National Association of Realtors Realtors Conference & Expo large Brazilian delegation of amazing property, with all the ameni-

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Realtors came to participate of the Realtors Conference & Expo in Orlando. On November 7th they were registered and assigned for a Tour at several Real Estate developments. The activities for that day were organized by ORIC and Moneycorp, including a VIP reception and a panel about important issues concerning the US Real Estate Market. We followed them to The VUE-in Downtown Orlando, where members of the Orlando Regional International Council were organizing a day full of learning, surprises and new experiences. Upon arrival they had breakfast and Tour a unit at The VUE. They found an

ties and positive qualities a buyer looks for. In a city like Orlando, that changes its character completelly once you arrive in Downtown Orlando, showing how Urban it can be, plus the beautiful landscapes, close to the International Airport , major highways, and all major shopping malls, all in the Brazilian Delegation was really impressed with how much you get for your money here in the US, compared to Brazil. The Brazilian delegation of Realtors visited other properties and also participated of all the events that followed the Realtors Conference & Expo.

Part of the Brazilian delegation of Realtors


Cleberto Copetti- ORIC

Breakfast at the Vue’s’s Clubhouse


TAM Airlines Begins Daily Service Between Rio de Janeiro and Orlando International TAM Airlines new seven-day-a-week, nonstop service to Rio de Janeiro is TAM’s second Brazilian destination along with Sao Paulo. Until now, Rio de Janeiro had been the largest international market underserved at Orlando International. “For the second time in the past four years we are proud to welcome an inaugural

flight from Brazil to Orlando Interntional Airport. To date, TAM has flown 330,000 travelers to our region,” says Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, Vice-Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This one new route alone will bring more than $169 million in annual economic impact to our area, creating jobs and strengthening business connections.


Brazil Well Connected More importantly it helps other local companies to enter the growing Brazilian market. Combined with TAM’s two other daily flights, their total combined economic impact is more than half a billion dollars, which highlights the importance of bringing more international travel to Central Florida.� A water salute greets TAM’s inaugural Rio de Janeiro flight upon arrival in Orlando.

TAM will serve the route using A330-200 aircraft. Each plane is capable of carrying 223 passengers; 4 in firstclass, 24 in business class and 195 in economy class. In 2011 international passenger traffic made up approximately 10 percent of all travelers at Orlando International Airport with a record 3,502,584 international guests. So far this year international traffic is up nearly 10 percent over the previous record.


Commissioner Tony Ortiz- Director of MultiCultural Affairs Luis Martinez -Alycea

Jay Santos-Visit Orlando, Amy Litter- CFBACC President, Joao Marcos arruda Pires Chairman CFBACC Business Committee

Costa Brasil Tours-Claudio Costa &Andrea


TAM Rio -Orlando Flight Crew

TAM VP Pablo Chiozza, GOAA Executive


Director Phil Brown,

GOAA Executive Director Phil Brown, TAM VP Pablo Chiozza, Commissoner Tony Ortiz, Vice Chairman GOAA Dr Jason Pirozollo.


Commissioner Tony Ortiz – City of Orlando, representing Mayor Buddy Dyer emphasized the first efforts of Mayor Dyer to bring the first flights from São Paulo – Orlando and due to it’s major success we now also have Rio – Orlando. Commissioner Ortiz also mentioned how much the City appreciated that TAM recognized “the business and economic advantages of expanded service into Orlando , with certainty that this will be beneficial for both Communities. The flight arrived as scheduled at 5:25 PM, safe landed at Orlando International Airport, going through a water salute, provided by the Orlando Fire Department. It was a great moment, makes us proud to be part of something so grand. The progress that the Brazilian Economical growth has right now is so big that is bringing us in the US more tourism and business. Brazil is and always will be a friendly Nation with eyes in the progress and the future. We can only gain from this fruitful relationship.

Visit Orlando VP Jay Santos,Greate Commissioner John Martin

TAM Executives Rita Pereira, Nelson Freitas, Gaston Rodriguez, Michelle Cantrillon e Daniel Mannino


ter Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Vice Chairman Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, Orange County nez, TAM VP Pablo Chiozza, GOAA, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz welcome TAM’s flight crew to Orlando

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Vice Chairman Dr. Jason Pirozzolo Board Treasurer Dean Asher, Orange County Commissioner John Martinez


Delta Air Lines transfere a sede comercial da América Latina e Caribe para o Brasil A Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) anuncia hoje que sua sede comercial para a América Latina e Caribe estará mudando de Atlanta para São Paulo. A iniciativa ressalta o foco e os recursos que a Delta vem destinando para seu crescimento na região, além do seu objetivo de se tornar a melhor operadora dos EUA na América Latina. No dia 1º de janeiro, Nicolas Ferri, vice-presidente para América Latina e Caribe, vai se transferir para São Paulo para conduzir as atividades comerciais reportando-se ao vice-presidente sênior de vendas globais, Steve Sear.

"Sob a liderança de Nicolas, ao longo dos últimos dois anos, a receita da Delta na América Latina e no Caribe cresceu 20%. Ao mesmo tempo, nós entramos em um processo de transformação em toda a empresa para alinhar nossos produtos e serviços às expectativas de nossa crescente base de clientes na região", diz Sear. "O papel de Nicolas também é fundamental para o contínuo fortalecimento das nossas alianças e no aumento dos benefícios oferecidos aos clientes. Isto se deve às parcerias com nossos companheiros da SkyTeam, que são a Aeroméxico e Aerolíneas Argentinas, bem como os parceiros de code-share, caso da Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, e o acordo de joint-venture com a Air France-KLM, no México." A transferência de Ferri para o Brasil faz da Delta Air Lines a única operadora dos EUA a ter um oficial corporativo residente na América Latina. Isto demonstra a atenção e a dedicação especial da Delta no atendi-

mento às necessidades dos clientes latinos, investindo US$ 3 bilhões em seus produtos e serviços.

A Delta está orgulhosa em transferir sua sede regional para São Paulo. Nosso objetivo de nos tornarmos a melhor operadora dos EUA na região tem muitos elementos. Estamos convencidos que ter a nossa sede regional trará um foco maior, e mais benefícios, aos nossos clientes, parceiros e funcionários em toda América Latina e Caribe", diz Nicolas Ferri. "Nós continuamos a demonstrar nosso compromisso com a região e este movimento da Delta, como transportadora dos EUA, traz uma perspectiva única e nos permite participar do dia-a-dia de negócios da indústria de aviação na região e, ao mesmo tempo, fazer parte de sua evolução". A América Latina é um dos pilares da estratégia da Delta de crescimento sustentado da empresa. Em 2012, a Delta introduziu na região uma série de melhorias para as classes BusinessElite e Econômica, inspiradas na America Latina. Entre elas, estão o menu recém concebido pela chef Michelle Bernstein, as seleções de vinhos regionais feitas pela master sommelier Andrea Robinson, a seção em espanhol da Revista Sky, chamada Despegando, um canal do Facebook em Português e dois canais em tempo real para assistência a clientes, o @ DeltaAssist_ES em espanhol e @DeltaAjuda em português. Mais melhorias serão reveladas e introduzidas em 2013.


Delta Air Lines relocates Latin America and Caribbean Commercial Headquarters to Brazil Delta Air Lines announced that the Commercial Headquarters for its Latin America and the Caribbean region will be moving from Atlanta to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

particular consideration in servicing the needs of Latin customers investing US $3 billion in its products and services. Delta is proud to relocate its regional headquarters to Sao Paulo. Our goal of The relocation underscores the increased becoming the best U.S. carrier in the focus and resources Delta is placing in the region has many elements. We are conregion's growth and its goal of becoming vinced having our regional headquarters the best U.S. carrier in Latin America. will bring additional focus and benefits to Effective Jan. 1, Nicolas Ferri, vice presiour customers, partners and employees dent -- Latin America and the Caribbean throughout Latin America and the will transfer to Sao Paulo to lead the Caribbean," said Nicolas Ferri. "We concommercial activities reporting to Steve tinue to demonstrate our commitment Sear, Delta's senior vice president - Global to the region and this move gives Delta Sales. as a U.S. carrier a unique perspective and allows us to participate in the day to day "Under Nicolas' leadership, over the past affairs of aviation industry in the region two years Delta's revenue in Latin and being part of its evolution." America and the Caribbean has grown Latin America is a pillar of Delta's 20 percent. We have also embarked on a sustained growth strategy in the company-wide transformation process to company's strategic plan. In 2012 Delta align our product and service introduced to the region a series of Latinoffering with the expectations of our inspired enhancements for BusinessElite growing Latin America customer base" and Coach Cabins. Among these are Sear said. "Nicolas' role is also instrua Facebook channel in Portuguese and mental in continuing to strengthen our two real-time customer assistance alliances and customer benefits offered channels @DeltaAssist_ES in Spanish and through alliances with SkyTeam partners @DeltaAjuda in Portuguese. Aeromexico and Aerolineas Argentinas as well as codeshare partner GOL Linhas Additional enhancements will be unveiled Aereas Inteligentes and the joint venture in 2013. Brazilian customers can also acagreement with Air France-KLM in Mexi- cess Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook co." Ferri's relocation to Brazil makes page visiting Delta Air Lines the only U.S. carrier to http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLineshave a vice president residing in Latin Brasil. SOURCE Delta Air Lines America. The company has placed


As usual on the first Friday of every month the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce offers the opportunity to it’s members to speak after a Breakfast at the Florida Hotel - Marcello’s Bistro. The Chamber brings speakers with topics that can show many aspects about a business or even topics to enlighten a subject that is new and can improve many enterprises. So far this year the Chamber had many successful speakers and they still have the final Breakfast on December 7th - with speaker Dahlia Hayles, and Attorney Daniela Pulcinni, about Law and Identity Theft.

November Breakfast

Thin month the Chamber presented the speakers: Broker Rosana Almeida-owner at Florida Connexion and Cleberto Copetti- member of ORIC and Realtor - Imoveis in Orlando, offering great advice in Real Estate strategy and opportunities in the actual busy market. Many attended to this class and it was for sure a huge success. The Chamber is experiencing a great year under the Presidency of Amy Litter, that gave the Chamber a new perspective and directory, that brought the interest of many Fortune 500 Companies that already turned into members and trustees, opening broader horizons to the entity.Companis such as WDW Resorts, Brighthouse, OUC and NY Life, one of their greatest Partners and supporters. Present were, Moneycorp, Adair Real Estate Services, SUNTRAN Intnl.,Parkland Intnl Realty, Legal Shield, Conecta Americas,Longwell Lawyers, IRIS Intnl.

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CFBACC Monthly Breakfast

rdan Tilley, Juliana Scolari and Justine Assal-Moneycorp

onegan Orange County Property Apraiser

Speakers Rosana Almeida e Cleberto Copetti

Charles Brenner-Commercial Real Estate


Sean Slack CFBACC adds new blood to Board of Directors Looks for growth in 2013 The CFBACC held their annual election for the Board of Directors on the evening of November 13, 2012. It was the culmination of a fantastic 2012 for the chamber and many of the participants shared a positive outlook for 2013. Many old and new friends sat down and shared some Brazilian delicacies while telling stores of football, politics, and family life. It was an exciting time. Personally, it felt like a big family coming together for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Sure, some of the brothers or sisters in the family might have a disagreement here or there, some of them might feel more important than others, and some are there just for the food. The bottom line is, we were all putting our collective heads together to formulate a team to take on the challenges of 2013. The importance of the Brazilian chamber is paramount. As we all know, Brazil is experiencing the largest growth phase in several decades, the REAL is holding steady, the World Cup and Olympics are around the corner. Central Florida is a direct pipeline to the Brazilian business world and Brazilians have a profound effect on the economy here. The CFBACC has a duty and a responsibility to carry the flag and continue to spread the news about the importance of formulating relationships and partnerships in the business world of every genre. The election this year is a direct reflec-

tion on where we are headed. We are bringing in new members to advance new ideas and provide bridges for expansion while maintaining the integrity, culture, and well-being of the Brazilian chamber. Charter laws have been amended to award Directorships to people representing companies like Disney, Brighthouse Networks, and Money Corp. Returning Directors like Amy Litter, Laiz Rodrigues, Dani Pulchini Silas Pinto, and Nelson Freitas have all been reinstated to work on the foundations they have laid from a great 2012. And, I had the honor of being elected this year. Someone who has been serving the Brazilian community for almost twenty years by facilitating the passage of Brazilian and South American tourism into local retailers. Looking forward to 2013, the board of directors will soon elect the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. I think it is imperative that whoever shifts into an administrative role that they consider and shape the vision for the Brazilian chamber and serve as a guidepost for the growing community in central Florida. The chamber could be a powerful voice, that now many Americans are beginning to learn to listen to. We need to capitalize on the position this community currently holds and recognize the window will not always be open. Now is the time to seize this opportunity and explore new ideals and creative methods to educate the community about the power of Brazil. I for one am tremendously excited about our chances, and I look forward to being a part of the family.


As one more year ends The Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce elects a new Board of Directors for the Year 2013. This year the race was more popular than last year, the Chamber announced the voting session to all members and the turn out was really great. After all Democracy is on demand and voting seemed like the right option for many of our participant members.

First Column Amy Litter actual President Lourdes Mola- WDW Hotels & Resort Rosana Almeida- Florida Connexion Silas A. Pinto- Brazilian Business Fair Second Column Ana Regina Myrrha-AIP Gaby Ortigoni-OUC Juliana Scolari-Moneycorp Ron Ambar- Concept USA

Third Column After a year of great change and many Daniela Pulcini-Attorney -Silzer Law challenges, the Chamber moves on, look- Simone Kuska-The Florida Hotel ing for another year of great achievements Monica Correa -Bright House and growth, not only financially but also Nelson Freitas-TAM Airlines looking to be recognized in the American Business Community. Fourth Column With new partners such as Walt Disney Laiz Rodrigues-Hotspotorlando/AboutUS World , Bright House, OUC, Mall of Lis Oliveira-Crowne Plaza Hotel Millenia, Cartier, New Ypork Life, and the Sean Slack-Sports Authority support of the Best Brazilian Companies in Orlando, the Chamber follows its path On January 14th, the Board will have the of success and it is no longer the Chamber first Meeting and will vote for a New that used to be. President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The New Board of Directors for 2013, counts with a female majority of great Business women the have their mark of excellence not only in the Brazilian Community, but also in Orlando, with a remarkable history and even brighter future. Ladies and Gentleman ! We present you the new CFBACC-Board of Directors for 2013.


Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce

Amy Litter

Ana Regina Myrrha

Daniela Pulcini

Lourdes Mola

Gaby Ortigoni

Simone Kuska

Rosana Almeida

Juliana Scolari

Monica Correa

Silas A. Pinto

Ronald Ambar

Laiz Rodrigues

Lis Oliveira

Sean Slack

Nelson Freitas


Macy’s Florida Mall By Sean Slack

Today, Macy's in the Florida Mall celebrated their new look store by having a Grand Re-opening ceremony. It was a fantastic, energetic event filled with music, clapping, some dancing, and smiling faces all around. And why not? Macy's celebrated their 150th year in 2008 and continue to hold the title as the World's largest retail store. This particular location has had a great year, and they look to build on their success in 2013 and beyond.

Macy's Florida Mall is a unique store. General Manager Murray Tolkov is an engaging, fun personality that develops the best results from his people. It was clear today just in the few moments of the ceremony that his team loves to work with him and with the company. In these times of restricted success in the retail arena, Macy's continues to hold the torch and serve as a model guidepost for others to follow. Usually at 8:50AM in the morning on a Saturday, people are rolling out of bed and searching for things to do other than work. However, the entire staff was in the midst of a great party. The District Manager Lee O' Rourke was in the middle of the throngs of people cheering on attempts at the moonwalk

and other dance moves. It was a refreshing reminder that stores can be laid with marble and have the most beautiful decor, but its the people that make customers come back again and again. The energy was palatable, culmnating with a brief speech by Mr. Tolkov, the ribbon cutting, and nice confetti blast for good measure at the end. The store itself is magnificent the insde was completely remodeled and positioned just in time for the holiday season. The staff was very proud of their new palace, as they should be. Now they wait for the onslaught as Black Friday and high tourism seasons are just around the corner.

Sean Slack and Murray Tolkov


Sheree Silver, Murray Tolkov,

Stephanie Kolehmainen, Eliz Sanchez

Sheree Silver, Murray Tolkov, Lee O' Rourke

Stephanie Griffis,Craig Harris, Lee O'Rourke, Murray Tolkov, Sheree Silver, Stephanie Kolehmainen, Javier Perez, Eliz Sanchez, Angela Sobik, Jenna Longo, Gary Barrett


Ab Orlando Magic recebe Soldados Veteranos em Noite Apresentada pela Harris Corporation Por nove anos, o Orlando Magic e Harris Corporation, uma empresa internacional de comunicações e tecnologia da informação, uniram-se para homenagear os militares, e suas famílias com Ingressos para a noite dos veteranos do jOrlando Magic vs Suns no dia 4 de novembro. O Magic, a Harris Corporation e os detentores dos bilhete da temporada doaram mais de 800 ingressos para o jogo Magic contra o Suns para Militares ativos e veteranos assim como suas famílias. Os militares que participaram farda dos inclui a Patrick Air Force Base, Orlando Centro Vet, Wounded Warrior Project, Orlando da filial Marítima, Orlando da filial do Exército, da Guarda Nacional da Flórida, Gratitude Operation e Giveback Operation (ambos Gratitude e Giveback são entidades sem fins lucrativos que be neficiam os militares).

Em apoio a Operation Gratitude Orlando", um programa concebido para recolher pacotes de apoio e doces para militares americanos que estão atualmente destacados nas regiões hostis e remotas do Iraque e do Afeganistão, os fãs do Orlando Magic, foram encorajados a trazer doces e chocolates e deixarem no Átrio Disney do estadio durante o jogo. Além disso, os assentos da quadra foram fornecidos, cortesia de Harris Corporation, à família do militar local herói Patrick Corcoran, que foi homenageado em uma apresentação especial durante o intervalo. O sargento do Exército. Major Patrick Corcoran começou sua carreira no Exército aos 23 anos em 1986, quando ele tinha apenas 17 anos de idade. No dia 13 de agosto de 2009, em Wardak, no Afeganistão o Sargento Major Corcoran foi gravemente ferido quando forças inimigas emboscaram seu comboio com um dispositivo explosivo improvisado (IED) que violou o casco de seu veículo blindado. Como resultado, Corcoran está paralisado da cintura para baixo, e mesmo aceitando sua condição física, ele se recusa a limitar-se.


bout The Orlando Magic É com essa mentalidade que Corcoran espera ir a faculdade de direito e seguir uma carreira jurídica.   "É realmente uma honra para o Orlando Magic reconhecer os bravos homens e mulheres que dedicam suas vidas a serviço de nosso grande país", disse Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. "Juntamente com a Harris Corporation, reconhecemos os sacrifícios feitos não só por homens e mulheres de uniforme, mas suas famílias também.

Eles são todos heróis. "  Em honra das cadeiras cativas anuais para a Noite dos Veteranos, o Magic organizou uma Fan Fest militar . Outros destaques incluíram uma apresentação na quadra do Hometown Hero sargento do Marine Corps, Jorge Zapata. O herói da cidade, apresentado pela Harris Corporation, é uma constante prova do reconhecimento de socorristas da Flórida Central, incluindo emergência médica, bombeiros, polícia e militares.


Orlando Magic Hosted Seats for Soldiers Night Presented by Harris Corporation For the ninth year overall, the Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, teamed up to honor military men, women and their families with Seats for Soldiers Night at the Magic vs. Suns game on November 4. The Magic, Harris Corporation and season ticket holders donated more than 800 tickets to the Magic/Suns matchup for active and retired military personnel and their families. Seats for Soldiers participating military outfits included Patrick Air Force Base, Orlando Vet Center, Wounded Warrior Project, Orlando Marine affiliate, Orlando Army affiliate, Florida National Guard, Operation Gratitude and Operation Giveback (both Operation Gratitude and Giveback are nonprofits benefiting military personnel). In support of “Operation Gratitude Orlando,” a program designed to collect care packages and candy for American servicemen and women who are currently deployed in the hostile and remote regions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Magic fans were encouraged to drop off candy in the Disney Atrium during the game. Also, courtside seats were provided, courtesy of Harris Corporation, to the family of local military hero Patrick Corcoran, who was honored in a special

halftime presentation. Army Sgt. Major Patrick Corcoran began his 23-year Army career in 1986 when he was just 17 years old. On August 13, 2009 in Wardak, Afghanistan Sgt. Major Corcoran was severely injured when enemy forces ambushed his convoy and an improvised explosive device (IED) breached the hull of his armored vehicle. As a result, Corcoran is paralyzed from the waist down, and even though he has accepted his physical condition, he refuses to limit himself. It is with that mindset Corcoran hopes to go through law school and pursue a legal career. “It is truly the Orlando Magic’s honor to recognize the brave men and women who dedicate their lives in service of our great country,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “Together with Harris Corporation, we recognize the sacrifices made by not only the men and women in uniform but the families as well. They are all heroes.” In honor of the annual Seats for Soldiers Night, the Magic hosted a military-themed Fan Fest. Other highlights included an on-court presentation to Hometown Hero Marine Sgt. Jorge Zapata. The Hometown Hero, presented by Harris Corporation, is an ongoing in-game recognition honoring first responders in the Central Florida community including emergency medical, fire, police and military.


Hello Brazil Tourist and Business information Center

nossa redondeza, tranportes, serviços telefônicos e também nossos pacotes turísticos . Um ambiente descontraido onde o turista ira encontrar informação e apoio, e tamOs empresários Linken Tome e Lilian bém ira desfrutar do nosso coffee shop Borba apresentam o seu mais novo Pilon Rouge onde serão representados empreendimento a Hello Brazil Tourist produtos da Nespresso Suíça, folheados & Business Information Center, que foi franceses assim como o famoso macainaugurada Dia 03 de novembro desse roon. A pilon Rouge Será inaugurada em ano. Janeiro de 2013. “O nosso centro de informação será um A Hello Brazil possui detalhadas inforapoio não só ao turista mas também a mações dos serviços que seus associados comunidade carente de ajuda local em oferecem . diferentes áreas . A Hello Brazil espera a sua visita a seu Informamos serviços de empresas locais a centro de Informações . Venha conhecer disposição, desde de um simples traslado as empresas e serviços que nossa gente a serviços Médicos Gratuitos, Órgãos de oferece! ajuda a classes de baixa renda, advogaSeja bem vindos e participe! dos, contadores, construtores, consertos Aos Empreendedores Mostre que você gerais, agencias de trabalho, corretores, também faz parte dessa comunidade ! assessoria para investidores etc. Divulgue sua empresa também ! Prestaremos um serviço de Informações Úteis ajudando a nossa comunidade a Hello Brazil divulgar suas empresas e produtos. Tourist & A Hello Brazil desenvolveu um suporte Business para apoiar Agencias de Turismo do Information Brazil aqui em Orlando .” Disse Linken Center . Tome. 5436 A Hello Brazil tambem presta Touchstone Serviços personalizados a famílias e Drive grupos que necessitem de sua ajuda em Orlando-Fl diversas áreas. 32819 Ao turista em geral serão apresentadas 407-982-1936 opções para atrações tradicionais e alternativas, acompanhamento de compras, venda de tickets para todos os parques, assim como horários, planejamento de viagens e passeios de curto período em


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Hello Brazil Tourist and Business information Center Entrepreneurs Linken Tome and Lilian Borba introduced their newest venture Hello Brazil Tourist & Business Information Center, which opened on November 3rd of this year. "Our information center will support not only the tourists but also the local community in need of help in different areas. We will inform about local businesses provided from a simple shuttle service, to Free Medical services, Assistance to low income classes, lawyers, accountants, builders, general repairs, job agencies, brokers, advice to investors etc.. We will provide a service of Useful Information to help our community publicize their companies and products. Hello Brazil has developed a bracket to support Travel Agencies in Brazil from Orlando. "Said linken� Hello Brazil will also provides Personalized services to families and groups that will needtheir help in several areas. The tourist in general will be presented options for traditional and alternative attractions, tracking purchases, sales of tickets for all the Theme parks, and timetables, trip planning, short rides in our neighborhood, Transportation, telephone services and also our tour packages.

A relaxed atmosphere where tourists will find information and support, and will also enjoy our coffee shop Pilon Rouge where only high end products will be presented, such as Nespresso Switzerland, as well famous French pastries, and macaroons. The Pilon Rouge will open in January 2013. Hello Brazil has detailed information of the services they offer their members. and hopes to receive your visit to theircenter of informations really soon. Come and meet all the businesses and services that we offer our people! Be welcome and participate! Show that you too are part of this community! Promote your business too! Hello Brazil Tourist & Business Information Center. 5436 Touchstone Drive Orlando-Fl 32819 407-982-1936


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MARCHING WITH PRIDE FOR VETERANS MAYOR DYER SALUTES OUR VETERANS WITH THE 13TH ANNUAL ORLANDO VETERANS DAY PARADE


Mayor Buddy Dyer invited Central Florida residents and visitors to join him and his Veterans Advisory Council to honor the courageous men and women of our armed forces at the 13th annual Orlando Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Downtown Orlando. The parade kicked off with a tribute to those who have fought for our country and defended our freedom led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans. This year, the parade also paid tribute to members of our armed forces who have served or are currently are serving in Afghanistan or Iraq. This year’s grand marshal is Donna Hay, an active community volunteer and widow of the late Paul G. Hay, former chairman of the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council. Mrs. Hay has been a driving force behind the scenes of the Mayor’s Veterans Advi-

Donna Hay & Mayor Dyer

sory Council and Veterans Day Parade since 2005. The parade provided a unique way to honor and pay tribute to both Donna and Paul Hay and recognize their many years of service to the City, our veterans and our country. The parade will consisted of a variety of participants including: men and women from more than 100 Central Florida veteran organizations, active duty military, high school JROTCs and the UCF AFROTC. Bands include the UCF Marching Knights, Virginia Tech Regimental Band, First Academy Royal Marching Band, Bishop Moore Catholic High School Band and Jones High School Marching Tigers.


Veteran’s Day Parade


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All the anchors at Chanel 13 News gave their hard work and support to our Community at The Veteran’s Day Parade, on Saturday. From exclusive coverage to participation a great effort. Thank you Chanel 13 !

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Don’t be a Turkey

GET THE FACTS Thanksgiving is GERD Awareness Week Do you have these symptoms of GERD? • • • •

Heartburn Difficulty Swallowing Chest Pain Coughing, Choking, Wheezing

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Sour taste in mouth Hiccups Nausea after eating Hoarseness or Change in Voice

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Regurgitation Belching or Burping Excessively Feeling that food is stuck behind breastbone

• Sore throat

GERD is Not Just an Annoyance • GERD means that acid is splashing up from the stomach, burning the lining of the esophagus. • T hat can cause the cells of the esophagus to change in a way that reduces heartburn symptoms, but those changes can also be the early signs of a precancerous change in the esophagus. • This condition is known as Barrett’s Esophagus: only one out of 20 people know they have it.

Heartburn can cause CANCER • P atients with Barrett’s Esophagus have 25 times the chance of developing aggressive Esophageal Cancer compared to the average person. • O nce you’ve got Barrett’s Esophagus, no medication can undo the precancerous change – it will never go away on its own. • N ew outpatient procedures that remove those cells have shown promise for getting rid of the condition and may lower the risk of developing cancer. • T he kind of Esophageal Cancer caused by GERD is one of the fastest increasing cancer diagnoses in the western world. • E sophageal Cancer kills more than 80 percent of its victims, largely because it’s usually detected at late stages; Early detection saves lives.

Are you or someone you love at risk? Talk to your doctor about the need to be screened if you:

Have more than occasional heartburn symptoms Have experienced heartburn in the past, but the symptoms are now gone Have any pain or difficulty swallowing Have a family history of Barrett’s Esophagus or Esophageal Cancer Have an ongoing, unexplained cough Have been speaking with a hoarse voice over several weeks Have a long lasting, unexplained sore throat Cough or choke when you lie down

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ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER CELEBRATES THE DEVELOPMENT OF KIRKMAN POINT PROJECT Mission Trip Results in Significant Investment in Orlando

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Megastron Development, LLC, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Kirkman Point project’s first phase on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. This is a significant project for the Orlando community because it is the first time the Brazilian-led Megastron Development has invested in the City of Orlando. [slideshow]

The ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of Kirkman Point’s first phase, a 4-story, 133,000 square foot Class A office building. A total of nearly 650,000 square-feet of mixed use office and retail space on almost 20 acres will be built out in four phases. When completed, there will be two four-story, and two six-story buildings and two parking garages. Kirkman Point is being developed by Brazilian-led Megastron Development, LLC, a group of developers who decided to invest in Orlando after meeting Mayor Dyer during a 2008 business and trade mission to Brazil. This project is Megastron's first project in the Orlando area; it is their 8th major project in the United States with nearly one million square feet of commercial and industrial space built in south Florida. The trade mission to Brazil in 2008 also yielded daily service between Orlando and Sao Paulo, Brazil on TAM Airlines, air ser-

vice that had been pursued by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority for many years. The Kirkman Point project and the service between Orlando and Brazil on TAM Airlines are examples of the type of economic development opportunities that can result from cultivating Sister City and international relationships – and further proves that Orlando is increasingly being chosen as a place for international investment. Present at the Ceremony were: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer District 1 City Commissioner Jim Gray District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings Director of Multicultural Affairs for Mayor Dyer- Luis Martinez-Alicea Kathy Devault-International Affairs Coordinator Neighborhood Outreach CoordinatorJames Reggie Colimon Brooke Rimmer-Bonnett, City of Orlando Director of Economic Development Megastron's Development Team, C1 BankAdam Ellis. The Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida President - Maria Luyanda Florida Democratic Party- Hispanic Outreach Director - Betsy Franceschini Catering by Pearson's Catering. Writing by City of Orlando Media Dept


Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Jim Gray, Kirkman Centerr owners, Commissioner Samuel B. Ings

All involved cutting the ribbon

Mayor Dyer and his Directors


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Rare and Exotic Vehicles Including Koenigsegg CCXR, Bugatti Veyron, McLaren 12C Spider and Lamborghini Aventador to join Cartier, Opus One, and Louis XIII de Remy Martin for a Luxury Event Weekend at the RitzCarlton Orlando ORLANDO, FL (November 2012) - The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando, Florida for the seventh year to once again bring together the world's most exotic vintage and contemporary automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and watercraft. This luxury event weekend will feature a Jet Port Reception at Orlando International Airport and Wine Connoisseur's Dinner presented by Cartier North America. It all leads up to a unique Motorsports Collection Display set amongst the pristine lawns and gardens of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The Seventh Annual Festivals of Speed Orlando presented by Fields Auto Group is set to take place from Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, 2012 to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The weekend begins Friday evening November 30 with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception presented by BB&T Wealth in a private hangar at the Orlando International Airport. This reception will feature a preview of unique automotive design as well as display of aircraft, watercraft and luxury lifestyle items. The setting is complete with gourmet food stations, top shelf open bar, a live performance from the Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, fine art, watch displays, elegant jewelry, tasting from Opus One, Godiva, NOLET'S Finest Gins and more luxury products as well as a live and silent auction of unique items to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. On Saturday evening, December 1, Cartier will host an exclusive Wine Connoisseur's Dinner featuring fine wine parings from Hollywood and Vine Cellars to compliment a four course meal at the award-winning restaurant, NORMAN'S at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. For this special culinary event, Norman's will be closed to all but Festivals of Speed guests for the evening. Following the dinner, Louis XIII de Remy Martin will host "A Century in a Bottle" tasting experience. The weekend finale takes place Sunday, December 2, with the Motorsports Collection Display of over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft presented by Fields Auto Group. Guests will view the rarest in vintage and contemporary vehicles and enjoy the splendor and hospitality of the beautiful Grande Lakes property. The among many other noteworthy vehicles, the display will include the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition, a one of five Bugatti Pur Sang, the Guinness World Record fastest standing mile street car Performance Power's 283.232 mph Ford GT, McLaren 12C Spider, Maserati MC 12, Hennessey Venom GT, 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish, and new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. Additionally, guests will experience automotive designs by Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, RollsRoyce, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, Fisker, McLaren and more and while encountering fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, robust cigars, smooth jazz in the gardens, and luxury lifestyle displays featuring fine jewelry and timepieces. Tickets for the Festivals of Speed Jet Port Reception, Wine Connoisseur's Dinner and Sunday main event VIP pavilion can be purchased in advance at www.festivalsofspeed.com or by calling 352-385-9450. Main event general admission tickets, are available either online or onsite at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes on Sunday, December 1, 2012. For more information on the Festivals of Speed, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com. About Festivals of Speed Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. With a series of extremely special events scheduled throughout the year, Festivals of Speed joins the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle transportation with the finest culinary, wine, spirits, and fashion for the ultimate luxury experience. For more information, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com, www.facebook.com/festivalsofspeed or call 352-385-9450.


The Seventh Annual Festivals of Speed Orlando

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Lindt Factory Outlet Grand Opening at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt celebrated the opening of its newest Lindt Factory Outlet in the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Friday, November 16. The first 1,000 visitors to the new location received a complimentary Lindt EXCELLENCE bar.

premium chocolate samples every day. The Swiss chocolatier is expanding into the midwest and west coast regions with new retail locations planned for the coming year. In addition to the retail stores, Lindt USA has further diversified its direct to consumer offerings with the 2011 launch of its premium home party sales program, Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., an expanded ecommerce presence, and growing corporate gift program.

The store features a vast array of premium Lindt chocolate offerings and Lindt Chocolate Advisors to educate and guide customers. The new store is part of the company’s long term plan of growth and About Lindt & Sprüngli expansion for its direct-to-consumer busi- Founded in 1845, Lindt & Sprüngli is a ness. global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high-quality products “As we continue to grow our retail presin more than 125 countries.  Lindt & ence throughout the U.S., we are thrilled Sprüngli operates eight production facilito open a new store in Lake Buena Vista ties in Europe and the United States and Factory Stores,” said Christine Bullen, employs 7,400 worldwide.  Lindt USA vice president of Direct to Consumer at operates more than 60 retail stores in the Lindt USA. U.S., Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., the company's premium direct selling program, Store Location: and maintains wide distribution through Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores extensive retail and wholesale channels.  15677 South Apopka Vineland Road For more information on Lindt, visit www. lindt.com. Orlando, FL 32821 407-477-0026 Regular Store Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays Lindt currently operates more than 60 retail locations including Lindt Chocolate Shops, Lindt Outlets and Lindt Factory Outlets, where customers are treated to


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Nova loja Lindt no Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Lindt chocolatier suíço comemorou a inauguração de sua nova loja de fábrica no Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores na Sextafeira 16 novembro. Os primeiros 1.000 visitantes ao novo local receberam uma barra do Lindt EXCELENCE de cortesia. A loja possui uma vasta gama de ofertas do chocolate Lindt premio e ainda Assessores da Lindt que educam e orientam os clientes. A nova loja faz parte do plano de crescimento e expansão da empresa a longo prazo visando seus negócios que atingem diretamente ao consumidor. "À medida que continuamos a crescer aumentando nossa presença no varejo em todo os EUA, estamos entusiasmados com a nova loja em Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores", disse Christine Bullen, vice-presidente da Direct to Consumer na Lindt EUA. Localização da loja: Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores 15677 South Apopka Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32821 407-477-0026 Horas de Funcionamento Segunda-feira a Sábados Das 10 hrs as 9 hrs Domingos: 10 hs as 7hrs

Lindt opera atualmente mais de 60 locais de varejo, incluindo lojas de cho colates Lindt, Outlets Lindt e Factory Outlets Lindt, onde os clientes são tratados com amostras de chocolate prémio a cada dia. O chocolatier suíço está se expandindo para o Centro-Oeste e nas regiões da costa oeste com novos pontos de venda previstas para o ano que vem. Além das lojas de varejo, Lindt EUA ainda mais diversificado seu programa presente direto de ofertas ao consumidor, com o lançamento de 2011 do programa do partido a sua casa prêmio de vendas, Lindt Chocolate RSVP, uma presença ecommerce expandida, e crescendo corporativa. Sobre a Lindt & Sprüngli Fundada em 1845, a Lindt & Sprüngli é uma líder global na categoria de chocolates premium, oferecendo produtos de alta qualidade em mais de 125 países. Lindt & Sprüngli opera oito unidades de produção na Europa e nos Estados Unidos e emprega 7.400 em todo o mundo. Lindt EUA opera mais de 60 lojas de varejo em os EUA, Lindt Chocolate RSVP, o programa da empresa de venda direta, e mantém ampla distribuição através de extensos canais de varejo e atacado. Para mais informações sobre Lindt, visite www.lindt.com.


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Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores está localizado na fronteira entre Orange County e o condado de Osceola. Ele é espaçoso, claro, fresco e renovado. E o melhor de tudo isso! Você pode encontrar grandes marcas, a preços baixos, bom atendimento, é mais do que você jamais poderia esperar. Estamos muito perto das Festas, de acordo com vários relatórios, esta será uma grande temporada, pois os consumidores estão dispostos a gastar depois de muitos anos de cortes no orçamento. Agora é a hora de planejar e fazer planos para suas compras de Natal, o ponto de partida, o Black Friday.

servindo a mais de 60 e Resorts e Hotéis nas áreas de Kissimmee e Orlando, e transporte VIP de cortesia para grupos pré-agendados de 20 ou mais, também disponível para grupos de igrejas, comunidade e outras organizações locais. O Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores é amigá vel, divertido, limpo, bem organizado, e tudo Programas de descontos corporativos de funcionários também estão disponíveis. direto de fábrica. Voce usufrui de mercado Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores está loca rias de qualidade fazendo economia de até lizado a uma milha de distância do 75% de desconto. Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts Você sabia que os Outlets têm seus próprios Endereço itens exclusivos? E que você pode encontrar 15657 South Apopka Vineland Road uma coleção inteira oposto ao fato de que em algumas lojas, uma coleção completa não (SR 535), Orlando-FL-32821. Horário de funcionamento: está sempre disponível? De Segunda a Sábado Valores baixos em mercadoria de DesignDas 10 hrs as 9 hrs ers no Mall inteiro, e você pode visitar lojas como Calvin Klein, Guess, Klein Ann LOFT Domingos Das 10:00 hrs as 07:00hrs Outlet,LEVI, Tommy Hilfiger, Aeropostale, BLACK FRIDAY!-23 de novembro Nike e muito mais. 0:00 Am-9:00 Pm Compre da n meia-noite no dia de Ação de Você vai encontrar 238,000 Sq Ft de Estilo Graçasaté sexta-feira 21:00hrs Village, com mais de 400 nomes de grife. Mais informações e cupons de Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores oferece www.lakebuenavistafactorystores.com um serviço de transporte diário gratuito de


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Universal Studios Orlando RECÉM-ANUNCIADO: A MEGA ATRAÇÃO "TRANSFORMERS: THE RIDE - 3D" CHEGA AO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT EM 2013

A popular atração estará disponível em três parques do universal ao redor do mundo

Os visitantes participarão de uma aventura com os TRANSFORMERS, ao lado de seus personagens favoritos e dos arqui-inimigos de conhecida série de filmes O Universal Orlando Resort anunciou que sua nova mega atração será a popular TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D. A inovadora atração, criada sob licenciamento da Hasbro, Inc. e baseada em sua marca ícone TRANSFORMERS - trará a batalha intergalática entre os Autobots e os Decepticons ao parque Universal Studios Florida no verão norte-americano de 2013.

"Com esta atração, aperfeiçoamos o modelo, levando-o a outro nível tecnológico e combinando animação 3-D perfeitamente," comentou Michael Bay, diretor dos filmes "TRANSFORMERS". "TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D é o complemento ideal para as emocionantes atrações que já existem no Universal Orlando", disse Mark Woodbury, presidente do Universal Creative. "A atração já provou ser um sucesso no em nossos parques de Hollywood e Singapura e estamos muito felizes que os visitantes do Universal Orlando, em breve, poderão se unir aos Autobots e lutar para salvar o mundo".

Os filmes, programas de televisão e produtos com a marca TRANSFORMERS já conquistaram milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo. Já foram lançados três sucessos de bilheteria - "TRANSFORMERS" (2007), ""TRANSFORMERS: A VINGANÇA DOS DERROTADOS" (2009) e "TRANSFORMERS: O LADO OCULTO DA LUA" (2011) - arrecadando Considerada uma das atrações imperdíveis do Unimais de US$2 bilhões mundialmente. versal Studios Singapore e no Universal Studios Hollywood, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D é uma Os três filmes foram dirigidos por Michael Bay e conexperiência alucinante e cheia de ação que você tem tam com Steven Spielberg como produtor executivo que ver para crer. Você se encontrará cara-a-cara com e distribuição feita pela Paramount Pictures. Megatron. Vai desviar das explosões e dos ataques A abertura de TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D no dos Decepticons. E vai lutar para salvar a humaniUniversal Orlando está prevista para 2013, no verão dade ao lado de Optimus Prime de dos Autobots. norte-americano. Será a maior batalha que você jamais terá vivido. O Universal trabalhou com Michael Bay, o premiado director da série de filmes "TRANSFORMERS" e consultor criativo da atração, para criar uma experiência autêntica que dá vida à ação dos filmes. A atração combina os enormes personagens de TRANSFORMERS com uma história emocionante, com animação em alta definição, moderna tecnologia 3-D e efeitos especiais surpreendentes para colocar os visitantes no centro de uma batalha épica entre o bem e o mal.

A atração será construída em um dos prazos mais curtos da história do Universal - tornando-se num dos projetos mais ambiciosos da empresa. Para mais informações sobre TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D, visite www.prepareforbattle.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. Todos os direitos reservados www.Facebook.com/UniversalOrlandoResort www.Twitter.com/UniversalORL FONTE Universal Orlando Resort


Transformers ! Sobre o Universal Orlando Resort Há muitas maneiras de aproveitar suas férias em Orlando, mas há apenas um local onde as férias se transformam em aventura: o Universal Orlando Resort. É um destino único, representado por dois parques temáticos, três magníficos hotéis temáticos e um complexo de entretenimento noturno. É o único destino em Orlando onde você não é apenas entretido - você é parte do entretenimento mais emocionante jamais criado. Você pode voar por cima de Hogwarts com Harry Potter, saltar no alto das ruas com o Homem-Aranha, transformar-se em um minion na nova divertidíssima e comovedora atração Despicable Me Minion Mayhem - baseado no filme Meu Malvado Favorito - e ajudar Shrek a salvar a Princesa Fiona em Shrek 4-D. O Universal Orlando Resort é uma empresa da NBCUniversal. Sobre a Hasbro Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) é uma empresa de marcas de jogos que oferece a crianças e famílias de todo o mundo uma ampla gama de ofertas de entretenimento completo, baseadas no portfólio de classe mundial da Companhia. De brinquedos e jogos, a programas de televisão, filmes, jogos digitais e um amplo programa de licenciamento, a Hasbro se esforça por encantar seus clientes em todo o mundo com marcas inovadoras,

reconhecidas e adoradas como TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING e MONOPOLY. O Hasbro Studios desenvolve e produz programação televisiva para mercados em todo o mundo. Nos Estados Unidos, os programas são distribuídos através da The Hub TV Network, uma empresa de plataformas múltiplas que pertence à Hasbro e à Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Através do forte compromisso da Companhia com a responsabilidade social, incluindo a filantropia, a Hasbro foi reconhecida por seus esforços ao ser nomeada uma das "Empresas Mais Éticas do Mundo" e está classificada como um dos "100 Melhores Cidadãos Empresariais" da revista Corporate Responsibility. Saiba mais em www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. Todos os direitos reservados


The Battle Continues...in Orlando Just Announced: Blockbuster Mega-Attraction "TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D" Coming to Universal Orlando Resort In Summer 2013 Hugely-Successful Attraction Will Now Be Featured at Three Universal Parks Worldwide. Guests Will Be Fully-Immersed in a TRANSFORMERS Adventure with Their Favorite Characters and Nemeses from the Popular Film Series

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niversal Orlando Resort announced today that its next blockbuster attraction will be the widelypopular TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D.

explosions and attacks by the Decepticons. You will fight to save mankind alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots. It will be the greatest battle you'll ever ride.

The groundbreaking ride created under license from Hasbro, Inc. and based on its iconic TRANSFORMERS brand - will bring the intergalactic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons to Universal Studios Florida in summer 2013.

Universal worked closely with Michael Bay, the award-wining director of the "TRANSFORMERS" film series and the ride's creative consultant, to create an authentic experience that brings the non-stop action of the films to life.

The attraction combines the Already a "must-see" at Unilarger-than-life TRANSversal Studios Singapore and FORMERS characters and an Universal Studios Hollywood, exciting storyline with life-like TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - HD CGI media, state-of-the3D is a mind-blowing, action- art 3-D technology and amazpacked ride experience that ing special effects to place you have to see to believe. riders right in the middle of an epic battle between good and You will come face to face with evil. Megatron. You will dodge


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Space Shuttle Atlantis O Complexo de Visitantes do Kennedy Space Center recebeu o ônibus espacial Atlantis como a peça central de uma Exposição de US $ 100 milhões de Do lares, com previsão de abertura em Julho de 2013. A nova casa da Atlantis será a Exposição 'in Space' com mais de 60 outras partes interativas contando a história do programa dos ônibus espaciais. A Atlantis chegou ao Kennedy Space Center para começar sua nova missão como a peça central exibida em uma dramatica exposição de 100 milhões dólares com abertura prevista para Julho de 2013. A Atlantis completou a sua derradeira jornada histórica - a última de qualquer um dos ônibus espaciais da NASA - com oficiais da NASA e milhares de convidados visitando o complexo e assistindo a um desfile com de mais de 30 ex-astronautas junto a sonda para a etapa final da viagem ao Kennedy Space Center, onde esta estacionada na frente da parede aberta ao restante do prédio da exposição uma area com 90.000 metros quadrados, que está em construção desde janeiro.

graus, de modo que será apresentada em um ângulo como se estivesse no espaço como apenas os astronautas de suas 33 missões tiveram a chance de vê-la. Quando for exibida, as portas do compartimento de carga será aberta e o Canadarm (braço robótico) estendido. "Nós achamos que os visitantes do Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ficará impressionado e inspirado pela forma como eles vão ver e experimentar a Atlantis", disse Bill Moore, diretor de operações da Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Complementando, a Atlantis terá mais de 60 interativas exposições imersivas sobre o programa de ônibus espacial - incluindo o seu papel fundamental com a Estação Espacial Internacional e o telescópio Hubble, e como ela abriu o caminho para os novos programas espaciais de hoje . Junto com os nossos autênticos 363 - metros de comprimento do foguete Apollo / Saturno V, e inúmeros outros artefatos espaciais, o Shuttle Launch Experience, mostrará tudo em um a estação espacial.

Atlantis faz o Compexo de Visitantes o A Atlantis será transferida para o prédio melhor lugar para experimentar, aprender e levantada a 36 pés de altura durante o e ser inspirado pelo maior aventura da hupróximo mês. A complexa operação irá manidade, “, disse Moore. incluir rotação do ônibus em cerca de 43


Kennedy Space Center Uma obra de arte em si, o exterior da area de exposição Atlantis possui dois am plos elementos arquitectónicos, ou “asas” que representam o lançamento do ônibus espacial e seu retorno. A camada exterior do edifício, que está sendo camuflada em tons iridescentes de laranja e dourado, representam o brilho de fogo-de re-entrada do shuttle na atmosfera terrestre.

pouco mais e esperar mais alguns momentos para chegar perto do orbitador real, a Atlantis.

Sobre o Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex abre diariamente às 09:00 AM, as horas de fechamento variam consoante a época. Admissão inclui o Centro Espacial Kennedy de turismo, Shuttle Launch Experience, A mais alta, asa interna do prédio está sen- filmes 3D IMAX ®, Encontro com Astrodo coberto em um paineis brilhantes em nauta, Exploração Espacial: diferentes tons de cinza criados para rep- Explorers Wanted e todos os anexos. resentar a parte inferior de pai neis da nave. Admissão também inclui o Astronaut Hall of Fame EUA (®), com nave espacial Na entrada que leva a exposição Atlantis, histórica e a maior coleção do mundo de os hóspedes serão recebidos por uma répli- recordações pessoais de astronautas, ca vertical em tamanho natural do tanque aberta de meio-dia até 06:00 diáriamente. externo e dois foguetes de combustível A entrada é $ 50 + impostos para adultos e sólido, que deverão ser instalados nos US $ 40 + impostos para crianças de 3-11. próximos meses. Passe o Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Comandante Clube anual No lado oposto do conjunto, uma silhueta é de $ 63 + impostos para adultos e $ 53 + do orbiter é anexado para mostrar aos hós- impostos para crianças de 3-11. Para mais pedes seu tamanho exacto e colocação. informações, ligue para 877-313-2610 ou visite A uma altura de 184 metros de altura, a www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. pilha de um ônibus espacial vai dar aos visitantes o verdadeiro sentido de seu enorme tamanho e o impressionante poder usado para empurrar o ônibus na baixa órbita da Terra, no entanto, eles terão que viajar um


A construção fará uma pausa no fim de semana e as tardes durante a semana para permitir que os visitantes tenham um olhar de perto no Atlantis. Um guia do Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex vai acompanhar os visitantes através da zona de construção, fornecer informações sobre a nova casa da nave, e permitir que os convidados tirem fotos e permaneçam dentro da área de segurança. O trabalho de colocar Atlântida no edifício de exposição começará apos a construção do muro final, se completar, o que está previsto para meados de Dezembro. A nave Atlantis será encapsulada em um envoltório protetor antes que o trabalho começe. Durante a viagem de 10 de milhas da Atlantis a bordo do veiculo de 76-wheel orbiter do Sistema de Transporte da NASA do Centro de Montagem Espacial Kennedy teve paradas para cerimônias de assinatura na sede da NASA Centro Espacial Kennedy e os convidados tiveram oportunidade de observa-la no Parque Espacial da Flórida e mais tarde quando entraram como visitantes no complexo. Durante a cerimônia de Atlântida, Moore agradeceu ao administrador da NASA Charles Bolden e Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana, e prometeu que o complexo visitante prestaria um grande servico ao Orbiter da NASA em exibi-lo para o público por muitas gerações. Empresas Delaware North Parks & Resorts tem operado Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex para a NASA desde 1995. O edifício exposição está sendo projetado por Destinos PGAV, arquitetos sede em St. Louis, Missouri, e sendo construídos por Whiting-Turner empresa contratante, em Orlando. A exposição de seis andares está sendo construída ao lado da experiência existente Shuttle Launch.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Welcomes Space Shuttle Atlantis as Centerpiece of $100 Million Exhibit to Open in July 2013 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Welcomes Space Shuttle Atlantis as Centerpiece of $100 Million Exhibit to Open in July 2013

so that it will be showcased on an angle as if it were in space - only as the astronauts from its 33 missions have had a chance to see it. When it is displayed, its payload bay doors will be open and the Canadarm (robotic arm) extended.

New Home Will Feature Atlantis Dramatically Displayed 'in Space' and More Than 60 Interactive Exhibits Telling "We think visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be awed and inthe Story of the Space Shuttle Program spired by how they will see and experience Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived at the Ken- Atlantis," said Bill Moore, chief operating nedy Space Center Visitor Complex to officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor begin its new mission as the dramatically Complex. displayed centerpiece of a $100 million ex- "Complementing Atlantis will be more than 60 interactive, immersive exhibhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. its about the entire shuttle program - including its key role with the International Atlantis completed its historic final jour- Space Station and the Hubble Telescope, ney - the last of any of NASA's space shut- and how it paved the way for today's new tles - with NASA officials and thousands of space programs. visitor complex guests looking at a parade of more than 30 former astronauts that Along with our authentic 363-foot-long joined the orbiter for the final leg of the Apollo/Saturn V rocket, countless other trip from Kennedy Space Center before it unique space artifacts, the Shuttle Launch parked in front of the remaining open wall Experience and everything to see at a working space port, Atlantis makes the visitor of the 90,000-square-foot complex the best place to experience, learn exhibit building that has been under about and be inspired by mankind's greatconstruction since January. est adventure," Moore said. Atlantis will be moved into the building Before that, beginning Saturday and continuand raised 36 feet off the ground over the ing through alimited opportunity to “Sneaka-Peek� at Space Shuttle Atlantis inside its next month. The complex operation will innew home as part of regular admission. clude rotating the shuttle about 43 degrees


Construction will pause on weekends and Space Florida's Exploration Park and later as weekday afternoons to allow visitors to have it entered the visitor complex. an up-close and personal look at Atlantis. During the Atlantis ceremony, Moore thanked A Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and tour guide will escort guests through the con- Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Castruction zone, provide information about the bana and pledged that the visitor complex orbiter's new home, and allow guests to take would be a great steward of NASA's orbiter in pictures and pose within the secured area. displaying it for the public for generations. Work will begin to enclose Atlantis in the exhibit building by completing construction of the final wall, which is expected by midDecember. Atlantis will be encapsulated in a protective wrap before that work begins.

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA since 1995. The exhibit building is being designed by PGAV Destinations, architects headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., and being constructed by Whiting-TurnAtlantis's daylong, 10-mile trip from Kenne- er Contracting Company in Orlando. The sixdy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building story exhibit is being built adjacent to the exaboard NASA's 76-wheel Orbiter Transporta- isting Shuttle Launch Experience. tion System featured stops for a signing ceremony at NASA's Kennedy Space Center headquarters and guest viewing opportunities at


During the Atlantis ceremony, Moore thanked NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana and pledged that the visitor complex would be a great steward of NASA's orbiter in displaying it for the public for generations. A work of art in itself, the exterior of the Atlantis exhibit features two sweeping architectural elements, or “wings” representing the space shuttle’s launch and return. The outer layer of the building, which is being cloaked in iridescent hues of orange and gold, represents the fiery-glow of re-entry. The taller, internal wing of the building is being covered in a shimmering tile pattern in varying tones of gray designed to represent the tiled underside of the orbiter.

into low-earth orbit, however, they will have to travel a little further and wait a few more moments to get up close to the real thing - the actual orbiter, Atlantis. About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX(®) space films, Astronaut Encounter,Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame(®), featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6:00 p.m. daily. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $63 + tax for adults and $53 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

At the entrance to the Atlantis exhibit, guests will be greeted by a full-size, upright, replica external tank and two solid rocket boosters, expected to be installed in the coming months. On the opposite side of the tank and booster assembly, a silhouette of the orbiter is attached to show guests its exact size and placement. The 184-foot-tall space shuttle stack will give SOURCE Kennedy Space Center Visitor visitors a true sense of the massive size and Complex awesome power used to thrust the shuttle


An immersive 360-surround theater tours the country, showcasing a dynamic and educational virtual journey into deep space that’s entertaining for all ages. OBSCURA partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of the space program through an immersive educational experience set within a 50-foot geodesic dome.

Shuttles. The tour launched in New York at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, when the Space Shuttle Enterprise went on public display on July 19, 2012 at the new Space Shuttle Pavilion. The show continueD at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for the grand opening celebration of the Samuel Oschin Endeavour Display Pavilion, housing the Space Shuttle Endeavor, and ‘SpaceFest’ took place from October 30 – November 4.

The multi-city tour premiered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City in July, followed by a simultaneous showing at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, currently underway through November 4th. On November 2, OBSCURA brought the NASA dome show to Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the The immersive theater experience designed by Space Shuttle Atlantis took a journey to its final OBSCURA features three satellite screens hover- destination at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor ing in space in front of rotating planetary back- Complex; the new building opens to the public drops including Earth and Mars. Narrated in July 2013.“OBSCURA” is excited to be a part content tells the story as the next chapter in NA- of this historic journey as NASA’s next chapSA’s Human Space Flight unfolds. ter in human spaceflight evolves,” stated Travis After 30 years of the Space Shuttle Program, the Threlkel, Obscura’s Chief Creative Officer. extraordinary new era promises to have a profound impact on life as we know it. “Together, we are encouraging experiential learnThe Shuttle enabled the program to conduct ing with an immersive educational show while space research, fly science observatories, launch honoring the past, present, and future of aerosatellites, and assemble and complete the nautics and space exploration.” International Space Station. OBSCURA, NASA, and NIA aim to engage visitors in a visual odyssey using a fusion of techAstronauts now live, work, and conduct daily, nology, science, and entertainment. groundbreaking research aboard the orbiting Photos and Video: laboratory. NASA is currently partnering with www.obscuradigital.com/work/detail/nasadome-tour the U.S. commercial space industry to enable safe, reliable and cost-effective access to low Earth or- SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 729 Tenessee Street bit for crew and cargo. San Francisco, CA 94107 +1 415 227 9979

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A parceria da OBSCURA com a NASA e o Instituto Nacional Aeroespacial tem o intuito de convidar o público a explorar as novas fronteiras e expansão do espaço por meio de um programa experimental de imersão educacional definido dentro de um - dome geodésico de 50 pes. A turnê em multi-cidades estreou na mostra the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City em Julho, seguido por uma exibição simultânea noCalifornia Science Museum, em Los Angeles e no Centro Espacial Kennedy, em Cabo Canaveral, até 04 de novembro. A experiência imersiva do teatro projetado pela OBSCURA apresenta três telas de satélite pairando no espaço rotando cenários planetários incluindo a Terra e Marte. O conteúdo narrado diz a história de como o próximo capítulo do Vôo Espacial Humano da NASA irá se desenrolar. Após 30 anos do programa de ônibus espaciais, a nova era extraordinária promete ter um profundo impacto sobre a vida e como a conhecemos. O Shuttle permitiu que o programa realizasse uma pesquisa espacial, observatórios de ciência voadores, lançamento de satélites, montagem da Estação Espacial Internacional. Astronautas podem agora viver, trabalhar e realizar diariamente, pesquisas a bordo do laboratório orbital. A NASA está atualmente com parcerias com o espaço comercial industrial dos EUA para permitir acesso seguro, confiável e de baixo custo à órbita baixa da Terra para a tripulação e carga. A agência também está desenvolvendo a nave espacial Orion e o Sistema de Lançamento Espacial (SLS), uma cápsula de tripulação e de carga pesada foguete para fornecer um totalmente novocapacidade de expandir a exploração humana para alémórbita baixa da Terra e permitir que novas missões de exploração do sistema solar.

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cais, e para os ônibus espaciais o Mar Intrepid, Ar e a Enterprise Space Shuttle foi novo Pavilhão Space Shuttle.

abre para ao público em Julho de 2013."OBSCURAestá animado para fazer parte deste histórica jornada como o próximo capítulo da NASA em voos espaciais tripulados evolui ", afirmou Travis Threlkel, Chefe da OBSCURA e Diretor criativo.

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“A perda se faz presente a cada momento, aprender a lidar com esses sentimentos com certeza ajudam no desenvolvimento da criança”

A criança e a perda de um ente querido

criança. Uma criança de 2 ou 3 anos de idade ainda não compreende o conceito de morte, mas sente a tensão familiar que a rodeia. Uma criança em período pré-escolar com 5 anos poderá compreender um pouco do conceito de morte, mas poderá pensar que a morte é uma espécie de sono em que a pessoa entra, podendo acreditar que a pessoa podera voltará a qualquer momento. Por volta dos 6 anos de idade, ela começa a sentir medo da morte, e à medida que a idade aumenta percebe que a morte é algo final que acontece a todos.

Uma criança pode ter mais dificuldade em aceitar a perda de um familiar do que um adulto, pois nem sempre tem a bagagem da vida para compreender o que realmente aconteceu e nem sempre sabe como gerir as suas emoções. Uma criança sente saudades da pessoa que partiu e preocupa-se sobre quem, e como essa pessoa está sendo cuidada. Uma criança que passa por uma perda necessita de todo o apoio dos adultos que a rodeiam. Usualmente uma criança que passa pela expe- Os adolescents têm uma grande dificuldade riencia da dor de uma perda demonstra: em lidar com a perda. Embora pareça que já tenham idade e aparência para conseguirem 1-Depressão e ansiedade; lidar com a morte, estes não são capazes de o 2- Atitudes de fúria sem motivo aparente; fazer. Por vezes, o melhor é consultar um 3- Finge que é mais nova do que a sua idade psicólogo para ajudar a passar esta fase. (por ex: chuchar no dedo, fazer xixi na cama…); Ajude e apoie das seguintes formas: As crianças não são como os adultos quando sofrem uma perda; sofrem descontinuamente e não demonstram o seu sofrimento. Muitas crianças apenas demonstram o seu sofrimento às vezes, e por curtos períodos de tempo. Isto não significa que a criança não sofra, apenas significa que a criança não é capaz de se focar nessa emoção durante muito tempo. Este sentimento de perda e de tristeza pode voltar sempre que surgir uma nova fase da sua vida. Todavia, tudo dependerá da idade da

Converse com a criança acerca do que se passou de forma tranquila. Diga a verdade de forma simples e responda com a verdade às questões que a criança faz. Certifique-se que a criança compreende a resposta. Seja paciente, repita as respostas e explique quantas vezes forem necessárias. Compartilhe os seus sentimentos a cerca da perda, isso poderá ajudar a criança a compartilhar os dela , não tenha medo de compartilhar que está triste. Nos falamos no próximo mês


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“The loss of a loved one makes itself present at every moment. Teach a child to deal with these feelings help them reach a healthy and balanced development.�

The child and the lossof a loved one A child may have more difficulty accepting the loss of a family member than an adult, They don’t always have the baggage of life to understand what really happened and neither always know how to manage their emotions. A child misses the departed and worries about who, and how that person is being cared for. A child who goes through a loss needs all the support from adults that surround them. Usually a child that goes through the experience of a loss demonstrates:

A 2 or 3 years of age has no understand in the concept of death, but the family feels the tension that surrounds it. A child in preschool period with 5 years can understand a little of the concept of death, but may think that death is a sort of sleep in which one enters, and may believe that the person can return at any time. Around 6 years of age, the child begins to have fear of death, and as the age increases realizes that death is something that end happens to everyone.

The adolescents have great difficulty dealing with loss. Although it appears that by age and appearance are able to handle death, but they are not. Sometimes it is best 1-Depression and anxiety; to consult a psychologist to help them pass 2 - Attitudes of rage for no apparent reason; this phase. 3 - He pretends he is younger than his age (eg, thumb sucking, bed wetting ...); Help and support in the following ways: Children are not like adults when they suffer a loss; they suffer discontinuously and do not show their suffering. Many children only demonstrate their suffering occasionally and for short periods of time. This does not mean that the child does not suffer, onlymeans that the child is not able to focus on that emotion for long. This sense of loss and sadness can come back whenever a new phase of your life begins. However, everything will depend on the age of the child.

Talk to your child about what happened smoothly. Tell the truth and answer simple questions with the truth that the child does. Make sure that the child comprises the response. Be patient, repeat and explain answers as many times as necessary. Share your feelings about the loss, it can help the child to share it, and not to be afraid to share that is she is sad.


Dicas da Deo Incentive seus pequeninos a ler ! 10 Dicas de como Escolher Livros para Crianças Se um dos maiores problemas de todos os tempos tem sido criar nos mais jovens interesse pela leitura, todo educador ou pai deveria, antes de tentar motivá-los, aprender algumas dicas. Antes de mais nada, nem adianta começar, se, por exemplo, Pais ou Educadores não são leitores que possam servir de exemplo para o grupo. Imagine à cena, um Pai ou Educador, sugerindo que seus filhos ou alunos leiam alguma coisa, se eles próprios são avessos à leitura; se as crianças nunca viram um livro em suas mãos, nenhum livro sendo carregado, mas, antes disso, sendo lido! Um novo leitor é acima de tudo alguém que foi motivado, com razão, por outro leitor. Não acreditamos em situações onde um novo leitor é incentivado por alguém que não gosta de leitura. Eis a lista: •

Deixe as crianças escolherem seus próprios livros, tão logo demonstrem interesse por um ou outro. Inicialmente procure não interferir em suas escolhas;

Descubra a seção de livros infantis de sua livraria preferida. Vá conhecer de perto, ali pode ser uma boa fonte. Leve sua criança junto. Faça disso um hábito regular;

Descubra no que suas crianças estão interessadas, e ajude-as na escolha dos livros que estão relacionados com os seus interesses;

Pergunte a amigos, familiares, e professores, quais os livros que os filhos destes

estão lendo; tente criar uma espécie de central de trocas, ou empréstimo; •

Se sua criança não gosta de um livro que estejam lendo juntos, você e ela, deixe-o de lado. Leitura é uma ocasião para diversão e não para brigas;

Mais uma vez, e outra, e ainda outra. Crianças, por vezes, costumam ler o mesmo livro várias vezes, mesmo você achando que aquele exemplar não é mais adequado para sua nova faixa etária. Simplesmente deixe-o em paz;

Veja regularmente as listas de livros divulgadas por publicações especializadas, ou nas revistas que são distribuidas por algumas grandes livrarias, onde sinopses de novas publicações são divulgadas;

Procure por livros que você gosta de ler em voz alta. Seu contentamento é uma forma de contágio positiva;

Experimente diferentes tipos de livros, gêneros, para ver aqueles que mais despertam o interesse das crianças;

Divirta-se. Mostre para sua criança todo prazer que a leitura proporciona, e como esse hábito é capaz de abrir novos horizontes para sua vida pessoal e profissional.


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Este mes gostaria de escrever sobre mulheres.....

aqui no Sul da Florida, o “Brazilian Voices". Este grupo, foi formado em 2001, por duas mulheres maravilhosas, Loren Oliveira e Beatriz Malnic, que sentiram a necessidade de mostrar a música e a cultura do nosso Pais De acordo com a Mitologia Grega as Amazonas, eram guerreiras que comprimiam com a beleza e seriedade que Ele merece e ou queimavam o seio direito para poderem sobretudo a elegância e inteligência da usar com mais facilidade o arco e flecha, con- Mulher Brasileira. tra os inimigos ou durante as caçadas. Diz a lenda que elas mantinham contato passageiro Hoje somos quarenta mulheres integrantes, uma organização sem fins lucrativos, com com os homens que habitavam as regiões vizinhas e quando os fi- muitas premiações e apresentações na Espanha, Londres e recentemente no lhos desse relacionamento nasciam elas encaminhavam os filhos varões aos pais. México, reconhecido pelos governos Brasileiro e Americano, como o maior gruMas, eu quero escrever sobre as mulheres po musical brasileiro nos EUA que divulga a comuns como nos!!!!!!!!! Desde pequena en- Cultura e Música Brasileira, formado por 4 quanto os meninos jogavam bola, empinavam departamentos, o Brazilian Voices, Brazilian pipas e brincavam com seus carrinhos mara- Voices Kids -Educacional (dirigido as escolas) vilhosos, nos eramos condicionadas as brin- e Arts & Healling (se apresentando em Hospicadeiras "para meninas" para sermos mães, tais e Asilos). Alem da música, o grupo é um espaço onde esposas e donas de casa....!!!!! nos divertimos e brincamos, realmente é Não estou condenando quem esta realizada um lugar onde "podemos" e nos mostramos como dona de casa, eu também sou, mas in- como "somos" ......mas acima de tudo somos dependente disso, admiro essa mulher que um grupo sério com propósitos humanitários sai a luta e creio que aprendi a ser uma de- e quando estamos no palco nos hospitais ou las!!!!!.......Mulheres guerreiras, mulheres for- asilos, mostramos com muito amor e carinho tes, sou muito orgulhosa por fazer parte desse o que sabemos fazer que é cantar e levar o coração da mulher guerreira e da mulher que Universo! não perdeu a ternura e a alegria de viver acreditando num mundo melhor!!!!!! Século XXI. Quando penso que ha alguns anos atrás nos mulheres tínhamos sequer o direito de votar Para as mulheres que nos inspiram, que gee agora temos algumas no mundo que foram ram frutos de alegria e amor um grande abraeleitas " Presidentes" , " Ministras" etc.. Real- ço repleto de gratidão!!! Até o próximo mês!!! mente essa é uma grande Vitória para o mun- Para mais informações e fotos visitem a nosdo!!!! E aproveitando o tema Mulheres, eu sa website www.brazilianvoices.org e visitem não poderia deixar de falar sobre um grupo www.culinariafacil.com de mulheres, um grupo do qual eu faço parte


Elita Freitas Loren Oliveira

Beatriz Malnic

Brazilian Voices


This month I would like to write about women .....

wonderful women, Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira, who felt the need to show the music and culture of our country with the beauty and seriousness it deserves and According to the Greek Mythology especially the elegance and intelligence The Amazon warriors burned or pressed natural to Brazilian Women. their right breast in order to more easily use the bow and arrow, against enemies Today we are forty members, a nonprofit or during hunting. Legend has it that they organization, with many awards and prehad contact with the men that inhabited sentations in Spain, London and recently the neighboring regions and when their in Mexico. We are recognized by the children were born of this relationship Brazilian and American Government as they would send the sonsto their fathers. the greatest Brazilian musical group in the U.S. which promotes Brazilian MuBut I want to write about ordinary sic and Culture, comprised of four dewomen like us!!!!! From childhood while partments, the Brazilian Voices, Brazilthe boys played ball, reared kites and ian Voices Kids-Educational (directed to played with their cars, we were constrained schools) and Arts & Healling (performing in the games "for girls" that would teach in Hospitals and Nursing Homes ). us to be mothers, wives and housewives ....!!! Besides the music, the group is a place I am not condemning those who are where we have fun and play, it really is a housewives, I am one as well, but regardplace where "we" show how "we are” ...... less, I admire this woman that goes out to but above all we are a group with serious fight and I think I’ve learned to be one humanitarian purposes and when we are of them!!! ....... Women warriors, strong on stage, in hospitals, or nursing homes, women, I am very proud to be part of this we show much love and affection. What universe! we do is sing and bring the heart of the warrior woman and the woman who has The XXI Century. not lost the warmth and joy of life believWhen I think that a few years ago the ing in a better world!!! women didn’t have the right to vote and now we have a few in the world who were To all the women who inspire us, that elected "Presidents", "Ministers" etc. .. Regenerate fruits of joy and love a big hug ally this is a great victory for the world!! full of gratitude!! Until next month!! For And while I am writing about this theme, more information and photos visit our I could not forget a group of women, a website www.brazilianvoices.org group that I belong here in South Florida, www.culinariafacil.com “The Brazilian Voices". This group was formed in 2001 by two


Elita Freitas

Brazilian Voices Kids Arts & Healling


Happy Birthday Marco Antonio ! On Sunday November 4th a Brazilian Biorthday Party for Marco Antonio, featured on a beautiful day to celebrate his 45th birthday with family and friends. The party was held at Pelican Island in Miami, about 50 people attended, including family and a select group of very happy guests who enjoyed the sound of Paulo Gualano Samba Group presenting: Gilson do Cavaco, singer Lauro Parenti, Fernando Moraes, Ruben Jimenez and the Master Paulo Gualano. It was a feast with great wine, soft drinks and a delicious Spanish Paella. Everything went perfect, by the book. Photos by Paulo Gualano


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Ecoturismo Pela primeira vez o Brasil tem três praias com Bandeira Azul

usuários da praia estão unidos com a equipe da Prefeitura Municipal, do Parque Natural Municipal da Prainha e com a ASAP - Associação de Surfistas e Amigos da Prainha para concluir os Pela primeira vez, o Brasil conseguiu a certifica- últimos detalhes para a cerimônia de entrega da ção para três locais, sendo duas praias e uma ma- Bandeira. rina. Pela terceira vez seguida a Praia do Tombo no Guarujá e a Marina Costabella no Rio de Ja- Será realizada ainda uma última visita de inspeção neiro, receberam a certificação que é concedida por técnico do Programa no dia  28 de  Novempor um Júri Internacional do Programa Bandeira bro e a data prevista para a entrega da Bandeira Azul. (ainda não confirmado pela Prefeitura Municipal do Rio) deverá ser no dia 01 de Dezembro. A Marina Costabella em Angra dos Reis é a única marina brasileira a conquistar a certificação A Prainha é uma praia da região da Barra da TiBandeira Azul e repete este feito pela terceira juca, na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Possui temporada consecutiva. Será também a primeira estreita faixa de areia inscrita entre o maciço da a realizar a troca da bandeira da temporada an- Pedra Branca  e o Oceano Atlântico. É uma das terior pela bandeira 2012/2013, dando início a praias mais procuradas para a prática de surf. uma nova temporada Bandeira Azul no dia 24 de Novembro em solenidade a ser realizada nas de- Vizinha ao bairro de  Grumari é margeada pela pendências da Marina. Avenida Estado da Guanabara, sendo esta a única via de acesso à praia, percorrendo toda sua exA  Praia do Tombo  no município do Guarujá, tensão. A área faz parte APA - Área de Proteção SP, orgulhosamente hasteará a Bandeira Azul Ambiental Prainha, uma área florestal de propela terceira temporada consecutiva. A Praia do teção permanente e assim em que é vedada a conTombo tem sido um modelo de gestão que tem strução de qualquer construção, além das estruno Núcleo de Informação e Educação Ambiental turas já existentes que servem para a manutenção Paulo Tendas seu ponto mais forte. Conta com da área e serviço aos frequentadores, em especial uma equipe dedicada a informar os usuários da surfistas. praia sobre as melhores condutas esperadas em uma praia Bandeira Azul. A cerimônia de troca da bandeira acontecerá no dia 08 de Dezembro dando continuidade ao status Bandeira Azul para a comunidade e frequentadores da praia. A terceira praia brasileira irá hastear a Bandeira Azul. O Rio de Janeiro terá este ano a primeira temporada Bandeira Azul na Prainha. Comemorando esta conquista a comunidade e


Edmundo Cavalcanti Prainha chama a atenção pelas boas ondas e pela beleza natural – seus 700 metros são protegidos por morros cobertos por Mata Atlântica. Vale a pena chegar cedo para aproveitar o sol, que se esconde atrás das montanhas no meio da tarde, e garantir estacionamento em local próximo. Nos quiosques, as pedidas são sanduíche natural, suco e açaí. Localizada logo depois da praia da Macumba, separada por um morro, o acesso é feito de carro. A infraestrutura da praia é pequena contando com apenas com dois quiosques e um estacionamento, mas isso é mais do que o necessário para o público que é frequentador dessa pequena e magnífica praia, já que os amantes da natureza não são os mesmos que querem ver o "progresso". Cercada por morros cobertos por Mata Atlântica, tem um manancial de água doce e está localizada em área da Proteção Ambiental. Lembre-se de nunca jogar lixo nas praias e também respeitar os locais.

edores, comunidades tradicionais e grupos atuantes, ONGs e demais associações) e que podem colaborar na implantação e efetivação do Programa. A certificação Bandeira Azul será sempre outorgada à municipalidade onde se localiza a praia que cumpra todos os critérios. O Programa Bandeira Azul baseia-se em princípios de sistema de gestão ambiental, sendo certificável. Ou seja, ao cumprir uma série de critérios pré-estabelecidos à praia ou marina que participe do Programa pode solicitar uma certificação internacional – a Bandeira Azul. Obter a Bandeira é uma grande responsabilidade que deve ser traduzida em mudança de comportamento e gestão responsável. Hastear a bandeira é somente o início do processo de mudança.  Fonte: IAR- Instituto Ambiental Ratones e ASAPAssociação de surfistas amigos da Prainha. Fotos Assesoria :ASAP

Edmundo Rafael de Araujo Cavalcanti O Programa Bandeira Azul E mail.cavalcanti.edmundo@gmail.com O Programa Bandeira Azul tem como objetivo Twitter: @EdCavalc elevar o grau de conscientização dos cidadãos e Blog. www.bandeiraazultombo.com dos tomadores de decisão para a necessidade de se proteger o ambiente marinho e costeiro e incentivar a realização de ações que conduzam à resolução dos conflitos existentes. O Programa Bandeira Azul é uma iniciativa da FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education - Fundação para Educação Ambiental) que conta hoje com apoio de diversas instituições internacionais. O Programa existe desde 1987 e é aberto a praias marítimas, fluviais e lacustres, além de marinas, sendo necessário a participação dos municípios e envolvimento de instituições locais que representam os vários segmentos da Sociedade Civil (moradores, iniciativa privada, empreend-


Edmundo Cavalcanti-Ecoturismo Brazil has three Blue Flag beaches for the first time For the first time, Brazil has achieved certification to three locations, two beaches and a marina. For the third time in a row the T ombo Beach in Guaruja and Marina CostaBella in Rio de Janeiro, received the certification that is given by an International Jury of the Blue Flag Program. The Marina Costabella in Angra dos Reis is the only Brazilian Marina to win the Blue Flag certification and repeated this feat for the third consecutive season. It will also be the first to carry the banner exchange by the flag of the previous season 2012/2013, ushering in a new season Blue Flag on November 24 at a ceremony to be held on the premises at the Marina. The Tombo Beach in the city of Guaruja, SP, proudly will raise the Blue Flag for the third consecutive season. The Tombo Beach has been a management model that has the Center for Environmental Information and Education Paul Tents its strongest. It has a dedicated team to inform beach users on best behavior expected in a Blue Flag beach. The changing of the flag ceremony will take place on December 8 continuing the Blue Flag status for the community and beach goers.

Rio de Janeiro this year will have the first season with the Blue Flag in Prainha. Celebrating this achievement the community and beach users are united with the team at City Hall, the Municipal Natural Park of Prainha and the ASAP - Association of Surfing and Friends of Prainha to finish the last details for the flag ceremony. It will be held one last inspection visit by the technical program on November 28 and expected date of delivery of the Flag (not yet confirmed by the Municipality of Rio) will be on 01 December. Prainha is a beach of Barra da Tijuca in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has narrow strip of sand between the inscribed massive Pedra Branca and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most popular beaches for surfing. Neighbor to Grumari neighborhood is bordered by Avenue Guanabara State, which is the only access route to the beach, running its entire length.

The area is part of EPA - Environmental Protection Area Prainha, a permanently protected forest area and thus it is forbidden to build any construction beyond the existing structures that serve to maintain the area and service to patrons, especially surfers . Prainha draws attention for good waves and natural beauty - its 700 meters are protected by hills covered by Atlantic Forest. It’s worth arriving early to enjoy the sun, hiding behind the mountains in the afternoon, and secure The third Brazilian beach will fly the Blue parking close at hand. Kiosks are requested Flag. the sandwiches, juice and acai.


Located right off the beach Macumba, separated by a hill, accessible by car. The infrastructure of the small beach is counting on only two kiosks and a parking lot, but it is more than necessary for the public is that this little goer and magnificent beach, as nature lovers are not the same ones who want to see "progress." Surrounded by hills covered by Atlantic Forest, has a wealth of fresh water and is located in the area of ​​Environmental Protection. Remember to never throw garbage on the beaches and also respect the locals.

NGOs and other associations) that can collaborate in the implementation and execution of the Program. The Blue Flag certification will be granted to the municipality where it is located where the beach meets all the criteria.

The Blue Flag Programme The Blue Flag Programme aims to raise the level of awareness of citizens and decision makers to the need to protect the marine and coastal environment and encouraging implementation of actions that lead to the resolution of existing conflicts. The Blue Flag Programme is an initiative of FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education - Foundation for Environmental Education) which now has support from several international institutions.

The Blue Flag Programme is based on principles of environmental management system, being certifiable. That is, to meet a series of predetermined criteria to the beach or marina participating in the program may apply for an international certification - the Blue Flag. Get the Flag is a great responsibility that must be translated into behavior change and responsible management. Display the flag is only the beginning of the change process.

Source: IAR-Environmental Institute and Ratones-ASAP Association of Friends of The program has existed since 1987 and is Prainha surfers. open to sea beaches, rivers and lakes, and ma- Photos Consultancy: ASAP rinas, requiring the participation of municipalities and involvement of local institutions Edmundo Rafael Araujo Cavalcanti that represent various segments of civil soci- E mail cavalcanti.edmundo @ gmail.com ety (residents, private sector, entrepreneurs, Twitter: @ EdCavalc communities and traditional active groups,


A arte da essência na pintura da divina geometria.

bém desenvolveoutros temas e formas retratando a natureza, além de desenvolver lindos trabalhos de artesanato. “Quando pinto, faço a conexão microNormalmente vocês estão acostumados a macro-cosmo=ser humano-natureza, uniacompanhar minhas matérias sobre Eco- verso, galáxias, visível, invisível”, diz Fletea turismo, mas atualmente em vista de meu novo interesse, em pintura e desenhos, an- A Arte da Essência de Fletea é pintura dei buscando algumas inspirações e orien- terapêutica, metafísica, com respiração e tações para meu aperfeiçoamento na arte. música, que visa à busca do autoconheciEm uma dessas pesquisas, nas redes sociais mento, harmonia e cura com captação de e na internet, descobri uma artista plástica vibrações e formas celestiais no encontro do novo ser humano e sua essência na conscientização que somos trinos: Belo, bom e Verdadeiro.

A obra de Nancy de Andrade Pinto (Fletea) transita entre o Abstracionismo e o Figurativo, sem atingir uma das extremidades. Sua pintura informal é o registro de seus gestos, indicando os movimentos do próprio corpo. No momento da execução o desenho e a pintura se unem. A caracterque me chamou a atenção, pela qualidade ística principal de seutrabalho é conservar e pela beleza de seus trabalhos,gostaria de os traços e as pinceladas, fazendo com que compartilhar com vocês essa minha desco- as cores assumam umaspecto simbólico de berta. sua tendência emocional no momento de criação. A Nancy de Andrade Pinto (Fleatea ou Fletea) nascida em São João da Boa Vis- Em favor do resultado plástico e da leituta/SP harmoniza-se na Essência Cósmica ra, tudo se comporta como se fossem sutilcomo forma de expressão em suas telas. mente cores, diluindo-se em transparência Em cada pincelada colorida retrata meta- de tintas ralas e sensíveis. fisicamente sentimentos, energias essenciais e sintonias. Pintar Anjos é sua especialidade,porem ela também ela tam-


A Arte de Fletea Escrito por Edmundo Cavalcanti

Esta dupla natureza (espiritual e material) na pintura de Flétea pode ser sentida pela coerência de suas intenções. Na origem está a pessoa sensível com sua fé, crença, cultura e, principalmente va lor humano e, o resultado é uma simbiose destas tendências, eliminando qualquer rivalidade entre manchas coloridas e imagens de seres que possivelmente podem ser entendidas ou encontradas. Como quer a própria artista: “Vamos escolher poucos e bons desejos e caminhar realizando-os.” A ligação espiritual da pintora com sua obra é sua grande marca - sua pintura, como ela explica, é o ato de fé que norteia sua vida, é sua maneira de manter comunhão entre o homem e Deus, através de um culto à natureza. “Quando eu pinto, faço conexão com o macro, e a energia acaba fluindo, através da mão, do pincel e do pedaço de papel celofane, instrumentos que uso na feitura dos quadros”, diz a pintora, que, também por 20 anos foi coordenadora da APAE em São Paulo e até hoje mantém relações com a entidade assistencial. Fletea demonstra muita sensibilidade até quando dá entrevista, e essa sensibilidade - por uma razão mais do que óbvia - se traduz em seus trabalhos. “Eu pinto com a intenção de expressar o amor, a beleza, a harmonia sentimentos que me acompanham”, explica. A motivação esotérica e espiritual que rege a obra

de Fletea oferece como uma das reoluções uma pintura que quase traduz o subconsciente - se ele tivesse as cores e o ritmo aplicados por ela nas telas. Fletea diz que tem de se sentir livre para criar. “Não pinto só no cavalete”.


Às vezes coloco as telas no colo, ou seja, não tenho a posição fixa para pintar. Aliada a essa postura artística, Fletea não dispensa uma boa música clássica, para relaxar e se inspirar: muitos de seus simbolismos espirituais são criados a partir das conexões com sons das músicas. A “9ª Sinfonia”, de Beethoven, é uma de suas fontes de inspiração. Literatura também lhe serve de base: Clarice Lispector e Monteiro Lobato estão na lista. ANCORELA, O QUE É. A Arte de pintar Anjos desenvolvida por ela, cujo objetivo é retratar a essência divina desses seres angelicais. Fletea cria obras plásticas que representam visualmente o elemento divino dos anjos, porém nem sempre em formas convencionais. Das formas leves e abstratas das pinceladas de Fletea, nascem Anjos-divindades de várias tradições e seres celestiais. É mais do que um quadro. É uma ANCORAGEM de energia que chega de outras dimensões. A tela então,se torna um polo irradiador dessa força para o beneficio de todos os seres.Pintar é uma forma de externar a sua espiritualidade.

Fleatea realizou o primário, secundário e médio no Mackenzie College, estudando também no Sedes Sapientiac (arte-ampliação de campo da consciência). Participou de vários seminários na Fundação Getulio Vargas,como esposa de industrial, tendo estudado também no Centro Cultural BrasilEstados Unidos e no instituto Keppe/Pacheco, realizando curso livre deTerapêutica Psicossocial.

Realizou viagens de pintura à Grécia, com seus alunos. Ministra aulas de Arte da Essência na Pintura utilizando a Geometria Sagrada, meditação, respiração e musica. Recebeu a Ordem do Mérito das Artes Plásticas (Medalha de honra em 2005) e o titulo de Ambassadeur de La PaixUniverselle*Cercle Universel dês Ambassadeurs-Genéve,Ambassade-Suisse). “Recentemente, participou do curso “O Evangelho de João: Aspectos Filosóficos da Palavra de Cristo para a Transformação Interior” no Instituto Brasileiro de Transpsicanálise, em São Paulo”. “Atualmente (2012) faz os cursos “Especialização em Terapia Breve Multidimensional” e Filosofia de Espiritualidade” Suas obras foram destacadas nos anuários, entre outros. Artes plásticas Brasil, Ed.1995/96/2000-Edicões Sermadiras, Paris, França. Anuário da Arte Brasileira –Belo Horizonte. São Paulo 450 anos: Sua Historia e seus monumentos-Destaques e Personalidades-IBB Instituto Biográfico Brasil. Brasil de A a Z (2012) - Instituto Biográfico Brasil


Suas obras fazem parte dos acervos dos museus: Pinacoteca de Campos de Jordão-SP, Museu Nacional do Espirito Santo do Pinhal SP, Museu de Arte Moderna de Salvador, BA, e coleções particulares no Brasil (Galeria de Arte do Banco do Brasil), Galeria de Arte Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo, Palácio 9 de Julho-Assembleia Legislativa de São Paulo. No exterior: Pinacoteca de Rhodes, Grécia, Inglaterra, Portugal, Alemanha, França, EUA, Peru, México, Japão, Índia e Turquia. Realizou cerca de 60 exposições indivi duais e mais de 100 coletivas no Brasil, Itália, França,Alemanha, Grécia, EUA, México, Argentina, Bolivia e Uruguai, tendo recebido 25 premiações nacionais e internacionais. Recebeu 27 premiações entre outras: 03/11/2012 - Medalha de ouro e diploma de Honra ao mérito da Associação Helênica de Santos-Brasil, por suas pinturas na Grécia. 2012-Diploma concedido pela ABACH, referente à sua biografia citada no Guia Brasil de A a Z. 2008-Ambassatrice de La Paix UniversalleGenêve-Ambassade Suisse 2005-Destaque Academia Brasileira de Arte, Cultura e Historia. “Esta energia precisa se espalhar, pois com as modificações planetárias, as vibrações, e o nosso DNA se modificando, enfim toda a nova descoberta quer me multiplicar dando minha contribuição com a “Arte da essência da Divina Geometria na Pintura Terapêutica”, diz Fletea Devemos ter: Pensamentos, Sentimentos e Emoções, Alinhados. Pensar com o coração e sentir com a cabeça. Somos unos. Conheça mais sobre a artista e suas obras no

site: http://www.fletea.com/ Facebook:

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A Color Collection Inspired by the Rich Colors of St. Moritz

in a metallic granite shade beautifully accent both palettes. Cheek and Eye Palettes Inspired by Gilded Chalets and Crystal Glaciers Offering something for everyone in two distinct color palettes - warm shades of brown, bronze and cream and alternatively, cool blue, pink and purple hues - the new ARTISTRY cheek and eye palettesfeature six soft, creamy eye shadows that glide on evenly and beautifully.

Escape to pure luxury this fall with a makeup collection inspired by the season's most breathtaking resort destination - St. Moritz, nestled high in the Swiss Alps. Exclusively from Amway, ARTISTRY(速) Escape to Paradise Trend Color Collection, the stunning sequel to the spring color line, captures the pure, pristine beauty and sophisticated glamour of this winter wonderland with two limitAvailable in a range of finishes - luster, ed-edition color palettes. shimmer, metallic - shadows may be applied individually or layered for a more customized or dramatic look. Paired with two complementary, silky cheek powders, along with travel-size brushes, the palettes allow for flawless application at home or on-the-go. As pretty as they are practical, each compact is embossed with a contemporary crocodile print and nestled inside a specially designed black velvet pouch.

The ARTISTRY Escape to Paradise Color Collection includes the cool hues of the Crystal Glacier Cheek and Eye Compact and the Snow Blossom Lip Duo Compact. The Gilded Chalet Cheek and Eye Compact features warm colors and is complemented by the Golden Ember Lip Duo Compact. An eyeliner pencil in Antique Silver and ARTISTRY Length & Definition Mascara

Lip Gloss Duo for Twice the Glamour For pout-pleasing lips, ARTISTRY Lip Duos offer two balmy lip glosses in corresponding warm and cool shades that lavish lips with nourishing emollients, a glamorous satiny finish, and a wisp of vanilla scent. Richly indulgent with a 24-karat gold finish and adorned with dazzling Swarovski(速) crystals, the compact is inspired by the elegant designs of vintage luggage tags.


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"Whether on the slopes or at the beach, at the office or around town, the ARTISTRY Fall 2012 Escape to Paradise Trend Color Collection offers everything stylish women need to look and feel their most glamorous," said Rick DiCecca, global makeup artist for ARTISTRY.

Defining Eye Pencil and Luxurious Length & Definition MascaraEscape to Paradise also includes an eye pencil in universally appealing Antique Silver. Dual-ended with a built-in smudger, the Escape to Paradise Eye Pencil features a special moisturizing complex of jojoba oil, vitamin E and cottonseed oil delivering comfortable application andhydration - without tugging. Completing the look is ARTISTRY Length & DefinitionMascara in Granite. The breakthrough ARTISTRY FlexFX formulaaccentuates and separates lashes, extending them up to 70% for a lavishly long look. Escape to Paradise is sold through Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) and online at Amway.com/artistry. For more information about the ARTISTRY(®) Escape to Paradise Trend Color Collection, please visit www.amway.com/beauty/artistry/get-the-looks.

ABOUT ARTISTRY The ARTISTRY brand, exclusively from Amway, is a global leader in premium beauty, offering unprecedented skincare solutions backed by dermatologist testing, advanced science, unparalleled proof of performance, and personalized service unmatched by any beauty counter in the world. The ARTISTRY brand generates more than $1 billion in annual global sales and is among the world’s top five, largest-selling premium skincare brands and top ten, largest-selling, premium cosmetics brands.* ABOUT AMWAY Founded in 1959 and based in Ada, Michigan, Amway is one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses and a member of the Alticor family of companies. Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide through more than 3 million Independent Business Owners building their own Amway(TM) businesses. Top-selling brands for Amway are NUTRILITE(®) vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, and ARTISTRY(®) skincare and color cosmetics. For more news and information about Amway visit news.amway.com

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Amway lança ARTISTRY Escape to Paradise Uma coleção colorida inspirada nas cores ricas de St. Moritz

Nesse Outono escape para o luxo com uma coleção de maquilagem inspirada pela destinação mais popular e mais deslumbrante da temporada - St. Moritz, situado no alto dos Alpes suíços. Exclusivamente da Amway a coleção ARTISTRY (®) Escape to Paradise traz um impressionante seguimento a linha de cores da Primavera, captando a beleza pura, imaculada e o glamour sofisticado deste paraíso de Inverno com duas paletas de cores, em edição limitada

A coleção da ARTISTRY (®)“Escape to Paradise inclui um compacto com os tons frios do Cheek Glacier Crystal para os olhos e outro compacto Snow Blossom Duo Lip. O Gilded Cheek Chalé acentua as características dos olhos com cores quentes e é complementado pelo Ember Lip Duo Compact.

Um lápis delineador em Silver antigo & Mascara ARTISTRY (®) em um um lindo tom de granito metálico que acentua lindamente as duas combinações. Paletas de cores para as macas do rosto e olhos Inspiradas por Gilded Chalé and Christal Glacier . Oferecendo algo para todos em duas paletas de cores distintas - tons quentes de marrom, bronze e creme de leite e alternativamente, frios tons de azul, rosa e roxo ARTISTRY apresenta seis suaves, sombras cremosas que deslizam lindamente de maneira uniforme. Disponível em uma variedade de acabamentos - brilho, shimmer, metálico as sombras podem ser aplicadas individualmente ou em camadas para um olhar mais personalizado ou dramático. Acompanhados de dois complementos, silky cheek powders, juntamente com kit de pincel para viagem,


permitem uma aplicação impecável em casa ou on-the-go. Tão bonito como eles são práticos, cada compacto é gravado com uma impressão de crocodilo contemporâneo e situado dentro de uma bolsa de veludo preto especialmente desenhados. Duo Lip Gloss para dobrar o Glamour Duo Lip da ARTISTRY oferecem dois batons em tons quentes e frios que trata

os lábios com quantidades generosas de emolientes nutritivos, dando um acabamento acetinado e glamoroso, com acentuado aroma de baunilha. “Seja nas pistas, na praia, no escritório ou na cidade, a coleção ARTISTRY Outono 2012 - Escape to Paradise de tendencia colorida oferece tudo para mulheres elegan-

tes que precisam se sentir mais glamourosas do que nunca”, disse Rick DiCecca, maquiador global para ARTISTRY . Lápis de olho e rímel Escape to Paradise também inclui um lápis de olho no universalmente atraente prata antigo com funcionalidade nos dois lados, um lado com um esfumaçante e do outro Lápis de olho com um mosturizador complexo especial, feito com óleo de jojoba, vitamina E óleo de semente de algodão tornando a aplicação confortável - sem puxar.


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Ricamente indulgente com um acabamento em ouro 24 quilates e adornado com deslumbrantes cristais Swarovski (®), o compacto é inspirado pelos projetos elegantes de etiquetas antigas de bagagem Escape to Paradise é vendido através de Empresários Independentes daAmway (IBOs) e on-line no site http://www.amway.com

100 países e territórios em todo o mundo através de mais de 3 milhões de empresários independentes que constroem suas próprias empresas Amway (TM) . As marcas mais vendidas da AMWAYsão as vitaminas NUTRILITE (®), suplementos minerais e dietéticos, e para o cuidado com a pele ARTISTRY (®) e sua linha de cosméticos coloridos. Para mais notícias e informações sobre a Amway visite http://www.amway.com/news

SOBRE ARTISTRY A marca ARTISTRY, exclusivamente da Amway, é líder global em beleza, oferecendo soluções para a pele apoiada por estudos dermatologicos, de ciência avançada, prova inigualável de desempe nho, e serviço personalizado em qualquer loja de beleza no mundo. A marca ARTISTRY gera mais de US $ 1 bilhão em vendas globais anuais e está entre os cinco principais, a maior de vendas de marcas premium e top 10, a maior em vendas, e marcas premium de cosméticos. * SOBRE A AMWAY Fundada em 1959 e com sede em Ada, Michigan, a Amway é uma das maiores empresas de venda direta do mundo, parte da familia Alticor de empresas. A Amway oferece produtos de consumo FONTE Amway e oportunidades de negócios em mais de Photography AMWAY


Facing the End of His Life, Renowned Impressionist Painter Reveals Holocaust Ordeal and Inspirational Life Lessons in New Film 'Impressions ofLife' When Harry Somers was just 16, he made a daring escape from Nazi Germany and began a new life, passing through England to attend Dookie Agricultural College in Australia. Harry ~ 20s or 30s portrait .

At 20, he joined the Australian Army, where a fellow soldier introduced him to the art of painting. Later, in New York City, his creative powers blossomed, and he began presenting his work in exhibiArmy at 20 tions and selling paintings to celebrities and socialites. Nevertheless, the memories of his harrowing ordeal were always close to the surface. Painting became an escape for Somers, a way to cope with the loss of his family and the trauma of surviving Nazi Germany.

His paintings have been described as "luminous," "glowing" and "alive." Combining elements of Impressioism and pointillism, Somers' paintings typically represent landscapes and other natural settings inhabited by people enjoying each other's company amid the surroundings. Moreover, his work is a profound contrast to the darkness and despair that so characterized the Holocaust. As filmmakers Erik Angra and Sandri Valente discovered, Somers’ paintings are honest reflections of his life and personality. Meeting Somers in Arizona while they were promoting another film on the Holocaust, they were immediately struck by his charm, optimism and profound wisdom. The filmmakers quickly realized that Sarasota 1981. Somers’ work and life story was worth sharing with a wider audience. They remained in Arizona for three extra weeks, speaking with the artist nearly every day. Young H.S. with Sister and mother (with camera).


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As filmmakers Erik Angra and Sandri Valente discovered, Somers' paintings are honest reflections of his life and personality. Meeting Somers in Arizona while they were promoting another film on the Holocaust, they were immediately struck by his charm, optimism and profound wisdom. The filmmakers quickly realized that Somers' work and life story was worth sharing with a wider audience. They remained in Arizona for three extra weeks, speaking with the artist nearly every day. His belief in forgiveness and love, in spite of the horrors of his youth, were inspirational. Somers had never opened up to anyone in detail about his ordeal in Germany before meeting Angra and

Valente. Now nearing the end of his life, Somers was willing to share his message of forgiveness. Thus began the project that will culminate in the documentary "Impressions of Life: The H. Somers Story." Angra and Valente have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the documentary. Their wish is that the final production successfully captures the sublime beauty that is both Harry Somers the man and H. Somers the artist. They believe his powerful example of forgiveness and perseverance will provide light in a world that is too often dimmed by fear and mistrust.


Always a believer in giving back, Somers has recently donated almost 50 works of art to Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. His artwork is used in art therapy classes throughout the region. Although Somers may never see his documentary, he can rest knowing that his life has already impacted the lives of others in an immensely positive way. To watch the trailer and become a backer on Kickstarter visit http://www.harrysfilm.com

For more information about Harry Somers and to see some of his work visit http://www.hsomers.com Release DistributionSOURCE Erik Angra and Sandri Valente

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Vislumbrando o fim de sua vida, renomado pintor impressionista revela fatos do Holocausto e lições de vida Inspirads em "Impressions of Life '.

Harry Somers tinha apenas 16 anos, quando ele numa ousada fuga da Alemanha nazista começou uma nova vida, passando por Inglaterra para atender ao Colégio Agrícola Dookie na Austrália. Aos 20, ele entrou para o Exército australiano, onde um soldado apresentou-lhe a arte da pintura. Mais tarde, na cidade de Nova York, seu poder criativo floresceu, e ele começou a apresentar o seu trabalho em exposições e venda de pinturas de celebridades e socialites. No entanto, as memórias de sua experiência traumática sempre estiveram próximas à superfície. A pintura tornou-se uma fuga para Somers, uma maneira de lidar com a perda de sua família e do trauma de sobreviver a Alemanha nazista. Seus quadros têm sido descritos como "luminosos", "brilhantes" e "vivos". Combinando elementos do impressionismo e pontilhismo, as pinturas de Somers normalmente representam paisagens e outros ambientes com cenários naturais habitados por pessoas desfrutando a companhia um do outro. Além disso, seu trabalho é um profundo contraste com a escuridão e o desespero que caracteriza o Holocausto. Como cineastas Erik Angra e Sandri Valente descobriram que as pinturas de Somers "são reflexões honestas de sua vida e personalidade. Eles descobriram Somers no Arizona, enquanto promoviam um outro filme sobre Holocausto, eles ficaram imediatamente impressionados com o charme, otimismo e sabedoria profunda de Somers. Os cineastas rapidamente perceberam que o trabalho

de Somers e sua história de vida valiam ser compartilhados com um público mais amplo. Eles permaneceram no Arizona por três semanas extras, falando com o artista quase todos os dias.

Sua crença no perdão e amor, apesar dos horrores de sua juventude, foram inspiradores. Somers nunca havia se aberto a qualquer pessoa em detalhes sobre o seu calvário na Alemanha antes de conhecer Angra e Valente. Agora se aproximando do final de sua vida, Somers estava disposto a compartilhar sua mensagem de perdão. Assim começou o projeto que vai culminar com o documentário "Impressões da Vida( Impressions of Life):.A Historia de Somers.(H. Somers’ Story) Angra e Valente lançaram uma campanha para arrecadar fundos para o documentário. Seu desejo é que a produção final consiga captar a beleza sublime que é tanto Somers Harry o homem e H. Somers o artista. Eles acreditam que o seu poderoso exemplo de perdão e perseverança irá fornecer luz em um mundo que muitas vezes é ofuscado pelo medo e desconfiança. Sempre acreditando em dar a volta por cima, Somers recentemente doou quase 50 obras de arte para Hospice do Vale, em Phoenix, Arizona. Sua obra é usada nas aulas de arteterapia em toda a região. Embora Somers talvez não tenha a oportunidade de ver seu documentário, ele pode descansar, sabendo que sua vida já impactou a vida dos outros de uma forma extremamente positiva. Para assistir ao trailer e se tornar um patrocinador na visita Kickstarter http://www.harrysfilm.com


Novara's 2013 Bicycle Line is Ready-to-Roll New line features foldable bikes and stylish bicycle apparel

In honor of its 30(th) anniversary, Novara launches new bike designs in the transportation and road categories, and introduces innovations in reflective apparel and tube packaging. The collection will begin rolling into REI stores and on REI.com now through spring 2013. Designed to meet a variety of riding experiences and terrain, Novara's new collection simplifies transportation without sacrificing style. While commuting to work, off-roading or cruising on the weekend, the collection allows riders to define their own speed, style and essentials. For information, images and specs, please visit Novara's media newsroom: www.novarabike.com/media. Transportation bicycles Folding bikes add versatility and convenience to the commute routine. Available now, Novara's new FlyBy features a low-maintenance Nexus 7 internal drivetrain with easy-to-use REVO twist shifter. The black finish and red wheels add an element of stylish design, while the aluminum frame folds in half for carrying on trains or subways, and easy storing in apartments or cubicles. Those looking for a sportier ride through the urban environment should

give the Zealo a spin. Zealo combines road bike maneuverability with mountain bike sturdiness. Designed to be a nimble commuter, Shimano's Tiagra compact 20-speed drivetrain provides proven durability and amble gear range to conquer the streets. BB7 road disc brakes help riders stop in most weather conditions, while Weinmann rims and 700x28c tires create a swift yet stable ride. For the rider who values stylish transportation, Novara Buzz One is a nostalgic choice. Inspired by the 1976 VW bus design, the Buzz One features a flat handlebar, powder-coated deepdish rims, an alloy chain guard and a vintage-inspired saddle. This classic single-speed uses playful details in tandem with performance features that one expects from Novara. Road To celebrate Novara's 30(th) birthday, the brand will also introduce the aptly named Trenta, its top-line road bike designed for those who enjoy riding faster. This road bike features' include: Shimano Ultegra shifter and derailleurs, ensuring seamless shifting and a smooth ride; lightweight Kinesium butted aluminum frame with tapered head tube; carbon fork with one-piece alloy crown/steerer tube; FSA Wing Pro Compact handlebar and 3D forged stem. The 700x25c tires are super lightweight and fine-tuned to perform.


For women who enjoy riding 29ers as much as men, Novara unveils the Madrona 29, designed especially for women. Together with its elder brother, the Matador 29, these mountain bikes are ideal for navigating gnarly obstacles on the trail. Both include a lightweight 6061 butted aluminum frame, SR Suntour XCR MLO 29er fork and Tektro Gemini 2 hydraulic disc brakes for stopping power.

The outcome also enhances convenience and creates a hassle-free user experience. Now a tube will stay in in its packaging from store shelf direct to jersey pocket or bike bag; unwrap only when needed.

Apparel

About Novara Novara bicycles, apparel and accessories are exclusively available through www.rei. com and in REI stores nationally. Since 1983, Novara has focused on getting people on bicycles and comfortable riding in a variety of cycling environments. Novara brand products offer quality comfort, road, mountain, touring, urban, youth bicycles, apparel and accessories.

Be seen and stylish!Novara's Mainline collection fuses technical/reflective specs with sidewalk-ready style. Hidden reflective threading and touch points are featured on every piece to ensure visibility when needed, and can easily be convertible when out of the saddle.

For instance, the men's Dutchtown Jacket and Cragmont Denim Pants reveal reflective bands when cuffed, and the Zilker Woven Plaid Shirt uses innovative 3M reflective thread that can only be seen when light hits. The women's Edgewater Jacket uses a reversible belt that flips to become a reflective band when riding for added About REI bike-safety. REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outNo more tangled tubes fitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and Novara continues to simplify transporta- stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group tion in 2013 with the debut of Tube2Go. of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seekIn support of REI's ongoing stewardship ing quality equipment, REI is committed efforts, REI's experts developed the means to promoting environmental stewardship to shrink-wrap tubes into a plant-based and increasing access to outdoor recrebiodegradable, compostable package that ation through volunteerism, gear donareduces packaging by over 90 percent. tions and financial contributions.


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Holiday Collections From Fashion Designers

Accessories New limited-engagement collections offer chic fashion accessories at Fair and Square prices jcpenney is adding three new designers to its 2012 holiday lineup with limited-engagement collections from LULU by Lulu Guinness(TM), Jenny Packham速 Boudoir and Double Happiness Vivienne Tam(TM). Each designer infused her unique design aesthetic and personality into a line of handbags, fashion accessories and exciting gift items that are now available exclusively at most jcpenney stores and on jcp.com through the holiday season.

Jenny Packham Boudoir Designs from British runway designer Jenny Packham often grace the red carpet. Her new holiday line at jcpenney, Jenny Packham Boudoir, features elegant pieces perfect for holiday dressing and gifting. From jewelry boxes and bracelets to cosmetic bags and coin purses, her collection offers a touch of sophisticated glamour to any woman's wardrobe.


LULU by Lulu Guinness

Known for her love of retro glamour and modern chic, British designer Lulu Guinness brings her colorful, cheeky style to LULU by Lulu Guinness. Filled with whimsical, unexpected designs, the collection includes handbags and fashion accessories to brighten any look. LULU by Lulu Guinness is available for a limited time during the holiday season and will expand its assortment in 2013 with a dedicated shop inside jcpenney. "I am so thrilled to be working with jcpenney on my new LULU by Lulu Guinness line. The heart of the brand is a fabulous line of unique fun prints that offers American customers a chic but affordable way to dress up any outfit," said Lulu Guinness OBE, founder and creative director of Lulu Guinness. "LULU by Lulu Guinness is a London-inspired collection that takes a fresh and innovative approach to capturing the spirit of the city." Double Happiness Vivienne Tam Vivienne Tam is a passionate designer known for her Eastern-inspired designs. Double Happiness Vivienne Tam features Tam's signature dragon print throughout this vividly colorful collection. Offering items including cosmetic bags, scarves and slippers, Double Happiness Vivienne Tam offers modern style at an affordable price. For product images and additional information, please visit jcpmediaroom.com. Follow @jcpnews on Twitter for company information and exclusive announcements throughout the holiday season.

Lulu Guinness, Jenny Pacha And Vivienne Tam

Getting Ready for the Holidays


Toys Games and Tablets Toys"R"Us® Announces 2012 Holiday Toy Trends As children begin to write their letters to Santa with care and parents start to devise their holiday shopping strategies, Toys"R"Us(®) announced four emerging trends it expects to impact toy-buying decisions this holiday season. Representative of these top trends are toys based on tiny tots' favorite characters, kid-friendly tablets, "rad" playthings from the '80s that are making a comeback and items that offer fun light-up features.

Tigger, kids can enjoy these beloved companions at home or on-the-go with toys ranging from dolls to tiny playhouses:

Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check Up” doll from Just Play((TM)): Future physicians can bring home this dolled-up version of their This year's toy trends also undoubtedly favorite play reflect some of this season's hottest toy doctor based on the Disney Jr. show Doc properties and products. McStuffins. Kids will love pressing Doc’s stethoscope to hear the “checkup” song Often times, a young child’s first friend and more than 10 phrases 7 “AG13” is one imagined - from a stuffed plush to button cell batteries required (includa favorite character in a book - allowing ed).Ages 3 years and up. them to explore new worlds and fantasize about magical adventures. Minnie Mouse Bow-tique: Minnie’s Fashion On-the-Go from FishThis year, little ones are clamoring for er-Price(®): their lovable, take-everywhere preschool Now kids can take Minnie Mouse and pals. From new friends like Doc Mcher fashion set on-the-go. Stuffins to timeless playmates like


Getting Ready for the Holidays What appears to be a simply pinktastic rolling suitcase opens to reveal a portable dressing room. Plus, music and Minnie phrases can be heard with the push of a heartshaped button. 2 "AA" batteries required (included). Ages 2years andup.

in one of her darling outfits, a cozy, light blue robe, Olivia comes prepared for bedtime stories, snuggling and snoozing. No batteries required. Ages 3 to 5 years.

Peppa Pig((TM)) Peek ‘n Surprise Playhouse from Fisher-Price(®): Based on Peppa’s house from the hit Nick Jr. show, this 15-piece playset comes with a handle for easy portability Bounce Bounce Tigger from Just and opens to reveal four rooms of play. Play((TM)): The set features “The wonderful thing transforming about Tiggers” is that furniture, they bounce! Kids will including a sink that love hopping along with switches from messy this animatronic to clean and a kitchversion of the classic en table that can get ready for dinnerWinnie the Pooh time. Peppa and George figures are character as he uses his included, too. tail like a spring, while singing “Bounce No batteries required. Ages 3 years and Bounce.” 4 “AA”batteries required up. (included). Ages 3 years and up. Kid-Friendly Tablets and App-Enabled Olivia “Ready for Bedtime” 8-Inch Fun Moms and dads no longer need to Plush from Spin Master((TM)): share their pricey gadgets with their Now, kids can get ready sticky- and slippery-fingered kids! This for bedtime alongside year, children - and gift-givers - have their favorite oinking more options than ever when it comes friend from the famous to selecting holiday presents that offer book series and hit Nick tech-tastic fun and long-lasting value. Jr. show Olivia. Dressed snugly


Kurio(7) from Techno Source: This multitouch Wi-Fi-enabled tablet,which runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), is perfect for mom anddad to use and also hand over to their kids with peace of mind. While children can surf the Internet, parents have web access controls, app management capabilities and a comprehensive filtering system. Preloaded with kids' content from top games like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, to over 20 Meegenius eBooks, to educational games from award-winning educator Mr. Nussbaum, the tablet comes complete with a durable drop-safe silicone bumper to protect it even in small hands. No batteries required (charges). Ages 3 years and up. MEEP!((TM)) from Oregon Scientific: Users will enjoy the hottest games, e-books and apps that come pre-loaded on this WiFi-enabled tablet,which features a 7-inch screen with zForce(速) touch technology. Kidscan choose from additional downloads in the MEEP! app store for further engagement and individualized learning experiences. 1 Lithium Ion battery required (included). Ages 6 to 9 years. Apptivity((TM) )Angry Birds King Pig, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja fromMattel(速): Kids can get immersed in their favorite digital games in a whole new way using Apptivity figures that fit in the palm of theirhands.

Whether they prefer Angry Birds, Cut the Rope or Fruit Ninja, kids can select from the King Pig, Om Nom(TM) or Sensei figures - each sold separately - which feature touch-screen conductive bases that interact with the respective games and unlock unique content.


For example, kids can place the Angry Birds King Pig figure on the face of their touchscreen device while logged into the HD app to hear new sounds, interface with new characters and see new backdrops. No batteries required. Ages 4 years and up. tabeo((TM)) from Toys"R"Us(®): This unique 7-inch touch-screen tablet, created especially for kids, offers enhanced safety features desired by parents. Designed and developed by Toys"R"Us, parents can customize different levels of Internet access for up to 8

users. Additionally, tabeo comes preloaded with 50 apps, including popular games for kids. One rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery required (included). Ages 5 years and up. This item will become available in late October. APPFINITY AppBlaster, AppFishing, AppDrive and AppCopter Heli from SpinMaster(®): While these items look like traditional playthings at first glance, when connected to an iPhone or iPad, kids can experience their apps in a digital-meets-realworld way. With the AppBlaster, which looks like a typical handheld blaster and comes in

orange or green, users can lock ‘n’ load their iPhone or iPod Touch into the designated slot before engaging in a digital blasting battle that they can view on their device. Likewise, kids can cast a reel when AppFishing and can put the pedal to the metal when using AppDrive’s standalone steering wheel set. Plus, children can control a helicopter and get immersed in the thrill of flying with AppCopter. No batteries required. Ages 8 years and up.


"Rad" Return from the '80s Kids and parents alike are getting amped for the toy stars of the '80s with an abundance of nostalgic playthings making a return to store shelves this season. Gift-givers can prepare to see old favorites topping kids' wish lists, from timeless properties like Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to classic games like Rubik's cube - many of which have been updated to make them totally tubular for today's child. Plus, parents will enjoy taking a trip down memory lane as they watch their little one play with these updated toys from their own childhood:

ANGRY BIRDS((TM)) STAR WARS(®) JENGA DEATH STAR Game from Hasbro(®): Angry Birds fan can get ready to unleash the flock to destroy the STAR WARS Death Star and take down Lard Vader in this brandnew take on the classic JENGA game. Played as an individual or two-player game, kids can take turns trying

to topple the Empire in an intergalactic battle. And, by pulling back the X-Wing Fighter, they can launch an epic squawk attack with Luke, Han or Chewy birds, knocking the pigs' block off and exploding the Death Star. Players can also unlock ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS content in-app with a special code that comes included in the game pack. No batteries required. Ages 5 years and up. Nickelodeon(®) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Play Set from Playmates: Kids can bring these nostalgic mutant ninjas back to their home base with this 42-inch-high play set, which recreates the Turtles' Sewer Lair and the streets above. Available exclusively at Toys”R”Us, this play set is packed with more than 20 fun features, including a telescoping periscope, a Shredder dummy and more. Nobatteries required. Ages 4 years and up.


Rubik's(®) Stack & Build Blocks from Tollytots, a division of JAKKS(®) Pacific: This eye-catching block set allows kids to build towers - and brains! Rendered in Rubik's iconic colors, these 3-D shapes put a modern spin on the classic toy for endless hours of creative play. Made in shapes to specifically promote skill development, they all pack neatly away into the incluedstorage box. No batteries required. Ages 18 months and up.

Strawberry Shortcake((TM)) Berry Best((TM)) Collection from Toys"R"Us(®): These dolls are totally sweet, inside and out! Featuringfive adorable mini figures, all with their own outfits, personalitiesand scents, kids can mix and match the outfits to give

each a new style. No batteries required. Ages 4 to 6 years. My Little Pony(®) Favorite Collection((TM)) Featuring NightmareMoon((TM)) from Hasbro(®) Kids and collectors will treasure this special assortment of seven My Little Pony figurines, featuring fan favorites, including Rainbow Dash, DJ Pon3, Flower Wishes, Trixie

Lulamoon, Pixie Pie and Lemony Gem, as well as the rare Nightmare Moon pony. Little ones will enjoy hours of imaginative play as they help the six little ponies work together to make sure they defeat the threat of Nightmare Moon and save the light of day. No batteries required. Ages 3 to 5 years.


Light F/X Featuring glow-in-the-dark elements and light-up effects, a variety of playthings are set to illuminate kids' rooms brighter than a Christmas tree. Little ones love to play and explore in the dark, but this season's toys are turning up the wattage and raising the bar from a mere flashlight. One thing is for sure, children's faces will be beaming when they open these radiant gifts, ranging from building brick sets to board games: Lite Brix((TM)) LumiPort((TM)) from Cra-ZArt: Kids can construct a towering airport or a colorful airplane that lights up the sky with this

brand-new take on classic construction. With LED light-up bricks, this set allows kids to form colorful characters and vehicles compatible with all Lite Brix's products. 3 "AA" batteries required (not included). Comes with a battery power pack that attaches to the model. Ages 6 years and up. Illumivor R/C Shark from Sky Rocket:

Rolling out of the sea, this radio-controlled Toys"R"Us exclusive shark is ready to find prey, whether hunting day or night, thanks to its bright lights. And, with the push of a button, the lights shift to create swimming and chomping animations that simulate a true shark. 1 9V and 6 "AA" batteries required (not included). Ages 6 years and up.


Digital Light Designer((TM)) from

Crayola(速): Children can watch as their drawings magically light up on this digital lightup dome. By using the included stylus to draw all over the 3-D dome, kids can create works of art and animations, as well as play games with light-drawing fun. Once kids complete their designs, they can save it for later or wipe the slate clean and start working on another masterpiece. 2 "AAA"and 4 "D" batteries required (not included). Ages 6 to 8 years. Pillow Pets(速 )Dream Lites from Ontel Products Corporation(速): Withthe push of a button, these cozy characters can create starry skies in little ones' rooms. These plush pets come in various styles, including a dog, unicorn, penguin, butterfly and giraffe, that illuminate ceilings with stars and glow as a comforting night-light. A 20-minute sleeptimer mode is also included so children can fall asleep under the stars. 3"AAA"

batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up. Light Up Checkers, Backgammon and Chess from Pavilion(速): Fans of traditional checkers, backgammon and chess will love to switch things upby playing with these brand-new sets, now featuring light-up technology. The lighting effects on these classic games help to build the perfectatmosphere for kids to play well into the wee hours of the night. 6 "AA"batteries required (not included). Ages 5 years and up.


Macy Gray's Reinterpretation Of Stevie Wonder's "TALKING BOOK" CD cluding the smash hits "Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition"'; landed at #3 on the Top Albums Chart and won three Grammys: Best Male Pop Vocal, R&B Performance and R&B Song.

Macy Gray's new album, a "re-imagining" of the classic Stevie Wonder album "TALKING BOOK," is available now for @ Amazon Coming hot on the heels of her stunning 429 Records' debut "COVERED"--a collection of all new recordings of handpicked songs she delivers in her own inimitable fashion, "TALKING BOOK" will be released digitally to coincide with the 40(th) Anniversary of the original which was released on October 28, 1972. With the help of producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Metallica), Macy will lend her distinctive sound to the multi-platinum album that spawned 7 Top 10 singles in-

Since her dazzling debut introduced this singular talent to the masses, Macy has forged an uncompromising musical path beholden to her own vision and garnering accolades at every juncture. With “TALKING BOOK,” Macy continues to explore the cover album concept by choosing an album that was hugely influential to her while growing up. It’s a deeply felt and sincere homage to a masterful project by a truly legendary performer. TALKING BOOK track listing: • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life • Maybe Your Baby • You And I (We Can Conquer The World) • Tuesday Heartbreak • You’ve Got it Bad Girl • Superstition • Big Brother • Blame it On The Sun • Looking For Another Pure Love • I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)


Columbia Records Celebrates 125 Years By Releasing 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story and 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story: Legends and Legacy on Apple's iBookstore

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The Columbia Records Story is available for purchase exclusively on the iBookstore for $14.99.

The second book is available for free and is also exclusive to Apple's iBookstore. It inWritten by Pulitzer Prize- and Grammycludes over 300 photos and 263 audio clips nominated author and historian, Sean to enhance celebrated music journalist Dave Wilentz, 360 Marsh's 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Sound illusStory: Legends and Legacy. Readers can tap trates sweeping to watch videos of artists including Bruce cultural and Springsteen, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny business changes Cash, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Janis Join music over plin, Simon & Garfunkel, and Adele. Audio more than a clips of all 263 songs in the Marsh book are century. With19 playable from each song listing in the book. videos and 23 This innovative multi-media offering brings sound samples the artists and their music to life in an unincluded in the precedented way. book so readers can listen to-360 Sound includes 300 rare and intimate and watch--Co- photographs from the Columbia archives lumbia's artists through the years in unprec- and sidebar discussions of crucial developedented interactive format. ments and performers written by eminent Celebrated music journalist Dave Marsh's music historians Dave Marsh and Colin book, 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Escott. The book offers a virtual history of Story: Legends and Legacy, is also available. the music industry from its infancy, tracing There are 263 audio samples in this book. Columbia's pivotal technological as well as Columbia Records is celebrating its 125th anniversary with the release of a book entitled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story about the great American label and its role in initiating recorded music, cultivating great artists, and igniting cultural change. Written by Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy-nominated author and historian Sean Wilentz, the book provides a journey through Columbia Records' storied past and its contributions to entertainment from the invention of commercial recording through the present day.

business innovations, not least its invention of the LP. It also reflects on the connection between Columbia's artists and music and sweeping cultural and political changes, from the emergence of mass commercial culture to the rise of the civil rights movement and beyond. Download both 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story and 360 Sound: Legends and Legacy from the iBookstore on iPad or at www.iTunes.com/iBookstore. SOURCE Columbia Records


About Rush

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the TURES,” 1996’s “TEST FOR ECHO,” and 2002’s “VAPOR TRAILS.” Rush released their 20(th) studio album, “CLOCKWORK A since 2007’s “SNAKES & ARROWS,” and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut and multiple Grammy nominations, including one earlier this year for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted S more 40Report” million soldcameo lier for the acclaimed documenComedyWith Central’s “Thethan Colbert andrecords a memorable in thethis filmyear “I Love You, Man. ” Most recently, Rush has been no worldwide and countless sold-out tours, “It’s tary "Rush: Beyond The Lighted renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it Stage." did in ‘76 or even ‘96

Renowned Rock Trio Rush to be Inducted into Guitar Center's Historic RockWalk Rush - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive gold/ platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Rush's vast catalog includes such classics as 1974's selftitled debut, 1976's "2112," 1981's "MOVING PICTURES," 1996's "TEST FOR ECHO," and 2002's "VAPOR TRAILS." Rush released their 20(th) studio album, "CLOCKWORK ANGELS," on June 12 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. The highly anticipated collection marks their first studio recording since 2007's "SNAKES & ARROWS," and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200, matching the highest chart debut of the band's career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one ear-

Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance - their first in over 30 years - on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" and a

memorable cameo in the film "I Love You, Man." Most recently, Rush has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio's continuing artistic vitality by observing, "It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more." For more information please visit www.rush.com.


- is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA Ceremony for includes November 20, as 1974’s made a significant impact and lastingPICe Rolling Stones. Rush’sSlated vast catalog such classics self-titled debut, 1976’s “2112, ” 1981’s “MOVING ANGELS,2012 ” on June 12 via Anthem/Roadrunner The highly anticipated collection marks their first studio recording with Induction SpeechRecords. by a Specontribution to the growth and evolut of the band’s career. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has of alsoRock been recognized a number Juno Awards cial Guest tion 'n' Roll,with Blues and of R&B. Stage.” Enjoying a recent pop culture renaissance, Rush made a rare television appearance - their first in over 30 years - on AsAthe newest RockWalk inductees, ominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the 6. It mayGuitar mean more. ” For more information please visit www.rush.com. Center is proud to announce the Rush's handprints will reside alongside

upcoming induction of renowned rock legends Rush, into the retailer's historic RockWalk. The exclusive, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Noon at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. A special guest speaker will open the event by reflecting upon Rush's musical impact and welcoming the band to the stage. We are very pleased to have been chosen by our peers and fellow musicians for induction in Guitar Center's Rock Walk," said Rush's Geddy Lee. "It is an honor to have our names added to this illustrious list of great and highly talented musicians."

"Not only is Rush extraordinary as a band, but each member is incredibly talented in their own right," said Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center's RockWalk. "With nearly thirty years together, this group has consistently delivered skilled musicianship, experimental-drive and stylistically diverse rock to music fans worldwide. In short - Rush is long-deserving of being honored by Guitar Center's RockWalk." Guitar Center's RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have

the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C. and Queen, among numerous others. About Guitar Center's RockWalk Guitar Center's RockWalk became a reality on November 13, 1985 with inaugural inductions including Stevie Wonder, Eddie Van Halen, Creator of the Gibson Les Paul guitar Ted McCarty, Martin Guitar founder C.F. Martin III, Marshall Amplifier creator Jim Marshall. At last, the Rock 'n Roll world could claim for itself an institution every bit as compelling as Mann's Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Located at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard, all Guitar Center RockWalk inductees are chosen solely by past honorees. In this way, inductees are chosen by real "music authorities," those who would best be able to gauge his or her contribution to music history. Source- Guitar Center


Smash Mouth Give "THE GIFT OF ROCK" For The Holidays PLATINUM-SELLING BAND'S FIRST CHRISTMAS ALBUM AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30TH

since October 30(th). Smash Mouth, a band with the reputation for being the Holiday Collection Caps A Stellar Year “sound of summer” Which Included The Release Of New now inhabit their Album "Magic" & Cook Book "Recipes niche as the energetFrom The Road" ic “sound of the holidays” with the release of “THE GIFT OF Smash Mouth, the band that gave you cra- ROCK.” Future classics include their take zy memorable hits like "All Star," "Walkin' on The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles” and The On The Sun," "Then the Morning Comes" Kinks’ “Father Christmas.” From their deand "I'm A Believer" among many others, but in 1997 when the smash hit “Walkin’ are gearing up for the release of their first On The Sun” (played by KROQ before any Christmas album, label deal) powered their album “Fush Yu "THE GIFT OF ROCK." Produced by Mang” to double platinum sales, the band Greg Camp and Michael Urbano, the has scored hit after hit worldwide. album's ten tracks capture a raucous holiday spirit while showcasing the quintes“THE GIFT OF ROCK” Track Listing: sential Smash Mouth party sound. 1. Father Christmas 2. Don’t Believe In Christmas "THE GIFT OF ROCK" includes bril3. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) liant interpretations of holiday standards 4. Zat You, Santa Claus? old and new and features Steve Harwell 5. The Christmas Song (vocals), Paul Delisle (Bass), Greg Camp 6. Snoopy’s Christmas (guitar) and Michael Urbano (drums and 7. Christmas Ain’t Christmas percussion). The showcase single impact8. Come On Christmas, Christmas ing AC radio is "The Christmas Song." Come On The album caps a stellar year which saw 9. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To the band return with their 429 Records Fight Tonight) pop/rock debut "Magic" which featured 10. 2000 Miles the AC hit title track. To order “THE GIFT OF ROCK” on Amazon visit: http://www.amazon. In addition, the band is promoting the com/The-Gift-Rock-Smash-Mouth/dp/ release of their first cookbook "Recipes B009B1ENCK/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpp_6 From The Road" which is available November 26(th). "THE GIFT OF ROCK" For more info, visit: is available everywhere on 429 Records www.429records.com


Hello again friends! This month I wanted to talk about the Orlando music scene and how we have grown when it comes to packaging our product. You don't need a big budget to look like you do. Making the music really is a small part of your overall business. When it comes to Websites, Album artwork, Promotional packages, and merchandise, we have the same advantages as the major labels.

product that can compete on the shelves along side the big boys. Orlando Indie artist have also become masters of social networking. I'm starting to see more and more artists with national exposure because of their many hours of self promoting online.

The picture is getting more clear everyday that major labels are starting to be a thing of the past. More artist are less concerned Most artist today in Orlando know how to with getting signed and more concerned not only record great, original music, they on setting up their own business and makalso know how to do graphics as well as ing a strong foundation for themselves. design their own websites. The do it yourself mentality is essential As usual I appreciate you all taking time when you are an artist with a limited bud- out to read about my thoughts on our get. music scene and keep watching our scene It's cheaper to do it yourself and with the grow and become a strong force in the help of having professional software at national music scene. our fingertips, we can pull off a polished


By Larry Poynter Jr

Olá novamente amigos! Este mês eu queria falar sobre a cena musical de Orlando e como temos crescido quando se trata de embalar nosso produto. Você não precisa de um grande orçamento para se parecer com você. Fazer a música realmente é uma pequena parte de seu negócio global. Quando se trata de sites, a capa do álbum, pacotes promocionais e mercadorias, temos as mesmas vantagens que as grandes gravadoras. Mais artistas hoje em Orlando sabem não só como gravar a música, excelente original, mas eles também sabem como fazer gráficos, bem como projetar seus próprios sites. A mentalidade fazê-lo sozinho (Do it yourself) é essencial quando você é um artista com um orçamento limitado. É mais barato fazê-lo sozinho, e com a ajuda de ter o software profissional em nossas mãos, nós podemos executar um produ-

to bem acabado que pode competir nas prateleiras ao lado dos grandes. O artista Indie de Orlando também se tornaram mestres da rede social. Estou começando a ver os artistas mais e mais com a exposição nacional por causa de suas muitas horas de linha de auto-promoção. A imagem está ficando mais clara todos os dias que as grandes gravadoras estão começando a ser uma coisa do passado. Mais artista estão menos preocupados com a obtenção de contrato assinado e mais preocupado em criar o seu próprio negócio e fazer uma base sólida para si mesmos. Como de costume, eu agradeço a todos vocês tendo tempo para ler sobre os meus pensa mentos sobre a nossa cena musical e conti nuar assistindo a nossa cena crescer e se tornar uma grande força no cenário da música nacional. Ate’ aproxima vez !


Com atualizações fáceis de baixar e a melhor gama de PCs damos boas-vindas ao Windows 8, que chega com disponibilidade a nível mundial. A Microsoft anunciou a disponibilidade mundial de seu popular sistema operacional Windows, o Windows 8. que começou sexta-feira, dia 26 de outubro, onde consumidores e empresas em todo o mundo foram capazes de experimentar tudo o que o Windows 8 tem a oferecer, incluindo uma linda e nova interface de usuários e uma vasta gama de aplicações, com a inauguração da Loja da Windows.

varejo em todo o mundo.

Como resultado do trabalho com parceiros de hardware, mais de 1.000 PCs e tablets certificados, incluindo o Microsoft Surface, estão disponíveis com o Windows 8 - o que a torna a melhor programação de PCs já em todo o ecossistema do Windows RT.

Windows 8 apresenta a nova Start que dá às pessoas com apenas um-clique, acesso a aplicativos e conteúdos que mais lhes interessam. A pagina também possui o Internet Explorer 10 totalmente novo que é perfeito para touch screen, e built-in capacidades do Cloud com SkyDrive.

"Nós reimaginamos o programa Windows e o resultado é uma linha impressionante de novos PCs", disse o CEO da Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. "Windows 8 reúne o melhor do PC e do tablet. Ele funciona perfeito para trabalhar e jogar, e é vivo, com o seu mundo. Cada um de nossos clientes vão encontrar um PC que eles vão adorar." Windows 8 está disponível para download a atualização de PCs já existentes em mais de 140 mercados e 37 idiomas . O upgrade pode sem comprado no website http://www.windows.com/e em locais de

Windows 8 pode ser comprado em uma variedade de varejistas e líderes mundiais, incluindo Amazon, Best Buy e Staples nos EUA, as Casas Bahia, no Brasil, Future Shop e Staples, no Canadá, Suning na China, Media Markt across Europe, FNAC in France, Yamada in Japan, Telmex in Mexico, Dixons in the U.K. e muitos mais, que contam com uma variedade de ofertas para os clientes que procuram por grandes promoções com o Windows 8 PCs, dispositivos e software.

O lançamento de um novo membro da família Windows - o Windows RT - foi projetado para tablets baseados em ARM disponíveis e pré-instalados nos novos dispositivos. Além de Microsoft Office 2013, Windows RT foi projetado exclusivamente para aplicativos na nova loja Windows.


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O Windows 8 chegou!

Os consumidores podem visitar o site http://www.windows.com/shop para aprender sobre a grande variedade de dispositivos disponíveis do Windows 8 e encontrar a que melhor se adapta às suas necessidades. Mais informações sobre as grandes ofertas de todo o mundo estão disponíveis em http://www.blogs.windows.com. Além da gama de novos dispositivos disponíveis, o consumidor também pode atualizar seus PCs. Até o final de janeiro 2013, os consumidores atuais em uso de PCs com Windows XP, Windows Vista ou Windows 7 são qualificados para baixar uma atualização para o Windows Pro 8 por um preço esti-

mado de varejo nos EUA $ 39,99. E elegíveis Windows 7 PCs comprados entre 02 de junho de 2012, e 31 de janeiro de 2013, podem baixar uma atualização para o Windows Pro 8 por um preço estimado de varejo de EUA $ 14,99 com a oferta em mais de 140 mercados. A Atualização para o Windows 8, se encontra disponível no site http: / www.windowsupgradeoffer.com / Fundada em 1975, a Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) é a líder mundial em software, com serviços e soluções que ajudam as pessoas e empresas a atingirem seu potencial . FONTE Microsoft Corp


Easy-to-download upgrades and the best range of PCs ever welcome Windows 8 to worldwide availability. Microsoft Corp. announced on Oct.26th, the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8. Consumers and businesses worldwide are now able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a beautiful new user interface and a wide range of applications with the grand opening of the Windows Store. As a result of close work with hardware partners, more than 1,000 certified PCs and tablets, including Microsoft Surface, will be available for the launch of Windows 8 -- making it the best lineup of PCs ever across the Windows 8 and Windows RT ecosystem. We have reimagined Windows and the result is a stunning lineup of new PCs," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love." Windows 8 is available for download to upgrade existing PCs in more than 140 markets and 37 languages at http://www.windows.com/ to buy ning at and at retail locations around the world. At retail, Windows 8 will be available in two primary versions -- Windows 8 and

Windows 8 Pro -- as well as Windows 8 Enterprise for large organizations. Launching at the same time a new member of the Windows family, the Windows RT designed for ARM-based tablets and available pre-installed on new devices. In addition to Microsoft Office 2013, Windows RT is designed exclusively for apps in the new Windows Store. Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about. It also features an entirely new Internet Explorer 10 that is perfect for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive. Windows 8 can be purchased in a variety of ways from the world’s leading retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and Staples in the U.S., Casas Bahia in Brazil, Future Shop and Staples in Canada, Suning in China, Media Markt across Europe, FNAC in France, Yamada in Japan, Telmex in Mexico, Dixons in the U.K., and many more, which will feature a variety of offers for customers looking for great deals on Windows 8 PCs, devices and software. Consumers can go to http://www.windows.com/shop to learn about the large array of Windows 8 devices available and find the one that best fits their needs.


About Technology-Windows 8

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More information on the great offers Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: around the world is available at http:// MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, www.blogs.windows.com. services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. In addition to the range of new Windowsbased devices available, consumers can The information contained in this press also upgrade their existing PCs. Through release relates to a pre-release software the end of January, consumers currently product that may be substantially modirunning PCs with Windows XP, Windows fied before its first commercial release. Vista or Windows 7 are qualified to down- Accordingly, the information may not acload an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an curately describe or reflect the software estimated retail price of US$39.99. product when it is first commercially released. The press release is provided for inAnd eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased formational purposes only, and Microsoft between June 2, 2012, and Jan. 31, 2013, in makes no warranties, express or implied, more than 140 markets can download an with respect to the press release or the inupgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimat- formation contained in it. ed retail price of US$14.99 with the Windows Upgrade Offer, available at http:// SOURCE Microsoft Corp. www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.


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Equipe do Red Bull Wingsuit visita a Malásia da forma que melhor sabe – voando! O Red Bull Blue & Silver (produto da Europa) foi mais além para reiterar a mensagem "Red Bull te dá asas" com essa missão do Red Bull Wingsuit. Inspirados por Felix Baumgartner, atleta da Red Bull, 3 pilotos de elite da Red Bull Air Force foram a Kuala Lumpur no início do mes para realizar seu sonho de conquistar os arranha-céus icônicos da cidade. Esta é a primeira vez que pilotos com wingsuit conquistaram os edifícios mais altos e mais icônicos da Malásia. O líder da equipe, Jon DeVore, e o recordista mundial de BASE jumping, Miles Daisher, juntamente com Othar Lawrence, realizaram 2 BASE jumps com wingsuit durante o horário de maior movimento no meio da agitada cidade, voando ao redor da KL Tower e, em seguida, ao redor das estruturas gêmeas mais altas do mundo, as Petronas Twin Towers. A missão é um esforço da equipe para promover e instruir sobre o esporte de "voo humano". Nesse esporte perigoso, esses profissionais de esportes radicais representam a elite. Michael Bay, diretor de sucessos de bilheteria, utilizou membros da equipe da Red Bull Air Force para as filmagens de "Transformers 3", a primeira no centro de Chicago. Embora às vezes o clima ameace suspen der a missão, o planejamento e prepara-

ção meticulosos permitiram que a equipe realizasse o salto um pouco antes que a chuva e o vento das monções dominassem o local. O projeto de voar ao redor das icônicas Petronas Twin Towers da Malásia foi o primeiro para ambos e é único e muito diferente, devido à proximidade das duas torres e aos edifícios altos que as rodeiam. Além disso, voar a 120 milhas/h em um ambiente urbano gerou mais complicações para ambos os atletas. "Eu estava meio que pirando com essa. Eu sabia que seria completamente assombroso! Pensei nisso por muito tempo", afirmou Miles, que já tinha estado na Malásia 3 vezes e realizou 60 BASE jumps da KL Tower. Os dois atletas descreveram a experiência como "muito surreal e parecida com um sonho". Dietrich Mateschitz fundou a Red Bull na Áustria em 1987. Sua equipe de Fórmula 1 venceu o Construtor’s Title 2011 e o Campeonato Mundial de Pilotos. A Red Bull já vendeu mais de 30 bilhões de latas, incluindo mais de 4,2 bilhões somente no ano passado. FONTE Red Bull Energy Drink


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Flying Humans Visit KL City Iconic Towers

Red Bull Wingsuit team visits Malaysia the best way they know how - flying! Red Bull Blue & Silver (Product of Europe) went the extra mile to reiterate the message "Red Bull Gives You Wings" with this Red Bull Wingsuit mission. Taking inspiration from fellow Red Bull athlete Felix Baumgartner, 3 elite pilots from Red Bull Air Force came to Kuala Lumpur earlier this week to fulfil their dreams of conquering the city's iconic skyscrapers. This is the first time that wingsuit pilots have conquered both of Malaysia's highest and most iconic buildings. Team leader Jon DeVore and world BASE jump record holder Miles Daisher with Othar Lawrence completed 2 WingSuit BASE jump during peak hour amidst the bustling city flying by KL Tower and then through the world tallest twin structure, Petronas Twin Towers. The mission is the team's effort to promote and educate the sport of "human flight". In this dangerous sport, those extreme sports professionals build the top elite. Blockbuster director Michael Bay engaged parts of the Red Bull Air Force troop for the shoots of "Transformers 3", the first of such in downtown Chicago. While the weather threaten to halt the mission at times, meticulous planning and preparation allows the team to

execute the jump within a short time frame before the monsoon rain and wind took over. The project of flying through the iconic Petronas Twin Towers of Malaysia was a first for both and is unique and very different due to the proximity of both towers and the high buildings surrounding the towers. Furthermore, flying 120 miles/hr in an urban environment created more complication for both athletes. "I was kinda freaking out about this one. I knew it was going to be totally awesome! I've been thinking about this for a long time," said Miles who had been to Malaysia for 3 times and base-jump off KL Tower for 60 times. Both athletic described the experience as "very surreal and dream like" Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in Austria in 1987. Their Formula One Team won the 2011 Constructors' title and Drivers' World Championship title. Red Bull has sold more than 30 billion cans, including more than 4.2 billion last year alone. SOURCE Red Bull Energy Drink


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