Tag Archives: Brazil

F1: Max Verstappen says abuse of family is ‘unacceptable’ following São Paulo Grand Prix

CNN  —  Max Verstappen and Red Bull have hit out at online threats and abuse leveled at the world champion and his family after he ignored team orders at last weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix. Verstappen refused his team’s instruction to allow teammate Sergio Perez through on the final lap …

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George Russell wins maiden Grand Prix after collision-ridden race in Brazil

CNN  —  George Russell won his maiden Grand Prix on Sunday after a collision-ridden race in Brazil. Russell, who won Saturday’s sprint race to start on pole, led from the opening lap, showing why he’s seen as one of Formula 1’s most exciting prospects. Behind him though, a crazy race …

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Neymar Jr.: Brazilian soccer star faces criticism for Bolsonaro support

CNN  —  Just days ahead of Brazil’s national elections on Sunday, soccer star Neymar Jr. has appeared in a campaign video endorsing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The Paris Saint-Germain forward and Brazil captain appeared on a TikTok video singing Bolsonaro’s campaign jingle in which he lip synchs, “Vote, vote, and …

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Richarlison: Brazil forward racially abused as fan throws banana at him during 5-1 victory over Tunisia in France

CNN  —  Brazil’s impressive end to its World Cup preparation was overshadowed by racist abuse as forward Richarlison had a banana thrown at him by a fan during the 5-1 victory over Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored Brazil’s second goal but as he celebrated a …

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Vinicius Jr: Real Madrid’s star condemns ‘racist’ criticism of dancing goal celebration

CNN  —  Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr has condemned what he has described as the racist criticism he received for his dancing goal celebrations. While appearing on Spanish TV on Friday, Pedro Bravo – a leading agent and president of the Association of Spanish Agents – compared Vinicius Jr’s dancing …

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Mastercard tech that lets you pay with your face or hand in stores

Mastercard’s biometric checkout technology lets users pay by scanning their face or palm. Mastercard Mastercard is piloting new technology that lets shoppers make payments with just their face or hand at the checkout point. The company on Tuesday launched a program for retailers to offer biometric payment methods, like facial …

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GE signs contract to upgrade vast hydropower facility in South America

Straddling the border between Brazil and Paraguay, Itaipu commenced electricity production in 1984. The technological upgrades being planned for the site are set to take 14 years. Tifonimages | Istock | Getty Images GE Renewable Energy has signed a deal that will see it carry out upgrades to the 14 …

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Freddy Rincón: Former Colombia captain dies after car crash

CNN  —  Former Colombia soccer captain Freddy Rincón has died after being involved in a car crash in Cali, the hospital treating him said in a statement. The 55-year-old Rincón was admitted to hospital on Monday following a car accident in the early hours of the day, CNN en Español …

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Methane emissions surged by a record amount in 2021, NOAA says

A broken oil well pipeline gauge near Depew, Oklahoma J Pat Carter/Getty Images Global emissions of methane, the second-biggest contributor to human-caused climate change after carbon dioxide, surged by a record amount in 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday. Methane, a key component of natural gas, …

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How Suburban Sprawl’s Single-Family Home Zoning Limits Housing Supply

America’s suburbs are sprawling again. Last year, single family housing starts rose to 1.123 million, the highest since 2006, according to the National Association of Home Builders, however, options for prospective homebuyers remain lean. Experts say the problems of America’s housing market relate to past policy decisions. In particular, they …

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