Barcelona injury blow as Coutinho set for month out, according to Brazil national team doctors
Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho will not return to fitness before the November international break, according to the Brazil national team's medical staff.Coutinho suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday's defeat to Real Madrid despite completing the full game at Camp Nou.Barca said a timescale for the former Liverpool man's return "depends on how the injury evolves", but Brazil's doctors have also now assessed the player.Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said in a statement that he believes "there is not enough time for the recovery of the player for his participation in the next two rounds of [2022 Worl...
Florida reports 3,377 new cases of COVID-19, 20 deaths
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida reported another 3,377 cases of COVID-19 Monday and 20 additional deaths, as the number of people hospitalized for the disease continued to rise.The number of new cases is not the highest in the past week, having been exceeded by the counts on three other days. But it still represents a higher number than most days in early October, and it comes as the experts say Florida could be experiencing a resurgence of the disease.The Florida Department of Health has said it will review death count accuracy, since some doctors are reporting them up to three months after t...
DFA recalls Philippines ambassador to Brazil
DFA recalls Philippines ambassador to BrazilPia Lee-Brago(The Philippine Star) – October 27, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has recalled the Philippines’ top diplomat in Brazil to explain the reported maltreatment of her service staff.“The Philippine Ambassador to Brazil has been recalled effective immediately to explain the maltreatment of her service staff,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday on Twitter.The DFA has instructed Ambassador Marichu Mauro to return home immediately following the release of video footage showing...
Philippines pulls out envoy in Brazil over alleged staff maltreatment
Philippines pulls out envoy in Brazil over alleged staff maltreatment(Philstar.com) – October 26, 2020 – 2:14pmMANILA, Philippines — The Philippines recalled its ambassador in Brazil over supposed maltreatment of their personnel, the country’s top diplomat said Monday.“The Philippine Ambassador to Brazil has been recalled effective immediately to explain the maltreatment of her service staff,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said in a tweet.The Department of Foreign Affairs has yet to release more details on the matter.@DFAPHL @ANCALERTS @gmanews @cnnphilippines @BusinessMirror Th...
A legitimate fear of death doesn't always matter in the US asylum system
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — When Yovin Estrada Villanueva returned to his family home just months after fleeing for his life, even the dogs didn’t recognize him.He had lost weight in U.S. immigration custody, his sister said. His hair and beard had grown long.He hadn’t told anyone that he was being deported back to Honduras. His attempt to win asylum in the United States had failed.Just over a year later, shortly before his 28th birthday, Villanueva was killed by the very people he fled.He was shot while driving his mototaxi — a dangerous occupation in neighborhoods under gang control.Villanuev...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mac Engel: New 'Borat' sequel filmed scenes at Arlington driving range — and Texans didn't even know
FORT WORTH, Texas — The release form made no mention of Borat or Sacha Baron Cohen, but it demanded almost Cold War-like secrecy.The form looked legit, and the production director was nice, so Mauricio Galante, who owns the Golf Center of Arlington, signed it.When he asked what film they were shooting, he was only told, “Don’t worry about it. When the movie comes out, you’ll know what it is.”Only until the trailer for the new Borat movie was released did Galante know.“I never saw him,” Galante said in a phone interview. “Had no idea who it was. They were so secret. My wife thought they were ma...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Coke dropping half its drink brands
Coca-Cola on Thursday said it is dropping half its drink brands, most of them sold outside the United States.All told, the 200 brands slated to be discontinued account for only about 1% of the company’s profits. They consume too much attention and resources, Coke leaders said.Meanwhile, the Atlanta-based beverage giant reported continued financial pain from the pandemic. The company’s chief executive said that’s easing, but warned “the world is in a fragile state.”Coca-Cola previously announced eliminations of Tab, the company’s first diet soda, as well as Zico coconut water, Odwalla juices, C...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brazil’s Amazon dam plans: Ominous warnings of future destruction (commentary)
The Santo Antônio dam (seen here) and Jirau dam were documented to have significantly contributed to disastrous upstream flooding on the Madeira River in 2014, extending out of Brazil into Bolivia. Today, both dams block aquatic migrations and have negatively impacted river fisheries. Image courtesy of Santo Antônio Energia.Every year Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy publishes a “Decennial Plan for Energy Expansion,” which includes the “large” dams (since 2004 defined in Brazil as having at least 30 MW installed capacity) to be completed within the ten-year time horizon.The number of Amaz...
Brazil embraces Chinese Covid vaccine after row
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 to its national immunisation program, despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it.Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said the federal government had reached a deal with Sao Paulo state, which is helping test and produce the vaccine, to buy 46 million doses to be administered starting in January.“This vaccine will be Brazil’s vaccine,” in addition to another developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, Pazuello told a video meetin...
The Bangkok Post
USD/BRL: Bearish Momentum Set to Ignite New Sell-Off - 21 October 2020
With the global Covid-19 pandemic forcing permanent changes to existing business models and supply chains, some countries embrace it more than others. Brazil continues to take advantage of issues and positions itself to emerge as a more connected, digital, and dominant player on the global stage. The US continues to favor its debt-driven consumerism, gambling away the financial future of coming generations, and failing to realize opportunities. After the USD/BRL trended sideways below its resistance zone, dominant bearish pressures are on track to ignite a new sell-off.The Force Index, a next-...