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September 2, 2018

Fire reaches the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Fire reaches the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro

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The building has about 20 million pieces

A fire reached, at the beginning of the night of Sunday (September 2), the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, in Quinta da Boa Vista, in São Cristóvão, in the northern area of the capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The historic building of two centuries was the residence of the Brazilian royal family and has one of the most important collections of the country – they are about 20 million pieces. The cause of the fire was unidentified and the numbers of victims were unknown at the time of this report.

The Rio Fire Department was activated at 7:30 p.m. The men from four barracks were working (use past tense for the article body) at the site, which was located within the Quinta da Boa Vista National Park. The building had three floors and was linked to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The fire took account of a good part of the construction.

The museum was closed to visit at the time the fire started. For security, there were also men from the Military Police and health professionals in ambulances.

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The oldest historical institution in the country, the National Museum of Rio was founded by John VI of Portugal, in 1818. It had been linked to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with academic and scientific profile. He has a high note for gathering rare research, such as skeletons of prehistoric animals and mummies.

The site was the seat of the first Republican Constituent Assembly from 1889 to 1891, before being used as a museum, in 1892. The building is laid by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (Iphan).

In the collection, with about 20 million items, there is diversification in the pieces, since it gathers collections of geology, paleontology, botany, zoology and archeology. There is also a library with books with rare works.

The National Museum of Rio offered extension and postgraduate courses in several areas of knowledge. For this week, a debate on the independence of the country was expected. Next month, the IV Brazilian Symposium of Paleontoinvertebrates was scheduled at the site.

The historic building of two centuries was the residence of the Brazilian royal family and has one of the most important collections of the country – they are about 20 million pieces.



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August 6, 2018

Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City

Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City

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Monday, August 6, 2018

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On Friday, English football club Manchester City announced Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus signed a contract extension adding two years to his contract with the club. Jesus’s new contract runs until 2023.

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21-year-old Jesus joined Manchester City last year in January 2017 from Brazilian club Palmeiras for a reported fee of £27 million. Since then, the Brazilian has featured in 53 matches for the club in all competitions and has scored 24 goals. During his time at the Etihad Stadium the Brazilian has won the Premier League title as well as the Carabao Cup. Internationally, Jesus made his international debut in 2016 and he was part of the Brazilian squad for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia but lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals.

After signing the contract extension, Jesus told ManCity.com, “I can say that it was the best decision I’ve made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I’m here I’m improving as a professional and as a person. Also thanks to the Club for being so organised and focused since I arrived.”

Manchester City’s footballing director Txiki Begiristain said, “Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost. There’s so much variety in his game. I know how much Pep [Guardiola, Man City’s manager] enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years.”

Jesus was part of the Manchester City squad which won the 2018 Community Shield on Sunday, defeating Chelsea 2–0 at the Wembley Stadium.



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August 7, 2016

Russian athletes banned from Rio Paralympics after doping scandle

Russian athletes banned from Rio Paralympics after doping scandle

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed the ban on all Russian athletes from the games in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio today.

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“The Russian Paralympic Committee will not be able to enter athletes into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games”, IPC President Sir Philip Craven told a Rio de Janeiro press conference today. “It is our responsibility to ensure fair competition. That is vital to the integrity and credibility of Paralympic sport. I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its athletes. The medals over morals attitude disgusts me.” The international committee considered arguments from the Russian committee before confirming the ban.

This comes after the publication of the McLaren report, which described state-sponsored doping in the Russian team. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has also claimed the doping cover-up operation was sponsored by the state, with samples destroyed to eliminate evidence of doping. Drug test laboratory director turned whistleblower Dr Rodchenkov acknowledged the state security forces — in the words of the WADA report — “actively imposed an atmosphere of intimidation on laboratory process and staff”. He also claimed he was part of state-organised doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics, destroying urine samples and giving athletes banned drugs.

Russia has denied these allegations, Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko calling WADA’s doping report, when it first came out, “unverified sources, on unverified facts”. According to Russian news agency Tass, Mutko said Russia would appeal today’s IPC ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Russian gold medal winner Yuriy Borzakovskiy expressed scepticism of the allegations, saying “The report itself contains a lot of allegations but not many facts […] The pressure [to expel Russia from the Olympics] is very much political.”


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Paralympics bans Russian athletes from Rio Games after doping scandal

Paralympics bans Russian athletes from Rio Games after doping scandal

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed the ban on all Russian athletes from the games in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio today.

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“The Russian Paralympic Committee will not be able to enter athletes into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games”, IPC President Sir Philip Craven told a Rio de Janeiro press conference today. “It is our responsibility to ensure fair competition. That is vital to the integrity and credibility of Paralympic sport. I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its athletes. The medals over morals attitude disgusts me.” The international committee considered arguments from the Russian committee before confirming the ban.

This comes after the publication of the McLaren report, which described state-sponsored doping in the Russian team. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has also claimed the doping cover-up operation was sponsored by the state, with samples destroyed to eliminate evidence of doping. Drug test laboratory director turned whistleblower Dr Rodchenkov acknowledged the state security forces — in the words of the WADA report — “actively imposed an atmosphere of intimidation on laboratory process and staff”. He also claimed he was part of state-organised doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics, destroying urine samples and giving athletes banned drugs.

Russia has denied these allegations, Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko calling WADA’s doping report, when it first came out, “unverified sources, on unverified facts”. According to Russian news agency Tass, Mutko said Russia would appeal today’s IPC ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Russian gold medal winner Yuriy Borzakovskiy expressed scepticism of the allegations, saying “The report itself contains a lot of allegations but not many facts […] The pressure [to expel Russia from the Olympics] is very much political”.


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Russian vice-consul reportedly shoots mugger dead in Rio

Russian vice-consul reportedly shoots mugger dead in Rio

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

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The Russian Vice-Consul for Rio de Janeiro — by reports disputed by the Russian Consul — shot and killed an attacker on Thursday , after two individuals attempted to commit a robbery.

As reported, Brazilian lawyer Marcos Cesar Feres Braga — so-named by the Daily Mail newspaper — working for the Russian Consulate, was driving with his family through the suburb of Barra da Tijuca near the main Olympic Park complex when the incident occurred. According to reports from the Rio newspaper O Globo, the 60-year-old man, his wife, and his daughter were stopped in traffic due to the Olympic torch procession in a nearby neighbourhood. Two individuals on motorbikes approached and used a gun to smash the car window. Braga, trained and considered an expert — according to reports — in jujutsu, took control of the attacker’s firearm and proceeded to shoot dead the alleged attacker, while the second suspect fled the scene.

Rio de Janeiro’s homicide branch has released a statement in relation to the incident. “The vice consul got into a physical struggle with the assailant and during the fight the aggressor’s weapon fired shots. The assailant died of his wounds on the spot.”

However, Russia’s Consul General Vladimir Tokmakov has released a statement claiming no Russian diplomats or employees of the consulate general were involved in the incident. “Information circulating in the Brazilian press about the alleged shooting […] of a Brazilian national by a Russian diplomat during an armed robbery does not reflect reality”.



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August 6, 2016

Australian swim team pulled from Rio training pool when water turns \’soupy\’

Australian swim team pulled from Rio training pool when water turns ‘soupy’

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

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Concerns about water quality at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have expanded to include the inside training pool: top Australian swimming coach Michael Bohl moved his Olympic athletes from the main training pool on Thursday citing fear of infection.

The team had a pre-booked session in the training pool where they would have practiced uninterrupted. However, during the session the water in the pool turned, as Bohl described, “cloudy” and “soupy looking”. Concerned about his athletes’ health, he moved them from the training pool to the busier, but cleaner, main competition pool.

Bohl took his concerns to officials and was told the matter would be looked into.

This comes off the back of other water concerns in Rio, particularly in the Guanabara Bay venue for outdoor water events. An Associated Press-commissioned study found Rio’s Olympic waterways contained as much as 1.7 million times worse viral levels than the emergency threshold in Europe or the US. As a result, athletes were advised to keep their mouths closed and avoid putting their heads underwater or risk falling ill.

Swimming events at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games are to begin today.



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August 5, 2016

Russian vice-consul allegedly shoots mugger dead in Rio

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The Russian Vice-Consul for Rio de Janeiro — by reports disputed by the Russian Consul — on Thursday shot dead an attacker, after two individuals attempted to commit a robbery.

As reported, Brazilian lawyer Marcos Cesar Feres Braga — so-named by the Daily Mail newspaper — working for the Russian Consulate, was driving with his family through the suburb of Barra da Tijuca near the main Olympic Park complex when the incident occurred. According to reports from the Rio newspaper O Globo, the 60-year-old man, his wife, and his daughter were stopped in traffic due to the Olympic torch procession in a nearby neighbourhood. Two individuals on motorbikes approached and used a gun to smash the car window. Braga, trained and considered an expert — according to reports — in jujutsu, took control of the attacker’s firearm and proceeded to shoot dead the alleged attacker, while the second suspect fled the scene.

Rio de Janeiro‘s homicide branch has released a statement in relation to the incident. “The vice consul got into a physical struggle with the assailant and during the fight the aggressor’s weapon fired shots. The assailant died of his wounds on the spot.”

However, Russia’s Consul General Vladimir Tokmakov has released a statement claiming no Russian diplomats or employees of the consulate general were involved in the incident. “Information circulating in the Brazilian press about the alleged shooting […] of a Brazilian national by a Russian diplomat during an armed robbery does not reflect reality”.



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Russian consul shoots mugger dead in Rio

Russian consul shoots mugger dead in Rio

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The Russian Vice-Consul for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games has reportedly shot dead, an attacker, after two individuals attempted to commit a robbery. Marcos Cesar Feres Braga, a Brazilian lawyer working for the Russian Consulate, was driving with his family through the suburb of Barra da Tijuca near the main Olympic Park complex when the incident occurred. According to reports from the Rio newspaper, O Globo, the 60-year-old man was driving with his wife and daughter when his car was stopped by traffic due to the Olympic torch procession in a nearby neighbourhood.

The two suspects approached the car on motorbikes before smashing the driver’s side window with a gun. Braga, who is trained and considered an expert in jujutsu took control of the attacker’s firearm and proceeded to shoot dead the alleged attacker, while the second suspect fled the scene.

Rio de Janeiro‘s homicide branch has released a statement in relation to the incident. “The vice consul got into a physical struggle with the assailant and during the fight the aggressor’s weapon fired shots. The assailant died of his wounds on the spot.”

However, Russia’s Consul General Vladimir Tokmakov has released a statement claiming that no Russian diplomats or employees of the consulate general were involved in the incident.

“Information circulating in the Brazilian press about the alleged shooting … of a Brazilian national by a Russian diplomat during an armed robbery does not reflect reality,”

Rio’s homicide branch are continuing their investigations.



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August 3, 2016

Olympics \”Day -2\” includes six women\’s football matches

Olympics “Day -2” includes six women’s football matches

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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American swimmers Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps are seen here in the restaurant of the Athletes Village. At the event’s peak, the venue will prepare 60,000 meals each day. Phelps’ diet has received headlines in the past, clocking in at 12,000 calories a day in 2008.

It’s two days to go until the opening ceremonies, but the football competitions for the 2016 Summer Olympics have begun in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Meanwhile, athletes are arriving to the Olympic Village, which has been one of the many lightning rods of controversy for the event.

Wednesday includes six women’s football match-ups, between Sweden and South Africa, Canada and Australia, Brazil and China, Zimbabwe and Germany, United States and New Zealand, France and Colombia. Canada’s forward Janine Beckie scored a goal just 20 seconds into the game, the quickest in Olympic history. The team beat Australia 2-0.

The men face off Thursday with Iraq vs Denmark, Honduras vs Algeria, Brazil vs South Africa, Mexico vs Germany, Portugal vs Argentina, Sweden vs Colombia, Fiji vs South Korea, and Nigeria vs Japan.

Canada vs. Australia

Zimbabwe vs. Germany

Many athletes are arriving in Rio, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Teams are welcomed with ceremonies, the India, Bahama, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Norway delegations receiving their a 45-minute welcome Wednesday. While members of the US swim team have been photographed in the Athletes Village restaurant, recent reports suggest that Team USA men’s basketball will be staying in a luxury cruise ship, docked off the Port of Rio. Canadian tennis player Daniel Nestor has suggested the village lacks hot water. Members of the Australian team had their three laptops stolen last week, during a building evacuation due to a nearby fire.



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Men\’s, women\’s football team face off in Rio, before Olympics official open

Men’s, women’s football team face off in Rio, before Olympics official open

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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American swimmers Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps are seen here in the restaurant of the Athletes Village. At the event’s peak, the venue will prepare 60,000 meals each day. Phelps’ diet has received headlines in the past, clocking in at 12,000 calories a day in 2008.

Leading up to the Olympic Games opening ceremonies on Friday, football competitions for the 2016 Summer Olympics began two days before in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wednesday’s schedule included six women’s football match-ups, between Sweden and South Africa, Canada and Australia, Brazil and China, Zimbabwe and Germany, United States and New Zealand, France and Colombia. Canada’s forward Janine Beckie scored a goal just 20 seconds into the game, the quickest in Olympic history. The team beat Australia 2-0.

The men faced off Thursday with Iraq vs Denmark, Honduras vs Algeria, Brazil vs South Africa, Mexico vs Germany, Portugal vs Argentina, Sweden vs Colombia, Fiji vs South Korea, and Nigeria vs Japan.

Canada vs. Australia

Zimbabwe vs. Germany

When teams arrived at the Athletes Village, they were welcomed with 45-minute ceremonies. While members of the US swim team have been photographed in the Athletes Village restaurant, recent reports suggest that Team USA men’s basketball will be staying in a luxury cruise ship, docked off the Port of Rio. Canadian tennis player Daniel Nestor has suggested the village lacks hot water. Members of the Australian team had their three laptops stolen last week, during a building evacuation due to a nearby fire.



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