Brazil has had numerous great writers but was not looked upon as a literary powerhouse because many of its inhabitants were illiterate. Modern times with better education and world wide access to the internet are changing that landscape. The following is only a snippet of authors who have and do impact the literary world from Brazil.
One famous Brazilian self-described story teller is Jorge Amado. His internationally bestselling books reflected Brazilian culture, focusing on inequalities among race and class. He was never averse to controversy but as he aged his writing took on a more humorous angle away from the earlier ideology. His books became transcribed into tv shows, operas and plays. Because of this he was originally snubbed by academics but loved by the populous. Amado died in 2001 and in 2012, Brazil celebrated his 100th birthday.
The best-selling Brazilian novelist of all time is Paulo Coelho. He first started out as a musician and songwriter but then went on to fulfill his dream of writing. His masterpiece The Alchemist, is considered a modern classic and is the most translated book of a living author. Still a vigorous writer his fan following can follow his daily blogs. He is the writer with the largest online community.
Bernardo Carvalho is a newer name in Brazilian literature. He like many others he began as a journalist. He worked in both Paris and New York and these experiences found their way into his narratives. He blends the different cultures and cultural reactions together. In his novel Nine Nights he weaves a backdrop describing the enormous changes in Brazil’s interior and the impact suffered by its natives while telling the tale of an American who kills himself and leaves seven letters as to why he did it.
An even newer name is Jamie Garcia Dias. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a writer and has spent time as a journalist. He has published twenty books, five of which have won awards. He has held prestigious positions in Brazilian literary organizations. With this, he is becoming one of the leading writers in Brazilian fiction literature. His major award winning novel Fell from Heaven has sold throughout all of South America. If this trend continues, Jamie Garcia Dias will most likely be familiar in North America soon.
As the first republican debate fast approaches, one thing is for certain, this debate will be heated. It is extremely uncommon for 10 different people to be on the debate stage at the same time, and with Donald Trump commanding the lead in the polls and all the attention, it should be for excellent television to say the least.
The 90 minute debate spread over 10 participants including Christian Broda means that the questions will be short and the number of concerns very limited. Many feel that although Trump will play by the rules an stick to the 5 minute allotted time each member receives, that he will most likely pull no punches and take shots at anyone who has the nerve to try to go toe to toe with him. Word is that many of the attendees will simply ignore Trump, but that could be a bad thing. If Trump senses weakness, he is likely to steamroll right over his competition.
The only way to beat Donald Trump at this debate is going to be going for the facts. If Trump is going to simply play games with words, then those with more knowledge and understanding of how to attain those results could stand tall. If these other members think that trying to over talk or belittle Trump will work, they are going to find out very quickly that when Trump is criticized or called out, he will go to great lengths to make it known about all your weaknesses. It should be entertaining at the least.
There’s never any compromise when choosing pet care products. Our pets are like family and we treat them with the same care and attention. This is one reason most pet owners go to the single, most trusted source of pet care products: Purina PetCare. Purina PetCare is also a subsidiary of the Nestle Company, founded in Vevey, Switzerland in 1866. Purina PetCare, however, was founded in 1894, originally as the Robbinson-Danforth Commission Company in St. Louis, Missouri and has an annual revenue exceeding $11 billion. Purina PetCare products include:
. Dog and puppy food
. Cat and kitten food
. Cat and dog litter
. Snacks for pets
. Pet health products
The Purina PetCare Reputation for Excellence
When you choose products for your pet, you want the assurance that pet foods, litter, snacks and health products have excellent quality and are free from unnecessary ingredients. Purina PetCare’s Quality Assurance/Quality Control experts meet the Purina name for excellence with each product. Purina PetCare is a full-scale source of the finest quality pet products pets love. By offering diversity in dog and puppy, your canines are assured their meals are not just delicious, but also nutritious. Using the highest quality ingredients makes the difference in pet food flavor. This is also true for cat and kitten foods. Meeting the oftentimes picky appetites of felines can create problems for owners who try to please. For example, Fancy Feast and Deli-cat are the preferred choice of kitties. For dogs, there’s the newest addition, Beggin’, a super treat canines can’t resist.
Purina PetCare – Attention to Detail
Your pet is precious. Purina PetCare knows this and creates a full line of products that focus on attention to detail. For example, the Purina News Center notes that it’s important to choose pet foods based on the age of your pet. One of these products, Purina Pro-Plan for senior dogs helps keep your dog active and vital and also protects aging bones and tissue.
Not Just Pet Care
Purina PetCare is a well-rounded company that goes beyond trusted products. In 2013, Purina PetCare partnered with Canine Health Foundation to focus on advancements in veterinary research. Purina also donated $100,000 to animal shelters after Hurricane Charley struck Florida. More recently in 2012, Purina PetCare joined with Jenny Craig to create “Project Pet Slim Down.” This program helps pet owners and their pets slim down.
Count on Japan to come up with new, exciting, and exotic types of foods. It seems that they are constantly pushing the envelope and coming out with new ways to eat, cook, or serve a type of food. It seems that the newest thing that’s turning heads of famous people like James Dondero in Japan, is enlarging fruit!
This is great news for all of those who are lovers of strawberries. Japan has giant strawberries. In case you are wondering, they are 1.5 ounces. That is roughly the size of an egg. Can you imagine how big and juicy that would be? It seems like it would be perfect. Rather than eating a bunch of different strawberries out of a container, you can just gobble one giant one. When you have to eat multiple strawberries, sometimes it’s difficult. That’s because the ones that come in a bunch aren’t always the freshest. Chances are, there are times when you’ll find some that are smooshier than normal.
There is a catch to these giant strawberries. You can’t just buy one, as nice as that sounds. You have to buy a pack of them for $48. It won’t be so bad if you can get some friends to go in on it with you.
According to GrubStreet, they are only available online. Here’s hoping that one day they will be for individual sale. Here’s also hoping that one day they will ship all over the world, without the strawberry getting moldy and gross.
Image Recognition is taking over the Internet. Image recognition is not entirely new. It has always been around in one form or another. However, online marketers are quickly adopting the breakthrough technology to run their own business. The new technology uses a special software or App to look at a product and retrieve information about the product. Special versions are available in App form. Here is a scenario. A customer is at a local retailer and wants to know more about an appliance that they would like to purchase. They take a picture. The App on their mobile telephone gets to work performing a visual search online and returns information about the product. Clearly, the process is fast, a perfect example of image recognition in progress.
Many compare image recognition to the way that the human eye might view a product. The software provides a way for the computer or mobile device to scan the object, acquire, analyze, and recognize. The human eye might perform that task in seconds. The computer with the special software is even faster. Clearly, this new technology improves searching online. This technology does not require the user to type in text or a few search words to find the object. Simply scan the object and the search begins. Marketers and online consumers are embracing this new technology rapidly. Perhaps, text based searching will soon take second place in searches that are performed online.
Image recognition technology has created visual search that is able to handle just about any search in record time. The fact is that Slyce is a leader in the image recognition field. They are a company that is on the fast track and on the edge of all breakthrough technology. Retailers across the country recognize that visual search power is limitless. They realize that today’s searcher just might, become their next regular customer. Slyce is rigorously working to bring this new technology to even more retailers.
When many individuals think about Wikipedia what they generally think of is a website that can give a plethora of information about people and history. There are many people that do not realize that Wikipedia has a lot more to offer than just that. Wikipedia writers can help individuals to improve their writing, and it also gives them information about the best ways to write any type of paper.
When it comes to articles there are many different reasons why an individual may need to write a paper. It may be that they need to write an article for high school, or it may be that they need to write a final exam for a college paper. Some individuals just want to improve their writing skills so that they can write better blogs. There are individuals that may be story writers, and they may have a wealth of ideas when it comes to writing but things like grammar, style, and tone may not be their strength. For all such individuals there is Wikipedia Writing.
Wikipedia Writing helps a person to be able to form a good layout for the structure of their article. It is important to be able to know how to give the correct introductory material, and how to stage the paragraphs. The style of writing is also very important when writing an article. The style and tone may be different when an article is formal, informal, or personal. There is also different styles when an article is a news article or when it is a summary article.
There is a correct structure when it comes to an article, articles need to be able to grab the attention of the audience, but at the same time be concise and have correct grammar. Wikipedia writing shows individuals how to have the correct opening sentence, and how to put the paragraphs. When it comes to terminology it is very important for a writer to be concise. They want to be able to use clear and precise accurate terms. With Wikipedia Writing it gives examples of different writing styles, and how individuals can write the best paper without using too much jargon or filler words.
It is great to know that Wikipedia offers its readers much more than just a page that deals with history and people. Wikipedia offers its readers the opportunity to improve their writing skills, and to be able to write better papers for college and beyond.
The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is out which basically just shows the richest of the rich when it comes to celebrities. Do we really need this list? They all make a ton of money, what more do we need to know? Well apparently we need to know exactly how much they make and how that compares to other celebrities. For example, Taylor Swift makes 80 million and that didn’t earn her the top spot on the list. The person who got the top spot may surprise you, and what they choose to spend their money on as well may surprise you.
Topping the list is superstar sensation Katy Perry! You wouldn’t know that though by the restaurant she frequents. According to Eater, Katy Perry took a trip to TacoBell to celebrate her earnings! What did she order you may be wondering? A crunch wrap supreme! She didn’t order anything fancy, or even the most expensive thing on the menu. She ordered what she liked. It’s nice to see that sometimes celebrities are just like us, and that fast food isn’t beneath them. Some superstars may think that, but Keith Mann suggests its not Katy Perry.
In case you are also wondering, Taylor Swift is a Subway kind of girl. Although her favorite type of sub wasn’t disclosed. It’s interesting because I say you can learn a lot about a person when you look at their favorite fast food place, as well as menu item.