New York - May 7, 2010-- A new research was made regarding the persons who are attracted by Camel cigarettes. In conclusion it was established that teen girls have more interest in Camel cigarettes than any other category. Another study made on 1,036 adolescents, also says that the ads for Camel No. 9 cigarettes, that are found in magazines like: Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Vogue represent a big hit for teen girls aged from 12 to 16.
This new brand was launched in 2007 and in promotional giveaways for it were included cell phone jewelry, wristbands, purses and berry-flavored lip balm.
The spokesman for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds, which is the manufacturer of Camel cigarette brand, David Howard said that the ads were from the beginning aimed for adults. He also said that more than 80% of the persons who read it are over 18. In 1998 Master Settlement Agreement agreed with the tobacco companies not to influence kids in smoking habit. The same spokesman said that the number of the teens has declined since the ads were introduced.
Cheryl Healton is the president of the anti-smoking group the American Legacy Foundation and co-author who conducted a study about teenagers and said that the teens were very interested in the ads. She also asked teens if they realize what kind of cigarette brands exist.
In the year of 2008, there were 22% of girls who listed Camel brand as their favorite cigarette ad. But before that, there were made other four studies and the number was twice smaller. Healton said that all of that happen because Camel launched the new campaign and it is not because of the old one.
The cigarette ads are attracting kids too, said John Pierce of the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California-San Diego. If a non smoking teen is able to name a favorite tobacco ad then he is more likely to start smoking with 50% than other children.
When the boys were asked to say what their favorite cigarette ad was, they didn't show many preferences in comparison with the girls, who could name a favorite tobacco ad. So the cigarette ads are still reaching kids, even though there is a marketing ban on them. If on the ads is drawn smoking as being fashionable, then teens is even more attracted to it.
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In response to AZ's draconian anti-immigrant bill...
SEIU Members from AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, IN, MA, MN, NM, NY, OH, TX, WI
to participate in May 1st Immigration rallies
Washington, DC - On Saturday, May 1, thousands of SEIU members will join faith, business and civil rights leaders across the country to rally against Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law and call for comprehensive reform. The message they will deliver is simple: our system is broken; the need for comprehensive immigration reform is urgent and we expect our politicians to lead on this issue.
Since last Friday's signing of Arizona's SB 1070, SEIU members have been making phone calls, signing petitions, and holding rallies and vigils to urge local and national leaders that America cannot wait any longer; the time is now to pass comprehensive reform. From Phoenix, Arizona to Washington, D.C., SEIU members will be marching on Saturday to remind politicians and citizens that comprehensive immigration reform is good for our economy and good for America.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
WHAT: Thousands of SEIU members in cities across the country
WHO: Janitors, nurses, home care providers, public sector workers, security officers; immigrants and native-born workers
WHERE:Locations of May, 1 rallies and marches are as follows -
To speak directly with SEIU members and leaders prior to the May 1st rallies, please contact Ali Jost at Ali.Jost@seiu.org or at (202) 730-7159.
SEIU's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Principles:
SEIU believes the current immigration system is broken and must be updated and replaced by one that does a much better job of addressing the needs of U.S. and immigrant workers in the global economy of the 21st century. As the largest union of immigrant workers, and also a union that represents more than a million workers who are not immigrants, we hope and expect that our nation's leaders will enact workable solutions to our immigration problems and that they will recognize that punitive, anti-immigrant measures are neither realistic nor workable. Moreover, it is not only right, but in our long-term interest, to treat immigrant workers in accord with our nation's highest values. Doing so will tie us closer together as a nation; and if we can come together we will be better able to address all of the other vexing challenges that plague America's working families. Read more about the Change to Win and AFL-CIO's Unified Immigration Reform Framework.
With 2.2 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas and the largest union of immigrants. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers--not just corporations and CEOs--benefit from today's global economy.
April 24, 2010 - For the 11th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world—including Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix—came together to vote the best audio and musical instrument products of 2009/2010.
Chosen from three finalists in each of dozens of categories, the winners were announced at the annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) ceremony on the evening of March 25, 2010, held during the Musikmesse/Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 300 representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio were on hand for this truly international event, including guests from the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
The coveted "Best Innovative Product" award went to TC Electronic for its impressive PolyTune guitar tuner. The honoree for this year’s MIPA Lifetime Achievement Award was Hartley Peavey.
AND THE WINNER IS...
The following lists the 2010 MIPA winners in the recording, live sound and electronic music categories, as chosen by more than music/audio journalists from dozens of countries worldwide. Congratulations to all the winners!
Most Innovative Product: TC Electronic PolyTune
Studio Microphone: Neumann TLM 102
Studio Monitor (Near-field): Focal CMS 65
Recording Software: Steinberg Cubase 5
Recording Hardware: Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100
Mixing Desk (Project Studio): PreSonus StudioLive
Mixing Desk (High-End): SSL Matrix
Audio Processor (Software): Universal Audio UAD-2
Field Recorder: Zoom H4n
DAW Controller: Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 700
Hardware Synthesizer: Dave Smith Instruments Tetra
Stage Piano: Yamaha CP1
Controller Keyboard: Novation ReMote SL Mk II
Software Instrument: Synthogy Ivory II
Sound Library: Vienna Symphonic Library
Live Performance Tool: Korg Kaossilator Pro
Electronic Drums: Korg Wavedrum W-DX
PRO AUDIO (LIVE)
Portable Sound: Fohhn Linea Focus
P.A. System: d&b T-Series
Live Microphone: Neumann KMS 104 Plus
Sound System Technologies: Optocore SANE
Mixing Desk (Live): Soundcraft Vi2
Visit MIPA at www1.mipa-award.de.
April 24, 2010 - The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has called for nominations for its International Press Freedom Awards, intended to give recognition to journalists who dedicate and risk their lives to the freedom of the media.
The winner of the award will be a journalist or media organization who: reports on human rights issues or other issues; demonstrates a commitment to human rights; has not won a major press freedom award from another organization; will benefit from international exposure due to the difficulty/threats caused by their work; has overcome enormous odds simply to produce the news; and has taken personal risks or suffered physical reprisals.
In 2008, CJFE honored journalists from Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Awards come with a CAN$3,000 prize (approximately US$2,992). For more information, visit the CJFE website here.
New York -- Brazilian Film at the Havana Film Festival New York - BEYOND THE LIGHT is a documentary film about six blind Brazilians, who expose their difficulties, joys, dreams and emotions. Ivy Goulart, the director, connects past and present by exploring the life of Louis Braille, inventor of the powerful reading and writing system, which allows the visually impaired access to education and integration into a seeing world.
There will be ONE SCREENING ONLY! / Sunday, April 18 @1pm / Quad Cinema - 34 W. 13th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Av.), NYC. For a complete schedule of events and venues, please log on to http://www.hffny.com - Check out trailer on http://www.goulartfilmes.com
Synopsis: Beyond the Light takes us into the universe of the visually impaired through six blind people in Brazil. Their difficulties, joys, dreams and emotions. In upbeat accounts, they expose the reality of their lives and show that the road to a better life is through education and information. The importance of Louis Braille in this process is crucial and, therefore, Goulart went to France to discover the story of this renowned man who invented a simple and useful writing system, which opened the doors of knowledge to all those who can’t see.
"Poor blind woman, why do these eyes of yours cry so much?
No, my eyes don’t cry.
It’s the tears that cry
Longing for my eyes."
(Álvaro Moreyra, Brazilian poet)
Production: Goulart Filmes and Avanturi Productions
Executive producers: Marcelo Nigri and Nayglon Goulart
Producers: Marcelo Nigri, Ivy Goulart and Nayglon Goulart
Director and screenwriter: Ivy Goulart
Photography: Ivy Goulart
B&W photographs: Walter Carvalho
Editing and research: Marcelo Nigri and Ivy Goulart
Sound operator: Nayglon Goulart
Sound recording: Timothy Korn and Marcelo Nigri
Re-recording mixer: Tim Starnes
Portuguese audio description and narration: Ivy Goulart
English audio description: Allie Bethea
English narration: Josh Philip Weinstein
Interviewees: Laélio Inácio, Vilmar Dal Toè, Francisco de Assis Domingos, Alexandre Rzatki, Maria da Gloria Almeida, Manoel de Souza, Valnei Teixeira, Luiz Goulart, Albertina Pessoa Domingos, Eulália Pereira Inácio, Rosimeri de Fátima Dal Toè and Claudia Rodrigues
Voice-over actors: George Shepherd (Laélio Inácio), Tom Shewchuk (Vilmar Dal Toè), Rhasaan Oyasaba Manning (Francisco de Assis Domingos), Mike Catapano (Alexandre Rzatki), Hilma Falkowski (Maria da Gloria Almeida), Morris Mandell (Manoel de Souza), Stephen Moskovitz (Valnei Teixeira), Dan Royer (Luiz Goulart), Minna Taylor (Albertina Pessoa Domingos), Cathy Figuccio (Eulália Pereira Inácio), De Anne Dubin (Rosimeri de Fátima Dal Toè) and Laura Augeri (Claudia Rodrigues)
Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos, by Aldo Baldin
Audio description consultant: Ana Fátima Berquó
Art designer: Luciane Nard
Translation: Marcelo Nigri and Robert McCullough
* Federal Senate of Brazil – Week Honoring Persons with Disabilities (Brasília, Brazil, December 2009);
* United Nations – International Day of Persons with Disabilities (New York, December 2009);
* Benjamin Constant Institute (Rio de Janeiro, June 2009).
Showing in Celebration of Louis Braille's Bicentennial:
* Rio Grande do Sul Public Library (Porto Alegre, Brazil, August 2009).
* 11th Havana Film Festival New York – Official Selection (New York, April 2010);
* 9th Picture This...International Disability Film Festival (Calgary, Canada, February 2010).
New York -- The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) launches its second decade April 16-23 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with noted international filmmakers, actors and producers. Forty highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinos in the U.S. will be screened.
This year’s Festival has a variety of genres and themes from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, U.S. and Uruguay, ranging from comedy, thrillers, drama, film noir and children’s tales, as well as films and documentaries about the influence of music and dance.
On April 16th, HFFNY opens with the New York premiere of the Brazilian film, Veronica, 1 pm at the Quad Cinema, the Festival’s primary screening venue. In honor of the occasion the Consulate General of Brazil in New York will be providing refreshments. VERONICA, directed by Mauricio Farias. 2009. Brazil. Fiction. QUAD CINEMA APRIL 16 @ 1:00 PM & APRIL 19 @ 5:00 PM.
Veronica, a 40 years old teacher, works in a periphery poor school in Rio de Janeiro. One day, after class, Leandro, a seven year old kid is waiting for his parents by the school gate but they never come. She decides to take him home. Guided by him, she enters in the slum and discovers that his parents were killed by a gang. The boy's life is in danger. Veronica decides to protect him. She discovers a network of corruption and traffic power. The enemy is growing bigger and they are totally wrapped. The Opening Night Ceremony and Screening takes place at the New York Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, at 7 pm with the New York premiere of Los Dioses Rotos, the box office sensation and award-winning film by Cuban director Ernesto Daranas. Actress Silvia Aguila will present the film. For a complete schedule of events and venues, please log on to http://www.hffny.com
New York -- On April 22, 2010 you can see the cinebiography of the notorious musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of the band Os Mutantes.
This film is one of a series of Brazilian films featured at the 92Y Tribeca theatre.
Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series premiered summer 2009 in conjunction with 92YTribeca and among other Latin American music documentaries, the debut series featured the Brazilian film The Man Who Bottles Clouds by Denise Dummont.
The Fall 2009 edition was devoted exclusively to Brazilian music documentaries, acknowledging the numerous Brazilian filmmakers who have turned the camera to follow and record the great traditions of Brazilian music. Following the success of the Fall series the 2010 edition of Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series focuses again on Brazilian music documentaries and will continue to expose New York audiences to a variety of different themes in Brazilian music and culture.
Helena Solberg’s film The Enchanted Word is a reflection on how popular music is an unexpected vehicle for poetry and literature in Brazil, a country with a strong oral tradition while The Mystery of Samba directed by Carolina Jabor and Lula Buarque de Hollanda pays homage to the “Velha Guarda" founding members of Portela, one of Rio’s most famous samba schools.
Simonal - No One Knows How Tough it Was directed by Claudio Manoel, Micael Langer and Calvito Leal tells the political and personal story of the fall from grace of one of Brazil’s biggest stars during the dictatorship era and Paulo Henrique Fontenelle’s film “Loki -Arnaldo Baptista “ focuses on another notorious musician of the 60’s, the leader of the world famous band “ Os Mutantes“.
Loki – Arnaldo Baptista
Part of the series Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series – Focus on Brazil
Thu, Apr 22, 2010, 7:00pm, 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street
Part of the series Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series – Focus on Brazil
"This is the cinebiography of the notorious musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of the band Os Mutantes. The artist portrays his life in painting, while remarkable archive footage illustrates the career of this great Brazilian rock star. Interviews with Tom Zé, Nelson Motta, Gilberto Gil, Sean Lennon and others." -Rio Film Festival
Directed by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle. 120 min. 2008.
On Thursday, April 15, and Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Brooklyn-based band Forró de Madame (Madam’s Forró) will play their unique (and contemporary) version of Brazilian Forró at the Brooklyn Bar Barbes and Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, respectively.
Forró da Madame is lead by rising Brazilian star Liliana Araújo (singer, percussion) joined by the renowned Uri Sharlin (accordion) and the formidable Mike LaValle (zabumba). Originally from Fortaleza, Ceará, Forró da Madame maintains the traditions of forró by following in the footsteps of the old masters and honors the superstars responsible for its popularization such as Luiz Gonzaga, Jackson do Pandeiro, Marinês and Azeitona, while also infusing a contemporary touch.
FdM 10 21 09 53 300x225 Two Live Concerts by Forró da Madame in NYC.
Forro da Madame band
Forró is a kind of Northeastern Brazilian dance that developed from European classics styles of folk musics such as “Chula” and “Xotis” (term that originated the derivate “Xote”), as well as a word used to denote the different genres of music which accompanies the dance. Both are much in evidence during the annual Festa Junina (June Festival), a part of Brazilian traditional culture which celebrates some of the saints of the Catholic religion. The most celebrated day of the festival is known as the Saint John’s (São João) day.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 10 pm
Address: 376 9th Street / Brooklyn, NY
Date: Saturday, April 17, 8 pm, with Uri Sharlin’s Dogcat
Location: NY Shambhala Center
Address: 118 West 22nd Street / New York, NY
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Broward County - April 11, 2010 -- Brazilian Voices 2009 Award Winner will perform with Beatriz Malnic (Award winner best female singer in the US and best CD recorded and distributed in the US), Diogo Brown and Claudio Silva, the song Codinome Beija-Flor and Aquarela & Querelas do Brasil (Original vocal arrangement by Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira).
Brazilian Voices is sponsored by TAM Airlines, Broward County Florida Cultural Division, Consulate General of Brazil, Kelly's School of Dance Weston & Community Foundation of Broward.
Brazilian Voices is supported by Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Points of Culture, Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Blue Orchid Enterprises, BYZ Studios, AcheiUSA, Jade Photo Art, Sibila Ribeiro Design, Looks to Kill, By Lorena Lima & Black Bear Images.
Brazilian International Press Award - Special Appearance
Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 8PM
Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Contact: Loren - (954) 217-1111
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 11, 2010 -Jornal.us----ezLearn Educacional launched a series of online English courses targeted at tourism professionals looking to prepare for the upcoming tourism events in Brazil; the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
"The tourism sector is still not well prepared to host foreign visits because of a lack of spoken English", says Ana Gabriela Pessoa, ezLearn's CEO. "We want to help Brazilians give foreign tourists a great reception."
The courses were especially developed for people with little or no previous English speaking abilities in several areas in the tourism sectors including waiters, salespeople, taxi drivers and tour guides. The courses are available for businesses as well as end consumers. Each course has a duration of between six months and one year, at which point the student receives a certificate.
"This kind of initiative is very important. These courses will help professionals in the tourism industry give a warm welcome to foreigners. They will be able to learn [English] without having to leave their own homes, which is very practical, especially for the busy lives we lead nowadays," says Caio Luiz de Carvalho, president of São Paulo Turismo (SPTuris), an events and tourist promotion company in the City of São Paulo.
ezLearn is a technology start-up based in Rio de Janeiro with a mission to democratize access to high quality education in Brazil. Its first product called meuInglês, launched in February 2009, is an online learning platform which helps Brazilian to learn English and already has over 30,000 members in its online community.
Contact Information ezLearn Educacional
+55 21 2246 7170