Carrefour’s Bold Leap into Brazil’s Urban Future with a Record-Setting Skyscraper
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by Richard Mann
45m ago
Carrefour (CRFB3), Brazil’s top retailer, is reshaping a long-held property in southern São Paulo into a multifaceted hub. This ambitious project, which incorporates a shopping center and a trio of towers, promises to elevate Carrefour’s real estate operations and attract more shoppers to its flagship store near Marginal Pinheiros. The French-owned company has secured partnerships ..read more
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The Forgotten Night: How Poor Sleep Steals Our Memories
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by Adele Cardin
2h ago
Poor sleep does more than make you groggy—it could be robbing you of your memories. Recent research has illuminated why a bad night’s sleep can have long-term effects on memory retention. This isn’t just about feeling off; it’s about the potential for lasting cognitive impacts. Studies indicate that memory consolidation, a critical process for long-term ..read more
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Engineering the Sky: The High-Stakes Game of Solar Geoengineering
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by Iolanda Fonseca
2h ago
Imagine a world where technology could tweak Earth’s thermostat. Major environmental groups are now pouring millions into research that could make this possible. They’re exploring solar geoengineering—tactics like scattering reflective particles or enhancing cloud brightness to dial down the sun’s heat. Yet, this isn’t science fiction; it’s a controversial plan gaining traction. Researchers are exploring ..read more
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Shift in Trade Dynamics: U.S. Now Top Export Destination for ASEAN, Overtaking China
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by Rocco Caldero
2h ago
A significant shift has occurred in ASEAN’s trade landscape, with the U.S. now eclipsing China as the primary export destination. This change, marking the end of an 18-month trend, reflects a broader realignment in global supply dynamics. Reports indicate that during the first quarter, ASEAN’s exports to the U.S. surged to $67.2 billion, surpassing the ..read more
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The Complex Impact of Chinese Investments on Ethiopia’s Industrial Growth
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by RT Staff Reporters
3h ago
Ethiopia’s industrialization has accelerated, thanks to substantial Chinese investments. This influx aims to create jobs and opportunities for Ethiopia’s growing population. Yet, policymakers and civil society have rarely considered the broader impacts, including work culture changes and land rights issues. Industrialization Efforts and Challenges Ethiopia leads in attracting foreign direct investment in Africa. Chinese contributions ..read more
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Yoon’s Strategic Moves: Pioneering South Korea’s Future with Central Asia and Africa
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by Richard Mann
3h ago
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is steering a major diplomatic campaign to fortify ties with Central Asia and Africa, aiming to secure essential resources for advanced technology. His focus is on minerals critical for electronics like semiconductors and batteries, pivotal for South Korea’s economic future. Yoon’s journey across Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan marks a ..read more
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Cooling Tempers, Saving Sanity: How Emotion-Canceling Tech Is Reshaping Customer Service
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by Rocco Caldero
3h ago
In the high-pressure world of call centers, a Japanese innovation aims to shield operators from the brunt of customer ire. Developed by SoftBank, the new AI software moderates the tone of heated exchanges, reducing stress without stripping away the crucial emotional context. This “emotion canceling” technology softens harsh voices and truncates escalating conversations with an ..read more
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Economic Powerhouses in Brazil Challenge Lula’s Government Policies
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by The Rio Times
5h ago
(Analysis) Rarely do diverse economic sectors unite, yet President Lula’s recent tax reform proposal achieved just that. The initiative, intended to alter Brazil’s tax system, was met with universal disapproval, forcing Congress to reject it. This unanimous opposition from both economic and political spheres prompted a reevaluation of Lula’s strategy and his team’s political perception ..read more
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Guyana Boosts Maritime Security with Advanced Patrol Vessel ‘GDFS Shahoud’
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by Lachlan Williams
5h ago
On June 11, the Guyana Defense Force heralded a new era in maritime security with the commissioning of the ‘GDFS Shahoud’, a 115 Defiant class patrol vessel. Constructed by American shipbuilder Metal Shark in Alabama, this vessel marks a significant enhancement to the nation’s naval capabilities. President Irfaan Ali, along with high-ranking military and civilian ..read more
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Pre-Copa Clashes: Brazil and USA Wrap Up Prep with Spirited Draw
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by Oliver Mason
5h ago
At Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, the Brazil and USA national football teams locked horns in a riveting 1-1 draw. This matchup marked Brazil’s final tune-up before the Copa America begins. Managed by Dorival Júnior, Brazil wrapped up their preparatory fixtures with a win and a draw. Their Copa campaign kicks off on June 24 against ..read more
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