Dilma Rousseff, elected first woman president of Brazil

– With 55 million votes and 12 points over her closest rival, the economist Dilma Rousseff, won the second round. Rousseff defeated Social Democrat José Serra on Sunday’s runoff elections, by 56 to 44 percent of the 99.35% votes counted at that moment. Thus, Rousseff replaces the charismatic President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in […]
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Rome will see a renewed “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini

An unedited version of this famous film will be screened at the Rome Film Festival. Fifty years after its release, ‘La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini will return to glory in Rome today with a screening of the restored film version, a project launched by the “Film Foundation” director, Martin Scorsese, the film returns to […]
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“Guilty is the seduced and the seducer” said Beckenbauer on FIFA corruption

– “Do not consider all people are the same. We must await the results of the investigations,” said the ‘Kaiser’, today told the popular daily Bild. The honorary president of Bayern Munich and a member of FIFA’s executive committee, was responding to the question of how corrupt the organization is, following the suspension of two […]
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Four Loko, a controversial energy drink is getting banned

– The Loko Four energy drink is known as ‘blackout in a can’ or ‘liquid cocaine’. ‘Four Loko’, a mixture of alcohol and caffeine, has put universities and medical centers in the United States on alert, and has left several teenagers hospitalized. “It’s a dangerous mix, doctors say, because caffeine hides the effects of alcohol, […]
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China says it has the world’s fastest computer

A computer capable of calculating 2,500 trillion operations per second (2.5 petaflops per second) was built in China. This would exceed the 1.75 petaflops per second that held the prior first place, the Jaguar Cray in U.S.A., stated the official Chinese news agency Xinhua. The device, developed by Chinese engineers, has been named the ‘Tianhe-1’ […]
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