The Twelve Stadiums of the Fifa World Cup

They look stunning! With this being the biggest show, it’s time to get familiar with them.

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This is where the opening game will be, Arena Corinthians in São Paulo

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This is Estãdio Das Dunas

This is Arena Amazonia, located in Manaus

This sustainable stadium project will provide an important legacy for the region and play its part in helping to preserve the diversity of the Amazonian rainforest. For example, rainwater will be collected for its subsequent use in toilets or to water the pitch, while the region’s abundant supply of sunshine will be harnessed to generate clean and renewable energy. Plant screens will also be created to keep energy costs down and, above all, to control temperatures inside the stadiums.

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Arena Pernambuco  is a new multi-use stadium in the Western suburbs of the Recife metropolitan area, in Sao Paulo Lourenco da Mata Brazil.

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Panama Papers Impact on Art

Have you seen the website panamapapers.icij.org. If you have you know how awesome it is to read all these secrets. The internet was built for such events, I love it.

What the implications are, I do not know however I’d like to take a moment and empathize with the victims in Uganda.

I came across this statement on the website, “Locked in the files of a Panama law firm are the answers to mysteries involving Van Goghs, Picassos, Rembrandts and other masterworks.”

What secrets are these?  I can only imagine an illegal art trade of lost art during catastrophic events such as the world wars.  Have you seen that awesome George Clooney movie The Monuments of Men. What if by some coincidence someone recovered all these paintings and ancient sculptures that were stolen by Nazi Germany. What if these art collections are in the possession of people named in the Panama Papers?

Only time will tell, the full list comes out in May. Be sure to visit my blog again for other interesting and less speculative articles.

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

Copper is one of the world’s most important industrial minerals, and Africa is an important world producer. While output is traditionally dominated by Zambia, South Africa and Katanga Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, many African nations contribute to copper production, and many African nations have undeveloped ore resources.

Cobalt, another important industrial metal, is often mined in conjunction with copper.

Extraction is carried out using coal surface mining technology.

Recent hydrometallurgical process developments include the Anglo American/UBC and the GalvanoxTM processes for copper leaching.  The PLATSOL (base and precious metal extraction) and Sepon processes (secondary copper sulphides) were also developed in collaboration with UBC.(http://mtrl.ubc.ca/research/research-groups/hydrometallurgy/)