Tag: Brazil

Brazil’s president says criminalizing homophobia could ‘hurt’ gays

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to criminalize homophobia, saying it could "hurt" gays by deterring companies from hiring them. Bolsonaro, who has a history of homophobic remarks -- he once declared he would rather his son die than...

Twilight of a new era in global soccer business

The extraordinary event of the US$262 million Neymar Jr deal to French giant Paris St Germain has turned the world of football upside down. But it has also turned the world of the business of football inside out. And it happened at a moment when the...

Using Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

Mosquitoes
Dengue fever is a disease that can cause a range of problems for a society. It can be difficult to combat when outbreaks occur and there can often be hurdles to administering the necessary treatment. In light of these facts, some researchers have started...

World Cup: Break-away nations’ success

by Michael Y.P. Ang In the past quarter-century alone, the world has witnessed the creation of over 30 sovereign states. Political developments have prompted nations (or provinces with secessionist tendencies) within a nation to rise up and seek national sovereignty Independence movements around the world and...

World Cup: Why some succeed and some fail

by Michael Y.P. Ang Countries around the world have jostled for global football supremacy 19 times since 1930, but only eight countries have achieved the ultimate success - winning the World Cup. Of the elite eight, a super-elite trio (Brazil, Italy, and Germany) have reached...

Be Brazilian or Dutch or English – just for the World Cup

By Pang Xue Qiang You may not get the Kallang Roar but make no mistake, the cheers will be even more resounding. Join the Dutch, British, Brazilians, Argentinians, Germans and other football-crazy fans at the following pubs from the towns of Kevin Strootman or Ivan...