Archive for December 2005
These technologies are used in small scale in some countries. They also signal possibilities that can be better explored, in the average stated period, for the use of cleaner and efficient power plants.
With World Cup, elections and Brazilian in the space, 2006 will be one year very agitated in Brazil and the national automotive market promises to follow this sped up rhythm. We will have in the country the main event of the sector, the Salão do Automóvel in São Paulo - a biennial event - and also the official celebration of the 50 years of the Brazilian automobile industry.
In two weeks, will appear the C3 1,4 Flex, anticipating that the proliferation of bifuels continues. As much that still in January the Corsa Classic and Fiesta 1,0 also will become bifuels. Still in the period pre-carnival, Fiat will launch the Doblò bicombustible version.
The rhythm of launchings will be still more sped up in April. With bold style, the national sedan of Honda will have a new engine 1,8 and must still have versions flexfuel - the Honda Fit also will become bifuel in 2006.
Have a nice Flexfuel year in 2006!
(Source: Anfavea - Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores)
Flex-fuel I (gasoline/hidrated alcohol or not) - the multicombustible archetype is equipped with Zetec RoCam engine developed to use, in the same tank, as much hidrated alcohol as pure gasoline or gasohol - gasoline mixed alcohol, as the one of the Brazilian market. This flexibility, besides providing the advantage of choice of the available or more economic fuel in each situation, simplifies the system of feeding of the vehicle, that excuses the installation of independent storage compartments.
The designer Adriano Oak gained the main prize of the professional category with its garbage for solid residues selective collection. For better efficiency the product is produced with recicled plastic and divided in three stocks that had access with the drive of a pedal. In this way, the user obtains more deposit to the specific garbage in the adjusted compartment. The garbage is already being used in some brazilian schools and is expected to begin in production this year.
In second place, the designer Fabíola Bergamo conceived an overlap sink done with pipes of folder of recycled Closeup toothpaste and aluminum.
The Tubitos cardboard chair, designed by Sérgio Faher and Simone Mattar, gained the third place.
* The Enterprise Commitment for Recycling - Cempre, is an association at Jd. Paulista - São Paulo, dedicated to the promotion of the recycling inside the concept of garbage integrated management. Established in 1992, Cempre is kept by private companies of diverse sectors.
The isolation makes that the drink remain frozen, for 50% to 70% beyond the average time. It costs, however, above of the average: R$ 1,95 (suggested price). The common Skol (473 milliliters) leaves for R$ 1,75.
* AmBev is the largest private industry of consumer goods in Brazil and the largest brewer in the Latin America. The Company was established on July 1, 1999, by means of the association between Brahma and Antarctica. AmBev, leader in the Brazilian beer market, is present in 14 countries. The Company is a worldwide benchmark in terms of management, growth and profitability. Through the global alliance with InBev, entered into on March 3, 2004, the Company started to operate in the North America by merging the Canadian company Labatt, and becoming the Brewer of Americas.
The Consumer's Defense Secretary of Rio De Janeiro (Procon-RJ) entered in the National Information System of Consumer Defense (Sindec), an information system that integrates all the brazilians Procon databases. The Sindec implantation allows an harmonization on the attendance of all the Procons and the creation of a national consolidated database. When consulting the system, a Rio de Janeiro's consumer will be able to know which of the companies there are more claims against, which are the recurrent problems in each state, and will be able to see, instantly, graphs that summarize those datas.
With the entrance of Rio de Janeiro, there are already ten states that use Sindec and leave available their data of attendance in the Internet: Paraíba, Tocantins, Acre, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Pará and Rio De Janeiro. Throught the site (www.mj.gov.br/dpdc/sindec), the consumer can verify if there are registers in the Procons involving determined company and the profile of these registers.
The system is divided in seven areas: food, products, habitation, private services, essential services, financial services and health. Acessing the claims registered in Rio de Janeiro's Procon in the period of December 2 to 18, it is pointed that the area of financial services is the most demanded, with 32,8% of the complaints; in second place there is the essential services (32,2%), and in third place the products area (20,8%). The most concentrate problems are concerned to credit cards (11,7%), followed by fixed telephony (11,4%) and cellular telephony (10%). The questions complained are improper and/or abusive collection, or defects of products. In these 17 days of functioning of the system, the companies with more claims in the Procon are: Telemar, Light, Vivo, Credicard, Banco Ibi, Claro, Casas Bahia, Banco Itaú, TIM e Fininvest.
* The Lilas Cosméticos has been presenting to the market products that use concepts and up-to-date raw materials, due to yours of the technological resources and to the study and work of professional experts.
But the mayor, Luis Fernando de Souza Pezão, wasn’t about to give up on his town. “Bigfoot,” as the mayor is nicknamed, used all his political savvy to pull together two dozen public and private sector partners to build a high-speed broadband network to revive Piraí — streamlining city operations and providing citizens with the economic and social benefits of digital inclusion.
In the wake of Piraí’s success, the governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro has launched a Digital Municipalities initiative and hired Mayor De Souza to help connect 92 more towns and cities around the state.
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