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Nova Collective – New Samba

Featuring Dublin-based Brazilians being talented and hot.

Louis Ryan writes:

My [Bossa Nova] band Nova Collective have released a new video today (above). With it, we wanted to try and give a little exposure to some of the exciting and diverse talent that exists among the Brazilian community here in Dublin, through featuring Rose Silva, Kleber de Souza, Diego Piazza e Gabriela Bezerra.

Nova Collective



Pele in ‘stable’ condition after he’s admitted to hospital for the second time this month: Independent.co.uk



Seeing as we aren’t in it.

Hugh Curran of Atomic writes:

So basically being Irish this summer means having to cheer for a for a foreign team. Not the most craic during a world cup as ideally we want Ireland to be competing. But they aren’t so lets get on with it.

But we had an idea here in Atomic. What if we supported other teams that wear green? An alternative #COYBIG?

So we created four posters for Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Mexico

*waves tricolour pitifully*



They come here all tan and young and tall and pretty.

*Shakes fist*

Gus (above partially obscured) writes:

“I’m a Brazilian film student and I’m one of those foreign students who have been having trouble with immigration to extend our visas.
I’ve been living in Ireland for 4 years and now I’m studying my ass off to get my MA in Film Production, but currently my visa is expired and I have to wait till the authorities decide what to do with us. I just would like to say that there are indeed some of us who come here to study and try to succeed.
I’ve made a short portrait documentary on this very talented Brazilian musician who made and produced his first EP here in Ireland.
I also shot a music video for “Love like this” from Kodaline. I have been trying to show this to the lads, but haven’t succeeded yet :/ If you guys could help to promote my work maybe it will help me to achieve what I want. Of course only if you find it interesting anyway…”

Gus can be reached at broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Gus’.


Ger Gilroy has given it his blessing and Second Captains are quaking in their boots that’s all that matters.

Newstalk go-getters Richard Chambers, Joe Coffey, Raf Diallo and Daniel Kelly collectively known as Team 33 will be blasting out a bi-weekly podcast focusing on all things World Cup.

Richard Chambers writes:

We’re raring to go. Between now and the World Cup Final we’ll be bringing fans the latest news and views with guests from around the world. It’s about opening Irish fans up to how the participating countries are looking at their team’s performances. What sets us apart is our combination of thorough analysis and some great trips down through the years as we explore some of the best and most infamous moments of World Cup history

The Team 33 World Cup podcast will be available for download every Tuesday and Friday from noon on iTunes

Give them the ball and a yard of grass AND a microphone.

Team 33

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Behold the glory of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (Royal Portuguese Reading Room) in Rio de Janerio, built between 1880 and 1887 by architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, it contains the largest (350,000 volumes) and most valuable collection of Potuguese books outside Portugal.

The limestone facade was carved in Lisbon and transported to Brazil. The interior is a Neo-Manueline extravaganza of ornate pillars, arches and bookcases stretching up to the ceiling.

(Pix: Ruy Barbosa Pinto)