Get Ready for Rio This Summer!

Alexia Cowley | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Are you one of the lucky ones who happen to be flying over to Rio to watch the Olympics and Paralympics this summer? But not entirely sure as to how to prepare for it? Well, here are some excellent tips which will help you stay as safe, healthy and street-wise as possible during your time in Brazil!

Nicola Adams Has An Inspiring Message For LGBT People In Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Beaming with pride as she walks through the door, Nicola Adams has an air of confidence as we meet on level 42 of the Leadenhall building in the heart...

From Cachaça to Wine, a Gastronmic Tour of Brazil

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

When planning a trip, one of the first things that we usually do is make an itinerary of the museums to visit, the best beaches to stroll on, the historical sites that we want to discover or even a list of the shopping we intend to do. But an important part of the tourist experience is related to food and drink, including deciding where to eat out.

A Guide to Rio Carnival

BarChick | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain the start of Lent is marked with paltry pancakes. In Brazil, the whole country throws one of the biggest parties known to this planet, and we are quivering like a whippet at a racetrack in excitement. Baby, it's carnival time, and here's how to do it.

Best Botecos in Rio

BarChick | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Botecos are about good food, good beer and good company. We drink in pubs in the UK, they hang out in Botecos in Brazil. Here's BarChick's pick of the best of 'em... And for all things Rio, there's a whole boozy city guide.

Airport Workers Kick Off Strike In Rio, Just As Fans Descend On City...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

An airport workers' strike has kicked of in Rio, just before the World Cup's opening match. Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro’s two airports declare...

WATCH: Daredevil Workmen Begin Repairs On Rio's Iconic Statue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Some of the bravest workmen in the world are to fix the damage on Brazil's towering Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after lightning stru...

'Feeling Sexy And Free'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

As Britain begins to feel the cold again, lucky Jessie J has been enjoying the Brazilian sunshine with friends. The 'Domino' singer was in Rio for ...

The New Gang in Rio Slum Wear Uniform

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Mohamed Soudy

The fact is while the UPP and Military Police (Police Militar) feed a lie to the media that the pacification programme is working and winning the hearts and minds of the residents in the Favela da Rocinha, the reality on the ground is that one gang has been replaced by another in uniform.

Rio Governor Calls Emergency Meeting as Leblon and Ipanema Suffers Night of Violent Protests

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Mohamed Soudy

Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral has called on an emergency meeting in a bid to contain the violence as the streets of Leblon and Ipanema were last night turned into a scene from Tahrir square in Egypt as protests turned violent.

Michael Palin's Cosy Travelogue Ignores the Dark Side of Brazil

Sarah de Carvalho | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah de Carvalho

UNICEF has put the number of street children living and working on the streets of Brazil as high as two million. As many as one in three of these children will likely die before their 18th birthday.

Rio Ferdinand and the Concept of 'Age'

Doron Salomon | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Sport
Doron Salomon

Ferdinand's fragile body is susceptible to injury and for that reason he almost certainly won't last as long as Giggs, Scholes or any of the age-defying centre backs of the last 10 years. But when fit, he remains a valuable asset for United.

A Pending Problem for Team GB in 2016 and Beyond

Ally Livingston | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

Yet due to the qualification requirements for Rio 2016, it seems unlikely that we will see an incarnate of a Team GB football team any time soon.

Going for Gold in the Race Against Hunger

Matthew Frost | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Frost

It's been a very exciting and emotional two weeks cheering on the Olympians, but the highlight for me was Cameron leaving a legacy of London 2012 beyond even our exceptional haul of medals by hosting a global hunger event bringing together sportspeople and senior politicians from Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh and India. When he could have been celebrating his twin gold medals elsewhere, instead the Somalia-born Mo Farah was running up a temporary race track outside Number 10 Downing Street to angle his spotlight towards global hunger.

It's the Beginning of the End, So Let's Enjoy It

Sri Sritharan | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

Tonight's Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics will undoubtedly bring wry smiles and pangs of melancholy to those attending. Though there is another part of the capital which will do just as much. In fact it's already at it.

Silver Linings to the Storm Clouds of Rio

Lord Ashdown | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Ashdown

How would I rate Rio? 6 out of 10 - maybe even seven if, crucially, what they declared now leads to real action, rather than self satisfaction. And that's now up to our politicians.

We Changed the World In Our Own Small Way – One NGO’s Influence on the Rio Agreement

Sue Riddlestone | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK
Sue Riddlestone

The BioRegional delegation in Rio had a little celebration when the final version of the UN Rio+20 outcome document was published this week and we could see our influence in several places.

Animal Welfare and Human Welfare Need to Go Hand in Hand at Rio+20

Dr Michael Appleby | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
Dr Michael Appleby

The final Rio+20 outcomes and goals need to acknowledge the role of animals and their welfare within food production and wider society, and make on-going political and financial commitments to guarantee that we can feed the world's growing population sustainably and humanely.

Coping With Nature's Destructive Forces

Tony Cunningham | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Cunningham

When flash floods hit Wales earlier this month necessitating the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, my thoughts immediately returned to the people I met last month in Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines who had also been affected by flooding. I also reflected on the floods that hit my own constituency, Workington in 2009 and how it shook our community.

Rio Earth Summit Offers an Opportunity for Cooperation on Sustainability That We Cannot Afford to Miss

Lord Ashdown | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Ashdown

If Rio+20 is to steer us on a path of cooperation rather than conflict and a sustainable future for our children it is vital that David Cameron, Nick Clegg and other world leaders are not afraid to dream.

Rio Summit Must Put People Before Profits

Paul Collins | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Collins

As Rio hosts the Earth Summit's opening today, War on Want is joining forces with more than 100 civil society organisations to launch a campaign for world leaders to put the needs of people and the planet before the profits of big business.

Rio+20: Green Growth Requires a Rethink

Andy Wales | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK
Andy Wales

One of the themes of Rio+20 is 'green growth'. The first and most obvious question will be 'Can there be such a thing as green growth?' and for me the answer is an emphatic 'Yes' - as long as there is a paradigm shift in the way that governments, the private sector and consumers think about resources.

Flight Of The Conchords' Bret McKenzie Wins Oscar For 'Man Or Muppet'

Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bret McKenzie's Man or Muppet has won an Oscar for the being best original song at the Academy Awards 2012. One half of New Zealand comedy duo the ...

Spix's Macaw

Tony Juniper | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tony Juniper

Last May, while having dinner with a close friend, I suddenly found myself on the receiving end of unexpected compliments - for having had one of my books made into a film." What film?" I said. "Rio", my friend replied, adding that it was "the one about the two rare blue parrots"... The last bit certainly rang a bell, as I was the author of a book called Spix's Macaw - the race to save the world's rarest bird. This true story charted the fortunes of a single male of this rare blue parrot and how he was reunited with a last female in a bid to save the species from extinction.