A new year is around the corner and so are the summer Olympics. This year, the games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and we'll hear about all of the big-name athletes who compete. But we're unlikely to hear about the big names in the Paralympics. In this video, these athletes are sent into gyms to shock the locals.
Nobody is perfect, but God has given us all a gift and it's up to us to allow it to bring out the best in us. That's exactly what the team who made this video for the 2016 Paralympic Games was counting on when they sent these individuals into gyms across Rio. Luciano Dantas, a powerlifter with dwarfism, Vinicius Rodrigues, an amputee sprinter, and Lucia Teixeira, who is visually impaired, shock those around them with their God-given talents. Although each has a physical challenge, they all do an amazing job.
This video is an excellent tool to help enlighten people about what it means to be a para-athlete. Check out this inspirational paralympics video below: more >>
Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Women's Bantamweight belt, taking down Brazilian Bethe Correia in only 34 seconds. She defeated the mixed martial artist during the UFC 190 in Rio De Janiero, Brazil on Saturday.
Rousey, who has had 11 wins in 11 fights so far, went into the fight against 9-win 1-loss mixed martial artist Correia at the HSBC Arena in the challenger's home country.
The fight had earlier been marketed as having a grudge component, with Correria allegedly fomenting bad blood with a tweet referencing Rousey's father's suicide when she was a child. Rousey took to Twitter in response, vowing to give Correia the "comeuppance" she deserved for involving her family in her pre-fight "trash talk." more >>
An alleged stolen prototype of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra was recovered by Brazilian Police and revealed in a leaked image.
What is supposedly a prototype of the upcoming Sony Xperia C5 Ultra was revealed to the media when Sao Paolo police arrested an online dealer in a sting operation.
The prototype, reported to have cost Sony an estimated USD$12 million in development, was allegedly stolen from a Campinas certification company two weeks ago and advertised for sale in an online marketplace. more >>
A group of Brazilian evangelical Christians has seen its Facegloria social networking website attract 100,000 users in its first month, offering a "morally better" version of Facebook that is centered on God and free from violence and pornography.
"On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. That's why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread His word," one of the founders, web designer Atilla Barros, told AFP in an interview.
"We want to be morally and technically better than Facebook. We want all Brazilian Evangelicals to shift to Facegloria," Barros added. more >>
International football star and ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz vowed to abstain from sex until after he's married in an Instagram post last week which included a picture from his recent baptism.
Luiz, 28, who plays for French football club Paris Saint-German and serves as vice-captain for the Brazil national team, was baptized into Hillsong Church in teammate Maxwell's in-door swimming pool. He posted a message alongside the picture which read "I have chosen to wait." Luiz said he will abstain from sex until he marries girlfriend Sara Madeira, according to The Telegraph.
He also included a verse from 1 Corinthians in his post. more >>
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected to her position following a very narrow victory on Sunday, earning 51.6 percent of the votes against challenger Aécio Neves.
"Instead of increasing differences and creating gaps, I strongly hope that we create the conditions to unite," Rousseff told supporters in Brasilia following news of her victory, The Guardian reported. "I want to be a much better president than I have been until now."
The runoff election was forced after Rousseff was unable to secure the majority of voices during the Oct. 5 vote, where she received 42 percent of the support, Neves 34 percent, and evangelical hopeful Marina Silva finished third with 21 percent. more >>