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June 8, 2010 Shakira is in 3D this week as the FIFA World Cup Official 2010 video was released two days ago to share the superstar in a new way. This will be the first time ever that millions of people will see a 3D performance video at the same time around the world.
Shakira sings Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) as the Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song. Yesterday, the official release of the 2010 FIFA World Cup video was released complimenting this song and giving viewers around the world a chance to catch the FIFA World Cup fever.
The song, focusing on the host region of the country, gives the chance to see more of the country and bring together the world under one sport. The vivid colors of the area are seen in the clothes as well as video for the sport.
The world is bracing for an exciting time of World Cup fever. Teams have been arriving in South America over the week with hundreds of fans already present. Bracing for one of the largest events means having the world come together and scream every time a goal is scored.
Check out the video and consider seeing it at one of the locations that are offering it as a 3D feature.
Government Promises to invest in Brazil
Compared to a number of other developed countries, the rail transport network in Brazil is sometimes regarded as under developed. However, the issue is complicated, as are so many other features of this huge country. After all, Brazil has over 200 million people now and at 8.5 million square Kilometres (3.3 million square miles) it is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world in terms of land area. This enormous size provides an important context when we look at rail transport in the country.
The national rail system totals just under thirty thousand Kilometres at present, but this is made up of track with four different gauges. By far the most common though is the so called ‘narrow gauge’ of 1 metre width, which makes up over three quarters of the network. Next comes the ‘broad’ category of 1.6 M., at about 15% of total track.
Only a small part of either of these is electrified at present. The final two gauges total between them less than 600 Km and are responsible for only a very small part of traffic. It’s important to note that at present the rail system is mostly freight based. Passenger transport is mainly in major urban areas plus just a few long distance routes. Included among these is the new high speed (ninety minute) link between Rio and Sao Paolo. Unfortunately this will not be ready in time for Brazil’s hosting of the FIFA football World Cup in 2014.
The Government has promised an investment of over US$3 billion to develop the rail network over the next couple of years, with separate provision for city metro systems. The large number of nineteenth and early twentieth century private rail companies were all brought together and nationalised in 1957 but the process was gradually reversed fifty years later. Nowadays rail travel in Brazil (for both freight and passengers) is provided by a wide range of organisations, both public and private. These include operators such as America Latina Logistica (the largest with over a Billion a year (US$) revenue), Super Via and Companhia Paulista. There have been (and still are) interesting opportunities for investment in Brazil when it comes to rail transport.
On the urban/municipal level there are quite a few ‘metro’ commuter (and even tram) systems throughout the Country, some of them very large scale. Obviously included are the ones in Rio de Janiero, Brasilia and Sao Paolo but also in Belo Horizonte, Recife and Porto Alegre among others. New systems are currently being built in Salvador and Fortaleza. The Sao Paolo system is by far the largest, not only in Brazil but (apart from Santiago which just beats it) also in the whole of South America. This size is no surprise as Sao Paolo is not just the biggest city area in Brazil but in the whole of the Southern hemisphere too. Improved freight and passenger networks will have an important spin off for investment opportunities and the national economy, thereby enhancing greatly the prospects for investment in Brazil transport and people wish to invest In Brazil in general. The sector may be changing steadily but it certainly has a bright future in Brazil.