Friday, January 29, 2016

Reestruturação ajusta companhia à nova realidade do setor de óleo e gás e amplia controle sobre decisões de executivos

Nosso Conselho de Administração aprovou, em reunião realizada nesta quarta-feira (27/01), a nova estrutura organizacional e o novo modelo de gestão e governança da companhia.
A reformulação ocorre como parte da nossa resposta à nova realidade do setor de óleo e gás, que tem nos levado a priorizar atividades mais rentáveis, tornando-nos mais competitivos.
A reestruturação envolve a redistribuição de atividades, a fusão de áreas e a revisão do modelo decisório. Um dos objetivos centrais é ampliar os mecanismos de controle e conformidade. Adicionalmente, estima-se uma redução de custos de até R$ 1,8 bilhão por ano.
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The White House, Washington
One day last year, two female executives in my company came to me and said we might be paying women less than men.
This was a complete surprise to me. It didn’t occur to me that inequality could creep into our company culture at Salesforce. We then looked at the salary of every employee in the company, and it turned out we did have a pay gap.
Now, we are spending $3 million on closing the gap so that women and men are paid equally at Salesforce, and we’ve instilled equality as one of the core values of our company.
The President has said that a world in which women are treated as equal to men is safer, more stable, and more prosperous -- and I wholeheartedly agree. I believe that businesses are more successful when equality is built into the fabric of the company.
But we will never solve the issue of pay inequality if CEOs and business leaders continue to turn a blind eye to what’s happening right in their own organizations.
Businesses are the greatest platforms for change in the world -- and business leaders, as well as government leaders, must set an example when it comes to equal pay for equal work.
Today, the government is taking a big step toward building a better world where every woman is paid the same as her male counterpart. Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's proposal, many businesses would be required to report their pay data by gender and race so that we can know when and how wage discrimination is happening.
Watch live at the White House today at 12:10 p.m. ET to hear President Obama talk about new steps the administration is taking to promote equal pay.
It’s time for every leader to make equal pay for equal work a top priority. Going forward, we will be judged on whether we made the world a more equitable place for all.
I applaud the President and his team for continuing to look for ways to close the pay gap and bring more attention to this important issue.
Marc Benioff
Chairman and CEO, Salesforce

The White House, Washington
Growing up in Buffalo, New York, I was lucky to have teachers in my local public school who found creative and exciting ways to introduce me to all of the STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) disciplines. Hands-on experiences with innovative technology built my confidence and skills for the future and helped me understand that STEM, especially computer science, could be used to make the world a better place.
And now, we have the chance to work together to expand that hands-on learning experience to all children across America, with President Obama's new Computer Science for All (#CSforAll) initiative.
The President's bold new proposal will empower students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science, equipping them with the analytical skills they need to be creators in the digital economy, not just consumers, and to apply their passion and enthusiasm to solving problems using technology.
The United States has been home to so many amazing digital inventions -- from Silicon Valley to its counterparts like Austin, Boston, Eastern Kentucky, Louisville, Boise, Salt Lake, Atlanta, and more. Last year, there were more than 600,000 high-paying jobs across a variety of industries in the United States that were unfilled, and by 2018, 51 percent of all STEM jobs are projected to be in CS-related fields.
Our economy and our children's futures can't afford to wait.
Elementary students in Baltimore, Maryland with the author.
We’ve made real progress, but we have a lot of work left to do. In 22 states, computer science still doesn’t count toward high school graduation requirements for math or science, and 75% of schools don’t yet offer a single high-quality computer science course. Plus, stereotypes perpetuated by media portrayals, unconscious bias, the unsung history of CS heroes like Grace Hopper, and outdated classroom materials often discourage many from taking these courses -- they often 'opt-out' of CS even when it is offered.
The good news is innovators in education are already solving these challenges and leading the way all over the country. We recently recognized just a handful of these Americans at the White House Champions of Change for Computer Science Education event. These students, teachers, and community leaders are proving what’s possible, like the Spanish teacher in Queens who co-created a “Digital Dance” experience, bringing code into school dances. Or the high school and college students who tutor their younger peers in these skills, solidifying their own knowledge through mentoring.
As a kid, I was lucky to be exposed to CS -- but a lot of my generation didn’t get that chance. Let’s get all-hands-on-deck to make sure every child is learning to code as a new 'basic' skill ­-- so they can all be part of the next generation of American ingenuity, problem solving, adventure, and deep economic impact.
Find out how you can get involved today, whether you are a student, teacher, techie or an interested citizen. There's something we all can do.
Megan Smith
U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Photo by SulaCosta/Costa Consulting Co

Orchestra of Contagem is part of a non-governmental organization that provides free classes for string and wind instruments, music theory and English for more than 250 children and adolescents from socially vulnerable communities in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Music education is the main power that directs their work, whose goal is to act in the awareness and training of the fundamental principles of citizenship: respect, solidarity and human dignity. This directly reflects upon the family, making many of these family values that perhaps may have been overlooked, renewed through art, in this case the music making.
The results can be confirmed during the working years: students are placed in courses at universities, technical courses and as teachers in public schools.
In 17 years of operation the orchestra counts over 200 concerts in Brazil and 70 international concerts, It already totals about 200 thousand spectators, and since its foundation, 1,400 students passed through this NGO.
This year, for the first time, the Orchestra will perform in American soil. Through this project, these young musicians have been in countries such as Austria, France, England, Germany and Luxembourg. This time, the 2013 Tour has the Youth Orchestra performing six concerts at Casa do Brasil in New York City, Pennsylvania State University, as well as in Washington DC, Winchester, Chicago and Miami.
2013 also marked the year that the Orchestra reached higher artistic and recognition levels. To celebrate that, "The Orchestra Jovem de Contagem" changed its name to "Orquestra das Gerais" as a tribute to the state of Minas Gerais, the home state of the orchestra and to consolidate its musical direction and goals
Casa do Brasil is honored to be the site of their New York Debut Concert.

Any proceeds from this concert will help in part to minimize some expenses - Casa do Brasil New York, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promote the overall well-being and sustainable socio-economic development of the Brazilian community in the United States through culture, information, education and citizenship.

Press contact: promohauzny@gmail.comOrchestra Director: Carlos Aleixo
General Coordinator: Renato A. Almeda
Master Teacher: Rosiane Reis
Guest Pianist: Cenira Shreiber
Cultural Producer: Gabriel Henrique

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

                       Mr. Roberto Barros, orchestral conductor contributing with the social project in the Casa Do Brasil in New York.

                        Casa do Brasil team!
Benito Romero Chied director, Claudio Rabelo, Maria, Runner Peace and Sula Costa, working together for the brazilian community!

You're Invited - Focus On Cross Border Insurance Coverage Issues for Policyholders Doing Business in Latin America and US
Join us for our next edition of programming hosted by the Atlanta office of
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
5:30 p.m. Registration 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST 
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You're Invited - Focus On Cross Border Insurance Coverage Issues for Policyholders Doing Business in Latin America and US

Walter J. Andrews, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
Sergio F. Oehninger, Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP
Shawn R. Burnsworth, Vice President, International Leader, Lockton Companies, LLC 
  • What are the principal risks facing companies doing business cross-border?
  • Do you have appropriate insurance for your cross border activities and exposures?
  • How to best protect energy, oil, gas and mineral companies against pollution claims and other risks relating to climate change.
  • Where do financial services, retail and consumer product companies need to focus their attention in terms of cyber and other emerging risks?
  • Protecting yourself against severe weather/natural catastrophes with property, business interruption and contingent business interruption insurance.
  • The use of trade disruption insurance to cover risks that are not covered by business interruption insurance.
  • Use of reps and warranties insurance in transactions as a way to offset indemnity obligations.
  • Structuring your multinational insurance program to meet international standards. 

Complimentary program and reception.
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Monday, January 18, 2016

I Have Been Given The Go Ahead Friend, Thursday is on!

Hi Friend,

I trust this email find you well & the week has been kind to you so far.

I wasn't sure to be honest, what with all the weather causing meetings to be abandoned, if Thursday's bet was going to go ahead.

But I took the call this morning that gave me all the news I had been waiting to hear.


So as I know you like to be part of my 'special gambles' I had to get in touch didn't I

As already mentioned the horse in question runs this coming Thursday (21st)

The word is that this horse is primed & ready to go. I can't say a lot else about it, for obvious reasons but I trust info from this guy 100%

He has given me some nice touch's in the past

Final Assault at Ayr

Franklin D at Lingfield

& Suityaself at Lingfield adv 11/2 backed down to 10/3

From what he has told me, this horse has the beating of the other runners NO PROBLEM. The work it's been doing at home is MILES ABOVE anything else it's going to meet Thursday.

BUT if for any reason this horse does not win as expected. You have my guarantee that I will personally send you Fridays members only information totally free of charge

I have kept the price the same, no new year price increases with AP !

Hope you are able to join me again Friend, I think we are going to clean up with this one.


The White House, Washington
In 2009, when I was thirteen years old, I wrote this in a letter to the President:
"Dear President Obama,
My dad works for a company that manufactures cables for the automotive companies … This industry isn’t doing so well but these guys are still doing ok. I thought it would be nice if you gave them a visit … I am 13 years old and I am worried about my family’s future in Michigan."
That was then. Today, the company my dad works for is thriving again, giving him a brighter outlook to continue his career as an auto supplier. The falling unemployment rate makes me feel more hopeful about finding a career of my own after college. People in Michigan are more confident about the future of our state than they’ve felt in a long time.
When President Obama saved the auto industry, he gave Michiganders like me and my family hope again.
As a 13-year-old girl, I saw a few of my relatives get laid off from the automotive companies they worked for. I felt that it was unfair to them because I knew they were hard workers. Through overhearing my dad talk to customers and colleagues on the phone, I got a sense of just how much the entire industry was struggling then.
When I wrote to President Obama in 2009, I felt hopeful something could be done to improve this terrible situation.
Seven years after the President took steps to rescue the auto industry, so much has changed. I’ve seen foreclosed homes being occupied again, new homes being built, and people going back to work in the auto industry.
I’m proud to welcome him back to the Motor City.
Brianna Leathers
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Support Art & Education!

The first Share Art Program

New York International Contemporary Art Society



Venue: Saphira & Ventura Gallery - 4W 43 Street  #415  NY- NY 10036
Date: Tuesday, Jan 19 2016
Time: 6-9pm

New York Contemporary Art Society  (NYCS) in partnership with Casa do Brasil US are proud to celebrate MARTIN LUTHER KING and present the ART SHOW INSPIRING & CONNECTING 2016.
A group art show by Brazilians,North Americans and French artists


Mr Joaquim Levi/Ex Finance Minister.
Mr.  Joaquim Levi/Bradesco Asset Management (BRAM)/Ex-Finance Minister.
Event: Brazilian Chamber of Commerce - NY.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The White House, Washington
After years of negotiation and months of preparation, we've reached a milestone.
Today, we are officially implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a historic agreement to ensure that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful in nature. Before this agreement, Iran's breakout time -- or the time it would take for Iran to gather enough fissile material to build a weapon -- was just two to three months. Today, because of the Iran deal, it would take them 12 months or more.
Thanks to American leadership, Iran's four pathways to a nuclear weapon have now been blocked. Watch:

Here's how we got to this point:
Since last October, Iran has shipped 25,000 pounds of enriched uranium out of the country and has removed and placed in monitored storage two-thirds of its centrifuges and associated infrastructure. The core of Iran's Arak Heavy Water Research Reactor was removed and filled with concrete, eliminating Iran's potential source of weapons-grade plutonium. To block covert pathways, Iran has allowed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) unprecedented access to its nuclear facilities and supply chain. And for the first time, the IAEA will be using modern safeguards technologies in its monitoring and verification efforts in Iran.
As a result of these actions, earlier today, the IAEA reported that Iran has completed all of the necessary nuclear steps required to reach Implementation Day.
To date, experts at DOE headquarters, seven national laboratories, and two DOE nuclear sites have been actively involved in reaching and now implementing the agreement. For instance, our experts helped shape the negotiations with rigorous technical analysis of the parameters of the agreement, ensuring Iran’s breakout time is at least a year. In addition, our labs support the IAEA’'s monitoring and verification activities in a number of ways, including by every IAEA inspector in nuclear materials measurement training since 1980.
These experts will continue to play a critical role as the Department leads the U.S. effort to help ensure that Iran meets its key nuclear commitments.
You can stay up to date on the Iran nuclear agreement at
As a nuclear physicist at the negotiating table, and by working continuously with my Iranian counterpart right up to Implementation Day, I know it took a lot to get here. Based on hard science and analysis, the Iran nuclear agreement enhances our global security and provides verification to ensure that Iran’'s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful from now on.


Zelia Cardoso de Mello/ Economist

Zélia Cardoso de Mello worked in the academic, public and private sectors in Brazil. Her political career began in 1986 when Dilson Funaro, the Minister of Finance of Brazil, invited her to join his Economic Advisory Team as Director of the National Treasure Dept. In 1990 Cardoso de Mello was appointed the National Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning of Brazil under president Fernando Collor de Mello. After significant criticism, she resigned this position in May of 1991.
Everybody Can Serve!

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POTUS coloring with kids on MLKDay
On Monday, we will once again celebrate the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
On this day, we hope you will join millions of Americans in all 50 states and rise to the President’s challenge to uphold our collective obligation as citizens.
In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, volunteers will make #MLKDay a day on, instead of a day off, to strengthen communities across the country by collecting food and delivering meals, refurbishing homes and schools, mentoring students, promoting nonviolence, supporting veterans and military families, and much more.
The MLK Day of Service has been the anchor of the Obama Administration’s commitment to service and civic engagement.
In 2009, President Obama celebrated his Presidential Inauguration honoring Dr. King through service building on the legacy of "self-government" and reminding us all that we can lend our voices, use our skills, and give our time to make an impact. You were among those who answered the President’s Call to Service.  I thought you might enjoy this video retrospective of the President serving over the last seven years.
If you are still looking for an opportunity to serve on King Day or throughout the year, to find a volunteer opportunity near you.
Warmest regards,


The President's full remarks on Iran:
This morning, speaking from the Cabinet Room, President announced that we've secured significant diplomatic achievements in Iran. Thanks to the Iran nuclear agreement, Iran can no longer develop a nuclear weapon. And this morning, four Americans were officially freed from wrongful imprisonment and are on their way home.
This is what strong, principled American diplomacy can do. As the President said today:

"Today's progress -- Americans coming home, an Iran that has rolled back its nuclear program and accepted unprecedented monitoring of that program -- these things are a reminder of what we can achieve when we lead with strength and with wisdom; with courage and resolve and patience. America can do, and has done, big things when we work together"

Watch the President's remarks.
Here's the full text of his remarks -- they're worth a read.
THE PRESIDENT: This is a good day, because, once again, we're seeing what's possible with strong American diplomacy.
As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world. That includes our diplomacy with the Islamic Republic of Iran. For decades, our differences with Iran meant that our governments almost never spoke to each other. Ultimately, that did not advance America’s interests. Over the years, Iran moved closer and closer to having the ability to build a nuclear weapon. But from Presidents Franklin Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan, the United States has never been afraid to pursue diplomacy with our adversaries. And as President, I decided that a strong, confident America could advance our national security by engaging directly with the Iranian government.
We've seen the results. Under the nuclear deal that we, our allies and partners reached with Iran last year, Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb. The region, the United States, and the world will be more secure. As I've said many times, the nuclear deal was never intended to resolve all of our differences with Iran. But still, engaging directly with the Iranian government on a sustained basis, for the first time in decades, has created a unique opportunity -- a window -- to try to resolve important issues. And today, I can report progress on a number of fronts.
First, yesterday marked a milestone in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Iran has now fulfilled key commitments under the nuclear deal. And I want to take a moment to explain why this is so important.
Over more than a decade, Iran had moved ahead with its nuclear program, and, before the deal, it had installed nearly 20,000 centrifuges that can enrich uranium for a nuclear bomb. Today, Iran has removed two-thirds of those machines. Before the deal, Iran was steadily increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium -- enough for up to 10 nuclear bombs. Today, more than 98 percent of that stockpile has been shipped out of Iran -- meaning Iran now doesn't have enough material for even one bomb. Before, Iran was nearing completion of a new reactor capable of producing plutonium for a bomb. Today, the core of that reactor has been pulled out and filled with concrete so it cannot be used again.
Before the deal, the world had relatively little visibility into Iran’s nuclear program. Today, international inspectors are on the ground, and Iran is being subjected to the most comprehensive, intrusive inspection regime ever negotiated to monitor a nuclear program. Inspectors will monitor Iran's key nuclear facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For decades to come, inspectors will have access to Iran's entire nuclear supply chain. In other words, if Iran tries to cheat -- if they try to build a bomb covertly -- we will catch them.
So the bottom line is this. Whereas Iran was steadily expanding its nuclear program, we have now cut off every single path that Iran could have used to build a bomb. Whereas it would have taken Iran two to three months to break out with enough material to rush to a bomb, we've now extended that breakout time to a year -- and with the world's unprecedented inspections and access to Iran's program, we'll know if Iran ever tries to break out.
Now that Iran's actions have been verified, it can begin to receive relief from certain nuclear sanctions and gain access to its own money that had been frozen. And perhaps most important of all, we've achieved this historic progress through diplomacy, without resorting to another war in the Middle East.
I want to also point out that by working with Iran on this nuclear deal, we were better able to address other issues. When our sailors in the Persian Gulf accidentally strayed into Iranian waters that could have sparked a major international incident. Some folks here in Washington rushed to declare that it was the start of another hostage crisis. Instead, we worked directly with the Iranian government and secured the release of our sailors in less than 24 hours.
This brings me to a second major development -- several Americans unjustly detained by Iran are finally coming home. In some cases, these Americans faced years of continued detention. And I've met with some of their families. I've seen their anguish, how they ache for their sons and husbands. I gave these families my word -- I made a vow -- that we would do everything in our power to win the release of their loved ones. And we have been tireless. On the sidelines of the nuclear negotiations, our diplomats at the highest level, including Secretary Kerry, used every meeting to push Iran to release our Americans. I did so myself, in my conversation with President Rouhani. After the nuclear deal was completed, the discussions between our governments accelerated. Yesterday, these families finally got the news that they have been waiting for.
Jason Rezaian is coming home. A courageous journalist for The Washington Post, who wrote about the daily lives and hopes of the Iranian people, he's been held for a year and a half. He embodies the brave spirit that gives life to the freedom of the press. Jason has already been reunited with his wife and mom.
Pastor Saeed Abedini is coming home. Held for three and half years, his unyielding faith has inspired people around the world in the global fight to uphold freedom of religion. Now, Pastor Abedini will return to his church and community in Idaho.
Amir Hekmati is coming home. A former sergeant in the Marine Corps, he's been held for four and a half years. Today, his parents and sisters are giving thanks in Michigan.
Two other Americans unjustly detained by Iran have also been released -- Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari and Matthew Trevithick, an Iranian -- who was in Iran as a student. Their cases were largely unknown to the world. But when Americans are freed and reunited with their families, that’s something that we can all celebrate.
So I want to thank my national security team -- especially Secretary Kerry; Susan Rice, my National Security Advisor; Brett McGurk; Avril Haines; Ben Rhodes -- our whole team worked tirelessly to bring our Americans home, to get this work done. And I want to thank the Swiss government, which represents our interests in Iran, for their critical assistance.
And meanwhile, Iran has agreed to deepen our coordination as we work to locate Robert Levinson -- missing from Iran for more than eight years. Even as we rejoice in the safe return of others, we will never forget about Bob. Each and every day, but especially today, our hearts are with the Levinson family, and we will not rest until their family is whole again.
In a reciprocal humanitarian gesture, six Iranian–Americans and one Iranian serving sentences or awaiting trial in the United States are being granted clemency. These individuals were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses. They’re civilians, and their release is a one-time gesture to Iran given the unique opportunity offered by this moment and the larger circumstances at play. And it reflects our willingness to engage with Iran to advance our mutual interests, even as we ensure the national security of the United States.
So, nuclear deal implemented. American families reunited. The third piece of this work that we got done this weekend involved the United States and Iran resolving a financial dispute that dated back more than three decades. Since 1981, after our nations severed diplomatic relations, we've worked through a international tribunal to resolve various claims between our countries. The United States and Iran are now settling a longstanding Iranian government claim against the United States government. Iran will be returned its own funds, including appropriate interest, but much less than the amount Iran sought.
For the United States, this settlement could save us billions of dollars that could have been pursued by Iran. So there was no benefit to the United States in dragging this out. With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well.
Of course, even as we implement the nuclear deal and welcome our Americans home, we recognize that there remain profound differences between the United States and Iran. We remain steadfast in opposing Iran’s destabilizing behavior elsewhere, including its threats against Israel and our Gulf partners, and its support for violent proxies in places like Syria and Yemen. We still have sanctions on Iran for its violations of human rights, for its support of terrorism, and for its ballistic missile program. And we will continue to enforce these sanctions, vigorously. Iran's recent missile test, for example, was a violation of its international obligations. And as a result, the United States is imposing sanctions on individuals and companies working to advance Iran’s ballistic missile program. And we are going to remain vigilant about it. We're not going to waver in the defense of our security or that of our allies and partners.
But I do want to once again speak directly to the Iranian people. Yours is a great civilization, with a vibrant culture that has so much to contribute to the world -- in commerce, and in science and the arts. For decades, your government's threats and actions to destabilize your region have isolated Iran from much of the world. And now our governments are talking with one another. Following the nuclear deal, you -- especially young Iranians -- have the opportunity to begin building new ties with the world. We have a rare chance to pursue a new path -- a different, better future that delivers progress for both our peoples and the wider world. That’s the opportunity before the Iranian people. We need to take advantage of that.
And to my fellow Americans, today, we're united in welcoming home sons and husbands and brothers who, in lonely prison cells, have endured an absolute nightmare. But they never gave in and they never gave up. At long last, they can stand tall and breathe deep the fresh air of freedom.
As a nation, we face real challenges, around the world and here at home. Many of them will not be resolved quickly or easily. But today's progress -- Americans coming home, an Iran that has rolled back its nuclear program and accepted unprecedented monitoring of that program -- these things are a reminder of what we can achieve when we lead with strength and with wisdom; with courage and resolve and patience. America can do -- and has done -- big things when we work together. We can leave this world and make it safer and more secure for our children and our grandchildren for generations to come.
I want to thank once again Secretary Kerry; our entire national security team, led by Susan Rice. I'm grateful for all the assistance that we received from our allies and partners. And I am hopeful that this signals the opportunity at least for Iran to work more cooperatively with nations around the world to advance their interests and the interests of people who are looking for peace and security for their families.
Thank you so much. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
-- President Barack Obama
Watch the President deliver his statement here.
Learn more about the Iran nuclear deal here.
Follow @TheIranDeal to get the latest on how the U.S. and international community is preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.