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Japan launches new Shinkansen bullet train



Japan launches new Shinkansen bullet train
(CNN) – The latest record-breaking bullet train in Japan not only runs faster and smoother – it is also capable of transporting passengers to safe places in the event of an earthquake.
That N700S – ‘S’ stands for ‘Supreme’ – began operating July 1 and serves the Tokaido Shinkansen line, which connects Tokyo Station and Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka.

It can run up to 360 kilometers per hour, a new record set during trials in 2019, making it one of the fastest trains in the world. Operating speed, however, will be limited to 285 kilometers per hour.

The interior view of the new N700S shinkansen bullet car, which began operating on July 1, initially connected Tokyo with Osaka.

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This is the first new bullet train model to be added to the Tokaido Shinkansen line by the Central Japan Railway (JR Central) in 13 years, a launch originally scheduled to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 – now postponed to 2021.

Coincidentally, Japan inaugurated the Tokaido Shinkansen line in 1964, connecting Tokyo and Osaka, just in time for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo that same year. It was the first high-speed railroad in the world.

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Wise appearance N700S it doesn’t look too different from the older N700 or N700A models, apart from the elegant gold logo.

But look closely and you will see the new train has a more angular nose, chubbier “cheeks” and a sleeker design of lights.

On the inside, the newly designed seats allow passengers to lie down further, offering more comfort, especially for long distance riders. Each seat has its own power jack.

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Interior lighting has been designed to create a softer and more relaxed atmosphere. The overhead luggage rack will light up at each stop to remind passengers of their belongings.

More reservation-specific storage areas for extra large luggage have been added to this model as well.

The Shinkansen N700S bullet train, which only started commercial service on July 1, connects Tokyo with Osaka.

The Shinkansen N700S bullet train, which only started commercial service on July 1, connects Tokyo with Osaka.

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The actual journey will be much calmer and smoother, too, thanks to a new active suspension system that helps absorb train movements.

In addition to focusing on increasing comfort, the designer behind this new model emphasizes safety.

The train has an improved automatic brake and control system that allows it to stop faster in the event of an emergency.

It is also equipped with a self-propulsion lithium-ion battery system – the first of its kind in the world. This system allows the train to run at its own short distance during a power outage and will allow it to move to a safer location at low speed if stranded in high-risk areas – on bridges or tunnels, for example – during an earthquake.

More cameras have also been installed in the car compartment – an increase from two cameras to six in each train car.

Enhanced components will take up less space under the train floor compared to older models, allowing for more flexible configurations, from four to 16 cars. It also reduces energy consumption while speeding up production time, making it a more attractive choice for international operators.

“By making the mechanism under the N700S floor lighter and more compact, we are creating new standards,” Masayuki Ueno, deputy head of the JR Central railroad business department, told Japanese broadcasters NHK in an interview in 2019.

“This new standard will also help in developing our business overseas.”

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Nintendo’s official arrival brings physical media in Portuguese to Brazil



Nintendo's official arrival brings physical media in Portuguese to Brazil

Nintendo officially enters the Brazilian market with physical media in an announcement at BGS.

  • Games include classic console games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild;

  • The recommended price of each game will be 349 reais;

  • Sales will take place in selected stores.

Nintendo wasn’t kidding when it set itself the goal of increasing its presence in Brazil. In addition to opening dedicated social media accounts for the Brazilian public, the company will also introduce physical versions of its games by the end of this year.

Each of them will be accompanied by a national age rating, a description of the title in Portuguese, and illustrations and information on the back cover, also in our language. The novelty was presented during the opening of the Brasil Game Show. “Bringing smiles to Brazilian families is part of our mission in the country,” said Bill van Zill, Nintendo of America Senior Director and General Manager Latin America.

The first games to hit the Brazilian market will be a great choice. They will be present from classic games on the console to even recent releases. They are:

  • Super Smash Bros: Ultimate;

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus;

  • platoon 3;

  • Mario Strikers: Battle League;

  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Rage;

  • Mario party superstars;

  • Super Mario Odyssey;

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild;

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons;

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

“The arrival of select physical Nintendo games for the Nintendo Switch in Brazil symbolizes our commitment to offering consumers a variety of options to access Nintendo products and content.”

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Each of them will be offered at a suggested price of 349 reais and will be sold in selected stores. Nintendo has also released an exclusive package for the Brazilian market, consisting of the Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe digital version.

The package is on sale from September 30 at a price of 2599 reais. In addition to the console and game, the consumer will also receive a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

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Real Hospital Portugus promotes Pink October campaign



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In order to promote the prevention of breast cancer, the most common type in the world, surpassing lung cancer, Real Hospital Português is running the Pink October campaign. Early diagnosis is essential for quality of life, successful treatment, and increased chances of a cure. Thus, the October Rosa do Real Hospital Português will be divided into three areas: social action, an educational campaign and a running and walking circle.

With the completion of 50 biopsies in patients from the public network, the institution will facilitate access to the main examination for the diagnosis of breast cancer. “We will positively impact the lives of these patients with our work. Real Hospital Português is a center for the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and together we will take an unprecedented initiative by providing services to the community,” emphasizes Luciana Limongi, a mastologist. The campaign will be held in partnership with the Real Instituto de Mastologia (RIMA), Real Patologia and Real Imagem, which have recently received the PADI Seal – Accreditation Program in Diagnostic Imaging.

Rosa’s October Run and Walk Scheme aims to warn of the importance of early breast cancer detection and encourage physical activity. According to the National Cancer Institute (Inca), about 30% of all cancers diagnosed in Brazil can be avoided through lifestyle changes. “Behavioral risk factors such as obesity and lack of physical activity are directly linked to the occurrence of breast cancer. That is why it is so important to develop healthy habits,” emphasizes the mastologist. The sporting event will take place on October 29, starting at 16:00, from Cais da Alphandega and will cover a 5 km route. Registration is open to the public at

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In addition, the educational campaign “To be strong, you must have a chest, take care of yourself and overcome yourself” painted the institution and social networks in pink, recalling that early diagnosis increases the chances of successful treatment by 90%. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct regular examinations and consult with a mastologist.

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Another Portuguese club declared insolvent



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After Académica OAF, another Portuguese club is in a delicate position.

SAD CD Cova da Piedade, a team that played in the Portuguese Second League until 2021, has become the latest Portuguese sports organization to file for insolvency.

After being relegated due to failing to submit all legal paperwork to play in the Segunda Liga in 2021/2022, Margem Sul’s SAD ended up playing in Ligue 3 and decided to suspend seniors this season and juniors. football 19.

In a conversation with Lusa, club president Paulo Veiga said he was waiting “further position from the club’s legal department.” However, the club, which is also one of the largest creditors of SAD do Cova da Piedade, is confident of a football asset as early as next season: “Guaranteed next season we will have a senior team and a junior team representing the colors of Cova da Piedade.”

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