Love-struck couple crosses globe for wedding pictures

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The Brazilian couple Ademir Avelino and Glaucia Sudan have the unusual hobby of traveling around the world pretending they have just got married again to take wedding pictures. (AFP)
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The Brazilian couple Ademir Avelino and Glaucia Sudan have the unusual hobby of traveling around the world pretending they have just got married again to take wedding pictures. (AFP)
Updated 13 June 2018
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Love-struck couple crosses globe for wedding pictures

SAO PAOLO: Passersby cheered and cars honked as the couple in wedding clothes posed for pictures on the iconic Paulista Avenue of Brazil’s bustling economic hub Sao Paulo.
Husband and wife Ademir Avelino, 52, and Glaucia Sudan, 45, laughed and waved, enjoying the attention.
They’re used to it.
The Brazilian husband and wife have the unusual hobby of traveling around the world pretending they’ve just got hitched again.
After posing in full wedding garb from Europe to the Middle East and Australia, they returned to do it all over in their native city just ahead of Brazil’s version of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.
The obsession started after they didn’t get any pictures at their actual wedding in Sao Paulo in 2014. They’ve made up for lost time.
“Now it’s become a hobby: wherever we go, we put a day aside for a shoot,” Sudan said.
The pair, both business consultants, post their adventures on Facebook and Instagram, under the title “Getting married there,” or “Casando por ai” in Portuguese, to encourage others to do the same.


Rake news: Social media ablaze on Trump’s forest remarks for Finland

Updated 19 November 2018
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Rake news: Social media ablaze on Trump’s forest remarks for Finland

  • US President Donald Trump claimed the forest-covered nation prevents wildfires by raking its forest floors
  • Raking-related terms were among the most popular Twitter hashtags and Google searches in the Nordic nation

HELSINKI: Social media in Finland was ablaze with bemused comments on Monday after US President Donald Trump claimed the forest-covered nation prevents wildfires by raking its forest floors.
Speaking to reporters during the weekend while in California to see the impact of devastating forest fires, the US president again blamed forest management, but said Finland had the answer.
Trump cited the Finnish president as telling him Finns “spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things (in the forest), and they don’t have any problem.”
However the Nordic country’s president, Sauli Niinisto, told the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper on Sunday that he had no recollection of raking being mentioned when the pair met in Paris a week ago.
“I told him that Finland is a country covered in forests, but we also have a good warning system and network,” the president said.
Finnish social media users were quick to pile in, describing Trump’s comments as “rake news” and posting pictures of themselves brandishing the garden implement.
By late Sunday, raking-related terms were among the most popular Twitter hashtags and Google searches in the Nordic nation which is 72 percent covered by forests, predominantly of pine, birch and fir.
Meanwhile Yrjo Niskanen, head of emergency preparedness at Finland’s national forest center, said the US president may have been referring to the practice of removing branches and loose material left in the forest after logging.
But he pointed out that this is not done with a rake — and the wood is collected for energy production.
“I’ve never thought before that it could be removed because of the fire risk, that’s not mentioned in any forestry manuals. It’s taken away purely for business reasons,” Niskanen told the Iltalehti newspaper.