Arena Castelão tem balanço positivo

Na primeira partida do estádio na Copa das Confederações, a Arena apresentou melhoras, mas também teve erros

Quando os refletores da Arena Castelão se apagaram depois da vitória brasileira sobre o México, ontem, chegou ao fim o principal teste que o estádio já passou durante os seis meses de uso. Após sofrer com críticas da imprensa e do público, o Gigante da Boa Vista foi aprovado em quase todos os testes, proporcionando para a torcida uma experiência única e inesquecível.

A revista na Arena foi precária, com os agentes da Fifa ignorando os sinais dos detectores de metais Foto: Kleber A. Gonçalves

O Diário do Nordeste avaliou os mais diversos serviços oferecidos no estádio e os demais planos traçados pelo Governo do Estado e pela Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza (PMF), principalmente no que se refere a ida do público ao jogo.

Mesmo com as manifestações, o transporte oferecido nos bolsões de estacionamento supriu a necessidade tanto na ida quanto na volta e, ao entrar no Castelão, a torcida se deparou com outras facilidades, mas também teve que ter paciência.

Acertos e erros

A marcação dos assentos foi rigorosamente respeitada pelos presentes, contudo, a boa notícia contrastou com o serviço oferecido nas lanchonetes. Além de grandes filas e dos preços elevados, antes do início do jogo começou a faltar alguns produtos. Em um ponto próximo ao portão F, já não se encontrava mais cachorro-quente às 15h.

No início do segundo tempo, o turista de Mossoró (RN) Clécyo Ferreira reclamou da falta de bebidas alcoólicas. “Desci para comprar uma cerveja, mas me falaram que não tinha mais”, relatou decepcionado.

Uma velha dor de cabeça dos torcedores foi minimizada. Após a instalação de antenas, a cobertura da telefonia móvel melhorou significativamente, contudo, o espectador sofreu com algumas quedas do sinal.

Fifa falhou

O padrão Fifa não foi visto por quem queria assistir ao duelo entre Brasil e México em alguns momentos. Na ´fan walk´, nem todos os ambulantes tinham recebido mercadoria para comercializar e, ao subir para a esplanada, o torcida se deparou com outra grande falha da organização: faltaram voluntários para orientar o público.

Com um volume de gente maior que o esperado na Av. Paulino Rocha, devido aos desvios por conta das manifestações na Av. Alberto Craveiro, os espectadores, sem informação, se aglomeraram na barreira de segurança próxima à entrada.

O fluxo era menor em outros pontos de revista ao redor do Castelão. Enquanto alguns passaram mais de 30 minutos para passar pela barreira, outros esperaram menos de cinco minutos para serem revistados.

A revista na Arena foi precária, com os agentes da Fifa ignorando os sinais dos detectores de metais e realizando uma rápida checagem manual, como costuma acontecer em jogos do Campeonato Cearense. Também não foram feitas filas para pessoas com mochilas. Muitos fiscais não estavam com bastões que detectam ítens metálicos.

EDUARDO BUCHHOLZ
REPÓRTER

Diário do Nordeste-Jogada-20 de junho de 2013

 

 

Man charged over Gold Coast double stabbing

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Police have charged a man over a double stabbing at Surfers Paradise on Monday afternoon.

The 24-year-old was found by police patrolling a Palm Beach street at 10.30am on Thursday and has been charged with grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm over the incident last week.

It is alleged that the three men were involved in a heated argument on Surfers Paradise Boulevard about 5.15pm.

One man was stabbed in the leg and limped to a busy kebab shop for help.

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The second man was stabbed in the stomach.

Both men were taken to the Gold Coast Hospital.

The 24-year-old is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.

– with Marissa Calligeros

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/man-charged-over-gold-coast-double-stabbing-20130620-2ol3i.html#ixzz2WlCbh8CO

 

The 24-year-old was found by police patrolling a Palm Beach street at 10.30am on Thursday and has been charged with grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm over the incident last week.

It is alleged that the three men were involved in a heated argument on Surfers Paradise Boulevard about 5.15pm.

One man was stabbed in the leg and limped to a busy kebab shop for help.

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The second man was stabbed in the stomach.

Both men were taken to the Gold Coast Hospital.

The 24-year-old is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.

– with Marissa Calligeros

Brisbane Times  – 20 June 2013

Polar blast: Massive storm pounds New Zealand

 

Some planes have been grounded and interisland ferries are staying in port, forcing travellers to hunker down as a massive storm pounds the country.

Heavy snow has fallen in parts of the South Island, cutting off some communities – but the polar blast is just getting started, forecasters warn.

An Air New Zealand spokesman said severe weather had disrupted and cancelled flights across the country today, with more delays expected as gale force winds were predicted to wallop the lower North Island.

“A lot of those disruptions are looking to continue into this evening as well.”

High winds have caused Air New Zealand to suspend all flight operations into and out of Wellington for the rest of this evening.

Mount Cook Airlines, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, has suspended operations into and out of Queenstown Airport as a result of worsening weather conditions.

Air New Zealand jet services continue to operate in Queenstown.

“Unfavourable weather conditions have caused some late running services across other domestic ports, but most Air New Zealand services are operating as scheduled,” a spokesman said.

A Jetstar spokesman said flights were continuing, but urged passengers to check departure times on the airlines website in case of changes later in the evening.

Ferry passengers have also had travel plans disrupted with all services on the Interislander ferries and the Bluebridge cancelled tonight.

A KiwiRail spokeswoman said Interisland services would stop from 6pm, with the next sailing not expected until at least 2.30pm from Wellington tomorrow.

Bluebridge sailings have also been halted from 8.45pm until 2pm tomorrow.

Christchurch residents are reporting freezing temperatures as the Antarctic weather hits.

Riccarton’s Howzat Indoor Sports Centre manager Tom Coots said the Fire Service was called after strong gusts lifted the centre’s guttering.

“It’s constant rain and you get about five minutes of just heavy winds with it – we’re a bit open sports centre and it’s quite noisy, you can hear the wind and the rain.

Canterbury police said motorists needed to exercise extreme caution on the roads over the next 24 hours.

Police operations commander Inspector Craig McKay said high winds, heavy rain and the possibility of snow in hill areas would make conditions treacherous for drivers.

A very strong and cold southerly flow has covered the South Island, bringing snow to near sea level about southern and eastern areas, with heavy falls above 300 metres.

Severe gale south or southeasterlies were also expected from Fiordland to Nelson and about coastal and northern Marlborough, Wellington and Kapiti Coast today and lasting into tomorrow afternoon, MetService said.

Damaging gusts of 130km/h were possible in exposed places, but could reach 150km/h through parts of Westland. Severe gale westerlies were also expected in Northland and Auckland tonight and early tomorrow.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said alpine passes throughout the South Island would remain closed overnight.

WeatherWatch analyst Philip Duncan said air from Antarctica was still blasting across the country and tomorrow looked to be a very cold right across the country with many main centres below double digits at the warmest part of the day.

Saturday also looked colder – but sunnier weather should return to northern and western areas, he said.

– APNZ

The New Zealand Herald – 20 June 2013

C´est fini-Flávio Ricco elogia cobertura da Globo News nas manifestações-Flávio Ricco volta amanhã às 12h00 de Fortaleza

 

Na TV fechada não há como deixar de lado o excelente trabalho apresentado pela Globo News na cobertura das manifestações.

Uma movimentação, por horas seguidas, que envolveu toda a sua equipe, ao longo dos últimos dias. Além de reunir especialistas em segurança pública, sociólogos e estudiosos.

Então é isso. Mas amanhã tem mais. Tchau!

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery