Regina Volpato estará no Teleton hoje


Ex-apresentadora do “Casos de Família” no SBT, Regina Volpato participa do Teleton, na tarde de hoje.
Que também terá o produtor Itamar Oliveira e o grupo Prisma, no encerramento da campanha.


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Renato Maurício Prado comenta pênalti cobrado por Alexandre Pato contra o Grêmio

Pato pênalti cavadinha Grêmio Corinthians (Foto: Reprodução SporTV)Pato cobra pênalti com cavadinha diante do Grêmio na Copa do Brasil (Foto: Reprodução SporTV)

E o Pato, hein? Na Arena do Grêmio, ganhou o troféu “Carlos Eduardo” da noite…


Renato Maurício Prado – O GLOBO – 25/10/2013

Renato Maurício Prado comenta os rumos do Botafogo na temporada depois da humilhação de quarta-feira

Que efeitos a goleada de quarta-feira terá nos próximos desempenhos de Flamengo e Botafogo? Essa é a questão, após um jogo em que o rubro-negro teve a melhor atuação do ano, e o alvinegro pareceu sonado diante de um adversário que derrotara dez dias antes, pelo Brasileiro. Os 4 a 0 surpreenderam até flamenguistas otimistas e fizeram aflorar o sempre latente pessimismo botafoguense.

Ainda bem colocado na tabela do Brasileirão, o Glorioso não pode se deixar abater psicologicamente, sob pena de ver escapar também nesta competição a tão sonhada vaga para a Libertadores. Para o time de Oswaldo de Oliveira, a Copa do Brasil é uma página a ser virada rapidamente e se ainda merece alguma atenção é apenas para torcer para que Grêmio, Atlético Paranaense ou o Goiás a conquistem, facilitando o caminho do Botafogo para a principal competição das Américas. É de bom tom, também, secar o São Paulo na Sul-Americana, pois o triunfo de um brasileiro por lá encolherá o G-4 para G-3, dificultando a missão.

Torcidas à parte, o fundamental é retomar o prumo e tratar de garantir os três pontos amanhã, contra o Atlético Mineiro, e (importantíssimo) não perder do Goiás, na sequência.

Renato Maurício Prado-O GLOBO-25/10/2013

Get involved with Round 3

Friday, 25 October 2013 9:58 AM

Get involved with Round 3

Whether you’re in the stands, tuning in, or following our Live Match Centre, here’s how you can keep up with all the Hyundai A-League action this weekend.

Watch all the matches live on Fox Sports and SBS2

SBS 2 will broadcast the Harvey Norman Friday Night Football free-to-air from 7pm. The live coverage will be hosted by SBS host and former Socceroo David Zdrilic. He’ll be joined by SBS chief football analyst Craig Foster, while David Basheer will provide match commentary with Lucy Zelic reporting live pitchside.

Friday’s match is simulcast on Fox Sports, while the rest of the weekend’s clashes will be live and exclusive on Fox Sports with expert commentary and analysis from Simon Hill, Mark Bosnich and Robbie Slater. With every minute of every match live and uninterrupted you won’t miss any of the action of Round 2.

Listen to all the action on ABC radio

ABC Radio will be broadcasting all 127 regular season Hyundai A-League matches and five finals series matches this year from start-to-finish. Here’s how you can tune in to Round 3:

25 Oct | 19:30 | Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar – Etihad Stadium |
612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Local Radio Queensland, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local radio Victoria, ABC Local Radio Tasmania, Grandstand Digital and Online/Mobile phone app.
26 Oct | 17:30 | Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United – Bluetongue Stadium |
92.5 ABC Central Coast, 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Local Radio South Australia, Grandstand Digital Adelaide and Online/Mobile phone app, Coast FM
26 Oct | 19:45 | Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers – Allianz Stadium |
702 ABC Sydney, 666 ABC Canberra, ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital and Online/Mobile phone app
27 Oct | 17:00 | Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets – McLean Stadium |
1233 ABC Newcastle, Online/Mobile phone app
27 Oct | 14:00 | Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart – nib Stadium |
720 ABC Perth, ABC Local Radio WA, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Victoria, Grandstand Digital, Online/Mobile phone app

Live Match Centre

Our live match centre features live commentary, match statistics and a minute-by-minute feed of the game.

Select Match Centre from the top menu of


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Tony Popovic coy on Palace links

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:07 PM

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has dismissed reports he is in the mix to coach English Premiers League club Crystal Palace as just another football rumour.

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the second-year coach who was on a three-man shortlist for the Socceroos job with Central Coast Mariners mentor Graham Arnold and the newly appointed national coach Ange Postecoglou.

The 40-year-old played for Palace from for five seasons from 2001 and served as an assistant coach in 2011/12 before joining the Wanderers as their inaugural head coach.

His name has been bandied about in the English media as a possible replacement for Ian Holloway who was sacked this week following seven losses in eight games for the newly promoted club.

But Popovic insists he has not been approached by Palace.

“I don’t know about being in the market but they’re a great club and a club that’s close to me, and I want them to do well in the Premiership and I’m sure they’ll make the right appointment to keep them in that great competition,” Popovic told reporters on Friday.

“Rumours are big in football and I’m sure they’ve got a huge list of candidates that would love that job.”

Popovic insists his sole focus is preparing the defending Premiers for Saturday night’s blockbuster derby against Sydney FC.

He expects Alessandro Del Piero to line up for the Sky Blues despite a calf injury but says whether or not the Italian superstar plays will have no affect on the Wanderers’ preparation.

“We feel that he’ll be involved at some point, but if he’s not we’re also prepared for that situation,” the Wanderers boss said.”

“Really it’s in their hands, we can’t control whether he plays or not.”

The 38-year-old completed a solo training session on Friday under the supervision of staff and is expected to be given until game day to prove his fitness.

Wanderers defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley is also expecting to face Del Piero at some stage on Saturday night.

“I think he’ll still play, well I’m preparing myself for that anyway,” Topor-Stanley said.


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Patrick Zwaanswijk keen for Foxtel NYL to commence

Friday, 25 October 2013 6:00 PM

Zwaanswijk keen for Foxtel NYL to commence

Central Coast Mariners Foxtel National Youth League (NYL) Head Coach Patrick Zwaanswijk says he’s pleased with his side’s progress ahead of the junior Mariners’ opening match of the NYL 2013/14 season against Adelaide United Youth in Tuggerah this Sunday.

Central Coast supporters will notice many changes to the Mariners’ Foxtel NYL side that took to the pitch last season, with a host of local young guns set to appear for the yellow and navy this campaign.

“There are a lot of new players and new faces that have come in compared to last season,” Zwaanswijk said. “All of the boys are doing well, but it’s going to take some time to get the best out of them. They give every training session 100 per cent and I couldn’t be happier with how they’re going at the moment.”

“We trained really well this week and everyone is fit. Everyone should understand their roles and responsibilities. There are a lot of players for me to choose from, so hopefully I can put out a really strong team and we get our first win in the NYL.”

Zwaanswijk says there a few players that Mariners fans ought to keep a close eye on this campaign.

“Jesse Curran is a 17-year-old who came from Blacktown City, he is doing well for us and he’s been working with the first team at times with Joshua Bingham. There are a lot of local players in the side with the likes of Nathan Verity, Liam O’Dell and young Daniel McFarlane,” he said.

The former Dutch defender admits his main focus is to develop young local players into Hyundai A-League professionals in season six of Australia’s premier youth competition.

“My goal is to develop the players to a higher level. The higher the level, the closer they will go to making the (Hyundai) A-League. In the end, it’s up to them how far they can go. I want to find one or two players this season and see them sign a first team contract with the Mariners,” he said.

“I want to win the league, that is my personal mentality and I’ve told the boys that as well. It’s not a priority of the Club for us to win it, but you always have to want to have that willingness to win every game and that’s what we’ll be doing as soon as we go out there.”

Zwaanswijk admits it will be a challenge for him having to watch the action against the junior Reds from the sideline on Sunday.

“It’s going to be a lot different sitting on the bench. I am a part of the team just as much as everyone else, but the only thing is I can’t help them on the field. As soon as the game starts it’s up to them,” he concluded.

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Adelaide United Youth – Foxtel National Youth League Round 1
Sunday 27 October, 2013
Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah
Kick-off: 10:30am
Admission: Free


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Commonwealth challenge to same-sex marriage laws hearing in High Court

October 25, 2013 – 3:16PM

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox

Dr Susan Nicholls ... at the High Court for the Commonwealth's challenge against the ACT's same-sex marriage laws.

Dr Susan Nicholls … at the High Court for the Commonwealth’s challenge against the ACT’s same-sex marriage laws.

The High Court could hear the Commonwealth’s legal case against same-sex marriage before the first union takes place under the ACT’s new laws.

The stoush over the ACT’s same-sex marriage laws, dubbed a ‘‘David and Goliath battle’’ by the territory, appeared in the High Court for the first time on Friday.

Deputy director of Marriage Equality Australia, Ivan Hinton, speaks to media outside the High Court of Australia after the marriage equality hearing.

Deputy director of Marriage Equality Australia, Ivan Hinton, speaks to media outside the High Court of Australia after the marriage equality hearing. Photo: Rohan Thomson

The Commonwealth, as expected, pushed for the hearing to be scheduled as soon as possible, arguing it should occur before the end of the year.


But the ACT Government said the proceedings should not be rushed in a way that would prejudice the parties.

High Court Chief Justice Robert French instead adjourned the directions hearing until early November, suggesting a hearing could be set down for the first week of December – or between Tuesday, December 3 and Friday, December 6.

It was suggested in court that the first marriages under the laws could take place from December 7. This would be the case if the ACT takes the full 10 days to gazette the law, meaning there is also a chance the law could take effect from the beginning of December if the legislation is processed quickly.

The High Court would not necessarily make a ruling at the conclusion of the hearing, and could reserve its judgement.

Justice French asked the ACT to file a defence by early November, with the court expected to sit again for directions on November 4.

The key constitutional issue is expected to be whether the ACT’s Marriage Equality Same-Sex Bill is inconsistent with the federal Marriage Act, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, or the Family Law Act, which deals with issues like divorce.

If the laws are inconsistent, they are likely to be deemed unconstitutional and declared invalid.

The Commonwealth launched its constitutional challenge on Wednesday, just one day after the bill was passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly.

The ACT is attempting to create a distinct and separate type of marriage, that can sit alongside the federal marriage laws.

Both Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis called on same-sex couples to hold off marrying until the High Court battle is resolved.

If the ACT’s laws were overturned, all same-sex marriages would be declared invalid, which Mr Brandis said would cause ‘‘distress’’ to some couples.

The ACT Government was forced to make last-minute changes to the laws on Tuesday to strengthen its chance of a win in the High Court.

Originally, the government had attempted to allow anyone who was not covered by federal laws to marry.

That was quickly changed after legal advice warned that approach could fail.

Instead, the ACT has sought to create a special form of same-sex marriage, which does not interfere with the Commonwealth’s laws.

Even more amendments could be made to the bill to bolster its chances of surviving the challenge.

The ACT Government is meeting key stakeholders and constitutional law experts on Monday to consider further changes.

The wording of the bill has prompted some criticism from same-sex campaigners, who fear that the ACT has rushed the legislation as a ‘‘protest’’, rather than a genuine attempt at achieving change.

They fear that if the ACT fails in the High Court, it could mean a major setback for the gay rights movement’s push for marriage equality.

But ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr told ABC Radio on Friday morning that, should it lose, the government could simply introduce a new bill, which may be based on the guidance from the High Court.

There were concerns the Commonwealth might have sought an injunction on Friday, which would have prevented couples from marrying until the High Court case was finalised. No such order was sought.

Other groups, including gay rights campaigners and opponents to same-sex marriage, did not seek to join the proceedings on Friday.

Those groups may still attempt to join the case as interested parties in the near future.

The Canberra Times

Not tonight, Napoleon: why I’m not mad about make-up

October 25, 2013 – 4:11PM

Karen Hardy


Beautiful Women.

Portrait of a happy young female shopping for fruits in market.

Earlier this week I was searching for a photograph to run with the beauty story in  Sunday’s Relax magazine. The story was about the latest beauty products that promise to ‘‘take years off your face’’ – you’re going to read it now, aren’t you? – and I needed a hero shot to accompany it.

When I put ‘‘beautiful woman’’ into the search parameters of our stock photo library it turned up 899,381 photographs. There were women of all shapes and sizes and colours, in supermarkets, in hammocks, in fields surrounded by flowers. There were  photographs of women eating oysters and doing handstands. There was even one photograph of a woman in her underwear standing behind a dinner table with a plate full of seafood in the foreground and a marlin and a deer mounted on the wall behind her. Beauty can be a very subjective thing.

To be honest, I was a little overwhelmed. All I wanted was a photograph of a woman who looked nice. I think I found one – and you’ll have to  check Sunday’s edition to see, won’t you? She wasn’t too made up, she had a few wrinkles, her hair just was and her smile was a smile, not some pouty princess pout.

But then my definition of looking nice  might well be different to yours.  I thought this woman was much prettier than the models on the cover shot of Relax, with all due respect to them, gathered around the feet of make-up tsar Napoleon Perdis, as they were (you’ll definitely need to get the edition now to see what I’m talking about) but that’s just me.


I probably spent too much time thinking about beauty this week thanks to Perdis himself in a roundabout way. The Relax desk received a lovely little package of his products, lip gloss, contouring powder, fake eyelashes galore. My favourite, however – and I put this one straight into my handbag – was the ‘‘Minimergency Kit’’, ‘‘for a gal’s tiny troubles’’, containing, among other things, earring backs, lip balm, deodorant towelette, a tampon and some dental floss. A terribly practical little gold purse of goodies. For a terribly practical girl. But fake eyelashes? Nothing practical about them, if you ask me.

But who I am to pass any judgment on Perdis and his business, me with my stubby little eyelashes. He’s a millionaire, an astute businessman, and he seems to have an uncanny ability to know what women want. Read  Sunday’s story and you’ll probably agree.

Some colleagues and I were discussing the false eyelashes,  beauty in general,  our make-up regimes and the efforts we go to to get ‘‘turned out’’, as my mother liked to say.

After I’ve showered, my beauty regime consists of combing my hair, cleaning my teeth and slapping on a little moisturiser. Occasionally I’ll dab on a little concealer. If I’m going out maybe a little mascara.

We were talking about what lengths women go to in their quest for beauty.  Costly skin treatments, regular hair and nail salon visits, surgery even.  I mentioned a book I once reviewed, Helena Frith Powell’s To Hell in High Heels: How to Age Gracefully, Disgracefully or Not At All, (Arrow, $19.95), a hilarious account of her investigation into all the anti-ageing tricks out there,  during which she tried many, many procedures herself. If you’re thinking about trying anything, read this book first. It might help you to decide, or change your mind. It will definitely make you laugh.

Then I had a ‘‘do’’ – as my mother liked to say – last weekend and one of these colleagues, who is always turned out immaculately, offered to do my make-up using the Perdis products.  One of my dreams is to have someone such as Carson Kressley or Gok give me the whole ‘‘how to look good naked’’ makeover, so I jumped at the chance.

Well, that was on the Friday. Come Saturday, once I’d done the chores and ducked about here and there with the kids, I wasn’t really in the mood to go out, let alone  have my make-up done. That, and I’d left the products at work.  Still, she convinced me  and I popped around to her place.

The first question she asked  was ‘‘Is your face clean?’’ and I faltered, thinking, ‘‘Well, I had a shower this morning, doesn’t that count?’’

And for the next 20 minutes or so she made me over. I’m not even sure what some of the products were she put on but I trusted her completely.  By the end of it I looked pretty good. And it had put me more in the mood for a night out.  I even had a few compliments that evening, too, which was nice. But the next morning, up early, too early for I was up too late, I headed off to my son’s cricket with nothing but clean teeth, combed hair and a little moisturiser.

I’ve gotten through life this way. I’d rather spend my money on holidays or books, I’d rather spend my time of a morning in bed.

It’s not that I don’t care about the way I look, I just don’t care that much. If people judge me because my hair’s just there, or I’m wearing tracksuit pants, or I have a spot on my cheek, then they’re people I don’t really want in my life. I am who I am and no amount of concealer is going to hide that.

The Canberra Times

Miguel Garcia: Arrogance wins, Mexico loses

Miguel Herrera has taken over as the Mexican manager. Photo / AP

Miguel Herrera has taken over as the Mexican manager. Photo / AP

After winning gold at the London Olympics last year, Mexico, without exception, thought the golden age of local football had started.

Instead, this year has become a nightmare. The reason? Arrogance has won Mexican football, starting with the manager, Jose Manuel de la Torre, and also the players, who underestimated Concacaf rivals on the road to Brazil 2014.

They thought they were ready to face countries like Brazil, Italy or Spain at the Confederations Cup, instead of focusing on reality.

The result was the bust against the big countries that caused the loss of confidence among the players. Pressure has started to tell on the general board and also the manager, who thought winning the Gold Cup weeks after the Confederations Cup would fix everything.

Arrogance stayed with de la Torre, who sent a B squad to face Panama, Martinique and Canada at the group stage, and then Trinidad and Tobago.

With disappointment at high levels and and all the critics castigating the team, Mexico faced Panama at the semifinals. The result was one of the biggest humiliations in Mexico’s footballing history.

After all of this, de la Torre’s job was in doubt and all the Mexican media united in demanding a change on the bench.

But the general board of the Mexican FA decided to stay with “Chepo” for the last four matches of the qualifiers, despite de la Torre having lost control of the team.

There were some big names on the table – Tomas Boy, Miguel Herrera, Víctor Manuel Vucetich and Marcelo Bielsa were possibilities to manage the national team, but Chepo got the trust.

That was the biggest mistake.

In the end, what happened was what everybody was expecting. Mexico’s loss against Honduras at the Azteca created uproar all over the country.

At 3am on the day after Honduras match, de la Torre was fired.

His workmate on the team, Luis Fernando Tena, accepted the challenge and took the team to the United States to win that match.

But then came another loss and Tena was also fired. Six points lost again because of the arrogance.

A second plan went on the table, and it was the one everybody had thought of weeks before: Vucetich took the team with the goal of gaining the six points remaining and at least getting the playoff against New Zealand.

It was too late. The players had lost confidence. Against Panama, only the miracle of Raul Jiminez’s bicycle kick saved the ship.

In the last match, when Mexico needed more than ever a victory or at least a draw, the team’s performance was very disappointing – the worst of the year and Mexico lost 1-2.

It was only the United States – Mexico’s biggest rival – winning their match against Panama that gave Mexico the pass to the playoffs. It was a humiliation to the “Tri”.

Now begins a new era for the national team – the fourth one this year.

Herrera has taken the helm, and is the manager who will face New Zealand with the players who won with him five months ago in the Mexican League with Club America.

If the loss of confidence that is keeping Mexico’s team from performing at their best results in their not qualifying for Brazil next year, it would be the worst failure since 1982, when they didn’t participate in Spain.

Today, nobody remembers last year’s gold medal in London.

Miguel Garcia is chief editor of the Daily Sports Record, the biggest sports newspaper in Mexico. This is the first of a series of columns leading into the All Whites-Mexico home-and-away World Cup playoff.


The New Zealand Herald