“Em Família”: Em discussão, Vanessa diz que Marina quer um triângulo amoroso

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No capítulo desta segunda-feira (12) de “Em Família“, Vanessa (Maria Eduarda de Carvalho) vai deixar mais claro seu descontentamento de ver Marina (Tainá Muller) cada vez mais apaixonada por Clara (Giovanna Antonelli).

Durante uma conversa, elas acabam discutindo e Vanessa joga na cara da fotógrafa que ela sente mesmo é atração pelo difícil.

assistente provoca Marina e afirma que a vontade dela era viver um triângulo amoroso com Clara e Cadu (Reynaldo Gianecchini): “Ela apareceu aqui deslumbrante, como você diz, e de braço dado com o marido. Você pensou: vou pegar essa mulher para mim. Tirar desse marido bonito. Tenho certeza que deve ter sonhado em formar um triângulo: você, Clara e Cadu. Não sonhou com isso?”

Marina não gosta da forma como Vanessa fala e, irritada, resolve encerrar a conversa para não brigar com a assistente.

“Em Família” vai ao ar logo após o “Jornal Nacional“.


Queensland transport projects reliant on federal funding: Scott Emerson

May 12, 2014 – 10:48AM

Amy Remeikis

State political reporter

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the state is relying on federal funding for Queensland infrastructure projects to go ahead.

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the state is relying on federal funding for Queensland infrastructure projects to go ahead. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson is counting on the federal government keeping its road funding promises.

Mr Emerson said the state was relying on the Commonwealth fulfilling its infrastructure pledges to ensure “important projects” such as the Toowoomba Range second crossing and Bruce Highway moved forward – even if it meant a fuel excise was implemented to help pay for them. 

“What I am looking forward to is the federal government keeping to its commitment of 80 per cent funding for federal roads coming from Canberra,” he said on Monday morning.

“I’m keen to keep that commitment maintained.

“…I’m always concerned about any increases in cost of living but I do appreciate that the federal government does have a very difficult fiscal situation that it’s inherited from the previous Labor government.”

The Bus and Train Tunnel was not on the list of budgeted Queensland infrastructure projects given to News Corp, but Mr Emerson said BaT would move forward regardless.

“As we said previously we’d like the federal government to provide money if they wanted to, but we will do that project without the need for federal money,” he said.

“The reality is by keeping to that 80/20 split in terms of federal funds, we do have more funds available.”

Federal opposition infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese said there was nothing new in the government’s funding commitment, it of just “re-announcing” existing funding.

“If you have a look at the announcements the government’s been making they’ve been re-announcements of the projects that were already included in the budget,” Mr Albanese told ABC radio, name checking a couple of Sydney projects. 

“Producing a new name does not create a new road.”

But Mr Emerson said Mr Albanese, during his tenure as Infrastructure Minister, “refused” to contribute to Queensland projects.

“… But he was willing to slash funding for Queensland roads, funding for say the Bruce Highway, which the federal government has committed a record $10 billion – a 10 year project between the states and the Commonwealth – that’s massive dollars for Queensland,”Mr Emerson said.

“The Toowoomba second range crossing [was] again an important project for Queensland that the previous Labor government refused to pay for.

“The Gateway north upgrade [was] something they wanted to slash federal funding for.

“That’s what is important for Queensland. We see those road projects continuing on and in terms of the BaT project, that is continuing on as well.

“Geotechnical work has already started. We’ve identified the stations. That project is going ahead. It will be built by 2020, operational by 2021.”

Mr Emerson reiterated his opposition “to any toll on the Bruce Highway”.

With Lisa Cox

Source : The Brisbane Times

Queensland public servant to face court over alleged kickbacks

May 12, 2014 – 8:01AM

Kim Stephens


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A senior Queensland public servant will appear in a Gold Coast court on Monday, charged with receiving $130,000 in “secret commissions”.

A Crime and Misconduct Commission investigation found the Reedy Creek man received 59 secret payments over an extended period while working for the former Department of Innovation, Information, Economy, Sport and Recreation.

The man, 55, was charged with 59 offences last month and is scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

He was a senior procurement manager at a government facility on the Gold Coast.

The CMC will allege that over an extended period, he requested and received fees from contractors for work done for the department.

The CMC’s investigation found 59 separate payments totalling $133,664.45 were allegedly made from contractors to the public servant.

As part of the same CMC investigation, a cleaning, maintenance and security contractor was charged with fraud in May 2013.

The 49-year-old Slacks Creek man appeared in the Brisbane District Court on March 7, where he received an 18-month suspended jail term.

He was also ordered to pay $18,345.90 to the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing.

Source : The Brisbane Times

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Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak injured in final Premier League game

May 12, 2014 – 10:40AM

Daniel Cherny

Mile Jedinak

Mile Jedinak Photo: Getty

Mile Jedinak’s World Cup preparations have been hampered by a groin injury sustained while playing for Crystal Palace on the final day of the Premier League season.

The Socceroos skipper seems an unlikely starter for the May 26 friendly against South Africa after he was substituted out in the 59th minute of his side’s 2-2 draw with Fulham. The injury thwarted Jedinak’s attempt to play in every minute of all 38 Palace Premier League games for the season.

Jedinak will now have scans to assess the extent of the damage. It is an untimely setback for the captain, with just over a month remaining until Australia begins its World Cup campaign against Chile on June 14 in Cuiabá.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will name a 30-man preliminary squad for the World Cup on Wednesday.

Source : The Sydney Morning Herald

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Auckland Airport to sell $150m retail bonds

12:54 PM Monday May 12, 2014

Photo / Dean Purcell

Photo / Dean Purcell

Auckland International Airport, the nation’s busiest gateway, plans to sell $150 million of seven-year bonds that will trade on the NZX,


the long-term debt funding of last month’s capital return.

A seven-year bond would mature in 2021, making it the longest maturity the airport company has listed on the NZX Debt Market and adding to its five existing exchange-traded debt securities. The issue would follow the sale of $150 million offloating rate notes to wholesale investors last month.

Auckland Airport cancelled one in 10 shares to return $454 million to shareholders, with initial funding from short-term bank facilities. At the time the capital returnwas announced last November, chairman Henry van der Heyden said the company’s strong performance meant “we currently have a less efficient mix of equity and debt than we had in the past.”

The company’s debt to enterprise value following the cancellation at $3.43 a share, rose to 28.1 percent from 20.1 percent, while total debt rose to about $1.6 billion from $1.14 billion, according to Auckland Airport’s presentation at the time the return was flagged last year.

It expects to retain its A- debt rating with Standard & Poor’s.

Full details of the bond offer will be released next week, the airport said in a statement.
Auckland Airport has $125 million of bonds with a coupon of 7 percent maturing on Nov. 27. Morgan De Campbell, the airport’s treasury and investor relations specialist, told BusinessDesk no decision had been made yet about whether it would issue more bonds to replace the maturing debt.

The last time Auckland Airport sold seven-year bonds was in 2012 at a coupon of 4.7 percent. At the time, comparable New Zealand government seven-year bonds were at about 3 percent and were recently yielding 4.1 percent.

Shares in the NZX-listed airport fell 0.3 percent to $4.07 in morning trade, after reaching a record $4.15 last week, and have gained 27 percent in the past year.

Source : The New Zealand Herald

16,000 public service jobs to go as federal agencies face budget chop


Jobs to go: Joe Hockey  is expected to announce another 50 government agencies will be abolished in Tuesday's budget.

Jobs to go: Joe Hockey is expected to announce another 50 government agencies will be abolished in Tuesday’s budget. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen


Some of the public service’s worst nightmares are starting to come true with reports of 16,000 public service jobs to be slashed and 70-plus government agencies to be merged or abolished in Tuesday’s federal budget as part of Tony Abbott’s move toward smaller government. 


The Australian Financial Review says the government will also put other agencies on notice in foreshadowing deeper consolidation later in the year.


Those earmarked for abolition now range from the obscure Whitlam government Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation, to the more contemporary Council of Australian Governments Reform Council.


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The budget will also reportedly announce the axing of 16,000 federal public servants instead of the government’s pre-election target of 12,000 positions. 


This would be, in effect, an extra 1500 job losses, as it takes in the 14,500 positions that the Coalition said it had discovered were being cut by Labor efficiency dividends.


Among the organisations being targeted for sell-off by Treasurer Joe Hockey are Defence Housing Australia and the Royal Australian Mint, which could be sold to raise funds if supported by a scoping study.


These actions alone could raise more than $1 billion, according to a report carried by News Limited.


Privatising these entities was recommended in the National Commission of Audit – a document brutal on the bureaucracy which the Community and Public Sector Union estimated would cost at least 25,000 public service jobs.


While many political observers have been debating which of the audit recommendations would be implemented, the latest news suggests the Coalition will take many of the public sector related suggestions on board.


Major Canberra cultural institutions are in the crosshairs as well, with the budget reportedly making the National Library and National Gallery share the same administration office.


Muesums Australia national director Bernice Murphy said: “A proposal like this has enormous consequences for the institutions involved.


“Museums today, especially our national institutions, are complex multi-functional businesses that have so many strands to their operation. It would be unthinkable in business terms I believe, that if you had a very successful institution you would take its administrative services away and give those to another business.”


“I think there is a contradiction here in that this government wants much more support from the private sector but if you merge functions and erode individual identities you in fact threaten those institutions ability to entrepreneur their cultural abilities to the highest standard.


The National Water Commission and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency will also reportedly be scrapped.


The report said agency consolidation would save $470m across four years.


with AAP

Source : The Sydney Morning Herald