Em poucas palavras: nosso time era ruim, sem o Neymar, horroroso! Aos trancos e barrancos, fomos até longe demais. Mas a goleada humilhante diante da Alemanha foi triste. Uma página negra na história da seleção brasileira.
Renato Maurício Prado – O GLOBO – 08.07.2014
11:09 AM Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side’s stunning 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany in their World Cup semi-final is the worst day of his life.
“I think it was the worst day of my life, but life goes on,” said the 65-year-old.
“I will be remembered as the coach to lose 7-1 but I knew that risk when I took thejob and life goes on so that is what I am going to do.”
Brazil were swept aside by a stunning start from the Germans as goals from Thomas Mueller, Miroslav Klose, Sami Khedira and two from Toni Kroos put them 5-0 in front inside the opening half hour.
Andre Schuerrle added two more goals for the Germans after half-time before Oscar’s late consolation for the hosts.
“We lost to a great team with great skill that took six minutes to change the game with four goals in an extraordinary manner.
“Please excuse us for this mistake. We are sorry we could not get to the final and we will honour the team in the third-place playoff in Brasilia on Saturday.”
Scolari accepted responsibility for the defeat, but gave no indication as to whether he intended to stay on as Brazil coach after the tournament.
“Who is the one responsible? I am. This catastrophic result can be shared with the whole group because that is what my players say and want, but I am the one who chooses the tactics, the lineup, so the person responsible for the result is me.”
Source : The New Zealand Herald
July 9, 2014 – 9:27AM
Communications and education correspondent
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government will not give in to “moral blackmail” following reported suicide attempts by asylum seekers on Christmas Island.
Fairfax Media reports on Wednesday that a dozen mothers have tried to kill themselves on Christmas Island after deciding their children would have more chance of making it to Australia without them.
Asylum seekers mothers held on Christmas Island has attempted suicide in bid to help their children be settled in Australia. Photo: Wolter Peeters
Mr Abbott said the reports of suicide attempts were “harrowing” but that the government would not change its policy of offshore processing and no permanent residency for asylum seekers who arrive by boat.
“No Australian government should be subjected to the spectacle of people saying ‘unless you accept us, I am going to commit self harm’,” Mr Abbott told Channel Nine on Wednesday.
”I don’t believe any thinking Australian would want us to capitulate to moral blackmail.
”This is not going to be a government which has our policy driven by people who are attempting to hold us over a moral barrel – we won’t be driven by that.”
The mothers on Christmas Island reportedly became inconsolable when told this week that they would be sent to Nauru and Manus Island, saying they would rather die, lawyers told Fairfax Media.
”We are gravely concerned about the welfare of the families on Christmas Island,” Jacob Varghese, a principal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers representing asylum seekers, said.
”We have heard from our clients there that in the last day several women have attempted suicide or harmed themselves. They are in a state of utter despair. They are concerned about the health of their children.”
Mr Abbott also refused to say where a group of 153 asylum seekers were being held by Australian authorities, or whether they will be returned to Sri Lanka.
In the High Court on Tuesday the government promised to give three days notice before trying to return the group.
During the hearing the government for the first time confirmed their existence, after a week of speculation about their fate.
The group, which includes children as young as two, was intercepted at sea en route to Australia but won’t be processed under the Migration Act because they never entered territorial waters.
The asylum seekers are being held aboard a Customs vessel outside Australian territorial waters, but on Wednesday Mr Abbott refused to confirm their exact location.
”I won’t talk about on-the-water operations. That’s to give aid and comfort to people smugglers. That’s not something that I’m going to do,” he said.
He also would not say that the asylum seekers would not be returned to Sri Lanka.
”I will confirm today, as we always will, that we will operate in accordance with our legal obligation, and we will operate in accordance with safety at sea,” he said.
Asked about the boat of 153 asylum seekers, Greens immigration spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young said: ”It is Tony Abbott’s Tampa and together with the secrecy, you’ve got to wonder whether it’s Scott Morrison’s children overboard.”
Former prime minister John Howard on Wednesday defended the Abbott government’s record on asylum seekers, saying it had exceeded expectations.
”I don’t think the government could have handled the asylum seeker issue any better – I think it’s handled it extremely well,” he told ABC radio.
”This government has fulfilled to the letter the commitment it made to the Australian people in the area of asylum seeker policy and protecting our borders.”
Labor’s immigration spokesman Richard Marles said the opposition took issue with the onboard screening process.
”We don’t understand how you can assess people’s individual cases when everyone is steaming towards Sri Lanka,” he told ABC radio on Wednesday.
Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm is worried about the asylum seekers’ fate.
”It’s a bit sad, they’re between the devil and the deep blue sea,” he told reporters in Canberra on Wednesday.
Independent senator Nick Xenophon said on Wednesday that he trusted the High Court to make a fair decision.
Labor senator Sam Dastyari called for compassion and transparency.
”The Australian public should be able to rely on their government to tell them what’s happening. We shouldn’t have to solely rely on the judicial system to find out what’s going on,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
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Source : The Sydney Morning Herald
Brazil is out of the World Cup. After defeat to Germany – and boot defeat it – the Brazilian team said goodbye to the chance of winning the World Cup at home. Contrary to what many spoke, the defeat proved that Brazil has not bought the World Cup. However, it was not for lack of trying, as explained by President Dilma Rousseff.
“The purchase of the Pasadena refinery by Petrobras eliminated the possibility of buying the Brazil World Cup the view and the people make the party. FIFA asked absurd. They think we always ripping money just because we spend a little more in the works Cup. I confess that I spend almost all the Pasadena Refinery and really not left enough. As we did not have the money in hand, We parcel and forgot to pay one of the slips. Then FIFA did not even know “he said.
Trying to take some responsibility, the president also criticized the apathy of the team on the field: “It seemed that there were 11 Freds on the field,” he added.
O Brasil está fora da Copa do Mundo. Após derrota para a Alemanha – e bota derrota nisso – a Seleção Brasileira deu adeus à chance de ganhar o Mundial em casa. Ao contrário do que muitos falaram, a derrota provou que o Brasil não comprou a Copa do Mundo. Contudo, não foi por falta de tentativas, conforme explicou a presidente Dilma Rousseff.
“A compra da refinaria de Pasadena pela Petrobrás eliminou a possibilidade de o Brasil comprar a Copa do Mundo a vista e fazer a festa do povo. A Fifa pediu um absurdo. Eles acham que a gente sempre rasga dinheiro só porque gastamos um pouquinho a mais nas obras da Copa. Confesso que gastamos quase tudo na refinaria de Pasadena e realmente não sobrou o suficiente. Como não tínhamos o dinheiro na mão, parcelamos e esqueci de pagar um dos boletos. Aí a Fifa não quis nem saber”, justificou.
Tentando tirar parte da responsabilidade, a presidente ainda criticou a apatia da equipe em campo: “Parecia que havia 11 Freds em campo”, finalizou.
July 9, 2014 – 9:34AM
Brisbane Times journalist
A woman has driven on to the Brisbane Airport runway after smashing through a fence on Tuesday night.
All flights in and out of the airport were suspended for about two hours because of the major security breach.
Australian Federal Police said a 37-year-old woman had been taken to hospital following the incident.
“The AFP is continuing to conduct enquiries into this matter. Further information will be provided in due course,” the AFP said in a statement.
Around midnight, the airport tweeted that the runway had reopened and flights were set to resume.
Earlier, it reported all flights had been halted, and later advised passengers to check with their airlines for schedule changes.
An airport spokeswoman said seven flights were diverted, mainly to the Gold Coast. There were also 17 flights that were significantly delayed.
– with AAP
Source : The Brisbane Times
July 9, 2014 – 8:58AM
PUBLIC SERVICE REPORTER AT THE CANBERRA TIMES.
Efforts to move Canberra bureaucrats to northern Australia, the NSW central coast and Tasmania have been labelled by the opposition as Coalition pork barrelling which would make the public service less effective.
Fraser MP and shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh said moving public servants to areas across northern Australia would probably not work.
”Skilled public servants are unlikely to relocate from Canberra to regional communities in the far north, while skills shortages in the regions mean the departments would struggle to find staff to replace them,” Dr Leigh said.
”The end result would be a less responsive and effective public service.”
A parliamentary inquiry into the development of northern Australia is being lobbied by cities and towns in Queensland, West Australia and the Northern Territory to relocate public servants to boost their economies.
Last year the Coalition suggested it was open to the idea in the lead-up to the federal election.
The federal government has also promised to send 600 public service jobs to the central coast and was investigating how it could send other Commonwealth positions to Tasmania.
”While we understand the need to develop and diversify northern Australia’s economy, it makes little sense to scatter the Australian Public Service all over the country,” Dr Leigh said.
”Departments need to work together more closely than ever to manage the kinds of complex policy issues facing governments today.
”It would be a real concern if we saw more public servants relocated simply to give the government something new to promise the people of northern Australia in the lead-up to the next election.
”This government has already shown a worrying tendency to pork barrel with public service jobs, as evidenced by its decision to shift 600 staff to the central coast for no apparent reason other than that the Coalition has a swag of marginal seats there.”
Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann has called the shifting of public service positions out of the ACT as an attack on Canberra as the national home of the bureaucracy.
ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja said Canberra should remain the base for the public service but did not say whether he was against relocation plans.
”Whilst there are some functions of the public service that properly exist outside of Canberra, Canberra is and should remain the pre-eminent home of the Commonwealth public sector,” Senator Seselja said.
Last week Senator Eric Abetz, the Prime Minister’s assistant minister for the public service, said Canberra’s national capital status would not be undermined and added there would be a ”balanced approach” to shifting job locations.
Relocating bureaucrats from Canberra would come on top of thousands of public service job cuts to hit the territory in the coming three years.
About 6500 jobs would be lost in the ACT if the territory received its proportional share of the 16,500 cuts across Australia.
Source : The Sydney Morning Herald