James Akel comenta equívoco político de Cristiana Lobo da Globo News

A conhecidíssima jornalista Cristiana Lobo da Globo News declarou que Intervenção Militar é inconstitucional.

Triste ver uma jornalista tão ativa e tradicional dizer uma bobagem destas.

A Intervenção Militar está prevista na Constituição e Cristiana deveria ter esta leitura pra não falar bobagem.

 

Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 11h46 no dia 12/04/2015

Título V
Da Defesa do Estado e das Instituições Democráticas

Capítulo II
Das Forças Armadas

 

Art. 142. As Forças Armadas, constituídas pela Marinha, pelo Exército e pela Aeronáutica, são instituições nacionais permanentes e regulares, organizadas com base na hierarquia e na disciplina, sob a autoridade suprema do Presidente da República, e destinam-se à defesa da Pátria, à garantia dos poderes constitucionais e, por iniciativa de qualquer destes, da lei e da ordem.

    § 1º Lei complementar estabelecerá as normas gerais a serem adotadas na organização, no preparo e no emprego das Forças Armadas.

    § 2º Não caberá habeas corpus em relação a punições disciplinares militares.

    § 3º Os membros das Forças Armadas são denominados militares, aplicando-se-lhes, além das que vierem a ser fixadas em lei, as seguintes disposições:

        I –  as patentes, com prerrogativas, direitos e deveres a elas inerentes, são conferidas pelo Presidente da República e asseguradas em plenitude aos oficiais da ativa, da reserva ou reformados, sendo-lhes privativos os títulos e postos militares e, juntamente com os demais membros, o uso dos uniformes das Forças Armadas;

        II –  o militar em atividade que tomar posse em cargo ou emprego público civil permanente será transferido para a reserva, nos termos da lei;

        III –  o militar da ativa que, de acordo com a lei, tomar posse em cargo, emprego ou função pública civil temporária, não eletiva, ainda que da administração indireta, ficará agregado ao respectivo quadro e somente poderá, enquanto permanecer nessa situação, ser promovido por antigüidade, contando-se-lhe o tempo de serviço apenas para aquela promoção e transferência para a reserva, sendo depois de dois anos de afastamento, contínuos ou não, transferido para a reserva, nos termos da lei;

        IV –  ao militar são proibidas a sindicalização e a greve;

        V –  o militar, enquanto em serviço ativo, não pode estar filiado a partidos políticos;

        VI –  o oficial só perderá o posto e a patente se for julgado indigno do oficialato ou com ele incompatível, por decisão de tribunal militar de caráter permanente, em tempo de paz, ou de tribunal especial, em tempo de guerra;

        VII –  o oficial condenado na justiça comum ou militar à pena privativa de liberdade superior a dois anos, por sentença transitada em julgado, será submetido ao julgamento previsto no inciso anterior;

        VIII –  aplica-se aos militares o disposto no art. 7º, incisos VIII, XII, XVII, XVIII, XIX e XXV, e no art. 37, incisos XI, XIII, XIV e XV;

        IX –  aplica-se aos militares e a seus pensionistas o disposto no art. 40, §§ 7º e 8º;

        X –  a lei disporá sobre o ingresso nas Forças Armadas, os limites de idade, a estabilidade e outras condições de transferência do militar para a inatividade, os direitos, os deveres, a remuneração, as prerrogativas e outras situações especiais dos militares, consideradas as peculiaridades de suas atividades, inclusive aquelas cumpridas por força de compromissos internacionais e de guerra.

James Akel comenta números incoerentes de manifestantes ontem em Copacabana

Vista aéra do protesto no Rio, em Copacabana (Foto: Alexandre Durão / G1)

Vista aéra do protesto no Rio, em Copacabana (Foto: Alexandre Durão / G1)

Homem provoca tumulto durante protesto em Copacabana (Foto: Matheus Rodrigues/G1)

Idiota provoca tumulto durante protesto em Copacabana (Foto: Matheus Rodrigues/G1)

A Polícia Militar do Rio disse agora que no Rio em Copacabana tem apenas 600 pessoas na passeata.

A mesma Polícia Militar disse que haviam 800 policiais dando cobertura à passeata.

Uai, o que as câmeras de tv mostravam era uma quantidade imensa de pessoas na rua e quase nenhuma polícia.

Se os números fossem reais as câmeras mostrariam mais policiais que o grupo de manifestantes

 

Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 11h51 no dia 12/04/2015

James Akel comenta a baixa quantidade de manifestantes nos protestos de ontem

Manifestação contra o governo reuniu 25 mil em Brasília, diz PM (Evaristo Sá/AFP)

Até agora indiscutivelmente os números de manifestantes está bem menor que o mês passado.

Embora contradições existam entre o que se fala e o que a gente vê na tela, ou os paulistas comparecem de verdade na avenida Paulista ou os petistas vão comemorar o número bem menor de manifestantes da avenida.

 

Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 12h02

Fairfax, News Corporation, APN and Seven join forces to push print

April 13, 2015 – 11:45PM

Jared Lynch

APN chief executive Michael Miller ... 'I would anticipate that we are going to see very different newspapers, very different websites.'

APN chief executive Michael Miller … ‘I would anticipate that we are going to see very different newspapers, very different websites.’ Photo: Daniel Munoz

Newspaper Works chairman Michael Miller has dismissed grim predictions of print advertising revenues collapsing in the next 10 years as fierce newspaper competitors scrap their entrenched rivalries to collaborate on a $5 million marketing push for the medium.

In one of the most bearish forecasts seen for the medium, Goldman Sachs predicted earlier this year that print’s share of the Australian advertising market will crash from about 20 per cent to 1.2 per cent by 2025.

But Mr Miller, who is also chief executive of newspaper, radio and outdoor advertising company APN News & Media, insisted print has plenty of life in it yet, amid signs revenue declines have slowed.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media) Photo: Daniel Munoz

“I don’t subscribe to it [Goldman’s prediction],” Mr Miller said.

“It makes a number of assumptions that the world of 2015 is going to be the world of 2025. I would anticipate that we are going to see very different newspapers, very different websites, and that through Enhanced Media Metrics Australia, or EMMA, we measure audiences across all platforms, not just the printed platform.”

But Mr Miller conceded “other media” had challenged print’s share of advertising revenue in the past decade.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL APN chief executive Michael Miller ... 'I would anticipate that we are going to see very different newspapers, very different websites.'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL APN chief executive Michael Miller … ‘I would anticipate that we are going to see very different newspapers, very different websites.’ Photo: Daniel Munoz

Less clutter

According to SMI figures, newspapers’ total share of agency-booked spend has fallen from 17.6 per cent in 2011 to 10.4 per cent in 2014.

This has prompted Australia’s newspaper publishers – Fairfax Media, News Corp, APN and Seven West Media – to launch the marketing campaign which is aimed at protecting print’s advertising revenue share and highlighting the influence and engagement the medium generates.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media) Photo: Daniel Munoz

The four publishers will promote the campaign across their print and digital titles as well as to trade media.

Some media buyers have said media companies with a background in print would be better using data collected from readers to add value for advertisers, rather than promoting print as an influential medium.

But Mr Miller said print had a unique position in the media landscape, which was becoming more cluttered and fragmented through the arrival of digital players such as US video-on-demand service Netflix.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media) Photo: Daniel Munoz

“There are now hundreds of TV options both in subscription and free-to-air. There are thousands of news sources on the internet.

“But in terms of local [newspaper] media brands, in Melbourne you have got two serving the city. You have got two nationally; it’s one of the least cluttered media available for advertisers and that makes it a very seamless transaction and effective medium to both understand and to use.”

From telly to toilets

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media) Photo: Daniel Munoz

The rate of the decline of print advertising improved across Fairfax Media’s metropolitan titles in the first half of 2014-15, slowing 10 per cent. This compared with a 24 per cent drop the previous financial year.

Fairfax chief executive Greg Hywood said when he announced the results there was still “power in print” for marketers.

“There is an understanding of the power of the audience, the engagement of that audience, the strong demographics around education and income of that audience, and people need to connect with it,” he said.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media) Photo: Daniel Munoz

The campaign is based on Nielsen research, which showed newspapers were the most effective in influencing consumers in major and everyday commercial decisions.

Mr Miller said the research showed 49 of Australia’s 50 biggest advertisers used print.

Spinach Advertising general manager general Ben Willee said while print was a “powerful” medium, any media could be effective if it had the right brief and creative input. He said the Newspaper Works’ campaign was an oversimplification.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 09: APN chief executive Michael Miller poses for a portrait on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media) Photo: Daniel Munoz

“Anything from telly to advertising in toilets works to sell products and changes perceptions, given the right circumstances, so to oversimplify it is just to make a few people feel good when they’re spending that money as opposed to changing perceptions,” Mr Willee said.

Local

While selling print advertising for physical newspapers has remained relatively unchanged from last century, selling ad space online was programmatic, or processed by algorithms rather than humans, he noted.

Mr Willee said this resulted in price pressure and advertisers were attracted to the cheapest price which may or may not be a news organisation. But he said newspapers had a point of difference that they could capitalise on.

“No one would argue that they’re a valuable place for advertising … the most important message is ‘we are here to do business and here to add value to advertisers because we know a lot about our customers’, ie, if I’m a registered user and look at The Age, on my phone, or desktop or my iPad and I always read articles about cars or whatever, it’s very easy for the Fairfaxes of the world to use that data to be much more valuable.”

On digital competition, Mr Miller said despite the arrival of overseas new websites such as The Guardian and The Daily Mail, Australian publishers were maintaining audience share because of their local knowledge, experience and connection to the communities they cover.

“We are not losing audience share or sinking advertising share from those companies. Personally, I don’t see them as being a huge threat.

“They don’t campaign, they don’t localise, they don’t have the experts at a local level that the Fairfax network has, and it’s those key differences that make us influential.”

For example, Mr Miller said a campaign by The Sydney Morning Herald  on drunken violence led to a 40 per cent decrease in violent assaults on the city’s streets.

 

The Brisbane Times

Immigration public servants worth $10,000 each to local shops

April 12, 2015 – 11:45PM

Noel Towell

Reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra public servants are likely to spend about $45 each working day in shops and cafes, like Belconnen's Remedy, co-owned by Moey Khodr.

Canberra public servants are likely to spend about $45 each working day in shops and cafes, like Belconnen’s Remedy, co-owned by Moey Khodr. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Each of Canberra’s Commonwealth public servants puts more than than $10,000 through cash registers in the town centre where they work, private sector research reveals.

As the tussle over the final destination of 5500 Immigration and Customs officials intensifies, modelling by a private research house reveals why the players are fighting so hard; more than $55 million a year in potential annual retail sales is at stake.

The research by respected private sector outfit Urbis puts the value of a federal public servant in Canberra at 15 per cent more than the average government worker elsewhere in Australia.

The Urbis research found that an ACT public servant was likely to spend about $45 each working day in 2014 in shops, cafes or other outlets near their work, considerably more than the $37 shelled out by government workers elsewhere in Australia.

“This includes spending on food, groceries and general retailing and includes large purchased items,” according to the researchers.

Several property players around town are making a determined pitch to land the signature of the newly merged Immigration and Customs department for a giant 80,000 square metre office building.

Fairfax revealed this week that Brindabella Business Park at the Canberra Airport had emerged as a serious contender as well as sites in Civic and an option for the department to stay put in Belconnen.

About 4000 Immigration officials have had a long-term presence in central Belconnen while 1500 Customs public servants are based in several buildings in Civic and their bosses are keen to bring all the workers together under one roof.

With only one other big deal on the horizon in the ACT’s struggling commercial property market, the Finance Department’s proposed move to a new building on Canberra Avenue, Immigration’s new offices have become a political issue with territory and federal politicians looking to get involved.

According to the Urbis Worker Survey, retail spending by office workers has much to do with the shopping opportunities available close to their offices and precincts like Belconnen and Civic are in perfect position to take cash in on federal public servants.

Urbis conducted its survey in 2013 with about 3700 respondents working for 230 organisations in 20 big office buildings around the nation.

Elsewhere, the research suggests Belconnen is in better shape than other town centres to withstand the loss of a large public service tenant with retail sales in the town centre, driven by strong residential development, tipped to grow from an estimated $2.86 billion in 2014 to $3.17 billion in 2018 and $3.37 billion in 2021.

The Canberra Times has not seen figures for the other town centres, but Gungahlin is understood to be tipped for strong growth, albeit from a much smaller base, while moderate growth at best is expected in Woden unless large residential developments can get off the ground.

Struggling Tuggeranong’s retail sales are only predicted to grow by the rate of inflation.

Property Council of the ACT executive director Catherine Carter said Canberra’s “satellite town” design mean that a delicate balance had to be struck between the town centres.

“The Commonwealth government is the biggest employer in town,” Ms Carter said.

“They should be good corporate citizens and give consideration to the future life of the city overall while at the same time balancing their need to get best value for money.”

The Canberra Times

More Australians support an increase in the GST

April 13, 2015 – 1:08AM

Gareth Hutchens and Beau Donelly

Finance Minister Senator Mathias Cormann.

Finance Minister Senator Mathias Cormann. Photo: Andrew Meares

A growing number of voters say they would now support an increase in the rate of the GST, following a year in which the tax has been a simmering political issue.

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll shows a steady rise in support among the general population for a GST hike, with more than one in three Australians now supporting an increase.

Wealthier Australians are more likely to support a GST hike than those on lower incomes, and Coalition voters are more likely than Labor or Greens supporters to think it is a good idea.The rate of GST is currently 10 per cent.

The Fairfax-Ipsos poll found support for a GST hike among the general population has jumped from 30 per cent to 37 per cent in the last 12 months.

It continues a steady increase from late 2012, when just 12 per cent of the population supported a GST increase.

It appears constant talk from Canberra of the need for a balanced budget has had an effect, with some voters saying they had not previously wanted the GST to rise but they now think it should be done.

The Abbott government has said repeatedly it will not push for an increase in the rate or base of the GST unless every state and territory government supports the idea.

But the issue has been kept alive over the last year by numerous government inquiries, including on the nature of Australia’s Commonwealth-state relations and the future of the taxation system.

Prominent economists such as the Grattan Institute’s John Daley have also repeatedly argued that Commonwealth government finances would benefit if the GST was applied to more goods and the rate was raised.

And last week Treasurer Joe Hockey revealed state and territory premiers had agreed in principle to extend the GST to cover music and movie downloads, and online imports worth less than $1000, to help improve the “integrity” of the tax and reap billions of extra dollars in revenues.

The national poll of 1404 respondents, taken between Thursday and Saturday last week, found support for a GST hike is significantly higher among people living on household incomes of over $100,000 per year (46 per cent in favour), compared to those on lower incomes (32 per cent support among those earning $40,000-$100,000, and 35 per cent support among those earning less than $40,000).

Coalition supporters (49 per cent) are also more likely than Labor supporters (31 per cent) to think the GST should be increased, while more Greens supporters (34 per cent) than Labor supporters think the rate should be raised.

Voters gave various reasons for their support for a hike.

Pensioner Margaret Robinson, 74, told Fairfax Media she had not considered a GST rise before the last election but now believed an increase was needed to balance the budget.

She also said she was not concerned about a rise causing cost-of-living pressures, despite living on an aged pension. “I would feel confident that the government would make allowances in the pension for that,” she said.

Helicopter pilot Paul Cross, who works for the oil and gas industry, and earns more than $150,000 a year, said raising the GST to 15 per cent would be fairer than reforming income tax.

Retiree Peter Telford said he did not want taxes to increase, but raising the GST was a better way to address the budget deficit. “I’m not totally committed to any form of tax increase but we have to address that we have a problem to solve,” the 77-year-old said.

The poll found Coalition supporters are almost divided evenly on the issue, with 49 per cent supporting a GST increase and 46 opposing the idea.

Labor voters are far more divided, with 67 per cent opposing the idea and 31 per cent supporting it, while Green voters are slightly less divided, with 61 per cent supporting and 34 per cent opposing it.

Despite questions about the appropriate level of the GST, state and territory premiers were last week unable to agree on how the GST pie should be carved up and distributed among the states.

The meeting of state and territory leaders ended in stalemate after Western Australia refused to accept a decision by the Commonwealth Grants Commission to hand the WA government just 29.9 cents back next financial year on each GST dollar raised in that state.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann argued on Sunday that the commission’s decision was so bad it would require a political decision to fix.

 

The Sydney Morning Heralf