Recuperado,Walter Casagrande Júnior tem alta de hospital após infarto

Comentarista da TV Globo apresentou boa evolução nos últimos dias e foi liberado

Casagrande Bem, Amigos (Foto: Marcos Guerra)

Casagrande teve alta de hospital (Marcos Guerra)

Walter Casagrande Júnior teve alta nesta quarta-feira do hospital Total Cor. O comentarista da TV Globo, que sofreu infarto na última sexta-feira, deixou a UTI no domingo e foi transferido para um quarto comum. Depois de apresentar uma boa evolução nos últimos dias, Casão foi liberado para voltar para casa.

O comentarista da TV Globo sentiu dores no peito pela manhã de sexta e foi levado para um hospital em Alphaville, na Grande São Paulo. Na sequência, foi transferido para o Total Cor, na região da Avenida Paulista.

No hospital, ele foi submetido a cirurgias de cateterismo e angioplastia e ficou na terapia intensiva até domingo.

Confira o informe do hospital

O Hospital TotalCor informa que o Sr. Walter Casagrande Jr. teve alta nesta quarta-feira (3 de junho).

Hospital TotalCor



Australia Flies Royal Australian Air Force’s First C-17 Equipped with Advanced Network Access

CANBERRA, Australia, June 2, 2015 – The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flew its first Boeing [NYSE: BA]-built C-17A Globemaster III equipped with a new advanced satellite communication (SATCOM) and imagery display system, providing the flight crew and passengers with unprecedented situational awareness.

Boeing installed the high-speed SATCOM system to support the RAAF’s ‘Plan Jericho,’ an initiative to transform the Australian military into an integrated, networked force able to deliver air power in all operating environments. Boeing has been executing and supporting programs to network Australian defense forces for many years.

According to Group Captain Robert Chipman, director, Plan Jericho, the C-17 system allows personnel on the aircraft to receive live en route updates and video from their destination, such as enemy positions or disaster damaged areas, right up to the point of insertion.

“The systems may also support other kinds of operations such as aeromedical evacuations by giving medical staff on board the ability to video conference with specialists on the ground,” said Chipman.

Applications enabled by the antenna include video teleconferencing, instant messaging, e-mail, transfer of large graphics files, voice and radio over internet protocol and common operating picture capability.

“A lot can change between the time a C-17 takes off and when it arrives at its destination,” said Michael Pokorny, a Boeing C-17 project manager. “These upgrades allow the crew to send and receive mission-critical information as easily as if they were in an office.”

The RAAF currently has six C-17s with an additional two aircraft on order.

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FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer admits bribes in World Cup choices

June 4, 2015 – 8:52AM

Christie Smythe

New York: US court documents show former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a US federal judge that he and others took bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.

I and others on the FIFA executive committee agreed to accept bribes in conjunction with the selection of South Africa as the host nation for the 2010 World Cup. 

FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer

Blazer also said he arranged bribes around 1992 in the vote for which country would host the 1998 World Cup, which was ultimately hosted by France.

Former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer, has pleaded guilty to 10 charges.

Former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer, has pleaded guilty to 10 charges. Photo: AP

The admission was contained in a newly released transcript of a plea hearing in a sealed courtroom in Brooklyn, New York, in 2013.

Blazer said he and others on FIFA’s executive committee “agreed to accept bribes” in conjunction with the selection of South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, the most widely followed tournament in sports. He said the choice of the 1998 tournament also involved bribery.

Blazer, known to have criss-crossed the world on private jets and who had been photographed with the likes of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton and Nelson Mandela, pleaded guilty to 10 crimes including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies along with tax evasion. The most serious carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Out the door: Sepp Blatter has resigned as FIFA president.

Out the door: Sepp Blatter has resigned as FIFA president. Photo: Reuters

Blazer, the former No.2 official of soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, said: “I and others on the FIFA executive committee agreed to accept bribes in conjunction with the selection of South Africa as the host nation for the 2010 World Cup.”

“I knew that the funds involved were the proceeds of an unlawful bribe, and I and others used wires, emails, and telephone to effectuate payment of and conceal the nature of the bribe,” Blazer told the court, referring to money he transferred between the US and the Caribbean.

Less than two years after his plea, the US charged more than a dozen soccer officials and media middlemen with widespread corruption at the highest levels of the sport.

More arrests are likely as the probe widens, US officials have said. Switzerland and the UK also started their own corruption investigations.

US officials believe one of the corruption schemes may involve an official close to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, according to a source familiar with the matter. Blatter said on Wednesday he would resign the FIFA presidency, four days after being elected to his fifth term.

According to the indictment, an unnamed “high-ranking FIFA official” authorised a $US10 million bribe to influence the selection of the host for the 2010 World Cup.

Jerome Valcke, FIFA’s secretary general and Blatter’s top lieutenant, is that official, according to the source, who asked not to be named because the information is not public.

Bloomberg and AP

The Canberra Times

Asian Football Confederation statement on FIFA

The Asian Football Confederation takes note of the information issued by FIFA on Tuesday regarding the FIFA President’s intention to step down at an Extraordinary Congress scheduled to be called later this year or early 2016.

The AFC is closely monitoring the situation, and will discuss with its Member Associations and sister confederations in order to find the best way forward for both FIFA and world football.

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Impact of Football Association of Indonesia suspension

Kuala Lumpur: The FIFA Executive Committee took the decision to suspend the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) on May 30, 2015 for serious violations of Articles 13 and 17 of the FIFA Statues resulting from prolonged government interference in the affairs of the association.

All Indonesian clubs and national teams were prohibited from taking part in any AFC and FIFA competitions with immediate effect. However, the FIFA Executive Committee allowed the Indonesian U-23 national team to continue their participation in the ongoing 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Indonesia were drawn in Group F but has now been excluded from the competition. All Indonesia’s scheduled matches, including those in June 2015 (Chinese Taipei v Indonesia on 11 June and Indonesia v Iraq on 16 June), have been cancelled. The calculation of the best second (third/fifth) teams in the competition will follow the circular letter issued to Member Associations on April 29, 2015 (case 2: identifying the best second-placed team if the number of teams in each group varies). All affected parties have been informed.

AFC U-16 and AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers

Indonesia have been removed from the list of participants in these competitions and will not take part in the draw on June 5. The draw mechanism has been updated and sent to the participating teams. Since the suspension took place prior to the draw, the change does not affect the number of groups in the competition.

AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship

Indonesia have been excluded from Group A, which means both Group A and Group B have four participating teams. The change will affect the start date of the competition for teams in Group A, which is now June 23 (previously June 20).  The start date of the competition for teams in Group B remains unchanged. All parties have been informed.

AFC Women’s Futsal Championship Malaysia 2015

Indonesia have been removed from the list of participants and the draw mechanism will be updated. This does not affect the number of groups.

AFC Futsal Championship 2016 Qualifiers (ASEAN Zone – AFF Futsal Championship)

Indonesia were initially designated as the host of this qualifying competition. The AFF has been informed that a new host will be required. Indonesia’s suspension from this competition means that it will be ineligible for the AFC Futsal Championship Uzbekistan 2016, which also serves as a FIFA World Cup qualifier.

AFC Cup 2015

Two Indonesian clubs qualified for the Round of 16 played on May 26 and 27, 2015. However, the match Persipura Jayapura (IDN) vs. Pahang FA (MAS) was not played due to three players from Pahang FA failing to receive entry visas to Indonesia. The AFC Executive Committee decision on this matter will be communicated in due course. Persib Bandung (IDN) was eliminated from the competition on May 27, 2015.


As long as the PSSI is suspended, Indonesian football will also not be able benefit from any AFC and FIFA development programmes. PSSI officials are not allowed to participate in any AFC or FIFA training courses, seminars or workshops.

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FIFA fallout: Australian $500,000 ‘stadium redevelopment’ payment faces probe

June 4, 2015 – 8:00AM

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker


Jack Warner: Allegedly stole a $500,000 stadium redevelopment payment.

Jack Warner: Allegedly stole a $500,000 stadium redevelopment payment.

Federal bureaucrats have been contacted by the Australian Federal Police, and members of a proposed senate inquiry committee are seeking answers from Australian soccer chiefs as scrutiny ramps up into Australia’s doomed 2022 World Cup bid.

Fairfax Media can reveal that senior members of the senate committee set to investigate the nation’s anti-foreign bribery regime are pushing for Football Federation Australia officials to answer questions about the $500,000 “stadium redevelopment” payment, which was allegedly stolen by disgraced former FIFA executive Jack Warner in 2010.

And on Tuesday night, during a separate committee hearing, health and sport department officials revealed they had been contacted by the AFP, which is assessing whether any Australian or foreign laws may have been breached in connection to the alleged Warner theft.

During questioning by independent senator Nick Xenophon about the FFA’s interaction with FIFA chiefs during the World Cup bid, the department’s general counsel, Chris Reid, said: “The AFP has told the department that it is assessing the allegations that have been made. The department will cooperate in any processes that the AFP takes part in”.

Department deputy secretary Andrew Stuart also told Senator Xenophon that while questions about the alleged Warner theft should be directed to the FFA, “we are aware there was some fairly fishy business associated with these bids.”

However, they said the misappropriated Warner funds had not come out of the $42.25 million the federal government gave to the FFA for the 2010 World Cup bid.

But Mr Xenophon said that any potential FFA governance lapses in connection to its own funds may should prompt fresh questions about its use of tax-payer dollars to attempt to secure the World Cup hosting rights. FFA insiders have also told Fairfax Media that the FFA initially sought to use the government funds to make the stadium development payment later stolen by Warner. “The FFA decided against this and made sure it came out of its own revenue stream, which suggests someone at the FFA knew this transaction shouldn’t involve the government’s money,” an FFA source aware of the transaction said.

Mr Warner was charged last week as part of a sensational investigation by US authorities which has also led to the arrest of other former and serving FIFA bosses and prompted FIFA’s chief Sepp Blatter’s announcement on Wednesday that he will resign.

The FFA payment to Mr Warner is also likely to be probed by the proposed Australian senate committee investigating whether enough is being done to stop Australian firms paying kickbacks to overseas officials to win favours. Labor senator Sam Dastyari​ announced his intention to launch the committee earlier this year, with Senator Xenophon’s​ support.

Senator Xenophon​ told Fairfax Media on Wednesday that the FFA should explain before the committee what steps it took to prevent the money being pocketed by Mr Warner when the FFA paid the funds to help develop a Caribbean football centre that was founded and is controlled by Mr Warner.

Among the witnesses who could be called will be FFA whistleblower Bonita Mersiades, who warned the FFA in 2010 it was not doing enough to ensure its bid campaign funds, including $45 million provided by the Rudd government, weren’t being misappropriated after being sent to soccer projects linked to shady FIFA officials.

Senator Xenophon​ said he wasn’t accusing the FFA of impropriety or bribery but, said it needed to explain what it did, if anything, to prevent the $500,000 being corruptly misappropriated by a soccer official whose support it was simultaneously chasing.

“Australians have a right to know what the FFA did to manage the conflict of interest and the possibility the funds would misappropriated by Mr Warner,” Senator Xenophon​ said.

The FFA has insisted it acted appropriately in making the payment for the stadium redevelopment into a bank account belonging to a soccer body controlled by Warner.

In an open letter, FFA chairman Frank Lowy said Australia’s World Cup bid was clean but admitted mistakes had been made.

“(Since) Australia received just one vote in its World Cup bid, I have nursed a bitter grievance,” wrote Lowy. “We ran a clean bid. I know that others did not, and I have shared what I know with the authorities.

“But did we make mistakes? Yes. Were we naïve? In some cases, yes. Would we do things differently in future? Absolutely.”

Lowy admitted he knew Mr Warner to be a “colourful character” and Australia had been asked to donate $4 million to help develop a Centre of Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago. “We compromised and offered $500,000 to fund a preliminary feasibility study,” wrote Lowy.

He said he had since demanded CONCACAF to give back the money “because it wasn’t used for the purpose we intended”.

Under the US corruption laws, an organisation can be prosecuted for recklessly making a payment that is later pocketed as a bribe.

Senator Dastyari​ said his proposed committee would examine whether Australian laws need to be brought into line with the US regime, which was used last week to arrest several former and serving FIFA officials.

In 2010, when the FFA paid the stadium funds to a Warner-controlled soccer organisation’s bank account, the FFA was desperately trying to secure Mr Warner’s backing for its World Cup bid. At the time of the payment, Mr Warner had a reputation, which was well known to the FFA and the football world, for corruptly pocketing funds linked to soccer projects under his control.

Mr Warner reportedly been charged over allegations he was paid millions in bribes disguised as Caribbean soccer development funds and which were linked to the South Africa Football Association.


The Canberra Times

TV Record não renova contrato da autora Cristianne Fridman

Emissora justifica que há poucos produtos previstos pela frente.

De acordo com informações do jornal O Globo, Cristianne Fridman não teve o seu contrato renovado. A autora, responsável por sucessos como Chamas da Vida, Bicho do Mato e Vidas em Jogo, deixa a emissora após dez anos.

Para abrir mão de Fridman, a Record justifica que há mais de sete autores titulares e poucos produtos previstos pela frente. A profissional segue com vínculo até julho.

Recentemente, em entrevista, Fridman revelou o desejo de trabalhar com séries, formato em alta nas principais emissoras pelo mundo.


O Planeta TV

Thelma Guedes elege A Favorita como a mais representativa nos 50 anos da Globo

“Foi um salto qualitativo importante na telenovela brasileira”, diz a dramaturga.

Thelma Guedes em entrevista à Globo News (Foto: João Cotta/TV Globo)

Em 2008, João Emanuel Carneiro fez sua estreia na faixa das 21h da Globo. “A Favorita” estreou com a audiência abaixo do esperado, mas engrenou após a revelação de que Flora (Patrícia Pilar) era a vilã. Os índices surpreenderam e a narrativa do folhetim marcou milhares de fãs.

Em entrevista para o jornal Extra, a autora Thelma Guedes elegeu a história de Flora e Donatela como a mais representativa nos 50 anos da Globo: “Foi um salto qualitativo importante na telenovela brasileira… A favorita retirou o telespectador de um lugar confortável, de receber tudo mastigado e pronto. A incerteza inicial sobre as figuras da mocinha e da vilã era sensacional. Foi uma história extremamente bem elaborada, uma trama arriscada e moderna, com personagens cheios de sutileza e profundidade. Instigante e eletrizante! Não perdi um capítulo sequer. Fiquei apaixonada mesmo. Essa era uma novela que eu gostaria de ter escrito”, admite Thelma, autora de sucessos como “Cordel encantado” (2011) e “Joia rara” (2013), ao lado de Duca Rachid.

O diretor de núcleo Ricardo Waddington também destacou a obra de João Emanuel Carneiro: “Tenho certeza que Avenida Brasil (2012) só foi possível porque João (Emanuel Carneiro) fez A favorita. No início, o público estranhou, mas a trama foi um sucesso, principalmente depois da revelação entre Flora e Donatela. Era uma novela que contava com a inteligência do público, num diálogo diário com a plateia, sempre com revelações, mas sem perder a coerência”, recordou o diretor.


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