Vai começar a última madrugada no TV TOTAL de 2015

Prezados amigos(as) leitores(as) do TV TOTAL , às 00h00(Horário de Fortaleza) , vai se iniciar o último madrugada no TV TOTAL de 2015 . O madrugada no TV TOTAL foi criado em 2013 para manter você informado(a) de tudo o que acontece no Brasil , em Fortaleza e no mundo entre 00h00 e 06h00 , sempre no horário de Fortaleza. Essa edição que começará nos próximos 15 minutos será uma retrospectiva . Aliás , será um dia inteiramente dedicado a relembrar o que aconteceu nesse ano de 2015. Aconteceu tanta coisa em 2015 . É melhor não falar para não estragar o que foi preparado ao longo desse ano muito louco . Essa retrospectiva é melhor que a organizada por uma rede social que eu não citarei o nome . É melhor porque não fica mostrando bobagens . Meia-noite está chegando . Esperamos que você curta .

Eva Lovia posa nua e revela seus planos para 2016 #Página365de365

O ano de 2015 está chegando ao fim . Muitas pessoas fazem um balanço do que vivenciaram nos últimos 365 dias e planejam os próximos 365 . Com Eva Lovia , não seria diferente . “Esse ano de 2015 foi bem agitado . Comecei o ano sendo demitida da casa noturna em Miami e recebendo uma polpuda indenização . Me mudei para Los Angeles , onde reencontrei 3 amigas da quarta serie . Fundamos uma academia de dança e ginástica . Fiquei responsável pela área de massoterapia de segunda à sexta .Ganhei muito dinheiro como modelo na Itália , França , Dinamarca e Polônia . Passei a morar na casa que recebi de herança do meu avô em Maio . Em agosto , passei a receber aulas particulares de dança com um professor charmoso . Em outubro , a academia de ginástica passou a dar aulas aos domingos e eu pude ser auxiliada pelo meu professor de dança . Ele é incrível . Nós transamos muitas vezes desde o dia em que nos conhecemos . O sexo com ele é maravilhoso .”  Fale agora sobre a sua vida amorosa em 2015 . “Fiquei solteira . Escolhi ficar solteira para me dedicar à minha carreira.” E você pensa em mudar isso em 2016? “Sim. Chega de sexo sem compromisso . Esse ano eu vou dar um ultimato ao meu professor de dança : ou ele assume algo comigo ou então vou dar um fora nele .Eva Lovia , você tem um sorriso bonito . “Muito obrigada !” Acho que esse sorriso bonito seduziu o professor de dança . “ Eu fico tímida perto dele e acabo sorrindo para disfarçar .” Nós desejamos a você um  feliz 2016 e que o professor de dança perceba que você é uma mulher para casar . ” Beijos! 

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Knighting Lynton Crosby likened to Tony Abbott’s gong for Prince Philip

December 28, 2015 – 1:39PM

Latika Bourke

Has UK Prime Minister David Cameron done a Tony Abbott in knighting his campaign strategist?

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The likely awarding of a knighthood to Australian-born political strategist Lynton Crosby is being likened to former prime minister Tony Abbott’s disastrous knighting of Prince Philip.

To do this is would be seen as an embarrassment to the honours system and would rival Tony Abbott’s decision to Knight Prince Philip.

Rob Mitchell, Labor MP

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s reported decision to recommend Mr Crosby for the honour in the New Year honours list has drawn criticism in the UK and also earned the ire of at least one Australian Labor MP.

British Prime Minister David Cameron with Lynton Crosby.

British Prime Minister David Cameron with Lynton Crosby. Photo: Twitter

Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell says Mr Cameron’s move shows why Australia should “untie itself from the Poms” once and for all.

“Surely there are far more genuine deserving people who contribute to the English society and community as a whole than a conservative political strategist,” he said.

“To do this is would be seen as an embarrassment to the honours system and would rival Tony Abbott’s decision to knight Prince Philip.

Lynton Crosby will reportedly be included in the New Year Honours List to be unveiled later this week.

Lynton Crosby will reportedly be included in the New Year Honours List to be unveiled later this week. Photo: Janie Barrett

“What is it with conservatives and Tories who believe they are more deserving of awards than genuine people? It makes my belief that we stand on our own two feet as a country and untie ourselves from the Poms sooner even stronger.”

Mr Crosby is the co-founder of polling company Crosby-Textor. He drove the successful election campaigns for former prime minister John Howard in 1998 and 2001 and London Mayor Boris Johnson in 2008 and 2012.

He also ran the British Conservative Party’s campaigns in 2005 and in 2015, when Mr Cameron held office without a coalition, despite polls predicting a hung parliament.

It is not the first time Mr Crosby’s political tactics have been rewarded by his own side.  Mr Crosby was included in the Office of the Order of Australia on Australia Day in 2005, when Mr Howard was still the prime minister, “for service to politics as federal director of the Liberal Party of Australia”.

Prime Minister Cameron is being accused at home of “demeaning the honours system” by including the Tories’ campaign strategist, the so-called Wizard of Oz, in the line up.

Mr Abbott’s decision to Knight Prince Philip nearly one year ago on Australia Day was lampooned across the country. It forced him to promise that he would not personally intervene in awarding further knighthoods and dameships, but his revived honours system was scrapped altogether after Malcolm Turnbull took over as Prime Minister.

Source : Sydney Morning Herald

Simon Birmingham: Don’t expect schools election cash splash

December 29, 2015 – 9:27AM

Matthew Knott

Communications and education correspondent

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The Turnbull government will not fund the final two years of the Gonski school funding deals and will not compete with Labor in an election-year battle to shower more money on schools, Education Minister Simon Birmingham says.

The elevation of Malcolm Turnbull – a close friend of school funding reform architect David Gonski – to the prime ministership fuelled hopes among state governments and teachers’ unions that the government would fund the six years of Labor’s school agreements.

Senator Simon Birmingham: working on a new funding formula.

Senator Simon Birmingham: working on a new funding formula. Photo: Andrew Meares

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and Victorian Education Minister James Merlino have been lobbying for the Gonski deals to be funded in full.

But in an interview with Fairfax Media, Senator Birmingham said the Coalition would seek to strike fresh funding deals with the states from 2018 – the year two-thirds of the $10 billion funding was scheduled to start flowing.

Instead of handing out big funding increases, he said his focus will be on creating a simpler funding system that holds state governments accountable for how they spend federal money.

“I don’t see much benefit for anyone if we dedicate two more years of funding just to create more uncertainty down the track,” Senator Birmingham said.

“The previous [Labor] government’s approach showed great largesse in tipping additional funding into the system, but they created a complicated model that lacks fairness and transparency.

“I want a school funding system that is genuinely needs-based and is targeting the money where it’s most required.”

Senator Birmingham said he supports the underlying principles of the Gonski model – which distributes more funding to schools with disadvantaged students – but that simply spending more will not necessarily improve educational outcomes.

The minister said he hoped to negotiate new funding deals with the states to last at least four years from 2018. These are unlikely to be negotiated before the next federal election, which is due to be held in September or October.

Labor is set to go the election promising big increases in school funding paid for by raising tobacco taxes.

“We won’t be driven by what Labor will or won’t do,” Senator Birmingham said. “We will run our own race.”

In a signal to the states to expect tough negotiations, Senator Birmingham said the federal government does not have a “limitless” amount of money to spend on schools. The budget update released earlier this month showed the Commonwealth deficit blowing out by a further $26 billion over four years.

Many states are in fact in a better fiscal position than the federal government, he said.

In a significant change from the Abbott era, Senator Birmingham flagged a more interventionist role for the federal government in schools policy, with new funding tied to specific measures such as giving principals more control over their budgets and improved teacher quality.

Previous education minister Christopher Pyne sought to strip out the “command and control” features of the Gonski reforms, saying he would not “infantilise” the states by telling them how to spend money.

“There has been a very significant growth in funding to schools but that hasn’t been matched with a clear focus on improving school outcomes,” Senator Birmingham said.

“If you are going to deliver extra funding into the education system, it has to be clear how the money will be used.”

He said some schools have done “fantastic things” with the extra Gonski money such as employing speech pathologists and investing in phonics teaching.

“But some officials have said, ‘We’re not quite sure what we’re going to do with the extra money, we’re just going to employ more teachers’,” he said.

“We should not just follow the tired old union formula that smaller class sizes deliver better educational outcomes.”

Source : Sydney Morning Herald

Malcolm Turnbull a threat to the Labor Party: Bob Hawke

December 29, 2015 – 1:00AM

Jorge Branco

Journalist

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Bob Hawke speaks to a packed house at Woodford Folk Festival.

Bob Hawke speaks to a packed house at Woodford Folk Festival. Photo: Daniel Seed

Malcolm Turnbull is a threat to the Labor Party and Tony Abbott is a “decent man” but was not a “great prime minister”, according to former PM Bob Hawke.

In a wide-ranging speech to Australia’s biggest folk festival on Monday, Mr Hawke also called for Australia to increase its refugee intake and recognise Indigenous Australians in its constitution.

Pundits rushed to compare Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with the former Labor national leader when he took office in September.

Labor even launched an attack on Liberal National Party-held seats in Queensland in a bid to capitalise on what it termed the new PM’s “Queensland problem” and counteract the Coalition’s popularity jump.

 

When asked whether the Member for Wentworth was a threat to his party, Mr Hawke replied “of course he is”.

But he was far less effusive of the PM’s predecessor, who he said “wasn’t a great prime minister but he was a decent man”.

Mr Hawke, a well-known republican, suggested the best way for a referendum to succeed in throwing out the monarchy was to ensure it only took effect after the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

“The old darl’s looking bloody fit still,” he said.

The former PM touched on everything from artificial intelligence and terrorism to Indigenous constitutional recognition in his hour-long forum at the Woodford Folk Festival, north of Brisbane.

“I want to assert as strongly as I can that the issue, which more than any other, is going to determine the future development of this country … will be the way in which, and how seriously we go about the issue of dealing with the gaps between our Indigenous people and the rest of us,” he said.

Mr Hawke, an annual visitor to the Woodford festival, earlier sat in the second row as Indigenous activist Noel Pearson made the same call for constitutional recognition.

With Daniel Seed

Source :  Sydney Morning Herald

Korea-Japan deal shows ‘leadership,’ ‘courage,’ ‘statesmanship’ of leaders: U.S. experts

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The breakthrough deal between South Korea and Japan on resolving the issue of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery was made possible thanks to “leadership,” “courage” and “statesmanship” of the leaders of the two countries, U.S. experts said Monday.

The experts also said that the agreement paves the way for greater trilateral security cooperation with the U.S. to deal with a rising China and a nuclear North Korea. What’s important now is for Seoul and Tokyo to fight back nationalist pressure and sincerely carry out the agreement, they said.

“The agreement between Seoul and Tokyo to finally resolve the issue of World War II-era sexual slavery or ‘comfort women’ is tremendously important, even historic,” said Evans Revere, a former U.S. diplomat and senior adviser for the Albright Stonebridge Group.

Earlier in the day, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, reached the agreement in Seoul, under which Japan will admit responsibility for the wartime crime and pay reparations to the victims.

The deal came after President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first-ever one-on-one summit in early November and agreed to accelerate negotiations on the issue in a year marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

“At that meeting, and for the first time, the two leaders committed themselves and their governments to a speedy resolution of this thorny issue. In doing so, they each created a personal stake in a favorable outcome — something that was essential to the compromises that made this breakthrough possible,” Revere said.

“Without their leadership, this agreement would not have happened.”

The White House also praised the leaders of the two countries for “having the courage and vision to forge a lasting settlement to this difficult issue.” National Security Advisor Susan Rice also said the U.S. looks forward to advancing trilateral security cooperation.

Under the agreement, Japan formally acknowledged its responsibility for forcing Korean women into sexual servitude for its troops during World War II and agreed to offer 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) in reparations to the victims through a fund to be created by the South Korean government.

South Korea promised to end the dispute once and for all if Japan fulfills its responsibilities.

Bruce Klingner, a senior Korea expert at the Heritage Foundation, also called the deal “a stunning success achieved through diplomatic perseverance as well as the courage by Prime Minister Abe and President Park to overcome seemingly insurmountable differences.”

But he said the two countries should fight back nationalist pressure if the deal is to come to fruition.

“Japanese ultra-right groups — who deny Japanese imperial army involvement in wartime atrocities — may seek to undermine support for the agreement. Korean non-government groups may argue the agreement doesn’t go far enough in requiring Japanese contrition and demand additional Japanese concessions,” Klingner said.

The expert also said that the agreement allows Seoul and Tokyo to “refocus attention from past differences to jointly focus on current security threats from North Korea and China” and paves the way for greater trilateral security cooperation with the U.S.

“Hopefully, South Korea will now be open to resurrecting an aborted 2012 military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan as well as integrating its national ballistic missile defense system into the more comprehensive and effective allied system,” he said.

Scott Snyder, a senior expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, also praised Park and Abe.

“The agreement is a welcome step forward that should enable greater bilateral cooperation and trilateral cooperation with the United States. I believe it is good for both Korea and Japan and shows pragmatism and statesmanship on the part of both leaders,” he said.

Victor Cha, chief Korea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that the agreement “goes farther than most thought Japan would go in terms of admitting government responsibility,” even though civic groups in South Korea may not be content.

“This should pave the way, hopefully, for a normalization of political relations for the remainder of the Park and Abe terms, including enhanced trilateral cooperation with the United States on regional security issues including military information sharing agreements among the allies,” he said.

David Straub, a former State Department director for Korea and currently associate director for the Korean Studies Program at Stanford University, praised Park and Yun for “their determination, skill, and courage in getting the best possible terms from a conservative Japanese government.”

“I believe that this agreement fully vindicates the ‘comfort women,’ and, because Prime Minister Abe agreed to it, it makes it virtually certain that future Japanese governments as well, whether conservative or progressive, will uphold the position and the agreement,” he said.

“The agreement should result in the creation of a new, virtuous cycle in Korea-Japan relations. In future, both countries should be able to consider other issues in bilateral relations based on the merits of each issue, rather than having everything poisoned by a single issue,” he added.

Dennis Halpin, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University’s U.S.-Korea Institute, said that the agreement would allow Abe to project an image as statesman and supporter of women’s rights on the world stage and to “pursue Tokyo’s long-standing elusive dream of a permanent U.N. Security Council seat.”

It would also be good for the U.S. as the two key allies are now able to work together to support President Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” and deal with the challenges of a nuclear North Korea and a rising China, the expert said.

But South Korea could face tensions with nongovernmental groups if it tries to move the statue of a girl symbolizing sexual slavery victims set up in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Halpin said, pointing out that the statue has become something of Korea’s own Statue of Liberty.(Yonhap)

Source : The Korea Herald

Opposition party changes name

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Striving to renew its image prior to the April general elections, the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy revised its name to “Together Democratic Party” on Monday.

With this, the party moved closer to its former and most recognized name “Democratic Party,” and also removed any trace of defected cochairman Ahn Cheol-soo, whose signature slogan is “new politics.”

“The party decided that the title Together (‘deobuleo’ in Korean) Democratic Party, though not 100 percent in accord with public opinion, was best fitted for the current political situation,” said Sohn Hye-won, head of the party’s publicity committee.

This new name, chosen from five final entries, was submitted to the National Election Commission and took immediate legal effect.

A new party identity, along with the official translation in English, will be announced as early as in the first week of January, which is weeks ahead of the original plan, according to party officials.

“We are the nation’s leading opposition party, but the name NPAD may erroneously convey the image of a minority coalition,” said Sohn.

NPAD, one of the most intricate party names ever, was created when independent lawmaker Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo joined the former Democratic Party in March 2014, in a move to combine the divided progressive groups.

Now with Ahn out of the picture, the party’s best scenario would be to return to its best-known title “Democratic Party,” but the name is currently taken by an extraparliamentary minority party led by an aide to the late President Kim Dae-jung.

The NPAD’s sudden rush to rebrand itself was triggered by the growing momentum in Ahn Cheol-soo’s camp and the consequent series of defections from within the party.

On Sunday, Ahn added momentum to his electoral itinerary by announcing the blueprint of his forthcoming political party and attacking the Park Geun-hye administration.

Amid growing concerns about the NPAD’s election prospects, 67 party members ― mostly based in vote-sensitive metropolitan constituencies ― demanded that an election committee be established and take over from party leader Moon Jae-in.

But Moon decided to hold out, claiming a collapse of leadership at this moment would only aggravate the situation.

“I will no longer tolerate any talk on my possible resignation,” he said Monday.

“Those of you who have been hinting at defecting, I request you to withdraw your thoughts for the sake of the party.”

But he would consider the idea of introducing an earlier-than-expected election committee, if necessary, he added.

Despite Moon’s call, the series of defections continued.

Reps. Choi Jae-cheon and Kwon Eun-hee said Monday they would exit the NPAD, the former pledging to leave politics and the latter to join defected Rep. Chun Jung-bae’s new party.

By Bae Hyun-jung (tellme@heraldcorp.com)

Source : The Korea Herald

Barcelona ace Messi scoops award in Dubai

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Filed on December 28, 2015 | Last updated on December 28, 2015 at 10.20 am
Barcelona player Lionel Messi during a Dubai International Sports Conference session on Sunday
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Barcelona adjudged Best Club of the Year at a glittering ceremony in Dubai

Barcelona star Lionel Messi clinched another award after winning the Best Player Award at the Globe Soccer Awards at the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, on Sunday.

Barcelona was adjudged the Best Club of the Year.

“Obviously, I am very thrilled. But, full credit goes to my teammates at Barcelona and the club supporters and members,” Messi enthused.

“It’s difficult to choose a moment of my matches this year. Fabulous moment for the club and me now,” the Argentine star modestly said.

Earlier, die-hard fans waited anxiously for over three hours to get a glimpse of their favourite super-star – the one and only Messi – before the start of the 10th Dubai International Sports Conference (DISC).

All they wanted was to say hello to their dearest sports idol and they would not even have bothered to trouble Messi for an autograph on the script pads, soccer balls and T-shirts they carried in their backpacks.

Messi, a nominee for the Best Player of the year Award at the Globe Soccer Awards function later in the night, appeared briefly for a few minutes when the afternoon sessions of the DISC began, and a bigger dimension was given to the occasion when His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, joined the elite list of soccer dignitaries and shaikhs, again for a short while.

The Barcelona mega star and his club were the strong favourites to win the top awards in their categories among the various other honours and prizes on offer at the awards function at the same venue. Other football legends like Frank Lampard and Diego Maradona will also be present along with the elite panel of coaches, referees and senior administrators of the sport during the conference mainly themed ‘Challenges and Achievements’.

The two-day seminar opened in the morning where Michele Uva, general manager, Italian Football Federation and Umberto Gandini, director, AC Milan took the top table for the discussion on ‘Professional Football Club Model’ at the hall adjacent to the event’s main venue. During the pre-lunch discussion on ‘Football’s Future Challenges’, Gianni Infantino, secretary general Uefa; Josep Maria Bartomeu, president, FC Barcelona; and Prince Ali bin Hussein, president of the Jordanian Football Association and a candidate for the Fifa presidency elections next year, talked at length on the subject.

Bartomeu, said: “One hundred and sixteen years in existence to the mostly widely followed club in the world – this is a huge honour for us and we have been lucky to have had players of immense class and character to help us through the long journey. Right now the players we have form a wonderful combination, and in defeat and victory, we keep learning every day from our experiences.

“Barcelona was the club of Cruyff, of Ronaldinho, today it is the club of Messi, tomorrow it will be the club of Neymar who still has room to improve. We have 200 million fans who follow us from every part of the globe, who are connected to our social media. We must think about the future and we are continuing to invest in preparing young players, not only in Spain. We teach football and life, and in life you also learn from defeat. I see Capello and I remember that 4-0 AC Milan inflicted on us in Athens in a Champions League final. That match helped us, perhaps we are what we are today also because we lived through that horrible experience.

“This sport has given us the direction to move forward with a great amount of conviction that we can encourage the youth in their educational and sports careers. We give enough priorities in the allround character building process we have developed and keep improving at our academies in Spain and elsewhere.” Uva said: “Club licensing has many plus points, so the difficulties we may encounter are more or less fully neutralised in the long run. The European bodies looking after the sport’s various needs and regulations under the Uefa umbrella need to get all the clubs on a single stage despite the different cultural backgrounds. United we need to be and we need standardisation instead of each club going in different ways to achieve their goals. The focus has to be on proper technique and time proven methods to keep everyone in the ‘one family’ format.”

“The Asian and European outlooks may differ fundamentally sometimes but we can all get together to share our experiences for mutual benefit. The need has come in our global approach to set aside conflict and let Fifa play the motivator’s role,” said Gandini.

“The creation of a common base is the vital ingredient to get on to a higher gear for all of us to survive the tough moments and keep aside our own agenda aside, for the general good of the sport and the fraternity.”

The second day will open with the session for coaches which will be moderated by Michel Salgado, the former star of Real Madrid. Antonio Conte and Marc Wilmots, who will face each other in their opening match of the 2016 European Championships, will seek, together with Fabio Capello, to take apart their working models in order to offer a contribution to coaches from the Arab world. Three coaches with direct experience of leading national teams will be able to debate all the issues, including that of the international calendar and the limited enthusiasm of the professional sector for competitions which do not involve the clubs.

The fourth workshop will probably turn into an interview with the two players who are being celebrated in this edition of Globe Soccer for their respective careers and both of whom deserve to receive their Awards for this reason. Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard, who are now teammates at New York City, will explain their choice to end their football careers in the United States.

moni@khaleejtimes.com

 

Source : Khallej Times