SporTV define elenco que viajará para a cobertura da #Euro2016 na França . #UEFAEuro2016

 

Eurocopa

O SporTV vai com três equipes completas para a Eurocopa, na França, entre junho e julho.

Os narradores serão Milton Leite, Júlio Oliveira e Jader Rocha; os comentaristas: Lédio Carmona, Paulo César Vasconcellos e Belletti, e os repórteres Karin Duarte, Thiago Crespo e Pedro Motta.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Rede Globo deixa compactos do Carnaval para Monica Iozzi e Otaviano Costa

Monica e Otaviano terão a missão de fazer os compactos do Carnaval

Na Globo já está em estudos a possibilidade de Otaviano Costa e Monica Iozzi entrarem, ao vivo, com o “Vídeo Show” na segunda e terça-feira de Carnaval.

E não é só. A ideia é que eles também apresentem os compactos dos desfiles de domingo e segunda, tarefa que sempre foi destinada ao jornalismo.

A participação de Otaviano e Monica serviria para dar um outro embalo à exibição dos compactos, quebrar a sua monotonia.

Claro que, antes de tudo, haverá a necessidade de uma boa conversa entre os dois departamentos (Entretenimento e Jornalismo) para evitar qualquer possibilidade de mal-estar.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de  José Carlos Nery

Eleonora Paschoal deixa o jornalismo da Bandeirantes

Eleonora Paschoal em reportagem da Band

Eleonora Paschoal em reportagem da Band

O jornalismo da Bandeirantes está em vias de perder os serviços profissionais da Eleonora Paschoal.

Excelente repórter, com passagens também por Globo e SBT, ela resolveu morar fora do Brasil e está a caminho da Flórida.

Enquanto a Eleonora sai, Juliano Dip, ex-“CQC”, entra. O repórter é o mais novo integrante da equipe de jornalismo da Bandeirantes. A sua estreia acontecerá já nesta quarta-feira no “Jornal da Band” .

Em contato com a coluna, Eleonora confirmou sua saída da Band. Contou que sexta-feira foi seu último dia na emissora, após mais de 10 anos na casa.

Mas foi um desligamento tão positivo, que já motivou um  pedido especial da direção da Bandeirantes para que ela possa enviar, sempre que possível, trabalhos diretamente daquele país, como se fosse uma correspondente freelancer.

Informa também que continuará vindo ao Brasil para dar sequência nos seus trabalhos de palestras e treinamento de porta-voz. Ela viaja no fim do mês.

Durante a permanência nos EUA, ela também vai aproveitar para estudar inglês e tecnologia da comunicação.
Sua base será Orlando, na Flórida.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Claims Tony Abbott plans to return as prime minister are ‘fanciful’

January 20, 2016 – 7:21AM

James Massola

Political correspondent

Tony Abbott is not plotting a return to the prime ministership and suggestions to the contrary are “fanciful”, according to his spokesman.

Mr Abbott has not yet announced whether he will stand again for his seat of Warringah, though there is growing expectation in Liberal ranks that he will run again.

Tony Abbott has yet to announce whether he will recontest his seat in this year's election.

Tony Abbott has yet to announce whether he will recontest his seat in this year’s election. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

The Daily Telegraph claimed on Wednesday the former prime minister turned humble backbencher was being urged by his former chief of staff, Peta Credlin, to stand again for Parliament in the hope of returning to the Lodge one day.

It further claimed that Mr Abbott had been told by former prime minister John Howard and cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos to pull his head in and stop criticising the Turnbull government.

But Mr Abbott’s spokesman said of the claims that “the whole thing is fanciful”.

Newspaper reports claimed Mr Abbott's former chief of staff Peta Credlin was urging him to stand in the hope of one day becoming prime minister again.

Newspaper reports claimed Mr Abbott’s former chief of staff Peta Credlin was urging him to stand in the hope of one day becoming prime minister again. Photo: Andrew Meares

Despite that denial – and much like former prime minister Kevin Rudd, who spent year agitating from the backbench before finally tearing down Julia Gillard – Mr Abbott does have a core group of conservative supporters and allies in the Liberal party room.

And similarly, there are MPs who believe that the times will once again come to suit Mr Abbott, as they did his political hero Winston Churchill, who spent years in the wilderness.

Mr Abbott’s supporters include former defence minister Kevin Andrews, former industrial relations minister Eric Abetz and a group of MPs who meet for regular lunches in the so-called “monkeypod” room.

Preselection opened for 22 Liberal-held seats across NSW on Tuesday, with a host of other MPs including Bronwyn Bishop, Philip Ruddock, Craig Kelly, Angus Taylor, Bill Heffernan and Concetta Fierravanti-Wells under varying degrees of pressure to retain their seats – despite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull throwing his support behind incumbents.

Mrs Bishop has made clear she intends to contest the next election, and is expected to face a preselection challenge, while Mr Ruddock and Senator Heffernan are yet to make clear whether they intended to go around again.

Source : WA Today

Fireworks show in Hobart harbour tonight to welcome Azamara Quest

January 19, 2016 8:38pm

Source : The Mercury

Which community benefits from AFL poker machine venues?

January 20, 2016 – 10:16AM

Jason Dowling

Senior Reporter for The Age

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Hobsons Bay Council upset at money sent to Carlton HQ from local poker machine losses

Hobsons Bay Council upset at money sent to Carlton HQ from local poker machine losses Photo: Darrian Traynor

AFL clubs with poker machines are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked as a “community benefit” on their own facilities and venues and one local council is not happy.

The latest community benefit spending statements show Carlton’s Club Laverton claimed $366,193 in costs linked to its home base Ikon Park about 15 kilometres away in Carlton at Princes Park.

The claim included $10,484 on a spa/pool and $3778 as waste removal.

Community benefit from AFL club poker machine venues under scrutiny

Community benefit from AFL club poker machine venues under scrutiny Photo: Virginia Star

The Vic Inn, Carlton’s venue in Williamstown, claimed $218,261 in community benefit expenditure and $166,540 was for Ikon Park operating costs.

Hobsons Bay Mayor Peter Hemphill said “someone’s winning here and it’s definitely not our Hobsons Bay community”.

He said there “are huge profits being made by pokie operators in Hobsons Bay, but that translates to almost zero benefit for the local community”.

“Almost nothing was spent on gambling education or awareness programs in Hobsons Bay, or local community and sporting clubs – initiatives that would be of actual benefit to this community rather than upgrades to an AFL training facility in Carlton,” he said.

“We know many local sports clubs here who would love to receive some funding support from these venues.”

Clubs operating poker machines pay a reduced rate of tax compared to hotels as long as they show 8.33 per cent of the venue’s poker machine revenue was spent on approved community benefits.

Approved benefits can include housing assistance for the disadvantaged, relief of poverty, educational purposes and services for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling and drug and alcohol addictions.

Club Laverton and The Vic Inn claimed no expenditure under these categories.

Other AFL clubs are claiming operating costs of poker machine venues – which is allowed under the current rules – as a community benefit.

Collingwood Football Club’s venue in Caroline Springs, The Club, claimed $767,357 in operating costs as a community benefit and the Hawthorn Football Club’s Vegas at Waverley Gardens claimed $751,345 in operating costs  as a community benefit.

Monash University public health professor Charles Livingstone said community benefit contributions should be for the local community.

He said the gambling regulator often approved poker machine venues because on balance, community contributions made by the club will counterbalance the harm done by problem gambling.

He questioned how this could occur if the community benefits were leaving the local area.

“If people could see genuine benefits coming to their community from this, they might be less upset when their community has its guts ripped out by the increases in problem gambling and by businesses failing because they can’t compete with subsidised food and drink,” he said.

He said venue operating costs should not be counted as a community benefit and said the minister for gaming could ban this with the stroke of a pen.

A spokeswoman for the Carlton Football Club said the club “runs two community programs within the City of Hobsons Bay, including a partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, as well as a partnership with the Victoria Police on their ‘Vision’ program, both focused on supporting young people in the area”.

“Participants of both programs are hosted at our facility at Ikon Park”, she said.

“While these two programs are an integral part of our community engagement within this area, the club continues to facilitate a number of key community programs across the state. We look forward to further developing all our community programs in 2016.”

Collingwood Football Club said the The Club venue in Caroline Springs donated $159,450 to sporting clubs, clubs and charities in the local area including the Caroline Springs Football Club, Caroline Springs Cricket Club, Albion Football Club, The Heartwell Children’s Foundation and programs through the Melton Shire.

The club said the $736,357 in operating costs was “to provide a facility that benefits the local community and generates employment”.

The state government is reviewing Victoria’s poker machine industry and a spokeswoman said the review would include the requirements for community benefit claims.

Submissions to the poker machine review close on February 26.

Source : The Age

Canberra international flights: Singapore Airlines launches Capital Express route

January 20, 2016 – 11:57AM

Tom McIlroy

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY REPORTER AT THE CANBERRA TIMES

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Singapore Airlines is announcing on Wednesday international flights to and from Canberra.

Singapore Airlines is announcing on Wednesday international flights to and from Canberra. Photo: Karleen Minney

Canberrans will be able to fly directly to Singapore and Wellington from September, following an announcement on Wednesday by Singapore Airlines.

The announcement will make the airline the first carrier to fly directly to Canberra from overseas since previous attempts to establish international routes were abandoned.

An economy ticket between Canberra and Singapore will cost from $650 and between Canberra and Wellington will cost from $469. Business class fares will start from $3166 and $1450 respectively.

As reported by Fairfax Media last week, Singapore chief executive Goh Choon Phong made the announcement with Canberra Airport boss Stephen Byron and Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Wednesday.

The first flight will land in September, subject to regulatory approval, but tickets will go on sale from next week. The service will be known as the Capital Express route and will fly Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

The Canberra-Singapore leg will have the flight number SQ292 and the Wellington leg will be SQ291.

Canberra will effectively be a stop between Singapore and Wellington.

Flights from Singapore will arrive on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8.35am and the depart for Wellington at 9.50am. In the other direction, flights from Wellington will arrive on the same days, arriving at 10.05pm and departing for Singapore at 11.30pm.

The airline is taking advantage of Canberra not having a curfew for flights. The red-eye flights in both directions will also make them convenient for business and government travellers.

The Boeing 777s will include 38 semi-flat business class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 228 economy class seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.

Singapore Airlines is understood to have examined the prospect of flying to Canberra for the last three years, but it found the business case did not stack up without the addition of the Wellington sector. It chose to use a 777-200 rather than an A330 because the former offers more business class and fewer economy class seats on a route expected to attract a proportionally large amount of premium traffic.

Depending on the success of the route, Singapore Airlines could boost the frequency, either seasonally or permanently at a later date.

Singapore Airlines’s departure and arrival lounge will cost $25 million, paid for by Canberra Airport. It is part of a $32 million investment by the airport, which said it would offer more if other airlines followed and offered international flights, too.

The airport says it has a customs and arrivals area that is currently empty, and will spend the next six months setting them up at gate six, next to the Virgin lounge. Virgin and Singapore will be offering codeshare flights.

Virgin boss John Borghetti was in Canberra for the formal announcement and his airline hopes to bolster its position in the lucrative business and government travellers market through the codesharing agreement.

Virgin and Qantas compete vigorously in the Canberra market, with international travel to and from the nation’s capital until now typically routed through Sydney and Melbourne. Virgin has been looking to pick up a bigger share of corporate and government travel as part of its move upmarket.

Mr Phong said the service reflected the close ties between the three countries.

“We are excited about the prospects for our new ‘Capital Express’ route, which we are confident will appeal to leisure, government and corporate travellers,” he said.

“We are especially pleased to be bringing more convenient travel options to customers with Canberra’s first regularly scheduled international flights.”

Canberra Airport chairman Terry Snow said the announcement justified the airport’s long-term vision.

“From day one, my family set about creating a world-class gateway for the national capital,” he said.

Direct international flights have been a long-held ambition for the ACT government and will boost the local tourism sector and Canberra Airport business, which warned last month falling arrival numbers were bad for the economy.

Until now, carriers have not taken up the chance to benefit from the ACT government’s $1.1 million co-operative airline stimulus fund, designed to pay for international and domestic marketing campaigns to attract leisure passengers to Canberra.

Despite substantial investment in the airport terminal and tourism campaigns in recent years, and Canberra residents being the highest paid in Australia, travellers have typically had to fly via Sydney or Melbourne.

Mr Barr said the flights were a game changer that would connect the Canberra region to the world, boosting the city’s international profile and economy.

“The start of direct international flights will create significant positive economic and social impacts for our city and the region in terms of trade, investment, higher education and tourism. Independent economic modelling shows these new flights will be worth tens of millions of dollars to our economy and create hundreds of jobs,” he said.

Aviation experts say Singapore Airlines plans to begin flying to and from Canberra could lead more carriers to offer international flights, too. They also say Singapore Airlines would be the most “logical” airline to step into the Canberra market.

The government and Canberra Airport have pitched leisure travel airfares as an opportunity for carriers to match expected business class ticket sales associated with the federal government, Canberra region businesses and Parliament.

Research in 2014 showed daily services from Singapore or New Zealand could generate $139 million in annual benefits for the Canberra region and more than 1000 jobs. Economic analysis of Canberra’s tourism catchment had been given to airlines to show off the potential of the 900,000 people who live in the city and towns within two hours drive.

Direct international flights have been the centre of the governments trade delegations to Asian capitals, including Singapore. Mr Barr has previously lobbied other carriers including Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand to consider Canberra.

Aviation industry expert Hans Mitterlechner said last week that if one airline were to break the ice, others might be keen to test the waters in Canberra. Shortlived flights to Fiji have previously departed from Canberra.

“There’s a ‘me-too’ effect in aviation,” Mr Mitterlechner said. “If someone does it and the service is maintained for some time then the assumption would be for the others that this airline makes money. If that’s the case, it’s easy to prove the business case to a second and third airline to do this,” he said.

Last month Mr Byron said falling passenger numbers each year since the airport’s new terminal opened was bad for the ACT economy.

In 2011 annual passenger arrivals totalled 3.17 million, falling to 2.80 million by 2014. In the same period passenger numbers at other Australian airports have grown at about 4 per cent annually.

With the same growth, Canberra would have more than 4 million arrivals for the year 2015.

with Jamie Freed

Source : Canberra Times

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