Esta será a última semana de Michelle Loreto no Bem Estar

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Com a licença-maternidade chegando ao fim, Mariana Ferrão voltará a fazer dupla com Fernando Rocha no “Bem Estar”, a partir do dia 12.

Até lá, segue a Michelle Loreto.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Autor de “Liberdade, Liberdade” fará minissérie sobre período nazista

Aracy Moebius de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa em seu apartamento em Copacabana, em 1992. Ela foi a segunda mulher do escritor Guimarães Rosa

Aracy Moebius de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa em seu apartamento em Copacabana, em 1992. Ela foi a segunda mulher do escritor Guimarães Rosa

Mário Teixeira, o mesmo autor de “Liberdade, Liberdade”, já tem um novo compromisso bem encaminhado na Globo. Agora, como próximo desafio, escrever uma minissérie baseada na vida de Aracy Moebius de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa (1908-2011), com título provisório de “Aracy, o Anjo de Hamburgo”.

Nos anos 1930, Aracy era funcionária do consulado brasileiro em Hamburgo, Alemanha, onde chefiava a seção de passaportes. Correndo riscos e por iniciativa própria, ela salvou a vida de dezenas de judeus, que graças à sua intervenção conseguiram emigrar para o Brasil, fugindo da perseguição nazista.

Relatos revelam que Aracy fez isso contrariando circulares secretas do Itamaraty, no Governo Getúlio Vargas. Os consulados na Alemanha eram instruídos a não conceder vistos de entrada para judeus.

Ela chegou a usar clandestinamente veículo do serviço consular para transportar judeus, e os escondia em sua casa. No trajeto, acompanhava os refugiados até o navio e, fazendo uso de sua imunidade diplomática, levava suas joias e dinheiro na própria bolsa, para evitar que fossem confiscados pela polícia nazista.

É o gesto heroico desta brasileira em meio ao nazismo que Mario Teixeira vai contar. Jayme Monjardim é o diretor escolhido pela Globo para esta minissérie.

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Apesar de fortes rumores, Band nega venda de Rede 21 e Terra Viva

Marcelo Meira, vice-presidente executivo do Grupo Bandeirantes

Marcelo Meira, vice-presidente executivo do Grupo Bandeirantes

Nos últimos dias, voltou a circular a velha ladainha de venda da Rede 21, do Grupo Bandeirantes. Desta vez, ao contrário das anteriores, um papo acrescido de valores e que o preço para a interessada Igreja Universal fora fixado em R$ 1 bi.

Consultado, Marcelo Meira, vice da Band, informou que desconhece totalmente o assunto.

Também nesta última semana, setores do mercado comentaram a possibilidade do Grupo Band estar negociando o canal Terra Viva

A resposta de Meira foi a mesma. Nada a ver. Aliás, vale acrescentar que este canal sempre foi a menina dos olhos do dono Johnny Saad.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Anitta lidera audiência, e Multishow corre para renovar contrato

Anitta faz sucesso com programa no Multishow

Anitta faz sucesso com programa no Multishow

O Multishow comemora os resultados do “Música Boa Ao Vivo”, apresentado pela cantora Anitta. Na última terça, só como exemplo, o programa foi líder de audiência entre as emissoras pagas durante o seu horário de exibição, das 20h30 às 22h30.

Mais de 1,8 milhão de pessoas passaram pelo Multishow enquanto era exibido o “Música Boa”. O episódio com MC Guimê e Gusttavo Lima foi a segunda melhor audiência da temporada, de acordo com o Kantar Ibope.

Até em função dessa boa resposta de audiência, Anitta já aparece entre as prioridades da emissora para a programação 2017.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Tony Abbott left grinning as Malcolm Turnbull flounders

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SEPTEMBER 4 2016 – 12:15AM
Adam Gartrell
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Tony Abbott’s grin said it all. When the former prime minister left Parliament House after Thursday’s embarrassing lower house debaclehe looked perilously close to schadenfreude overdose.

Abbott’s government was an incompetent mess from top to bottom; a circus that lurched from one self-inflicted crisis to another until it finally tore itself apart. But at least it never lost a vote in the house.

Abbott will never get the vindication he truly wants – he’ll never reclaim the top job – but he’s already getting the next best thing: a front row seat to watch as the man who vanquished him falls apart.

Malcolm Turnbull had one job last week: to prove to Australians that his “solid working majority” was real.

He stuffed it up big time.

And in typical Turnbull style he blamed everyone but himself.

Bill Shorten reneged on his promise to be a constructive opposition leader in favour of “schoolboy tricks”; frontbenchers Peter Dutton, Christian Porter and Michael Keenan were guilty of “complacency” for leaving Parliament early; the government whips clearly didn’t crack the whip hard enough; the media was making a mountain out of a meaningless, procedural molehill.

It was all very reminiscent of his graceless election night speech. Shorten was a big liar; Labor sent out tricky text messages; the Australian people were too dumb to see through the Mediscare campaign.

Tony Abbott was on the verge of schadenfreude overdose after question time.
Tony Abbott was on the verge of schadenfreude overdose after question time. Photo: Andrew Meares

The result had nothing to do with his dull and lacklustre campaign. Or his uninspiring and threadbare agenda. Or the previous nine months of backflips, thought bubbles, scandals and sellouts. It wasn’t until days later he finally shouldered some of the responsibility for the disaster.

But make no mistake, here too the buck stops with Turnbull. He’s at the top of a government that was careless and sloppy.

Malcolm Turnbull has one job to prove last week. He stuffed it up big time.
Malcolm Turnbull has one job to prove last week. He stuffed it up big time.  Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Whenever Gillard’s Parliament descended into farce – and it certainly did from time to time – Abbott didn’t blame whips or frontbenchers or backbenchers or anyone else. It was all Gillard’s fault, all the time.

The PM’s authority – already at its lowest ebb after July’s humiliating result – has taken another knock. Labor’s line – “If you can’t run the Parliament you can’t run the country” – is both accurate and effective.

Bill Shorten is now following Abbott's playbook.
Bill Shorten is now following Abbott’s playbook.  Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

And Turnbull can’t blame Abbott for this stuff-up, as Gillard could so often blame Kevin Rudd.

Except in that Shorten is now following Abbott’s playbook. From Abbott, Labor learnt all it needs to know about how to destabilise a weak government and prime minister. Abbott helped Labor sharpen and hone its parliamentary tactics. Labor is good at this stuff because up against Abbott, it had to be.

The PM can't blame Tony Abbott for this stuff-up.
The PM can’t blame Tony Abbott for this stuff-up.  Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Turnbull called last week’s debacle a “wake-up call”. But what sort of government needs a wake-up call three days into a new Parliament after coming within a whisker of losing power? If July 2 didn’t wake them up, nothing will.

No, the Australian people don’t care about Parliamentary procedure. But they know chaos when they see it.

They’ve seen a lot of it, after all.

And so now the tone is set. Turnbull and his team wanted the first week to be all about economic management and budget repair, with a side serving of union-bashing. They introduced 26 bills in a bid to reassure Australians that they have a plan and they’re executing on it.

(Just what they plan to do once these 26 bills are passed – or perhaps more likely stalled in the Senate – remains something of a mystery. Like I said: uninspiring and threadbare agenda.)

Instead, the first week raised serious questions about Turnbull’s competence and his government’s longevity.

So what now?

Turnbull has to work twice as hard to convince us he knows what he’s doing. If he gets stuck in the same cycle of endless stuff-ups that ensnared both Gillard and Abbott, he’s finished.

One way or another, leaders who lose authority lose their jobs. If his party doesn’t tear him down, the voters will.

In the short-term Turnbull has a couple of things going his way that could help him regroup.

First, Parliament’s barely sitting; it will convene for just four of the next 35 days. So not much opportunity for more stuff-ups.

Second, it’s summit season. For the next couple of months Turnbull will spend a great deal of time outside of the domestic fray, looking important and prime ministerial on the world stage.

The benefits of such trips often prove ephemeral – just ask Julia Gillard – but they can be a useful circuit-breaker when things are going awry.

Of course his number one asset – apart perhaps from that $50 million harbourside mansion – remains that he has no obvious internal challenger, unless Kevin Andrews finally decides to have his tilt.

But that won’t necessarily last.

Nature abhors a vacuum and politics abhors a power vacuum. If Turnbull can’t start providing leadership someone else will.

Source : The Canberra Times

Tourism industry fear backpacker numbers will dry up

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Tourism operators worry that the tax changes will deter backpackers.Tourism operators worry that the tax changes will deter backpackers.

MORE than eight in 10 Tasmanian tourism operators believe a backpacker tax will reduce visitor numbers to their regions, new figures show.

A survey, conducted last week by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, has found that 83 per cent of operators expect the backpacker tax to negatively effect the number of tourists to their region and more than 60 per cent expect the tax to have a negative affect on their own business.

The findings from a survey of 10 per cent of the state’s tourism operators, comes as representatives from the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources arrive in Hobart today for face-to-face consultations with representatives from the horticulture, tourism and agricultural sector.

Under proposed Federal Government rules, foreigners on working holidays will no longer have access to a tax-free threshold of almost $20,000 and will be forced to pay at least 32.5 per cent tax on income from the first dollar earned.

TICT chief executive Luke Martin told the Mercury that backpackers contributed to Tasmania’s visitor economy “not only as customers but as employees”.

“Regional areas of Tasmania including the West and East Coasts are particularly dependent on the short-term labour provided by working holiday visa holders,” he said.

His sentiments were echoed by Primary Industries Minster Jeremy Rockliff, who said the horticulture and agriculture sectors could also be affected.

“Tasmanian perennial horticultural enterprises such as cherries and berry fruits are in an expansion phase,” Mr Rockliff said.

“As an example, one industry grower alone exports to 20 countries and employs a permanent workforce of 20 staff.

“This workforce swells to 600 from December to February during the peak harvest time for cherries. That’s why we have expressed our concerns to the Federal Government not to risk the competit-iveness of Tasmania’s vital horticulture, agriculture and tourism sectors.”

Huon Valley apple and pear grower Mark Duggan said backpackers were “vital” for producers and for the state’s tourism sector.

“From hostels through to caravan parks and just in general … the money value that they bring to the Huon Valley is just incredible,” he said.

Mr Duggan said he was “very, very concerned” about the impact a backpacker tax would have.

“At this stage there are a lot of farmers not sure whether to put a crop in the ground or not because they might not get the backpackers to harvest the crop,” he said.

Mr Martin said negative publicity about the backpacker tax had already had an impact on visitor numbers.

“The latest International Visitor Survey released this week revealed backpacker arrivals in Australia fell by 7 per cent in the past 12 months, in striking contrast to overall visitor arrivals to Australia increasing by more than 10 per cent,” Mr Martin said.

Source : The Mercury

Victorian Sports Minister John Eren suffers heart attack

SEPTEMBER 4 2016 – 7:10PM 

Richard Willingham

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Victoria’s sport minister John Eren has suffered a heart attack.

Mr Eren, who is the member for the Geelong-based seat of Lara, was taken to Geelong University hospital on Sunday with discomfort.

Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren has suffered a heart attack.
Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren has suffered a heart attack.  Photo: Damian White

The heart attack happened in hospital.

Premier Daniel Andrews said his “thoughts and prayers” were with “our dear friend and colleague, John Eren”.

“I offer every support and our best wishes to John, his wife Geraldine and their children during this time,” Mr Andrews said.

Australian Socceroos Coach Ange Postecoglou and Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren are seen as they leave the stadium.

Australian Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou and John Eren in 2015. Photo: Getty Images

Mr Eren, who is also Minister for Veterans, Tourism and Major Events, underwent surgery to insert a stent.

He is in a stable condition and the Premier said he was expected to make a full recovery.

“John’s family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital Geelong for their professionalism and care, and asks for privacy as he recovers,” Mr Andrews said.

Mr Eren will take leave to recover.

No acting minister has been announced yet.

The 52-year old Turkish-born MP was first elected to State Parliament in 2002.

 

Source : The Age