ALMG cria ‘jurisprudência’ na votação do caso Pimentel

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05 de novembro de 2016 às 10:24am

Ao contrário do que prevê a oposição, a Assembleia Legislativa fará votação única, até o dia 23 de novembro, para decidir se o Superior Tribunal de Justiça (STJ) poderá julgar ou não o governador Fernando Pimentel (PT). Ainda que o STJ faça novas solicitações em função de outras denúncias contra o governador, o Legislativo mineiro resolveu criar espécie de “jurisprudência” pela qual sua posição será sempre a mesma da obtida na votação única. Ou seja, daí pra frente, a própria presidência da Assembleia tomará a iniciativa de responder ao tribunal superior com base no resultado dessa votação que levará a plenário.

Contra o rito aprovado, o líder da oposição, Gustavo Correa (DEM), pretende recorrer ao Tribunal de Justiça de Minas. Por ali, a posição deverá seguir duas orientações: o assunto é matéria interna do Legislativo e o foro competente para julgá-lo é o próprio STJ, autor do pedido. Pimentel tem maioria (55 dos 77 votos) na Casa, que nunca votou contra um governador.

Diretorias da Cemig
Ao contrário do que informei aqui, o nome correto do diretor que deixou a Cemig, a partir deste mês, é Evandro Vasconcelos, que saiu por convite irrecusável da empresa chinesa State Grid. Ele ficou durante dois meses na diretoria de Distribuição e Comercialização no lugar de Ricardo Charbel, que foi exonerado da estatal por questões políticas (estava no cargo desde o governo passado).

No lugar deles, ficou, provisoriamente, Luís Fernando Paroli dos Santos, que acumulará com a diretoria de Relações Institucionais e Comunicação. A interinidade de Paroli deverá ser curta porque a distribuição é uma das áreas mais pesadas da empresa, por atender aos 774 municípios (e as reclamações dos prefeitos), cuida da eletrificação rural e tem o maior número de funcionários.

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Massimo Luongo will miss this month’s World Cup Qualifier against Thailand through injury.

Massimo Luongo will miss this month's World Cup Qualifier against Thailand through injury.

Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak and midfielder Massimo Luongo have been ruled out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Thailand on Tuesday 15 November after sustaining foot injuries over the weekend.

Luongo has been replaced by Melbourne City midfielder Luke Brattan while Langerak’s place in the squad has gone to Swansea City shot-stopper Mark Birighitti.

“Mitch and Massimo have foot injuries that have ruled them out of the match against Thailand,” Postecoglou said. “We have called in Luke Brattan and Mark Birighitti and they will join the squad in Bangkok immediately for the week-long training camp and we know they will do the job required.

 

“Both Mitch and Massimo have been managing injuries and we think it is best they stay with their clubs to help with their recovery over the international break.”

Socceroos medical staff are also awaiting results of scans to decide whether Tomi Juric will be fit to make the trip to Thailand after he was replaced early in his match last night with Apo Giannou on standby.

Birighitti returns to the Caltex Socceroos squad for the first time since the June friendlies against England and Greece and will join Valencia’s Mat Ryan and Bournemouth’s Adam Federici as the goalkeepers in Ange Postecoglou’s squad.

 

Brattan was a member of the squad for three matches in 2015 but is yet to make his debut for the Caltex Socceroos.

Jamie Maclaren, Nathan Burns, Mark Milligan and Matthew Spiranovic were the first players to arrive into Bangkok on Sunday with the rest of the squad arriving on Monday and Tuesday ahead of Tuesday week’s World Cup Qualifier.

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Match Details

Thailand v Caltex Socceroos

Tuesday 15 November

Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok

7pm kick off (11pm AEDT)

The match will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and the Nine Network.

Caltex Socceroos squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier v Thailand

 Name

Club, Country

A International Caps (Goals)

Mark BIRIGHITTI Swansea City FC, ENGLAND

1 (0)

Luke BRATTAN Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

Nathan BURNS F.C. Tokyo, JAPAN

23 (3)

Milos DEGENEK TSV 1860 Munchen, GERMANY

4 (0)

Adam FEDERICI A.F.C. Bournemouth, ENGLAND

16 (0)

Alex GERSBACH Rosenborg BK, NORWAY

2 (0)

Craig GOODWIN Sparta Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

3 (0)

Jackson IRVINE Burton Albion FC, ENGLAND

6 (0)

Mile JEDINAK Aston Villa F.C, ENGLAND

67 (13)

James JEGGO SK Sturm Graz, AUSTRIA

Tomi JURIC FC Luzern, SWITZERLAND

20 (4)

Robbie KRUSE Bayer 04 Leverkusen, GERMANY

47 (4)

Mathew LECKIE FC Ingolstadt 04, GERMANY

36 (3)

Jamie MACLAREN Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA

1 (0)

Mark MILLIGAN Baniyas F.C., UAE

52 (5)

Aaron MOOY Huddersfield Town AFC, ENGLAND

20 (5)

Josh RISDON Perth Glory, AUSTRALIA

3 (0)

Tommy ROGIC Celtic FC, SCOTLAND

22 (5)

Mathew RYAN Valencia CF, SPAIN

29 (0)

Trent SAINSBURY Jiangsu Suning F.C., CHINA

20 (3)

Brad SMITH A.F.C. Bournemouth, ENGLAND

13 (0)

Matthew SPIRANOVIC Hangzhou Greentown F.C., CHINA

33 (0)

Bailey WRIGHT Preston North End FC, ENGLAND

12 (1)

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‘Remembrance Round’ to support Poppy Appeal

Round  6 of the Hyundai A-League will be 'Remembrance Round' to support Poppy Appeal.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Staff writer

Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season will be devoted to remembering and acknowledging the noble sacrifices made by service men and women past and present during times of war, in a joint initiative between Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

‘Remembrance Round’ will be observed at all five Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 6 fixtures as well as two Westfield W-League 2016/17 Round 2 matches which are being played as double headers in Canberra and Sydney.

All five venues hosting matches for Remembrance Round will hold a full ADF military order of service, donation collection points for the Poppy Appeal, while the Poppy Appeal Logo will appear on the front of the clubs’ playing shirts.

The Poppy Appeal raises funds for current and former serving members of the Australian and Allied defence forces and their dependents when in need.

The ‘Remembrance Round’ initiative will aim to help promote the observance of Remembrance Day nationally, raise funds for the RSL and provide benefits to ADF personnel and utilise the Hyundai A-League as a vehicle to effect meaningful social change by bringing a focus on to the significance of Remembrance Day.

“The RSL encourages all Australians to purchase a poppy and ‘Remember in November’, and all of the clubs will be doing the same across the Remembrance Round,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.

“The freedom and lifestyle we all have and get to enjoy in Australia is owed a lot to the sacrifices people made and continue to make to serve and protect our country, and through having a Remembrance Round it brings this recognition and appreciation to the fore.”

“We encourage everyone to support the Poppy Appeal and take time to reflect and pay their respects when attending matches during Remembrance Round,” concluded Gallop.

Remembrance Round (10-13 November 2016)

FIXTURES

Thursday 10 November – Melbourne City FC v Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park (Hyundai A-League)

Friday 11 November – Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar FC at Coopers Stadium (Hyundai A-League)

Saturday 12 November – Canberra United v Melbourne City FC at GIO Stadium (Westfield W-League)

Saturday 12 November – Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix at GIO Stadium (Hyundai A-League)

Saturday 12 November – Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC at Etihad Stadium (Hyundai A-League)

Sunday 13 November – Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC at Allianz Stadium (Westfield W-League)

Sunday 13 November – Sydney FC v Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium (Hyundai A-League)

 

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Injury worry for Caltex Socceroos striker Tomi Juric

Tomi Juric suffered a knee injury in Switzerland overnight.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Michael Huguenin
Tomi Juric is in doubt for Caltex Socceroos duty after he limped off early in FC Luzern’s draw with Young Boys, while Mitch Langerak is in top form in Germany.

Juric lasted just seven minutes in the Swiss Super League on Sunday before being forced off with suspected knee ligament damage.

The Australian striker will have a scan on Monday.

Luzern went on to register a 2-2 draw with Young Boys.

The Caltex Socceroos face Thailand in their next World Cup qualifier on November 15 in Bangkok.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Langerak’s Stuttgart made it three straight wins as they chase promotion with the Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper playing 90 minutes in a 3-1 triumph over Arminia Bielefeld.

Stuttgart are just a point behind leaders Eintracht Braunschweig in the standings, with Ben Halloran’s Heidenheim another three points back in third.

Elsewhere in Europe, Scott Jamieson was a 68th-minute substitute as IFK Gothenburg lost 3-1 at Norrkoping in the Allsvenskan.

Andy Rose continued his strong comeback from injury with a full shift in Coventry City’s 1-1 draw at Morecambe in the FA Cup.

Meanwhile in South Korea, Tomislav Mrcela finished the K League season with a draw as Jeonnam Dragons were held 1-1 by visiting Ulsan.

 

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Hyundai A-League: talking points R.5

Paul Okon celebrates his first win as Mariners boss with fullback Storm Roux.

With another hotly contested Big Blue, a cracker in the West and wins for Phoenix and Mariners there was plenty to ponder after Round 5 in the Hyundai A-League.

Arnie has Musky’s measure?

Sydney FC boss Graham Arnold has done it all in the Hyundai A-League but – until Saturday night – had never got the better of Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat in seven previous attempts.

And for more than an hour it looked like that would remain the case until Arnie threw on David Carney, who proceeded to turn the game on its head with a brilliant brace.

 

It’s another big scalp chalked off for Arnold and his all-conquering side.

Who can stop Sydney FC, who have now won five from five and moved five points clear at the top after just five rounds?

Next, Sydney FC meet Perth Glory on Sunday at Allianz.

And speaking of the Glory boys…

Glory days back in Perth?

Perth Glory have a proud 20-year history.

They started life as an NSL club. And back then, the purple shirts became the biggest club in the league, frequently drawing crowds of up to 15,000 for regular season games with games becoming more than just a game, but an event in Perth.

And how about this for a stat.

Is Paul Okon the half-time talk King? OK, the Mariners haven’t set league alight, just yet. But their new boss Paul Okon surely has the half-time Midas touch. Down three goals to nil in Perth, he inspired them to a thrilling 3-3 draw in Round 1. And this weekend, 1-0 down to the reigning champions at the break, Okon was at his best again, as the Mariners stormed home, coming back to win it 2-1. Great work, Paulo Jnr!

Brown and Hingert the best full back duo in the league? They’ve been in the Hyundai A-League for a couple of years now but Brisbane Roar’s fullbacks Jack Hingert and Corey Brown have come of age at the start of the 2016/17 Season. Their stunning performances to nullify the threat of Bruce Kamau and Fernando Brandan on Friday night showed just how much the pair has matured under John Aloisi. Not only did they handle their defensive duties with aplomb, but they showed tremendous endurance to get forward at will for the entire 90 minutes.

And while we’re on Roar, their defensive plan against City was breathtakingly effective, showing perfectly to the rest of the league how to stop Bruno, Timmy and Co. Have Phoenix found the right formula? Ok, it was only one win but there was a lot to like about Wellington’s performance in getting off the mark for the season by beating Newcastle Jets on Saturday. Coach Ernie Merrick left Roly Bonevacia on the bench and bolstered the midfield with former Sunderland player Alex Rodriguez, while Gui Finkler played more in his preferred ‘10’ role.

Finkler and Kosta Barbarouses had their best games in Phoenix colours while Roy Krishna showed his quality with a first-half brace. It’s a base for Wellington to build on now but can they keep it going without their All Whites against the Mariners in Canberra next weekend? Great round for ex Victory strikers Not a great weekend for the Big V in Sydney, and to add salt into the Big Blue wounds, a few of their former strikers stood out for rival clubs.

Kosta Barbarouses was pivotal in Phoenix’s first win on Saturday in Wellington and with Gui Finkler it was a good day for the former Victory duo. Then 24 hours later Connor Pain was the hero in Adelaide icing a fabulous performance with a stunning winner for the Mariners.

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Matt Spiranovic is expecting a difficult clash when the Socceroos tackle Thailand later this month

Matt Spiranovic is expecting a difficult clash when the Socceroos tackle Thailand later this month.

Caltex Socceroo defender Matt Spiranovic is anticipating a difficult opponent when Thailand host Australia in a World Cup qualifier in Bangkok next week.

Despite Thailand currently sitting at the bottom of Group B and winless from four matches, Spiranovic feels a number of factors will contribute to make it a difficult night for the Australians.

“Here at home I’m sure they’ll unite,” Spiranovic told FFA TV.

“Especially after what they’ve been through in the last month, they’ll be a very difficult opposition.

“And they’ll be hurting. It’s been a very slow start for them. They’ll be looking to get their first points.

“So they’ll be very motivated.”

The Caltex Socceroos head into the clash with Thailand unbeaten after four games and eight points in the group.

On the night Thailand host the Caltex Socceroos, Japan host Saudi Arabia in Saitama in a group blockbuster.

The Saudis are currently top of Group B with ten points, followed by Australia on eight in second spot and the Japanese on seven points in third.

The Aussies must win to keep the pressure on their group rivals.

And Spiranovic, 28, knows all about Thailand having played against them in two tight matches in the previous World Cup qualifying cycle on the Road to Rio.

“Both very narrow wins. With the games going down to the wire with goals in the last minute,” Spiranovic recalled.

“They’re a team that need to be fully respected.”

The Thais shocked Australia at Brisbane’s Suncorp on September 2, 2011, taking an early lead courtesy of the lively Teerasil Dangda who slotted past Mark Schwarzer on 15 minutes.

But Josh Kennedy restored parity in the second half before current Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque sealed the points four minutes from time.

And in the return leg in Bangkok a couple of months later, it took a Brett Holman goal 17 minutes from time to see off Winfried Schafer’s Thais 1-0 at the Rajamangala, the same venue for next Tuesday night’s clash.

The Caltex Socceroos have started arriving in Bangkok ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier on Tuesday 15 November.

J-League based Nathan Burns and Spiranovic were amongst the first to arrive in Bangkok after their respective domestic competitions ended last weekend.

Spiranovic’s Chinese Super League club Hangzhou Greentown were relegated from the top tier of Chinese football this season.

“Obviously a very difficult season to be honest and disappointing that we’ve been relegated to the second division,” said the former Western Sydney Wanderers defender.

“But for myself personally it was great to play a lot of games and to be fit and healthy. But now we must regroup and get straight back up next season.”

 

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Nathan Burns says a strong start is vital when they tackle Thailand later this month

Nathan Burns says a strong start is vital when they tackle Thailand later this month.

Caltex Socceroo striker Nathan Burns is ecstatic to be back in the national team and he’s hoping the Australians can dominate their World Cup qualifier with Thailand from the kick off.

After the frustration of missing last month’s two games against Saudi Arabia and Japan, Burns has returned to the fold fresh from his latest J-League season with FC Tokyo.

And now he’s pushing for a spot in the clash with Thailand on November 15 in Bangkok.

 

“It was obviously disappointing,” the J-League forward told FFA TV when quizzed about missing out on Socceroo selection last month.

“Maybe my form in club football was the reason I didn’t get picked. I was battling to get into the squad [at FC Tokyo].

 

“And so that was the expectation that Ange has for the players to be playing week in week out.

“But in saying that it was for about the last 18 months I was in every [Caltex Socceroos] squad, and featured in the majority of the matches.

“So it’s just an eye opener to get back on the pitch and work hard and get your position back.”

The Caltex Socceroos have started arriving in the Thai capital ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with Thailand on Tuesday 15 November.

Burns and Chinese-based defender Matthew Spiranovic were amongst the first to arrive in Bangkok after their respective domestic competitions ended last weekend.

The FC Tokyo man was relishing the opportunity to train with his Aussie team mates for a full week as opposed to the usual schedule of arrive, recover and play the players usually have to contend with when playing international matches.

 

The Caltex Socceroos head into the clash at the Rajamangala Stadium unbeaten after four games with eight points in their group.

The aim from the Thai clash is to have 11 points from the first five games in what is the final national team game of 2016.

If Australia wins next week, it should solidify their position in Group B heading into the final five qualifiers in 2017. They could even end up on top of the group.

“We’re in a good position,” noted Burns, 28, who has Cup commitments over the coming month in Japan before he ends his season.

“And our football is improving, which is what Ange wants. And the depending on the other match in the group, we could be top of the group, which is where we want to be.”

On the night Thailand host the Caltex Socceroos, Japan welcome Saudi Arabia in Saitama in what is now a group blockbuster.

 

The Saudis are currently top of Group B with ten points, followed by Australia on eight in second spot and the third-placed Japanese on seven points.

“We need to get off to a good start [against Thailand] and then get on top of them and control the tempo because in these conditions you don’t know what the weather will be like.

“So an early goal will settle things,” added Burns.

 

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