Julia Konrad já tem novos projetos para o ano de 2017

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Julia Konrad, após “Malhação”, entrou em temporada nacional da peça “Romeu e Julieta”, na qual divide o palco com Felipe Simas.

Paralelo ao teatro, ela inicia em março, em São Paulo, participação no novo longa-metragem da cineasta Monique Gardenberg, “Jamais estive tão segura de mim mesma”. Celeste é a personagem, filha de um cantor brega, vivido por Julio Andrade.

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Besart Berisha leads the Golden Boot race ahead of Bruno Fornaroli and Marco Rojas

Besart Berisha leads the Golden Boot race on 17 goals ahead of Bruno Fornaroli (13 goals) and Marco Rojas (11 goals).

‘Bes’ has opened up a gap on the chasing pack, but could a couple of South Americans and a “Kiwi Messi” peg back the Melbourne Victory star for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season Golden Boot?

In a thrilling race to the finish line over the next six weeks, everyone is trying to catch brilliant Berisha as the season’s top scorer.

While City’s Bruno Fornaroli is the closest challenger, could Sydney FC’s in-form Brazilian marquee Bobo make a late charge?

There are just six games to go and we cast our eye over the leading contenders for the golden boot heading towards round 27.

Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory, 17 goals)

There appears no stopping Berisha right now. Notched his 50th goal in Victory colours last weekend and now needs just two more to get to the magical 100 mark. Could it happen in the Big Blue at Allianz on Friday night?

Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha celebrates a win at Coopers Stadium.

Ironically, it’s the same venue he scored his very first A-League goal at for Brisbane Roar back in round two of the 2011/12 Season. Berisha could miss a match later this month though with an international call-up for Kosovo likely.

Bruno Fornaroli (Melbourne City, 13 goals)

Despite a roller-coaster season for the Uruguayan, he’s still the closest challenger to Berisha.

Bruno Fornaroli slots his penalty into the bottom corner in City's clash with Perth Glory.

With four of City’s last six matches against teams currently sixth or lower, you wouldn’t rule out Fornaroli bagging plenty in the run-in as City aim to cement a top-four spot.

Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory, 11 goals)

In a team with attacking threats all over the par, Rojas has been an astonishing contributor. Not only has he provided 10 assists but his return of 11 goals from the wing has him again being talked about for the Johnny Warren Medal.

Marco Rojas starred as Victory downed City in the Melbourne Derby.

Like Berisha, international duty will see him miss at least one match meaning he’ll need to be prolific in the other games to catch his Victory pal.

Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar, 11 goals)

The hectic ACL schedule could work against the Caltex Socceroo striker. ‘Macca’ has scored consistently during the season and if Roar is to get into the top four, he’ll need to bag plenty over the next few weeks.

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Brisbane only play two sides currently in the top six on the run home which means the 23-year-old could rocket up the standings.

Bobo (Sydney FC, 10 goals)

The Sky Blues’ record-breaking campaign, the Brazilian striker has had his critics for not scoring enough goals. But with three in his last three – including a brace against City last time out – Bobo could be catching fire at just the right time.

Sydney FC striker Bobo celebrates after scoring in his side's 3-1 win over Melbourne City.

His individual battle with Berisha in Friday night’s Big Blue will be a beauty and could determine which shade of blue prevails in the top-of-the-table clash.

Roy O’Donovan (Central Coast Mariners, 10 goals)

His goals have been pivotal already this season and if the Mariners are surge from the chasing pack and make the finals, O’Donovan will need a few more over the next month or so.

Roy O'Donovan celebrates opening the scoring against the Wanderers from the penalty spot.

The Irishman doesn’t need many chances to find the net, with his 10 goals coming from just 23 shots on target, one of the best conversion rates any striker in the competition.

Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix, 10 goals)

In an inconsistent campaign for the Kiwi club, Krishna has delivered constantly.

Roy Krishna

His growing combination with the likes of Smeltz and Barbarouses means there’s likely to be more goals in coming weeks, although he will miss one match on international duty with Fiji.

Adam Taggart (Perth Glory, 10 goals)

The Caltex Socceroo striker has been on fire in recent months. A big reason for Glory’s surge to third spot, his 10 goals have come from just 16 matches.
Glory striker Adam Taggart celebrates scoring his side's second equaliser against Brisbane on Saturday night.

Won the golden boot back in the 2013/14 Season and it would take a special effort to repeat the feat, with Glory still to play the likes of Victory, Sydney FC, Roar and Melbourne City on the run home.

Brendon Santalab (Western Sydney Wanderers, 9 goals)

It would take something special for “Santa” to get to the top of the tree but with the best minutes-to-goals ratio of the leading contenders you just can’t rule him out.

Brendon Santalab and Terry Antonis embrace following the Wanderers win in Saturday night's Sydney Derby.

The Wanderers will need his goals to hold off the chasing pack for sixth spot.

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Source : Football Federation Australia

Archie Thompson tips Besart Berisha’s 100-goals mark in Sydney

Rojas stars as Victory outclass Adelaide

Hyundai A-League great Archie Thompson believes Besart Berisha’s sense of occasion has the Victory marksman primed to reach his magical 100 A-League goals milestone this Friday night in Sydney.

Ironically, Berisha scored his first ever goal in the Hyundai A-League at Sydney FC’s home ground Allianz for former club Brisbane Roar.

Now, six years later, the goal machine is poised to make his A-League century if he can bag a brace (he sits on 98 goals in the Hyundai A-League) in Friday night’s Big Blue for the Big V.


It’s this sense of occasion, sense of the big stage and drama that has Thompson believing Berisha could hit the magical 100 in the Harbour City this Friday night at the home of their bitter rivals.

Add in the fact that Victory desperately need a win to stay in touch with league leaders Sydney FC – who could all but confirm the Premiership trophy by defeating their southern rivals – and you have a night of rare drama ahead in arguably the biggest game of the season so far.


Besart Berisha celebrates opening the scoring against the Mariners at Central Coast Stadium in Round 20.“That’s almost what it seems like for ‘Bes’… he’s almost like the Cahill of domestic football.

“He [Berisha] almost writes his own scripts, or the script is written for him and suddenly, ‘bang’, it happens.

“When we needed a goal in World Cup qualifiers or at World Cups, Timmy scores.

“And this is the same almost as Bes making 100. It almost the script leads to a big game [in which to reach his milestone].

“It’d almost happen like that [to reach 100 in the Big Blue].


Victory star Marco Rojas celebrates with Besart Berisha after scoring the opener in their win over Adelaide United.“It’s Bes, those sorts of players, the theatre seems to follow them,” Thompson told www.a-league.com.au at the launch of the ALDI Mini-Roos, for which he’s an ambassador.

Thompson, a Victory legend and a favourite in the Caltex Socceroos, will be in Sydney this Friday night to see how the drama unfolds.

The former strike partner of Berisah retired on 90 career goals in the A-League last season – though he wishes he had made his own century.

“I wish I had got to 100 – 90 just doesn’t have the same ring!” Thompson said with a smile.

“It’s something that looks better.


A-League and Melbourne Victory legend Archie Thompson has signed to play with PS4 NPL Victorian club Heidelberg United.“And I always said he [Berisha] scored a lot of penalties but I played a game for Murray United on Saturday and I took a penalty and I missed it!

“So I’ve been harping on about how I hadn’t taken penalties in my 90 goals and now I know why!

“But he deserves it. I hope he [Berisha] gets to 100, he will get there in the end.”

Source : Football Federation Australia

Westfield Matildas: Algarve Cup preview

The Westfield Matildas kick off their Algarve Cup campaign on Thursday morning (AEDT) against Sweden.

The Westfield Matildas kick off their Algarve Cup campaign on Thursday morning (AEDT) against Sweden.

It’s been a while but the Matildas are back in action, this time in Portugal at the Algarve Cup 2017 kicking off on Thursday March 2 (AEDT), and you can see Australia’s games live on Fox Sports.

Coach Alen Stajcic sees the tournament as important for a few reasons and is convinced Sweden, China and Holland will be excellent opponents when they meet in Australia’s group.
“The main objectives are firstly to win the tournament,” he told www.footballaustralia.com.au

“The second one would be if we can find another two or three players who can step up to this level and show that they can not only compete at this level but dominate at this level.

“And then if the team can continue to evolve and mature and become more consistent. So there’s probably three main objectives for us going into this tournament.”

“It’s always about results but it’s about balance as well and trying to develop the squad and develop the depth within the squad,” he added.  “We want to give a lot more players experience and caps and seeing how they perform at that level and seeing what we can learn about our team and those individuals and how we can get better moving forward to the major tournaments like the Asian Cup, World Cup and Olympics.

“We’re on the cusp of being a top-six nation at the moment and the top six countries get seeded for a World Cup. For me that blends into the notion that it’s a balancing act of results versus development.” The squad that Stajcic has picked should see new faces enjoy game, with the likes of Alex Chidiac, Ellie Carpenter, Emma Checker and Amy Harrison joining a core of experienced Matildas who’ve played at Olympics and World Cups over the last couple of years.

Westfield Matildas squad announced for Algarve Cup Chidiac in particular is one who’ll excite fans.  “She’s [Chidiac] had a really good backend of the season. Adelaide had a good team but the time she came in they were pretty much one of the best teams in the comp over the last half of the season. That’s what kind of an impact she had on the team. “Just seeing her play 90 minutes week in, week out was a tremendous boost to her.

“She’s a great technician, she knows the game, is extremely competitive and feisty and she’s come into this camp at a really good level. “She’s pushing for a starting spot in the team in a competitive midfield with people like [Katrina] Gorry, [Emily] van Egmond and [Elise] Kellond-Knight.  “No doubt she’ll get a lot of game time,” he predicted.  Australia face Sweden in the opener, followed by Netherlands and China PR.

“They are all very good teams. We’re lucky that even in a tournament like this we’ve managed to draw the group of death. “We’ve got pretty much three of the best teams at the tournament.  “Sweden are Olympic silver medallist, have been up at the top of women’s football for 15 or 20 years now.

“They are a fantastic team, have great team discipline, team spirit, their knowledge of the game is top shelf, technically good, an experienced coach that has been around the game for a long time. “I think we’ve only beaten them once in our history.

“We played them at the World Cup last year, it was a 1-1 draw and it was a game they needed to win and I don’t think they ever really looked like winning that game. We know we can compete and beat those teams but we certainly have to be at our best to beat a top-level nation like them. “Holland are an improving team.

They are hosting Euros this year. I expect them and Norway to be two of the most improved teams over the next few years, just with the kids they have coming through.  “We’ve played China three times in the last two years in a couple of non A-internationals and one A-international and they have all been 1-1 draws.

“Three 1-1 draws against China, a 1-1 draw against Sweden and the last time we played Holland a year and a half ago it was 1-0. “So you can see the games are going to be tough and tight and competitive and a great learning environment for our team.”

Source : Football Federation Australia

Mustafa Amini’s smashing goal in Danish Superliga

Mustafa Amini found the net for AGF in Denmark overnight.

Mustafa Amini found the net for AGF in Denmark overnight.

Mustafa Amini has found the net in Denmark’s Superliga overnight as AGF Aarhus played out a 1-1 draw with Viborg.

The Australian playmaker scored with a low drive from inside the box midway through the first half to give his side the lead at the Energi Viborg Arena.

But just when it seemed Amini’s strike would be enough to hand AGF all three points, the home side equalised two minutes from the end via Soren Frederiksen.

Amini’s Caltex Socceroo teammate Chris Ikonomidis also played a full 90 minutes for AGF.

The result means AGF missed the chance to jump up a spot on the Superliga ladder, to remain in 11th position.

Elsewhere in Denmark, Aussies Awer Mabil and Brent McGrath both started for Esbjerg as they played out a 0-0 draw at Lyngby.

The pair both played the full match for their club, who remain in 12thposition after the stalemate at Lyngby Stadion.


Source : Football Federation Australia

Gêmeas do nado sincronizado, Bia e Branca Feres,estiveram na sede do Fox Sports



Foram vistas
As gêmeas do nado sincronizado, Bia e Branca Feres, visitaram a sede do Fox Sports, em São Paulo.

Para todos os efeitos, ficou apenas nisso.


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Is eurozone recovery merely a Sirens’ song?

Filed on February 26, 2017 | Last updated on February 26, 2017 at 10.04 pm
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Eurozone data in the month ahead, for example, German industrial orders soaring again, would fuel the eurozone takeoff story, but inflation may hold the key.

Strong growth at beginning of 2017 has surprised many

Over the years, eurozone economic growth has been a bit like the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey: singing a song of promise, only to end up pulling you onto the rocks. Will it be different this time?

The strong growth registered in numerous data releases and surveys at the beginning of this year has surprised many.

One eye-opening example was the release of flash purchasing managers indices for France, Germany and the eurozone on February 21. Of nine indexes, eight registered growth and six did so at a higher level than any economist polled by Reuters had imagined.

Not surprisingly, economists and policy-makers are now looking for firm proof that the eurozone’s apparent rebound this year is sustainable, as well as noting a variety of potentially destructive economic and political hazards ahead.

There has not been, they say, a specific inflexion point at which it can be said that the eurozone has recovered and is off on a growth tear. Rather it has been a slow simmer.

“The eurozone has been recovering steadily for three years now, helped by monetary policy stimulus, an end to fiscal austerity and a healthier financial sector,” said James McCann, OECD economist at Standard Life Investments.

“[It’s] a steady recovery which has been trundling on.”

The numbers confirm this. The European Commission notes that real GDP in the eurozone has grown for 15 consecutive quarters – a sign of steady improvement.

But putting aside some of the latest data, it has been steady rather than spectacular. Economic growth is still running at only around 1.6 per cent annually, and most forecasters – from economists polled by Reuters to the Commission itself, reckon it will be about the same this year.

So the question is whether the recent data has turned this on its head. Even before considering whether Greece’s debt problems will come back to bite the eurozone, there are two main strands: inflation and elections.

Of politics and inflation

While the repetition of positive January and February data in the month ahead – for example, German industrial orders soaring again – would fuel the eurozone takeoff story, inflation may hold the key.

“The risk of disappointment is that higher headline inflation decelerates real income growth and consumption,” said Paul Mortimer-Lee, global head of market economics at BNP Paribas.

The preliminary reading of February eurozone inflation, to be reported on Wednesday, is expected to come in at two per cent year-on-year, rising to the European Central Bank’s target on the back of monetary stimulus and economic growth.

While far from hyper, such a level has not been seen for four years, and there has been a strong inverse path taken between inflation and retail sales over the last five years.

In other words, rising prices can hurt consumer spending, which in turn drives economies.

Unemployment during the financial crisis accounts for some of the dive in retail sales seen on and off since 2008. But joblessness, though improved, is still twice that of, say, the United States.

So if eurozone inflation were to overshoot in the coming year, it may well stifle the very growth that engendered it.

Economists, however, also see a growth killer in the bloc’s politics.

Many have long argued that the eurozone cannot compete as a leading economy without substantial structural reform – particularly in the number two and three economies after Germany.

“It comes down to France and Italy stepping up a gear,” said Florian Hense, European economist at Berenberg private bank.

But it is exactly in those two countries where politics is threatening to delay or derail the type of pro-growth structural reforms advocated by the European Central Bank and many private sector economists.

In Italy, the chances of an election this year have diminished, but the political turmoil surrounding the resignation of prime minister Matteo Renzi is likely to set back major reforms until an election takes place.

It is France, however, that is seen providing the biggest risk. Two of the top three candidates are viewed as economic reformists, but they are up against Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate whose pledge to put France’s EU membership to a referendum could de-stabilise the region’s economy for years.

Le Pen is not supposed to win, according to polls. But neither was US President Donald Trump or those in Britain wanting to leave the Europe Union.

“If a rising France joins a still strong Germany at the core of Europe, the economic and political outlook for the eurozone as a whole could improve considerably,” Berenberg economists told clients.

“[But] a President Le Pen would spell the end of reform hopes for France and the EU for the next five years.”

Source : Khaleej Times

Indonesian militant shot dead by police

Filed on February 27, 2017 | Last updated on February 27, 2017 at 11.26 am
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No one apart from the suspected militant was hurt in the attack.

Indonesian police said they shot and killed a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight.

National police chief Tito Karnavian said the man was a member of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, which was designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. in January. Members of the militant group have contacts with Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria who has instigated several attacks by JAD in Indonesia.

Karnavian said the attacker wanted fellow Islamic militants who are in prison to be released.

“What we know is that he is from JAD, but we are still not sure whether he has contact with Bahrun Naim,” Karnavian said. “Clearly he wanted his friends to be released.”

West Java police spokesman Yusri Yunus said the attacker was shot in the stomach and died on the way to a hospital.

No one apart from the suspected militant was hurt in the attack, which triggered a massive police response and gunbattle. TV footage showed police storming the building as black smoke billowed from its upper floors.

Yunus said another person may have been involved in the attack because witnesses told police they saw two men on a motorbike arrive at the lot where the bomb exploded and one of them riding away following the explosion.

The low-explosive bomb exploded about 50 meters (55 yards) from the municipal building.

Yunus said the man who entered the building was armed with a gun and apparently had explosives in a backpack. When police called on him to surrender, he responded by throwing out an explosive.

All workers in the building escaped after the attacker ran into it. TV footage showed police using a ladder to help some people out through the building’s windows.

Source : Khaleej Times

Sabah minister in hospital after heart attack

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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah minister Datuk Siringan Gubat (pic) is in stable condition and responding to treatment at the intensive care unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after he suffered a heart attack.

According to his aide Larry Laron, the 68-year-old state Resource Development and Information Technology Minister was in stable condition yesterday and was showing signs of improvement.

Laron said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman visited Siringan, who is Upko deputy president, and was briefed on his health condition by the cardiologist treating him.

Also with Musa was Upko president Datuk Seri Madius Tangau, the Science Technology and Innovation Minister.

Musa met with Siringan’s wife Rozelind Gubat and other members of the family at the hospital.

The veteran Sabah politician, who is Paginatan assemblyman, suffered breathing difficulties and severe bouts of coughing at around 8.20pm on Saturday, while with his family in Ranau town about 110km from here, Laron said.

He added that family members rushed him to the Ranau district hospital before he was transferred by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital here early on Sunday.

Prior to his heart attack, Siringan had attended a function in Ranau.

Source : The Star

Non-flight services take off at Changi Airport

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From renting out Wi-Fi routers to selling city tours and rail passes, Changi Airport is doing a thriving business giving travellers what they want.

It started in 2012 with one store in Terminal 2 selling tickets and vouchers to places of interest, restaurants and shops in Singapore – as part of a tie-up with just 15 merchants.

Since then, the Changi Recommends initiative has grown to eight stores across all three terminals, and now serves both arriving and departing passengers.

More than 100 merchants in about 30 destinations, such as Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Britain, are on board – offering a plethora of services and products, including airport transfers.

Many of the services, which can be booked in advance online, are offered at discounted prices.

For example, an adult entry pass to Warner Bros Movie World in Gold Coast, Australia, costs $79, instead of the usual $90 if bought at the door. And a ticket to Tokyo Disneyland can be purchased at $93, $9 off the usual price.

Changi Travel Services – a Changi Airport Group subsidiary which runs the Changi Recommends services – receives an undisclosed cut from tickets and packages sold.

Changi Travel Services general manager Ng Yansheng stressed, however, that the priority is to meet the needs of passengers.

“We are, hence, focused on service quality and the growth of our services for now,” he said, adding that the inventory will be expanded in the coming months to include attractions in Europe and the United States.

Apart from tickets to places of interest, a popular service is the rental of Wi-Fi routers, which started in 2015, Mr Ng said.

These devices allow users to get data access without incurring overseas roaming charges or having to buy a new SIM card.

“For as low as $5 a day – charges vary according to destination – these can be used in Asean, North Asia, Europe and North America. In the coming months, we are looking at expanding our coverage to include India and the Middle East,” Mr Ng said.

With airports increasingly competing for travellers and vying to become key transit hubs, it is important for Changi to think out of the box, industry experts said.

Mr Ramanathan Mohandas, head of the diploma programme in aviation management at Republic Polytechnic, said: “Airports are no longer just for people to board planes. Travellers expect more – good shopping, good dining and, these days, good services.

“By providing such value-added services, Changi clearly hopes to delight passengers so that they want to come back.”

It is important, though, for the airport to work with reputable partners and merchants, especially those based overseas, so that transactions can be processed smoothly, he added.

Marketing executive Alice Tan, 45, said: “The rental of Wi-Fi routers is a great service. The device can be used for several gadgets, which is really convenient. I don’t like the hassle of using pre-paid SIM cards.”


Source : The Straits Times