segunda-feira, 30 de agosto de 2010

Lanvin for illuminating the southern hemisphere that spring begins in September

Athina Onassis International Horse Show in Rio de Janeiro

With her husband Doda Miranda at the flash. Athina prestige competition from Charlotte Casiraghi who finished 9th place in the Amateur category.

domingo, 29 de agosto de 2010

Nicandro Durante the new CEO of British American Tobacco

foto/Emiliano Capozoli/ag. Isto É Dinheiro.
next day September 1 Nicandro Durante, 53, head to the top of British American Tobacco as CEO.
He worked in Hong Kong Turkey, Africa, Middle East and will earn a salary that comes to $ 1.35 million

quinta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2010

Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi Despite not having financial problems, the sheik has injected millions of euros in the Manchester City

The Manchester City Football Club have not problems of money but...

Sheikh Mansour has been forced to inject half a billion pounds in cash into Manchester City to cover his club’s runaway expenditure over the past two years, Digger can reveal. Although that sum exceeds the gross domestic product of the Seychelles and Grenada, Mansour’s spending will not stop there.

There are two main routes through which an owner can directly finance a company: either through debt in the form of shareholder loans, as Roman Abramovich did at the outset of his Chelsea ownership, or through equity. It is via the latter route – by issuing new shares to be sold to himself – that Mansour has capitalised City.

The injection of more than £399m up to December last year, much of which went on covering the £304.9m in shareholder loans that had been racked up with Mansour, was just the start. A statement released to Companies House by the board of the Eastlands club’s parent, Manchester City Limited, said Sheikh Mansour had paid £46.2m in cash for new equity issued in May. “The following resolution was passed by the directors of Manchester City Limited on 5 May 2010: that 21,792,452 new ordinary shares be allotted to Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Limited in consideration of the cash payment of £46.2m.”

There followed another resolution in January, under the terms of which Mansour has been able to fund the club with intermittent investments of cash. On 13 July another £53m came in to the club from Mansour’s coffers, taking the cash investment in the space of slightly more than three months to £99.4m and to within a whisker of £500m in total. That is just what has been specifically announced to Companies House either through City’s parent company accounts or its general filings.

There are indications that Mansour’s total support for the club may even exceed £650m. According to a statement of capital filed with Companies House in July, accompanying the most recent equity issue, there are now 308,465,127 ordinary shares in issue. Assuming that each one of these cost Mansour £2.12, as all those issued this year have, Mansour will have made £650m available to the club.

Contributing to the runaway expenses under Abu Dhabi’s ownership have been staggering transfer fees. Between September 2008 and December 2009, City’s net expenditure on transfers after player sales was about £200m; another net sum of £100m has been spent on players since then.

The wage burden also takes significant support. It is impossible to know exactly what that amounts to until the club’s next set of accounts are released in February. But given that wages were the key contributor to the club’s £92.6m loss in the 12 months to 31 May last year – since when almost £220m net has been splashed out on new players – it is rising fast.

“[There was] a significant increase in operating expenses – primarily driven by increased playing staff remuneration,” said the club’s chief executive, Garry Cook in his statement in last year’s parent company accounts. “It is therefore expected that there will be further significant operating losses reported in future financial periods.”

So with £300m cash spent on new players after player sales, £82.63m spent on wages in the 12 months to 31 May 2009 – a sum that continues to rise – and losses of £96.2m over the same period, Mansour will have to put his hands in his pockets again. It is lucky they are deep.

Wrongs of image rights
Two former chairmen of one of France’s biggest clubs have received suspended prison sentences for having overseen secret image-rights contracts with players between 1998 and 2003. Laurent Perpère and Francis Graille, who were the two chairmen of Paris Saint-Germain between 1998 and 2005, were sentenced to 12 months and eight months respectively, suspended, in a case that also led to Nike Europe being fined €120,000 (£98,000) for its involvement in assisting with the contracts. A spokesman for Nike did not return Digger’s call yesterday.

The effect of the contracts was that players did not have to make tax and social security payments on a proportion of their earnings from the club. Players such as Jay-Jay Okocha and Nicolas Anelka were the beneficiaries of these contracts, according to French court papers seen by the Guardian. The players have not been accused of wrongdoing.

The case is known to have been monitored by HM Revenue & Customs, which is pursuing action against several English football, rugby and cricket clubs for their use of image rights. It has not shrunk from pursuing criminal charges in the past; Harry Redknapp, Milan Mandaric and Peter Storrie – respectively the former manager, chairman and chief executive of Portsmouth – are set to stand trial next year for allegedly having cheated the public revenue. All deny the charges.

Chopped down
Paul Scholes is not the only one at Manchester United capable of hacking down things that get in his way – but this time it is an innocent tree that has been caught in the crossfire. When photographers arrived at United’s Carrington training ground yesterday they went to take up their normal positions around a tree they have often climbed to take sneak pictures of the action during coaching sessions. However, they discovered it had been chopped down. When asked if Scholes had been in the vicinity at the time, United declined to comment.

Cink counts the pennies
For some golfers, the UK tax regime clearly is, er, taxing. At a time when sports stars across the world are complaining about the punitive nature of our tax laws that demand 50% of every penny they earn from prize money and endorsements, prorated to the time they spend in this country, Stewart Cink clearly has tax on his mind. Even with career earnings of £17.7m to the end of 2009, Cink evidently still likes to count the pennies. “Survey time, kids!” announced last year’s Open golf champion to his 1.2m followers on Twitter.
(The Guardian)

quarta-feira, 25 de agosto de 2010

Jimena Navarette do México é a Miss Universo 2010

Donald Trump owns the patent for the contest miss Un Ivers coming back with charm.

segunda-feira, 23 de agosto de 2010

Happy birthday to Queen Noor of Jordan

last wife and widow of King Hussein of Jordan. She was queen consort of Jordan between 1978 and 1999. Since her husband's death in 1999, she has been queen dowager of Jordan.

American by birth, of Syrian, [1] British and Swedish descent, she acquired Jordanian citizenship and renounced her American citizenship at the time of her marriage. She is the current president of the United World Colleges movement and an advocate of the anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign, Global Zero.

Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. Her father was an aviator, airline executive and government official. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Truman administration, before being appointed by John F. Kennedy to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Najeeb Halaby also had a successful private-sector career, serving as CEO of Pan American World Airways from 1969 to 1972. The Halabys had two children in addition to Lisa: a son, Christian, and another daughter, Alexa. They divorced in 1977.

Noor's paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant of Lebanese origin, was a petroleum broker, according to 1920 Census records.[2] Merchant Stanley Marcus, however, recalled that in the mid-1920s, Halaby opened Halaby Galleries, a rug boutique and interior-decorating shop, at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ran it with his Texas-born wife, Laura Wilkins (1889–1987, later Mrs. Urban B. Koen). Halaby died shortly afterward, and his estate was unable to continue the new enterprise.[3]

According to research done in 2010 for the PBS series Faces of America by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of Harvard University, her great-grandfather, Elias Halaby, came to New York around 1891, one of the earliest Syrian immigrants to the United States. He had been a Christian and provincial treasurer (magistrate) in the Ottoman Empire. He left Syria with his two eldest sons. His wife Almas and remaining children joined him in the USA in 1894. He died three years later, leaving his teenage sons, Habib, and Najeeb (her paternal grandfather), to run his import business. Najeeb moved to Dallas, Texas around 1910 and fully assimilated into American society.[1]

[edit] Education
Lisa Halaby was born, raised and educated in the United States. She attended National Cathedral School from fourth to eighth grade. She briefly attended The Chapin School in New York City's Manhattan, then went on to Concord Academy in Massachusetts. She entered Princeton University with its first coeducational freshman class, and received a BA in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1973.[4]

[edit] Career
After she graduated, Halaby moved to Australia, where she worked for a firm that specialized in planning new towns. She became increasingly interested in the Middle East and immediately accepted a job offer from a British architectural firm that had been employed to redesign the city of Tehran.[5]

In 1976, Halaby moved back to the United States. She thought about earning a master's degree in journalism and starting a career in television production. However, she accepted a job offer from her father, who was commissioned by the Jordanian government to redesign their airlines. She became Director of Facilities Planning and Design of the airline he founded.[5]

In 1977, Halaby, who attended various high-profile social events as the Director of Facilities Planning and Design, met King Hussein of Jordan for the first time on the development of the Queen Alia International Airport. The airport was named after Queen Alia, King Hussein's third wife, who died in a helicopter crash the same year. Halaby became a friend of the King, who was still mourning after the death of his wife. Their friendship evolved into romance and the couple became engaged in 1978.[5]

[edit] Marriage and children

Queen Noor in Hamburg, Germany, in 1978
Queen Noor and King Hussein with Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany, and First Lady Marianne von Weizsäcker in Jordan in 1985Halaby married the King on 15 June 1978 in Amman, becoming his fourth wife and Queen of Jordan. She renounced her USA citizenship upon marriage and converted to Islam, becoming known as Noor Al-Hussein (which means Light of Hussein). The Constitution of Jordan did not require her to convert but if she had not done so, her descendants would not have had succession rights.[6] The wedding was a traditional Muslim ceremony. Initially, the new queen was not accepted by the people of Jordan, as she was not of Arab Muslim birth. Although their opinion is thought to have changed as Noor started expressing genuine interest and commitment to her kingdom,[5] the differences were never completely resolved.[7]

Upon marriage, Noor assumed the management of the royal household and three of her stepchildren, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, and Abir Muhaisen, the children of her husband by Queen Alia.[5] Queen Noor and King Hussein had four children:

Prince Hamzah (born 29 March 1980), Crown Prince from 1999 to 2004, who has a daughter
Prince Hashim (born 10 June 1981), who has two daughters
Princess Iman (born 24 April 1983)
Princess Raiyah (born 9 February 1986)
Behind the scenes, Queen Noor was involved in politics, for which she was criticized by fundamentalists. In 1984, she supported her husband when he criticized the Americans for being one-sided in their commitment to Israel, while the Americans criticized her for siding with the Jordanians.[5]

There have been tensions between Queen Noor and her sister-in-law, Princess Sarvath El Hassan, the wife of King Hussein's brother Hassan, who served as Crown Prince of Jordan until the last days of King Hussein's life. The tensions between the Queen and the then Crown Princess were exacerbated by the matter of succession. Queen Noor, who almost never left the King's side during his illness, entertained the idea of having her own son Hamzah proclaimed Crown Prince, influencing her husband to change the line of succession in his favour. Eventually Hussein, encouraged by Noor, appointed his eldest son Abdullah (from his marriage to the English-born Princess Muna) as Crown Prince, the condition for such change being that Noor's son Hamzah become Crown Prince upon Abdullah's accession.[8][9]

[edit] Widowhood
King Hussein died on 7 February 1999.

After the death of King Hussein, his firstborn son Abdullah became king and Hamzah became Crown Prince. A surprise move of 2004, Prince Hamzah was stripped of his title as Jordan's next in line.[10] On 2 July 2009, King Abdullah II named his eldest son as heir to the throne, ending five years of speculation over his successor.[11]

Though the queen dowager, she is stepmother to King Abdullah II and thus cannot be classified as queen mother; accordingly she is known as HM Queen Noor of Jordan, as distinct from Abdullah's wife Queen Rania, who is styled HM The Queen of Jordan. The present King's mother is Princess Muna al-Hussein, an Englishwoman formerly known as Antoinette Avril Gardiner.

[edit] Affiliations and international activities

Queen Noor after the 2006 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Germany.

Queen Noor at Women's World Award in 2009
Styles of
Queen Noor as consort
Reference style Her Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Ma'am

Jordanian Royal Family

HM The King
HM The Queen
HRH The Crown Prince
HRH Princess Iman
HRH Princess Salma
HRH Prince Hashem


HM Queen Noor

Extended royal family[show]HRH Prince Hamzah HRH Princess HayaHRH Prince Hashim
HRH Princess Fahdah HRH Princess HaalahHRH Princess Rayet Al NoorHRH Princess ImanHRH Princess Raiyah
HRH Princess HayaHRH Prince Ali
HRH Princess Rym HRH Princess JalilahHRH Prince AbdullahMiss Abir Muhaisen
HRH Princess Dina
HRH Princess Alia
HRH Princess Muna
HRH Prince Faisal
HRH Princess Sara HRH Princess AyahHRH Prince OmarHRH Princess SaraHRH Princess AishaHRH Princess AishaHRH Princess Zein
HRH Prince Muhammad
HRH Princess Taghrid
HRH Prince Talal
HRH Princess Ghida HRH Prince HusseinHRH Prince MuhammadHRH Princess RajaaHRH Prince Ghazi
HRH Princess Areej HRH Princess TasneemHRH Prince AbdullahHRH Princess Jennah
HRH Prince El Hassan
HRH Princess Sarvath
HRH Princess RahmaHRH Princess SumayaHRH Princess BadiyaHRH Prince Rashid
HRH Princess Basma

HRH Prince Ali
HRH Princess Reema
HRH Prince Muhammad
HRH Princess Sima HRH Prince HamzahHRH Princess RaniaHRH Princess KarmaHRH Princess Na'afaHRH Princess RajwaHRH Princess Basma Fatima
HRH Prince Asem
HRH Princess Sana
HRH Princess YasmineHRH Princess SarahHRH Princess NoorHRH Princess SalhaHRH Princess NejlaHRH Prince Nayef

Queen Noor plays an active role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Arab and Muslim culture and politics, Arab-Western relations, and conflict-prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, poverty and disarmament. She has also helped found media programs to highlight these issues. Her conflict-recovery and peacebuilding work over the past decade has focused on the Middle East, the Balkans, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Queen Noor's work in Jordan and the Arab world has focused on national development needs in the areas of education, conservation, sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding. She is also actively involved with international and UN organizations that address global challenges in these fields.

Since 1979, the initiatives of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation (NHF) which she chairs have transformed development thinking in Jordan and the Middle East through pioneering programs in the areas of poverty eradication and sustainable development, women's empowerment, microfinance, health, environmental conservation, and arts as a medium for social development and cross-cultural exchange, many of which are internationally acclaimed models for the developing world. NHF provides training and assistance in implementing these best practice programs in the broader Arab and Asian regions.(Wikipédia)

quarta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2010

Zsa Zsa Gabor back to his home in Bel Air

Zsa Zsa com o playboy Porfírio Rubirosa.

Los Angeles. As of this writing, they have given the last rites to Zsa Zsa Gabor before she left the hospital on Sunday, returning to her home in Bel Air. One of the most famous blondes of the 20th century is in her mid-nineties, the exact year somewhat clouded early on in the saga.

I met Zsa Zsa in 1980 in Beverly Hills. She was a friend of our mutual friend Lady Sarah Churchill. Sarah first met Zsa Zsa when she went to Blenheim to stay with Sarah’s father Bert, the 10th Duke of Marlborough.

Sarah was a big party giver out there, and Zsa Zsa was a frequent guest. Sarah often prepared the food for her dinner parties (with the total attentiveness of her Jamaican maid). She was quite proud of her culinary talents. Zsa Zsa, on the contrary, always complained to her friend, her hostess, briefly in her Hungarian accent, “Dahling, the food is terrible. You need a good cook.”

On the surface both women liked each other for the most superficial reasons. Zsa Zsa, to Sarah, was very funny and clever. Sarah to Zsa, cuisine aside, was a duke’s daughter ... and a Vanderbilt heiress.

Underneath that mondaine verneer, however, both women were independent-thinking, tough and liked the spotlight. For Zsa it was a living. For Sarah, who never sought it out, it was just being a Churchill; she enjoyed the attention. They understood each other. And they both liked dogs and always had more than one around the house.

Zsa Zsa had another husband when I first met her – a big , tall Irishman named Michael O’Hara. He looked liked a once upon a time fullback for the USC team who traded in his uniform for bespoke suits, looking like a banker and in the construction business. O'Hara was definitely younger than Zsa although she looked like the “star” image that she perfected. She must have been in her early sixties. Mr. O’Hara might have been ten or twelve years younger.

They lived up on Bel Air Road in a big moderne pavilion style villa that had been built by Howard Hughes, from whom Zsa Zsa bought it. It was movie set grand. Tall double doors at the entrance in a faux-Regency pose. There was a high ceilinged, square, all glass lanai-like sitting room that looked out on the pool, and the hills and the canyons beyond. With a flick of the switch, the entire wall/window facing the pool, rose into the ceiling, merging the outdoors and indoors. To a kid from a small town in New England this was ultimate Hollywood luxe. And cool. Built by Howard Hughes. Now the property of Zsa Zsa.

I’d seen her many times on television. It was the same personality off-camera except not making with the jokes. She was one of the three famous Gabor sisters. They were businesswomen, sometimes shrewd, sometimes misled by men they trusted (who often took advantage of them financially). They were famous for being frou frou and frivolous. That was the act, and they made a good living at it. The eldest was Magda (who married and stayed pretty much out of the limelight). Eva, a couple of years younger than Zsa Zsa, had the most success as a straight actress, especially with a long running series called Green Acres.

Zsa Zsa was neither a comedienne, a leading lady or even a serious actress. But she was very good at playing Herself. She made a very good living as an over-the-top femme fatale. She even married rich men and tossed them aside when she was finished with them. Her glamour and celebrity were part of her allure, and men fell for it, making her a kind of trophy wife.

By the late 1950s, she was a regular on the Jack Paar Tonight Show, and one of the most famous women in America, having been married to Conrad Hilton and having stolen Porfirio Rubirosa away from Doris Duke before he ran off with Barbara Hutton for three months (or something along those lines). Her fling with Rubirosa gave her an added measure of sexual appeal, as she was a beautiful woman and he was a ladykiller who could have the richest women in the world.

After all that, Zsa Zsa, with such portfolio was a great talk show guest. She looked like the image of a courtesan and played it to the hilt, joking about it too, the European version of the dumb blonde. Dumb like a fox. But soft, and gentle, and not a bitch.

She married for money, she admitted, although most were brief. “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.”

That line wouldn’t play today, but in the buttoned-up, walk-the-line 50s and 60s, it was hilarious. Sex, feminine wiles, male daftness (when it comes to sex) and worldly goods like diamonds, emeralds, Rolls Royces and mansions in Bel Air.

Off-stage, off-performance, Zsa Zsa liked to boast that she made a fortune in real estate, buying and never selling. Whether or not that was true, the house in Bel Air, the Rolls and the diamonds was acceptable evidence in the community, and remained that way.

Hollywood is a place where every actor and actress is eventually a “has-been” in terms of stardom, although there are some whose stature belies that reality and lasts longer than others. The actors themselves are keenly aware of it -- a fresh crop coming up, who, when they reach the pinnacle, take all the spotlight for themselves. Into all these lives there’s a little Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard that comes their way.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, because of her universal image (a European courtesan of another age but living modern), never had the career that so many stars had, but she had the fame, and she kept it – as evidenced by the evidence (real estate, jewels, Rollses).

She married nine or ten times. Some of the husbands were very rich, including husband number two, Conrad Hilton, founder of the hotel chain and great-grandfather of Paris Hilton. The Hilton marriage lasted four years and produced one child, a daughter Constance Francesca (always known as Francesca). When the hotelman died, Francesca was left only $100,000 of a multimillion dollar estate (his son Barron is a billionaire today).

Hilton, it was said, didn’t believe Francesca was his child. It was not stated publicly whose child he thought she was, but privately it was said that her father was Conrad Jr., known as Nicky, famous for being the first husband of Elizabeth Taylor and a man with whom Zsa Zsa had an affair while she was married to his father. (So you thought “Dynasty” was just a TV series?) Nicky Hilton died of a heart attack in 1969, two months before his 43rd birthday.

At the time I knew Zsa Zsa, Francesca was often around. The exchange between the two was classic Mother/Daughter. Francesca, who is a friendly and sociable woman, eschews the gilted/blonded image of her mother. Zsa Zsa, despite her ultimate attention to herself (the working girl), could be a nudge with her daughter; a yenta (the Gabors, who were Hungarian, it happens, were also Jewish).


In my mind’s eye is a cocktail party one night at someone’s house in Beverly Hills where both Zsa and Francesca were present, having arrived separately. In the middle of a conversation with someone, Zsa suddenly started adjusting Francesca’s hair, telling her she didn’t like it , that it was too long, that she should cut it. This was said in those famous soft dulcet tones of hers mit der accent, but she was also talking to her 30-year-old daughter as if she were a 12-year-old, something that was not lost on the daughter.

It was obviously embarrassing and annoying to the girl. Finally Francesca tactfully left the conversation and moved on to another part of the room to get away from her mother. A few minutes later, while she was in conversation with someone else, Zsa Zsa passed by and as she did, she put her hand on the back of Francesca’s head and said aloud for everyone to hear: “too long Francesca, too long.”

In the mid-80s Prince Anhalt came along, straight out of Nathanael West. Zsa Zsa was very impressed by the title, although soon the tabloids were revealing him to be a “Prince” by adoption. He was a man about 40, believably princely in this place called Hollywood that is always a costume party. He was taciturn while she effervesced. It was assumed by one and all that he’d married her for her money, and she married him for his title. Zsa Zsa was unperturbed by the revelations about her Prince wasn’t really quite. She was happy to wear the title Sari Prinzessin von Anhalt for anyone who cared to know. I never asked her about it, but this was Hollywood and the business is called Show. At the end of the day it’s always business; there’s always the rent to think about.

The three Gabor Sisters were united by their mother Jolie, whom they all adored. She was their mentor. Their stock in trade was the European accent and accompanying charm. Mama Gabor trained her girls for the big bad world. “I learned in school that money isn’t everything,” Zsa Zsa mused. “It’s happiness that counts. So Momma sent me to a different school.” (audience laughs)

le her daughters were gathering publicity and making frequent trips to the altar building that bankable celebrity, Mama had a jewelry boutique on Madison Avenue. She married three times – first to the girls’ father Vilmos, a Hungarian solider, and lastly to Count Edmund “Odon” de Szigethy, who was many years her junior and whom she outlived nine years. She lived to her 101st year and died in 1997. Jolie Gabor outlived her youngest, Eva, and died only two months before her eldest, Magda.

Zsa Zsa, the middle child, was her mother’s little champ, and gave the name that extra little zip of fame with her ersatz-notoriety. That was her business and no doubt pleased Mama more than we could know. In the end, as it was in the beginning, it was all about Mama. (New York Social Diary)

segunda-feira, 16 de agosto de 2010

The top model Amanda Hearst at the farm of his grandfather Randolph Hearst

Do you see the emu?” asked a bubbly Amanda Hearst, pointing toward the expansive fenced-in farm behind her family’s Water Mill spread. A giant ostrich-like bird was indeed flapping its feathers a little more than a touchdown pass away from the pool, where houseguests were splashing around in the hot summer sun. And the emu was just the beginning. The farm also has miniature goats, a donkey, a mini-horse, ducks, chickens, geese, cats, dogs, an African gray parrot, and doves. This is where the publishing heiress comes year-round, especially during summer weekends, to flee the concrete jungle. “We used to rent [in the Hamptons], and it would always be in Southampton, Water Mill, or Bridgehampton,” says Hearst. But for the past 10 years her family (which includes Amanda’s socialite mom, Anne Hearst, and her novelist step-dad, Jay McInerney) has occupied its Peter Cook–designed manse, which incorporates leftover marble mantelpieces her great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst flew in from Europe to furnish his famous castle in San Simeon, California.(Vanity Fair)

quarta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2010

Roberto Irineu Marinho Talk about Business in Television in Brazil

Foto/Antonio Cruz.

Roberto Irineu Marinho,62, is the big boss of Organization Globo , the best group of comunication in the South America with subsidiaries on all continents.controls the Globo Organizations with his brothers John and Jose Roberto Marinho. The family tradition in journalism starts with his grandfather Irineu Marinho in late 1800. continues with his father, journalist Roberto Marinho, who died in 2003. The Globo network is all good.

"Programming is a business, and distribute is another, quite different. We, the Globe, learned this the hard way," said the president of Globo Organizations, Roberto Irineu Marinho at the opening of ABTA in 2010, held between 10 and August 12, in São Paulo. The executive pointed out in his lecture as the largest media group sees the future of the country's converging market. Marino makes clear that the future of Globe is on schedule and content production. "Producing and program, know how to tell stories and move to different audiences, tastes and times, is the essence of the party lies in that value chain," he said, stressing the importance of Globosat in developing this work for the pay TV market .

For him, the Globe owes its success to their productions, but also to his "talent and schedule them in the best time in the best grade, and, where necessary, the company that is best made on TV in the world" . The binomial and production schedule was repeated on experience with the Globe on cable television, noted, emphasizing the Brazilian content in the programming grids Globosat channels "are about 33 thousand hours of content in Brazil, and 22,000 hours of production itself and 11,200 hours hired 100 independent producers. " "The Globosat became, without any tax incentive, the largest Brazilian private pole promotion of independent power producers, and this is one of his main vocation," said Roberto Marinho Irenaeus to an audience of over a thousand people.

Separation of the chain

Irenaeus Roberto Marinho, remember that the Brazilians are among the channels that have the largest audience in cable TV brasileira. Of the 20 largest audiences in cable television, nine channels are Brazilians. He points out that there is no risk of an unequal contest with foreign groups because of the competence of national groups, who understand the taste of the Brazilian audience.

Another important point to ensure the success of the Brazilian channels is the separation of distribution and programming and content production. To Marine the risks of unequal contest with foreign groups are minimized, when adopting the drop in the value chain, "the backbone of the proposed new legislation." "In very simple language, the rule is this: who produces the program and not distributed, and who distributes or produces no program."

Marino says that currently there is already an unequal competition with Brazilian producers and programmers competing with foreign businesses globally. For him, the entry of telephone companies in the production schedule and bring a more balanced, difficult to be supported by Brazilian companies. "The proposed new legislation is very wise to divide the roles of actors in our market. On one side, by ending restrictions on foreign capital and opening the distribution market to telephone companies, the new legislation will allow the TV signed to expand more quickly, making it accessible to a larger number of Brazilians. On the other hand, to prevent the distribution companies are involved in the production and programming, will allow Brazilian companies in the industry compete against each other in healthy competition " said Marino.

However, he said, opening the market for cable and telecom operators to break the chain of value makes sense only if they come together. "A depends on another for the market to follow a healthy environment. It makes no sense, therefore, the attempt by the FCC to open phone market to no safeguards of the new law." (TELETIME News)

Premier Japanese Naoto Kan speaks to Koreano

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, yesterday presented an apology for the suffering inflicted upon the Korean people for thirty-five of the Japanese colonization of Korea during the first half of XX century. "I express here once again my deep remorse and heartfelt apology for the suffering and the immense damage inflicted by the colonial regime," he has said. The apology, approved by the center-left government at a meeting in the morning, coincide with the hundredth anniversary this month, the annexation of Korea. That settlement was begun August 29, 1910 and ended August 15, 1945 with the surrender of Japan during the Second World War. In response, the spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kim Young-sun said that Koreans' hope that all Japanese share this view, showing that Seoul welcomed the apology with great caution . Japan had recognized South Korea in 1965, giving it economic aid in return for a renunciation of any claim for repairs related to colonization. A more concrete measure was made in 1995, when Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, had presented "sincere apologies" to all Asian countries colonized.(Les Echos .FR)

sábado, 7 de agosto de 2010

Fernando Collor de Mello: quem foi rei sempre será majestade

O ex- Presidente da República Fernando Collor de Mello briga pela causas dos amigos; tem um magnetismo singular.
Há um mês atrás esteve com o usineiro João Lyra na Petrobrás e conseguiu para ele, um contrato de compra de etanol para um período de 4 anos por R$ 200 milhões.Eu adoro Collor.

terça-feira, 3 de agosto de 2010

Gucci, Stella McCartney and G Valli ... Simplicity and elegance

foto/ Reprodução. and more, Jill Sander Céline e Chloé command the favorite winter 2010 collections.

segunda-feira, 2 de agosto de 2010

Eike Batista vai reformar o Hotel Gloria para a Copa de 2014

O empresário Eike Batista vai reformar o Hotel Gloria para a Copa de 2014 que passará a chamar-se Glória Palace. Vai ficar um charme!.

Aloysio Faria vai investir no novo centro de Convenções do Transamerica-Comandatuba

Aloysio Faria, um dos homens mais ricos do Brasil, feliz da vida porque vendeu bem o banco Real e vai investir R$ 10 milhões no novo Centro de Convenções do Hotel Transamérica na Ilha de Comandatuba, na Bahia.