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quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2011

Iran remains defiant on nuclear program, warns Israel of ‘destruction’ in case of attack

A report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Tuesday said “credible” evidence existed of Iran working towards making nuclear warheads to fit inside its Shahab-3 medium-range missiles. (Illustration by Amarjit Sidhu)
Iran vowed Wednesday it “will not budge an iota” from its nuclear path despite a new U.N. report hardening suspicions it is seeking atomic weapons, as an Iranian general warned Israel of “destruction” if it launched an attack.

The words of defiance fell while the United States and its allies said they were looking at imposing more sanctions on Iran, and Tehran’s chief ally, China, urged the Islamic republic to cooperate with the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency.

But Russia ruled out backing new sanctions against Iran and held urgent consultations with its Soviet-era ally following the publication of the damning report from the IAEA.

IAEA report on Iran released on Nov. 8, 2011.
IAEA report on Iran released on Nov. 8, 2011.
After a week of saber-rattling among Israeli officials and media, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the world must end Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s report on Tuesday said “credible” evidence existed of Iran working towards making nuclear warheads to fit inside Shahab-3 medium-range missiles.

Iranian officials immediately characterized the report as “baseless” and hewing to intelligence provided by Iran’s arch-foe the United States.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday in a speech broadcast on state television: “We will not budge an iota from the path we are committed to.”

He reiterated that, contrary to the IAEA report, Iran’s nuclear program was exclusively peaceful in nature, saying “we don’t need the atomic bomb.”

His deputy armed forces chief, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, warned however that any sign of Israel carrying out threats to attack Iran’s nuclear sites “will see its destruction.”

Jazayeri said in an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language channel Al-Alam that the Israeli nuclear site of Dimona was “the most accessible” target.

But he also stated that “our response would not be limited to the Middle East.”

Netanyahu said the world must end Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“The significance of the report is that the international community must bring about the cessation of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons which endanger the peace of the world and of the Middle East,” the Israeli premier said in a statement.

Israeli President Shimon Peres had said at the weekend that the probability of an attack on Iran was becoming “more and more likely.”

Possibility of more sanctions

 Any additional sanctions against Iran will be interpreted by the international community as a means of changing the regime in Tehran 
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov
Amid the hard language in the IAEA report and the threats of Israeli military action, the United States and its allies were talking up the possibility of additional sanctions on Iran.

A senior U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said: “We don’t take anything off the table when we look at sanctions. We believe there is a broad spectrum of action we could take.”

But Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov made clear that Moscow would resist the tougher sanctions now under discussion in Washington and Europe.

“Any additional sanctions against Iran will be interpreted by the international community as a means of changing the regime in Tehran,” Gatilov told Interfax.

“This approach is unacceptable to us, and Russia does not intend to review this proposal,” he said without specifying whether Moscow would actually use its U.N. Security Council veto.

Russia has grudgingly approved four rounds of U.N. sanctions on Iran after watering them down, with China. But it has criticized Western states for imposing additional punitive measures and signaled in recent months that it would oppose a new push for sanctions in the Security Council.

Russia has close ties with Iran and built a nuclear power plant that was switched on in the Islamic republic this year. It has repeatedly said too much pressure on Tehran is counterproductive.

Russia is instead calling for a step-by-step process under which existing sanctions would be eased in return for actions by Tehran to dispel international concerns.

France’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying “we are prepared to adopt... unprecedented sanctions” should Iran refuse to cooperate with the IAEA.

A spokeswoman for the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the IAEA’s report “seriously aggravates existing concerns” and the 27-nation bloc was working on “an adequate reaction.”

Ashton represents the six world powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – in stalled negotiations with Iran aimed at convincing Tehran to freeze its uranium enrichment activities.

China like Russia has been reluctant to impose further sanctions on Iran, but Beijing, which also wields a Security Council veto, urged Tehran to show “flexibility and sincerity” in the wake of the IAEA report.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Beijing was still studying the document but called on Iran to “engage in serious cooperation” with the nuclear agency.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain was considering further sanctions on Iran’s financial and energy sectors after a the report that he said “completely discredited” Iran's assertion that its nuclear program was peaceful.

He said Britain wanted a negotiated solution and was not advocating military action, but he said no option had been taken off the table.

“We are entering a more dangerous phase ... The longer Iran goes on pursuing a nuclear weapons program without responding adequately to calls for negotiations from the rest of us, the greater the risk of a conflict as a result,” Hague told parliament.

The report itself stated that the IAEA had “serious concerns” Iran “has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device.”

Although it stopped short of making an outright accusation of weapons programs, it detailed activities it said showed computer modeling of a nuclear warhead, testing explosives in a large chamber at the Parchin military base near Tehran and studying how to arm a Shahab-3 missile with an atomic warhead.

Iran’s envoy to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said the allegations were “baseless” and insisted his country “will continue its peaceful nuclear activities.”

No ‘smoking gun’

 We must guard against hysteria. Iran is not an existential threat to Israel 
Uzi Eilam
Analysts said that while the report was important for showing Iranian activity that could relate to nuclear weapons production, there was no “smoking gun” proving Tehran was on the verge of making an atomic bomb.

“This isn’t new blockbuster information,” Peter Crail from the Arms Control Association in Washington told AFP.

The Institute for Science and International Security said it was notable the report lacked “any assessment by the IAEA of Iran’s capability to make a nuclear explosive device based on what is learned through these activities.”

Amir Mohebian, an Iranian analyst at a moderate-conservative think-tank in Tehran, said the report seemed designed to increase pressure on Iran and set the scene for possible air strikes.

Meanwhile Israeli commentators said the “unprecedented severity” of the report increases the likelihood of more stringent international sanctions against the Islamic republic and reduces the immediate chances of an Israeli strike.

“Israel cannot afford to act alone against Iran,” said Uzi Eilam, former head of Israel's Atomic Energy Commission.

“We must guard against hysteria. Iran is not an existential threat to Israel,” he told army radio.

Some commentators said a strike on the concealed and fortified Iranian installations would pose a far greater challenge to Israel than in 1981 when it bombed Iraq’s Osirak plant, and the strike in 2007 of a suspected nuclear site in Syria which has not been acknowledged by the Jewish state.


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O santo de hoje, São Teodoro

9 de Novembro

São Teodoro

São Teodoro
O santo de hoje, São Teodoro, foi um soldado que acabou sendo decapitado na Província do Ponto por confessar a fé cristã.

Era já venerado no século IV. Achaita (Tchorum, Turquia), onde se encontra o seu túmulo, atraiu durante muito tempo os peregrinos.

A lenda depressa lhe embelezou a memória, atribuindo-lhe toda a espécie de aventuras, em particular, como a São Jorge, ter matado um dragão.

Com São Jorge e São Demétrio, é um dos "três grandes soldados mártires", para os Orientais.

São Teodoro, rogai por nós!

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Ficha Limpa será votada nesta quarta-feira (9) pelos ministros do STF

A decisão será tomada pelos 10 ministros do Supremo Tribunal Federal, as 14 h desta quarta-feira

Desde agosto, o STF vem funcionando com apenas dez ministros, em razão da aposentadoria de Ellen Gracie
Desde agosto, o STF vem funcionando com apenas dez ministros, em razão da aposentadoria de Ellen Gracie (Nelson Jr./ASICS-TSE)
Dois importantes aspectos da Lei da Ficha Limpa serão decididos nesta quarta-feira (9), pelo Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF).
Em sessão plenária marcada para as 14h, os ministros do STF decidirão se a Lei alcançará ilegalidades de candidatos políticos antes de a norma entrar em vigor, e se a condenação por crime em segunda instância basta para eliminar um candidato.
Se os questionamentos forem considerados constitucionais pelos 10 ministros, no próximo pleito em 2012 a Ficha Limpa já poderá ser aplicada.


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Preso sexto criminoso da lista dos 12 mais procurados de Minas

Ele foi apresentado nesta quarta-feira (9).
Homem foragido desde março é acusado de oito homicídios.

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Rony França de Jesus foi o sexto preso da lista dos mais procurados de Minas Gerais (Foto: Divulgação/Seds)Rony França de Jesus foi
condenado por homicídio
(Foto: Divulgação/Seds)
Mais um integrante da lista dos 12 criminosos mais procurados de Minas Gerais foi apresentado na 1ª Região Integrada de Segurança Pública, na Região Central de Belo Horizonte, nesta quarta-feira (9). Esta é a sexta prisão da lista. De acordo com a Secretaria de Estado de Defesa Social (Seds), ele foi preso nesta terça-feira (8) na Região do Barreiro, depois de uma denúncia anônima. A identidade dos suspeitos foi divulgada no começo do mês de outubro pela Seds em uma campanha chamada “Procura-se”.
Segundo o tenente-coronel da Polícia Militar Edmondo Russo, o homem de 23 anos estava foragido desde março, quando foi condenado a 30 anos de prisão por homicídio. O crime foi cometido em abril de 2007. “Ele está envolvido em pelo menos oito homicídios”, completou Russo.
Além do crime, pelo qual já foi condenado, ele era procurado por outros como porte e comércio ilegais de armas, segundo a Secretaria de Defesa Social. A Seds informou que ele foi encaminhado para o Centro de Remanejamento do Sistema Prisional (Ceresp) São Cristovão.


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Poland's Mysterious Crooked Forest

In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward.

Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery.

Planted around 1930, the trees managed to grow for seven to 10 years before getting held down, in what is understood to have been human mechanical intervention.

Though why exactly the original tree farmers wanted so many crooked trees is unknown.


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RoboCop Remake: Brazilian Director Jose Padilha Speaks About His Vision For Renewing The Franchise

Jose Padilha Robocop Remake
First Posted: 11/9/11 10:13 AM ET Updated: 11/9/11 10:57 AM ET

Robocop is back, and many are wondering if he'll be speaking in a lilting Brazilian accent, dancing a bit of samba or chasing criminals through the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
The film's producers have confirmed that acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker, Jose Padilha, will be directing the reboot of this storied late-80's franchise which spawned three movies, various TV series, video games and volumes of merchandise, not to mention being a source for provocative one-liners popular on college campuses and in bars across the country.
Padilha is best known for his Elite Squad series, including Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, the highest grossing Brazilian movie of all time, which was given a high-score of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes, with some reviewers breathlessly comparing it to The Godfather and other classics. The film opens in the U.S. on 11/11/11.
In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Padilha shared his passionate appreciation for Robocop, stating unequivocally, "The concept of RoboCop is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, 'To when do you lose you humanity?'"
The director further explained, "I have my take on it. In the first RoboCop, when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts."
Fans of the franchise may be in for a treat, as Padilha's previous movies have been recognized for strong cinematography and action sequences, but in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, the director was able to ground the film in the emotional consequences facing the country and its people as Brazil's rapid economic growth fuels corruption across the military, politics and society at large.
This mix of social commentary, stirring action and high-tech robotics were the cocktail that led to the first film's popularity, among audiences and reviewers alike.
And as to whether his RoboCop will be Brazilian, the director is clear. "Robocop is an American guy, his name is Alex Murphy."


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Google Is About To Kill The Gmail App For BlackBerry

Steve Kovach
Google announced today that it will end support for the native Gmail app on BlackBerry. As of November 22, the app will no longer be available for download. If you currently have the app, you'll be able to continue to use it. However, Google will no longer provide updates and improvements.
If you remove Gmail from your BlackBerry on November 22 or later, you won't be able to download it again.
From what we've heard, the Gmail team prefers to focus on Android and not other platforms like iOS. Google launched a native Gmail app for iPhone last week and it was a complete disaster. Push notifications were broken, and it lacked a ton of key features such as support for multiple accounts.
We've reached out to Google asking why it is ending support for the Gmail BlackBerry app. We'll update when we hear back.
Gmail blackberry app
Image: YouTube

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Não há dúvidas sobre a saída de Berlusconi, diz presidente da Itália

Não há dúvidas sobre a saída de Berlusconi, diz presidente da Itália

Premiê deve sair logo após o Parlamento aprovar medidas econômicas.
Depois, Napolitano promete formar novo governo ou convocar eleições.

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O presidente da Itália, Giorgio Napolitano, disse nesta quarta-feira (8) que um novo governo deve ser formado ou haverá eleições, após a adoção das novas medidas financeiras e a consequente renúncia do premiê Silvio Berlusconi.
O texto diz que não há dúvidas sobre a decisão de Berlusconi renunciar uma vez que as medidas sejam aprovadas pelo Parlamento, o que deve ocorrer "dentro de dias".
"Em pouco tempo, ou um novo governo será formado para tomar as decisões necessárias com o apoio do Parlamento, ou o Parlamento vai ser dissolvido e a campanha eleitoral vai começar, no menor prazo possível.
Napolitano disse que o comunicado tem o objetivo de "dirimir qualquer dúvida ou desentendimento".
Fontes parlamentares garantem que as medidas podem ser aprovadas antes do domingo.
O presidente da Itália, Giorgio Napolitano, em 4 de novembro em Roma (Foto: Reuters)O presidente da Itália, Giorgio Napolitano, em 4 de novembro em Roma (Foto: Reuters)


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Homem é agredido por populares ao ser acusado de estuprar a cunhada de 9 anos em Três Rios

Plantão | 09/11 às 14h34 Dicler de Mello e Souza (granderio@oglobo.com.br) TRÊS RIOS - Vanderley Manso Simone, de 26 anos, está internado em estado grave no Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, em Três Rios, no Centro-Sul Fluminense. Nesta terça-feira, ele foi agredido por mais de 40 moradores do bairro Habitat, onde mora. Vanderley é acusado de ter estuprado a própria cunhada, uma menina de 9 anos. A agressão só terminou com a chegada da polícia. O caso está sendo investigado pela delegada titular da 108º DP (Três Rios), Cláudia Nardy Abudy, que instaurou um inquérito. Ela foi informada de que até crianças participaram do espancamento
- A vítima contou o que aconteceu com ela e uma irmã de 11 anos e essa outra criança comentou com a irmã mais velha, que é casada com Vanderley. Ela, que está grávida do suspeito, vai prestar depoimento na delegacia. A minha intenção é descobrir se essa mulher é cúmplice ou não do marido - declarou a delegada.
As duas crianças não têm pai e mãe e são criadas pela irmã mais velha. A desconfiança da delegada sobre a possível cumplicidade da mulher foi depois que a menina de 9 anos se negou a ser tocada pela médica durante o exame de corpo de delito.
Cláudia Nardy disse ainda que na tarde desta quarta-feira tentará novamente convencer a menina a fazer o exame, com apoio de psicólogos. Segundo Cláudia, há dois fatos que podem estar levando a criança rejeitar se tocada: "Ela pode estar sendo ameaçada ou traumatizada".
- A menina não sabe dizer ao certo o dia em que ela teria sido violentada pelo cunhado. Está com muito medo. Mas, pressinto que tenha ocorrido realmente, um ato libidinoso nessa história, porque crianças não costumam mentir - afirmou a delegada.


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video Metade de um Fusca na avenida!

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video: Daniela Albuquerque e o ET massagista de perna fininha

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"A censura é pior do que qualquer coisa", diz Jô Soares sobre o caso Rafinha Bastos X Wanessa

Em entrevista a “Rolling Stone Brasil” de novembro, Jô Soares comenta o recente caso envolvendo Rafinha Bastos e Wanessa Camargo. “Se o outro do CQC fala aquela bobagem, aquela infelicidade, e continua depois falando, quem sou eu para julgar? Ele que continue falando. Se quisesse, ele devia ter continuado, ‘Não [eu também como], ela, o filho, o marido e o avô também...’. Qual é o critério que você estabelece? A censura é pior do que qualquer coisa”, conclui.
Jô também fala sobre a paródia do Carioca, que interpreta o personagem Jô Suado do “Pânico na TV”, da Rede TV! “Eu acho que não se pode proibir. Nada pior do que a proibição, porque quem tem que fazer a escolha não é a censura – é quem está assistindo. Eu acho, por exemplo, o menino que faz o Jô Suado [Márvio Lúcio, o Carioca do “Pânico na TV”]... Bem, eu acho ele magnífico! Inclusive, quando fui homenageado na Risadaria, ele veio me perguntar se poderia fazer a imitação. Você não pode é perguntar se podia fazer. Claro que sim! Tem muita gente boa, como o Eduardo Sterblitch, que é um comediante espetacular, e vários outros que entrevistei”, afirma.
No bate-papo, Jô relembra sua história e analisa o atual cenário do humor nacional. “O humor não peca quando é grosso: é quando não tem graça. Como é que você pode criterizar o humor? Pra mim, só desta maneira: se é engraçado ou não”, afirma. Ele fala sobre o inesquecível Capitão Gay, de “Viva o Gordo”, que na época chegou a ser convidado por um deputado federal de Pernambuco a subir no palanque. “Desculpe, evidentemente que eu sou a favor de tudo que você é a favor, mas eu, pessoalmente, não sou gay. O personagem é que é gay. Então eu não posso entrar vestido de Capitão Gay num palanque”, diz Jô, relembrando o que respondeu ao deputado na ocasião. “Eu acho, aliás, já falei isso e repito, que a única coisa que precisava ser politicamente correta no Brasil são os políticos”, acrescenta.
Jô mostra que tem uma opinião bem definida no que diz respeito a ser politicamente correto no humor. “Eu acho, por exemplo, que o [deputado federal Jair] Bolsonaro faz declarações muito mais incorretas politicamente do que qualquer outra coisa que um humorista tenha escrito ou falado. Aquilo, sim, é politicamente incorretíssimo e, é claro, não tem a menor graça”, pondera.


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Exclusivo: Alexandre Frota pede bloqueio de bens de J

09/11/2011 - 13h40

O ator, diretor e empresário Alexandre Frota decidiu recrudescer a disputa que trava com Joana Machado por uma parte dos R$ 2 milhões que ela levou no reality "A Fazenda", da Record. Advogados de Frota protocolaram na Justiça o pedido de bloqueio de R$ 2 milhões em bens e dinheiro de Joana.
Procurado nesta quarta, Frota disse que está "impedido de falar" por orientação de seus advogados. Informado hoje pelo F5, por telefone, sobre a ação movida por Frota, Alis Vasconcelos, 32, advogado de Joana, se disse "surpreso", mas respondeu. "O Judiciário é a melhor esfera para resolver essas coisas que andam lançando na imprensa", afirmou.
Alexandre Frota alega ter direito entre 20% e 30% do prêmio que Joana levou ao vencer Monique Evans na final do reality show da Record, no mês passado. Cabe dizer que, até hoje, ele não mostrou nenhum documento comprovando isso.
Ele, que hoje tem cargo de diretor no SBT, afirma que tinha acordo com Joana sobre sua participação em eventuais ganhos dela. Frota afirma que foi quem a apresentou e emplacou na produção do reality.
Ao ser informada da reivindicação de Frota sobre sua suposta parte nos R$ 2 milhões, na semana passada, a ex-fazendeira ironizou: "Não fiz contrato nenhum com ele. O dinheiro é meu e ninguém tasca".

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Alexandre Frota quer sua 'gleba' na Fazenda de Joana Machado
Alexandre Frota quer sua 'gleba' na Fazenda de Joana Machado

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#SUS: Mulher agride atendente após esperar por atendimento em posto no PR

09/11/2011 07h46 - Atualizado em 09/11/2011 09h14

Caso ocorreu na noite de terça (8), em Curitiba; veja o vídeo.
Mulher afirmou à polícia que esperou por pelo menos 4 horas.

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Uma mulher foi detida pela Guarda Municipal após agredir uma funcionária de uma Unidade de Saúde 24 horas no bairro Sítio Cercado, em Curitiba, na noite de terça-feira (8).
Veja a reportagem do Bom Dia Paraná, da RPC TV
De acordo com os policiais, a mulher era parente de um dos pacientes e teria agredido a atendente porque cansou de esperar pelo atendimento do familiar. Ela afirmou que ficou pelo menos quatro horas esperando o atendimento médico.
No local, outros pacientes também reclamaram da demora. "Nossa ajuda aqui não existe. Ou você tem dinheiro para pagar um plano de saúde ou você vai penar (...) a criança vai sofrer", disse a mãe de um dos pacientes que aguardava na fila.
Luis Girardello, que é coordenador da unidade de urgência e emergência da unidade, afirma que a equipe está completa e que a demora não está relacionada à falta de médicos. "Os pacientes que são classificados com risco de vida são atendidos em menos de dez minutos. Os pacientes que não são classificados como urgência e emergência deveriam ser consultados em unidades básicas de saúde. Por isso, essas pessoas acabam esperando por muito mais tempo porque a demanda é muito grande", relatou.
A mulher detida foi encaminhada para a delegacia. Ela foi indiciada por dano ao patrimônio público, lesão corporal e por desacato a autoridade. Segundo os policiais, ela foi liberada por volta das 6h desta quarta-feira (9).


Programa federal prevê assistência médica domiciliar e blablablabla

Agência Estado

O governo lançou hoje o Melhor em Casa, um programa que prevê a assistência médica domiciliar para pacientes do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS). A iniciativa, que já é encontrada em alguns pontos do País, permite que pessoas com doenças crônicas, em recuperação de cirurgias e idosos tenham atendimento em casa, o que reduz a necessidade e o tempo de internação. Pacientes de baixa renda que participem do programa e tenham equipamentos de uso contínuo em casa terão desconto da conta de luz.Portaria interministerial foi publicada hoje para evitar que o atendimento domiciliar acabe provocando um rombo no orçamento das famílias. O desconto deverá variar entre 10% e 65%. Para ter direito ao desconto, famílias terão de se inscrever no Cadastro Único para Programas Sociais do governo federal e ganhar até 3 salários mínimos.
A expectativa é de cadastrar este ano 250 equipes multidisciplinares. Para financiamento das atividades, o governo deverá destinar até dezembro R$ 8,6 milhões - R$ 34.560 mensais para cada equipe. Os recursos serão usados para pagar equipamentos, medicamentos e transporte. A meta do Ministério da Saúde é implantar 1 mil equipes até 2014 e 400 equipes multidisciplinares de apoio, formadas por fonoaudiólogos, nutricionistas e fisioterapeutas. O investimento previsto para todo projeto é de R$ 1 bilhão.
Além do Melhor em Casa, o governo anunciou um programa para melhorar a gestão e atendimento nos serviços de emergência do SUS. "Os programas não vão resolver da noite para o dia todos os problemas de atendimento médico", reconheceu a presidente Dilma Rousseff no lançamento das medidas. Ela admitiu que o sistema de saúde do País tem muito para avançar. Mas emendou dizendo que é preciso ter humildade para reconhecer que a situação de saúde "pode e deve melhorar" e coragem "para liderar esse processo".
Cada equipe do Melhor em Casa deverá atender até 60 pacientes. O ministro da Saúde, Alexandre Padilha, afirmou que equipes somente serão credenciadas em municípios que tenham cobertura do Samu e que contem com hospital com pelo menos 60 leitos e UTI. Pelos cálculos do governo, o programa deverá alcançar mil equipes.
A periodicidade das visitas domiciliares aos pacientes dependerá de caso a caso. O atendimento terá de ser feito de segunda à sexta, com jornada de 12 horas diárias e em regime de plantão em fins de semana e feriados. O Secretário de Atenção à Saúde, Helvécio Miranda, afirma que o desempenho das equipes será monitorado, com avaliação dos índices de óbitos entre pacientes e o tempo de alta. Ele afastou o risco de que a alta de pacientes seja apressada para liberar leitos hospitalares. "Eles terão de responder pelos pacientes, haverá um bom controle".
O fato de o País não contar com rede de saneamento em várias regiões, na avaliação de Miranda, não será empecilho para liberação de atendimento domiciliar. Ele reconhece, no entanto, que o mesmo não pode ocorrer em relação a locais onde abastecimento de água é inexistente ou intermitente. "Isso é um ponto que de fato tem de ser avaliado. Não há como liberar o paciente para recuperação em casa se ali faltar água".


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Alemão vence concurso de pôquer em Las Vegas

I hearby proudly announce that I am the 2011 World Champion of Poker!! I did it for Germany.

Jovem de 22 anos ganhou US$ 8,7 milhões.
Ele disse que ainda não sabe o que fará com o dinheiro.

Da Associated Press

O alemão Pius Heinz comemora após ter vencido o 'World Series of Poker', na noite de terça-feira (8), em Las Vegas (Foto: Isaac Brekken/AP)O alemão Pius Heinz, de 22 anos, comemora após ter vencido o 'World Series of Poker', na noite de terça-feira (8), em Las Vegas. Prêmio foi de US$ 8,7 milhões. 'Honestamente, não sei o que vou fazer com o dinheiro', disse ele. 'Provavelmente minha família vai ganhar alguns presentes'.  (Foto: Isaac Brekken/AP)


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#CORRUPÇÃO : Ministro do Trabalho, Carlos Lupi, está inventando verbo novo

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O ministro a caminho do despejo ensina como se conjuga o verbo ‘corrompor’

Por ser dono da banca de jornais de que Leonel Brizola se tornou freguês, Carlos Roberto Lupi virou em 1980 amigo do gaúcho que acabara de voltar do exílio para retomar a carreira política no Rio. Por ser amigo de Brizola, virou militante do PDT. Por ser homem de confiança do chefe, virou deputado federal, secretário municipal, secretário estadual e, depois da morte do fundador em 2004, presidente do partido. Por ser presidente do PDT, virou ministro do Trabalho em 29 de março de 2007. Por ser um bom companheiro da base alugada, virou bandido de estimação. Por ser protegido de Lula, continuou no cargo depois da posse de Dilma Rousseff.
Paulista de Campinas, 51 anos, Lupi não tem espaço na cabeça para alguma coisa que preste ─ só cifrões de origem obscura nascem e crescem em desertos de neurônios. A rasura do cérebro dificulta até a conjugação do verbo inseparável da própria biografia: corromper. No vídeo, por exemplo, ele  tropeça espetacularmente na terceira pessoa do singular: “Quem corrompõe…”, derrapa o filhote da Era da Mediocridade. A caminho do despejo, Carlos Lupi criou o verbo “corrompor”. Significa, provavelmente, “propor alguma coisa a um ministro corrupto”.


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France wants U.N. to meet over Iran threat; Tehran says IAEA report unbalanced

France wants to bring together members of the U.N. Security Council after the IAEA report on Iran revealed a nuclear threat that could encourage further sanctions. (File photo)
France wants to bring together members of the U.N. Security Council in light of the International Atomic Energy Agency report which claimed that Iran has worked to develop an atomic bomb design.

“Convening of the U.N. Security Council is called for,” Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told RFI radio, adding that pressure needed to be ramped up on Iran and that France was willing to go further with sanctions.

“We cannot accept this situation which is a threat,” said Juppe, adding that France was ready to toughen sanctions, Reuters reported.
IAEA report on Iran released on Nov. 8, 2011.
IAEA report on Iran released on Nov. 8, 2011.
“We need hard sanctions that prevent Iran from continuing to obtain resources that allow it to pursue its activities in violation of all international rules,” said Juppe.

The European Union also said on Tuesday that the IAEA report seriously raises concern over Iran nuclear drive.

The report from the U.N. nuclear watchdog cited what it called credible information from member states and elsewhere.

It included a series of activities applicable to developing nuclear weapons, such as high explosives testing and development of an atomic bomb trigger, AFP reported.

Although it stopped short of bluntly accusing Iran of trying to make nuclear weapons, it said it appeared activities had been carried out that included computer modeling of a nuclear warhead, explosives tests, and studying how to arm a medium-range missile with an atomic warhead.

But calling the report “a real source of worry,” Defense Minister Gerard Lonquet reiterated the need for tougher sanctions.

He told Canal+ television it was necessary to convince China and Russia, which are likely to oppose a fifth Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran, AFP reported.
“We need hard sanctions that prevent Iran from continuing to obtain resources that allow it to pursue its activities in violation of all international rules,” said Juppe.

The report from the U.N. nuclear watchdog − citing what it called credible information from member states and elsewhere − listed a series of activities applicable to developing nuclear weapons, such as high explosives testing and development of an atomic bomb trigger.

Although it stopped short of bluntly accusing Iran of trying to make nuclear weapons, it said it appeared activities had been carried out that included computer modeling of a nuclear warhead, explosives tests, and studying how to arm a medium-range missile with an atomic warhead.

But calling the report “a real source of worry,” Defense Minister Gerard Lonquet reiterated the need for tougher sanctions.

He told Canal+ television it was necessary to convince China and Russia, which are likely to oppose a fifth Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran.

U.S. sanctions on Iran

In growing international condemnation of Iran’s involvement with nuclear weaponry, the United States also warned on Tuesday that it would ratchet up pressure and ready new sanctions on Iran after the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s report.

The report prompted Republican hawks to demand “crippling” economic retaliation from the White House, and came as rumors of a possible Israeli military strike on Tehran also assailed the White House.

A senior U.S. official said Iran must answer concerns raised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and said Washington would consult with partners on “additional” pressure and sanctions on the Iranian government.

“We don’t take anything off the table when we look at sanctions. We believe there is a broad spectrum of action we could take,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

“We fully anticipate ratcheting up our pressure. We also want to make sure that what we are doing is to coordinate with other countries.”

Another senior official said that the report echoed “very serious concerns” in Washington about Iran’s nuclear program.

He noted findings that Iran had carried out a “structured” program under its ministry of defense from the late 1990s to 2003 on developing a nuclear warhead.

The official also expressed concerned that while the report did not say Iran had resumed that program, there were some indications that “activities of concern” could be continuing.

But the official also noted the report left questions about the current state of the program unanswered.

“The report does not assert, doesn’t make any judgment about how advanced Iran is in their program,” the official said.

“(It) certainly doesn’t assert that Iran has mastered all the necessary technologies and we agree with that assessment.”

Iran: Nuclear program is a right

 Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear activities 
Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iranian envoy to IAEA
Meanwhile, the Iranian envoy to IAEA said Wednesday his country “will never compromise its legitimate rights” in pursuing its atomic program, despite a report strongly suggesting Tehran was engaged in nuclear weapons development.

“As a responsible state, the Islamic republic of Iran will never compromise its legitimate rights and will continue to comply with its commitments under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,” Ali Asghar Soltanieh said, as cited by the official IRNA news agency.

“Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear activities. And, just as many other previous claims were proven baseless, this time also they will not bear any results,” he said.

Soltanieh stressed that Iran’s nuclear program was entirely peaceful and that Iran would continue to cooperate with the IAEA.

“The report is unbalanced and unproportionate and prepared with a political motivation and the political pressure mostly by the United States. This is a pity that this report has diverted from the normal practice,” he said in the press interview carried by Reuters.

“This report has also created (made) some people as a target of terrorists and also the installations as a target, this whole thing shows that the secretariat has totally ignored the fact that it should have done the professional work on nuclear related activities. In this text, in the appendix, you can see that there is talk about missiles or other explosives - this has nothing with the IAEA statute,” Soltanieh added.

Iran has always maintained that its nuclear program is for exclusively civilian uses, not military ones.

Its two allies on the U.N. Security Council, Russia and China, are seen by experts as likely to block any attempt by the IAEA to report Iran to the council in an effort to broaden sanctions.

Tightlipped Israel

Israel remained tightlipped over the damning findings of the IAEA report.

“We are studying the report,” said an official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau without saying whether or not Israel would respond formally.

Israel’s military radio said Netanyahu had ordered his ministers not to comment on the matter out of concern that any statement or Israeli move would draw international criticism and would play into Iran’s hands, AFP reported.

Previously, Israel had openly warned that likelihood of a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities was being seriously considered by Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

At the weekend, President Shimon Peres had warned that the likelihood of an attack was becoming “more and more likely.”

Government officials quoted by Haaretz newspaper said that Israel was refraining from immediate comment “because it wants to evaluate the world’s response to the IAEA findings and does not want to appear to be leading the international community.”


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Anti-missile defence in Romania

The great shield of Deveselu

Nov 7th 2011, 19:03 by V.P. | BUCHAREST
AS THE world frets about a possible military strike on Iran, villagers in a remote part of southern Romania are taking English lessons. Why? Because they want to be able to talk to the American soldiers who will soon be stationed in Deveselu, where the United States army is renting an abandoned airport. By 2015, there should be up to 500 of them, securing 24 anti-ballistic missiles.
Locals in this forgotten village are hoping to take advantage of the opportunity. The mayor, a former Communist apparatchik, was the first to sign up for English classes. He claims to have been pushing for the revival of the military air base ever since it was closed in 2002.
Not everyone is as enthusiastic about the deal, sealed in September during a visit by Traian Băsescu, Romania's president, to Washington DC. "I feel betrayed... we were not asked if we want this shield," says [link in Romanian] Valerică Jumugă, a former pilot.
In 2007, when the idea of Romania hosting part of the US anti-ballistic missile shield first came up, the Social Democratic opposition said it would demand a referendum on the issue. It never transpired; had it done so it would have probably passed, as Romanians are among the staunchest pro-Americans [PDF] in Europe. Last week Mircea Geoană, the Social Democratic chairman of Romania's Senate, said that parliament should ratify the missile-shield deal as soon as possible, to reinforce the US-Romanian "strategic partnership."
For Mr Băsescu the deal is a personal victory. Despite some criticism from Russia and Ukraine, the reaction from Romania's neighbours has been nowhere near the level of the Cold War-style outrage sparked by George W. Bush's original missile-defence plan, which involved rockets in Poland and a radar in the Czech Republic.
If the United States is seeking to intercept rockets from the Middle East, southern Romania and Turkey (where the radar will be stationed) make more geographical sense than Mr Bush's plans did. And happily, neither country shares a border with Russia. (Poland is next to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.)
Still, Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, is demanding "written guarantees" that the shield will not be used against Russia. And Ukraine, which stretches between Russia and Romania, has said that it would only be interested in a system that included Russia. It is unhappy that it was not consulted by Romania over the deal.
Nothing has got beyond paper yet. Plans such as this one are notorious for revisions and postponements. No one knows if Deveselu will be flourishing around a US base by 2015. But a few English lessons can't hurt anyone.

The Economist Newspaper Limited 2011

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Toshiba's super-thin AT200 tablet running late, not out til next year

Now that the Asus Transformer Prime is pegged for a December release, Toshiba has become less coy about it's own 10.1-inch Android tablet, the AT200. A blogger posited a question on the company's official Facebook page and promptly got himself an answer: the 7.7mm thick, 1.2GHz dual-core slate will be commercially available from January 2012. Unless there's a different schedule for the US, then we have to say, boo, hiss, and other pantomime expressions. We were originally told it'd ship before Christmas. Let's hope there'll be a post-holiday bargain price tag to make up for it.


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NASA Develops Super-Black Material That Absorbs Light Across Multiple Wavelength Bands

This close-up view (only about 0.03 inches wide) shows the internal structure of a carbon-nanotube coating that absorbs about 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that strikes it. A section of the coating, which was grown on smooth silicon, was purposely removed to show the tubes' vertical alignment. (Credit: Stephanie Getty, NASA Goddard)
ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2011) — NASA engineers have produced a material that absorbs on average more than 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that hits it -- a development that promises to open new frontiers in space technology.

The team of engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., reported their findings recently at the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference, the largest interdisciplinary technical meeting in this discipline. The team has since reconfirmed the material's absorption capabilities in additional testing, said John Hagopian, who is leading the effort involving 10 Goddard technologists.
"The reflectance tests showed that our team had extended by 50 times the range of the material's absorption capabilities. Though other researchers are reporting near-perfect absorption levels mainly in the ultraviolet and visible, our material is darn near perfect across multiple wavelength bands, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared," Hagopian said. "No one else has achieved this milestone yet."
The nanotech-based coating is a thin layer of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, tiny hollow tubes made of pure carbon about 10,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair. They are positioned vertically on various substrate materials much like a shag rug. The team has grown the nanotubes on silicon, silicon nitride, titanium, and stainless steel, materials commonly used in space-based scientific instruments. (To grow carbon nanotubes, Goddard technologist Stephanie Getty applies a catalyst layer of iron to an underlayer on silicon, titanium, and other materials. She then heats the material in an oven to about 1,382 degrees Fahrenheit. While heating, the material is bathed in carbon-containing feedstock gas.)
The tests indicate that the nanotube material is especially useful for a variety of spaceflight applications where observing in multiple wavelength bands is important to scientific discovery. One such application is stray-light suppression. The tiny gaps between the tubes collect and trap background light to prevent it from reflecting off surfaces and interfering with the light that scientists actually want to measure. Because only a small fraction of light reflects off the coating, the human eye and sensitive detectors see the material as black.
In particular, the team found that the material absorbs 99.5 percent of the light in the ultraviolet and visible, dipping to 98 percent in the longer or far-infrared bands. "The advantage over other materials is that our material is from 10 to 100 times more absorbent, depending on the specific wavelength band," Hagopian said.
"We were a little surprised by the results," said Goddard engineer Manuel Quijada, who co-authored the SPIE paper and carried out the reflectance tests. "We knew it was absorbent. We just didn't think it would be this absorbent from the ultraviolet to the far infrared."
If used in detectors and other instrument components, the technology would allow scientists to gather hard-to-obtain measurements of objects so distant in the universe that astronomers no longer can see them in visible light or those in high-contrast areas, including planets in orbit around other stars, Hagopian said. Earth scientists studying the oceans and atmosphere also would benefit. More than 90 percent of the light Earth-monitoring instruments gather comes from the atmosphere, overwhelming the faint signal they are trying to retrieve.
Currently, instrument developers apply black paint to baffles and other components to help prevent stray light from ricocheting off surfaces. However, black paints absorb only 90 percent of the light that strikes it. The effect of multiple bounces makes the coating's overall advantage even larger, potentially resulting in hundreds of times less stray light.
In addition, black paints do not remain black when exposed to cryogenic temperatures. They take on a shiny, slightly silver quality, said Goddard scientist Ed Wollack, who is evaluating the carbon-nanotube material for use as a calibrator on far-infrared-sensing instruments that must operate in super-cold conditions to gather faint far-infrared signals emanating from objects in the very distant universe. If these instruments are not cold, thermal heat generated by the instrument and observatory, will swamp the faint infrared they are designed to collect.
Black materials also serve another important function on spacecraft instruments, particularly infrared-sensing instruments, added Goddard engineer Jim Tuttle. The blacker the material, the more heat it radiates away. In other words, super-black materials, like the carbon nanotube coating, can be used on devices that remove heat from instruments and radiate it away to deep space. This cools the instruments to lower temperatures, where they are more sensitive to faint signals.
To prevent the black paints from losing their absorption and radiative properties at long wavelengths, instrument developers currently use epoxies loaded with conductive metals to create a black coating. However, the mixture adds weight, always a concern for instrument developers. With the carbon-nanotube coating, however, the material is less dense and remains black without additives, and therefore is effective at absorbing light and removing heat. "This is a very promising material," Wollack said. "It's robust, lightweight, and extremely black. It is better than black paint by a long shot."


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