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Once again, Adriano is in the news for the wrong reasons. The former Inter Milan and Brazil striker shot a 20-year-old woman in the hand while playing with his bodyguard's gun, according to the Daily Mail.

"The UOL Internet news portal said Adriene Pinto told police that Adriano ... accidentally fired his bodyguard's gun when he was fooling around with it inside the car," the report reads.

The incident took place early Saturday morning, after Adriano left a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro with his bodyguard, Pinto and three other women.

The 29-year-old is currently playing in Brazil with the league-champion Corninthians.

Adriano was one of the biggest names in world soccer in the 2000s, after he became a star in Italy's Serie A with Parma and Inter Milan before his 20th birthday.

Blessed with an unmatched combination of size and skill, it seemed Adriano would go on to become one of the world's greats. But his career started to fade after his father passed away in 2004 and he used drugs and alcohol to cope with the loss.

He would continue to feature for Brazil and Inter Milan for the next few years, but his performances worsened with time. In 2009, Jose Mourinho (then Inter manager) allowed him to return to Brazil to sort out his problems with weight and addiction.

Adriano scored 19 goals in 30 games for Brazilian club Flamengo, powering it to the championship in 2009. He returned to Europe for the 2010-11 season, but his ill-fated stay at AS Roma lasted less than six months, before he joined Corinthians last March.

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Adriano is hopeless, only gets into trouble. :(

Progress in Sao Paulo is really impressive. Maracana is also taking shape

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Source: Topo lerner from flickr

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RobH, what Adriano has to do with the World Cup?

I'm really impressed on how organized is the construction site of "Arena de São Paulo" (the São Paulo city stadium). Also how fast are the works going. Really nice.

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RobH, what Adriano has to do with the World Cup?

I'm really impressed on how organized is the construction site of "Arena de São Paulo" (the São Paulo city stadium). Also how fast are the works going. Really nice.

Ignore him, Mr. Danny. He's a troll.

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No I'm not, I'm just posting stories about Brazil since this is what this thread is about. Start a blog if you don't like my posts.

Human rights violations in Brazil:

At the southwestern tip of the Amazon, in Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil, stands Urso Branco, a prison notorious for deadly human rights violations. Conditions there are dire. The prisoners languish in hot, musty, overcrowded cells that reek of perspiration, urine, and excrement. They rarely see sunshine. It’s nowhere anyone would choose to be. But it was into this dank, dark, and volatile world that Clara Long ’11, Fernando Delgado ’08, and James Cavallaro, executive director of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, insisted on going.

Urso Branco has a violent history. Two prisoner uprisings in 2002 left at least thirty-eight people dead. Another massacre occurred in 2004. These events earned Urso Branco an injunction, known as “provisional measures,” from the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. To monitor prison conditions, the court requires periodic reporting from Brazil’s federal, state, and prison authorities, and from the NGOs and human rights attorneys who represent the inmates.

Long, a student enrolled in the HLS Human Rights Clinic, Delgado, a fellow with the Human Rights Program, and Cavallaro, the professor who oversees the clinic, spent two days in September investigating the prison in preparation for a court hearing to consider Brazil’s motion to lift the provisional measures. They were assisted by clinical student Alexia De Vincentis ’10, who did legal research for them off-site and later joined them in Costa Rica, where the four of them prepared a devastating case against the prison. They documented that guards routinely fired live rounds at prisoners as they cowered in their cells; that some prisoners still had bullets lodged in their bodies months after being hit; and that torture was systematic. Based on their findings, and on presentations by attorneys for Justiça Global and Comissão Justiça e Paz, two Brazilian NGOs also monitoring the prison, the court ruled, on Dec. 14, 2009, to continue provisional measures. It ordered Brazil to implement all necessary measures to guarantee the life and physical integrity of the prisoners and prison staff.

It was a significant win. “We were mostly fighting an uphill battle in a context in which the court had lifted provisional measures in similar cases,” says De Vincentis.

Gathering the data needed to persuade the court was far from easy, but exemplifies what the clinic is all about. “We try to teach students what human rights work is,” says Cavallaro. When it comes to places like Urso Branco, he says: “It is important that students understand the dynamics of prisons. You must talk to everyone: guards, wardens, doctors, administrators, and the prisoners. Students must learn to document conditions in the cells.”

That’s a lesson learned only by visiting the prison. This fall, Long, Delgado, and Cavallaro successfully negotiated access to Urso Branco’s cells. Guided in their fact-finding by De Vincentis’s legal research and advice, they entered more than 20 cells, spoke with more than 100 inmates, and amassed documentary and physical evidence that corroborated the prisoners’ allegations of gunfire and torture. One of the prisoners surprised Long by pressing a gift into her hand as she exited his cell: A necklace with a cross knotted in the middle. “It’s made of red string,” she says, “perhaps pulled from a piece of clothing or a towel.” She brought it home and keeps it hanging in her room.

To prepare for the court hearing, the team next flew to Costa Rica, met De Vincentis there, and worked nearly nonstop for three days. In an adversarial proceeding, Cavallaro, Delgado and lawyers for Justiça Global and Comissão Justiça e Paz urged the court to continue provisional measures. The students helped shape their rebuttals to arguments made by Brazil’s large delegation.

Delgado believes that the clinic’s work is making a difference. “The situation now is appalling,” he concedes. “Some things have changed, but not enough. It is safe to say, though, that things would be a lot worse if there were no international attention on the prison.”

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Isn't it about Brazil 2014 World Cup... The Beautiful Game in a Beautiful Country...? Should we post British war crimes in the London 2012 thread? :huh:

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You don't need post anything bad in a very remote location in England. He don't need this because he has already suffering so much.

Let me tell you a story about Robh:

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved football...

He heard stories of how their country won the World Cup at home with the help of FIFA...

Then he fell in love with FIFA and the World Cup...

The boy grew up and heard from FIFA that his country was a candidate to host the World Cup again...

He also heard from Mr. Blatter that it was time for the World Cup return to "home"...

He was pleased with the time and dreamed of going to the stadium to see the World Cup...

Then he heard the news that his country was the favorite after FIFA released its report...

But the press of his country began a series of attacks against FIFA just before the vote...

FIFA did not like and gave only two votes for his country. Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Russia, all of them received many more votes...

He thought, it's okay, the stadiums of Russia will be better than ours...

But wait! :o A tiny country will host the 2022 World Cup and we not? That's not fair! :angry:

Now he hates the FIFA...

...and hates the World Cup...

...and hates anything about the World Cup...

...and hates the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM...

...and hates the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 TM...

Mr Blatter was re-elected President of FIFA and preparations for the next World Cup is going well, despite the media of his country (which he faithfully believed) say the opposite. Now your life's purpose is try to denigrate the image of Brazil and hope for the total failure of the competition so he will smile again. When he visits the topic he gets very angry. Your posts about the decadent Adriano, who is not playing in national team for a long time, and the remote amazonian city of Porto Velho, are frustrated and desperate attempts to shift the focus of the topic.

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Why you so mad Sir? Is it because your airports aren't going to be able to cope with the influx of visitors (Only two of 13 airport terminal construction projects are on schedule to be completed by the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup!!), or that stadiums are in a rush to get ready, or that your government is in constant battles with FIFA, or that your greatest player has been snubbed by the Organising Committee? Wasn't this supposed to be the beautiful world cup in the beautiful country? :lol:

You protest too much. I know what I'm talking about y'know! You don't have to like my posts, it's a free forum!!

http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/183482/study-highlights-airport-problems-for-brazil-world-cup

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Another? Robh strikes again. It seems that anyone who is mad here is you. :rolleyes:

This study says that "if" Infraero keep this pace of investment, the works will not be ready in time. this study is a completely unnecessary because we know that investment in a building does not follow a coordinated rhythm. There are peaks according to the progress of each construction.

http://www.infraero.gov.br/obras/

There is a plan, a schedule. You seem very misinformed. Try to use reliable sources in your arduous research. Or do better, go have a life.

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Such fun! :lol:

I wish Brazil 2014 all the success in the world (as long as Teixeira keeps his mouth shut about the UK). It should be a brilliant World Cup!

But can you tell me why this thread should remain free of vandalism when one of its main contributors has seemingly been given free reign to troll the FIFA World Cup subforum threads I contribute to? I can think of no good reason.

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Robh, you gave me an idea. I will open a new section.

Status of the works at airports:

Brasilia airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Confins (BH) airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Curitiba airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Cuiabá airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: July 2013

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Campinas (SP) airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Module concluded

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Guarulhos (SP) airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Fortaleza airport:

Start of works: January 2012

End of works: December 2013

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Manaus airport

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Natal airport (new)

Start of works: Already started

End of works: November 2013

DEC/2008

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JUL/2009

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OCT/2011

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Porto Alegre airport

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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Recife airport:

Start of works: January 2012

End of works: December 2013

The airport is new and is almost ready to meet the demand. The deadlines above are for the construction of a new control tower.

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Salvador airport:

Start of works: January 2012

End of works: November 2013

Salvador airport also meet the demand and needs only minor works

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Galeão (RJ) airport:

Start of works: Already started

End of works: December 2013

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The reforms will be fully completed in 2013, but there are some things concluded, as we see in the pictures:

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/infraero

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Bezzi, great on airports!!!

Add to this, Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport new rooms are already done and are very nice, specially the old and buzzy Federal Police area. Now it's just nice, the need to put more personnel there (which take 6 months due Brazilian legislation).

Two new terminal already started to be built and the airport will be sent to a private company (which means, more faster works).

About Galeao in Rio, the airport already support the demands for both World Cup and Olympic Games. The problem in Rio International is about "how not beautiful the airport looks like now"... C'mon, in three years, you can put lots of "coloured pick-gringo" decoration around... And fix some old stuff the airport really have.

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RobH, really, forget this crusade against Brazil... Focus in Argentina, they are really against UK and really does not like you guys... We here in Brazil love UK, the beatles, fish and chips (separated) wink.gif

Ignore him, Mr. Danny. He's a troll.

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National Stadium of Brasília getting shape

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The inspiration for Fonte Nova stadium was Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.

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Works in Curitiba:

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Source: www.arenacap.com.br

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Confederations cup officialy unveiled

...the next FIFA Confederations Cup now has an official emblem, which features a native Brazilian bird species: the Rufous-bellied Thrush. This unveiling goes to show just how quickly things are progressing, with tickets for Brazil 2013 going on sale shortly after the final draw.

http://www.fifa.com/...7598/index.html

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