Brazil’s battle to upgrade airports for the World Cup

Bernard Hill plays his father, who runs the struggling family sweet factory, and Steven Mackintosh plays brother Robbo, a ducker-diver who is in deep trouble with Manchester gangs. From There To Here, which begins on Thursday, stars Philip Glenister as a man who escapes unscathed from the blast – but finds his personal life wrenched in an unexpected direction as a result.

Reynolds plays the father of a kidnapped child who has spent eight years trying to track her down with the help of a police detective, played by Rosario Dawson. If anything, The Captive – the Cannes competition entry in which he appears – is even more preposterous. What follows is a lurid hotchpotch of sophisticated paedophiles and hi-tech criminality that drew a jeering response at the end of this morning’s press screening.

“It was a bomb that seemed to be directed at buildings rather than people. well, it’s a different war. It was very, very fortunate that it didn’t kill people and that’s no defence of it, but there seemed a slightly different tenor. Different age Bowker says: “Even the [IRA] bomb seems strangely old-fashioned compared with what we’ve encountered since from terrorism.

Around them circulate what seems like a who’s who of Victorian notables – artist John Constable, critic John Ruskin and even Queen Victoria herself. Yet he also depicts him as man of baser instincts who is not above seducing a needy widow or groping his housekeeper – a shuffling, almost Dickensian dogsbody memorably portrayed by Dorothy Atkinson. Yet it is Spall who dominates as a cantankerous, grumpy curmudgeon capable of expressing a wealth of emotion in a single, exasperated grunt.

Directors Jean-Pierre (left) and Luc Dardenne have won the Palme d’Or twice before But the Dardennes rather tip the scales by having Sandra also plagued by marital difficulties and a history of depression that is used somewhat cynically to sway the audience’s sympathies. Cotillard is great as ever and is surely a strong contender for this year’s best actress award with a performance of dignity, grit and tenacity.

End Quote Andre Castellini Bain & Company In 2013, more than 110 million passengers passed through Brazil’s airports. The capital, Brasilia, opened a new terminal just last month. A decade ago it was only around 37 million. But seven years on, there has been mixed success when it comes to airport upgrades. But only a few days ago news broke that work at Viracopos airport outside Sao Paulo was partially suspended because of safety concerns. So the decision to bring the tournament to Brazil was a good excuse to address the country’s infrastructure needs.

There were queues outside the port that lasted days. Last year was terrible, he says. Roderlei Alexandre Bernadino drives thousands of miles across Brazil each week to deliver soya beans to Brazil’s biggest port, Santos. 5% of its GDP on infrastructure – half the global average ‘Huge traffic jams’ Brazil’s workers are also paying for the delays. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote We need to encourage railway investment”
End Quote Renato Ferreira Barco former manager, Santos port With a bed in the back of his truck, he spends weeks away from home.

The vast majority of children in Chinese orphanages are seriously ill or they’re suffering from a disability that requires special care that poor migrant workers cannot offer. “But I’ve seen quite a bit of spina bifida, I’ve seen cleft palates with heart problems and lots kids with genital issues. “I’ve never seen a healthy child in a government orphanage,” explains Naomi Kerwin, an American expatriate who has worked as a child advocate for years inside China.

However, she’s optimistic a plan like the one she’s proposing is inevitable. It’s difficult to know what happens to the proposal behind the scenes, explains Ms Zhang, the founder and executive director of Children’s Hope Foundation, one of China’s largest charitable organisations offering medical help to orphans.


Guarulhos airport’s new terminal has now opened. “The problem has been that the recent government has seen private investment in infrastructure not as a good thing, but as a necessary evil,” says Andre Castellini, a partner at Bain & Company in Sao Paulo. but will handle only a fraction of the airlines it originally promised during the World Cup Jigsaw puzzle And this could have big implications at a time when airports will be under pressure this summer with 600,000 fans expected to come to Brazil for the World Cup. The airport in the north-eastern city of Fortaleza, another World Cup city, will have a large canvas tent to welcome passengers instead of a new terminal. “Concessions have been granted very slowly – much slower than they should have been done.


During the World Cup, the new terminal will handle only a fraction of the international airlines it originally promised. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote The recent government has seen private investment in infrastructure not as a good thing, but as a necessary evil” After the event, 21 airlines will move across to the terminal which has a capacity for 12 million passengers a year. But it has not been without hiccups. Mixed success When Brazil won the right to host the football tournament, airports were already squeezed and growth in the past decade has piled on even more pressure.This year’s event has been characterised by a significant British presence, with films from Mike Leigh and Ken Loach in contention for the prestigious Palme d’Or award and several other titles showcased in other areas of the programme.


She used self-poisoning as a way to hurt herself, and regularly needed hospital treatment. “I would come home from work on a Friday evening, take an overdose, call an ambulance, spend the weekend in hospital and then go back to work on a Monday as if nothing had happened,” she said. She said: “I was in such a routine, stuck in a rut, that I didn’t think of the consequences.

And it is this low investment that is holding back Latin America’s biggest economy. This year, it is a little better but still, life as a truck driver can be tough. With growth slowing, President Dilma Rousseff’s infrastructure plans could not come at a more pressing time. 5% of GDP is spent on infrastructure here in Brazil, yet the global average is more than twice that, according to a report published last year by McKinsey Global Institute. “Some of the worst things though are the lack of toilets, places to eat and the robberies on the roads, too.
“There are lots of trucks on the road and they cause huge traffic jams,” he tells me.

“The Stone Roses is a symphonic sound. It’s such a big sound and it does somehow encapsulate what Manchester’s all about. ”
A new political era was dawning, with New Labour on the verge of sweeping away 18 years of Conservative government. “Manchester and its music are completely intertwined – it’s etched right through the skin of Manchester.

The one that caught my eye, though, is for a film called Awol 72, an action thriller starring Luke Goss of Bros fame. Other displays bang the drum for Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, the new Transformers film and the next entry in the Hunger Games franchise. Well, I suppose that’s one way of putting it. According to the poster tagline, “Running is the only option”.

I trust they’ll get round to laying a red carpet on the steps of the Grand Theatre Lumiere, which, at the moment, look rather naked without it. Here’s hoping it’s just the storm before the calm.
With the festival kicking off tomorrow, the atmosphere is one of nervous excitement and frantic, last-minute preparations.

On the evening of 16 March, the couple wrapped their daughter in blankets and travelled to the orphanage gates. Overwhelmed with sick children, the baby hatch had stopped accepting new babies hours before the family arrived. Miaomiao stayed in her mother’s arms.

‘Uncompromising’ Addressing the conference in Bournemouth, Mrs May said the organisation had to change “from top to bottom”. BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said Mrs May’s fifth speech to the federation as home secretary was “by far the most uncompromising”, leaving members shocked. The organisation, which represents 126,000 rank and file officers, has faced accusations of bullying and a lack of transparency in its accounts.

“More and more cities are coming up with their own medical insurance plans, so coverage is spreading,” she explains. On average, only a few of China’s 300 million children would need access to expensive medical care, so her proposal for 100 renminbi (