Mittwoch, 26. Mai 2010
* 3 ovos
* 1/2 xícara (chá) de açúcar
* 1/2 xícara (chá) de farinha de trigo
* 1 colher (sobremesa) de baunilha
* 1 colher (sobremesa) de amido de milho
* 1 colher (sobremesa) de fermento em pó
Doce de leite ou 1 lata de leite condensado cozido por 30 minutos em panela de pressão
1 lata de leite condensado cozido por 30 minutos
2 colheres (sopa) de creme de leite
Nozes trituradas a gosto
1/2 quilo de açúcar
1 xícara (chá) de água
Modo de Preparo
Bater as claras em neve. Depois acrescentar as gemas uma a uma, sem pele (passar na peneira para tirar a pele), a baunilha e o açúcar.
Desligar a batedeira e acrescentar a farinha de trigo, amido de milho e fermento em pó e mexer delicadamente.
Com o auxílio de uma colher, pingue porções pequenas da massa em uma assadeira untada e enfarinhada, mantendo distância entre as porções.
Leve ao forno alto (220º graus) pré-aquecido, por cerca de 5 minutos ou até corar levemente.
Retire-os da assadeira ainda mornos.
Depois de frio, una os biscoitos com o doce de leite, formando sanduíches e passa na calda.
Misture e aplique nos bem casados.
Misture e leve ao fogo até começar a ferver e banhe os bem casados. Deixe descansar por 12 horas e embale em papel celofane, papel crepom e fita de cetim.
OBS: OS BEM CASADOS PODEM SER FEITOS COM ATÉ 15 DIAS DE ANTECEDENCIA, EMBALADOS E CONSERVADOS NA GELADEIRA.
Aproximadamente 40 unidades pequenas
1-Comer só Fruta Emagrece- Depende da quantidade ingerida, se comsumir muita pode até engordar.Mesmo comendo pouca fruta e emagrecendo é uma dieta não recomendada porque não é equilibrada. Estes alimentos não oferecem todos os nutrientes essenciais.
2-Chocolate faz Borbulhas- Embora exista a crença de que comer este doce causa acne, não há qualquer prova científica. No entanto, é certo que os hábitos alimentares incorrectos são o factor mais importante no aparecimento de borbulhas na cara.
3-A Laranja à noite é indigesta- Cresceu a ouvir que a laranja á noite mata, comer este citrino à noite não mata, apenas provoca um efeito estimulante no organismo por isso é melhor pela manhã.
4-Água à refeição dilata o estômago- Beber líquido enquanto come não engorda. No entanto é indicado o consumo de apenas de um copo de água ou qualquer outra bebida , para que o estômago não dilate e se traduza num aumento de peso.
5- Melancia com vinho faz mal- A interferência do vinho na ingestão da melancia passa meramente pela subida do PH no estômago, levando ao aumento do tempo de digestão, podendo provocar sensação de enfardamento.
6-Adoçante é melhor do que açúcar- Segundo um estudo a ingestão de sacarina ,tipo adoçante pode provocar um aumento de peso maior do que o consumo de açúcar. Segundo pesquisadores o sabor doce da sacarina estimula o sistema digestivo, preparando-o para a ingestão de uma grande quantidade de calorias; se estas não forem ingeridas o organismo pede mais comida ou queima menos calorias.
- Branco: Segundo o feng shui, é uma cor neutra, que pode ser usada em qualquer ambiente. Já na cromoterapia, o branco potencializa as demais cores, além de representar a luz divina.
- Verde: Ligada ao elemento madeira, representa o crescimento, desenvolvimento, natureza e saúde. É uma cor neutra, que pode ser utilizada em todos os ambientes da casa. Segundo a cromoterapia, traz força equilibrada, acalma o sistema nervoso e os sentidos. Também significa esperança e satisfação.
- Azul: Cor calmante e que traz tranqüilidade. Está relacionada ao elemento água. Remete à natureza (céu e mar). Quando usada em excesso, pode provocar sono, introspecção e isolamento. Na cromoterapia é uma cor desestressante, que transmite calma e serenidade.
- Lilás: Oferece tranqüilidade, sossego e estimula a espiritualidade. Pode ser aplicado em locais de meditação e oração. Na cromoterapia tem efeito purificador, transformando as energias negativas em positivas.
- Laranja: Situada entre o elemento fogo e o elemento terra, estimula os sentidos, a criatividade e a comunicação. Em demasia, pode provocar rebeldia. Já na cromoterapia, auxilia a mente e assimila novas idéias.
- Vermelho: Ligada ao elemento fogo, está relacionada à vida e à força. Estimula as áreas de relacionamento afetivo, sucesso, auto-estima e prosperidade. Assim como o laranja, deve ser usado com cuidado, por ser uma cor estimulante. Segundo a cromoterapia, é indicado para pessoas tímidas e retraídas. Revigora a coragem e a força de vontade.
- Amarelo: Relacionada ao elemento terra, é a cor da luz. Representa a luz do sol e o brilho do ouro. Melhora a concentração, estimula a comunicação, atividades mentais e abre o apetite. Segundo a cromoterapia, é uma cor animadora, inspiradora e que estimula o raciocínio, atuando diretamente sobre o mental. fonte:IMOVELWEB e sua casa
Marc Jacobs talks about new Louis Vuitton store - By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director - telegraph.co.uk
As Marc Jacobs opens his new Louis Vuitton flagship store, the fearless designer talks exclusively to Hilary Alexander about his ongoing love affair with luxury.
By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director
Published: 8:00AM BST 26 May 2010
There’s something different about Marc Jacobs, as he bounds into the suite at Claridges. He’s in his usual uniform of white shirt and black pleated kilt, and the gym-honed physique is evident, as is the tan, the stubble, the diamond ear-studs and the tattoos peeking out above his boots. But it’s his hair: it’s not inky-black any more, or cobalt-blue. “It’s brown,” he says. “I’ve just had a hair transplant. I was starting to thin on top, see,” as he obligingly bends his head down. “I can’t dye it for a while, so this is my natural colour.”
Going a little bald is about the only evidence the American designer, who turned 47 last month, shows of edging closer to middle age. “Eeergh!” he says when I ask how it feels to be closing in on 50. “It’s better than the alternative,” he says, a retort he once heard Cher give on the David Letterman show years ago.
Jacobs is in town for last night’s red-carpet opening of the new Louis Vuitton “maison” on New Bond Street, in London’s West End, which opens to the public on Friday. The multi-million pound “boutique fantasque” is the most sophisticated LV store in the world and the most important milestone in the brand’s 125-year relationship with London. It’s a far cry from the first store, which opened in Oxford Street in 1885.
Designed by Peter Marino to evoke the home of a well-heeled “collector”, it is piled to the rafters with contemporary art, antique luggage, books, watches, and, of course, the lust-have dresses, bags and shoes Jacobs has made the LV fashion signature. It also features his collaborations with artists such as Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami.
A special exhibition on mannequins showcases the 24 collections he has created since first arriving in 1997 as the designer for a luxury brand which had no ready-to-wear history. Curated by the British stylist Katie Grand, the exhibit irreverently and cleverly mixes up the years and the seasons – a cashmere sweater with mink buttons from autumn/winter 2003, with a rose-print organza skirt from spring/summer 2001, for example – and all the mannequins have LV bags on their heads. The whole effect is expensive, quirky, glamorous – and totally contemporary.
“I love that,” says Jacobs. “It’s not dated at all. It’s like a catwalk show that has just happened. And I remember every piece, so many happy memories. The way Katie has done the exhibit is the way I feel about style versus fashion. It’s about putting things together, not just wearing the entire look off the runway. That’s what makes someone stylish.”
As the design force at Louis Vuitton as well as his own eponymous labels, Jacobs has been one of the most influential designers of the modern age, ever since he designed his famous “grunge” collection for Perry Ellis back in 1992, the collection which rocketed him to fame – and the sack.
Since setting up his own label in 1993 with business partner, Robert Duffy, Jacobs has rarely been out of the news, often for the wrong reasons. A legendary party animal, his drug and alcohol abuse and visits to rehab made headlines, as did his penchant for starting his New York shows up to two hours late.
But the last three years have seen a complete Marc makeover, even if there is constant gossip over whether or not he has married his Brazilian boyfriend, Lorenzo Martone. And I even forgive him for being 40 minutes late for our interview because he was shopping for antiques for the town house he’s renovating for the two of them in downtown New York.
“No, we’re not married, despite what you read. I hope to, at some point, but, at the moment, I’m married to my work.”
He sees no conflict in Louis Vuitton opening such a massive monument to luxury consumerism, where his dresses can easily carry price tags of £4,000 and handbags that would leave little change out of £1,000, when world economies are still in turmoil.
“I know for a fact business is good,” he says, an observation borne out by Louis Vuitton’s multi- billion dollar revenue, up on last year. “Louis Vuitton is a unique organisation: the products never go on sale, nor are they sold at duty-free shops. We create what people desire. And I love that commitment to quality.”
Jacobs says he has no desire to do an haute couture collection for Louis Vuitton – “some of what we already do at ready-to-wear is pretty much at couture level, anyway”. And despite being asked to design costumes for films, or get involved in directing, he has no desire to follow Tom Ford into the director’s chair, much as he admires A Single Man. “That’s not me. I’m a collaborator, I play a part. I’ve never viewed myself as a director. Anyway, I’ve already got two jobs.”
“I like the fact each season there is a challenge, well two challenges. I wear the same clothes, but I think differently. I have different 'heads’ for different teams. I very much go with the environment. In New York [when I’m designing Marc Jacobs], I’m very sensitive to my experiences and my friends – it’s more personal. In Paris, when it’s Louis Vuitton, the look is much more extrovert, for a luxury-hungry show-off.”
What he would like to do is launch a Louis Vuitton fragrance – one product, surprisingly, the 156-year-old luxury brand has yet to put its monogram on – and carry on “doing what I’m doing, and with passion.”
“Regrets? I have none. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And you can only regret what you don’t do. Those are the two clichés I live by. Learning keeps you young. I like to start each day like it was the first.”
Check out a selection of Marc Jacobs pieces for Louis Vuitton in the Telegraph Fashion Shop
Carrie and co head for the desert in a dry-as-dust sequel that's lost all the sparkle of the original TV show, says Sukhdev Sandhu.
By Sukhdev Sandhu
Published: 5:33PM BST 25 May 2010
Morecambe and Wise did it. Del and Rodney Trotter did it. Even On the Buses went to Wales. When a television show, no matter how popular, is getting a bit tired, its makers tend to ring up the local travel agent, and set about transplanting its cast and crew for jolly japes in a foreign country. Now it’s happened in Sex and the City 2.
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda - women who, for a certain kind of armchair fantasist, embodied all that was most glamorous and seductive about New York - have decamped to Abu Dhabi.
It’s only for a week, but it’s a good time for them to take stock of their lives. Carrie has finally snagged Big, but misses the excitement of evenings out on the town. Charlotte’s worried that husband Harry is smitten with the new and very big-breasted nanny. Samantha’s overdoing pills and ointments to stave off the menopause. Miranda’s packed in her job because she can't hear her own voice at work.
In short, they’re all getting older and developing a new set of neuroses to cultivate in between their continued shopping frenzies.
The first Sex and the City got a free pass from loyal viewers of the television series. This one will try their patience.
For one, the clothes are mostly dreadful. Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a cross between Wurzel Gummidge and Bride of Chucky; Miranda looks badly embalmed. In one scene, where the gang appear coming over a dune in the Arabian desert, they resemble a karaoke tribute act to the Village People.
Worse, they don’t act like a gang, appearing as awkward and semi-detached in each other’s company as if they were attending a school reunion party.
Is it because they’re so much older and still carrying on like members of an Imelda Marcos-organised hen party? Or is that we’re older, being asked by the government to tighten our belts and look askance at the spend-spend habits that got us into the current recession, to the extent that there seems something not so much escapist as straight-out vapid about Carrie and her pals?
Sex and the City 2 goes on for half a lifetime, contains approximately three good one-liners, and has some mortifyingly embarrassingly sequences involving gay men.
I lost count of the number of times the screenwriters dropped the word “sparkle” into the script. No doubt they thought they were going for gold, but they’ve created a load of Ratners.
As Australia prepares for the Ashes series later this year, Mark Chipperfield offers a guide to the first four host cities, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.
Published: 11:31AM BST 25 May 2010
Brisbane will be hosting the first of the Series Photo: CORBIS
How to best describe an Australian Summer? Is it the crash of waves on the beach, the smell of a barbecue, the warm feel of the sun on your back or the tangy taste of Sydney Rock Oysters?
Other countries may delight in the change of seasons, but in Australia the rest of the year is little more than a prelude to the sensual pleasures of summer – and the prospect of doing battle with a visiting Test cricket side.
To local ears, cricket, summer and the beach sound like the perfect trilogy, especially when the tourists happen to be from England, fresh from a Twenty20 World Cup victory over Australia and determined to keep hold of the sacred Ashes.
Kicking off at The Gabba in Brisbane on November 25 and reaching a crescendo at the Sydney Cricket Ground, almost six weeks later, the 2010 Ashes Series promises not only an excellent summer of Test Cricket, but plenty of excitement for those who make the trek Down Under.
From the sub-tropical languor of Brisbane – Australia’s most dedicated party town – the Ashes will travel first to Adelaide, the wine and foodie capital of Australia, and then across the desert to Perth, a sparkling young city just minutes away from some of the world’s best surfing beaches.
The Boxing Day Test, played, as tradition dictates, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, should hopefully seal the outcome of the 2010 Ashes Series – and also provide an opportunity to indulge in some fine dining, cultural pursuits and retail therapy.
Sydney, the city of sails, surf and seafood, is the setting for the Fifth – and final – Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Why not arrive a little earlier and see in the New Year before the rest of the world? Now that’s one victory you can count on.
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The author Edmund de Waal enjoys Tokyo, "a city of artists and writers, with bohemian cafés next to Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks".
Published: 3:26PM BST 25 May 2010
'Tokyo is an unexpected city, not a homogenised J G Ballard city of the future'
I spent a happy year here. It is an unexpected city, not a homogenised J G Ballard city of the future but a series of small and distinct neighbourhoods. It can be startlingly beautiful.
WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST WHEN YOU ARE AWAY?
Chance encounters with people. It is still a city of artists and writers, with old-fashioned bohemian cafés alongside Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.
WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU RETURN?
I go to pay my respects to my late great-uncle, buried in a beautiful Buddhist cemetery in the south of the city.
WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO STAY?
Where can you afford? If you want a Lost in Translation experience with a view of Tokyo lit up below you at night, try the Prince Park Tower (0081 3 5400 111; www.princehotels.com; doubles from £174), hard against the red-brown Tokyo version of the Eiffel Tower. If you are in the city for a short visit and want to try a traditional inn – a Ryokan with a deep bath, tatami floors and sliding screens – the Kimi Ryokan (3971 3766; www.kimi-ryokan.jp; doubles from £50 a night) in Ikebukuro, is highly recommended by friends.
WHERE WOULD YOU MEET FRIENDS FOR A DRINK?
I would go to the bar at the Imperial Hotel (0081 3 3504 1111; www.lhw.com) – it's luxurious and expensive and wonderful. It is all that remains of the crazed Japoniste Frank Lloyd Wright hotel that was replaced in the Sixties. There is also a German beer hall in the Ginza where you can get steins of beer and plates of sausages under Thirties murals of happy Japanese peasants. Try it once.
WHERE ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES FOR LUNCH?
Go to the sushi restaurants in the Tsukji fish market. If you can't make yourself understood, just point. You can't really go wrong as long as the fish isn't moving.
AND FOR DINNER?
Tokyo restaurants change constantly, but the old Yakatori booths in the area to the east of Shinjuku are great. This is where you can buy skewers of grilled pork and chicken. Smoky and noisy and full of atmosphere. If you want to try traditional kaiseki, with formal course after course of beautifully arranged morsels, then a reasonable restaurant is Saryo in Akasaka Eight One Bldg B1F (5512 3737)
WHERE WOULD YOU SEND A FIRST-TIME VISITOR?
To Akihabara, where there are streets of electrical discount stores, to see one side of Japan. Then to the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum (www.mingeikan.or.jp), a beautiful farmhouse with polished wooden floorboards, fabulous ceramics and textiles, to see the other.
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM TO AVOID?
The great national museums in Ueno Park. There are wonderful and intimate museums where you can actually see treasures.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR TAXI?
Public transport is safe and easy to navigate. If in doubt on the subway just ask and you will be met with great courtesy. Don't try and open your own taxi door – it will open automatically.
HANDBAG OR MONEYBELT?
Tokyo is one of the few places in the world that you can ignore this question.
WHAT SHOULD I TAKE HOME?
I go to Comme des Garçons in Harajuku and buy an expensive white shirt. It is possibly the most perfect shop for minimalists ever created. And then I go to Kiddy Land in Harajuku where floors are themed according to age or gender. Beams is a huge fashion chain that also now sells "contemporary folkcraft", including very beautiful ceramics from potters in Okinawa. And I love Ito-ya in the Ginza for Japanese paper, brushes and ink.
Edmund de Waal's 'The Hare with Amber Eyes' (Chatto and Windaus, £16.99) is published on Thursday.
This National Trust walk is a gentle stroll through the historic Wiltshire market village of Lacock, along the River Avon, with views of Lacock Abbey.
Published: 10:21AM BST 26 May 2010
The market village of Lacock is nestled in beautiful Wiltshire countryside Photo: ALAMY
The expert’s view
Karen Bolger, Visitor Services Manager: “Walking alongside the River Avon, this route explores the historic market village of Lacock, as well as offering views of Lacock Abbey from the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
“My favourite part of the walk is the point at which the tower of Lacock Abbey creeps into view. This Tudor addition to the abbey building always looks impressive, and was no doubt built to have this impact, but it does look particularly statuesque from this viewpoint.
“The views and surroundings change with the seasons so any time of year is a good time to visit, although it can get rather muddy in the winter. The terrain is generally flat, allowing a gentle pace and the chance to really take in your surroundings.”
Start: Hither Way car park
Grid ref: ST918682
Map: OS Landranger 173
Download the OS map of this walk
© Reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey. All rights reserved. OS licence no. AL100023
Bike: National Cycle Network route 4 is one mile away. See www.sustrans.org.uk
Bus: Faresaver X34/First 234, Chippenham to Frome, passing Melksham station, and close to Chippenham and Trowbridge stations
Rail: Melksham station is three miles away; Chippenham station is three-and-a-half miles away
Road: Three miles south of Chippenham. M4, exit junction 17, signposted to Chippenham (A350). Follow A350 (signposted Poole/Warminster) until you reach Lacock, following signs for the main car park
There are a number of places to grab a spot of lunch or afternoon tea in Lacock village. A picnic area is located opposite the entrance to the Fox Talbot Museum. Toilets are located behind the Red Lion pub on the village High Street.
Distance, terrain and accessibility
Two-mile (3.2km) circular walk, taking approximately 45 minutes. Generally flat terrain, walking along the banks of the River Avon for most of the way; can be muddy in parts over winter. Please be aware of livestock and horses grazing in some of the fields; keep dogs under control.
Points of interest
Founded in the early 13th century by Ela, theCountess of Salisbury for a community of Augustinian nuns, it was converted into a country house in 1540. The atmospheric monastic rooms include medieval cloisters, a sacristy and chapter house. They have featured in two Harry Potter films and in The Other Boleyn Girl.
This unspoilt village stands at the gates of Lacock Abbey. There was a settlement here before Saxon times but it became important as a community for estate workers of the abbey. With a grid of four streets, its architecture is unique, featuring houses from every century from the 13th century onwards. Look out for the 14th century tithe barn, a medieval church and an inn dating to the 15th century, reflecting its importance as a staging post between Marlborough and Bristol. Parts of King John’s Hunting Lodge beside the church would certainly have belonged to one of the more important people in the village, and it is quite possible that the king stayed here on his hunting trips in the forest.
The Fox Talbot Museum
Lacock Abbey was the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, credited as the inventor of photography, who conducted many of his first experiments there in the early 19th century.
1. From the car park, cross the road and follow the brown tourist signs into the village, where you’ll emerge in front of the Fox Talbot Museum and entrance to Lacock Abbey.
2. From here, walk toward the High Street and pass the Red Lion pub on the left, where you will see a half-timbered house on your right. Walk down East Street to your right, passing the Tithe Barn on your right and then on to the Village Hall.
3. At the end of East Street, with the bakery in front of you, turn right towards the church. Turn left just before the church at the half-timbered house, towards the brook and the packhorse bridge. Walk over the bridge, keeping the weir to your right. Walk up the hill, past the allotments on your left.
4. At the top, pass through a kissing gate and on to a narrow tarmac path which leads down to the hamlet of Reybridge. As you approach another kissing gate at the end of the path, you’ll see glimpses of the River Avon to your right.
5. Pass through the gate and walk down the path, past Wicket Gate Cottage. Continue along the path then turn right and then right again over the bridge. At the end of the bridge turn immediately right over the stile and into a field.
6. Keep the river on your right and walk along the riverbank. Through the clearing in the trees, look back towards the village for views of St Cyriacs church.
7. Exit the field through a metal kissing gate and wooden bridge. With the river still on your right, continue along its bank. After the next bend in the river, the path veers off to the left. Pass over a stile and along a way-marked path through the middle of the field. Here you can see your first glimpse of Lacock Abbey on your right.
8. Leave the field by the metal gate and walk along the field edge to a stile and footbridge. Cross over the footbridge, where you will see your first view of Sharington’s Tower at the Abbey. With the tower on your right, cast your eye along the river which is marked out by a line of trees in the middle distance. Scanning to the left you’ll see Stone Bridge; walk towards this over the well-worn path, which goes diagonally right across a field.
9. At this point you could take a small diversion and head straight towards the river where you’ll get better views of the Abbey on the opposite side.
10. Continue on to the stone stile by the bridge, cross over it and turn right towards the village. Walk over the bridge, onto the footpath and back to the car park. Take care as this is a busy road.
Eurovision fever finds Oslo, the Norwegian capital, at its finest, says Paul Clements.
By Paul Clements
Published: 10:54AM BST 26 May 2010
The Bjørvika waterfront, home to the half-submerged glass opera house Photo: CORBIS
This week, Eurovision fans have descended on the Norwegian capital for the grand final of the 55th annual song contest, which has somehow ballooned this year into a five-day event.
Majestic in its history, cosmopolitan in its culture, Oslo is at its best in late spring. Now is the season of the midnight sun: from mid-May to the end of July, it never drops below the horizon. For a few weeks, Oslo is the city that never sleeps and couldn't if it wanted to. If you plan on getting some shuteye, don't forget your eye mask.
However, there's a catch. Norway has one of the highest average wages in the world, coupled with a need to import many foodstuffs, so the cost of living is astronomic. It's £2.50 for a bottle of water, £7.50 for a sandwich and £12 for a soup starter, so the shortest stay requires breathtakingly deep pockets.
The price of alcohol means Oslo is mercifully untainted by stag parties. Most locals booze at home, and the city has a refined coffee-drinking culture instead. Oslovians claim to serve Europe's best brew – in grand fin-de-siècle cafés to rival those of Vienna and Prague.
Air. SAS Scandinavian Airlines (0870 6072 7727, flysas.com) is offering returns this Bank Holiday weekend from Heathrow to Gardermoen, from about £210. Norwegian (norwegian.no) has returns from Gatwick in June from £99. Ryanair (ryanair.com) operates from Newcastle and Stansted to Rygge – 70 minutes by bus from the city centre – from £6 return, plus taxes. It also offers flights from Edinburgh, Liverpool and Stansted to Torp, about 70 miles away.
Hotel Continental (Stortingsgaten 24-26, 0047 2282 4000, hotel-continental.no), a classic luxury hotel overlooking the National Theatre and the waterfront. The atmosphere and service are in the grand European tradition, with the cosy bar and restaurant oozing 19th-century elegance. Doubles from £280.
The jet set colonise Grims Grenka (Kongens gate 5, 0047 2310 7200, grimsgrenka.no), a downtown boutique hotel handy for the opera house. Rooms are 1990s minimalist, with dark wood panelling and soft reclining beds. The rooftop bar, lined with daybeds in summer, serves champagne and organic cocktails. Doubles from £275.
Spend the morning…
Walking the city's gridded streets. Start on King Johans Gate, which leads from the central station to the hilltop Royal Palace. Key (free) sights are the charming yellow-brick parliament and the copper-domed cathedral, which has exceptional stained glass. Take in the National Gallery (Universitetsgata 13, nasjonalgalleriet.no), whose highlight is a selection of Edvard Munch canvases, including The Scream. Free entry.
Have lunch at…
Delicatessen (Søndregate 8, 0047 2271 4546, delicatessen.no), for club sandwiches (steak and mustard, goats cheese with paprika, from £13). The Nobel Peace Center, the city's most contemporary museum, is worth visiting for a bite at its Pascal Café de la Paix (Brynjulf Bulls Plass 2, 0047 2283 0400, pascal.no), with tasty classics involving prawns, salmon and pickled cod, and an eye-popping mural by the Turner Prize-winning British artist Chris Ofili.
Spend the afternoon…
Posing for photos among the hundreds of monumental naked figurines in Frogner Park, an open-air sculpture museum. Trams 12 and 15 run from the city centre.
Homeware at House of Oslo (Ruseløkkveien 26, 0047 2323 8560, houseofoslo.no), a shrine to gorgeous Scandinavian design. If you can't run to exquisite throws and Illums Bolighus photoframes, content yourself with tasteful tealight holders from Granit (Thorvald Meyers Gate 55, 0047 22 35 13 34, granit.com). The Eger mall (Karl Johans Gate 23B, egerkarl johan.no) is dedicated to luxury brands.
Dine out at…
Theatercaféen (Stortingsgata 26, 0047 2282 4050, theatercafeen.no), a fin-de-siècle bistro where Norwegian celebrities gorge on the signature reindeer with loganberries (£43). Stately Café Skansen (Rådhusgata 25, 0047 2420 1311, cafeskansen.no) serves boiled salmon, pork and dips in a clubby setting overlooking a beautifully preserved medieval square.
Spend the evening…
Soaking up the Bjørvika waterfront, home to the half-submerged glass opera house (0047 2142 2121, operaen.no), with its bars, brasserie and fine restaurant overlooking the Oslofjord. There is a varied programme of classics and new commissions, as well as one-off concerts. Check online for ticket availability, and for details of live screenings in the huge piazza. Tours of the Operahuset can be arranged at the box office (£11).
Spend the next day…
On Bygdøy, a well-to-do residential peninsula with several notable museums. The Vikingskipshuset (Huk Aveny 35, 0047 2213 5280) houses restored Viking ships, complete with tools, tapestries and looted jewellery. Take bus 30 or ferry 91 from the city hall pier.
At all costs avoid…
Buying alcohol from state-run Vinmonopolet off-licences, which charge £9 for the cheapest Italian plonk. Instead, stock up duty-free at the busy bottle shop in the airport's arrivals hall.
From the tourist information centre (Grev Wedels Plass 4, 0047 2310 6200) or online at visitoslo.com
Saiba como agir para que o seu gato deseje loucamente que você seja dele - e só dele!
por Daniela Folloni
Conteúdo do site NOVA
A premissa para encontrar um namorado nota mil é estar bem consigo mesma
Foto: Getty Images
Os anos passam e você ainda não conseguiu realizar o desejo de ter um amor pra chamar de seu? Qual é o drama? Seus ficantes não se decidem? Faltam homens interessantes na praça? Ou precisa turbinar suas táticas de conquista?
Conheça os segredos das mulheres que estão sempre namorando, os conselhos dos psicólogos e, claro, a opinião dos homens sobre mulheres incríveis!
Tome chá de autoconfiança
O ponto de partida é uma reunião bem íntima. Vamos ter uma conversa de mulher para mulher. É o momento de fazer uma auto-avaliação e saber se está se amando o suficiente para poder ser amada ou virou a encarnação da coitadinha-que-ninguém-quer.
Para isso, pense em como vem levando a vida sem namorado. Cuida bem de si mesma física e emocionalmente? Se acha uma mulher interessante? Tem amigas? Consegue sair para se divertir ou precisa estar acompanhada de um homem, não importando se ele só serve de figuração?
Faça uma lista de tudo o que tem feito por você - de cursos a amizades, de viagens a novos projetos no trabalho -, pois a premissa para encontrar um namorado (nota mil, que fique claro!) é estar feliz consigo mesma. ''O desenvolvimento pessoal eleva a auto-estima'', diz a psicoterapeuta Teresa Bonumá. ''A mulher que se gosta dificilmente não encontra a cara-metade. E mais: ela se sente merecedora de um companheiro à sua altura'', completa.
A publicitária Fernanda Oliveira, de 29 anos, sabe o que é isso: ''Só namorava caras que eram pouco para mim, mas eu insistia e a relação não durava mais que dois meses. No fundo, me achava pouco para alguém especial me querer. Com a auto-estima no pé, me inscrevi num curso de teatro, aluguei casa na praia, comecei a fazer pilates. Até esqueci que queria tanto namorar. Aí, o João apareceu e estamos juntos há um ano''.
Fernanda tocou num ponto essencial: se você curtir a vida de solteira que leva, ficará menos vulnerável a uma armadilha perigosa, a de transformar a busca pelo namorado em idéia fixa. Não sairá desesperada à caça de qualquer espécime do sexo masculino disponível e estará cada vez mais perto de encontrar seu par. Saiba que os homens valorizam garotas autoconfiantes. ''Gosto da Lu porque ela tem atitude'', declara-se Maurício Salles, de 27 anos, engenheiro. ''Bota fé no próprio taco, se garante, e isso é ótimo. Não suportaria viver ao lado de uma mulher insegura, que tivesse medo de me perder.''
Lembre-se: há homem além da balada
Onde está buscando o gato dos seus sonhos? Será que é só na noite? Ok, nada a impede de conhecer o seu maravilhoso numa boate. Mas não é novidade nenhuma que boa parte dos homens põe os pés lá querendo azaração, diversão do tipo fast food. Ou porque não estão a fim de compromisso ou porque não esperam encontrar uma princesa para namorar num agito noturno.
''A mulherada está atacando na balada'', comenta Márcio Santos, de 28 anos, comerciante. ''Então, fico com o pé atrás nas danceterias. Não por acaso conheci as duas garotas que namorei por outros meios: uma é irmã de um amigo e a outra, amiga de uma conhecida minha.''
Para neutralizar más impressões como a de Márcio, Luciana Galucci, de 24 anos, age assim: ''Converso a noite inteira, mas nada de beijo na boca. Prefiro esperar que ele ligue... Deixo claro que não sou menininha de balada''. A tática parece funcionar, afinal ela namora há um ano e 11 meses e não fica sem par desde os 16.
Se você já se pegou mais de uma vez na semana dizendo ''É hoje que arrumo um namorado'', iniba esse mantra. Vá ao barzinho ou à danceteria com a expectativa principal de se divertir na companhia dos amigos, e não de cruzar o príncipe encantado. Também amplie suas opções de entretenimento. Quem sabe não encontra seu Rodrigo Santoro na locadora, enquanto escolhe um DVD? Vale ligar o radar na escola de espanhol, na praia, na academia e, por que não, analisar com mais atenção a sua roda de amigos.
Foi o que fez a produtora de moda Patrícia Leme, de 26 anos. ''Queria muito namorar e os meus ficantes nas raves não me levavam a sério. Até que, seis meses atrás, dei uma chance ao meu amigo. O homem da minha vida estava mais próximo do que eu imaginava.''
Garanta o day after no primeiro encontro
Assim que conhecer seu candidato a namorado firme e combinarem algum programa só os dois, procure causar aquele efeito ''olhou, gamou'' de três formas, com base em teorias clássicas sobre a mente masculina:
- Deixe-o na vontade
A gente sabe que você não quer um namorado com a mentalidade machista: ''Moça que vai para a cama logo no primeiro encontro não é para namorar''. Sabe também que você tem todo o direito de se divertir com o corpão dele. Mesmo assim, prefira não transar na primeira noite. Olha o que diz a pesquisa ''Que garota você prefere namorar?'', feita com 1297 leitores da revista Playboy: 46,15% optam pela que transa depois de alguns encontros; 31,09% pela que só topa fazer sexo depois que o namoro é oficializado; e apenas 22,76% pela que vai para a cama no primeiro encontro. Explica-se. ''O raciocínio deles é: ‘Agiu dessa forma comigo, fará o mesmo com outros’'', diz o sexólogo Marcos Ribeiro. O homem quer acreditar que é o único. Então, por garantia, dê uns beijos que façam o bonitão perder o rumo e se segure.
- Dê o seu telefone a ele
E livre-se do martírio do ''ligo ou não ligo''. Coloque na cabeça: se ele achou você o máximo e ficar com saudade, vai telefonar. Segundo Ulisses Tavares, autor de O Guia do Homem (Geração Editorial), quando um rapaz realmente gosta de uma garota, corre atrás. É isso o que diferencia os encontros sem compromisso de uma intenção de namoro. Então, segure a ansiedade por uma semana. Depois, reze -ou esqueça. Pelo jeito, o cara não está a fim.
- Seja autêntica
Mostre que é uma mulher de verdade, com defeitos e qualidades, não uma bonequinha programada à beira da perfeição (já percebeu que muitas garotas certinhas demais vivem sozinhas?). O pulo-da-gata é curtir o primeiro encontro de uma forma descontraída, sem se preocupar apenas em impressionar. Deu um fora? Assuma, ria de si mesma. E se perceber que ele é o cara mande seu recado: diga que gostaria de reencontrá-lo. ''Falo o que sinto e não tenho medo de tomar um fora'', assume Paula Finotti, de 26 anos, que já perdeu a conta de quantos namorados teve e está com o atual há dois anos e meio. ''Faço o que meu coração manda.''
Passo a passo para arrumar namorado
Aprenda o que fazer para que eles queiram algo mais sério com você (e escolha o gato da vez!)
Seja uma zagueira cheia de malícia
Ele ligou no dia seguinte e vocês vêm se encontrando algumas vezes. Maravilha. Vale a pena agora, enquanto o gato ainda é um ficante, saber jogar na defesa de vez em quando, deixando o ataque por conta dele. Sabe por quê? Nós, mulheres modernas e práticas do século 21, tão acostumadas a nos virar sozinhas, corremos o risco de acabar atropelando nossos bem-intencionados pretendentes. Se bobearem, a gente pergunta qual o programa da noite e... também responde. Os homens ficam se sentindo marionetes na nossa mão - é o que a psicoterapeuta Teresa Bonumá tem ouvido em seu consultório. ''Eles ainda querem conquistar, acreditar que estão controlando a situação'', comenta Teresa. Trocando em miúdos, faça-o perceber que é importante para você. Em um ou outro encontro, guarde seu admirável senso prático na bolsa e dê a ele a chance de também sugerir o restaurante ou o filme.
No período das ficadas, não se precipite falando de casamento, filhos e afins. ''Tire o buquê de noiva da mão. Não mostre a ansiedade de querer que dê certo. Espere os sinais dele de que está sendo correspondida. Uma relação é como dançar: os dois têm que entrar no mesmo ritmo'', explica Teresa. Valquíria Resende, de 22 anos, que mora com o namorado há 11 meses e tem mais três ex-amores no currículo, seguiu essa cartilha à risca: ''Não me atirava em cima dele como as outras. Minha postura tranqüila fez com que se interessasse por mim''. É inevitável imaginar o lindo de fraque esperando você no altar? Guarde a visão na sua mente, não externe. Deixe-o se sentir livre enquanto o romance engatinha. Nesse sentido, apresentá-lo aos pais é uma manobra arriscadíssima. ''Quando a garota me coloca dentro da casa dela, para almoçar com a família, sem eu nem ter certeza de que quero algo mais sério, pulo fora'', avisa Marcos Morais, de 27 anos, vendedor.
Qual é a atitude esperta nessa fase? Aprofundar o papo, perguntar sobre a vida dele, contar mais da sua e descobrir pontos de vista em comum. Pesquisa feita por NOVA com 1444 homens mostra que 48% deles se sentem ligados a uma mulher quando concordam com os princípios e valores dela.
Desperte a namorada ideal que existe em você
Quando a freqüência dos encontros aumenta, pode-se dizer que vocês chegaram à fase pré-namoro. Aproveite cada programa para deixar claro, com pequenos gestos, que é uma companheira, e não uma mala. Veja como fazer isso a fim de receber a escritura definitiva da posse do coração dele:
- Aposte no seu QI
Pesquisa de NOVA com 5 118 homens revelou as cinco características imprescindíveis em uma namorada e a inteligência ficou em primeiro lugar. Significa ter uma conversa agradável, saber argumentar, ser bem informada e, principalmente, exibir tudo isso na frente dos amigos dele. Segundo o escritor Ulisses Tavares, o homem gosta de mostrar que é desejado por uma mulher com conteúdo. Em outras palavras, seu pretê precisa ter a sensação de que ganhou na Mega Sena (enquanto a turma morre de inveja), entendeu?
- Não viva em função dele
Ele quer uma namorada que tenha vida própria. Se cair no vacilo de anular a sua, você passará de Cinderela fascinante a gata-borralheira dependente, sem graça. O segredo do sucesso: mantenha sua rotina até segunda ordem, ou seja, quando oficializar a relação. Pense duas vezes antes de cancelar a happy hour com as amigas ou a aula de inglês só porque ele a chamou para sair. Compensa mais dizer que não vai poder e jurar que a sua quinta-feira será só dele.
- Mantenha-se light
Não faça muitas cobranças. Nada de dar uma bronca no pobre porque ele combinou de ligar às 10 da manhã mas só telefonou à tarde. Procure entender o motivo. Ele podia estar numa reunião de emergência no trabalho... Respeite-o. Muitas vezes a nossa ansiedade para fazer a relação decolar nos deixa com tolerância zero. Pegue mais leve. Segundo o psicoterapeuta Luis Cuschnir, o homem quer uma mulher que não pese, que não reclame sempre.
- Seja sexy
Cuschnir também ensina que, para os espécimes masculinos, não existe relacionamento amoroso sem tesão. Então, não descuide da sensualidade: vista-se linda para ele, prepare uma surpresa entre os lençóis, converse sobre sexo se surgir o assunto... Seja natural, sem cair na vulgaridade.
- Mostre que sabe o que quer
Se deseja transformar um pré-namoro em relacionamento firme, invista num homem só. Ter dois ou três ao mesmo tempo é um mecanismo de defesa para não ficar sozinha, mas passa a mensagem de que você está indecisa. E seu novo amor terá medo de ser rejeitado.
Pergunte o final da história a ele
Se já estão saindo há alguns meses e você sente que só falta ele confirmar com todas as letras que estão namorando, tem passe livre para tocar no assunto. É seu direito. O momento ideal? Não dá para estipular, cada uma de nós sabe o seu limite. ''Meu namorado, com quem estou há quase dois anos, é do signo de Câncer e isso significa que não suporta mulher pegajosa'', conta Lauren Oliveira, de 19 anos. ''Minha estratégia infalível? Deixei-o livre. Apenas depois de muitas ficadas perguntei o que achava de namorarmos. Ele topou.''
Published: 11:52AM BST 26 May 2010
John Tomlinson was praised for being ''cool and calm'' in a crisis during a Traffic Commission hearing to decide if he should keep his HGV licence.
Half a million YouTube fans have viewed the clip showing Mr Tomlinson's 40-tonne tanker pushing a Renault Clio at high speed along the A1 (M) in Yorkshire.
The hearing, before North West Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell, was told the accident happened when the Clio driver attempted to undertake Mr Tomlinson's tanker in an ''ill-advised'' manoeuvre.
Sean Joyce, Mr Tomlinson's solicitor, described how Rhona Jane Williams, a vet from York, was joining the south-bound carriageway of the A1 (M) at junction 44 when the incident happened at around 8.30am on January 13.
Quoting her statements to police, Mr Joyce explained that her lane of the slip road merged into the middle lane of the motorway.
He added: ''She saw Mr Tomlinson's HGV in the middle lane as she came off a slip road on to the carriageway. She was effectively performing an undertaking manoeuvre as she joined the lane.''
Ms Williams told police she felt a ''bump'' as the vehicles came together and her car pivoted 90 degrees.
Mr Tomlinson remained unaware of the incident and continued driving until a motorist in a 4x4 pulled ahead of the vehicles and began flashing his hazard lights.
Mr Joyce said: ''Mr Tomlinson remains unable to offer any explanation simply because he was unaware of the collision.
"Taking into account he was driving a 44-tonne tanker, the Clio is a relatively small car. He was sat high up in the tractor unit which was extremely well insulated.
''He simply did not hear anything, see anything, or feel anything.''
Mr Tomlinson, from Clitheroe, Lancashire, brought his lorry to a stop on the hard shoulder and only became aware of Ms Williams in the Clio when he got out of the vehicle.
He tried to free her but the door was jammed so he reversed his tanker about three feet to release the car.
The tanker was empty as Mr Tomlinson, a commercial driver for 29 years, was returning to his depot after making a delivery of silica sand.
Both drivers luckily emerged without injury and the collision was initially treated as a "damage only" incident by West Yorkshire Police.
But the investigation was re-opened after the YouTube clip came to light in March.
Mr Joyce said the investigation included a reconstruction of the incident which proved that the Clio was outside Mr Tomlinson's line of sight.
He added that the tanker's tachograph showed no breach of driving time limits.
Forensic examinations also showed his speed limiter was functioning and there was no mobile phone use at the time of collision.
Mr Tomlinson's employer, Cheshire-based Arclid Transport, initially allowed him to continue driving.
But he was suspended on full pay in March when the YouTube clip was brought to the attention of the Traffic Commissioner.
Peter Gavin, solicitor for Arclid, told the hearing all the company's vehicles were now being fitted with close-proximity mirrors to enable HGV drivers to clearly see the front of their vehicle.
Traffic Commissioner Ms Bell said it is now the law for these mirrors to be fitted on new vehicles, but the recent legislation was not retrospective.
She told Mr Tomlinson: "It is absolutely clear that you could not see the Clio as you were driving.
"What you found when you pulled into the hard shoulder must have come as a complete shock and I think what you did, in reversing your tanker to release the Clio, was of huge credit to you.
"You showed, in my view, coolness and a clear head. I feel it is entirely inappropriate for me to take away your licence. You, your employers and the haulage industry should be able to hold your heads up high after this incident.
"I find today that you are fit to drive."
Ms Bell added that the case illustrates the dangers of HGV blind spots and urged other firms to follow Arclid in installing close proximity mirrors on older vehicles.
She also said it was "regrettable" that West Yorkshire Police did not investigate the matter fully until after the YouTube footage came to light two months after the incident.
She said had there been a full probe at the time of the collision, it would have "put a lot of minds at rest" much sooner.
After the hearing, Mr Tomlinson appeared close to tears as he spoke of his relief. He described the pressure of the investigation as "indescribable".
A statement, read by Mr Joyce, added: "After an extremely thorough investigation by West Yorkshire Police into this incident, they have concluded that my client is innocent and he has been wholly vindicated of any wrongdoing.
"Despite previous sensationalist reporting of this incident, he has always maintained that the situation that occurred was entirely accidental.
"There was a very gentle coming together of the two vehicles as the Clio undertook the tanker in what police described as an ill-advised manoeuvre by the driver of the Clio as it joined the A1.
"From his elevated position in a well insulated cab, he had no knowledge of the initial impact or the fact that the Clio was being pushed along by his vehicle.
"When he did become aware, he immediately took steps to stop his vehicle and in doing so prevent serious injury coming to the Clio driver.
"This incident was, as they say, a freak of nature and purely accidental. Today's decision by the Traffic Commissioner confirms the previous decision by the police and I am pleased that he has been allowed to keep his licence."
Bonnie Malkin in Sydney
Published: 12:05PM BST 26 May 2010
The baby escaped with little more than a few scratches to his face, despite being dragged underneath the city-bound train for several metres.
Black and white CCTV footage of the incident shows the pram rolling quickly towards the edge of the platform before disappearing beneath the oncoming train
Railway operators said that the boy owes his survival to the quick thinking of the train driver, who spotted the pram rolling off the platform in front of him as he pulled into Tooronga railway station and slammed on the breaks. The driver jumped out of the train and rescued the boy, who was stuck face down underneath the first carriage.
The boy's grandmother and three-year-old brother witnessed the incident.
It is not known what caused the pram to roll onto the tracks, but the boy's grandmother, who was looking after him at the time, told paramedics that she only took her eyes off him for a second.
The baby suffered minor bruising and grazes to his face and was taken to the city's Royal Children's Hospital, where he was reunited with his mother.
Kate Jessop, an Ambulance Victoria paramedic who attended the scene, said she was stunned that the boy was not more seriously hurt.
"It's absolutely amazing that this child isn't more injured than what he is, given the circumstances of the accident," she said.
She said the boy's grandmother had been treated for shock and was "very distressed".
"All she recalls is seeing the pram on the platform and then the next time she turned around it was on the tracks. She's had an incredible fright and it's the most miraculous circumstances ... he is as uninjured as he is."
Chelsea Flower Show 2010 pictures: all the best images from RHS Chelsea - By Tom Chivers - telegraph.co.uk
All the best of the Chelsea Flower Show 2010 pictures, including gardens, celebrities and plants, from the Telegraph.
By Tom Chivers
Published: 3:52PM BST 26 May 2010
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the sunshine is a visual treat. For those of you who can't make it in person, here are the best of the images from this year's show.
Telegraph's winning garden
Well, we had to gloat a little, didn't we? Not content with winning last year's Best in Show with Ulf Nordfjell's Daily Telegraph Garden, we've done it again in 2010 with Andy Sturgeon's modern masterpiece. An innovative gravel-garden design with plants sourced from all over the world as well as closer to home.
The Queen at Chelsea
Her Majesty the Queen has appeared at almost every Chelsea since her coronation, and this year is no exception. She even made a stop at The Daily Telegraph Garden on her way around. Much bowing and scraping from her loyal subjects there, we imagine.
Simon Lycett, celebrity florist
Bet you didn't know there was such a thing as a "celebrity florist". Well, it turns out there is, and Simon Lycett (for 'tis his name) has given TV presenter Nicki Chapman a guide to his art. Follow it here.
Pick of the new plants
Every Chelsea Flower Show sees the unveiling of new flowers. Here are our favourites from this year's show.
Andy's nine favourite plants
Victorious Daily Telegraph Garden designer (did we mention that we were victorious?) Andy Sturgeon picks his favourite nine plants ahead of the show.
RHS Chelsea 2010's best gardens
An in-depth look at some of the finest gardens there, including Tom Stuart-Smith's Laurent-Perrier Garden and the innovative Victorian Aviary Garden.
Plant of the Year shortlist
The Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' was named the Plant of the Year, but what was the competition like? Take a look here.
Politically correct gardeners
Now that £2,000 duck houses are pretty much out of fashion, what more affordable garden accessories are available?
Published: 11:35AM BST 26 May 2010
The General Social Care Council (GSCC) suspended Maria Ward for two months and Gillie Christou for four months for their misconduct in the case.
But a disciplinary panel ruled they should not be removed from the social care register, meaning they will be allowed to return to work once their periods of suspension are over.
Ms Ward and Ms Christou admitted failing to ensure the little boy was visited regularly enough, losing contact with him for a time and not keeping adequate records.
Peter Connelly was just 17 months old when he died in a blood-spattered cot in Tottenham, north London, on August 3 2007.
He had suffered more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months.
Ms Ward was Peter's nominated social worker at Haringey Council from February 2007 until his death, and Ms Christou was her team manager.
But their efforts were "ill-focused, naive and inadequate" and they failed to spot the signs that the toddler was suffering abuse, a GSCC conduct committee hearing in London was told.
Marios Lambis, counsel for the GSCC, said Peter's death was "an eminently avoidable tragedy" which could have been prevented if the two social workers had done their jobs properly.
He accused Haringey social services of treating the many injuries he suffered individually and failing to see the bigger picture of his abuse.
Ms Ward should have seen Peter at least once a fortnight but the gap was often longer.
On one occasion she left 22 days between visits - for part of which the little boy's manipulative mother, Tracey Connelly, claimed she had taken him away and social services failed to check where he was.
Ms Christou recorded only one supervision meeting with Ms Ward about the case in six months, the hearing was told.
The two social workers also admitted failing to find a replacement when Peter's childminder, Ann Walker, said she could not look after him any more just before his death.
Mr Lambis said Ms Walker warned Ms Ward on three separate occasions about unexplained injuries on the child's body but no action was taken - although the social worker's lawyer denied she received these reports.
Ms Ward and Ms Christou were suspended from carrying out social work for 16 months, from December 2008 until last month, while the allegations against them were investigated.
The GSCC committee ruled on Tuesday that they were guilty of misconduct.
But Jonathan Roberts, GSCC committee chairman, said the panel ruled that Ms Ward and Ms Christou's conduct was not serious enough for them to be struck off.
He said: "Not only did the committee consider that such a course was disproportionate to the facts admitted at this hearing, but if it did remove (them) it felt that it would only have been doing so to satisfy a perceived public demand for blame and punishment for a registrant who does not present a continuing risk.
"That would be wrong."
Mr Roberts said there was no evidence that either social worker had "deep-seated personality or attitudinal problems" or that they posed a significant risk of repeating the same behaviour.
The chairman said Ms Christou was given a longer period of suspension because of her role as a manager.
Haringey Council sacked the two in April last year. They have both launched employment tribunal challenges against their dismissal.
Mr Lambis said the intense media scrutiny of Ms Ward and Ms Christou's actions in Peter's case meant their ability to carry out social work had been "severely curtailed".
"Put another way, in any social work framework their reputation will precede them," he said.
Nick Toms, counsel for the two social workers, said they were "devastated" by Peter's death.
"They both became social workers to care for children at risk such as Peter Connelly," he said. "They did not intend or desire the outcome in this case and deeply regret what happened."
Ms Ward and Ms Christou did not attend any of this week's GSCC hearings because of the way the media treated them over their involvement in the case, their lawyer said.
Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker, and his brother, Jason Owen, were jailed in May last year for causing or allowing Peter's death.
Published: 1:45PM BST 26 May 2010
The serviceman, from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, died after being shot in a firefight with insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj area of Helmand Province on Wednesday morning.
His family has been informed.
The soldier came under attack on a foot patrol with Afghan National Army troops to reassure local people after insurgent intimidation, the MoD said.
He was serving in Afghanistan as part of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles Battle Group.
Lt Col James Carr-Smith, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "He died doing his duty, alongside his mates, whilst seeking to reassure the local population and counter insurgent intimidation.
"He will be greatly missed and we will always remember him."
The death took the number of British troops who have died in operations in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2001 to 287.
Ian MacKinnon in Bangkok
Published: 3:16PM BST 26 May 2010
Korn Chatikavanij, Thailand's finance minister, said the government would consult the justice ministry and follow its advice on seeking how to claw back damages.
"The government has meted out remedial measures [for affected businesses], but since the overall damages represent more than Bt100bn, the government shall not be able to take on the whole burden," he said. "Therefore, if possible, we shall demand compensation from the terrorists."
But so far only the only arrest warrant on terrorism charges is that issued against the fugitive ousted prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, accused of fomenting the worst political violence in decades that left 88 dead and 1, 900 injured.
The eight key Red Shirt leaders who had their detention orders extended for another week of questioning are being held on allegations they violated the emergency decree declared by prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
Yet even before the mayhem of May 19, when Red Shirt protesters went on the rampage torching key buildings across the capital after troops stormed their camp, the Department of Special Investigations had said it would charge the leadership with "terrorism" offences.
Mr Korn has already said Thailand's export-led economic growth would almost certainly fall by nearly one third this year, down to just around 5 per cent.
The warnings over the economy came as Thailand's ministry for the vital tourism sector – which makes up 6.5 per cent of GDP – said that political unrest was now completely under control and the country was safe to visit, despite the night-time curfew that will run until Saturday.
Britain eased its travel advisory that had warned against travelling to Bangkok under any circumstances, saying visitor should still only avoid "all but essential travel" to the city.
However, there were two bomb attacks in Thailand's south on Wednesday, which killed two people and wounded another 27, including three seriously, police said.
3 bananas da terra
½ xícara de carne seca cozida e picada
½ pimenta dedo de moça picada sem semente
½ xícara de cebolinha picada
½ xícara de farinha de trigo
1 ovo batido com 1 colher de sopa de água
½ xícara de farinha de rosca
Cozinhar a banana da terra no microondas por 3 minutos na água até ficar macia. Espremer e temperar com sal e noz moscada.
Misturar os ingredientes. Empanar na farinha de trigo, depois no ovo e em seguida na farinha de rosca.
Rendimento: 20 unidades
2 xícaras de mandioca espremida
1 xícara de queijo provolone
2 colheres de salsa picada
Cozinhar a mandioca. Não deixar cozinhar demais para não absorver muita água. Espremer.
Misturar os ingredientes. Enrolar e fritar
Rendimento: 16 unidades
- 1 ½ litro de água
- 3 batatas
- 1 cebola
- 2 cubos de caldo de legumes
- 4 dentes de alho
- 1 lingüiça portuguesa
- 1 lingüiça paio
- ½ xícara (chá) de azeite
- 3 xícaras (chá) de couve picada
- Pimenta a gosto
Caldo de Abóbora com Carne Seca
- 3 xic de abóbora
- 1 cebola
- 1 xic de creme de leite
- 1 caldo de legumes
- 1 colher de sopa de azeite
- 1 xic de carne seca cozida e desfiada
- Água suficiente
- Cebolinha picada
Coloque as batatas, a cebola, o caldo de legumes e a lingüiça em uma panela e cozinhe até que todos estejam macios. Retire as lingüiças e amasse as batatas.
Em outra panela, frite os dentes de alho no azeite. Coloque o conteúdo já fervido na panela em que está o alho frito e acrescente a couve fatiada. Deixe ferver e tempere com um pouco de sal e pimenta.
Caldo de Abóbora com Carne Seca
Cozinhar a abóbora com a cebola com água. Depois de cozido acrescentar o creme de leite e o cardo de legumes. Bater no liquidificador. Acrescentar água até ponto de sopa.
Fritar a carne seca no azeite separadamente e colocar por cima, juntamente com a cebolinha.
½ xícara de cha de farinha de trigo
½ xícara de cha de farinha de trigo integral
2 colheres de sopa de adoçante forno e fogão
3 colheres de sopa de margarina light
2 xícaras de leite condensado light
2 colheres de margarina
6 colheres de chocolate em pó
Misturar as farinhas, o adoçante e a margarina. Adicionar o ovo, sem trabalhar muito a massa.
Abrir em uma forma media de 15 cm. Assar em forno baixo até endurecer.
Numa panela, colocar os ingredientes e cozinhar até ponto de brigadeiro.
Deixar esfriar um pouco e colocar sob a massa já assada.
Rendimento: 3 tortas medias
Published: 1:07PM BST 26 May 2010
The two Milibands are the only candidates so far to secure the 33 nominations from fellow MPs required to get their names on the ballot paper, with Ed Miliband, the shadow energy secretary, passing the threshold first and leading the field until now.
Details released by Labour showed that a surge of 12 additional nominations had allowed the shadow foreign secretary to outstrip his younger sibling, with 48 backers against 41.
Among new MPs nominating David Miliband are former Europe minister Caroline Flint, who quit the Government last year in protest at Gordon Brown's leadership, and Siobhain McDonagh, who was sacked as a whip in 2008 after calling for a vote.
He also won the backing of Mr Brown's former special adviser John Woodcock, who became MP for Barrow in Furness in this month's election, and historian Tristram Hunt, who was elected for Stoke Central.
Ed Balls, the shadow education secretary, edged up from 14 to 15 nominations, but remains well short of the 33 tally he must secure by June 9 to stay in the race to succeed Mr Brown.
His nominators include his wife, shadow work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper, as well as two of Mr Brown's former spokesmen, Ian Austin and Michael Dugher.
Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, saw his nominations increase from eight to 10, while backbench hopefuls Diane Abbott and John McDonnell have yet to secure a single backer.
Tory plans to raise capital gains tax opposed by John Redwood - By Andrew Porter, Political Editor - telegraph.co.uk
By Andrew Porter, Political Editor
Published: 11:44AM BST 26 May 2010
Mr Redwood warns that it would “send a strange signal” if the new Government decided to “more than double” the CGT rate that was set by the previous Labour administration.
His heavyweight intervention will add to the pressure on George Osborne, the Chancellor, to revise his plans which will hit ordinary investors as well as wealthy financiers.
Mr Redwood offers his own answer to the issue by suggesting that taper relief be applied to capital gains.
In a letter to David Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary, Mr Redwood wrote: “I therefore suggest that longer term gains should be taxed at lower rates. If you taxed 2 year gains at 30 per cent and three year gains at 20 per cent, higher rates than the current one, you could tax gains of four years or more at 10 per cent.
“This should increase the total revenues from CGT by the second year, and offer a stimulus to longer term investment. I would myself go further and offer no capital gains after five years, to send a strong signal to the world’s investors that the UK is back in business as a favourable location.”
Mr Osborne and David Cameron have faced a backlash over the plans to raise CGT levels as there was no mention of it in the Tory election manifesto. Instead it was inserted as part of the coalition pact with the Liberal Democrats.
Mr Redwood is considered one of the most knowledgeable tax experts on the Tory benches and has advised Mr Osborne in opposition on economic competitiveness.
He told Mr Gauke that he has been “swamped” with support for his suggestions “both from around the country and from Conservative MPs.”
He added: “It would send a strange signal if a Lib/Con government decided to more than double the CGT rate set by a Labour government.
"It would damage the revenues and be unfair to anyone who saves, is prudent, or who ventures their money for the greater good.”
The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "The position on CGT is that there will be an announcement in the Budget.
"There are some words in the coalition agreement, but you will have to wait until the Budget."
Published: 9:12AM BST 26 May 2010
Hospital sources said that the dead and injured were mainly civilians caught up in the violence as troops fanned out across the city hunting an alleged drug kingpin.
Police have officially put the death toll at 27, but Mr Golding warned the figures would rise, and police said there had also been "several murders" in Greater Kingston area. Hospital sources said they had received "about 50" dead bodies and witnesses told of a truck with another 12 corpses on board.
Hundreds of troops and police have been deployed to hunt down Christopher "Dudus" Coke, wanted in the United States on drug-trafficking charges, amid a week-long standoff with his loyal supporters.
Mr Golding vowed the security forces would restore law and order - three days after his government declared a state of emergency amid the worst violence to hit the Caribbean nation in decades.
"The government deeply regrets the loss of lives of members of the security forces, and those of innocent law abiding citizens who were caught in the cross fire," he told the House of Representatives.
Despite his optimism, the clashes appeared to be spreading after security forces stormed the western seafront slum of Tivoli Gardens earlier this week in their bid to capture Coke, whose extradition order was signed by the government a week ago.
With violence turning some of the city's slum areas into a war zone, three trucks full of bodies, including a baby, unloaded their grim cargo at a morgue in one of the main hospital complexes.
Mr Golding has ordered two top officials to launch an inquiry into the operation.
Police have detained 211 people, including four women, since the operation began.
Dwight Nelson, the National Security Minister, told a press conference that Coke, 42, had not yet been detained. "Up to the last briefing I got the answer is no," Mr Nelson said.
Supporters say Coke is a local hero for helping residents pay bills, and even to send children to school. Coke himself says he is merely a businessman.
Suspected serial killer questioned over murder of three prostitutes in Bradford - By Paul Stokes and Richard Edwards - telegraph.co.uk
By Paul Stokes and Richard Edwards
Published: 2:06PM BST 26 May 2010
Police sources have disclosed that a 40-year-old local man, who has not been named, is being interviewed by detectives about three women who have gone missing in the past year.
Susan Rushworth, 43, disappeared last June, while Shelley Armitage, 31, and Suzanne Blamires, 36, both went missing in the past month. All three women worked regularly in Bradford’s red light district.
The developments evoked chilling memories of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper who was convicted in 1981 of 13 murders and seven attempted murders of woman, mainly prostitutes working in West Yorkshire. He lived in Bradford and killed three of his victims in the city.
The 40-year-old suspect was arrested on Monday in connection to the case of Miss Blamires, who had been reported missing two days earlier.
Yesterday, a member of the public discovered human body parts in the River Aire, in nearby Shipley. They are "a significant discovery" but officers are yet to identify the victim.
West Yorkshire police initially denied any links had been made but sources said that the man is now being quizzed over his alleged involvement in the disappearance of all three women.
Scenes of crime officers and police divers continue to search the stretch of river where the body parts were found.
Miss Blamires went missing on Friday. She was friends with, and lived only a few streets away from Miss Armitage in the Allerton district of Bradford.
Separate searches for both missing women had been ongoing throughout the Bradford district.
A sniffer dog and members of the underwater search unit went into a drainage culvert at the end of a cobbled side street off Thornton Road, close to the city centre. Other members of the team searched Bradford Beck on the opposite side of Thornton Road, close to Bradford College, while another police dog investigated undergrowth.
Forensic officers in white suits and masks were seen checking black bin bags taken from rubbish skips behind halls of residence at Laistridge Lane.
Assistant Chief Constable Jawaid Akhtar said police had been granted extra time to question the 40-year-old man.
He said the body parts appeared to be the remains of one woman who had not yet been identified.
"It is a very thorough and painstaking inquiry into three missing women, all of them sex workers, with all the necessary resources and expertise devoted to it."
He said the families of the three women were all being supported by police family liaison officers.
Published: 12:22PM BST 26 May 2010
European banks may face taxes on the size of their balance sheets, on how much they owe other institutions or on how much profit they make, Michael Barnier, the EU's Financial Services Commissioner said on Wednesday.
The cash raised would be used to pay for future bail-outs.
“It is not acceptable that taxpayers should continue to bear the heavy cost of rescuing the banking sector,” Mr Barnier said. "They should not be in the front line. I believe in the polluter pays principle.
"We need to build a system which ensures that the financial sector will pay the cost of banking crises in the future."
The plans by Mr Barnier come as the eurozone faces the biggest crisis in its short history, as investors fear that the debt crisis that engulfed Greece will spread.
However, there are divisions among European countries on how to implement the tax and what it should be used for.
France and Britain would like the money raised to reparing the hole in public finances, but Germany wants to ring-fence the levy.
Last month, finance ministers from the European Union failed to agree on support for the principle of a banking levy.
Chancellor George Osborne has backed the idea of a levy - it was included as a national policy in the coalition agreement published last week.
But he insisted the proceeds should not be ring-fenced to deal with future failures but should be "used for general expenditure."
Speaking after talks with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at 11 Downing Street on Wednesday, Mr Osborne said: "The Conservative Party made an argument at the recent General Election that the United Kingdom should have a bank levy.
"We are glad to see elsewhere in Europe others agree and we are clear that the purpose of that bank levy is to raise money that can help - it will be used for general expenditure purposes."
Mr Geithner said EU plans to support eurozone countries facing economic troubles have "the right elements" but also said implementation needs to begin to start calming markets.
Mr Geithner denied fears the UK is failing to do enough to stimulate growth, saying he believes the Government's economic and fiscal plans have "the right balance and the right objectives"
Business Secretary Vince Cable said in Brussels on Tuesday that the Government had "an open mind" about the scope of the scheme and insisted the exact way the revenue from such an EU-wide levy should be used was "still up for grabs".
Mr Barnier wants banks to contribute to a fund designed to manage bank failure, protect financial stability and limit contagion - but which is not a bail-out fund.
The proposal, which will be presented for consideration next month to EU finance ministers and G20 leaders at their summit, is part of the commission's new post-downturn "crisis management framework".
The bank levy will not help the current crisis but, if given the nod next month in European capitals and beyond, the commission will produce detailed crisis management proposals in October.
Mr Cable said Britain would go ahead alone with such a levy but emphasised: "The more countries that join, the better."
He said the tax could be raised on bank profits "or other denominators".
A UK spokesman confirmed that the Government would go ahead with a levy on its own "if necessary", but said the UK did not agree with "ring-fencing the funds to use in connection with bank failures".
"We feel that to do so creates 'moral hazard' - in other words, if banks know that there is a fund to rescue them, they are more likely to make rash decisions. Our view is that the tax revenue raised in this way will be available for other things."
Angela Knight, of the British Bankers' Association, said there was universal agreement on the principle that if a bank got into trouble it should not be bailed out by the taxpayer.
1 pedaço de fraldinha
5 tomates assados
1 pimentão assado
2 dentes de alho assado
2 cebolas assadas
1 colher de sobremesa de coloral
1 folha de louro
1 xícara de cachaça
2 colheres de sopa de óleo
2 xícaras de batata espremida
1 ½ xícara de queijo minas padrão
½ xícara de queijo gruyere
1 xícara de creme de leite
Numa panela de pressão, colocar o óleo e dourar a carne. Colocar o coloral e os legumes. Adicionar a cachaça e flambar. Acrescentar água quente até quase cobrir e cozinhar até ficar macia.
Tirar a carne e bater o molho no liquidificador.
Purê de batata puxa puxa:
Misturar a batata e o creme até ficar homogêneo.
Acrescentar os queijos e mexer bem até ficar bem puxa puxa. Servir quente, pois, quando estiver esfriando, irá endurecer.
Rendimento: 4 porções
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Base para Artesanato Gato Preto;
Vidro Líquido Gato Preto;
Tinta Acrílica Gato Preto nas cores: Preto 1060, Verde Inglês Claro 1044, Alaranjado 1008 e Violeta 1029;
Risco, Carbono e lápis;
Pincel n°18 Ref 446;
Pincel Liner n°000 Ref 422;
Passo a passo:
1- Misture a Tinta Acrílica na cor Violeta com Base para Artesanato e aplique em toda a peça.
2- Aguarde a secagem e lixe. Repita a operação.
3- Transfira dois riscos do mesmo desenho com diferença de aproximadamente 1cm, sobrepondo o primeiro. Pinte um dos riscos com a cor violeta, este dará o efeito de sombra aguarde a secagem. Pinte o segundo risco com branco e alaranjado.
4- Aplique o Vidro Líquido conforme as instruções da embalagem.
Essa técnica pode também ser feita com auxílio de molde vazado ou decoupage.
Obs.: Essa Técnica consiste em pintar a sombra utilizando sempre uma cor mais escura do que a do fundo. Após a secagem, pinta-se a figura desejada com cores semelhantes das originais.
Menu 3 receitas de dar água na boca - Creme de manga com iogurte e hortelã - Salada caprese - Papiote de Peixe - Receitas do Edu Guedes
1 cebola roxa grande
1 xícara de tomate cereja
½ alho poro
½ mç de brócolis
3 colheres de azeite
¼ xícara de vinho branco
400g de badejo
2 xícaras de tomate cereja
2 xícaras de mussarela cereja
¼ xícara de manjericão
¼ xícara de azeite
Creme de manga com iogurte e hortelã:
¼ xícara de leite de coco
¼ xícara de hortelã
1/3 xícara de suco de limão
Raspas de 1 limão
1/3 xícara de iogurte
Papiote de Peixe:
Cortar os legumes da forma desejada. Dentro de um papel manteiga, colocar os legumes, o peixe, o vinho e o azeite.
Fechar o papel e levar ao forno alto até o peixe assar de 15 a 20 minutos. Misturar tudo e servir.
Rendimento: 2 porções
Misturar tudo e servir.
Rendimento: 4 porções
Creme de manga com iogurte e hortelã:
Bater a manga com o iogurte, o leite de coco, o suco de limão. Depois de batido, acrescentar a hortelã rasgada na mão e as raspas de limão.
Rendimento: 4 porções
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