ANAC: Brazil’s fledgling civilian FAA-equivalent.
Zero Hora (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) reports, as clipped by Brazil’s Ministério das Relações Exteriores, the foreign ministry: How the revolt of the sergeants unfolded, from the perspective of the land of gaúchos and chimarrão. Tchê.
Foi uma barbaridade.
Itamaraty is in some sense Brazil’s best blogger, in terms of organizing relevant newsflow in this online service.
But not in the way, mind you, that the U.S. State Dept. is apparently devoted to blogging — as a nonsense discovery and promotion technique.
Zero Hora I have always thought of as a pretty darned good paper — Moacyr Scliar is a columnist, and I am fond of — and one that apparently knows how to draw the line when it comes to Journalism 2.0, even if its holding company one of the participants in the recent IAPA festival of the technological sublime in Cartagena, where Bill Gates spouted the same nonsense as always.
See Carvalho x Zero Hora, for example.
Em um movimento inédito da história brasileira, quase todos os aeroportos do país pararam a partir do final da tarde de ontem. Milhares de passageiros ficaram em terra, perdendo compromissos pessoais, negócios e a paciência. Logo depois da meia-noite, foi anunciado o final da greve dos controladores de vôo.
In a development unprecedented in Brazilian history, nearly all of the nation’s airports shut down starting in the late afternoon yesterday. Thousands of passengers were stranded on the ground, missing personal appointments and business appointments and losing their patience.
You cannot readily translate the nice zeugma there, in which “missing” and “losing” are expressed by the same verb: “losing appointments and patience.”
Costurado pelo ministro do Planejamento, Paulo Bernardo, pelo comandante da Aeronáutica, Juniti Saito, e pelo advogado que representa os controladores, Normando Cavalcanti Jr., o acordo prevê uma gratificação emergencial, a desmilitarização do setor e a contração de mais profissionais.
Put together by the Planning minister, Paulo Bernardo, along with the Air Force commandant, Gen. Saito, and the lawyer representing the controllers, Normando Cavalcanti, Jr., an accord [to end the work stoppage] provides for emergency pay, demilitarization of the sector and the hiring of more professionals.
The executive had already allocated funds for contracting outside controllers on a two-year contract, with an option to renew, I read.