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Altice has also delivered a presentation of its planned eSports collaboration with Huawei that will see the pair launch Moche XL Esports by Huawei, the first major eSports competition in Portugal, to be held on June 9-10 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon before an expected audience of about 20,000 fans.
LISBON, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The DBRS ratings agency moved Portugal up a notch on the investment grade scale on Friday, but Moody's kept Portugal in the junk bracket. Moody's had been expected to become the third of the "Big Three" ratings agencies to remove Portugal's junk label. Standard & Poor's ...

Potter fans know the story by heart, but if it weren't for a delayed train, J.K. Rowling may have never created Harry Potter. But that London King's Cross train delay only tells part of the story of Rowling's inspiration. In 1991, Rowling moved to Porto, Portugal, also known as the “second city,” to teach English.
Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres, Portugal's only national park, can sometimes be hard to squeeze into an itinerary between wine-tasting in the Douro, port-imbibing in Porto and dining in Lisbon, which is a shame. Wandering among its 100 or so granite villages inhabited by farmers and shepherds gives ...
TAP representatives made the announcement in the company of Portugal's Tourism Vice Minister Ana Mendes Godinho, who is in Buenos Aires to assist to the Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council currently being held in the city. Miguel Frasquilho, President of TAP Administration Council ...
A TOURIST boat has crashed into rocks and sunk off the coast of Portugal, leaving at least ten people injured. The drama occurred near Parede close to the holiday resort of Cascais a short drive from Lisbon. The incident occurred off the coast of Cascais, near Lisbon. Lonely Planet Images - Getty.

For many South African retirees, the plan is to head to the coast away from the bustle of the big cities. However, there is a tax-busting alternative in one of Europe's top lifestyle destinations: Portugal. The Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) Programme offers the sunny climate and stable economy that makes for ...
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's Socialist government and the main opposition Social Democrats agreed on Wednesday to cooperate on some reforms and funding plans, in a deal that may reduce the government's dependence on its hard-left allies. Signed by Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Rui Rio, the ...
March 26 (Renewables Now) - Mirova, a wholly-owned unit of France's Natixis Asset Management, has acquired a 25-MW construction-ready solar park project in Portugal for an undisclosed sum. The deal was carried out through renewable energy infrastructure fund Mirova-Eurofideme 3, the French firm said on Thursday.
A lot can happen in a month on foreign soil. When the young crew of Josh, Seth Moniz, Parker Coffin, Kanoa Igarashi, Kiron Jabour, Nic Von Rupp, and Colt Ward embarked on a month-long surf trip to Portugal, they found a handful of punchy beachbreaks, idyllic scenery and rich history. They even found a ...
Adding to its expansive CR7 series in collaboration with star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Nike drops a “Portugal Patchwork” edition of the Air Max 97 silhouette. The Air Max 97 CR7 “Portugal Patchwork” takes inspiration from Ronaldo's childhood in Portugal, harking back to when the athlete's mother ...
LISBON – Portugal on Saturday launched an unprecedented drive to clear its vast forests in order to prevent a repeat of last year's deadly wildfires, which killed 112 people and sparked a massive backlash against the Socialist government. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ...
LISBON: Around 3,000 volunteers on Sunday (Mar 25) began an ambitious reforestation project in Portugal's oldest forest, ravaged by last year's devastating wild fires. Some 67,500 pine trees were planted in the Leiria forest, in central Portugal, which was almost entirely burned to ashes during a series of ...
The Coimbra Municipal Public Transportation Service (SMTUC) has become the first transit district in Portugal to migrate to fully-electric buses with a newly signed contract for 8 of BYD's 12-meter buses. The contract was signed by the President of the Coimbra Municipality, Manuel Augusto Soares ...
Mr Lees-Galloway says Portugal is an important partner on a wide range of international issues. "It's important that our political relationship is complemented by strong links between our people, and especially our young people," he said. The Portugal-New Zealand working holiday scheme will be open from ...
LISBON, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa was joined by his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in the Portuguese town of Elvas on Monday, for the launch of a public tender to build a new train line from the Portuguese interior to the Spanish border. "This investment will ...
As the storm approaches on Saturday, conditions will begin to worsen across Portugal and Spain with periods and rain and thunderstorms across both countries. “Localized occurrences of flash flooding will be possible,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys. Gusty winds of 50-65 km/h (31-40 mph) ...

LISBON, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Portugal's Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, said on Sunday that Portugal was at the forefront of European Union (EU) plans to bolster disaster response capabilities. "The speedy establishment of a new European civil protection mechanism was prompted ...
Zoe Manville, from back left, John Gourley, Jason Wade Sechrist, Zachary Scott Carothers, Kyle O'Quin, front left, and Eric Howk of Portugal. The Man pose in the press room with the best pop duo/group performance award for "Feel it Still" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on ...
Matildas coach Alen Stajcic is refusing to be downbeat despite the end of his team's historic winning run and a spate of injuries that threaten Australia's bid to reach next year's World Cup. The Matildas' record eight-game winning streak came to an end against Portugal on Saturday (AEDT) with a 0-0 draw ...
But Madonna, 59, and her children recently moved to Portugal, which has made her the talk of the town in Lisbon and nearby medieval Sintra. Most locals believe she has planted her family flag in Portugal in order for her 11-year-old son to participate in the high-profile Benfica soccer program. “Everyone in ...
The Matildas toiled to a streak-snapping 0-0 draw with hosts Portugal at the Algarve Cup on Friday. Australia came unstuck on a boggy Estadio Algarve pitch on Friday, less than 48 hours after their tournament opener, a 4-3 defeat of Norway. In trying conditions, the Matildas were without their trademark ...
Portugal's political parties have backtracked on plans to award themselves a broad tax rebate to help fund their activities following a veto of the idea from the country's president earlier this year. However, they are still pushing ahead with a controversial law that scraps limits on the level of private funds they ...
Given recent information that Portugal has had “the best economic growth since the beginning of the century”, coupled with “one of the lowest unemployment rates of the last decade”, the Prime Minister argued the need to “continue cherishing tourism” so that the country can continue to grow, increase its ...
New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favour of Spain, it's reported. Researchers from Portugal and Spain tagged 71 carrion birds for three years, and noticed that only 13 of them ventured into Portugal over that period, the Correio da Manha newspaper reports. Scientists say vultures ...
"Several storms will travel through the Bay of Biscay, sending rounds of rain into Portugal and much of Spain," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio. The heaviest rain will spread across all of Portugal, but also from Galicia and Austurias to Andulucia. New rainfall amounts will likely total 25-75 mm ...
TAUNTON — Ten superintendents from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents will be taking a short trip to Lisbon, Portugal, in April that will be sponsored wholly by the Luso-American Development Foundation. According to Taunton Superintendent Julie Hackett, the purpose of the trip ...
John Baldwin Gourley of Portugal The Man performs at the 2015 BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at the Napa Valley Expo on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Napa, Calif. (Rich Fury, Invision/AP). Portland-based alt-rock outfit Portugal The Man treated Denver to two different, back-to-back looks at the ...
Portugal's incentive differs from other European programs in that it is a cash rebate, as opposed to a tax credit, and therefore would have a faster turnaround time. Although the system requires a minimum expenditure of 500,000 euros for a project (excluding documentaries), it doesn't set a minimum number ...
Portugal's energy system operator had some interesting news to share once March had closed out. It seems that even as Portugal's monthly energy consumption increased 9.7 percent compared to March 2017, the country produced enough renewable energy (just over 4,800Gwh) to exceed its energy ...
Luxury buyers looking for a new home in Europe would be wise to give Portugal a good look. Fully recovered from the housing crisis and buoyed by the Golden Visa program, Portugal has been attracting high-end buyers and investors from around the world in recent years, particularly in Lisbon, Porto, Sintra and the ...
Major-General Francisco Grave Pereira, the head of Portugal's National Civil Protection Authority, has had to resign and will face charges after the General Inspectorate of Internal Affairs (IGAI) accused him of a failure to act in the public interest in the Kamov fire-fighting helicopter purchase from the ...
The country's base filming incentive will in fact remain at 25% but projects that specifically showcase Portuguese culture or that shoot outside the country's main production hubs will become eligible for the additional support. “This is a very exciting time for Portugal,” said Ana Mendes Godinho, Portugal's ...
"When you talk about Portugal it doesn't matter who you speak to, they tend to think of the beach, sun and vacations – never cinema. Portugal isn't known for that, but we have really good movies. So the idea is to show Sweden that we have something else beside the beach, the water and the food.".
Located in the heart of the Vinho Verde region, it is one of the oldest cities in Portugal, built more than 2,000 years ago, and it is a great central point for discovering the region. While still in the city, Braga Cathedral and the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte are places not to miss. From Braga you can easily ...
Portugal has further improved its access to financial markets. Portugal maintains prudent liquidity buffers, and its sovereign debt has become eligible for inclusion in several international bond indexes, which should help support it even as the ECB's asset purchase program is eventually wound down.
J'Something and his wife Coco have been enjoying some much-needed downtime in Portugal. Surrounded by family and friends, the lovebirds have been living their best lives. From indulging in Portuguese favourites to visiting historic churches and landmarks, their trip is goals.
In a bid to boost its film business and draw production from the U.S., Portugal has joined the bandwagon of European countries offering financial incentives to filmmakers. The country's new program, just announced, will offers up to 4 million euros ($4.93 million) per project for film and television production.
Dockless bike sharing company oBike will launch into Portugal in partnership with the Impact HUB as the company's Global Business Partner. The Impact HUB will run oBike's operations in Lisbon under the Global Business Partnership Programme, bringing affordable cycling to the capital and promoting ...
It was the only victory the Second Crusade achieved – things went badly wrong for it in the real Middle East. After that – and the 15th-century expulsion of the Muslims – Portugal's conflict with the region was economic rather than military, trying to grab the Indian trade routes from Yemeni Arabs. When Vasco ...
After that – and the 15th century expulsion of the Muslims – Portugal's conflict with the region was economic rather than military, trying to grab the Indian trade routes from Yemeni Arabs. When Vasco Da Gama “discovered” India and reached Calicut (Calcutta) on 20 May 1498 – this story comes from ...
Portugal's incentive differs from other European programs in that it is a cash rebate, as opposed to a tax credit, and therefore would have a faster turnaround time. Although the system requires a minimum expenditure of 500,000 euros for a project (excluding documentaries), it doesn't set a minimum number ...
Eleven years after the release of their 2006 debut album, Portugal. The Man were finally rewarded for all their hard work in 2017. "So much of that was us going to school," lead singer John Gourley told Rolling Stone. "Play 300 shows a year, record all of it and see what works and what doesn't: That was our ...
Are you even an indie rock band if you don't have a nonsensical band name that mocks the standards of proper English? Are you even a lead singer of said band if you don't perform in the dark with small, round sunglasses, a handlebar mustache, and a shrunken beanie perched on your head?
RABAT, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki met on Friday with his Portuguese counterpart to discuss means to strengthen parliamentary cooperation between the two countries. Speaking at a press briefing after the meeting in the capital Rabat, El Malki ...
I came into the evening with relatively low expectations for the opener, whom I had seen playing the Blue Moose two years ago based on critical buzz and had found boring. My hope had been that they would rise to the level of the headliner or at least the venue. My hopes were dashed. Granted, the room ...
Portugal is one of the few countries where household earnings are still under 2008 levels, the European Commission (EC) said this week in a report on ... a year driven by higher wages and that almost all Member State countries had seen household income go up except Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Italy, ...
9 sold-out performance, the screen behind St. Paul's Palace Theatre's weekend feature read “We are Portugal. The Man! Just making sure you're at the right concert.” For a band that's been releasing music for over fourteen years, you'd think this banter would be unnecessary. Yet, it proved to be a relief for ...
HANOVER - TUI Group has opened its first TUI Blue hotel in Portugal on 14th February 2018. The opening of TUI Blue Falesia marks the launch of this year's growth phase for TUI Group's new lifestyle hotel brand. By Summer 2018, three more hotels will follow in Tunisia, Spain and Turkey, expanding the ...
“Rock 'n' roll is very 'shook' right now,” insists Grammy-winning Portugal. The Man front man John Gourley. “It's too formalized, with its own rules and regulations. You can't just be a rock star by rehashing things you've seen or done before. Bring something new, which is what hip-hop does best.”.


 

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