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                                                                                                                   N N N N N   News in Brief


                                                                                              Man found dead at doughnut factory

                                                                                                A man was found dead at a bolas de berlim (doughnut) factory in
                                                                                              Albufeira on 10 September.  According to Correio da Manha, the victim
                                                                                              was a 59 year old Brazilian man who had been found tied up in the
                                                                                              factory and had suffered injuries.  The paper added that the victim had a
                                                                                              heart attack and that emergency services attempted to resuscitate him
                                                                                              without success at the scene.  Lusa news agency reported that the
                                                                                              police were called to the scene at 2.10am by staff from the factory in
                                                                                              Patã de Baixo in Albufeira, who believed there had been a break in.
                                                                                              Portuguese-German athlete dies spear fishing
                                                                                                Portuguese-German athlete Matthias Sandeck died on 8
                                                                                              September while participating in the XXXII Euro-African Underwater
                                                                                              Fishing Championship in Denmark, the Portuguese Federation of
                                                                                              Underwater Activities (FPAS) source told Lusa.  According to the
                                                                                              Federation, the cause of the accident “has yet to be ascertained”, but
                                                                                              the organisation of the championship in conjunction with the FPAS
                                                                                              “are already working to know the circumstances that led to the death
                                                                                              of the Portuguese athlete”, who lived in the Algarve.
                                                                                              13 year olds suspected of setting fires in Sintra
                                                                                                Three 13-year-olds have been identified on suspicion of two forest
                                                                                              fires in the town of Nafarros in the municipality of Sintra  In a statement,
                                                                                              the GNR said that, “following due diligence” by the authorities, “it was
                                                                                              found that the young people are suspected of being in the immediate
                                                                                              vicinity of the ignition of the fire, moments before it started amd allegedly
                                                                                              provoked the fires”.  The fires resulted in a total burned area of about 1.5
                                                                                              hectares, belonging to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, in the district of
                                                                                              Lisbon.
                                                                                              €54M for new organic blueberry production plant
                                                                                                An old rice mill located in Alcácer do Sal (Setúbal) will be
                                                                                              redeveloped to house a new unit for the organic production of
                                                                                              blueberries, in an investment of €54 million.  “This is the largest
                                                                                              investment in blueberries that this country will have,” said the mayor of
 vernment should set targets to increase the use of renewable energy by 2030. (Photo: Lusa)
 vernment should set targets to increase the use of renewable energy by 2030. (Photo: Lusa)
 vernment should set targets to increase the use of renewable energy by 2030. (Photo: Lusa)   Alcácer do Sal, Vítor Proença, to the Lusa agency.
 vernment should set targets to increase the use of renewable energy by 2030. (Photo: Lusa)
 vernment should set targets to increase the use of renewable energy by 2030. (Photo: Lusa)
      often “corruption” (26 percent),  inequalities (9.9 percent).  WEATHER
      but the functional failure of the  When it comes to disposable
      state that most worries them is the  income health care rose to first  Warm in the south and wet in the north
      “health system” (24.5 percent), its  place (50.5 percent), especially
      functioning and access. Next, the  for those over 64 years old and  High temperatures are to continue in the south of Portugal while rain is predicted for the
                                                                 High temperatures are to continue in the south of Portugal while rain is predicted for the
                                                                 High temperatures are to continue in the south of Portugal while rain is predicted for the
                                                                 High temperatures are to continue in the south of Portugal while rain is predicted for the
                                                                 High temperatures are to continue in the south of Portugal while rain is predicted for the
      respondents pointed out the drop  with less education and income,
                                                                 north over the weekend
                                                                 north over the weekend
                                                                 north over the weekend
                                                                 north over the weekend
      in “credibility of the political class”  while savings (47.8 percent)  north over the weekend
                                                                                                                             The North
                                                                   Lisbon:
      (16.1 percent).               moved to second place in       Lisbon:                      The South                    The North
                                                                                                The South
                                                                                                                             The North
                                                                                                The South
                                                                                                The South High
                                                                                                                             The North
                                                                                                                             The North: It looks like being
                                                                   Lisbon:
                                                                   Lisbon:
                                                                   Lisbon: There will be a chance
                                                                                                The South:
        The third major set of concerns  investment priorities, “which  of rain on Saturday in the capital  temperatures are to continue in  a wet weekend in the north with
      revolves around various       indicates that, for the Portuguese  however the clouds are to clear on  the south of Portugal with average  rain predicted on Saturday and
      manifestations of “disharmony  citizens, the experience of the  Sunday and temperatures are to  highs for the week reaching 28  Sunday and a slight chance of
      and social discord” (35.4     economic crisis is still very  reach average highs of 28  degrees and lows of 19.  There is  rain for the remainder of the
      percent), including poverty/  present and, above all, had  degrees.  As the week        a chance of rain on Saturday,  week.  Temperatures are to
      exclusion (16.8 percent), the  structural impacts regarding the  progresses, intermittent cloud  however the rest of the week is to  remain steady with average
      fragility of the country’s economy  need for fundamental economic  cover is expected with a chance of  remain dry until Thursday when  highs of 25 degrees and lows of
      (12.8 percent) and social     security,” the study showed.  rain returning from Wednesday.  the clouds will roll in.  16.
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