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                                                                                              Costa da Caparica surfers claim they are being
                                                                                              muscled out
                                                                                                 Surfers on the popular surfing hotspot Costa da Caparica have
                                                                                              complained they are being muscled out of the beach. Independent
                                                                                              surfers claim spots along the beach that have been reserved for surf
                                                                                              schools and swimmers, limit the space in which they can practice the
                                                                                              sport. Lisbon Port Captaincy which has jurisdiction over Caparica, said
                    N N N N N                                                                 there is space enough for everyone and it is being managed fairly, but a
                                                                                              number of incidents have occurred when the beach is at is busiest.
                                                                                              Unleaded fuel price drop
                                                                                                The cost of refuelling for drivers of unleaded petrol cars is cheaper as
                                                                                              from this week. The average price of a litre of unleaded is set to drop by
                                                                                              up to 1 cent, while the cost of diesel is to remain unchanged. The latest
                                                                                              price changes sees unleaded fuel drop below 1.60 euro a litre, while
                                                                                              the reference price for diesel remains at 1.38 euro. Globally, the
                                                                                              demand for unleaded petrol usually drops on the holidays, while that
                                                                                              for diesel tends to rise as colder weather approaches.
                                                                                              Man’s body found on Bela Vista beach

                                                                                                The body of a 45-year-old man was found on Bela Vista beach in Costa
                                                                                              da Caparica during the early hours of Sunday morning. On Saturday, the
                                                                                              dead man’s workplace had contacted maritime police after he failed to
                                                                                              turn up for work. PJ police are investigating the incident.
                                                                                              Euromillions jackpot soars to €130m
                                                                                                The jackpot for this coming Friday’s Euromillions draw has been
                                                                                              boosted to 130 million euros after no player managed to win the 45 million
                                                                                              euros on offer in the Tuesday draw. The second prize worth just over
                                                                                              200,000 euros was won by four players, all of whom were from outside of
                                                                                              Portugal. The third prize of 95,000 euros will be handed to two players, one
                                                                                              being from Portugal. The winning numbers in the Tuesday night draw
                                                                                              were 03 – 08 – 10 – 32 and 45 and the lucky stars 4 and 12.
                                                                                              Four Portuguese teens win awards at EU Young
                                                                                              Scientists’ competition
                                                                                                Four Portuguese teens won awards this week at the 30th edition of
                                                                                              the European Union’s competition for Young Scientists. One of the
                                                                                              teens took second place in the main competition with a math’s
                                                                                              project, scooping a €5,000 prize and tickets to attend the 2018 Nobel
                                                                                              Prize Awards. The four Portuguese teens were among 135 students
 delayed due to a shortage of school auxiliary staff which meant a number of schools stayed closed.elayed due to a shortage of school auxiliary staff which meant a number of schools stayed closed.
 d delayed due to a shortage of school auxiliary staff which meant a number of schools stayed closed.elayed due to a shortage of school auxiliary staff which meant a number of schools stayed closed.
 d delayed due to a shortage of school auxiliary staff which meant a number of schools stayed closed.  aged 14 to 20 from 38 different countries who submitted a total of 88
                                                                                              projects from various scientific fields.
                                                                                              President wishes Supreme Court's new
      last week that teachers in    teachers in Luxembourg earn  Finland’s in fourth and fifth.  president "every success"
      Portugal’s schools tend to earn  more than those in Portugal,  In Portugal, teachers in primary
      far more than university      when measured in relation to  and secondary education earn  Portugal's president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has congratulated
      graduates working in other    workers with a similar       around 35 percent more than  the judge counsellor António Joaquim Piçarra on his election as
      fields.                       educational level in their own  other graduate workers, while  president of the Portuguese Supreme Court (STJ), wishing him "every
      Data contained in the OECD    country.                     those in pre-school education  success" in his duties. Judge counsellor António Joaquim Piçarra was
      report ‘Education at a Glance  Greece’s teachers are in third  earn 50 percent more,    elected president of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, succeeding
      2018’ showed that only        place, with Germany’s and    according to the report.     António Henriques Gaspar, who left the post after a five-year term.
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