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                                                                                              Portugal poised to hit new investment record
                                                                                              Portugal poised to hit new investment record
                                                                                              Portugal poised to hit new investment record
                                                                                              Portugal poised to hit new investment record
                                                                                              Portugal poised to hit new investment record
                                                                                                Portugal expects to hit a new investment record for export-focused
                                                                                              projects this year. The proposals submitted so far this year, almost
                                                                                              equals the record €1.17 billion of projects contracted in the whole of
                                                                                              2019. According to the state agency that promotes investment and
                                                                                              exports, foreign investment in Portugal was becoming more
                                                                                              diversified, coming from countries such as the United States, Qatar,
                                                                                              the United Arab Emirates and Japan, in addition to more traditional
                                                                                              sources such as Germany, France and Spain.
                                                                                              Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave
                                                                                              Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave
                                                                                              Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave
                                                                                              Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave
                                                                                              Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave
                                                                                                Portuguese surfer Alex Botelho was rushed to hospital where he is
                                                                                              “stable and conscious” after being involved in a serious incident at the
                                                                                              Nazaré big wave surfing spot. Botelho ran into trouble in a big swell
                                                                                              when, following a wipeout, he was rescued by his partner on a jetski.
                                                                                              But they were unable to outrun a wall of white water rushing up behind
                                                                                              them before the craft was hit by another wave from the front. The pair
                                                                                              were sent flying off the jetski and into the air before further waves
                                                                                              pounded down on them.
                                                                                               en elderly people die home alone in three
                                                                                               en elderly people die home alone in three
                                                                                              T T T T Ten elderly people die home alone in threeen elderly people die home alone in three
                                                                                               en elderly people die home alone in three
                                                                                              weeks in Algarve
                                                                                              weeks in Algarve
                                                                                              weeks in Algarve
                                                                                              weeks in Algarve
                                                                                              weeks in Algarve
                                                                                                Ten elderly people have died alone at home over the past three
                                                                                              weeks in the Algarve. The cases were registered in several different
                                                                                              Algarve counties. According to newspaper Correio da Manhã, most
                                                                                              cases were registered in isolated areas where the victims, all aged
                                                                                              between 70 and 90 years old, lived alone. Only three occurrences
                                                                                              were recorded in urban centres.
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                                                                                              Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers
                                                                                              Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers
                                                                                              Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers
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 o airport airport. (Photo: Lusa/MÁRIO CRUZ). (Photo: Lusa/MÁRIO CRUZ)                        Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers
                                                                                                Street sellers are offering unsuspecting tourists in Lisbon’s centre
      WEATHER                                                                                 “drugs” which police say are often bay leaves, flour or ground
                                                                                              paracetamol. Locals in Lisbon’s historic Santa Maria Maior district
      Weather warming up in Portugal                                                          told Reuters the fake drugs phenomenon is getting worse, worrying
                                                                                              police and business owners who fear tourists could start to steer clear
                                                                                              of the Portuguese capital’s bustling centre. Tourists sometimes come
      While rain is expected in the north, temperatures across the country are warming up with  into bars saying they are hiding from dealers, while police said that on
      While rain is expected in the north, temperatures across the country are warming up with
      While rain is expected in the north, temperatures across the country are warming up with
      While rain is expected in the north, temperatures across the country are warming up with
      While rain is expected in the north, temperatures across the country are warming up with
      average highs in the south reaching up to 21 degrees.
      average highs in the south reaching up to 21 degrees.
      average highs in the south reaching up to 21 degrees.                                   occasion dealers get aggressive if a potential buyer is not interested.
      average highs in the south reaching up to 21 degrees.
      average highs in the south reaching up to 21 degrees.
                                                                                              5G to arrive in Portugal this year
                                                                                              5G to arrive in Portugal this year
                                                                                              5G to arrive in Portugal this year
                                                                                              5G to arrive in Portugal this year
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:                      The south:                    The north:                 5G to arrive in Portugal this year
                                     The south:
                                     The south: The  weekend is
        Lisbon: It is to be mild and dry
                                                                   The north:
                                                                   The north: The dry weather
                                                                   The north:
        Lisbon:
                                     The south:
                                     The south:
                                                                   The north:
        Lisbon:
      in the capital over the weekend  to be warm and bright in the  on Saturday is to be replaced
      with average daily highs of 18  south with blue skies and  with rain on Sunday and Monday  5G, or fifth generation wireless technology for digital cellular
      degrees and lows of 9 degrees.  temperatures reaching highs of  in the north.  The rain clouds are  networks, will arrive in Portugal later this year and will cover a range
      On Monday there is a slight   21 degrees.  From Monday     to clear on Tuesday and for the  of infrastructures, from councils to hospitals, motorways to
      chance of rain however on     some intermittent cloud is   rest of the week.  Temperatures  universities, roads, trains and the underground. The Government
      Tuesday blue skies are        expected however it will remain  are to remain stable over the  announced its intention to start implementing 5G this year and in
      expected before intermittent  warm for the rest of the week  weekend with average daily  phases until 2025. This objective, the Government said, is critical to
      clouds return for the remainder  with average highs of 21  highs of 17 degrees and lows of 8  ensure the “development and competitiveness” of the Portuguese
      of the week.                  degrees and lows of 10 degrees.  degrees.                 economy.
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