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                      N N N N N  BRENDAN DE BEER                                              Sporting confirms police

                                                                                              search, arrests
                                                                 region, especially in terms of
                                                                 tourism.
                                                                                              Sporting football club has confirmed that on Wednesday
                                                                                              Sporting football club has confirmed that on Wednesday
                                                                                              Sporting football club has confirmed that on Wednesday
                                                                                              Sporting football club has confirmed that on Wednesday
                                                                 This news comes a month after  Sporting football club has confirmed that on Wednesday
                                                                                              police  searched its premises as part of a corruption searched its premises as part of a corruption
                                                                                              police  searched its premises as part of a corruption searched its premises as part of a corruption
                                                                                              police  searched its premises as part of a corruption
                                                                                              police
                                                                 Portugal’s government won ‘gold’  police
                                                                 in the 2018 European Fossil Fuel  investigation.
                                                                                              investigation.
                                                                                              investigation.
                                                                                              investigation.
                                                                                              investigation.
                                                                 Subsidies Awards. The unwanted
                                                                 prize was for the biggest waste of  PJ police said four people were  registered at the Sporting
                                                                 taxpayers’ money on supporting  arrested following the searches.  Academy.
                                                                 dirty energy.                The arrests came in the wake of  “We cannot in any way agree
                                                                 The second edition of a unique  alleged bribes paid relating to  with acts of vandalism and
                                                                 contest organised by Climate  football and handball matches.  aggression to athletes, coaches
                                                                 Action Network (CAN) Europe    This news follows a violent  and staff of professional football,
                                                                 was won by Portugal for handing  attack on Sporting players and  nor with attitudes that configure
                                                                 out a licence to national gas and  technical staff on Tuesday by a  the practice of crime that in no
                                                                 oil companies for drilling in the  group of around 50 people  way honour and ennoble
                                                                 deep sea in the southwest of the  dressed in the club’s colours.  Sporting Clube de Portugal.
                                                                 country.                       The players were preparing for  “Sporting is not this, Sporting
                                                                 The winners are governments  Sunday’s Portuguese Cup final,  cannot be this.
                                                                 who waste taxpayers’ money on  where they take on Alves, when  “We will make every effort to
                                                                 supporting dirty energy.     the alleged attacks took place.  establish full responsibility for
                                                                 A Europe-wide digital campaign  A statement on the club’s  what has happened and we will
                                                                 in March triggered people across  official website read: “Sporting  not fail to demand the
                                                                 Europe to vote for the worst fossil  Clube  de Portugal vehemently  punishment of those who acted
                                                                 fuel subsidies.              condemned the events          in this absolutely pitiful way.”
                                                                 The aim of the awards, set up by
                                                                 CAN Europe, is, according to the  WEATHER
                                                                 organisation, “to expose the well-
                                                                 hidden ways in which European
                                                                                              Warmer weekend with cloud
                                                                                              Warmer weekend with cloud
                                                                                              Warmer weekend with cloud
                                                                                              Warmer weekend with cloud
                                                                 governments are using        Warmer weekend with cloud
                                                                 taxpayers’ money to support
                                                                                              and showers
                                                                                              and showers
                                                                                              and showers
                                                                                              and showers
                                                                 fossil fuels at the cost of the  and showers
                                                                 climate, the environment and  There may be a few drops of rainfall in the north and south
                                                                                              There may be a few drops of rainfall in the north and south
                                                                                              There may be a few drops of rainfall in the north and south
                                                                                              There may be a few drops of rainfall in the north and south
                                                                                              There may be a few drops of rainfall in the north and south
                                                                 people’s health, and increase
                                                                                              of the country this weekend, but the middle band will
                                                                                              of the country this weekend, but the middle band will
                                                                                              of the country this weekend, but the middle band will
                                                                                              of the country this weekend, but the middle band will
                                                                 the pressure to rapidly phase out  of the country this weekend, but the middle band will
 f And Marine Activities (ASMAA) against oil prospecting off the coast of And Marine Activities (ASMAA) against oil prospecting off the coast of
 f f And Marine Activities (ASMAA) against oil prospecting off the coast of And Marine Activities (ASMAA) against oil prospecting off the coast of
 f f And Marine Activities (ASMAA) against oil prospecting off the coast of
                                                                 fossil fuel subsidies.”      remain dry, albeit cloudy, and thermometers will drop a
                                                                                              remain dry, albeit cloudy, and thermometers will drop a
                                                                                              remain dry, albeit cloudy, and thermometers will drop a
                                                                                              remain dry, albeit cloudy, and thermometers will drop a
                                                                                              remain dry, albeit cloudy, and thermometers will drop a
                                                                 It said Portugal cruised to gold for  degree or two at the start of next week.
                                                                                              degree or two at the start of next week.
                                                                                              degree or two at the start of next week.
                                                                                              degree or two at the start of next week.
                                                                                              degree or two at the start of next week.
      deal. Both these former       “continued safety and        handing out a licence to national
                                                                                                Lisbon:
                                                                                                Lisbon: Scattered cloud will
      politicians are currently under  environmental risk limitations.”  gas and oil companies for drilling  Lisbon:        30 degrees. Thermometers will
                                                                                                Lisbon:
                                                                                                Lisbon:
      investigation on charges      Jorge Botelho, chairman of the  in the deep sea in the Southern  hang over the skies of Lisbon this  drop a degree or two on Monday
      including bribery and corruption.  Algarve local council community  province of Alentejo, a protected  weekend, clearing up on Sunday,  and Tuesday, but highs will stay
      In the meantime, Augusto Santos  group AMAL, lamented the  biodiversity area and a tourism  with the mercury rising to around  in the high 20’s for the coming
      Silva, who is also effectively the  decision, which he this week said  hotspot.         27 degrees Celsius, before    week.
                                                                                                                             North:
                                                                                                                             North:
                                                                                                                             North: Light showers are also
                                                                                                                             North:
      Deputy Prime Minister, added  is “contrary to the one we   Following this news, Francisco  dipping a few degrees on    North:
      that should oil be discovered off  expected”. The current Tavira  Ferreira, director of Zero in  Monday, rising gradually from  forecast for northern Portugal
      the Algarve coast, it would aid  Mayor is also adamant that  Portugal added: “It is     Wednesday onwards, to highs of  this weekend, where
      Portugal in becoming less reliant  drilling is not risk-free and poses  unacceptable that the  close to 30 degrees Celsius by  thermometers will drop
      on fossil fuel imports.       potential environmental threats.  Portuguese government favours  next weekend.          noticeably, from highs of around
                                                                                                South: Some rain may fall on
                                                                                                South:
                                                                                                South:
      “We will continue to need     He further revealed that expert  access to oil drilling companies  South:               25 to 20 degrees by Monday, but
                                                                                                South:
      petroleum for several purposes  opinions have confirmed this  on the coast, while the country  southern Portugal this weekend,  they too will start to pick up again
      for some time yet”, he said,  move will have an impact on the  has a leading role on pledging  being heavier on Saturday,  from the middle of the coming
      explaining that the Government  environment, while it will also  for ambitious climate action and  followed by light scattered  week, and will climb to around
      will closely monitor measures  have adverse effects on the  is planning to become carbon  showers on Sunday, although  26 degrees Celsius by the
      imposed by the APA to ensure  economic dynamics of the     neutral by 2050.”            temperatures will rise to close to  following weekend.
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