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4 The Portugal News • 18 Aug 2018                                  News


      Animal feed to be given to                                                                                  N N N N N   News in Brief




      farmers affected by fires                                                                         Rare species of praying mantis found in
                                                                                                        Alentejo
                                                                                                          A rare species of praying mantis has been found in
       Silves council has said it will be distributing, in collaboration with the Algarve               Serpa in the central Alentejo region of Portugal. The
                                                                                                        Centre for the Conservation of Butterflies of Portugal
       Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Fisheries (DRAP Algarve), animal feed                   announced the discovery of the rare mantis, which is
       to farmers whose land was affected by the devastating fires last week.                           protected by law. The researchers found the species on a
                                                                                                        farm in Serpa and fear that it will not withstand the
                                                                                                        pesticides applied in this region. This animal “is
                                                                                an application for the  threatened by the reduction of typically Mediterranean
                                                                                support that may be made  ecosystems” and excessive production puts “the survival
                                                                                available”, DRAP Algarve  of this species at risk”, the centre said.
                                                                                clarified in a statement,
                                                                                adding the process
                                                                                currently under way “does  Madonna buys two Portuguese horses
                                                                                not dispense with the     Singer Madonna is said to have bought two Portuguese
                                                                                subsequent submission of  horses. According to newspaper Correio da Manhã, the
                                                                                a formal application”.  Queen of Pop paid around €100,000 for each of the
                                                                                The next step in the process  purebred Lusitanos. She reportedly purchased the horses
                                                                                will be the definition of  through a riding school in Comporta, where she has been
                                                                                support measures and the  spotted riding on several occasions.
                                                                                official opening of the
                                                                                application process, on
                                                                                which the Government is  Raúl Alarcón wins Volta a Portugal
                                                                                already working, with the  Spanish rider Raúl Alarcón has won his second Volta a
                                                                                aim of starting the recovery  Portugal cycle race after yet another convincing all-round
                                                                                process as soon as      performance. The 32-year old rider from Alicante, claimed
                                                                                possible.               the title for the W52, team which competes under the
                                                                                Anyone whose land was   colours of FC Porto. Portugal’s Joni Brandão, riding for
                                                                                damaged and believes they  Sporting Tavira, was placed second overall in what was
                                                                                are eligible for support  the 80  Volta a Portugal cycle race.
                                                                                                             th
                                                                                should contact Tiago
                                                                                Raposo, secretary of Silves
       Silves council has this week said it will be helping to distribute animal feed to farmers
       Silves council has this week said it will be helping to distribute animal feed to farmers
      Silves council has this week said it will be helping to distribute animal feed to farmers         Animal shelter was most voted project of
      Silves council has this week said it will be helping to distribute animal feed to farmers
      Silves council has this week said it will be helping to distribute animal feed to farmers
      affected by the wildfires earlier this month. (Photo: Lusa/Vasco Celio)
      affected by the wildfires earlier this month. (Photo: Lusa/Vasco Celio)   council’s deputy mayor,
      affected by the wildfires earlier this month. (Photo: Lusa/Vasco Celio)
       affected by the wildfires earlier this month. (Photo: Lusa/Vasco Celio)
       affected by the wildfires earlier this month. (Photo: Lusa/Vasco Celio)
                                                                                with their name, number of  Loulé’s 2018 Participatory Budget
              his is a first line of  Services, the municipal vet  losses will allow a better  animals, species of animal  The construction of an animal shelter for injured and
              support provided  and other institutes,  definition of the support  (cows, sheep or other) and  abandoned animals and veterinary aid for the poorest
              by the           mapping which farms were  measures to be         location of the farm    population in the parish of Almancil, was the most voted
      Tmunicipality,           affected by last week’s  undertaken by the Ministry  property, on mobile 914  project of Loulé’s 2018 Participatory Budget. A total of 11
      which has already begun,  blaze, and logging the  of Agriculture, so      438 750, telephone 282  projects are to be supported in the council’s budget
      also in collaboration with  damage caused.       declarations presented at  440 801, or email     through citizens’ votes. Loulé council has allocated €1.2
      DRAP Algarve, Social     “The process of logging  this stage do not constitute  tiago.raposo@cm-silves.pt.  million euros for the completion of these eleven projects
                                                                                                        by the end of 2020.
       Lagoa cancels firework display following fire ‘calamity’                                         Euromillions jackpot up to 99 million euros
       Lagoa cancels firework display following fire ‘calamity’
       Lagoa cancels firework display following fire ‘calamity’
       Lagoa cancels firework display following fire ‘calamity’
       Lagoa cancels firework display following fire ‘calamity’
        Lagoa council cancelled the    new outbreaks of fire at any moment”.  made across the country, and  The Euromillions jackpot for this coming Friday has
      traditional firework displays, which are  The cancellation of the fireworks is  petitions launched, for firework  climbed to 99 million euros after no player managed to
      held every year on 15 August in the  also in “solidarity with the  festivities to be scrapped and the  win the 90 million euros on offer in Tuesday night’s draw.
      parishes of Ferragudo and Carvoeiro  neighbouring counties and their  budgets donated to firefighting  The best result in Portugal was for fourth prize, with the
      as part of annual commemorations,  populations”.                 services in light of recent events.  player  set to collect 3,300 euros this morning.  The
      due to ‘safety reasons’ brought on by  Lagoa council said “from the first  In 2016, the council of Paredes de  winning numbers in the Tuesday night draw were 01 - 15 -
      the recent fires.                instance” it has provided the   Coura set the precedent when it  18 - 25 and 31 and the lucky star numbers 9 and 11.
        The simultaneous firework      “necessary support” to the victims of  cancelled its traditional annual
      displays usually mark the climax of  fires, “logistically and humanely, by  summer firework display to mark the  Families sue EU over climate change
      the Nossa Senhora da Conceição   providing buses to collect inhabitants  culmination of municipal festivities,
      commemorations and Sons do       who saw their lives endangered by  and donated the sum that would have  The European Court has accepted a case filed against
      Atlântico festival.              the advancing of the flames”, and by  been spent on fireworks to fire-  European institutions by 10 families from various
        In a statement, Lagoa council  “providing mattresses to equip the  fighting services.           European countries including Portugal, who consider not
      explained the council had made the  Portimão Arena, where several  Petitions were launched for the  enough has been done to counteract climate change. The
      decision to scrap them “following the  families stayed overnight until it was  same to be done in other areas  court case was launched in May based on the argument
      calamity that hit the Algarve with a  considered safe to return” to their  including Lavra, Matosinhos and  that the EU is not doing everything within its powers  to
      wave of fires, since changes in the  homes following the fires.  Leça da Palmeira, as well as São  reduce greenhouse gases that, which the main cause of
      weather and strong wind could trigger  Several similar calls have been  Bartolomeu de Ponte da Barca.  global warming.
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