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Wednesday, 21-May-2014 14:07 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Portugal's Ronaldo V Eusebio Debate Too Close To Call










He traded a birdie for a bogey from the 17th. The 39-year-old Englishman had six pars and a birdie in the first seven holes around the turn. He closed his round with birdies on the eighth and ninth. Quiros, who topped Paul Lawrie for the 2008 title, stumbled to bogeys at 12 and 14, but came back with birdies at 15 and 17 to make the turn at even-par. On the front side, the Spaniard birdied five of the first six holes, including four in a row from the third, to get within one of the lead. <br>More: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/10/10/seven-share-lead-at-portugal-masters/





Portugal make light work of Israel



What Merkel's win means for businesses? The latest visit from creditors means the embattled eurozone nation will receive the next tranche of its 78 billion euro ($111 billion) financial aid package. However, government official were unable to convince creditors to ease the country's deficit reduction target for next year. Portugal's coalition government, led by Pedro Passos Coelho, must find billions of dollars in additional spending cuts, despite juggling an already austerity-fatigued electorate, mass unemployment and questions over political stability. Today politically you have higher stability than 6 months ago, that's clear Antonio Mexia But Mexia said: "I think today politically you have higher stability than 6 months ago, that's clear. Political stability has a lot to do with the results of let's say, this bailout package." With the Portuguese economy forecast to contract 2.3% this year, according to Eurostat, Mexia believes the government can spur growth by lowering taxes, particularly on corporations. He added that changes need to be made at European level to solve the region's debt crisis. <br>More: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/10/business/portugal-baillout-energy-antonio-mexia/index.html












Portugal Masters: Seve Trophy pair in lead pack



While studying engineering in London and management in Lisbon, the Mozambique-born scion of merchants took jobs selling cookies and shirts before his rapid ascent in banking and then at Portugal Telecom, which he joined in http://nicholaszxow.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/rand-paul-obama-irresponsible-to-suggest-u-s-may-default/ 1999 and left earlier this year to take the helm at Oi. With a track record of winning customers, cutting costs and savvy dealmaking, Bava seems well qualified continue for the industry's top table and to revive an underperforming Oi in a fast-growing Brazilian telecoms industry that looks ripe for consolidation. "I've never heard anyone criticise him," said Eduardo Tude, head of the Teleco consultancy in Brazil. "His strengths http://qonelfacto.livejournal.com/6663.html are his experience and the work he's done at PT (Portugal Telecom), as well as his vision for the sector." But Bava will be competing with telecoms industry heavyweights, including his personal friend Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the owner of America Movil which rivals Oi in Brazil, as well as Spain's Telefonica. While Oi is Brazil's biggest fixed-line telecoms firm, it lags Telefonica's Vivo, Telecom Italia's TIM and American Movil in the rapidly expanding mobile sector and is losing customers. With Telefonica tightening its grip on Telecom Italia , many analysts expect a break up of TIM. <br>More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/08/portugaltelecom-oi-bava-idUSL6N0HT3K020131008







"Going above Eusebio in the scorers' list was a natural thing to happen and it was only a matter of time but still I am really proud," the smiling player said while showing off the match ball. Ronaldo has the chance to add to his tally on Friday in the home qualifier against Israel as Portugal seek to secure at least second place in Group F and a berth in the playoffs for next year's World Cup in Brazil. While some of the football-mad Portuguese will angrily tell you not to compare the two because judging today's football against that of the 1960s is flawed, there are plenty of arguments on each side. SIMPLE MATHS Ronaldo, 28, is set to rewrite Portugal's soccer statistics as he is only four goals behind top scorer Pauleta and 21 matches away from the most-capped player Luis Figo. Striker Pauleta has said he does not consider himself equal to Eusebio, Ronaldo and Figo. <br>More: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/10/07/soccer-world-portugal-ronaldo-idINDEE9960C020131007





NEWSMAKER-Portugal's telecoms star rises onto global stage



Portugal posted a commanding 3-0 victory against Israel and strode to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8. Related Items Israel kick off in style Comprehensive winners last time out against Norway, Rui Jorge's team were en route to another three-point haul whenWilliam Carvalho broke through a quarter of an hour in.Galatasaray AS winger Bruma doubled the hosts' advantage on the cusp of half-time, before a lateTaleb Twatha own goal put the result beyond doubt. A flurry of early corners augured well for the home side, with Carvalho finally capitalising from Sergio Oliveira's delivery. Oliveira was again the architect for Portugal's second, firing across goal for Bruma to head in after Ivan Cavaleiro had failed to connect. Bruma threatened to put the game beyond Israel's reach at the start of the second half, cutting in from the left before driving narrowly wide. <br>More: http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011536/postmatch/report/index.html







If anybody says they dont know what number they are [on the money list] they might be lying. Youve got to know. For me I like to know what I have to do but its just a different attitude this week which has been working so far. One in front of Doak and leading the way for the Scottish contingent was Scott Jamieson, who shot a five-under 66. Robert Coles is also struggling to keep his card and matched Doaks 67, but the Englishman will have had mixed emotions after leading by three shots when he played his first 12 holes in seven under par. Coles, currently 164th on the Race to Dubai, then bogeyed the 13th and found water off the tee on the next to run up a double-bogey six before closing with four pars. The 41-year-old has managed just one top-20 finish all season in the very first event in South Africa which was reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather and is still looking for his first European Tour victory in more than 360 events. Defending champion Shane Lowry, third in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the end of September, had to settle for a one-under-par 70. <br>More: http://www.scotsman.com/sport/golf/portugal-masters-seve-trophy-pair-in-lead-pack-1-3137229



Thursday, 15-May-2014 22:09 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Samir Nasri's Girlfriend Apologises For France Tweet As Star Mul












Scott Heavey/Getty Images 19.9% Total votes: 361 Unfortunately, he was subsequently banned for three games after swearing at a reporter in the aftermath of France's loss to Spain, per blog BBC Sport . Nasri's decision to yell at a journalist while making a shush gesture after click here. scoring against England also summed up his poor behaviour during yet another forgettable tournament for the French. The 26-year-old has time to appear in the 2018 World Cup, but he'll need to significantly improve his image in the coming years if that is to happen, should he overlook retirement. Two national coaches have deemed him unworthy of a place in the squad, suggesting Nasri's hostile aura is unlikely to change as his career progresses. Ian Walton/Getty Images While France have certainly left a potential match-winner at home, the group's morale is more important than an individual's happiness. Nasri can split any defence with a threaded pass, clever piece of movement or ambitious attempt on goal, but his exile may prove to be a shrewd move from Deschamps. <br>More: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2064445-samir-nasris-girlfriend-apologises-for-france-tweet-as-star-mulls-retirement



Thursday, 15-May-2014 05:07 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Naomi Watts Flexes Her Biceps As She Carries Large Shopping Bags












And after hitting the gym for a rigorous workout, Naomi Watts took to the shops for some more heavy lifting. The 45-year-old actress flexed her biceps as she carted two rather full looking brown paper bags while treating herself to a spot of shopping in the upmarket Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood on Tuesday. Heavy lifting! Naomi Watts enjoyed a spot of shopping after her workout on Tuesday with the actress seen carting two rather full looking bags out of a Brentwood shopping centre in Los Angeles Stepping out completely makeup free, the fresh faced star looked radiant as she made the most of her downtime while between films. She may even be planning a little redecorating around the click house, with at least one of the unbranded bags appearing to contain white and purple throw cushions. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Australian-born Princess Mary celebrate their tenth anniversary by posing for intimate family portrait A regular at local indoor cycle centre Burn 60, the Golden Globe winner looked to have come straight from a workout with her blonde tresses swept back into a messy ponytail. <br>Full story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2627722/Naomi-Watts-flexes-biceps-carries-large-shopping-bags-following-intense-session-gym.html



Wednesday, 14-May-2014 22:34 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Abe May Bypass Japan’s Constitution To Expand Military Presence












The ally must request assistance, and the military involvement must be approved by Japans parliament. Japans constitution was drawn up after World War II. It was written by American officials who were concerned with the possible return of Japan as a military power. The Liberal Democrats say they want a truly Japanese constitution that reflects their nation and itstraditional patriarchal values that place family units above individuals. In tapes addition to concerns about an expanded military presence, Abes opponents believe that a external link rewritten constitution would reduce rights held by women in Japanese society, since men hold the dominant role in family relations. They also think that free speech would become subordinate to a desire to keep public order. But the bigger issue could be the fear of China and South Koreas reaction to a Japan with a traditionally Japanese constitution. One thing is clear: as the Abe administration pushes for more economic reforms, its opponents expect an equally big push to make constitutional changes, which have been called Abes life work. Also this week, a tapes key defense adviser told The Wall Street Journal that Japan ispreparing to expand its military capabilities within the guidelines of the current constitution, including the ability to attack military bases in self-defense and the creation of a defensive unit similar to the U.S. Marine Corps. <br>Read more: http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/05/japan-may-bypass-its-constitution-to-expand-military-presence/



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Usa Today High School Sports Unveils 2014 American Family Insura












in 1996) and LeBron James (twice, in 2002 and 2003, at St. Vincent-St. Mary of Akron, Ohio). Joining Okafor on the ALL-USA first team is 6-9 senior power forward Cliff Alexander of Curie Metropolitan High School (Chicago). Alexander, a Kansas signee, who averaged 25 points and 16 rebounds a game, led his team to http://greggcydz.blog.com a 26-1 record and a city title this season. Kelly Oubre, 6-7 senior forward of Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV), is another addition to the ALL-USA first team. Oubre, who is also Kansas-bound, led his team to a 31-5 record, averaging 22.2 points, 6.7 source rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.5 assists per game. Emmanuel Mudiay, from Prime Prep in Dallas, also made the ALL-USA first team. Mudiay, a Southern Methodist signee, led his team to a 30-6 record and a Texas Christian Athletic League prep division state title, averaging 16 Kim Kardashian points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists a game. Stanley Johnson, an Arizona-bound, 6-6 senior forward from Santa Ana, Calif., joins the ALL-USA first team as well, averaging 25.1 points and 8.1 rebounds a game. <br>More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/usa-today-high-school-sports-132600689.html



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