Young guns dominate 1st Cebu City Triathlon

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Young guns dominate 1st Cebu City Triathlon 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 27 — Youngsters Justin Chiongbian and Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon dominated the elite field in the First Cebu City Triathlon (CCT) at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) Sunday.

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Portugal City to ask gov't to help control Europe's largest tuberculosis outbreak

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Portugal City to ask gov't to help control Europe's largest tuberculosis outbreak 

LISBON, Jan 24 — A portugal city council plans to ask the central government for assistance to control the number of cases of tuberculosis in three of its parishes, local media reported on Friday.

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Portugal sees more deaths due to cold weather

January 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Portugal sees more deaths due to cold weather 

LISBON, Jan. 21 — portugal has seen 1,000 more deaths than expected by the General Directorate of Health this time of the year due to cold weather, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Infant deaths in Portugal fall to lowest ever figure in 2014

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LISBON, Jan. 20 — A total of 238 infant deaths, of children under 12 months, were recorded in portugal in 2014, which is the lowest figure since records began, according to a statement from the country's Directorate General for Health (DGS) issued Monday.

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Former Portuguese secretary of state jailed for maladministration

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LISBON, Jan. 15 — Former secretary of state and leader of the center-right Social Democratic Party Paulo Julio was sentenced to 26 months in prison on Wednesday.

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Portugal's Christmas season kicks off with increasing purchasing power

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LISBON, Dec. 12 — Portugal's Christmas season has kicked off with a hint of hope as figures released by Portugal's National Institute of Statistics (INE) on Thursday show the country's purchasing power increased slightly by four percentage points in 2013.

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TAP Portugal cabin crew strike grounds 28 flights, costs airline 5-M euros per day

December 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on TAP Portugal cabin crew strike grounds 28 flights, costs airline 5-M euros per day 

LISBON, Dec. 1 — A strike by Portugal's airline TAP cabin crew has grounded 28 flights at Lisbon airport since midnight, according to airport management company ANA-Aeroportos de portugal on its website on Sunday.

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Portugal's Food Bank kicks off Christmas campaign for needy

December 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on Portugal's Food Bank kicks off Christmas campaign for needy 

LISBON, Dec. 1 — Hundreds of eager adults and children were organizing food at Portugal's Banco Alimentar (Food Bank) on Sunday to reach out to the needy.

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Illegal cheese factory in Portugal leads to brucellosis outbreak, at least 13 infected

November 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Illegal cheese factory in Portugal leads to brucellosis outbreak, at least 13 infected 

LISBON, Nov. 26 — An unauthorized cheese factory in the northern Portuguese town of Baiao, 370 km north of Lisbon, is the source of an outbreak of brucellosis in the area, which has so far led to 13 confirmed infections, according to local press reports on Tuesday.

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Portugal sees significant production falls in main crops

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off on Portugal sees significant production falls in main crops 

LISBON, Nov. 20 — portugal will see significant production falls in some of its main crops this year, due to climate conditions and plant diseases, according to data released by Portugal's National Institute of Statistics on Wednesday.

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