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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #465 on: June 03, 2019, 07:25:44 AM »
The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, is reported to be currently recharging his batteries on a beach in the Algarve, accompanied by a lady whose name I do not recognise.

https://www.cmjornal.pt/exclusivos/detalhe/antonio-costa-na-praia-com-a-mulher?ref=HP_OutrasNoticias1

Apart from the woman's name, there's little to see unless you are interested in the PM's beachwear.

But guess what they ate for lunch.  CdM reports them as sardine-munchers.

 &^^&*
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Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #466 on: June 10, 2019, 09:42:59 PM »
The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, is reported to be currently recharging his batteries on a beach in the Algarve, accompanied by a lady whose name I do not recognise.

https://www.cmjornal.pt/exclusivos/detalhe/antonio-costa-na-praia-com-a-mulher?ref=HP_OutrasNoticias1

Apart from the woman's name, there's little to see unless you are interested in the PM's beachwear.

But guess what they ate for lunch.  CdM reports them as sardine-munchers.

 &^^&*

Sounds a bit fishy to me.. 8(0(*
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 11:34:22 PM by Robittybob1 »
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Offline John

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #467 on: June 11, 2019, 09:39:10 AM »
WARNING!

Some of the language that has been used recently towards members and moderators is totally unacceptable and has resulted in at least one temporary ban. Regular posters are very well aware of the forum rules so I shouldn't need to have to keep reminding of them. Everyone is entitled to voice their opinion here but it must be done respectfully, there can be no exceptions.

A challenge, let's try and get through today without the need for any moderation. TY   
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #468 on: June 18, 2019, 02:07:02 PM »
I know that Scotland is very definitely not the Algarve, but this short clip is pertinent.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-48636858/my-life-is-dominated-by-lyme-disease

Dogs get ticks.  We check Gonçalo after his every walk in the countryside to make sure he is free from ticks.

In most instances, ticks on the Algarve do not transmit Lyme Disease.

However, I have heard in my time here of two people dying from Lyme Disease, because they did not recognise it and they did not get it treated.  Staff at Portimão hospital were distraught, because if caught early on, Lyme Disease responds well to antibiotics.

The warning siren that we have here is walking in areas inhabited by deer.  It appears deer can be reservoirs for Lyme Disease.

Perhaps the same occurs in Scotland?

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Offline John

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #469 on: June 21, 2019, 12:19:35 PM »
As another weekend approaches can I ask everyone to please follow the forum rules. The hard pressed moderators do an excellent job in keeping things moving so do consider them next time you feel you need to have a go at someone. 

Let's try and set a new record this weekend by drastically cutting the number of moderated posts. As an incentive, the prize for the member whose has the most posts moderated/deleted over Saturday and Sunday will be a two day ban.

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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #470 on: July 19, 2019, 08:24:35 PM »
There are reports coming in both in English and Portuguese of a scrubland fire near Alzejur on the Algarve.

https://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/cinco-meios-aereos-combatem-fogo-em-aljezur?ref=HP_PrimeirosDestaques

There is also a report of another fire, much nearer to Lisbon.

We had a lot of smoke this afternoon, enough that you could not only smell it but you could visibly see it in the air.

I checked outside and a bright yellow, quite small aeroplane flew over us from Lagos airstrip, consistent with a course heading for Alzejur.

The smoke and smell has now cleared up.

The CdM report says 7 air teams were deployed.  One featured was bright yellow, but I don't know if it is 'ours'.

Alzejur was a holiday choice of preference for David Cameron.  The last I heard, it still is.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2019, 02:10:24 AM by ShiningInLuz »
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #471 on: August 13, 2019, 12:07:54 PM »
There is a tanker drivers' strike underway in Portugal.  It affects the whole of the country, but the Beeb does pick out the Algarve for special mention re the tourist industry.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49330000

The tanker drivers are reputedly 'specialists' for driving dangerous cargoes.  I haven't a clue as to the driving qualifications of the police and soldier replacements.

I can attest to the existence of long queues at petrol stations in Lagos, just to get 15l of fuel.

Sines is about halfway between the Algarve and Lisbon. I have never visited.  It looks quite picturesque, not refinery territory.
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #472 on: August 14, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
There is a tanker drivers' strike underway in Portugal.  It affects the whole of the country, but the Beeb does pick out the Algarve for special mention re the tourist industry.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49330000

The tanker drivers are reputedly 'specialists' for driving dangerous cargoes.  I haven't a clue as to the driving qualifications of the police and soldier replacements.

I can attest to the existence of long queues at petrol stations in Lagos, just to get 15l of fuel.

Sines is about halfway between the Algarve and Lisbon. I have never visited.  It looks quite picturesque, not refinery territory.

We are now being told that the tanker drivers strike has been extended from 2 days to 10.

There is nothing coming through about whether there is a contingency plan, eg for emergency services (police, ambulance, fire), hospitals, electricity, food deliveries to shops and supermarkets, removal of rubbish.

I've got no idea what is happening with bottled gas, which is in widespread use on the Algarve.  Block 6 seems to have a giant gas tank in its car park.

Likewise, I've got no idea if taxis and buses get special treatment.

August is normally a month in which public services shut down and people go on holiday.  Hmmm.  Maybe the tanker drivers are topping up sun tans?
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Offline G-Unit

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #473 on: August 14, 2019, 01:37:35 PM »
We are now being told that the tanker drivers strike has been extended from 2 days to 10.

There is nothing coming through about whether there is a contingency plan, eg for emergency services (police, ambulance, fire), hospitals, electricity, food deliveries to shops and supermarkets, removal of rubbish.

I've got no idea what is happening with bottled gas, which is in widespread use on the Algarve.  Block 6 seems to have a giant gas tank in its car park.

Likewise, I've got no idea if taxis and buses get special treatment.

August is normally a month in which public services shut down and people go on holiday.  Hmmm.  Maybe the tanker drivers are topping up sun tans?

I used to work for an oil company. When we had a strike I was lucky enough to be allowed to get petrol from their service stations.
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