Portugal leidet unter anhaltender Trockenheit und extremer Dürre. Um Engpässen bei der Trinkwasserversorgung vorzubeugen, schränkte die Regierung in Lissabon die Stromerzeugung aus Wasserkraft ein. Fünf Talsperren sind betroffen, deren Stromgewinnung auf zwei Stunden pro Woche reduziert wird. Immer mehr Überschwemmungen und Dürren durch Klimawandel Anhaltende Dürre Eine Situation, die sich in den vergangenen drei Wochen stark verschlechterte und Voraussagen zufolge auch in den kommenden Tagen nicht ändern wird. Der portugiesische Umweltminister Matos Fernandes erklärte, "es wird mit einer Wahrscheinlichkeit von 80 Prozent damit gerechnet, dass dieses Jahr ein sehr trockenes wird. Falls es jedoch im März und April regnet, könnten wir das Blatt noch wenden." Um die Dürre "deutlich zu verringern" oder zu beenden, müsste es im Norden und im Zentrum des Landes mehr als 200 bis 250 Millimeter und im Süden mehr als 150 Millimeter regnen, was … [Read more...] about Wie kämpft Portugal gegen die extreme Trockenheit im Land?
O grupo TAP (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) confirmou o encerramento das operações de Manutenção e Engenharia Brasil (TAP ME), no âmbito do plano de reestruturação aprovado pelo governo com a Comissão Europeia em dezembro. A decisão foi confirmada à Lusa pela presidente executiva da companhia aérea portuguesa, Christine Ourmières-Widener. "Depois de uma análise aprofundada e muitos estudos, a TAP decidiu fechar a Manutenção & Engenharia no Brasil e encerrar de forma gradual a operação no Brasil", afirmou a gestora francesa, anunciando que o passo seguinte é "discutir" o processo "com os trabalhadores, claro, que são a principal prioridade, mas também discutir com os clientes". Ajuda do governo à TAP ameaçada Plano para a TAP prevê ajudas de 970 milhões de euros em 2021 De acordo com um comunicado da TAP, a medida "não interfere na operação de transporte aéreo de passageiros da companhia no país, seu principal mercado exterior", lembrando que "o … [Read more...] about TAP Air Portugal encerra manutenção e engenharia no Brasil durante “ataque” da Covid-19
A ameaça de centenas de despedimentos anunciada esta quarta-feira pelo presidente executivo na Ryanair será apenas uma manobra para tentar evitar as greves previstas para este mês de agosto. A acusação partiu de Bruno Fialho, vice-presidente do Sindicato Português do Pessoal de Voo da Aviação Civil (SNPVAC), em declarações à Rádio Renascença , horas depois da divulgação do vídeo interno emitido por Michael O'Leary a justificar os cortes no pessoal até final deste ano. "Nos primeiros trimestres no decorrer dos dois últimos anos, os nossos lucros caíram cerca de 41 por cento e isto deve-se sobretudo a tarifas mais baixas, em especial no Reino Unido com o 'brexit' e na Alemanha, a preços muito mais altos nos combustíveis e a custos mais altos com pessoal, sobretudo devido ao grande aumento salarial de pilotos e assistentes de bordo que negociámos no ano passado", começou por explicar o presidente executivo no vídeo destinado aos funcionários. O'Leary … [Read more...] about Greves e despedimentos na Ryanair: o que está em causa?
Environmental protection groups called out the United Nations on Friday, calling the UN ocean conference a missed opportunity to promise real action in an ecosystem struggling under overfishing, warming temperatures , pollution and acidification. In a statement, numerous NGOs, including BUND, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Germany-based Brot für die Welt criticized the conference's closing declaration as non-committal and therefore meaningless. "We have seen many declarations before, we have heard many promises, pledges and voluntary commitments," said Laura Meller of Greenpeace. "But if declarations could save the oceans they wouldn't be on the brink of collapse ." Marco Lambertini, director-general of the WWF, said, "The ocean, climate and coastal communities worldwide need real progress, not promises." Treaty expected in August The environmentalists added that the five-day conference in Portugal did not even present a report on the progress of the goals set out at … [Read more...] about Environmentalists slam UN inaction at ocean conference
An amateur soccer tournament in France aimed at celebrating ethnic diversity is attracting talent scouts, sponsors and increasing public attention, by uniting young players from low-income neighborhoods with high-profile names in the sport. The National Neighborhoods Cup is intended to shine a positive spotlight on working-class areas with large immigrant populations that some politicians and commentators scapegoat as breeding grounds for crime, riots and Islamic extremism. Players with Congolese heritage beat a team with Malian roots 5-4 on Saturday in the one-month tournament's final match, held at the home stadium of a third-division French team in the Paris suburb of Creteil. The final was broadcast live on Prime Video. The event competition grew out of local tournaments modeled after the African Cup of Nations that have been held in recent years in suburbs and towns across France where former immigrants with African backgrounds have lived for years or … [Read more...] about French soccer tournament celebrates diversity, fights racism
Parents have resorted to dipping into their children ’s savings to afford to pay for the soaring cost of household bills , a poll has found. According to a survey for The Telegraph , Britons are lifting £8.5m a day from their children as the sprialling rate of inflation - which recently hit a 40-year high - continues to top up already sky-high domestic costs. The poll revealed that families had withdrawn almost £300 on average from their children’s savings so far this year. It found a third of the 2,000 people questioned had raided their children’s funds this year and suggested a total of £1.4bn has been withdrawn so far. Almost a quarter said they had extracted the funds to pay for increasingly expensive food shops, one in four said they had done so to help pay for exorbitant energy bills, while 6 per cent said they used their children’s savings to pay for travel. More than a quarter said they had either reduced the amount they were keeping aside for … [Read more...] about Parents dipping into children’s savings to pay soaring bills, poll finds
GARY NEVILLE and Jamie Carragher engaged in a public Twitter spat on Saturday over Cristiano Ronaldo's request to leave Manchester United. Ronaldo , 37, recently informed club chiefs that he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer if a satisfactory offer is received. He is said to be unhappy at the prospect of playing in the Europa League next season for the first time in almost two decades as he wants another crack at Champions League glory. But, despite being named player of the year by Man Utd fans, Liverpool icon Carragher believes Ronaldo actually made the Red Devils WORSE last season. He tweeted: "Ronaldo did exactly what I thought he would do, score goals but make the team worse. "The transfer request also kills the idea he turned down Man City because of his love for Man United!" Read More on Man Utd UNITED LATEST Man Utd say Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT be sold, Serge Gnabry EXCLUSIVE RONAL-GO … [Read more...] about Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in Twitter spat after Cristiano Ronaldo’s bombshell Man Utd transfer request
Bernardo Silva has informed his agent he wishes to leave Manchester City to join Barcelona this summer but the Catalan giants will likely have to sell Frenkie de Jong to finance the move. Silva is firmly on Barcelona’s radar with Xavi keen to bring him to the Camp Nou as part of his rebuild. Pep Guardiola is eager to keep the Portugal international at the Etihad Stadium but has insisted he will not keep hold of a player who wishes to move elsewhere. ‘As of today, in my opinion, I think Bernardo Silva will continue with Manchester City next season. Our goal, as a club, is for him to stay with us,’ Guardiola said last month. ‘This is our intention, although I don’t like to keep players at City that are unhappy.’ According to SPORT , Silva is now taking steps to make sure the move happens and has told his agent Jorge Mendes he wants to be a Barcelona player next season. Silva is contracted to City until 2025 with the Premier League champions setting their … [Read more...] about Bernardo Silva tells agent he wants Barcelona move but deal will hinge on Frenkie de Jong joining Manchester United
Manchester United have ordered Cristiano Ronaldo to report for their pre-season tour despite his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer, according to reports. The 37-year-old made a surprise return last year before United delivered their worst-ever Premier League season and failed to secure a place in the Champions League . Ronaldo ended the campaign with 24 goals in all competitions for United but faced criticism for his performances. Ronaldo is now understood to have asked to leave United this summer, with his desire to play Champions League football a key factor behind his request. But according to The Telegraph , United’s hierarchy are standing firm and are not willing to sell Ronaldo. It’s reported that the stance is supported by new manager Erik ten Hag. Ronaldo is due to report to United’s training base on Monday to begin his pre-season schedule. Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that United will order Ronaldo to take part on their pre-season … [Read more...] about Manchester United tell Cristiano Ronaldo he won’t be sold this summer
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to leave Manchester United this summer in a huge blow to the club. The Portugal international completed a dramatic return to Old Trafford last summer and ended the 2021/22 campaign as the club’s top scorer. But United suffered a dismal season which culminated in their lowest ever points tally in a Premier League campaign and a sixth-placed finish, meaning the Red Devils will play Europa League football next term. According to The Times , Ronaldo’s desire to play in the Champions League for the rest of his career has driven his decision to ask the club if he can depart should they receive a suitable offer. The 37-year-old feels he has three or four years left at the top level and wants to be in the best position to win trophies and individual accolades. The report states that Ronald no longer sees his future at United, given the current situation the club find themselves in. In terms of potential destinations for the five-time … [Read more...] about Manchester United suffer major blow as Cristiano Ronaldo asks to leave this summer