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As a member of LUSONEWS we would like to offer you weekly news in English
from Portugal. This is produced by The News, Portugal's National Newspaper
in English.

This is a sample of the weekly e-mail; to register for your own free
subscription, please follow this link;
www.the-news.net/join

The latest issue of The News, Portugal's National Newspaper in English is
now available at www.the-news.net. The top site World Wide for news about
Portugal in English

Check out The News 'Colour Supplement'.
http://www.the-news.net/Supplement/index.htm
Links to past major articles, bookshop, and more coming!

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? See readers offers (2)

If you live in Portugal, the print edition of The News is out today.

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2nd February - Contents
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1. LATEST NEWS FROM THIS WEEKS ISSUE
2. Reader Offers
3. Send The News to a friend
4. Search the database
5. This weeks recommended sites
6. How to subscribe to this newsletter
7. Links
8. No1 for news about Portugal


1 - HEADLINES (click link to see full story, and much more)

FRONT PAGE  - While six die each day on Portuguese roads, driving schools
criticise driver's licence requirements

Road carnage = 56,000 deaths in 25 years

Over the past 25 years, 1,043,431 accidents were recorded on Portuguese
roads, resulting in 56,059 deaths and almost 1.4 million injuries. In
January, the road death toll reached 80. Meanwhile, increased competition
among driving schools has made them almost profitless ventures, with most
unable to afford top driving instructors, and learner drivers are the first
to be deprived of adequate training.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Problems prevail despite PM's praise for Iberian Summit

The climate of cordiality which marked the 17th Luso-Hispanic Summit in
Sintra this week failed to overcome the major hitches in bilateral
relations. Portugal was not convinced into amending its extradition
procedures, while Spain refused to rethink the unilateral veto it has
imposed on Portuguese utility EDP, following an offer to purchase
Hidrocantábrica, Spain's fourth largest utility.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Lack of planning, inspection blamed for flood deaths

Several engineers and technicians have been voicing their opinions this week
in the wake of the devastating floods across most of the country, which
resulted in the loss of at least six lives. The non-existence of warning
letters as to a territory's stability or geological inspection of building
sites and a lack of coordination between responsible services are being
handed the blame in the aftermath of the havoc-wreaking floods the past
weekend.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

BSE variant could exist undetected in Portugal

In the week that Spain laid the blame for its recent outbreak of BSE
squarely at the doorstep of its Iberian neighbours, an Oporto hospital
director confirmed that cases of the new variant of CJD could exist in
Portugal without being detected by national authorities. Cases of the new
variant of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), which humans contract after
consuming BSE-infected beef, could exist undetected in Portugal.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Human cloning possible in Portugal

While not being explicitly legal in Portugal, there is no stipulation in the
country's constitution that denies doctors the right to perform human
cloning in Portugal. Currently, the ethical behaviour of doctors is the only
existing surety against the procedure.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Central Bank forecasts 3.1 percent inflation in 2001

A report released last week by the Bank of Portugal estimates that
nationwide inflation in the year 2001 should reach 3.1 percent, more than
ten percent above the figure forecast by the government. The estimated
inflation rate figure for the year 2001 by the Central Bank is above the 2.8
percent inflation forecast by the government and used as the basis for
labour negotiations - the difference being justified by the use of different
calculation criteria.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

RTP 'BOMBER' Subtil wins case against RTP

The Lisbon Appeal Court upheld a lower court ruling on Thursday afternoon
when it confirmed the conviction of state-television RTP and two of its
journalists, in litigation which pitted them against Manuel Subtil,
responsible for day-long occupation of the station's headquarters.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Portuguese title race closer than ever

With league 15 encounters outstanding, the top of the Portuguese First
Division ladder has taken an unfamiliar appearance, with the country's top
four teams separated by a mere five points and unfancied Boavista leading
the pack with a three point advantage.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net


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2. SPECIAL READER OFFERS
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VALENTINE'S DAY If you are looking for something VERY special for your own
Valentine, call The Lisbon Sheraton on 21 312 0700 and ask about their
special St Valentine's Day dinner. We've had a sneak preview of the menu,
and its mouth watering! Prepared by the talented new Sheraton Executive Chef
Dany Dagher, this is a treat not to be missed. If you would like to stay
overnight, readers are offered the following; Caravella dinner/ Classic
room, 16.000 per person/night or Alfama dinner/Towers room 28.000 per
person/night or only dinner at 6.500 in the Caravella or 11.000 in the
Alfama. Also a 4 night offer " stay 4 nights and pay 3 at 28.000 per room
per night. In all of the packages breakfast is included plus amenities
chocolate dipped strawberries and Portuguese Champagne.

GIBRALTAR An ever favourite with our readers living in the Algarve. Tax-free
shopping and top British retail names all in one! The centrally located and
excellent Eliott Hotel offers readers a special rate of £75 per night. The
hotel is only a few steps from Main Street and all the shops! Call 00 350
70500 and ask for The News reader offer

Are you a keen gardener? Follow this link for a special offer on The Garden
Lover's Guide to Spain and Portugal by Barbara Segall
www.the-news.net/Supplement/books.htm

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3. Send News from Portugal to a friend
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Send News about Portugal to a friend

To send The News by e-mail to a friend, click the link, and enter their
e-mail address directly. They will get a confirmation and the opportunity
to decline our offer before their name is placed on the list
www.the-news.net/join

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4. Search the database
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Thousands of articles from the last two years of The News are archived and
available for you to search by keyword http://the-news.net/search.htm

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5. Recommended sites
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BOOKS ABOUT PORTUGAL - Our special arrangement with Amazon means that you
can see all the titles they stock on the subject of Portugal with just one
click. Try it - www.the-news.net/Supplement/books.htm

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6. How to subscribe to this newsletter
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If you have been sent this message, and would like to receive The News
from Portugal in English regularly, please follow this link, and fill in
your details for a FREE subscription.
http://the-news.net/join/

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7. Links
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To advertise on The News site: http://www.the-news.net/advertising.htm

For details about advertising here or in the printed edition:
mailto:advertise@the-news.net

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8. The No1 Webb site for news about Portugal in English
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According to www.directhit.com, (the only search engine that rates sites
by the amount of visits received) The News is the most popular site on the
World Wide Webb for news about Portugal in English. The News site averaged
523,739 hits per month between January and August 2000.

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