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[LUSOnews] - February 9th Issue

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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 18:48:27 -0000
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from Portugal. This is produced by The News, Portugal's National Newspaper
in English.

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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

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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8th 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  - Government to announce revised car tax code by June

Cars cheaper in 2002

Early next month, Minister of Finance Pina Moura will be handed a final
report on the modification of Portugal's unique and controversial vehicle
tax (IA). According to this preliminary document, the current state
surcharge on new cars should be replaced by a registration tax
(substantially lower than IA) and an annual tax, which is set to be
considerably higher than the current municipal vehicle levy.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Swissair confirms TAP deal collapse

The SairGroup this weekend formally announced the breaching of its strategic
partnership agreement with TAP. The Swiss group did however endorse a bank
loan to the Portuguese airline, to the value of eight billion escudos (four
million euros), to save it from financial ruin and to refurbish an Airbus
310 plane.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

War of the oranges

Compal fruit juice have fought back against the rival Sunny Delight, with a
scarcely veiled television advertisement, however the advertisement quickly
created controversy and has been withdrawn from all the television channels
in Portugal, writes Siobhan Mitchell.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Cork controversy brews

Moves to defend the cork oaks of Portugal took a political turn this week,
when delegates from the Socialist Party?run council of Montijo met with
officials representing President Jorge Sampaio on Tuesday, and with the
initiation of a national petition to be presented to the Parliament, writes
Siobhan Mitchell.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Another train strike date set

Contrary to what appeared to be the outcome at the last meeting between
train drivers' unions and CP (Portugal Rail), Lisbon traffic is to be
plunged into chaos as another strike has been set for Monday, February 19.
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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