The things they say:
"We had several friends who moved to Lisbon, so we had their view on it. Then there’s the surfing, the closeness to nature as well as the city. It’s also warm. Being Irish and Swedish, we could have gone to our home countries, but we definitely wanted to go someplace warm and we wanted to be in Europe and not far from friends and family." Actress Alicia Vikander on her decision to set up home in Portugal with husband Michael Fassbender.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Tropical Storm Beta remains at a standstill in Gulf Coast; Hurricane Teddy expected to grow, aims for Bermuda
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center continued to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Saturday, including Hurricane Teddy, and Tropical Storms Beta and Wilfred.Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet after Wilfred took up the last name in the “2020 hurricane season list,” has been stationary in the Gulf Coast for the past several hours, according to the NHC’s latest report.As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Beta was located 320 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, and 245 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 60 mph, moving west at 2 mp...
Tropical storm names now will be Greek letters for first time since 2005
Tropical storms have blown through 2020’s predetermined A-W names and now must use Greek letters — a practice required only once before, during the record-breaking 2005 season that included Hurricane Katrina.Meteorologists gave the last English-alphabet name, Tropical Storm Wilfred, to the 21st storm of the 2020 season Friday, exhausting the list.They were then were forced to give the 22nd storm, brewing in the east Atlantic north of Lisbon, the more mundane moniker Subtropical Storm Alpha.The only other time naming spilled into the Greek alphabet was Oct. 23, 2005, when that year’s Tropical S...
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New on DVD: Meditative 'First Cow' one of the best films of the year
An unexpected ride-or-die friendship blossoms in the top new DVD releases for the week of Sept. 8.“First Cow”: After being antagonized by the fur-trapping men he’s traveling with out west for not being aggressive enough with procuring provisions, a gentle cook known as Cookie (John Magaro) meets King-Lu (Orion Lee), a Chinese immigrant who’s being pursued for killing a Russian man, and allows him to hide in his tent in the Oregon woods. They later reconnect by chance at Fort Tillicum. Similarly introverted and both with California dreams, the two hit it off.While Cookie makes good culinary use...
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Snowden warns of Web giants' 'irresistible power'
Lisbon (AFP) - Technology has given internet giants "irresistible power" when they work in concert with governments, whistleblower Ed Snowden told the Web Summit that opened in Lisbon on Monday."When we see government and corporations working in concert... they become the left and right hands of the same body. What we see is the concentration of power," he told the European celebration of startups and new technologies gathering high-tech entrepreneurs and investors."If you create an irresistible power... how do you police the expression of that power when it is used against the public rather t...
'Hyper-political' Web Summit opens in Lisbon
Politics and tax issues will loom large at Lisbon's Web Summit opening Monday, with new mobilities, medical applications, robotics and crypto currencies also on the menu, organisers said."Tech has become hyper-political," said Paddy Cosgrave, the Irish founder and boss of Europe's biggest tech gathering."Increasingly, the front page of newspapers around the world are dominated by issues relating to technology," he told AFP.This year's edition is to welcome 70,000 participants, from innovative start-ups to internet giants and political heavyweights like Margrethe Vestager, EU Commission's vice ...
Portugal's Socialists seek stability after election win
Lisbon (AFP) - Portugal's Socialist party was Monday weighing alliances with other parties that would allow it to head a stable minority government as the country faces growing economic headwinds after it fell short of a parliamentary majority in a general election.The party of Prime Minister Antonio Costa strengthened its position in parliament in Sunday's polls, winning 106 seats in the 230-seat assembly, up from 86 seats but still 10 shy of an outright majority.Four seats still must be attributed according to the results of votes cast abroad which have yet to be counted.In his victory speec...
Time Out zooms in on the top 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world
International city guide Time Out has released its picks of the 50 coolest neighborhoods to visit right now, a list that zeroes in on the most dynamic districts of the moment in mega metropolises like New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong. In the top spot is the multicultural parish of Arroios in Lisbon, described as a "dynamic, intercultural hub" for young artists and different ethnic groups. In recent years, Portugal has seen a surge in tourism activity, experiencing growth for eight consecutive years in a row. Lisbon's Arroios neighborhood is popular for its open-air galleries, multicultura...
Jamie Chung Attends Wedding In Lisbon
Actress Jamie Chung has been strolling through the streets of Portugal this week before attending a friend’s wedding. Along with her boyfriend, former One Tree Hill star Bryan Greenberg, and her close friends, Chung sure knows how to make the most of her vacations. On her first day in Lisbon, Portugal, Chung spent some time […]
Madonna insists she's staying put in Portugal
Lisbon (AFP) - Pop icon Madonna marked the release of her 14th album Friday by denying rumours she is looking to leave Portugal, her home of two years."I am not going to leave Lisbon," the 60-year-old queen of pop insisted as her latest disc hit the stores.Earlier this month, the US-born artiste said she had initially taken time to settle down after coming to Portugal two years ago.That changed when she began forging contacts with Portuguese-based artists she says inspired the album, "Madame X," a fusion of a variety of musical influencesAnother reason to stay, beyond the music, is the fact th...