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June 26, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Antonio Oliveira will be replaced as coach of Portugal's national team after the country's dismal performance in the World Cup, the head of the Portuguese Soccer Federation announced yesterday. "The federation's decision is that he cannot continue" in the job, federation chief Gilberto Madail said. Oliveira was out of the country yesterday but Madail said the federation sent him a fax proposing an amicable agreement to end his contract, which expires in 2004. Portugal, which entered the World Cup ranked No. 5 in the world, failed to advance past the first round after losses to South Korea and the United States.
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September 24, 1986 | By Gerald Etter, Inquirer Food Writer
The Food of Portugal (William Morrow & Co., $24.95) could rightfully be called a must for anyone interested in that country's cuisine and simply a compelling food book for anyone who has an interest in food. Its author, food writer Jean Andersen, has been having a culinary love affair with Portugal and its people for 25 years, and her book reflects it well. There are intriguing insights into the development of Portuguese cooking as well as descriptive passages of the countryside that has given birth to the cuisine.
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July 15, 2012 | By Christine Garthwaite, For The Inquirer
I have never been good at making decisions. In fact, I think that may be one of the things I am worst at. I'm not sure, I can't decide. When people ask me where I want to eat or what I want to do, I get stressed, contort my face in different ways for a while, and eventually exasperatedly state, "I don't know, you decide. " So when I thought about planning a solo trip while studying abroad in London last year, I would normally have had a hard time deciding where to go. Luckily, my law-student budget made the decision for me, and I picked the place with the cheapest flight and hotels in December: Portugal.
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May 12, 1998 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Before Mark Portugal was allowed to come out and play Thursday night, he had to get a good grade on his test. The final exam took place in the Dodger Stadium bullpen late yesterday afternoon. Portugal, coming off April 7 arthroscopic knee surgery, passed easily and was cleared to make his second start of the season in the series finale against the Dodgers. It's not on TV, so it won't challenge "Seinfeld" that night, but the Phillies are pretty darn happy about it anyway. "We've been sort of waiting for a couple years for him to be healthy enough to slide into that second or third spot in the rotation," general manager Ed Wade said.
NEWS
November 25, 2011 | By Barry Hatton, Associated Press
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's efforts to climb out of its economic crisis suffered a double setback Thursday as its credit rating was downgraded to junk status and a major strike gave voice to broad public outrage over austerity measures that have squeezed living standards. Portugal's deepening plight underlined Europe's difficulties in finding a way out of the continent's government debt crisis, which has recently shown alarming signs of spreading to bigger nations, most notably Italy.
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June 11, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Pauleta scored three goals in a convincing 4-0 win yesterday, helping Portugal settle a 16-year-old score with Poland in the World Cup. Portugal and Poland last met in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, both nation's most recent appearance in the tournament. Poland beat Portugal 1-0 and knocked the Portuguese from the competition. The Portuguese, who lost to the United States in their opener, faced the same fate in Jeonju, South Korea yesterday. Despite a steady downpour, Pauleta proved unstoppable for Portugal, which can advance to the second round with a victory over South Korea on Friday.
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June 22, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Cristiano Ronaldo had it all on Thursday: the deft touches, the blazing runs with the ball, the sulking, the petulance - and, in the end, that golden scoring touch to send Portugal into the European Championship semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in Warsaw, Poland. After bouncing two earlier attempts off the post, Ronaldo scored on a powerful header in the 79th minute off a cross by Joao Moutinho - a shot straight at the ground and up past the flailing hands of Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech.
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June 19, 2012 | Associated Press
Germany advanced to the European Championship quarterfinals without playing brilliantly. But after grinding out its third straight victory with a 2-1 win over Denmark on Sunday in Lviv, Ukraine, Germany finished on top of a group that didn't end up being as dangerous as it looked on paper. World Cup finalist the Netherlands was a major disappointment, losing all three Group B matches. Cristiano Ronaldo found his form just in the nick of time to beat the Dutch, 2-1, and take Portugal to the quarterfinals as runner-up to Germany.
NEWS
September 28, 2011 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
NEW YORK - The FBI agents wore swimsuits - the better to ensure they were unarmed as they delivered $1 million cash to the hijackers. The criminals wore beatific looks, traveled with young children, and were "polite as possible," a passenger on the ill-fated Delta flight recalled at the time. For one man, it was the perfect crime - for nearly 40 years. But yesterday the FBI said that it had caught up with the last hijacker, a convicted killer named George Wright who had escaped from prison in 1970 and resurfaced two years later when he joined members of a radical black nationalist group in forcing the jet to fly to Algeria.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2011 | By Barry Hatton, Associated Press
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal on Wednesday became the third debt-stressed European country to need a bailout when its prime minister announced that the country would request international assistance to ease its rapidly worsening financial crisis. "I want to inform the Portuguese that the government decided today to ask . . . for financial help to ensure financing for our country, for our financial system, and for our economy," Prime Minister Jose Socrates said in a televised evening address.
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June 30, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Baseball's been a lifelong companion. But the old game is looking a little frail, and I worry about its future. I can't easily express any specific concerns. The worries my gut sense haven't yet reached my head. Something doesn't feel right. It's like that moment we first noticed our parents' mortality. Maybe it was nothing more than an incongruous comment, a faraway look in their eyes, or an uncertain step, but whatever it was, we instinctively knew nothing would ever be the same again.
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June 27, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE MAY come a moment in today's final Group G match between the United States and Germany when both teams determine it would be prudent to settle for a draw. It will not, as some cynics have suggested, be a predetermined conspiracy to ensure that both nations get the valuable point that will push them into the round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup. Depending on how the game plays out, there could come a point late in the second half when, if the score is even, the USA and Germany reach the same conclusion - that the bird already secured in the basket is too valuable to risk losing it by chasing after another bird.
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June 24, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their pain poured for blocks down Broad Street. Their elation echoed north toward City Hall. As the United States men's soccer team battled Portugal to a 2-2 draw at the World Cup in Brazil on Sunday, Philadelphia soccer enthusiasts proved that at least for one night, on one Center City block, they could rival the world's most fervent sports fans. Neither rain nor a sluggish start for the Americans dampened the enthusiasm of the hundreds crowded in front of a big screen set up at the intersection 15th and Locust Streets, outside Fadó Irish Pub. Draped in red, white, and blue, they cheered, groaned, and drank in equal measure.
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June 24, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE ARE two realities to contemplate after the United States' tension-packed, 2-2 draw with Portugal yesterday in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The first is that Team USA was seconds away from an historic World Cup victory when one of the best players in the world made a play that only best players in the world can make. The service that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo delivered on the last-gasp header by Silvestre Varela was a masterful moment of brilliance. The glass-half-empty view is that the Americans blew the opportunity to clinch a spot in the round of 16 and now must get some kind of positive result in their final Group G match against Germany on Thursday or risk not advancing at all. But then there is the other reality - the one that has the glass half-full and acknowledges that the U.S. team is in exactly the position it had hoped it would be going into that final match with Germany.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
Charges for '99 coup dropped ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his first confrontation with the country's military, may have just blinked. In a legally significant concession to the country's powerful generals, Sharif agreed Wednesday not to pursue one of four death-penalty cases pending against former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. Sharif's attorney general, Munir Malik, told the country's Supreme Court that the government would drop its high treason charges against Musharraf for overthrowing Sharif in 1999, but that it would move forward with prosecuting him for suspending the constitution in November 2007, when he sacked and jailed the country's top judges.
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June 8, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
With all the national championships and world competitions that have been decided at Merion Golf Club since its opening in 1912, a collection of memorable moments is easy to organize. But as we see below, they don't have to be well-publicized events, or even championships, to be unforgettable.   Jack Nicklaus 1960 World Amateur Team Championship, where he shot 269 for four rounds: "I get a lot of credit for shooting a very low score, but we weren't playing a U.S. Open golf course or setup at that time.
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May 30, 2013
Austrian painter Otto Muehl, 87, whose radical notions of art were exceeded only by the excesses in his lifestyle, died Sunday in Portugal, according to Daniele Roussel, the head of his archived works, who did not provide the cause of death. Mr. Muehl was a cofounder of the Vienna Actionism, a controversial art movement in the 1960s, and his works shocked audiences with their use of blood, excrement, and the human body as materials. He was convicted in 1991 of crimes including illicit drug use and sex with minors while heading a commune.
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April 13, 2013 | By Don Melvin and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press
DUBLIN - European Union finance ministers agreed Friday to grant Ireland and Portugal seven more years to pay their bailout loans, easing the burden on their economies and paving the way for a quicker return to sustainable growth. In their attempts to stabilize the economy of the 17 nations sharing the euro currency, the ministers also approved a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) loan package to stop Cyprus from sliding into bankruptcy. But the rescue comes at a heavy price for the Mediterranean island country.
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March 4, 2013 | By Iain Sullivan, Associated Press
LISBON, Portugal - Many thousands of demonstrators held marches in more than 20 cities in Portugal on Saturday to protest against government-imposed austerity measures aimed at lifting the ailing country out of recession. Tens of thousands of people filled a Lisbon boulevard leading to the Finance Ministry carrying placards saying "Screw the troika, we want our lives back. " The troika is a reference to the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, the lenders behind the country's financial bailout.
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July 15, 2012 | By Christine Garthwaite, For The Inquirer
I have never been good at making decisions. In fact, I think that may be one of the things I am worst at. I'm not sure, I can't decide. When people ask me where I want to eat or what I want to do, I get stressed, contort my face in different ways for a while, and eventually exasperatedly state, "I don't know, you decide. " So when I thought about planning a solo trip while studying abroad in London last year, I would normally have had a hard time deciding where to go. Luckily, my law-student budget made the decision for me, and I picked the place with the cheapest flight and hotels in December: Portugal.
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