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El Faro captain partly responsible for ship's sinking: NTSB.

He repeatedly ignored crew's urging to change the ship's route, the NTSB said.

- ABC News - US

Overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. Safety Board.

The sinking of the U.S. freighter El Faro in 2015 with the loss of 33 lives came after an overconfident captain set the ship and its poorly trained crew on a collision course with a hurricane, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report on Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Perfect storm of overconfidence, poor training sank El Faro: U.S. authorities.

The freighter El Faro sank in 2015, killing all 33 people aboard, after an overconfident captain let the ship steam into a hurricane, while poor training and equipment also factored into the worst U.S. maritime disaster in three decades, a federal safety board said on Tuesday. Preliminary findings of a National ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NTSB starts final probe of deadly sinking of El Faro, ship that sailed into hurricane path.

Federal investigators probing the deaths of 33 mariners on the doomed El Faro said Tuesday that open lifeboats would not have protected the crew had they been able to launch them. They recommend replacing these old-style lifeboats on any vessel still using them. This was among 53 draft safety measures...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Final probe into the sinking of El Faro may bring safety reform for ships.

The National Transportation Safety Board begins the final meeting of the probe into the El Faro maritime disaster. The NTSB has drafted new safety recommendations in response to the tragedy.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

NTSB starts final probe of the El Faro's sinking.

Federal investigators probing the deaths of 33 mariners on the doomed El Faro said Tuesday that open lifeboats would not have protected the crew had they been able to launch them. They recommend replacing these old-style lifeboats on any vessel still using them.

- Stars and Stripes - US

El Faro captain ignored storm reports before tragedy: U.S. authorities.

The freighter El Faro sank in 2015, killing all 33 people aboard in the worst U.S. maritime disaster in three decades, after the captain ignored reports the ship was heading directly into a strengthening hurricane, a U.S. safety board concluded on Tuesday. According to the preliminary findings of a National Transportation ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Latest: NTSB opens final hearing into El Faro sinking.

The Latest on the final hearing to determine probable cause in the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which killed 33 mariners :9:45 a.m.The National Transportation Safety Board's chairman says its findings from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Portuguese community has until New Year to relocate Christ statue.

MELAKA, Dec 12 — The Melaka state government has given a reprieve until the New Year celebration to dismantle the 'Christ the Redeemer' replica, built at the Portuguese Square in Ujong Pasir, here. State Transport, Project Rehabilitation...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.S. safety board to review final report on 2015 El Faro sinking.

WASHINGTON - U.S. safety officials were due to meet on Tuesday to discuss their final report on the 2015 sinking of the El Faro freighter, which killed all 33 crew members in the worst cargo shipping disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than three decades.

- Reuters - US

U.S. safety board to review final report on 2015 El Faro sinking.

U.S. safety officials were due to meet on Tuesday to discuss their final report on the 2015 sinking of the El Faro freighter, which killed all 33 crew members in the worst cargo shipping disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than three decades. The NTSB said the meeting, which could last several hours, would be ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pereira steps in to replace Villas-Boas in Shanghai

Former Porto coach Vitor Pereira has been unveiled as the new manager of Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, replacing fellow Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas at the helm.

- The Daily Star - LB

Eurovision 2018: Australia ups the ante with Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy, one of Australia's most popular singers, will represent her country in Lisbon next year.

- BBC - UK

TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no explanations

DOZENS of passengers have been left stranded in Oporto after their TAP Portugal flight to Madrid was cancelled and no further information given.

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Portugal, Bolivia among big winners of World Travel Awards

LISBON, Dec 12 ― After a year of holding regional pageants that crowned the best hotels, airlines, resorts and destinations around the world, Singapore Airlines, Portugal and Bolivia emerged as some of the big winners at the grand finale of a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Australia ups the ante for Eurovision

Jessica Mauboy, one of Australia's most popular singers, will represent her country in Lisbon next year.

- BBC - UK

AirAsia named top low-cost airline at World Travel Awards

HANOI, Dec 11 — After a year of holding regional pageants that crowned the best hotels, airlines, resorts and destinations around the world, Singapore Airlines, Portugal and Bolivia emerged as some of the big winners at the grand finale of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Operation Jockstrap: Why this Canadian is sending hundreds of protective cups to Israel

David Lisbona's instructions to his mother were precise: she was to hit up every Dollarama outlet she could find in her end of Montreal and clean them out of jockstraps

- National Post - CA

Over A Coffee with Maria João Rodrigues MEP, Vice President of the Social Democrats

Maria João Rodrigues, Portuguese MEP, and Vice President of the Social Democrats, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.

- EurActive - UK

Air New Zealand leases aircraft from Hi Fly in Portugal after Dreamliner problems

Air New Zealand has leased two aircraft from a Portuguese charter company to help maintain its timetable after Dreamliner engine problems forced unscheduled maintenance.The Airbus 330 and Airbus 340 are being chartered from Portuguese...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Operation Jockstrap: Canadians donate 350 protective cups to Israeli hockey players in need

David Lisbona's instructions to his mother were precise: she was to hit up every Dollarama outlet she could find in her end of Montreal and clean them out of jockstraps

- National Post - CA

Portugal Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral gets new heart

Salvador Sobral, the winner of the 2017 Eurovision song contest, is doing well after a heart transplant, doctors say. Sobral, who suffered from a longstanding heart condition, is Portugal's first Eurovision winner.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

'Beautiful Queen': New mum Georgina Rodriguez stuns in adorable shot with Cristiano Ronaldo Jr

The former shop assistant, 22, has taken to family life with the Portuguese footballer like a duck to water.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Minority languages enjoy new lease of life

Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the use of English and Mandarin.Teng bong, ozi nus prendeh sorti-sorti di tempu,' the linguist told his eager students in the 500-year-old mish-mash ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Jeronimo Rocha Sets Genre Piece 'Daedalus' At IFFAM Project Market

Jeronimo Rocha, an emerging talent from Portugal, is all set to make his feature debut with sci-fi horror Daedalus,' one of the six genre projects at the IFFAM project market. The film will follow a blue-collar girl hired to bring back to Earth a decrepit spacecraft which uncovers the secret of humankind's deadly first ...

- Variety - US

Spain, Portugal brace for strong winds, rain from Storm Ana

MADRID — Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic.Spain's weather service has issued its highest warning level - "red" for extreme risk...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Spain, Portugal brace for strong winds, rain from Storm Ana

Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic.

- FOX News - US

Portugal's Eurovision Winner Salvador Sobral has Heart Transplant

Eurovision winner 2017 Salvador Sobral has undergone a heart transplant operation, NTV reports referring to the Portuguese media RTP. The operation was on December 8th. Doctors have assured that the transplant has been successful. Now the singer has to go through a long rehabilitation process. Sobral was admitted to the ...

- Novinite - BG

Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral goes for heart transplant

LISBON, Dec 10 — Portugal's Salvador Sobarl, the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2017, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. The surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in Lisbon said the singer, who won singing a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Salvador Sobral, who won this year's contest for Portugal, is doing well, surgeons in Lisbon say.

- BBC - UK

Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Salvador Sobral, who won the contest for Portugal this year, is doing well, surgeons in Lisbon say.

- BBC - UK

Jeremy Renner Encourages Global Filmmakers at IFFAM Project Pitch

Oscar-, Golden Globe, and BAFTA-nominated Hollywood star Jeremy Renner was the surprise guest at the project market during the ongoing International Film Festival & Awards Macao. Some 14 projects were pitched to international industry practitioners. The eclectic pitches were from Macau, Portugal, South Korea, Australia, ...

- Variety - US

Red Devils need double decker bus to stop City

I just can't see the Portuguese gaffer playing the kind of open game which dispatched Arsenal. A proverbial 'double decker bus' should propel the Red Devils to a share of spoils

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fizzy Opening Ceremony Marks Second Edition of Macao Festival & Awards

Jeremy Renner and Hong Kong star Myriam Yeung were on hand Friday to add a touch of glamour to the opening of the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards. The festival is an ambitious attempt to put Macau, a former Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Area belonging to China and renown for its casinos,

- Variety - US

Zidane: Ronaldo is greatest player ever

MADRID, Dec 8 — After seeing Cristiano Ronaldo pick up a fifth Ballon d'Or yesterday, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane described the Portuguese forward as the greatest player ever. Yes. His numbers speak for it, both in terms of what he...

- The Malay Mail - MY

VdA participates in the organisation of the XXVIII FIDE Congress 2018

VdA is a member of the organising team of the XXVIII FIDE Congress 2018, which is set to be held from 23 to 26 May 2018 at the Estoril Congress Centre in Lisbon. About 500 participants are expected at the upcoming Congress, which will gather leading figures of the legal community, including judges of the The post VdA ...

- The Lawyer - US

Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

PARIS - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d'Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times.

- Reuters - US

Portugal's Filmmaking Wonder Child Is Pushing the Boundaries of Art

Director Salomé Lamas has completed 25 projects in her 29 years - each one testing the limits of moviemaking.

- OZY - US

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or award for the year's best player.

- France24 - FR

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon dOr award for the years best player. The Real Madrid forwards second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballons dOr, after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar third. The 32-year-old was ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Ronaldo equals record with fifth Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid and Portugal star draws level with rival Messi in ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris

- GulfNews - AE

Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d'Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times.

- BDNews24 - BD

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award

PARIS, Dec 8 ― Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or award for the year's best player yesterday. The Real Madrid forward's second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid star Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain's Neymar to the award in Paris. It's the Portuguese striker's fifth victory overall, drawing him level with Messi.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Ronaldo wins record-equaling fifth Ballon d'Or award

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equaling fifth Ballon d'Or award for the year's best player Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ronaldo beats Messi, Neymar to win fifth Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo's fine year with Real Madrid and Portugal sees him win a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or for world's best player, ahead of Lionel Messi and Neymar.

- ABC News - AU

A group of Victoria's Secret Angels went on a glamorous trip to Thailand

SaraSampaio/Instagram After the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Angels Jasmine Tookes, Sara Sampaio, Lais Ribeiro, and Josephine Skriver took a glamorous village to Thailand. The models swam in infinity pools, had Instagram-worthy photo shoots, and visited an elephant sanctuary. It was the perfect way to relax after a busy ...

- Business Insider - US

Ronaldo pips Messi to win fifth Ballon d'Or

PARIS: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d'Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times.

- BangkokPost - TH

Splitting Instagram Direct into its own messaging app might be a big mistake

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A popular app is splitting one of its fastest growing features into its own app. Facebook made this exact type of decision when it broke out direct messaging into the Messenger app two years ago. This time, Instagram is doing the same for users in select countries with a new app ...

- Mashable! - US

Cristiano Ronaldo was just named the best football player on the planet

Getty Images Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo just won the 2017 Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo is now considered the best footballer on the planet thanks to his performances throughout 2017. Ronaldo has now equalled Lionel Messi's record haul of five Ballon d'Or titles. Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has just ...

- Business Insider - US

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