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This party is not over for quarantined DJs



This party is not over for quarantined DJs

In this episode:

  • DJ celebrities moved from Instagram after the platform began acting on the set immediately.
  • Insiders wonder if the departure time of Netflix executives has something to do with his newly published profile.
  • And Babyface gave Aretha Franklin advice about love.

Here are a few examples of today’s stories:

DJ from Quarantine

Quarantine DJs took their talent to Amazon’s Twitch service after Instagram cracked down on the live set.

Instagram, which has been maintaining and cutting DJ sets, allows users to play short music clips but prohibits full songs, because it violates its terms with music publishers and labels.

Questlove responded to that step with a post on Instagram: “This is an unprecedented time. The whole world is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. DJ is a hero. They provide important and calm services. . . I beg you to lift this music restriction now. “He encourages followers to find it on” YouTube & FB & Twitch, “where he also streams, if he is removed from Instagram.

Swizz Beatz warned in one of the popular “Verzuz” shows, “Please, no more than 90 seconds.”

An Instagram insider said: “Our goal is definitely not to cut anyone … We are inspired by how it brings people to the platform and we hope people continue to use this platform and respect the terms of our agreement with right-holders.”


Fran Tirado at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
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Netflix has released “brand and editorial leadership strategy for LGBTQ content” after 10 months, raising eyebrows at the time of transfer.

Fran Tirado announced he would leave a week after The New York Times profiled him in “The Pandemic Work Diary from Champion Queer Netflix. “The work breaks up his work week, from meetings about Ryan Murphy’s project to daily food and music.

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He was also frank about thoughts about rivals – America ‘on FX, “and” I switched to’ Run ‘HBO because the first episode was free on YouTube “- and several shows on Netflix -” Our chief executive did a question and answer morning, but I missed it to write. “

But some people are wondering if Netflix knew about the NYT interview earlier – and whether Tirado was fired because of it.

“This marks my last week on Netflix,” he posted. “While I’m very grateful for my time there and what I have achieved, I (like many of my media colleagues) are also looking for what will happen next.”

Representatives for Netflix only confirmed that Tirado no longer exists.

Tirado told us, “I cannot comment beyond what I share on social.”

Babyface gives love advice

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Aretha FranklinWireImage

The hit maker Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was once asked to ask for advice about the relationship of the only Aretha Franklin.

“Five years ago I performed with Aretha. . . I sat inside him [dressing] room and he told everyone to leave. . . then he said, ‘You will write all these love songs and I want your advice,’ “Edmonds recalled.” He said, “I saw this man and I will tell you some of the things he did. And I tried to decide if I wanted to date him or not ‘… I said, “I will not trust this man.” About a month later I got a call and he said, “You’re right, Face. He is not the person. “

Edmonds told the story during Instagram Live celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the soundtrack “Waiting To Exhale”.

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Domestic consumption rises and supports Portugal’s GDP growth



Domestic consumption rises and supports Portugal's GDP growth

Despite inflation, private household consumption increased between July and September this year. This increase allowed the Portuguese economy to continue growing in the third quarter. The growth was 4.9% compared to the same period last year.

The past few months have confirmed a trend towards sharp inflation and rising costs such as mortgage payments for those with mortgages. Difficulties that are currently forcing families to consume less than a year ago. But, compared to the second quarter of 2022, from July to September this year, private consumption increased by 1.1%. Domestic demand supported the slight growth of the Portuguese economy recorded in the third quarter.

Even with the fall in exports and investment, GDP grew by 0.4% compared to the previous quarter and by 4.9% compared to the same period last year. The numbers that need to be produced to ensure that 2022 ends with a booming economy, even during a downturn and international uncertainty.

This instability still does not affect the unemployment rate, which remained at 6.1% in October. Compared to September, the number of unemployed has decreased by 2,000. The active population has also declined and there are still 285,000 people who are not considered unemployed but are out of the labor market or only work a few hours a week.

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5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites



5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites

In October, the number of overnight stays in 5-star hotels increased by 15.9% compared to the same month in 2019, which, according to additional information, namely from the DMC (Tourist Inception Agency), is associated with a strong increase in tourism from the United States. states.

Information published today by INE indicates that in October, compared to the same month before the pandemic, the number of overnight stays in tourist establishments in Portugal increased by 6.2%, with the strongest increase in hotels, at 8.2%. in which, therefore, 62.1% is concentrated. overnight stays.

The information shows that 4-star hotels, where the largest number of beds are concentrated, had 48.9% of overnight stays in October, totaling 2.05 million, which is +7.6% or more than 144.7 thousand than in October 2019.

This was followed by 3-star hotels with 927.3k, but this increase was about half of 5-star hotels, by 7.6% or 65.5k, to 927.3k, and then 5-star hotels with 857. 4 thousand overnight stays, an increase of 15.9%. or 117.6 thousand compared to the same pre-pandemic month.

In contrast to the evolution in these categories, there were 2- and 1-star hotels, in which the number of overnight stays decreased by 2.7%, or ten thousand, to 360.8 thousand.

The cheapest apart-hotels (three and two stars) also saw a decrease in overnight stays, from -20.9% or less than 24.4 thousand, in hotels and farms in Madeira, from -0.4% or less, to about 300, and in tourist settlements, from -7.7. % or less than 17.5 thousand.

At the same time, the number of apart-hotels increased by 1.2%, or 8.5 thousand, to 717.5 million, due to the increase in 5-star hotels by 6.7%, or 6.6 thousand, to 104.9 thousand, and 4-star, by 5.4 thousand% or 26.4 thousand to 519.9 thousand.

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Overnight stays in tourist apartments also increased by 3.2%, or 13.6 thousand, to 437.8 million, local accommodation, by 0.6%, or 5.5 thousand, to 901.2 thousand, and , primarily tourism in rural areas and housing, with an increase of 45.2% or 67.3 thousand to 216.5 thousand people.

The INE data also shows that Portuguese tourist sites were the best in October in terms of overnight stays this year, with peaks achieved by 5-, 4- and 3-star hotels, 5- and 4-star apartment hotels, accommodation . and rural tourism and housing development.

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The US market is already setting new annual records in Portuguese hotels

The Portuguese hospitality industry experienced the best October in terms of number of guests and overnight stays.

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Government approves strategy to combat “Portuguese underrepresentation” in Brussels



Government approves strategy to combat "Portuguese underrepresentation" in Brussels

This afternoon the Council of Ministers will approve a national strategy to combat what it considers “underrepresentation de Portugal” in European institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“There is a significant shortage of Portuguese, especially those working for the Commission,” explains the Secretary of State for European Affairs in statements to Renaissance🇧🇷 The problem, according to Thiago Antunes, is not limited to middle management: “This is the first time Portugal does not have a CEO in the European Commission”.

The government wants to “correct this imbalance and fight this deficit in order to win.”ability to influence in decisions.” But it is not possible to increase the number of vacancies for the Portuguese, if only because there are no national quotas for employees working in institutions.

To go to Brussels or even work in Portugal on a full-time basis, you need to pass a series of tests prepared by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). 🇧🇷These are very difficult competitions.with very concrete evidence,” the official explains.

The strategy will be based on several pillars: training, increasing grants and encouraging the mobility of civil servants. The Portuguese government is going to create a national training center to “better prepare our candidates for competitions”; to bet on “dissemination of opportunities; increase the balls (by quantity and value); and create a statute that allows those who work in the public administration of Portugal to move into the European public administration.

The aim is to achieve “greater representation” in the European Commission in order to have “greater influence” on the decision. Although the strategy is to strengthen the Portuguese presence in Brussels and the employees do not work for doesn’t matter that they are portuguese“, he defends.

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Fruits may not appear early or may not even be measurable. “It will take some time until we see results,” admits the former secretary of state to the prime minister. But the wait does not stop the Portuguese government. “We have to start right now,” Thiago Antunes insists, pointing to the demographic problem among those working in Brussels. “There are a lot of Portuguese who came in at the time of our accession and are now retiring.”

The strategy aims to reverse the cycle of loss of Portuguese representation among the 27. The diploma will be approved this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

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