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10 of the best women chosen by Joe Biden as vice president



Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer at the end of last month had occurred drastically changed the calculations for former Vice-President Joe Biden and his vice-president’s selection team about who he would choose to share tickets with this fall.

While Biden explained a few months ago that he would choose a woman, now there seems to be a significant surge of support for him to choose a black woman – making history (there have never been black women on one of the national ticket parties) while also sending messages that it was very clear to the black community that he not only understood their imports for nomination but also believed they needed a big vote in the White House.

(Biden’s “you’re not black” mistake, though not as important as national protests over police brutality, also played a role in this calculation.)

With that in mind, I have made a big change in the vice president’s ranking this week. The most likely choice is now all African American women. And Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, who I rank as the woman with the second biggest possibility of choice, took the main turnaround this week amid questions about her record as prosecuting attorney in Minnesota before being elected to the Senate in 2016.

This ranking changes every week, so if your favorite isn’t ranked where he should be – or isn’t even on the list – there’s always next week. By the way, here it is ranking last week. A warning is needed Michelle Obama: The former first lady is not on this list because she has never shown an interest in becoming a politician. If he did, he would immediately jump to the top of this rank.
10. Gina Raimondo: If you believe a) that Biden will have one self-identifying moderator in his final VP group and b) Klobuchar and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who suffers other self-inflicted injuries this week, moving in the wrong direction on this list, then the governor of Rhode Island might fill that niche. (I have long believed Biden will have a moderate in his three finals; I’m not sure I think about that anymore.) Raimondo who focused on policy has received praise from likes conservative columnist George Will, and has shown a willingness to make difficult choices in the office. (Previous rank: Not ranked)
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar
9. Amy Klobuchar: The problem of Minnesota senatorial records during his time in the early 2000s as the main prosecutor in Hennepin County (Minneapolis) had permeated the slow boils during VP speculation. But the death of George Floyd has turned that record, which many black leaders consider too pro-police, to be the main problem.

And it is very difficult to see how Biden took such a risk in choosing Klobuchar given the current atmosphere within the Democratic Party. (Previous rank: 2)

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth
8. Tammy Duckworth: While the Illinois senator doesn’t get as many rumors as some of the names on this list, his profile stands for one of them: A helicopter pilot in Iraq, he lost both legs and used one hand when he was shot down. He was later elected to the US Council and Senate from Illinois. He also made his voice heard in the days since Floyd was killed in Minneapolis: “George Floyd’s death was unnecessary and heartbreaking,” he wrote in an op-CNN on Monday. “It was a tragedy – but the terrible thing was, it was not an anomaly.” (Previous rank: Not ranked)
Stacey Abrams
7. Stacey Abrams: In a op-ed published in The New York Times on Thursday (no, no that one), Abrams believes that the best way to react to Floyd’s death is for people of color to register to vote and then do it in November.

“Voting is the first step in a long and complicated, boring but vital process,” wrote the former minority leader of the Georgia State Council. Words of wisdom – and words that indicate he is ready to lead on important import issues for all minority communities. (Previous rank: 9)

Susan Rice
6. Susan Rice: If Biden wants to select women with the most direct experience of foreign policy and national security issues, there is no question that Rice is at the top of the list – serving as national security adviser and US ambassador to the United Nations. during the Obama administration. But he also carries luggage – especially his remarks after the Benghazi, Libya attack, and he’s January 20, 2017, email at Michael Flynn. (Previous rank: 7)
The Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham

5. Michelle Lujan Grisham: Gone in the middle of a flood of news over the past week is the fact that Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto withdrew from VP consideration. The move made Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, the highest ranked Latina in the VP mix.

(Other names like Texas Reps. Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia still seem like something difficult to me.) Lujan Grisham has also been increasing his criticism of Trump and his response to Floyd’s death. (Previous rank: 8)
Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren

4. Elizabeth Warren: As I said above, I think that very it’s likely Biden chose a black woman to be his partner. If not, the Massachusetts senator may have the best chance, because he is loved by liberals and his choice is seen as an effort to unite the Democratic Party. (Previous rank: 3)

Florida Rep. Val Demings
3. Val Demings: Even before Floyd’s death and the ongoing echo from him, this Florida House member received a warm reception about his potential as a potential mate for Biden. But now consider what Demings will do for the ticket: A former black police chief from the southern big city (Orlando) who knows that issues in the law enforcement community vis a vis intimate police brutality. (Previous ranking of 5)
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
2. Subordinate Keisha Lance: Lance Bottoms’ speech last Friday – amid strong protests in Atlanta – is moment. He empathizes. Difficult. And very human. I already had the mayor of Atlanta on my list almost from the beginning of the VP process but I was never sure he would go to the top level. Wow, I’m wrong. (Previous rank: 6)
California Senator, Kamala Harris

1. Kamala Harris: For everything that has changed on this week’s list, the California senator’s position has not been determined. If anything, Harris seems more likely to be a choice now because he, at age 55, is a younger generation than Biden but also has a lot of experience – as California attorney general and senator – that we know about Biden’s values. (Previous ranking: 1)

Allison Gordon from CNN contributed to this report.

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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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“His manager is Portuguese and…”; The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro “arranges” the problem in the protection of “Botafogo”



"His manager is Portuguese and...";  The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro "arranges" the problem in the protection of "Botafogo"


The defender must return from loan ahead of schedule, and the Glorioso coach will have to make a decision at the beginning of the preseason.

Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF.  First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.
Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF. First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.

With the end of the season Botafogo its reformulation is already underway with the participation of Luis Castro. Names like Carlinhos, for example, have already left General Severiano, but there is a tendency for the “purge” to continue a little longer. Especially with the return of borrowed athletes during the year.

goalkeeper case Diego Loureiro, who played on loan at Atlético GO, promoted to Serie B. Curiously, the Botafogo archer has a contract at Goiania until the end of 2023, but Dragao president Adson Batista is pessimistic about the player’s consistency.

“Diego Loureiro is a bit off because he still has a contract with Botafogo, his manager is Portuguese and he has a different vision.” said the director in an interview with radio Sagres from the capital of Goiás.

The goalkeeper played only two games for Atlético-GO, who were betting on Renan in the starting lineup. If he returns to Rio, Loureiro will likely see high competition in the black and white net as Luis Castro now has alternatives to Gatito Fernandes and Lucas Perry.

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