Although this might sound like something from an action film, Australian authorities say that the drama took place in reality over the weekend.
On Saturday morning, a cargo ship bound for the port city of Newcastle, New South Wales, found a cruise ship that was experiencing difficulties in the waters off the coast of Yamba, according to the Australian Border Force. The crew put a tow line to bring the yacht to Newcastle, and brought the captain of the yacht – a 31-year-old man – on board.
But when the ship approached its destination later that night, it was found that the tow line carrying the cruise ship had broken up, and the cruise ship – and the man – disappeared.
Authorities are looking for missing people in the area, but are unable to find him, said border forces.
On Monday – two days after the man disappeared – officers from the NSW Police and the Australian Border Force (ABF) searched the cargo ship with dogs and found the man hiding in an air conditioning unit.
The officer, who found the man violated bail due to alleged sexual assault, believed that he had deliberately cut the cruise ship, and had planned to save on the ship until leaving Australia for Malaysia.
Officers arrested the man and confiscated 4,435 Australian dollars (about $ 3,070) in cash and knives, which would undergo a forensic examination. Border forces officials say he was charged with breaching bail and will appear in court on Wednesday.
Details of the energy saving plan laid out by the government were released on Tuesday. The document, published in Diário da República, includes measures for the efficient use of water, public lighting and temperature limits in air conditioners.
For example, from December 6, 2022 to January 6, 2023, Christmas lighting in Portugal should only be on from 18:00 to 24:00.
In an extensive list of measures, the government also recommends telecommuting “whenever possible” and lowering the speed limit on roads to 100 km.
The government also determined from October 1 a temporary suspension of the use of water resources of 15 reservoirs “until the minimum quotas for their useful capacity, which can be set, are reached.”
See the Government Decree in full.
Internationally, Sweden has recorded two underwater explosions, “most likely due to detonation”, near the location of leaks in pipelines transporting Russian gas to Europe. Ukraine has accused Russia of being responsible for the gas pipeline leak, condemning a “terrorist attack” against the European Union.
Here in Parliament, Inés Sousa Real is destroying Chega’s project to convict Augusto Santos Silva: “this is unconstitutional” and only contributes to “futile discussion,” the deputy said in the conclusion of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.
José Kelhas, the judge who presents the audit report of the Court of Accounts (TdC) to Novo Banco management, acknowledged that the scenario of new infusions of public money into the NB is not far from reality.
Also in the Assembly of the Republic, José Luis Carneiro ensured that the SIRESP network had “no disruption” during the two biggest fires this year. “There were only “embarrassments that resulted in a few seconds of waiting.”
This day also commemorates the messages left by Augusto Santos Silva for the present and the future. At a luncheon at Associação 25 de Abril, the president of Casa da Democracia spoke about the resurgence of fascism in our day and warned the democratic right about the contagion. “These are the democratic right who will not hesitate to ally with the far right if that is the price they have to pay to return to power,” he said.
Santos Silva also took the opportunity to respond to the leader of the SDP, abdicating his responsibility for the fact that the Assembly of the Republic still does not have four chosen “vices”.
Weeks before submitting the state budget proposal for 2023, the government will present measures to the trade union structures of the state administration that consolidate next year’s salary update, with the unions demanding inflation-adjusted increases.
“unsustainable” and “unacceptable”. These are adjectives used by the ombudsman to describe the state of affairs in the organization she leads. “The continuation of this state of affairs is unsustainable. From 2017 to the present, I believe that the growth was 57%, but if nothing is done (…), the institution will no longer be able to respond,” the official said. this Tuesday. , in Parliament.
According to Socialist MP Paulo Pisco, the views of the BE, PCP and PAN on the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad were voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary committee.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities voted on Tuesday in favor of four projects – from the Left Bloc, the Communist Party of Portugal, “People-Animal-Nature” and “Enough”, which mainly advocate the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad and free school textbooks.
According to Paulo Pisco, a socialist member of the commission, the opinions of the BE, PKP and PAN were approved, but Chega’s opinion deserved to be abstained from the PS because it contained “xenophobic elements” in its purpose.
The MP had in mind, in particular, the recipients of this teaching, which is currently intended not only for the Portuguese or the descendants of the Portuguese, but also for those who want to learn the Portuguese language, with which Chega allegedly disagrees, according to Paulo Pisco. .
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After the approval of these opinions, the abolition of the bribe would be discussed and voted on in the plenary session of the Assembly of the Republic, but Paulo Pisco said that they should not be approved, since the “commitment” of the government is different.
“The government’s obligation is to reduce the burden of the Portuguese” and this will always be determined “in every approved state budget”.
The health minister said there was no conflict of interest in her marriage to the current chairman of the Order of Dietitians, saying that the trusteeship of that body had been delegated to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion.
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“Honestly, I don’t think it exists. I have no doubt that this Lady Secretary of State will fill this leadership role,” Manuel Pizarro said on Monday (age 26) on the sidelines of the Pharmacist’s Day celebrations in Sintra, in the Lisbon area.
Aware of the possible conflict of interest, Manuel Pizarro explained that he took “the most appropriate measure (…)”, which was to entrust the functions of guardianship of the Order of Nutritionists to Margarida Tavares.”
“(…) Since I took office as a minister, I have been aware that, since professional organizations have an administrative oversight role, (…) there is a risk of conflict of interest, and I have taken the measures that seem to me the most appropriate, which from the very decided at the outset that he would delegate this oversight function over the Order of Nutritionists to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he stressed.
When asked about the reasons why Margarida Tavares’ name still does not appear in the Diário da República, the official said that “it was necessary to wait for the inauguration of the secretaries of state” and then “to organize the whole process of delegation of authority.” .
“It’s even a good chance that there is a Secretary of State for Health Promotion. I think custody of the Order of Dietitians has been well handed over to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he repeated, noting that “he definitely won’t go through the Minister’s order.” [da Saúde]”.