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Arizona wildfire exploded in size in a time-lapse video, burning more than 800 hectares

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Arizona wildfire exploded in size in a time-lapse video, burning more than 800 hectares

Wild fires that erupted in southwest Phoenix last weekend can be seen exploding in the size of a short video about the blaze.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said on Tuesday that Avondale Fire was 100 percent contained after burning more than 800 hectares.

The fire began on June 26, burning near the Estrella Mountains in Avondale.

Fire recordings uploaded to Twitter show it is raging, throwing big flames and wisps of smoke that vary in color from black to pink. It was made locally by C.Rozek Photography.

The rapid spread of fire triggered an evacuation which was later lifted, FOX10 reported.

There were no damaged buildings and no one was injured in the blaze. Officials say the cause is still under investigation.

The fire in southwestern Phoenix is ​​the latest in a number of blazes that erupted last month in Arizona in hot, dry weather.

The biggest fire burning in the country, Fire Bush northeast of Phoenix, now contained 98 percent, according to the InciWeb incident information system.

Fire Bush has burned 193,455 hectares and is a the fifth biggest fire in the history of the country. That Fire Bighorn north of Tucson burned 118,370 hectares and is now 54 percent contained.

In the northern part of the state, Mangum Fire is 67 percent contained after burning around 71,450 hectares.

The northern edge of the Grand Canyon reopened for visitors after a road closed due to fire near the park reopened on Tuesday.

“The North Ring will be open only for day use and visitors are encouraged to meet their own needs because services may be limited in the Kaibab Plateau after the Mangum Fire,” National Park Service (NPS) said in a news release.

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Portuguese plan to save energy, explosions on Russian gas pipelines and other TSF events

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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.

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The abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad will not be accepted by parliament, MP says – Observer

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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”.

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Portuguese health minister rejects conflict of interest over marriage to president

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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]”.

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“If the secretary of state is responsible for this, it should not go through the minister,” he stressed.

Manuel Pizarro’s statements came after news that the government official may have a conflict of interest because he is married to the chairman of the Order of Dietitians, Alexandra Bento.

The Order of Dietitians was created in 2011 with the approval of the current Minister of Health, who at the time served as Secretary of State for Health.

In addition, Alexandra Bento was the only President of the Order of Occupational Health to attend the inauguration of Manuel Pizarro on 10 September.

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