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Hong Kong court refuses bail to Portuguese accused of sedition

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Hong Kong court refuses bail to Portuguese accused of sedition

According to reports on Saturday, Kowloon West District Court Judge Peter Lowe Takchuen dismissed the bail request filed directly by the suspects at a hearing on Friday.

The suspect, who on November 4 had already seen the same court deny him bail, was not present at the hearing, fired the defense counsel and told the court that he did not need an official lawyer.

The man, a professor at the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom, said he still did not intend to ask for bail again in eight days, so he would remain in pre-trial detention until a trial scheduled for January 26 next year.

The session was attended by representatives of the Delegation of the European Union in Hong Kong.

Judge Peter Lo is one of the judges appointed by the Hong Kong government to hear cases related to the 2020 national security law.

However, the Portuguese national was charged under a different British colonial-era law that was increasingly used to silence critical voices.

The Hong Kong authorities accuse the man of “inciting hatred and contempt” and “stirring discontent” with the government, promoting civil “disobedience” and “inciting violence” through social media posts published between October and November.

In a response sent to Luce on November 4, the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE) stated that it was “aware of the detention of a citizen with a Portuguese passport in Hong Kong”.

“The MNE, through the Portuguese Consulate General in Macau, is currently working with the Hong Kong authorities to find out more information about this case, as well as to inform the contact family accordingly,” they say. Portuguese authorities.

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The neighboring region of Macau, home to the Portuguese Consulate General, also in charge of Hong Kong, is also imposing restrictions, including mandatory quarantine at a designated area, on the entry of people for reasons of controlling the covid-19 pandemic.

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Qatar out of the World Cup

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Qatar out of the World Cup

O Senegal he won 3–1 against Qatar and dictated the verdict to the hosts of the World Cup: the Qatar team was the first to make it through the group stage after goals from Boulaye Dia, 41 minutes, Famara Diediu, 48 minutes, and Bamba Dieng, 84′. O Qatar he still scored over the leg of Mohammed Muntari in the 78th minute, but this result was not enough to change the final result.

The outcome of the home team was eventually dictated by a 1:1 draw between Netherlands e Ecuadorwhich guaranteed both teams the lead in Group A with 4 points each.

It remains for the African champions to catch up and beat Ecuador in order to reach the 1/8 finals next Tuesday.

Not group B, or Iran had to wait for stoppage time to see two winning goals scored by Rosebeh Ceshmi on 90’+8′ and Ramin Rezayan on 90’+11 against Waleswhich, in addition to not breaking through the opponent’s defense, led to the removal of Wayne Hennessy in the 86th minute.

After the defeat to England, the Iranian team under the Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz depends only on themselves to move forward.

Already England in the end 0-0 against USA.

The draw brought the British the point necessary for leadership in the group, but still does not allow them to breathe a sigh of relief. At the moment, any of the teams can still reach the playoffs.

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“Now those who declared the “Golden Whistle” the loudest scandal in Portuguese football are involved” – Benfica

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"Now those who declared the "Golden Whistle" the loudest scandal in Portuguese football are involved" - Benfica

Several times during the session that took place this morning at the Campus da Justiça, Carlos Duarte compared the case to golden whistle email several times. The former referee, also a lawyer, was out of his depth when he was invited to speak about Ferreira Nunez’s closeness to Benfica, as well as the connection between Joao Pinheiro, Nuno Cabral and Paulo Gonçalves. “It is outrageous because we have publicly witnessed the impact that Apito Dourado has had on refereeing. We all know what people and clubs like Benfica said. This was a particular surprise and surprise, since we were sure that the distribution of emails, a behavior that we condemned and rejected. It turns out that the position of some leaders in this whole topic is ironic., – defended the former member of the Arbitration Board.

In the presence of Francisco J. Marquez, a witness for the defense of Diogo Faria, one of the defendants in this trial, there was talk of suspicious “promiscuous relationships.” “I took Nuno Cabral’s closeness to Benfica as a betrayal because he is still a former referee. And the word “closeness” is very beautiful. “Promiscuity” with Paulo Gonçalves would be the most accurate term,” analyzed Carlos Duarte, who before the panel of judges went even further with criticism: “Contacts between Joao Pinheiro and Nuno Cabral, who subsequently contacted Paulo Gonçalves, are not proper. I am sure that this is a reason for disciplinary sanctions, and from an ethical point of view, there are no conditions for refereeing the matches of Benfica and some other clubs. Clubitis cannot harm the task of the agents.”

It should be recalled that Francisco J. Márquez published an e-mail on the Porto channel, in which it was clear that João Pinheiro had sent Nuno Cabral, at that time a delegate of the League, a report on the game he managed between Moreirense and Belenenses, in which he had a positive assessment. The judge later complained about the score he had received, which was sent back to Nuno Cabral. He forwarded the above email to Paulo Gonçalves, the Eagles’ former legal adviser. Francisco J. Márquez hypothesized that this email exchange was intended to influence the Eagles so that the referee’s score could be improved.

Carlos Duarte did not finish his testimony without leaving a “beak”. “Perhaps this season we are seeing some dangerous demonstrations, but I want to believe that it’s nothing to worry about,” he shot.

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Maldives. National day against Portuguese rule

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The map of the Maldives left by the Portuguese after the administration of the islands from the colony of Goa (1558-1573) is a remarkable document. However, Portuguese rule was short-lived and does not appear to have been appreciated in this island region. A popular uprising expelled the Portuguese. This event is still celebrated as the National Day of the Maldives in a small museum and memorial in honor of the national hero and later Sultan Muhammad Takurufaan Al-Azam, on his home island of Utemu, in the south of Tiladhummati Atoll. . Paradise remained with the Portuguese in the 16th century. According to Jorge Luis Borges, “I always imagined that paradise is a kind of bookstore” and, according to Federico García Lorca, “Earth is probably a lost paradise.” These two phrases seem to refer to the same thing, but one defines true paradise and the other a vanishing paradise. From a house full of books to the Planet itself, both listed globally, I believe that heaven is where we find it according to our values. In advertising campaigns, there are places called “Paradise”, and the Maldives is probably the first to come to mind. It is a group of over a thousand islands, but only about 200 of them are inhabited. The capital Male belongs to a small island with a population of 100,000 people. The visitor is invited to the most eccentric experiences after being greeted to the sound of drums and palms, i.e. living in huts above the sea, diving under concave islands, affordable soap menu, eating in a restaurant at a depth of 5 meters and with a 180-degree panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, learn the basics of “dhivehi” (local dialect), astronomy or local cuisine and, for a millionaire, drink 1795 Portuguese wine. Luis Borges, I asked at the hotel where I could have access to the prose and poetry of local writers, even if they are written in a dialect. There was no. Just a book of attendance, where phrases, prose and some poetry are written in different languages ​​from so many customers who have already passed there. Fortunately, I wrote these words on a piece of paper in the hotel before putting them in the guest book: “An island where I can feel the blue ocean evaporating, which connects with the Olympic landscapes of nature. Freedom, where light floods the water, boats levitate, and the body returns to the sea. Leaving paradise is the only way not to forget it, but poetry is never abandoned, especially that which is born in paradise.” This paradise gave me a traveling dream.

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