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LISBON, July 4 (Xinhua) — Portuguese police suspect that the arms theft at the Tancos arms depot in central part of the country was planned and that the stolen weapons have already been moved out of the country, according to Portuguese Expresso newspaper on Tuesday.

Investigators from Portugal’s Anti-terrorism and Organized Crime Unit (UNCT) and Military Police (PJM) are questioning all military personnel with links to the arms depot in Tancos, some 130 km northeast of Lisbon, where a large quantity of firearms and ammunition was stolen last Wednesday, including 57 kilos of plastic explosives, a quantity of tear gas, 44 rocket launchers and over 130 hand grenades.

There are currently no suspects for the crime, but sources close to the investigation say they have no doubt that there must have been help from inside the military base and that the robbery is connected to organized crime.

Furthermore, the sources say it is very likely that the stolen material is no longer in Portugal and is probably either in Spain or Morocco.

Investigators are trying to establish a link to an assault on a shooting range in the South of France committed 24 hours after the robbery in Tancos, as well as two similar cases reported at military bases in Lyon, France and Stuttgart, Germany.

During a meeting on Monday in the Spanish city of Seville, Portuguese Minister for Internal Affairs Constanca Urbano de Sousa asked for collaboration from counterparts in Spain, France and Morocco to assist in a case that has already crossed international borders.

Europol is also involved in the investigation that has already led to the dismissal of five military commanders responsible for security at the Tancos depot. This followed the publishing of a report by the Portuguese army’s commander-in-chief that pointed to suspected “internal collaboration.”

It is likely that the thieves already knew of the inadequacy of surveillance systems at the depot, plus it also seems that they were well aware of the times of routine security checks being conducted on the premises.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has already asked for a full investigation into possible links between the Tancos raid and two other incidents that occurred in the last two years in other NATO countries, one of which took place just a few months ago.

Article source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/04/c_136417288.htm

One of the dogs available for adoption at a previous Bark Around the Block. Photo: Berkeley Humane

BARK AROUND THE BLOCK The fifth annual Bark ( Meow) Around the Block, Berkeley Humane’s free adopt-a-thon and street festival will be held on Saturday. Over 200 animals are available from over 20 Bay Area rescue shelters (adoption fees are waived or reduced), along with food, drink, live music and entertainment. Friendly dogs (harnessed and leashed) are welcome. In addition, you can help raise money for Berkeley Humane by buying raffle tickets: over $10,000 worth of prizes will be awarded. Berkeleyside is a sponsor of Bark Around the Block. Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ninth and Carleton.

BERKELEY ART MUSIC FAIR The first (and potentially annual) Berkeley Art Music street fair launches on Saturday, on Fourth Street from Bancroft to Allston Way. Several dozen local artists and small businesses will have booths, and a stage will feature live music from new, young, local performers, ranging from hip hop to indie to rock. In addition, there will be a skateboard run and a children’s section. An adult-only drinks and lounge area with ID check will be to the left of the stage. The fair is being hosted by OuttaPocket and Le Vanguard. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2230 Fourth St.

RAMANA VIEIRA Fado, Portugal’s famous ballad tradition, deals with love, loss and redemption. On Saturday, Ramana Vieira brings both old world classics of fado and original compositions to The Back Room. Born in San Leandro to Portuguese immigrant parents, Viera pursued a more typical music education until she reconnected with her routes on a spontaneous trip to Portugal. Now the newspaper Mundo Portugues describes Vieira as the “new voice of Portuguese world music.” Together with her quartet, she performs a repertoire that incorporates traditional fado (which means fate), American theater, and blues. Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m., The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave.

YOUTH 2 POWER Works from Berkeley High School and Oakland students submitted for the Congressional Art Competition will be displayed at Warehouse416 on Saturday as part of the Third Saturday Art Murmur walking tour (the walking tour starts at Warehouse416 at 2 p.m. All of the students met with Congresswoman Barbara Lee when the works were first displayed earlier this month. Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-5 p.m., Warehouse416, 416 26th St., Oakland.

SPARK SERIES The Freight Salvage features three songwriters on Friday night, spanning a range of styles. Maurice Tani, a veteran of the California Americana scene, is known for his “wry/rye-to-romantic” songwriting. Aireene Espiritu mixes Latin and African rhythms, folk, bluegrass and inspirations from gospel music. Oakland’s Joe rut plays a lyrical and “subtly hallucinatory” Americana/alt-country tapestry. Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Freight Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St.

Don’t miss other events covered on Berkeleyside:

Brilliant: ‘Black Odyssey’ at Cal Shakes

Article source: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/08/18/list-five-things-berkeley-weekend-aug-18-20/

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One of the best parts of any episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race is when she tells the leaving queen to “sashay away.” In English, it’s not terribly mean — and it rhymes. Everybody knows that rhyming lessens the meanness! (Assuming it’s not, you know, battle rap.)

But while Netflix Portugal’s translation does indeed rhyme, it’s way more vicious. In this version, RuPaul’s subtitles tell queens “Adeus, vai-te embora, ninguém te adora.” Which, translated means “Bye, go home, nobody loves you!”

Dang. Just think how mean that would sound if it didn’t rhyme.

These words are a little shocking from RuPaul’s mouth (or, well, the text below her mouth). Especially considering one of her most famous quotes is “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Though, we suppose the implication is that the queen is being rejected because no one loves them, and thanks to the transitive property, that means they don’t love themselves?

But still — even if it’s true, you don’t say that to someone!

To be fair, translation is really tricky. It’s not just a matter of translating the words. A trip to Google Translate will show you that. There’s also loads of contextual clues and cultural references that’ll be easy to miss.

For example, one famous translation error is in the Italian version of George Orwell’s novel 1984. In the original text, the opening line is “It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.” In English, that says a lot — English speakers tend to relate to 24-hour time as militaristic. We even call it “military time”!

However, in early Italian versions, the translators didn’t understand the reference, and translated it as the clocks striking “one.” (Recent Italian editions fix this.) While technically correct — 1300 hours is 1:00 p.m. — it removes all context. It takes a subtly surprising line that gives insight into the world of the novel and makes it ordinary.

Other countries have their own translations of “sashay away.” For example, in France, it’s “défile jusqu’à la sortie” — “parade to the exit.” It doesn’t rhyme, but at least it’s less likely to make someone cry.

It’s worth noting too, this isn’t the translation for all Portuguese-speaking countries. In Brazil, English expressions are more common, so they leave “sashay away” untranslated.

Article source: https://unicornbooty.com/sashay-away-portuguese/

A Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment anunciou hoje durante a final Brasil da Liga Latina de Injustice 2 que Ed Boon, diretor de Injustice 2 e um dos criadores do consagrado game de luta Mortal Kombat estará na Brasil Game Show 2017.

O anúncio foi feito através de um comunicado enviado pelo próprio Ed Boon , em que ele anuncia que está empolgado com a visita ao Brasil e em poder voltar à BGS para reencontrar os fãs.

Edward J. Boon trabalhou por mais de 15 anos na antiga Midway, que após ser adquirida pela Warner Bros. mudou de nome para NetherRealm Studios. Boon, juntamente com John Tobias, criou a série Mortal Kombat, na qual trabalha até hoje como produtor executivo, além de emprestar sua voz característica ao personagem Scorpion.

Atualmente, Ed Boon é diretor de Injustice 2, o game de luta que possibilita a criação e personalização de versões definitivas de super-heróis e supervilões icônicos da DC Entertainment. O game está disponível para PlayStation 4 e Xbox One, nas plataformas física e digital, totalmente em português e com versão brasileira exclusiva.

Para mais informações, fique de olho nos canais da Warner Games Brasil no Facebook, YouTube e Twitter.

Patrocinado

Article source: http://cosmonerd.com.br/games/noticias-games/warner-bros-interactive-entertainment-vai-trazer-ed-boon-para-bgs-2017/

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One of the best parts of any episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race is when she tells the leaving queen to “sashay away.” In English, it’s not terribly mean — and it rhymes. Everybody knows that rhyming lessens the meanness! (Assuming it’s not, you know, battle rap.)

But while Netflix Portugal’s translation does indeed rhyme, it’s way more vicious. In this version, RuPaul’s subtitles tell queens “Adeus, vai-te embora, ninguém te adora.” Which, translated means “Bye, go home, nobody loves you!”

Dang. Just think how mean that would sound if it didn’t rhyme.

These words are a little shocking from RuPaul’s mouth (or, well, the text below her mouth). Especially considering one of her most famous quotes is “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Though, we suppose the implication is that the queen is being rejected because no one loves them, and thanks to the transitive property, that means they don’t love themselves?

But still — even if it’s true, you don’t say that to someone!

To be fair, translation is really tricky. It’s not just a matter of translating the words. A trip to Google Translate will show you that. There’s also loads of contextual clues and cultural references that’ll be easy to miss.

For example, one famous translation error is in the Italian version of George Orwell’s novel 1984. In the original text, the opening line is “It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.” In English, that says a lot — English speakers tend to relate to 24-hour time as militaristic. We even call it “military time”!

However, in early Italian versions, the translators didn’t understand the reference, and translated it as the clocks striking “one.” (Recent Italian editions fix this.) While technically correct — 1300 hours is 1:00 p.m. — it removes all context. It takes a subtly surprising line that gives insight into the world of the novel and makes it ordinary.

Other countries have their own translations of “sashay away.” For example, in France, it’s “défile jusqu’à la sortie” — “parade to the exit.” It doesn’t rhyme, but at least it’s less likely to make someone cry.

It’s worth noting too, this isn’t the translation for all Portuguese-speaking countries. In Brazil, English expressions are more common, so they leave “sashay away” untranslated.

Article source: https://unicornbooty.com/sashay-away-portuguese/

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None of us would ever want to experience any of the classic “goodbye” phrases on reality TV: “Pack your knives and go,” “You’re out,” “The tribe has spoken”… all these eliminations are rough. And it turns out the phrase “Sashay away” from RuPaul’s Drag Race in Portuguese might be the most brutal one of all.

Whenever a contestant gets eliminated from Drag Race, RuPaul (in perfect RuPaul fashion) tells them to “sashay away.” And we have always loved that as an elimination line. But Twitter user Phi_lipi noticed something. If you watch the show in Portuguese, the phrase becomes a little less fun.

Turns out “sashay away” translated in Portuguese makes RuPaul’s Drag Race pretty savage.

YIKES, that is seriously harsh. We know RuPaul can be tough on the show, but damn. “Sashay away” becomes “Bye, go home, no one loves you.” According to the Twitter user, this is the translation that appeared when he watched the show online in Portugal.

Article source: http://hellogiggles.com/portuguese-translation-rupauls-drag-race-sashay-away/

LISBON, July 10 (Xinhua) — Three high-ranking Portuguese
officials have resigned amid an investigation into improper conduct
in public office, according to local media reports on Monday.

The public prosecutors office said Monday that the accused were
secretaries of state of internationalization Jorge Costa Oliveira,
of tax affairs Fernando Rocha Andrade, and of industry Joao
Vasconcelos.

They could face up to five years imprisonment according to
anti-corruption law.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said in a statement
issued late Sunday that he had accepted the resignation of the
three state secretaries.

The three men were found to have been paid by the Portuguese
energy company Galp for their travel, accommodation, and match
tickets for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in July last year in
France. Portugal won the tournament for the first time in the
country’s soccer history.

However, Galp reaffirmed in a statement on Monday the legality
of what it called a “traditional practice,” saying the company’s
sponsorship had “no other purpose than to support the national
team.” Enditem

Article source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/11/c_136433089.htm

LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese authorities have informed Europol and Interpol of the theft of grenades and ammunition from a military arms depot, the defence ministry said on Friday.

The army said in a statement “offensive grenades and 9 mm ammunition” had been stolen in the robbery that took place on Thursday, without giving further details.

A spokesman at the defence ministry said international police authorities – Europol and Interpol – had been informed.

Daily Diario de Noticias reported four grenade launchers had been stolen along with 120 grenades, 1,500 bullets and 20 tear-gas grenades.

Reporting By Axel Bugge

Article source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-portugal-grenades-idUKKBN19L25T

Era o nome maior de todo o cartaz do festival Meo Marés Vivas 2017 e não desiludiu, nem surpreendeu. A frase pode dar a ideia de que o concerto de Sting não foi nada de especial, o que não é, de todo, verdade. Há dois anos, no Super Bock Super Rock, assistimos ao mesmo desfile de sucessos do ex-Police, misturados com algumas canções novas. Testemunhámos a mesma sintonia entre público e banda, vimos a forma como o músico inglês domina por completo milhares de pessoas. Este domingo à noite, voltou a fazer o mesmo 300 quilómetros a norte, na Praia do Cabedelo, em Gaia. Não houve surpresas, mas também não é preciso que haja. Cada pequena coisa que ele faz é mágica.

Sorridente e elegante, Sting chegou ao palco com uma canção dos Police na manga, “Synchronicity II”. De baixo nas mãos e acompanhado por mais cinco músicos, incluindo o filho Joe Sumner, que horas antes tinha tocado sozinho no mesmo palco, o “English man in New York” tinha disco novo para apresentar — 57th 9th saiu em novembro de 2016 — e havia alguma curiosidade para ver de que forma misturaria as novas canções com os hinos que meio mundo sabe trautear.

Tratando-se de um festival, Sting sabe que o que a malta quer é cantar bem alto faixas antigas como “If I ever lose my faith in you”, de 1993, acompanhando os agudos do inglês de 65 anos, que continuam infalíveis. “Spirits in the material world”, outra dos Police, chegou com nova roupagem. “English man in New York” era apenas a quarta canção a ser tocada naquele recinto com o Douro como vizinho mas, a julgar pelo envolvimento do público, vozes e palmas em ação, mais parecia o final apoteótico de um grande concerto.

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Sting podia dar cursos a muitas bandas experientes sobre como proporcionar ao público uma noite inesquecível. É ele o centro das atenções, mas sabe dar protagonismo aos competentes músicos que o acompanham, nos momentos certos das canções. Sabe chamar 25 mil pessoas a fazerem parte do espetáculo. Fala português como se aqui vivesse: “Muito obrigado. Estou muito feliz de estar aqui com vocês”, disse, antes de apresentar a banda toda também em português. Mantém de tal forma o ritmo em alta que, mesmo quando se atira a músicas novas, como “Petrol Head” ou “50.000”, o público continua a bater palmas, como se de mais um hit se tratasse.

Não seria difícil fazer um concerto só de hits, e este, na verdade, quase foi. Mas como deixar de fora a melodia mágica de “Every little thing she does is magic” ou a belíssima “Fields of Gold”, abrilhantada com harmonias de vozes e um acordeão a fazer tão bem a parte de solo de guitarra. A Praia do Cabedelo soube fazer barulho quando tinha de o fazer, mas também soube fazer silêncio para escutar.

“O teu pai está um pouco cansado”, disse a certa altura, bem disposto e em português, a Joe Sumner, deixando o filho sozinho em palco. Quem não tivesse visto a troca podia pensar que Sting se mantinha em palco, tal é a parecença das vozes dos dois. Preferíamos ter ficado com Sting a cantar esta canção, “Ashes to Ashes”, de David Bowie, mas percebe-se que o pai queira dar-lhe protagonismo.

“Roxanne” chegou em versão meio funk, com “Ain’t no Sunshine” pelo meio. No fim, os seis saíam do palco mas não enganaram ninguém. Haveriam de voltar para dois encores, claro. Ainda faltavam “Every Breath you Take” e “Fragile”. E faltava o maior aplauso, o da despedida. Haverá reencontro? Quem sabe. Será parecido com o que aconteceu em Vila Nova de Gaia este domingo? Provavelmente. Valerá a pena ir? A resposta está na hora e meia que acabámos de testemunhar.

Na semana passada, o Observador avançou que esta iria ser a última edição do Marés Vivas na Praia do Cabedelo. No balanço final do festival, Jorge Silva, da PEV Entertainment, promotora do evento, não quis avançar ainda a nova morada. Mas assegurou que os festivaleiros podem marcar no calendário o fim de semana de 20 de julho de 2018. “Ainda não sabemos se será quinta-feira, sexta-feira e sábado ou sexta-feira, sábado e domingo”, disse aos jornalistas.

Este é o último Marés Vivas na Praia do Cabedelo. Novo recinto será muito maior

Assegurado está o patrocinador principal, a Meo, que assinou um contrato por mais três anos, e o apoio da Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia. Ambos frisaram que o próximo ano precisará de “força suplementar”. “O festival tem de crescer e aqui não tem margem”, disse o presidente da Câmara, Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues.

A lotação por dia é de 25 mil pessoas e, como o recinto é estreito e há bancas de patrocinadores a toda a volta, por vezes é difícil circular. Neste último dia, o palco secundário só teve dois concertos, o que significa que quem queria ouvir música entre o final dos Átoa e o início de Joe Sumner no palco principal, só tinha como hipótese o barulho imenso de stands tão díspares como o da Rádio Comercial, Atum Bom Petisco, BenJerry’s ou dos preservativos Control. De resto, apenas um palco esteve em funcionamento durante este período, o da comédia. O palco comédia está mesmo ao lado do palco secundário e os dois não podem funcionar ao mesmo tempo. Conclusão: nenhum palco funcionou ao mesmo tempo que outro, deixando poucas hipóteses aos festivaleiros.

A ideia da organização é afirmar o Marés Vivas como “um dos principais festivais da Europa”, disse Jorge Silva. Para isso, será preciso reforçar o cartaz. A nova localização deverá ser mais ampla e acolher até 40 mil pessoas por dia, tinha dito ao Observador Jorge Lopes, da PEV Entertainment. “Hoje e ontem andaríamos perto de duplicar caso tivéssemos espaço para isso. Por isso é pertinente o novo espaço. Queremos uma programação diferente”, realçou este domingo Jorge Silva.

Alinhamento do concerto de Sting no festival Marés Vivas 2017

Synchronicity II
If I ever lose my faith in you
Spirits in the material world
English man in New York
Every little thing she does is magic
She’s too good for Me
Petrol Head
Fields of Gold
Shape of my Heart
Message in a Bottle
Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie)
50.000
Walking on the Moon
So Lonely
Desert Rose
Roxanne / Ain’t no Sunshine

Next to You
Every Breath you Take

Fragile

Article source: http://observador.pt/2017/07/17/nunca-perderemos-a-fe-em-sting/

LISBON, June 15 (Xinhua) — Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa expressed solidarity with the Portuguese victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower in London on Thursday.

“It is a complicated situation which has stabilised, but is still complicated. What we hope is that (people’s) state of health will evolve favorably,” Rebelo de Sousa told journalists in Porto, northern Portugal, according to Lusa news agency.

The death toll in the fire that engulfed the 24-story building has risen to 17, and firefighters are still searching for victims.

The tragedy has caused the British authorities to open an investigation and to review safety conditions at large buildings across the country.

Article source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/16/c_136369112.htm

Assemblies of God

St. Paul Evangelical Church —451 Lowell St., 781-863-0500, stpaulevangelical.org Rev. Brent Maracle, Sr. Pastor.Sunday School Classes, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 6:30 p.m. Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries.; Bible Study, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; Adult Workshop, Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Adult Workshop, Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday (seniors) at 10:30 a.m.; Friday (teens) at 7 p.m.

Baptist

First Baptist Church —3 Winn St., Woburn; 781-933-3008; fax 781-938-0198; fbcwoburnMA@aol.com; the Rev. Mary Bettencourt. Office hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Handicap access available. Nursery care provided upon request during worship.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. for children, ages 6 to 14. Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. Monday: noon, AA meeting in social hall; 8:30 p.m. AA meeting in social hall. Tuesday: 6 to 7 p.m., ART Program; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study with Pastor Mary; 7:30 p.m. Women’s NA meeting. Thursday: Thrift Shop on Park Street open, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; ample parking at the rear of the church. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., ART Program. Saturday: 7 to 9 p.m. Woburn Survival NA meeting in social hall.

Anchor Baptist Church of Woburn —29A Montvale Ave., Woburn; 781-932-0765; theoffice.net/anchorbaptist; Anchor Baptist@juno.com; Pastor Chris Pledger. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages (50+ classes to choose from); 11 a.m. Sunday morning service; 12:30 p.m. Spanish Dept. services; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Amen Treasure” Club (11-17-years-old); 5:45 p.m. Choir practice (youth, teens, adults); 7 p.m. Sunday evening service (all departments). Monday: 2:30 p.m. Nursing Home Ministry. Tuesday: 10 a.m. Ladies outreach Fellowship. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Sunday School worker’s meeting; 7:30 p.m. Mid-week Bible Study. Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Witnessing Training Clubs; 7 p.m. Church-wide outreach. Saturday: 9 a.m. Church worker’s breakfast and visitation; 8 p.m. Men’s Prayer Meeting.

St. John’s Baptist Church —38-40 Everett St., Woburn; 781-935-4314; sjbc.org; the Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, pastor, Minister Neal Pearson, Minister Henry Johnson, Minister John Page.Sunday School — 9:40 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service — 11 a.m. Tuesday — Prayer/Share and Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday — Noon Day Bible Study 12 p.m. Dinner available on Friday evenings 7 p.m. (donations accepted). Friday Family Bible Study 8 p.m. (men, women, youth ages 2 years through high school).

Congregational

North Congregational Church in Woburn— 896 Main St., Woburn; 781-933-1229; email: office@northchurchwoburn.org; the Rev. Dr. Marian Williams. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m. Church School and child care available. Fellowship hour at 11 a.m. Holy Communion first Sunday of each month. Tuesdays: Al-Anon at 7:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church in Woburn— 322 Main St., Woburn; 781-933-1642; Email: fcw1642@verizon.net Pastor Rev. Dr. Richard Weisenbach; Sandra Dickinson, administrative assistant; Marguerite Upton, soloist; Renelle Hebert, guest pianist; Matthew Nugent/Wendy Cunha, AV tech. Tuesday Bible Studies Prayer, 11 A.m. and noon; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 8 a.m. to noon. Pastor Rich’s phone, 339-203-1600 or email pastorweisen@yahoo.com. Visit us on the web: firstcongchurch.vzwebsites.com.

Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church —535 Main St., Woburn, 781-935-0219, email: trinityofwoburn@msn.com, web: trinityofwoburn.info. Rector: The Rev John Conn. Worship Schedule: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for preschool through grade 9. Weekly Events: Fridays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thrift Shop. The Dwelling Place: a meal offered without charge at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays at the United Methodist Church, 523 Main St. Holy Week at Trinity: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. March 24; Good Friday Service, noon March 25; Sunday of the Resurrection Services, 8 and 10 a.m. March 27.

Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church– 4 Forest St., Wilmington. 978-658-2487. The Rev. Chris Fike, priest-in-charge. On the web at stelizabethswilmington.org, or like us at facebook.com/stelizabethswilmington. Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sunday School and infant/child care provided during the service. Coffee hour follows.

Lutheran

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer— 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn; 781-933-4600; redeemerwoburn.org; office@redeemerwoburn.org; the Rev. Cindy Jacobsen, pastor. Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist; 10:30 a.m., Hospitality; 10:45 a.m., Education Hour. Nursery care provided. Methodist

United Methodist Church of Woburn —523 Main St., Woburn; office phone: 781-935-6824; Email: umcwoburn@gmail.com Pastor: Rev. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang. The church is fully handicap acessible and has Hearing Assistance in the sanctuary. Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service, Nursery Care provided; 10:30 a.m. Church School; 11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour. Home to community programs including The Dwelling Place (a soup kitchen), serving M-W-Sat., 5:45 p.m., and the YMCA International Learning Center (781-935-6499).

Non- denominational

Grace Chapel —59 Worthen Road, 781-862-6499; fax 674-2824. For general information visit grace.org or e-mail communications@grace.org. The Lord’s Gathering —39 Dragon Court, Woburn; tlgchurch.com; Pastor Joe Gulino. Sunday: 10 a.m., worship services and children’s church; nursery care provided; 10:30 a.m., “Teen Encounters” with youth service. Friday: 6:45 to 9 p.m., X-Link Youth Group meets. Small groups meet throughout the week.

GENeSIS —35 Olympia Ave, Woburn. For more information visit genesisthejourney.com, or e-mail begin@genesisthejourney.com. Sunday Worship Gathering at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with kids programming at all three services. Lead Pastor: Michael Davis Church of the Living God —205 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Full Gospel/Spirit-filled services Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible study; Thursday 7:30, nursery and children’s church. Jesus is Lord.

Orthodox

Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church —70 Montvale Ave., Woburn. 781-935-2424. Rev. Dr. Peter G. Rizos, annunciationwoburn.com Sundays Orthos – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m.

Presbyterian

Burlington Presbyterian Church —335 Cambridge St.; The Rev. Roderick A. MacDonald, pastor; 781-272-9190; nursery school, 781-272-0081. Wheelchair ramp available. burlingtonpres.org.

Roman Catholic

St. Barbara’s Parish —138 Cambridge Road, Woburn; Rectory: 781-933-4130; Web: woburncatholic.org. The Rev. Thomas J. Powers, administrator; the Rev. James V. Kerrigan, deacon emeritus; the Rev. Edward Giordano, deacon; and the Rev. William Kerns, deacon. Mass schedule: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. daily Monday through Saturday. Holy Days are as announced. Rosary followed by morning prayer at 8:25 a.m. Confessions: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday or by appointment Wednesday of Lent, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Church of St. William —1351 Main St., Tewksbury. Office hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day), Saturday, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Family Mass, 11:30 a.m., second and fourth Sunday.

St. Anthony Parish —851 Main St., Woburn. Fr Richard Shmaruk. Phone: 781-933-1323. Fax: 781-937-3233. Sunday Services: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Confession Saturday, 4:45 p.m.

St. Charles Church —280 Main St., Woburn. 781-933-0300 Fax: 781-932-7581. Pastor Rev. Timothy J. Shea; Associate Priest Fr. Daniel McCoy; Permanent Deacon Rev. Mr. Phillip P. Hardcastle, Jr. Daily Mass Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. Saturday: 11:30 a.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. (Lower Church); 10 a.m. (Upper Church) 10 a.m. Missa em Português (no piso inferior da igreja); Noon in English (Upper Church); noon Misa en Español (La Planta Baja) 5:30 p.m. (Lower Church) From July 1 through Aug. 27, the schedule will be as follows: English language Masses will be at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the lower church, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the lower church, and 10 a.m. Sunday in the upper church; Spanish Mass will be at noon Sunday in the lower church; Portuguese Mass will be at 10 a.m. in the lower church. In addition, the church will continue Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the upper church, and on third Sundays at 1 p.m. in the lower church.

Jewish

Temple Shalom Emeth —16 Lexington St., Burlington; 781-272-2351; Rabbi Susan Abramson. Monthly Tot Shabbat Saturday morning services. Educational programs for all ages including Preschool, Religious School grades 1-7, Confirmation grades 8-10, and Adult Education. Active Youth Group, Sisterhood, Brotherhood. Interfaith families welcome.

Kehillat Shomer Yisrael —400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6350, Woburn; 781-933-3593; rab@shomeryisrael.org; shomeryisrael.org; Rabbi Aryeh Baruch (Louis) Vos Levitz. An independent contemporary synagogue. Main service: Shabbat morning at 10 a.m.; First Fridays: Kabbalat Shabbat at 7 p.m.; Torah Study and Meditation: Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Shacharit Prayers: Thursday at 7 a.m.; Running a Jewish Home; 10:15, Beginners Hebrew; 11:15 Hallachah.

Temple Isaiah— 55 Lincoln St., Lexington, Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe, Rabbi Jill Perlman, Cantor Lisa Doob; 781-862-7160. website: templeisaia.net. Friday, Aug. 1: 6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Saturday, Aug. 2: 9 a.m.Shabbat Service Torah Discussion – D’varim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Temple Emunah — 9 Piper Road, Lexington, 02421, 781-861-0300, Rabbi David Lerner, Assistant 30:2-36:13) Rabbi Michael Fel. Service times: Sunday 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. and afternoon (varies). Web site: TempleEmunah.org

Article source: http://tewksbury.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentlife/20170720/worship-listings

Although I converted to Judaism at the age of 19, having been inexplicably drawn to the ways of the Torah, I had no inkling that I was descended from Jews myself. After 44 years of living a Jewish life, through tracing the names in my mother’s family tree, I discovered
that they were Judeo-Spanish names from Catalonia, Spain.

My search led me to get in contact with a distant French relative by marriage, Danielle, the widow of a French fourth cousin. She sent me a link to
a document in the French National Library that contains our family’s tree allWhat, if any, possible knowledge of their Jewish heritage or ancestors was transmitted to them? the way back to Portugal of the 1500s—to Portuguese prince Luis de Beja-Avis (the son of King Manuel), who fell in love with, and married, a Jewish lady, Yolanda, daughter of a noble family of converted Jews. Their marriage was performed quietly—secretly, in fact, because he was the son of Manuel, king of Portugal, and she, from a family of converted Jews. Although they were nobility, they were of sangre soucia, suspected or tainted blood. It was evidently considered the right thing to convert the Jews, but not to marry them.

This document Daniella sent me contains not only the family tree of my
great-grandmother’s mother’s side, but also the story of a famous figure:
Antonio Gomez de Beja-Avis.

Prince Luis de Beja, son of King Manuel (his brother Juan became the next king), and his Jewish wife Yolanda Gomez had two sons, Antonio and Juan, who were Jews according to halachah, but—being from a family of converted Jews—were raised Catholic. Interestingly, they both married Jewish women.

When I read this, I wondered: What, if any, possible knowledge of their Jewish heritage or ancestors was transmitted to them? What did they know about being Jews, and did this have anything to do with choosing Jewish wives, or was that simply a “coincidence”?

This is the poignant story of one of their sons, Antonio, my ancestor. It touched my heart, and I’m sure that important lessons can be learned from it.

Antonio’s Story

When he was young, Antonio de Beja Avis was given a higher education, and spent years studying philosophy and religious thought in a Catholic school in Coimbra, Portugal. He inherited his father’s role as a cleric, but didn’t continue a spiritual lifestyle; the physical world was too compelling. He was bent on enjoying the pleasures this world had to offer.

Antonio served his country as a governor in Morocco, which at the time was partially ruled by Portugal. He was very well-liked by the common people of Portugal, and was a beloved and popular public figure. His marriage to a Jewish woman, Ana Barbosa, yielded several children, including the eldest, Prince Manuel.

At age 40, Antonio accompanied his cousin King Sebastian on a mission to subdue a rebellion in Morocco, which ended unsuccessfully. King Sebastian was killed, and Antonio was taken prisoner.

During the time Antonio was held captive in Morocco, his uncle Henrique, a cardinal, took the throne and destroyed all evidence of Antonio’s parents’ private marriage ceremony. Henrique knew the throne rightfully belonged to Antonio, the next successor, but he didn’t want Antonio to be able to claim what was rightfully his.

In the meantime, Henrique, who was elderly, passed away. At this time, Antonio was also freed from captivity in Morocco. He returned to Lisbon, Portugal, and was crowned king, acclaimed by the masses of the common people who loved him.

However, Antonio’s cousin, Philip II of Spain (whose father was Austrian and who had grown up in the Habsburg court), was determined not to let a Jew rule over Portugal, and spent a considerable amount of money bribing the rich landowner class of Portuguese to favor his claim to the throne over Antonio’s. Antonio ruled over Portugal for only a month at most, until Philip sent a large army of troops to defeat Antonio, oust him from the throne in Lisbon and overtake Portugal, annexing it to Spain.

Antonio fled for his life to Terceira Island (Isla Terceira) in the Azores archipelago off the coast of Africa, about 900 miles from Portugal. From Isla Terceira, King Antonio ruled, while Philip ruled mainland Portugal. After two years, Philip was proclaimed successor to the Portuguese throne. Even though Antonio was next in line to inherit the throne, Philip raised the issue of Antonio’s “tainted blood”—the blood of his Jewish ancestors—which Philip claimed should rightfully disqualify him.

Antonio left with his son Manuel to Paris, where his payment in crown jewels persuaded Catherine de Medici to use her connections to obtain a fleet of ships that sailed back to the Azores to battle with Philip and reclaim the throne. But the fleet was defeated. Antonio then went to England and persuaded Queen Elizabeth (who hated the Spaniards) to once again set sail to Terceira (where Antonio was convinced that his loyal followers would rally to his cause and oust Philip’s men).

Antonio was sadly mistaken. Philip had meanwhile won the people to his side, and they didn’t rally to Antonio’s cause. He was defeated again and returned to France, broken and penniless, having spent his entire fortune trying to regain the throne.

Antonio, who is known in history as “The Determined One,” spent his remaining years in Paris, ever fearful of Philip’s assassins, from whom he fled many times.

Ill and exiled from his homeland and his people, Antonio sought solace at last in a vestige of the faith of his mother’s people—in the Psalms of King David. Antonio is considered a hero because of his determinationNo doubt he identified very much with King David’s life saga of persecution, betrayal by those whom he had trusted and constant flight from those who wished to kill him.

Antonio even wrote a book on the theme of the Psalms, titled in English The Royal Penitent. No doubt, in his last days, Antonio had come closer to G‑d and regretted the ways of a youth spent in pursuit of the physical world.

And what of Prince Manuel, who followed his father into exile? He settled in Belgium and married a Belgian Huguenot princess of possible Jewish descent, Emilie Nassau, daughter of William I of Orange. They had eight children. Manuel still maintained ties to Spain, which had promised him government positions.

Since Spain was at war with the Netherlands, including Belgium, at the time, Princess Emilie considered Manuel to be a traitor to her people, and she
left for Switzerland with her six daughters—one of whom, Maria Belgica, is my ancestor. Antonio died alone and broken in Paris, where he is buried.

Even though he was defeated many times, Antonio is considered in history
to be a hero because of his determination in trying to maintain the independence of his homeland, Portugal. His son Cristobão, who had remained
behind in Portugal, continued this cause after his father’s death.

What did I learn from this story?

Obviously, there is a lesson about the vanity of this world and its physical pursuits. In the end, we are left with only the soul. We must spend our time here on earth providing for our spiritual welfare, since this, as Antonio learned, is all that remains at the end of our sojourn here.

But I believe there is more to be gleaned from this story, which shows the strength of the pintele Yid, the spark of Jewishness inside us.

Even though Antonio was raised a Catholic and given an education within the church, in the end it wasn’t the beliefs of his father, but rather the Psalms of David—the king of his mother’s people—that gave him solace and to which
he turned in his time of trouble.

I wonder again: Is it possible that Antonio’s mother, Yolanda Gomez, descendant of a noble Jewish family originally from Spain, was somehow, in spite of her upbringing as a converso, able to transmit something about the holiness and purity of Psalms to her son?

Whoever Antonio’s Jewish ancestors were, I’m sure they are rejoicing now that their spark of Jewishness did find its way down to us, their descendants, in the beautiful Jewish family of Torah-observant children and grandchildren G‑d has given me.

When our family performs mitzvot, which were lost to their descendants for 500 years, I think of these ancestors. When IWhoever Antonio’s ancestors were, I’m sure they are rejoicing now light my Shabbat candles, I light them for all the grandmothers of Spain, Portugal, France and Switzerland who either didn’t know they should light or were unable to do so. And I think of Yolanda, who was forced to hide for the rest of her life in a convent when her secret marriage to the prince was discovered. Whatever she secretly gave to her sons—that tiny spark passed down for 500 years—was finally fanned into a powerful flame of faith that ignited the heart of her descendant (me) and the hearts of my family!

Article source: http://www.chabad.org/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/3694541/jewish/Portuguese-King-Finds-Solace-in-the-Psalms-of-His-Ancestors.htm

VAN NUYS, Califórnia, 3 agosto, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Funrise Inc. anunciou a nomeação de Miguel Canut para supervisionar a Sede Espanhola da Funrise como continuação da estratégia de crescimento a nível internacional da empresa

A Funrise Inc. continua a desenvolver a sua actividade e carteira de marcas com uma estratégia focada nos importantes territórios internacionais. O novo escritório da Funrise em Espanha é liderado por Miguel Canut, um líder executivo e dinâmico com sólida experiência em ambientes multinacionais. Canut tem mais de 30 anos de experiência em bens de consumo, tendo trabalhado na Sega, Acclaim Entertainment e THQ.

“Miguel chega à Funrise com um profundo conhecimento em vendas a retalho e experiência em distribuição. Acreditamos que esta nomeação posicionará a Funrise como uma empresa verdadeiramente global com grande capacidade de entrega de uma grande marca na Península Ibérica”, disse Martin Good, Vice-Presidente Internacional.

” Estou muito entusiasmado por juntar-me à excelente equipa da Funrise Inc. e por fazer parte do seu plano de expansão e crescimento Europeu em territórios emergentes incluindo Espanha e Portugal“, disse Miguel Canut, Director Comercial em Espanha e Portugal.

Sobre a Funrise

Fundada em 1987, a Funrise é uma empresa inovadora e líder no mercado na produção e distribuição dos brinquedos mais populares para crianças. Em poucas palavras… criamos diversão! A Funrise é produtora de grandes marcas do mercado tais como TONKA®, Gazillion Bubbles®, Luna Petunia™, Positively Perfect™ e Sing-a-ma-Lings, fazendo com que a oferta de produto seja diversificada e divertida para crianças de todas as idades! A Funrise Toy Corporation é uma subsidiária integral da Matrix Holdings Limited. A sede da Funrise U.S. está localizada em Van Nuys, Califórnia, tendo um escritório em Hong Kong e com salões de exposição adicionais em Minneapolis, Bentonville, Reino Unido e Austrália. Para mais informações, visite por favor: www.Funrise.com.

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Article source: http://exame.abril.com.br/negocios/releases/funrise-nomeia-director-comercial-para-o-territorio-espanhol-e-portugues/

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Monday, July 31st, the headquarters of “Nós do Morro” theater company, in the favela community of Vidigal, hosts “Flip:Flup – O Encontro das Festas Literárias” (Flip:Flup – The Literary Parties’ Encounter), at 6:30 PM.

Paul Beatty, the first American writer to win the Man Booker Prize, will participate in the event’s second panel, at 8:30 PM, photo internet recreation.

Bringing together international writers who participated in Paraty’s International Literary Festival (FLIP) last week and local artists from Rio’s communities, the event aims to bring up the latest social discussions through a literary point of view.

Following the opening ceremony at 6:30 PM, the panel discussion “A África que Trago Comigo” (The Africa I carry with me) will bring Angolan writers José Eduardo Agualusa and Luaty Beirão, and Rwandan novelist Scholastique Mukasonga, who will talk about identities, memory, culture and colonialism.

Mediated by Athayde Motta, Brazilian director of NGO “Fundo Baobá”, which focuses in racial equality, the first panel discussion brings a respectable team of writers, like Agualusa, who won this years’ International Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007.

Beirão, rapper and activist who got arrested in 2015 for reading a book considered “subversive” in Angola, is known for his hunger strikes while in prison. Scholastique Mukasonga is one of the only survivors of her family from Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.

At 8:30 PM, the panel “Variações Sobre um Velho Tema” (Variations on an old theme) invites writers Joana Gorjão Henriques (Portugal), Paul Beatty (United States) and Brazilian anthropologist Julio de Tavares to debate race issues, the African diaspora and colonialism.

Focused in ethnic-racial relations and human rights, Henriques is the author of “Racismo em português: o lado esquecido do colonialismo” (Racism in Portuguese: the forgotten side of colonialism), while Tavares’ researches concentrate in the African diaspora in South America, the representation of black people in the media, among other correlated themes.

Afro American poet and novelist Paul Beatty is known for “The Sellout”, literary work on US racial politics that granted him the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, both in 2016. It was the first time that an American writer won the Man Booker Prize, a traditional English award.

Closing the event will be a poetry recital session at 10PM, which will take place at Bar Ganjah. Until 11PM, poets from all over Rio are welcome to go up on the stage to present their works to the audience.

“Flip:Flup – O Encontro das Festas Literárias” is organized by Feira Literária das Periferias (Literary Festival of the Peripheries – FLUP). Created in 2012, FLUP aims to stimulate the reading culture, democratize the access to literature in underprivileged areas and promote unknown authors from the peripheries. In 2016, the project was granted with the Excellence Award by the London Book Fair.

What: “Flip:Flup – O Encontro das Festas Literárias” (Flip:Flup – The Literary Parties’ Encounter)
When: this Monday, July 31st – 6:30 PM
Where: Panel Discussions: Casarão Grupo Nós do Morro – Rua. Dr. Olinto de Magalhães, 54 – Vidigal
Poetry Recital: Bar Ganjah – Rua Dr. Olinto de Magalhães, 44A – Vidigal
Entrance: FREE

Article source: http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/vidigal-hosts-free-literary-event-tonight-in-rio-de-janeiro/

A DC Entertainment, junto à Warner Bros. Animation e à Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, anunciou na noite desta sexta-feira na Comic-Con Internacional de San Diego, mais quatro filmes animados. A novidade foi revelada durante a pré-estreia de Batman e Arlequina.

A próxima animação será Batman: Gotham by Baslight (“Um Conto de Batman – Gotham City 1889″, em português) introduz o Homem-Morcego na Era Vitoriana, sendo caçado por Jack o Estripador. A versão dos quadrinhos é relativamente curta, e por isso especula-se que o filme deve trazer mais camadas à história.

A segunda é uma história original focada no Esquadrão Suicida, o primeiro desta nova continuidade compartilhada dos filmes animados da DC. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay não teve mais detalhes divulgados, mas promete um “grande elenco de vozes”.

Por fim, entre 2018 e 2019 serão lançadas as duas partes da adaptação de “A Morte do Superman”, intituladas respectivamente Death of Superman e Reign of the Supermen. A DC promete ser bastante fiel ao material de origem para contar a história.

Article source: http://www.adorocinema.com/noticias/series/noticia-132560/

A protocol signing ceremony is held in Macao, south China, June 1, 2017. A one-billion-dollar fund for cooperation and development between China and Portuguese speaking countries officially launched its headquarters here on Thursday, starting its service for Chinese and Portuguese speaking countries’ enterprises. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

MACAO, June 1 (Xinhua) — A one-billion-dollar fund for cooperation and development between China and Portuguese speaking countries officially launched its headquarters here on Thursday, starting its service for Chinese and Portuguese speaking countries’ enterprises.

China-Portuguese Speaking Countries (PSCs) Cooperation and Development Fund held the headquarters launching ceremony at the eighth International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum held on Thursday.

The fund was founded in 2013 by China Development Bank and Macao Industrial and Commercial Development Fund, and is managed by China-Africa Development Fund.

Its headquarters is located in Macao Business Support Center for now and will move into the China-PSC Trade and Service Complex after the complex construction is finished.

Macao’s Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac said earlier that the location of the fund’s headquarters to Macao is expected to enhance awareness about its operation and strengthen the special administrative region’s role as a commercial and trade cooperation service platform between China and the PSCs.

The fund has invested in over 20 projects in Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, covering cooperation in agriculture, manufacture and energy.

Article source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/01/c_136331863.htm

Assemblies of God

St. Paul Evangelical Church —451 Lowell St., 781-863-0500, stpaulevangelical.org Rev. Brent Maracle, Sr. Pastor.Sunday School Classes, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 6:30 p.m. Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries.; Bible Study, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; Adult Workshop, Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Adult Workshop, Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday (seniors) at 10:30 a.m.; Friday (teens) at 7 p.m.

Baptist

First Baptist Church —3 Winn St., Woburn; 781-933-3008; fax 781-938-0198; fbcwoburnMA@aol.com; the Rev. Mary Bettencourt. Office hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Handicap access available. Nursery care provided upon request during worship.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. for children, ages 6 to 14. Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. Monday: noon, AA meeting in social hall; 8:30 p.m. AA meeting in social hall. Tuesday: 6 to 7 p.m., ART Program; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study with Pastor Mary; 7:30 p.m. Women’s NA meeting. Thursday: Thrift Shop on Park Street open, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; ample parking at the rear of the church. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., ART Program. Saturday: 7 to 9 p.m. Woburn Survival NA meeting in social hall.

Anchor Baptist Church of Woburn —29A Montvale Ave., Woburn; 781-932-0765; theoffice.net/anchorbaptist; Anchor Baptist@juno.com; Pastor Chris Pledger. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages (50+ classes to choose from); 11 a.m. Sunday morning service; 12:30 p.m. Spanish Dept. services; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Amen Treasure” Club (11-17-years-old); 5:45 p.m. Choir practice (youth, teens, adults); 7 p.m. Sunday evening service (all departments). Monday: 2:30 p.m. Nursing Home Ministry. Tuesday: 10 a.m. Ladies outreach Fellowship. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Sunday School worker’s meeting; 7:30 p.m. Mid-week Bible Study. Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Witnessing Training Clubs; 7 p.m. Church-wide outreach. Saturday: 9 a.m. Church worker’s breakfast and visitation; 8 p.m. Men’s Prayer Meeting.

St. John’s Baptist Church —38-40 Everett St., Woburn; 781-935-4314; sjbc.org; the Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, pastor, Minister Neal Pearson, Minister Henry Johnson, Minister John Page.Sunday School — 9:40 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service — 11 a.m. Tuesday — Prayer/Share and Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday — Noon Day Bible Study 12 p.m. Dinner available on Friday evenings 7 p.m. (donations accepted). Friday Family Bible Study 8 p.m. (men, women, youth ages 2 years through high school).

Congregational

North Congregational Church in Woburn— 896 Main St., Woburn; 781-933-1229; email: office@northchurchwoburn.org; the Rev. Dr. Marian Williams. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m. Church School and child care available. Fellowship hour at 11 a.m. Holy Communion first Sunday of each month. Tuesdays: Al-Anon at 7:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church in Woburn— 322 Main St., Woburn; 781-933-1642; Email: fcw1642@verizon.net Pastor Rev. Dr. Richard Weisenbach; Sandra Dickinson, administrative assistant; Marguerite Upton, soloist; Renelle Hebert, guest pianist; Matthew Nugent/Wendy Cunha, AV tech. Tuesday Bible Studies Prayer, 11 A.m. and noon; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 8 a.m. to noon. Pastor Rich’s phone, 339-203-1600 or email pastorweisen@yahoo.com. Visit us on the web: firstcongchurch.vzwebsites.com.

Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church —535 Main St., Woburn, 781-935-0219, email: trinityofwoburn@msn.com, web: trinityofwoburn.info. Rector: The Rev John Conn. Worship Schedule: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for preschool through grade 9. Weekly Events: Fridays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thrift Shop. The Dwelling Place: a meal offered without charge at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays at the United Methodist Church, 523 Main St. Holy Week at Trinity: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. March 24; Good Friday Service, noon March 25; Sunday of the Resurrection Services, 8 and 10 a.m. March 27.

Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church– 4 Forest St., Wilmington. 978-658-2487. The Rev. Chris Fike, priest-in-charge. On the web at stelizabethswilmington.org, or like us at facebook.com/stelizabethswilmington. Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sunday School and infant/child care provided during the service. Coffee hour follows.

Lutheran

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer— 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn; 781-933-4600; redeemerwoburn.org; office@redeemerwoburn.org; the Rev. Cindy Jacobsen, pastor. Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist; 10:30 a.m., Hospitality; 10:45 a.m., Education Hour. Nursery care provided. Methodist

United Methodist Church of Woburn —523 Main St., Woburn; office phone: 781-935-6824; Email: umcwoburn@gmail.com Pastor: Rev. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang. The church is fully handicap acessible and has Hearing Assistance in the sanctuary. Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service, Nursery Care provided; 10:30 a.m. Church School; 11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour. Home to community programs including The Dwelling Place (a soup kitchen), serving M-W-Sat., 5:45 p.m., and the YMCA International Learning Center (781-935-6499).

Non- denominational

Grace Chapel —59 Worthen Road, 781-862-6499; fax 674-2824. For general information visit grace.org or e-mail communications@grace.org. The Lord’s Gathering —39 Dragon Court, Woburn; tlgchurch.com; Pastor Joe Gulino. Sunday: 10 a.m., worship services and children’s church; nursery care provided; 10:30 a.m., “Teen Encounters” with youth service. Friday: 6:45 to 9 p.m., X-Link Youth Group meets. Small groups meet throughout the week.

GENeSIS —35 Olympia Ave, Woburn. For more information visit genesisthejourney.com, or e-mail begin@genesisthejourney.com. Sunday Worship Gathering at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with kids programming at all three services. Lead Pastor: Michael Davis Church of the Living God —205 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Full Gospel/Spirit-filled services Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible study; Thursday 7:30, nursery and children’s church. Jesus is Lord.

Orthodox

Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church —70 Montvale Ave., Woburn. 781-935-2424. Rev. Dr. Peter G. Rizos, annunciationwoburn.com Sundays Orthos – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m.

Presbyterian

Burlington Presbyterian Church —335 Cambridge St.; The Rev. Roderick A. MacDonald, pastor; 781-272-9190; nursery school, 781-272-0081. Wheelchair ramp available. burlingtonpres.org.

Roman Catholic

St. Barbara’s Parish —138 Cambridge Road, Woburn; Rectory: 781-933-4130; Web: woburncatholic.org. The Rev. Thomas J. Powers, administrator; the Rev. James V. Kerrigan, deacon emeritus; the Rev. Edward Giordano, deacon; and the Rev. William Kerns, deacon. Mass schedule: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. daily Monday through Saturday. Holy Days are as announced. Rosary followed by morning prayer at 8:25 a.m. Confessions: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday or by appointment Wednesday of Lent, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Church of St. William —1351 Main St., Tewksbury. Office hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day), Saturday, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Family Mass, 11:30 a.m., second and fourth Sunday.

St. Anthony Parish —851 Main St., Woburn. Fr Richard Shmaruk. Phone: 781-933-1323. Fax: 781-937-3233. Sunday Services: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Confession Saturday, 4:45 p.m.

St. Charles Church —280 Main St., Woburn. 781-933-0300 Fax: 781-932-7581. Pastor Rev. Timothy J. Shea; Associate Priest Fr. Daniel McCoy; Permanent Deacon Rev. Mr. Phillip P. Hardcastle, Jr. Daily Mass Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. Saturday: 11:30 a.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. (Lower Church); 10 a.m. (Upper Church) 10 a.m. Missa em Português (no piso inferior da igreja); Noon in English (Upper Church); noon Misa en Español (La Planta Baja) 5:30 p.m. (Lower Church) From July 1 through Aug. 27, the schedule will be as follows: English language Masses will be at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the lower church, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the lower church, and 10 a.m. Sunday in the upper church; Spanish Mass will be at noon Sunday in the lower church; Portuguese Mass will be at 10 a.m. in the lower church. In addition, the church will continue Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the upper church, and on third Sundays at 1 p.m. in the lower church.

Jewish

Temple Shalom Emeth —16 Lexington St., Burlington; 781-272-2351; Rabbi Susan Abramson. Monthly Tot Shabbat Saturday morning services. Educational programs for all ages including Preschool, Religious School grades 1-7, Confirmation grades 8-10, and Adult Education. Active Youth Group, Sisterhood, Brotherhood. Interfaith families welcome.

Kehillat Shomer Yisrael —400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6350, Woburn; 781-933-3593; rab@shomeryisrael.org; shomeryisrael.org; Rabbi Aryeh Baruch (Louis) Vos Levitz. An independent contemporary synagogue. Main service: Shabbat morning at 10 a.m.; First Fridays: Kabbalat Shabbat at 7 p.m.; Torah Study and Meditation: Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Shacharit Prayers: Thursday at 7 a.m.; Running a Jewish Home; 10:15, Beginners Hebrew; 11:15 Hallachah.

Temple Isaiah— 55 Lincoln St., Lexington, Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe, Rabbi Jill Perlman, Cantor Lisa Doob; 781-862-7160. website: templeisaia.net. Friday, Aug. 1: 6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Saturday, Aug. 2: 9 a.m.Shabbat Service Torah Discussion – D’varim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Temple Emunah — 9 Piper Road, Lexington, 02421, 781-861-0300, Rabbi David Lerner, Assistant 30:2-36:13) Rabbi Michael Fel. Service times: Sunday 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. and afternoon (varies). Web site: TempleEmunah.org

Article source: http://wilmington.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentlife/20170720/worship-listings

Assemblies of God

St. Paul Evangelical Church —451 Lowell St., 781-863-0500, stpaulevangelical.org Rev. Brent Maracle, Sr. Pastor.Sunday School Classes, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 6:30 p.m. Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries.; Bible Study, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; Adult Workshop, Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Adult Workshop, Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday (seniors) at 10:30 a.m.; Friday (teens) at 7 p.m.

Baptist

First Baptist Church —3 Winn St., Woburn; 781-933-3008; fax 781-938-0198; fbcwoburnMA@aol.com; the Rev. Mary Bettencourt. Office hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Handicap access available. Nursery care provided upon request during worship.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. for children, ages 6 to 14. Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. Monday: noon, AA meeting in social hall; 8:30 p.m. AA meeting in social hall. Tuesday: 6 to 7 p.m., ART Program; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study with Pastor Mary; 7:30 p.m. Women’s NA meeting. Thursday: Thrift Shop on Park Street open, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; ample parking at the rear of the church. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., ART Program. Saturday: 7 to 9 p.m. Woburn Survival NA meeting in social hall.

Anchor Baptist Church of Woburn —29A Montvale Ave., Woburn; 781-932-0765; theoffice.net/anchorbaptist; Anchor Baptist@juno.com; Pastor Chris Pledger. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages (50+ classes to choose from); 11 a.m. Sunday morning service; 12:30 p.m. Spanish Dept. services; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Amen Treasure” Club (11-17-years-old); 5:45 p.m. Choir practice (youth, teens, adults); 7 p.m. Sunday evening service (all departments). Monday: 2:30 p.m. Nursing Home Ministry. Tuesday: 10 a.m. Ladies outreach Fellowship. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Sunday School worker’s meeting; 7:30 p.m. Mid-week Bible Study. Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Witnessing Training Clubs; 7 p.m. Church-wide outreach. Saturday: 9 a.m. Church worker’s breakfast and visitation; 8 p.m. Men’s Prayer Meeting.

St. John’s Baptist Church —38-40 Everett St., Woburn; 781-935-4314; sjbc.org; the Rev. Dr. Neal Pearson, pastor, Minister Neal Pearson, Minister Henry Johnson, Minister John Page.Sunday School — 9:40 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service — 11 a.m. Tuesday — Prayer/Share and Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday — Noon Day Bible Study 12 p.m. Dinner available on Friday evenings 7 p.m. (donations accepted). Friday Family Bible Study 8 p.m. (men, women, youth ages 2 years through high school).

Congregational

North Congregational Church in Woburn— 896 Main St., Woburn; 781-933-1229; email: office@northchurchwoburn.org; the Rev. Dr. Marian Williams. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m. Church School and child care available. Fellowship hour at 11 a.m. Holy Communion first Sunday of each month. Tuesdays: Al-Anon at 7:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church in Woburn— 322 Main St., Woburn; 781-933-1642; Email: fcw1642@verizon.net Pastor Rev. Dr. Richard Weisenbach; Sandra Dickinson, administrative assistant; Marguerite Upton, soloist; Renelle Hebert, guest pianist; Matthew Nugent/Wendy Cunha, AV tech. Tuesday Bible Studies Prayer, 11 A.m. and noon; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 8 a.m. to noon. Pastor Rich’s phone, 339-203-1600 or email pastorweisen@yahoo.com. Visit us on the web: firstcongchurch.vzwebsites.com.

Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church —535 Main St., Woburn, 781-935-0219, email: trinityofwoburn@msn.com, web: trinityofwoburn.info. Rector: The Rev John Conn. Worship Schedule: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for preschool through grade 9. Weekly Events: Fridays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thrift Shop. The Dwelling Place: a meal offered without charge at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays at the United Methodist Church, 523 Main St. Holy Week at Trinity: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. March 24; Good Friday Service, noon March 25; Sunday of the Resurrection Services, 8 and 10 a.m. March 27.

Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church– 4 Forest St., Wilmington. 978-658-2487. The Rev. Chris Fike, priest-in-charge. On the web at stelizabethswilmington.org, or like us at facebook.com/stelizabethswilmington. Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sunday School and infant/child care provided during the service. Coffee hour follows.

Lutheran

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer— 60 Forest Park Road, Woburn; 781-933-4600; redeemerwoburn.org; office@redeemerwoburn.org; the Rev. Cindy Jacobsen, pastor. Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist; 10:30 a.m., Hospitality; 10:45 a.m., Education Hour. Nursery care provided. Methodist

United Methodist Church of Woburn —523 Main St., Woburn; office phone: 781-935-6824; Email: umcwoburn@gmail.com Pastor: Rev. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang. The church is fully handicap acessible and has Hearing Assistance in the sanctuary. Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service, Nursery Care provided; 10:30 a.m. Church School; 11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour. Home to community programs including The Dwelling Place (a soup kitchen), serving M-W-Sat., 5:45 p.m., and the YMCA International Learning Center (781-935-6499).

Non- denominational

Grace Chapel —59 Worthen Road, 781-862-6499; fax 674-2824. For general information visit grace.org or e-mail communications@grace.org. The Lord’s Gathering —39 Dragon Court, Woburn; tlgchurch.com; Pastor Joe Gulino. Sunday: 10 a.m., worship services and children’s church; nursery care provided; 10:30 a.m., “Teen Encounters” with youth service. Friday: 6:45 to 9 p.m., X-Link Youth Group meets. Small groups meet throughout the week.

GENeSIS —35 Olympia Ave, Woburn. For more information visit genesisthejourney.com, or e-mail begin@genesisthejourney.com. Sunday Worship Gathering at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with kids programming at all three services. Lead Pastor: Michael Davis Church of the Living God —205 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Full Gospel/Spirit-filled services Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible study; Thursday 7:30, nursery and children’s church. Jesus is Lord.

Orthodox

Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church —70 Montvale Ave., Woburn. 781-935-2424. Rev. Dr. Peter G. Rizos, annunciationwoburn.com Sundays Orthos – 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m.

Presbyterian

Burlington Presbyterian Church —335 Cambridge St.; The Rev. Roderick A. MacDonald, pastor; 781-272-9190; nursery school, 781-272-0081. Wheelchair ramp available. burlingtonpres.org.

Roman Catholic

St. Barbara’s Parish —138 Cambridge Road, Woburn; Rectory: 781-933-4130; Web: woburncatholic.org. The Rev. Thomas J. Powers, administrator; the Rev. James V. Kerrigan, deacon emeritus; the Rev. Edward Giordano, deacon; and the Rev. William Kerns, deacon. Mass schedule: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. daily Monday through Saturday. Holy Days are as announced. Rosary followed by morning prayer at 8:25 a.m. Confessions: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday or by appointment Wednesday of Lent, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Church of St. William —1351 Main St., Tewksbury. Office hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day), Saturday, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., Family Mass, 11:30 a.m., second and fourth Sunday.

St. Anthony Parish —851 Main St., Woburn. Fr Richard Shmaruk. Phone: 781-933-1323. Fax: 781-937-3233. Sunday Services: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Confession Saturday, 4:45 p.m.

St. Charles Church —280 Main St., Woburn. 781-933-0300 Fax: 781-932-7581. Pastor Rev. Timothy J. Shea; Associate Priest Fr. Daniel McCoy; Permanent Deacon Rev. Mr. Phillip P. Hardcastle, Jr. Daily Mass Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. Saturday: 11:30 a.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. (Lower Church); 10 a.m. (Upper Church) 10 a.m. Missa em Português (no piso inferior da igreja); Noon in English (Upper Church); noon Misa en Español (La Planta Baja) 5:30 p.m. (Lower Church) From July 1 through Aug. 27, the schedule will be as follows: English language Masses will be at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the lower church, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the lower church, and 10 a.m. Sunday in the upper church; Spanish Mass will be at noon Sunday in the lower church; Portuguese Mass will be at 10 a.m. in the lower church. In addition, the church will continue Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the upper church, and on third Sundays at 1 p.m. in the lower church.

Jewish

Temple Shalom Emeth —16 Lexington St., Burlington; 781-272-2351; Rabbi Susan Abramson. Monthly Tot Shabbat Saturday morning services. Educational programs for all ages including Preschool, Religious School grades 1-7, Confirmation grades 8-10, and Adult Education. Active Youth Group, Sisterhood, Brotherhood. Interfaith families welcome.

Kehillat Shomer Yisrael —400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6350, Woburn; 781-933-3593; rab@shomeryisrael.org; shomeryisrael.org; Rabbi Aryeh Baruch (Louis) Vos Levitz. An independent contemporary synagogue. Main service: Shabbat morning at 10 a.m.; First Fridays: Kabbalat Shabbat at 7 p.m.; Torah Study and Meditation: Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Shacharit Prayers: Thursday at 7 a.m.; Running a Jewish Home; 10:15, Beginners Hebrew; 11:15 Hallachah.

Temple Isaiah— 55 Lincoln St., Lexington, Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe, Rabbi Jill Perlman, Cantor Lisa Doob; 781-862-7160. website: templeisaia.net. Friday, Aug. 1: 6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Saturday, Aug. 2: 9 a.m.Shabbat Service Torah Discussion – D’varim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Temple Emunah — 9 Piper Road, Lexington, 02421, 781-861-0300, Rabbi David Lerner, Assistant 30:2-36:13) Rabbi Michael Fel. Service times: Sunday 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. and afternoon (varies). Web site: TempleEmunah.org

Article source: http://wilmington.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentlife/20170720/worship-listings

Yesterday’s roundup of Wednesday’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one, and there are still several free downloads remaining in that post if you missed it. Of course, we’ve got a fresh new batch of limited-time sales for you to check out on Thursday, so you’ll find 10 new apps below.

This post covers paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. BGR is not affiliated with any developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app anyway, you will be charged by Apple.

VectorPaper+

Normally $0.99.

VectorPaper + and LITE is a vector illustration app designed for IOS inspired by desktop class illustrator programs and powered by Metal 2, so Render times are up to 10x faster.

arguably the Best Free Vector Drawing
Import and Export directly to your iCloud Drive.

It supports paths, compound paths, text, images, groups, masks, gradient fills, and an unlimited number of layers and beautifully rendered text.

Design logos, posters, floor plans, technical drawings, fun fashions, web graphics, and much more.

VectorPapers Zero was designed with performance in mind – it can easily handle drawings with hundreds to thousands of shapes without bogging down.
Export your finished illustrations directly as SVG or PDF.

FEATURES

• Very high performance
• Create arbitrary bezier paths
• Create paths, masks and groups
• Create text and font objects
• Insert photos from your albums
• Boolean operators on paths (Unite, Intersect, Exclude, Subtract Front)
• Powerful scale and rotate tool
• Gradient fills
• Swatch Library
• Unlimited layers
• Rename, rearrange, delete, hide and lock layers
• Adjust the layer transparency
• Snap to grid, points, and path edges
• Isolate the active layer
• Send SVG, PDF, PNG, and JPEG

Localizations:
English, Arabic, French, Turkish, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Japanese.

Download VectorPaper+

Q-Chan : Meow Player

Normally $0.99.

“Q-Chan” is designed to help you catching your cat attention.

“Q-Chan” is very simple to use and cute.
Slide up and down to change the mode, tap to “meow”.
We embed more than 250 high quality meow sounds.
And we’ll continue adding more sounds.

“Q-Chan” has one more function.
You can set meow alarm.
Play meow sounds at specific time to wake you up and call your cats coming to your bed.

*Attention
Alarm need notification permission
Alarm not work under “Silent Mode” and “Do Not Disturb”

 

* If your cats displays signs of distress or aggression, discontinue use immediately.

Download Q-Chan : Meow Player

Directoon

Normally $0.99.

Create your own Animated Cartoon!
Choose the characters; Select the animations; Record your voice; Save and share your video.

 

You can choose 1 or 2 characters, each character has up to 6 animations that you can select and determine their chronology. Each animation is 5 seconds long and can be deleted by double tapping.

 

Create different scenarios.
Each character has one or more silent animation so you can act as both characters.

During the voice recording, a timer indicates the number of seconds passed for this animation, when it turns red the next animation starts.

Unleash your creativity!

Save and share your cartoon scene.

Download Directoon

QuickClip | Clipboard Manager

Normally $0.99.

Save copied text too easily and quickly.
QuickClip is very useful clipboard manager.
You can quickly and easy copy and paste.

App Features
– Simple UI
– You can access all clips from Widget
– iCloud Sync
– No Ads
– Folder

*This application is only supported iOS7 or higher.

– License
Designed by Freepik
http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/touch-screen-gesture-collection_843365.htm

Download QuickClip | Clipboard Manager

Easy Backup Pro

Normally $2.99.

Easy backup pro is free today with AppGratis

* Over 1,500,000 people love Easy Backup Pro :)

* Backup your contacts with one tap! *

MAIN FEATURES
○ Backup your contacts with one tap!
○ Send the backup to your email!
○ Export your address book to Excel!
○ Restore contacts easily from any iOS device!

Your contacts are the most important data in your phone which may be lost in seconds.
Easy Backup Pro keeps your contacts in a safe place.

BACKUP
○ One tap to backup your contacts!
○ Quickly export your backups to Dropbox, Google Drive, Excel, Email
○ Keep your contacts safe in the cloud!
○ Easily restore your contacts from any mobile device!
○ Move contacts between accounts (Exchange, iCloud, Local Address Book)

CLEANUP
○ Find Merge duplicate contacts!
○ Remove contacts without name
○ Remove contacts without phone email

Easy Backup Pro offers unlimited backups for your address book
To keep your contacts even more protected, turn on Easy Backup Pro to save every single change in your contact list, even when you are not using the app.
Easy Backup Pro allows you to restore your contacts from any mobile device for $9.99 a year through an auto-renewing subscription.
Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account.
Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. You can manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.

Terms of use: http://www.simplercontacts.com/termsofuse
Privacy policy: http://www.simplercontacts.com/privacy

AVAILABLE IN 15 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English, Español, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Português (Br.), 中文 (Simplified), 中文 (Traditional), 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Русский, Türkçe, العربية, עברית

Download Easy Backup Pro

Pocket Files Pro

Normally $2.99.

Pocket Files Pro is the ultimate tool to manage and keep your Photos, Videos and Documents safe and private. Easily capture or import your photos/videos from a device or computer, create new albums (including sub-folders), note files and access them from iMessage. Set a passcode for the app or folders and catch the intruder’s picture (including GPS location) who attempt to break-in to your app.

Key Features
◉ Simple and elegant photo, video and file manager, create new folders/subfolders (or albums) and import photos/videos or any other documents

◉ Lock password-protect any folder and its files by using password or Touch ID

◉ Easily access and send any of stored files from the Messages app

◉ Break-in report: catch photo and location of any intruder who tries to break-in to your app

◉ Decoy Mode: open a completely new screen with different folders/files by entering a decoy passcode (manageable by user)

◉ Import photos/videos from your device, iCloud Drive, Dropbox and more

◉ Take photo or record videos inside the app

◉ Easily import or export files from your computer wirelessly or iTunes

◉ View photos, videos, animated GIFs, PDF, ZIP, Microsoft Office documents or iWork files

Download Pocket Files Pro

Charles Dickens: Ghost Stories

Normally $1.99.

iClassics: Beyond Engrossing

iClassics unites the old and the new to create immersive experiences that inspire and move everyone.

Charles Dickens is perhaps the most canonical of all writers from the Western literary tradition.

iClassics Productions has become famous for its artistic and technological enhancements of great literature, and our collection of Immersive Entertainment apps would be woefully incomplete if it did not include the works of Charles Dickens.

Enter the iDickens Collection, which includes some of the most famous ghost stories penned by the master of Victorian literature, including A Madman’s Manuscript, The Ivy Green, and The Lawyer and the Ghost.

In this innovative Immersive Entertainment app, these masterful and playfully chilling short stories are lovingly and artistically enhanced with interaction, illustration, animation, FX, and OST.

By casting a modern glare on these child-friendly ghost stories, the result is a spectacular and wholly original experience that utilizes every feature of modern mobile devices (gyro-perspective, flash, vibration).

TILT to see more

TOUCH to transform

TURN to discover what’s in the shadows

Main features:

* Available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
* Outstanding artwork by César Samaniego and a troubling original soundtrack by Miquel Tejada.
* The Charles Dickens’s Biography.

With the lovingly constructed enhancements for which iClassics Productions has become famous, this creatively chilling Immersive Entertainment app makes Charles Dickens more readable and enjoyable than ever.

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About the iClassics Collection:

The iClassics Collection is a revolutionary collection of book apps where you’ll discover literary classics such as Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens through a unique interactive and immersive experience.

Discover more at http://www.iclassicscollection.com

Download Charles Dickens: Ghost Stories

Alti

Normally $4.99.

Alti is a beautiful, feature-rich, minimalist altimeter and compass application for your iPhone and iPad. It sports a clean design, includes a wide selection of background colours, and provides a distraction-free experience. It includes an altitude indicator, a magnetic and true north compass, and coordinates for DMS and degrees.

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Features:

# Highest Accuracy GPS Altitude
# True/Magnetic North Compass
# Beautiful iOS9 Design
# Pastel Natural Color Palettes
# Facebook, Instagram Twitter Sharing
# Altitude in Meters or Feet
# Coordinates in DMS or Decimal
# Background Customisation

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Reviews:

“The UI captures the flat style of iOS perfectly. Simple and intuitive.” Ko Olina Family

“We trek a lot and this altimeter app is our new favorite. Awesome app when we do our adventure treks. Kudos to the developer.” Nadialutan

“Used it in the North Georgia mountains and it was spot on with the elevation markers.” Marcus Aurelius Seneca

“Pleasure to use and look at!” Coopsdogger

“Just wanted something to track my current coordinates and it does just that. Very nice!” B3 Burner

“A friend of mine I go camping with has COPD and altitude affects him. It’s nice to know where the high elevations are so we can avoid them or minimize our time there.” Millennial2012

“Smart, simple and easy!” Yazeed Momani

Download Alti

Funnyfy 2

Normally $9.99.

Introducing the Simplest and fastest video editor ever!

Add timed titles to your videos and export to camera roll super fast.

Turn your videos hilarious stories within seconds.

Just tap anywhere in the video to add a title.

Point out idiots, geniuses, fails in your clips. Or add subtitles to what your cute pets say to camera.

Possibilities are endless. Just imagine and be creative.

FEATURES

+ Simply tap anywhere in the video to add titles
+ Unque editing interface to help you edit super fast
+ Edit color of the title
+ Adjust title timing to milliseconds
+ Save to camera roll in highest quality
+ Select, move and delete titles fast and easy.
+ Quick re-play previews of selected title
+ Seek through the video fast

Extra features:
+ Carefully crafted design and editing interface
+ No ads inside the app
+ Developer support – Contact for help within the app in 2 taps
+ Similar editing interface to our Beep App (Made for Censoring videos)

 

FEEDBACK FROM USERS:

“Exactly what I wanted, Quicker way to add titles and export without having to do all those tedious editing” – Kupi Cheholl

“With Funnyfy I can add titles just by tapping and holding on the video. I don’t have to move or adjust timing of titles. That makes it so much easier to just turn my cat and dog videos to cute stories.” – Rada Bright

“Loved the way this app help me make funny videos for all my fail vids IG and vine accounts. It’s super fast and I usually edit and upload about 5 videos in 20 minutes.” – Thiago Oliver

Download Funnyfy 2

Mystery of Fortune 2

Normally $0.99.

Mystery of Fortune 2 is the eighth episode of Fortune Chronicle Episodes. This is the official sequel of SRPG Mystery of Fortune(2014).

Explore dungeons with your own army and try to make the most efficient corps.

You must charge your phone while playing!

 

Features

1. 25 available units and over 35 monsters.

2. Battle macro system that helps battles.

3. Changing class system lets you acquire various skills and strategies.

4. More gears and items to equip and collect.

5. Total 85 dungeons in 14 states to explore.

 

 

Rules of the game

1. Every battle are conducted automatically. The Player gat set up strategies and level up units for the battle, before the battles starts.

2. You need to set up a fighting AI called battle macro to units before the battle starts. For example, you could set up the best strategy for battles by assembling condition and run sentence like – “Use skill when encounters enemy in close range” and “Heal yourself when you lost 50% HP”.

3. In the Pub you visit before you enter the dungeon, you can get some hints for your strategy, hire new units, purchase items and battle macro to prepare for the next battle.

4. Once the battle starts, the Player spectates the battle. You can use items to heal your units or fill Ether when you need.

5. When your units clear enemies in the current wave, they automatically proceed to the next wave. If you lost every unit in the battle, exploration ends.

6. When the exploration ends, you receive gold and items that you can use to upgrade your units.

 

How to use iCloud data save

Caution: iCloud saving overwrite data to your phone, so your existing data might be deleted. Using when you transfer data after changing device only is recommended.

If your data is deleted during using cloud-saving, it cannot be recovered. Please pay close attention.

1. Click ‘Game Center’ button on your existing device.

2. Sync saved data by clicking “Save Data” button. Don’t close application or break the internet connection. Data might be lost. Provided that the process is stuck at 0% too much time, close application and restart.

3. Click ‘Game Center’ button on your changed device.

4. Click “Load Data” button and sync saved data from servers. Don’t close application or break the internet connection as same above.

5. When you start app, previous saved data would be loaded. Now you can play the game.

Please sync saved data by clicking “Save Data” button to keep losing your data.

Please use “Load Data” when you newly change your cell phone or lose saved data only. Company doesn’t take responsible for rollback data by running “Load Data” in usual condition.

Download Mystery of Fortune 2

Article source: http://bgr.com/2017/07/20/best-free-iphone-apps-ipad-ios-july-20/

Rescuers work at the site of forest fire in the area of Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal on June 18, 2017. The number of people killed in the forest fire raging in central Portugal has risen to 62, with 54 others injured, State Secretary of Internal Affairs Ministry Jorge Gomes said Sunday. The fire broke out Saturday in Pedrogao Grande, northeast of Lisbon, and quickly spread to the towns of Figueird dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera in the district of Leiria, where firefighters are still battling the fire. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

LISBON, June 18 (Xinhua) — The number of people killed in the forest fires raging in central Portugal has risen to 62, with 54 others injured, State Secretary of Internal Affairs Ministry Jorge Gomes said Sunday.

Gomes told reporters that among the dead, two of them are victims of a road accident, while four of the injured are in serious condition.

The Portuguese government has declared the state of emergency in the fire area, and also a three-day national mourning from Sunday and Tuesday.

The fires broke out Saturday in Pedrogao Grande, some 150 km northeast of Lisbon, and quickly spread to the towns of Figueird dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera in the district of Leiria, where firefighters are still battling the fire.

Article source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/18/c_136375259.htm

We’re with HER! RuPaul graces the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly for their annual LGBT Pride issue that hits stands Friday.

EW’s website reads:

Drag has been around since the days of Dionysus, but no ancient Greek ever sashayed nearly as statuesquely as RuPaul Charles. The world’s most famous and influential drag performer took a long (and still) marginalized art form and used it to create an empire — and in doing so, built a shimmering 30-year-long career as twisted as pop culture itself to become one of the most important LGBTQ icons of our time.

The issue includes a complete oral history of RuPaul, featuring stories from Lady Bunny, Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Michelle Visage and Mamma Ru herself.

When asked about what it means to be featured, Ru says: “It’s a real milestone in my career. It means that so many people get to hear the message. Aside from the pretty clothes, all the colors and laughter the message really is to be yourself, love yourself and enjoy your time on this planet. That’s been my creed the whole time.”

With quite a political cover, Ru doesn’t shy away from talking about politics. “This year in the LGBT community, I hope to see young people get more involved politically and become more active and more aware. I want to see all LGBT people get involved politically because these freedoms we’ve witnessed in the past 20 years could slip away in a heartbeat.”

“Drag is the antithesis of what our culture is about,” she continues. “Our culture is about choosing an identity and sticking with it. You got to stick with that identity because we have to market beer and shampoo to you. Drag is opposite of that. Drag is really saying I will do whatever I want. I am a shape shifter. I will do whatever I feel. You will never see drag go completely mainstream.”

“On our show, what people really relate to is the tenacity of the human spirit.”

You can buy the RuPaul Entertainment Weekly LGBT Pride issue here.

Article source: https://unicornbooty.com/rupaul-entertainment-weekly/

Fundo ou projecto industrial?

Quanto custa a nova aventura pelo mundo dos contéudos?

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A lista de activos debaixo do chapéu Altice Media (sob responsabilidade de Alain Weill) é extensa e, segundo informação do grupo, abrange já 1500 jornalistas e nove canais de televisão. Na imprensa, começou em França com a aquisição do jornal francês Libération e dos vários títulos do grupo suíço Express-Roularta, entre eles o semanário L’Express. Em França, além dos canais SFR Sport, onde transmite os vários conteúdos exclusivos que foi comprando (como o futebol, incluindo o campeonato português, o basquetebol francês, o râguebi inglês, o atletismo, o boxe, o ski e o ténis), a Altice tem os canais informativos BFM TV e BFM Paris. Em Israel, onde também produz conteúdos, tem o canal informativo i24 News. Na rádio, contam-se as emissoras francesas BFM Business e RMC, especializada em informação e desporto.

Exclusividade versus concorrência

A sede da Altice pela exclusividade dos conteúdos é um dos temas que preocupa as suas concorrentes em Portugal. A Nos diz que foi a aproximação da Meo ao Benfica com o intuito de garantir direitos exclusivos que a obrigou a reagir e a desembolsar cerca de 400 milhões para assegurar os jogos em casa da equipa encarnada (e depois, a chegar a um acordo de 500 milhões com o Sporting). No final, a PT, que apenas garantiu os direitos televisivos do FC Porto, acabou encostada à parede e obrigada a embarcar com a Nos e a Vodafone na Sport TV, partilhando custos e conteúdos. Mas, apesar de a estratégia ter fracassado em Portugal, para a Altice, desportivo e exclusivo são efectivamente conceitos que rimam. Há dois meses, a operadora SFR anunciou ter assegurado os direitos exclusivos da Liga dos Campeões em França, entre 2018 e 2021. Segundo os media franceses, que classificaram o negócio como uma “revolução no mundo do futebol”, o investimento foi de 350 milhões. Por isso, apesar de ter prometido que no caso da Media Capital vai garantir o acesso dos concorrentes aos conteúdos, este promete ser um dos temas quentes nos próximos tempos.

Article source: https://www.publico.pt/economia/noticia/factos-e-interrogacoes-em-torno-do-projecto-portugues-da-altice-1779263

Além do já anunciado One Piece Cube, desenvolvido para Oculus Rift, a franquia One Piece vai ganhar outro jogo em realidade virtual. O site oficial anunciou hoje que a Bandai Namco Entertainment está desenvolvendo One Piece Grand Cruise VR para PlayStation VR

O projeto vai iniciar a fase de testes no Tokyo One Piece Tower, o parque temático da franquia, no Japão.

Em One Piece Grand Cruise VRos jogadores vão fazer parte da tripulação dos Piratas do Chapéu de Palha e embarcar em uma aventura cooperativa para até oito jogadores.

 

O mangá de One Piece é publicado no Brasil pela Panini. O anime é transmitido via Crunchyroll com legendas em português.

Article source: https://jovemnerd.com.br/nerdnews/one-piece-grand-cruise-vr-aprenda-ser-um-pirata-com-o-jogo-em-realidade-virtual/

A confirmação já chegou aos reguladores dos mercados português e espanhol. A Altice adquiriu a participação que a PRISA detinha na Media Capital (MC), holding detentora de vários meios de comunicação em Portugal, nomeadamente a TVI e a Rádio Comercial.

Lê também: O que muda com a Altice na Media Capital?

De acordo com o jornal El País, o Conselho de Administração da empresa espanhola vendeu o grupo português por 440 milhões de euros, o que equivale a um valor de cerca de 2,55 euros por ação.

A operação, feita através da MEO, faz da operadora de televisão por cabo dona de 94,69% da MC. Para que se conclua o processo, esta venda terá agora de ser validada pelos reguladores portugueses, nomeadamente pela Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC).

Michel Combes, CEO da Altice, afirmou esta sexta-feira (14) em conferência de imprensa que a “expectativa” é que, a este nível, o “processo decorra de forma suave”. Afirmou ainda que a empresa “está entusiasmada em juntar a número 1 das telecomunicações em Portugal com a número 1 nos media”.

As negociações, que se tinham iniciado oficialmente no fim de junho, deverão agora continuar. A Altice quer adquirir os restantes 5,3% da Media Capital, que estão dispersos por vários acionistas, retirando assim a holding da Bolsa de Lisboa.

Media Capital: d’O Independente à liderança na televisão portuguesa

A Media Capital, hoje dona de vários dos mais importantes órgãos de comunicação social nacionais, foi criada em 1992, tendo como ponto de partida o semanário O Independente, lançado em 1989.

Em 1997, expandiu-se para a rádio, com a aquisição da Nostalgia e da Rádio Comercial. Adquiriu, entre 1998 e 1999, a quase totalidade da TVI, iniciando nessa altura as alterações que permitiram o crescimento do canal. A Quatro, inicialmente uma estação com audiências residuais e vários problemas financeiros, acabou por afastar a SIC da liderança das audiências em 2005.

A expansão do grupo continuou, também na área dos conteúdos, com a entrada no capital da NBP, mais tarde transformada em Plural Entertainment, e ainda com o lançamento do seu portal de internet, o IOL, hoje o segundo maior do país, apenas atrás do Sapo… já detido pela Altice.

Desde 2005 que a Prisa iniciou a sua participação no grupo português, tendo em 2007 adquirido a quase totalidade das ações da empresa. Em 2016, a Media Capital apresentou lucros de 19,1 milhões de euros, com uma faturação de 174 milhões, representando um dos ativos mais importantes da empresa espanhola.

Na rádio, além da Comercial, que disputa a liderança do mercado português, detém agora a M80, Cidade, Smooth FM e Vodafone FM.

A empresa está ainda no mercado musical, através da Farol Música, que possui direitos conexos, receitas das obras que vende e trabalha na área da produção de eventos.

Article source: https://espalhafactos.com/2017/07/14/oficial-altice-comprou-dona-da-tvi/

Investir e exportar são duas das palavras de ordem da estratégia da Altice para Media Capital, dona da TVI.

No anúncio de oferta tornado público esta sexta-feira, 14 de Julho, os franceses elencam sete objectivos para o grupo que se preparam para comprar através da Meo.

Uma das vontades é o de criar novos canais e formatos televisivos enquanto “melhoram o alcance” de “canais fundamentais” como a TVI 24, dedicado à informação.

A Altice promete “aumentar os investimentos” em conteúdos portugueses e diz-se disponível para exportá-los para outros territórios onde já actua, sobretudo França e Estados Unidos.

A apoiar esta intenção estará a Plural Entertainment, conhecida pelo seu trabalho nas novelas da TVI, que os donos da Meo querem usar como “núcleo de produção de conteúdos global”.

Crescer no digital é outra das metas, indissociável da vontade de “lançar serviços novos e inovadores”.

“A Altice quer fornecer mais conteúdos a todos os consumidores portugueses num mundo gital e, como tal, disponibilizar mais oferta centrada em formatos e produção locais. A integridade e a independência editorial da sociedade visada será um princípio orientador, tal como sucede em todos os negócios da Altice em media global”, pode ler-se no anúncio de OPA (oferta pública de aquisição) geral e obrigatória à Media Capital.

A Altice acredita que o negócio, avaliado em 440 milhões de euros, irá “fortalecer significativamente” o sector dos media em Portugal, “que continua a assistir a um aumento contínuo da concorrência internacional, em particular por parte dos operadores de internet globais”.

O negócio deverá estar fechado até ao final do ano, passando pelo crivo da Autoridade da Concorrência e da Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social (ERC).

Negócio surge em época de críticas à Altice
A confirmação do mesmo surge numa altura em que a Altice é alvo de protestos, com uma greve dos trabalhadores da PT Portugal, dona da Meo, para o próximo dia 21 de Julho. Em causa está a transferência de mais de uma centena de trabalhadores para outras empresas como Visabeira, Tnord e Sudtel.

O presidente da PT Portugal, Paulo Neves, foi mesmo chamado ao Parlamento para explicar esta estratégia, falando em “agilização” e negando acusações de ilegalidade nos processos de transferência.

A actuação da Altice foi também criticada esta semana pelo primeiro-ministro, António Costa, durante o debate do Estado da Nação. Costa disse temer o “desmembramento” da empresa com a gestão da Altice e acusou a mesma, accionista do SIRESP, de ter pior serviço que as rivais Nos e Vodafone.

“Espero que a entidade reguladora olhe com atenção para o que aconteceu, só nestes incêndios de Pedrógão Grande, com as diferentes operadoras e para compreender bem como houve algumas que conseguiram manter sempre as comunicações e houve outra que esteve muito tempo sem conseguir manter comunicações nenhumas”, afirmou. E acrescentou: “Olhe, eu por mim já fiz a minha escolha da companhia que utilizo”.

Em resumo

As sete vontades da Altice para a Media Capital

1. Investir na expansão digital
2. Desenvolver novos canais televisivos e formatos
3. Lançar serviços novos e inovadores
4. Aumentar os investimentos em conteúdos portugueses
5. Melhorar o alcance de canais fundamentais, como a TVI24
6. Usar a Plural como núcleo de produção de conteúdos global
7. Exportar conteúdo português para outros territórios em que a Altice actue, em especial para França e para os Estados Unidos

Article source: http://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/empresas/media/detalhe/altice-quer-novos-canais-e-exportar-conteudos-da-media-capital


Customers use computers at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui province March 16, 2012.


© 2012 Reuters

Why was Chinese actor Wen Zhang touring in Hong Kong with actress Yao Di while his actress wife, Ma Yili, remained at home expecting their second child? Was actress Zheng Shuang really smoking alone on the street? Sadly, we – and tens of millions of people who follow dozens of entertainment news and celebrity gossip social media accounts – will never know these or other future scandals. As of June 8, the government shut them down.

This latest censorship comes on the heels of a meeting during which the Cyberspace Administration, China’s internet regulator, called on companies to “actively promote socialist core values” and stop the spread of “vulgar and kitsch sentiments.” China’s netizens have long-endured censorship of political content, but the removal of sensational gossip accounts caught them and the industry by surprise, leaving many wondering what is still left to say safely. One media manager lamented, “This morning, [I] had thought about several pitches for stories, but self-censorship had already killed them. So, in the end, is it that celebrity gossip is banned, or is it that [we] can’t criticize domestically made films. Is there any certainty?”

The 18th Communist Party Congress in 2012 enshrined 12 “socialist core values”; those include patriotism, honesty, civility, freedom, and democracy. But how authorities invoke those range from the repressive to the ridiculous: Last year, online April Fools’ Day antics were censured for being “inconsistent with socialist core values.” In November, China’s first law governing the film industry went into effect. It aspires to “promote socialist core values” by banning content deemed harmful to China’s “dignity, honor and interests” and requiring permits for films that want to participate in festivals. In May, producers of an animated Chinese comedy withdrew from a French film festival, citing “official pressure.”

In response to Beijing’s latest assault on freedom of expression, Chinese netizens played on a quote from a legal scholar: “They put an end to harsh criticism, then they come after mild criticism…When mild criticism is no more, they put an end to those who maintain independence and aren’t praising. In the end, for those whose applause is not enthusiastic enough, even they will be wiped out.”  

Article source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/12/china-cracks-down-entertainment-news

A 15ª edição do Marés Vivas arranca hoje e a promessa é de casa cheia até domingo, data do encerramento.

“Já temos dois dias de festival completamente esgotados há um mês, por isso não poderia ser melhor. Os passes gerais já não estão disponíveis e acreditamos que os bilhetes de dia 14 [hoje] vão esgotar na abertura de portas”, explicou Jorge Lopes, da PEV Entertainment, empresa responsável pela organização do evento em Vila Nova de Gaia.

O certame arranca assim com poucas entradas ainda à venda e sem a garantia de que estas estejam disponíveis esta noite.

“O cartaz deste ano está muito forte, com Sting e Scorpions. Estes nomes fizeram com que a procura aumentasse e, por isso, contamos com 25 mil pessoas por dia”, acrescentou o organizador.

Para a noite de abertura, a banda inglesa Bastille promete fazer as delícias do público no palco principal. Antes, é Tom Chaplin, vocalista dos britânicos Keane, que promete encantar a plateia.

Contudo, quem vai inaugurar o dia no palco principal é o português Diogo Piçarra. Já o último concerto terá Agir como protagonista.

Mas além dos 34 espetáculos previstos (Scorpions e Sting são os cabeças de cartaz para sábado e domingo, respetivamente), o recinto também apresenta novidades, como a criação de mais lugares na bancada.

Certo é que no próximo ano o Marés Vivas vai mudar de sítio. Esta é a última edição que terá como palco a praia do Cabedelo. “Já sabíamos que a mudança era inevitável por isso já temos dois locais possíveis também junto desta zona de Vila Nova de Gaia”, explica a organização do evento, que deverá anunciar o espaço até ao final deste ano. 

Revista apertada e objetos proibidos 
A abertura de portas está marcada para as 17h00, mas a entrada dos festivaleiros poderá demorar mais tempo do que o normal, devido ao controlo de segurança que implica revistas apertadas.

Garrafas, latas e outros objetos que possam ser considerados perigosos estão proibidos de entrar no recinto da festa.

Article source: http://www.cmjornal.pt/cultura/detalhe/mares-vivas-ja-esgotou-dois-dias?ref=cultura_destaque

A Polish court has handed one-year suspended prison terms and fined two Portuguese teenagers who wrote their names on a gate of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The lawyer for the 17- and 18-year-old says they regret and have apologized for putting their names and the date on the red brick gate of Birkenau, part of the Auschwitz complex. The teens were there on July 28, while attending a world youths’ meeting with Pope Francis in Poland.

Under Polish law any damage to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial is a crime. One of the teens used a pen to inscribe his name, the other a stone.

Defense lawyer Marcin Surowiec told The Associated Press he plans to appeal the sentences issued Wednesday because his clients did not damage the gate.

Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/08/portuguese-teens-who-left-names-on-auschwitz-gate-sentenced.html