LISBON puma suede vert kaki , Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government has asked the European Union to investigate possible price fixing by fuel companies in Portugal, local media reported on Thursday.

Secretary of State for Energy Jorge Seguro Sanches sent a letter to the European Commission requesting that its competition body verify whether rules and regulations are being adhered to in setting consumer fuel prices in Portugal.

The request comes as a consequence of "significant and systematic divergences" in fuel prices in Portugal compared to elsewhere.

The letter states that in recent years there have been "successive fuel price increases that do not reflect the international market".

Indeed, the Portuguese has made a habit of crossing the border into Spain to buy gas canisters, sometimes at half the price that they are available for in Portugal, and to fill up vehicle petrol tanks.

Portuguese consumers have traditionally blamed the government for imposing high taxes and tariffs. The government now points the finger at industry price fixing and abuse of dominant positions.

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BEIJING puma suede rose pale , Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Following are the leading results of men's marathon in the Beijing Worlds:

1. Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Eritrea, 2:12:28

2. Yemane Tsegay, Ethiopia, 2:13:08

3. Munyo Solomon Mutai, Uganda, 2:13:30

4. Ruggero Pertile puma suede rose , Italy, 2:14:23

5. Shumi Dechasa Bahrain 2:14:36

6. Stephen Kiprotich, Uganda, 2:14:43

7. Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:14:54

8. Daniele Meucci, Italy puma suede gris femme , 2:14:54

9. Amanuel Mesel, Eritrea, 2:15:07

10. Jackson Kiprop, Uganda, 2:15:16

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (Xinhua) -- After a marathon negotiation, the Writers Guild of America on Tuesday reached a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers which represents Hollywood studios and networks puma suede bleu marine , avoiding a possible strike among screen writers.

"I am delighted that they reached an agreement because a big strike has so many economic repercussions that ripple through the motion picture economy for years afterward," Julia Pierrepont III, a director and producer in Hollywood, told Xinhua Tuesday afternoon.

The previous contract between the WGA and the studios was set to expire by Monday midnight, so a new contract was urgently needed.

The negotiations mainly focused on WGA members' healthcare plans and wages. The writers argued that they were entitled to share some of the revenues earned by big film companies, like Disney and Fox.

The shrinking TV seasons cut into writer earnings as well, so the new contract would provide additional wages for those affected by shorter TV seasons puma suede rouge , LA Times reported Tuesday. A minimum wage and new healthcare plans were added to the contract, it added.

Hollywood writers held a big strike in 2007 which lasted for 100 days, hitting Hollywood's film reproduction and California's economy hard. A Milken Institute estimate found the strike cost the state 2.1 billion U.S. dollars.

According to CBS Los Angeles, affected by the strike that year, many films met with poor reviews and many filmmakers and movie stars complained that they could not find a good screenplay.

One the other side, even though 96 percent of the WGA's nearly 13,000 members "voted in favour of a strike authorization" on Apr. 24 puma suede blanche pas cher , most of them would not like to see that happen.

Three writers told NBC that "they preferred to remain on the job," because they didn't want to lose their jobs, though they could understand the WGA's goal of the strike.

"We want to keep the Hollywood motion picture industry healthy, growing and strong, and continue to provide jobs for tens of thousands of people and generate almost 15 billion U.S. dollars of revenue, all of which will begin with a good writer" said Pierrepont III.

The LA Times also said a strike would have impacted 240,000 people within the industry. Both sides made concessions in time puma suede blanche , many at the last minute.

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Following are the leading scores after Saturday's second round of the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship (United States unless noted, par 71):

129 - Choi Na-Yeon (South Korea) 66-63

131 - Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) 65-66, Hur Mi-Jung (South Korea) 63-68

133 - Stacy Lewis 68-65, Mika Miyazato (Japan) 66-67, Amy Yang (South Korea) 65-68, Brittany Lincicome 65-68

134 - Austin Ernst 69-65 puma suede noir femme , Lee Min-Jee (South Korea) 68-66, Angela Stanford 68-66

135 - Baek Kyu-Jung (South Korea) 71-64, Paula Reto (South Africa) 71-64, Alison Lee 70-65, Mo Martin 69-66, Lee Jee-Young (South Korea) 68-67

by Marzia De Giuli

MILAN, Italy puma suede noir , March 4 (Xinhua) -- Given that 8.5 million tickets have been sold two months before the opening of Expo Milano 2015, Italy's Milan did well by involving the entire.