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Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center (Sun, 23 Nov 2014)
12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police officer at Cudell recreation center on the west sidePolice say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78 (Sun, 23 Nov 2014)
FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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OECD News about Portugal

Fundamental reforms paving the way for economic recovery in Portugal, OECD says (Mon, 27 Oct 2014)
Fundamental reforms have helped put the Portuguese economy back on the right track, but a durable recovery will require additional measures to improve export competitiveness, create jobs and ensure social protection for those most in need, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Portugal.
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The Role of National Ecosystem Assessments in Influencing Policy Making (Fri, 10 Oct 2014)
An ecosystem assessment is a social process through which the findings of science concerning the causes of ecosystem change, their consequences for human well-bring, and the management and policy options are evaluated. The main objective of the paper is to draw insights from experience in the UK, Japan, Spain and Portugal of the added value to policy making of undertaking national level ecosystem assessments.
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