US Ambassador to Portugal on video - speaking Portuguese

whitehouseThe new US ambassador to Portugal has released a 'welcome' video to introduce himself and his wife, with both speaking a few words of Portuguese.

George and Mary Glass made the video to show their friendly natures and to make it clear that their Portuguese language capabilities are at the ‘learner’ stage but that they are keen to learn.

The ebullient ambassador begins in Portuguese by saying "good morning" and introducing himself as "the new ambassador of the United States" following on in English that they are from Oregon, love the big outdoors and fell in love with Portugal in 2014 when they came to Fátima - both are practicing Catholics.

The White House announced Glass’s appointment at the end of June,

“George Edward Glass of Oregon to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Portuguese Republic.

“Mr. Glass has been Owner & Managing Partner since 2015 of MGG Development LLC in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a commercial enterprise that purchases and operates apartment complexes and rental homes. He was Founder, President and Vice Chairman of Pacific Crest Securities in Portland, Oregon from 1990 to 2014.

“Mr. Glass is a trustee for Oregon Health Sciences University and was formerly a trustee for the University of Oregon. He has served on numerous private and public boards and advisory councils. Mr. Glass earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon.”

As for the ambassadorial work schedule, George Glass says that he is committed to "creating new opportunities" for business with the US and to continue to develop the relationship of the two countries in education, defence and security.

With Wall Street turning its back on investments in Portugal, at least until the central banks stops stealing money, one Manhattan financial mogul informed algarvedailynews that,

"Everyone loves Portugal but most of us are loathe to do serious business there. The corruption at the top and the cooperation of government with the 'boys' doesn't encourage much trust."

Glass replaces Robert A Sherman nominated in 2013 by President Barack Obama to be US Ambassador to Portugal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jAtPwBJE5Y

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-3 #9 SueSilves 2017-09-08 07:45
Quoting Neil M:
Not good enough Mr Ed, that you print negative comments from an anonymous source.
Do you know that falsification and misrepresentation is a form of couruption.
It would be helpful in the future, if you could use comments from people that do not mind being identified.


What a prat
-3 #8 DennyP 2017-09-08 07:43
Quoting Neil M:
Not good enough Mr Ed, that you print negative comments from an anonymous source.
Do you know that falsification and misrepresentation is a form of couruption.
It would be helpful in the future, if you could use comments from people that do not mind being identified.


Just one question Neil, do you see much daylight from where you are inserted?
-2 #7 MarthaFaro 2017-09-08 00:27
Quoting Neil M:
Not good enough Mr Ed, that you print negative comments from an anonymous source.
Do you know that falsification and misrepresentation is a form of couruption.
It would be helpful in the future, if you could use comments from people that do not mind being identified.
"Do you know that falsification and misrepresentation is a form of couruption" - Do you know that writing such comments is a form of arrogance? I can think of nothing less false or corrupt than ADN's realistic writings that shows us Portuguese what other's think of our rotted system.
-1 #6 MikeP 2017-09-07 23:40
Quoting Neil M:
Not good enough Mr Ed, that you print negative comments from an anonymous source.
Do you know that falsification and misrepresentation is a form of couruption.
It would be helpful in the future, if you could use comments from people that do not mind being identified.


Such nonsense. Would you have minded if the comments were positive?
I think we can trust our sturdy and fearless ed not to have to make up quotes. He has offered to pass on any questions and there are many reasons why well-placed sources do not want their names in print.

It is not illegal nor is it " falsification and misrepresentation" as you so pompously assert.

In terms of accusing ed of corruption - get a grip. Without algarvedailynews most of us would be completely unaware of what really goes on in the Algarve and beyond. Good work Ed, keep it up!
-1 #5 Neil M 2017-09-07 22:51
Not good enough Mr Ed, that you print negative comments from an anonymous source.
Do you know that falsification and misrepresentation is a form of couruption.
It would be helpful in the future, if you could use comments from people that do not mind being identified.
-1 #4 Ed 2017-09-07 08:55
Quoting Neil M:
No thanks mr ed, the mogul has made public comments as you have quoted on these recently and I would be interested in reading about the person.
I trust, he does have a name.

email me and I will send you the information
-3 #3 Neil M 2017-09-07 08:48
No thanks mr ed, the mogul has made public comments as you have quoted on these recently and I would be interested in reading about the person.
I trust, he does have a name.
-1 #2 Ed 2017-09-06 22:33
Quoting Neil M:
Does the mogul from wall st have a name, would interesting to read about him/her.

He does. I can pass on any relevant questions...
+2 #1 Neil M 2017-09-06 21:38
Does the mogul from wall st have a name, would interesting to read about him/her.

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