This Onion Festival photo is from Tobi’s website HERE. Thank you.

Some contributions from Paul :

Rambo or Ronaldo? Kansas City.com reports:

on a  photo supposedly released by the Portuguese Soccer Federation

image caption : Sylvester Stallone in Sweden in 1988 promoting "Rambo ............  ...read more

This photo is from Jon’s website HERE. Thank you.

The following articles are from Paul :

No football manager has ever won championships in England, Italy and Spain….

BBC Sport reports: “Real Madrid have sacked coach Manuel Pellegrini, with the Spanish giants set to turn to Inter Milan’s ............  ...read more

This 2010 Flower Festival photo is from Tobi’s website HERE. Thank you.

Tobi emailed me : "I have been orgainising my Flickr account, and have now made a number of COLLECTIONS which contain my sets of photos, this is the LINK.

In the collection Whats been happening in Madeira you can ............  ...read more

This Photo of the view to Eagles Rock is from Jon’s website HERE. Thank you.

From Paul :

Portuguese Animals – mais emblemáticos. Visao magazine feature:.

Saturday 22nd May was International Biodiveristy Day
image caption : Cachalot – Sperm whale
 ............  ...read more

Football Special

This photo is from Tobi’s website HERE. Thank you.

From Paul :

Portuguese manager following in Mourinho’s footsteps? the BBC reports:

As Jose Mourinho looks to make history with Inter Milan in the Champions League, another Portuguese manager is bidding to follow his route to success.

Pedro ............  ...read more

This Photo of Folhadal is from Jon’s website HERE. Thank you.

Various contributions follow from Paul :

Horacio da Silva Roque: 1944-2010. Portuguese online news reports:

"Leading Portuguese financier Horácio Roque died on Wednesday at a Lisbon hospital after suffering a stroke, an official ............  ...read more

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Children and musicians enjoying celebrating the 50 years of botanical gardens.

That’s the last of the photos that I have been sent. Thanks to everyone for sending them in over the last two years or so, but I won’t be publishing ............  ...read more

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North Coast at Ribeira da Janela

From Tobi : "KLM did a Flash Mob dance at Lisbon Airport last month, well worth a watch …"

From Becky :

"… sending two links (videos below) to the new tourist campaign.  One with the ad, and one is the making of the ad.  It’s ............  ...read more

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The now defunct cable car to the ghost village near Achadas da Cruz

Everything else from Paul and Elaine :

"Tourada a Corda" (Running of the Bulls) in the Azores started 1st May?

Toronto Sun reports:

“Almost every weekend during the summer, in different villages scattered across Terceira ............  ...read more

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Children and musicians enjoying celebrating the 50 years of botanical gardens

Also from Pete : Madeira Museum’s day 18th May.    HERE

The following people were either born or have lived part of their lives in Madeira:

•Adam Lindsay Gordon, famous Australian bush poet  ............  ...read more

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full moon over Funchal

Paul sent in the following : "Let’s discover Portuguese cinema this week … including images … including the oldest film director in the world …

Cronenberg is producing next film "Cosmopolis” through his Antenna production ............  ...read more

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Quinta Boa Vista

Making of the campaign video, ‘Madeira, as beautiful as ever’.

E.U. Signals Big Shift on Genetically Modified Crops. Despite that far-flung status, Madeira catapulted into the center of the Union’s agricultural and environmental affairs last year ............  ...read more

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Ash travel disruption continues. BBC website reports:

image caption : Machico town in Madeira with Funchal International Airport in the background.

"UK air passengers could face further disruption from a volcanic ash cloud that has affected European flights.

Most of northern Italy’s ............  ...read more

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"They come and go. Madeira is the stuff they dream of"

The following are from Paul :

Angola’s relationship with Portugal. Paul Ames of the Global Post writes:

“In a country enduring its highest unemployment in decades, the list of jobs on offer looks very tempting: financial director ............  ...read more

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Quinta Boa Vista

Bits and pieces from Paul :

Club Med: why Spanish and Portuguese debt is getting downgraded while Britain is not. From ‘Stephanomics’ – the blog of the BBC’s Economics Editor. “..there are technical and historical factors that help: notably, the sheer ............  ...read more

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Holland America line leaving Funchal

The following articles / snippets are from Paul :

Programa Semana do Concelho 2010

96º ANIVERSÁRIO

RIBEIRA BRAVA

6 de Maio – Dia do Concelho

10h00 Hastear das Bandeiras – C.M.R.B.

10h15 Deposição de Flores junto dos bustos

14h00 Talentos da Escola ............  ...read more

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Madeira flower festival April 2010

These contributions are from Paul:

The Eurovision Song Contest: 10 best songs ever submitted by Portugal?

"In my opinion, these are the 10 best songs ever submitted by Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest. Since I’m American I placed "NBC" ............  ...read more

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Ribeira Brava beach

From Pete :

Here a link that may help you on Portugal info for your blog. I am not sure if suitable, let you decide PRESIDENCY WEBSITE (IN ENGLISH)

All the rest from Elaine :

Succulent taste of Madeira. FRASER ADDECOTT on the island’s thrilling ............  ...read more

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