Madeira’s Calheta coast: rare sighting of seal

Portugal and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

The whalewatch boat that operates from Calheta marina “Ribeira Brava” (Lobosonda) “had a nice encounter with the rare monk seal.” The animal has been identified from the photographs and film by the Madeira Natural Park and was filmed ............  ...read more

Mourinho master plan includes waiting to take over at Man Utd; Portuguese strawberries; Lord Byron on Portugal; ‘The Portuguese Nun’ 5 stars from Guardian; Portugal opens €126 million wind farm

Portuguese strawberries

Fresh Plaza.com article:

“The strawberries cultivated during Winter months in the South of Portugal weren’t enough to satisfy New Year’s demands from colder countries like United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Russia.”

Key to success: quality ............  ...read more

Roads closed; Orange weather alert; Presidential election results: Madeira & Portugal;Portuguese holidays offer best value; TAP ends Johannesburg route

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Roads closed
(Update 25/01/2011 – 22:00)

from Civil Protection Agency of Madeira…for updates see this page:

AVISO:

Rua da Serra de Água entre o Arco e a Vila da Calheta está encerrada.

E.R. 202, entre o Poiso e o Pico do Areeiro foi encerrada ............  ...read more

TAP flight attendant gets proposal in mid-flight!; Madeira’s nature is the biggest attraction for Finnish tourists; Seals off Madeira; Surfing in Portugal: Quiksilver Europe Boosts its Presence; The Portuguese Eurovision 2011: listen and vote!

Portugal and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Vera Silva, a Portuguese flight attendant, got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend, Joao Vieira, proposed to her mid-flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXMIvJVWKsM

Quiksilver Europe Boosts its Presence in Portugal

Surfline.com Press Release:

Quiksilver ............  ...read more

Madeira wine: one of ‘Fab Four’ of world fortified wines; Portuguese film actress Leonor Silveira honoured by French Republic; Portuguese world elite surfer Tiago Pires rejoining Team Quiksilver

Portugal and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Portuguese film actress honoured by French Republic

The actress Leonor Silveira a Madeiran descendent has just been awarded one of the highest cultural awards from the French Republic for her acting. Previous Portuguese citizens who received the award included: ............  ...read more

Party at the Madeira Carnival 4-8 March!; Madeira Botanical art work: London exhibition; Grande Prémio de Santo Amaro; Madeira cultural events; Portuguese Prime Minister official visit to Gulf

Madeira and Portugal news from Paul Abbiati:

Thanks to Peter for bringing the Madeira Botanical art work in London exhibition to my attention

Party at the Madeira Carnival 4-8 March 2011!!

“The Carnival, or Mardi Gras, celebrations in Madeira take the form of a great parade of floats the Saturday before ............  ...read more

Madeira: wealthiest region of Portugal;Paul do Mar, Madeira Santo Amaro Procession 2011;Portuguese Hélder Rodrigues third in Dakar Rally; Portuguese Telma Monteiro wins Judo gold medal at World Masters

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira: wealthiest region of Portugal

Portugal News article:

“The regions of Lisbon and Madeira both succeeded in securing wealth in 2009 which was above the average of the European Union in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per inhabitant, the Office ............  ...read more

News from Elaine:

News roundup 11/01/2011 – 14/01/2011
Although more passengers passed through the Port of Funchal last year, there were 108,687 fewer (- 4.8%) through Madeira Airport (annual total 2,239,353). In December, 8.9% fewer passengers, accounted for by – ............  ...read more

Portugal passed its first financial test; Funchal Port Madeira breaks passenger record; 20,000 dollars donation from Madeiran-Americans for chapel; Traditional Santo Amaro Paul do Mar Walk Saturday

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portugal passed its first financial test

Sky News:

Portugal passed its first financial test.

“The government went to the bond markets today (Wednesday) and has managed to raise the 1.25 billion Euros it needs at a cost of around 6.8%. The yield (interest ............  ...read more

Doctors optimistic that Madeira’s President can return; Mourinho wins first FIFA Coach of the Year award; The Euro; Madeiran Olympic canoeists compete in Poland; Cristiano Ronaldo: best player in history of football & Mourinho a genius; Saipem 7000 huge crane vessel off Funchal; First Portuguese-American elected state senator in New York; Portuguese journalist Carlos Castro murdered in US

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Doctors optimistic that Alberto João Jardim can return to his political career after heart attack

The Madeiran Diario Newspaper reports that doctors treating Alberto João Jardim, The President of the Regional Government of Madeira hospitalised at Hospital ............  ...read more

Landing at Madeira Airport; Portuguese rider wins stage Dakar Rally; Paul do Mar ancient vereda walk; Portugal first commercial customer in Europe of 100% electric vehicle; Portuguese strawberry industry; Portugal’s newest museum? Côa Valley; Portugal bargain for travellers; Rise in Emigration: a bad thing?; 2010: best year for Portuguese Tourism

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira Airport: exciting landing

Youtube video:

Dakar Rally: Portuguese Gonçalves wins stage 5

Yahoo/Eurosport report:

“Portugal’s Paulo Goncalves won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally as Spain’s Marc Coma retained the overall motorbikes lead in ............  ...read more

Art Deco exhibition continues in Madeira until February; Art Deco in Porto; Yellow weather alert

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Art Deco in Madeira

‘Martin everso’ prompted me to post this again today from his comments about this exhibition . Thanks Martin. The Art Deco exhibition at Casa das Mudas above Calheta Marina has more than 300 pieces of furniture, paintings, statues, ceramics, glass and silverware and other decorative objects from some of the most famous Art Deco decorators like Lalique, Brandt, Perzel, Leleu, Porteneuve and Ruhlmann. Art deco in Porto

Ruhlmann was the creator of the dining room in the Casa de Serralves in Porto, one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Portugal. “Casa de Serralves is a house and museum located in Parque de Serralves in Porto, Portugal.

Owned by the Serralves Foundation, the house was built by the second Conde de Prado, Carlos Alberto Cabral and designed by the architect José Marques da Silva. It is a unique example of Streamline Moderne architecture in Portugal.

Completed ............  ...read more

Portuguese President visits Madeira; The greatest Portuguese opera singer; Fernando Alonso holidays in Madeira region; The Temporary Vegetarian: A Portuguese Empada; Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho named ‘Man of the Year’ by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’; Portugal holidays: cheaper in 2011

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Portuguese President visits Madeira

The Portuguese President Cavaco Silva visits Madeira for 2 days before Portugal’s Presidential elections. Among many meetings and engagements the President visited public works being undertaken in Ribeira Brava, particularly ............  ...read more

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