“Prémio fantástico para a Madeira” -Madeiran Team wins Portuguese Basketball Cup for the first time; “Portuguese Tiger”, “Saca” third in 2011 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Australia; The ‘Record’; Snow on Madeira’s Areeiro serras;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Snow on Madeira’s Areeiro serras

“Portuguese Tiger”, “Saca” third in 2011 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Australia

Surfer Today.com:

“Surfing is becoming a very popular sport in many coastal countries. In the near future, it will also become attractive to inland nations, as successful artificial wave solutions spread quickly.

SurferToday readers in Portugal have discovered and sent out a very special photo.

“Record” is one of the best selling daily sports newspaper in Portugal

“Record” is one of the best selling daily sports newspaper in Portugal and football/soccer is king in more than 80% of the pages.

In page three, Tiago Pires, the Dream Tour surfer, appears riding a massive tube in an ad payed by his local sponsor TMN, a mobile phone company. The huge photo also carries a caption where the sponsor congratulates the “Portuguese Tiger” for his third place in the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, in Australia.

The ad is surely not cheap, but the investment will have its return. Surfing is growing rapidly in Portugal and is being featured in national TV’s prime time news block. ‘Saca’ is in superb form and a true news story about his good result is displayed in a large article placed in the last page of “Record”.

The same surfing growth is being registered in Central and South America, for example, where countries like Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia seem to produce the next big surfing stars and the next outstanding surf spots. That’s good news, indeed.”

Link: http://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/5171-when-surfing-hits-the-football-newspapers

“Prémio fantástico para a Madeira” -Madeiran Team wins Portuguese Basketball Cup for the first time

Diario Newspaper reports:

“Prémio fantástico para a Madeira” says coach of CAB Madeira João Freitas after they won the Taça de Portugal de Basquetebol against Penafiel 64-62, em Fafe on Sunday afternoon.

image from Wikicommons of a basketball game: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hapoel_Jerusalem_Basketball.jpg?uselang=en-gb

The Portuguese Basketball Cup is the top men’s basketball cup in Portugal, which is also called (Portuguese: “Taça de Portugal de Basquetebol”) and it is organized by the Federation.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Basketball_Cup

Link: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/desporto/254418-premio-fantastico-para-a-madeira-diz-treinador-do-cab

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  1. Thank you for information re cobblers and that is how I feel about the apparent deterioration in Madeiran weather as I leave UK today for a week in Funchal!!

    Was hoping for some warmth after our wet and windy stay in Madeira early Decemeber 2010.

    Allen

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  2. Translated from J. Madeira and D. Noticias

    Panic in the serras.
    70 cars and their occupants became stranded in the serras do Areeiro due to the heavy snowfall. The rescue teams had to clear the snow using a bulldozer and took blankets and supplies to the trapped people. The Commander of the Volunteer Firefighters of Madeira guaranteed at 11 pm that there were no urgent problems although the snow continued to fall to a depth of 15 cm, hampering the rescue effort. Firefighters – both voluntary (BVM) and the Municipal Firefighters of Funchal, Civil Protection, Police (PSP), Emergency Medical Team (EMIR), Red Cross, Forestry Police and Estradas da Madeira (road services) had rescued various mothers and children but several people were still trapped above the area of Poiso, on the road from Pico de Areeiro. Priority was given to children and the elderly. A frightened mother with a five month old baby was transported back by the firefighters. The Casa de Abrigo do Poiso and the restaurant were used as first aid posts and provided hot drinks.

    Diario stated 200, RTP news said around a hundred but according to J Madeira, only dozens of people stranded.

    Recent update, D Noticias.
    More snow has fallen and can be seen from Funchal and will remain for some time. The authorities do not have snow ploughs or tyre chains, so yesterday afternoon stopped vehicle access to the Casa de Abrigo do Poiso at three places: Terreiro da Luta, the road between Santo-Poiso and above Ribeiro Frio.

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  3. Thanks for that Elaine, the hairdresser told me it was going to snow, and on our return from Funchal this morning we saw it! We hope this will chase the last of the winter weather away, it has been really cold. Was vaguely thinking of putting an electric blanket on my wish list!

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  4. 63 cars abandoned on the serras last night and 50 centimetres deep snow in some areas of Pico do Areeiro. Dnoticias reporters have uploaded photos plus a 10 minute video.
    http://www.dnoticias.pt/multimedia/video/254540-forte-nevao-tinge-de-branco-serras-do-areeiro

    Set of photos on flickr website.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/madeiraarchipelago/sets/72157626139806621/show/

    Travel article with readers’ tips on visiting Madeira, in today’s Telegraph.
    Madeira, Portugal: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/portugal/madeira/8380174/Madeira-Portugal-readers-tips-recommendations-and-travel-advice.html

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