Madeira: European Athletics spectacular: Saturday & Sunday; Last Firework Display of the June 2011 Festival; New Government Ministers sworn in; VAT increase in July; ‘Mr Toyota’: Salvador Caetano dies; Madeira: carcass of Sperm whale discovered; Santana: UNESCO candidature moves forward;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Last Firework Display of the 4 Saturday night displays in June 2011 of The Madeira Atlantic Festival

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‘Volta à Madeira’ Madeira Classic Car Rally 2011 continues; Last Madeira Atlantic Fireworks Festival Display on June 25th, 10.30 pm; Saturday night fireworks: Vote in comments section which one was the best!;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

‘Volta à Madeira’ Madeira Classic Car Rally 2011 continues

Volta à Madeira de Automóveis Clássivos e Antigos 2011

link: http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/270627/desporto/270707-patrimonio-veio-a-avenida-para-gaudio-dos-turistas

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Thursday Newspaper headlines; Passos attends first European Council: “Portugal will have to ensure it does not follow in the footsteps of Greece”; Madeira: beaches busy but sea was rough; Madeira: higher risk of fires; Madeira: birdstrike;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Thursday Newspaper stories include; Passos attends first European Council as Prime Minister in Brussels and says: “Portugal will have to ensure it does … Read more

Sagres Tall Ship visiting Madeira 1-6 July, 2011; New Portuguese Government signs into office; Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s new finance minister; Chelsea appoints Villas-Boas as Manager; Vítor Pereira appointed at FC Porto; Portuguese MPs appoint first-ever woman Speaker; FT ranks 3 Portuguese business schools for excellence;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

New Portuguese Government signs into office

Euronews:

Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s new finance minister

FT article:

“Earlier on Tuesday, Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s new finance … Read more

João Rodrigues entered Guinness Book of World Records for 296 kilometre sail between Madeira Island and the Selvagem Grande Island on RS:X windsurf board; 10 hours!; 296 kilometres at an average speed of 30,5 Kms/an hour!

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Surfer Today.com

“João Rodrigues has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after sailing more than 160 consecutive miles (257 kilometres) between the … Read more

Fireworks Displays every Sat Night in June 22.30pm; 32nd Madeira MUSIC FESTIVAL starts; Electoral campaign: all over; Obama lauds Portuguese architect at Nobel Prize for Architecture ceremony; Crisis “culprits” must be found; E-coli: Portugal confirms 3 may have the bug; Coentrão closer to joining Ronaldo at Real Madrid; First Manchester TAP flight to Lisbon has passengers for Madeira; Madeira: International Day of Archives events: 8/9 June;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

‘Madeira Fireworks Festival’ starts – Fireworks Displays every Sat Night in June 22.30pm Funchal!

XXXII Festival de Música starts on 3rd June

Quorum … Read more

Elections latest; FT article on elections: “one is talking about the bail-out except the parties who oppose it” Expo Energias Funchal 2011 opens; Bailout: Portugal received first tranche; Forbes magazine: Madeiran Ronaldo: 7th highest-paid athlete in world; Public Debt: Portugal raises €850m; BPN bank sale; TAP’s president says strike is a ‘sin’; Deadly bacteria: Portugal on alert

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Elections latest

With just a few days to go Opinion polls conducted by Universidade Católica and Marktest confirm the strong possibility of Passos … Read more

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