CAB Madeira in Portugal’s ‘Supertaça em basquetebol’; Transat 6.50 Sebastien Rogues arrives Tuesday lunchtime; Lido Complex Restoration 2012?; Fátima Lopes shows at Paris Fashion Week September 2011;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Transat 6.50: Sebastien Rogues arrives Tuesday lunchtime!

Sebastien Rogues in first position arrives in Funchal Tuesday lunchtime; 8 days at sea; 4,000 nautical miles. Congratulations!

image from Diario Newspaper

CAB Madeira v FC Porto in Portugal’s basketball Supercup

From Diario Newspaper:

5th October Pavilhão Municipal de Vagos, Porto 17h30

Good luck CAB Madeira!


Lido Complex Restoration 2012?

4 companies shortlisted after the storm damage in February 2010 closed the popular historical sea water leisure complex on Funchal’s ocean front. Restoration work is scheduled to start in 2012.

From Diario Newspaper:

Image of the popular Lido complex in 2008 before the storm damage in 2010 from Wikicommons


Fátima Lopes shows at Paris Fashion Week September 2011

“PARIS – Portuguese designer Fatima Lopes showed her colorful Spring/Summer 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week. She incorporated beautiful fabrics, that looked like they had a patent sheen to them, as well as more sophisticated ones likes satin and silk. There were prints, maxi dresses, ruffles, embellishments, cut-outs and even some latex-looking bathing suits. Also not to be missed–the fanciful frocks (perfect for cocktails) and ruched pants. Another great addition to add to the oomph–pumps with metal studs and a beautiful view in the background. After all, the show does take place on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower! And it’s the first show of the first day of Paris Fashion Week!”

image from the Diario Newspaper

15 thoughts on “CAB Madeira in Portugal’s ‘Supertaça em basquetebol’; Transat 6.50 Sebastien Rogues arrives Tuesday lunchtime; Lido Complex Restoration 2012?; Fátima Lopes shows at Paris Fashion Week September 2011;”

  1. He’s a Dedicated Follower of Fashion …. nothing Kinky though!

    Wot a gorgeous, warm, still, sunny, fantastic and loverly morning here in Madeira….
    perfect sunrise, perfect calm sea and perfect day for following fashion – on the beach!

  2. Seven families living under Alberto João Jardim’s shadow for over 30 years», reports Diário de Notícias, writing that over the last 35 years the current leader of Madeira’s regional government has turned the autonomous region into a monarchy. The public administration is dominated by family connections and friendships.

    surprise?-no u should’t be

  3. Ha, as I type, the PSD “bandwagon” has just just rolled down our hill, speakers blaring, supporters waving and offering orange goodies – pens, flags, basball caps and T shirts!

    I said “nao obrigado, nao PSD, nao Alberto Jardim” – ah, O.K……

    I can’t wait until Sunday — vota JPP, Philipe por Gaula, Junto Pelo Povo.
    Or Fatima Lopes, time for change!

  4. Sadly, true. They feel part of his “family”, his empire and his party….a long standing sense of belonging and loyalty to their Island leader, seperate from the mainland, looking after them and their interests…..Who cares if he told a little white lie here and there? He was protecting them, his Island people ….. in many peoples minds he didn’t pay the bills so he could keep the money for them, build new houses, roads and facilities never heard of here before…..trouble is, many of the projects were just “showcases” to gain EU funding and keep his family members in jobs and money….the real needs of a new hospital etc seem to have been missed somewhere along the line……and just what family members did he pay (at inflated costs) with the undisclosed monies?

    The EU funding and monies would have arrived here in any event – nothing to do with Bertie, he just spent it – wrongly.

  5. While the sickeningly bored European debt crisis continues with Greece possibly running out of money within weeks, and with the European banking system on the brink of collapse, there is a small piece of comedy, although probably a dark one.
    Swedish newspaper SvD Näringsliv reports that Greece has apparently just ordered 400 tanks from the United States (what?).
    Google Translate version reads:
    According to the site Defencegreece, which in turn cites the newspaper Hellenic Defence & Technology, is the U.S. government gave the green light for the Hellenic Army to procure 400 of tanks such as M1A1 Abrams.
    It’s about used vehicles, and the store is either a renovation, at a cost of tens of millions of dollars according Defencegreece, or a more advanced and even more expensive upgrade.
    Greece has also been under the Hellenic Defence & Technology requested a quote on 20 pieces of amphibious model AAV7A1. This is the first step in a business where the Greek defense plans to buy between 75 and 100 copies.
    Well, that’s what we call “fiscal stimulus.” No, wait, they are stimulating the U.S. economy!

    loathing or crying

  6. New York Times Business section has an article summarising the improvements but financial and political controversies of Madeira. (I can provide the link if requested.)

    Far-Off Region Piles More Debt on Portugal by Raphael Minder
    3rd October 2011

  7. The warm weather in Madeira will remain at least until this Thursday. For that reason, the Institute of Meteorology upgraded the weather warning, extending it another day. Thus the ‘yellow alert’ because of the persistence of high values ​​of maximum temperature, prevailing now until the end of the day on Thursday.
    Today the maximum temperature recorded at the station of Funchal IM, and over, between 15 and 16 hours, the bar 30 degrees.


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