Football: UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers: Denmark’s young guns beat Portugal; Madeira Nature Festival 2011 Photography Competition; Violin & Flute Concert by Conservatorio students; FT EU economy article on Madeira election result; Electricity price increase;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Football: UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers: Denmark’s young guns beat Portugal

From the official UEFA report:

“Denmark’s young guns are itching for a first taste of major final tournament action while the likes of Dennis Rommedahl aim for one last hurrah after Morten Olsen’s perfect blend booked their UEFA EURO 2012 place with a 2-1 victory over Portugal.”

“Portugal have a great side and some great players but we played as a team, showed courage and won deservedly,” he said. “Our tactics were spot on and we did everything we had talked about before the game; really doing very well, closing them down in key areas, especially up front. We knew all about their quality, but we played a very solid game.”

link to official UEFA report: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro2012/matches/season=2012/round=15171/match=2002301/postmatch/quotes/index.html

FT EU economy article on Madeira election result;

link:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7daa67a8-f329-11e0-8383-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=rss#axzz1aTKYEsnS

Electricity price increase of 9% in 2012

i Newspaper reports:

The new tax on consumption will account for 2% of the price hike, while
electricity itself will rise 7%, due mainly to the raise in VAT.

VAT rise to 23% in restaurant sector

The Diário Económico reports:

Government will increase VAT to 23% in restaurant sector. The Ministry of
Finance a troika officials decided on a VAT rise in the restaurant sector
which will be included in the 2012 budget.

Madeira Nature Festival 2011: Photography Competition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QRFFJJI3_tY

link to official page with competition details and rules:
http://www.visitmadeira.pt/madeiranaturefestival/index.php?id=4&lang=en

Concert, 14 October, 9pm

Um concerto de violino e flauta transversal by students on The Curso Profissional de Instrumentista of the Conservatório – Escola das Artes.

Venue is not clear either at the the Conservatório – Escola das Artes’ or another venue..link is below. Best bet is to call the Conservatório – Escola das Artes for clarification.

Entry is Free. Image from Diario Newspaper

link:http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/5-sentidos/287314-concerto-de-violino-e-flauta-transversal-no-ceha

9 thoughts on “Football: UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers: Denmark’s young guns beat Portugal; Madeira Nature Festival 2011 Photography Competition; Violin & Flute Concert by Conservatorio students; FT EU economy article on Madeira election result; Electricity price increase;”

  1. tsunami is coming

    Jornal de Negócios states that the Ministry of Finance is going to suspend new transfers to Madeira, adding that the local administration will be suffering a serious squeeze to its spending.

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  2. no but I will

    Greece is shuting down

    Remember the country that started it all yet was “so small nobody should worry about it.” Well, it turns out its size was juuuuust right, and while the Eurozone is now fighting contagion fires everywhere up to and including the heart of the core (thank you most-bailed-out-by-the-Fed-bank Dexia), Greece still has yet to see any benefits whatsoever from all the so called bailouts, including the 5 previous tranches from the US taxpayer funded IMF. Well, it appears Greece has effectively shut down, after the country’s Finance Ministry – the nerve center coordinating not only the country’s economy but its continued bailout requests, has announced the start of a 9 day strike beginning October 17. May as well call it indefinite, and may as well put a fork in it.
    From Bloomberg:
    Greek finance ministry workers blocked access to the ministry’s main building in central Athens as part of protests against government plans to cut jobs and wages.

    Members of the Federation of Finance Ministry Unions hung a banner reading ‘Occupation’ from the roof of the eight-story building and hoisted black flags around the roof. The federation plans a nine-day strike beginning Oct. 17, according to an e-mailed statement today. who will colect taxes????

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  3. Tom try this I am not sure this will work

    defencegreece.com/index.php/2011/10/research-maps-for-oil-drilling-in-greece-revealed/

    if not try www defencegreece.com

    hope links or info helps

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  4. 23% vat on restaurant charges will make the proprietors have a rethink on their prices which are already extraordinarily high for what is usually NOT Cordon Bleu, especially in the Lido tourist trap.

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    • just from 4% to 16% on Madeira fortunately, but still a big hike. That´s according to RTP-M news.

      According to the Jornal da Madeira the rise is from 9% to 16% (Thurs 13/10/2011). As I don’t eat out I cannot confirm, but it is not (at this stage at least) the same rate of 23% as is being applied on the mainland

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