Guitar concert Câmara de Lobos 4 Oct to celebrate World Music Day; Madeira High Temperature Yellow alert; Madeira flights winter 2011/2012 in graphics; Transat 650 sailing race update; Wi-fi hotspots in Madeira; Portugal are 2011 European Surfing Champions!; Cocktails in Funchal Market Tuesday afternoon;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Guitar concert Câmara de Lobos to celebrate World Music Day

Venue: Casa da Cultura de Câmara de Lobos

Concert title: ‘Um recital de guitarra…diferente’

Free entry, 4th October 2011, 8pm

Guitarist (s ) playing works of Antonio Lauro, Heitor Vila-Lobos, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, António Carlos Jobim, Erroll Garner, Jerome Kern, Stevie Wonder e John Lennon/Paul McCartney.

Madeira High Temperature Yellow alert

From Instituto de Meteorologia (IM) site:

Madeira is on Yellow alert for high temperatures until the evening of the 5th October.

“The weather in Portugal is being influenced by an anticyclone located northwest of the Iberian Peninsula ridge extending towards the western Mediterranean and leading to a situation of hot and dry weather.

From the 6th October a small drop of the maximum temperature on the west coast is expected, wind blowing from Northwest this fall which will cover all Portuguese territory in 7 days.”

IM site:

Madeira flights winter 2011/2012 in graphics

There will be a reduction in flights during the Winter -on the left hand side- but, new connections are starting too – on the right hand side. See the graphics and article for detail:


From the Diario Newspaper:

link to article with analysis and comments

Transat 650 sailing race update

“the first should not arrive-in Madeira before Tuesday afternoon”

“After a day with winds at 25 knots, the approach of Madeira will be upwind in evanescent winds that will make this arrival even more complicated and stressful for skippers that are already quite exhausted by a complicated stage since the start.

If Sébastien Rogues (716 – Eole Generation – EDF Suez) positioning beacon remains silent for nearly 24 hours nothing to worry about aboard. At last positioning received, he was in the lead with 0.02 miles ahead of David Raison (747 – TeamWork Evolution). The uncertainty is whether he maintained this benefit or did David passed him again.

image from Diario Newspaper

Those three (Sebastien, David and Jorg Riechers) and others are north of the direct route that requires them to readjust. When three others guys – more East – go straight on to Madeira: Rémi Fermin (741 – Boreal ), Guillaume Le Brec ( 667 – Occamat / ATD) and Lucas Montagne ( 618 – ONG Conseil). A direct route that allowed them to do a superb comeback, as they are respectively 6th, 7th and 11th.

As for Series, Benoit Mariette (599 – Odalys Vacances) which is into the lead since yesterday afternoon, still precedes Eric Llull (566 – Noble Cocoa) less than 3 miles behind and Clément Bouyssou (514 – Douet Distribution) less than 10 miles behind. As for prototypes it is on the finish line that we will know who the winner will be. But when? If the winds remains steady by then, the arrival of the first should not arrive beore Tuesday afternoon.

The good news of the night came from Radoslaw Kowalczyk (790 – Calbud). The cargo ship “Rio Negro” was able to approach him and communicate with him. The skipper has massive keel damages, but he is not in distress. And he continues slowly his way toward Porto.”


Wi-fi hotspots in Madeira


Paul requested in the comments sections for readers to contribute to a WI-FI MADEIRA SURVEY 2011. Basically, where are the hotpsots since the expansion of the network during Rali Vinho Madeira 2011 and what are readers personal experiences including quality of service in these HOTSPOTS.

Tobi posted the site of the supplier in the comments section..thanks Tobi. The link is below.

Anneke’s comments in the comments section included:
“Very good wifi in the Eden Mar hotel downstairs in the lounge.” Thanks Anneke.



link to supplier NetMadeira homepage:

Portugal are 2011 European Surfing Champions!

From ‘Surfer Today,com’

“The Portuguese surfers secured their title in Bundoran, Ireland, during the European Surfing Championships. In an ironic twist, Portugal were also awarded the trophy in 1997, the last time that the event was held in the seaside town. Portugal won 3 of the 7 different categories, two 2nd places, one 3rd and one 4th. The only category in which Portugal did not place was Longboard.

Thousands of spectators gathered along Bundoran’s Tullan Strand to watch the cream of Europe’s surfers compete for the top spot in each of their divisions. After what has been a very exciting and unpredicitable surfing contest, todays final proved to be no disappointment with Ireland’s Ashleigh Smith coming second in Europe in the womens bodyboarding division…”


Cocktails in Funchal Market Tuesday afternoon

César Figueira, barman of The Hotel Madeira Regency Palace will be preparing cocktails in The Mercado dos Lavradores (13h30) made with local products. The event is part of a programme to promote local Madeiran products.

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  1. its getting stinky again today

    germany but mostly belgian and Portuguese CDS are way up
    PORTUGAL 1100/1140 +15 835/905 -280/-220

    WAFFLED 273/283 +18 268/282 -8/2
    FRANCE 185/191 +3 199.5/205.5 12/17
    AUSTRIA 171/179 +5 188.5/196.5 15/20
    UK 96/100 +3 112.5/117.5 15/19
    GERMANY 117/121 +5 136.5/141.5 17/21

  2. If someone knows the truth, it is the guy at the top of UniCredit [Szalay-Berzeviczy], which we expect to promptly trade limit down once we hit print. Among the stunning allegations (stunning in that an actual banker dares to tell the truth) are the following:

    “The euro is “practically dead” and Europe faces a financial earthquake from a Greek default”… “The euro is beyond rescue”… “The only remaining question is how many days the hopeless rearguard action of European governments and the European Central Bank can keep up Greece’s spirits.”….”A Greek default will trigger an immediate “magnitude 10” earthquake across Europe.“…”Holders of Greek government bonds will have to write off their entire investment, the southern European (Portugal including) nation will stop paying salaries and pensions and automated teller machines in the country will empty “within minutes.”

    In other words: welcome to the Apocalypse…

    Mr. Szalay-Berzeviczy is no arm-chair quarterback. He sits atop one of the biggest banks in the world and is the former head of the Hungarian stock exchange, and he’s not beating around the bush. The Greeks will, without a doubt, default on their loans. In fact, this weekend we found out that they are incapable of meeting their deficit targets despite extreme austerity measures already taken. In the very near future, they will be incapable of making good on their payments, and once that happens, the seismic effects across the entire globe will be felt almost instantly. As was pointed out in the excellent investigative documentary Meltdown, we are economically, financially and politically intertwined, so don’t underestimate the problems in Europe – the coming defaults across the Atlantic will have significant impact on our domestic economy.

    Also of note is the fall-out that occurs when a country defaults on its sovereign debt – a warning sign to all of those living in nations that are on the verge of collapse (including those of us here in the US). When a government defaults they will no longer be able to make payments to their employees – and that includes former employees depending on pensions, and those dependent on government subsistence programs like social security and welfare. All of it will be wiped out. That is the reality of the situation, and not just in Greece.

    You can probably imagine the panic that ensues, including Great-Depression style runs on the banks and ATM machines being emptied. If this happens to a single country like Greece it is still manageable. But what about the whole of Eastern and Western Europe? Or the United States of America?

    We will see these events come to pass. It is unstoppable at this point.


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