Wave of solidarity!; 47 toneladas of food collected!; VAT on restaurant sector will raise €292m; More flights Jersey-Funchal; Mayor of St Helier, Jersey visits Madeira; Jersey and Madeira twinned; MADEIRADIG Festival 2012; Casa das Mudas Art Centre, Calheta, Madeira; Madeira New Year festivities move to Praça do Mar;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Wave of solidarity!..47 toneladas of food collected

The Diario Newspaper reports that 47 toneladas of food and other products have been collected by the charity Caritas during the campaign ‘Um Pequeno Gesto por Uma Grande Causa’
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‘The Tres Hombres’ brigantine visits Madeira; ‘Tres Hombres’, a 25-ton, two-masted, mostly wooden wonder; ‘Tres Hombres’ open to visitors Wednesday; Transavia increases flights to Madeira over Xmas & New Year;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Transavia increases flights to Madeira over Xmas & New Year

Transavia increases flights to Madeira over Xmas & New Year on the Porto – Funchal e Paris – Funchal route from the 16 de Dezembro until 6 de Janeiro.

link to Diario ............  ...read more

Desertas Aquatica Award Winning Film, FNAC, Monday evening 7pm; NEW Madeira Film Festival 2012; Kyle Eastwood and Phamie Gow; Madeira’s Laurissilva forest the worlds largest; The ‘Laurissilva Award’ ; Fado becomes UNESCO World Heritage; EU structural funds: €21bn between 2014-2020; Public Holidays reduction in 2012;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Desertas Aquatica Award Winning Film, FNAC store Madeira, Monday evening 7pm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEbEz79JfUo

The film shows the underwater natural beauty of the biodiversity of The Desertas Islands- Ilhas Desertas – a small ............  ...read more

Madeira restaurant wins Michelin Guide Award again; Film making in Madeira; Liszt Madeira Festival 2011 continues; Bernardo Nascimento to make short film in Madeira; Dionísio Pestana wins award from Ernst & Young Portugal; The Pestana Group;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira restaurant wins Michelin Guide Award again

The Galo d’Oro wins its stars again in The 2012 Michelin Guide, the most famous international gastronomic guide. Congratulations to The Chef Benoît Sinthon and all his team at the Restaurant. The restaurant first ............  ...read more

Portuguese unions stage general strike over cuts; Rabacal, Paul da Serra to Madalena do Mar in 2 minutes!

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portugal hit by general strike against austerity cuts

BBC website article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15867149

Travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

“There will be a 24-hour general strike in Portugal starting at ............  ...read more

Madeira Wine, Embroidery, Handcrafts Festival 25-27 November; 24-hour general strike; Disruption to air travel; “SOS Cagarro”; Try canyoning in Madeira; Canyoning School: 26-27 November;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

24-hour general strike

Travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

“There will be a 24-hour general strike in Portugal starting at 00:01 hours on 24 November. Disruption can be expected to many public services including ............  ...read more

Airports: General strike: 24th November; Proposals for Tollgates on Madeira’s Via Rapidas; Madeira Liszt Festival starts Monday night; Casino da Madeira: New International Shows; Mourinho: another record; Mourinho shows off new piggyback touchline celebration; Machico’s Caves; Flights from Funchal to Abu Dhabi?; Ginjinha the traditional Portuguese liqueur;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Airports: General strike: 24th November

From the ANAM website:

“ANAM – Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea da Madeira, SA informs all passengers and all other airport users that due to the general strike called for the 24th of November, ............  ...read more

FT article: Fiscal adjustment programme for Madeira; Troika very satisfied with Portuguese Government’s commitment to programme; Portugal on track to meet bail-out conditions

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

FT article: Portugal on track to meet bail-out conditions

“The European Union and International Monetary Fund said Portugal was on track to meet the conditions of its 78bn financial rescue programme, clearing the way for the
payment ............  ...read more

‘No one can keep us from this Euro’; Portugal’s PM Pedro Passos Coelho visits Angola; Portugal seeks Angolan investment; Dia Nacional do Mar; Madeira’s biodiversity; Portugal thrash Bosnia-Hercegovina to seal finals spot;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portugal thrash Bosnia-Hercegovina to seal finals spot

From BBC website:

“Portugal secured their place at Euro 2012 with an emphatic 6-2 second leg victory over Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Helder Postiga both scored twice while Bosnia’s ............  ...read more

Transavia Airline lowers fares from Porto to Madeira over Xmas & New Year; Madeira’s Leader met Portuguese PM to discuss austerity measures; Report says Portugal should not leave Common Currency; Report says Portugal mending its ways; More International awards for Madeira’s Tourism Industry; Enter the Madeira Eurosport Competition! – Win Madeira flight & accommodation packages!;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Transavia airline lowers fares from Porto to Madeira over Xmas & New Year


 

Diario Newspaper article:

http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/economia/292801-transaviacom-baixa-tarifa-madeira-porto-para-39-euros

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Marcos Milewski exhibition Casa das Mudas International Art Centre Calheta; Funchal International Cinema Festival 2011: 12-19 November; Madeira regions underwater beauty featured at the Festival; Magical natural beauty of Fanal Forest, Madeira; Meeting in Lisbon on bailout fund;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Marcos Milewski exhibition Casa das Mudas International Art Centre Calheta

Below a work of Marcos Milewski:

“Está a amanhecer no Fanal” is the New exhibition of the Argentine Artist Marcos Milewski who lives and works in Madeira.

Magical ............  ...read more

‘Magnificent Madeira’ Film; Faja dos Padres Cable Car ride; 25 Fontes Calheta; Weekend Yellow weather alert ; Madeira’s levada paths one of the 8 Most Unique Walking Paths in the World; ‘Madeira, The Island Vineyard’ Book; Noël Cossart; Emanuel Berk; Portuguese photographer Nuno Sá wins another Photography Award; Hotel Calheta Beach wins environmental award ‘Umwelt Champion’ from the German Tour Operator TUI

International, Portugal, Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Weekend Yellow weather alert for rain, wind and sea

Yellow weather alerts have been issued for Madeira region for rain, wind and sea

To keep up to date with the state of the weather see the Instituto de Meteorologia website:

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Madeira’s ‘Xarabanda’ celebrates 30 years with Anniversary concerts; Juncker praised Portugal’s efforts in meeting budget goals; New 11th Government of Madeira sworn in; Portugal’s record-breaking waves; Pastel de nata: Portugal’ s signature dessert – “ultimate accompaniment to a tiny but mighty cup of Portuguese coffee”;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Xarabanda celebrates 30 years with Anniversary concerts 11&12 November, 2011

Xarabanda – Associação Xarabanda: Carlos Figueira, Filipa Camacho, João Viveiros, Maria João Caires, Slobodan Sarcevic, Roberto Moniz, Roberto Moritz ............  ...read more

Madeira Hotel Group wins World Travel Market Global Award; WORLD TRAVEL MARKET – ExCeL LONDON 2011; Porto Bay Group’s pledge to protect the environment with whole range of ideas that reduce the carbon footprint

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira Hotel Group wins World Travel Market Global Award

Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts, Portugal, has secured a prestigious World Travel
Market Global Award for its dedication to unique design, commitments to the
environment and ............  ...read more

Madeira Fashion Week: 29 October-7 November, 2011; More flights from Finland, Norway and Germany to Madeira Winter 2011/2012; Street Art Project in Old Zone Funchal continues; More than 7,000 ship passengers arrive in Madeira on 1 day!;

Madeira, Portugal and International News from Paul Abbiati:

More flights from Finland, Norway and Germany to Madeira

Operators and Airlines are
Germania
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Finnair
Tjaereborg
Thomas Cook Airlines
Air Finland
Primera Air
Lomamatkate
Hispania
OK-matkat e Almatour.

Diario Newspaper ............  ...read more

Madeiran Cristiano Ronaldo wins Golden Boot ‘Bota de Ouro’ again; Paul do Mar, Calheta, Car Rally Saturday; Transavia Airline announce 40-90 euro fares to Madeira; Lobo Marinho named Facebook!; 6TH FUNCHAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November: 12 – 19; Eva Péron, o espectáculo’ in Madeira; Mortgage interest rate cut; Mortgage payments could fall 6%;

Madeira Portugal and International News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeiran Cristiano Ronaldo wins Golden Boot ‘Bota de Ouro’ again

Madeiran Cristiano Ronaldo wins Golden Boot ‘Bota de Ouro’ for the second time in his career after scoring 40 goals for Real Madrid in the last season.

link to Diario ............  ...read more

Orange weather sea alert; Yellow weather wind alert; More flights from Germany to Madeira; Madeiran Cristiano Ronaldo nominated for 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or; ‘Special One’ and André Villas-Boas nominated for 2011 FIFA World Coach of the Year; Reid’s Palace celebrates 120 Years; Reid’s gardens and Sir Winston Churchill and Sir George Bernard Shaw; Portugal resurrects the Airship

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati: Orange weather sea alert, Yellow weather wind alert Keep up to date on the Instituto de Meteorologia site: http://www.meteo.pt/en/index.html Image from the Diario Also, on Wednesday some planes were diverted because of the weather conditions at Santa Catarina, Madeira to Porto Santo.

Madeiran Cristiano Ronaldo nominated  ............  ...read more

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