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’
last weekend at Pingo Doce supermarkets in Madeira region including Porto Santo by 400 volunteers including workers at a North American business with an office in Madeira.

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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; 3
Wave of solidarity

Spokesman José Manuel Barbeito described the success of the campaign as a: “onda de solidariedade” – a wave of solidarity.

VAT on restaurant sector will raise €292m in tax revenue

From Portugal Daily View:

“VAT on restaurant sector will raise €292m in tax revenue», writes Correio da Manhã, about the tax hike affecting the sector which was approved by the government yesterday in parliament. Restaurants are foreseeing that some 47,000 people could lose their jobs with the crisis and the austerity measures.”

link: http://www.portugaldailyview.com/01-whats-new/press-review-wednesday-30-november

More flights Jersey-Funchal

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Image from Diario Newspaper of St Helier, Jersey.

Diario Newspaper article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/madeira/295261-estudante-admite-aumento-das-ligacoes-aereas-funchal-jersey

Mayor of St Helier, Jersey visits Madeira

The Mayor of St Helier, Jersey, Simon Crowcroft visited Madeira.

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link to Diario Article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/295140/economia/295235-jersey-quer-trazer-mais-turistas-a-madeira

Jersey and Madeira twinned

Jersey and Madeira – St Helier and Funchal – have been twinned since 2008. In 2008 St Helier’s Mayor Simon Crowcroft said that the agreement would strengthen existing links between the two communities, with cultural and educational exchanges and the sharing of business expertise. Jersey could learn from the way Funchal ran its flower festivals and from its thriving tourist industry, and from how the city funded cultural events.

Sea Passengers to Madeira increase

Administração dos Portos da Madeira (APRAM) reports that in the first 10 months of 2011 the number of Sea Passengers to Madeira increased 6,7% on the same period a year ago.

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MADEIRADIG Festival 2012

From official Festival website:

“The MADEIRADIG Festival is a unique Adventure in extra-ordinary Music. Each December the Portuguese island – celebrated as the ‘paradise island’ and ‘floating garden’ – is transformed into a hotbed of digital culture. The festival on the storied volcanic island, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, features stunning and inimitable line-up, a landscape to match and attractive spring temperatures. This is an avantgarde Trip through the world of serious new & contemporary music.”

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Festival History

“MADEIRADIG was created in 2004, filling a gap in Madeira’s cultural events in the field of multimedia and digital arts. The Festival aimed to bring to Madeira international top level artists from music, film, video, computer art and photography and also to motivate Madeiran artists to create new works in these fields.”

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Image from official website

Image caption CASA DAS MUDAS ART CENTRE, Calheta, Madeira, THE FESTIVAL VENUE

MADEIRADIG Line-Up 2011

“KTL = Stephen O’Malley (US) & Peter Rehberg (AT), Nadja = Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff) (CA), Taylor Deupree (US) & Jerome Faria (PT), Lee Ranaldo (US) + Manuel Mota (PT), Oneohtrix Point Never (US), Deaf Center (NO), Tim Hecker (CA) and Aki Onda (US/JP).

After Show Events with Schneider TM (DE) & Markus Detmer (DE) DJ (Staubgold), Thomas Bücker (DE) DJ (Jean-Michel) and there are more to be announced soon…”

Madeira New Year festivities move to Praça do Mar

The Diario Newspaper reports on the Press Conference by the Tourism Department outlining both the Christmas and New Year Events organised by the Tourism Department including a move to the new Praça do Mar.

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More details and link to article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/295140/economia/295234-espectaculo-de-fim-de-ano-muda-para-a-praca-do-mar

Images unless cited are from the Diario Newspaper.

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