Classic and antique car exhibition: 29,30 December; Funfairs in Madeira; The no ordinary turtle Johnny Vasco da Gama; EDP sale; Three Gorges: four billion euros in financial support and wind-turbine factory;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Classic and antique car exhibition: 29,30 December

The Club Sports da Madeira and The Clube de Automóveis Clássicos da Madeira
are organising on 29 e 30 de Dezembro an exhibition of antique and classic
cars on the Avenida Sá Carneiro in Funchal in front of Vespas discotheque each day from
10 until 8 at night.

Funfairs in Madeira

Photographs from the Diario Newspaper of the Funfair at Praia Formosa in Funchal. Blog readers: where are the other funfairs in Madeira during the festive season?

EDP sale; Three Gorges: four billion euros in financial support and wind-turbine factory;

From Euronews:

“Portugal has taken the first step to fulfilling the terms of its EU-IMF
bailout, by selling a major chunk of the country’s biggest company to the
Chinese.

The government is getting rid of most of its stake in the electricity firm
EDP – more than 21 per cent – to China’s Three Gorges Corporation for 2.7
billion euros.

The remaining four per cent of the government holding cannot be sold until
next year.

Three Gorges will provide a further four billion euros in financial support,
and has promised to build a wind-turbine factory

On top of that Three Gorges will provide a further four billion euros in
financial support, and has promised to build a wind-turbine factory.

EDP’s renewables business is the fourth largest wind energy company in the
world
, and makes the Chinese the global leader in the sector with a major
foothold in Europe.

The sale was a precondition of the 78-billion euro EU-IMF bailout to keep
debt-laden Portugal afloat.”

link:
http://www.euronews.net/2011/12/22/portugal-s-first-family-silver-sale-goes-to-china/

The no ordinary turtle Johnny Vasco da Gama

From npr.org

“This is no ordinary turtle: Known as Johnny Vasco da Gama, after the 15th-century Portuguese explorer, it crossed the Atlantic twice — by sea and by air.

Johnny, as his human friends call him, is a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley turtle. Only a few thousand of these sea-turtles exist, mostly in the Gulf of Mexico. Normally, they do not migrate across the Atlantic.

image of a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley turtle from Wikipedia.

Track The Turtle

After the turtle, nicknamed “Johnny Vasco de Gama”, is released into Gulf of Mexico waters on Dec. 27, you can track its whereabouts online at seaturtle.org. The endangered Kemp’s ridley turtle has been outfitted with a satellite tracker so scientists can study its movement patterns.

Track The Turtle At seaturtle.org

Images from the Diario Newspaper unless stated.

4 thoughts on “Classic and antique car exhibition: 29,30 December; Funfairs in Madeira; The no ordinary turtle Johnny Vasco da Gama; EDP sale; Three Gorges: four billion euros in financial support and wind-turbine factory;”

  1. from Hey Portugal:

    TAP Strike (Jan 2012) Cancelled

    TAP pilots union (SPAC) have announced that the strike planned for January will not take place. An agreement was reached between the Union and the company. The company is due to be sold off by May 2012, as part of the Goverments EU bail-out agreement.

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