European Heritage Days events in Madeira 23 to 25th September; World Tourism Day 27th September; Tribute to the French composer, pianist Francis Poulenc; New €220M financial gap being investigated by Portuguese Court of Audits; National government is reviewing new austerity plan for Madeira; Madeira Whale Museum reopens; Join the cider making in Calheta on Sunday!

Madeira and Portugal News from Paul Abbiati

Join the cider making in Calheta region on Sunday!

Watch and participate at Quinta Pedagógica dos Prazeres behind Prazeres Church next Sunday in the cider making The Mostra da Sidra ao vivo.

Also cider and other biological products such as vinagre de ............  ...read more

Portugal Finds Unreported Debt In Autonomous Region; Austerity program for Madeira; Madeiran designer Nini Silva wins International Design & Architecture Awards 2011; Garota do Calhau; Three Portuguese wines amongst world’s top 25; Sailing to Madeira’s Desertas Islands; The natural beauty of The Desertas;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portugal Finds Unreported Debt In Autonomous Region

From The Wall Street Journal:

“Portugal’s central bank said Friday that Madeira island, a small autonomous
region, has under-reported its debt since 2004, putting further pressure on
 ............  ...read more

Red Devils play Benfica; EU touts Eurobond plan; Energy from the Ocean seminar in Madeira; Top man: Oscar Cardozo; New tax on vehicles and tobacco; Troika opposes a new tax hike; IMF demands new increase in VAT in 2012;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Red Devils play Benfica at Luz Stadium, Lisbon, Wednesday night 7.45

From The Man Utd official site:

Quote/unquote
“The opening game is the toughest for us. Benfica are always a handful and we always expect a difficult game. I watched a couple of their ............  ...read more

European Mobility week in Funchal 16-22 September, 2011; Semana Europeia da Mobilidade 2011; EU to issue 10-yr bond to finance Portugal; Euro zone debt to peak at 88.7% of GDP in 2012; IMF releases 3.98 bn euros to Portugal

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

European Mobility week in Funchal 16-22 September

“The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of public transport, cycling, walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes ............  ...read more

Madeiran Christiano Ronaldo leads Madrid to first place; Madeira Tourism: overnight stays up!; Portugal’s EU measure of inflation slowed for the fourth straight month in August; Official reception for Alberto Paulo ‘The Kenyan of Calheta’; New Church inaugurated in Câmara de Lobos;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira Tourism: overnight stays up!

From The National Institute of Statistics:

“In July 2011 tourism accommodation establishments registered 5.1 million overnight stays, 10% more than in the same month of the previous year.

On a national level, the ............  ...read more

3 day Espectáculo do Basquetebol in Madeira; International Basketball Tournament in Madeira 16-18th September; 32 degrees in Funchal, 29 in Porto Santo!; Classical Orchestra of Madeira Concert Series starts Saturday 9pm;

Madeira and Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

3 day ‘Espectáculo do Basquetebol’ in Madeira; International Basketball Tournament in Madeira 16-18th September;

3 Basketball Teams Madeira’s CAB, Russia’s MBC Sparta&K and the Azores Team Lusitânia will be participating in ............  ...read more

What’s happening in September and October; Wine Tours of City 10th September, ‘Explorar a cidade do Funchal sob a temática do vinho’; MADEIRA BICYCLE RACE 16th-17th September; FIRST MADEIRA NATURE FESTIVAL: 10th-16th October;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

FIRST MADEIRA NATURE FESTIVAL: 10th-16th October

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

From official Madeira Tourism Site:

“Feel the landscape around you! Dive in it! Take a deep breath! Surrender to
the charms of an island that exhales ............  ...read more

Casa das Mudas Art Centre restaurant/cafe reopens; Casa das Mudas, Calheta ‘a symbol of Madeira’; Amor electro perform on Funchal’s ‘cais’ ; MADEIRA WINE FESTIVAL 2011: 28th of August to the 4th of September; ‘ The Vindimas’; ‘Festa do Vinho’; ‘The Expo Jovem’ 1-4 September, Cais, Funchal; Madeira Unemployment rises; Lisbon 57th in Economist Liveability Rankings; Portugal is one of Europe’s most holiday happy countries;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Casa das Mudas Art Centre restaurant/cafe reopens; Casa das Mudas, Calheta ‘a symbol of Madeira’

The Diario Newspaper reports that the Vice presidente of the Madeiran Government attended the re-opening of the restaurant at Casa das Mudas Art Centre in ............  ...read more

Madeira’s NEW National Park in Porto Santo; The EU LIFE Project in Madeira ; EU Commission confirms €500m “Slip” in the public accounts for Madeira; Portuguese Government suggest Rescue Plan for Madeira’s Public Accounts;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

The EU LIFE Project in Madeira Region

From the official website of The EU LIFE Project in Madeira Region

“Halt the loss of European Biodiversity through the recovery of habitats and species of the Islets of Porto Santo and surrounding marine area” ............  ...read more

Kenyan of Calheta running in 3000m Steeplechase World Championships final; Blog readers, contributors go kayaking in Madeira; Transforming Funchal city into an art photography gallery; Ronaldo hat-trick for Real Madrid; Rough seas in Madeira surprise bathers; Hotel proposed for ocean front Madalena do Mar

Madeira and Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Kenyan of Calheta Alberto Paulo has reached The World Athletics Championships 3000m Steeplechase Final

Alberto Paulo who was born in Calheta, Madeira and trains in Calheta when he is at home won the 3000m Steeplechase World
University Championships ............  ...read more

Apologies everybody! The blog has moved to a new server as part of a planned upgrade but unfortunately Paul’s posts of the 25th and 26th were lost in the process. They have been re-created below but the comments have been lost. Normal service now hopefully resumed.

 

August 26, 2011 By: abbo Category: Madeira & General News

Father of Portuguese rock Rui Veloso in Sao Vicente; The Athletics World Championships 2011; Portuguese athletes predicted to win medals; British athletes predicted to win

medals; Europa League: Birmingham 3 – 0 Nacional of

Madeira (agg 3 – 0)

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

The IAAF World Athletics Championships start in Daegu, South Korea on Aug. 27th and continue until the 4th September.

From Track & Field News:

Portuguese athletes predicted to win ............  ...read more

Ponta do Pargo Hotel Project; Morgan Forbes in dialogue with the FSA in relation to its promotions; ‘James’ headline final day of ‘Funchal Music Fest’ Sunday; Calheta athlete Alberto Paulo wins Athletics Gold at World University Championships in Shenzhen China; 503rd Anniversary of Funchal City Sunday 21st August; Funchal City Day Sunday; Merengue in Ribeira Brava;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Ponta do Pargo Hotel Project; Morgan Forbes is currently in a dialogue with the FSA in relation to its promotions

From the ‘Ask the experts’ pages of This is Money.co.uk:

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Madeiran Rower Helena Rodrigues qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games; Portugal v Brazil in Football World Under-20 Cup final; EU aid for sacked Portuguese workers; German frigates in Funchal; Noites da Promenade no Caniço; Canico Gastronomic Festival 19-28 August, 2011

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeiran Rower Helena Rodrigues qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games

Madeiran Rower – 500 m, K-4? – Helena Rodrigues qualifies for London 2012
Olympic Games at World Championships in Hungary this week. Congratulations
Helena!

Portugal ............  ...read more

‘Craque’ Madeiran footballer Micael going to Atlético Madrid?; FT Blog:Portugal’s silver lining; UEFA Europa League 18th August, Nacional v Birmingham; Birmingham City head for Madeira with a 20-man squad but no Jordon Mutch;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati

‘Craque’ Madeiran footballer Micael going to Atlético Madrid?

The Portuguese Press is reporting that Rúben Micael may transfer to Atlético de Madrid. The player from Câmara de Lobos would become a rival to the most famous Portuguese and Madeiran football player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo another Madeiran who plays for Real Madrid. images from Diario and link to Diario article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/desporto/278716-ruben-micael-e-falcao-no-atletico-de-madrid Portugal’s silver lining: FT.com Brussels Blog “But Eurostat’s quarterly report on the currency region’s economic health did have at least one unexpected positive surprise, too: Portugal. Yes, Lisbon may be beginning a wrenching austerity programme, agreed as part of its €78bn bail-out. And yes, the country’s bonds suffered recent downgrades because debt analysts do not think Lisbon will be able hit the bail-out’s debt and deficit targets. image of Pedro Passos Coelho the Portuguese Prime Minister from the Diario Newspaper But during the second quarter of the year, the Portuguese economy was flat –a significant improvement after two quarters of 0.6 per cent shrinkage, and much better than the 1.1 per cent decrease that analysts predicted. The better-than-expected numbers, driven largely by a 5.3 per cent increase in exports, is particularly good news for those watching the bail-out programme, which sets its targets based on economic growth assumptions.” link FT.com Brussels Blog: http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2011/08/a-portuguese-silver-lining/#axzz1VIGggZ9k

UEFA Europa League 18th August, Nacional v Birmingham

‘Birmingham City head for Madeira with a 20-man  ............  ...read more

How to order a coffee in Madeira; Tourism and foreign retirees are a priority for government; Reforma ao Sol (Retirement under the sun); Fail like a boss; Kid, fear is something that.. doesn’t assist me; How to order the right coffee in Portugal; Summer Delight: a plate of snails and a pint of lager; How do you spend Sunday in Portugal if you are a billionaire?; Wi-Fi hotspots increased coverage in Madeira; Football: Maritimo 0 Beira-Mar 0; Monday Holiday: Assuncao da Nossa Senhora;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

How to order a coffee in Madeira!

From Tom in the comments section Tuesday morning. Thanks Tom

“bica-espresso
chinesa-coffee+milk/regular cup
garroto-coffee+milk/small cup-Garoto: Garoto also means “kid” and this drink is mostly milk ............  ...read more

‘4 litro Show’ continues at Mudas Calheta; Our Lady of Monte Festa August 14 & 15th; Biggest display of popular religious devotion in entire Region; Tomb of last Austro-Hungarian emperor, Karl I of Habsburg; British Airways very interested in TAP;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

‘4 litro Show’ continues at ‘Mudas’ – The Centro das Artes- Casa das Mudas, Calheta

‘4 litro Show’ Madeira’s answer to Monty Python continues at Casa das Mudas Art Centre Calheta Saturday and Sunday nights 21.30 ............  ...read more

Worlds longest yacht race comes to Madeira; Troika says Portugal on track to meet 2011 budget deficit goal; Government announces new spending measures; Troika presents first evaluation of Portugal; VAT on gas electricity will increase; Calheta Art Project LONARTE 11 inaugurated in Prazeres

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati

Worlds longest yacht race comes to Madeira

‘Clipper Round the World 2011/12’

From the ‘Clipper Round the World 2011/12’ official site:

“Today the crews have been busy preparing the boats for their first ocean crossing of Clipper ............  ...read more

Hot weather: Yellow Alert; The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation contributes 7 mil euros to the Associação dos Amigos do Parque Ecológico do Funchal (PEF);

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is contributing 7 mil euros to the Associação dos Amigos do Parque Ecológico do Funchal (PEF).The objective of the donation is for the recuperation of the biodiversidade – biodiversity following ............  ...read more

Quinta do Lorde Development re-starts; FT: Portugal reassures wind sector on subsidies; Portugal one of Europe’s most advanced countries in renewable energy use; America’s Cup, is in Cascais, Portugal!; Rali Vinho Madeira 2011 filmed from a helicopter; Funchal Music Fest: 19, 20, 21 August, Funchal; Portuguese Act Fonzie will be playing at Funchal Music Fest;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Rali Vinho Madeira filmed from a helicopter

All the facts and results of the Rali Vinho Madeira in the ‘Diario Newspaper Dossier’ here: http://www.dnoticias.pt/dossier/rali-vinho-madeira

America’s Cup is in Cascais Portugal!

America’s ............  ...read more

Rali Vinho Madeira Saturday’s Programme; Santana will join UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR); First biosphere reserve in the Madeira Region; Portugal’s commitment to sustained development;

Rali Vinho Madeira continues:

Promo Film and photo from Diario Newspaper:

Programme

Sábado, 6 de Agosto 2011

12ªPec – Paúl da Serra 1 – 08h20m

13ªPec – Ponta do Pargo 1 – 09h13m

14ªPec – Rosário 1 – 10h00m

15ªPec – Ribeiro Frio 1 – 11h13m

16ªPec – Paúl da Serra 2 – 13h12m

17ªPec ............  ...read more

Portugal’s problem is that it produces too little and consumes too much: ‘Der Spiegel’ article; “The good news is that positive models already exist within its own borders”; America’s Cup comes to Cascais Portugal; Transavia doubled passengers on Funchal Porto route first quarter 2011; Super Ferry starts operating between Portimão and Funchal; Rali Vinho Madeira comes to town!

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Transavia doubled passengers on Funchal Porto route first quarter 2011

The Diario Newspaper reports that the air line Transavia has doubled the number of passengers to 20,000 on the Funchal Porto route during the first quarter of 2011. The 7 weekly ............  ...read more

26th Food Festival of Machico: 29 July-7 August, 2011; European Rally Championships: ‘Rali Vinho da Madeira’ 4-6 August; Madeira regional elections 9 October; Public Sector reforms: “public bodies need cutting drastically”;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

26th Semana Gastronómica de Machico: 29 July-7 August, 2011

European Rally Championships: ‘Rali Vinho da Madeira’ 4-6 August

“I am very happy to take part again in this amazing race: on the island of the Atlantic during ............  ...read more

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