International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:
Readers get training in the marvellous January weather for:
Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2012
3 routes, the main with an approximate distance of 105 km – maximum execution time of 26 hours, the middle race is about 55 km, a maximum of 16 hours and finally, for those who want to begin, with about a 25 km, a maximum time of 12 hours. For individual competitors.
For more information contact the organiser:
Clube de Montanha do Funchal
link to Diario Newspaper article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/desporto/302113-madeira-island-ultra-trail-2012-realiza-se-em-junho-com-video
Motorcyclist Helder Rodrigues wins stage 13 of the Dakar Rally
“Portugal’s Helder Rodrigues on Yamaha won stage 13 of the Dakar Rally, from Nazca to Pisco. That’s his first stage victory in this edition. Frenchman Cyril Despres took second, lagging 47″ behind. Yet he gained 12’38” over Spain’s Marc Coma, who made a bad mistake. Despres now enjoys a comfortable 11’03” lead over the Spaniard with only one stage left 29km. Rodrigues, winner of today’s stage, is heading for third place overall, with a 29’45” lead over Spain’s Jordi Viladoms..”
Portuguese business selling 1000 Pastéis de nata a day in Paris!
link to article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/mundo/302114-pasteis-de-nata-em-paris
Gymnastics extravaganza Arco da Calheta Pavilhao 5pm Saturday
300 gymnasts presenting: Aeróbica Desportiva, Artística Masculina, Rítmica e Trampolins
Image above of Madeiran gymnast Jessica Jardim a member of the Portuguese national gymnastics team.
Madeira Architecture:Zona Desportiva Arco Calheta
All images unless otherwise stated from the Diario de Noticias Newspaper.
‘Mary Stuart’ performed in English at The Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Funchal, performances Saturday & Sunday?