União in Primeira Liga drama. Porto Santo marathon. Birmingham – Porto Santo

Madeira with three clubs in the top flight

A explosão de alegria do unionista Zarabi, depois de ter terminado o jogo em Freamunde. fotos lusaA dramatic last minute goal thousands of kilometres away in the Second Division match between Freaumunde and Tondela on Sunday meant that União de Madeira, based in Machico, will be joining fellow islanders Marítimo and Nacional in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. It will be the third time that three Madeiran teams will compete at the highest level, after the seasons of 1989-90 and 1990-91. União de Madeira won 3-0, whilst Tondela (who became 2nd Division Champions), drew 1-1 in Freamunde, with a goal in added time which effectively promoted the Madeiran team. You have to feel sorry for Desportivo de Chaves, who effectively went from 1st place to 3rd in the 4th minute of injury time in another match! Photo from the Diario

Porto Santo marathon

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This coming Saturday morning sees the running of the Porto Santo marathon and half-marathon. There is also a mini-trail and a race for youngsters. Trail-running events seems to figure more and more on the islands, and must generate a fair bit of revenue given that the competitors have to get here and find accommodation.

Thomson adds Birmingham to Porto Santo

Tourism Secretary highlights "more good news" for a sector that hope to attract more and more British.The end of May sees the start of the season on Porto Santo, which can be very quiet during winter, with the Diario reporting today on Thomson flights resuming flights from Birmingham in addition to the current connections from Manchester and Gatwick. Thomson Airways was the largest carrier to Porto Santo Airport in 2014 , transporting more than 22,000 passengers – the new flight from Birminghan is estimated to bring 3000 passengers before finishing in September and resuming again in May 2016.
Porto Santo will see other seasonal operators return for the summer, including connections from Madrid and Santiago de Compostela. In 2014, the airport recorded an increase of 11.1% in passenger movements and an increase of 25.6% in aircraft movements (there must be a reason why the percentages are not roughly in line with each other?).

Porto airport worker finds $10,000

União in Primeira Liga drama. Porto Santo marathon. Birmingham - Porto Santo 1A number of Portuguese news websites have reported on a Porto airport worker who found $10,000 in coat left behind on a trolley at Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro airport. Remarkably, when 25-year-old Bruno Costa found the money, he did not hesitate before handing it in. “I didn’t do more than my job,” he explained afterwards. “I often find things that people have left behind, but I have never found so much money before”. The unnamed owner of the coat, believed to be a Portuguese living in Brazil, is understood to have burst into tears of relief when he heard that his money had been safely recovered. “I am eternally grateful to Mr Bruno. I never thought I would meet anyone so honest.” The Portuguese émigré worked in the construction industry and had apparently saved the money over the years to help expenses for the care of his seven-year-old daughter. Bruno Costa was rewarded with a $300 ‘tip’.“He thanked me very well,” Costa told reporters.

4 thoughts on “União in Primeira Liga drama. Porto Santo marathon. Birmingham – Porto Santo”

  1. Wanted to thank Ray for the organic shop information 2 weeks ago – found them, brilliant! They are called Fresh Bio and open every weekday at the moment but I think this may be seasonal.

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  2. Hi Jayne glad you found it, have you visited the organic farm at Faja dos Padres. They grow fruit and vegetables. Bit of an adventure but worth the effort.

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