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Google: Azores targeting 200 million potential tourists – Azores Book: The Week: Portugal ahead of many countries in clean energy – By Len Port Language: President Rebelo de Sousa to revise Orthographic Agreement You Vote! Azores nominated for ‘Europe’s Leading Inland Destination 2016’ – WTA
 

Google: Azores targeting 200 million potential tourists – Azores

A protocol was signed between the Government of the Azores and Google to optimize the Azores as a tourism destination, with the goal of reaching 200 million potential tourists over the next three years, the regional Tourism and Transport Deputy, Vítor Fraga, revealed Monday. “This partnership will be crucial to enhance the awareness vis-à-vis our […]

Book: ‘The Prodigious Physician’ by Jorge de Sena – Editor’s Note

This astonishingly erotic and ironic novel is set in vaguely medieval times, but the tone is starkly modern. A young gentleman is travelling on horseback, and stops by a river to rest and bathe. As he is lying there naked after bathing, three maidens appear and, trying to avert their gaze from the young man’s […]

The Week: Portugal ahead of many countries in clean energy – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Portugal has demonstrated its leading role in clean energy by supplying the country’s entire electricity needs solely from renewal sources for a record four days in a row. It is being acclaimed internationally as a landmark in the shift from fossil fuels. The country’s consumption was fully covered for 107 […]

Language: President Rebelo de Sousa to revise Orthographic Agreement – Portugal

The new president elect of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has stated that he is open to revise the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990. The main purpose of the agreement was to create a unified orthography for the Portuguese language in the countries where Portuguese is the official language, most notably the variants between […]

You Vote! Azores nominated for ‘Europe’s Leading Inland Destination 2016’ – WTA

The Azores have been nominated for “Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2016’ by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), regarded as the “Tourism Oscar”. The Azores are competing with Madeira named ‘Europe’s Leading Island Destination’ in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The winners are determined by an online vote cast by hundreds of travel professionals and consumers […]

Google: Azores targeting 200 million potential tourists – Azores

24 May 2016

A protocol was signed between the Government of the Azores and Google to optimize the Azores as a tourism destination, with the goal of reaching 200 million potential tourists over the next three years, the regional Tourism and Transport Deputy, Vítor Fraga, revealed Monday. “This partnership will be crucial to enhance the awareness vis-à-vis our […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Travel

Book: ‘The Prodigious Physician’ by Jorge de Sena – Editor’s Note

22 May 2016

This astonishingly erotic and ironic novel is set in vaguely medieval times, but the tone is starkly modern. A young gentleman is travelling on horseback, and stops by a river to rest and bathe. As he is lying there naked after bathing, three maidens appear and, trying to avert their gaze from the young man’s […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Education, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal

The Week: Portugal ahead of many countries in clean energy – By Len Port

20 May 2016

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Portugal has demonstrated its leading role in clean energy by supplying the country’s entire electricity needs solely from renewal sources for a record four days in a row. It is being acclaimed internationally as a landmark in the shift from fossil fuels. The country’s consumption was fully covered for 107 […]

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Posted in Business, Featured, Home & Garden, Life Style, Politics, Portugal

Language: President Rebelo de Sousa to revise Orthographic Agreement – Portugal

20 May 2016

The new president elect of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has stated that he is open to revise the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990. The main purpose of the agreement was to create a unified orthography for the Portuguese language in the countries where Portuguese is the official language, most notably the variants between […]

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Posted in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Community, East Timor, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World

You Vote! Azores nominated for ‘Europe’s Leading Inland Destination 2016’ – WTA

19 May 2016

The Azores have been nominated for “Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2016’ by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), regarded as the “Tourism Oscar”. The Azores are competing with Madeira named ‘Europe’s Leading Island Destination’ in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The winners are determined by an online vote cast by hundreds of travel professionals and consumers […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Book: ‘Fado and the Urban Poor in Portuguese Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s’ – Editor’s Note

19 May 2016

Colvin studies the evolution of Fado music as the soundtrack to the Portuguese talkie. He analyzes the most successful Portuguese films of the first two decades of the Estado Novo era to understand how directors used the “national song” to promote the values of the young Regime regarding the poor inhabitants of Lisbon’s popular neighborhoods. […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Film, Heritage, Music, Portugal

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