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Ebola: The risk of an outbreak in Portugal remains low UNESCO: Cante Alentejano to become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – Portugal Travel Alert: TAP to stage two separate strikes – Portugal Community: Aristides de Sousa Mendes Conference at BCC–   Fall River, MA Opinion: Really? Are you being fed too much bad news?
 

Ebola: The risk of an outbreak in Portugal remains low – Portugal

The risk of an Ebola outbreak in Portugal is low but it could increase significantly if the epidemic reaches Guinea-Bissau which still remains free of the disease. Portugal would be at greater risk due the large number of people from its former west Africa colony living in the country. “If the epidemic invades Guinea-Bissau the […]

UNESCO: Cante Alentejano to become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – Portugal

The traditional Cante Alentejano, a polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal, was designated by UNESCO to be listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision will be deliberated by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage during a meeting taking place on November 24 and 28 in Paris, France. The […]

Travel Alert: TAP to stage two separate strikes – Portugal

The TAP Air Portugal Cabin Crew Union (SNPVAC) has announced two separate four full-day strikes over alleged contract violations. The strikes will take place on October 30/ November 1 and November 30/ December 2. Significant disruption to all TAP routes is expected, affecting 30,000 passengers at a cost of Euro5 million a day. The airline cabin […]

Community: Aristides de Sousa Mendes Conference at BCC– Fall River, MA

The Bristol Community College Holocaust Center and the Luso-American Center are presenting a conference, “Light in a Time of Darkness,” celebrating the life and work of Aristides the Sousa Mendes. Sousa Mendes was the former Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux, France, who issued visas to WWII refugees, without regard to nationality or religion, saving thousands of […]

Opinion: Really? Are you being fed too much bad news? – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor(*) A Times columnist recently pointed out that compared with any period in the past half century, the world as a whole is “healthier, wealthier, happier, cleverer, cleaner, kinder, freer, safer, more peaceful and more equal.” Probably true. Trouble is, that kind of news doesn’t sell papers and attract advertisers. Newspapers, television, […]

Ebola: The risk of an outbreak in Portugal remains low – Portugal

31 October 2014

The risk of an Ebola outbreak in Portugal is low but it could increase significantly if the epidemic reaches Guinea-Bissau which still remains free of the disease. Portugal would be at greater risk due the large number of people from its former west Africa colony living in the country. “If the epidemic invades Guinea-Bissau the […]

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Posted in Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

UNESCO: Cante Alentejano to become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – Portugal

29 October 2014

The traditional Cante Alentejano, a polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal, was designated by UNESCO to be listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision will be deliberated by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage during a meeting taking place on November 24 and 28 in Paris, France. The […]

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Heritage, Music, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Travel Alert: TAP to stage two separate strikes – Portugal

28 October 2014

The TAP Air Portugal Cabin Crew Union (SNPVAC) has announced two separate four full-day strikes over alleged contract violations. The strikes will take place on October 30/ November 1 and November 30/ December 2. Significant disruption to all TAP routes is expected, affecting 30,000 passengers at a cost of Euro5 million a day. The airline cabin […]

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

Community: David Batista joins Lusitania Consulting Project – NOPA

27 October 2014

The National Organization of Portuguese Americas (NOPA) is proud to announce the affiliation of Mr. David Batista with its Lusitania Consulting project. According to Francisco Semião, project director, “As Senior Consultant, Mr. Baptista will provide his expertise to enhance Lusitania Consulting’s capacity to provide businesses and entrepreneurs from Portugal and Portuguese speaking counties with investment procurement and […]

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Posted in Business, Community, Heritage, Organizations, People, World

Community: Aristides de Sousa Mendes Conference at BCC– Fall River, MA

27 October 2014

The Bristol Community College Holocaust Center and the Luso-American Center are presenting a conference, “Light in a Time of Darkness,” celebrating the life and work of Aristides the Sousa Mendes. Sousa Mendes was the former Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux, France, who issued visas to WWII refugees, without regard to nationality or religion, saving thousands of […]

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Posted in Community, Conferences, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Opinion: Really? Are you being fed too much bad news? – By Len Port

27 October 2014

By Len Port, Contributor(*) A Times columnist recently pointed out that compared with any period in the past half century, the world as a whole is “healthier, wealthier, happier, cleverer, cleaner, kinder, freer, safer, more peaceful and more equal.” Probably true. Trouble is, that kind of news doesn’t sell papers and attract advertisers. Newspapers, television, […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, World

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