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Named: Augustina Bessa-Luís and Manuel Alegre for Nobel Prize São Miguel: Recurrent seismic activity considered above normal values Catholic Church: Cardinal demands “life of abstinence” for remarried couples Elected: Carlos Cordeiro president of United States Soccer Federation – Orlando, FL Opinion: Angola-Portugal Corrupt Connections Must End – by Eugen Iladi
 

Named: Augustina Bessa-Luís and Manuel Alegre for Nobel Prize – Portugal

By Cristina Ogden Portuguese writers Augustina Bessa-Luís and Manuel Alegre are possible candidates for nominations at this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. The writers’ names have been put forth after a vote by members of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. The Classe de Letras da Academia de Ciências de Lisboa was invited by The Swedish […]

São Miguel: Recurrent seismic activity considered above normal values – Azores

Authorities in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel island for the ongoing recurrent seismic activity which they consider to be “above normal values.” Starting on Sunday shortly before midnight, the tremors continued throughout Monday with multiple recurrent seismic events recorded on the central area of the island. The tremors lasted through the […]

Catholic Church: Cardinal demands “life of abstinence” for remarried couples – Portugal

In a document released by the Cardinal of Lisbon, D. Manuel Clemente, the Catholic Church in Portugal is demanding that Catholic divorced and remarried couples abstain from sexual relations or be denied Confession and Holy Communion. According to the issued rules; couples “in an irregular situation” should lead a “life of abstinence” to access the […]

Elected: Carlos Cordeiro president of United States Soccer Federation – Orlando, FL

Portuguese American Carlos Cordeiro was elected today 32th president of the United States Soccer Federation. A former Goldman Sachs banker, he succeeds Sunil Gulati, who held the presidency since 2006. Nine candidates entered the race for the position, of which eight were cleared to run. Cordeiro won easily on the third ballot with 69 percent […]

Opinion: Angola-Portugal Corrupt Connections Must End – by Eugen Iladi

A corruption trial against jailed former prosecutor Orlando Figueira that started on January 22 in Lisbon, Portugal, has deep international ramifications. The man accused of bribing Figueira to quash a 2013 investigation into the source of funds for acquiring private luxury residences in Portugal is Manuel Vicente, a former vice president of Angola and long-time […]

Named: Augustina Bessa-Luís and Manuel Alegre for Nobel Prize – Portugal

15 February 2018

By Cristina Ogden Portuguese writers Augustina Bessa-Luís and Manuel Alegre are possible candidates for nominations at this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. The writers’ names have been put forth after a vote by members of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences. The Classe de Letras da Academia de Ciências de Lisboa was invited by The Swedish […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Books, Featured, Film, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

São Miguel: Recurrent seismic activity considered above normal values – Azores

12 February 2018

Authorities in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel island for the ongoing recurrent seismic activity which they consider to be “above normal values.” Starting on Sunday shortly before midnight, the tremors continued throughout Monday with multiple recurrent seismic events recorded on the central area of the island. The tremors lasted through the […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, São Miguel, World

Catholic Church: Cardinal demands “life of abstinence” for remarried couples – Portugal

11 February 2018

In a document released by the Cardinal of Lisbon, D. Manuel Clemente, the Catholic Church in Portugal is demanding that Catholic divorced and remarried couples abstain from sexual relations or be denied Confession and Holy Communion. According to the issued rules; couples “in an irregular situation” should lead a “life of abstinence” to access the […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Religion, World

Elected: Carlos Cordeiro president of United States Soccer Federation – Orlando, FL

10 February 2018

Portuguese American Carlos Cordeiro was elected today 32th president of the United States Soccer Federation. A former Goldman Sachs banker, he succeeds Sunil Gulati, who held the presidency since 2006. Nine candidates entered the race for the position, of which eight were cleared to run. Cordeiro won easily on the third ballot with 69 percent […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Featured, Organizations, People, Sports, World

Opinion: Angola-Portugal Corrupt Connections Must End – by Eugen Iladi

07 February 2018

A corruption trial against jailed former prosecutor Orlando Figueira that started on January 22 in Lisbon, Portugal, has deep international ramifications. The man accused of bribing Figueira to quash a 2013 investigation into the source of funds for acquiring private luxury residences in Portugal is Manuel Vicente, a former vice president of Angola and long-time […]

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Posted in Angola, Business, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Travel: TAP Air Portugal to offer flights between the United States and the Azores – Portugal

04 February 2018

TAP Air Portugal is planning to add more air connections between the Azores, Madeira and mainland Portugal, including opening new routes between the Azores and airports in North America, TAP Air Portugal majority shareholder, David Neeleman, told LUSA news. If confirmed, TAP would be competing directly with the Azores Airlines, a subsidiary of SATA Group […]

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

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