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Book: Festas: Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres Feast held May 19-25 – Azores Opinion: Fátima, fake news, conspiracies and black holes – By Len Port BRAVO! Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest! – Kiev, Ukraine Book:
 

Book: ‘Magellan: Over the Edge of the World’ – Editor’s Note

Magellan’s dramatic maritime expedition in 1519 discovered the straits that enabled Europe to trade with the Eastern spice islands and changed the course of history. In an era of intense commercial rivalry between Spain and Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese navigator sailed to explore the undiscovered parts of the world and claim them for the […]

Festas: Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres Feast held May 19-25 – Azores

The 2017 Festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, [The Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles], are taking place on the weekend of May19-25, in Ponta Delgada city, on São Miguel, Azores. According to the “2017 Festivities Program”, the Bishop of Fall River (MA), D. Edgar da Cunha, will officiate the religious celebrations with […]

Opinion: Fátima, fake news, conspiracies and black holes – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor (*) While the media focus was on Pope Francis and the centenary celebrations of the miraculous apparitions at Fátima, a Vatican-sponsored academic conference was debating more scientific celestial goings-on. Before getting on to revelations about the papal interest in cosmology and astrophysics, let’s recap on the more down-to-earth issues. Over the […]

BRAVO! Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest! – Kiev, Ukraine

Portuguese vocalist Salvador Sobral, 27, won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ [Loving for both], giving Portugal its first ever victory at the popular 53 years old competition. The event was broadcast live from the International Exhibition Centre in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev to millions of views. The contest was […]

Book: ‘Catherine of Braganza: Charles II’s Restoration Queen’ – Editor’s Note

Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch’s Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry – she put up with the king’s many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne. She lived through times of war, plague and fire. Catherine’s marriage […]

Book: ‘Magellan: Over the Edge of the World’ – Editor’s Note

23 May 2017

Magellan’s dramatic maritime expedition in 1519 discovered the straits that enabled Europe to trade with the Eastern spice islands and changed the course of history. In an era of intense commercial rivalry between Spain and Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese navigator sailed to explore the undiscovered parts of the world and claim them for the […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Politics, Portugal, World

Festas: Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres Feast held May 19-25 – Azores

15 May 2017

The 2017 Festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, [The Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles], are taking place on the weekend of May19-25, in Ponta Delgada city, on São Miguel, Azores. According to the “2017 Festivities Program”, the Bishop of Fall River (MA), D. Edgar da Cunha, will officiate the religious celebrations with […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Terceira, World

Opinion: Fátima, fake news, conspiracies and black holes – By Len Port

14 May 2017

By Len Port, Contributor (*) While the media focus was on Pope Francis and the centenary celebrations of the miraculous apparitions at Fátima, a Vatican-sponsored academic conference was debating more scientific celestial goings-on. Before getting on to revelations about the papal interest in cosmology and astrophysics, let’s recap on the more down-to-earth issues. Over the […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, Religion, Spotlight, World

BRAVO! Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest! – Kiev, Ukraine

14 May 2017

Portuguese vocalist Salvador Sobral, 27, won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ [Loving for both], giving Portugal its first ever victory at the popular 53 years old competition. The event was broadcast live from the International Exhibition Centre in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev to millions of views. The contest was […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Entertainment, Featured, Heritage, Music, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Catherine of Braganza: Charles II’s Restoration Queen’ – Editor’s Note

13 May 2017

Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch’s Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry – she put up with the king’s many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne. She lived through times of war, plague and fire. Catherine’s marriage […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Genealogy, Heritage, People, Politics, Portugal

Invitation: Open Letter to the Portuguese-American Community – PALCUS

10 May 2017

In an open letter to the Portuguese-American community, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) warns Portuguese-Americans to be on the alert regarding recent changes in the  US administration and invites all concerned to exercise their civic rights. The letter, published in the May edition of PALCUS’ Online Newsletter, states: Dear Fellow Portuguese-Americans, […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, World

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