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Resolution: Jim Costa (CA-16) honors Aristides de Sousa Mendes – US Congress Book: ‘Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines that Time Forgot’ – Editor’s Note Travel: Azores Airlines inaugurates flight between Funchal and New York Right to Rest: Employers banned from contacting staff after work hours Book: ‘Feeling
 

Resolution: Jim Costa (CA-16) honors Aristides de Sousa Mendes – US Congress

Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), Co-Chair of the Portuguese American Caucus introduced a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 807, honoring the life and legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a distinguished Portuguese diplomat who saved the lives of nearly 30,000 people from the terror of the Holocaust.   “Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a great hero of World War ll and is believed to have conducted the […]

Book: ‘Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines that Time Forgot’ – Editor’s Note

Portugal’s rich wine culture dates back at least two millennia. Its vineyards teem with fascinating native grape varieties and its cellars harbor heritage wine styles and ancient techniques (including foot treading in stone troughs) that have died out elsewhere. Foot Trodden is a book for everyone who loves a good story, wine, Portugal or modern […]

Travel: Azores Airlines inaugurates flight between Funchal and New York – Madeira

SATA Azores Airlines is inaugurating its first flight between Madeira (Funchal), and New York (FJK), starting November 29. The weekly non-stop operation, in partnership with Inovtravel, will be available until March 23, 2022. A Portugal-based tour operator, Inovtravel is also providing travel packages to include accommodations, airport-hotel transfer and a travel expert. “Our goal is […]

Right to Rest: Employers banned from contacting staff after work hours – Portugal

Portugal among the first countries to prohibit employers from calling, messaging and/or texting employees after work hours. Approved by Parliament, the new rules will require businesses with more than 10 employees to pay fines if they violate their employees’ “right to rest.” According to the new law, “The employer must respect the privacy of the […]

Book: ‘Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious’ by António Damásio – Editor’s Note

From one of the world’s leading neuroscientists: a succinct, illuminating, wholly engaging investigation of how biology, neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence have given us the tools to unlock the mysteries of human consciousness. In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the problem of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio is convinced that recent […]

Resolution: Jim Costa (CA-16) honors Aristides de Sousa Mendes – US Congress

24 November 2021

Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), Co-Chair of the Portuguese American Caucus introduced a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 807, honoring the life and legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a distinguished Portuguese diplomat who saved the lives of nearly 30,000 people from the terror of the Holocaust.   “Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a great hero of World War ll and is believed to have conducted the […]

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Book: ‘Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines that Time Forgot’ – Editor’s Note

17 November 2021

Portugal’s rich wine culture dates back at least two millennia. Its vineyards teem with fascinating native grape varieties and its cellars harbor heritage wine styles and ancient techniques (including foot treading in stone troughs) that have died out elsewhere. Foot Trodden is a book for everyone who loves a good story, wine, Portugal or modern […]

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Posted in Featured, Food & Wine, Heritage, Portugal

Travel: Azores Airlines inaugurates flight between Funchal and New York – Madeira

17 November 2021

SATA Azores Airlines is inaugurating its first flight between Madeira (Funchal), and New York (FJK), starting November 29. The weekly non-stop operation, in partnership with Inovtravel, will be available until March 23, 2022. A Portugal-based tour operator, Inovtravel is also providing travel packages to include accommodations, airport-hotel transfer and a travel expert. “Our goal is […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Right to Rest: Employers banned from contacting staff after work hours – Portugal

12 November 2021

Portugal among the first countries to prohibit employers from calling, messaging and/or texting employees after work hours. Approved by Parliament, the new rules will require businesses with more than 10 employees to pay fines if they violate their employees’ “right to rest.” According to the new law, “The employer must respect the privacy of the […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Featured, Life Style, Madeira, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious’ by António Damásio – Editor’s Note

10 November 2021

From one of the world’s leading neuroscientists: a succinct, illuminating, wholly engaging investigation of how biology, neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence have given us the tools to unlock the mysteries of human consciousness. In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the problem of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio is convinced that recent […]

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Opinion: What to expect of the snap election after voters have their say – By Len Port

10 November 2021

Portugal’s early general election could push the country in one of two very different directions. It could create greater national stability, or it could cause long-term political chaos. The minority center-left Socialist Party (PS) has been able to govern remarkably well since 2015, but the surprisingly durable alliance with the far-left has been finally shattered. […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Madeira, People, Politics, Portugal, World