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Travel: Lisbon renames international airport after national hero – Portugal Book: Popular Art From the Heart of Portugal Pico: Cella Bar winner of the ArchDaily Hospitality Architecture Award Honor: Rev. Steven Joseph Lopes consecrated Bishop in Houston Book:
 

Travel: Lisbon renames international airport after national hero – Portugal

Lisbon Portela Airport  will be renamed after Humberto Delgado, a Portuguese Air Force General who presided over the foundation of TAP Air Portugal, the national flagship airline, the Portuguese government announced Thursday. At a press conference after the meeting of Council of Ministers, Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, Pedro Marques, said the Lisbon Portela Airport, will […]

Book: Popular Art From the Heart of Portugal – Review

By Richard Simas,Contributor (*) What a fascinating read and visual feast is anthropologist Anthony Alan Shelton’s Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between, an exquisite photo album and collection of essays on Portuguese popular art. The book is a companion piece for the 2015 major exhibition curated by Shelton at the University of British Columbia’s Museum […]

Pico: Cella Bar winner of the ArchDaily Hospitality Architecture Award – Azores

The Cella Bar & Restaurant, built in the Madalena town of Pico island, is the winner of the 2016 ArchDaily Building of the Year Award for the Hospitality Architecture Category. Built in 2015, over the remains of an old abandoned wine warehouse, the Cella Bar & Retaurant is the creation of architect Paulo Lobo, a […]

Honor: Rev. Steven Joseph Lopes consecrated Bishop in Houston – Texas

On February 2, 2016, Portuguese American Roman Catholic prelate, Steven Joseph Lopes, 40, was consecrated a Bishop in Houston, Texas, and took up his appointment as prelate of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The Ordinariates were created as the Vatican’s pastoral response to repeated […]

Book: ‘A Short History of Modern Angola’ – Editor’s Note

This history by celebrated Africanist David Birmingham begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labor, first as privately owned slaves and later as conscript workers. The colony was […]

Travel: Lisbon renames international airport after national hero – Portugal

12 February 2016

Lisbon Portela Airport  will be renamed after Humberto Delgado, a Portuguese Air Force General who presided over the foundation of TAP Air Portugal, the national flagship airline, the Portuguese government announced Thursday. At a press conference after the meeting of Council of Ministers, Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, Pedro Marques, said the Lisbon Portela Airport, will […]

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, Travel, World

Book: Popular Art From the Heart of Portugal – Review

11 February 2016

By Richard Simas,Contributor (*) What a fascinating read and visual feast is anthropologist Anthony Alan Shelton’s Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between, an exquisite photo album and collection of essays on Portuguese popular art. The book is a companion piece for the 2015 major exhibition curated by Shelton at the University of British Columbia’s Museum […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, Painting, Portugal, Travel

Pico: Cella Bar winner of the ArchDaily Hospitality Architecture Award – Azores

10 February 2016

The Cella Bar & Restaurant, built in the Madalena town of Pico island, is the winner of the 2016 ArchDaily Building of the Year Award for the Hospitality Architecture Category. Built in 2015, over the remains of an old abandoned wine warehouse, the Cella Bar & Retaurant is the creation of architect Paulo Lobo, a […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Azores, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Pico, Portugal, World

Honor: Rev. Steven Joseph Lopes consecrated Bishop in Houston – Texas

09 February 2016

On February 2, 2016, Portuguese American Roman Catholic prelate, Steven Joseph Lopes, 40, was consecrated a Bishop in Houston, Texas, and took up his appointment as prelate of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The Ordinariates were created as the Vatican’s pastoral response to repeated […]

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

Book: ‘A Short History of Modern Angola’ – Editor’s Note

06 February 2016

This history by celebrated Africanist David Birmingham begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labor, first as privately owned slaves and later as conscript workers. The colony was […]

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

UK vs. EU: Portugal is against London Brexit – By Len Port

04 February 2016

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Portugal wants Britain to stay in the European Union, but while the new Socialist government will listen to Prime Minister David Cameron’s requests for EU reforms, certain demands would be beyond the pale. “Our position is very simple,” said Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, this week. “We […]

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

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