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Appointed: Joana Pimenta director of the Film Study Center Going virtual: Portuguese American writers celebrating freedom Basta! Foreign waste and rubbish disposal banned Travel: TAP Air Portugal badly hit struggles to survive May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated by many countries
 

Appointed: Joana Pimenta director of the Film Study Center – Harvard University

Portuguese filmmaker, Joana Pimenta, has been appointed interim director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University, effective July 1, the institution announced. She will be acting director until the new permanent director is appointed, a position held since 2002 by Lucien Casting-Taylor, said the announcement. Joana Pimenta, who has been associated with Harvard University […]

Going virtual: Portuguese American writers celebrating freedom – UMass Dartmouth

In celebration of Frank Gaspar’s new book, The Poems of Renata Ferreira, the publication of the latest issue of No 32 Luso-American Literature and Culture Today and the 46th anniversary of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution, a ground-breaking global virtual literary reading was held on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.  Organized by Professor Christopher Larkosh and sponsored […]

Basta! Foreign waste and rubbish disposal banned – Portugal

By Len Port In contrast to enthusiastically encouraging conditions that attract the return of foreign holidaymakers, the Portuguese Government is banning the importation of all plastic waste and other rubbish. Portugal has been an attractive dumping ground for huge amounts of waste because of the low fees charged for disposals in landfill sites here. Waste […]

Travel: TAP Air Portugal badly hit struggles to survive – Portugal

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, and the Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, have admitted the possibility of nationalizing TAP Air Portugal, the national flag carrier, badly hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “We cannot exclude the need to nationalize TAP or other companies that are absolutely essential for the country. We cannot […]

May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated by many countries – Portugal

The Lusophone world is celebrating May 5th as the international day of the Portuguese language and culture.  Previously celebrated as “Portuguese Language Day” for the first time May 5th is celebrated as the “World Portuguese Language Day” by UNESCO. The ceremony, which took place in Paris, France, was acknowledged in about five dozen countries. Portugal […]

Appointed: Joana Pimenta director of the Film Study Center – Harvard University

21 May 2020

Portuguese filmmaker, Joana Pimenta, has been appointed interim director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University, effective July 1, the institution announced. She will be acting director until the new permanent director is appointed, a position held since 2002 by Lucien Casting-Taylor, said the announcement. Joana Pimenta, who has been associated with Harvard University […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Community, Education, Featured, Film, Portugal, World

Going virtual: Portuguese American writers celebrating freedom – UMass Dartmouth

20 May 2020

In celebration of Frank Gaspar’s new book, The Poems of Renata Ferreira, the publication of the latest issue of No 32 Luso-American Literature and Culture Today and the 46th anniversary of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution, a ground-breaking global virtual literary reading was held on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.  Organized by Professor Christopher Larkosh and sponsored […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, World

Basta! Foreign waste and rubbish disposal banned – Portugal

20 May 2020

By Len Port In contrast to enthusiastically encouraging conditions that attract the return of foreign holidaymakers, the Portuguese Government is banning the importation of all plastic waste and other rubbish. Portugal has been an attractive dumping ground for huge amounts of waste because of the low fees charged for disposals in landfill sites here. Waste […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Portugal, World

Travel: TAP Air Portugal badly hit struggles to survive – Portugal

19 May 2020

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, and the Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, have admitted the possibility of nationalizing TAP Air Portugal, the national flag carrier, badly hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “We cannot exclude the need to nationalize TAP or other companies that are absolutely essential for the country. We cannot […]

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

May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated by many countries – Portugal

05 May 2020

The Lusophone world is celebrating May 5th as the international day of the Portuguese language and culture.  Previously celebrated as “Portuguese Language Day” for the first time May 5th is celebrated as the “World Portuguese Language Day” by UNESCO. The ceremony, which took place in Paris, France, was acknowledged in about five dozen countries. Portugal […]

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

COVID’19: Cautiously lifting lockdowns – Portugal

03 May 2020

By Len Port It’s looking like a positive turning point for Portugal in the coronavirus trauma. From this Monday, the Portuguese authorities will be closely monitoring the lifting of some emergency lockdowns with a view to extending them if all goes well.  The government’s cautious plan for an economic recovery is starting with small shops […]

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

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