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Opinion: Is there a fun side of climate change? – By Len Port Travel Alert: Aviation workers to strike at 10 major airports Letras Lavadas: A charming spot in the heart of Ponta Delgada – Interview Space Travel: Mário Ferreira the first Portuguese tourist to fly into space Opinion: It’s now or never! Climate calamity is here – by Len Port
 

Opinion: Is there a fun side of climate change? – By Len Port

Former Portugal prime minister, now United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, came out with another of his extraordinary dire statements last week. Referring to the war in Ukraine and Western tensions with China, Korea and Iran, he said that humanity was “just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” Here are some of his other most notable remarks […]

Travel Alert: Aviation workers to strike at 10 major airports – Portugal

The National Union of Civil Aviation Workers (SINTAC) and the Commercial Aviation Staff Union (SQAC), including cabin crew and ground handling staff, advanced a notice of strike at the 10 major Portuguese airports under concession to ANA [Airports of Portugal], owned by the French company VINCI, it was reported Monday. According to the notice, the […]

Letras Lavadas: A charming spot in the heart of Ponta Delgada – Interview

By Millicent Accardi The motto “Find the book of your life at Livraria Letras Lavadas” comes true in a charmingly renovated building aptly located on Largo da Matriz, in the heart of historical Ponta Delgada, São Miguel island. Managed by Patrícia Carreiro, the bookstore is currently owned by Ernesto Rezendes, and his two sons, Bruna […]

Space Travel: Mário Ferreira the first Portuguese tourist to fly into space – Portugal

Portuguese entrepreneur Mário Ferreira will be the first Portuguese “space tourist,” to board the New Shepard capsule in its next space mission programed by  Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos aerospace company. Blue Origin has confirmed that Mário Ferreira would be the first person from Portugal to cross into the space frontier. Jeff Bezos, the founder […]

Opinion: It’s now or never! Climate calamity is here – by Len Port

We’ve all heard about the need for enough urgent action to avoid a climate change calamity, but it simply isn’t happening. Here in Portugal, one of the most vulnerable countries to global warming, the authorities have been moving decisively in the fight against climate change by replacing fossil fuels with renewables. But this is only […]

Opinion: Is there a fun side of climate change? – By Len Port

07 August 2022

Former Portugal prime minister, now United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, came out with another of his extraordinary dire statements last week. Referring to the war in Ukraine and Western tensions with China, Korea and Iran, he said that humanity was “just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” Here are some of his other most notable remarks […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Travel Alert: Aviation workers to strike at 10 major airports – Portugal

02 August 2022

The National Union of Civil Aviation Workers (SINTAC) and the Commercial Aviation Staff Union (SQAC), including cabin crew and ground handling staff, advanced a notice of strike at the 10 major Portuguese airports under concession to ANA [Airports of Portugal], owned by the French company VINCI, it was reported Monday. According to the notice, the […]

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

Letras Lavadas: A charming spot in the heart of Ponta Delgada – Interview

01 August 2022

By Millicent Accardi The motto “Find the book of your life at Livraria Letras Lavadas” comes true in a charmingly renovated building aptly located on Largo da Matriz, in the heart of historical Ponta Delgada, São Miguel island. Managed by Patrícia Carreiro, the bookstore is currently owned by Ernesto Rezendes, and his two sons, Bruna […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Books, Featured, Heritage, Interviews, Madeira, Organizations, People, World

Space Travel: Mário Ferreira the first Portuguese tourist to fly into space – Portugal

26 July 2022

Portuguese entrepreneur Mário Ferreira will be the first Portuguese “space tourist,” to board the New Shepard capsule in its next space mission programed by  Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos aerospace company. Blue Origin has confirmed that Mário Ferreira would be the first person from Portugal to cross into the space frontier. Jeff Bezos, the founder […]

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

Opinion: It’s now or never! Climate calamity is here – by Len Port

25 July 2022

We’ve all heard about the need for enough urgent action to avoid a climate change calamity, but it simply isn’t happening. Here in Portugal, one of the most vulnerable countries to global warming, the authorities have been moving decisively in the fight against climate change by replacing fossil fuels with renewables. But this is only […]

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Posted in Featured, Portugal, World

Climate change: Country on high alert for wildfires causing death and destruction – Portugal

18 July 2022

Raging wildfires have swept across parts of Portugal in recent days, causing death and destruction, and forcing thousands of people to evacuate. On Saturday, according to Portugal’s Health Ministry, Marta Temido, 659 mainly elderly people had died of heat-related deaths, Reuters reported, while more than 60 people were injured.  Portugal has experienced an average high […]

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Posted in Featured, Portugal, World