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Terceira: New geothermal power plant inaugurated – Azores Travel: Azores Airlines offers Cyber Monday round trip specials – Boston, MA IPMA: The International Portuguese Music Awards 2018 – New Bedford, MA Portugal: The largest recipient of emigrant remittances from the European Union Best Artist: Shawn Mendes wins big at the MTV Europe Music Awards
 

Terceira: New geothermal power plant inaugurated – Azores

A new 4 MW geothermal power plant has been inaugurated today in Pico Alto, Terceira island, in a ceremony presided by Vasco Cordeiro, President of the Regional Government of the Azores. With a geothermal portfolio reaching more than 340 MWe and a capacity in operation of 331,5 MWe EXERGY, the Pico Alto Geothermal Power Plant […]

Travel: Azores Airlines offers Cyber Monday round trip specials – Boston, MA

Azores Airlines will offer a special promotion for Cyber Monday. In fact, it will start on Black Friday – between November 22nd to November 29th – book in a special price of $449 including taxes round trip from Boston to the Azores Islands. Flights to Ponta Delgada, Portugal, from Boston Logan available for the four […]

IPMA: The International Portuguese Music Awards 2018 – New Bedford, MA

By Millicent Accardi (*) For the uninitiated, the International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMAs) are the only music awards in which anyone of Portuguese ancestry is eligible, regardless of where in the world they reside or whether they are professional or amateur musicians. Also, songs can be sung in any language, which makes for a unique playing […]

Portugal: The largest recipient of emigrant remittances from the European Union – Eurostat

Portugal is the largest recipient of expatriate workers’ remittances, among the Europe Union Member States, with a total of €3,343 million, according to data (2016) released on Monday by Eurostat. With the largest share, Portugal is followed by Poland (€3,014 million), the United Kingdom (€2,454 million) and Romania (€2,449 million). Portuguese expatriate workers residing in […]

Best Artist: Shawn Mendes wins big at the MTV Europe Music Awards – London, UK

Portuguese Canadian pop singer, Shawn Mendes, won Best Artist prize Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), held Sunday at the SSE Arena, in Wembly, London (UK). Mendes, 19, performed “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” the winner of “Best Song.” also won the “Best Fans” award beating big names such as Drake, Arianna Grande, […]

Festival: Portuguese and Canadian filmmakers promote cultural exchange – Canada

07 November 2017

By Cristina Ogden, Contributor (*) Recent film festivals in Portugal and Canada highlight this year’s cinematic exchange between the two countries. The 2017 edition of the European Union Film Festival in Toronto includes the Canadian premiere of Saint George (São Jorge). The troika bailout measures that affected Portugal in the 2010s plays out in Saint […]

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

Lisbon: Hosting prestigious World Web Summit – Portugal

05 November 2017

The World Web Summit will be held for the second time in Lisbon, starting November 6 through November 9. The event will open with remarks by Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa. US former Vice-President Al Gore will close the event. Over 1,000 invited speakers include UN Secretary-General António Guterres, former French President François Hollande, former […]

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Posted in Business, Conferences, Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Book: ‘First Templar Nation’ by Freddy Silva- Editor’s Note

27 October 2017

Conventional history claims that nine men formed a brotherhood called the Knights Templar in Jerusalem in 1118 to provide protection for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Overturning this long-established historical narrative, Freddy Silva shows that the Order of the Temple existed a decade earlier on the opposite side of Europe, that the protection of […]

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

Diplomacy: UN Secretary General Guterres meets President Trump – White House

20 October 2017

UN Secretary General António Guterres met with President Donald Trump at the White House this Friday. The former Portugal’s Prime Minister, who had a brief first contact with President Trump in the White House last April, visited the White House for a more formal meeting This time the two leaders addressed “issues of common interest,” […]

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

Ablaze: Deadly forest fires kill 37 more victims – Portugal

17 October 2017

Portugal declared a state of emergency in areas north of Lisbon, after at least 37 people have died victims of wildfires spreading over the weekend. Seven people feared dead were still missing on Tuesday. The fires injured 56 people, 16 of them seriously. On the weekend, about 524 fast moving fires were reported in the […]

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Ophelia: Islands brace for hurricane strength storm this weekend – Azores

12 October 2017

Weather system Ophelia, a Category 1 storm, is slowly moving through the Atlantic Ocean toward the Azores where it is expected to reach hurricane strength this weekend. The storm is also expected to hit the United Kingdom next week as a powerful post-tropical system. On Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center said Ophelia was 725 […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Organizations, People, World

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