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Ablaze:  Deadly forest fires kill 37 more victims – Portugal Ophelia: Islands brace for hurricane strength storm this weekend Travel: Portugal awarded ‘Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination’ – St. Petersburg, Russia Heritage: 60th anniversary of the Capelinhos Volcano  eruption – Faial, Azores Travel: Delta Airlines announces service to Ponta Delgada and Lisbon
 

Ablaze: Deadly forest fires kill 37 more victims – Portugal

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 […]

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

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 […]

Travel: Portugal awarded ‘Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination’ – St. Petersburg, Russia

Portugal was nominated for the first time as ‘Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination’ at the World Travel Awards, in St. Petersburg (Russia). Portugal won 30% of the prizes in the competition that has become known as the “Oscars of Tourism” and took 33 awards, 13 more it won last year. At the awards ceremony, Portugal was […]

Heritage: 60th anniversary of the Capelinhos Volcano  eruption – Faial, Azores

The Azores are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the eruption of Capelinhos Volcano, on Faial island. The volcanic event, which lasted 13 months, began on September 27, 1957 and ended on 24 October of the following year.  The celebrations begin September 27 through October 24 of next year. The eruption burst in the sea, about […]

Travel: Delta Airlines announces service to Ponta Delgada and Lisbon – Portugal

Delta Airlines has announced more options for costumers travelling between the United States and Europe including flights to Ponta Delgada and Lisbon. Delta, the leading airline flying across the Atlantic with more total departures, destinations and seats than any other airline, will start offering New York-JFK to Ponta Delgada-Azores next year, beginning May 24 – […]

Taxman: New law prohibits cash payments over €3,000 – Portugal

31 August 2017

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa promulgated a law prohibiting cash payments of more than €3,000 (USD$3,544) for residents and €10,000 (or the equivalent in foreign currency), for non-residents. The €10,000 limit for non-residents only applies to payments between individuals, excluding entrepreneurs or traders. The new law seeks to increase electronic payments easily traceable for […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Madeira, Portugal, Travel, World

Honor: Lisbon Oceanarium named best in the word – Portugal

30 August 2017

The Lisbon Oceanarium was considered the best in the world by Trip Advisor website users. More than 28,000 visitors affiliated with the travel website rated their opinion as an “excellent” experience. The oceanarium, located in the Parque das Nações, is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe and one of the most visited attractions in Lisbon. […]

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Posted in Awards, Education, Featured, Portugal, Travel, World

Heritage: 9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta – New Bedford, MA

30 August 2017

The Azorean Maritime Heritage Society (AMHS) his hosting the 9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta to be held in New Bedford (MA) on September 6-10. A team of 29 local men and women will represent the United States of America in a rowing and sailing competition against teams from the Azorean islands of Faial and Pico. […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Community, Faial, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Pico, Sports, World

Book: ‘The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition’ – Editor’s Note

29 August 2017

For the first time―and in the best translation ever―the complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparison The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions. Now, for the first […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured

Sports:  Fernando Pimenta wins gold at World Canoeing Championships – Czech Republic

28 August 2017

Portuguese Olympic canoeist, Fernando Pimenta, has won gold and silver medals at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships held this past weekend in Racice, Czech Republic. This is his first individual world title. Pimenta finished first at the Sunday’s K1 5000 race, completing the non-Olympic distance race canoe sprint in less than 20mins and […]

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Sports, World

Travel Alert:  Portuguese border control agents on strike – Portugal

22 August 2017

Portugal’s border control agents – Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) [Foreigners and Borders Service] – have called a strike for August 24 and 25. The two-day strike will affect about 30,000 passengers from outside the Schengen area and 85 scheduled flights. The strike will affect most directly the airports of Lisbon, Porto and Faro. […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel