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Travel Alert: SATA /Azores Airlines calls off August strike Comment: Relax, silly! It’s summer holiday time! – By Len Port Earthquake:  Portuguese capital hit with tremor magnitude 4.3 Exhibit: The art of Santiago Ribeiro displayed at Times Square – New York, NY Travel: TAP Portugal to return to original brand name
 

Travel Alert: SATA /Azores Airlines calls off August strike – Azores

The cabin crew of SATA /Azores Airlines has called off a four-day strike scheduled for August 23 through August 26, the National Union of Civil Aviation (SNPVAC) announced today. According to SNPVAC the move was a gesture of good will against the pressure the union works undertook from costumers and the general public. “We received […]

Comment: Relax, silly! It’s summer holiday time! – By Len Port

The tourist trick of grabbing the best available sunbathing spots by laying down early morning towels is said to have been pioneered long ago by the Germans, but they have met their match. The competition used to be fought over poolside sun-loungers and the British learned to become even better at it. Nowadays the beaches […]

Earthquake: Portuguese capital hit with tremor magnitude 4.3 – Portugal

The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IMPA) has confirmed the occurrence an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, registered at 7.44am this morning. The tremor, which struck Sobral de Monte Agraco, 26 miles north-west of Lisbon, lasted about 10 seconds and did not cause any injuries or damage. The earthquake was felt […]

Exhibit: The art of Santiago Ribeiro displayed at Times Square – New York, NY

The art of Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro will be displayed openly at the Times Square’s Nasdaq OMX Group, in New York City. His work will be shown daily, at random, alternately, lasting several minutes in each session, until December 31, 2017. Based in dreams and visions, Ribeiro’s metaphoric surrealist imagery surprises, puzzles and triggers […]

Travel: TAP Portugal to return to original brand name – Portugal

Portugal’s flag carrier, TAP Portugal, will bring back the designation ‘TAP Air Portugal’. The return to the original brand name is scheduled for September 14, as part of the effort to promote the airline’s position in the North American market. The move includes the launching of a new Airbus A330-300, the first aircraft to feature […]

Lisbon: Hosting the 2018 Eurovison Song Contest – Portugal

26 July 2017

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, the European Broadcasting Union has confirmed. The event will be held in Portugal for the first time, in 53 years, after Portuguese vocalist Salvador Sobral won the 2017 contest in Kiev. According to Rádio Televisão Portuguesa (RTP), the host broadcaster, the grand event will […]

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

Heritage: Sculpture will honor the cultures of Portugal and First Nations – Canada

26 July 2017

By Cristina Ogden, Contributor (*) Lisbon will be home to a new public artwork that celebrates Canada’s Indigenous heritage. Earlier this year, the Embassy of Canada announced that West Coast artist Ts’uts’umult Luke Marston will produce a sculpture that links the cultures of Portugal and the Coast Salish First Nations. The sculpture of a cod […]

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

Launched: First National Portuguese-American Community Survey – PALCUS Index

25 July 2017

The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) is launching a first-of-its-kind national community survey to be known as the PALCUS Index. The PALCUS Index, will be conducted bi-annually and aims to collect data regarding the issues that matter to the Portuguese-American communities across the United States. In addition, the survey seeks to take […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People

Crisis: Thousands of Portuguese families fleeing violence in Venezuela – Madeira

24 July 2017

According to the Government of Madeira, in the recent months over 4,000 Portuguese of Madeiran heritage have returned home from Venezuela due to the climate of instability in the country. The number is projected to increase exponentially in August. A great number of Portuguese families residing in Venezuela are waiting for the closing of the […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, People, Politics, Porto Santo, Portugal, World

Travel: Azores Airlines adding more flights to Canada – Azores

18 July 2017

To meet the growing demand, SATA/Azores Airlines intends to expand its service in Canada, projecting to increase its operations by 21% this year, transporting around 128,000 passengers between Canada the Azores and mainland Portugal. “For 2017, the Azores Airlines plans to operate 40 more flights between Canada and Portugal, in addition to introducing a larger […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Canada, Cape Verde, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Terceira, Travel, World

Community: MAPS welcomes new members for Fiscal Year 2018 – Cambridge, MA

18 July 2017

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) is looking for new individual and organizational members for Fiscal Year 2018, in an effort to promote the involvement of community members, businesses and organizations in the agency’s mission of improving the lives of Portuguese-speaking individuals and families from Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in […]

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