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Travel Alert: Incident grounds SATA plane affecting scheduled flights – Portugal Named: George E. Glass to be US Ambassador to Portugal  – Washington, DC Community: Toast to America at the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence – Washington, DC Space frontier: Azores represented at the NewSpace Conference – San Francisco, CA AIR Center: Azores committed to build an Atlantic International Research Center
 

Travel Alert: Incident grounds SATA plane affecting scheduled flights – Portugal

A catering company damaged a door of a SATA/Azores Airlines plane at the Lisbon airport on Monday. The incident affected the company’s operations on Monday and Tuesday. “A catering company that was going to supply the A320 plane flight from Lisbon-Ponta Delgada, leaned against the aircraft and crashed into a door, damaging it,” said António […]

Named: George E. Glass to be US Ambassador to Portugal  – Washington, DC

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate George Edward Glass, 56, to be  the new US Ambassador to Portugal. The nomination must be confirmed by the US Senate. Glass is owner and managing partner of MGG Development LLC in Lake Oswego, Oregon, which purchases and operates apartment complexes and rental homes. The White House […]

Community: Toast to America at the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence – Washington, DC

C. Naseer Ahmad, Contributor (*) Ambassador of Portugal Domingos Fezas Vital, and his wife, joined the President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, on June 22, to welcome a large gathering of about 350 guests at his official residence in Washington DC. The “Toast to America” event celebrated at the Portuguese Embassy replicated […]

Space frontier: Azores represented at the NewSpace Conference – San Francisco, CA

The Government of the Azores will be represented at the ‘NewSpace 2017: Convergence’ international conference by Gui Menezes the Secretary of the Sea, Science and Technology. The event, considered the largest world event on space frontier exploration, will be held on June 27-29, in San Francisco, California. The NewSpace 2017 conference will center on the […]

AIR Center: Azores committed to build an Atlantic International Research Center – Las Palmas, Canaries

The Regional Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology, Gui Menezes, reiterated in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, the commitment of the Government of the Azores to install an Atlantic International Research (AIR) Center in the archipelago. Menezes, who participated in the 1st Spanish-Portuguese Meeting on the AIR Center, raised awareness for the project and strengthened […]

FIRST Global: Team Portugal competing at the International Robot Olympics – Washington, DC

12 June 2017

A team of Portuguese high school students will travel from Portugal to participate in the inaugural International Robot Olympics to be hosted in Washington, DC, at Constitution Hall, July 16-18, to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge. Contestants from 160 countries will build robots revolving around access to clean water. The goal is to show […]

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Posted in Angola, Awards, Cape Verde, Community, Education, Featured, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Portugal

Memoir: ‘My first books were baseball books’ – By George Monteiro

11 June 2017

In 1942, for Christmas, I was given Paul Gallop’s book about Lou Gehrig. Its cover and dust jacket were in bright orange, with a picture of the “Pride of the Yankees” on the jacket, along with a picture of the movie-star Gary Cooper, who played Gehrig in the sentimental movie directed by Sam Woods. I […]

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

Community: Whaling Museum launches Portuguese language website – New Bedford, MA

09 June 2017

The New Bedford Whaling Museum has launched a Portuguese version of its website timed to coincide with New Bedford’s opening ceremony for the international Day of Portugal celebrations. The website will increase access to information about Whaling Museum programs, exhibitions, research, and scholarship. More than 300 pages of the Museum’s content-rich website have been translated. […]

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

Book: ‘Warning to the Crocodiles’ by António Lobo Antunes – Editor’s Note

09 June 2017

Set in the aftermath of the “Carnation Revolution” of April 25, 1974, Antonio Lobo Antunes’s Warning to the Crocodiles is a fragmented narrative of the violent tensions resulting from major political changes in Portugal. Told through the memories of four women who spend their days fashioning homemade explosives and participating in the kidnap and torture […]

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Posted in Books, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Community: Portugal Day celebrations held in Providence – Rhode Island

08 June 2017

The Assistant Secretary for External Relations of the Government of the Azores starts Friday, June 9, a three-day visit to the United States to participate in the celebrations of Portugal Day in Providence, Rhode Island, and meet with the Azorean community and institutions. On Friday, June 9, Secretary Bettencourt will address the Rhode Island State […]

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

Friends of Portugal: Evening at the Ambassador’s Residence – Washington, DC

08 June 2017

C. Naseer Ahmad, Contributor (*) Friends of Portugal were enchanted by a splendid cultural experience through an exquisite event hosted, June 7, by H.E. Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital and his wife Mrs. Isabel Vital. Ambassador Vital was ably assisted by Cultural Secretary Joanna Mayer Castro and staff to make the guests experience the marvelous skills […]

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

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