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Portugal: European Parliament honors President Mário Soares Portugal: Voted Award: Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d Open Call: Arte Corajosa Celebrating Azorean Creativity – Bristol Art Museum, RI Appointed:  Mário Centeno elected new chief of Eurogroup – Brussels, EU
 

Portugal: European Parliament honors President Mário Soares – Strasbourg, France

The former President of Portugal, Mário Soares, was memorialized today by the European Parliament, naming one of its main assembly rooms, in Brussels, after the late Portuguese President. In a statement, the European Parliament announced that the decision to honor President Soares was taken during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France, to recognize “his relevant […]

Portugal: Voted “Best Destination of the World” by the World Travel Awards – Phu Quoc,Vietnam

Portugal was voted “Best Destination of the World” at the 24th edition of The World Travel Awards – known as the “Tourism Oscars” – becoming the first European country to win this distinction. Collecting six of the highest awards, Portugal defeated competitors such as Brazil, Greece, Maldives, USA, Morocco, Vietnam and Spain.  Lisbon won “World’s […]

Award: Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d’Or – Paris, France

Cristiano Ronaldo has won for the fifth time the Ballon d’Or, matching rival Lionel Messi’s record of filth Ballon d’Or awards. Ronaldo had received the honor in 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016. The annual award is based on sports journalist voting and presented by the magazine France Football to the best soccer player of the year. […]

Open Call: Arte Corajosa Celebrating Azorean Creativity – Bristol Art Museum, RI

With the support of a grant from the RI Foundation, the Bristol Art Museum (BAM) announced an open call for Rhode Island area Portuguese artists to participate in the “Arte Corajosa” [Courageous Art] project celebrating Azorean creativity. The goal is to “providing the East Bay and greater Rhode Island community with the opportunity to experience […]

Appointed: Mário Centeno elected new chief of Eurogroup – Brussels, EU

Portuguese Finance Minister, Mário Centeno, was elected the new head of the Eurogroup, a prestigious decision making body, consisting of 19 Finance Ministers of all European Union countries. The appointment was decided in a secret ballot at a finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday. He attained support and prestige in the European circles after […]

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

13 November 2017

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, […]

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

Canada: Cannabis producer builds cultivation facility in Cantanhede – Portugal

10 November 2017

Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is investing about $29.5 million in a medical cannabis operation in Portugal. Tilray, a company certified in medical cannabis research and production, has secured all the licenses to export cannabis seeds and clones to be cultivated at the Biocant Research Park, in Cantanhede, Portugal, about 220 kilometers north of Lisbon. The […]

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

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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