Kenyan of Calheta running in 3000m Steeplechase World Championships final; Blog readers, contributors go kayaking in Madeira; Transforming Funchal city into an art photography gallery; Ronaldo hat-trick for Real Madrid; Rough seas in Madeira surprise bathers; Hotel proposed for ocean front Madalena do Mar

Madeira and Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Kenyan of Calheta Alberto Paulo has reached The World Athletics Championships 3000m Steeplechase Final

Alberto Paulo who was born in Calheta, Madeira and trains in Calheta when he is at home won the 3000m Steeplechase World
University Championships ............  ...read more

Apologies everybody! The blog has moved to a new server as part of a planned upgrade but unfortunately Paul’s posts of the 25th and 26th were lost in the process. They have been re-created below but the comments have been lost. Normal service now hopefully resumed.

 

August 26, 2011 By: abbo Category: Madeira & General News

Father of Portuguese rock Rui Veloso in Sao Vicente; The Athletics World Championships 2011; Portuguese athletes predicted to win medals; British athletes predicted to win

medals; Europa League: Birmingham 3 – 0 Nacional of

Madeira (agg 3 – 0)

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

The IAAF World Athletics Championships start in Daegu, South Korea on Aug. 27th and continue until the 4th September.

From Track & Field News:

Portuguese athletes predicted to win ............  ...read more

Ponta do Pargo Hotel Project; Morgan Forbes in dialogue with the FSA in relation to its promotions; ‘James’ headline final day of ‘Funchal Music Fest’ Sunday; Calheta athlete Alberto Paulo wins Athletics Gold at World University Championships in Shenzhen China; 503rd Anniversary of Funchal City Sunday 21st August; Funchal City Day Sunday; Merengue in Ribeira Brava;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Ponta do Pargo Hotel Project; Morgan Forbes is currently in a dialogue with the FSA in relation to its promotions

From the ‘Ask the experts’ pages of This is Money.co.uk:

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Madeiran Rower Helena Rodrigues qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games; Portugal v Brazil in Football World Under-20 Cup final; EU aid for sacked Portuguese workers; German frigates in Funchal; Noites da Promenade no Caniço; Canico Gastronomic Festival 19-28 August, 2011

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeiran Rower Helena Rodrigues qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games

Madeiran Rower – 500 m, K-4? – Helena Rodrigues qualifies for London 2012
Olympic Games at World Championships in Hungary this week. Congratulations
Helena!

Portugal ............  ...read more

‘Craque’ Madeiran footballer Micael going to Atlético Madrid?; FT Blog:Portugal’s silver lining; UEFA Europa League 18th August, Nacional v Birmingham; Birmingham City head for Madeira with a 20-man squad but no Jordon Mutch;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati

‘Craque’ Madeiran footballer Micael going to Atlético Madrid?

The Portuguese Press is reporting that Rúben Micael may transfer to Atlético de Madrid. The player from Câmara de Lobos would become a rival to the most famous Portuguese and Madeiran football player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo another Madeiran who plays for Real Madrid. images from Diario and link to Diario article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/desporto/278716-ruben-micael-e-falcao-no-atletico-de-madrid Portugal’s silver lining: FT.com Brussels Blog “But Eurostat’s quarterly report on the currency region’s economic health did have at least one unexpected positive surprise, too: Portugal. Yes, Lisbon may be beginning a wrenching austerity programme, agreed as part of its €78bn bail-out. And yes, the country’s bonds suffered recent downgrades because debt analysts do not think Lisbon will be able hit the bail-out’s debt and deficit targets. image of Pedro Passos Coelho the Portuguese Prime Minister from the Diario Newspaper But during the second quarter of the year, the Portuguese economy was flat –a significant improvement after two quarters of 0.6 per cent shrinkage, and much better than the 1.1 per cent decrease that analysts predicted. The better-than-expected numbers, driven largely by a 5.3 per cent increase in exports, is particularly good news for those watching the bail-out programme, which sets its targets based on economic growth assumptions.” link FT.com Brussels Blog: http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2011/08/a-portuguese-silver-lining/#axzz1VIGggZ9k

UEFA Europa League 18th August, Nacional v Birmingham

‘Birmingham City head for Madeira with a 20-man  ............  ...read more

How to order a coffee in Madeira; Tourism and foreign retirees are a priority for government; Reforma ao Sol (Retirement under the sun); Fail like a boss; Kid, fear is something that.. doesn’t assist me; How to order the right coffee in Portugal; Summer Delight: a plate of snails and a pint of lager; How do you spend Sunday in Portugal if you are a billionaire?; Wi-Fi hotspots increased coverage in Madeira; Football: Maritimo 0 Beira-Mar 0; Monday Holiday: Assuncao da Nossa Senhora;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

How to order a coffee in Madeira!

From Tom in the comments section Tuesday morning. Thanks Tom

“bica-espresso
chinesa-coffee+milk/regular cup
garroto-coffee+milk/small cup-Garoto: Garoto also means “kid” and this drink is mostly milk ............  ...read more

‘4 litro Show’ continues at Mudas Calheta; Our Lady of Monte Festa August 14 & 15th; Biggest display of popular religious devotion in entire Region; Tomb of last Austro-Hungarian emperor, Karl I of Habsburg; British Airways very interested in TAP;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

‘4 litro Show’ continues at ‘Mudas’ – The Centro das Artes- Casa das Mudas, Calheta

‘4 litro Show’ Madeira’s answer to Monty Python continues at Casa das Mudas Art Centre Calheta Saturday and Sunday nights 21.30 ............  ...read more

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