Birds of prey in Madeira; Sailing in Madeira; Transquadra 2012 Madeira; The ‘panelo’ in Seixal; Last sailing of Naviera Armas Ferry; Colégio Church Funchal Monday Concert 12.30pm; “Voz Celeste” series of free concerts; Mourinho to leave Real Madrid for UK Premier League?; Portuguese scientists win €6.6m in scholarships & prizes since January;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Last sailing of Naviera Armas

Thanks for the photos from readers of the last sailing from Funchal unfortunately the blog software says they are too large to post so the image is from the Diario Newspaper.

image from frontpage of Diario Newspaper last weekend.

See comments on the termination of the ferry service in the comments section

Feud between President Cavaco Silva and the Prime Minister Passos Coelho

From Portuguese Daily View:

‘I’ Newspaper amongst other Portuguese newspapers reports on the feud
between President Cavaco Silva and the Prime Minister Passos Coelho

Frontcover of ‘I’ Newspaper Monday

“Expresso last Saturday published after some sources told the newspaper that
President Cavaco Silva is against some of Prime Minister Passos Coelho’s
measures to cut on expenditure, and fears the government will reduce the
public service and health to a bare minimum.”

From Portuguese Daily View:

Golden week for science made in Portugal

“Rita Marquilhas and Miguel Soares, two Portuguese academic researchers, won scholarships worth €4m from the European Research Council.”

Expresso Newspaper:

..Since 23 January ten scientists working in Portugal have won more than €6.6m in scholarships and prizes in the fields of natural and social sciences.

Sailing in Madeira: Transquadra 2012

From Madeira Tourism official Facebook pages

Transquadra 2012 Madeira: Départ en solitaire Madère Transquadra 2012, January 2012

Colégio Church Funchal Monday Concerts: 12.30pm

The “Voz Celeste” series of free concerts organised by the The Regional
Secretariat for Education and Culture (SREC) and the office of the Bishop of
Funchal and of course the staff at Colégio Church in Funchal City Square
presents another concert today Monday at 12.30pm.

image from Church official website

From official Madeira Tourism website:

“These concerts will take place at Colégio Church, between October 31st 2011 and
December 17th 2012, in total 45 concerts scheduled every Monday (except on the following dates February 20th, March 26th, April 2nd and 9th)
at 12:30 pm.

The program for each concert will include a piece by a Madeiran composer,
featuring students and teachers from the Arts Education Coordinator Group
(GCEA).”

For further information: http://www.igrejadocolegio.com/

The tradition of the ‘panelo’ in Seixal transformed into an arraial

 

link to image gallery: http://www.dnoticias.pt/multimedia/fotoreportagem/304882-tradicao-do-panelo-no-seixal

Mourinho

UK newspaper including the Sunday Times reporting José Mourinho is to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season in order to take up a new job in the UK Premier League.

All images from Diario Newspaper unless otherwise stated

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  1. From the dnoticias.pt It can snow in the mountains of Madeira…..The Institute of Meteorology expected that it can snow in the mountains of Madeira.

    The forecasts now point to periods of cloudy, showery weak, which may be snow on the highest points on the island of Madeira. Wind weak to moderate (10 to 25 km / h) north-east.

    In the Region of Funchal, is scheduled periods of cloudy weather and light winds (less than 15 km / h).

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  2. From the dnoticias PT PS want to Naviera Armas in Parliament……The Madeira Socialist deputy in the National Assembly (RA) gave an application to the Naviera Armas will be heard in parliament.

    The application, which will be voted on Wednesday calls for the presence of the owner by the Finance Committee and Public Works, “in order to provide information to members about the problem of sea travel between Madeira and the Portuguese mainland,” reads the document signed by Jacinto Serrao that the TSF had access.

    Already in statements to the radio, is also not ruled out after the hearing with Naviera Armas, request that the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Transport, Student Conception, is called upon to explain the situation in Parliament. At issue are suspicions that the Regional Government is creating obstacles for the owner to stay in Madeira.

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  3. from the dnoticias dot pt…..PS want to Naviera Armas in Parliament…..dnoticias DOT pt/actualidade/politica/304947-ps-quer-naviera-armas-na-assembleia-da-republica
    ( you have to put the dot . back in)

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    • protest against the NAVIERA ARMAS decision on Saturday at 11am in Funchal Port, organised by José Manuel Coelho (aka The Rabbit), probably Madeira’s most famous politician (I said famous, not infamous)

      NO SABADO PELAS 11.00 HORAS
      NO PORTO DO FUNCHAL
      Junta-te a nós neste Protesto para que a Linha NAVIERA ARMAS NÃO SAI DA MADEIRA!
      Estaremos no Porto do Funchal manifestando a nossa indignação por mais este agravamento da Crise que ataca as familias Madeirenses.

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