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Saxophone and piano concert at Quintinha da Música
Apr24

Saxophone and piano concert at Quintinha da Música

Saxophonist Vitaly Vartulya and pianist Maria Nemtsova will be performing on Sunday, May 6 at Quintinha da Música, near Tavira, at 5pm. The duo will be playing music by Claude Debussy, Jean-Denis Michat and Nikolai Medtner. Vitaly Vatulya is Russia’s most outstanding young saxophonist. Born in Moscow in 1987, Vitaly started his music...

Land of the rising sun
Mar28

Land of the rising sun

Portimonense celebrated with exciting forward Shoya Nakajima as the 23-year-old received his first full cap for Japan during the international break. Nakajima came off the bench during the second half with his team trailing 1-0 to Mali in Belgium, but soon demonstrated his worth when volleying home a return pass from close range to establish the...

Portuguese coach makes headlines for dressing up as Zorro during press conference

Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca – the current coach of Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk – has made headlines for dressing up as fictional character Zorro during a Champions League post-match press conference yesterday (December 6). Fonseca had reporters in stitches after emerging with a black cape, mask and a top hat to fulfil a promise he had...

Ukrainians accused of strangling homeless man in Loulé
Nov10

Ukrainians accused of strangling homeless man in Loulé

The State prosecution service has filed charges against two Ukrainians, aged 40 and 46, for murdering and robbing a homeless man in Loulé this April. The fatal attack during which a 54-year-old fellow Ukrainian was strangled to death, took place near the municipal stadium in Loulé. …read more Source: Algarve Daily...

Tourist tax to fund Eurovision in Lisbon next year
Jul26

Tourist tax to fund Eurovision in Lisbon next year

The nightmare question of how to fund the Eurovision Song Contest after Portugal’s spectacular win in Kiev last May has finally been settled. With Lisbon’s MEO arena the undisputed ‘best place’ for the event, the capital’s controversial tourist tax will be used to the full. Lisbon mayor Fernando Medina explained to...

Jacket discovered with “suspicious hole and blood traces” at Porto airport
Jul25

Jacket discovered with “suspicious hole and blood traces” at Porto airport

PJ police are investigating the discovery of an “abandoned jacket” by a boarding gate at Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro airport. The jacket had a hole it “in the region of the thorax” with traces of blood. Theories include the possibility of a gunshot, or stab wound. The jacket was found near the booth reserved for Turkish Airways. Police...

Ladies in full flow at prestigious Catarina de Bragança Tournament
Jul04

Ladies in full flow at prestigious Catarina de Bragança Tournament

Sixteen women representing seven countries – Portugal, England, Venezuela, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the Philippines – crossed mallets as they strived to win the prestigious ‘Catarina de Bragança’ Ladies Croquet Challenge Tournament at the Bela Romão Croquet and Country Club, Fuseta, last weekend. Those eliminated in the...

Portugal “on alert” following global cyberattack
Jun28

Portugal “on alert” following global cyberattack

Portugal is “on alert” following a major global cyberattack that infected computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms on Tuesday (June 27) with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month. Though there are no reports of companies in Portugal being affected,...

Almaraz – 800,000 Portuguese would be affected by nuclear accident
May16

Almaraz – 800,000 Portuguese would be affected by nuclear accident

As parliament today waits to question the Foreign Affairs and Environment ministers about Portugal’s climb-down on the threat from Spain’s Almaraz nuclear power station development, a NATO team has reported that 800,000 people in Portugal would be affected if there was an accident on the scale of Chernobyl in the Ukraine. The military...

Portugal’s Eurovision win comes with €50 million price tag
May15

Portugal’s Eurovision win comes with €50 million price tag

Hundreds of deliriously happy, proud countrymen and women turned out in brilliant technicolour at Lisbon airport yesterday to welcome ‘the returning hero’ from Eurovision in Kiev – a slightly bemused Salvador Sobral. But as Sobral wondered out loud how he was going to “deal with all this”, there was another uncomfortable question in...

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