The Azores – Turismo STP http://turismo-stp.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:01:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://turismo-stp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default.png The Azores – Turismo STP http://turismo-stp.org/ 32 32 Coimbra promotes song and Fado https://turismo-stp.org/coimbra-promotes-song-and-fado/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:01:00 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/coimbra-promotes-song-and-fado/ From September 30 to October 9, Coimbra will bring together events including concerts and plays to celebrate Coimbra Song and Fado, at the Convento de São Francisco, in an event organized by the municipality. The premiere begins at 9:30 p.m. with the “Concerto de Guitarra Portuguesa e Orquestra”, with the participation of Paulo Soares and […]]]>

From September 30 to October 9, Coimbra will bring together events including concerts and plays to celebrate Coimbra Song and Fado, at the Convento de São Francisco, in an event organized by the municipality.

The premiere begins at 9:30 p.m. with the “Concerto de Guitarra Portuguesa e Orquestra”, with the participation of Paulo Soares and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, as announced by the City Council of Coimbra.

On October 1, World Music Day is celebrated, so two musical options can be enjoyed by those who wish to visit the Convent of São Francisco. At 7:00 p.m., visitors will be able to hear “A Guitarra com os Dedos em Garra!” », an original by Simão Mota, which will take place at the Café Concerto Coimbra, also in the spaces of the Convento de São Francisco. Later, at 10 p.m., in Praça do Comércio, Coimbra and the Azores will join in the sound of the “Serenata Patrimónios – (En)Canto à Ilhas de Bruma”.

On October 2, around 6 p.m., “Coimbra das Canções” is heard, joining the “Quint’Essence Essemble and the Choir of the University of Coimbra”. At that time, the students will share the stage with a choir made up of 60 children “from various schools of artistic and specialized musical education in the Center region”. The next day it is possible to watch the musical “Olá Mundo, aqui Coimbra”, at 7:00 p.m., in the Sala D. Afonso Henriques.

On October 4, those present will return to the past, more precisely to the 60s and 70s, with the show “O Rapaz do Bairro”, which begins at 9:30 p.m. During the concert, the fado of Coimbra, which has taken root in Portuguese culture, will be heard “either through the expressions of traditional music or the texts of great Portuguese poets”. On October 5, the public will be able to attend the conference “Encontros com a Obra de Luiz Goes”, at 3:30 p.m., followed by a concert of “Luiz Goes em piano de fundo”, at 7:00 p.m.

“Arrancado ao Esquecimento” is the proposal of October 6 from the hand of MUS.MUS.CBR – Associação Cultural Museu da Música de Coimbra, which will present a documentary in “absolute premiere”, as well as an exhibition present throughout the festival . On October 7, it is possible to see the show “From Chopin to Lapa”, in the D. Afonso Henriques room, at 9.30 p.m.

Personalities from the musical world of Coimbrã will be honoured, as is the case of Adriano Correia de Oliveira, who will have October 8 dedicated to himself and to his “80 years of birth”. That day, the program will focus on his work, starting with the rally “Encontro com Adriano Correia de Oliveira” at 3:30 p.m. The Tuna Académica of the University of Coimbra will also pay tribute in the show “As Flores de Abril”. Other artists and groups will also pay tribute to the artist by performing songs by Adriano Correia de Oliveira.

On the last day, Luísa Sobral and Hugo Gamboias take the stage for the “Concerto para bebés”, with a greater dedication to the guitar. The closing of the festival will also be marked by the theatre. Cooperativa Bonifrates will present “O Assobiador de Caminhos – Adriano and his poets”, in a play that will accompany the journey of Adriano Correia de Oliveira.

Entrance tickets to shows can vary between 3 and 10 euros, however, more information can be found on bol.pt, by contacting the ticket office directly at: ticketeira@coimbraconvento.pt or 239 857 191.

Ticket prices are available at:
https://www.coimbraconvento.pt/fotos/editor2/desdobravel_correntes_web_2.pdf

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Tropical Storm Ian is forming and Florida is bracing for its effects https://turismo-stp.org/tropical-storm-ian-is-forming-and-florida-is-bracing-for-its-effects/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 15:21:16 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/tropical-storm-ian-is-forming-and-florida-is-bracing-for-its-effects/ Tropical Storm Ian, which formed Friday evening in the central Caribbean Sea, could threaten Florida as a major hurricane early next week after crossing western Cuba, forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center said residents of South Florida and the Florida Keys should prepare hurricane supplies before sunset Monday. The storm could hit the peninsula as […]]]>

Tropical Storm Ian, which formed Friday evening in the central Caribbean Sea, could threaten Florida as a major hurricane early next week after crossing western Cuba, forecasters said.

The National Hurricane Center said residents of South Florida and the Florida Keys should prepare hurricane supplies before sunset Monday. The storm could hit the peninsula as a Category 3 or higher hurricane, he said.

The storm was about 270 miles south-southeast of the Jamaican capital, Kingston, as of 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday. It was heading west at 15 miles per hour and carrying peak winds of 45 mph, the Hurricane Center said.

Ian was expected to cross the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, then pass southwest of Jamaica and near or over the Cayman Islands on Sunday before approaching western Cuba on Monday. South Florida and the Florida Keys could experience heavy rain as early as Monday, the center said, and limited flooding was possible.

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida declared a state of emergency for 24 counties ahead of the storm, including Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Under the order, money would be released for protective measures and the National Guard would be activated, DeSantis said.

“This storm has the potential to develop into a major hurricane, and we encourage all Floridians to be prepared,” he said in a statement.

Ian is expected to generate two to four inches of rain in parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, four to eight inches in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and six to 10 inches in western and central Cuba, the official said. center.

That rainfall could lead to flash flooding and landslides in areas of higher ground, especially in Jamaica and Cuba, forecasters said.

The Cayman Islands issued a hurricane watch on Friday and Jamaica issued a tropical storm watch.

Ian is the ninth named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. A storm receives a name after reaching wind speeds of at least 39 mph

Fiona, which formed on September 15, developed into a major hurricane before downgrading Friday evening to a post-tropical cyclone. It made landfall in eastern Canada early Saturday, after days of whipping Bermuda, Puerto Rico and eastern Dominican Republic.

Tropical Storm Gaston, which formed on Tuesday, was expected to move near or over the Azores in the North Atlantic on Saturday morning.

And Tropical Storm Hermine formed in the eastern Atlantic on Friday and is expected to bring heavy rain to the Canary Islands, causing flash flooding in some high-altitude areas, forecasters said.

The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November, got off to a relatively calm start, with just three named storms before September 1 and none in August, the first time since 1997. Storm activity resumed in early September with Danielle and Earl, who trained a day apart.

In early August, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released an updated forecast for the rest of the season, which still predicted an above-normal level of activity. In it, they predicted the season – which runs until November 30 – could see 14 to 20 named storms, with 6 to 10 developing into hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 74 mph.

Three to five of them could become what NOAA calls major hurricanes – Category 3 or higher – with winds of at least 111 mph

Last year there were 21 named storms, after a record 30 in 2020. Over the past two years, meteorologists have exhausted the list of names used to identify storms during the Atlantic hurricane season. , an event that only happened once. , in 2005.

The links between hurricanes and climate change are becoming clearer every year. Data shows that hurricanes have become stronger around the world over the past four decades. A warming planet can expect stronger hurricanes over time and a higher incidence of the most powerful storms, although the total number of storms may drop as factors such as stronger wind shear strong could prevent the formation of weaker storms.

Hurricanes also become wetter due to increased water vapor in the warmer atmosphere; scientists have suggested that storms like Hurricane Harvey in 2017 produced far more rain than they would have without human effects on the climate. Also, sea level rise contributes to higher storm surge – the most destructive element of tropical cyclones.

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The BroadsheetDAILY – 9/22/22 – From Shelter to Dorm https://turismo-stp.org/the-broadsheetdaily-9-22-22-from-shelter-to-dorm/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:21:45 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/the-broadsheetdaily-9-22-22-from-shelter-to-dorm/ The Broadsheet – Lower Manhattan’s local newspaper From shelter to dormitory Trinity bolsters support for downtown Hometown College Above: The Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca is receiving a $2 million grant from Trinity Church to create a dormitory for homeless students. Trinity Church, the Episcopal Parish of Lower Manhattan, is doubling down on […]]]>

The Broadsheet – Lower Manhattan’s local newspaper

From shelter to dormitory

Trinity bolsters support for downtown Hometown College

Above: The Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca is receiving a $2 million grant from Trinity Church to create a dormitory for homeless students.

Trinity Church, the Episcopal Parish of Lower Manhattan, is doubling down on an earlier contribution to the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), located on Chambers Street, which was designed to provide housing for homeless students enrolled in the school. The initial $2 million grant, awarded last December, was to build a residential facility near campus that will house up to 40 students for three years. This dorm should be open next spring.

Trinity recently announced a second donation that will prepare the dormitory for students. “In addition to their $2 million grant that will allow us to provide year-round dormitories for some of our homeless and housing-insecure students, Trinity Church Wall Street has generously allocated additional funds to equip every dorm,” said Julie Appel, director of Project Impact, a CCMB program that supports students who have been impacted by the justice system. “They will provide sheets, blankets and pillows for each student living in the dorms, as well as towels, desk lamps, toilet paper and paper towels,” along with toiletries. “With this new support, our students will be able to move into their dorms with the proper supplies to begin their new life experience.”

“Many of our students are housing insecure and living in shelters, surfing on couches, living in transitional housing, or sleeping on the subway,” said Karen Wilson-Stevenson, BMCC vice president for institutional advancement. “It’s very difficult to focus on academics while worrying about where you’re going to sleep at night.”

A 2019 survey of students in the City University of New York system (of which BMCC is a part) found that of 22,000 respondents, 55% said they had experienced housing insecurity during the previous year, while 14% had experienced true homelessness.

Reverend Phil Jackson (right), the priest in charge of Trinity, said the grants “give voice to the voiceless and implement innovative programs to help those most in need in their communities.

“These grants are a response to the needs of our time,” he added, “which have been exacerbated by the global pandemic, and we are pleased to be able to support organizations doing this good work.”

Matthew Fenton

Fine line between “discern” and “discriminate”

Equity remains elusive in the crown jewel of the city’s public high schools

New data from this year’s special high school admissions cycle sparks an ongoing debate about racial diversity at Stuyvesant High School, New York’s top public special high school. Long considered one of the top ten schools in the nation, Stuyvesant has become the center of an ongoing debate over the fairness of its admissions. Read more…

Run the right race

The annual run through the Battery Tunnel honors the memory of the fallen hero

The annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk will take more than 30,000 joggers through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel on Sunday, September 25, leading the crowd through Battery Park City and to the finish line on West Street between Warren Streets. and Murray. There will also be a street fair on Vesey Street between West Street and North End Avenue immediately after the race. Read more…

Letters

For the editor,

What is missing from the equation is the fact that the student must apply for admission to Stuyvesant (and other specialized high schools) by prioritizing their choices. Stuyvesant does not choose any student who has not ranked him as a first choice. Without knowing how many black and LatinX students rank Stuyvesant, the admissions numbers mean nothing.

Sheryl Reich

For the editor,

Very little mention is ever given to the team that manages the finish line at the annual Tunnel to Towers race. We are all from various CERT teams, although for years it was mostly the Tribeca CERT team members who arrived at Warren and West streets at 8 a.m., dragged the wooden crowd barriers into place , spent hours keeping parents, children, cyclists, etc. up (not easy), while hordes of runners passed. It is also our job to spot the first male and female runners, the first wounded warriors and alert people to the actual finish line on West Street. I’ve done this as a team leader for over 10 years and this is my last. I like what the

The Siller family and their foundation do, but at 77, I have to be a cheerleader, not the boss.

John Grillon

Thursday September 22

7:45-8:30 a.m.

Meet the BPCA Dog Waste Composting Team

Esplanade Square

Learn about Battery Park City’s dog waste composting program. Fully tested compost is applied along the West Street/Route 9A median.

12 p.m.

140 Broadway

Keeping the spirit of “son cubano” alive in New York and beyond, Los Soneros de Oriente traces their lineage to a member of the Sexteto Habanero, the legendary Cuban band that brought this music of Spanish origin to prominence and African when they recorded for RCA in the 1920s. Free.

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

On line

Midday conference organized by the Museum of American Finance. Merger arbitrage focuses on investing in announced mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and other corporate reorganizations. It is a practice that combines mathematics, judgment and a deep understanding of various legal, regulatory and industry dynamics. Free.

1 p.m.

Historic Battery Park

Visit of the urban vegetable farm and the perennial forest farm, led by park staff. RSVP required. This tour is for ages 13 and up. Free.

3-4 p.m.

Historic Battery Park

Child-friendly tour of the urban vegetable farm. RSVP required. The tour is intended for children under 13 years old. Free.

5:30 p.m.

Pier 17

Concert.

6.30pm-10pm

Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street

Join Sons of the Revolution in New York State to celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. Logan Beirne, of Yale Law School, author of Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidential, will talk about how George Washington’s actions during the Revolutionary War helped define many of our constitutional traditions. Reception including conference: $25. Dinner, including reception and conference: $130.

6:30 p.m.

Live broadcast

Agenda

  • SLA Policy Clarifications
  • Discussion of remote meeting versus hybrid
  • Investment and expenditure budget items for the 2024 financial year
  • 9/11 Memorial as a National Monument – Discussion with Robert Gottheim, District Manager, Office of Congressman Jerry Nadler
  • Committee reports

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Duan Park

Performance by faculty and students of Church Street School for Music and Art. Free.

7 p.m.

Jewish Heritage Museum, 36 Battery Place

Jake Sherman learned classical piano by listening to his father play Bach every morning. His latest album, Jake Sherman Gets Sexy, has a point of view that is both poignant and strange. Suggested donation of $10.

7 p.m.

Oculus Square

Free mobile screening. Doors open at 6 p.m. The film airs at 7 p.m. Visits are welcome, but RSVP is recommended. Free.

friday september 23

8am-5pm

Governors Island

This tour brings together the best equestrian show jumping teams from around the world to compete on Governors Island. The show village includes shops and food and drink options, as well as public seating for visitors to watch the horses and their riders compete for first place. Until September 25. Free ; reservations required.

9am

Meet at Rector Park East

Explore PCB Parks and learn what makes this place a favorite for urban birds and wonderful migrants. Binoculars and field guides provided or bring your own.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Entrance from Chambers Street to Rockefeller Park

Presentation led by Alvéole beekeepers. Learn more about urban beekeeping and its benefits to sustainability efforts at BPC and throughout the city. Free.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Pier 16, South Street Seaport

Visit the historic steel-hulled, three-masted, fully-rigged ship from Denmark. Visiting the ship during UN Climate Week aims to inspire dialogue around innovative and sustainable climate solutions. The ship sailed for the Azores on September 25. Free.

Lower Manhattan Green Markets

Tribeca Green Market

Greenwich Street and Chambers Street

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (composting program: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Bowling Green Green Market

Broadway and Whitehall Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (composting program: 8 a.m.-11 a.m.)

World Trade Center Oculus Green Market

Tuesdays, 8am-5pm

The Fulton Stalls Outdoor Market

91 South Street, between Fulton and John streets

Covered market: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CSA collection: Thursday, 4-6 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outdoor market: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Today in History

September 22

A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

1692 – Last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft at the Salem witch trials; others are all eventually released.

1711 – The Tuscarora War begins in what is now North Carolina.

1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.

1823 – Joseph Smith claims to have found the golden plates after being directed by God through the angel Moroni to where they were buried.

1975 – Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

1980 – Iraq invades Iran.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.

Births

1547 – Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer and poet (died 1590)

1791 – Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)

1920 – Eric Baker, English activist, co-founder of Amnesty International (died 1976)

1927 – Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach and manager

Deaths

1777 – John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)

1828 – Shaka Zulu, Zulu leader and monarch of the Zulu Kingdom (b. 1787)

1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)

2001 – Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)

2007 – Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (born in 1923)

2015 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach and manager (born 1925)

The Broadsheet Inc. Publisher eBroadsheet.com @ ebroadsheet.com ©2022 All rights reserved All photos © Robert Simko 2022 unless otherwise indicated

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Tropical Storm Gaston forms in the central Atlantic https://turismo-stp.org/tropical-storm-gaston-forms-in-the-central-atlantic/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:45:00 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/tropical-storm-gaston-forms-in-the-central-atlantic/ Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the central subtropical Atlantic on Tuesday afternoon. It is the seventh named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. What do you want to know Gaston is the seventh named storm of the season The storm will gradually strengthen at sea It is planned to approach the Azores before retreating […]]]>

Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the central subtropical Atlantic on Tuesday afternoon. It is the seventh named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.


What do you want to know

  • Gaston is the seventh named storm of the season
  • The storm will gradually strengthen at sea
  • It is planned to approach the Azores before retreating to the northwest

Gaston is well offshore, about a thousand miles west of the Azores. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and will head in a general northeasterly direction, gradually strengthening as it goes. It is expected to remain a tropical storm, however.

Regardless of the development, Gaston will have no impact on the United States

Approaching the Azores at the end of the week, Gaston will slow down and end up turning back to the northwest. Computer forecasting tips vary depending on exactly when this happens, as shown below.

Spaghetti models or charts show a series of individual computer forecast models on a single map. They are useful for determining whether multiple models agree on the storm’s track, but they do not address forecast storm intensity, winds, flooding, and storm surge potential or other data. . Tap here for details on how best to use these templates.

With Gaston, we monitor Hurricane Fiona and two other Atlantic areas with development potential.

See how the The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has gone so far.

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Sail the next world on the bucket list https://turismo-stp.org/sail-the-next-world-on-the-bucket-list/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 23:54:40 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/sail-the-next-world-on-the-bucket-list/ FOR Fabian Fernandez, an upcoming round the world marks the completion of an ultimate bucket list. The voyage aboard his yacht called Destiny will be a five-year voyage spanning more than 30 countries and some 50,000 nautical miles (92,600 km). Fernandez, a resident of Klang, said: “It was the death of my sister-in-law in 2017 […]]]>

FOR Fabian Fernandez, an upcoming round the world marks the completion of an ultimate bucket list.

The voyage aboard his yacht called Destiny will be a five-year voyage spanning more than 30 countries and some 50,000 nautical miles (92,600 km).

Fernandez, a resident of Klang, said: “It was the death of my sister-in-law in 2017 that served as a wake-up call. She had a typical rags-to-riches story, but died young at 42.

“It is common to pursue goals for monetary gain, but this does not always provide fulfillment and meaning in life.

“I didn’t want to grow old and regret things not done. I then embarked on a journey to fill my to-do list, which included watching the Brazil soccer team play at the World Cup and Celine Dion live.

As well as filling out that list, the 51-year-old expressed hope that the trip would recapture the “feeling of being small in such a big world” that he once had.

“There are things I have experienced at sea in my six years of service on merchant ships that I could not find on land, like seeing a billion stars under a clear sky and finding the true presence of a higher being,” said Fernandez, who quit his job as a marine engineer to take on leadership roles in the plantation business when his first child was born.

“I bought Destiny, an American sailboat built in 1995, in 2016.

“It took five years to plan my trip, including the physical and mental preparations for me and my boat. I had to take care of my personal affairs, write my will, make sure I was mentally prepared for all possible scenarios at sea, plan my route while taking into account the weather conditions and make sure my boat was well equipped for the crossing. of the ocean,” he said.

Fernandez believes his planned five-year voyage covering more than 30 countries and some 50,000 nautical miles has never been made by a Malaysian.

While he originally intended to sail last year at the age of 50, Fernandez said the closures and restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic offered small blessings, like seeing his children go. to college and graduate.

Her 24-year-old son will soon start working as a pharmacist while her 22-year-old daughter plans to teach English.

To his knowledge, Datuk Azhar Mansor is the only Malaysian to have sailed solo non-stop. Azhar’s circumnavigation of the globe in 1999 covered over 21,600 nautical miles and 190 days, and was carried out on the Jalur Gemilang sailboat which cost RM2 million.

“My trip will be completely self-funded and I hope to be joined by another crew member, hopefully a Malaysian, to make this an all-Malaysian team.

“Destiny’s voyage itinerary has been planned in such a way as to allow different crew members to join at different stages, for example from Cape Town in South Africa to Namibia and from Saint Helena Island to the region. from the Azores to Portugal.

“The crew will spend between three weeks and two months on the boat, depending on the stage and the destination. Each crew member should have some experience at sea, have basic to intermediate skills with a boat and be self-funded,” Fernandez said.

The westward voyage will see Fernandez and his crew cross the Indian Ocean in 2023, the Atlantic Ocean in 2024, the North Pacific Ocean in 2025, the South Pacific Ocean in 2026 and return to Malaysia in 2027.

The trip will allow him to visit places that ordinary tourists cannot visit or can only be reached by boat.

“For example, the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean is uninhabited by civilians because the inhabitants have been moved to make way for a military base on one of its islands. So I hope to get permission to land and visit the Chagos,” said Fernandez, who believes a sailing trip covering such distances has never been done by a Malaysian.

He will embark at the end of September for a shakedown cruise which will serve as a trial gallop before his round the world trip.

He accepts cash or in-kind sponsorships, such as airfare for himself and his crew members, as well as diplomatic support to facilitate his trip.

For more details, email floraldestiny12@gmail.com or search “Destiny Dawn” on Facebook.

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The Portuguese Mutual Association of Our Lady of Light, Inc. celebrates its 115th anniversary https://turismo-stp.org/the-portuguese-mutual-association-of-our-lady-of-light-inc-celebrates-its-115th-anniversary/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 15:47:07 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/the-portuguese-mutual-association-of-our-lady-of-light-inc-celebrates-its-115th-anniversary/ FALL RIVER – Tucked away in a quiet Fall River neighborhood on Somerset Street, the Portuguese Mutual Association of Our Lady of Light, Inc. may go unnoticed by some, but it’s celebrating 115 years of existence. “We are the oldest Portuguese mutual aid society in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in the country,” said […]]]>

FALL RIVER – Tucked away in a quiet Fall River neighborhood on Somerset Street, the Portuguese Mutual Association of Our Lady of Light, Inc. may go unnoticed by some, but it’s celebrating 115 years of existence.

“We are the oldest Portuguese mutual aid society in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in the country,” said association secretary Victor Nóbrega.

To mark this historic milestone, the organization’s ranch-style headquarters filled with members and well-wishers last Sunday to pay their respects to its former trustees and deceased members, award scholarships, celebrate their Saint – Spirit and share a meal of traditional Holy Spirit soup and roast beef.

“We bring this hall to life and still do a lot of things even if we are not always very visible in the community,” Nóbrega said proudly, while noting that the association has undergone challenges and changes over the years. years, but has adapted and struggled despite the vicissitudes.

Left to right: Lisa Hargraves, recipient of the Morgan Ledo and Elizabeth Caetano Scholarship from PMA of Our Lady of Light, Inc. Hargraves accepted the scholarship on behalf of her son Colin Hargraves, who was unable to attend as he was traveling with the Stonehill College football team in Minnesota.

The organization was established in 1907 by a group of Portuguese immigrants with the aim of providing death and sickness benefits to its members. Since many of its founders were from the Azorean town of Fenais da Luz on the island of São Miguel, the association was created under the patronage of Our Lady of Light.

“The death benefit could not exceed $500, depending on the number of members,” association treasurer Esmeralda Hermenegildo explained, noting that the payment at the time was calculated on $1 per member with a maximum of 500. members.

“The health benefits were $10 a week,” she pointed out. “These amounts are small by today’s standards, but it was a lot for these families before Social Security existed.”

At one time, the society had its own section at Notre-Dame Cemetery, where Avenue Notre-Dame de la Lumière still exists to this day.

Our Lady of Light Inc. Colin Hargraves PMA Fellowship Recipient.

The organization no longer provides health benefits, but continues to provide death and sickness benefits to its members.

“We can offer benefits of up to $10,000 at a fraction of the cost of a larger business organization,” Hermenegildo pointed out. ” We are doing very good. If all of our members died today, we could pay all of their benefits…twice the number of our members in fact.

At the same time, the company continues to focus its efforts on solidarity, in particular by providing assistance to people in need.

Over the years, the PMA of Our Lady of Light has also been linked with other local organizations, including the band Our Lady of Light and a brotherhood of the Holy Spirit.

Some of the directors and volunteers of the AMP de Notre-Dame de la Lumière responsible for organizing the celebration of the 115th anniversary of the organization and the feast of the Holy Spirit.

Although the Philharmonic Band is an independent organization today, it owes its creation to society and still bears the same name.

In the 1970s, when Luís Costa was president of both organizations, it was discovered that the property of the association belonged to both organizations and that if one of them ceased to exist, its members would not be entitled to their share of assets.

Consequently, the Our Lady of Light Society Recreation Association was formed to administer the property, and it still manages the Somerset Street property and a single family home as an investment property.

As part of its 115th anniversary celebration, the Portuguese Mutual Association of Our Lady of Light, Inc. paid tribute to its late Directors and Members on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Since its inception, the company has been hosted in different locations. Until 1967 the meeting place was St. Michael’s Club, located at 63 Webster St. It then moved to 129 Pitman St., but returned to St. Michael’s Club in 1970.

Two years later, it moved to 220 County St. until a deadly fire in 2006 destroyed the building when members of the Our Lady of Light Society were praying in preparation for a celebration of the Holy Spirit. Four people were killed and at least a dozen were injured.

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Richard Taylor (“Dick”) Drury Obituary https://turismo-stp.org/richard-taylor-dick-drury-obituary/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:43:17 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/richard-taylor-dick-drury-obituary/ Richard Taylor (“Dick”) Drury, 94, of Lakeway, died at home among family on August 31 of complications from a fall. Born in Ft. Leavenworth, KS on September 20, 1927 to Col. and Mrs. Frederick Drury, Dick enjoyed growing up in the family’s military tradition, graduating from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute. After […]]]>

Richard Taylor (“Dick”) Drury, 94, of Lakeway, died at home among family on August 31 of complications from a fall. Born in Ft. Leavenworth, KS on September 20, 1927 to Col. and Mrs. Frederick Drury, Dick enjoyed growing up in the family’s military tradition, graduating from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute.

After graduating, he served a brief stint in the United States Merchant Navy at the end of World War II. He graduated from West Point in 1950 and became a pilot in the US Air Force. He flew the B-26 during the Korean War, logging 87 combat hours during 20 night combat missions.

He interrupted his career in the Air Force to obtain a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT in 1960, then taught engineering at West Point for four years. Ready to get back to flying, Dick got his paratrooper wings and started flying the C-130.

Moving to various locations in the Far East during the Vietnam War, Dick flew 315 combat missions in the C-130, totaling 361 combat hours. He returned to the United States to attend the Air War College, then moved to several other bases to take on positions of increasing responsibility as he was promoted.

His penultimate assignment was his favorite, as combined military commander at Lajes Field in the Azores. As Dick said, “My boss was 3,000 miles away, and he promised to leave me alone as long as I got it right.” After his last tour in Washington D.C., he retired as a brigadier general and moved to Lakeway in January 1980, where he began a second career as a lecturer and associate chairman of the aeronautical engineering department of UT Austin, retiring again in 1993.

He was married for 30 years to the former Bonnie Fleming of Carthage IL, until her untimely death in 1985. He was then married to the former Marie Orwell of London, UK for 35 happy years. Known to the Lakeway community simply as “The General”, Dick’s sense of humor and easy smile were always ready. However, his many years of service behind the scenes and advising individuals and the community at large are perhaps his greatest legacy.

Dick is survived by his wife Marie and children Richard T. (Kathy) Drury II of Wausau WI, Elizabeth (Andy) Lain of Little Rock, AR, and William (Jill Giordano) of Geyserville CA. He has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Lakeway Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in their name to the St. David’s Foundation.

Posted on September 12, 2022

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Portuguese airports go green – The Portugal News https://turismo-stp.org/portuguese-airports-go-green-the-portugal-news/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 19:03:00 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/portuguese-airports-go-green-the-portugal-news/ “I am committed to ensuring that within 10 years Portuguese/ANA airports will be zero carbon emissions,” said the CEO of the French company VINCI Concessions and president of VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert. Nicolas Notebaert said that “Portugal will probably be the first country in Europe and the world to have ‘zero emissions’ of gases harmful […]]]>

“I am committed to ensuring that within 10 years Portuguese/ANA airports will be zero carbon emissions,” said the CEO of the French company VINCI Concessions and president of VINCI Airports, Nicolas Notebaert.

Nicolas Notebaert said that “Portugal will probably be the first country in Europe and the world to have ‘zero emissions’ of gases harmful to the environment in its airports.

Vinci Airports, a subsidiary of the Vinci group, is a French airport operator which has owned the Portuguese company ANA since 2013, responsible for managing 10 airports in Portugal, i.e. mainland (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja Civil Terminal), as well as the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Ponta Delgada, Horta, Santa Maria and Flores) and the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Madeira and Porto Santo).

For Nicolas Notebaert, it is necessary to reconcile “mobility, tourism and the fight against climate change”, and environmental commitment is “necessary”. “That’s why Portugal will take the lead in green electricity at airports,” he said.

The CEO of Vinci Concessions also underlined that “the summer has been very positive”, “a success for the country [Portugal] in terms of tourism”, being the intention of the multinational he heads “to continue to invest as much as possible in the country”.

A new photovoltaic power plant at Faro airport, inaugurated in July, is part of a global action plan by Vinci Airports at all its airports, with similar projects already implemented or under development in other country.

This project in the Algarve will produce 30% of the airport’s energy needs, generating annual savings equivalent to more than 1,500 tonnes of CO2, according to data from the French multinational.

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GASTON? A new tropical depression likely in a few days, will be “Gaston” in the event of a tropical storm https://turismo-stp.org/gaston-a-new-tropical-depression-likely-in-a-few-days-will-be-gaston-in-the-event-of-a-tropical-storm/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 20:48:53 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/gaston-a-new-tropical-depression-likely-in-a-few-days-will-be-gaston-in-the-event-of-a-tropical-storm/ East of Florida, Earl Churns, Gaston could be born, will it be a beauty or a beast? ! And… Another wave ready to enter the Atlantic… The National Hurricane Center monitors four systems, three east of Florida. BY: WEATHER TEAM | BocaNewsNow.com BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (UPDATE AT 5 […]]]>

East of Florida, Earl Churns, Gaston could be born, will it be a beauty or a beast? !

And… Another wave ready to enter the Atlantic…

The National Hurricane Center monitors four systems, three east of Florida.

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (UPDATE AT 5 p.m.) – There are now four systems closely watched by the National Hurricane Center, with two hurricanes, a system that may soon become Gaston, and a tropical wave that is expected to be moving.

Earl and Danielle, now two hurricanes, should have no impact on the American continent. Danielle stays in the North Atlantic, while Earl is away from the Florida coast and heads northeast. Although it looks like anything could happen in 2022, it is more than unlikely that the system will change course and head towards the United States.

There is now a 70% chance that the red “x” you see above will become a tropical depression by Friday. It could become “Gaston” if it increases to tropical storm strength. The system should track west-northwestward. And the yellow X should be rolling off the coast of Africa in a day or two. It’s too early to fully predict steering currents, so check back. This yellow X has a 30% chance of forming over the next five days.

Here’s the National Hurricane Center’s Wednesday afternoon tropical weather forecast.

Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Wednesday, September 7, 2022

For the North Atlantic… the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Active Systems: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories for Hurricane Danielle, located several hundred miles northwest of the Azores, and Hurricane Earl, located several hundred miles south of Bermuda.

  1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: Satellite imagery indicates that the low pressure area located several hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands is gradually becoming clearer. However, the associated activity of showers and thunderstorms still remains disorganized. Environmental conditions look favorable for further development of this system over the next two days, and a tropical depression will likely form by Friday as it moves west to west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph over the eastern and central tropical Atlantic. After this period, winds aloft should become less conducive to development.
  • Chance of formation in 48 hours… high… 70%.
  • Chance of formation over 5 days… high… 70%.
  1. African Coast: A tropical wave currently located near the West African coast is expected to emerge off the eastern Atlantic over the next few days. Environmental conditions appear favorable for gradual development thereafter as the system moves west-northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
  • Chance of formation over 48 hours… low… close to 0%.
  • Chance of formation over 5 days… low… 30%.

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Hurricane Kay heads for Mexico’s Baja coast https://turismo-stp.org/hurricane-kay-heads-for-mexicos-baja-coast/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 22:55:42 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/hurricane-kay-heads-for-mexicos-baja-coast/ Comment this story Comment MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Kay quickly strengthened off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Monday with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), forecasters saying it could brush the Baja California Peninsula like a hurricane this week. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said Kay was located about 305 […]]]>

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MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Kay quickly strengthened off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Monday with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), forecasters saying it could brush the Baja California Peninsula like a hurricane this week.

The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said Kay was located about 305 miles (495 kilometers) southwest of the seaport of Manzanillo.

Kay was moving west-northwest at 10 mph (17 km/h). A tropical storm watch has been issued for the southern portion of the Baja Peninsula.

Forecasters expected Kay to stay offshore as it moves further north, roughly parallel to the coast as it continues to strengthen.

Kay could approach to land later in the week at a relatively sparsely populated location around Isla de Cedros.

In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Earl was gaining strength northeast of Puerto Rico, dropping heavy rains on the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

On Monday, Earl was located about 265 miles (425 kilometers) north of the island of St. Thomas and heading north at 6 mph (9 km/h).

Earl had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) and was expected to develop into a major hurricane later this week as it turns into the open Atlantic.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Danielle weakened somewhat over the Atlantic some 885 miles (1,430 kilometers) west-northwest of the Azores.

It had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 km/h).

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