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Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

André Jordan, often described as the ‘Father of Algarve tourism’, has been awarded with the World Company Award 2017 (WOCA) during the Brazil-Portugal Economic Forum which took place in Lisbon from June 21 to 25.

The accolade aims to congratulate Jordan for his “vast activity in the real estate and tourism sectors, namely his high quality projects like Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura XXI and Belas Clube de Campo".

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

The second edition of the European Footvolley Championship (EFC) will be held in Albufeira from June 22 to 25.

The first edition of the European Footvolley Championship was organised in 2016 in the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany.

In 2017, the European Footvolley League (EFVL) awarded the European Championship to Portugal. Albufeira was a "strategic decision" of the EFVL because the town receives "more than 1.5 million visitors every year".

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

In less than 36 hours, a group of Sporting Clube de Portugal football fans based in Faro joined forces with the local council to send a truck-load of supplies to the victims of the massive fire that ravaged Pedrógão Grande, Castanheira de Pêra and Figueiró dos Vinhos in Central Portugal last week.

The initiative was promoted by João Barreiros, a handball coach for the Núcleo Sportinguista de Faro, who is originally from Figueiró dos Vinhos and whose mother travelled to the Algarve to take the supplies back home on Friday (June 23).

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

Columbian pop sensation Shakira is returning to Portugal on Wednesday, November 22 for a much-anticipated concert to present her latest album ‘El Dorado’ at Lisbon’s Meo Arena. The singer has performed several times at the venue. In 2003, her show attracted a record number of 19,000 people to what was then called Pavilhão Atlântico. Ticket sales begin on Friday (June 30).

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

Around 50 anti-riot police officers were called to Albufeira’s Oura bar district to break up a brawl that started among a large group of young British holidaymakers.

The row broke out at around 3am on Monday (June 26) at the popular Liberto’s Bar during an ‘All White’ party and saw police firing at least two bullets into the air to disperse the crowds and quell the unrest before making four arrests.

According to media reports, two Brits were injured in the violence along with two police officers.

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

A fundraising concert in aid of the Aljezur firefighters featuring UK band The Shakespearos (pictured) is taking place on Wednesday, July 12 at Restaurant Vale da Telha in Aljezur from 7.30pm.

Organiser Brian Jutsum (aka DJ Rockindad) told us the reason behind the event: "On returning to Portugal after touring Europe last weekend, I passed very near to the fire that resulted in 64 deaths. So, in my local bar, after a discussion with my musician friend Richard Brogan, we decided to organise a concert to raise funds for our local Bombeiros.

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

Quinta do Lago is once again showing its commitment to junior golf this summer by hosting its fifth annual Paul McGinley Junior Cup.

The resort, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will hold the popular cup from August 2 to 4 and junior players will even get to meet 2014 Ryder Cup favourite McGinley when he hands out the prizes to the winners at the presentation and barbecue night.

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

As the battle on the ground against the so-called Islamic State (IS) continues, Portugal has guaranteed it is willing to “reinforce its military presence in Iraq” to help defeat the terrorist group "once and for all".

So said Portuguese Minister of Defence Azeredo Lopes, who visited the country’s military mission – involving around 30 soldiers – in Iraq on Monday (June 26).

Lopes was at the Gran Capitán military base in Bismayah, around 50kms southeast of Baghdad, where the global coalition against Daesh has been training Iraqi forces for years.

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

One person was killed and six were injured in a car crash involving three vehicles on the Arade Bridge in Portimão in the early hours of this morning (June 27).

Details are still scarce. A source from the CDOS rescue operation command centre in Faro said that the accident took place at around 2.44am and involved 26 firefighters, INEM emergency workers and GNR police officers.

Updates to follow.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

Posted by portugalpress on June 27, 2017

A 10-year-old boy was rescued from a rubbish bin after being trapped inside it by a group of "friends" around the same age on Sunday night (June 25) in Pinhal Novo, Palmela.

National tabloid Correio da Manhã says “luckily the boy had his cell phone with him” which he used to call his mother, who warned the local firefighters.

The child did not sustain injuries but was taken nonetheless to Setúbal’s São Bernando Hospital.

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