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Greg Snell

Greg Snell is a canadian Adventure Tour Guide, traveller, who won Tourism Australia’s “Best Jobs in the World” competition,
Greg has been featured on Global Television in Toronto, Huffington Post Canada, the Toronto Star, CTV, Air Canada’s en Route Magazine.
He is known by their visual storytelling, and for their award winning photography.
He explored Australia in 2014, documenting this life changing experience and starting his own business in destination marketing.

Greg Snell is now in Madeira, staying at Palheiro Village and taking wonderful photos from our beautiful island.

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photo by Greg Snell

For more information visit: http://www.greggoesglobal.com/

Na 5ª edição do Madeira Film Festival – uma celebração da natureza através do poder dos filmes. O Madeira Film Festival apresenta películas criativas reconhecidas internacionalmente, profundamente perturbadoras, metafísicas e que desafiam o modo de pensar. Este ano propomos mais uma experiência cinemática inspiradora, com cineastas e filmes de todo o mundo.

O programa para esta semana é o que se segue:

25 DE ABRIL A 1 DE MAIO DE 2016

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Locais: Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel e Teatro Municipal

Funchal / Madeira

Os filmes terão o preço de 3,00 euros por sessão e poderão ser adquiridos na bilheteira do Teatro Municipal. Todos os filmes são legendados em português. A selecção official para 2016, poderá ser consultada no website do festival http://www.madeirafilmfestival.coma partir do mês de Março.

SEGUNDA-FEIRA 25 DE ABRIL

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Se está na ilha da Madeira em férias durante esta semana ou vive na ilha e gostaria de se juntar aos convidados do MFF nesta iniciativa, verifique a melhor forma de estar no Fanal pelas 16:00. Lembre-se de levar a sua máquina fotográfica ou de filmar, iphone ou telemóvel, pois será uma tarde inesquecível num local mágico e visualmente impressionante.pelas 14:30 o MFF dá as boas-vindas aos realizadores e convidados desta 5ª edição, com a oferta de uma excursão à floresta Laurissilva, património mundial da humanidade reconhecido pela UNESCO. O ponto de encontro será na entrada do hotel Belmond Reid´s Palace, onde estará o autocarro da RC Transportes que irá fazer o transporte de todos os convidados até à Floresta do Fanal.

Ao final do dia, pelas 19:00, terá inicio o “Filmmaker Meet & Greet Sunset Buffet” no hotel parceiro Meliã Madeira Mare onde todos os realizadores, músicos, membros da imprensa patrocinadores e convidados do festival poderão conhecer-se e conviver. Para quem não possui convite, este jantar encontro tem o valor de 20,00 euros.

TERÇA-FEIRA 26 DE ABRIL

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Pelas 14:00 teremos a primeira exibição do festival com uma sessão de curtas-metragens com a presença dos realizadores. A abertura oficial da 5ª edição do Madeira Film Festival terá inicio pelas 18:30, com um cocktail de Vinho Madeira no Belmond Reid´s Palace hotel, o hotel oficial do festival,

Todos os realizadores, músicos, patrocinadores e convidados do festival receberão um convite para este evento. Mais tarde, os mesmos serão transportados em carros clássicos para o Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias onde poderão assistir, pelas 21:00, ao filme de abertura, com a presença do realizador.

DE QUARTA-FEIRA 27 A SÁBADO 30 DE ABRIL

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O secretariado do festival que estará no atrium do Teatro Municipal terá passes do festival à venda por 40,00 euros. O passe inclui:o Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, continuará a exibir os filmes da Selecção Oficial de 2016 do Madeira Film Festival, com 4 sessões diárias, pelas 14:00, 16:00, 18:30 e 21:00.

Livre-trânsito para todos os filmes / 1 workshop no valor de 20,00 euros e um convite para o cocktail de abertura na Terça-Feira no Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel.

Balancing Originality with Influence Quentin Tarantino

Nature Trails at Palheiro Estate

Potenciar a marca Madeira

Endemic Species of the Laurissilva Forest

QUINTA-FEIRA 28 DE ABRIL

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Pelas 21:00 no Belmond Reid?s Palace Hotel, poderá assistir ao concerto com a violino americana Andrea Levine e ao desfile de moda do estilista Hugo Santos com uma colecção de bordado Madeira desenhada para este evento. Os bilhetes para esta noite custam 20,00 euros e poderão ser adquiridos na recepção do Belmond Reid´s Palace.

SÁBADO 30 DE ABRIL

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Será uma noite a não perder. O jantar de gala da 5ª edição do Madeira Film Festival no Belmond Reid?s Palace Hotel, é um evento especial de convívio com realizadores, músicos, membros da indústria e uma oportunidade única para assistir ao concerto da harpista escocesa Phamie Gow. As nomeações dos Embaixadores da Floresta Laurissilva serão ainda atribuídas esta noite. Os bilhetes custam 65,00 euros e podem ser adquiridos na recepção do Belmond Reid´s Palace.

 


O festival oferece ainda painéis de discussão com Vinho Madeira, todas as tardes pelas 17:00, de quarta-feira a sábado no exterior do Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. Serão eventos de convívio e networking, com a bebida official do festival – o Vinho Madeira numa apoio do IVBAM

Para mais informações, dirija-se aos voluntários do festival no secretariado do MFF, que estará no atrium do Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias durante a semana do festival.

Prepare-se para uma semana de filmes, natureza e vinho, com pessoas criativas e de talento que se deslocam à Madeira de todas as partes do mundo, para participar na 5ª edição do Madeira Film Festival…

Para mais informações contacte a equipa do festival:

Elsa Gouveia | Board of Directors | Workshops & Seminar
elsa@madeirafilmfestival.com

Isabel Dantas | Festival Producer | International Liaison isabel@madeirafilmfestival.com

 

Cerimónia PME Excelência 2015

A Sociedade Turística Palheiro Golfe, S. A, esteve presente na Cerimónia PME Excelência 2015, sendo uma das empresas distinguidas pela sua solidez e competitividade.

 A reportagem fotográfica da Cerimónia PME Excelência 2015 está disponível aqui

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“Nature trails at Palheiro Estate”

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Synopsis: Jonathan will take you on a Nature trail within the 130 hectare of the Palheiro Estate landscape where you can observe some of Madeira wildlife such as the rare “Trocaz” pigeon and the Macaronesian Sparrowhawk.

The landscape of Palheiro Estate in now very different after the fires on July 18th 2012, when a large amount of forest was destroyed. Since then, with the help of government funding, a huge reforestation programme has begun, planting indigenous Madeira species such as; Til, Barbusano & Laurel, as well as the removal of invasive trees that were introduced to the Island – Mimosa and Eucalyptus. The result is a landscape offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Desertas islands, the bay of Funchal and the mountains of Madeira.

The Palheiro nature trails can be enjoyed on bikes, hiking or just a simple stroll in nature.

Speaker: Jonathan Fletcher

Venue: Palheiro Estate Gardens

 Price: 20 €

Free for Festival filmmakers and Guests with the Festival Pass

 Info & Enrollment:

elsa@madeirafilmfestival.com

 

Geocaching at Palheiro Estate

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

As part of a project for Geocaching enthusiasts entitled “Tour Around Madeira Island”, 45 “caches” are being placed in beautiful locations all over
the island, and Palheiro’s viewpoint overlooking Funchal Bay is one of them!

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Featured Property in Palheiro Estate

Tranquil Two-Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Apartment 7, Palheiro Village is a top floor apartment, offering stunning ocean views to the south, and is tranquil in its elevated position.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite worksurfaces, bathrooms feature stone wall and floor tiling and underfloor heating, and living areas and bedrooms have multi-split air- conditioning. The living areas are floored with semi-manual terracotta with limestone borders, whereas the bedrooms are carpeted for extra comfort.

For further property details, please contact Anne Marchington at:
imopalheiro@palheiroestate.com
Tel: +351 291 794 015

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Monday, 21st December

21h30 Funchal visit to enjoy the city Christmas light decorations

Tuesday, 22nd December

10h15 Visit to the Funchal Market to select some ingredients for the evening menu

Wednesday, 23rd December

09h15 Departure to The Blandy´s Wine Lodge for a private Madeira Wine tasting

Thursday, 24th December

19h00 Christmas Eve Champagne Cocktail in the Morning Room

19h30 Christmas Eve Dinner

Friday, 25th December

10h15 Departure to the English Church for Holy Communion

19h00 Christmas Day Dinner

Saturday, 26th December

18h30 Local Liqueurs tasting in the Bar

Sunday, 27th December

10h30 Hand & Foot Self-massage demonstration in the Spa

Monday, 28th December

21h30 Funchal visit to enjoy the city Christmas light decorations

Tuesday, 29th December

18h30 Madeira Wine tasting in the Bar

Wednesday, 30th December

10h30 Pastry demonstration in the Kitchen

Thursday, 31st December

19h00 New Year´s Eve Champagne Cocktail in the Morning Room

20h00 New Year´s Eve Dinner

23h00 Transportation to Palheiro Golf for New Year´s Fireworks

Friday, 01st January

08h00 to 11h00 New Year´s Champagne Breakfast

Pinto the Palheiro Pony

“Pinto” the Palheiro pony is doing well. His favourite treats are carrots!
He will be 6 months in November and is enjoying his Autumn walks around the Quinta.
Pinto was born in May this year in the field next to the quinta and has become the Palheiro mascot!

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Manifestations of Wealth

When conspicuous consumption patterns do not match declared income, the tax authorities now have concrete guidelines to tax the suspected offender in this category.
While, in reality, these norms are more pertinent to Portuguese nationals than to foreign residents, it is important to understand what tax inspectors

are targeting. Under new rules, inspectors may override bank secrecy to verify accounts without previous authorisation.
The following table reveals the presumed income level when major consumer goods are acquired:

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ALTERNATIVE OWNERSHIP – As has been customary for years with real property, Portuguese Nominee Companies can offer an effective ownership alternative. When structured correctly, only administrators are identified in registrations. Shareholders retain confidentiality, thereby sidestepping questions relating to Manifestations of Wealth.

ONUS OF PROOF – Following the principle of “innocent until proven guilty”, the burden of proof has always been on the taxman to prove wrong doing. This situation now reverses with the obligation falling on the taxpayer to demonstrate that returns are complete and accurate. Those who have “champagne taste” yet only declare a “beer budget” may be called to justify their extravagance.

For more information, please contact Eurofinesco at: +351 291 221 095 Email.: www.eurofinesco.com

The Pirate House

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Refurbished two-bedroom period house dating from 1866
The Pirate House is a completely refurbished two-bedroom period house dating from 1866, transformed into a unique seafront property with its own private pool and garden.
Perched on the cliff top in the old town of Funchal, shops, cafés & restaurants, the market and beach are just a short stroll away.

Key Features:

  •   Unlimited sea views
  •   Full of character, perfect blend of “old” and “new”
  •   Excellent outdoor dining with BBQ
  •   Large sunbathing area by the 7m x 3m pool · Private cliff top garden featuring lawn, vegetable/herb garden & subtropical plants
    Warmest and sunniest area of Funchal
    Elegant living room with high ceilings & full-length windows
    Two bedrooms with high ceilings, elegantly decorated
    High rental potential under “Local Lodging” regimeFor further property details, please contact Anne Marchington at: imopalheiro@palheiroestate.com
    Tel: +351 291 794 015