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NEWSFEED: New partnership PAPS with Playnify
on Wednesday, 09/01/2013 —

Playnify - A Portuguese startup that is set to change our sports lives (by Joaquim Valente, CEO)

How many times did you end up staying at home while what you really wanted to do was to go out and play your favorite sports? This happens because we don't know enough people that enjoys playing the same sports as we do or simply because we don't know when and where pickup games are happening. What if there could be an easy way where we could not only play our favorite sports whenever we want and wherever we are and meet new people in the process?

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The portuguese startup Playnify (www.playnify.com) is determined to connect people through sports. Lets put it this way: On Facebook we share our personal lives and meet friends; On Linkedin we share our professional life and find business opportunities; On Playnify we share our sports life and meet sports partners. 

Christmas Dinner
on Wednesday, 12/12/2012 —

In Los Angeles, PAPS has already celebrated an early Christmas Eve with members, friends and relatives. A total of 20 people (14 portuguese) met for an italian dinner at Buca di Beppo in Santa Monica. With Christmas’ season coming up we couldn’t resist to host a white elephant gift exchange. Thanks everyone for your participation and creativity!

This event was a great opportunity to get to know new portuguese who recently arrived in LA and also to catch up with the other members and respective families and friends.  

PAPS-LA wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From left to right:

1st top row - Giles Liu, Ricardo Moura, Antonio Ingargiola, Tony Lima, Raquel Abreu, Mário Oliveira, Sérgio Duarte, Hélder Guimarães, Filipe Tralhão; 2nd top row - Elda Judica, Nadia Sellami, Sandra Menino, Bea Mendonça, Célia Matos, Natasha Tavares, Filipe Camelo; Bottom row - Nuccio Patti, Mariana Fontes, Martina DeSalvo

We Run LA
on Monday, 03/12/2012 —

We Run LA was inaugurated on September 19th by 3 PAPS members. The purpose of this initiative was to allow the members to explore new areas of the city as well as meet other Portuguese and non-Portuguese Los Angelinos, this way promoting their integration in the American culture and more specifically in the Los Angeles Community.  

For almost 3 months, 10 different routes throughout West LA were chosen to accomplish the 90 minutes goal stipulated for each run. A total of 228 miles were achieved by 7 runners, who participated at least in one of the events. The last event took place on November 27th for a deserved Christmas’ break. We will be back in January with a different activity. The purpose is the same, but this time we will “Roll the Wheels”. Stay tuned for the We Bike LA.

 

PAPS-LA brainstorm at Rose Garden
on Tuesday, 27/11/2012 —

On November 18th four PAPS-LA members met to discuss the goals and future work strategies of the LA chapter as well as the 2013 PAPS forum in Boston.

We started by wandering around the park and having an outdoors lunch at the Exposition Park Garden Rose. In the afternoon, the two main rival universities of Los angeles -  UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) and USC (University of Southern California) got closer together.

One of the members (Hélder Filipe) took the 3 UCLA Neuroscience grad students for a guided tour through the USC campus that culminated in a visit to the new (and amazing!) Brain and Creativity Institute Building (http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/bci/), officially opened on November 6th this year.

Visit to Artesia
on Friday, 23/11/2012 —

On October 23rd, PAPS-LA went for the first time this year to visit the Portuguese Community in Artesia.

The Artesia D.E.S. organized a reception to the Secretário de Estado das Comunidades Portuguesas José Cesário, during his tour throughout the USA to officially present a new consular technology. This novel device (consulado itinerante) enables every Portuguese living in California to get their passport and Portuguese ID in a much faster way and without having to go to the Portuguese Consulate in San Francisco. For more information about this service please go to http://www.noscafora.be/v3/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=...

The visit to Artesia allowed PAPS-LA to discuss integration and recruitment strategies with the Portuguese honorary consul Edmundo de Macedo,  the Secretário de Estado das Comunidades Portuguesas José Cesário, the Portuguese consul-general in San Francisco Nuno Mathias, and several members of the Artesia D.E.S and Luso-American Organizations.

Most of all, this event promoted the divulgation of PAPS' mission and allowed a closer relationship between the Portuguese Communities in Los Angeles and Artesia. 

Get involved - read more about Portuguese Communities in Southern California:
http://www.luso-american.org/about/
http://www.artesiades.org/home/
http://www.radiotvartesia.com

From left to right: Portuguese consul-general in San Francisco Nuno Mathias, Raquel Abreu, Mariana Fontes, Secretário de Estado das Comunidades Portuguesas José Cesário, Portuguese honorary consul Edmundo de Macedo.

Newsletter - October 2012
on Saturday, 17/11/2012 — João Ricardo Santos

Dear Paps members,

The October edition of the Portuguese-American Post-Graduate Society Newsletter is out!

This month you will find an interview with Prof. Pedro Carneiro, an Economics professor at University College London, as well as a Q&A with Vanessa Carvalho, a recent PAPS collaborator.

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and we are eager to get suggestions and contributions from YOU, especially for the new "Members' Dashboard" section. Just contact us at newsletter@papsonline.org.

You can read the newsletter by clicking here: NEWSLETTER October 2012

 

Best regards,

PAPS team

Encounter with a special guest in DC
on Monday, 12/11/2012 —

In a wonderful warm day of November, PAPS-Washington DC members got together at Grill of Ipanema (Brazilian restaurant in Washington DC) for a Sunday brunch. We had the previledge of a special guest: Luís Costa Ribas - SIC journalist.

Great conversation! Many stories told by Luís about life in the US since 1984... and opportunities to talk about us: what makes PAPS so great!

Virtual Encounter with PAPS-Portugal
on Monday, 29/10/2012 —

Today, the Executive Committee met virtually (via Google Hangout) with Lisboa and Porto PAPS-Chapter Leaders (CL).

It is extremely gratifying to see PAPS grow in Portugal by founding Porto Chapter (Rita Rebelo will lead this Chapter) and Lisboa Chapter continuing fortifying our roots in Portugal (Rui Freitas and Pedro Fazenda will co-lead this Chapter). Initiatives are taking place and it is PAPS major goal to use this two valuable organizational anchors to reconnect alumni members to the entire PAPS, across frontiers. If you are an alumni that is currently in Portugal, get in touch with your Chapter Leader to know more.

We will keep you posted!

Catarina Abreu (Treasurer), Inês Tenente e Irina Ramos (co-Vice Presidents), Pedro Fazenda (co-CL PAPS Lisboa), Rita Rebelo (PAPS-Porto CL) e Rui Freitas (co-CL PAPS-Lisboa)

Georgetown Historic Tour in Washington DC
on Sunday, 28/10/2012 —

Georgetown is the oldest and most historic neighborhood in Washington DC. PAPS members met here to enjoy a very nice autumn day, while learning so much about this pictoresc and gorgeous place, situated along the Potomac River and close to Rock Creek National Park.

We were at the address of John F. Kennedy and his wife, from the time when he was a Congressman and Senator; we got to hear about the most richest families and how they made fortune in DC; we learned about the Cheasepeak and Ohio Canal; and we finish our tour in the most upscale and notorious shopping areas of the city.

It was a great time to talk about PAPS initiatives, the "Welcome package" that all Chapters are preparing for propective new members, and other ways to participate and energize the organization. Keep posted for our future encounter in November :)

1st Boston Networking Event of the Portuguese American Post-Graduate Society

We are organizing our 1st Boston Networking Event, at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, on October 23rd at 8 PM.

As part of our mission, we have increased our efforts to create stronger professional connections between our members and the Portuguese-speaking community as well as to professionals and businesses interested in or with ties to Portugal.

With this event we hope to provide an opportunity for members to connect with other local students and young professionals, with local members of the portuguese-american community and with institutions and businesses interested in or wanting to strengthen relationships with Portugal, the portuguese and portuguese-speaking community.

Please print or show the invitation in attachment at the venue or confirm your presence at paps@papsonline.org.

We expect this will be the first of a series of networking events occurring throughout this year.

Hope to see you there!

Best,
The Organizing Team