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Volkswagen apologizes for racist Instagram ads

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Volkswagen apologizes for racist Instagram ads

The video clip was withdrawn but not before being posted back elsewhere on social media. It showed a large white hand pushing a black man away from a parked VW Golf, before flicking it into a restaurant called Petit Colon, which was translated from French as Little Colonist or Little Settler.

“We posted a racist advertisement video on Volkswagen’s Instagram channel,” VW brand sales and marketing chief Jürgen Stackmann and diversity group leader Elke Heitmüller said in an apology posted on social media. “We understand the public’s anger at this. Because we are also horrified,” they added.

“On behalf of Volkswagen AG, we apologize to the public at large for this film. And we apologize specifically to those who feel personally hurt by racist content because of their own history.”

Take the ad screen. Volkswagen pulled the video, but it was reposted elsewhere on social media.
Volkswagen (VLKAF) apologized in a separate statement and said that, given its own history, “it does not tolerate any form of racism, xenophobia, or discrimination.”

It was founded in 1937 under the Nazi regime and used slave labor from concentration camps to build vehicles in its early years. Now the largest car manufacturer in the world, sending nearly 11 million vehicles in 2019. The group makes cars under the brands VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat and Porsche.

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Stackmann and Heitmüller described the video as “an insult to every good person.”

“We are ashamed and cannot explain how it happened. There are more and more reasons for us to ensure we resolve this. And we will make the results and consequences of a public inquiry,” they added.

Last year, VW apologize after CEO Herbert Diess used the phrase “Ebit macht frei,” or “Ebit frees you,” at a management event. Ebit is short for earnings before interest and taxes and is a measure of company profit. The phrase is similar to “Arbeit macht frei,” written at the gates of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
In 2017, a commercial likening women to used cars has angered consumers in China and forced apologies from Audi. The ad, which only aired in China, was produced by the used car division of the Volkswagen joint venture in China. That is also drawn.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS 'There will be room'

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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