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Asian markets fell sharply because cases of the US corona virus sparked fears about the global recovery

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Asian markets fell sharply because cases of the US corona virus sparked fears about the global recovery

Japan Nikkei 225 (N225) decreased by 2%. South Korea Kospi (KOSPI)down 1.6%. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI) lost 1.2%, while China Shanghai Composite (SHCOMP) down 0.8% after trading for the first time since a long vacation.
US futures, meanwhile, were muted following Friday’s sharp decline. Dow (INDU) futures edged up 15 points, or nearly 0.1%. Futures for S&P 500 (SPX) up 0.1%, meanwhile Nasdaq (COMP) Futures fell 0.2%.
On Friday, The Dow fell more than 700 points because several countries were forced to stop their reopening amid the increasing case of Covid-19. Upticks has been reported in 36 countries, including Florida, which some experts have warned could be the center of the spread of subsequent infections. Officials there and throughout the United States also warned of an increase in cases among young people.

“The rebound in infection rates, especially in the US, shows that the path to full recovery will be long and requires medical solutions, such as vaccines,” Tai Hui, head of Asian market strategy for JP Morgan Asset Management wrote in a note Monday.

The situation in the United States could also trigger fears in Europe, because European governments are considering opening more borders during the summer holiday season, he added.

“We expect market sentiment to turn cautious in the near term, with investors protecting risks from the pandemic and ongoing tensions between the US and China,” Hui said.

In oil trading, US crude oil futures fell 2% to trade at $ 37.74 a barrel during Asian hours on Monday. Brent, the world oil benchmark, lost 1.7% to trade at $ 40.23 a barrel.

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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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