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Ian Desmond of the Rockies opted out of the 2020 MLB season

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Ian Desmond of the Rockies opted out of the 2020 MLB season

Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond used long and touching Instagram posts to announce he opted out of restarting MLB.

The outsider, who became the fourth MLB player to pass the 2020 season on Monday, was quoted as feeling uncomfortable with the risks surrounding the coronavirus and the need to be with his young family.

“With a pregnant wife and four young children who have lots of questions about what is happening in the world, home is the place I need right now,” wrote Desmond, who will lose about $ 405,000 in salary being pledged by not playing. “Home to my wife, Chelsey. Home to help. Home to guide. Home to answer questions from my three older sons about Coronavirus, Civil Rights and life. The house became their father. “

In that post, Desmond – who is biracial – also touched on the murder of George Floyd, racial issues and social inequality in America, something he believes is not immune from.

“At the clubhouse, we have racist, sexist, homophobic jokes or direct problems,” Desmond wrote. “We’re cheating. We get minority problems from the top down. One GM of African-American descent. Two African-American managers. Less than 8% of Black players. There are no majority black team owners. “

34-year-old Desmond joins the Nationals ‘Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross and Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake as the first players to say they will not play in 2020. He scored 0.255 with 20 homers in 140 games last season for Colorado.

“The COVID-19 pandemic made this baseball season a risk that made me feel uncomfortable,” Desmond wrote.

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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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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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