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National Guard forces tested positive for COVID-19 after protests

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National Guard forces tested positive for COVID-19 after protests

Several National Guard troops deployed for protests in Washington tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Tuesday – when members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force warned governors of possible spikes in infections associated with national demonstrations.

Members of the service are among 1,300 D.C. National Guard members called to help law enforcement in response to protests against anti-police brutality in the country’s capital began on May 31, a spokesman confirmed to McClatchy DC.

He will not say how many troops have tested positive for the virus, but US officials told The Associated Press that they believe there are not many at present.

The news follows reports that two members of the Nebraska National Guard who were activated to respond to the protests in Lincoln were also positive.

About 5,000 troops are in Washington for civil unrest, with guards D.C. joined National Guards from 11 countries: Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

Most were not wearing masks and most were not possible to maintain social distance during demonstrations.

Several health officials – including the nation’s top infectious disease experts Anthony Fauci – Concerns that mass protests triggered by George Floyd’s death involving the police could result in a new outbreak of the virus.

Deborah Birx, Coordinator of President Trump’s Coronavirus Response, on Monday raised concerns about the increasing spread in a conference call with the governors, The Daily Beast reports.

In the call, the recording obtained by the outlet, Birx said the government was worried the protesters who shouted would negate the health benefits of wearing a mask.

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He also reportedly warned that the destruction of testing sites in protest could hamper efforts to contain the pandemic, advising the governor to “fight now to ensure there is testing available in urban areas.”

Vice President Mike Pence, who hosted the call, said that the surge in infection-related protests was “a problem our team was following and there were concerns,” according to the outlet.

Despite that concern, Pence said it was “undeniable” that the country was ready to reopen, and several governors agreed.

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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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