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Orlando NBA worries grow as Florida coronavirus cases increase

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The NBA’s quest to continue its season in the Orlando bubble at Disney World might lose its magic.

There is growing concern among players, executives and league offices, according to ESPN, when coronavirus cases in Florida continue to swell. The country has become a hot spot lately, with 4,049 new cases on Saturday, breaking the old one-day record – set on Friday. The positive rate for Saturday’s test was 12.4 percent, according to the report, but Governor Ron DeSantis said he had no plans to slow the reopening of the country.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently held “tense” talks with high-level team executives where he acknowledged the surge in cases in Florida, ESPN reported. His tone was “firm but gloomy,” according to the report, when he promised to move forward with the NBA’s plans.

The league “closely monitors data in Florida and Orange County and will continue to work collaboratively with the National Basketball Players Association, public health officials, and medical experts about our plans,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN.

The NBA plans to bring 22 teams to Orlando, with matches to begin on July 30 and potential champions crowned in October. Players, including Nets guard Kyrie Irving, have raised concerns about having to spend up to four months living in a bubble, aiming to keep everyone healthy. The League recently issued a long memo outlining strict protocols in place.

Starting Tuesday, the team will reportedly be allowed to have up to 10 coaches in their facilities with training camps on the horizon, even as alarming numbers continue to increase in Florida.

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“Cannot say I was surprised, given the country’s approach to reopening,” NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN about increasing numbers. “We are clearly monitoring the situation. Although we feel calm knowing that our players will not travel commercially to get to Orlando, that access to campus is very limited and, of course, all the other health and safety protocols available, the numbers will remain our concern. If we need to add further restrictions regarding third parties (Disney staff) who have access to campus, we will work to implement it. “

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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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