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Japan flooded, landslides killed at least 44 people when the road turned into a river

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TOKYO – Heavy rain hit the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan on Monday, with at least one more river overflowing, when the death toll from flooding and a three-day avalanche rose to 44, including 14 at parents’ homes.

Evacuation orders were issued for more than half a million islanders, as well as evacuation advice for tens of thousands of others in western Japan, the broadcaster NHK said.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said rain was expected to head east on Wednesday and ordered search and rescue operations around the clock. Ten people are missing, NHK said.

TV pictures showed the streets turning into rivers that flowed in heights, collapsed bridges, overturned cars, and helicopters that kicked a man to safety from a house flooded with water.

The old man’s house was flooded in the central prefecture of Kumamoto Island. NHK did not provide details.

Local residents take refuge in an evacuation center with space to maintain social distance at the public gymnasium of the city of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.
Local residents take refuge in an evacuation center with space to maintain social distance at the public gymnasium of the city of Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.Getty Images

“I urge all citizens to be careful in following the information provided by local authorities and remain vigilant to take action to protect their own lives,” Abe said at the start of a government task force meeting.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said 40,000 Self-Defense Force members were involved in the rescue mission.

The house was flooded due to heavy rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture.
The house was flooded due to heavy rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture.Reuters

He added that evacuation centers also worked to prevent the spread of coronavirus by distributing disinfectants and asking refugees to keep their distance.

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Flooding is the worst natural disaster in Japan since Typhoon Hagibis killed around 90 people in October.

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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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