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The illustrated book by Ricardo Henriquez and Madalena Matoso “Types of Curiosity” has been honored at the Bologna Fair for Children and Youth Books, which starts online on the 14th.

Curious Types – A Little Story of Letters won the special award for Best Informative Popular Science Book at this book fair’s annual prizes, which highlight the best picture books published around the world in a variety of categories.

Edited in 2020, this book tells the story of written communication, symbols, alphabet systems, hieroglyphs and pictograms, as well as how fonts were developed and created over the centuries.

“An excellent chronological book that makes the complex, important and yet unexplored topic of typography accessible to younger readers. Since hypertext is presented as a form of written expression, we are forced to reflect on the visual image of our words, ”the jury said about the Portuguese work.

Curious Types – A Little History of Letters, written by Ricardo Henriquez, illustrated by Madalena Matoso and with a scientific review by Ruben Diaz, was developed by publisher Pato Lohiko in collaboration with National Press to celebrate the institution’s 250th anniversary.

This is the second time that Ricardo Henriquez has received this award after receiving mention in 2014 in the same category as Mar, illustrated by André Letria. Madalena Matoso, an award-winning author, “designer” and illustrator, was also honored in Bologna in 2018 with the book “Mountains” in the fields of art, architecture and design.

The Bologna Book Fair for Children and Youth, which was first held in 1964, awards prizes to illustrated books from around the world in categories such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry or early works. This year, the winners were selected from 1,577 entries from 41 countries submitted for the competition.

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The Bologna Fair also awards prizes for the best editorial book projects in different geographic regions. Pato Lógico is nominated for the BOP (Bologna Prize) as the best European publishing house together with Liels un Mazs (Latvia), Samokat Publishing House (Russia), La Joie de Lire (Switzerland) and Topipittori (Italy).

This award at the Bologna Fair is non-monetary, but the winners are selected from among peers by other publishing houses and associations promoting reading, thus providing international recognition in the field of literature and illustration for the youngest.

As in 2020, this year’s fair will be held remotely due to the covid-19 pandemic from June 14 to 17, with rights negotiations, conferences, debates and illustration exhibitions in online format only.

The Bologna Fair, which is considered the most relevant professional event in the field of picture books and for children – due to the size and participation of the sector – is also scheduled for 2022, it will be held in physical format and in the regular March calendar.

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Lucas Chazarreta becomes the Portuguese market leader Japan Tobacco International – Marketing Specialist

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Lucas Chazarreta becomes the Portuguese market leader Japan Tobacco International - Marketing Specialist

Lucas Chazarreta has become the new CEO of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) for the Portuguese market. The professional replaced Yannick Giraud as the head of a team of 46 professionals at the Japanese multinational corporation that produces the tobacco brands Winston and Camel.

Lucas Chazarreta, 42, born in Argentina, has been with JTI since 2004. He holds a business administration degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a degree in marketing from Martin College in Australia, and attended the Swiss School of Rio de Janeiro in January.

Lucas Chanzarreta has over 15 years of experience at JTI, having come to Portugal from Mexico. Previously, he has served as General Manager of the JTI Americas Cluster (Argentina, Bolivia and Peru) and Director of Marketing and Trade Marketing for Brazil, Peru and Argentina.

“My mission is to drive sustainable growth in the organization’s profitability and market share, and to provide professional growth opportunities for my team members. JTI has a very successful track record in Portugal, being the fastest growing company in the sector for several consecutive years. This growth is based on a portfolio of world famous brands and a very well trained and professional team of employees,” Lucas Chazarret said in a statement.

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Portimonense beat Pacos de Ferreira to become Portuguese champion

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This Monday, Portimonense took their first win of the season at Portuguese Championship when visiting Pacos de Ferreira. The guests came out victorious, defeating the hosts with a score of 3:0.

Pacos de Ferreira takes on Estoril in the next round. The match will take place next Friday at 16:15 (Brazil time). With the defeat, the hosts continue without points and occupy the 15th position.

Portimonense finishes the second round of the Portuguese Championship in seventh position with three points. The team’s next match will be against Vitoria de Guimarães on Sunday at 16:30 at the Municipal Stadium of Portimão.

The first goal of the match was scored in the 31st minute. Iago Cariello shot on goal and fired into the right corner. Guests only increased their advantage in the final segment of the match, when in the 35th minute of the second half, Lukinha received at the entrance to the penalty area and hit hard.

The third and final goal of the game was scored four minutes later, in the 39th minute: Everton got a free kick in the penalty area and hit the net.

Check out the results of this Monday in the championship of Portugal:

nautical 1 x 2 Chavez
Aroca 1 x 0 Gil Vicente

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Is there an exam in Brazilian Portuguese?

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if you are studying Brazilian Portuguese more likely than European Portuguese, you might be wondering which exam you can work on. Most people are familiar with the Portuguese CAPLE system, which corresponds to the A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 format of the European CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) standard.

Although there are many crossovers between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese and they are essentially the same language, many people choose to focus on Brazilian Portuguese rather than European Portuguese. In most cases, if you’re planning to live in Portugal, you should probably focus on European Portuguese, as that’s what you’ll be in the most contact with. However, there are several reasons why you might decide that Brazilian Portuguese is the right choice for you.

The first and main reason if you are planning to move to Brazil is mainly for work or study. CELPE-Bras is the only language proficiency test recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education that may be required for a position or vacancy at a Brazilian university. Another reason could be that you don’t spend much time in Portugal and speak more Brazilians than Portuguese.

CELPE-Bras exam levels: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Upper Advanced. They roughly correspond to B1, B2, C1 and C2. Once you have decided which level you want to test at (eg B2), the next step is to find a course that will take you to that level. Portuguese Pod101 e Portuguese semantics both offer content at this level, for example.

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It is recommended to sign up for the test in advance or at least set a date for the test. You should also read about what the test includes, which is a 20 minute oral component and a 3 hour written component based on the texts you read and the video and audio you listen to.

Some people are tempted by Brazilian Portuguese as it seems to be easier than European Portuguese, but that is not a good reason to learn it instead of Portuguese Portuguese. In addition, if you plan to apply for citizenship in Portugal – for example, if you qualify after five years of residence in Portugal – you will need to submit Portuguese level A2, which is actually a level below the easiest level you can get through in CELPE-Bras: Intermediate.

If you are interested in Brazilian Portuguese but want to learn Portuguese as a world language, there is a book dedicated to this: Meeting point: Portuguese as a world language. You can also find Brazilian and Portuguese teachers on websites like Italki which can help you practice your conversation and correct it when you confuse the two. However, in general, most courses focus on one or the other, so you need to figure out how to learn and support both.

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