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“She really didn’t understand that this was a joke,” says a Brazilian who trained a Portuguese Egyptian salesman who was targeted by the doctor video | Rio Grande do Sul



“She really didn't understand that this was a joke,” says a Brazilian who trained a Portuguese Egyptian salesman who was targeted by the doctor video |  Rio Grande do Sul

“I see that she really didn’t take it as a joke,” Rodrigo Andrade told G1.

The incident happened on May 24, when he went to a store that sells papyrus used for writing. Sorrentino appears and asks an Egyptian woman in the bazaar in Portuguese: “You really like hard, don’t you?”… He also states, “And the performed (sic) is cool too, isn’t it?”

On May 25, the doctor returned to the scene to apologize and recorded a new video. Sorrentino is under investigation for sexual harassment.

According to the Egyptian Ministry of State, the doctor exposed “the victim of sexual innuendo and innuendo with words, his violation of family principles and values ​​of Egyptian society, his violation of the victim’s privacy and his use on the Internet. Personal account for committing these crimes.”

On June 1, the Egyptian prosecutor’s office extended the Brazilian’s detention for another four days. This Thursday (3) the Sorrentino family issued a letter of apology for what happened.

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Rodrigo Andrade, a Brazilian who has lived in Cairo, the capital of Egypt for three years, has known the seller since 2019. The meeting with the papyrus seller took place on the recommendation of friends. The woman was interested in learning the language in order to meet tourists at the institution.

According to Rodrigo, the classes lasted about four months. Both the salesperson and her colleagues completed the basic level of the Portuguese language course.

“She is a sweet girl, very sociable, and today, in addition to being a former student, she became my friend because she is a great person,” said the Brazilian.

The seller’s friend Rodrigo Andrade taught the Egyptian Portuguese language, as seen in the video recorded by the doctor – Photo: Reproduction / Personal archive

According to the teacher, the girl interpreted Sorrentino’s speech literally. “Even because having these balconies with a language that is not yours is sometimes really difficult,” he said.

The same interpretation was presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Attorney’s Office in a note published on June 1.

“In the video, it was clear that the girl was being ridiculed and seemed to be smiling absently, unaware of the verbal abuse,” the entity said.

“I’ve seen them serve Brazilians and they are super professionals. Mostly she. Brazilians are also always very curious but very respectful. She certainly did not think that this could happen, “commented Rodrigo.

A Brazilian instructor claims the salesperson had a better command of Spanish. Therefore, it was easy for the girl to learn Portuguese.

On Wednesday (2), the papyrus shop owner’s lawyer said G1 that the case affected the reputation of the institution.

Abuzaid claims that the papyrus store suffered moral and material damage from the consequences of Sorrentino’s video. He did not disclose the amount of losses incurred since then. The shop owner’s lawyer said he did not legally represent the seller.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



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 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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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



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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