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Portuguese train seeks PRR funds to get started

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Portugal wants to build new trains again after more than two decades of absence. A consortium of a dozen companies is seeking funding under the Plan for Recovery and Resilience (PRR) to get the new rolling stock off the assembly line. The initiative is valued at 69.9 million euros and its main goal is CP.

The consortium intends to create a new prototype train in Portugal. “There are three modular carriages: the basic structure will be the same, but the interior can be completely shaped according to the destination,” says Pedro Sousa, financial officer for the Sermec group, which leads the group of companies. Vivo.

The application includes the construction of first class wagons, second class wagons with beam and second class wagons. The innovations include a passenger comfort analysis system, sensor placement on trains, a data management system, bus load monitoring and passenger support solutions. The design and manufacture will be carried out by resistance welding of stainless steel.

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The initiative, led by Maya’s team, was one of 64 candidates that advanced to the next phase of PRR mobilization programs and environmental programs for business innovation. The € 930 million non-refundable stimulus package is split in two: 558 million for program mobilization and the remaining 372 million for green programs.

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The Sermec project is fighting to mobilize programs, where it has about 50 opponents. The budget of the Portuguese train is 69.9 million euros, of which 80% corresponds to European funding. “We are convinced that this project is worth it and that we can move on to the next stage,” says Pedro Sousa.

If this idea gets money from PRR, the first Portuguese train of the 21st century could be ready by the end of 2025. If that happens, it will have at least 25% national incorporation and should create more than 130 new jobs among the 12 enterprises in the consortium, including CP.

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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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